Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden: Afternoon Shadows

Top Quote Paintings by Darlene Kulig and Rita-Anne Piquet at Sherway Gardens until November 27, 2010. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 02, 2010 - Capturing the essence of positive energy from the world, Sherway Gardens' (Hwy 427 and the QEW) current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled Afternoon Shadows features paintings by artists Darlene Kulig and Rita-Anne Piquet. These works celebrate the spirit of nature and the beauty of our day-to-day world in colour, light, line and texture and are on display until November 27. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit

    Etobicoke artist Darlene Kulig was one of six Canadian Students awarded the CSEA/Berol Prismacolour National Art Scholarship in 1979 based on outstanding potential in visual arts. Within four years of graduating from the Ontario College of Art and Design, she was running her own successful graphic design studio. Currently, Darlene is focusing her creative efforts on her painting and in 2008 her work was accepted into the prestigious John B. Aird Drawing Competition for professional artists. A member of the Etobicoke Art Group and Neilson Park Creative Centre where she studies and paints, Darlene's canvases can be found on display across Toronto as well as at the Gallery of Caribbean Art in Barbados where she will be showing in December 2010.

    Born in Toronto, Rita-Anne Piquet studied at the Art Academy of Canada, the Royal Ontario Museum, George Brown College and Three Schools of Art, as well as Ballynakil Studios in Ireland. She is a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada and an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists. Floral motifs are the primary subject of Rita-Anne's current body of work. The overriding theme of her painting is a contemplative study of the world and as a result she chooses to portray subjects which speak of stillness, serenity and frequently, solitude. Her work has appeared on the covers of A New Anthology of Canadian Literature, published by Oxford University Press, the Canadian Treasurer Magazine and the Canadian Journal of Women's Health Care. In 2004 she was Artist-in-Residence at the Masterworks Foundation in Bermuda. A multiple award winner, she won third prize at the SCA's Juried Annual Exhibition in Toronto in 2009 and first prize, the HSBC Award of Excellence, at Plein Air Canada's Oakville exhibit. She has received grants from both the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. Rita-Anne has exhibited widely in Ontario in group and solo exhibitions, showing most recently in "Fragile Beauty" at Ristorante Julia, Oakville.

    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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