Eastside Culture Crawl Studio Spotlight: The Glass Onion Studio

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      Name of studio? The Glass Onion Studio.

      Address? 1103 Union Street.

      How many years has the studio participated in the East Side Culture Crawl? 20 years! The Glass Onion Studio was one of the first studio buildings to be part of the Culture Crawl. 

      What is the history of this building? The building has a very interesting history. Our current owner's father built the building himself and we know that it was used as a coat hanger factory for some time. It was in 1996 that a group of artists moved into the warehouse and founded the Glass Onion Studio. That same year, the studio also joined Paneficio and the Parker building for the first official year of the Crawl. Our building has been the creative home of a wealth of very talented Canadian artists over the past 20 years.  

      How many artists work in the studio? We have 17 artists who work out of the building throughout the year. Artists participating in this year’s Culture Crawl include Taralee Guild, Iesza Jordan, Linda Reed, Patsy Kolesar, Jana Kucera, Kelly Mccague, Jen Conway, and Shirley Ross. 

      What special events and/or highlights do you have going on for the Crawl this year? We've had a busy year at the Glass Onion and all participating artists will have new work to show. We're happy to welcome Jen Conway, who's joining us for her first Culture Crawl this year. Her mixed media collages made from vintage sewing patterns are very playful and whimsical.  

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      The 20th annual Eastside Culture Crawl is a four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival that takes place from November 17 to 20, 2016. For more information, click here.