Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents Legato, the works of Ann Shier, Oct. 6 to 31. Shier uses the technique of encaustic to create “dreamy works that reflect the palette of a meadowy sunset.”
Also in this show will be works from her High Park Series, and some she calls Frost period. Shier's landscapes come out of an “intense layering process” that reflects her ideas about what it means to be a modern artist. For more information visit her website at annshier.com.
For more information call Arts On Queen at 416-699-6127.
The Fall edition of the Beach Studio Tour will be held over the weekend of Oct. 19 to 21. With 25 artists at 13 locations throughout the Beach, this is an excellent opportunity to visit artists' studios, and purchase unique, original, one-of-a-kind art at prices that will make you smile.
Artists come from virtually every artistic medium including painting, photography, sculpture, lamp glass, metal arts, textile and fibre art, wearable art, handbags, and home décor. Names will be familiar to Beachers from Studio Tours past, including artists such as Karen Franzen, Katherine Crichton, Julie Clark, Lucille Crighton, and John Dowding. Dianne Shelton, Roderick Mayne, Ruth Hayes, Sheila Thompson, Paula Childs, Elizabeth Berry, Grethe Jensen, and Nathalie Vachon. Joining these veteran Studio Tour participants will be several guest artists.
Admission is always free, and be sure to enter in the draws. At each participating studio, you can enter your name for a draw for a piece of original art donated by the artist at that studio. For more information, and to get a map of the various studios, visit beachstudiotour.ca.
Gerrard Art Space (GAS), 1390 Gerrard St. E., presents Gary Mulcahey and Rea Kelly, from Oct. 10 through 28.
Mulcahey's show is called Comayagua, and is a collection of some of his more recent photos. For more information visit mulcahey.com.
Kelly is a self-taught impressionist painter who feels that colour and texture are the keys to her work. Her improvisational experimenting with layers of vibrant colours, glazes and textures are inspired by the natural beauty of the country. For more information visit her website at reakelly.com.
There will be an opening reception on Oct. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m., where you will have the opportunity to meet the artists and discuss their work. For more information about GAS call 416-778-0923, or visit gerrardartspace.com.
There is a special art show and sale to be held by Artists Against the Mega-Quarry at Essentia, 2180 Queen St. E., Oct. 18 to 22. Called Celebrate the Land That Feeds Us, the show features works by several artists that highlight the beauty of the area which will be destroyed should the Highland Mega-quarry north of Toronto be approved. The art show and sale will be held in conjunction with Soupstock at Woodbine Park.
There will be a special reception Oct. 18, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more info visit artistsagainstthemegaquarry.com or ndact.com.
Bluffs artist Barbara Sutherland has donated a painting of hers to be included in the silent auction portion of BluesLink: hot music, cool cause, Oct. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., at the Scarborough Golf & Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Rd.
The hot music portion of the evening will be supplied by Alana Bridgewater, and Paul Novotny & Joe Sealy. The cool cause is working towards helping Scarborough's most vulnerable youth. Sutherland's painting is of the architectural relics that are displayed at The Guild Inn. For more samples of Sutherland's work visit her at barbarasutherland.com.
Tickets for BluesLink are $65, and are available by calling 416-967-1773, or online at blueslink.ca.