Each month, Rosedale UC invites a local artist to display their work in our church. The paintings are available for sale through the artist, and all are welcome to come and visit the church for a closer look. Our church building is open from 9:30am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays, and on Sunday mornings from 10am to 12pm.
The current artist is Joan Holben
Joan Holben was born in Ottawa.
Until 1963, she resided in Eastern Canada. Joan’s world travels took her to India where she remained for four years while setting up technical training programs in the state of Punjab. Upon returning to Canada, she set up her first studio while she attended Queen’s University, and later Sheridan College.
She set up art programs and taught in Elementary and Secondary schools until accepting a position of coordinator of visual arts at St. Lawrence College in Brockville. Joan also set up functional art programs for teachers at Central
Technical School in Toronto. Joan traveled extensively across Canada, residing for a time in British Columbia where she established herself as a major new talent.
She moved to Toronto in 1979 where she operated a studio gallery on Bloor Street. Joan was a resident artist for Demco Inc. in Montreal and a working artist for Golden U.S.A for twenty years. She has conducted many solo shows and is represented in many personal collections in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Africa and Eastern Europe.
She currently resides in Toronto.