Art on the Street – January 2013

Warm your winter with works from Victoria Wallace at Chasing the Cheese and Bill and Alana Batten at Black Honey

Works by Victoria Wallace on display at Chasing the Cheese
Works by Victoria Wallace on display at Chasing the Cheese

Now showing at Chasing The Cheese: new work from versatile Peterborough visual artist Victoria Wallace.

Victoria painted murals in Toronto for 25 years, and her work is highly varied. There is a nice range of work in this display.

You might be familiar with Victoria’s whimsical encaustic works, and they are nicely represented here. The acrylics are of note: one perfectly captures the feel of the old west end, a Gilmour Street home.

These lovely works are up until mid-March. You did not need another reason to visit Chasing The Cheese — but now you have one!

Chasing the Cheese is located at 372 Water Street. Hours are as follows:

  • Tuesday – Wednesday: 11 am – 5 pm
  • Thursday – Friday: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, Monday: Closed

For more information on the Victoria and her work, visit victoria-wallace.com.

There is a nice range of work in this display
There is a nice range of work in this display
One acrylic perfectly captures the feel of the old west end
One acrylic perfectly captures the feel of the old west end
These lovely works are up until mid-March
These lovely works are up until mid-March



At Black Honey, the walls are currently adorned with art from father and daughter team Alana and Bill Batten.

Bill is currently the Artist In Residence at Gzowski College, Trent University, while his daughter Alana attends high school at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School, enrolled in the Intergrated Arts program.

The works of these two individuals are naturally not dissimilar. Bill’s broad, colourful landscapes warm up the front part of the cafe, while Alana’s smaller pieces are similarly effective throughout the space.

It’s a lively grouping of pieces which warms the soul on a bleak winter day. The show runs until February 14th.

Works by Alana and Bill Batten on display at Black Honey
Works by Alana and Bill Batten on display at Black Honey
Bill’s broad, colourful landscapes warm up the front part of the cafe
Bill’s broad, colourful landscapes warm up the front part of the cafe
Alana’s smaller pieces are similarly effective throughout the space
Alana’s smaller pieces are similarly effective throughout the space

Black Honey Dessert & Coffeehouse is located at 217 Hunter Street West. Coffee house hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am – 10 pm
  • Friday: 8 am – 11 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm
  • Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

For details on the show and more information about Bill Batten, visit www.billbattenpaintings.com. For more about Alana Batten’s art, visit alanabattenart.tumblr.com.

All photos by Jeff Macklin

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