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The Philippine Artists Group of CanadaPAG Invitation 2019 FINAL 00000002

Exhibition Duration:  June 25 to July 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27, 6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

The Philippine Artists Group presents approximately 60 new paintings in its Exhibit for 2019, the Group’s 31st year of existence.
Many of the participating members have been painting longer than 31 years. Founder Romi Mananquil was an art professor in the Philippines before migrating to Canada and founding PAG. With co-members Frank Tonido and Frank Cruzet, they have more than 100 years of painting expertise.
They and other PAG participating artists, many with decades of expertise themselves, will present artworks featuring portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, beach scenes, still lifes, and abstracts. Media used include watercolours, oil, and acrylics.
New this year is an auction to be held on June 27, 6 PM, during the Grand Opening, where approximately 20 paintings will be sold to the highest bidder. Website


Open Air Exhibition
Various Artists presented by Neilson Park Creative Centre with our community partner, Friends of Centennial Park Conservatory 

Exhibition Duration:  June 25 to July 21, 2019

Closing Reception and People's Choice Award Thursday, July 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Our Open Air Exhibition focuses on the outdoors and our natural landscapes.

Participating artists: Gina Alpous, Jim Alpous, Karen L. Bowen, Diane Cassman, Cherie Daly, Natasha de Roos, Carol Essex, Janet Hendershot, June Hoffland, Jacintha Krish, John Ming Mark, Eileen Menzel, Nancy Moniz, Franca Montalbetti, Rosemarie Nicolucci, Marg O'Flanagan-Byerley, Alexandra Parsons, Rekha Pevekar, Eleanor Reed, Diane Royce, Rena Sava, Quan Steele, Brenda Sturino, Edith Young, Sonya Young, and Steven Zaidor




Bridging the Gap
Silverthorn Collegiate Institute

Exhibition Duration:  June 25 to July 21, 2019

Silverthorn Collegiate Institute (SCI) art students participated in the Bridging the Gap Program with students in elementary schools and with senior citizens in residential homes where they introduced painting, clay work, music and dance.

The goal of the project was not only to share creative knowledge and skills, but was to facilitate connections and bonding between the diverse age groups which would not have naturally otherwise occurred.

They produced a collaborative art installation representing the dreams and hope of all of the participants, creating an artwork reflecting the integration of the all their voices. The various age groups were represented in their final art piece, which expressed the power of working together to create a strong voice in an original way. 



The Net

Olivia Brouwer

Exhibition Duration: July 8 to August 9, 2019Brouwer Olivia IMG 20190705 112710588



The Net represents objects or ideas we value that may weigh us down, causing us to waver from our ultimate purpose. We must cast off a “net” of everyday burdens in order to pursue what we have found to be right and true, and, ultimately, seek clarity, become aware of our actions, thoughts, and behaviour, and open our hearts to change.
The idea for this piece comes from the Biblical story of the first disciples in Matthew 4:18-22, where Jesus approaches a group of fishermen and invites them to follow and learn from him. Instantly, they accept his invitation and leave their nets, fishing boats, and occupations – basically everything they knew and relied on for survival. This piece attempts to draw attention to their willingness to leave that which weighed them down in order to pursue something greater, and encourages the viewer to do the same.
Olivia Brouwer is an emerging artist from Hamilton, Ontario. In 2016, she graduated from the Art and Art History joint program, specializing in painting and printmaking, at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Sheridan College Institute of Technology. As a partially blind artist, Olivia explores the idea of blindness through her art, melding organic and geometric abstraction with scenes inspired by real objects or stories. She uses blindness as a metaphor to examine ideas surrounding belief, meaning, clarity, and sight - both physical and spiritual. Her most recent work explores the symbology of clarity and sight in Biblical contexts. Website


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