Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents The Green Hills of Ireland, a show of recent paintings of the Emerald Isle by Sheena McGoogan, March 9 through 31.
McGoogan and her husband, author Ken McGoogan, spent five weeks last year sailing around Ireland, as well as exploring the country's interior by car. Sheena was captivated by the buildings, homes and “the looming, cloud-filled skies.”
She took many photos, made dozens of sketches, then returned to her studio in the Beach to render them into the canvases that will appear in this show. There will be images of The Ring of Kerry, Tory Island, the Dingle Peninsula and the Aran Isles. The exhibition is timed perfectly to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and the 2013 Irish ‘Gathering’. You can see some samples, and find out more about Sheena McGoogan by visiting the artists page at artsonkingandqueen.com.
There will be a special opening reception on March 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. where you will get a chance to meet Sheena and discuss her work. For more information, and gallery hours call Arts On Queen at 416-699-6127.
The Beach Photo Club presents Toronto Cityscapes, a photographic exhibition celebrating the city at the Papermill Gallery in the Todmorden Mills Arts Centre, Pottery Road, Feb. 27 through March 10. The exhibition will include more than 60 images “capturing the beauty, diversity and textures of our city.”
There is a special artists reception March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. where you can meet some of the photographers. The Beach Photo Club would also like to remind readers that it has a permanent rotating exhibition at the Beachside Grill at 1922 Queen St. E.
LucSculpture Gallery, 663 Greenwood Ave., presents Love in the 21st Century, an art show by Michael McLaughlan, on until Feb. 24.
McLaughlan renders his takes on modern love in unique metal sculptures, reflecting such “cultural touchstones as film, literature, and music.”
You can find out more by calling LucSculpture Gallery at 416-461-7935, or visit lucsculpture.com.
Gerrard Art Space (GAS) presents Art With Heart, a show and sale in support of Jessie's place, the June Callwood Centre for Young Women, now through to Feb. 24, at 1390 Gerrard St. E. Fifty per cent of sale proceeds go to support pregnant teens, young mothers and their children.
GAS would also like to announce a new session of From the Fridge Door, a series of quality art programs by Nicola Maguire, Monday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m., beginning March 25 and running until May 13.
Students will explore a variety of artistic mediums, while developing their skills in observation, colour sense and use of space. They will learn about other artists and lend their hands to creating their own pieces using pastels, charcoal, acrylic, watercolours, wood and clay. To register, visit fromthefridgedoor.com.
To find out more about what's happening at Gerrard Art Space call 416-778-0923, or visit gerrardartspace.ca.
Artisans At Work, the unique multi-faceted arts space at 2071 Danforth Ave., is holding its first special celebration all weekend, March 1 to 3.
Friday night, from 6 to 10 p.m., join Sandra Frieser and Murray Powell for some great music as you explore the new art space in the East End. There will be a group art show in the Community Room Friday evening, as well as Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
While you're there find out more about the various classes that will be held there in the future, including Open Paint with Tara; and Tools for Transformation, instructed by Charles Hackbarth. Upcoming classes include life drawing, sewing and yoga.
You can find out more by calling Artisans At Work at 416-425-4665, or by visiting artisans-at-work.com.
Kingston Road United Church, 975 Kingston Rd., is presenting a series of three art lectures by renowned artist and educator Jacqueline Treloar. The first of these – Great Houses & Gardens of England – will be held Feb. 25, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Church members will already be familiar with Treloar; a very large work of hers graces Mitchell Hall. She is a graduate of the Central School of Art & Design in London.
From 1969 to 1981 she ran a textile design studio in Northern Italy. Since coming to Toronto in 1984 she has had numerous exhibitions in Ontario and is an art instructor for the Toronto District School Board. You can find out more about her by visiting her website at jatreloar.com.
Tickets for this lecture are $20 for adults, and $10 for students, and can be purchased at the door on the day of the event, or in advance at the Church Office. There is a package deal for the three lectures of $50. For more information call 416-699-6091.
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