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    The Frame - Art in Context

    Merging Works of Art into the Ambiance of Design

    This talk will cover the evolution and development of framing for works of art from custom treatments to mass produced frames. Criteria for choosing frame styles and materials as complementary to both artwork and decorative scheme will be discussed. The craft of framing will include constructing a frame, mats and mat decoration, gilding and other specialized finishes will be offered as a comprehensive guide to the professional designer.

    Also discussed will be framing of objects and ephemera, works on paper and works on canvas as well as photography. Consideration for display and hanging will cover hanging single feature pieces or a grouping and include examples of combining framed artwork with objects.

    Safety for hanging and care of frames and artwork will complete the presentation.

    The lecture will use a power-point presentation format and have hands-on samples of various combinations, finishes and constructions.

    Presenter:
    Nicholas Legge, expert picture framer at the Elisabeth Legge Gallery in Toronto since 1987, with clients in five countries. Nicholas is renowned for his classic style and intuitive understanding of how frames affect the art work. His clients, both private and professional, rely upon him to guide them through the selection process for a superb result. Nicholas's degree in mathematics allows him the luxury of applying correct proportions to all his projects.

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    Location23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2 (Map)
    Date & Time

    July 25, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Cost: IDC/ARIDO Members $20/seminar

    Attendance: The protocol will be relaxed and interactive – questions and discussion welcomed into second hour if desired.

    Refreshments will be served and the lovely deck and gardens of the Women's Art Association invite informal networking.

    Location: The Dignam Gallery, The Women's Art Association of Canada 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2

    Steps from Bedford Exit at St. George's station on Bloor Subway. Free parking for 12 cars on premises. Public parking right behind WAAC at Bedford and Bloor.

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