What’s On Now

         Ontario Society of Artists, 144th Annual                 Open Juried Exhibition

On view: Tuesday April 4 to Friday April 28, 2017

Jurors: Lee Petrie, Frances Patella, Jangmee Park; Exhibition Co-Chairs: Sue Ennis and Janet Hendershot; Participating Artists: John Abrams, Peter Adams, John Ashbourne, Janet Baker, Liane Bedard, Kristy Blackwell, Vera Bobson, Linda Briskin, Norman Busse, Hendren Calak, Sandie Collins, Lynda Cunningham, Brian Deignan, Erna DeVries, Mary Donlan, Greg Douglas, Pat Dumas-Hudecki, Carole Edwards, Maya Foltyn, L E Glazer, Judith Graham, Stuart Graham, Kristina Guison, Diana Harding-Tucker, Diana Hillman, Marilena Isacescu Carlea, Marvyne Jenoff, Caroline Ji, Jessica Maan, Maggie MacInnis, Ian Mackenzie, Kaitlin Mason, Joseph Muscat, Moira Ness, Shelley Newman, Sherry Park, Maureen Paxton, Leena Raudvee, Clare Ross, Irene Sirko , Quan Steele, Nicholas Stirling, Kate Taylor, Rayne Tunley, Katja VanDenEnden, Dragica Vidakovic and Micheal Zarowsky; Award Recipients: Ethel Raicus Award (Student): Apryl Rayne MacFarlane; Eleanor Besen Award (Presented at OJE): Janet Hendershot



What’s Next

Robert Burley, An Enduring Wilderness Toronto’s Natural Parklands

On view: Tuesday May 3 to Friday May 26, 2017; Opening Reception: Thursday May 4, 7 to 9 p.m.



Tuesday May 9th, 5 to 6 pm:

Enduring Photographs: Robert Burley in conversation with Toronto Photo Laureate Geoffrey JamesWhat makes a photo endure? How do the photographers choose which images are show-worthy or book-worthy and which ones land on the cutting room floor?


Saturday, May 13th , 1 to 3 pm:   

Moderator:  Carla Garnet, Curator John B. Aird Gallery

Toronto’s Natural Parklands in the new Millennium:  The role of natural parklands in building a great city

  • Michael McClelland, Founding Principle, ERA Architects
  • Jake Tobin Garrett, Policy & Planning Manager, Park People and Writer
  • Denise Pinto, Placemaker, Writer, Generalist
  • Wayne Reeves, Chief Curator, Museums & Heritage Services, City of Toronto


Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 1 to 3 pm:

Moderator: Carla Garnet, Curator John B. Aird Gallery

Enduring Wilderness/Nature in the City:  Exploring the complex relationship between nature and the city

  • Jason Ramsay-Brown, Author and Naturalist
  • Todd Irvine, Arborist, Writer, Educator
  • Joyce Chau, Executive Director, EcoSpark
  • TBA


Organized by the John B. Aird Gallery and presented in partnership with the 2017 CONTACT Photography Festival

Supported by the City of Toronto


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