Gallery In The Garden: Over The Road

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  • (1888PressRelease) July 08, 2010 - Etobicoke, Ontario - Acrylic & mixed media paintings by Margaret O'Flanagan-Byerley, Pamela Avril Pols, and Catherine Shane at Sherway Gardens until August 14

    Expand the imagination with Sherway Gardens' current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled Over The Road. The acrylic and mixed media paintings by Margaret O'Flanagan-Byerley, Pamela Avril Pols and Catherine Shane featured in this exhibit reach the imagination in a variety of ways. Their diverse and unique paintings are very complimentary to one another and will be on display until August 14, 2010. Call 416-621-1070 or visit for more information.

    Mississauga artist Margaret O'Flanagan-Byerley's work involves the layering of canvas on canvas or collage on canvas. She began her artistic career as a watercolourist and now works primarily in acrylics creating abstracts and semi-abstracts that she says "have allowed me to explore my artistic soul as I haven't done since I was a child. It is exciting to follow the ideas that seem to come from some uncharted inner source and to see what happens on a canvas."

    For the last 11 years, Margaret has taken lessons at Visual Arts Mississauga and Neilson Park Creative Centre with Bill Biddle, Anne Fullerton, Linda Kemp, Doug Mays, David McKee, Ann Sutton, Tim Packer, Kai Lee McGinnis and Steve Rose. A member of the Purple Studio Painters, she has exhibited work for three consecutive years at Compass Canada and in shows at Royal Lepage, Gallery Streetsville, Neilson Park Creative Centre, Meadowvale Theatre, Lorne Park Library, Riverwood, Art in the Park at Benares House and has shown art as part of the annual garden tour by the Horticultural Society of Mississauga. She has been chosen to display at both the Delta Hotel and Novotel and has finished a commission to create art for the newly remodeled Billiard's Room in her condo as she did last year for the remodeled Guest Suite.

    Brampton artist Pamela Avril Pols' textured surfaces add another dimension to the images she creates. Born in Leamington, England and emigrated to Canada in 1953, Pamela has always been creative and enjoys both acting and painting. In the 1960s while working as a teacher in Peel Region, she earned a Supervisors Certificate in Art from the Ontario College of Art and then English Honours and Fine Arts degrees from York University. Since her retirement in 1997, she has been studying with Steve Rose, Lila Lewis, Brian Smith, and John Leonard.

    Pam is a member of Beaux Arts Brampton, Neilson Park Creative Centre, and The Etobicoke Art Group. She has taken part and exhibited at: Shoppers World / Bramalea City Centre (2005), A two-person show at Neilson Park creative Centre( 2006), Impact Annual Juried Exhibitions at Neilson Park Creative Centre (2008, 2009), Coffee Culture Cafe, Brampton (2009, 2010), 12 Palettes show at Neilson Park Creative Centre (2009), Taking Space (2009), T.G.I.F. again at Neilson Park Creative Centre (2009), Etobicoke Art Group, 45th Annual Juried Exhibition (2009), McMichael Canadian Collection, Progression Exhibition (Dec 2009/ September 2010), V.A.M. 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition (2010), and the Beaux Arts Juried Exhibition (2009, 2010).

    Oakville artist Catherine Shane's world view is slightly topsy-turvy, causing you to look twice to see if you really saw what you thought you did. Following a long career with a telecommunications giant, she pursued her artistic passion and embarked on her "Make Your Walls Laugh" series of imaginative, whimsical and abstract acrylic paintings, utilizing vibrant colours and humour in paintings that tell a story and may encourage a chuckle or two.

    Catherine recently joined The Purple Studio Painters, an inspirational group of watercolourist/acrylic painters. She has studied with numerous artist mentors and has also studied the arts at Sheridan College, Oakville Art Society and Neilson Park Creative Centre.

    About Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden:

    Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden was established to showcase local artists. The Gallery in the Garden operates all year round and each exhibit is on display for approximately 6 weeks. The Gallery in the Garden is located at Sherway Gardens' door 3 entrance.

    About Sherway Gardens:

    Sherway Gardens is a Cadillac Fairview property, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For over 50 years, Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With a portfolio valued at more than $17 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage 84 properties across North America. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 284,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, Bench, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit

    For further information contact:

    Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates Inc.; 416-603-6005;
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Elena Price; Senior Marketing Director; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7020; pricee ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

    Kathleen Haushalter; Curator, Sherway Gardens Gallery in the Garden; 647-403-6779; GalleryIntheGarden ( @ ) gmail dot com

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