Teri Donovan
Wednesday, April 26 - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, May 5 at 6:00PM

The Red Head Gallery
401 Richmond Street West, Suite 115
Toronto, ON M5V 3A8

The experience of being constrained or limited by perceived or actual restrictions, self-imposed or externally dictated, and the efforts to be free of them is a familiar one. Donovan aims to tap into this experience of circumscription and encapsulate a sense of the never-ending search for freedom in the face of limitations. Her obscured figures allude to a range of constraints inside their metaphorical confines and struggle to deal with and/or escape them.

Sorel Cohen
Photography in Canada 1960-2000

Friday, April 7 - Sunday, September 17, 2017

National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON K1N 9N4

This work deals with the attempt to remove autobiographical and ritualistic activities from their normal context and place them within an art context in order to reconsider their meaning. This transformation is effected by the decision itself to subject these activities to an aesthetic attitude and isolate them as images. But more important is the transposition of real gestural activity in three-dimensional space onto a two-dimensional surface, where it takes on a unique existence related to the brushwork of painting.

Karen Bailey
Tuesday, May 2 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Vernissage: Tuesday, May 2 at 5:00PM

Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, Kildare Room
310 St Patrick Street
Ottawa, ON K1N 5K4

Themes of service and community inform my work as a painter. In Mélange, a group exhibition, I document service dogs and puppies displaying exuberant camaraderie as they unwind together in play. What happens when guide dogs dance?

Teresa Ascencao
Mind Set

Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 19, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 6:00PM

180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5

Text and Tongue attempts to dislodge the stronghold of patriarchal language within the artist’s unconscious mind, and as inscribed onto her body. These are visual poems comprised of bodily imagery and layered text excerpts from decades of personal journalling, including records of dreams and nightmares. Here, the artist asserts herself as both photographer (author of meaning) and subject (symbol of contestation) to explore connections and contradictions between subjectivity, objectification and representation. For a preview of the work, visit: TeresaAscencao.com/text-and-tongue.

Ruthia Pak Regis

Sunday, April 16 - Thursday, May 25, 2017
Reception: Friday, April 21 at 7:00PM

The Church of the Epiphany and St. Mark
201 Cowan Avenue
Toronto, ON M6K 2N7

A series of acrylic on canvas paintings depicting domestic and landscape settings with young children.

Gail Gregory in exhibitions:
Beach Guild of Fine Art Members Show
Friday, May 26 - Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Gardener’s Cottage
Kew Gardens Lee Avenue
Toronto, ON M4L 1J1

Small works in watercolour and acrylic in a group show with members of the local art group.

Central Connection Art Show
Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017

Withrow Clubhouse, Withrow Park
250 Logan Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3C7

Recent watercolours and acrylic paintings in a group show with the Central Connection Art Group.

Barbara Simpson
My Home and Native Land, Together With Mom
Friday, May 12 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
Recption: Friday, May 12 at 7:00PM

31st Pelham Art Festival
1120 Haist Street Pelham Arena
Fonthill, ON L0S 1E0

Inspired by the original techniques of legendary Canadian painters Emily Carr, The Group of Seven, Tom Thomson, and Canadian photographer Neil Dankoff, come out to experience my message celebrating both Canada’s 150th and the magnificence of mothers conveyed in original acrylic paintings and digital fine photography this Mother’s Day weekend! Incorporating my own unique and bodacious flair I bring together picturesque in energetic colour meaningful landscapes of our grand Nation next to beautiful floral elegance filled with emotion symbolizing “Mom”. Visit www.pelhamartfestival.com/program.html for details and admission.

Marjorie Moeser
Traces of Memory
Thursday, June 1 - Sunday, June 25, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 2:00PM

David Kaye Gallery
1092 Queen Street West (entrance on Dovercourt)
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9

New semi abstract landscapes, reflecting the topography of the southwestern desert. Vibrant palette, rhythmic lines, textured surfaces. Compositions evolve intuitively as the artist reflects her surrounding environment.

Anne Barkley

Saturday, July 1 - Thursday, August 31, 2017

901 Lawrence Avenue West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3

An eclectic mixture of recent work by three long-time artist friends. Abstract, representational and figurative works in a variety of sizes and using different mediums including acrylic, oil and cold wax.

Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Sacred Dot paintings

Saturday, July 1 - Monday, July 31, 2017

Sir Walter Stewart Library
170 Memorial Park Avenue
Toronto, ON M4J 2K5

Sacred Dot Paintings investigates the nature of making as meditation in the style of the Aboriginal Australian dot painting. Taking a single image & portraying it only in dots is challenging & liberating.

Jaime Koebel
Wapikwanew - blossom
June 22 - July 30, 2017
Vernissage: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 5:30PM

110 Laurier Avenue West 
Ottawa, ON K2P2H9

In Indigenous and non-Indigenous floral cultures, the use of flowers in art objects becomes a marker of cultural identity as well as a source of beauty and an act of elegance. Cultural identity through floral symbolism provides a source of distinct placement and allows cultural mapping through art objects. Curated by Jaime Koebel Artists: Christi Belcourt, Barry Ace, David Charrette, Kelly Duquette, Nathalie Mantha, MyrosiaHemeniuk, Kirk Brant, Simon Brascoupe

loop gallery presents: 
loop gallery 
1273 Dundas Street West 
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1X8

Ava Roth & Adrian Fish | Encaustic Sewings & Deutsche Demokratische Republik: The Stasi Archives

Saturday, April 22- Sunday, May 14, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 22 at 3pm 

Ava Roth’s current exhibition, Encaustic Sewings, explores two contrasting traditions of artistic practice. She finishes her opaque and heavy ‘encaustic sewn paintings’ paintings with a series of delicate—even domestic— tools and media: needle, thread, and delicate papers.

In this exhibition, Adrian Fish’s photographs document the extant repository of dossiers collected by Stasi officials in the former GDR( from 1946-1989), in addition to the meeting rooms, offices, and boardrooms preserved after the collapse of the GDR.

Fiona Freemark

Thursday, May 11 - Sunday, June 4, 2017
Opening with artist in attendance: Friday, May 12

Parts gallery
1142 Queen Street East 
Toronto, ON M4M 1L1

Fiona Freemark is a cut-paper artist who lives and works in Toronto. At the core, her artwork is based on the exploration of personal memory. Photographs that are taken while on the move mimic the mental snapshots that stick in the mind throughout the day. The layering of images is then used to reflect an overlap of memories, where the division between specific thoughts and visuals is not always clear. Fiona received a BA Honours Studio Art from McMaster University.

susan gold smith
MayWorks Windsor 2017
Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Festival: Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:00PM  

one ten park: a working space
110 Park Street West
Windsor, ON N9A 7A5

MayWorks Windsor 2017, the 8th Annual Festival Celebrating Labour, Arts, and Community, with exhibits, theatre, round tables on the creation of workers co ops , and lots of solidarity. All in the month of May. Spearheaded by Windsor CARFAC members. www.mayworkswindsor.com
A MAY DAY after party at one ten park: a working space will toast and host May 1st International Day of Workers Solidarity, readings, renegade poster-making, and MayWorks Window Installation.

Lise Melhorn-Boe
The RE Books
Saturday, April 29 - Saturday, June 10, 2017
Reception: Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00PM

Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre
370 King Street West, Unit 305
Kingston, ON K7L 2X4

The RE Books are a series of artist’s books: meditations on memory, love, and new beginnings after set-backs. These large fabric books will be suspended from the ceiling of the State of Flux Gallery. Playing off the phrase “Reduce, reuse, recycle,” each book has three words, each word beginning with the letters RE. These words are formed from stuffed tubes of reused t-shirts, and will spill out of the suspended covers, forming a maze of brightly-coloured words.

Rowena Tolson
Watercolour - Selection of Paintings by Rowena Tolson
Monday, May 1 - Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ottawa Public Library (Main Library)
120 Metcalfe Street 120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2

Memory of the trips. A selection of watercolour paintings depict the scenery of different places in Canada or out side of Canada.

