Beach Arts Scene

Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E. at Balsam, will feature the work of East End painter Patrice Carmichael for the month of July.

Patrice Carmichael
Patrice Carmichael

Carmichael is a native of South Africa, though Toronto is home. A member of the Beach Guild of Fine Art, her oils on canvas range from expressionist landscapes to abstract paintings that represent a “lingering vibration of memory.”

Last summer she travelled with Parks Canada to document Ivvavik in the western Arctic as part of the Artist in the Park program. The area is the most northern point of land before reaching the North Pole.



Tending the Wallflower is an upcoming show at Neighbourhood Gallery, part of the Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

Mike Goodge
Mike Goodge

The invitational exhibit is, according to curator Lauren McKinley Renzetti, about flowers in bloom, but also about “how fragile and delicate we humans are.”

The show gathers more than 50 pieces from 22 artists, and will cover both the north and south galleries as well as the sanctuary.

Participating artists are David Allen, Jamie Anutooshkin, Oksana Berda, Mandy Budan, Amanda Campbell, Susan Davidson, Frances Deverell, Alexander C. Efstathopoulos, Mike Goodge, Heidrun Gabel-Koepff, Julia Hacker, Carol Harrison, Ruzya Karpinec, Laura Laughren, Laura Marks, Bradley Matson, Diana Meredith, Rita-Anne Piquet, Joan Saldanha, Shatha Sharef, Shellyann Siddoo, and Kalynn Sinnamon.

Tending the Wallflower will run from Sunday, July 5 to Oct. 25. An opening reception will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on July 5.



Sandy Robitaille, raised in the Beach and now living in Birch Cliff Village, is a self-described “garden life photographer.”

Sandy Robitaille
Sandy Robitaille

Flowers, birds, insects, water features and statues – all of these feature in her photographs that are printed on metal.

Robitaille took part in the recent Kingston Road Village Art Walk, and will have some of her images hanging at No Bull Burgers, 1019 Kingston Road at Bingham Avenue, until the end of July.

She will also hold a 10-day exhibit at The Kingston Social, 1427 Kingston Rd., from July 21 to 31. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23.



Flying Pony Gallery will host Typecast Landscapes – new paintings by Andrew Horne from July 4 to Aug. 28.

Andrew Horne
Andrew Horne

Horne is originally from Australia, but now lives in Toronto. His paintings, which he describes as typographical landscapes, feature vintage neon signs as he “explores mid-century modern nostalgia.”

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Flying Pony, 1481 Gerrard St. E.



East End Arts presents Shift, part of the Pan Am Path art project.

On Saturday, July 11, bring a bike and helmet and meet at the Taylor Creek Park parking lot on Dawes Road.

A tour will head out on the park path, encountering installations and murals by the STEPS Initiative, Z’otz* Collective, Project Gallery and Labspace Studio. The playful works are meant to explore diversity and the “potency of a simple change of perspective.”

Check in starts at 1 p.m., with brief speeches followed by a 1:30 p.m. departure, rain or shine. Organizers promise free ice cream for the first 100 people who arrive at Todmorden Mills at the end of the ride.



Artisans At Work will host an open call art show for the month of July with no theme.

As usual, the gallery hosts its First Friday opening night party, with food, a licensed bar, and live music from local band The Sidewalkers. The reception runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave. at Woodbine.



Cobalt Gallery will feature the work of Jackie Ramo for July and August.

Jackie Ramo
Jackie Ramo

Ramo’s latest project is a reaction against the sexualization and ‘Disneyfication’ of women and girls.

“We forget that we are warriors fighting for equalization and recognition, becoming lost as body parts instead of viewed as people,” she writes in her statement.

Her paintings of women warriors are meant to illustrate the subjects’ ongoing struggle. Cobalt Gallery is at 870a Kingston Rd.

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