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Kid Icarus Puzzles

Kid Icarus screen printed puzzles

Our puzzles are FINALLY here! The idea for these screen printed puzzles was conceived 18 months ago. We wanted a puzzle that was handmade with the smallest carbon footprint as possible. These puzzles, from material to final product, were made within a 500km radius from our shop. So happy the project is complete!

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Furoshiki Gallery

Furoshiki: The art of cloth wrapping

Opening Reception: November 30th, 12-6pm
Gift wrapping with Furoshiki demo at 2pm
Gallery locationSAMARA Contemporary, 156 Augusta Avenue, Kensington Market, Toronto. www.samaracontemporary.com | www.instagram.com/samara_contemporary

SAMARA Contemporary in collaboration with Kid Icarus, are pleased to announce Furoshiki, A group exhibition that will feature the works of 20 artists working with the theme: “Gifting”

Furoshiki wrap is an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wrapping paper.

Every holiday season more than 8 million tons of gift-wrap ends up in landfills. Disposable and chemically processed, this waste is destroying our environment. Furoshiki can be re-used, passed on from one gift receiver to the next.

Cloth wrapping has been used for over 1200 years in Japan. The word Furoshiki came about during the Edo period (1603-1868) when cloths were commonly used in bathhouses to wrap clothes or as bath matts. Today, Furoshiki can be used to wrap gifts, wine bottles, books, groceries, or just about anything! 

This year and onward present your special gift enveloped in beautiful art created by some of Canada’s top illustrators and artists! An environmentally ethical and unique option to gift giving!

Participating artists: Daniela Roessler, Dave Setrakian, Fiona Smyth, Flips, Jill Holmberg, Jimmy Chaile, June Kim, Justin Broadbent, Kendra Yee, Kirsten McCrea, Happy Sleepy, Marijke Bouchier, Mariko Paterson, Mike Ellis, Orbital Arts, Rachel Joanis, Santiago Paredes, Trio Magnus

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Call For Vendors

Think handmade accessories, screen printed greeting cards,
fine crafted ceramics, original art, and best of all —
mystery loot bags at the door.
The Handmade Holiday craft show is a curated event showcasing
20 exclusive indie makers from across Toronto.

Calling all makers!!
We are now accepting applications for the Handmade Holiday Craft Show!

If you are a local artist and you want to take part please visit:

https://kidicarus.ca/handmade-holiday/

The event will take place at St. Stephen-in the-Fields Church on December 8th.
The Application Deadline is Sunday November 11th!

 

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Pedestrian Sunday

It will be the last Pedestrian Sunday of 2018!
Our special guest vendor will be artist Jessica Rotolo.
She will be there from 12pm to 5:30pm on October 28th, stop on by!

For more on Jessica Rotolo check out  “Employable Me” season 2 episode 3 

A NOTE FROM THE ARTIST: JESSICA ROTOLO
MY NAME IS JESSICA ROTOLO.
I WAS BORN IN 1998 WITH DOWN SYNDROME.
I LOVE TO PAINT, DANCE, SING AND ACT.
MY LIFE IS WONDERFUL, FILLED WITH MANY FAMILY
AND FRIENDS WHOM I LOVE DEARLY, AND WHO LOVE ME.
I AM A VERY ACTIVE PARTICIPANT AND VOLUNTEER WITH
THE ORGANIZATIONS BELOW. A PORTION OF THE MONEY
I EARN WILL BE DONATED TO EACH OF THEM.

The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT)
Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS)
Canadian Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF)
DramaWay – Best Buddies – Young Peoples Theatre
Centennial Infant and Child Centre – Heydon Park SS
OLPH Church – Special Olympics (Motionball) – Girlfriend Fund

I HOPE YOU ENJOY MY ART,

LOVE ,
JESSICA