Art

Gabriele Craig is an artist and art therapist in the Beach who teaches water colour painting through the Beaches Rec Centre. She and her students just finished the winter term and celebrated by holding a small exhibition of their work at Kew Cottage (the Gardener’s Cottage) on March 12. Visit Craig’s site at gabrielecraig.com.

Arts On Queen, 2198 Queen St. E., presents a return visit by artist Janette Hayhoe, April 7 to 30. Titled Still…Life, the show features paintings that focus on life’s ‘everydayness’.
“Visual images have the power to evoke memory and psychological responses that tie us to the world,” says Hayhoe in her artist’s statement. “Much of my work focuses on domesticity, the everyday spaces and objects that surround us. The inherent paradoxes that exist within this realm can evoke various emotional states which I aim to explore.” Hayhoe has a Masters of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, a BA from Queen’s and has studied art in France. The last time she exhibited at Arts On Queen the show was a sellout.
There will be an opening reception April 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. with Hayhoe. For more information call Arts On Queen at 416-699-6127.

Zilberschmuck Art – Jewellery, 910 Kingston Rd., recently held its eighth annual Juried Exhibition of Canadian Fine Jewelry and Metalwork, and will be displaying works by winners and participants from April 12 to May 26.
The show is titled Superstition, and drew 76 submissions from 61 artists across the country. Artists drew inspiration from a wide variety of superstitions, including fears, numbers, and childhood play. While most claim not to be superstitious, many of us are aware of the numerous superstitions out there.
There will be a special opening reception April 12, from 7 to 10 p.m., where you can meet some of the winning artists. For more information call Cheryl at Zilberschmuck, 416-699-6000, or visit zilberschmuck.com.

Beach artist Karen Evans will be displaying more than 20 of her vividly coloured paintings at The Beacher Café, 2162 Queen St. E., from April 2 to 20.
“They are big and bold,” Evans says of her paintings. “A great way to shake off a grey day.” For more information call the Beacher at 416-699-3874.

Gerrard Art Space (GAS) is a membership-based collective of artists, located in the heart of Little India, opening on April 14.
GAS is an artistic collaboration built on memberships. The gallery is divided into a south and north space, and shows happen simultaneously. There are 46 memberships available, with a slot for every artist once in an 18-month cycle. Shows run for about three weeks.
Either gallery space may be rented for educational purposes, poetry, spoken word and film nights. Space is also available to artists to rent on a one, two or three week basis. GAS is now accepting submissions for memberships.
The inaugural show will be New Works by Max MacDonald. An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 14, from 2 to 7 p.m. For more information, visit gerrardartspace.blogspot.ca.


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