March First Friday – Be sure to mark the JNAAG on your First Friday map. Check out the newest exhibition, Un-censored – Tom Hodgson: the drawing room. Though Hodgson is predominantly known as a Canadian abstract painter and member of the Painters Eleven (1953), his fondness of life drawing was evident as his studio, The Pit, became a hotspot for Toronto’s artistic and business milieu in the 1970s. His Drawing Night in Canada figure classes were conducted as the antithesis of the typically somber gathering of sketchers and painters around a nude model. Hodgson was responsible for establishing Toronto’s longest running life drawing class, housed at the Gladstone Hotel for the past thirty years. Still in endurance today, the drawing class is a relic of the Canadian art scene. The gallery is open late every First Friday until 9:00PM. Free & fun for the whole family!