Stop by the Distillery District (55 Mill) before May 14 to tour the four galleries and shops hosting Sheridan College 's graduate exhibit. Fluid Living (building #8, 416-850-4266) welcomes the furniture program show, featuring Jason Green 's curled plywood chair and Caitlin Plewes 's plaster and lace ghost lamps. Jess Cooper 's clay swimmer sculptures and Patrick Yeung 's stackable stoneware stand out at Distill 's (building #56, 416-304-0033) ceramics display. Textile design at Arta (building #9, 416-364-2782) and glasswork at the Sandra Ainsley Gallery (building #32, 416-214-9490) are not to be missed.
Free Gallery fetes
Visit the Toronto Free Gallery (660 Queen East, 416-913-0461) on Tuesday (May 16) at 6 pm for the Square Foot Paint Project exhibition and auction. Beginner to expert artists create urban-inspired paintings on square-foot canvases to benefit the Creative Works Studio , which offers art therapy for people living with mental illness and addiction issues. Suggested donation $5. And stick close to the gallery until May 18, when the WORN Fashion Journal (www.wornjournal.com) launches its second issue with articles on the history of the safety pin and 1940s footwear.
Contact searches far and wide for spots where its extensive roster of picture-takers can hang their work. Fashion Television host and photographer Glen Baxter is showing in Yorkville's Hugo Shop (153 Cumberland, 416-962-4846), and the opening for Myanmar, his exhibit of photos from his Southeast Asian travels, on May 3, out-scened Queen West art openings with its vodka bar and well-polished crowd. You can check out the photos during store hours until May 31.
On May 4, the Roots flagship at Bloor and Bellair filled up with the city's style folk to celebrate the launch of the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T-shirt line. This year's collection includes fitted Ts and tanks printed with the initiatives's red-and-orange bull'seye logo along with caps, kids' dresses and shirts. Prices for the charity wear, available only at Roots stores, range from $20 to $65. All of the proceeds are donated to Rethink Breast Cancer (www.rethinkbreastcancer.com).