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Yorkville Art Walk

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Panel of 9 images (2008)

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

Welcome to the August Art Walk!

Summer is finally here, just in time for the Art Walk in Yorkville on Thursday, August 6/09. Although there was no ad in the Globe & Mail the Art Walk is on and you are welcome to check this web page up to August 6th for any last minute changes. August is traditionally the month when some of the galleries are closed for summer vacation. There will be four core galleries on this month's walk and one art walk group for the tour.

As usual, a number of exhibiting artists will be in attendance for this month's Art Walk: Fanzia Murphy and McNicol McKay (Impressions Gallery); Bisa Bennett and Diana Yoo (Leonardo Galleries).

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.


Galleries participating in the August/09 Art Walk


Madeleine Lemire 'Chez Babette II' 

Hollander York Gallery: Madeleine Lemire, 'Chez Babette II', 30 x 36 inches, oil on canvas 

Exhibition:;  "Summer 2009" 

Fanzia Murphy, 'Through The Window'

Impressions Art Gallery: Fanzia Murphy, 'Through the Window", 40 x 16 inches, acrylic on canvas. The artist will be present for the walk.


1. Fanzia Murphy: Paintings, until August 8/09.

2. McNicol McKay: 'Painting without Boundaries', August 4 – August 25, 2009.

A native of Toronto, Andrew McNicol McKay has always found inspiration for his abstract works in the city, where he continues to reside. Art has been an integral element of McKay's life from an early age. Yet it was after a tragic accident which left him without the use of his right arm that it became clear to him that painting was what he was meant to do. Since then McKay has created exhibited and commissioned many exciting, bold, and challenging abstract paintings. He has created a style that he describes as "Painting without Boundaries". 

Bisa Bennett, 'Pre'

Leonardo Gallery: Bisa Bennett, 'Pre', 40 x 30 inches, acylic on canvas 

Exhibition: Annual Summer Group Show, until September 19/09

Reception: Thursday August 6, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (during and after the Art Walk)

Paintings and photographs by artists Anne Barkley, Bisa Bennett, Diana Yoo, Huguette St. Germain, Serafino Catallo, John Long, Ilya Gefter and others on display.

Artists Bisa Bennet and Diana Yoo will be present for the Art Walk.


Richard Riverinl, 'Arbreet Bateaux'

Liss Gallery:  Richard Riverin, 'Arbreet Bateaux'  30 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

Exhibition:  Paintings by Richard Riverin on display. 

The following Galleries will be closed or not particpating in the August/09 Art Walk.

Images from their most recent submitted image are included as a sample their artist's work.

Robert Bateman, "White Wolf"

Beckett Fine Art: Robert Bateman, 'Arctic Evening – White Wolf', Acrylic on Masonite, 24 x 18 in, 1978

Exhibition: Robert Bateman – Paintings and Studies, to May 9th, 2009. 

Alexander Ahilov, "Mirror Image"

Gallery Hittite: Alexander Ahilov, 'Mirror Image' (detail), 48 x 36 in, oil on canvas

: Alexander Ahilov: Paintings, June 3 - 17/09.

Yehouda Chaki, 'After the Toba River 0827'

Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery: Yehouda Chaki, 'After the Toba River 0827', Oil on canvas, 35 x 80 inches.

Exhibition:  Paintings by Yehouda Chaki (Canadian contemporary) until June 13/09.


Oscar Miller, 'Lady with Guitar'

Old Master Gallery: Oscar Miller (American Impressionist 1867-1921), 'Lady with Guitar', 16.5 x 12.75 inches, 

Oil on canvas board.

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 Hazelton Lanes Mall, 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. Enter from the 'Whole Foods' parking entrance at 87 Avenue Rd.

Ask your Art Walk guide for a "free parking" pass when you arrive for the tour.

Date: Thursday, August 6/09  (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 Fall of 2009)

6. Leonardo Galleries 

7. Liss Gallery

8. Loch Gallery

9. Odon Wagner

10. 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:

Zoya Balija - Owner, Leonardo Galleries and

Paul Ferri - Member, Artsgroup & Publisher Yorkville News



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