Beach Arts Scene

Artisans at Work,  2071 Danforth Ave. at Woodbine, is hosting the Artistic Family show during the month of February. The show will focus on families with two, three or more contributing members hanging their artistic output in any medium. On Friday, Feb. 7 between 7 and 10 p.m., stop by for First Friday, the opening […]

Beach Arts Scene

  The Beach Photo Club is presenting an exhibition titled Romancing the Light at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills, at the foot of Pottery Road. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 9, members of the club offers 65 works covering a wide range of artistic visions, all emphasizing the need to be in the right […]

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The series of concerts celebrating the violin – titled, appropriately enough, The Violin – is returning to the East End on Jan. 26 for the fifth instalment. Julia Wedman, baroque violin, and Charlotte Nediger, harpsichord, will keep things traditional with a J.S. Bach recital, featuring Bach’s Sonata in B Minor for Harpsichord and Violin, BWV […]

Beach Books

Mommy, am I pretty? By Margot L. Denommé Self-published, 32 pgs. Reviewed by Andrew Hudson Brightly painted wildflowers, ballerinas and drummer girls steal the show in this picture book illustrated by nine and eleven year-old sisters Brooke and Madison Denommé-Warren. Mommy, am I pretty? opens with a young girl asking her mom just that question […]

Beach Arts Scene

By Jon Muldoon Painter and printmaker Rebecca Ott’s work will be featured at Open Gallery, 454 Kingston Rd., opening on Jan. 16 and running to the end of February. Ott, a Toronto-based artist, studied both architecture and digital media before shifting her focus to visual art. Her work features oft-ignored elements of the modern urban […]

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Acoustic Harvest presents David Bradstreet on Saturday, Jan. 18, with special guest Mira Meikle. Bradstreet studied architecture in college, but quickly transitioned to full-time music, touring the US and Canada in the early 1970s. He is likely best known for his song Renaissance, which was a hit tune for Valdy. Bradstreet has worked as a […]

Beach Arts Scene

Two artists are exhibiting new work at Lazy Daisy’s Café, 1515 Gerrard St. E. at Coxwell, to the end of December. Local artist Andrew Duff is a grad of both OCAD and NSCAD, and as he states in his bio, he “draws robots on just about everything.” Though normally that includes drawing, painting and collage […]

Beach Books

Pictures From a Darkroom Floor: My Life in France By Heather Cook Two Ladies Press, 390 pgs Review by Jon Muldoon Anyone curious about what life was like in 1960s France should pick up Heather Cook’s Pictures From a Darkroom Floor: My Life in France, a memoir about her early adulthood in Paris and the […]

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A story of Christmas hope, coming of age, electric sex and air rifles is coming to the stage in theatrical form, as the Scarborough Players present A Christmas Story. The play was written by Philip Grecian, based on the movie directed by Bob Clark, with a screenplay by Clark, Leigh Brown and Jean Shepherd, based […]

Beach Arts Scene

Artisans At Work celebrates its first year of existence this month. Join them for a congratulatory toast at the monthly First Friday event this Friday, Dec. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. The regular party serves as the opening reception for each month’s exhibition, which is following the theme of Cabinet of Curiosities for December. […]