Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, May 5, 2011
May, 2011 Overview
The May Art Walk in Yorkville is one of the most popular walks of the year since it co-incides with the world-famous, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Two of the galleries on this month's Art Walk have prepared very timely exhibitions for the festival. At least four artists will be present for the walk: Sara Caglar, Camal Pirbhai, Louie Palu and Jane Burns.
Since William and Kate are "a little busy" this week they will be unable to join us on the walk. You can relax, enjoy the art and not worry about the paparazzi.
The galleries participating in this month's walk are:
• Drabinsky Gallery - CONTACT photography festival
• Galllery Hittite - Sara Caglar, "Blossoming Ladies", celebrating the gallery's 25th anniversary
• GCBespoke - Camal Pirbhai
• Kinsman Robinson Galleries - Louie Palu, "The Fighting Season", CONTACT photography festival
• Leonardo Galleries - Jane Burns, "Artists and other rare birds"
• Liss Gallery - Mixed show
• Mayberry Fine Art - A.J. Casson, held over
• Odon Wagner Gallery - Mixed show and 'Personnages' Bronze sculptures by Claude Hazanavicius
You are welcome to check this web page up to the date of the walk for any last minute changes to the schedule.
Miscellaneous - May, 2011
If you entered "The Heart of Yorkville" Poll and Draw in April, the names of the draw prize sponsors winners are posted on-line. Many of the draw prizes have been won by your fellow "art walkers". To see the names of the sponsors and winners click here. The next draw date is Saturday, May 14/11. More prizes will be posted by May 6th.
The ROM is launching a six week course in Chinese Brush Painting, taught by William Ho, beginning Tuesday, May 10/11. Click here for more details.
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 May, 2011 Art Walk is in the Saturday, Apr. 30/11 issue.
May 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.
||Kinsman Robinson Gallery
Celebrating 30 years in the art business
||'U.S. Marine Lcpl. Patrick "Sweetums" Stanborough'
age 21, Garmsir, Helmand, Afghanistan, 2008
Archival digital print
24 x 20 inches
edition of 25
||"The Fighting Season"
||May 7 to 31, 2011, preview on May 5th (Art Walk)
||Sat. May 7, 2011, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
|Artist present for walk
An in-depth look at the Afghanistan conflict photographed over five years. Images from this extensive, award-winning archive will be publicly exhibited for the first time.
Watercolour on Washi
24" x 36"
||Artists and Other Rare Birds
|| May 5/11 - May 28/11
Thur. May 5/11 6:30 p.m.
|Artist present for walk
Toronto impressionistic painter and printmaker Jane Burns showcases her latest series “Artists and Other Rare Birds”, which she dedicates to her recently departed dear husband Peter Burns.
Jane Burns, who was mentored by respected Canadian artists and teachers Hugh Mackenzie and Roly Fenwick, states, “Artists, like birds, go through some interesting antics when trying to capture what they are after. Bird life always interested me...I discovered that some species of song bird, like the Blue Bird, are becoming extinct. But, my challenge was just to get them to cheat extinction on my canvases.”
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.
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. Kinsman Robinson Galleries
3. Leonardo Galleries
4. Liss Gallery
5. Mayberry Fine Art
6. Odon Wagner Gallery
7. WORKshop Toronto
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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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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