Published Jun 11, 2015NXNE is poised to take over Toronto next week, but there's more to the festival than the massive musical lineup. Organizers have unveiled details of a new collaborative art exhibit titled The One That Got Away that brings together musicians and visual artists, and will be on display during this year's fest.
The exhibit features pieces of art inspired by "unused" lyrics. Those neglected words come courtesy of Canadian musicians like Brendan Canning, Hannah Georgas, July Talk, Jazz Cartier, Shad, Rich Aucoin, Damian Abraham, Bry Webb, Slim Twig, Hollerado and tons more. You can see the full list of participating musicians, as well as their visual artist companions listed in the poster pictured above.
The One That Got Away was curated by Tara Bartolini and Vanessa Heins, and 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to national arts charity MusiCounts.
"Tara and I wanted to create a show that fused music and art together and approached each piece as a collaboration," said Heins in a press release. "After personally working with many musicians during the 'writing' process, I was interested in the idea of words and lyrics that would not make it into a song and be abandoned, never turning into anything more. We thought it would be interesting to give these 'orphan lyrics' a new home by having visual artists use these as a springboard for inspiration, bringing new life into their words."
The One That Got Away opens on June 14 at Artscape Youngplace and runs until June 20.