Wunderkammer Show

I’ll be part of a group show, Wunderkammer: The Cabinet of Curiosities, at the new Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, running May 11 – 28!  It’s the gallery’s first group art show, and my first art gallery show in many years.  I’m really looking forward to it and hope you’ll join us at the opening (details below).

About the show:
“This art – or science art – show, is inspired by the Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosity, the immense, eccentric, encyclopedic natural history collections gathered by collectors since the Renaissance. Cabinets of Curiosities featured treasured zoological, botanical, anatomical, fossil and gem specimen, collected by early citizen scientists. WUNDERKAMMER features original sculptures, drawings, hand-bound books, prints, paintings, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery, generative and multimedia specimen of natural and unnatural history on all scales, from the microscopic to the macroscopic.”

Where: Toronto Etsy Street Team Gallery, 906 Queen St. W., Toronto
When: May 11 – 28, 2017.  Opening reception is this saturday, May 13, 6pm – 10pm.  RSVP here to attend the opening.

For more information, please see the gallery website here.

Bees (& the Birds) Opening Reception

Join me this thursday evening at Graven Feather to celebrate the opening of our group show: Bees (& the Birds)!!  I’ll have some different pieces in this show (tiny paintings, not book works) and I’m so excited to show them!  opening-beesThere are 38 artists in total, and we’ve gathered in support of bees (and pollinators).  This is why 10% of all show proceeds go to helping the bees, via the David Suzuki Foundation.

Opening reception is 6pm – 9pm at Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. West, Toronto.

For more information, see the facebook event page here.

Bookbinding at Graven Feather: a Workshop!

Day 336/365DSC_0702This sunday I’ll be teaching the Arrow Stitch Journal, pictured above, at Graven Feather!  It’s a hardcover book with fancy spine-stitching and I walk you through all the steps.  It’s easy and fun, I promise!IMG_2795Since it’s a hands-on class, everyone leaves with a finished project!

What: Hard Cover Arrow Stitch Journal Workshop
When: Sunday September 13, 1pm – 4pm
Where: Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. West, Toronto
Cost: $75, all materials included.

If you aren’t able to make it out on sunday, there is another date for this workshop, and others I’ll be teaching at Graven Feather throughout the fall.  Go here for details and to register.

Brand New Workshop: Hard Cover Journals!!

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Many of you have been asking when there would be a bookbinding workshop for a hardcover journal.  Well, the wait is over!  June 27 will be the first hardcover journal making workshop!!  I’ll be teaching the Arrow Stitch in hardcover book format (the green journal, pictured above).  Besides learning a new stitch I’ll also be teaching how to hand-craft the hardcovers, a handy skill.  And, as always, everyone leaves with a finished project!

What: Hardcover Arrow Stitch Journal
When: June 27, 10am – 1pm
Where: Graven Feather, 906 Queen St. West, Toronto
Cost: $75, materials included

For more information and to register, go here.