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Photography
The Elderly Leaves Series – David’s favourite time of the year is the fall, when the leaves change colour. His intent is to illustrate their beauty and dignity.

Weeds & Grasses Series – Most roadside weeds and grasses are the “other” flowers in the city. They are the forgotten plants that populate the roadside. He admires their utilitarian structure and tolerance of the elements.

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Franco Rizzi has been painting for over four decades. His work encompasses landscapes, wildlife and people. Working predominantly in oils on canvas, his impressionistic rendering of these subjects gives viewers a chance to experience what he experiences. Franco also works in acrylics, pastels an mixed media.

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Studio 888 was established by the artist Elizabeth Russ as studio/exhibit space for her own work and for local artists. The hope is to contribute to the growing vibrancy of the Queen St. east art scene.
STUDIO 888 - the home of affordable original artwork
studio888art@gmail.com / 416-200-5551

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Born in Kingston Jamaica to Chinese & Scottish parents, Jensa immigrated to Toronto where she grew up. Jensa has lived in Montreal, Miami & SanFrancisco where she studied in diverse fields from fashion to healthcare. After dabbling in many 'almost careers' such as stylist, writer & nurse with forays into madness & decadence, she now emerges as an outspoken jack of all trades.
Jensa’s work has been exhibited in Montreal, Sanfrancisco & Toronto

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"Krupuk" crackers :

These works started out as store bought uncooked flat prawn crackers . Using a slotted ladle an
oiled wok I cooked and sorted them by size and shape appeal.
Decisions on the figures are made as there affixed to a bamboo skewer and a wooden base.

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Helena Wehrstein is a textile & mixed media artist. Breathing new life into old stuff is her passion: stuff that is unused, unwanted, discarded. She reclaims, reuses, recycles, upcycles stuff from friends, yard sales, the street, second-hand stores, her basement...wood, electronics, cables, bits and pieces of junk.

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Established in 2016 by the curator couple Tanzina Amin and Carlos Rodrigues, Artusiasm has quickly become popular among local artists through exceptionally curated art exhibitions showcasing incredible and unique works of art. After over a year of curating exhibitions at various locations around Toronto, Artusiasm opened their own gallery downtown on March 24, 2017. The curators host regular art events throughout the year, bringing the general public closer to the wonderful world of art, while building friendships among the artists and art enthusiasts.

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John Kosmopoulos is a multiple international award-winning photographer who embodies an “eclectic aesthetic fine art” (EAFA) philosophy of photography. He specializes in both black + white and “muted colour metallics” fine art photography. His work has been featured in several international interviews, magazines, promotions, billboards, galleries and film.

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Genie Weinstein started drawing at age 3 and had a book published commercially with her illustrations when she was still in her teens. Her experience includes several publishing credits and a tenure as an artist for digital children's titles. Her artwork can be found in a New Zealand travel guide by Lonely Planet and a collection of essays on J. R. R. Tolkien recently published in France.

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Nikki Ialongo is a driven, passionate and eclectic fine artist with a unique approach to her blend of visual arts. Nikki is a proficient canvas painter, but she also uses other textures such as wood, as well as mediums as diverse as oil, water colours, acrylic paint as well as other materials that bring a lively and tangible quality to her works.

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