Christmas in November Art Show and Sale will be taking place Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the historic Gardener's Cottage, 30 Lee Ave. in Kew Gardens. Beach artists Jennifer Smithwell, Yvonne Jamieson, and Shelley Cinnamon will be offering original works of art, giclée prints, art cards and more in this one-day sale. This is a great opportunity to do a little early Christmas gift shopping. For more information call 647-272-4120, or visit the artists' websites: smithwell.ca, shelleycinnamon.com and yvonnejamieson.com.
Cobalt Gallery, 870A Kingston Rd., presents Holiday Festival 2012, which opened Nov. 17 and runs through the holiday season. Participating artists include Chris Evitts, Anna-Marie Olczak, Benjamin Weiler, Susan Wolff, Debra Barnes, Rebekah Walker and Celine Cimon. As well as fine art paintings, there will be a variety of artisanal gifts available including jewelry, woodturning items, ceramic pieces, and much more.
For more information or gallery hours call Cobalt Gallery at 416-694-0156, or visit cobaltgallery.ca.
Open Gallery, 454 Kingston Rd., presents an exhibition by David Connolly, beginning with an opening reception Nov. 29 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Connolly's work captures the traditional architecture and beautiful landscapes of his native Newfoundland. He works mostly in acrylics, and his work “depicts structures and how they relate to their set surroundings.”
To see more of Connolly's work visit his website at davidconnolly.ca
Open Gallery is part of Open Architects. Its aim is to feature artists whose work is “at the intersection of art and architecture.” For more info call 416-694-0008 or visit openarchitects.ca.
You still have a chance to see The Art of Protecting our Canadian Land Legacy, an OCADU student poster design exhibit designed to raise awareness of the mega quarry north of Toronto. The posters will be on display until the end of November in the constituency office of Matthew Kellway, MP for Beaches/East York, 155 Main St.
This first-year OCADU Graphic Design and Advertising assignment was to teach students that having responsibilities as young designers can drive social and environmental change and help protect issues for generations to come. The proposed mega quarry would be the largest in Canada and potentially destroy valuable farmland, and endanger water supplies.
For more information phone 416-467-0860, or visit matthewkellway.ndp.ca.
Arts On Queen will be hosting an exhibition by painter Keith Cornell called Quiet Places. Shh! Dec. 1 through 31 at 2198 Queen St. E. Quiet Places will feature recent landscapes Cornell has done from his many sketching trips throughout Ontario. According to his artist statement, Cornell says he has been “exploring the relationship between beauty and silence. These are paintings that you listen to in order to experience the place. Hear with your eyes the hush of our landscapes devoid of the sounds of busy human commerce.”
There will be two opening receptions with Cornell in attendance and available to discuss his work, Dec. 1 and 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. For more information call Arts On Queen at 416-699-6127.