Minimalism and bold colours combine at Studio 888

Studio 888 shows paintings from local artists Bev Quinn and Sheila Thompson this month, with an opening reception Thursday, June 15 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The artists write that Between the layers: stories in paint and fibre offers two very different and yet complementary styles – Quinn’s minimalist abstractions in white and black contrast […]

Amazing Gadget Show at Studio 888

Beachers of all generations will want to take note of the latest show at Studio 888, a forward-thinking exhibit set to become part of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s collection in NYC beginning in 2019. Bill Buxton’s Amazing Gadget Show offers a unique perspective on the household electronic gadgets we use in our day-to-day […]

Celine Cimon showing at Studio 888

Fix your eyes on the whimsical colour carvings of Celine Cimon, whose paintings and sculptures are up now at Studio 888. Cimon’s multi-dimensional practice features work with bold colours and ample depth. Her mediums play off and fill in for each other, with her artist’s statement noting that the painting/airbrushing technique she uses for her […]

Beach Arts Scene

Local illustrator and artist Tak Bui will be included in the Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration exhibit at the John B. Aird Gallery downtown. Bui has been a professional illustrator since the 1970s, working first for Maclean’s, then expanding to Canadian Business, The Financial Post, and daily papers such as the […]

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 […]