Heliconian: A solo show of new paintings by Ruthia Pak Regis


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A solo show of new paintings by Ruthia Pak Regis

Showing at the Heliconian Hall in Yorkville, Interior Religion, an exhibit of paintings capturing the transcendent experience of nature, in particular through shapes of light, shadow, colour and line found in and near forests.

Opening reception: Saturday, November 3, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

at Heliconian Hall, 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto

Ruthia is a painter based in Toronto, with a special focus working towards abstracted landscapes. She specialized in painting and drawing at York University (BFA, 2000), also studying painting in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK (1999). She continued her studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (Master of Theological Studies, 2009). For her, the process of painting and growing in spiritual disciplines is intimately intertwined; what is learned in one realm informs the other. In addition to her studio practice she produces commissioned pieces. Her work can be found in private and public collections in North America, the UK and Japan.

Admission is free

The paintings will be exhibited October 25 – November 21, 2018

To view by appointment, call 416-922-3618.





The Toronto Heliconian Club, a non-profit organization, is the oldest association of its kind in Canada, founded in 1909 to give women in the arts and letters an opportunity to meet socially and intellectually. Members range from women who have earned great distinction to those in the early stages of their careers. The Club offers many activities for members and the public, including a Concert Series, Dance performances, and a weekly Sketch Group.

Heliconian Hall was built in 1875 as a church in “Carpenter’s Gothic” board and batten, with intricate wood trim. It became Heliconian Hall when the Toronto Heliconian Club bought it for $6,000 from the Painters Union in 1923. A superb carved rose window is truly Victorian.The hall is designated as a national historic site.