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TORONTO, March 18, 2008 - Rouge is the dark red polishing compound used by goldsmiths to put a mirror finish on jewellery. At George Brown College, the Jewellery Arts Class of 2008 is busy putting the final polish on their jewellery creations for Rouge, the 2008 Graduate Exhibition and Sale.

George Brown College is pleased to present Rouge from April 10 to May 4, 2008. Rouge will be hosted as a free exhibition by Bounty – The Canadian Contemporary Craft Shop at Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2008 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An awards ceremony will also be held at 6:30 pm in the Brigantine Room. This event is open to the public and free to attend. For exhibition and Harbourfront Centre information the public can call 416-973-4000 or visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com. The exhibition can be seen during regular Bounty store hours (11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday to Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Friday).

For this year’s graduates, Rouge will be the culminating event of the three year Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College. Rouge will showcase more than one hundred one-of-a-kind, handcrafted traditional and contemporary jewellery works designed and made by the program’s 20 newly minted metalsmiths.

“We’re so grateful for this opportunity to show off our designs,” said Tamara Kronis, one of the twenty graduates. There are some fantastic pieces in the show and we’re excited for people to come to see them.”. Paul McClure, a professor in the Jewellery Arts Program and one of the faculty advisors for the Graduate Exhibition added, “Rouge is a particularly exciting graduate show for Jewellery Studies at George Brown College as we are celebrating our Ruby anniversary. We have been graduating students from our programs for 40 years.”

George Brown College offers one of North America’s largest and most renowned Jewellery Arts programs and has graduated some of Canada’s top goldsmiths and jewellery designers. George Brown’s unique program and environment produces graduates with highly technical as well as exceptional design skills suitable for entering jewellery and related professions immediately following graduation. For more information visit www.georgebrown.ca/jewellery/

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For more information, contact:
Paul McClure - Jewellery Arts Instructor, George Brown College
416-415-5000 x3638 or pmcclure@georgebrown.ca

For media information contact:
Shane Gerard - Publicist, Harbourfront Centre
416-973-4518 or sgerard@harbourfrontcentre.com
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