Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, March 3, 2011
March, 2011 Overview
This month's Art Walk will be the second one for 2011 and a good way to catch up if you missed the February walk. Artist Chief Tony Hunt is travelling all the way from Salt Spring Island, BC to be in attendance for the Art Walk at Mayberry Fine Art (Toronto). He will also speak at the gallery on Sat. Mar. 5 and Sun. Mar. 6 at 1 p.m.
The galleries participating in this month's walk are:
• GC Bespoke - Giani Tariello & Camal Pirbhai
• Ingram Gallery - "In the Neighbourhood", Sean Yelland, Rachel Berman & historical works
• Liss Gallery - Collection
• Mayberry Fine Art - Chief Tony Hunt and Northwest Coast artists
• Odon Wagner Gallery - Odon Wagner collection
• Workshop Toronto - Exhibition & Competition Results for 80 Bloor St. facade
Based on designs submitted by U of T Architecture students
Core galleries not participating in this month's walk are:
• Leonardo Galleries is "on leave" until April, 2011
• Kinsman Robinson Galleries will be on the schedule in the Spring of 2011 subject to their scheduled exhibitions
You are welcome to check this web page up to the date of the walk for any last minute changes to the schedule.
Miscellaneous - March, 2011
If you have not entered "The Heart of Yorkville" Poll and Draw yet there is still time to do so. The next draw dates are: Mar, 1st and Mar. 14th. So far, sponsored prizes have been awarded by: Sassafraz Restaurant, L'Atelier Grigorian, Simone Marie Belgian Chocolates, Glow Medi Spa, Pilates for Life and Bandiera Jewellers. Most of the draw prizes have been won by your fellow "art walkers". To participate click here.
Note: an eight week Art Class taught by artist Jonathan Ball of Liss Gallery began on Wed. Feb. 16th.
Click here for more info.
Globe and Mail Arts
The printed version of the Globe Arts section features a display ad highlighting the current exhibitions of a number of Yorkville Galleries. This ad is always printed in the Globe on the Saturday that precedes the Gallery Walk and lists galleries that are open late on the evening of the Art Walk. A number of these galleries participate in the organized Art Walk and others are open for unscheduled visits. The Globe ad for the March, 2011 Art Walk is in the Saturday, Feb. 26/11 issue.
March 2011, Featured Artist/Image
This page highlights one or two featured images for the current month, usually for artists who will be present during the current art walk (where noted). To see more images from other participating galleries and learn about current exhibitions or receptions visit their web sites via the Gallery Links near the bottom of this page.
||'Big Old Maple'
Oil on canvas
|Artist present for walk
||Mayberry Fine Art
||Chief Tony Hunt
Treasures of the Pacific Northwest
||Mar. 5 to 26, 2011
Mar. 5 & 6, 2011
|Artist present for walk
Photos used with permission of the artists and the hosting galleries.
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 well known 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 Yorkville 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.
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. This is a great opportunity to meet many outstanding artists, discover Yorkville’s art galleries and find that perfect piece you have been looking for!
Location, Parking & Itinerary Information
The Art Walk starts at the Hazelton Lanes Mall, 87 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. (See Itinerary below for the detailed schedule.)
Photo of entrance on Hazelton Ave.
Free parking is available in the Hazelton Lanes underground parking lot. Enter from the 'Whole Foods' parking entrance at 87 Avenue Rd.
Please note that a new “validation” procedure is now in place, which requires visitors to get their original parking ticket validated before exiting the parking lot. Art Walk helpers no longer have pre-validated passes.
1. Upon entering the parking lot, take a ticket from the entrance machine. Do not use your credit card.
2. Take the ticket to the Guest Services counter on the upper level, above the Whole Foods cashiers.
3. Ask the Guest Services representative to validate the ticket "for the Art Walk." (Good for the entire evening.)
4. Later, when leaving the parking lot, insert the validated ticket into the machine at the parking gate.
5. If you forget to get the ticket validated before the Art Walk, you can do so after the walk. However, it is more complicated since the Guest Services counter closes at 7:30 p.m. You will need to contact the Security attendant at 416-323-3184, who will come to the counter to validate the ticket for you.
6. In October, we used a temporary validation process at the Whole Foods Customer Service counter. However, Whole Foods validated passes are good for 90 minutes and are intended for Whole Foods customers. It is best to have the ticket validated at the Guest Services counter so that it is valid for the entire evening.
Date: 1st Thursday of each month, except January
6:00 p.m. Gather and meet tour guides. Select one of the tour groups to join for the evening. (Usually 2 - 3 groups.)
6:30 p.m. Leave to tour selected galleries. Tour starts at 6:30 sharp!
8:00 p.m. Tour ends
You are welcome to join us for coffee or tea afterwards at a local café, if you can.
(The Coffee Mill - 99 Yorkville Ave.) The staff are very co-operative in supplying separate bills.
Gallery Website Links
The galleries that participate on a regular basis are listed below. However, not all these galleries participate in every Art Walk. Other area galleries also participate on an occasional basis. Just click on a gallery name to visit the gallery's web site.
1. GCBespoke Gallery
2. Ingram Gallery
3. Kinsman Robinson Galleries
4. Leonardo Galleries
5. Liss Gallery
6. Mayberry Fine Art
7. Odon Wagner Gallery
Art Walk Contact Information
Organized by: “Artsgroup”.
Art Walk Co-ordinator: Marg King
Web Site Sponsor/Creator: Paul Ferri
If you require further details please call Marg King: (647) 5 8 8 - 1 1 4 4 or send an email to Paul Ferri Click Here to email.
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If you would like to receive your own monthly reminder about the Art Walk, please click on "Join Yorkville News email list". Be sure to select the "Art Walk" list and any of the three lists that catch your interest. We now use a three-step process in order to achieve the highest email delivery rates possible. (Register, receive a confirmation email and reply to the email.) If you are already receiving the art walk email reminders and wish to adjust your subscription, please use the same link to make any changes.
This web page has been sponsored by Paul Ferri (Yorkville) since February, 2007 as a courtesy to the Yorkville community, the participating galleries and Toronto art lovers. Monthly Art Walk email reminders have been issued to subscribers and contacts since March, 2006.
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