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Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, February 5, 2009

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

Welcome to the first Art Walk of 2009!

Welcome to the first Art Walk preview for 2009. Since there was no walk scheduled for January, the Art Walk of February 5th will be the first walk for the year. If you saw the gallery ads in the Globe & Mail on Saturday, Jan. 31st or checked the Yorkville News web site on the weekend you would have seen the highlights for this month's walk.  

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. 

Three exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the Feb./09 Art Walk: Ivan Papazov Vanche and Jesus Mora (Impressions Gallery) and Shaun Downey (Ingram Gallery).

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.


Sara Genn, 'Blush'

Hollander York Gallery: Sara Genn, 'Blush', oil, 48 x 48 inches.
Exhibition: Opens Saturday, February 7th at 1:00pm, Meet the artist from 1-5 p.m. on opening day
Preview the exhibtion during the Art Walk.

Ivan Papazov Vanche, ‘Enjoying the Breeze’

Impressions Art Gallery: Ivan Papazov Vanche, ‘Enjoying the Breeze’
Exhibition:  Ivan Papazov Vanche - 'The Power of Silence' and Jesus Mora - 'The Fusion of Spirit'
Both exhibiting artists, Ivan Papazov Vanche and Jesus Mora will be in attendance for Artwalk.  

Shaun Downey, 'In the Woods'

Ingram Gallery: Shaun Downey, 'In the Woods', 25 x 19 carbon and white charcoal
Exhibition: 'Works on Paper', Feb 5 - 20th
Artist in attendance for Artwalk.

Bret Culp, 'Sacred and Secular'

Leonardo Gallery: Bret Culp, 'Sacred and Secular', Pigment on Somerset Velvet, 16" x 24", 2008
Exhibition: 'White Slate' Gallery Artists. February 1, to Saturday, February 28, 2009.
Note: Leonardo will not be participating in the February Art Walk. (Exhibition info is included for your convenience.)

Michael Flohr, 'Timless Moment'

Liss Gallery: Michael Flohr, 'Timless Moment'. Original on canvas.

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

Date: Thursday, February 5/09  (1st Thursday of each month, except January).

6:00 p.m. Gather and meet tour guides. (This month leaders are Marg and Betty.)
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.  (wiil resume participation in the Spring, 2009)
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 (will resume participation in March/09)
7. Liss Gallery
8. Old Master Gallery (will resume participation in March/09)
9. Scollard Street Gallery (not participating in Feb./09)

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


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