ART BATTLE 29– Live Competitive Painting, audience voting, auction, bar, awesome music! Tuesday May 29th, 7:30 pm at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen St West. Tickets $15/door, Students $10. www.artbattleto.com
Please join us at The Great Hall on Tuesday May 29th for the most exciting live arts event in the city! More »
Thursday, May 24, 2012 will mark the official opening of (Daboa) (Takeout), which will be at the Varley Art Gallery of Markham until September 3, 2012. International in scope, this exhibition is curated by Shannon Anderson and Doug Lewis with the assistance of Selena Yang. More »
Constructions of Femininity is an exploration of the artifice of feminine dress and identity. This work juxtaposes the extreme silhouettes of 18th century dress with the armour of the modern day hockey warrior and was inspired by young women hockey players who have redefined femininity to include feats of courage, strength, and power. Hockey equipment has been transformed with feminine signifiers of ribbon, sequins and beading paired with silhouettes such as a romantic tutu or panier made out of armour-like mesh. More »
Opening Reception with artist: Thurs May 24, 6 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Sat May 26, 2 pm
From Brooklyn, New York, Itamar Jobani works at the cusp of contemporary sculpture. Jobani’s signature balance of craftsmanship, innovation, and new technologies has earned him museum shows as well as residencies in Glasgow, Berlin and at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City. His work is informed by studies in fine art, film, and philosophy; it is recognized internationally for its conceptual lucidity. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The June art exhibit titled “Geography” and is a concept left deliberately vague, to be interpreted as pleased by disparate artists who range from pop culture specialists to painters working on a purely visceral level. It is a concept dealing with maps, travel, and the removal of oneself from Point A – whether a physical or metaphysical journey. What and where is Point B?
The Katzman Kamen Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by April Hickox, titled Vantage. The exhibit runs from May 10 to June 2, 2012. An official opening will be held on Thursday, May 10 from 5 to 8p with April Hickox present.
April Hickox’s long-standing relationship with photography, explorations of personal history, and affinity to landscape informs her new exhibition. Vantage turns the viewpoint back toward the camera, or rather references its presence. Two series of photographs, Port Holes and Rain, engage watery landscapes and diverse weather conditions, embracing the lens as a tool, adding layers to the images captured. More »
The installation creation process for The Encampment is underway! The Encampment is a unique form of artistic practice by art duo Thomas+Guinevere (Thom Sokoloski & Jenny-Anne McCowan) where the metaphor of archaeology turns an historic site into a large-scale ‘temporal village’ and a glowing sculptural grid against the night sky. The 2012 version of The Encampment will focus mostly on the unknown civilian history of The War of 1812 and premiere as part of the Luminato Festival and City of Toronto Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812. From June 8-24, the final installation of 200 tents will transform the grounds of Fort York National National Historic Site into a massive expression of art and history. More »
Five accomplished and award winning Canadian artists – Peter Adamson, Bret Culp, Peter Kraiker, John Long and Mira Zdjelar – specialize in the art of photography and showcase very different and unique styles. ‘5 Photographers’ (photography and digital art group exhibit) opens with a public reception on Thursday, May 10 (6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) and runs to May 26, 2012 at Leonardo Galleries in Yorkville.
Toronto’s Peter Adamson states, “My current work ranges from the abstract and the interplay of line, shape, form and colour, to the landscape often created with composite images combined for effect. While the subjects are secondary and the aesthetics primary, my ulterior motive is to encourage the viewer to dream of summer.” More »
Opening Night: Thursday, May 3, 6:30 to 11 p.m.
The class of 2012 invites you to OCAD University’s 97th annual Graduate Exhibition, featuring work from more than 550 graduating students. The exhibition gets underway with Toronto’s biggest exhibition opening party and cultural industry night — with more than 5000 guests — on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. More »
Art Battle: Cage Matches
Full Contact Live Competitive Painting
Sometimes it’s a struggle to finish a painting. Cage Matches is live competitive painting with *no rules. Artists take their palettes, brushes and who knows what else into the cage for a series of 1-on-1 matches…the audience will decide who has produced the better painting after a 10 minute round. More »
We are pleased to announced our first ever team event! 12 teams will compete at Art Battle Doubles, 2 painters per team. This tournament will have 3 rounds including a final Championship round. The winning team will receive cash prize and qualify for the Art Battle Tournament of Champions this summer.
