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Refurbish and Refresh!

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Refurbish and Refresh!

During the month of January we decided to try something a little bit different at Katami Designs. We wanted to give people the opportunity to re-design their heirloom jewelry in order to keep it relevant to their own personal style, as well as today's fashion trends. Those interested could meet with Negar Khatami for a free custom jewellery consultation to help them transform their sentimental, old-fashioned jewellery into contemporary and unique pieces. I must say, we currently have  some truly one-of-a-kind pieces in the making! Here is a little sneak peak of a finished piece we re-designed for Vancouver personal stylist, Michelle Addison....

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A Holiday Celebration with Alistair MacRae!

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A Holiday Celebration with Alistair MacRae!

Last Thursday marked the opening of our latest exhibition, Material Narratives, a collection of vibrant and dynamic abstract paintings by local visual artist, Alistair MacRae. We celebrated the holiday season as one should, surrounded by art, wine, live music, and friends both new and old! What a great way to spend a cold December eve, surrounded by stunning local art and jewelry! Alistair MacRae has spent close to a decade developing his art practice through intensive studio-work and studies conducted in the UK and Europe. He has lived in many different cities until recently settling down in Vancouver, where he works...

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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

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On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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We just turned 2!

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It was a long but fantastic year full of creativity, late nights, take out foods, and a lot of giggles and excitements.  We've had 3 new resident artists moving in, 2 new artists added to our gallery space and had a sponsored event 'Art of Craft' at our gallery plus a few opening nights. In the midst of that, I managed to create 3 new collections and started teaching semi-private classes at our studio. To celebrate all our achievements and countless hours we spent to create art and to build our little artist community, we decided to throw a party and ask...

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We just turned ONE!

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Last night marked the 1 year anniversary of Katami Designs Studio & Gallery and we celebrated it with our friends and family. It was a place to be and to be seen, a room full of art, artists, loved ones and friends. I cannot thank you enough for all your support and love in the past year. You have made it very special for me and allowed me to follow my heart and turn my passion into something bigger than I had imagined. So, thank you all and I am looking forward to another year of creativity & connections and continued heartfelt...

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