Sunday, 8 April 2018


Won at the 2018 CAPIC Double Vision Show
1st place Popular vote 
2nd place Juried vote

Dualism: The conflict of spirit and body within the individual.

Whereas Currid's image portrays the divine or spiritual and alludes to internal struggle with its physical or animalistic urges, Colalillo's image embodies the outward physical struggle of the individual as a manifestation of its spiritual core. Currid's image draws inspiration from the Christian imagery of the Renaissance, in particular The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Colalillo's image draws inspiration from the imagery of the Renaissance, in particular from Michelangelo's The Dying Slave sculpture.


DOUBLE VISION is an annual competition and exhibition that pairs professional image creators from across Canada by random draw and challenges them to create portraits of one another. Pairs will be judged by a panel of art industry professionals and prizes awarded to the winners of both juried and popular votes. All works submitted for this unique and creative challenge will be on display for the course of the exhibition.

CAPIC EXHIBITION 2018 is on display April 5th to April 15th at The Papermill Gallery at 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto.

The Toronto Chapter of The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC) is pleased to present a trio of annual exhibitions showcasing photographers, illustrators, and image creators from across Canada.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

This is the poster I created for this years
International Women's Day,
March 8, 2017 for the
Ontario Federation of Labour


Get your poster or Pin at:
http://ofl.ca/…/unveiling-international-womens-day-poster-…/


Your union is invited to participate in the seventh year of our exciting March 8th Project developed by the OFL Women’s Committee celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). This year’s theme is “Celebrating Solidarity and Sisterhood”. Both the pewter pin and poster are a work of art that our members and community partners will value for many years to come.
The pin is sold at cost plus 25 cents. Any surplus of this added cost will be donated to a provincial women’s organization recommended by the OFL Women’s Committee to the OFL Executive Board. Last year’s surplus funds went to support the following organizations:

• Equal Pay Coalition’s Equal Pay Day Campaign
• CBTU Summer Youth Program: OFL sponsored 5 girls to attend
• OCBCC – Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day
• Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre
• Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)
• Co-sponsor launch of Rise Up! A Women’s History Digitizing Project.
The price per pin for orders of 500 or more is $3.50. Orders of less than 500 is $3.75 per pin. Unions that place orders of 500 or more pins will have their union logo added to the poster. Posters (11×17) will be available in limited quantities in both English and French for $1.00 per poster. All orders must be placed by February 11, 2017 in order to have the pins produced and shipped in advance of IWD.
This year, for your convenience, we have arranged an online order and payment option. Click the following link to order your 2017 IWD Pins and Poster – (English) or (French).
If you prefer not to use the online option, you can download and order form by clicking here and return with your payment by mail to:
Ontario Federation of Labour, 202-15 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 1Y8. Attn: Kathy Neumann.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy at 416-443-7674.
Below is the unveiling of our 2017 IWD poster and pin design!

Monday, 21 March 2016

We won the CAPIC Double Vision art show contest for the Popular Vote!!


Portraits Concept: 
Qi (Ch’i), 
Dynamic flowing energy arising through 
the interplay between Yin and Yang. 

Giovannina Colalillo painted Bo Huang and Bo Huang photographed Giovannina Colalillo.

Art on display March 8- March 20th, 2016, 
at the Papermill Art Gallery, Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 
67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON, M4K 2B9

CAPIC's (The Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators) 
Double Vision is a unique exhibition where image creators are paired up by a random draw, 
to create a unique and creative portrait of each other.

Friday, 27 February 2015

I am Thrilled to Announce

 Barbara Spurll and Won 

First Place at the CAPIC Double Vision Show!

CAPIC's Double Vision is a unique exhibition where image creators are paired up by a random draw, to create a unique and creative portrait of each other
Portrait of Barbara Spurll created by Giovannina Colalillo, Artist, Illustrator © Giovannina Colalillo 
Portrait of Giovannina Colalillo created by Barbara Spurll, Artist © Barbara Spurll

The Portraits are titled  

Streaming 
In collaboration, we shake our inverted heads revealing important aspects of ourselves.  These cascading elements symbolize us, as in the headset representing Giovannina’s love for talking as she draws and paints and Alice in Wonderland representing Barbara’s love for theatre and storytelling. Linking us together is our common Chinese Zodiac sign, the dragon.

The Gala opening and competition took place on Tuesday, Feb. 24th, 2015, 6:30 - 10 pm, at the Arta Gallery in the Toronto’s trendy Distillery District.

CAPIC is the collective voice and advocate for professional photographers, illustrators and digital artists in Canada.

Friday, 6 June 2014

ASK Festival King 2014

Workshops and Tours & Events

July 10 to 24th

I'm honoured to have my illustration on the cover of the brochure for the 
ASK Festival King 2014
http://www.artssocietyking.ca/
http://www.artssocietyking.ca/festival-2014.html

This Illustration was originally created for Industrial Accident Prevention Magazine, titled Swimming Upstream in the Eye on Ergonomics section

Residents of King Township will find it attached in the centre of the King Mosaic Magazine
http://www.kingmosaic.ca

kingmosaic.ca
List of art classes I will be teaching this summer 

Starting next week July 8 and 10, 2014


Adult Art Classes

Drawing and Painting for Adults (Evenings)
  • Learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sketching using shapes lines to create quick gesture sketches and contour drawings by using proper artist’s drawing materials of pencil paper and eraser. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: King City Museum - 2920 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 1L6 (905) 833-2331
  • Age: 18+
  • Date & Time: Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
  • Start date: July 10, 2014
  • Fee: $120 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 6
  • Course Code: 14817

