Jack Cassady

Jack Cassady is an internationally respected artist who continues to explore new technologies and methods of art making including pioneering new techniques in printmaking, digital printmaking, painting and sculpture. His work is found in important collections, such as Bibliotheque Nationelle de Paris, France; Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain; Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA; Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa; Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario. Jack?s work has been published in numerous catalogs, literary digests and a coffee table book.

SpeakEasy's 1st Annual Printmaking Show

Friday, October 3, 2008 - 12:00am to 4:00am

Take a peek inside the collective imaginations of 8 talented artists, including OCAD alumni Sheila Jonah and Astrid Ho, whose work features original styles, techniques and media. Signed, numbered, hand made originals are rich in imagery, and project each artists’ unique voice.

Participating Artists:
Neil Collyer
Patrick Carson
Natalie Drajewicz
Sheila Jonah
Denise Karabinus
Jerry Silverberg

Astrid Ho
Pawel Zablocki

Pay What You Can ($4 Donation Suggested)

About SpeakEasy
SpeakEasy is a monthly gathering of Toronto's creative community. It's an opportunity to network, share ideas, and keep in touch with the pulse of Toronto's creative professionals. Since 1996 it has grown from a get-together of a few friends to an event that now draws regular crowds of up to 300.

SpeakEasy takes place 8 times a year, on the first Thursday of the month, at The Gladstone Hotel.

The atmosphere at SpeakEasy is casual...conducive to innovation and inspiration.

Venue & Address: 
Gladstone Hotel 1214 Queen WestMain Floor Ballroom, Toronto, Ontario
Pay what you can ($4 donation suggested)

Shipwreck Dreaming

Friday, August 1, 2008 - 4:00am to Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 4:00am

Wendy Cain is one of Canada's best printmaker/papermakers and is also the Chair of Printmaking at OCAD. This series of lithographs on handmade paper explores the artist's curiosity, juxtaposing classical images with objects of everyday life.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Northumberland 55 King Street West, Cobourg, Ontario

Explores and Dandies in an open letter to Canada Post

Explorers and dandies
Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 4:00am to Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 4:00am

Through Canada Post's process of approving postage stamp imagery, and the works of artists Frederick Hagan and Kent Monkman, this exhibition asks "who has the authority to officiate over our history?" Critical examination and cheeky humour reveal the history-of-our-history, that is, how institutions determine and prescribe the standard version of history.

Frederick Hagan's (b. 1918, d. 2003) works have had the honour of being sanctioned to represent Canadian history. Issued from 1986-89, the Explorations of Canada postage stamp series was commissioned by Canada Post to honour select explorers. Although bestowed the honour of the commission, under the direction of Canada Post, Hagan's original designs did not wholly emerge. Unable to satisfactorily realize his conceptual ambitions through the commission, Hagan was compelled to continue production on the theme of exploration. Amending the Explorations of Canada title from the stamp series to simply Exploration, the artist encompassed broader connotations through this ambitious series of lithographs.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of Mississauga 300 City Centre DriveGround floor, South east corner, Mississauga, Ontario