Yorkville Art Walk
Panel of 8 images from 2011 Art Walks
September, 2011 Overview
Art Walk - Thursday, Sep. 1/11
September in Yorkville is TIFF time (Toronto International Film Festival). Not only will comedian Martin Short be here this month but also his sister-in-law, artist Grace Short. Grace is an accomplished artist who has been working in L.A. for the past 20 years. She will be exhibiting her recent works at the Drabinsky Gallery in September, just in time for the Art Walk on September 1st.
Usually, the September Art Walk takes place after the Labour Day weekend. Since the "first Thursday of the month" falls on September 1st this year, this month's Walk is really the last one of the summer season. Many people are still on vacation and a few of the galleries are in between exhibitions. However, it is a great time to catch up on some of the current exhibitions if you have been too busy to attend recently.
The list of galleries participating in this month's walk includes:
• Bespoke Gallery
• Drabinsky Gallery
• Japan Foundation
• Maslak McLeod Gallery
• Mayberry Fine Art
• Odon Wagner Gallery
Note: Kinsman Robinson Galleries and Leonardo Galleries will resume participation in October, 2011. WORKShop Toronto will be on the Art Walk schedule when the gallery reconfiguration is completed.
You are welcome to check this web page up to the date of the walk for any last minute changes to the schedule.
In the past it was customary to display images from the exhibiting galleries on this summary page. However, the galleries have increased their on-line presence over the past few years, with a number of them using social media tools to highlight their current exhibitions. You are encouraged to visit their web sites using the Gallery Links below to view the latest gallery updates.
A summary of some upcoming gallery exhibitions for Fall, 2011 follows below. This will be updated with more information from other galleries when it becomes available.
1. Grace Short
2. "Paintings from the OASIS series"
|Sep. 1 - Oct. 1/11
Oct .5 - Nov. 5/11
1. Grace Short
2. Susan G Scott
|1. Sep. 17, 2011
||"Struggling Cities" From Japanese
Urban Planning projects of the 1960's
|Aug. 19 - Dec. 9, 2011
|Kinsman Robinson Galleries
||"Right To Left"
||Sep 17 - Oct 8, 2011
||Sep 17, 2-4 pm
||1. Bob Gruen
2. Joe Lasker
|1. Oct. 15-Nov. 7/11
2. Nov. 8 - Dec./11
|1. Bob Gruen
2. Joe Lasker
|Mayberry Fine Art
||Sep. 1 - Sep. 30/11
|Odon Wagner Gallery
||Sept 15 - Oct 5, 2011
Miscellaneous - September, 2011
Dr. Francis Broun is launching another excellent series of art lectures at the Women's Art Association of Canada (WAAOC) on Thursdays from September 8, through December 15, 2011. The series is titled "High Renaissance, Mannerism: Baroque". Artists covered include: Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Caravaggio et al. 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 October, 2011 will be in the Globe issue for Saturday, October 1/11.
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 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. Bespoke 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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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 "Yorkville Arts" 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 Yorkville Arts emails 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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