32nd ANNUAL BOOK ARTS FAIR in the Great Hall of OCAD University - 100 McCaul Street
10:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, December 10, 2016
OCAD University’s printmaking department presents the 32nd annual Book Arts Fair. Come and browse the unique handmade and crafted works by over 65 vendors! Book artists, printmakers, small publishers, students, professional artists, papermakers and printmaking suppliers.
The money raised by donation and raffle tickets goes to student awards and initiatives in the OCAD Printmaking Department. Suggested donation of $5.00 (or more!) at the door.
And FREE Workshops running during The Annual Book Arts Fair
Everyone is Welcome to try their hand at Printing and Bookbinding in Workshops running during the Book Arts Fair - upstairs in the Printmaking Department, Room 287
12:00 - 1:30 PM: Letterpress Printing, Drop-In
Come and try your hand at printing with Letterpress on one of our Vandercook No. 4 Proofing Presses. Drop by and help to create a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
2:00 – 3:30 PM: Bookbinding Workshop, Drop-In
The OCADU Student Press will host a Saddle-Stitch Workshop – where everyone is welcome to participate. Materials are provided.
AND ! more
6 - 9 PM, Friday, December 9, 2016: TALK SHOP
We are hosting another TALK SHOP! - Building on last year’s successful event this is a chance to meet and mingle with members of the printmaking, book arts, and multiples communities! TALK SHOP facilitates the opportunity to share and hear experiences from people in the community who work in a variety of practices, businesses and studios, and to make connections for future collaborations and/or the pooling of resources!
This year’s roster of super-fantastic people are Jesjit Gill from Colour Code, Jesse Purcell from Just Seeds, Michael Viglione of Kid Icarus, and Kyle Topping & Chrissy Poitras from Sparkbox Studio, who will talk about their experiences starting and developing their unique practices and approaches. (BIO’s below)
This event is open to all of those participating in The Annual Book Arts Fair as well as OCAD U Students, alumni as well as friends and members of the art and design community. RSVP required via Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/175184212881219/
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Complimentary pizza and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, as well as wine available for purchase
Jesjit Gill studied Printmaking and graduated from OCADU in 2010. He is the co-founder/organizer of Zine Dream, a small press art fair which began in 2007 and hosts 75-90 visual artists, printmakers and small presses each year. In 2012, he started Colour Code Printing, a small press which publishes 5-6 publications a year and travels to book fairs and events all over the world each year promoting their titles and printing service. Colour Code focusses primarily on artist friendly Screenprinting and Risograph Printing.
Jesse Purcell is an artist and professional printmaker currently based in Toronto. Owner of Repetitive Press an independent screen-printing company producing posters, music packaging, and artists’ editions. A member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative - a tri-national grouping of print-makers producing socially engaged graphics.
Michael Viglione is a Toronto born screen printer and shop owner. In 2007 he turned his production studio into a work/retail space which quickly became part of the fabric of the city’s art and design scene. Under the name Kid Icarus, the storefront caters to contemporary handmade art and craft, with a focus on paper products. Customers can watch the screen printing process unfold while they shop.
Michael’s current focus is on teaching screen printing to anyone willing to learn. With 16 years of professional printing to his name, he is regarded as one of Canada’s top screen printing experts in manual production.
Spark Box Studio is an artist-residency and printmaking studio in Picton, ON. It is owned and operated by Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping, both graduates from Queen's University. Kyle and Chrissy believe that every artist deserves time, space and equipment to create – a creative incubator where ideas and creative pursuits are fostered and developed. Offering this to artists became Spark Box Studio’s mission. How they intended to provide this to artists was through an Artist Residency Program, Guest Lectures, Award Programs, Workshops, and Open Studio Facilities.
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