Arts Scene

Three founding members of the Beach Guild of Fine Arts – Shirley Jones, below left, Mary Cserepy, below centre, and Jennifer Cline, below right – will showcase their work through the month of May at the Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E. They will be hanging works depicting local scenes, figurative work, portraits, landscapes and florals. This show is also a wonderful preview of the upcoming Beach Guild of Fine Arts spring show at the Gardener’s Cottage, May 17 to 20. For more information visit, and check back in the May 14 issue.











Zilberschmuck Art-Jewellery, 910 Kingston Rd., presents Three Elements Exhibition, May 7 to 31. Award-winning metal artists were asked to create a piece of jewelry, hollowware or sculpture based on three elements from the periodic table, using their birth year, birth date and the combined birth dates of the artist and their parents. Each combination of numbers is unique to the artist. Like the artist’s DNA, each piece will be unique to the artist and his or her personality.

Included in the show is a beautifully unique ring called Triology by Montreal artist Claudio Pino,  far right, and Stem Vase by Newfoundland artist Wesley Harris, at right, created using caesium, vanadium and cerium.

For more information call 416-699-6000 or visit

Beach artist Lynda Freeman is hanging several of her latest acrylics at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E. through the month of May.

Freeman received her art training and education at the Pratt Institute in New York and took a Bachelor of Fine Arts from York University.

After retiring as a teacher, Freeman has turned her creative energies toward her art, and she also teaches acrylic painting to adults here in the Beach.

“I enjoy a variety of uplifting subjects, but really enjoy figurative work,” she says.

Cobalt Gallery, 870A Kingston Rd., presents Translations, a solo photographic exhibition by Felicity Somerset, May 2 to 26.

Somerset, a member of the Beach Photo Club and F8, continues her exploration into how close-up photography can be translated into abstract compositions. The images may be delicate or bold but they are always mysterious, and colour remains an important feature in all her photographic compositions.

For more information on her work, visit Somerset’s recently redesigned website at

For more information on the show and gallery hours, call Cobalt Gallery at 416-694-0156 or visit

The senior Visual Arts students at Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute present their annual exhibition – XHIBITART13 – May 8 through 19 at the Papermill Gallery in Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd. This is an excellent opportunity to see what the kids are up to, how they are approaching art and how they view the world. For more information call Danforth’s visual arts department at 416-393-0620.

There will be an opening reception with many of the artists in attendance on May 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information and gallery hours, call the Papermill Gallery at 416-396-2819.





The 20th annual Spring Beach Studio Tour runs May 3 to 5 at a number of homes throughout the area.

This is an excellent opportunity to wander through the Beach as spring buds are just beginning to bloom and visit many  studio locations where you can meet, speak with – and purchase works by – local artists, anything from fine art to jewelry, fabric art, pottery or photography. Find out more about the tour, including participating artists and their studio locations, by visiting

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