Akin Dupont ceramicists Karolina-Anna Hanja, Laura DeGroot, Loren Kaplan, and Bettina Rouble (Awesome Fortress Goods) invite you to their studio sale this Saturday May 4th from 11am-5pm. Don't miss this chance to pick up some handmade ceramic art and objects by these talented artists!
Amy McNeill is a Toronto-based artist who just recently went full-time when she joined Akin Ossington in August with her company Little Potje Ceramics. Amy is a ceramic artist but writes and creates paintings as well. Limited edition signed prints, original paintings and a limited selection of Little Potje Ceramics are now available for sale at Volta Espresso until Dec. 31, 2017.
Open everyday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
866 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON M5R 3G3
Amy is motivated strongly by her personal experience of losing loved ones who made their livings as makers. Every pot, bowl and vessel she throws is dedicated to her family who raised her to have a strong work ethic and dedication to quality craftsmanship.
In her fine art, Amy meditates on issues of fertility and reproduction. Trying to decipher what it means to be human rather than female, she's found that it's an identity mixture hard to separate and isolate at the best of times.
Amy also enjoys writing arts and life pieces for news outlets, and working with small businesses as a copywriter and content strategist. She spends her spare time sailing, skiing and making terrible jokes at which her friends and family rarely laugh.
Akin invites you to join us on Saturday December 16 at Akin Lansdowne for an afternoon of good cheer at the Akin Holiday Party! We want to celebrate with you! Everyone is welcome!
In 2017 Akin collaborated with some amazing partners, and opened four new studio locations and welcomed many more artists to the studios. This party is a celebration for members from all seven Akin studios, as well as our neighbors, community partners, friends and family and anyone interested in celebrating with us!
Studio 101 will be open from 12-5pm. Come and stay for a while. Mingle, enjoy the pot luck and browse the market featuring art and objects by Akin members!
Dress festive, fun or fancy! Children of all ages welcome, but please no pets. Non-alcoholic drinks will be provided but feel free to BYOB. Food and snacks for the pot luck are welcome! Please provide labels for any common allergens.
Akin Lansdowne is walking distance from Lansdowne Subway Station and is accessible by the Bloor/Danforth subway line (Line 2) and the 47 Lansdowne Bus.
There is no reserved onsite parking but there is street parking on Wade Ave, Paton Road, and Lansdowne Ave - please check the street signs for hours. For after hours parking there is a Green P lot located at 695 Lansdowne Ave.
Akin Lansdowne is not currently wheelchair accessible. Akin regrets this barrier to access.
When you arrive at Akin Lansdowne's entrance at the north side of the building, there are 6 steps into the building to access studio 101. There are two steps into the main floor gender-neutral washroom. There are no grab bars in the washroom and the toilets are not raised. The washroom on the second floor is level.
Akin is thrilled to be participating in 2/edition Toronto International Art Book Fair from October 27-20, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (222 Bremner Blvd). We will be there with a large selection of art books, art prints, zines, art multiples and more created by a diverse range of our talented studio artists.
Featuring work by the following Akin artists:
Adria Mirabelli - www.adriamirabelli.com
Amy McNeill - www.amymcneill.ca
Brittany Carmichael - www.brittanycarmichael.com
ClayGirl Ceramics - www.claygirl.ca
Emma Dolan (Desert Pets Press) - www.desertpetspress.com
Jerry Rugg - www.jerryrugg.com
Jen Pilles - www.jenpilles.com
Jessica Thalmann - www.jessicathalmann.com
Kayla Polan - www.kaylapolan.com
Laura Kay Keeling - www.itnvrstops.com
Mark Liam Smith - www.markliamsmith.com
Michelle McGeean - www.michellemcgeean.com
Monique Resnick - www.moniqueresnick.com
Nicole Krstin - www.nicolekrstin.com
Pansy Ass Ceramics - www.pansyassceramics.com
Rebecca Jane Houston - www.rebeccajanehouston.carbonmade.com
Sophie Berg - www.sophiecberg.com
Sophia Burke - www.sophiaburke.ca
Edition is dedicated to the promotion of art book publishing in all forms, while building an appreciation for artworks produced in editions of more than one. A stimulating and engaging series of talks, panels and special exhibitions will also be presented throughout the weekend in conjunction with the fair’s programming partners. The event is happening alongside Art Toronto, Canada’s international contemporary and modern art fair.
October 27, 2017 12-8pm
October 28, 2017 12-8pm
October 29, 2017 12-6pm
October 30, 2017 12-6pm
Admission to Edition Toronto is free and the event is family friendly. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is fully accessible facility. For more information visit www.editiontoronto.com
Introducing two new limited edition t-shirts designed by artists Billy Franklin of Akin Dupont and Cierra Frances Akin Sunrise. Available in five sizes and made of high Quality 100% soft spun cotton, the sale of these shirts will go to support our not-for-profit organization Akin Projects. Available for pre-order now in our online shop at www.akinprojects.bigcartel.com
Akin X Billy Franklin
Focusing on hard lines, bold colours and clean typography, Billy’s work is easily recognizable. He is influenced by late 90’s skateboard graphics and cartoons from his childhood. Franklin’s work is humorous and witty, sure to draw in his audience with his clever perspective.
Akin X Cierra Frances
Cierra Frances is an interdisciplinary, Toronto-based artist and arts administrator whose work consists of various explorations of material and techniques in painting, drawing and printmaking. Her artist practice focuses on biracial identity and "Eurasian" culture found through her Filipino ancestry. Her research is deeply rooted in Filipino History dating back to Spanish Colonialism to current days and addresses subconscious colourism in Asian culture.
These limited edition shirts will also be available for purchase or pick-up at Edition Toronto the second annual Toronto international art book fair October 27–30, 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Use code EDITIONPICKUP to pick up at Edition and avoid the shipping fee.
Akin artist and photographer Katie Sadie is offering for a limited time 8"x11" matte prints of her work: "Corpus Christi, Texas 2015" to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Katie spent some time in Port Aransas, Texas in 2015. She parked her van on the beach and slept there for weeks. She is devastated to see the destruction done by #HurricaneHarvey and wants to try and help by doing a limited time print offer with 80% of proceeds going to the American Red Cross.
Here's a link to where you can purchase the print: http://goldenboystudio.bigcartel.com/p…/corpus-christi-texas.
Akin Projects is thrilled to be returning to Kazoo! Print expo for another year! We will be selling fine art prints, zines, books, stickers, pins and more created by the talented artists of Akin Collective studios! Come visit our table tomorrow and see the amazing work!
The Kazoo! Print Expo is an annual event in Guelph Ontario. Featuring letterpress, printmaking, comics, zines, posters, books, art prints, postcards, illustrations, newsletters, t-shirts by incredible artists from around the province. The Kazoo! Print Expo is a part of Kazoo! Fest, a 5-day annual music and arts festival in Guelph, Ontario. Find out more at kazookazoo.ca.
PHYSICALLY ACCESSIBLE SPACE (firstname.lastname@example.org for details!)
SCENT & NUT FREE (please leave these at home!)
Join us for a showcase of recent work by members of Akin Collective along with our annual holiday sale and the launch of our first publication, the Akin Colouring Book.