Wednesday, March 19, 2008

EXHIBITION/CRAFTY BIZ: rouge at harbourfont centre's bounty shop

rouge show

George Brown College presents ROUGE, the 2008 Jewellery Arts Graduate Exhibition and Sale

April 10 through May 4, 2008 at Bounty – The Canadian Contemporary Craft Shop at Harbourfront Centre

Rouge is the dark red polishing compound used by goldsmiths to put a mirror finish on jewellery. At George Brown College, the Jewellery Arts Class of 2008 is busy putting the final polish on their jewellery creations for Rouge, the 2008 Graduate Exhibition and Sale.

George Brown College is pleased to present Rouge from April 10 to May 4, 2008. Rouge will be hosted as a free exhibition by Bounty – The Canadian Contemporary Craft Shop at Harbourfront Centre. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will also be held at 6:30 pm in the Brigantine Room. This event is open to the public and free to attend. The exhibition can be seen during regular Bounty store hours (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday).

For this year’s graduates, Rouge will be the culminating event of the three year Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College. Rouge will showcase more than one hundred one-of-a-kind, handcrafted traditional and contemporary jewellery works designed and made by the program’s 20 newly minted metalsmiths.

Visit the Facebook page for this event (with more pictures of works)

George Brown College offers one of North America’s largest and most renowned Jewellery Arts programs and has graduated some of Canada’s top goldsmiths and jewellery designers. George Brown’s unique program and environment produces graduates with highly technical as well as exceptional design skills suitable for entering jewellery and related professions immediately following graduation.


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