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George Brown College Jewellery Studies graduates
launch their careers at LUXE 2010
Exhibition and sale of designer jewellery at Harbourfront Centre’s BOUNTY,
April 16 to May 9, 2010


TORONTO, ON (Wednesday, April 7, 2010) – Thirteen young goldsmiths have been living and breathing jewellery for three years. After toiling away in the studios and classrooms, designing and perfecting their skills, the graduating students of George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts Program present unique designs in precious metals, gemstones and other dazzling materials. LUXE 2010, both a show and sale, kicks off at Harbourfront Centre’s BOUNTY with an opening reception and awards ceremony honouring the best of the Jewellery Studies students. The exhibit later travels to Mitton’s Jewellery in southwestern Ontario, a fourth-generation family business run by an alumnus of George Brown’s jewellery school. Guests at these events will have the opportunity to meet the designers and view or purchase work. All events are open to the public and free to attend.

The only program of its kind in Canada, George Brown College trains Jewellery Arts students in the rare skills of the goldsmith. Combining contemporary design with traditional goldsmithing techniques, these students have learned the fundamentals to begin their careers as designers and makers of fine gold and silver jewellery. Although these young jewellers are showing pieces of their own design, they also have the training to translate anyone’s ideas into commissioned pieces. Come and support the talents of the next generation of Canadian jewellers, perhaps they will one day be making a piece of jewellery for you!

LUXE 2010
April 16 to May 9, 2010
Opening reception and awards ceremony: Thursday, April 15, 5:30-8 p.m.
Bounty Contemporary Craft Design at Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto


MEDIA NOTE: High resolution images of jewellery work are available upon request.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.


ABOUT JEWELLERY STUDIES AT GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE
Jewellery Studies at George Brown College has over 40 years experience providing education in traditional goldsmithing skills while encouraging artistic vision and creative development. Located in Toronto, Canada, the college has one of North America's largest and best equipped jewellery schools. A diverse and flexible range of certificate and diploma programs offers basic to advanced goldsmithing techniques, gem setting, repair, model making, gemology, jewellery design, history, rendering and computer modeling. Our graduates pursue careers as studio jewellers, bench workers, designers, gemologists, retail sales and management professionals. Georgebrown.ca/jewellery.

ABOUT BOUNTY
The Contemporary Craft Design Store at Harbourfront Centre has a 30-year history of showcasing Canadian craft – especially work created at the in-house studios. Now, with the introduction of Creative Genius, Bounty also features great design with a range of products from around the world that improve everyday living. From personal, desk and home accessories to books and multimedia, all our products have been chosen to reflect the very best in contemporary design. Creativegeniusworld.com

ABOUT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
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.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Harbourfront Centre/BOUNTY
Rosie Shaw
416-973-4381
rshaw@harbourfrontcentre.com
media.harbourfrontcentre.com

George Brown College Jewellery Arts Program
Paul McClure
416-415-5000 x3638
pmcclure@georgebrown.ca


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