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The Mayflies are out in full force and the tulips are blooming. I guess time is flying by because we've been so busy here at loveJACK. I've been meaning to write since the beginning of April and here we are, almost the middle of May. So much is new at loveJACK, I'm not sure where to start. So I'll go with my heart which always leads me to a place of gratitude. loveJACK celebrates one year of business tomorrow. Our product is now represented in ten retail stores across Canada. I couldn't be more thankful to my family & friends for their support in this adventure, my fabulous retail clients and my online shoppers. Without you, I certainly wouldn't be writing this story. I'm blessed to have made friends along the way, sharing stories about life, even connected with some Bush relatives from afar, but really, not far at all ! It has been and continues to be a wonderful, colourful, happy experience for me and a joy to be able to work with such beautiful art. Thanks for that Jack Bush. Happy & grateful, Kim Schofield-Bush
One thing we missed on our last visit to the AGO was the Prints & Drawing room. Jack Bush, Helen Frankenthaler + don't forget to see the #NewLookAGO exhibition running until March 27, 2016. Straight ahead you are seeing Bush's 'Cross Over' print. shopAGO has a great selection of JACK product, including the note card 'Cross Over'.
The Toronto Star recently published an article about the current Christmas card exhibit at The McMichael Art Gallery, called "This House Was Made for Christmas". If you need some help getting into the Christmas spirit, plan a trip to the Village of Kleinburg for the afternoon. While you're there, visit The McMichael. Just walking around the grounds surrounding the gallery itself, are so beautiful they will lift your spirit. There are lots of lovely little boutique in the village and a stop by the gallery to catch the Christmas card show is a great way to end your day. JACK has all Christmas product on sale - have a look around our online store. Boxed cards, set of 12 with envelopes, was $19.95 now, $13.95.
This Christmas, surprise that special lady with an original JACK BUSH 100% Habotai Silk Scarf featuring one of Bush's paintings. We currently offer three of Bush's paintings; 'Request', 'Basie Blues' and 'Symphonic Poem'. These scarves are soft and translucent. They measure 72" x 16" and are all pre-washed and ironed before packaging. Made in Montreal for loveJACK. The scarves are gift boxed in a Jack Bush signature box with ribbon. Ready to give. Order on line at www.lovejack.ca free shipping across North America.
Jack Bush created many wonderful, playful Christmas cards over the years. Starting, we believe as early as 1927 when he was just 18 years old, these cards were shared with family, friends and colleagues. We are thrilled that Bush is included in the 'This House Was Made For Christmas' exhibition now on at The McMichael. What a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit ~ the spirit of giving and love. JACK Christmas cards and tea towels are available for purchase at the McMichael gift shop. Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements This House Was Made For Christmas In the late 1950s and early 1960s, the founders of the McMichael gallery, Robert and Signe McMichael, celebrated Christmas with a welcoming spirit by inviting neighbours into their home to enjoy their collection of Canadian art – a tradition we have continued for 50 years as a public art gallery. Our vision and galleries are built from the very room in which this exhibition begins: the heart of the home. This House Was Made for Christmas (a comment Signe made upon witnessing their first Christmas tree in the house) is an invitation to our patrons and guests to celebrate with us the spirit of a season through an exhibition of Christmas cards drawn from the McMichael, as well as public and private collections, some of which have never been displayed before. As a form of gift giving and spreading holiday cheer, Christmas cards combine inspirational imagery with heartfelt messages. The cards selected for this exhibition include artworks by seminal Canadian artists of the early and mid-twentieth century. They are the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and ensuing generations who were members of Painters Eleven, proponents of abstract art, and other artists who contributed to the development of the Toronto modern art and design scenes. This exhibition offers a festive look at the personal and rarely publicly displayed side of many of our most loved Canadian artists.
We are thrilled that Jack Bush art is featured on JACK products which are now available at the AGO shop in Toronto ! The AGO has been the gallery of record for Bush since 1987 when the family donated Bush's fonds. Jack Bush is distinguished as one of Canada's first artists to achieve international recognition. It's not only great his art is being shown in this matter - it's important. Currently the AGO is carrying a selection of JACK greeting cards featuring many of Bush's paintings, Silk Scarves featuring 'REQUEST', and 'PINK MOON' on black and heather black t-shirts. They will also be carrying JACKSOX featuring 'BASIE BLUES' and a selection of individual Christmas cards by Bush. All Canadian product by a Canadian artist. Make a date to visit the AGO, take your kids.
Here at JACK we have some great gifts for lovers of art, JACK BUSH, good quality, and unique 'stuff' ! Our latest addition, is a beautifully hand crafted wooden collectibles box featuring Jack Bush's signature on the top and 8 collectible greeting cards with envelopes. These are great gifts, perfect for holding greeting cards, trinkets, anything you like to collect. Keep an eye out for our Christmas card launch which we will coincide with the show, "This House Was Made for Christmas" starting at the McMichael Art Gallery October 3, 2015 and running through until January 31, 2016. Don't forget, lovejack offers free shipping across North America on all orders over $25.00 - which is a great savings when you are on-line shopping.
I can't believe the end of August is upon us. Our summer has been filled with music, holidays and new products and new product ideas. We've had the pleasure of meeting up with some fantastic new suppliers and have lots of neat stuff in the works. Our latest venture at JACK was to find a Canadian sock manufacturer, and we did. They loved our idea of 'all Canadian' and of course, loved the idea of having fun with JACK BUSH colours. There will more socks to come soon ! We have also decided to focus a little on Bush's paintings of musicians and musical titles. We are starting this series with iPad mini covers, which are now available ! Currently we are featuring five of BUSH's works on the covers. Great gift idea or keep it for yourself. All product detail is listed with the collection. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.