Catherine Schmid

Biography Catherine Schmid was born in Toronto, Canada in 1942. She studied at the University of Toronto, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She began her career in the teaching profession, while travelling extensively, painting and exhibiting her work in many countries. During the 1980s she painted mainly

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Laura Culic, Prairie Tree, Beeswax, Oil and Pigment on Panel, 12 x 12 IN

Laura Culic

Laura's artistic practice revolves around her deep and abiding love of the natural world – in particular, the wild and rugged Canadian landscape. Laura Culic is a Canadian landscape painter based in Toronto, Ontario. Laura studied art at OCAD University and Sheridan College and is an elected member of the

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There’s a Party in My Paints!

Navillus Gallery proudly presents There’s a Party in My Paints!, an exhibition featuring the work of Canadian Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Painter, Zac Kenny. Toronto – 11 September – 1 November – There’s a Party in My Paints!  features the work of Zac Kenny, an artist who draws inspiration from the belief that people,

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The Changing Space of the Art Gallery

A few weeks ago, those who could get a ticket eagerly gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario to watch Patti Smith perform. The event was part of the AGO’s new “First Thursday’s” series,  featuring musical performances, drinks, DJ’s, book readings and artists talks, while the creative, fashionable and artistically

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Happy Birthday Agnes Martin

When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection. – Agnes Martin, born this day, 1912

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Beautiful things this week: The art wall

You may notice a bit of a theme to this week’s post… The art wall is an amazing way to start an art collection on a budget. If you are nervous about investing in a large scale painting, you can instead start to buy smaller drawings, prints (check out SunsetBLVD

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Why do we go to galleries?

“A big, very large, smaller or medium size building divided up in various rooms. On the walls hang small, medium sized or large canvasses. Thousands of canvasses. Thanks to the application of various colours we see pieces of “nature.” Animals in light and shade, drinking water, standing near the water,

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Beautiful Things This Week

We spend so much time not really looking at what is around us, and why blame us? Mostly it’s monotonous: cars, buildings, ads, people rushing to get places… That is why it is important to take a little time to immerse ourselves in things that are beautiful, aesthetically appealing, or

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Contemporary Art and Consumerism: From Damien Hirst to Curtis Kulig

This past summer the Tate Modern exhibited a Damien Hirst retrospective. Perhaps the most popular room in the exhibit was the last: the gift shop. Here, one could purchase Damien Hirst ceramic plates, cufflinks, silk scarves and skateboards, deckchairs and clocks, among numerous other nik-naks (including limited edition plastic skulls

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Toronto Art Fairs and Festivals You Should Know About

Seeing as we have already given you the lowdown on some of the biggest international art fairs around the world, it’s time we fill you in on some of Toronto’s best art events. While it can be a tremendous experience to attend a large-scale international exhibition, there are an abundance

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