Tuesday, May 10, 2011

'PHOTO-OP 2011' - John B. Aird Gallery - - - 900 Bay Street, Downtown, Toronto, CA

 'Toronto Thru Summer Screen' - 1/1 - Pinhole by mlholton

Opening this Thursday, May 5th, 'Photo-Op 2011' exhibits excellence in photographic art practice as part of the city-wide CONTACT Photography Festival for the month of May. The CONTACT 'theme' this year is 'Figure and Ground' exploring the intimate & complex 'relationship' we have with our environment. 

Jurors - Sophie Hackett, Assistant Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of Ontario & Simon Glass, a Toronto-based photographer & the Associate Dean, Faculty of Art at OCAD University - viewed 263 images from 125 artists. The 3rd Annual Juried photography at the Gallery features 37 original artworks by emerging and professional photographers. Of the 37 items included for exhibition, I've got TWO pinholes in this show. (Yeh me!!! - sample above)

Show officially opens May 3rd with an Opening Reception on Thursday May 5th, 6-8pm. Exhibition closes Friday, May 27th, 2011. So, if you have a chance, do pop on in to this one! Lotsa fun for everyone!

Gallery Open: Monday to Friday, 10am - 6pm. 
Closed on statutory holidays.

Streetview of Aird Gallery, 900 Yonge Street in Macdonald Block

Birdseye View of John B. Aird Gallery, from famed TIFF Sutton Hotel
John B. Aird Gallery
900 Bay Street
(Macdonald Block)
M7A 1C2

 (The John B. Aird Gallery is located on the first floor of the Macdonald Block, an administrative office building in the heart of Queen’s Park, the seat of the Government of the Province of Ontario. The Macdonald Block is situated at the corner of Bay & Wellesley in downtown Toronto. The building and gallery are wheelchair accessible & can be reached by public transit. Buses run regularly from several subway stops, north/south along Bay Street and east/west along Wellesley Street. The closest subway stop is the Wellesley station. After exiting the station, walk west along Wellesley to Bay and enter the Macdonald Block, on the south/west corner, via the Bay Street entrance ... ) 

For more gallery info, link 'here'

'Small is Good' @ The Print Studio, Hamilton. Opens April 8th, 2011 - EXTENDED!

'Small is Good'
 ... displays the work of various artists from all over Southern Ontario. All artwork is priced at $100 to encourage purchase. Proceeds will go to support a facility that provides artists with a working space, specialized equipment, tech support, professional development and resources.

I've put in a small pinhole ... sample above. 
More mlh pinholes 
& general pinhole information - here.

More info about the gallery exhibit - here.
Just learned that this exhibit has been extended.
So, if you missed it in April, put it on
the roster for MAY ... :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ah - Spring! 2011

Great weekend. Wow. 
Double click on images for full screen 'effect' ... 

 Royal Botanical Gardens Spring Sale

Eco House in Hamilton
HMCS Haida Tour - 'Doors Open' Hamilton
(More visuals of Haida 'here')  

 Mum on Mother's Day

 Fragrant daffy & Hyacinth mini bouquet ... 
ah spring ...

Monday, May 2, 2011

SPRING Art Sale - Art Gallery of Hamilton, May 5-8th, 2011

Enjoy a dazzling selection of ORIGINAL art from emerging & established artists displayed in the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Pavilion and outside in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden. Wonderful Spaces.

Thursday, May 5: 12 noon - 9 pm
Friday, May 6: 12 noon - 9 pm
Saturday, May 7: 12 noon - 5 pm
Sunday, May 8: 12 noon - 5 pm

Yes, I am in this one too. 
Six of my famed photo-collages.
Various sizes, various prices. 
Check out sample here.

Opening Reception: Wowzaa! Quite a show!
Double-click on image to enlarge ...

Art Gallery of Hamilton