Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Welcome to the first Art Walk preview for 2008! Since there was no walk scheduled for January, the Art Walk of February 7th will be the first walk for the year. If you saw the gallery ads in the Globe & Mail on Saturday, Feb. 2nd or checked the Yorkville News web site on the weekend you would have seen the highlights for this month's walk. Those who attended receptions at Beckett Fine Art, Hollander-York or Leonardo Gallery on Saturday had a preview of some of the works that Art Walk attendees will see this week. One selected work from each participating gallery is displayed here and details on the itinerary are provided below.
Note that Jane Burns, represented by Leonardo Gallery will be present for this month's walk.
If you want to escape the mid-winter doldrums get out and join us on the walk. You may just find that perfect piece you have been looking for!
Beckett Fine Art: Christina Nick, 'Fernandina 1'
59"h x 19.75"w, Mixed Media Collage on Board. The exhibition runs from Feb. 2nd to Feb. 23rd.
Hollander York Gallery: Pierre Bedard, 'Majestueux Fleuve', oil 30 x 36 inches
The gallery is exhibiting the works of Pierre Bedard & Raymonde Duchesne from February 2 - 25.
Ingram Gallery: Rachel Berman, 'Motor Flight Through France' (2008) 38 x 52 inches, oil on panel.
The exhibition runs from Jan. 26th to Feb. 15th.
Kinsman Robinson Galleries: Tom Forrestall, 'Time of The Storm', (2004)
Egg tempera on gessoed panel, 47 x 23.5 inches
Leonardo Gallery: Jane Burns: 'Suddenly City', Oil on Linen, 36" x 48"
The artist will be present for the walk and the gallery is exhibiting her works from February 2 - 23.
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 volunteer 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 for your calendar.
Location: Start at Hazelton Lanes Mall - near the Rotunda
(lower level - opposite Brown’s Shoe Store in the open seating area)
55 Avenue Rd., Toronto
Free parking in Hazelton Lanes underground parking lot.
Ask your Art Walk guide for a parking pass.
Date: Thursday, February 7/08 (1st Thursday of each month, except January).
6:00 p.m. Gather and meet tour guides. (This month leaders are Marg King and Barbara Mitchell.)
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 Include:
Note: These are all "clickable" links. Just click on a link to visit the gallery's web site.
1. Beckett Fine Art Ltd.
2. Hollander York Gallery
3. Ingram Gallery
4. Kinsman Robinson Galleries
5. Leonardo Gallery
Sponsored by Artsgroup. Co-ordinator: Marg King If you require further details please call Marg at (416) 9 6 6 - 2 9 9 1 or send an email to Info@YorkvilleNews.ca
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 Info@YorkvilleNews.ca with the email's Subject as "Art Walk".
Photos used with permission of the artists and the hosting galleries.
Paul Ferri - Member, Artsgroup & Publisher Yorkville News