Exhibition: October 30 to November 24, 2019

Opening Reception: November 6th, 6-9pm

The Artists’ Network has opened its new doors in the vibrant cultural community of Leslieville. To celebrate this milestone, the Artists’ Network Gallery is hosting its grand opening exhibition MOMENTUM. This juried exhibition of Artists’ Network members includes original works inspired by a broad interpretation of the theme MOMENTUM, from the act of moving forward to the poetics of spiritual growth.

Join us for the opening reception Nov 6th, 6 – 9 pm, as we celebrate the Artists’ Networks continued growth and forward MOMENTUM. This milestone event for the Artists’ Network will be marked by a few words from councillor Paula Fletcher, as well as our board chair, Kate Taylor.

Paula Fletcher will be awarding a Councillors Choice Award ($250 A.N. Dollars) as well as a Juror’s Choice Award (1 year membership). You’ll have your chance to vote for People’s Choice throughout the duration of the exhibition, look for the ballot box in the gallery. People’s Choice (1 year membership) will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

 

Participating Artists:

Beverly Daniels, Connie Gorsline, Corynn Kokolakis, Cherie Daly, Carolyn Laidley Arn,  Elva Hook, Elana Dinissuk, Elsie Chiu, Gail Williams, Gerda Wekerle, Hayoung Jung, Janice Turner, Kate Taylor, Lauri Maitland, Lori Ryerson, Mark Gleberzon, Mei Chan-Long, Morgan Jones, Natalia Ackers, Nadine Prada, Patrizia Brasch, Paul Brandejs, Sheila Thompson, Shelagh Howard, Tash Damjanovic, Zoey Zoric.

 

 

Artists’ Network has a Permanent Home!

 

 

Dear Artists,

The Artists’ Network is pleased to announce that a permanent home has been secured at 1158 Queen Street East, otherwise known as Leslie Grove Field House.  Located on the corner of Jones and Queen Street East, in Leslie Grove Park, we are very excited and relieved to be able to stay in the area. Our new home will enable us to continue to host exhibitions and education seminars, as well as function as our administrative offices. In addition, we will have the opportunity to work together with the Leslieville and Riverside communities, providing mentoring and community events. 

As many of you know, we have moved 3 times in the last five years and were faced with an unaffordable market in the east end.  It took extraordinary effort and vision to ensure that Artists’ Network remained in the East End.  We are thankful to Councillor Paula Fletcher, her assistant Susan Serran, the City of Toronto and to all of the City employees that were instrumental in making this happen. 

The Leslie Grove Field House is currently undergoing renovations and is being transformed into our new office and art gallery. As we currently have an exhibition at the current Artists’ Network Gallery, we will be moving at the end of September.

We are very grateful to Councillor Paula Fletcher who worked very hard to help Artists’ Network remain as a valuable part of the Riverside and Leslieville community.  Over the past year, Councillor Fletcher, uncovered suitable underutilized city properties, and introduced a Motion to Council to grant a lease to Artists’ Network as well as funding for renovations. 

The Artists’ Network is also thankful to Streetcar Developments, who provided the organization with wonderful space for more than two years.  The Streetcar Gallery allowed the organization to host many group and solo shows, and Artists’ Network will continue to provide unique display opportunities for members and other arts groups.

In closing, I personally want to thank Carolyn Laidley-Arn, artist and board member, who has dedicated her expertise as a commercial real estate broker and a substantial amount to of time to make this happen.

Looking forward to our future journey, including a rockin’ open house! Stay tuned for details.
 
Cheers,
Kate Taylor
Chair, Artists’ Network