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Call For Art: New Window Exhibition

11 Aug

The Massy Arts Society is seeking submissions from visual artists to transform the street front window of their new gallery space at 23 East Pender Street. Some may recognize the address as the historic Ming Wo building. The window display will be visible to those walking by on street level. The aim is to support emerging practices of artists of diverse mediums. They are looking for experimental and non-conventional forms of work. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, the deadline is August 23rd. The first exhibition opening is planned for September 7th. For more information for those that wish to submit their work, visit MassyArts.com.

2nd Annual Parker Art Salon & Fine Art Exhibition

6 Apr

ParkerArtSalonDid you miss the Eastside Culture Crawl? Well you are in luck, as the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon & Fine Art Exhibition happens April 22 – 24, 2016. The beautiful and historic 1000 Parker Street Studios, which is home to many artist studios, will open their doors to the public for this 3 day event.  57 artist studios will open their doors and transform the 2nd and 3rd floors which will feature painting, sculpture and installation pieces and much more.  This is a great opportunity not only to see some of the amazing creative talent that we have in our fair City, but to meet and chat with the artists.  This is a free event and open to everyone.  There is lots of free parking available in the area.  The event kicks off with an Opening Reception Friday, April 22nd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Workshops and live painting will be on display Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm.  If you wish to check out which artists will be participating, we invite you to check out the ‘Artists’ rundown on their site.

Of course, if you are in this area to check out some art, we can recommend many great spots close by for a drink, bite or beer.  There is of course coffee on Commercial Drive with a great array of choices including Moja’s Coffee as well as Uprising Breads on Venables Street. For something sweet there is ice cream at La Casa Gelato with a long list of flavours and only a hop skip and jump down the street. For brunch beforehand, Havana Restaurant on The Drive comes to mind as does Café Deux Soleils. These are only a couple of many great spots to choose from in the area. There are also lots of great craft breweries close by Strange Fellow Brewing being one of the closest, but there is also Parallel 49 Brewing, Bomber Brewing and at the foot of Victoria Drive, Odd Society Spirits for a cocktail. If you want a bite and beer, think Biercraft, Stateside Craft and St. Augustine’s.   Other great food choices include Mezcal for Mexican, Cabrito’s for tapas, Falconetti’s for sausages, Cannibal Café for burgers, JamJar for Lebanese, pizza at Via Tevere on Victoria, but heads up best to be there for their 5:00 pm opening and get in line. Other good pizza choices include Lombardo’s, Marcello’s and Famoso Pizzeria.  I mean if in the area, might as well take in all it has to offer right?!

Opening Night Reception: Urban Landscapes At The Cultch December 18th

17 Dec

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You are invited to the opening reception of a new exhibit at The Cultch Gallery this Wednesday, December 18th.   The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables Street, presents Urban Landscapes an exhibition of urban spaces and artifacts by Vanessa Lam, Valerie Arntzen, John Russell and Sharon Petty.  John Russell is a self taught photographer whose body of work is built on photographs of abandoned couches reclaimed by nature, creating untold tales of their history in the minds of viewers. Vanessa Lam’s contributions are mixed media paintings/collages. Taking inspiration from the texture and colour of city artifacts and incorporating unusual objects into the work, Vanessa paints a unique, abstract view of the city. Valerie Arntzen Lam has been a photographer and assemblage artist for over 20 years.  Sharon Petty is a trained photographer from York University and Langara College. Valerie and Sharon work together to present a series of photographs that examine urban landscapes shaped by the people who travel them. Their combined photographs depict the expressions of communities upon the spaces they live in. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception this Wednesday, December 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you miss the opening reception, you can visit the gallery from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturdays from Noon – 4:00 p.m. The exhibit runs until January 23, 2014.

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A Call to Artists for Broadway East Art Walk

22 May


A group of neighbours in the Mount Pleasant area are leading the charge to create an Art Walk in the Broadway East area. The idea is that a number of businesses along the Broadway corridor between Prince Edward and Prince Albert would provide some exhibition space within or outside of their premises.   A small scale pilot Art Walk is scheduled for June 8th with a larger event to follow on September 29th to coincide with other community events taking place at that time.    The goal of the initiative is to bring new life to this area while supporting the local arts.  They are looking for artists in a variety of mediums including: paint, short film, sculpture, performance, temporary installation, you name it. The field is wide open.  It is preferred that you have not exhibited your work previously.   If are interested in submitting your art, submit your contact information and 1 – 2 samples of your work or a link to your portfolio to: broadwayeastartwalk@gmail.com with the subject line “Broadway East Art Walk”.

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