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June 16 - 17, 2013
Opening Reception: 1pm - 5pm
A collection of jewellery bearing motifs inspired by the Persian myth and nature will be showcased in an art show at Arta Gallery on 16th of June. The collection has been created by Manijeh Rafie, a jeweller and designer that always draws inspiration from the ancient Persian motifs for her works. Mixing silver of Isfahan and stunning stone in rare colors from her birthplace, Persia, make Manijeh`s design unique and exclusive.
June 3 - 10, 2013
Ron Gordon, Steve Gordon, Maurice Kahn
Opening Reception: Tuesday June 4, 6-9:30
First cousins Ron Gordon, Steve Gordon and Maurice Kahn were born in Johannesburg, emigrated from South Africa and now live on three different continents, Ron in Perth, Australia, Steve in Toronto, Canada, and Maurice in Jerusalem, Israel. Their work reflects the influence of their adopted homes and environments while their Southern African roots and heritage play a key role in their creativity.
Over the years they became aware of their common (related) love of nature and sought individually to capture its awe and beauty through the lens and the medium of print-making.
This exhibition brings together for the first time the fruits of their creativity which you are invited to share.
May 16 - 30, 2013
Marie Heintzman, Lynn Leonard, Mark Nowaczynski, Matthew Plexman, Jeff Turner
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6pm-9pm
Five Toronto photographers explore the question: Is visual perception directly influenced by the 'mind's eye' ?
Heintzman reveals ethereal images in light shafts of centuries- old architectural structures,
Leonard exposes subtle rhythms and patterns in the urban landscape,
Nowaczynski brings Toronto scenes to life with large format B+W film and silver gelatin prints,
Plexman pushes expected boundaries of peripheral vision with panoramics of the Yukon landscape and
Turner's large photo collages satisfy an urge to compartmentalize the world.
May 1 - 14, 2013
Salina Kassam, Laura Paterson, Kamelia Pezeshki, Steve Speer
Opening Reception: Thursday May 2, 6pm - 9pm
Field of Vision
This show will feature portraits from different continents, by four distinctly different artists. What is common is each artist works on projects that resonate with them and are long term commitments to the subjects they photograph.
April 26 - 30, 2013
Selected art works from gallery artists.
April 25 - 26, 2013
Humber College Graphic Design Students
Opening Reception: Thursday April 25, 5pm - 9pm
Launch Grad Show displays the fantastic graphic design work of all of the two and three-year graduating students of Humber College. The evening will be an incredible night of talent, creative work, music, drinks and a vast selection of hors d'oeuvres. What better way is there to celebrate the student's final year?
April 9 - 23, 2013
Scott Garant, Lisa Hickey, Sann Sann Lam, Karen Taylor, Kate Taylor
Opening Reception: Thursday April 11, 6pm - 8pm
The things that inspire us as artists and fuel us as people.
Working in a creative world it is important to be supported by influences that help to cultivate new ideas. Each artist will seek to explore those areas in their lives which nourish and sustain their visual interpretation of the world: the colour and movement of nature; the profoundness and vibrancy of our friends.
April 1 - 8, 2013
Alexander Frid, Cassandra D’Onofrio, Catlin Overend, Christine Psaila, Daniela Mitrovic, Dannika Moses, Ivy Lin, Jennifer Weiler, Jessica Duck,Jessica Raymond, Jimmy Ebanks, Kailynn Fife, Lili Nui, Meaghan Declerq, Nicole Medeiros, Paul Seymand, Rhyal May, Tiia Dodge, Vivian Mak
Opening Reception: Wednesday April 3, 6pm-9pm
Toronto contains an abundance of persona that is drawn to a landscape of varying experiences. Being a multicultural city, Toronto provides the unique opportunity of interpreting and experiencing a variety of cultures. Each project you see here is a portrait of Toronto. Some projects are contextual and abstract, while others are literal; all are intimate and personal, and expresses the understandings of what Toronto means to the forth year image arts students.
