Aja Rose Bond will be busy this December selling crafts, sculptures & books at three different Vancouver venues. Firstly, at Collage Collage she’ll be exhibiting her 4 anonymous dolls that made their first appearance as part of the STAG’s premier exhibition. Each doll is a unique blend of clay, paint, textiles and paper. They’ll be part of a group show devoted to dolls opening Thursday, December 2nd from 7-9pm.
Beginning the next day, December 3rd, Aja will be debuting her soft-sculpture cakes at the Mono Clothing Gift Shop. The offspring of Claus Oldenburg and Martha Stewart, these cakes are each subtly different with their own distinct scent made from natural spices, herbs and oils. A curated temporary store featuring objects, art & accessories, each item priced $100 & under, the Gift Shop will be open Fridays 1 – 8, Saturdays 12 – 6 & Sundays 12 – 6 from December 3rd – December 17th at 8 E. Cordova St. @ Carrall.
And finally, only a few hours after the Mono Clothing Gift Shop opens its doors, The Western Front will be hosting its annual arts and craft sale, Toque. This year’s theme is a focus on books, text and printed material and there will be vendors ranging from Collage Collage to Arsenal Pulp Press. Our friends the Tin Can Studio were invited to participate and they in turn invited The STAG to do a residency in their space. So… The STAG will be presenting work from their permanent collection, offering free printed matter left over from their Free Art! show, previewing the DATA-BASE library project by current artists in residence Sylvain Daval & Sarah Folquier, and on top of all of that there will be crafts for sale and gift certificates for Psychic DJ. Toque opens Friday , December 3rd from 6 – 9 pm and will continue Saturday between 11am – 4pm.