Gay Thing Goes on Exchange; Holiday Edition

A Holiday Weekend Special for the Whole Family - Lucky Lotto 13

Hello Folks. It’s officially Friday night on the eve of a holiday long weekend. The clock is ticking towards the family dinner, the tv binge fest, or the art lotto ticket blitz — however you celebrate.

We bring you some mid-lotto programming for any weekend lulls.

**Breaking** Exclusive bedroom tour from Jonah Strubb. Full video drops on IGTV this weekend!!

The Lotto ends this Monday so if you would like to gt your hands on the piece now is your moment to share [and then outbid ;) ] the lotto with your fam to make this lotto your own. Everyone could use a win this fall season and what a win this will be!!

ICYMI — if you aren’t John Gunner you weren’t last round’s winner. Huge congrats to a solid and steady player on a big win <3 <3 <3

Lotto No.13

Artist: Jonah Strub

Cause: The 519

Lotto Drops: September, 2021

Lotto Ends: October 11th, 2021


Title: Gay Thing Goes on Exchange

Dimensions: 5x3x6"

Medium: Glazed Stoneware

Year: 2020



Jonah Strub is a Toronto based, gay, Jewish artist who works predominantly in the realms of painting, sculpture, and ceramics. His artwork is a visual love letter to the aesthetics of camp, kitsch, musical theatre, Yiddish humour, and drag. His practice centers around the ideas of gender expression and visibility, specifically with his relationship to his own femininity. He uses his drag alter ego, Loxanne Creamcheese, to represent the power of his flamboyancy and visually assert himself in a way that is impossible to ignore. There is so much more to gayness than sexuality, and Jonah is working to fill a gap in the conversation that goes beyond sex, love, and intimacy. He wants to shine a light on the embodied power of a fruity, vivacious, unapologetic existence. His art is also a platform where his Jewishness and gayness do not have to be mutually exclusive facets of his identity but can be married in a harmonious coexistence. We live in a society with too many gender restrictions and not enough cheetah print.  By using humour, bright colours, animal prints, and bushels of body hair, Jonah hopes to create dialogue around the true meanings of masculinity, femininity, and outrageous up-dos. 

The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ2S communities. A City of Toronto agency with an innovative model of Service, Space and Leadership, we strive to make a real difference in people’s lives, while working to promote inclusion, understanding and respect.


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November 2nd - Jenn The Artist

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