Beach Arts Scene

Ann Shier
Ann Shier

Arts on Queen presents the work of Ann Shier, a Toronto-based artist specializing in encaustic painting, an art form that involves stirring pigments into molten wax and applying it to a surface (see photo at right).

Shier trained as a graphic artist, studied fine arts and worked as a potter, all of which influence her encaustic work. That work is in private collections in Canada, the US and the UK.

Shier offers workshops on encaustic techniques from her studio in the Distillery District. For more information email, phone 647-286-6127 or visit

Arts on Queen is at 2198 Queen St. E., at the corner of Balsam. For more information on the gallery, visit or email

Gerrard Art Space will be holding Show Some PRIDE from July 3 to 21. Work touching on individuality, sexuality, gender and identity is being sought. Work for the group show must be under 30” x 30” framed, and there is a fee of $25 for members and $35 for non-members to participate, with up to three pieces. Work ready to hang can be dropped off from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. For more information on this non-juried show, email or call 416-778-0923. Visit for more on the gallery, which is at 1390 Gerrard St. E., a few blocks west of Coxwell.

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