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Giving Tuesday at Open Studio – fun for art lovers

Written by Amrita Chandra You’ve heard of #BlackFriday, and maybe even #CyberMonday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday? After 2 major days for commerce, Giving Tuesday is a national day dedicated to giving! Keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts starting today for our “12 Ways for Open Studio” – 12 ideas to participate […]

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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 […]

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A holiday update from the Open Studio family to yours.

Dear Friends, Thank you for your ongoing friendship and support this year! 2015 has been another wonderful year for Open Studio. Donors, volunteers, artists and staff have worked hard to ensure our doors stay open to create opportunities for artists and a place for printmaking in our community. With each print, an artist leaves a […]

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Moving Image(s)

Written by Amrita Chandra With the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in full swing, everyone in town has movies on the brain. Open Studio had the brilliant idea to capture film fever with their current exhibitions, all 3 of which give a nod to film in their own way. A few detail images of Sandra […]

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Artist Q&A with Liz Menard

Written by Amrita Chandra This is the first post in a new series where we profile Open Studio artists. Today, meet Liz Menard. For more on Liz you can also view her prints for sale at Open Studio. How long have you been a member at Open Studio? Since about 2008. What medium do you work […]

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OS 45: “That Embracing Space”

Written by Chris Jones Queen and Peter streets looked a lot different in 1970. In the parking lot across from the Black Bull stood a row of Victorian townhouses, one of them (above, photo by Vincent Sharp) was the original Open Studio. Despite a lack of windows and ventilation, an acid bath in the washroom, and […]

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Screenprinting: Such A Good Intro

Written by Chris Jones One of the great things about Open Studio classes is that students are permitted to work at their own pace. We all start out in the same place, working on the course-outlined projects, but pretty soon some are speeding ahead while others, yours truly for example, fall a little behind.  Consequently, […]

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A Love Story

Written by Amrita Chandra When Almis Ledas bought his ticket for 100 Prints, the predecessor to Open Studio’s Editions fundraiser, little did he know he would be getting a ticket to a lifetime of wedded bliss. Our story starts way back in April 1999, when Almis was traveling to Boston at the same time Adriana […]

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Catching Up with Doug Guildford

Written by Laine Groeneweg When I first started printing at Open Studio I arrived and literally didn’t know a single person there.   I had the good fortune of arriving on a day  when the studio was buzzing with activity and a number of folks were there to get acquainted with right away.  One of […]

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Photo Emulsion: Taking the Plunge

Written by Chris Jones In week three, screenprinting class got really interesting. It was at this point that instructor Meggan Winsley introduced us to photo emulsion and exposure, which allowed us to capture photographic quality images without drawing or tracing. The process is complicated and the equipment is costly, which is another reason Open Studio […]