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Yorkville Art Walk

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Panel of 9 images (2008)

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

Welcome to the June Art Walk!

The summer is nearly here and the weather is slowly getting warmer, just in time for the Art Walk in Yorkville on Thursday, June 4/09. Since this update is posted along with the gallery ads in the Globe & Mail of Saturday, May 30th 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 June 4th for any last minute changes.

Many exhibiting artists will be in attendance for this month's Art Walk: Valerie Butters (Hollander York Gallery);

Katherine Brown and Sylvia Adamcik  (Impressions Gallery); Anne Barkley and Rita Vindedzis (Leonardo Galleries) and Alexander Ahilov (Gallery Hittite).

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.


Alexander Ahilov, "Mirror Image"

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

: Alexander Ahilov: Paintings, June 3 - 17. Reception: Saturday June 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Artist will be present for the Art Walk.


Valerie Butters, 'Pink Lady'

Hollander York Gallery: Valerie Butters, 'Pink Lady', 30 x 30 inches, acrylic 

Exhibition: Valerie Butters: 'La vie en jaune', May 30 - June 15. Reception: Saturday May 30, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Artist will be present for the Art Walk.


Katherine Brown, 'Sisters'

Impressions Art Gallery: Katherine Brown, 'Sisters', 24 x 18 inches, acrylic 

Exhibition: Katherine Brown: Paintings, June 2 - June 22.

Drawing since age six, Katherine received her formal art training from The Art Center in LA, after which Walt Disney personally hired her for her first art job. In Canada, while working at 5 international advertising agencies, and completing may illustration assignments, she found her true joy in fine art painting. And the enjoyment is contagious.

The exhibit by Sylvia Adamcik is a study of the theoretical opposites that exist within all orders of life, with specific attention directed towards the binary system inherent within digital processes.

Artists will be present for the Art Walk.


Anne Barkley, 'Melody 5'

Leonardo Gallery: Anne Barkley, 'Melody 5', 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas 


Rita Vindedzis, 'Fallen Leaves'

Leonardo Gallery: Rita Vindedzis, 'Fallen Leaves', 12 x 12 inches, mixed media

Exhibition: Anne Barkley and Rita Vindedzis: 'Metamorphosis', June 4 - July 11

Reception: Thursday June 4, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. (during and after the Art Walk)

Painters Anne Barkley and Rita Vindedzis interpret transformation and play with convention. 

Anne Barkley's series experiments with standard art norms, representation and architecture with a new sense of freedom. Using oil, anticipating the vitality of viewer imagination, her paintings capture the complexity of natural abstract shapes and beautiful colours.

Rita Vindedzis’ newest work, a total departure from her known landscapes, incorporates collage elements such as hand made stamps and stencils, gel transfers and photo copies of her own digital photography. The pieces reflect her use of colour, shape and texture and showcase her freshly discovered eclectic vision.

Artists will be present for the Art Walk.

Johnathan Ball, 'Dream of Falling'

Liss Gallery:  Johnathan Ball, 'Dream of Falling'  46 x 74 inches

Exhibition:  Johnathan Ball: Paintings, May 30 - June 12.

Artists will be present on Sat. May 30, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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.


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, June 4/09  (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 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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