Beach Arts Scene

After a five-year break and frequent prodding from fellow artists, Liz Russ has reopened a gallery space to replace her much-missed Gallery 888. Studio 888, a smaller space much farther east than the Leslieville gallery that was named for its street address, opened during the Beaches International Jazz Festival. The new address may have something […]

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Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E., is in the midst of The Clown Show, featuring – you guessed it – clowns of all types and in all mediums. The exhibition is intended to explore the craft of clowning and representations of clowns in culture. “Are you a ‘Charlie Chaplin’ clown or a ‘Joker’ clown?” […]

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Yellow House Gallery is celebrating a year of fine art in Kingston Road Village, while launching its latest show, Mindscape. Yellow House was opened a year ago at 921 Kingston Rd. by Christina Kostoff as a combination gallery and framing shop. Since then, Kostoff has been running regular exhibitions, both solo and group shows, by […]

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Yellow House Gallery will feature Adi Zur’s mixed media work in a show called Abstract Connection. Zur describes her work as part of a search for a connection between a shared past and an uncertain future, in the midst of a bombardment of information from different media. Abstract Connection runs from April 9 to May […]

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This is Paradise is a show by encaustic artist Melissa Espina and PH1 Collective, which consists of Espina and digital film editor Pietro Gallo. Espina is a Toronto native. She finished her OCADU undergrad thesis in Florence, Italy, and has exhibited throughout Europe and Canada. Her work is popular with designers and home stagers in […]

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Yellow House Gallery, 921 Kingston Rd., is hosting its first art installation. Let the Moon Guide You is a seven piece video installation by Maria Flawia Litwin. The common element in the videos is travel, encouraging viewers to “venture into the unknown … to position yourself as a traveller, a willing foreigner, a non-belonger.” The […]

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There are still a couple days left to catch Jennifer Smithwell and Shelley Cinnamon’s latest show at Ben Navaee Gallery, 1107 Queen St. E. Illuminations runs until Jan. 15 at the gallery, and features plein air (on location) paintings done locally, as well as in New York, California, and Hawaii. The gallery is open from […]

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Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard St. E. at Rhodes, presents its annual Christmas/Holiday Show, on now until Dec. 21 in the gallery’s new storefront space. The group exhibit includes work from Kristin Lau, Grant Stirton, Debbie Wong, Annie Churchill, Stella, Jacquie Gillespie, Carmen Priolo, Jubilation Miam, Lucie Robson, Laura Hains, Rea Kelly, Adrian Pocobelli, Natasza […]

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Marlene Pape, Sharon Barr, Patrice Carmichael and Anna Clarey, all local artists, are mounting a show titled Parks and Recreation at Twist Gallery in the West End. Pape paints in acrylic, focusing on trees, skies and clouds, and other natural subject matter. Barr paints large scale acrylic and oil abstract expressions of natural forms. Carmichael […]

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Rita Vindedzis’ acrylic paintings will be featured at Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., for the month of November. Vindedzis has been working full time as an artist for more than a decade. Her work is a mixture of what she has seen and what she would like to see. Her work has been […]