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Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, April 2, 2009

Panel of 9 images (2008)
Panel of 9 images selected from 2008 Art Walks. See current images below.

Welcome to the April Art Walk!

Spring is here and the days are longer! Just in time for the next Art Walk on Thursday, April 2/09. Since this update was posted prior to the gallery ads in the Globe & Mail of Saturday, March 28th you may wish to review the Globe ad for information on other area galleries that are not listed below. Also, you are welcome to check this web page up to April 2nd for any last minute changes.

Attendees for this month's walk will have the opportunity to visit the Heliconian Hall for a current exhibition as an extra bonus and Liss Gallery is having an opening reception for artist David Grieve on Saturday, March 28th, 2 PM - 8 PM.

Many exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the Art Walk: Stephen Booth (Hollander York Gallery); Gabrielle Fischer and Nick Biagini (Impressions Gallery); Lena Shugar and Susan Donati (Leonardo Galleries); Sara Caglar (Gallery Hittite) and Judy French (Heliconian Hall).

If this is your first time attending, you will find the monthly Yorkville Art Walk an ideal opportunity to view and consider a wide range of quality originals from exceptional artists. Guests will see a broad range of styles and media with something for everyone. 
If you want to get some fresh air and meet the artists join us for the walk. You may just find that perfect piece you have been looking for!

See "Itinerary" below for details.

To see more images from the participating galleries and learn about current exhibitions or receptions visit their web sites via the gallery links below.

Guylaine Beauchemin, "Happiness"

Hollander York Gallery: Guylaine Beauchemin, 'Happiness', 48 x 48 inches, mixed media on canvas

                                    Stephen Booth, "In Passing II"

Hollander York Gallery:
Stephen Booth, 'In Passing II', 26.5x17x10 inches, 1 of 12, bronze
Exhibition: Guylaine Beauchemin and Stephen Booth, April 4 - 27, 2009.
Guylaine Beauchemin is a Montréal artist whose rich, colourful abstract work reflects a global perspective. 
The multimedia sculptures of Stephen Booth, a Vancouver artist, are sophisticated yet whimsical.
Artists will be present for Art walk on April 2nd.

Nick Biagini, "A Cloudy Summer Day"

Impressions Art Gallery: Nick Biagini, 'A Cloudy Summer Day in Cefalu', 24 x30 inches, oil

                                    Gabrielle Fischer, Dream Weaver

Impressions Art Gallery:
Gabrielle Fischer, Dream Weaver, 27 x 20 inches, bronze
Exhibition:  Cerebral Art, Nick Biagini, March 31 - April 21, 2009 and
Painting with Bronze, Gabrielle Fischer, March 18 - April 30, 2009
Artists will be present for Art walk on April 2nd. 

Lena Shugar, 'The Crossing"

Leonardo Gallery: Lena Shugar, 'The Crossing', 20 x 28 inches, acrylic on canvas

                                    Susan Donati, 'Reverie'

Leonardo Gallery: Susan Donati, 'Reverie', 30 x 40 inches, oil on canvas
Exhibition: The Exodus, Lena Shugar and Inside the Light, Susan Donati, March 26 - April 23.
Shugar in her latest series of works, examines the iconic biblical event; the giving of the law and the entry into the Promised Land, in an attempt to augment our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world.
Susan Donati's work will strive to enable us to find our place in the world, and experience a profound sense of belonging – not only to each other, but to our community and surroundings.
Artists will be present for Art walk on April 2nd.

David Grieve, 'Big Red'

Liss Gallery: David Grieve, 'Big Red', Oil on canvas
Exhibition: New Works, Artist in attendance Saturday, March 28th, 2 PM - 8 PM

DP Brown, 'Old Road'

Loch Gallery:
DP Brown, 'Old Road", 18.5 x 41.5 inches, egg tempera 
Exhibition: New Paintings, March 28 to April 15, 2009, In Toronto
Group Exhibition featuring: DP Brown, Tony Luciani, Nadine, Lundahl, and introducing Barbara Pratt. 
Note: Loch Gallery will not be participating in this month's walk but the image and exhibition information is included for convenience.

Gaspard  Dughet, 'Bathing Nymphs'

Old Master Gallery: Gaspard  Dughet (1615-1675), 'Bathing Nymphs in a Classical Landscape' 21"x29"

Hazelton Lanes Mall

Background Overview

A highly informative monthly tour takes place in the Yorkville Art Gallery district, giving newcomers and regular attendees a focused overview of the Yorkville art scene. This informal, free tour begins by gathering at the Rotunda (lower level) in the , opposite Browns’ Shoe Store. The attendees split into two or three smaller groups which visit selected area galleries during the evening. Each small group is led by a tour guide who is familiar with art appreciation and the local art scene. Some of the galleries may have featured artists present for the tour. A wide range of Contemporary or Historical Canadian and International works of art are available for viewing. At the end of the evening attendees may join the group for coffee at a local area café. The Artsgroup hopes you will consider this event for your calendar.


Location: Start at Hazelton Lanes Mall, 55 Avenue Rd., Toronto, Ontario
Meet on the lower level, opposite Brown’s Shoe Store in the open seating area, at the bottom of the staircase to the 2nd floor.
Free parking in Hazelton Lanes underground parking lot.
Ask your Art Walk guide for a "free parking" pass when you arrive for the tour.

Date: Thursday, April 2/09  (1st Thursday of each month, except January).

6:00 p.m. Gather and meet tour guides. Select one of three tour groups to join for the evening.
6:30 p.m. Leave to tour selected galleries.
Tour starts at 6:30 sharp!
8:00 p.m. Tour ends

Coffee follows the tour at a local café. (If you are available.)

Participating Galleries are listed below. Note: Just click on a gallery name to visit the gallery's web site.

Gallery Links

1. Beckett Fine Art Ltd. 
2. Hollander York Gallery
3. Impressions Art Gallery
4. Ingram Gallery
5. Kinsman Robinson Galleries (will resume participation in the Summer, 2009)
6. Leonardo Gallery 
7. Liss Gallery
8. Loch Gallery
 9.Old Master Gallery 

Organized by Artsgroup. Co-ordinator: Marg King If you require further details please call Marg
at (647) 5 8 8 - 1 1 4 4 or send an email to Paul Ferri at

Please forward this page to others who you feel who would appreciate receiving this announcement. If you would like to receive your own monthly reminder about the Art Walk please send an email to with the email's Subject as "Art Walk".

Photos used with permission of the artists and the hosting galleries.

Prepared by:
Paul Ferri - Member, Artsgroup & Publisher Yorkville News and
Zoya Balija - Owner, Leonardo Gallery


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