Beach Arts Scene

The Beacher Café, which regularly hangs works from local artists, currently features 20 works from Beach artist Grady Hollis. The colourful, free-flowing abstract paintings are bright pieces on wood panel, painted without the aid of brushes – Grady prefers to pour paint onto the panels, or squirt it from ketchup bottles filled with paint. What […]

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Acoustic Harvest, Patio Records and Terry Eagan are presenting the third annual Healing Garden Benefit Musicfest on Saturday, Oct. 26 at St. Nicholas Anglican Church, 1512 Kingston Rd., a block east of Warden Avenue. The annual event raises money to build garden patios at hospitals for cancer patients. Events so far have benefited a children’s […]

Beach Arts Scene

Four Beach artists – Marlene Pape, Anna Clarey, Patrice Carmichael and Sharon Barr – are holding a group exhibit, along with London artist Donna Andreychuk, at Arta Gallery in the Distillery District. Beyond the Pale runs from Oct. 8 to 22. Barr’s art style draws on nature and the human spirit, and she attempts to […]

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    Beach artists Shelley Cinnamon and Jennifer Smithwell are hosting the Summer in September art show at the Gardener’s Cottage in Kew Gardens on Sept. 6, 7 and 8. Smithwell paints mainly en plein air (on location, directly from real life) and her oil and acrylic work, has been described as colourist, expressionist and […]

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Artisans At Work, a combination art store, studio, teaching and gathering space at Woodbine and Danforth, is expanding its offerings, with several shows and events adding more life to the creative energy already surrounding the east Danforth area. Part of the outreach of the community art space is the First Friday monthly event, which features […]

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There are still a few days left to check out Louis Doransky’s paintings at Gerrard Art Space, at 1390 Gerrard St. E., between Coxwell and Greenwood. Born in Slovakia, Doransky was raised in Montreal and has been painting for 50 years. He was mentored by Quebec’s Gabriel Filion, a member of the province’s Prisme d’Yeux group […]

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Arts on Queen presents the work of Ann Shier, a Toronto-based artist specializing in encaustic painting, an art form that involves stirring pigments into molten wax and applying it to a surface (see photo at right). Shier trained as a graphic artist, studied fine arts and worked as a potter, all of which influence her […]

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Bernadette Wong will be showing her surreal landscapes at Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., from May 22 to June 9. The show is called With A Bang. Wong draws on childhood memories, recurring dreams and nightmares and world issues for inspiration, sculpting and texturing her acrylic paintings. She considers herself as a storyteller, […]

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Kingston Road United Church presents the final lecture in its special three-lecture series by Jacqueline Treloar on April 22 at 7 p.m. at 975 Kingston Rd. Join Treloar as she tours the Venetian Republic, its architecture and its festivals. Church members will already be familiar with Treloar; large works of hers grace the church sanctuary […]

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Zilberschmuck Art-Jewellery, 910 Kingston Rd., is pleased to present Transformations, a juried exhibition of jewelry and metal works, April 11 through May 31. This is the ninth year for this national, theme-based exhibition. Eighty-five entries came in from 68 artists across the country. The Best In Show award this year was won by Robert Mitchell […]