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Cobalt Gallery, 870a Kingston Rd., is featuring paintings, drawings and pottery from Chris Evitts during the month of March.

art-chris evitts 1The show is titled All At Sea, and takes its inspiration from the British meaning of the phrase, which describes a state of confusion, disarray or panic.

Evitts is a multi-medium artist, working in an expressionist mode with touches of surrealism and abstract, a dash of humour and a little pent-up rage. For more on Evitts, visit chrisevitts.com. For more on Cobalt, see cobaltgallery.ca.

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Beach artist Paul Corby is teaming up with his friend and fellow artist David Hynes, a long-time Beach resident now based in Bethany, Ontario, for a one-day show at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church.

Titled The Ideas of March, the show will feature Corby’s small and medium-sized acrylic paintings, as well as Hynes’ larger collage work. The show’s title signifies “not only the date, but the renewed possibility for fresh thought that the last week of winter traditionally inspires,” according to Corby.

Collaborative art by Paul Corby and David Hynes

Collaborative art by Paul Corby and David Hynes

Corby’s work is inspired by music and urban lighting, falling under what he terms casual realism. He sometimes wanders into abstract territory as well. His last show was an invitation-only show at the church in 2012.

Hynes will be showing medium and large-scale collage work at the show.

The Ideas of March runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Birchcliff Bluffs United Church, 33 East Road at Kingston Road just east of Warden, on Saturday, March 15. For more on Corby’s work, visit paulcorbyvisuals.webs.com, and for Hynes, see davidhynes.net.

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Brilliantly Garnier, by John Wallace

Brilliantly Garnier, by John Wallace

Cathedral Rock, by Andrew Oliver

Cathedral Rock, by Andrew Oliver

The Beach Photo Club’s Romancing the Light exhibition at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills was extended by two weeks, but if you missed it, don’t fear – 25 pieces from the show will be transplanted to the Beacher Café for the month of March.

The condensed show includes work covering a wide range of artistic visions, all emphasizing the need to be in the right place at the right time to capture the right light.

The Beacher Café is at 2162 Queen St. E., at the corner of MacLean. For more on the club, visit beachphotoclub.com.

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Artisans At Work is offering a pair of spring break activity days for kids called March Break Art Days.

On Wednesday, March 12 and Friday, March 14, creative kids from eight years old to 19 years old are invited to find their artistic side, covering activities including painting, sketching and drawing, crafts, jewelry-making and wood burning.

Both days run from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., and cost $85 including materials. No experience is required and kids will take home finished work. Email artisansatwork@yahoo.com to register.

A Thursday indoor winter farmers’ market is still operating in the community space every week from 2 to 7 p.m. Life model sketching and painting sessions run weekly on Sunday mornings.

This month’s art show, following a theme of Macro/Unseen/Close Up, will be celebrated at the monthly First Friday art party on Friday, March 7, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Stop by Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave. just west of Woodbine, for a celebration of art, with live music, food and a licensed bar.

For more information on these events and classes, visit artisans-at-work.com.

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