Sherway Gardens' Gallery in the Garden: Progressions II

Top Quote Gallery in the Garden features local artists at Sherway Gardens until January 5, 2013. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 28, 2012 - Sherway Gardens' current Gallery in the Garden exhibit entitled Progressions II showcases landscape paintings produced at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg under the guidance of faculty from the Haliburton School of the Arts: Fleming College. Artists included in the exhibition are Esther Abiscott, Sue Archibald, Susan Dain, Lorraine Darke, Diane Gartlan, Kathleen Haushalter, John Leonard, Susan McCreesh, Eileen Menzel, Cheryl Mount, Victoria Pearce, Morris Piccone, Taimi Poldmaa, Pam Pols, Joe Rich, Harold Wierenga, Janice Ykema, and Renee Ziegenfuss. The exhibit is on display until January 5, 2013 in the corridor at door 3. For more information call 416-621-1070 or visit

    In Progressions II, John Leonard, AOCA, RCA, and his advanced studies students have created a body of work that reflects a passion for painting and pays homage to the work of the Group of Seven, who advanced Canadian art and played a prominent role as advocates for the importance of art education during a defining epoch in our nation's history.

    These landscapes celebrate the commitment of these artists. Like A.Y. Jackson, they understand the importance of expressing, "in paint, the spirit of our country." Like J.E.H. MacDonald, they have engaged in a "courageous experiment [which] is not only legitimate but vital to the development of a living Canadian art."

    These paintings, all created in the fall of 2012, have been assembled for a touring exhibition that will visit cities across the province for the next two years, in the footsteps of the 2009-2010 Progression touring exhibition that travelled Ontario from Kleinburg to Sault Ste Marie and from there to Etobicoke, Goodwood and Haliburton.

    Artists featured in Progressions II include:

    Cheryl Mount Oakville Fortune Rocks Beach
    John Leonard Goodwood A Good View From The Cliff
    Susan Dain Etobicoke Boathouse View
    Renee Ziegenfuss Richmond Hill Glacier Light
    Eileen Menzel Toronto Just Around That Corner
    Sue Archibald Mississauga The Bridge
    Harold Wierenga Burlington Hills and Tree (after Hoedl)
    Susan McCreesh Oakville Icelandic Spring
    Diane Gartlan Toronto The Village
    Esther Abiscott Toronto Landscape #1
    Pam Pols Bramalea Yellow Sunset
    Taimi Poldmaa Sault Ste. Marie French River
    Joe Rich Toronto Converging
    Janice Ykema Hamilton Reflections
    Morris Piccone Toronto Lake Muskoka at Gravenhurst
    Victoria Pearce Oakville Haliburton Rush
    Lorraine Darke Burlington Darkening Coast
    Kathleen Haushalter Etobicoke The River Flows Through It

    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:
    Opened in 1971, Sherway Gardens is owned and managed 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.

    West-end Toronto's premier shopping destination, Sherway Gardens is well-known for its intimate environment and roster of influential retailers featuring the most coveted brands. With over 215 stores, including Michael Kors, Harry Rosen, Holt Renfrew, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Pottery Barn, the Sherway Gardens that shoppers have come to love is transforming into an even more exciting lifestyle destination. A $350 million revitalization is underway making room for new retailers, a brand new food court, plus four new full-service restaurants. For more information, visit

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

    Lisa Resnic; Senior Director of Marketing; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext 7020;
    lisa.resnic ( @ ) cadillacfairview dot com

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

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