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Harbourfront Centre presents leading Canadian glass artist Tyler Rock
as part of 2010 Innovators & Ideas programme

FREE lecture March 27
Master class March 27-28

TORONTO, ON (Monday, March 15, 2010)Harbourfront Centre is pleased to feature leading Canadian glass artist Tyler Rock for the March 2010 edition of Innovators & Ideas. Rock’s work can be seen as part of the upcoming Slanguage exhibition at York Quay Centre, on display from March 27 to June 13, 2010.

Each year, Harbourfront Centre’s Craft Department offers a series of high-calibre programmes supporting the professional development of its artists-in-residence, as well as craft and design students and the greater community. Innovators & Ideas programme content (including lectures, exhibitions, master-classes and seminars) reflects current national and international ideas and directions relevant to contemporary craft and design practice.

Tyler Rock: Iterations
Saturday, March 27, 2010 – 7 p.m. (Studio Theatre)

Saturday, March 27 & Sunday, March 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Limited registration available for master class – to register please contact Anastasiya Sukhina at 416-973-2731 or

Head of the glass program at the Alberta College of Art & Design and President of the Glass Art Association of Canada, Tyler Rock has been working with glass professionally since 1989. He has studied glass in Canada, the United States, France and Czechoslovakia and has taught workshops and lectured at schools, studios and institutions in Canada, the United States, France, Spain, and Japan.

Rock is best known as a maker of elegant hand-blown over-sized lidded vessels – his interests focus on the relationships among the components of the vessels, the visual weight and profile of the forms. His work, usually addressing issues of center, light and form, with translucent, clear and black glass, can be found in private, corporate and public collections and galleries across Canada and the United States.

His work has received recognition from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts, the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) and the Canada Council for the Arts. He has also been selected as Artist-in-Residence at the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. He has been an entrepreneur running various glass studios over the past 20 years and currently owns and operated Firebrand Glass Studio with his wife and fellow glass artist, Julia Reimer.

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A dynamic axis for contemporary craft in Canada, this department is an integral part of the country’s largest public, multi-disciplinary arts complex. We inspire people to engage with the ideas being expressed by today’s craft artists. Artists-in-residence work in our four studios: textiles, glass, ceramics and jewellery.
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Harbourfront Centre's Craft Studio programmes are generously supported by Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for The Arts.

Harbourfront Centre is an innovative, non-profit cultural organization which provides internationally renowned programming in the arts, culture, education and recreation, all within a collection of distinctive venues on a 10-acre site in the heart of Toronto's downtown waterfront.


Rosie Shaw
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