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Olga Klosowski is a artist and maker working in sculpture, drawing and printmaking. She is a graduate from the University of Toronto's Art and Art History program where she investigated various forms of art making. Her work explores spaces and the traces left within. She is aiming to alternate our notions of residential interiors and domestic objects, claiming them as aesthetic objects.
Matthew Agostinis is a furniture designer/maker who specializes in a contemporary and modern-rustic style. A graduate of Sheridan College’s Furniture Design program, his work embodies a look of simplicity without the need for unnecessary ornamentation. In addition to teaching Community Courses and being a Resident Artist at the Living Arts Centre, Matt works with various residential and commercial clients and companies in the GTA.
Sarah Rose Woods
Sarah is a Canadian designer making furniture and furnishings. Influenced by traditional joinery techniques, her work hybridizes the integration of wood and other materials in a modern interpretation. After studying Enviornmental and Furniture Design at OCAD University, she created her own practice as a Furniture Designer and Maker. Sarah is a Artist in Residence at the Living Arts Centre and a Woodshop Technician at Queen Elizabeth Community Centre in Oakville. She teaches woodworking to various age groups and abilities, from kids at summer camp to Woodturning for the Blind with the CNIB. She loves to teach woodworking, and believes that "anyone willing is capable".