March 28 - 31, 2013
Artists Alex Jordan | Amanda Wood | Cristal Sung | Dean Park + Erin Sweeney | Emily Halberstadt| Jamie Chirico| Ji Wong You | Karen Cochrane + Olivia Kolakowski | Kathryn Barrett |Linda Lou | Rachael Brown | Rola Kuidir | Samar Hejazi | Zaid Edghaim
Opening Reception: Thursday March 28, 5pm - 11pm
META 2013 is an exhibition that showcases the artwork of fourth year New Media students. We use technology to create innovative works that redefine the way you think about art. We push the limits of interactivity, connectivity and image-making. We understand that people provide the connection between art and technology. What we do today will influence the way you live tomorrow.
March 16 - 25, 2013
Anahita Azrahimi, Michael Black, Marilyn Bulmer Cochrane, Peter Colbert, Mouna Ikhlassy, Momo Simic, Ivo Stoyanov
Beautiful collection of abstract and landscape paintings by gallery artists.
March 8 - 15, 2013
Ladan Jazayeri, Parham Didehvar, Azadeh Houshmand, Nargess Alavi, Mahnaz Piroozfar, Hashem Taghavi, Mehraban Mehrabani, Mehd Pourian , Nona Soheilnia, Firoozeh Athari, Hamid Rafinejad ,Farideh shahsavarani, Hadi farahani, Shamsi Shahrokhi, Nazanin Fartash, Bahareh Soltani, Negar pooya, Gholamhossein Nami, Simin Sepehri, Farideh Esfandi, Kamelia Pezeshki
Opening Reception: Friday March 8, 6pm - 9pm
One of Iranian art's noble and enduring legacies has been its ability to break free from the material world's earthly manifestations and embrace the ethereal world of "imagination".
Toronto's Iranian-Canadian community, with the help of a group of Iranian artists and art enthusiasts, Nami Iranian-Canadian Centre for the Arts (N I C C A ) was established in 2008. This non-for-profit group's programs and activities, whose main emphasis is on critical analysis and examination of art theory, critical review of artists' works, art history and philosophy, review of Iran's modern art movement as well as public discussions, has established N I C C A as one of the most effective art forums in Toronto's ever-expanding Iranian community.
"Wall", which is this centre's first group exhibition, is the result of a two-year creative effort of a group of visual artists using wall as their theme. Choice of wall as the theme provided the artists with the chance to freely explore their inner interpretation of wall as a concept and therefore, resulted in creation of a series of artworks that represent each artist's individual approach to the subject, rather than the group's collective understanding of wall as a symbol.
February 28 - March 3, 2013
A photographic fundraiser for Aids Committee of Toronto
Collection Preview at Arta Gallery
Feb 28 - March 3
February 12 - 26, 2013
Jeremy Down, Gord Kemp, Paul Mantrop, Chris Roberts, Rob Saley, David Marshak
Opening Reception: Thursday February 14, 6pm - 10pm
18th Annual Exhibition
Group of artists, David Marshak, Robert Saley, Paul Mantrop, Jeremy Down, Gordon Kemp, Chris Roberts, Steve McDonald - called Drawnonward – have taken their inspiration from the Group of Seven. Their mandate is to explore Canada's landscape through painting and have covered more than 150,000 kilometres in its pursuit. Traveling by retrofitted school bus, converted milk truck, train, fishing boat, ship, canoe, kayak, snowshoe and ski, Drawnonward has journeyed between both shores of Canada. Touring the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia; hiking the northern stretches the Yukon; traversing down the icy slopes of the Gaspe peninsula; cruising on a Russian exploration ship through the waters of Newfoundland and the Arctic - they have strapped on paint boxes, carted supplies and put all of their journeys down on panels, paper and canvas.
February 1 - 10, 2013
A group show of gallery artists
Vince De vita (1890s - 1973)
December 18 - January 31, 2013
Sw Austin, Claus Heinecke, Peter Colbert, Ivo Stoyanov, Jayne Libby Sims, Marina Hanacek, David Brown, Michael Black, Salomon Khammi, Adriana Joshua, Olga Kotova, Mouna Ikhlassy, Momo Simic, Marilyn Blumer Cochrane, Vince De Vita
The Collection includes beautiful abstract paintings by Ivo Stoyanov, Claus Heinecke's carved wood sculptures, encaustic art, minimal landscape by Michael Black, and many more varieties of styles and subject matters.