Stop - Gap

Many years ago, Stouffville resident Luke Anderson was involved in a tragic mountain bike accident that left him a paraplegic. Based on his experiences after his accident, Luke created an initiative called 'Stop-Gap;' ramps designed to create awareness as well as access for individuals with handicaps.

Luke's initiative began in Stouffville, where he grew up and now he wants to push forward in Toronto. Check out this great video featuring Luke himself explaining his vision.

Now, Luke and his mother have organized a fundraiser for Stop Gap and asked the arts community for help. Twelve artists will be creating unique art on a Stop Gap ramp and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the cause. Studio Tour artists Valeria Ashton, Diana Bullock, Sandra Burke, Margaret Grandison, Dianne Green and Ray McNeice will be lending their artistic talents to this cause!

Below are photos of the ramp/paintings

Valerie Ashton (C)
Margaret Grandison (C)
Diana Bullock (C)

 Sandra Cole Burke (C)
Ray McNeice (C)

Dianne Green (C)

Three Tour members - one location

There is a new venue for artists in Stouffville! 

Four of Ray McNeice's watercolours, five of Margaret Grandison's watercolours and two of James Wilkes’s photographs are included in an upcoming Original Art Exhibition and Sale at "The Gallery at Imperial Centre". The Gallery is located at 37 Sandiford Drive on the second floor of the Imperial Centre. 

The title of the exhibition is “Landscapes” and  runs from Thursday, Feb 14 through March 17, 2013.  

Margaret Grandison

Ray McNeice

Opening Night and Artist Reception is Thursday, Feb 21st from 5:00 t0 7:00. Visit with Ray and Margaret. (James is in Labrador and will be unable to attend) 

Please drop by to see this exciting new show and check out this wonderful venue!

Hope to see you there,