Gary Taxali

Gary Taxali is a Toronto-based acclaimed contemporary artist and illustrator known for his retro stylized art in the realm of pop. He was born in Chandigarh, India and raised in Toronto, Canada.  Taxali is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). He has exhibited in many galleries and museums throughout North America and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Jonathan LeVine Gallery, The Antonio Colombo Gallery, Steve Lazarides/The Outsiders, and The Andy Warhol Museum.

Women In Toys scholarship winner is Industrial Design student Rebecca Manoharan

Rebecca Manoharan toy design
Monday, January 25, 2016 - 4:15pm

Brett Belcher' toy design student Rebecca Manoharan won a $5000 scholarship for her toy design! This night-light chameleon toy engages the ritual of bedtime for children. It dangles then retracts for a set amount of time, eventually turning off while helping children understand the difficult concept of time. Her toy evolved from garbage:) Students had to reclaim a toy from discarded material, to experience what it’s like to create.
From W.I.T. scholarship: "We loved that this product incorporated both a play experience while addressing practical parental concerns in a nurturing and fun way.”