Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden: L-attitudes

Top Quote Paintings by Carole Braiden, Scott Cooper, Stan Zych and Louise Zych at Sherway Gardens until February 11, 2012. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 11, 2012 - Sherway Gardens' current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled L-attitudes is an exhibition of works by artists Carole Braiden, Scott Cooper, Stan Zych and Louise Zych, who share a love of painting, a joy in colour and an enthusiasm for the landscape, both real and imaginary. The exhibit is on display until Saturday, February 11 in the corridor at door 3. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit

    Etobicoke artist Carole Braiden's love for art was fueled at a young age by her parents' enjoyment of art. Her sister is also a painter and pastel artist. Carole has a degree in Psychology, a Specialist Certificate in Art, Special Education and Guidance and Counseling and she has taught high school art. Carole is a member of The Etobicoke Art Group, the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild and Neilson Park Creative Centre. Her paintings have been displayed at local restaurants and offices, the Etobicoke Civic Centre and Neilson Park Creative Centre. More of Carole's work can be seen at

    Mississauga's Scott Cooper graduated from the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD) in 1978. Although his primary area of interest was illustration, he spent a great deal of time in the Fine Arts department. Scott has over twenty years experience as a freelance and studio illustrator and designer, working in advertising and communications, animation and education. His drawings and paintings of the figure and urban landscapes have appeared in many group and juried shows. At the urging of several colleagues Scott began teaching early in the new millennium and has taught cartooning, drawing and life drawing at the Mississauga Valley School of Art, Barry Coombs' Studio, the Art Gallery of Ontario School and Visual Arts Mississauga. He currently teaches adult's and children's courses in drawing and painting at Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke and at Visual Arts Mississauga. Some of Scott's work can be seen at

    Etobicoke's Stan Zych graduated from OCA in 1982 and has been a self-employed artist ever since. He has owned and operated a successful silk screening shop for thirty years, producing commercial and fine art prints. His work as an artist includes over seventy calendar illustrations and a wide variety of graphic designs. In recent years, Stan enjoys the challenges of water colour and produces meticulously detailed works, primarily landscapes. He has received recognition and an award upon his return to fine art. Stan is currently working on new water colours to be exhibited at Neilson Park Creative Centre in October, 2012, alongside works by his wife, Louise.

    Louise Zych is an Etobicoke multi-media artist, working primarily in acrylic on canvas. Louise trained at OCA and has worked as a self-employed artist since that time. Originally producing etchings, serigraphs and illustrations, she moved into other media and teaching art classes while raising a family. Louise has taught private classes and has also taught children's and adults classes at Neilson Park Creative Centre and at the Koffler Centre. She is an active member of and facilitator for the Milkweed Collective. Louise has participated in many juried, invitational, collective and solo exhibitions and has won several awards. Louise is currently preparing new works to be exhibited along with works by her husband Stan, in a two-person show at Neilson Park Creative Centre in October, 2012. Louise's work can be viewed 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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