The Opening night of Who ART Thou was a huge success! Congratulations to all the artists, and to Monica Gupta and Dawn Vrablic for organizing this extraordinary event and to Ideas Incorporated Gallery for housing it!
15 Artists (from Seaton Village, Annex and Christie Pits)
over 50 pieces of original art many pieces for under $250
Ideas Incorporated Gallery 1081 Bathurst St. (south of Dupont) Robin Gray www.organicmetalgallery.com Cathy Watson Ginny Brett Mark Tholen www.t-yyz.ca Oliver Heinrich http://www.ideasincorporated.ca/ John Cadiz www.wildsofcanada.blogspot.com Brett Tryon www.bretttryon.com
Natasha Milijasevic http://natashamilijasevic.blogspot.com/
Kimberley White www.kimberleywhite.com
Pam Willcocks www.snapdragondesigns.ca
Amy Rogers http://www.hereandheredesigns.com/
Audry Kalman www.musegallery.ca
From Inside Toronto:
Art show and sale brings community artists together
Art show and sale brings community artists together. Audry Kalman and 14 other artists from the Annex, Christie Pits and Seaton Village communities will showcase their goods at a special art show and sale dubbed Who ART Thou? at Ideas Incorporated Gallery. Photo/COURTESY
“It’s just a bunch of people I’ve known and they all live in the area,” she said. “There are a lot of talented people here who have never shown their work in the area and this gives them a chance to do that.”
Gupta said she has often been surprised to discover one of her neighbours paints, sculpts or does other artwork in their spare time. Many, she said, had been involved with the art scene at one point, but wound up taking on more regular paying gigs and dropping out of the public eye.
Gupta noted the Annex, Christie Pits and Seaton Village communities boast a huge number of artistically-inclined people who differ from the traditionally arty crowd in that they have children, full-time jobs and other responsibilities that preclude them from pursuing their art full-time.
The show will allow artists to exhibit paintings, photography, jewelry, purses, scarves, mobiles and more.
“A lot of times, artists and designers are working on their own and they have things that are show-worthy, but don’t have enough – or the time – to put on a show,” she said. “It’s nice for us to be able to show what we’re doing and (for visitors) to see things they wouldn’t have an opportunity to see.”