6ix Art Outdoor at The Distillery District

 

 

6ix Art Outdoor at The Distillery District
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June 27th – July 17th
6ix Art Outdoor Exhibit
From June 27 to July 16, the festival is excited to present a one-of-a-kind art exhibit titled 6IX Art Outdoors. The free-of-charge art installation along Gristmill Lane will feature 13 unique statues, standing over 8 feet tall, painted by some of Canada’s most talented multicultural artists.

Mission Statement

Mara Cataldi – Curator of 6ix Art Outdoor

The ‘6ix Art Outdoor ’ is a constellation of ideas and messages: a place that opens onto a larger cultural and entertaining space, an exhibition that moves through multiple cultures and critically engages emerging ideas and pushes the boundaries of the definition of the art itself. The way that people experience arts and culture is changing, and so too is the type of creative and educational experiences they enjoy. We provide an inspiring and enriching visitor experience that celebrates artistic excellence by thoughtfully engaging a broad group of emerging and established artists and prioritizing diversity in all areas. The “6ix Art Outdoor” will serve as a public space with the goal of fostering intercultural and multicultural dialogue by promoting a more active engagement and awareness within the communities through the use of visual art. This exhibit embraces the value of heritage showcased not only through the human-shape statue but, most importantly, through artists and the cultural richness they embody: stories, ideas, emotions, desires, dreams, and hopes. We are aware that an exhibit plays only a small part in the complex process of promoting art, integration and the respectful coexistence of different communities and cultural practices. Nonetheless, I sincerely believe that this contribution has an extraordinary potential to challenge prejudice and stereotypes as well as create shared spaces and a sense of belonging.

Art Toronto in person 2021

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Toronto artist Tatjana Hutinec

TATJANA HUTINEC at RIVERDALE ARTWALK 2021

Toronto artist Tatjana Hutinec launched As Above so Below, her exhibitor booth filled with stormy paintings, at the Riverdale ArtWalk 2021, August 21 – August 22.

 Toronto artist Tatjana Hutinec

In her body of work, titled As Above so Below Tatjana Hutinec highlights awareness of climate changes related to human consciousness, (egocentric) perception and actions impacted by consumerism.

Hutinec believes that art can inspire us to achieve a deeper awareness – focused on the relationship with oneself as an element of the whole and choosing positive personal practices that can help prevent climate catastrophe.

Since the pandemic closedowns in 2019, and art event cancelations, Riverdale Artwalk 2021 was the first outdoor art exhibition.

One of Toronto’s premier art exhibitions, Riverdale ArtWalk is a FREE two-day, public fine art juried exhibition showcasing selected artists at Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district, as well as a two week Online Show and Sale.

Hutinec has been creating and exhibiting her artwork in Canada, Croatia and Dominican Republic, while teaching art workshops to communities as well as creating wearable art and sculptures for TV, film and theatre.

“Greatfull for the opportunity to show my art and invite people to come in person, I am exited about my participation in the Riverdale Artwalk 2021” said Tatjana Hutinec, who grew up and studied art and design in Zagreb, Croatia. Since 1990, displaced due to the war outburst in Croatia, Tatjana has been living in Toronto.

Discovering the art exhibits of Missisauga’s Celebration Square

Discovering the art exhibits of Missisauga’s Celebration Square by Sherene Almjawer

Life does imitate art but not always in the best ways. The large shipping container in Mississauga’s Celebration Square housing the Love Local Art Shop should’ve been bustling with admirers of Amee Raval’s glass art on Sunday, August 29. Instead, much like Edward Hopper’s painting “Nighthawks”, excited patrons were stuck peering at the myriad of beautiful glass works from outside the little art shop.

Two pieces caught the sunlight: circular mirrors decorated with colourful pieces of glass in the shapes of women’s heads, each one donning a differently styled headdress.

Little did we know, the power in both Mississauga’s Civic Centre and the art shop had gone out, locking everyone out of both buildings.

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Luckily for us, Celebration Square is a haven for art. As part of the Mi Casa, Your Casa 2.0 installation—running from July 30 to September 6 by artists Esrawe and Cadena—Celebration Square is decorated in 14 red-frame houses inspired by the street markets of Latin America. Hanging from the top each frame are swings, letting visitors step into the home, watch the strip of bulbs at every house light up and swing under the warm summer sun.

Families, couples and children alike took turns immersing themselves in the little pieces of familiarity and homeliness, just as someone would in the lively streets of a Latin American market.

