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September 5, 2002
For Immediate Release

Joanne Tod portrait of Leah McLaren Makes for Unusual Lola Cover

(Toronto, September 5, 2002) Lola, Toronto's most vibrant and credible voice of the contemporary art scene, released its fall 2002 issue today.

Gracing the lush cover is Canadian artist Joanne Tod's portrait of Globe and Mail columnist Leah McLaren which forms part of Tod's unique Vanity Fair show opening this month in Toronto.

In addition to a preview of Tod's show, this edition of Lola is brimming with exciting major features:

  • The Big Picture Feature boasts 25 uninterrupted pages of big juicey images by Toronto's top artists. Over 100 images by the same 21 artists are also online at This feature gives readers the opportunity to look at art and discover what's emerging on the scene in Toronto today.

  • Dr. Kenneth Montague is one of Toronto's most prolific art collectors of black contemporary art. We visited his palatial bachelor's pad to find out why he's so hooked. What a pad. What a guy.

  • The Toronto Zoo is set to be revamped by artist Noel Harding who's asked artists around the world to create new art while living among the animals.

Publisher Sharon Salson Gregg is proud of the quality and heft of this issue, "We have now gone quarterly starting with this issue and advertisers have responded enthusiastically. We've welcomed back many long-time clients and introduced entirely new categories into the magazine. It's a great sign of things to come."

Lola magazine is independently owned and is published four times a year. It is available in a variety of galleries, restaurants and retailers throughout Toronto and on select newsstands across Canada. Lola was nominated for a Magazine of the Year Award in 2002 and took home the silver prize for a major profile. The next issue of Lola is scheduled for November 2002.

For more information, please contact Sharon Salson @ 416.644.8535.


Lola is art talk. Luckily, talk is cheap.

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