OPEN LIFE DRAWING STUDIO

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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 5:00pm to Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 9:00pm

All are welcome! Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction. While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend — the sessions are open to everyone! Bring a drawing board and materials — no reservation is required, but due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615, 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
alumni@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 4885
Cost: 
Free

OPEN LIFE DRAWING STUDIO

image of people drawing
Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

All are welcome! Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction. While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend — the sessions are open to everyone! Bring a drawing board and materials — no reservation is required, but due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
mshears@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 4885
Cost: 
Free

Join the O-TEAM! Volunteer for O-DAYS!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:00pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:45pm

Volunteer to help with OCAD University orientation...

O-DAYS! 2017

Positions open to students, staff/faculty and alumni.
To sign up, please visit www.ocadu.ca/oteam

Venue & Address: 
Campus Life
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-team-2017.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
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BOOK LAUNCH - Janice Gurney: All the Spaces and Nur: Jamelie Hassan

Event Poster
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Presented on behalf of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences and School of Interdisciplinary Studies, OCAD University is pleased to launch two books. The first is Janice Gurney: All the Spaces (McIntosh Gallery, 2016), an exhibition catalogue edited by Julian Jason Haladyn that documents the exhibition of works related to a Marcus Aurelius meditation by Toronto-based artist Janice Gurney. The second is Nur: Jamelie Hassan (Blue Medium Press, 2016), edited by Jamelie Hassan and Julian Jason Haladyn, which documents Hassan’s 2014 installation Nur in the library of the Great Mosque of Xi’an, situated within the Hui (Muslim) quarter of the old city in Xi’an, China. Accompanying the launch of this book is an introduction by Janice Gurney.

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul, room 187
Email: 
julianhaladyn@faculty.ocadu.ca

Collaboration Mural Project at OCAD U

Wall Mural with colours of red and yellow
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 4:00am

On Saturday March 19th, Jon Todd – Assistant Professor from OCADU’s Illustration Program, led a Collaboration Mural Project Workshop for OCADU students. 

20 OCADU students participated in the four hour workshop which featured a presentation from guest speaker, Jacquelyn West, Agency Director & Strategist, Hermann and Audrey, who provided the students with important information on submitting mural pitches, networking and executing successful mural/urban installations.

Students were then divided into groups and had 3 hours to produce a large scale unified art piece, with help and support from Jon Todd and guest artist Tessar Lo (mixed media artist, Toronto Ontario).  

The workshop encouraged confidence, self-expression and collaboration. It also provided students with experience working with a team on a large-scale piece. 

Paintings from the workshop are currently on display in the 6th floor Open Studio.

Thank you to the following guest speakers and students for their participation in the project. 

Guest Artist: Tessar Lo

Guest Speaker: Jacquelyn West, Agency Director & Strategist Hermann and Audrey  

Group #1:  Jean Demers, Christopher Dupon-Martinez, Zachary Oliver Monteiro, Nicki Park, Kyle Stewart, Jinkie Wang

Group #2: Natalie Bochenska, Ramsay Mariah Drover, Courtney Gillatly, Adam Glowienka , Erin Mccluskey, Lily Taylor

Group #3:  Meghan Dearlove, Jennifer Victoria Fryer, Kaitlin Maclean, Shelby Mcleod, Sam Roe, Ann Phillips Somers, Meghan Way, Jenn Woodall

Jon Todd

CLTA Assistant Professor, Faculty of Design

OCAD University | www.ocadu.ca

jtodd@faculty.ocadu.ca

 

Congratulations to Doug Panton

Black and yellow abstract image
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:45pm

Creative Quarterly 43 New York, Doug Panton, Illustration Faculty

Winner in the Fine Art Professional Category

http://cqjournal.com/winners

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ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present Sessional Instructor Daniel Hutchinson'a solo exhibition: Mirror, Mirror

abstract artwork
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 5:00am to Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 4:00am

ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present Sessional Instructor DANIEL HUTCHINSON: MIRROR, MIRROR, an exhibition of recent paintings by the Hamilton-based artist. The exhibition will be on view in the Main Gallery space from March 4 to April 2, 2016. An opening reception will be held on FridayMarch 4, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

While a glancing impression of the artist’s deceptively austere and minimalist canvases may lead one to see Hutchinson’s work in the lineage of Malevich who inaugurated the black monochrome as a sign of painting’s endgame in 1915 (two years before Marcel Duchamp exhibited his equally apocalyptic Urinal in 1917) or the black monochromes of Ad Reinhardt or black on black paintings of Pierre Soulages, Hutchinson’s paintings are monochromes only semantically. Certainly, the artist often uses low tonal value dark paint (an assumption this show will challenge), but his pictures are rather teeming with pictorial incidence and delicate, refined brushwork. And while Hutchinson prizes the compositional aesthetic of the allover, his pictures are resolutely pictorial and sensual, instead of calculatedly non-objective. But like Soulages and Reinhardt, Hutchinson’s pictures promote and reward long durations of immersive looking as they dramatize the gaze of the viewer. And what he also shares with the most advanced modernist painters is an impulse to reduce his parameters of expression in the hopes of plumbing and mining them for their full creative potential.  

His fourth solo-exhibition at Angell Gallery promises even those familiar with Hutchinson’s corpus several surprises. First, the artist moves even further away from the figurative and towards full-blown abstraction, facing head on the problem of ornament and the decorative. Second, while the motif of the dark monochrome persists, Hutchinsonintroduces vibrant colours and floral motifs drawn from local textile stores and visits to the nearby tropical greenhouse. One work the artist showed me was produced through a technique similar to Surrealist grattage where the artist picked up patterns from the wood panel floorboards of his studio space.

 

Venue & Address: 
Angell Gallery 1444 Dupont St., Unit 15 (Entrance off Campbell Ave.) Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.dbhutchinson.com/mirror-mirror.html
http://www.angellgallery.com/artist/daniel-hutchinson/exhibition/mirror-mirror

FOLAS Reading Series in Association with INVC Presents: Janet Rogers and Phinder Dulai

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 12:30am

On Tuesday, February 23, please join us as we welcome esteemed poet (and NIGIG Visiting Artist) Janet Rogers, as well as Vancouver poet Phinder Dulai (who appears courtesy of Talon Books) for a night of poetry and community (the second in our new reading series, a collaboration between Creative Writing and English at OCADU).

Arrive early, as OCADU Library Services will host a pop up library outside of the event, beginning at 7pm.

About Janet:
Janet is a Mohawk/Tuscarora writer from the Six Nations band in southern Ontario. She was born in Vancouver British Columbia and has been living on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people (Victoria, British Columbia) since 1994. Janet works in the genres of poetry, spoken word performance poetry, video poetry and recorded poetry with music and script writing. Janet is a radio broadcaster, documentary producer and sound artist. 
Her literary titles include; Splitting the Heart, Ekstasis Editions 2007, Red Erotic, Ojistah Publishing 2010,Unearthed, Leaf Press 2011 and “Peace in Duress” Talonbooks 2014. Her poetry CDs Firewater 2009, Got Your Back 2012 and 6 Directions 2013 all received nominations for Best Spoken Word Recording at the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards and the Native American Music Awards. You can hear Janet on the radio as she hosts Native Waves Radio on CFUV fm. Her radio documentaries “Bring Your Drum” (50 years of indigenous protest music) and Resonating Reconciliation won Best Radio at the imagaineNATIVE Film and Media festival 2011 and 2013.

