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'The World is Temporarily Closed' sign - Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash

The Art & Craft of Coping With Social Distancing

March 29, 2020 — Photo by Edwin Hooper on Unsplash As COVID-19 continues to turn lives upside down across the globe, we, at Upper Canada Stretchers, have been thinking about how we can support our community in the arts.  With situations changing by the hour, it is confusing and unsettling, causing worry about the health and safety of our loved ones and ourselves, challenges with juggling family...

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Erin Loree - The Swirl

Erin Loree exhibit at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery

February 4, 2020 — (Erin Loree's The Swirl - photo by Alex Fischer) Being offered the chance to explore the vault at the Tom Thomson Art Gallery is something that many an art lover would jump at the chance for.  When you are a young artist, that opportunity is even more enticing.  That's exactly the invitation received in June 2019 by Toronto-based contemporary artist, Erin...

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Impress Round Framed Canvas

Introducing IMPRESS Framed Round Canvases & Stretchers

November 6, 2019 — Circular works of art, known in the art world as “tondos” (from the Italian word for ‘round’, “rotondo”), have appeared since Greek antiquity and became very fashionable in the Renaissance with examples painted by Botticelli, Michaelangelo, and Raphael. (Right: Madonna of the Magnificat, 1481, by Sandro Botticelli.)   Round artwork also provides a modern appeal as it is far rarer to see paintings...

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