Artwork in Public Display
150 for All
and All for 150
4 Elms Retirement Residence, Thornhill, Ontario, July 2017
Designed and facilitated by Ruth, this collaborative work was created by the artists of 4 Elms Retirement Residence in Thornhill, Ontario. It commemorates Canada's 150th birthday in 2017. The arms reaching into the red, centre leaf bear the colours of the various national flags represented by the residents of
Richmond Hill, Dec. 2016
Designed by Linda Ruscio, this collaborative mural by the Markham Group of Artists was created for the Immigrant Services Welcome Centre in Richmond Hil, Ontario.
Ruth painted 2 of the 32 panels which depict various aspects of what it means to be Canadian.
Canada 150 Mosaic, "Canoe & Parka"
Immigrant Services Welcome Centre, Richmond Hill
This is one of two panels Ruth painted for the "Canada 150 Mosaic". (It is the centre panel in the mural to the left.) Each artist created a painting within the overall painting - all with a Canadian theme. Up close, the parka reminds you of our cold winters; step back and you merely see the northern lake waters.
The Joy of Life
Ceiling Tile Project:
"Lake Joseph Sunset"
Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto,
The Joy of Life Ceiling Tile Project was established to encourage patients lying in hospital beds. This ceiling tile can be found in Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Ontario. It was created for Duke and Wend - Christmas 2017. The tile was Sponsored by Hannah & Cameron Lang. Artist, Ruth Toy, donated the work and art supplies.
Created for God's Glory
Papua New Guinea
Art Room Door, Tile Mosaic. While teaching High School Art and Ceramics classes with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Ruth designed and lead this collaborative mosaic project for her students to work on.