Beach Arts Scene

The Heart Show continues until Feb. 15 at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E.

Elina Mer
Elina Mer

The annual group show, which usually coincides with Valentine’s Day, gathers a variety of work centred on anything to do with the heart.

Artists in the show are Adrian Pocobelli, Elizabeth Forrest, Mitzi Chamberlain, Cornelia Karkossa, John Alexander, Danielle Allard, Elina Mer, Susan Parisella, Aina Tilups, Jennifer Nikitin, Jyne Greenley, Cyril Williams, Richard Lai, Carly Gordon, Diana Portokalidis, Joylyn Chai, Cristina Gardeazabal and Dana Green.

Gerrard Art Space is open from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

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Beachers travelling to the West End to check out The Artist Project this year should stop by booth 132 to see Gwynne Giles’ latest work.

Gwynne Giles
Gwynne Giles

Giles, now 67 years old, only began painting in 2009 and has no formal training. His work shifted this year after he travelled to the Netherlands, to see work from the De Stijl movement. He found great inspiration in the works he studied at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.

The Artist Project runs from Thursday, Feb. 19 to Sunday, Feb. 22 at Exhibition Place. For more on Giles and his work, stop by his studio window at 1813 Gerrard St. E.

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Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy has moved to a new location in what is turning out to be a bit of an arts hub at the Gerrard India Bazaar.

Originally founded on Eastern Avenue, the new location is now set up at 1495 Gerrard St. E., with a special artist’s reception and launch set for Saturday, Feb. 28.

Artists featured in the show include Aron Tager, SoBo Artz, Masood Omer, Sally Cahill, Clare Allin, Grethe Jensen, Lisa North, Ann Wilson, Gaspar Gonzalez, and Roberto Armenta Hernandez. Gonzalez and Hernandez are Mexican artists who sent work through an associate and former Mexico City gallery owner now living in the East End.

The reception runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature refreshments. For more information find the Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy group on Facebook.

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Beaches Presbyterian Church is hosting the Beaches Art Show on Saturday, Feb. 28 in the church narthex.

Peter Owen Goodale
Peter Owen Goodale

Peter Owen Goodale was first inspired to paint by his connection to nature when he was living and surfing in Hawaii. His colourful work ranges from poured acrylic abstracts to vivid landscapes.

Tineka Jorritsma has been photographing the world around her since she got her first camera as a child. She uses her camera to search out beauty, serenity, and sanctuary in the natural world.

Carolyn Showler-Lee is a potter and leather worker, who is branching out into clay and leather sculpture. Her training is in pottery, but a newfound love of motorcycles introduced leather into her work.

The Beaches Art Show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Beaches Presbyterian Church, 65 Glen Manor Dr., just south of Queen Street.


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