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Each Piece Makes the Whole

It's A Dog's Life

Feet Planted, Head Turning in Too Many Directions

Every Which Way

Opening Windows

A Change of Palette and Presence

To be visited at the very top of the ascending gallery

Trying to Navigate a Puddle

The Many Moods of Friday

Shaping Light and Space

Liberating Whale






Today we took 'whale' off of its stretcher.


The stretcher resembles some kind of strange skeleton.


Seeing it leaning against the wall it became potential


for something other, a new form to inhabit.


The Memory of a Journey

"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

 Lyrics from Leonard Cohen, Anthem

Sometimes what has been created ends in destruction

Looks Like Good Conversation

A Story in Three Parts...Half Full and Half Empty

A Visit to the Farm

Riverdale Farm in the heart of the city.

Building a Tree House

Stopping to Watch the Clouds Go By

Finding a Way to be Together After a Long Absence








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Vivian Felsen






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Eron Boyd


Swinging Gently Under the Tree Tops

Trying to stay cool

A Sudden Downpour

Not Quite Harmonious

Visited by a Living Puppet

Heat Rising

                                                                                                         Trying to find a bit of shade

Collaging Together on Our First Day Back

The Magic of Mirrors

                                                                     Looking at what's behind me in the collage gallery.

Simple fun is the best










floating balls


A struggle to get through to open sky



No sky

but a path

and a place to sit

Collage in the Time of Corona















During these past three months Eron Boyd has been

unusually prolific creating collages. It is this work

that we have chosen to be the reopening exhibit in the

Collage Gallery. It will be available to view as of this

Tuesday June 30.


Good News

Today we had our first meeting with everyone at the gallery to discuss when we will reopen.

It was decided that next Tuesday June 30 we will be our first day back.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you sometime soon.

If any of you would like to come at a time when you could be assured of having the space to yourself

we would be happy to be here at 11am for you.

Eric at his Studio Up North

From His Studio Up North

Painted sketches by Eric McConnachie

 New work in the Up North Gallery

Creating the Subject for a Painting

In the corner of the Genesis Gallery

Three Dimensional Collage

In the presence of green

Today we moved the plants from the east genesis gallery to the upstairs library.

In this different space each plant became revealed again

unique and exquisitely beautiful 

their energy surprising and overwhelming

quiet and contained.

They know how to be what they are.



Cleaning Day

Today the sky was high, the wind was strong, the air was fresh.


It may not be possible to bring order to the world but we can clean and order our own environment.


The act of cleaning is physical it pulls us into our body and quiets the mind.


At the end of the day there is real satisfaction. This was today.

Heat Inside and Out

Trying to Keep the Appearance of Calm

Hard to Comprehend

puddles and clothespins

scissors and cups

holding together

cutting apart

as different as coffee and tea

reflecting choice

Stop and Go

Challenged to be an Individual

 Collages by Eron Boyd

Who Is Being Hurt?

 A question to ponder

A Bit Scary to See Through Today's Lens


The Day After The Day Before (we missed the day between)

Just Landed in Tropical Heat Wave

Sunny Skies, Underwrap and Stacked

Still, no way in.

The Rhinos Are Out!

A Little Bit Out A Little Bit In

Things are Looking Up


Collages by Eron Boyd

A Sense of Space

Social Distancing

                                                                                                                                 West meets East

                                                                                                                       The dog park at Allan Gardens

A Meeting of the Guardians

                                             from above and below

"Hello Neighbour"

Having Nothing to Say

Being Cawled to Look

Facing one way or the other

                 Looking From Both Sides

Not Quite There


This extraordinary painting by Luke Gilliam is framed under glass

  and reflects the the room it occupies.

The added layer seems to amplify the feeling of today... observing from the outside

'not quite there'

In Through the Back Door

Today we sat on a bench in small alley which surprisingly faces exactly onto the back wall of the gallery.

This back wall has many windows. In one of them we had the idea to put a painting facing out

so that those people living in the surrounding condos or, as we did, decide to sit on a bench to have their coffee,

can discover and perhaps even be inspired to visit us.

Today was a good wind...

A Small Window on the World

The Moment Lives On

And what is the moment?


It is a unity, a circle of beings,


 content in that moment.


A Meeting in Shadowland


Not reflected

We see our selves most clearly, most truly, in the eyes of those we communicate with.

