40 i nuovi 20 exhibition celebrates Florence

 

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 5:00am

On Wednesday evening, Giuseppe Pastorelli, Italy’s consul general, joined students, alumni, faculty and friends to honour the 40th anniversary of OCAD University’s Florence Off-Campus Studies program.

The exhibition 40 i nuovi 20 (forties are the new twenties) featured 40 works by 20 students who studied in Florence last year, along with a curated display of archival images and mementos from past cohorts. Students spoke about how the experience changed their lives, influenced their practice and created cherished memories.

The Florence program was founded in 1974 by faculty member Franklin Arbuckle, a prolific illustrator and landscape painter who himself studied at the Ontario College of Art as it was known in the late 1920’s.

Accompanied by two faculty members, students spend an academic year based at OCAD U’s Florence campus, a sprawling apartment with studio and learning spaces. The art history component is taught by Katharina Giraldi who takes participants on trips to cities such as Milan, Rome and Sienna.

Applications for the 2016/2017 Florence program are open until Friday, January 15, 2016.

Many thanks MASI, the event's exclusive wine sponsor, along with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy for their generous support.

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Friday, November 27, 2015 - 5:00am

On Wednesday evening, Giuseppe Pastorelli, Italy’s consul general, joined students, alumni, faculty and friends to honour the 40th anniversary of OCAD University’s Florence Off-Campus Studies program.

The exhibition 40 i nuovi 20 (forties are the new twenties) featured 40 works by 20 students who studied in Florence last year, along with a curated display of archival images and mementos from past cohorts. Students spoke about how the experience changed their lives, influenced their practice and created cherished memories.

The Florence program was founded in 1974 by faculty member Franklin Arbuckle, a prolific illustrator and landscape painter who himself studied at the Ontario College of Art as it was known in the late 1920’s.

Accompanied by two faculty members, students spend an academic year based at OCAD U’s Florence campus, a sprawling apartment with studio and learning spaces. The art history component is taught by Katharina Giraldi who takes participants on trips to cities such as Milan, Rome and Sienna.

Applications for the 2016/2017 Florence program are open until Friday, January 15, 2016.

Many thanks MASI, the event's exclusive wine sponsor, along with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy for their generous support.