Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery presents Before and After, running from June 18 until July 25.

Deserted, by Vince Boyko
Deserted, by Vince Boyko

The show gathers four Toronto artists exhibiting work without human subjects. Questions about whether the story is beginning or ending are raised by the work, including paintings and photography.

The Colours of Lives Once Lived, by David Brandy
The Colours of Lives Once Lived, by David Brandy

Artists in Before and After are Vince Boyko, David Brandy, Musa Musa, and Felicity Somerset.

An opening reception with the artists will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 18. To RSVP email christina@yellowhousegallery.ca.

Yellow House is at 921 Kingston Rd.

 

 

Judith Meeks’ show, Collected Works, is up at Gerrard Art Space until Sunday, June 21.

Living Room, by Michelle Ward
Living Room, by Michelle Ward

Michelle Ward’s The Ghost of You will open on June 24, running until July 12. Her photographs and mixed media works explore – quite literally – forgotten spaces and objects in rural areas. Abandoned houses and barns in southwestern Ontario are featured alongside found photos including family portraits, many in obsolete formats like tin types and daguerreotypes, and other found objects.

Ward will be at the gallery for an opening reception on Saturday, June 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Gerrard Art Space is at 1475 Gerrard St. E., and is open from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday.

 

 

Photographer Rick Shea and watercolour painter Jocelyn Mann have mounted a show featuring their local green oasis in the city, Monarch Park.

Two Perspectives
Two Perspectives

Monarch Park – Two Perspectives runs for the month of June at the Pape/Danforth Library, 701 Pape Ave. The branch is open 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

 

 

Artisans At Work is hosting “Pop” Art this month, a show in honour of dads of all stripes.

Portraits of Fish, by Donna Devlin
Portraits of Fish, by Donna Devlin

The show features affordable father’s day gifts “for the man who has everything.” The featured artist for the month is Donna Devlin and her Portraits of Fish series.

Artisans At Work is at 2071 Danforth Ave., just west of Woodbine. The shop, gallery, and communal art space is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

F8, the Focus of Eight Photographers Collective, will mount its Water = Life show at the Wychwood Bards, 601 Christie St., on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21.

Catharine McKinnon
Catharine McKinnon

The photographers ask, via their work, how does water affect our lives: how does water travel, and how do we travel with it, how do we live by water and interact with it, how are we challenged by water, confront and shape it to our purposes, and how does water inspire our art and cultural behaviour?

Margit Koivisto, Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Natalia Shields, Felicity Somerset, David Sweeney, Rod Trider, and John Wallace formed F8 as an offshoot of the Beach Photo Club. The show runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

John Wallace
John Wallace

 

 

The annual Art Walk and Street Fest is returning to Kingston Road on Saturday, June 20.

Kingston Road Village Art Walk and Street Fest poster
Kingston Road Village Art Walk and Street Fest poster

Organized by the Kingston Road Village Business Community, local businesses, galleries, and community centres in Kingston Road Village will open their doors to highlight more than 20 local artists. There will also be family activities and sales. The Art Walk runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Venues for artists include Cobalt and Yellow House Galleries, the East Toronto YMCA, the Beaches Bakeshop, Close to the Bone, Pegasus, Threads Lifestyle, Great Escape Bookstore, Kingston Road United Church, Madhus Café, Collected Joy, and Royal LePage.


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