University community mourns the passing of developer Al Green

 

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:15pm

The passing on January 21 of businessman, philanthropist and artist Al Green was met with sadness by the OCAD U community, made bittersweet recently with news of increased support for this year’s Al and Malka Green Award. The award was established in 2000 to fund a top graduating student in OCAD U’s Sculpture/Installation program. Mr. Green was himself a sculptor, opening the Al Green Sculpture Studio School (also in 2000) and donating studio space over the years to struggling artists. That the award will increase in amount for Spring 2016 is incredibly meaningful, and allows the university to celebrate the legacy of a man described by Rabbi Michael Dolgin as “a force of nature.” For more on the remarkable life of Al Green, read the Toronto Star obituary.

 

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Monday, February 22, 2016 - 7:15pm

The passing on January 21 of businessman, philanthropist and artist Al Green was met with sadness by the OCAD U community, made bittersweet recently with news of increased support for this year’s Al and Malka Green Award. The award was established in 2000 to fund a top graduating student in OCAD U’s Sculpture/Installation program. Mr. Green was himself a sculptor, opening the Al Green Sculpture Studio School (also in 2000) and donating studio space over the years to struggling artists. That the award will increase in amount for Spring 2016 is incredibly meaningful, and allows the university to celebrate the legacy of a man described by Rabbi Michael Dolgin as “a force of nature.” For more on the remarkable life of Al Green, read the Toronto Star obituary.