OCAD U celebrates launch of CBC’s new digital series This Art Works!

 

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:15pm

OCAD University celebrated the launch of This Art Works! along with Madeleine Co. and CBC at the Gardiner Museum on July 13.  A new digital CBC series, This Art Works! airing on the CBC Arts online platform, profiles many OCAD U students and recent alumni whose work deals with art and social change.

Dr. Alia Weston, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Zev Farber, Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers were instrumental in getting this project off the ground on behalf of OCAD University.

Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Arts’ Exhibitionists) the launch featured an exclusive screening of two episodes. The 10-episode series provides a peek into the curious and often magical behind-the scenes processes of socially innovative artists working today. 

Attitude, by Doug Panton
Creative Quarterly announced the 2018 Top 25 artists: Fine Art
Dark room with people in foreground and works of art, neon light
Close to 300 people escaped the cold and enjoyed the opening night of Onsite Gallery’s latest exhibition, How to Breathe Forever. The group exhibition underlines the importance and interconnectedness of air, animals, land, plants and water.
photo of Ishkhan Ghazarian with camera
Ishkhan Ghazarian, the recipient of a career-launcher job in the Rouge Park, has his show up in the Ada Slaight Gallery and it was just reviewed in the Toronto Star!
Student Danielle Coleman with MPP Glover in painting studio
Dr. Chris Glover, MPP for Spadina-Fort York and Opposition Critic for Colleges and Universities, visited OCAD University’s campus today for his first official tour and meeting.
AGO reimagined
Associate Professor Peter Coppin remembers the discussion with a visually impaired student that helped him understand how much can be misunderstood when a person has to depend on words to understand what someone else can see.
OCAD U Assistant Professor Ranee Lee's course in the Industrial Design Program challenges budding industrial designers to think locally as they team up with the Regent Park Sewing Circle.  
Sessional Instructor Laura Lovell-Anderson's one-year research residency at Autodesk Technology Centre (https://www.autodesk.com/toronto) beginning February 2019 for Robotic Forming of Structural Profiles. 
Opened in September 2017, York Region District School Board honoured the Order of Canada and Governor General Award recipient by naming its new Stouffville school Barbara Reid Public School.
This Art Works! launch event
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 2:15pm

OCAD University celebrated the launch of This Art Works! along with Madeleine Co. and CBC at the Gardiner Museum on July 13.  A new digital CBC series, This Art Works! airing on the CBC Arts online platform, profiles many OCAD U students and recent alumni whose work deals with art and social change.

Dr. Alia Weston, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Zev Farber, Manager, Centre for Emerging Artists & Designers were instrumental in getting this project off the ground on behalf of OCAD University.

Hosted by Amanda Parris (host of CBC Arts’ Exhibitionists) the launch featured an exclusive screening of two episodes. The 10-episode series provides a peek into the curious and often magical behind-the scenes processes of socially innovative artists working today.