Barbara Di Renzo

Metal Artist & Jewellery Designer
Left Align Design Art Studio

Barbara Di Renzo is a metal artist, jewellery designer and art instructor from Cambridge, Ontario. She creates beautiful artwork, sculptures and jewellery, incorporating metals sourced from recycling plants and metal industries. These recycled metals include siding torn down from buildings, industrial parts or found objects that inspire her. Barbara hand forges, flame paints, etches or oxidizes these metals, transforming them into sculptural designs to complement her contemporary paintings and wearable art. She mainly aligns the metal on her artwork to the left of the canvas, which generated the name of her art studio: Left Align Design.

Barbara was inspired by her father, Luciano Di Renzo, whose woodwork graces the Privy Council Office of the Parliament buildings, and the private collection of Queen Elizabeth. As a child, her home was filled with furniture, carvings and beautiful paintings created by her father, which encouraged her love for art.

Barbara is an award recipient of the 2017 Cambridge Recognition for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Achievement. Her artwork has been exhibited across Ontario including, UpTown Gallery and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo and Homer Watson House & Gallery, The Museum and WalterFedy in Kitchener. Her artwork/jewellery is also in the private collections of Galt Country Club and CAF Innovative Shapecasting in Cambridge, Holy Rosary Church in Guelph and Senator Kim Pate, the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. 
 

Barbara teaches jewellery workshops at her art studio in Cambridge and is also an Instructor at Homer Watson House & Gallery. Her jewellery is available for purchase on Etsy, by appointment at her studio, at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts Gift Shop and The Kultrun Market in Waterloo. 


For inquiries, please contact Barbara at
Left Align Design Art Studio or call/text 226-218-5115. Keep up-to-date on all of Barbara's events and current projects by joining her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram 

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Shows, Festivals & Exhibitions

2018

Earrings Workshop
- Homer Watson House & Gallery . Sat. Jan.20, 1-4pm
Valentines His & Hers Ring Workshop - Homer Watson House & Gallery. Sat. Feb. 10, 2-4pm
"Connection" - Solo Art Exhibition at Kitchener Public Library. May 1st-June 1st. 
"Connection" Opening Reception - Thursday, May 3rd, 7-9pm. Kitchener Public Library
Port Dover Summer Festival - Powell Park. Saturday, August 18 & Sunday 19th.

2017

Exnovation - Collective Identity Group Exhibition at the MUSEUM in Kitchener. Jan. 11 - Feb. 27th

Necklace Pendant Workshop - Button Factory Arts, Waterloo. Sat. July 8, 1:30-4:30pm

Artist Alley - Button Factory Arts, Waterloo. July 21 & 22, 12-9pm
Grand Cafe Group Exhibition - 18 Queen's Square, Cambridge. Aug. 1 to Sept.12.
Cambridge Farmer's Market - Cambridge Studio Tour Info Booth, Sat. Sept.16, 7am-1pm
Cambridge Studio Tour Preview Exhibition - Cambridge City Hall. Sept.1 - Sept.28

Port Dover Summer Festival - Powell Park - Sat. August 19, 10-6pm & Sun. Aug.20, 10-5pm

Artfest -Toronto Distillery District - September 1-4, 11-6pm Daily
Cambridge Studio Tour - (Studio #1 in tour) Sat. Sept.23, 10-5pm & Sun. Sept.24, 12-5pm
Alchemy - WalterFedy Group Exhibition - 675 Queen St. Suite #111 Kitchener. Sept.7 to Dec.31. 
Ferrari 500 - Art Show at the Communitech Hub, 151 Charles St.W. #100, Kitchener. Oct.13th

Out of the Box, Art$Pay Art Show & Sale - Walper Hotel, Kitchener. Fri. November 10 & Sat. Nov. 11.
Jingle & Mingle Maker's Market - Homer Watson House & Gallery. Sat. Dec.9, 11-6pm.



2016

Illumination and Brilliance - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery in Waterloo. Jan.19-March 21.

Colours of Art - Members Show at Button Factory Arts in Waterloo. Feb.23-March 11.

Quotation, Inspiration - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery Waterloo. March 22-May 15.

Dabble in the Arts - Event by Conestoga College at Button Factory Arts. April 9. 6:30-10pm

Globe Studios Spring Invitational Art Show & Open House - Friday, May 6. 4-9pm.

ArtFest Port Credit - May 27, 4-9pm May 28, 10-6pm & May 29, 10-5pm.

Pulse - Group Art Exhibition at Walter Fedy in Kitchener. May-August.

Kultrun Festival - Victoria Park, Kitchener. July 9, 12-11pm & July 10, 12-9pm

Floral Fantasy - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery Waterloo. July 19-Sept.18.

ArtFest Toronto Distillery District - Sept.2, 3, 4 & 5. 11-6pm.

Cambridge Studio Tour - Sept. 24 & 25. Left Align Design Art Studio, 43 Memory Lane.

Kitchener Public Library - Artist-in-Residence for the month of November.

Globe Studios Fall Show - Nov. 25, 4-7pm & Nov. 26, 2016. 11-4pm.

Instructors Exhibition - Homer Watson House & Gallery. Oct. 30 to Dec.4.

Handmade Market - Conestoga College. Dec. 2, 10-2pm