Beach Arts Scene

Wally Schmidt explores the spirit of winter at the Grover Pub on May 21 to 23.

Wally Schmidt has combined his passions for fly-fishing and photography into a special exhibition of his work, May 21 to 23,  at The Grover Pub, 676 Kingston Rd.
Schmidt has been a professional fly-fishing guide for the past 30 years, fishing  the lakes, streams and rivers of three continents. Along the way he took up photography as a way of documenting the exceptional scenery he was enjoying in his travels. For this exhibition, Schmidt has produced the images as large canvasses, encouraged to do so by Toronto photographer and friend, David Milne.
“My decision to produce black and white images is in part due to my fascination and appreciation of the work of the late Ansel Adams,” said Schmidt. “These particular images showcase the subtlety of winter scenes without the distraction of colour.” The 17 canvases range in size from 20×30 to 30×40, and are part of a limited edition run that will be numbered and signed by Schmidt.

The Beach Photo Club is holding an exhibition of photography called Spring through the month of May at the Beachside Grill, 1922 Queen St. E.
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The Art of Danforth returns for its second year of presenting multi-disciplinary art along Danforth Avenue between Greenwood and Woodbine . Established in 2010, the Art of the Danforth broke new ground in bringing together artists and members of the community in creative collaboration.
This year the exhibit runs through the entire month of May, and includes free public exhibitions of art, site specific installations, the popular Art in Stores series, performances of music, dance and theatre, and community workshops. For more information visit

This photo by Marc Rochette is part of a Contact 2001 exhibit at Open Architects.

As part of Contact 2011, Open Architects presents the latest in its ongoing series of architecturally engaged art. The Canadian Backyard is a photo exhibition by Marc Rochette, Keith Benjamin and Terry Mott. It can be seen through the month of May at Open Architects, 454 Kingston Rd.
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Gerrie Burnett’s photos will be a part of Doors Open on May 29.

Gerrie Burnett, photographer and member of the Beach Photo Club, is having her photography on display as part of Open Doors Toronto, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bethel Green Life Lease Building, 645 Millwood Rd.
Burnett is the former Building Development Manager at Neighbourhood Link, as well as being a realtor with Real Estate Homeward. She has had a long-standing passion for both modern and historic architecture through photography.
The 11th annual Doors Open toronto is a once-a-year event that allows visitors free access to  buildings of architectural, historic, social and cultural significance. Many locations have guided tours, displays and visitor activities. This year the theme is ‘photography’. The Bethel Green Life Lease building was designed by architect Robert Reimers.
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