More Extras at the Artists' Garden

Susan Brown and Artify present
The Face To Place Exhibition this fall, 2013.
Face to Place, an exhibition: connecting personal history to urban development

Photographic art works by six Toronto-based artists will be featured during this exhibition, illustrating their personal connections to social and architectural history in the city’s urban landscape.   An independent artists’ curated presentation, Face to Place runs from September 21 to October 19, 2013, 
at the Market Gallery, South St Lawrence Market, 
95 Front St. East, 2nd Floor.
Please join us at the
Opening Reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser, September 21st, 2013, from 1 – 3 pm
Tuesday - Friday. 10am- 4pm
Saturday,  9am - 4pm
for more information or to RSVP-

Organized by Artify curator, Susan L. Brown, the exhibit will demonstrate the rich variety of artistic perspectives and photographic techniques encompassed by artists Yousuf Afridi, Jason Brown, Alan Dunlop, Horst Herget, Bradley Lipton and Bohdan Vandiak.

The face of Toronto has been changing rapidly since the middle of the last century. Snapshots of areas like the Danforth, Queen West, Forest Hill, the West Donlands or Yonge and Eglinton, including the streets and people inhabiting them, would appear very different now, compared to a century ago. Face to Place photo-artists capture these changes at various stages of the city’s existence through their own unique vision and provide us with multiple approaches to building awareness of our evolving urban and social history.

The exhibit will feature large and small format photographs, ranging in technique from Herget’s historical, intimate tin-type images to Lipton’s more abstract, larger format black and white panels. Over forty photo images will span genres, from portraiture to landscape, and illustrate subjects like urban development and homelessness. The works on exhibit along with an annotated exhibition catalogue will be on sale.

For more information about this FREE EVENT
and to RSVP  for the opening reception and Silent Auction Fundraiser,
contact Susan L. Brown,

What's Happening- MORE AGC connections 

Afternoon "Steeped Tea" Party in the Artists Garden – Sunday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m. - Japanese theme
You are invited to participate in a wonderful, relaxing afternoon with a Japanese themed tea experience in a lovely, teahouse-inspired garden pavilion.

  • ·      A Free Event for Tea Lovers
  • ·      Door prizes
  • ·      Tea sampling for those who’d like to learn about tea

  Vanda Orsini, an emerging Tea Sommelier and tea consultant for the Steeped Tea company of Toronto, and Susan Brown of the Artists Garden will be jointly hosting this FREE event.

Treat your taste buds at an informative and informal drop-in afternoon tea party to sample some wonderful loose leaf hot and iced teas. Biscotti, and homemade desserts will also be served.  You will have the opportunity to purchase the delicious teas (senchas and other teas) and tea-ware that Steeped Tea distributes.

Please join us Sunday, July 14, 2013  from 1:30 to 3:30 PM - for a relaxing afternoon in the garden at 345 Balliol St. (located at Mount Pleasant Rd. and Davisville area) in the “Pavilion of the Sky”, award winning structure by architect, Paul Raff.

If you cannot make it but are still interested in purchasing some tea, please check out Vanda’s Steep Tea website and email your order:  
link to the Summer brochure:

Looking forward to seeing you, your husbands, and daughters too!  
Please RSVP 
or register at our Eventbrite link
by Saturday, July 13, 2013
Vanda Orsini                          Susan Brown
Steeped Tea                           AGC/Plein Air        

PS.  If the weather is less than perfect we will still host in in the garden studio or under the Pavilion.

Susan L. Brown was exhibiting her artwork this Spring!
See what Susan has been creating at:

  • The Don Valley Art Club Spring Show, Papermill Gallery at Historic Todmorden Mills, Toronto- April 28th to May 5th, 2013
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  • The Leaside 100 Celebration Art Show & Sale, Studio 51 Design Art Gallery, 51 Laird Dr., Toronto, April 27 - May 8th, 2013
  • Sight-on-SITE Barrie and the Barrie Spring Art Tour, at The Edge Gallery and Barrie Art Club, Barrie, ON., April 26th - May 28th, 2013
  • NTGA Spring Art Tour and Sale, 26 Cranbrooke Ave., Toronto, May 4 & 5, 2013

You're invited to RSVP for our Gala Reception on Friday, November 2nd, 2012,
6-9 pm
rsvp to
join the North Toronto Group of Artists at their annual FALL FINE ARTS Show & Sale
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 am - 3:30 pm.

Susan L. Brown is among the group of featured exhibiting artists at Blessed Sacrament Church, 24 Cheritan Ave.( on Yonge St., 1 block south of Lawrence Ave.)

You’re invited

To visit, stay a while, chat, enjoy light refreshments

and view artwork by

Susan L. Brown


Joan McGivney


the 12th Annual


Saturday, October 13th  and Sunday, October 14th, 2012
12 noon – 5 pm
the house & garden studio
345 Balliol St. ,
Toronto, M4S 1E1

See all 18 artists at 12 locations !

we look forward to your visit !
RSVPS welcome   to

You're invited to see mixed media works 

by Susan L. Brown 
and other DVAC artists 
at the Don Valley Art Club Fall Art Show and Sale
September 14th ( opening ) to Sepember 23rd, 2012
at the Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills, Toronto

Open Studio Silk-Screening and Outdoor Art Show

Artists Garden Cooperative/ Artify

Culture Days at AGC
Sunday Sept. 30, 2012
at The Artists' Garden Cooperative (AGC)
345 Balliol St., Toronto, M4S1E1
From 11 am to 4 pm

AGC is hosting a FREE community Open Studio and Outdoor Art Show For Culture Days this Fall.
Guest Artist-Designer, Kingi Carpenter, Peach Berserk ( ) will be in the Garden studio demonstrating Silk Screen printing. Visitors can take away a sample of their own print creation.
Local artists including, Irene Hung, will be exhibiting, selling and talking about their artwork in the garden.
Join us for fun art activity in the Garden & Studio,
Relax in our award-winning garden pavilion. Listen to the waterfall and meet artists in the community.

A Personal Pampering Event: 
Sponsored by Mary Kay Cosmetics and AGC · 
We enjoyed learning about skin care and tried a natural makeover for free!
AGC  hosted this fun session for 6 interested women, of varied ages, who like to feel good and value skin health as a key component of their general well-being. We met on Monday, August 20th, 2012 in the Pavilion at the Artists’ Garden and enjoyed the evening. All of us received a wonderful makeover, done by Deborah Brown, Mary Kay Representative. She designed a daytime look for each of us and for our particular skin types. There were Door prizes and more.  .. 

AGC connections

Artists Against the Mega Quarry

AGC and Artify artists participated in this

exceptional plein air painting event

June 30th, at Horning’s Mills, On.

Susan L. Brown
Tony Cook, and Joan McGivney,
among others, at an art–filled day
in aid of efforts to stop the “mega quarry”.
We were happy to participate in a very creative and productive activity.There was fresh air, fine art and beautiful countryside!

For more information, contact:
or    Laurie