Looking for fresh inspiration at this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl, which is about to launch its 23rd rendition from Thursday to Sunday (November 14 to 17)? Here are some of the artists that will be showing during the event for the first time:
1861 Franklin Street
Intricate black-and-white floral drawings, rendered in pen and ink on paper, distill the artist’s memories, especially of her extensive travels from the Middle East to Latin America.
Art and engineering come together in clever 3-D–printed sculptures, wood-cube binary clocks, and many more melds of the mathematical and the mixed-media.
Slice of Life
Crackled white bud vases, serene seafoam stacking bowls, and purple fade tumblers make for wheel-thrown pottery that is sleekly contemporary yet feels lovingly handmade.
Parker Street Studios
The book illustrator and figurative-drawing instructor creates vibrantly coloured life drawings that come alive in boldly applied, bright pastel strokes. Mixing the humorous, the theatrical, and even the abstract, they celebrate the female form and face.
The British graphic artist has a background in both indie rock and movie posters, and you’ll see that influence in screenprints, photo art, and more.