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Kenneth Kirsch At 2016 McMichael Canadian

October 5th, 2016

Kenneth Kirsch At 2016 McMichael Canadian

The annual McMichael Volunteer Committee’s signature fundraiser, the AUTUMN ART SALE, is recognized as one of the most prestigious events displaying original works from some of Canada’s most talented artists. There is no better setting than the gallery’s stunning Grand Hall, surrounded by 100 acres of beautiful conservation land, to showcase unique one-of-a-kind works. Over the course of three days, art will be on view and available for purchase from the 50 juried artists. The quality and variety of works on sale will please the taste and budget of seasoned art buyers as well as those beginning to build a collection. Artists work with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolour, Mixed Media, Pen&Ink, Sumi-e, Metal, Wood, Glass and Clay. This is your opportunity to invest in a beautiful piece of original Canadian art that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment.

A percentage of all art purchases during the AUTUMN ART SALE, goes to the Committee for volunteer-funded projects to enhance the...

Kirsch Painting Appears In National Post Article

September 29th, 2016

Kirsch Painting Appears In National Post Article

The historic painting "Toronto Traffic Cop 1912" by Canadian Fine Artist Kenneth M Kirsch, appeared on the cover of The National Post Homes Section on September 17, 2016.

Toronto Sun Article Streetcars Brush With Fame

May 23rd, 2016

Toronto Sun Article Streetcars Brush With Fame

Toronto Sun Full Page Article by Mike Filey about Toronto Historic Artist Kenneth M Kirsch and his painting "Streetcar on Queen 1963", December 8, 2013

Toronto Sun Article Kirsch Historic Toronto Painting

May 12th, 2016

Toronto Sun Article Kirsch Historic Toronto Painting

Toronto Sun-Mike Filey June 2010
Historic Toronto Trillium Ferry celebrates 100 years with a presentation of a painting of this vessel in its "hay-day", by artist Kenneth M Kirsch.
Presented to mayor David Miller on board ship exactly 100 years to the minute of her first sailing!

Toronto Sun Article Kirsch Historic Toronto Paintings

May 12th, 2016

Toronto Sun Article Kirsch Historic Toronto Paintings

"Painting the Town" Toronto Sun Article by Mike Filey July 2006

KIRSCH Makes Top Ten At 2015 Canadian McMichael

April 23rd, 2016

KIRSCH Makes Top Ten At 2015 Canadian McMichael

Autumn Art Sale

25th Annual Autumn Art Sale brings in second highest sales since 1991!

December 9, 2015, KLEINBURG ON— During the weekend of October 23 to 25, 2015, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection welcomed over 2,000 visitors admiring the incredible artwork on display as part of the Volunteer Committee’s 25th Annual Autumn Art Sale. Two hundred and twenty five works were sold, totaling over $140,000 in sales – the second highest sales since the Art Sale began in 1991* – with net fundraising proceeds in excess of $44,000.

The sale provided the opportunity for fifty of the finest contemporary Canadian artists and sculptors to showcase and sell their works at the McMichael. Visitors who attended the Gala Opening on the evening of Friday, October 23 enjoyed a cocktail reception while mingling among the artists and their artwork.

Congratulations to the 2015 Top Ten Painters and Top Sculptor who have been invited back to participate in the 2016...

KIRSCH Returns To McMichael As Best In Show

October 15th, 2015

KIRSCH Returns To McMichael As Best In Show

The 25th Anniversary of the Canadian McMichael Collection's Annual Fall Art Show and Sale returns this October 23-25th, 2015, with Kenneth Kirsch coming back for the sixth time. This time Ken returns as "Best in Show" and is the feature artist in the front Grand Lobby entrance!
Ken is preparing a very special series of Georgian Bay paintings, exclusively premiering for this McMichael event.

Artist Follows Long Road

May 4th, 2015

Artist Follows Long Road

Rachel Levy Sarfin
Toronto
Correspondent

When Ken Kirsch was in
Grade 1, his teacher asked the students to draw the street where they lived. Kirsch drew the picture as though he were standing at the end of the street. At the far end of the picture the houses looked smaller and the road narrowed into a distant point.
“My teacher freaked out,” he
recounted. She held it up for the whole class to see and explained that Kirsch had drawn a perspective painting, something most 6 year olds can’t do.
Over the years, Kirsch continued to be interested in art.

By Grade 6, he was responsible for the backdrops in school plays. After high school (and a brief stint in the insurance industry), he enrolled in Seneca
College’s graphic design program.
As a student at Seneca,
Kirsch gained an appreciation
for painting, although he set it
aside to pursue a career in advertising.

The Toronto native
had a successful career in the...

KIRSCH Painting The Picture Of A Seneca Alum

May 4th, 2015

KIRSCH Painting The Picture Of A Seneca Alum

Seneca College of Design
Alumni Article of "Recognition and Distinction"
October 2014

"Painting the Picture of a Seneca Alum"

"Growing up in Toronto, Ontario, Kenneth M Kirsch always had a special talent, eye, and general feel for creating art. It was something that was instilled in him at a young age.

Featured on his website is a report card with a note from his grade six teacher, stating “I hope that Ken will find many opportunities in the future to develop his outstanding artistic ability. He is exceptionally gifted in this area”.

Ken was enrolled in Design Arts in the late 70’s, it is now called the Graphic Design program. He went on to a successful career in graphic design and advertising with institutions such as, The T. Eaton Company (Eaton’s), The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), and Gray Coach Lines Ltd.

Ken also opened Pinpoint Design Studios which became an industry leader in Toronto. After a merger and acquisition with...

Kirsch Receives Best In Show At McMichael Canadian Art Collections Autumn Art Show And Sale

May 4th, 2015

Kirsch Receives Best In Show At McMichael Canadian Art Collections Autumn Art Show And Sale

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Volunteer Committee Announcement today;

“Kenneth Kirsch was this year’s Best In Show as top selling artist.
Congratulations Ken!”

"This year’s Top 10 is as follows: Kenneth Kirsch, Doris Pontieri, Neil Sternberg, Floyd Elzinga, Michele Van Maurik, Jeremy Browne, Melanie Gausden, Deborrah Jolly, Mark Berens, and Jack Zhou. Our Top Sculptor was Beverley Stewart. Congratulations to you all.”

 

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