Showing from January 21 – March 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Jan 27, from 12 – 2 pm
Neighbourhood Gallery North:
The Art of Music by Asher Ettinger
Artist Statement:“I used to create colours with music, now I create music with colours.”
Asher Ettinger is a Toronto-based fine artist as well as a career composer, arranger, music producer, pianist and educator.
Most of Asher’s 400+ paintings explore musical icons and graphics employing techniques ranging from masking to abstraction. Many pieces include keyboards and pianos, his principle performance instrument.
Other instruments explored include guitars, violins, cellos, saxophones, flutes, accordions, trumpets and dancers. Non music-themed paintings include text and themes of romantic and universal Love.
Customized prints of all images are also available. Specific commissions are welcome and encouraged.
Watch a time-lapse video of Asher painting Boogie Woogie #1 (above sample image) set to a boogie boogie piano piece he composed for the video: https://www.facebook.com/asherettinger/videos/vb.651245559/10153583604145560/?type=3
Please contact Asher directly (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) to view more pieces at his studio.
A more comprehensive collection of work can be viewed at www.asherart.ca.
Neighbourhood Gallery South:
Finding Solace in a Landscape group show by various artists
In a busy city, finding that inner calm is sometimes difficult. We are lucky to have Neighbourhood Gallery residing in a place of calm. We are blessed with these images from nature, from vast skies, long views of mountains, reflective water, to trees, their shadows and especially rocks. These are strong grounding images for me. This show has a wide variety of viewpoints by eighteen gifted artists, all with distinct styles. The materials – which range from paint (acrylic, oil and watercolour) to thread, felt and fabric – all convey that beating heart of the land. We need that groundedness during these bleak winter days.
We hope you can find solace in these landscapes.
– Lauren McKinley Renzetti
Artists included in this show:
Ioana Bertrand, Marina Burke, Veronique Carrier, Mary Chorniuk, Eric David, Karima Dieleman, Cheryl-Ann Hills, Dhairya Maheshwari, Karin McLean, Rita MacMillan, Martin Mitrik, Ghazaleh Naderian, Danielle Nothmann, Carolina Reis, Ramona Ricken, June Tenzin, Heather Wheldlake, Patty Wilkinson