Tonight, Nuit Blanche 2014, Edward Day Gallery

Back for the 4th year, The Northern Beaver Galleries will be on Queen West starting at sundown. We have a new collection, a set of artist editions on the theme of “The Very Local”. Each artist reflected on something close to their home, something that through the process of observation, of taking note of subtle detail in our own place we play the role that art exemplifies in asking the viewer to look again, to be more sensitive, more aware of our surroundings.

Doris Purchase photographed a robin’s nest from her own front porch with a single unhatched egg. She had a real Canadian stamp made. Could you make the bird fly by sending a letter with the stamp?

Adriana Monti celebrates the local group Bike Pirates (Bloor and Lansdowne) with her key chains made from used bike chains, adorned with an oil painting of their logo.

Amy Wong treats us to a folded paper sculpture that is screenprinted with the “Society of Teeth of Scarborough”, folded like a Chinese rice snack the way only a local woman makes.

Kiana Browne observes the weird and wonderful in her Bloor and Ossington nabe, using her unique pen cartoon work to delight on a set of hand-drawn buttons.

Jim Houston brings back last year’s popular paper sculptures of Toronto landmarks after 80 years living in, documenting and loving the landscape and people of Toronto.

Ashley Culver‘s sensitive work with food and nature brings us a sun catcher made of clover flowers gathered from a lot on York campus as she walks to buy groceries, a balm to ease the commercial gathering of food at No Frills.

Rebecca Houston gives us a Souvenir of Little Portugal, observing the smell of St. Clarens Ave where sardines are the family food of any Sunday afternoon. Also, she has made buttons from the St. Clarens Alley itself, abstract fragments of garage paint and plant matter. Wear the city on your lapel.

Oil Painting by Adriana Monti

Also Available: prints by Rebecca Houston, paintings by Adriana Monti and some fun light up pieces, all for $2!


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At Youngplace for the Queen West Art Crawl this Saturday and Sunday!

Amy Wong, zongzi, hand printed folded paper.

Amy Wong, zongzi, hand printed folded paper.

Doris Purchase, photography on a Canadian Stamp.

Doris Purchase, photography on a Canadian Stamp.

Work from three artists for the show “The Very Local” to be at Artscape Youngplace for the QWAC this weekend. Please come visit.

Adriana Monti, painted keychain.

Adriana Monti, painted keychain.

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Northern Beaver Galleries at Queen West Art Crawl

Please come see us to continue your collection at the Queen West Art Crawl on September 13th and 14th, 2014. Exact location and musical partner TBA.

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Torontoist and BlogTO postings brought record audience to the Northern Beaver Galleries.

Thanks to largely to the wonderful “Rue des Refuses” listing, posts on the Torontoist and BlogTO had people searching Queen Street West for our installation last night. Check them out! And thanks to all who came out encouraging us to go bigger and more central next year!

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Reminder, join us tonight on Queen Street, 7pm until we run out of art!

We will be in front of 952 Queen Street West, the Edward Day Gallery.

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New work in The Northern Beaver Gallery for this Saturday.

The vending machines are almost ready for Nuit Blanche in front of The Edward Day Gallery once again. There will be glowing pods with spiral art meditations by Adriana Monti, and beautiful mini pillows hand stitched by Doris Purchase, glowing with the seed of new ideas on the new moon. Rebecca Houston will provide new relief prints with glow in the dark surprises.  Please join us 7pm until they’re gone, usually around 3am.

touch the light_adriananew moon_oct5_13Also available, precious paper models by Jim Houston, original drawings by Zanette Singh, tiny art books by Chuck Erlichman and more. Please come and enjoy the night while building your own collection of locally made, affordable art. $2 each.

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Nuit Blanche is coming!

Save the date, October 5th at sundown. Come see us in front of Edward Day Gallery by the entrance to the MOCCA.

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