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Happy New Year everyone!

Here are two short videos of the artworks currently on exhibition.  It is my hope that these videos will help to provide you with a sense of scale for these diverse works.  For detailed images please refer to the Telephone Booth Gallery website.

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This exhibition ends on Saturday.  Come in and warm up from winter’s chill.  Take a quiet moment for yourself to simply enjoying looking.

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Each of these artists are extremely talented and accomplished.  Here are brief snippets from their bios.

Noelle Hamlyn

Hamlyn is a graduate of Sheridan Institute’s Crafts and Design Program (Textiles), and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her studio work has earned numerous awards from Sheridan Institute, SAIC, the Ontario Crafts Council, and was awarded Best in Show (Fibre) at the 2009 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Most recently Noelle’s work was selected for inclusion in the International Craft Biennale in Cheongju, South Korea, and the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad before embarking on a North American touring exhibition curated by the Canadian Craft Federation.

Linda Martinello

Martinello completed postgraduate research studies in Florence, Italy with the Ontario College of Art and Design and received her Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2004. While in her undergraduate years she participated in the University of Toronto International Summer Programs, studying Contemporary Art and Politics at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico (2004) and Art and Architecture of the Medieval and Renaissance City: Tuscany and Umbria at the University of Siena, Italy (2001). Upon graduation she was the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Annie Smith Scholarship, awarded by the Art & Art History Studio Art faculty. She has produced solo shows and has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Imagination at the Durham Art Gallery (2005), AAHLUMNIEX at the Art Gallery of Mississauga (2007), Mind’s Eye at Whippersnapper Gallery (2007), MERGE Art Gallery of Ontario Art Rental + Sales Gallery (2008), Points of Departure at the Art Gallery of Peel (2009) and Forum Romanum at STUDIO 301 (2009).

Matthew Tarini

Tarini is a young realist painter living in Toronto.  Initially he trained in the traditional academic method at the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, and has found it to be invaluable as a foundation for creating realist works. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Fine Arts at York University. In 2010, Tarini appeared in the second season of Star Portraits on Bravo and participated in the Queen West Art Crawl and The Artist Project. In 2009, Tarini had a successful solo exhibition at Gallery 129, Toronto.  Tarini’s goal is to create large-scale narrative paintings that explore the human condition and for the work to be not only beautiful but also meaningful.

Kim Harcourt

Harcourt’s love for clay began in high school, developed at the Ontario College of Art, and continues to grow with time.  This amazing medium has captured her, and continues to be the primary material with which she creates. Harcourt uses both porcelain and stoneware clays, and fires at various temperatures, depending on the effects desired for a particular piece.  She has been fortunate to fire not only in oxidation kilns, but she also enjoys firing in gas and wood kilns when possible.  She has been included in numerous exhibitions over the years, most recently in the Toronto Potters 15th Biennial Exhibition September 2010, at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art.

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