Luminary Spot Art Exhibition at Arta Gallery

June 27-July 10, 2008, Toronto CAN

A group exhibition by Craig Beal, David Brown, Cliff Kearns, Toni Marvin, Michelle Montague and Yuja Yokoyama

Arta gallery is pleased to present a selection of contemporary and figurative paintings by various artists. Get caught up in enigmatic adventures of figurative and contemporary paintings. The fragments of recognizable imagery will compel the viewer to go further into a dreamlike quality and the search for an unidentifiable narrative, although the narrative work will elude the viewer, the conscious beauty will develop and will be suspended in time.

Opening Reception:
Friday, June 27, 2008 6-8pm

Arta Gallery
Suite 102, building 9, 55 Mill Street
Toronto, CAN

Genius Loves Company Phase 1 Launch

Thanks to everyone who showed their support at the opening of the Genius Loves Company project on October 14th at Arta Gallery. The show opening was a tremendous success in the community and feedback was positive.

As a result the Six Ah Wi art collective will be holding phase 2 of this project in 2007 which will encompass collaborative works between the artists and members of the community. The collaborative pieces will then be auctioned and its proceeds will be donated to a charity.

For more information about the project please visit Genius Loves Company

Photos from this year’s exhibition opening can be found here

Genius Loves Company Art Exhibition at Arta Gallery

October 14-October 26, 2006, Toronto CAN

The Six Ah Wi art collective in association with invites you to the Genius Loves Company art exhibition located at Arta Gallery in the trendy Distillery District in Toronto (CAN).

The project Genius Loves Company is an exploration of how the arts compliment and often give birth to one another .

Meet artists Ato Seitu, Abye Kifle, Georgia Fullerton, Michelle Montague, Sonia Farquharson and Tafewa Turner and be a part of this uplifting and inspirational event.

Opening reception is Saturday October 14 from 5-8pm, exhibition continues to October 26, 2006

Arta Gallery
The Distillery District
55 Mill Street, bldg 9, Suite 102
Toronto, CANADA
M5A 3C4
(416) 364-2782

Abstract Is… Arta Gallery

Abstract Is… @Arta Gallery, July 14 -July 27, 2006
Opening reception Friday July 14 from 5-7pm

My latest series of works will be on exhibit along with artists Sayeeda Ali, Bernadette Badali, Craig Beal, Heinz Krautberger, David Meekison, Scott Pattinson and Marica Schnoor at Arta Gallery located in the trendy Distillery District. A show of works inspired by medium, emotions, and experience where the artists each with a vision are united under the theme of abstract painting.

For more information please contact Arta Gallery or visit

Arta Gallery
The Distillery District
55 Mill Street, bldg 9, Suite 102
Toronto, CANADA
M5A 3C4
(416) 364-2782


Giving visual art a voice — beginning this April

Calling For All Geniuses

Giving visual art a voice — beginning this April 2006

Toronto, Ont. – April 5th, 2006 Are you one of those people who had a great idea for a painting and dreamed of collaborating with an artist to develop your idea? Well, this is your chance …

Introducing the truly ground-breaking concept of using modern technology to give visual art a voice. The Genius Loves Company art project uses the Internet to engage the general public in the co-creation of art inspired by art. Have you ever been moved by a song, taken into a fantasy journey by a great movie, or left spellbound by a wonderful book? Now imagine transferring that sense of wonderment onto a painting!

During the month of April 2006, artists from the SIX AH WI Collective will be accepting creative ideas from the general public for the creation of a total of six public paintings which will be displayed during the Genius Loves Company exhibition. The exhibition will take place from October 14th to 28th, 2006 at the Arta Gallery in the trendy Distillery district. Following the two-week run at Arta Gallery, the exhibition will move to Ellington’s Café (805 St. Clair Ave W).

But we need your participation immediately as the goal of the project is to foster the active participation of the general public with the artists during the creative process. Please e- mail the artists to share your ideas, encourage them in their creative process, or simply to lend your support in a few words.

How to get involved?
We invite you to visit the exhibition’s site today at — where you will virtually meet the six talented artists of the Genius Loves Company exhibition. With the theme of the exhibition being “art inspired by art”, the nature of this project is to promote all facets of the arts so as to give Visual Art a more interactive and entertaining voice. The Genius Loves Company concept came about by exploring how the arts compliment and often give birth to one another. Each member of our collective will produce numerous works of art inspired by musicians, writers, poets, instrumentalists and filmmakers. Our intention is to inspire our audience to embrace visual arts by enticing them with art forms that are readily accessible to them; be it online, at bookstores or video and music outlets.
Each artist (Ato Seitu, Georgia Fullerton-Morgan, Sonia Farquharson, Michelle Montague, Abye Kifle, and Tafewa Turner) has chosen a particular piece from another artistic discipline (song, movie or book) which you will help them render into a painting. Take the opportunity now to visit the website and find out which original artistic expression they chose!

The SIX AH WI Collective is available for interviews. Members of the media are encouraged to contact Ato Seitu or Melvin Bakandika below to facilitate coverage of the artists and the exhibition.

See article on the SIX AH WI Collective

Come out and make art history with our geniuses!

SIX AH WI Artist Collective
Ato Seitu
email: [email protected]
phone: 416-667-8200
Melvin Bakandika
email: [email protected]
phone: 416-929-3769