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Sirkku Ketola’s A Body Called Paula: Printmaking Embodied in Performance.

Sirkku Ketola will meet with the audience to gather feedback for the next iteration of A Body Called Paula
 during an Artist/Audience Conversation Drop-in: Wednesday, March 1, 4:00 – 5:00pm Part installation, part performance, this work evolves with each new appearance. In A Body Called Paula, Ketola’s printed ribbons meander and droop, physically marking out space […]

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Dave Dyment’s Substitute City: Printed Live at Open Studio’s Artist Proof Sale

This year, at Open Studio, we are so fortunate to have an artwork by Dave Dyment, commissioned specially for our annual Artist Proof Sale on December 1st. Substitute City is an altered transit map of Toronto, which includes fictional subway stops erected by film and television crews. Painstakingly researched, the graphic screenprint introduces three new lines and […]

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Printopolis equal parts education and celebration

When editors Jenn Law and Tara Cooper (above) and designer Edward Guinasao picked up the printer’s proof of Printopolis, Cooper turned to her collaborators and declared, “We did it! And we’re all still friends!” Cooper and Law laugh about it now but the journey from initial meetings to the book launch on November 25 was […]

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Printopolis Publication

Read Chris Jones’ blog where he interviews Printopolis contributor Dave Dyment on his essay ‘Short-lived Phenomena’ here. We’re pleased to announce the publication of Printopolis, focusing on critical discourse surrounding the current state of printmaking in Toronto and further afield. Inspired by the 2010 print symposium hosted by Open Studio, the volume considers contemporary print […]

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New Project: Community Supported Art

Community Supported Art (or CSA) is a new collaborative fundraiser between Gallery 44 and Open Studio. Based on community supported agriculture initiatives, this model of support connects arts institutions with patrons in order to collectively build sustainability. Subscribers receive two works of art over the course of the year. Becoming a CSA subscriber is an […]

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Art Consultations: A Guide for New Buyers

Written by Pamela Quiroga   For the uninitiated, buying a piece of original art can seem intimidating. I know from personal experience. As an art lover who had yet to take the leap, I always assumed I didn’t know enough about art to buy it, or that art ownership was beyond my reach, financially. In […]