We reflect each other.

Looking at the world upside down

Looking for Direction

Waking Up


Sorry we were late.

Moved by Wind

This is a gift of spacious



  Castillon writes:-

« Listening to Hania's music over and over, I began to dream of a single sequence shot that would follow her music floating in the wind of an unreal Icelandic landscape. I asked each dancer to give a personal interpretation of Hania's song. We were very lucky to succeed in this insane artistic performance despite the great cold (minus 7 celsius), it was such a moment of truth. Shot in Iceland on February 23, 2020. »

Directed by Neels Castillon
Music by Hania Rani
Dancers — Mellina Boubetra, Janina Sarantšina, Fanny Sage


Connecting from a distance

Sidewalk Art

Stretched into the Blue

"Caught in a web of contending forces..."

                         "Caught in a web of contending forces, he is at once a protector of good and a doer of evil;
                           a builder and a spoiler; a man of principle and an opportunist; ..."
                                                                                                                                   William Shakespeare, Henry V

If Only We Were Pigeons...

"I guess a lot of people are feeling that" says Sae.


"Yes, a lot of people are wishing they were pigeons!!!" says I.

For the new blue flowers

Tis is the season for raking leaves and some of us are very enthusiastic about this task.

Unfortunately, the city has suspended the pick up of yard waste and so....

This morning we made a platform for the bags to sit on so that the grass and small flowers

will not be crushed while waiting, wrapping them with canvas in case of rain and tying them

'round with rope so that they will not fall and spill all over everywhere. Practical creativity.

Not particularly beautiful but somehow satisfying.

Sending Our Prayers on the Wind

In the Twilight Zone

                                                                                                                        ...trying to find the light

For Our Dear Friend Eron...

...in memory of his beloved mother Georgia Boyd - December 1939 - March 27 2020

Reconnecting 'Round the Table

It seems that what can be expressed through art cannot be translated into words.

None of us spoke while we were working today

even though we have not seen each other together for many days.

But the work speaks for us in inexplicable ways.

It is a mystery.


Today we made this flyer for Stuart, the proprietor of our neighborhood cafe in hopes that he can stay open and solvent through this shutdown.

If you want to pick up a truly great coffee drop by B U L L D O G.

Hold On...

The Outside Beckons Us

In the World But Not Of It

Don't Be Scared It's Just Us

It seems we are all a bit confused and shy to follow the directions for COVID 19 but it is our duty to be responsible

not only for our self but for those who share the world with us, those we love and care for and those who are unknown.

Many lives depend upon our correct action,  this situation may be the shock needed to shift our awareness.

It gets easier if we are all in this together.   (that's why Sae and I are practicing and trying to get you onboard)


                                                                                                                                  ...it's not all bad

Remember to Step Outside

Today we walked and walked and remembered how good it is to breathe the air outside.

We are being asked by the conditions at hand to stay close to home and avoid crowds and travel.

A moment or two of this is advisable.


Today was a difficult day

...confusing and messy

ragged and sharp edged

There is a lot happening that we have not encountered before

inside and outside

we are challenged to be balanced

to use our common sense

to remain calm and disciplined

Today we were not quite there yet.

Where Is Home?

How Differently We Each Interpret The World!

Often we think that it is important that someone share our opinions but not so with art.

In art we can appreciate our differences, in fact we celebrate them.

Maybe it is not so vital that we all think and say the same thing.

Maybe we can look and listen and learn.



A Different Blue A Different Circus

The objects and subjects of the gallery basement.

The World is a Blue Circus

Marc Chagall

Blue Circus


Pacino di Bonaguida

The Creation of the World

1309 - 1347

How the Body Remembers

After using collage with this Medieval set we went out on the street and photographed an old building in the state of demolition and salvation

and found that we had somehow created almost exactly the same construction as in the painting, (seen in our Feb 27th blog).

This was unconscious and therefore surprising, the way we take in impressions and remember them in our bodies.

Becoming Animated

                                                                                                                                                                   ... thanks to Eron Boyd

Picasso Steps Upon the Medieval Stage

St Francis Renouncing Worldly Goods 1295

         The Mountebanks by Picasso 1905

A Reflection of Today

The First Star I See Tonight...

Today Sae 'n' I  worked on designing a new web page.

We will let you know when it's up and running, should be in two to three weeks.