Youth

Youth image
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, September 26, 2008 - 4:00am

This show of paintings and photographs by Evin Collins, Nathan Cyprys, Cody Elliot Smith, Joshua Leema, Odran McAtamney, and Jarrod Wilson deals with the theme of youth as fit can be accessed by those immersed in the arts entering early adult life. The pieces in this show are highly personal yet universally accessible; they are items of refuge, reflection, recollection and reinvention.

Venue & Address: 
Transit Space 100 McCaul St., 2nd Floor (outside of Rm 230), Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Submissions Call: MASK at Gallery 1313

Mask at Gallery 1313
Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 4:00am to Friday, September 5, 2008 - 4:00am

Since its creation in 2002, the Love Exhibition has worked to raise awareness about the privilege that surrounds us and our responsibility to support others. Each year, proceeds from the show are used to support community- based organizations that combat violence and encourage self-esteem. Each of us has infinite abilities of kindness and love.

LOVE 2008 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Artwork is to relate to this year_s theme of “Mask”. How do we hide or portray ourselves to others? All artwork must be 8 x 8 inches and ready to hang.
Deadline for submissions is September 5 -23, 2008.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:
Your artwork (8 x 8 inches, ready to hang; CV and Artist Statement;contact information; $10 fee for each submission payable to: Lonsdale - Love Show 2008. This year_s proceeds will go towards helping Nomads. Art by street youth receiving support from organizations that help kids find answers. Affiliated with the Love Show, Nomads intends to raise awareness about organizations that help street youth in our city.

Venue & Address: 
Lonsdale Gallery 410 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON
Email: 
theloveshow2008@yahoo.com; info@lonsdalegallery.com

Project Lotherton: What do you see?

Lotherton youth
Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 4:00am

Fifteen youths from the Lotherton community break down social and cultural barriers in an exhibit of never-before-seen photographic work. Raw, powerful images put unforgettable faces to the Vietnamese, Chinese, Caribbean, Jamaican, Tamil and Filipino cultures thriving within the Lotherton Youth Community.

XPACE

XPACE is a non-profit artist- and student-run centre committed to the exposure of multi-disciplinary emerging artists in a professional context that is recognized within the local and international contemporary art and design community. Their goal is to build a bridge between art and design students and their professional counterparts by offering a platform in which they may exhibit their works and be externally recognized, which in turn promotes relevant programming that instigates public discourse and propels the development of contemporary art and design.

All OCAD students are members of XPACE Cultural Centre, which is a membership driven organization governed by The OCAD Student Union

Venue & Address: 
Xspace 58 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Alternative Tentacles 3

alttent
Friday, April 18, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, May 3, 2008 - 4:00am

Building on the success of two years of packed-to-the-rafters salon-style shows, the third annual art exhibition highlights the creative work done by students who do not fit into the mainstream school experience and have chosen an alternative. This show, the result of an ongoing partnership between XPACE and a family of alternative highschools, provides a supportive educational experience for youth to learn and contribute to the local cultural community and serves as a launching pad for young artists to share their unique creative voices with the broader public. Alternative Schools in the Toronto District School Board have demonstrated a 40 year commitment to the arts and have had a large number of students go on to post-secondary art institutions and arts-related careers in Toronto and beyond.

Venue & Address: 
XPACE Cultural Centre 58 Ossington, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
For more information please contact Craig at Oasis: 416 393 9830

Explore Design

Explore Design
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 4:00am

2 days of interactive exhibits, seminars, and workshops

Offering programs and information in film, graphics and architecture to interior, furniture and fashion, meet Universities, Colleges, Institutions and Design Professionals from across North America.

Are you a student? Educator? Parent? Looking to find career inspiration and ideas? Here's a snapshot of some of the speakers who will be at ED...

ARCHITECTURE Phil Goodfellow and Susan Lewin from The TSA (Toronto Society of Architects), and John Shnier of Kohn Shnier shed light on the world of architecture.

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN Paul Rowan co'founder UMBRA discusses his design approach coined 'The Whole Brain Designer' and Senior Designer David Quan talks sustainable design.

GRAPHIC DESIGN Bob Hambly, of Hambly & Woolley an accomplished illustrator for clients such as American Express, Newsweek, Nike and Rollingstone talks of his experience and works with students in a logo design workshop. Hockey fans will be happy to know they're working with the man behind the new visual identity for the Niagara IceDogs of the OHL! Among Hambly & Woolley's clients are the Ontario College of Art & Design.

