Friday, July 7, 2023, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Meet at the Art Walk/info point (Queen Street West, next to Osgoode Hall)

In a world that spins too fast, slowing down and rediscovering a natural space-time with artists is the most natural of movements: putting one foot in front of the other. Join Dyana Ouvrard for a slow, light and deep journey for anyone with an itch for discovery and discussion.

Enjoy a stroll through the TOAF, and meet four francophone artists, carefully selected for the originality of their work and the special interest in their technique and artistic approach.

Join us on Friday, July 7 at 10 a.m. at the info point, zone D, south of Nathan Phillip Square, near Osgoode Hall, for a 45-minute walk to meet artists working in a variety of media (textiles, photography, sculpture).

Meet the artists

Andreas Kratschmer

Andreas uses only locally reclaimed wood, which he greens, so that the process of drying the wood becomes an integral part of the creation. With the use of fire, he amplifies the natural tension of drying wood. By embracing the resulting cracks and imperfections, he explores themes of fragility, resilience and the human relationship with nature.

Julie Desmarais

Julie has devoted the last 25 years of her professional art practice to the study of nature, observed on journeys into Canada’s interior in search of places little or untouched by human presence. Blown away by the beauty of the Canadian landscape, she tries to capture this emotion when depicting a landscape. She paints realistic landscapes in oil on very large canvases and devotes part of her attention to fine detail, giving her work a surreal feel.

Marilyn Armand

Marilyn, through her project Le point visible, creates unique, contemporary quilts. A quilter with over five years’ experience, she is one of the few quilters recognized as a Artisane Professionnelle des Métiers d’Art du Québec (CMAQ). Today, this textile artist explores the different artistic forms and techniques offered by the art of patchwork. Marilyn wishes to enhance the value of this feminine know-how by transforming its « domestic » status into an artistic approach.

Éric Tardiff

Éric was born in Rivière du Loup, Quebec. The innovative nature of his work has won him several awards in Japan and the United States. For several years now, he has been working with a new material, aluminum. He conceives of his aluminum sculptures as paintings that break down into several planes. Playful yet contemplative, the sculptures offer the viewer the opportunity to observe and react to the angle and color of each component on its own terms.

Planifiez you visit

Visit the TOAF website to plan your visit. pour planifier votre visite. We will be waiting for you at the « Art Tour » meet up, zone D, right by the info booth!