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Today in Toronto: John Kissick and The Legend of Laura Secord

John Kissick It’s easy to like this artist’s high-spirited abstracts, which combine pointillism (there are dots everywhere, as delectable as Smarties) with sinuous, wandering coils of colour. Though Kissick is a respected teacher and writer, his work feels a little like it sprang from the imagination of a precocious toddler. Artwork $3,000–$30,000. Find out more »

Laura’s Crow: The Legend of Laura Secord Before her name became associated with chocolates, Secord was a hero of the War of 1812. This opera, commissioned by the Canadian Children’s Opera Company, celebrates both the mythology and the reality of the woman who travelled through enemy territory to warn the British garrison of an American ambush. Find out more »

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