Beach Arts Scene

Patricia McFarland
Patricia McFarland

Patricia McFarland is returning to exhibiting in her studio after a break from exhibition, though she didn’t take a break from painting. She has travelled east, north, to Tuscany and as close as her own East End neighbourhood to create watercolours.

Though watercolour is her primary medium, she also works in mono printing and silkscreen. She has expanded her knowledge at the Haliburton School of Art for the past three summers, and is a member of the Don Valley Art Club and the Toronto Watercolour Society.

McFarland is holding a studio art exhibit and sale on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, at her studio at 102 Oak Park Ave., north of Danforth between Woodbine Avenue and Main Street. The show will run from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


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Elizabeth Berry

Oil and watercolour painter Elizabeth Berry will hold her annual studio show and sale for the next two weekends.

Berry spent time painting on location in Collioure and in vineyards south of Bordeaux in France this summer, followed by trips to Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay and the Lake of Bays. She also painted various Beach scenes, including the recently infamous painting of a pile of trash encountered on Woodbine Beach after a busy summer weekend.

Berry will open her studio, at 133 Neville Park Blvd., to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27 and Nov. 2 and 3. For a sneak preview of Berry’s latest work, visit her website at

F8, a collective of East End photographers formed as an offshoot of the Beach Photo Club in 2010, will be holding an exhibition over the next two weekends.

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Felicity Somerset

The show, titled Texture and Pattern Revealed, covers a diverse exploration of those two visual elements, with subjects ranging from nature to architecture, from the literal to the abstract to digital experimentation.

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Natalia Shields

Members participating in the show include Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Natalia Shields, Felicity Somerset, Rod Trider and John Wallace. They will be joined by two guest artists, Joe Calleja and Margit Koivisto.

Texture and Pattern Revealed will take place at the semi-private Dignam Art Gallery at the Women’s Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Ave., near Bloor Street West and Avenue Road. Artist receptions, the best time for the public to view the show, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3.

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