This coming weekend from September 21st to 23rd, recipients of the INLAND Career Launcher and Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher will be showcasing their work to the public.
As part of the Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers, the Career Development office supports the professional development of emerging OCAD U creative talent. Career Launchers are unique, high-profile opportunities for students, developed in partnership with industry in order to help new graduates start their professional practice after school.
QUEEN WEST ART CRAWL
September 22 - 23
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Queen West Art Crawl is a charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting the arts community in Queen West and across Toronto. Each year, the QWAC hosts an outdoor art exhibition in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Painting and Drawing grads Hope Flynn, Lucia Wallace, Lucas Biagini, and Vicky Ly have been selected to receive a complimentary solo booth. One of the exhibiting artists will also receive the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize sponsored by Above Ground Art Supplies.
All recipients were given the opportunity to attend a professional development workshop with Keight MacLean to learn tools and tips to ensure their success at the fair.
Additionally, the work of many more students from OCAD U’s Printmaking & Publications program will be available at a separate dedicated booth. These artists will be retailing a wide variety of editioned work, such as prints, posters, artist’s books and zines.
INLAND FALL POP-UP
September 21- 22
Friday, 3:00 – 9:00 PM | Saturday, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
134 Peter Street, Toronto
Bringing together a curated mix of apparel and accessory brand, INLAND is the leading pop-up destination to shop emerging and contemporary Canadian fashion. All collections presented at INLAND are ethically made or manufactured in Canada.
As the INLAND Career Launcher 2018 recipient, recent Material Art and Design graduate Eugenia Chan will be displaying her jewelry pieces as part of the first INLAND Career Launcher. To Eugenia, jewelry is not just a branch of fashion but something that is integrated into a person's daily life. It may hold heritage, a story or a style and aid in transformations. This opportunity was open exclusively to recent OCAD U Material Art & Design (jewelry) graduates.
We thank Above Ground Art Supplies as a generous supporter of the Queen West Art Crawl Career Launcher Prize in support of emerging creative talent.
Top: Vicky Ly, Orange Walls, gouache, paper on wood, 2018. Image Courtesy of the Artist, Eugenia Chan, Lola Hoops. Image Courtesy of the Artist.