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Artist Proof Sale: Sara Angelucci Live Demo December 3rd


Written by Pamela Quiroga

It’s that time of year again! Open Studio will be launching its 31st annual Artist Proof Sale with an Opening Night Party on December 3, 2015. Held every year, the Opening Night Party represents a unique opportunity to shop hundreds of original prints while celebrating the art of printmaking with friends and artists alike. This free must-see event kicks off at 6 pm with a preview of the Artists Proofs, followed by the sale beginning at 6:30 pm.

Also at 6:30 pm – and a highlight of every Opening Night Party – is the live printmaking demonstrations lead by celebrated Canadian artists. This year we’re honoured to welcome Sara Angelucci as one of our featured printmakers. Sara will be screenprinting a photo-based work produced in support of FLAP – Toronto’s Fatal Light Awareness Program, an organization dedicated to safeguarding migratory birds in urban environments.

Birds have often been a theme in Sara’s work. She reminds us that their noble magnificence inspires but is continually threatened both by human interference and human indifference. The centrepiece of Thursday’s live demonstration will be a photograph of birds catalogued through FLAP’s pioneering Museum Program. With this work Sara offers a beautiful elegy to the birds of Toronto who have lost their lives to fatal window collisions while highlighting the necessary goals of FLAP: bird conservation through education, advocacy, research and rescue. Should enough of Sara’s prints be sold, a portion of the profits will be donated to FLAP in support of their continued efforts to save our migratory birds.

For any print lover, this is an excellent opportunity to explore the heart of the printmaking process while learning more about our local footprint. We hope you’ll join us!

Sara is a Toronto-based artist working primarily in photography, video and audio. To learn more about Sara please visit

To learn more about FLAP please visit

The Artist Proof Sale

Running from Dec 3 -19, the Artist Proof sale represents a unique opportunity to preview and purchase coveted Artist Proofs from emerging and established print-based artists. With works starting at just $50-$400, it’s the perfect time to start an art collection or grow one. As with all Artist Proofs, supply is limited. Please come early for the best selection.

No more room in your collection? An exclusive range of t-shirts, aprons and original artists’ greeting cards is also available for purchase. The Artist Proof sale is an important fund raiser for Open Studio and supports our charitable programming, which includes exhibitions, talks, education and residencies. Your purchase makes so much possible – see you at 401 Richmond on December 3rd!

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