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A new gallery and education space is coming to the East End. Rebellion Gallery and Art Academy will hold its grand opening and launch party on Saturday, March 22.

The Eastern Avenue gallery opened its doors at the start of the month, and offers regular gallery programming alongside courses for both children and adults.

Stefan Galvanek

Stefan Galvanek

The inaugural group show is A Kaleidoscope of Art!, running until March 31.

Kaleidoscope loosely translates from ancient Greek to “observation of beautiful forms,” and the artists involved have brought their most beautiful forms for observation. Artists taking part include  Stefan Galvanek, Linda Woolven, Ann Wilson, Apanaki Temitayo, Irene Rensci, Brenda Bornstein and Tick Tock Tom.

A March Break art camp for kids just wrapped up. The first two courses for adults are getting underway – Elements of Photography and Friday Night Painting and Wine.

The open house on Saturday will run from noon to 5 p.m. for children and parents, who are welcome to come check out the space and get information on classes. From 7 to 11 p.m., an artist reception with cash bar will take place. Musical entertainment will come courtesy of Jerry Leger and the Situation at 8:30 p.m.

Rebellion Gallery is at 914 Eastern Avenue. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit rebelliongallery.com.

 

Debbie Wong

 

Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., between Coxwell and Greenwood, is featuring The Papier-Mâché Show now until March 30.

Pamela Shuller

The show features sculptural work made in the traditional paper and paste method. Artists taking part in the show include Jyne Greenley, Pamela Shuller, Morgan Skinner, Dana Green, Heidi Hamilton, Debbie Wong and Yvonne Kustec.

Also happening at the gallery is Bookworm: An evening with Corin Raymond.

Dana Green

Raymond will be performing the one-man show, presenting the story of his childhood, surrounded by his father’s books. The storytelling of the show offers comedy, drama, beauty and inspiration, as well as an unexpected ending. The show is written and performed by Raymond, and directed by Morgan Jones Phillips.

The evening runs from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Tickets for the show are $15.

For more information on either show, visit gerrardartspace.com.

 

Beacher Sheena Fraser McGoogan will be showing her latest work throughout the month of April at Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., at the corner of Balsam.

Fraser McGoogan travelled over the past year to Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Stromness, Orkney in Scotland. Both are port towns, which fit well with previous travels by boat through the arctic. The upcoming show, fittingly, is called Boats and Harbours.

Sheena Fraser McGoogan

Sheena Fraser McGoogan

The artist found herself in Nova Scotia exploring small harbours and fishing villages along the coast while her husband, author Ken McGoogan, was teaching writing. She sketched and photographed fishing huts, houses and landscapes, to bring home to her Beach studio for further exploration with acrylic paint.

Fraser McGoogan was born in Montreal, where her early artistic vision was shaped in the studio of her artist grandfather, Albert Pattison. She later took courses at the Musee de Beaux Arts and McGill in Montreal, before earning her art degree from the University of British Columbia.

Fraser McGoogan’s vivid, colourful paintings bring life to the nautical landscape of northern locations. To see a sampling of her work, visit her site at sheenamcgoogan.com.

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