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Can-Wax Encaustic Artists Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: January 13 – February 6, 2015


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 You are invited to Wax!t, an exhibit of encaustic works by the CanWax East Chapter of the International Encaustic Artists at the John B. Aird Gallery, 900 Bay Street Toronto. Featuring encaustic artworks by Mary Ambrose, Wendy LaValle, Margaret Doswell,Linda Virio, Claudia McKnight, Emily Mandy, Melissa Tseng, and Dania Al Obaidi. These 8 artists use the ancient art technique called Encaustic which was first used in Egypt from 100 – 300AD. This is the process of mixing melted beeswax with resins and pigments, then applying the coloured wax to the canvas, paper or board. With further heating, scraping and brushwork the desired painting is achieved. These 8 artists challenge the traditional properties of wax to create contemporary works.

The show will run from Tuesday, January 13th to Friday February 6, 2015 Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. International Encaustic Artists (IEA) is a non-profit, professional artists’ organization founded in 2005. IEA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for encaustic art in the world.

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 DRAWING 2015: John B. Aird 16th Annual Juried Exhibition. Entry Deadline : January 23, 2015.

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The John B. Aird Gallery is a non profit organization with charitable status that serves the public and art community by presenting exhibitions and related activities for the purposes of study, education and the enjoyment of art. The gallery is open to the public and entry is free of charge. Your support is essential. To donate to the Aird Gallery click here. Donors of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt issued by Canada Helps.

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