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Harbourfront Centre sparkles as part of the 1st Toronto International Jewellery Festival

Toronto, ON (April 29, 2013) – Harbourfront Centre announces the inaugural Toronto International Jewellery Festival (TIJF). Celebrating the best of contemporary design, the festival features over 30 jewellery and metal arts exhibitions throughout the city including eight at Harbourfront Centre.

As part of the TIJF and the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference, Harbourfront Centre is hosting a Happening on May 17 open to both industry members and the public. On May 11 and 12 Harbourfront Centre will present a workshop, lead by Michael David Sturlin, in partnership with the Metal Arts Guild of Canada.

Festival co-founder Melanie Egan comments: “Paul McClure and I are thrilled with the overwhelming support, generosity and vision of our co-institutions, Harbourfront Centre and George Brown College. We want to extend our gratitude to all the venues, sponsors and volunteers that have helped to make this festival and conference possible. We are excited to bring Toronto a whole host of wonderful exhibitions and events, as well as providing the perfect opportunity to purchase some incredible work. And remember…wear it!”

Highlights

Harbourfront Centre Happening
235 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
Friday May 17, 2013 – 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.

Gaze, shop, wear! Come to Harbourfront Centre for an evening of exquisite craftsmanship, including eight exhibitions featuring jewellery and metal arts from around the world. Like what you see? Jewellery will be available for purchase at The Centre Shop. Sport your new bling over dinner at our World Café and then dance the night away to the tunes of local DJ, Vinny Grüvhunter.

Pin Ball - launch party
Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
Wed, May 1, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
To purchase tickets, visit http://thepinball.eventbrite.com/#

Put on your favourite pin or brooch and come out to the official launch party of TIJF. Mingle with Toronto’s jewellery artists and enthusiasts. Your ticket guarantees a chance to win a half-carat Canadian diamond.

Meta-Mosaic SNAG 2013 Conference
Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Wed, May 15, 2013
Thu, May 16, 2013
Fri, May 17, 2013
Sat, May 18, 2013

Held outside of the U.S. for the first time since 1985, the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference welcomes over 1000 industry members. Proudly co-hosted by Harbourfront Centre and George Brown College.

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
Harbourfront Centre is a Canadian charity operating the 10 prime acres of Toronto's central waterfront as a free and open public site. We celebrate the multiplicities of cultures that comprise Canada and enliven the city through the creative imaginations of artists from across the country and around the globe. Harbourfront Centre attracts more than 17 million visits to its site each year to experience 4,000 diverse public events and activities. Harbourfront Centre receives operational support from the Government of Canada and the City of Toronto and program funding from all levels of government, the private sector and individual donors.

For more information about getting here during the Queens Quay Revitalization visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere

ABOUT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
Toronto’s George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. The college offers programs from its three main campuses located across the downtown core, including its newest location at the Toronto waterfront which opened in September 2012. George Brown offers 148 full-time and 1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of approximately 64,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees.

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