OCAD U alumna appointed OAC Indigenous Arts Officer

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) has appointed Erika Iserhoff as new Indigenous Arts Officer. Iserhoff holds a Bachelor of Design in Material Art & Design from OCAD University, where she also taught in the Indigenous Visual Culture program.

Iserhoff is a founding member of the Chocolate Woman Collective, a group of artists with a shared interest in research, exploration and practical application of Indigenous aesthetic principles in all areas of the dramatic arts. She is also the co-founder of the Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator, which promotes the creation and exhibition of new works by Indigenous artists working in fashion, textiles and crafts. Iserhoff was associate producer of Tributaries, the opening night of Toronto’s 2017 Luminato festival, at which she was also announced as the Emerging Laureate of OAC’s Indigenous Arts Award. In 2009, she received a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her work in costume design in Indigenous theatre.

Iserhoff is of Omushkego and Eeyou Cree heritage, and is a member of Constance Lake First Nation. She is based in Toronto with her family.

Erika succeeds long-time OAC Indigenous Arts Officer Sara Roque, who stepped down in 2018.

Textile, Memory & Storytelling, Campbell House Museum

Panel Collage
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The panel discussion features:

  • Susan Fohr, maker, Curator of Education, Textile Museum of Canada (moderator)
  • Michèle Karch-Ackerman, the artist behind the Bluebird Dress Factory, currently on view at Campbell House
  • Sage Paul, artist, designer and leader of Indigenous fashion, craft and textiles and Artistic Director of Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto
  • Dorie Millerson, artist, Associate Professor in Textiles, Chair of Material Art & Design Program at OCAD University

    Tickets: $15

The ticket includes access to the exhibit.  Get your ticket HERE

Artist-led tour of the exhibit will be a prelude to the panel discussion. Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St. West, Toronto ON M5H 3H

Venue & Address: 
Campbell House Museum
Website: 
http://www.campbellhousemuseum.ca/?event-list-cal=textile-memory-storytelling
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$15
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Material Art & Design Holiday Sale 2018

Material Art and Design Student Holiday Sale. OCAD U Lobby, 100 McCaul St.

Material Art & Design Holiday Sale 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 9:00am to 7:00pm

Come join the MAAD students for handmade jewellery, textiles and ceramics! We look forward to seeing you there!

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Main Lobby, 100 McCaul St.
Holiday Design Sale
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Grimoires: Witchcraft and Storytelling

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 12:00pm to Monday, October 29, 2018 - 7:00pm

Grimoires: Witchcraft and Storytelling

Curated by Monica Bodirsky and Stephanie Dayes

Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul Street, Oct. 22-29, 12:00-7:00 pm http://beaverhallgallery.blogspot.com/

Opening reception Wed. Oct. 24 during the full moon from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm with invited guest speaker Morgana Sythove to share her expertise on oral tradition, Etruscan society and the role of the goddess. 

Venue & Address: 
Beaver Hall Gallery, 29 McCaul St.
Website: 
http://beaverhallgallery.blogspot.com/
Monica Bodirsky
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Fashion Magazine and MAAD students!

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 8:45am

See link below for article featuring MAAD Jewellery student Eugenia Chan and MAAD alumna Patricia Wong featured in Fashion Magazine article!

 

https://fashionmagazine.com/fashion/independent-canadian-jewellery-designers/

 

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Currents - New Heroes & Pioneers

Annie Tung, TIS Faculty in MAAD
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 9:15am

The Pacific Northwest is paving a new path in the design world with a rich and varied set of designers producing outstanding pieces and trends.

For more information:

http://thenewheroesandpioneers.com/store/books/currents/

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"Flow" solo exhibit by MAAD Assistant Professor Robert Mitchell

"Flow" by Robert Mitchell
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 4:30pm

While the visual elements in the work refer directly or indirectly to the ocean and water, the slow nature of the work references time and history as it reflects the human spirit in the context of our affinity for water. Currently eighty percent of the global population lives by a major body of water reinforcing our biological and psychological connection to water. It flows through our bodies and without it we would cease to exist. From our conception we are immersed in it and it comforts us. We are emotionally connected to the natural aquatic environment because it increases the fluid expansion of our ideas and improves our very existence. We constantly evolve and move forward, always connected to the past, always connected to water.

 

Venue & Address: 
JJ Studio, 825 Bloor Street West
Email: 
rmitchell@faculty.ocadu.ca
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Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques

Lace Sailboat
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 11:00am to Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 5:00pm

Dorie Millerson, Chair of the Material Art & Design Program will have three pieces of work shown in the Unterdon Art Museum.

 

Hunterdon Art Museum: Center for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey, Tues. to Sun. 11:00-5:00 pm.

Sept. 23, 2018 - Jan. 6, 2019

 

"A ground-breaking exhibition highlighting how lace makers are expanding the traditional boundaries of their art form to create exciting work that investigates contemporary themes, materials and forms... Lace, not Lace: Contemporary Fiber Art from Lacemaking Techniques, reveals how contemporary fiber artists are applying bobbin and needle lace techniques to a multitude of fibers and filaments in unlimited colors and textures to interpret their world." – Hunterdon Art Museum

Venue & Address: 
Hunterdon Art Museum: Centre for Art, Craft & Design, Clinton, New Jersey
Email: 
dmillerson@faculty.ocadu.ca
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