Gallery in the Garden: Place and Space

Top Quote Landscapes by Angela K Lynch, Doug Mays and Michko Wrye at Sherway Gardens until January 7, 2012. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 29, 2011 - Sherway Gardens' current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled Place and Space features pieces by artists Angela K. Lynch, Doug Mays and Michko Wrye that highlight the natural beauty of landscapes. The exhibit is on display until Saturday, January 7 in the corridor at door 3. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit

    Landscape painting is an exploration of the phenomena of natural scenery - mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, forests and nearly always, the sky. The artist's brushstrokes can evoke for the viewer the mood and the memory both of the particular location and of the universal qualities of nature.

    Etobicoke artist Angela K. Lynch has painted with and learned from a number of accomplished and admired Canadian and American painters. Beginning in watercolour, Angela found the translucency and flow of paint and water along with the unexpected and unpredictability of watercolour made it both an exciting and challenging medium. Now with the desire and curiosity to explore new territory, she is currently working in acrylic and hopes to expand her landscapes onto paper, wood and canvas as emotional statements and expressions of how she sees nature. Angela is a member of the Humber Valley Art Club, the Toronto Watercolour Society and an associate of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Toronto. She has won several awards in juried exhibitions, and has displayed her work in Nuit Blanche, the University of Toronto Faculty Club, Lynch Group of Companies, and was guest instructor at the NFPA Conference in Laguna Beach 2010. Check out Karen's lanscapes at

    Stoney Creek artist Doug Mays has a unique, impressionistic painting approach which he attributes to the influence and inspiration of the works of John Singer Sargent and the teachings of Edgar Whitney. Doug graduated from Mohawk College in Architectural Technology in 1971 and went on to have a successful business career in the Hamilton area until 2002. An award-winning artist at the early age of 10, Doug studied art through high school and following graduation he pursued further studies with several well-known Canadian and American artists. Doug is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and is a past President of the Central Ontario Art Association and spends much of the year instructing in watercolour in Canada, Mexico and Europe. To learn more about Doug, visit

    Toronto artist Michko Wrye's main interest is realistic landscape painting. He is a devotee of past masters such as Sydney Laurence, Edward Wesson, Edgar Payne, Andrew Wyeth, John Carlson, Thomas Hill, William Keith, Albert Bierstadt and Ted Lambert. Michko's love for nature's beauty led him to travel and live in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Maine, California, Colorado, Grand Canyon and the Rockies. He is an active member of Wet Canvas and his preferred medium is acrylic on panel. You can see more of his work at

    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 owned by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $19 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 49 million square feet of leasable space at 87 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 295,000 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, The LEGO Store, 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

    Marnie Bonnett; Marketing Manager; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7022;
    marnie.bonnett ( @ ) cadillacfaireview dot com

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

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