Maryse Maynard
The Self-Portrait Show

Thursday, June 8 - Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Gallery 200
The School of Dance 200 Crichton Street
Ottawa, ON K1M 1W2

Every June, Gallery 200 at The School of Dance in Ottawa shows a highly diverse and fascinating thematic summer group exhibition. This year’s challenge is Self Portraits (not Selfies) In the tradition of, or perhaps, breaking the tradition of the artist’s portrait of his/herself. The exhibition will run from June 8th to September 12th. Additional information can be found at: www.theschoolofdance.ca/gallery200
Among the CARFAC members exhibiting are Yvonne Wiegers and Maryse Maynard.

Johnnene Maddison
Venice Abstracted

Friday, June 2 - Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rotunda Gallery
City Hall 200 King Street West
Kitchener, ON N2G 4V6

My recent trip to Venice, Italy inspired me to paint, not the images or scenes, but the colours, atmosphere, emotions and character of this magical city. There are 8, 30X30” acrylic paintings on canvas featuring my reaction to visiting Venice for the first time.

Merlin Homer
Paddling Together

Sunday, May 7 - Sunday, May 28, 2017
Reception: Sunday, May 7 at 12:00PM

Saint Anne’s Anglican Church
270 Gladstone Avenue
Toronto, ON M6J 3L6

Curator Michael Ormsby’s Paddling Together explores the work of 4 indigenous artists-- Sage Paul, Kevin Lemure, Merlin Homer and himself -- in response to Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations. The canoe is a central image: we are in it together, as we look forward to our next 150 years. The exhibition will be accompanied by lectures, concerts, workshops and panel discussions. Ormsby writes, “We need to refloat or right the canoe that is Canada, especially as we work toward reconciliation.”

Becky Comber
Her Space

Sunday, May 21 - Monday, July 24, 2017
Opening Reception: Sunday, May 21 at 3:00PM

Ysabel Sureth Privatgalerie
AchterstädterStraße 11
Achterstadt 26936 Germany

Photo-based artist Becky Comber and acrylic and mixed media painter Heidi Berger will be exhibiting exciting new work this May in Germany. Hosted by Ysabel SurethPrivatgallerie in AchterstädterStraße, works will be on display from May 21, 2017 to July 26th, 2017. An opening reception will be on Friday May 21st, beginning at 3PM. Visit heidiberger.com or beckycomber.com for further information.

Paul Walty
Noé, matelot? | The arc of an umbrella

Friday, April 7 - Sunday, June 4, 2017

La galerie RIFT
42, rue Sainte-Anne
Ville-Marie, Témiscamingue, QC J9V 2B7

This exhibition is an update of the artist’s long-term fascination with the power and resilience of myth. Choosing from a rich selection of drawing, stop-motion animation, digital collage, paper sculpture and installation Paul Waltyplombs the richness of a narrative that is global in its sources, and relevant in its value as metaphor.

Jurgen Mohr
New Works

Friday, April 28 - Saturday, June 17, 2017 

Alex Dufresne Gallery
107 Lansdowne St. East
Callander, ON P0H 1H0

Northern Ontario has had a significant impact on my art over the years. There exists something elemental, raw and original in the north, a primordial and mystical quality that is not restricted to the northern landscape, but is continuously present and accessible to experience. The primal energy of the land, its surroundings and our history bring me into contact with seminal and profound forces. I strive to convey the mysterious power of existence through a primitive style and symbolic form.

Patricia Moore, painter
Summer in the City

June 16 - July16, 2017
Artists’ Reception Friday June 16, 7- 10pm

Gallery on the Bay
231 Bay Street North, 
Hamilton Ontario,Canada L8R 2R1

Celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary, Gallery on the Bay will be exhibiting 150 works by gallery artists, depicting aspects of the provinces and territories of Canada. Gallery on the Bay (905) 540-8532. www.galleryonthebay.com

Karen Bailey, Gwen Frankton and Marcia Lea in group exhibition: 

Tuesday, May 2 - Saturday, May 6, 2017
Vernissage: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 5PM

Kildare Room, St Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
310 St Patrick Street 
Ottawa, ON K1N 7E1

Experience Mélange, a celebratory exhibition of work by the Rectory Art House artists, curated by Dale Smith. You’ll find a floating vessel, environmental themed installations, a new take on old masters paintings, stuffed toys transfigured. Images exploring guide dogs dancing, psychological perception, explorations of memory and the ocean’s

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