Studio 888 (studio888.ca) will get into the local spirit of the season with a July Jazzfest group show.
From July 7 to 29, art in a variety of media from 20 artists will be on display at the gallery at 2359 Queen St. E. An opening reception will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 7.
The gallery is open from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, and from noon to 4 p.m. on weekends, but will remain open late for Streetfest during the Beaches International Jazz Festival. The studio is also open by chance and appointment outside normal hours.
Yellow House Gallery presents Eternal Sunshine, a summer group show running from July 7 to 30.
Participating artists are Jessica Chen, Lisa Fox, Donna Gordon, Grethe Jensen, Cailen Speers, Carol Steinberg and Heidi Sutton. Their work was chosen for its whimsical and uplifting qualities, to match the lazy days of summer.
An opening reception with the artists will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 7. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend.
Yellow House is at 921 Kingston Rd. For more information see yellowhousegallery.ca. Note that after this exhibit the gallery will close down for a break in August.
The Printmaking Show will run at Gerrard Art Space from July 13 to 31. An opening reception will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 16.
The group show will feature highlights of some of the printmaking work going on in the East End and beyond, and is being organized by woodcut printmaker Elizabeth Forrest.
Forrest held a solo exhibition of her prints at the gallery earlier this year. After studying traditional 1800s-era printmaking processes in Japan for a decade, Forrest now combines Japanese and European methods, printing with watercolour pigments on Japanese paper.
Flying Pony hosts Runt in the Dark from July 9 to 26. Featuring work by East End resident Alex Currie, a.k.a. Runt, the show will include glow in the dark paintings.
The opening reception on Saturday, July 9 is billed as a glow in the dark art party.
Runt’s cartoon-inspired, colourful, often humourous work is distinctive in style, and if you’re wondering, yes, he’s the artist who has now painted three murals on the outside wall of Lee’s Palace in the Annex.
Flying Pony is at 1481 Gerrard St. E. Find out more at flyingpony.ca.