Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shadow Box Auction and Exhibition at the TMC

I am participating in this year's Shadow Box Exhibition at the Textile Museum of Canada. The exhibition is up now, and will be up until the evening of October 30th, when the gala auction is held. Ticket and gala info is below, but feel free to go to the exhibition, which is open to the public during museum hours, or check out the online exhibition here...

The BMO Financial Group Shadow Box Event is back for its 13th year. Don’t miss your chance to own original artworks from over 150 Canadian and international artists at surprisingly sensible prices.

Come and experience a high-energy evening with friends and help support the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibitions and education programs. The BMO Financial Group Shadow Box Event is an excellent art-and-gift acquiring opportunity as well as a lively and sophisticated evening of delectable food and wine. Invite friends, or better still buy a block of tickets.

New this year, we are introducing an exciting theme to create a greater connection to the Museum’s activities. In anticipation of the upcoming exhibition The Cutting Edge, featuring fashion from around the world, and to celebrate the TMC’s vast South Asian holdings, guests are invited to come and enjoy a taste of South Asia with food and party atmosphere inspired by this richly diverse region.

Created especially for the TMC by talented artists, featured exhibitioners and well-known personalities Shadow Boxes are diminutive treasures, measuring eight inches square. Highly irresistible and collectable, they make great groupings.

Tickets on Sale Now: Tickets are $125; ticket holders can choose to receive $25 off the purchase of a Shadow Box. To reserve tickets contact 416-599-5321 x2230 or email shadowboxes@textilemuseum.ca

An evening of irresistible art, delicious food, fine wines and electric atmosphere awaits you!

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2H5
t. (416) 599-5321
f. (416) 599-2911

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sticky Fingers Art Show and Auction

I will have a piece in the Sticky Fingers auction at the Boat this Thursday! Read on for more details...

October 16, 2008 work by over 20 exciting local and international artists will be up for auction at The Boat nightclub. Art objects on offer include ceramics, prints, textile art, bookworks, illustrations, and photography. The auction is silent but The Boat will be bumping late into the night with sounds from innovative musical acts Gravity Wave, Vowls, Southern Charles, and PDF Format.

A preview of selected auction items, co-presented by Methinks Presents is open for public viewing from October 2-15 at Project 165 gallery across the street from the auction venue. The reception for the preview will take place on October 7th from 6.30-11pm. If you can’t make it out, check out the artists and some of the work online on the Sticky Fingers webpage.

Local artists, musicians, and comedians Levi McDougall and Sara Hennessey have donated their time and works in support of City of Craft 2008 which will take place on December 13, 2008 from 12-8pm the Theatre Centre (100-1087 Queen St. W). Though the mediums of expression of fundraiser participants are diverse, all support the do-it-yourself spirit of City of Craft 2008, which features community outreach, workshops and interactive exhibits in addition to locally made modern craft goods.

What: Sticky Fingers Craft Auction & Show
When: October 16, 2008, doors 7:30, auction 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Where: The Boat, 158 Augusta Ave.
Cost: PWYC, suggested donation $5

Project 165 gallery (165 Augusta)
October 2-15, reception October 7th from 6.30-11pm
Hours: call 416.838.5730

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Website Updates...

I finally had the chance to update my website the other day. I've posted a bunch of photographs from my time in the Toronto School of Art's Independent Studio Program, as well as shots from the year-end exhibition. These are just a small sampling...for more, check out my page of 2007/2008 work.

Insecurity Blanket (detail)- shredded office documents (2007/08)
Braidwall (detail)- braided spaghetti (2007)
Under the Rug (detail)- Black moss, polyester thread, fabric trim (2007/08)