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George Cho.

George Cho's deconstructed pottery takes a new perspective on tradition

Pottery may be one of the oldest art forms, but ceramics artist George Cho is breathing new life into the practice, infusing it with contemporary notions of deconstruction while embracing tradition and craftsmanship. 

Colin Bruce Anthes.

Artists in the GTA: Colin B. Anthes finds himself as an accidental raconteur

Colin Bruce Anthes has jammed a lot into his mere 26 years on the planet. Despite significant setbacks, the golf junior master, actor and theatre company director always maintained his vision: to tell stories that matter to audiences.

Sage Paul.

Artists in the GTA: Sage Paul's wearable art has an indigenous twist

Sage Paul's wearable art transcends the line between what's synthetic and real, combining aboriginal regalia with cutting-edge fashion that challenges the mainstream.

Tazeen Qayyum (Drawing performance at the the Art Gallery of Mississauga).

Artists in the GTA: Tazeen Qayyum's miniatures tell bigger political stories

Tazeen Qayyum’s evocative painting ranges from sly political commentary to the personal stories of the unheard. The Oakville contemporary miniature artist makes a big statement with the tiniest of brushes, pursuing an art she learned in her native Pakistan.

Sonia Sakamoto-Jog

Artists in the GTA: Reel Asian's Sonia Sakamoto-Jog brings business savvy to the nonprofit world

This Rotman MBA thought she was on her way to a career in management consulting. But Sonia Sakamoto-Jog's passion for film dropped her in a more glamorous and more complex milieu. 

Dorsey James.

Artists in the GTA: Dorsey James' gods, goddesses and wizards unveil the mythology in mundane places

Once a mechanic in the US Air Force, Dorsey James moved to Canada looking for a less polarized home. Only in a moment of serendipity did he discover his talent for woodcarving.

Faisal Anwar.

Artists in the GTA: Faisal Anwar celebrates social progress through art and technology

Oakville's Faisal Anwar not only wants his art to make people think and feel; he wants it to help them connect with their neighbours in Toronto and around the world.

Sharada Eswar

Artists in the GTA: Sharada Eswar tells South Asian tales old and new

As a young girl in Kerala, Sharada Eswar loved hearing her grandmother recount Indian epics. Now, the Brampton resident is bringing those ancient stories—and more contemporary tales—to life.

Rebeka Tabodondung

Artists in the GTA: Rebeka Tabobondung's work bridges traditional and urban First Nations life

With Muskrat Magazine, Rebeka Tabobondung and David Shilling bring ancient Aboriginal knowledge into the networked urban age, blurring the boundaries between 'on reserve' and 'off reserve.'

Trevor Copp and Jeff Fox.

Artists in the GTA: Trevor Copp brings edgy theatrical fare into the heart of a bedroom community

As a theatre-obsessed suburban teen, Trevor Copp took the GO Train to Toronto every week to see avant-garde plays. With his Burlington-based theatre company, he's bringing his experimental and controversial ideas back to the 'burbs.

Local hip-hop artist, Besque.

Artists in the GTA: Mississauga hip hop, nothing but the Besque

This Juno-nominated hip-hop artist has toured with Sean Paul, opened for Raekwon and released albums on three continents. But as he gears up for fall singles releases, Besque's still happy to hail from Mississauga and work in Toronto communities.

Jade Jager Clark

Artists in the GTA: for Jade Jager Clark, hip hop is her passion and business

Brampton may not seem like a centre for hip hop talent, but in one cul-de-sac Jade Jager Clark has established a dance empire with international reach. She doesn't seem to care that she's only twenty-two years old.

Ryad Assani-Razaki

Artists in the GTA: Ryad Assani-Razaki is telling our migration stories

Jameson Avenue's 1960s apartment buildings, packed with New Canadians, are home to many stories on migration. But only one of its residents has won a $20,000 provincial prize for telling these tales. Meet Ryad Assani-Razaki, a Benin-born, Parkdale-based scribe on the rise.
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