Janet Rogers and Ahkwesase Mohawk poet Alex Jacobs make up the poetry collective Ikkwenyes which produced the poetry CD Got Your Back and won the Loft Literary Fellowship prize 2014. 2Ro Media is the newly incorporated production company she and Mohawk media artist Jackson Twobears own and operate. They are producing NDNs on the Airwaves a short documentary on CKRZ fm Six Nations radio. Janet is currently producing a 6-part radio documentary series titled NDNs on the Airwaves focused on the current history of native radio in Canada, due for release in February 2016. 

About Phinder:
Phinder Dulai is the Vancouver-based author of dream/arteries (forthcoming in Fall 2014 from Talonbooks) and two previous books of poetry: Ragas from the Periphery (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1995) and Basmati Brown (Nightwood Editions, 2000). His most recent work has been published in Canadian Literature and Cue Books Anthology. Earlier work appeared in Ankur, Matrix, Memewar Magazine, Rungh, the Capilano Review, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Toronto South Asian Review, subTerrain, and West Coast LINE. Dulai is a co-founder of the Surrey-based interdisciplinary contemporary arts group The South of Fraser Inter Arts Collective (SOFIA/c).

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, OCADU, 100 McCaul St, Toronto
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/events/1702497493300768/
Cost: 
FREE

Fashion & Sustainability with Kate Black & Kelly Drennan

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

How can we mitigate the social and environmental impacts of a trillion dollar industry? 

Health, ethics and environment interact on a global scale in the fashion industry. Mass-production of fast-fashion garments and toxic beauty products has long been the accepted practice within the arcane affairs of the fashion supply chain. Who is driving meaningful change towards social and environmental responsibility? Join us for a talk by Kate Black, author ofMagnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-Toxic Beauty, followed by a response and questions from Kelly Drennan, PR and event planner at Fashion Takes Action. 

Kate Black is the founder and editor-in-chief of Magnifeco.com(@magnifeco), the digital source for eco-fashion and sustainable living and EcoSessions®, a global platform bringing together designers, industry and consumers to discuss change. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Kate has lived and worked in many fashion centers of the world and written over 1,000 articles about designers and ethical fashion from her decidedly global perspective. Her book,Magnifeco: Your Head-to-Toe Guide to Ethical Fashion and Non-toxic Beauty, was published in September.

Kelly Drennan (@ecofashionista) is a social entrepreneur devoted to making change within the fashion industry– known for its negative social and environmental impacts including labour, energy, waste, water, and the use of toxic chemicals. Kelly brings her many years of experience as founding executive director of Fashion Takes Action, a non-profit organization that brings social and environmental awareness to the fashion industry.  

Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab) is a centre for research and innovation at OCAD University. sLab integrates applied research, professional engagement, education and skills development to assist private, public, and not-for-profit organizations attain their goals. sLab trans-disciplinary teams draw on the growing SFI community of researchers and practitioners, design and business professionals, teachers and students, who are passionate about creative economies and sustainable futures. slab.ocadu.ca

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University  205 Richmond St. W., 5th floor, Room 510  sLab (Strategic Innovation Lab)
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/fashion-sustainability-with-kate-black-kelly-drennan-tickets-18942526607?ref=enivte001&invite=ODU4NzQxNy9ndmFuYWxzdHluZUBzbGFiLm9jYWQuY2EvMA%3D%3D&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitemodernv2&utm_term=eventpage

Hip Hop Psych: Demystifying Mental Illness Through Hip Hop Beats and Lyrics

Poster with break dancer and bright colours
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 12:00am to 3:30am

The evening features neuroscientists Akeem Sule and Becky Inkster from Cambridge and Oxford Universities, & Juno award winner and OCAD University Professor Lillian Allen.

Lyrics may include explicit language. Recommended for ages 16 and older

Get a SNEAK PEEK of this event in this blog by HIP HOP PSYCH's co-founders.

Pay what you can at the event - recommended donation $20

Venue & Address: 
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto  100 Front Street West  Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hip-hop-psych-demystifying-mental-illness-through-hip-hop-beats-and-lyrics-tickets-18676632310

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