GAMING DESIGN Bioware Games' Designer Kevin Barrett tells his story. For those who know and loveBaldur's Gate, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, this will be an exciting look into how these games came to be.

ADVERTISING DESIGN Michelle Donnelly of ZIG Advertising will talk about her design for the cool Virgin Mobile campaigns and how words and visual imagery play a huge part in the design process of commercials.

SKATE PARK DESIGN There is more to skating than ollies! Jim Barnum, former boarder now founder of Spectrum Skatepark Creations will be on hand to share some stories. Kids will be stoked to know he is designing the new Toronto Beaches/Ashbridges Bay skatepark!

FASHION DESIGN One of Canada's leading designers on the international fashion scene, Joeffer Caoc will be speaking firsthand about what it takes to make it in the design world.

INTERIOR DESIGN HGTV's Designer Guys ' Allen, Matt & Anwar will be speaking about how designing interiors can be cool, lucrative and fun! Hear the residential, commercial and retail design do's and don'ts with Linda Makins of Makins Ladna Design, Alan Guinan of Figure 3 and Lindsey Anacleto of Anacleto Design presented by ARIDO.

There is something for everyone at Explore Design. Visit www.exploredesign.ca to get the complete event schedule... and learn how to win the KRUPS Design Scholarship!

Venue & Address: 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Constitution Hall255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario

Complete high school volunteer hours doing stuff in the arts

Students explore at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Students explore at the Strathroy

High school students in Ontario must complete 40 volunteer hours to graduate. So, you might as well do something you already love. Here’s how to get a sweet volunteer gig in the arts:

          1. Big galleries you’ve probably already visited are looking for teen volunteers.

Two of the biggest galleries in the GTA, the AGO downtown and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Vaughan, have volunteer programs for high school students.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is looking for high school student volunteers for its Family Sundays. Volunteers help studio art instructors with materials and prep, give directions to AGO visitors and help children with arts, crafts and games.

“Without the assistance of hard working and devoted youth volunteers who are passionate about art, programs such as this would not be possible,” says the AGO's Jane Lott.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is looking for volunteers for its Youth Team. On the second Saturday of the month, volunteers help out with things like art-making workshops, outdoor nature programs and gallery tours.

“Supporting teenagers to volunteer at the McMichael is important as it exposes them to Canadian art, culture and history, and provides experience in a gallery/museum setting, while fulfilling a student's community service hours,” says Daniela Travierso-Galati.

          2. Local galleries around Ontario are interested in taking high school volunteers too.

There are tons of galleries across Ontario — find one close to you and ask if they’re looking for volunteers.

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc is just one example.

“We know the value of hands-on experience in the professional cultural sector and are happy to provide students with the chance to develop their skills and knowledge base. I was a museum volunteer in high school, and that training opened so many doors for me in university and beyond. I’m thrilled to provide students with the same enriching experience,” says Christian Julien Siroyt, exhibits and programming coordinator.

          3. Check out your local volunteer centre.

 You should visit the volunteer centre closest to you.

“The best way to get started in volunteering is simply to start! It’s up to you to make the first move. Organizations love to work with dedicated, motivated volunteers,” says Volunteer Toronto’s Ainsley Kendrick.  

Our website has between 600 to 1000 opportunities listed at any given time, so there are plenty of listings to choose from. Then all that’s left to do is reach out! Contact the person listed on the posting. You can phone or email, leave a few days for them to respond, then follow-up. Finding a volunteer position is a lot like looking for a job. You may need to submit a resume or application, attend an interview, then an orientation session. The whole experience is an incredible way to prepare you for the work force, so stay open minded and focussed.” 

Every school board in Ontario has a list of pre-approved volunteer activities that count towards your 40 hours. If you’re not sure whether the place you want to volunteer at will follow the rules, talk to your teacher or principal first. 

How to complete your high school 40 volunteer hours by doing stuff in the arts

Students explore at the AGO.
Students explore at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
Students explore at the Strathroy.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

High school students in Ontario have to complete 40 volunteer hours to graduate.  So, you might as well do something you already love.  Here’s how to get a sweet volunteer gig in the arts:

          1. Big galleries you’ve probably already visited are looking for teen volunteers.

Two of the biggest galleries in the GTA, the AGO downtown and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Vaughan have volunteer programs for high school students.

The Art Gallery of Ontario is looking for high school student volunteers for its Family Sundays. Volunteers help studio art instructors with materials and prep, give directions to AGO visitors and help children with arts, crafts and games.