What is Art Battle?
Art Battle is live competitive painting. Painters create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they work, patrons move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. At the end of the round, the audience votes democratically for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to take the work home. More »
The class of 2012 invites the public to join them at OCAD University’s 97th annual Graduate Exhibition, featuring work from more than 550 graduating students. The exhibition gets underway with Toronto’s biggest exhibition opening party and cultural industry night — with more than 5,000 guests — on Thursday, May 3 from 6:30 to 11 p.m.
New this year, the exhibition features Alumni Day, with special family-friendly programming, a barbeque and exhibition tours on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Alumni and their families are invited to reconnect with friends, old and new. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. During the month of May, Steam Whistle Brewing Gallery will take part in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival by hosting Heritage Toronto’s successful photo exhibition, Building Storeys, now in its third edition. More »
The North Toronto Group of Artists (NTGA) is holding their 4th Annual Spring Studio Tour Sunday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.
This is an opportunity to purchase original artwork from “outdoor” art to indoor paintings, and photography from 16 local artists. Meet the artists, view their work and add something unique to your backyard or indoor space this Spring.
The Tour encompasses the area of North Toronto from Eglinton to York Mills and from Avenue Road to Mt Pleasant .
Visit www.ntga.blogspot.com to download the brochure for the official tour map and further details.
The North Toronto Group of Artists is a non-profit organization that promotes local artists in various forms of visual fine arts with the goal of enriching the community culturally. Members organize and participate in annual art exhibitions including the NTGA Fall Fine Arts Show and the Spring Studio Tour. The NTGA is managed by volunteers who are active artist members.
We are pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Canadian artist Michael Adamson at Moore Gallery, 80 Spadina Avenue, Suite 404, in Toronto. The exhibition will open at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th, 2012
Michael Adamson: Sticks and Diamonds – Fables of the Pleistocene More »
A contemporary art auction fundraiser featuring over 60 of Canada’s best emerging, mid-career and established artists. Admission includes complimentary food, an open bar and a subscription to C Magazine. More »
Steam Whistle Brewing has been supporting the artist community since 2000 by hosting monthly art exhibitions in their Gallery to showcase local creative talent. The April art exhibit titled “HERE and THERE” demonstrates the comparison between life in the country and life in the city. More »
“Menagerie” is an art show that engages the imaginative exploration of anthropomorphism – the attribution of human qualities to nonhumans. Through visual study, nineteen local up-and-coming artists will explore the idea of anthropomorphism as a form of self-extension. As we “humanize” nonhuman entities, personal relationships are established, and a special – sometimes disturbing – attachment is then applied to the animal or object. This can be seen from our naming of pets, to drawing faces on inanimate objects, to shouting at a car when it has broken down. Through us, the animal/object takes on its own humanity. The result of this visual exploration is a modern bestiary – a collection of creatures, human and nonhuman, situated and interacting in contemporary society. More »
Save the date for OCAD U’s Project 31 art auction
OCAD University will launch Toronto’s art auction season with its third annual Project 31 fundraiser in support of art and design students and programs.
One of the city’s most accessible art collecting events, Project 31 is a live art auction, held on Thursday, March 29, offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD U’s talented faculty members, and a few specially invited guests. More »
Far, Far Out, Outer Space Adventure
Kid’s Exhibit at the Avenue Road Arts School
3-2-1 Blast off! Join the Avenue Road Arts School for our 3rd annual children’s exhibit. The show will feature 2 & 3-dimensional artwork along with interactive pieces created by the young students at the School. Travel through outer space and encounter aliens, astronauts and futuristic worlds.
Opening reception will take place on Tuesday March 27th from 6-8pm with refreshments, snacks and art activities.
Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our young artists and enjoy a wonderful art experience!
Location: 460 Avenue Road