Open Studio: Alchemy Artists 2018

Saturday 18 August 2018

1 - 3 p.m.


18560 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier, PEC

The local community centre will serve as our artist studio for the duration of the residency. We are excited to open the doors to the public. Drop by and say hello! Meet the artists who are part of Alchemy 2018 and view artwork inspired by this residency. 

Alchemists Claire Tallarico and Deborah Margo received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Grant to support their collaborative participation. Many thanks to the OAC for their invaluable assistance.

Table Talk

Tuesday 6 February 2018


1033 College Street, Toronto ON

Talk by Claire M. Tallarico and Tonia Di Risio.

Dinner prepared by The Depanneur founder Len Senater.

Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm.


Claire and Tonia will talk about how food sharing and art making can be a powerful vehicle for community building. Alchemy explores the relationships between artistic practice and the growing, cooking and sharing of locally cultivated food in a community setting. Originally founded at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island, Alchemy is now held each summer in Prince Edward County.

On the first Tuesday of every month, The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them. 


Celeriac, Leek & Potato Vichyssoise with toasted hazelnuts (#vegan)

Creamy yellow corn mamaliga (soft polenta, Romanian-style), served with roasted vegetable ratatouille (#vegan).
Sour cream, feta cheese and mititei (small, skinless Romanian sausages) served optionally alongside, as well as cucumber and dill salad.

An Alchemy-inspired dessert prepared by Tonia and shared with the tables, along with tea or coffee

Table Talks take place around the dinner table while Dep founder Len Senater prepares a dinner inspired by the topic of the day.  

Vegetarian, vegan and/or gluten free options available. 


Alchemy Artists Residency 1st Group Exhibition

11 January to 4 February 2018


3010 Dundas Street West, Toronto ON

Reception Thursday January 11, 2018

6pm - 8pm

Artists in attendance

Tonia Di Risio  Toronto

Ilze Egle  Latvia

Frida Foberg  New York

Donna Greenstein  King City

Lynn Hubbs  Toronto

Deborah Margo  Ottawa

Sarah Malekzadeh  New York/Toronto

Ngoc Nguyen  Vietnam

Sydney Pine  Montreal

Piera Pugliese  Toronto

Peggy Taylor Reid  Caledon

Warren Sulatycky  Toronto

Claire M. Tallarico  Toronto

Vanessa Rotando  Ottawa

All works are by past participants of Alchemy 2015, 2016 and 2017. Works include textile, painting, collage, printmaking, photography and installation.  

Bending Spoons Gallery is located inside the Junction’s iconic Vesuvio Pizzeria and Spaghetti House.

Image by Peggy Taylor Reid, Flash Freeze_09_18_13-96, Chromira print mounted on diabond, 40" x 30", 2015 ed. 1/3.