Art Scene

Open Gallery, 454 Kingston Rd., presents its Summer Group Art Exhibition with exhibitions  by Kevin Chaves, Shane Fester, Tonia Cordi, and others. Open Gallery showcases “artists and art at the intersection of art and architecture.”

Photographer Kevin Chaves is among the artists featured at Open Gallery’s Summer Group Art Exhibition.

Kevin Chaves is a Toronto based freelance photographer/film-maker/graphic designer, currently finishing studies at OCADu. Some of his landscapes capture the interesting interplay between light and buildings.
Shane Fester is a photographer whose dramatic shots capture his travels around the world. Many of his photos are interestingly shot images of buildings.

Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., presents an exhibition of the works of four Beach artists. The show, called Made In Canada, features paintings by Patrice Carmichael, Shelley Cinnamon, Anna Clarey, and Yvonne Jamieson. The show will explore both “the great outdoors, as well as life in the abstract…a variation of style and perspective.”
There will be an opening reception August 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., where you will have the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. For more information call Essentia at 647-348-0321.

Gerrard Art Space (GAS), 1390 Gerrard St. E., is proud to present Eclectic Mix, a show by emerging student artists, on now until August 12.
“The notion of ‘student’ is an interesting one,” says GAS director Joanne Filetti. “It qualifies a time in one’s life… it is exhilarating to say the least to be surrounded by the thoughtful honesty and courageous statements of those just beginning… unhindered by self doubt and hesitation…” Those participating in the show include Kesang Nanglu, Elycia Sarwer-Foner Androsoff, Gervais Nash, Ray von Sylvestre, Emily Boros-Rausch, Oliver Knight, Eric Ferguson, and David Cyrenne.
For more information call Gerrard Art Space at 416-778-0923, or visit

Beach artist Sjon De Groot called to say that he will be opening his home studio to the public every Saturday during the summer and early fall, from noon until 5 p.m. De Groot emigrated to Canada in 1997 from his native South Africa, and has in the last few years decided to devote himself to art full time. He comes from a long line of Dutch painters.
Most of De Groot’s works are landscapes rendered in oil; he does also occasionally paint with watercolour. Another of his artistic passions is creating ethereal masks. Drop by his studio at 188 Courcelette Ave. just south of Kingston Road, or call 416-399-3541 to arrange a private viewing. Visit his website at

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