The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

January 12, 2016

The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration


The Museum Of The Street: 50 Years of Toronto Illustration

Show Dates: January 12 to February 5, 2016
Opening reception: from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, January 14, 2016

The exhibition will be open to the public, Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Museum Of The Street will be a exhibition of the 50 years of illustration featuring the work of 38 Toronto illustrators who began their careers in the years between the 1960’s and the mid 1980’s.

Here’s the list of artists in the show…

Jamie Bennett
Huntley Brown
Tak Bui
David Chestnutt
Julius Ciss
Mike Constable
Sylvie Daigneault
Ken Dallison
Will Davis
Sandra Dionisi
Blair Drawson
Bob Fortier
Gail Geltner
James Hill
Roger Hill
Jeff Jackson
Barbara Klunder
Jerzy Kolacz
Anita Kunz
Ted Larson
Ross MacDonald
Doug Martin
Tom McNeely
Joe Morse
Simon Ng
Tomio Nitto
Dennis Noble
Doug Panton
Maureen Paxton
Joe Salina
Gerry Sevier
Peter Swan
James Sweetland
Mark Thurman
Maurice Vellekoop
Richard Whyte
Muriel Wood
Rene Zamic

(Painting by James Hill for the Canadian Opera Company’s 1979/1980 season poster)

Barbara Klunder at David Kaye Gallery

October 27, 2015

Barbara Klunder's Naked Truth

Barbara Klunder’s Naked Truth at David Kaye Gallery
October 29 – November 22, 2015
Meet the artist: Saturday, October 31, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

In Naked Truth BARBARA KLUNDER is showing a number of quick gesture drawings that speak to her love of putting line to paper… and capturing the essence in each pose. Drawing is the basis for all the incredible causes that she has worked on employing her wicked humour and spirited drawing style to great effect.

Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz Showing Erotica

October 23, 2015


Blair Drawson and Anita Kunz will be exhibiting a number of works exploring the themes of love, lust, and the politics of desire at Charlotte Hale’s small gallery.

Show runs November 5th – 29th, 2015

Charlotte Hale & Associates
Fine Art, Photography & Design
588 Markham St.
Mirvish Village
Toronto, ON
M6G 2L8

Fresh Fruit by Sylvie Thamsir

June 11, 2015


A new still life done with graphite pencil on paper by Sylvie Thamsir.

The Juggler of Our Lady: Forbear of the Graphic Novel

June 10, 2015

Originally released in 1953, R.O. Blechman’s picture book, The Juggler of Our Lady will be reprinted by Dover Graphic Novels this summer with an introduction by Maurice Sendak. The Juggler of Our Lady is one of the great examples of the graphic novel form. In the book, Blechman gives us a satirical, visual retelling of a classic medieval Christmas tale of the same name. The story is simple: An innocent juggler named Cantalbert sets out to save the world with his talent but is scorned and ignored by everyone he meets until an encounter with a statue of the Virgin Mary changes his life.


The first edition was published by Henry Holt in 1953.

Carolyn Gowdy’s Warm wishes for a season of sunshine and splendour.

June 8, 2015

These are two of Carolyn’s recent handcoloured etchings.


Dream Boat


Girl with Eye and Seashell

Carolyn is presenting a solo exhibition of her ongoing project ‘pOeM pEoPle at the Seaside’ during her residency at the Aldeburgh Beach Lookout & Arthouse in Aldburgh, Suffolk, UK from 6 June to 20 June, 2015.

Happy Halloween

October 31, 2014


Photo and collage by Steven Guarnaccia

Motorcycle Style

September 12, 2014

Custom motorcycle helmet painted by Alëna Skarina.



Maurice Vellekoop gets the centre spread treatment.

Maurice’s show, “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop” was given a double page review in the Manchester Evening News.

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Now showing! “Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice Vellekoop”

September 10, 2014

The show in Manchester, England is a flamboyant new exhibition of Maurice’s contribution to illustration, underground comics and contemporary erotica. This is Maurice Vellekoop’s first European solo exhibition with a wide selection of his erotic work on show alongside examples of his mainstream editorial work. The exhibition comes at a moment of renewed significance for Maurice as he embarks upon a graphic memoir, I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together! commissioned by the Canadian Council for the Arts and edited by author and award-winning art director Chip Kidd, to be published by Pantheon Books.

The exhibition is supported by a programme of events and activities that address notions of private shame, empowerment, sex-positivism and the often overlooked role of personal fantasy in critical cultural appreciation.

Cockadoodle: The Erogenous Art of Maurice VellekoopThe show is at Twenty Twenty Two in Manchester, England from 15 August to 13 September 2014. The show will move to a Liverpool venue and dates will be announced soon.

Curated by Bren O’Callaghan, is supported by Arts Council England, Manchester Pride and Homotopia Liverpool.



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