Cedar Ridge Creative Centre

The Cedar Ridge Gallery

Chris Honaski, "Crow", 2008, acrylic on canvas, 9'x6', collection of Lydia Mattucci.
 

The Cedar Ridge Gallery exhibits emerging and established artists, collectives, and students from Toronto and the surrounding area. The gallery is programmed ten months annually with short term exhibitions. The gallery is also a space for Cedar Ridge partners, The Community Arts Guild and The Precious Gems Project to exhibit and run programs. For more information about how to exhibit your work at Cedar Ridge please call 416-396-4027.

Spring events include Doors Open, May 28-29, with Community Arts Guild animating the gallery space and gardens, and Celebration of the Arts, June 12, an annual exhibition and art sale hosted by Cedar Ridge Studio Gallery.

Spring/Summer 2015 in the Gallery

ExpandApril 17- April 29, Chris Honaski

Opening Reception, April 17, 1-4 pm

Chris Honaski is a graduate of OCAD University and has also graduated from the University of Windsor, achieving a MA in Visual Arts. He is an emerging artist based in Toronto. His work examines the engagement, exploration and celebration of stolen institutions and cultural practices. Chris's works are large scale acrylic paintings. Chris examines totemic iconography and op art in his paintings – creating synergy between these two styles.

 

Chris Honaski, "Turtle Island", 2008, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 9 ' x 6'.

ExpandMay 2 - May 12, UTSC Student Exhibition

Opening Reception, May 5, 6-8 pm

 

Free bus from UTSC to Cedar Ridge leaves UTSC at 5:30 and returns at 8:30pm

The exhibit is co-presented by Doris McCarthy Gallery. Featuring works by students from University of Toronto Scarborough, Well Played reclaims dominant discourses through satire and play. The works in the exhibition use a range of interactive strategies to grapple with unsustainable human consumption, expropriation of homes, the inaccessibility of historical masterpieces, the role of the artist, and the search for meaning in the everyday.

Works by Maria Patricia Abuel, Patrick Atienza, Daniel Bernal, Yiling Chen, Elvina Chu, Allison Clayton, Tian Lu, T.J. Yang, Alma Yuan, Runxin Jennifer Zheng.

Curated by: Emily Minjoo Jung and Celeste Hamilton

ExpandMay 14 - May 19, Scarborough Needlearts Guild

Opening Reception, May 15, 1-4 pm

 

Above work (left to right) by Brenda Leach, Ellen Poborsa, and Sylvia Wilkens

The Art of the Needle commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Scarborough Needlearts Guild. The Guild has a long history in the community in Scarborough, and aims to keep rich historic cultural traditions alive by passing the art of the needle forward to future generations.

ExpandMay 22 - June 2, Community Arts Guild

Opening Reception May 24, 6-8pm

Closing Reception June 2, 6-8pm

Image by Sonja Rainey, courtesy of Community Arts Guild

Interlacing: Weaving stories of East Scarborough is the Community Arts Guild's annual Evolving Gallery show, when we invite visitors and participants to join us in co-creating an exhibition, drawing on the themes and art-forms currently inspiring our work. 

Interlacing is part of our early investigations into the official and unofficial histories, personal and collective memories, and changing identities of East Scarborough. It explores how the threads of our lives and stories are interwoven with the fabric of where we live and come from. Where do these strands form a tight weave? Where do the threads get lost? Where do they unravel? 

Come help us spin our tales.