Upcoming Shows, Sales and Exhibitions
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Come out to ART in 2 YARDS in beautiful Port Credit, Miss ON.
We have for sale wonderful and unique handcrafted items: whimsical glass garden ornaments, exquisite wood carving, art pottery, functional pottery, soulful & colourful paintings, endearing folk art wood sculptures, metal sculptures, plush hooked pillows, rocking jewelry, floral arrangements, childrens' dresses and marvellous mosaics.
There is something for EVERYONE.
Ample FREE parking. :)
A group exhibition featuring the ceramic work of Mary McKenzie, Alix Davis, & Hana Balaban-Pommier.
June 25 - July 8 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday June 27th 2019 5pm - 7pm
Going as far back as the Jomon Period, in the history of ceramics, artist-makers have elevated the vessel beyond pure function. Concave, pot, receptacle, basin, vase and container are some of the words used to describe the basic objects known as vessel and can be expressed formally with terms like: interior, exterior, surface, volume, space, weight, form, scale, lip, rim, foot. But vessel, as a concept, has the capacity to move beyond function and embrace the vocabulary of metaphor.
Mary McKenzie, Alix Davis and Hana Balaban-Pommier, each with a unique voice, work within this expanded concept of vessel, while mining the possibilities of clay.
All three Toronto artists are alumni of Sheridan College's Craft + Design Program with Alix and Mary each being past Gardiner Museum/Sheridan Exhibition Award recipients and Hana also having exhibited at the Gardiner. A few highlights of each of these artists include: Hana being selected for Craft Ontario ’17 and as a Craft Ontario Award recipient. Mary participated in Hot Mud: Emerging Ceramic Artists at Burlington Art Gallery and in War: Light Within After the Darkness at the Canadian Clay + Glass Gallery. Alix exhibits annually at Clay Design and both Alix and Hana will be exhibiting in the upcoming FUSION Fireworks 2019.
GARDINER SHOP: /UPCOMING SHOP EVENTS
Filipa Pimentel – May & June 2019 in the shop Filipa Pimentel graduated from OCAD University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Ceramics. In 2010, she started Filipa Pimentel Design, and has developed two complete lines of domestic ware. She started working full time on her professional practice in 2012, focusing on retail shows and wholesale.
· May 29, 2019 Artist meet and greet and workshop demo
· 4:30pm to 5:00pm meet and greet in the lobby with light refreshments
· 5:00pm to 7:00pm artist workshop demo in the Community Clay Studio
Mary Philpott – April, May and June in the shop lobby vitrine Mary Philpott is a graduate of the School of Crafts and Design, Sheridan College (Ceramics), the University of Guelph (Art History, medieval studies and classical Archeology), and McMaster University. Mary has worked as an artist in residence at the Harbourfront Studios and at Air Vallauris, France. Her sculpture and tile work have been exhibited, collected and published internationally, and is in many private and public art collections.
· Duration is: April, May & June
· No scheduled artist talk
Heidi McKenzie – from July to August in the shop
Heidi is a Toronto-based ceramic artist. She completed her Diploma at Sheridan College in 2012 and subsequently her MFA at OCADU. Heidi has worked internationally as an artist-in-residence in China, Indonesia, Denmark and Australia. She is an award-winning artist whose work has been exhibited internationally including biennials in Hungary and Romania, and the Toronto Art Fair.
Michelle Mendlowitz and Robin Tieu – from July to September in the shop lobby vitrine.
We are both attracted to clay for its responsive nature. Clay as a medium is versatile. It has the ability to change at different stages of the making process. The finished object is a result of the ways in which the material is manipulated through force and support. It is a permanent response to action. This feature illustrates the narratives through the display of objects interactions and how they came to be.
Continuation of Heidi McKenzie in the shop and Michelle Mendlowitz and Robin Tieu in the shop lobby vitrine.
I am pleased to announce the AWBZ Visual Art Collection, Global Affairs Canada has recently purchased 5 ceramic sculptures from my series Invisibility Cloaks (2018-2019) and Growing Wings (2017-19). With the acquisition, my work is now represented in a major public Canadian art collection. Photos and statement can be accessed on my website https://www.kathykranias.com/new-work
The Gardiner Museum Shop will have a small selection of this series for sale beginning next week.
The annual ART TOUR is a showcase for some of the best art in Toronto's West End. Artists display their works at locations from Swansea to The Junction.
Admission is free, and art lovers have a unique opportunity to meet the artists and to see their creations.
Visitors are invited to soak up the unique atmosphere of the local community with its delightful mix of shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants.
There is a draw for three $100 prizes to be used toward an art purchase from any artist on the Tour. Entry forms can be filled out at all the tour sites; enter at each location to increase your chances. We will contact the winners three weeks after the Tour.
Enjoy the show!
Full list of the 45 participating artists at arttourcollective.com.