"TORONTO ARTS AWARDS"
The TORONTO ARTS AWARDS OFFICIAL PROGRAM was presented on the evening of Tuesday, October 13, 1987, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Produced by the CBCtv Toronto 5, telecast Thursday, October 15, 1987, 7:30 p.m.
Following is from the first letter in the Messages Department at the front of the Official Program.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the TorontoArts Awards Foundation, I'd like to welcome you and thank you for being part of the second annual Toronto Arts Awards...and the Inaugural Toronto Arts Week.
In 1986, the Toronto Arts Awards launched an important new tradition for the city and a first for North America. Then in 1987, Toronto continued that tradition by honoring eight extraordinary people, each of whom has created a special kind of artistic magic and, in so doing greatly enriched our lives."
LAURENCE & the MIMES at the Awards Evening and Banquet Dinner for 1,400 people.
That night the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation had 6 mimes from Quebec dressed up in the outfits as created in the painting "My Honey and Me" moving silently throughout the auditorium, audience and performing on stage as well as kindly posing with the artist.
Virtually a dream come true for any painter is to see one
of their paintings come to life as these mimes did on that special night
while they entertained people at the 1st Annual Toronto Arts Week's, Awards
This image, (on the front cover) of the" OFFICIAL PROGRAM" was reproduced over 30,000,000 (30 million) times during the 6 months of the promotions, leading up to the 1st Annual Toronto Art Week Celebrations.
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