Beach Arts Scene for Sept. 5, 2017

Jennifer Smithwell's 'Resting Place'

Toronto-based artist Carmela Casuccio, whose work has focused on textured, complex cityscapes debuts a new body of work at Kingston Road’s Yellow House Gallery and Framing this month.

Opening Sept. 15, Seen From Within: Entering the City has the artist “moving into the imagined city” and exploring “vibrant architectural abstractions on a large scale.”

The show runs through Oct. 14, with an opening reception, with refreshments and artists in attendance, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. RSVP to

This weekend, Sept. 9 and 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Summer in September Art Show takes place at the  Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens, 30 Lee Ave., south of Queen Street East. The show features artists Shelley Cinnamon  and Jennifer Smithwell, two artists that share a sensibility for light, colour and mood.

Smithwell has studied colorism with Master painters from the Cape School of Art, established by Charles Hawthorne and Henry Hensche. She does plein air oil painting in the Beach and Toronto area, with recent work leaning more to experimental and expressionist works of the more gritty aspects of Toronto life, with more abstract undertones.

Cinnamon’s work explores the qualities of light, mood and colour while incorporating images from her travels as well as from the Beach environs.

But her most recent work is getting even more personal, and is starting to include human or animal presences, with unusual points of view to produce contemporary visuals.

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