I'm pleased to announce that my design has been accepted for The Brain Project coming to Toronto this summer. It is a project sponsored by the Baycrest Foundation to raise funds and awareness about brain health. For those who don't know me, I've spent much of my earlier years engaged in brain research and am thrilled to be a part of this endeavor. For more information and to follow the project you can check out the following link, www.BrainProject.ca.
Currently I'm unable to share the details of the design since it must be kept under wraps until the unveiling in TO but it has components of three of other pieces that can be found in the gallery:
'Where the Divine Meet', 2011; 'Where the Earth Becomes Sky', 2014 & 'Endangered', 2016.
First Saturdays Openings
From February to May, 2016, I will be in my studio on the 'First Saturday' of each month. (Mar 5, Apr 2, May 7) from 10 am to 4 pm on those days. If you choose to come for a visit you will see work in progress on a new project based on 4 billion years of evolutionary life on earth, an extended exhibition of 'Bloom Where You're Planted' and on-going work on the Julie Pongrac Artisanal Collection.
Julie Pongrac Jewellery Collection
Those of you that have attended the most recent Eastside Culture Crawl events will know that Julie has expanded into jewellery. This is a function of a number of circumstances. She has been refashioning her own pieces for years to customize them to better work with her minimal wardrobe. It then seemed appropriate to create custom work to compliment the garments she had on display and so began a collection of "Knitted, Knotted and Wrapped' pieces. These proved to be selling well at shows and so the line was expanded. With recently acquired metalsmithing skills she plans on offering an even broader range of work including more work customized to both the Couture and Basics garment lines. The current collection is now being photographed and will soon be on the website within the Julie Pongrac Artisanal Collection.