Monday, June 30, 2008

EXHIBITION/SHOP CRAFTY: Keep Six Contemporary Eco-Bag show (until July 13)

Keep Six Contemporary

After finding the place we were planning to eat closed for the holiday weekend, I was wandering along Bathurst just north of Bloor in search of food and was thrilled to come upon Keep Six Contemporary, a gallery, mini-shop & and project space. I had heard about shows at Keep Six, which opened in December of 2007, but being a bit of a downtown brat had not yet ventured northward to check it out. Anyhow, if you are ever in the neighbourhood, you should be sure to pop in and see whatever show they have going on, check out their collection of great independent art books & multiples for sale (like Otherworld Uprising feat. The works of Shary Boyle), or even get your hands to making at their periodic Franken Jewellery Swaps.

They currently have a fun show featuring Eco-bags with original illustrations & other embellishments by international artists riffing on global environmental issues. Read on for deets…

International Eco-Bag Exhibition
June 26 – July 13, 2008

Artists: Steve Wilson, Harvey Chan, Fiona Smyth Pat Butler, Fumiko Ozawa. Jeff Sude, Renji Misugi, Shohei Kimura, Masako Inose, Miho Kinomura, Renshu, PESU,
Makiko Toya, Kunihiko Kimura, Akiko Ray many more

In midst of the global environmental issues, we believe taking initiative on what we can do locally, around our personal surroundings is the step towards solving the global issue. The hand-made eco-bag, Decorated Eco-Bag (DECOB) will be shown to international audiences in effort to raise awareness of environmental issues and call to take initiatives

Artist from around the world have been invited to participate in this exhibition by using these bags as a canvas to express their thoughts about the subject.
All original works will be for sale.

Also available limited edition print bags by artist Jade Rude, Typotherapy and Keep Six

This exhibit will travel to the following cities: Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, London and New York

You can also submit your design at


Keep Six means to keep all your senses and intuition alive and on alert. We showcase works from national and International talents at all levels of their career in art, design, fashion, music, literature, performance, film and video.

HOURS:Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm
938 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Canada(647) 436-6594
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