Fortunately, the Love Local Art Shop will feature a few more artists, every Friday to Sunday until September 5, giving art lovers one more chance to meet and support their favourite local artists before Celebration Square introduces a new set of exhibitions.

ARTIST PROJECT 2020//FEB 20 – 23

  • ART BATTLE – Art Battle is live competitive painting where artists selected from the fair will create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they paint, visitors can move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The audience votes for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to purchase artwork.
  • ART CHATS – Artist Project’s series of talks and panel discussions on a range of illuminating and trending topics led by experts in the art and design world. Art Chats are complimentary with admission and last approximately one hour.
  • UNTAPPED EMERGING ARTISTS COMPETITION – Presented by DeSerres, The UNTAPPED program is dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists. A juried competition that awards 20 emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for free. UNTAPPED Emerging Artists benefit from a dedicated feature space at the Artist Project.
  • ART WALKS – The fair’s themed guided art tours offer the opportunity to meet artists, learn about their inspirations and how they create their amazing works of art.

Location: The Better Living Centre Exhibition Place 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

Thursday, February 20 – Opening Night  7 – 11pm

Friday, February 21  11am – 10pm

Saturday, February 22  11am – 8pm

Sunday, February 23  11am – 6pm

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Artist Project Feb 21st, 2019

Artist Project Feb 21st, 2019

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Show Highlights include:

ART BATTLE – Art Battle is live competitive painting, 16 artists selected from the fair will create the best work they can in 20 minutes. As they paint, visitors can move around the easels, closely watching the creative process. The audience votes for their favourite painting and bids in silent auction to purchase artwork.

ART CHATS – This popular seminar series offers a range of engaging talks hosted by leading art and design experts. Art Chats are complimentary with admission. Space is subject to availability.

UNTAPPED EMERGING ARTISTS COMPETITION – Presented by DeSerres, The UNTAPPED program is dedicated to supporting the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists. A juried competition, the UNTAPPED Competition awards 20 emerging artists from all mediums an opportunity to exhibit at a professional-level art fair for FREE. UNTAPPED Emerging Artists benefit from a dedicated feature space at the Artist Project.

ARTIST COMPETITION – Presented by Swatch, artist have a chance to enter a theme based competition to be displayed in a feature exhibit at the show. Winners are selected by a panel of jurors and visitors are also encouraged to vote in the People’s Choice Award!

Location: The Better Living Centre Exhibition Place 195 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

Thursday, February 21 – Opening Night 7 – 11pm

Friday, February 22 11am – 10pm

Saturday, February 23 11am – 8pm

Sunday, February 24 11am – 6pm

Ticket Prices – click here to purchase tickets.

Adult admission $15
Group adult tickets (10+ people) $12 each
Senior admission (65+) $12
Youth admission (13-17) $12
Children 12 or under free

Artist Project 2019 Sponsors:

De Serres
Art Battle
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Akin Projects
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Celebrated Toronto Art Fair February 23-26, 2017 Exhibition Place, Toronto

Celebrated Toronto Art Fair Fetes a Fruitful Decade

TORONTO, ON (February 1, 2017) – Calling all art enthusiasts! Artist Project celebrates its 10th year with a four-day art fair hosted from February 23-26, 2017 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto. The overarching theme of this year’s fair is Birthday Party, connecting attendees with collectors, curators, gallerists and designers to revel in shoppable artwork from over 250 contemporary Canadian and international artists.

The fair debuts with the Opening Night Party, one of Canada’s most popular art world soirees. Guests will be greeted by a brilliant watercolour mural, The Tenth Tide, an impressive 100-foot-long front entrance installation by L.A.- based artist Tracy Hiner (see teaser at left). Bold in color and texture, the feature installation explores how paint interacts with itself and the swirling beauty it creates. The scale of the artwork allows the viewer to intimately experience the work’s depth. Tracy has created an exceptional welcome to the creativity which beckons beyond. Additional new and electrifying artists include printmaker Shogo Okada, painter Mel Gausden, photographer Simon Willms, painter Benny Bing, and textile artist Sam Pedicelli.

Installation Zone A primary Artist Project 2017 attraction is the Installation Zone, featuring artists working within a variety of mediums. A highlight includes the moving sculpture, The Girl with Paper Boats, created by past exhibiting artist, architect, and award winning sculptor, W.W. Hung. This Canadian educated sculptor and dance enthusiast is inspired by the human body’s language of movement in space.

