Yorkville Art Walk
Thursday, November 4, 2010
November, 2010 Overview
The November Art Walk is first Yorkville event after the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF), which runs from October 28th through November 1st. (See Art Toronto 2010). Many Yorkville Galleries are in this annual event and will be busy this week moving their artist's works back from the fair in time for the Art Walk. If you are an "art lover", you can continue your search for more art by joining us on this month's walk in Yorkville.
The galleries participating in this month's walk are:
• GC Bespoke - Giani Tariello & Camal Pirbhai, "Tied Back"
• Hollander York Gallery - Hashim Hannoon
• Ingram Gallery - Louis de Niverville preview, "The Gang's All Here"
• Kinsman Robinson Galleries - Norval Morrisseau, "2010 Retrospective"
• Lane Gallery - Fall Exhibition
• Liss Gallery - Todd White Exhibition
• Odon Wagner Gallery - Jacques Leveille, Chaman and Dreams
Note: Leonardo Galleries will not be in the November walk due to the sidewalk construction that is underway in front of the premises. The gallery will resume participation with the December Art Walk.
Hollander York Announcement
Hollander York Gallery is pleased to announce that it is now operating as a division of Mayberry Fine Art, one of Canada’s premier art galleries. Mayberry Fine Art are dealers in both historical and contemporary Canadian works of art. For over 30 years Mayberry Fine Art have been helping their clients from across the country build significant collections of art. This exciting change will see Hollander York add many new artists and new services over the fall season.
You are welcome to check this web page up to November 4th for any last minute changes.
November 2010, Featured Artist/Image
We are now using the original, simplified layout with one featured image for the current month. 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.
||Hollander York Gallery
Acrylic 50 x 50 inches
||"Introducing Hashim Hannoon"
||November 6 - November 27, 2010
Opening preview during the Art Walk
Saturday, November 6, 2010 1-5 pm
|Artist present for walk
||No. See Saturday reception
Iraqi born artist Hashim Hannoon has had a life full of colourful and tragic experiences, which have profoundly affected his work. Upon completing his mandatory military service in Iraq, Hannoon fled with his family to Jordan, where his unique painting style caught the attention of the art industry. After nine years in Jordan, the successful artist uprooted his family one more time to live the life in Canada he dreamed about in Jordan. The Canadian urban landscape has become a subject in his canvasses.
Wherever he lives, Hannoon seeks to achieve contact with the spiritual existence of his surroundings, and paints his own relationship to that place. The result is abstract images of gentle beauty. Although born from the tragedy of war, his paintings radiate vitality and optimism.
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, the Guest Services counter will be closed but displays a phone number for the Security attendant, who will come to the counter to validate the ticket for you.
6. Last month, 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. Hollander York Gallery
3. Ingram Gallery
4. Kinsman Robinson Galleries
5. Lane Gallery
6. Leonardo Galleries
7. Liss Gallery
8. 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.
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 Click Here to email with the email Subject of "Art Walk".
Photos used with permission of the artists and the hosting galleries.