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Ida Tong’s latest work will be featured in a solo show at Gerrard Art Space, 1390 Gerrard St. E., from Aug. 9 to 16.

Ida Tong

Ida Tong

A New Insight features 10 of her recent mixed media paintings concerning social consciousness. The works are all 24 by 36 inches.

Tong writes in her artist’s statement that the new work came from a “sudden burst of creative energy. These paintings depicting … issues such as religion, greed, aggression, our relationship with indigenous people, and violence against children, girls, women, and common people. Although these are serious matters, I consciously focus on the beauty and peaceful outcome, a non-radical approach. Instead of seeing absurdity, I look for divinity.”

There will be an opening reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 2 to 7 p.m.

 

More than 20 members of the Beach Guild of Fine Art are taking part in the group’s latest show, to be held at Todmorden Mills.

Shelley Cinnamon

Shelley Cinnamon

The show will feature work of all sizes, covering realism to abstract work, in oil, acrylic and watercolour. The Guild’s Summer Show and Sale runs from Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, Aug. 10. Todmorden Mills is at 67 Pottery Rd., between Broadview Avenue and the Bayview Extension.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends. Onsite parking is free.

 

Artisans At Work, 2071 Danforth Ave. at Woodbine, will feature We Are Toronto – A Portrait and Figurative Show through the month of August.

The show is meant to acknowledge the people who make Toronto a vibrant, exciting mosaic of culture. Artwork in many media will be showcased.

The gallery and communal workspace highlights a new theme for group shows each month, with a now traditional First Friday opening night party that features live music, art, food and a cash bar.

Artisans At Work also hosts a number of classes and workshops, among other community activities.

 

Arts on Queen, 2198 Queen St. E. at Balsam, will feature work from Keith Cornell through the month of August.

Keith Cornell

Keith Cornell

Cornell was an art teacher and art department head for 34 years in Scarborough. His love of art began as a child, as his grandfather was an art director.

One day a six year-old Cornell encountered an artist who set up his easel where the young lad was playing. The man proceeded to paint the scene, while the young boy sat entranced. The painter was David Milne.

Cornell’s style ranges depending on the subject. He paints small sketches on location, then works them into larger, finished works in his Northumberland County studio.

 

East End artist Aron Tager is extending a recent open house and sale through the end of August.

Tager’s sculpture, painting and drawing from every period in his life will be included in the show, which will run every Sunday afternoon.

Tager’s home studio is at 18 Cherry Nook Gardens. For more information or call 416-466-8088.

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