Art Chats Artist Project’s Art Chats Seminar Series returns this year with a thrilling expert line-up sharing their knowledge from varied creative community sectors. Guests will be enlightened by this popular seminar series, offering a range of interactive talks hosted by foremost minds, featuring: current Stylecooler Host and former House & Home editor, Mark Challen; Manager of StreetARToronto StART), Lilie Zendel; arts and culture writer and The Art Market dynamo, Kate Barron; experts Manny Neubacher and Anya Shor of The Art Stylists; talented Artist Project alum Erin Loree; and more. Topics will include the basics of art buying, social media and the art market, artwork in public spaces, professional practice within the art world, and much more.

Celebrated Toronto Art Fair February 23-26, 2017 Exhibition Place, Toronto

Art Battle Art Battle #494 returns to the exhibition floor on the evening of Friday, February 24 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This vibrant live competitive painting art show will have guests consumed in rounds of 20-minute competitive painting where 16 artists take to their easels and grant show-goers a window into their creative genius. Members of the audience can vote for their preferred work and can later bid in a silent auction to purchase the artwork.

UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition Artist Project and DeSerres will be giving recognition to 20 emerging artists through its UNTAPPED Emerging Artists Competition, one of the most popular features. Dedicated to the development of students, new graduates, and self-taught artists, the juried competition will provide a platform for emerging artists to launch their artwork at a professional level art fair at no charge. One of the 20 artists will be awarded a complimentary booth at Artist Project 2018.

Birthday Artist Competition In honour of Artist Project’s 10th annual show, this year artists are invited to submit an original work based on the interpretation of the theme “BIRTHDAY”. All competition entries will be presented in a feature exhibit at the show. Winners will be selected by a panel of jurors to receive a cash prize. Guests of the exhibit can also vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite entry in the Birthday Artist Competition, and be automatically entered to win $250 towards a work of art and a pair of tickets to the Opening Night Party at Artist Project 2018.

 

The Changing of Seasons at Arta Gallery

On the evening of November 2nd, the walls of the Arta Gallery were lined with newly displayed artworks. Combining two openings into one soirée, Fay Athari, director and curator, proudly displayed Beyond Times and A Golden Glow to the Light of Day. Located in The Distillery District, the space was bright with eager guests mingling and viewing.

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Tucked into a seemingly separate part of the gallery, Alexey Klokov’s Beyond The Times exhibited his solo enamel pieces. The biomorphic shapes created with bold, pure and vibrant hues were contrasted by heavy gold and black segments and white canvas backgrounds. When asked about this series, Fay Athari explained that the choices of colors were rooted in spiritual insight.

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Within the main space was the collective show, A Golden Glow to the Light of Day.  This segment of the space exhibited pieces by Carmela Casuccio, Shabnam Afrand, Elizabeth Hardinge, Leah Hicks, and Manya Javadipour, Jenn and Terry Craig, and Tim Hough. Inspired by the changing of seasons, the curatorial aim of this show was to evoke the aesthetic of nature. Fay Atharia explained that “the artists are fragments of different styles and artistic practices that focused on the emotional, structural, and spiritual elements.” Within this colorful mosaic was the naturalistic oil work of Tim Hough, who was exhibiting at the Arta Gallery for the first time. His successful pieces rendered images he has captured on his travels, including a triptych panoramic painting of Ontarian Georgian Bay.

 

Both shows run until November 14th. For more information, visit www.artagallery.ca

 

Written by Amanda Lindenbach

Visual Art at Dirty Talk 2016

On the first Friday of the month, Dirty Talk held their usual Dirty Talk event at Round on Augusta Ave. The bar was alive with music and artists who lined the walls with their canvases. Through the various sizes, shapes, and styles of artwork, viewers were met with a diverse range of viewing and purchasing options.

Upon entering, it was impossible not to notice the large fleshy canvas with protruding dismembered dolls pieces. It was the work of Valerie Shvetz, a fourth year OCADu student, who proudly represented her piece. This was her first time combining two and three dimensional elements into an artwork. When asked about her intention, she explained that she “… wanted to build something visceral.” The goal was to create a womb with abscesses growing out of it, juxtaposing null colors with “disturbing content”. Valerie expressed her fondness of using found objects because of the fact that they contain memory. She enjoys finding materials in second-hand stores and discovering the histories and symbols behind them to create conceptual pieces. This artist truly embodied Dirty Talk’s mandate of “… unfiltered expression.” Valerie Shvetz specializes in painting, sculpture, and photography, and is available for commission work. You can follow her Instagram @3names_sold.

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Written by Amanda Lindenbach

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