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Bruce Parsons

With Guest Artist John Parsons and Emerging Artist Jenny Chen


Exhibition Duration:  March 12 to March 31, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, March 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


The exhibition features the New Silk Road, panoramic wall and floor paintings. Audience participation is welcome. 

The Silk Road embraces the mountain river people of the Chinese Initiative, a high speed rail line as well as gas and oil pipelines. The New Silk Road has its heart centered in Samarkand. Bruce uses labyrinths as a walking meditation device when painting and walking sticks for walking meditations. Bruce says "I imagine using them as instruments used for searching for sources of underground water, but also pointers that uncover answers to subtle questions that a person might want to explore for better clarity and fun. It is a game of discovery like the Chinese book of chance and change called "The I Ching” which is a quest for strategic advice on how best to proceed with the task or a road ahead." For more information on Bruce Parsons

Guest Artist: John Parsons will be showing new “Black Lake Water Shield” paintings.  
Credit to emerging artist Jenny Chen will be showing “The Multitude of the Fish”



Winter Blues Revisited

Pottery by David Burman and Art Glass by Rochelle Kahn

Exhibition Duration: February 15 to March 31, 2019

David BurmanDavid Burnman

My work in clay is an ongoing experiment in shape, colour and texture with inspiration from the natural world. I strive to include Indigenous perspectives of our human relationship to the other beings with whom we share the Earth. Leaves, grasses, insects and reptiles appear in different forms in a playful arrangement of functional beauty. These pieces are meant to be used in daily life as a reminder of that relationship.




Rochelle Kahn

 Antidote for the Winter Blues? Playing with glass! Toronto winters change my relationship with both light and colour, a challenge for someone who is drawn to bold hues and how light teases what I see. Which is why playing with glass
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has become my winter sport of choice! Echoing the volatility of these months, I can predict but not guarantee how a piece will react to the kiln. Not only are there learning opportunities in that but it has given me a kind of Zen approach to opening the kiln lid. Like winter and the rest of nature, it’s about seeing natural art enhanced by the cracks. The chorus of Leonard Cohen’s Anthem continues to be the mindful lens through which I view life.

Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”

In each season, I strive to celebrate those everyday cracks. Rochelle is a member of west-end Toronto’s Art Tour Collective. Her work can be seen at their shows and exhibitions, at Stratford, Ontario’s Village Studios, and at the Junction’s Funkyture, A Marketplace for Creative Arts, 2912 Dundas West. Contact Rochelle Kahn at Cracked Fuse Art Glass, 647.622.7494  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.








Trust Fall

Gabrielle Schwartz

Exhibition Duration: March 1 to March 31, 2019

Gabrielle Schwartz’s recent body of work consists of semi-autobiographical illustrations, paintings and small sculptures featuring her whimsical imaginary characters that she sees herself and people who she is comforted by in. The pieces often depict themes in her life that she thinks are important to remember, like balancing time and relationships. When she creates, she is able to internalize these thoughts and accompanying emotions. In her exhibition she has created a scene about trust, portraying the clay figures performing a trust fall. The game being one character closes its eyes and leans backwards far enough to fall, trusting that their partner will catch them before they do. Gabrielle says "this was a popular activity among my elementary school friends, who I still trust the most today." See her works on Instagram @gl.schwartz


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