Four Beach artists – Marlene Pape, Anna Clarey, Patrice Carmichael and Sharon Barr – are holding a group exhibit, along with London artist Donna Andreychuk, at Arta Gallery in the Distillery District. Beyond the Pale runs from Oct. 8 to 22.
Barr’s art style draws on nature and the human spirit, and she attempts to capture the connection to life and the natural world in her work. Visit her online at sharonbarr.ca.
Carmichael grew up in South Africa, and still takes inspiration from the natural world encountered in her youth. Her latest work is more abstract. Find more of her work at her website, patricecarmichael.com.
Clarey fell in love with art at an early age in her native England, but put that passion on hold for a career in science. She rediscovered her love of art a decade ago, and specializes in acrylic landscapes and floral studies. Check out her work online at annaclarey.com.
Pape has painted professionally for a decade. Her acrylic works often feature trees, skies and clouds. Her paintings have been featured on the tv show Love It Or List It. For more on Pape, visit her website at marlenepapefineart.com.
Arta is hosting an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. The gallery, at 14 Distillery Lane, is open seven days a week.
Arts On Queen is featuring painter Sue Tupy of Collingwood during the month of October. Tupy began her artistic career as a fabric artist, but has spread out into different mediums, and is known for her cow paintings and landscapes. Her creativity was stoked at an early age by her father, the creator of Blue Mountain Pottery. She includes clay, textiles, wood, metal and paint in her work, which will be on display until the end of the month.
Arts On Queen is at 2198 Queen St. E., at Balsam Avenue.
A call for curatorial proposals is open until Oct. 1 for Art of the Danforth 2014. The event will take place from May 2 to 11, after a successful run in 2010 and 2012.
Art of the Danforth will run in various locations, at various times, along Danforth between Greenwood and Woodbine Avenues. The theme for 2014 is ‘Art, what have you done for me lately?’ Curators are invited to submit preliminary proposals describing why a community arts event is important to a neighbourhood. Up to five curators will be chosen to take part.
For more details about the event and the call for proposals, visit artofthedanforth.com. Email proposals or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Art of the Danforth is put on by the East Danforth Creative Collective, in partnership with East End Arts and the Danforth East Community Association.
Gerrard Art Space is holding a textile show, ending on Sunday, Sept. 29. Artists included in this group show include Robert Quance, Beverley Baird Lane, Line Dufour, Amy Bagshaw, Jennifer Nikitin, Philip Hare, Cath Adele, Kim Maticiw, Sheila Moore, Melanie Sharpe, Nancy Johnston, Lynda Hattin, Melanie Isis Tinken and Judith Meeks.
Gerrard Art Space is at 1390 Gerrard St. E., between Coxwell and Greenwood Avenues. Find out more at gerrardartspace.com or gerrardartspace.blogspot.com.
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