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Members' News - JULY - AUGUST 2018

The Canadian Government recently purchased twelve of Tony Batten’s House of Commons paintings. You may have seen some of these works when Tony spoke about this project a few years ago. The twelve canvases will be kept together in one of the main conference rooms when Parliament moves into their new “temporary quarters” later this year.

On Sunday, May 27, Life Members Ray Cattell and Jim Hubbard hosted several Club members at Sunday tea at Belmont House. It was a lovely afternoon on the sunfilled terrace and there was a lot of chat about the Club. Madeleine Cattell and the Cattells’ daughters were present. Both Ray and Jim send their best wishes to their friends at the Club. 

Sheila Craig has ten paintings in an ongoing group show at the Genua Gallery at 162 Bedford Road, north of Pears Avenue.  

Gayle Dempsey will be taking part in the 61st Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art at the FowlerKellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY. Gayle was one of 27 artists (of 384 submissions) juried into this national, historical exhibition. The show runs until July 17.

Jack Gilbert’s recent exhibition of his fine art photography at the IX Gallery sold 25 photos, with proceeds going to the SickKids Foundation in support of the Kids Health Alliance. A number of direct donations honouring Jack were also made to the foundation.

Thomas Gough will reprise the role of Lionel Percy in Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, during the Toronto Fringe Festival. This production is directed by Club Member David Eden. Performances at the Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West, July 5–13.

Anna Leggatt invites you to attend Zimsculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden. This is a dazzling outdoor exhibition and SALE of hand-carved stone sculptures by contemporary Zimbabwean artists displayed throughout the gardens, along with demonstrations, sales and night events. Dates are August 3–September 30; admission is free. Visit

Martha West Gayford’s watercolour “Reflections” was chosen for Canada France Exchange, an exhibition of works by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour and the France Watercolour Society. The works can be seen at the Helson Gallery, in Halton Hills, Ontario, June 6–July 7, and then in Avignon in France from August 28–September 17. 

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