Grine Kuzine
Friday, December 2, 2016

Using recycled cardboard and faded memories; Evan Tapper recreates his grandmother’s 1930s kitchen in Winnipeg to reflect on past and present hardships of starting life anew as an immigrant.


Help needed to fold origami seagulls!

Monday, October 20, 2008 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

This past summer a group of OCAD Advertising students, under the guidance of Advertising program Chair Tony Kerr, volunteered to create and produce an advertising campaign for the National Ballet of Canada's newest ballet, The Seagull.

Now they need your help! There are 10,000 fliers that need to be folded into origami seagulls, a job that would take one person 84 hours to complete on their own! On Monday, OCAD students, staff and faculty are invited to come and give whatever time they can to produce these fliers, which will be distributed across the GTA in a unique marketing campaign for The Seagull.

Delicious food and drinks will be provided complements of the National Ballet of Canada!

Venue & Address: 
Level 6 Open Studio 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Women’s Work

Portal, by Loree Ovens
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 4:00am

Women’s Work is an international washi exhibition on display until July 19, 2008 at the Rebecca Gallery. The show features work from Finland, South Africa, Iceland and Canada. Representing Canada are OCAD alumni Mary Jane Varro, Julia Prime and Loree Ovens as well as local artists Sigrid Blohm, Lynne Munro and Joyce Seagram.
This show was part of the first World Washi Summit organized by the Japanese Paper Place and the Japan Foundation. “Washi” is a term for handmade Japanese paper.

For more information about the summit visit

Image: Loree Ovens, Portal, a detail of a copper etching on washi, 2008.

Venue & Address: 
Rebecca Gallery 317 Grace Street, Toronto, Ontario

Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking

Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking
Friday, November 29, 2013

With visiting artist Aimee Lee

Korean papermaking has a history almost as long as papermaking itself. Korean paper, known as hanji, is made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree, renowned for its long and strong fibers. This makes hanji ideal for an array of applications, from uses in the home and studio to experiments in robotics, cuisine, and audio technology. Aimee Lee, the leading American scholar on Korean papermaking and author of award-winning Hanji Unfurled, will share her journey through the history, practice, and use of hanji. These stories will be accompanied by images and videos of her research that depict the current state of Korean papermaking and related arts, further illuminated by samples of hanji and artwork made of this lustrous and durable paper.

Aimee Lee is an artist who works in paper, book, and installation arts. She holds a BA in Visual Arts from Oberlin College and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. She researched Korean paper arts as a Fulbright fellow and built the first Korean papermaking studio in North America in 2010 at the Morgan Conservatory in Cleveland. In 2012, The Legacy Press published her book, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking, honored by the Eric Hoffer Book Award in 2013. She travels widely to lecture, teach, exhibit, and serve as a resident artist. Visit for more information.




Venue & Address: 
Central Hall, Room 230 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario