Posts tagged #Green Art

S. Dias Arts incorporates up-cycled items in his artwork!

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S Dias Arts has been specializing in fine woodworking for over 30 years.  He generally focuses on the use of Ontario hardwoods and materials salvaged from up-cycled items such as old packing crates, pieces from building demolition and a variety of fallen trees.  He then converts these natural woods into one-of-a-kind stunning art pieces.  His work is truly green and unique in each piece he crafts.

Products crafted by S Dias Arts include serving trays, blanket chests, tables, bellows, rocking horses and benches.  Owner, S Donald Speller works to meld interesting woods and high-quality joinery (dovetails, splines, dowels, box joints, etc.) in the design and creation of his work which has both a pleasing form and useful function.

Find S Dias Arts at the upcoming Artfest Toronto show!  

Posted on August 18, 2015 and filed under Green Art, Other.

Forks & Fashion - the new Green trend of vintage wearable art!

Forks and Fashion crafts a selection of up-cycled vintage silverware, handmade into unique fashion accessories and jewellery for all occasions!

Artisan Kathy Anderson's collection consists of radiant spoon money clips, tie clips, barrettes, pie server cuff bracelets, key chains, spoon and fork bracelets, earrings rings, fork rings and demitasse spoon rings.

**All hand made by Forks & Fashion using green energy in their quaint shop.

A little bit about Kathy Anderson:

Kathy lives in a small village outside of Chatham Kent on a hobby farm where they do all they can for the environment by recycling, composting, up-cycling and using green energy with a wind turbine attached to their barn. 

Kathy and her family are firm believers of supporting the local movement and the Earth.  So, Kathy focuses on shopping ethically from the local farmers and artisans. She first created Forks & Fashion 4 years ago and continues to expand her eco-friendly line of jewellery and follow her passion. 

We have pieces of antique silverware that have been in barns for years..or even in a fire. Using a buffing wheel in our shop we bring back their shine.
— Kathy Anderson ~ Creator of Forks & Fashion

You'll find her line of vintage up-cycled jewellery in a GTA  gallery, in a boutique in the Niagara region and within her home community.  And of course, at Artfest Toronto, this Labour Day long weekend from Sept 4th-7th at the Distillery.
 

 

Posted on August 15, 2015 and filed under Green Art, Jewellery.

The Green Art Trend continues at Artfest Port Credit!

Some of our Artfest exhibitors create eco-friendly pieces that started their life as something else. The green movement is on the rise and the green art trend lives on within our Artfest shows.

We are proud to be exhibiting a variety of Green Art at our Artfest shows and what an amazing way to re-create, re-use and bring back to life something spectacular from the past!  Artfest Port Credit features a collection of fine and up-cycled green art so be sure to give our Earth-friendly artists a high five!  

Artfest Port Credit is a welcome addition to our family of juried art and craft shows.  Artfest Ontario produces top quality festivals held in beautiful and unique historic settings.  Situated at the mouth of the Port Credit River and the heart of the picturesque downtown waterfront, the location is an ideal setting for the art show.

Artfest welcomes you all to join in on the fun, good music and mouth-watering food choices while browsing throughout the park and visiting our talented artists and artisans.

 

 

Posted on May 22, 2015 and filed under Other, Green Art.

It's Earth Day - Celebrate by supporting your Local Artists!!

Celebrating Earth day since 1990! 

Celebrate Earth Day, everyday!!

Canadians have been proudly celebrating Earth Day since 1990.  Be an environmental steward by doing your part to protect our precious Earth this Earth Day and everyday!

Artfest Ontario supports sustainable practises during our Artfest shows in the Kingston, Toronto and Mississauga municipalities by offering refillable water stations where you bring your own containers to fill up and recycling stations set-up throughout the park.  We are proud to recycle at all of our Artfest shows.

During our art workshops, we supply 90% of materials from up-cycled, recycled and reused materials.  Our art murals are repainted every-year!  

As well, many of our artists follow green practises.  We carefully choose our artists by ensuring they are local (from Canada) and hand-craft their one-of-a-kind products. Some of our artists create pieces that started their life as something else.

Leather Garage has one of the most innovative products you will ever see. How many people even know there is such a thing as a decommissioned fire hose….but Robin Loewen, based in Jordan Ontario, discovered them and reworks the textile into fabulous belts!  

Recommissioned fire hose belts! Basket Case has developed a technique that transforms a combination of recycled and new materials into fabric pottery. Using rope which is wrapped in colourful fabrics, then coiled and stitched, Ruth Houtby creates a variety of bowls, baskets and mats. “I am a life time sewer and I have a great love of colour and fabric. I started making these bowls etc. and it just took off! It is such an organic experience. I never know exactly what the finished project is going to look like."

Recommissioned fire hose belts!

Basket Case has developed a technique that transforms a combination of recycled and new materials into fabric pottery. Using rope which is wrapped in colourful fabrics, then coiled and stitched, Ruth Houtby creates a variety of bowls, baskets and mats. “I am a life time sewer and I have a great love of colour and fabric. I started making these bowls etc. and it just took off! It is such an organic experience. I never know exactly what the finished project is going to look like."

RAW eco-jewellery: Inspired by ethnic cultures, nomadic lifestyles and intrinsic values!

Devaki MacDonald of Raw Eco Jewellery re-purposes relics from our industrial heritage and blends them with artifacts of the natural world into gorgeous wearable art. RAW is a traveling curio shop of handmade bohemian style jewellery.  A blend of non-precious, elemental metals and dedicated craftsmanship form the backbone of the RAW aesthetic. Hand cut, pierced, twisted, cold forged and soldered metal are coaxed into incredibly detailed feature pieces.

A rescuer of fine fabrics of the past, Carnival of Kitsch is busy creating stylish accessories including hand bags as seen in the image below:

Carnival of Kitsch rescues fine fabrics of the past and refashions them into stylish, practical accessories, for the present. From concept through design, Kathryn Smythe creates each piece from repurposed vintage (1940’s-1970’s) curtains, upholstery, cushion covers, tablecloths and other forgotten fabrics of everyday life. 

Support the Earth, environment and your local artists for a better economy and a healthier life-style!  Please join us at our shows and see our amazing selection of Green artists!