Beach Arts Scene for Oct. 3, 2017

Margit Koivisto, "Red Rock Inn Window"

F8 Photography Collective, a Beach-based photographer group, is hosting a photo exhibit in Etobicoke at Neilson Park Creative Centre later this month.

The eight image collections respond to the essence of any one place, notably Antarctica, Costa Rica, Havana, Muskoka, Newfoundland, Normandy, Northern Ontario, and Venice, and features artists Margit Koivisto, Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Michael MacLaverty, Jude Marion, Natalia Shields, Felicity Somerset and Rod Trider.

Rod Trider, “Abandoned Whaling Station”

A Sense of Place runs Oct. 10 to 29, Monday, and Wednesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. , and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.

A reception with the artists takes place Thursday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the venue, 56 Neilson Drive (near Dundas and West Mall).

Max MacDonald, a founding member of Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. has been creating abstract work for over 40 years. His third solo show, In the Paint, shows at Gerrard Art Space Oct. 4 – 22, with an opening reception Saturday, Oct. 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. with music by band Faster to follow from 8 to 11 p.m. This show delights with the artist’s full use of colour, applied atop “both the usual and the many unusual found objects with which MacDonald has shown an affinity for in the past.”

More information at or 416-778-0923.

St. Aidan’s inaugural Creative Space artist’s residency is hosting an art show this month, with an opening reception Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 11 p.m., in the Memorial Hall at 70 Silver Birch Ave.

The Creative Space Residency Art Show runs Oct. 5 to 26 and is an opportunity to visit the unique space and see the work of artists Elizabeth Lopez, Diana Bahr, Jade Gregory, and Lili Vahamaki. To view art after the Oct. 5 reception, email:

Jade Gregory

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