“Without the assistance of hard working and devoted youth volunteers who are passionate about art, programs such as this would not be possible,” says AGO's Jane Lott.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is looking for volunteers for its Youth Team. On the second Saturday of the month, volunteers help out with things like art-making workshops, outdoor nature programs and gallery tours.

“Supporting teenagers to volunteer at the McMichael is important as it exposes them to Canadian art, culture and history, and provides experience in a gallery/museum setting, while fulfilling a students’ community service hours,” says Daniela Travierso-Galati

          2. Local galleries around Ontario are interested in taking high school volunteers too.

There are tons of galleries across Ontario – find one close to you and ask if they’re looking for volunteers.

Museum Strathroy-Caradoc is just one example.

“We know the value of hands-on experience in the professional cultural sector and are happy to provide students with the chance to develop their skills and knowledge base. I was a museum volunteer in high school, and that training opened so many doors for me in university and beyond. I’m thrilled to provide students with the same enriching experience,” says Christian Julien Siroyt, exhibits and programming coordinator.

          3. Check out the Volunteer Toronto Youth Expo (or your local volunteer centre)

Saturday, October 24 is the Volunteer Toronto Youth Expo at the Reference Library with almost one hundred non-profits looking to volunteers. If you’re not in Toronto, you can visit the volunteer centre closest to you.

“The best way to get started in volunteering is to simply start! It’s up to you to make the first move. Organizations love to work with dedicated, motivated volunteers,” says Volunteer Toronto’s Ainsley Kendrick.  

Our website has between 600-1000 opportunities listed at any given time, so there are plenty of listings to choose from. Then all that’s left to do is reach out! Contact the person listed on the posting. You can phone or email, leave a few days for them to respond then follow-up. Finding a volunteer position is a lot like looking for a job. You may need to submit a resume or application, attend an interview then an orientation session. The whole experience is an incredible way to prepare you for the work force so stay open minded and focussed.” 

Every school board in Ontario has a list of pre-approved volunteer activities that count towards your 40 hours. If you’re not sure the place you want to volunteer at will follow the rules, talk to your teacher or principal first. 

The Art of Invention

The art of Invention Poster
Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 7, 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. with Remarks at 1 p.m. The reception will be held in the Challenge Zone, on level 6 of the Ontario Science Centre across from the Weston Family Innovation Centre

In collaboration with OCAD University

The Art of Invention: Celebrating 5 Years of the Weston Youth Innovation Awards is an exhibition that explores connections between young scientists and emerging artists. This collaboration between the University of Toronto, the Ontario Science Centre and Life Studies students from OCAD University, examines issues of human health, the environment and sustainability. Charged with the vitality of young minds, The Art of Invention encourages visitors to explore their own creative solutions to real-world problems. The exhibition will run from June 7th, 2014 to September 28th, 2014 in the !dea Gallery, located within the Weston Family Innovation Centre at the Ontario Science Centre.

Opening remarks by Ana Klasnja, Ontario Science Centre !dea Gallery curator, OCAD Life Studies Student Nicole Rocca and Emma Johnstone, Professor Pam Patterson and Student curators Adrienne Costantino & Jana Black.

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.

Register for free tickets.

Venue & Address: 
The Ontario Science Centre 770 Don Mills Road Toronto, Ontario  
Website: 
http://bit.ly/1ibl6Sw
Cost: 
Free (Registration Required)

Matthew Del Degan collaborates with youth artists on Virgin Mobile mural

Matthew Del Degan poses with young artists from SKETCH in front of mural created for Virgin Mobile's Queen St West store
Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 3:15pm

Known for his concrete Lovebots that dot Toronto’s urban landscape, recent OCAD U Industrial Design grad Matthew Del Degan has teamed up with young artists to create a 10’ x 12’ mural at Virgin Mobile’s new store at 680 Queen St. W. His collaborators were recruited through SKETCH, a community arts group that creates opportunities for at-risk youth.

The commissioned artwork is part of Virgin Mobile’s RE*Generation initiative which is committed to creating new experiences for at-risk and homeless youth across the country to help them emerge from the cycle of homelessness. In addition to the mural collaboration, Del Degan has created two custom Lovebots for Virgin Mobile's newest retail locations at 680 Queen St. W. and 2493 Yonge St. to remind us to do good in our daily lives.

Del Degan’s knee-high cast concrete Lovebots began appearing around Toronto 2010 at locations where acts of love, kindness and compassion had taken place. More than 100 sculptures were installed. The Love Invasion has spawned a worldwide sticker campaign that calls attention to small good deeds that may otherwise go unnoticed.