photo: P. Buer

Over the last 30 years, since graduating from York University with an M.F.A., TONY CALZETTA has exhibited continually in solo and group exhibitions. He works mainly on canvas and paper with occasional forays into the areas of sculpture and printmaking. He published a livre d’artiste, Acts of Kindness and of Love in collaboration with writer John Metcalf, and a folio of 20 hand coloured intaglio prints, War Stories For Children and Art Stories for Adults. In addition to commissioned works he is represented in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and he is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (R.C.A.). He recently was the subject of a one hour documentary produced and directed by Linda Corbett of Eyeris Productions.

more information on Tony Calzetta's web site

photo: Thomas King

LEON ROOKE is the author of seven novels including The Fall of Gravity, which was chosen by The Globe and Mail as one of 2000’s top books. His 1981 novel Shakespeare's Dog won the Governor General's Award and his novel A Good Baby was made into a feature film. Other major awards include the W.O. Mitchell Prize, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, and the CBC Fiction Prize. He has published over 300 short stories, as well as poetry and plays, and is the founder of the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival. He was recently appointed a member of the Order of Canada. A native of North Carolina who has lived in Canada for many years, Leon Rooke makes his home in Toronto and Mexico.

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photo: D. Wilson

Printmaker DIETER GRUND came to Canada at a young age as part of the wave of post war immigration. After studying fine art at York University he visited Atelier 17 and Desjobert in Paris determining a life long interest in printmaking. The hand printing press is at the centre of his work providing challenges of size and surface texture. Over the years he has explored the limits of the printed image and text on paper through his own work and in collaboration with other artists. He is represented in Canada and internationally in private and public collections.

photo: G. de Montmollin



KEITH FELTON started his apprenticeship straight out of school at 16, working at Grays Bookbinders of London. During this time he attended the London College of Printing where he gained his ‘City and Guilds’ certificate in advanced bookbinding. With his apprenticeship completed, he stayed at Grays to further study conservation and book repair for another three years.

While on holiday in Canada in 1981, he was offered a job at a Toronto bindery, but when he emigrated in April 1982 the company was in bad shape and could not hire him. So with a little help from some friends, Keith founded FELTON BOOKBINDING in Georgetown, Ontario, in the summer of 1982.

more information on Keith Felton Bookbinding's web site