Posts Tagged ‘Shannon Gerard’

City of Craft – Dec. 18th & 19th

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Even though we didn’t get in as vendors this year (sob sob), I’m hoping to check out the City of Craft sale this weekend! 50 unique craftsters will be there showcasing their fine work at the Theatre Centre (Queen & Dovercourt). The sale runs from Sat. 11am- 6pm. and Sun. 11am. – 5pm.  and there’s a $2 admission. The first 100 shoppers each day can score a swag bag (I’ll see if I can wake up that early).  Denture Thief Productions and Shannon Gerard will be present so I already know it will be worth it! Click here for details.

I had a scare last month when I thought my skull pin from Denture Thief (click here for a refresher) had fallen off my jacket, lost to me forever. But I was so relieved to find it at the bottom of a bag. Some kind soul must have chucked it in where I’d put down my stuff.  Thanks secret skull saviour! Can’t wait to see what new things Denture Thief has in store. ~ Lurgs

Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, July 9 – 11th

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is a yearly summer event that takes place at Nathan Phillips Square. It features artists from a variety of disciplines from painting, drawings, print, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass work, crafts, crazy sock creatures, you name it! I only had a chance this year to quickly run through the square, so here are a few artists that caught my eye. It’s great to discovery all this inspiration and talent.

AT.AW.

First thing I was drawn to was this guy sitting proudly by a painting.

This is the work of art collective AT.AW. who “actively promote urban play with DIY mass-produced series of artwork”. I love the textures and patterns in their painted pieces and their Orphans Plush are awesome! I picked myself up one of their cute little Twee Trees figures and felt bad for the ones that had fallen beyond the fence into the construction zone. Hopefully they were all recovered at the end of the show.

AT.AW. will be at the Big On Bloor Festival this weekend and the Queen West Art Crawl at Trinity Bellwoods on Sept. 18 & 19th. Also the Orphans Plush are available at various Toronto locales and soon on their etsy site.

Shannon Gerard

I saw Shannon Gerard’s cacti and thought “how clever!! perfect for the horticulturally challenged”. Not only is Shannon a crochet master, but a wonderful illustrator as you can see from her booklets. She’s also the illustrator for the  graphic novel “Sword of Mouth” and the creator for her own series “Hung”. You can get your own plushtache or another goody at her etsy shop.

Shuyu Lu

The Best in Fibre award this year went to Shuyu Lu. Her use of print and embroidery is very creative and I like her use of a kind of old technique in embroidery and nostalgic imagery combined with a modern aesthetic. The layering of the print and stitching also gives a great feeling of dimension.

Thanks to everyone for allowing me to share their work here! Sorry I couldn’t get to all the great artists featured at the show. ~ Lurgs