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Toronto Outdoor Exhibition – SEPT 18-20

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For the first time ever, excited to be presenting my art at the  Toronto Art Outdoor Exhibition 
Come check me out from Friday – Sunday 10.30am – 6.30pm this coming weekend at  Nathan Phillips Square
Booth A34 (that’s on the North/West side of the Square – right underneath City Hall!)
Look forward to seeing some familiar faces and checking out all the other amazing participating artists!

 

Riverdale Artwalk June 6+7 TORONTO

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Opening Preview: “Océanides”

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You are invited to attend an Opening Preview of “Océanides”, a solo Modern Batik exhibition by artist Gabrielle Lasporte on Tuesday February 17, 2015 from 7-11pm

Please note this is a RSVP ONLY event. To confirm your attendance, please rsvp to http://eepurl.com/bb04Nf / with your name and number of guests attending

Event details to follow

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Océanides
A solo Modern Batik exhibition by artist Gabrielle Lasporte

In her 3rd Modern Batik series, Gabrielle continues her visual exploration of the human experience by delving into water. Water, essential for human survival, widely signifies healing and regeneration. Through this collection of work, Gabrielle explores the beauty of this natural force as a mirror for our lives.

As we live each day, emotions influence our growth through highs and lows. Just like the movement of water and the cycles of waves caused by external forces, we are destined to live this cycle over and over again. The many layers of dyes within each piece provide another metaphor for the layers of emotions, realizing how embracing them is ultimately our empowerment.

Gabrielle’s work has been shown at notable events including the Manifesto Festival Art Exhibit, Queen West Art Crawl, and Toronto Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.  In 2012-13, Gabrielle was commissioned to complete three sea-themed pieces for private collectors.  Her work on these pieces further inspired her to explore water as a theme in her development as a Modern Batik artist.  She was the first batik artist to participate in The Artist Project, a contemporary art fair in Toronto, where she will be returning in February 2015 to present her latest collection.

Her previous series ” Life Flow” was an abstract visual representation of the life cycle through colour and shapes. Through good or bad, life will always flow to its ultimately destiny.

Opening Preview – February 17, 2015

The Artist Project – February 19 – 23 (Booth 536)

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EVENT JULY10 : 416 Art Lovers/ Art & Wine Social Mixer

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hosted by Del Miller

for Toronto Art Lovers …

On this night we will bring together some of Toronto’s most amazing visual artists under an open sky. 

The Screen Lounge roof top patio boasts a breathtaking view of bustling Yonge and College. The patio features a separate bar and lounge area and is fully serviced by the restaurant.

The scene will be sort of Entertainment District-esque with cushioned booths, a live DJ and the main attraction, the art.

Tell a friend and come out and meet new friends.

and oh, it’s FREE

Another one for the books!

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Another first for me as an artist! The Artist Project was a great experience this past weekend and got to talk to many people about the art of batik and my technique. I also really liked making connections with fellow artists and talking about their work. Looking forward to many new things to come! g.

The Artist Project – 1st Batik Artist to showcase

1 week until The Artist Project opening night. I am very excited to be the first Batik Artist ever to showcase work there. I am looking forward to introducing everyone to the art!

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ByGabrielle Holiday Sale

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From December 8 – December 15, I will be offering the following sale to get you started with your holiday shopping!

30% OFF ALL ORIGINAL ARTWORK FROM 2011 AND PRIOR

10% OFF ALL ORIGINAL ARWORK FROM 2012 AND 2013

Free Delivery within the Greater Toronto Area
Credit Cards accepted

Stay tuned for a list of available artwork or check my portfolio page

Happy Holidays! g.

 

 

Acrylic Flow Series available at Freedom Clothing Collective

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Dropped off my #acrylic #flow series at Freedom Clothing Collective – go check them out at 939 Bloor St

Curating Beautiful Spaces – Colourfield Salon

Although I have never actually written it down, a great part of what I do is to connect artists / artisans to opportunities to show their work and introduce their amazing talents to the world out there. It is something that I very strongly believe in. As an extension of what I do, I will now be curating spaces and events. Be on the lookout for great talent, ideas.

If you do share these photos, I ask you to please credit the artist shown as well as @gxcentrikByGabrielle ModernBatik / Gabrielle Lasporte.

Melisa Cole Art – shown at Colourfield Salon
November – December 2013

OCT15.13 Bienvéni – Couleurs Kréyol

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I will be taking part in a group show on October 15, 2013 as part of the Semaine Kreyol organized by Le Centre Francophone and Perle Noire Entertainment. 6pm located at Galerie Céline-Allard – 20, Lower Spadina

Pour la première fois, le Centre francophone de Toronto et PERLE NOIRE Entertainment, en partenariat avec Sun Media s’associent pour l’organisation d’une semaine d’événements dédiés à la culture créole, du 15 au 19 octobre 2013.

Pour commencer les festivités, le Centre francophone et Perle Noire vous invite à vous rendre à la galerie Céline-Allard pour le vernissage d’une exposition de trois artistes visuels d’inspiration créole (Jean-Salomon André, Jimmy Chiale et Gabrielle Lasporte).
À cette occasion le public pourra également entrer de plein pied dans la culture créole grâce à l’organisation d’une dégusation de produits locaux (plats cuisinés et boissons exotiques). Afin de parfaire l’ambiance des îles un guitariste sera par ailleurs chargé d’assurer le plaisir de vos oreilles. Le buffet sera assuré par le traiteur Manjé Kreyol.

We invite you to attend the opening of a show featuring the work of three artists inspired by Créole culture. Gallery visitors will have an opportunity to sample local food and hear an accomplished guitarist as they view the work of Jean-Salomon André, Jimmy Chiale, and Gabrielle Lasporte. This event will be catered by Manjé Kreyol.