Book Launch for Slow Twisting

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

Book Launch for Slow Twisting with the anonymous author present who will be interviewed by Judith Doyle

APPEARING Sat.Nov.18 at 4pm
Christoper Cutts Gallery 21 Morrow Ave Toronto

Venue & Address: 
Christoper Cutts Gallery 21 Morrow Ave Toronto
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Puneet Dutt launching debut poetry collection on November 19

Puneet Dutt, Student Communications Administrator at OCAD U’s Office of the Registrar, is celebrating the launch of her debut poetry collection, The Better Monsters on November 19 at the Mansfield Press Toronto Launch.

Blair Drawson launches his new book, An Odd Sea

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 12:00am to 3:00am

An Odd Sea, in 256 pages of text and with 41 black and white illustrations, retells Homer's Odyssey with naughty humour and a freewheeling disregard for time or historical fact.

Please join Blair on Dec. 8. Pick up a copy. Pay for it.
Have it signed, if you like. Only $39.50!

Venue & Address: 
100 McCaul Street, Lobby
Blair Drawson

Book Launch: A Caledon Sketchbook

Caledon Sketchbook
Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Meet artist and former OCAD faculty member Richard Nevitt, and celebrate the launch of his new book of drawings, A Caledon Sketchbook. A collection of reflective
writings and more than sixty pen-and-ink drawings, A Caledon Sketchbook illustrates moments of solitude, highlighting the
spiritual side of the Caledon Hills.

Venue & Address: 
McMichael Canadian Art Collection 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

STEVE DRISCOLL: Conversations

video still, credit Steve Driscoll
Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

STEVE DRISCOLL: Conversations surveys the work of OCAD alum Steve Driscoll, showcasing the changes and developments of his paintings from 2000 – 2008. Presented in full colour, the works are accompanied by text drawn from video interviews with artists, arts writers, gallerists, designers and friends of the artist. The collection of imagery, coupled with interview text edited by Laurel MacMillan, gives readers insight into Driscoll's creative visions and mild eccentricities.

A free PDF version of the book and highlights from the video interviews can be found at

The artist will be in attendance at the reception.
The exhibition continues until October 6, 2008.

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books 596 Markham St., Toronto, Ontario

Book Launch: Mobile Nation

Mobile Nation
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm

The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), Riverside Architectural Press and the Canadian Design Research Network/Design Research Canada are pleased to announce the publication of Mobile Nation, a landmark anthology devoted to the emerging field of mobile experience design.

“Mobile devices such as cell phones, BlackBerries and the iPhone are a part of our day-to-day lives — by the end of 2007, over 3.3 billion people were mobile phone users worldwide,” says co-editor Martha Ladly. “Mobile Nation is one of the first books that looks at the social nature of mobility from a broad range of perspectives. From art and design through to engineering, architecture, and the social sciences, our authors discuss exciting new approaches in the mobile realm.”

Based on the 2007 OCAD conference of the same name, Mobile Nation brings together more than 50 leading international experts to explore the impact of mobile platforms on cultural industries, architecture, engineering, industrial design, advertising, entertainment, recreation, and education. Ladly, an associate professor in OCAD’s Faculty of Design, co-edited the book with Philip Beesley of the CDRN/DRC and University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture.

Authors, partners and contributors to Mobile Nation will join Ladly and Beesley at the launch.

Venue & Address: 
David Mirvish Books 596 Markham Street, Toronto, Ontario

Book of Hours

walker invite
Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 4:00am

Lennox Contemporary Gallery in Toronto proudly presents an exhibition by OCAD instructor George A. Walker featuring his new book: Book of Hours, a tragic New York novel told with 99 wood engravings. The world is now split into two timelines: the world before 911 and the world after. The Book of Hours takes us from September 10th 2001 until the morning of September 11th. We see the office workers as they go about an average day unaware of the history they will make and the life changing world that will follow. No words can describe the impact of such devestating transformation that day that marks in our history.

Gallery Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 - 5 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Lennox Contemporary Gallery 12 Ossington Ave., Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Paul Polak: <i>Out of Poverty: When Traditional Approaches Fail</i>

Out of Poverty
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 10:30pm to Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 12:30am

OCAD is proud to announce the launch of the Art & Design Society, a new patron's circle supporting and promoting the education of emerging artists and designers.

To celebrate this exciting new initiative, the Art & Design Society is presenting a free public talk by Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises, a global non-profit organization that has helped 17 million people in developing countries escape poverty. His new book, Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail, exposes the flaws in Western efforts to alleviate poverty and offers effective alternatives. Dr. Polak's talk will preview the highly anticipated Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum touring exhibition, Design for the Other 90%, which opens at the OCAD Professional Gallery during Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on October 4, 2008.

A psychiatrist for 23 years, Paul Polak founded Colorado-based non-profit International Development Enterprises (IDE) in 1981 to develop practical solutions that attack poverty at its roots. IDE has helped 17 million farmers increase their net income by $288 million annually. In 2003, Scientific American named Paul Polak one of their "Top 50" for his leadership in agriculture policy. Polak also received Ernst & Young’s "Entrepreneur of the Year" in the social responsibility category in 2004. Under Polak’s guidance, IDE has obtained more than $40 million in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Polak is a compassionate spokesperson for establishing market opportunities that serve the poor. He has presented to enthusiastic audiences at Pop!Tech, the Social Venture Network Conference and numerous academic and professional conferences, and his 2008 talks include speaking to 3,000 engineers and educators as the Distinguished Lecturer at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa. in June. He has been interviewed by National Geographic Weekend radio program and Wisconsin Public Radio and other shows, and featured in leading publications, including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.

About the Art & Design Society
The Art & Design Society of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) is made up of collaborators, partners, builders and “co-dreamers” who play a leading role in supporting OCAD's drive to be recognized as one of the world's leading universities of art and design. Membership benefits include invitations to exclusive events, lectures by leaders in art and design, gallery openings, and behind-the-scenes tours of OCAD studios. To learn more, visit

Venue & Address: 
Auditorium 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Book Launch: Body broken--Body redeemed: art of Maria Gabankova

Maria Gabankova
Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 10:00pm to 11:30pm

Faculty of Art Professor Maria Gabankova celebrates the launch of her new book, Body broken--Body redeemed, published by Piquant in Great Britain.
The second volume in the Piquant Editions VISIBILIA series of 'visual biographies' features over 40 full-colour reproductions of paintings and installations by Czech-born Canadian artist Maria Gabankova. Introduced by John Franklin, director of the Imago arts organization in Canada.
'Gabankova's theology, like her art, sounds a wake-up call. It calls us to pay attention to the state of our world and the signs of our times. Nobody who passes by her art can fail to be touched, shaken or, indeed, shocked by the power of her imagery. It is, in one word, wake-up-art. More than that, however, it invites our tired, fragile and broken bodies to the wedding banquet of the Body Broken For You, where we can be fully re-nourished and redeemed.'
--Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin

Venue & Address: 
Rm 284 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario

Book Launch: Lessons of Chaos and Disaster

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 12:00am to 2:00am

Bar Italia hosts a book launch for Faculty of Liberal Studies Professor Catherine Black's new book Lessons of Chaos and Disaster, a book of prose poetry.

Venue & Address: 
Bar Italia 582 College Street, Toronto, Ontario