Mature Adults (50+) Art Classes
Drawing and Painting

  • Awaken your inner artist! Enjoy creating and continually learning drawing and painting techniques using colour, composition elements and principals o f design using a variety of materials. Art lessons from basic fundamentals for beginners to advanced for returning artists to continually improve skills, no matter what your level. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 50+
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm
  • Start date: July 8, 2014
  • Fee: $120 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 6 (July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 5, 12)
  • Course Code: 14825

Children Art Classes
Young Cartoonist

  • Love drawing cartoon? Come have fun learning the techniques of drawing and cartooning. Create your own characters and make them come to life with action and expressions in a flipbook, storybook, comic book or graphic novel. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 7-11
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 6:15-7:45, 
  • Start date: July 8, 2014
  • Fee: $94 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 6 (July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 5, 12)
  • Course Code: 14794

Youth Art Classes
Mixed Media Art Creations

  • Join us in exploring the fun in using different art mediums. Create all kinds of wonderful art works through drawing, cartooning, collage, painting, pen, and ink, sculpting, pastels, charcoal, and shading. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 12-18 
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 8-9:30, 
  • Start date: July 8, 2014
  • Fee: $94 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 6 (July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 5, 12)
  • Course Code: 14808

To register contact
Jon Bell 
Recreation Coordinator – Community Programs and Special Events Township of King

Thursday, 1 May 2014

2014 International Woman's Day Poster & Pin


I was honoured and thrilled to be asked to create the 2014’s International Women's Day illustration project "Rising" for the Ontario Federation of Labourreflecting women’s spirit, sisterhood and solidarity. 
This year's theme celebrates sisters in our movement and the sisterhood and solidarity we share in moving forward to an equable and just society.
Preliminary sketch of woman rising up, gaining strength
and transforming out of the leaves to hold onto the rose. 
linear sketch with type placement to fit into the poster size 
Shaded sketch to work out values

Final artwork for poster

Final Poster with type in place
Pin 

http://ofl.ca/index.php/iwd2014/

Order form to order Poster and Pin from OFL
http://ofl.ca/wp-content/uploads/IWD2014-OrderForm.pdf

Monday, 7 April 2014




YOUNG CARTOONIST



  • Love drawing cartoon? Come have fun learning the techniques of drawing and cartooning. Create your own characters and make them come to life with action and expressions in a flipbook, storybook, comic book or graphic novel. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 7-11
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 6:15-7:45, 
  • Start date: April 15, 2014
  • Fee: $125 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14793

YOUTH ART CLASS 
  • Mixed Media Art Creations
  • Join us in exploring the fun in using different art mediums. Create all kinds of wonderful art works through drawing, cartooning, collage, painting, pen, and ink, sculpting, pastels, charcoal, and shading. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 12-18 
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 8-9:30, 
  • Start date: April 15, 2014
  • Fee: $125 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14807

YOUTH ARTIST PORTFOLIO 
  • Want to be an artist? Learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpting using a variety of materials, developing your own art style from cartooning to realism to stylized to abstract. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • King City Museum -2920 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 1L6 (905) 833-2331
  • Age: 12-18 
  • Date & Time: Thursdays 5:45-7:15pm
  • Start date: April 17, 2014
  • Fee: $125 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14809

DRAWING & PAINTING / ADULTS (EVENINGS)
  • Learn the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sketching using shapes lines to create quick gesture sketches and contour drawings by using proper artist’s drawing materials of pencil paper and eraser. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: King City Museum - 2920 King Rd, King City, ON L7B 1L6 (905) 833-2331
  • Age: 18+
  • Date & Time: Thursdays 7:30-9:30pm
  • Start date: April 17, 2014
  • Fee: $160 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14816

DRAWING & PAINTING / 50+
  • Awaken your inner artist! Enjoy creating and continually learning drawing and painting techniques using colour, composition elements and principals o f design using a variety of materials. Art lessons from basic fundamentals for beginners to advanced for returning artists to continually improve skills, no matter what your level. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Trisan centre, 25 Dillane Dr. Schomberg, ON, 905-939-1216
  • Age: 50+
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm
  • Start date: April 15, 2014
  • Fee: $160 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14824

MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS / 50+
  • Explore and create various woprks of art using different mediums including drawing, collages, painting, pen and ink, sculpting, pastels and charcoal shading. All levels welcome. All materials provided.
  • Location: Dr. William Laceby Nobleton Arena, 15 Old King Rd. Nobleton, ON L0G1N0, 905-833-5321 ext. 5229 
  • Age: 50+
  • T Date & Time: hursdays 1:30-3:30pm
  • Start date: April 17, 2014
  • Fee: $160 all materials included 
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Course Code: 14826

TO REGISTER CONTACT
Jon Bell
Recreation Coordinator – Community Programs and Special Events
Township of King
905-833-5321 Ext. 5223

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Wishing you
Hope, Love & Joy 
for the Holidays, the New Year
and a Merry Christmas




Sunday, 22 September 2013

Take the Drawing Challenge



Discover your artistic and creative imagination. 

Participate in a quick, fun, creative drawing challenge, create your own character, make an antique animation device, sketch a still life, all at your own pace.

Giovannina Colalillo, local artist and professional award-winning illustrator will share her process in creating illustrations and run drawing activities for all ages and all skill levels.

All welcome to drop-in anytime from 10-4pm. Materials included.

Organizer Giovannina Colalillo

Date(s) & Time(s): Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: King Township Museum, 2920 King Road, King City, Ontario
View Map of this Activity

Directions
Located on the north side of King Rd., east of Jane St. west of Keele St. From Hwy 400 take the King Rd. /exit 43 travel east 1.1km along King Rd. to 2920 King Road. Local landmarks: just west of King City past the King City Cemetery.

In case of rain Indoors at King Township Museum

Language English

Accessibility This activity is wheelchair accessible.