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Mirvish Village Giveaway!

A nostalgic look at Mirvish Village

A nostalgic look at Mirvish Village

Here is the result of a recent commission to design and produce a three-colour silkscreen print based on two new exhibits now on display at Markham House. Tonight only, along with free hotdogs, they’re giving away 200 of these limited-editions away!

Anne Mirvish: The Artist in Her Studio
and Welcome to Yesterday:
Ephemera from Mirvish Village

Come take a look at Anne Mirvish’s art practice and her influence on the neighbourhood known as Mirvish Village. In addition check out the wonderful collection ephemera and memorabilia from the Mirvish Family archive, collected over the past 50+ years. Here you will discover the tale of the Onion Pot and the name of the first shop opened by Honest Ed Mirvish.

The shows run from May 28th to July 10th, 2016.

Markham House
610 Markham St. Toronto
Open daily from 12pm – 7pm
mirvish-village.com

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National Ballet of Canada Colouring Book

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A few years back I designed and illustrated a colouring book for the National Ballet of Canada. It was something to keep the kids performing in The Nutcracker busy with backstage, while they were waiting to perform.

Grant Heaps, who works in the wardrobe department took one of the drawings and made a quilt with it. Watch and listen to Grant talk about his work at the ballet here.

The Nutcracker starts this Thursday at the Four Seasons Centre.


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