Monday, June 27, 2011

Former student Alex Rodway blogs his art

Former Visual Arts Brampton teen member Alex Rodway is now blogging his new works, on a fairly regular basis. Most of the works so far were created for his courses in Sheridan College's Illustration program, while others were done for a publishing company.

Alex was a student of Visual Arts Brampton's teen classes for a few years later last decade, easily earning golds, having progressed greatly from his first early year in the classes, back in 2000. About a year ago, he shared a show at the Rose Theatre Brampton's art gallery.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Animal art by Charles Weiss, others on display at Artway

Weiss installing his art, Thursday afternoon.
Charles Weiss is the featured artist at Artway Gallery this month, in our show "Fin, Fur and Feather". Running daily until July 29 at 6 pm, the show features his drawings, paintings, and sculptures of fish.

A freelance artist, Weiss' illustrations appear in magazines, newspaper, and on television. The artist is pictured during the installation of the show, Thursday.

Also on display are works by Merlene BoycePaul Draper, Betty Jean Evans, Francesca Riopka, Victoria Riopka, and Jacqueline Veltri.

Artway Gallery is in the northwest corner of Shoppers World Brampton, near Winners. The shopping centre itself is at Highway 10 and Steeles Avenue, at 499 Main St South.

St. Issac Jogues school art on display at Silver Clips

Currently on display at Silver Clips Artworks Gallery is artwork by St. Issac Jogues Catholic School, part of the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.

The school is named after a French Jesuit Priest who came to New France as a missionary at age 29, in 1636. According to the school website, "St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Elementary School is located in a growing, newly developed area in north Brampton. Our diverse population of 375 students, is comprised from a large number of families who have recently arrived from various areas. St. Isaac Jogues Catholic School is a caring school and community environment that stresses inclusion and acceptance of others, commitment to our catholic faith and high academic standards."

Silver Clips Artworks Gallery is located across the hallway from Artway Gallery, at the northwest corner of Shoppers World Brampton. Shoppers World is located at 499 Main Street South, at the corner of Hurontario and Steeles.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Comics, illustrations on display at Four Corners library

Ryan's Villains of Mercy web-comic characters.
There's still time to check out Ryan C. Thompson's solo exhibit at the Four Corners branch of Brampton Library. A member of Visual Arts Brampton, Thompson is exhibiting a mix of his cartooning, comic strips, and illustrations. Among the latter category, he has created coloured pencil tributes to some of his favourite actors, including Leslie Nielsen and Michael Dorn.

The branch is located at 65 Queen Street East, near Chapel Street/Theatre Lane. The library is open Monday to Thursday 10 am to 9 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm.

Visit the second floor of the library branch to see the two showcases of Ryan's creative work.

Charles Weiss featured at Artway's animal art show

A new work by Charles Weiss
This year's Fin, Fur and Feather animal art show will feature fish art by Charles Weiss, a former Bramptonian. Now a resident of Toronto, Charles has exhibited with the group periodically since Artway Gallery started in 1998. Featured will be his drawings, paintings, and wood carvings of fish.

A freelance artist, Weiss' illustrations appear in magazines like Musky Hunter, Ontario Out of Doors, Dogs in Canada, and The Canadian Fly Fisher. He has been featured on The Pet Network, was artist-in-residence at Sandbanks Provincial Park in 2008, and painted two of the famous Moose in the City sculpture, seen throughout Toronto in 2000. He is a regular exhibitor at the Spring Fishing and BoatShow.

If you stop by Annette's Bakery in Shoppers World (southwest corner of the mall, near PharmaPlus), take a look up, and you'll see an advance peek at his work. A ceiling tile painted by Weiss is a permanent feature at the store.

Also confirmed for the exhibit are Ryan C. Thompson, exhibiting his animal hybrid illustrations, and Paul Highgate, showing his fine line scratchboard wildlife images. Ryan is featured in an article in The Brampton Guardian, "Animals at Artway in July", to be published in print tomorrow.

The exhibit will run at Artway Gallery in Shoppers World, from June 24 to June 29, 2011.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Road closures next Saturday, Brampton

Afternoon classes at Visual Arts Brampton studio, or afternoon visits to Artway Gallery in Shoppers World will be a little bit harder next Saturday. Not only will Main Street in the downtown be closed, quite literally for all day, but Vodden to Charolais (the road above Shoppers World) will be closed from 1 to 4 pm.

To repeat, Main Street/Hurontario will be closed:
  • between Theatre Lane/Nelson to Wellington from 6 am to 10 pm;
  • between Vodden St to Charolais Blvd from 1 to 4 pm.