Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery, 921 Kingston Rd., is hosting its first art installation.

Still from Maria Flawia Litwin’s video installation, Let the Moon Guide You
Still from Maria Flawia Litwin’s video installation, Let the Moon Guide You

Let the Moon Guide You is a seven piece video installation by Maria Flawia Litwin. The common element in the videos is travel, encouraging viewers to “venture into the unknown … to position yourself as a traveller, a willing foreigner, a non-belonger.”

The videos cover both internal and external journeys. Three take place in Banff National Park’s iconic landscape. Two are collaborations with eco-feminist poet and artist Angela Rawlings, while two cover the concept of internal immigration between emotional states.

Litwin grew up between Australia and Poland, and is a graduate of OCAD and York University. She works in various mediums including textiles, data collection, performance, video, acting, fiction writing, and photography.

Let the Moon Guide You opens on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Email christina@yellowhousegallery.ca to RSVP.

 

 

Look Into my Eyes, by Beach Photo Club member Deb Ryan
Look Into my Eyes, by Beach Photo Club member Deb Ryan

The Beach Photo Club is holding its third annual show at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills. The club meets the first and third Thursday each month, and consists of photography enthusiasts of all experience levels.

A Moment in Time is on now. The show involves work from 26 photographers working to freeze-frame the proverbial decisive moment in time. The works range from a ray of sun breaking through the dawn mist to a massive piece of blue ice broken from an Icelandic glacier about to be swept away, from a brilliant starfish caught in a tidal pond to the glance of a fox about to dart away.

A Moment in Time runs until March 1 at the Papermill Gallery, 67 Pottery Road. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday to Friday, and from noon to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.

 

Iceland Lagoon, by Beach Photo Club member James Linton
Iceland Lagoon, by Beach Photo Club member James Linton

 

Anne-Marie Olczak will be showing at Cobalt Gallery for the month of March.

Olczak most recently paints abstracted landscapes inspired by nearby Lake Ontario. She writes in her description of her work, “these abstracted lakescapes explore ideas of boundary and play with the reality of sky, water and ground. Horizons and shorelines are suggested, but not defined, exploring the ideas of boundary and place, with colour and texture.”

The show at Cobalt, titled Archive, includes works both new and old, and will offer viewers a chance to see how Olczak’s work has evolved over the years.

Cobalt is at 870a Kingston Rd.

 

ave ave st st, by Anne-Marie Olczak
ave ave st st, by Anne-Marie Olczak

 

Gerrard Art Space presents The

Textile Show, on now until Sunday, March 8.

By Melanie Isis Tinken
By Melanie Isis Tinken

Artists taking part are Nancy Johnston, Melanie Isis Tinken, Dianne Patychuk, Sheila Moore, Robin Woods, Patty Rivera, Judith Meeks, Philip Hare, Beverley Baird Lane, Carole St. Amand, Kathleen Wicks, Jennifer Nikitin, and Gillian Hewitt.

Gerrard Art Space is at 1475 Gerrard St. E.

 

 

Don’t forget to stop by Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy’s new location in the Gerrard India Bazaar. The new location is at 1495 Gerrard St. E., and there is an artist’s reception and launch set for Saturday, Feb. 28.

Artists in the show are Aron Tager, SoBo Artz, Masood Omer, Sally Cahill, Clare Allin, Grethe Jensen, Lisa North, Ann Wilson, Gaspar Gonzalez, and Roberto Armenta Hernandez. The reception runs from 4 to 7 p.m. and will feature refreshments.

 

 

Nathalie Vachon will show a selection of her vibrant paintings at the Beacher Café next month.

By Nathalie Vachon
By Nathalie Vachon

Vachon earns her keep as an artist, storyteller, writer and teacher. She has been part of the Beach Studio Tour for more than a decade.

She came to her love of art late, taking an art class in high school simply for the credit, necessary to graduate. She quickly fell in love with painting, and did a minor in fine arts at Wilfrid Laurier University. After graduation she travelled to Japan, then studied for a time at the Honolulu Academy of Art. She moved on to earn a masters of education in creative arts in learning.

Her paintings are of recurring themes including “travel, nature, longings, and the simple pleasures of home.”

The mostly acrylic paintings will be viewable at the Beacher, 2162 Queen St. E., for the month of March.

 

 

The S. Walter Stewart library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. near Coxwell and Mortimer Avenues, will host AWEsome Images. The show consists of watercolour paintings involving the Air, Water and Earth, painted by Alan Breeze, Gail Gregory Nola McConnan and Jennie Reid, all members of the Toronto Watercolour Society.

Breeze will show landscapes painted in Ontario. Gregory will show works featuring East York and Haliburton. McConnan will show paintings of horses and the Muskoka area. Reid will show scenes of Canada and Europe.

AWEsome Images runs during regular library hours. An artists’ reception will be held on Sunday, March 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 

 

Rosemarie Dickob will be showing her watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings at the newly opened Lakehouse Bar and Grill.

By Rosemarie Dickob
By Rosemarie Dickob

Dickob’s landscapes are mainly Beach scenes, as well as some of northern Ontario. Her work is in collections in Canada, the US, and her native Germany. She has taught beginners from her home studio, and does commissioned house portraits.

Dickob came to Canada in 1965 and fell in love with her new home. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that she was able to focus on painting, and she has studied with several teachers since then. She is a member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art, the Scarborough Arts Council, the Toronto Watercolour Society, and the Willowdale Group of Artists.

The Lakehouse Bar and Grill is at 2252 Queen St. E.

 

 

Artisans At Work is looking for submissions for the Square Foot Show, to run through the month of March. Up to two pieces in any medium, a maximum of 12 by 12 inches, can be submitted.

By Tara Shelton
By Tara Shelton

An opening night party will be held on Friday, March 6 for the monthly First Friday bash. Food, entertainment, and art are on the schedule.

For more information on shows, the shop, or classes, see aawgallery.com.

 

 

Joya Paul’s mixed media encaustic work will be on display at Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., for the month of March.

Paul is primarily self-taught. Her work combines encaustic (painting with molten wax and pigments), photography, oil paints, pastels, and collage. For more of her work, see joyapaul.com.

By Joya Paul
By Joya Paul

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