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Yorkville Art Walk

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Panel of 9 images (2008)

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

Welcome to the May Art Walk!

May flowers are here, just in time for a spring Art Walk in Yorkville on Thursday, May 7/09. Since this update was posted along with the gallery ads in the Globe & Mail of Saturday, May 2nd 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 May 7th for any last minute changes.

Many exhibiting artists will be in attendance for the Art Walk: Sylvia Adamcik, James Swartz, N'eema Lakin-Dainow  (Impressions Gallery); John Long and Mira Zdjelar (Leonardo Galleries); Janet Gasparotto (Gallery Hittite) and Andy Donato (Old Master Gallery).

Since May is the month scheduled for CONTACT 2009, the Toronto Photography Festival, there is a strong presence of photographic works in this month's Art 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. 
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.


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. Now on and Continues to May 9th, 2009. 

In the Upper Gallery: Kotaro Migishi, Frank Panabaker, Joe Rosenthal, and Arthur Shilling

Janet Gasparotto, "Soul Threads II"

Gallery Hittite: Janet Gasparotto, "Soul Threads II", 2009, 72 in x 28 in, Oil on mylar

Exhibition: Janet Gasparotto: Soul Threads, April 25 - May 9, 2009

Pierre Pivet, 'Le Bocage'

Hollander York Gallery: Pierre Pivet, 'Le-Bocage', Oil, 36 x 36 inches


Sylvia Adamcik, "Syllogism"

Impressions Art Gallery: 'Syllogism', by Sylvia Adamcik, Medium: Fujiflex Size: 49" h X 33" w

Exhibition:  Part of Contact Photography Festival May 5 - May 27, 2009:

Sylvia Adamcik - Binary: 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.

James Swartz - Italy. 

N'eema Lakin-Dainow – Pentimento: work of art that is built upon layers of previous work to form a new artistic vision. Expressed and linked through the mixed media of paint, canvas, gesso, paper, ink and print, the images have been scraped back to reveal the various stages, integrated to create a new whole).

May 6 - May 27, 2009

Three Artists will be present for Art walk on May 7th.


Tom Forrestall,<br />'Painter At Tide Head'

Kinsman Robinson Gallery: Tom Forrestall, Painter At Tide Head, 2005

Egg tempera on gessoed panel, 18 x 48 inches

John Long, 'Airport Demolition"

Leonardo Gallery: John Long, 'Airport Demolition' (detail), 20 x 65 inches, digital print


Mira Zdjelar,<br />'Realities 2'

Leonardo Gallery: Mira Zdjelar, 'Realities 2', 20 x 16 inches, digital print

Exhibition: Realities Retouched open exhibition part of Contact Photography Festival, May 1 - May23.

Photographers John Long and Mira Zdjelar interpret new heights of reality. The exhibition takes place May 1 to 23, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 7 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  

Additionally John Long presents a lecture on Large Format Panoramic Photography on

Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. and photographer Allan Lisner presents his ongoing multimedia documentary project "Someone Else's Treasure" on Wednesday May 27, 7 p.m.

Sitting is limited, RSVP please.

Artists will be present for the Art Walk.


Sim Posen, 'Institution'

Liss Gallery:  Sim Posen, Institute 16"x20 photograph

Exhibition:  Works by Sim Posen, April 25th-May15th.

Artist will be present for the Art Walk.

Donato, 'Tybee Island'

Old Master Gallery: "Meet & Greet" artist ANDY DONATO, who will be present at this month's Artwalk. Andy will be speaking about his various theme paintings, as well as his new style - 'BENT REALISM'.

Image: The Scene depicts Tybee Island, GA. where DONATO paints during the winter months.

Exhibition: 'BENT REALISM', Opening Sat. May 16/09, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Correction: Please note the correct address of the gallery is 112 Scollard St.

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, May 7/09  (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 Gallery 

7. Liss Gallery

8. Loch Gallery

 9.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:

Paul Ferri - Member, Artsgroup & Publisher Yorkville News and

Zoya Balija - Owner, Leonardo Gallery


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