Art & literature come out to play together at the Leon Rooke & John Metcalf Salon Exhibition

I had the great pleasure of attending the Leon Rooke and John Metcalf Salon Exhibition last night, hosted by Fran Hill Gallery at Rooke’s residence at 246 Brunswick Ave., Toronto—also the new contact space for the gallery since it moved from its St. Clair W./Christie neighbourhood Show Room. The event featured Rooke’s latest paintings andContinue reading “Art & literature come out to play together at the Leon Rooke & John Metcalf Salon Exhibition”

The real & the fantastical side by side @ Nora Camps’ ‘CAPRICCIO. Real & Imaginary’ exhibit

Artist Nora Camps opened her ‘CAPRICCIO. Real and Imaginary’ exhibit at the Papermill Gallery at Todmorden Mills this past Thursday night, with guest artists: Marietta Camps, MaryAnn Camps and Pamela Williams. The title of the exhibit refers to landscape work, which can be whimsical and fantastical, even collage-like in its assembly of images. Nora Camps’Continue reading “The real & the fantastical side by side @ Nora Camps’ ‘CAPRICCIO. Real & Imaginary’ exhibit”

Nuit Blanche T.O. amazes & inspires

Had a blast wandering the night and checking out the Nuit Blanche Parade exhibits and others with my good pal Lizzie Violet. I’ve included some highlights of the evening below. What turned you on at Nuit Blanche this year?

Energizing & inspiring: Eclectic – September Group Exhibition @ Fran Hill Gallery

It had been a while since I’d been to the Fran Hill Gallery, so I was very happy to get the heads-up from Fran that the gallery was mounting a group exhibition: Eclectic – September Group Exhibition, which opened last night and runs until September 29. Located at 285 Rushton Road, Toronto near St. Clair/Christie,Continue reading “Energizing & inspiring: Eclectic – September Group Exhibition @ Fran Hill Gallery”

Transformed by clay & fire

Back in the spring, I attended a sculpture exhibition of works created by students of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic art therapy group at the Gardiner Museum. While there, I had the opportunity to view the work and speak with a few of the participants, women survivors of violence and abuse, about their work andContinue reading “Transformed by clay & fire”