Limited-Edition Lunar New Year Chalice
We’re excited to kick things off with a celebration of the East-Asian community and Lunar New Year with a limited-edition chalice, designed by local Toronto artist, @Junekima.rt. Jieun Kim is a painter and muralist, whose practice is based on her love of the urban and natural environments found around Toronto, as well as Korean traditional folk art.
Lunar New Year holds a special place in Jieun’s heart, and her unique design is infused with the same passion that comes through in every piece she creates. This custom chalice is directly inspired by her love of family, food, and the togetherness that is so important to Lunar New Year.
"I love Lunar New Year’s Day (also called Seollal in Korea) because it is a day when families gather to share delicious food and laughter. Every year, we make the same joke about getting old while eating Tteokguk (rice cake soup). These happy memories of sharing food and celebrating with loved ones for Lunar New Year’s Day become the fuel needed to get through the rest of the year!"