Upcoming Events | Artist-in-Residence | Vanessa Dion Fletcher


 

 
DateTuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers.htm

Location

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Leve 3, 115 McCaul St OCAD University

UPCOMING EVENTS | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Interested in connecting with Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Dion Fletcher?
Faculty, students, grads and members of the public are invited to connect with Vanessa during her time here at OCAD University.

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OPEN STUDIOS
Drop in and see what’s happening.

Room 303, Level 3
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Thurs, Feb 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, March 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, April 18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM (ASL Interpretation Provided)

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RESPONSE EXCHANGE
Between you and the Artist

Response Exchange is an opportunity for you and Vanessa to exchange ideas and comments about your creative practices. Come prepared to share artwork, idea or writing that you would like a response to. In turn, Vanessa will ask for your thoughts on Art she is developing during her residency.

To book an appointment for Response Exchange, email Vanessa.

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ARTIST TALKS IN CLASSES
Invite Vanessa to join your class.

Faculty are encouraged to invite Vanessa to their classes for guest artist talks
To schedule a class visit, email Vanessa.

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VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the 2017 Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.

OCAD University is proud to announce an inaugural residency with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Vanessa will complete an in-situ six-month Visiting Artist residency, which will be followed by a six-month post-residency to disseminate the results with their guidance and support. Funded by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the residency will be hosted by OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer and the Indigenous Visual Culture program.

www.dionfletcher.com

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ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION

OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is the home of the Experiential Learning Centre. The building’s refurbishment is a milestone in the Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of space to expand studio, digital and work-integrated-learning learning.

Located on level 3, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is OCADU’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program. The CEAD supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.

Access Info: 115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. The entrance to the building is on McCaul St and has an electronic door with a punch button. The building is undergoing construction and there is scaffolding over the entrance. Level 3 can be accessed via an elevator or stairs. The floor is an open concept space and direction to the studio or other questions can be asked at the reception desk. There are gendered wheelchair accessible washrooms. 

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CONTACT

We encourage students and faculty to set up a time with Vanessa for mentorship, critique and conversation.

Please email Vanessa directly to set up a time.

 

DateTuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

Website

https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers.htm

Location

Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Leve 3, 115 McCaul St OCAD University

Please join us for an end of year social and celebration of our First Year Drawing and Painting Student Self Portraits! 
An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Kirstie McCallum
Thesis Exhibition for Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design Masters Candidate Shannon Lee
Harm Reduction Workshop from the Peer Wellness Education Program at Health & Wellness 
On Tuesday, April 23rd come support C Magazine at our annual fundraising auction of Canadian and international contemporary art at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, with work by Ginette Legaré and Beth Stuart.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the closed doors of a grant review committee? Join the Office of Research and Innovation on Wednesday, April 24th for an eye-opening discussion on research and arts funding applications and reviews, featuring panelists who have served as reviewers in the past.
SUGAR is a site-critical project located near the Redpath sugar factory on Toronto’s Sugar Beach, and formerly on the site of the seminal Guvernment and RPM nightclubs. The SUGAR music events pay homage to the Club by using dance and discourse to animate the material and cultural conditions explored by SUGAR’s curatorial project.
Icons of the Blues, by Professor Terry Shoffner.
An international symposium to release the findings of the StudentDwellTO research partnership and discuss alternatives to the housing (un)affordability crisis.
Toronto Queer Film Festival  (TQFF) is showcasing student work again this fall! We are seeking film + video work under 20 minutes in length. Preference for work created in or after 2017.
Vanessa Dion Fletcher Artist in Residence
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 12:00pm

UPCOMING EVENTS | ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Interested in connecting with Artist-in-Residence Vanessa Dion Fletcher?
Faculty, students, grads and members of the public are invited to connect with Vanessa during her time here at OCAD University.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

OPEN STUDIOS
Drop in and see what’s happening.

Room 303, Level 3
Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers
Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, OCAD University

Thurs, Feb 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, March 28, 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Thurs, April 18, 4:00 – 7:00 PM (ASL Interpretation Provided)

________________________________________________________________________________________________

RESPONSE EXCHANGE
Between you and the Artist

Response Exchange is an opportunity for you and Vanessa to exchange ideas and comments about your creative practices. Come prepared to share artwork, idea or writing that you would like a response to. In turn, Vanessa will ask for your thoughts on Art she is developing during her residency.

To book an appointment for Response Exchange, email Vanessa.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

ARTIST TALKS IN CLASSES
Invite Vanessa to join your class.

Faculty are encouraged to invite Vanessa to their classes for guest artist talks
To schedule a class visit, email Vanessa.

________________________________________________________________________________________________

VANESSA DION FLETCHER

Vanessa Dion Fletcher employs porcupine quills, Wampum belts, and menstrual blood to reveal the complexities of what defines a body physically and culturally. She links these ideas to personal experiences with language, fluency, and understanding. All of these themes are brought together in the context of her Potawatomi and Lenape ancestry, and her learning disability caused by a lack of short-term memory. Her work is held in the Indigenous Art Center Collection in Gatineau, Quebec, and Seneca College. In 2016, Dion Fletcher graduated from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago with an M.F.A in performance. She is the recipient of the 2017 Textile Museum of Canada Melissa Levin Emerging Artist Award.

OCAD University is proud to announce an inaugural residency with artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher at the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion. Vanessa will complete an in-situ six-month Visiting Artist residency, which will be followed by a six-month post-residency to disseminate the results with their guidance and support. Funded by the City of Toronto’s Indigenous Arts and Culture Partnership Fund, the residency will be hosted by OCAD University’s Centre for Emerging Artists and Designer and the Indigenous Visual Culture program.

www.dionfletcher.com

________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROSALIE SHARP PAVILION

OCAD University’s Rosalie Sharp Pavilion is the home of the Experiential Learning Centre. The building’s refurbishment is a milestone in the Creative City Campus project, boldly re-imagining the use of space to expand studio, digital and work-integrated-learning learning.

Located on level 3, the Centre for Emerging Artists and Designers (CEAD) is OCADU’s Career Development office and Experiential Learning Program. The CEAD supports the early-career advancement of all OCAD U students and recent alumni.

Access Info: 115 McCaul St is located at the corner of Dundas St and McCaul St on the southeast side. The entrance to the building is on McCaul St and has an electronic door with a punch button. The building is undergoing construction and there is scaffolding over the entrance. Level 3 can be accessed via an elevator or stairs. The floor is an open concept space and direction to the studio or other questions can be asked at the reception desk. There are gendered wheelchair accessible washrooms. 

________________________________________________________________________________________________

CONTACT

We encourage students and faculty to set up a time with Vanessa for mentorship, critique and conversation.

Please email Vanessa directly to set up a time.

 

Venue & Address: 
Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, Leve 3, 115 McCaul St OCAD University
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/centre-for-emerging-artists-and-designers.htm
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