CO Space is a multi-purpose venue dedicated to providing a space for Craft Ontario members and the public to learn, create, discover, and build community.
Craft Ontario Members can apply to use this open-concept space to host exhibitions, installations, workshops, presentations and meetings. With 548 sq ft of floor space and two walls, CO Space can accommodate up to 40 people theatre-style, or up to 20 seated with tables.
Applications for 2019 CO Space programming are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open in early October, 2019.
WAYPOINTS: An exhibition of ceramic and glass works created by thirteen participating artists in the Fusion Clay and Glass Association’s 2018-2019 signature mentorship program.
Opening Reception August 8 | 7-9 pm
Guest mentor : Susan Low-Beer
Glass artists: Jerre Davidson, Jennifer Kelly, Gabriela Wilson
Ceramic artists: Sasha Bateman, Filipa Doak, Heather Driver-Kerslake, Teresa Dunlop, Linda Kelly-Cherney, Kim Lulashnyk, Jeannie Pappas, Frieda Pereira, Andrea Poorter, Aitak Sorahitalab
A group of thirteen, mid-career ceramic and glass artists met regularly at the studio of Susan Low-Beer in Toronto between September 2018 and June 2019. At each meeting, the artists presented works-in-process and together the group analyzed artistic choices, shared ideas and concerns, and questioned the very foundations of one’s craft. Trust was built and relationships were developed. The mentorship process allowed for a place of safety to develop, and through that, a sense of community evolved. By creating an atmosphere rich and warmth, goodwill, and non-judgment, the artists were able to relax into the mentoring process and air doubts, absorb suggested solutions, let diverse metaphors flourish, and mature into a collaborative exchange.
The culmination of the group’s year-long exchange is the exhibition WAYPOINTS. The work shown here represents a process undertaken by each artist to experiment with form, explore new methodologies, re-shape personal memories, and uncover fresh metaphors. The exhibition takes its name from the word ‘waypoint’ which is defined as a stopping place on a journey. WAYPOINTS represents the many stopping places along each artist’s creative journey that this rewarding mentorship has facilitated.
WAYPOINTS image: ceramic work by Aitak Sorahitalab