East End artists collaborate in charity art show

Members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art and other artists from the Toronto East arts community help to fill the ranks of Central Connection, a group of established and emerging artists that have been painting together for over 25 years. This weekend, join 15 of the group’s members at The Central Connection Art Show […]

Beach Arts Scene

Yellow House Gallery is getting the jump on the season with its holiday art show, We Are All Precious Snowflakes. From Nov. 12 until early January, the group show will feature more than 100 works from over 40 artists. The work covers many mediums and is affordably priced for those looking for a holiday gift […]

Beach Arts Scene

Mary Dykstra’s surrealistic paintings are on display until Sept. 28 at Flying Pony, 1481 Gerrard St. E. The show is called Innocent when you dream. Dykstra writes in her statement that her paintings are “made of filtered memories, snippets of stories, lyrics that landed, waking Technicolor dreams, inspirations embraced, visions tackled.” Her paintings, often incorporating […]

Beach Guild prepares for small paintings show

Fifteen years ago, Carole Baldwin was recently widowed and talking to her friend Shirley Jones when Jones told her to take painting lessons and join the Beach Guild of Fine Art. “I did both of those things,” said Baldwin a few weeks ahead of the Guild’s annual Small Paintings for Small Spaces show. Though she […]

Beach Arts Scene

Janice Hardacre is a self-taught artist and photographer from the East End. She has been exhibiting her work for more than 10 years. While she’s had her hands on many mediums, including drawing, painting, puppetry, sculpture and music, her current show, Knotscapes, is a collection of abstract photographs. The images of knots in old wood […]

Beach Guild of Fine Art celebrates 20 years

The Beach Guild of Fine Art is celebrating two decades with a month-long exhibition at the Beacher Café, the site of its first show 20 years ago. Winona Gallop first considered forming a guild after spending time painting with a group of artists downtown. She made some remarks in a Ward 9 News article about […]

Guild celebrates 20 years of Beach art

The Beach Guild of Fine Art is celebrating 20 years this fall with a new location for its annual fall show. Jennifer Cline, one of seven founding members of the Guild, will miss the waterfront location of the Beaches Lions’ clubhouse, where the group of 55 artists has held previous shows. However, the beautifully renovated […]

Beach Arts Scene

Ida Tong’s latest work will be featured in a solo show at Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., from Aug. 9 to 16. A New Insight features 10 of her recent mixed media paintings concerning social consciousness. The works are all 24 by 36 inches. Tong writes in her artist’s statement that the new […]

Painter branches out for Guild show

Lynda Freeman’s Upper Beach kitchen may seem like an ordinary kitchen at first glance, but it eventually becomes apparent that this humble room, with its huge table, easels stacked in one corner, three cats and one tireless little dog coming and going, and eastern wall composed mostly of window, is actually a hub of artistic […]