Jennifer Smithwell and Shelly Cinnamon, two well-known Beach artists, are holding their sixth annual Summer In September Art Show and Sale, Sept. 14 to 16, at Kew Cottage (the Gardener's Cottage), 30 Lee Ave., in Kew Gardens. There will be art for all budgets: original works, prints, Beach shirts and more. Some of the profits of the sale will be directed to various charities.
Summer In September will be open Sept. 14, from 1 to 9 p.m., and on Sept. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information call 647-272-4120, or visit smithwell.ca.
The Danforth East Community Association (DECA) is hosting its annual Danforth East Art Fair, Sept. 15 and 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in East Lynn Park, 1949 Danforth Ave., just west of Woodbine Avenue. More than 50 artists and artisans will be on hand offering everything from fine art paintings and photography (including Beach photographer Julie Clark, and fine artist Karen Evans), to jewelry, ceramics and clothing.
While you're browsing be sure to visit the Children's Crafts booth where the little ones can discover their inner artist, or enjoy the live music presented by a number of local musicians.
For more information visit deca-arts.ca.
Cobalt Gallery, 870A Kingston Rd., presents a new exhibition of paintings by Chris Evitts, now until Oct. 21. The exhibition is called Chance, Risk and Luck, and features paintings and pottery by this multi-talented artist.
“These works are the products of a personal year punctuated by chance and luck, flooded studios, lottery wins, theft, and the chance meetings and connections that occur, seemingly out of the blue,” says Evitts in his artist’s statement. “The need for risk, and the existence of, or lack of, luck is such a large part of my creating and art making.”
For more information call Cobalt Gallery at 416-694-0156, or visit cobaltgallery.ca.
Gerrard Art Space (GAS), 1390 Gerrard St. E., presents the Second Annual Exhibition of the Bangladesh Art Society of North America, on until Sept. 16. The show features the works of 16 Bangladeshi artists including Afroja Chowdhury, Babul Mahmood, Fahmida Hossain, Muzharul Haque and Sonia Israt Zahan.
For more information, and gallery hours, call GAS at 416-778-0923, or visit gerrardartspace.com.
Karen Evans, in addition to participating in the Cabbagetown Art & Craft Fair earlier this month, and the DECA Arts Fair, Sept. 15 and 16, will be exhibiting some of her latest large-scale acrylic paintings at the Beacher Cafe, 2162 Queen St. E. at MacLean, through the month of October.
As a member of the Ontario Plein Air Society, Evans has been busy painting on location in Haliburton, Kleinburg and Unionville during the summer.
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