Hi all,

I lost count of how many winter storms we had last month in southern Ontario. What better thing for a hibernating artist to do but get busy with work? Last week I finished five pieces and am on the fast track to the beginning of this year’s show season. Speaking of which….

I’ll be returning to Toronto’s urbanscape gallery this month for the show “my City; urban artworks”, a group show focusing on each artist’s unique take on their own urban sphere. Opening reception will be on Friday, Feb. 29 from 7 – 10pm and the show runs from Feb. 28 – March 12. Can’t wait to get back to the Junction!

There was a great turnout for the Propeller Centre’s annual winter auction in January. The Queen West artist-run centre was overrun with wall to wall art from member’s and invited guests (including yours truly). I was most fortunate to meet Annette Hansen, owner of Cobalt Gallery, who gave me an opportunity to show alongside Garilla Prints in a themed show titled “Reflecting…”. Opening reception is Sat., Mar. 8 from 2-5pm. and runs to Mar. 31.

Toronto artist Kurt Rostek and I will be occupying the beautiful, sunlit space of Sunrise Gallery from April 5 to the 25th. This beachfront gallery on Lake Ontario earns a visit in its own right, so drop by on Sat. Apr. 5 from 2 – 5pm for the opening – we’ll both be there!

Flyers for the 9th annual Southwest Hamilton Artists Studio Tour will be out very soon so check your local coffee shop for a copy. Better yet, contact me and I will make sure you get one. More info in the next email but mark Mother’s Day weekend on your calendar (May 10-11).

Finally, It was a blast to be involved with the annual Martini Night and Silent Auction for Mother Goose Preschool on Feb. 9. The organizing committee did a wonderful job dressing up the “church” and raised lots of money for the school. Congrats to Joe & Lois, the winning bidders of my painting “Coming of Age” – hopefully they’re still pleased after the hangover!

contact:
urbanscape gallery – 2959 Dundas Street West (between Keele St. and Pacific Ave.), Toronto – 416.850.0021
Cobalt Gallery – 870a Kingston Rd. (@ Beech Rd.), Toronto – 416.694.0156
Sunrise Gallery – 765 Beach Boulevard, Hamilton – 905.549.5888
Gordon Leverton – 905.525.9874

cheers,
Gord

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L-R:  1) “Convenience”, 2) “Construct”, 3) “Congestion”, 4) “Peak”, 5) “Favela 19”, 6) “Noonday Sun” – all images (c) 2008, Gordon Leverton, all rights reserved.