Public Presentation: Stephanie Power,Tenure Track Candidate, Faculty of Design

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 3:00pm

Stephanie Power is currently teaching 3rd Year Illustration Core Studio at OCAD. Stephanie has been the creator for editorials, advertising and publishing clients such as The New York Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Toronto Life Fashion, Scholastic Books, Dunkin Donuts, Hasbro, Nickelodeon and many other clients.

Venue & Address: 
Room 627, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Joe Morse, Candidate for Tenure Track position, Illustration

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 7:00pm

Joe Morse has been a professional illustrator for 23 years and has won over 150 international awards. Joe has taught Life Drawing, Basic Design, Object Drawing, Painting and Editorial Illustration. Joe has lectured on his work at OCAD in Toronto, Peen State at Erie, NY, the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and that the Hallo Academy in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Leading a faculty of 30, teaching, academic advising over 320 students and running a vibrant business have honed Joe’s skills in leadership, team building and goal setting.

Venue & Address: 
Room 669, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Gail Geltner,Tenure Track Candidate, Faculty of Design

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 7:00pm

Gail Geltner’s career as an artist-illustrator spans 3 decades. She has produced drawings, paintings, graphic design, for newspapers, magazines, theatre companies, exhibitions, and social agencies both in Canada, and the US. Gail’s work has been commissioned by Oxford University press: McCelland & Steward, University of Toronto Press, Penguin, The Women’s Press, and numerous others. Gail’s 20 year photographic project entitled “the Other Family Album: A Chronicle 1975-1995”, was exhibited at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine in New York City, The Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook, NL and was shown at the Floating Gallery in Winnipeg and the Nurse-Healers Conference in Vancouver, BC. Gail is currently researching the connections between the Creative Arts and the Healing Arts. Gail’s introduction to Therapeutic Touch prompted her to study Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, and Eastern Medical Theory.

Venue & Address: 
Room 627, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Public Presentation: Doug Panton,Tenure Track Candidate, Faculty of Design

Monday, May 5, 2008 - 7:00pm

Over the past 8 years at the Ontario College of Art & Design, Doug Panton has taken a particular interest in supporting cross-disciplinary design skills. He has had a successful career as an illustrator and a designer for over thirty years. Doug continues to receive assignments that require the design complexity of a multi-faceted project outcome, this has enabled him to experience and expand his competency in this area. With this industry experience it has allowed him to apply a methodology that further develops an interdisciplinary nature—where designers use illustration techniques and vice versa but most important an understanding of both disciplines.

Venue & Address: 
Room 627, Level 6 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Gary Taxali: Originals

Taxali
Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 4:00am to Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 4:00am

And now for something completely different... we welcome Gary Taxali to the Project Room at Drabinsky Gallery. Drabinsky Gallery is pleased to present a discrete collection of Taxali's distinctive paintings on board, in a show called Originals.

Gary Taxali, an artist and professional illustrator, is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (1991).
A fabulously successful illustrator with clients such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, and Bonny Doon Vineyard, Taxali immediately began showing in exhibitions and galleries throughout North America and Europe as well as undertaking to return to his alma mater and assume an Assistant Professor at the renamed Ontario College of Art & Design.

Venue & Address: 
Drabinsky Gallery 122 Scollard Street, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: 
Free

Mark Heflin Lecture

AI 25th
Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Mark Heflin is the Director of American Illustration and American Photography. Founded in 1982, these annuals have showcased the cutting-edge of editorial, advertising, book, graphics, packaging, video, animation and experimental work, and have featured such prominent image makers as Richard Avedon, Milton Glaser, Annie Leibovitz and Andy Warhol, while promoting the early careers of Gary Baseman, Elinor Carucci, David LaChapelle, Christoph Niemann and Chris Ware. Mr. Heflin has also served as a juror for the SPD and the Society of Illustrators, curated contemporary illustration exhibits in Rome, sits on the Savannah College of Art and Design advisory board and is a member of the nominating committee for the Heinz Family Awards which offers grants in the fields of Arts and Humanities, Health Care, Human Condition and the Environment. He is currently working with the ICON5 Board in producing their Illustration conference for New York City 2008.

In his presentation, Mr. Heflin will discuss AI's history, the Illustration industry, and new trends in the marketplace.

Illustration: Yuko Shimizu

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall 100 McCaul St., Rm 230, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
pdallas@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

American Illustration 25th Anniversary Timeline Exhibition

AI 25th
Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:00am to Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 5:00am

American Illustration is widely regarded as the leading juried annual and advocate of contemporary illustration in North America and the world. To commemorate its 25th anniversary, it commissioned some of the industry's biggest stars to each depict the mood or seminal event of one year in the past quarter century. Appearing for the first time in Canada, this unique collection of prints created by Seymour Chwast, Sue Coe, R.O. Blechman & Nicholas Blechman, Vivienne Flesher & Ward Schumaker, Henrik Drescher, Filip Pagowski, Ruth Marten, Matt Mahurin, Steven Guarnaccia, Jordin Isip, Frances Jetter, Jeffrey Fisher, Juliette Borda, Jason Holley, Karen Barbour, Mark Ulriksen, Robert Parada, Steve Brodner, Guy Billout, Katherine Streeter, Tomer Hanuka, Saelee Oh & Souther Salazar, John Hendrix, Nathan Fox, and OCAD alumna and faculty, Anita Kunz, will be on exhibit in the Great Hall, February 11-19, and will coincide with a presentation by AI's Director, Mark Heflin, in Central Hall on February 14, 1-3pm. Following his presentation, attendees are invited to view the exhibit and meet Mr. Heflin.

Illustration: Yuko Shimizu

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
pdallas@ocad.ca
Cost: 
Free

Gary Taxali: Toy Signing & Print Launch

Gary Taxali at DvA Gallery in Chicago
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 7:00pm

DvA Gallery in Chicago toy signing and print launch by Illustration Instructor Gary Taxali.

Venue & Address: 
DvA Gallery 2568 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Cost: 
Free

Last Year's Winner

Fried 24 HRS by Gary Taxali.  Alkyd oils on plywood, 11 x 17.
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 4:00am

Gary Taxali's work mixes vintage advertising vernacular with contemporary jest, simultaneously poking fun and embracing the sheer absurdness of human nature.
Taxali's original long forgotten characters are unearthed and altered through silkscreening, drawing and painting. The end result is an oddly nostalgic presence that evokes a disconcerting wit amongst layers of memory. The show also includes original collaborative art with musician pals Jad Fair, Aimee Mann and Danko Jones.
"The work of Gary Taxali takes a basically juvenile bibliophilic impulse - doodling in the leaves of borrowed books - to a more artistically sophisticated level. The books he appropriates aren't the precious kind one sees fashioned into delicate, romantic assemblage works but the thick, hardy sort that fill high school libraries and suffer the consequent abuse. He arranges their covers and pages in grids of varying sizes and embellished these grids with an entertaining cast of cartoonish characters, random words and phrases, and icons of one sort and another. There (sic) is an appealing sense of play, drawn from childhood but supported by a mature iconographic sensibility."
-Holly Myers, Art Critic, The Los Angeles Times

Venue & Address: 
Magic Pony 694 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
contact@magic-pony.com
Cost: 
Free

Carousel fantastical: The return of the Ex

INSTUDIO asked 2016 Illustration grad Avery Kua to help us celebrate us celebrate summer at the CNE. Watch a time-lapsed video of Avery’s creative process in Carousel Illustration Speed Draw. Or, view more of her work online.

 

Template: 
No Header Template

Pages