Putting the Pieces Back Together

October 5 – 30, 2022

OPENING RECEPTION: October 6: 6 – 8 PM

Join us IN-PERSON for the Opening Reception at the Leslie Grove Gallery.

See the show, meet other artists, bring a friend!

COVID-19 Protocols: following provincial and city guidelines


Pippa Beck, Ottawa • Angèle Blasutti, Toronto • Kathryn Spooner Bossy, Haley Station • Patrizia Brasch, Toronto • Judy Breau, Toronto • Roberto Centazzo, Toronto • Kathleen Doody, Toronto • Michel Dumont, Thunder Bay • Thomas Faires, Toronto • Jenny May Gifford, London • Jo Granados, Toronto • Anja Hertle, Grafton • MaryLou Hurley, Caledon East • Elena Martoglio, Oakville • Mehtap Mertdoğan, Toronto • Annie Powell, Thornhill • Heather J. Smith, Cornwall • Amanda Stapells, Tiny • Jill Swanink, Burlington • Heather Vollans, Brantford • Anne Winter, Scarborough • Karen Ylitalo, Sudbury


The art of making mosaics is ancient, dating back at least 4,000 years. Small pieces of glass, stone, and ceramic—known as tesserae—are cut and then arranged to create intricate images and patterns. On their own, these individual pieces may seem ordinary. However, when placed together, their diversity (material, size, shape, colour, lustre, etc.) creates a collective power. The tesserae uplift one another, their differences enhancing the qualities of adjacent pieces. Mosaic as an artform is therefore about creating something beautiful from hundreds of individual pieces, with the result being greater than the sum of its parts.

“Putting the Pieces Back Together” is literal for the mosaic artists participating in the show, but the theme is also figurative. The pandemic shattered normalcy and brought unprecedented disruption to all of us. Individually and collectively, Canadians are also trying to put the pieces of their lives and communities back together.