Beach Arts Scene

Beach goes to school Photo: Catherine MacKinnon, Beach Photo Club

The Beach Photo Club will hold its fourth annual exhibition at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills.

Caribou.  PHOTO: John Carstens, Beach Photo Club
PHOTO: John Carstens, Beach Photo Club

There will be 58 images from 23 members of the club on display, covering the art of photography in all its wide variations.

A Celebration of Imagery runs from Feb. 24 to March 6, with an artists’ reception on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Papermill Gallery is at 67 Pottery Rd., and is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.


Jennifer Nikitin is holding a solo exhibition at Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. False Fronts is on display now until March 6.

Jennifer Nikitin
Jennifer Nikitin

Nikitin, according to her statement, trained in design, painted, and “fell into the world of fine craft in the wilds of Nova Scotia.” She returned to Toronto after eight years with inspiration for her art, created with paper, textiles and paint.

Nikitin’s work is meant to challenge the separation of art and craft, and of pop art, low art, and high art. Combining felt, paint, markers and vintage imagery, she brings in a playful sense of wordplay to emphasize her theme of women and the false fronts they put on, and those that are imposed on them.

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

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