The Artist Project 2014

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Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 5:00am

Opening Night Party: Thursday, February 20 from 7 to 11 p.m. in support of the Canadian Cancer Society and Why We Ink

Supported by OCAD University

The Artist Project celebrates its 7th year with another exciting show featuring original works from over 250 top contemporary artists. Artists from a variety of geographic and creative backgrounds will converge and connect with patrons looking to get a glimpse of tomorrow’s Art Stars. From seasoned collectors and first time art buyers, to gallerists and interior designers, visitors will find this art fair a unique opportunity to meet and purchase work directly from artists from Canada and abroad.
Discover all mediums and experience special features, Art Chats and docent-led tours. The Artist Project takes place from February 20 to 23, 2014 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto.

CAD University will be involved in two ways this year:
1. Sponsor of The “OCAD University AWARD” for $250. The winner is chosen by a panel at the Artist Project

2. President Dr. Sara Diamond will be participating in a panel moderated by Vandana Taxali for the Artist Project scheduled on Friday, February 21 at 6 p.m.

Venue & Address: 
Better Living Centre Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.theartistproject.com/
Cost: 
Tickets on sale

How To Build Your Professional Online Portfolio using 4ormat

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

A hands-on workshop that will walk you through the process!

OCAD University has developed an exciting partnership with 4ormat to provide FREE access to their online portfolio-building tools for current students and faculty so that they can effectively showcase creative content using a sophisticated, customizable platform.

Take advantage of Reading Week and use this workshop to set up your custom online portfolio from start to finish...in only 90 minutes!

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St., Room 1516 Toronto, Ontario
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x3843
Cost: 
Free

Design With Dialogue

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 10:00pm to Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 1:00am

 

The issues facing working parents are most often posed at either the individual level (“How can I achieve better work-life balance?”) or at the level of society at large (“Should Canada have a national child-care strategy?). On Wednesday October 8, Jane Thompson will lead a Design With Dialogue session centred on the question “How can community-level change help working families?”. Can local initiatives like babysitting co-ops, community kitchens and pedestrian school-buses transform the lives of working parents?  Jane would like your help considering this question.

 

Jane will introduce the session with an overview of the issues facing working moms and dads, and how reframing our understanding, at both the individual and the family level, can help us navigate our way to greater resilience and sanity.

 

While these family issues are played out against the backdrop of broad social policies (including paid parental leave, child-care subsidies, and full-day kindergarten), this session will focus on how we can address the challenges of working families at a community level. Please join this lively workshop conversation.

 

THE HOST

Jane Thompson is the author of Resilient Woman: Weaving Together Work, Family, and Self. She writes and speaks on the challenges and opportunities faced by working families.  A working mother herself, Jane has a PhD in women’s history, as well as a business degree, and a certification as a life coach. As part of her broad commitment to helping people live their best lives, she also works as the executive director of a national scholarship program, granting $1.4 million in undergraduate funding each year.

DESIGN WITH DIALOGUE

Design with Dialogue (DwD) is an open community of practice learning together to lead organizational & community change through participatory design, strategic dialogue and emerging facilitation methods.

We gather monthly to convene workshops as a practice in social design to engage the organizations, projects, and civic communities to which we're committed.

Join us from 6-9pm on the second Wednesday of every month at OCAD's Lambert Lounge.

DwD is coordinated by:

Peter Jones
OCADU professor and Principal at Redesign

Greg Judelman
Chief Design Officer at The Moment

Kaitlin Almack
Process Facilitator at ICA Associates

Christopher Lee
Principal at Potluck Projects

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Lambert Lounge, Room 187 100 McCaul Street M5T 1W1    
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-know-it-takes-a-village-but-how-does-that-work-dwd-08102014-tickets-13435829929
Cost: 
Free

6th Annual T24 Project

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 12:30am

Hosted by the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival including work by OCAD U alumnus Maikol Pinto

The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival hosted their annual T24 Project, a unique twist on the 24-hour film challenge format for local emerging filmmakers, on January 17-18, 2014. Thirteen teams from across the GTA participated in the film challenge where they had to create a short film that answered an essay-style question. Eight teams completed their film on time.

This year the theme is ApocalypT.O. Filmmakers were asked to examine and provide commentary on what could cause "the end of days" in Toronto and how the population can deal with such an event. The T24 Project tests young filmmakers' ability to think on their feet and exercise their skill in film production under an intense but exciting experience. “Most 24 hour film contests are very minimal. They give you a prop, they give you a sentence but [the festival] gave us an idea to work with,” said Gorjan Veletic, co director of the T24 Project film Peaches.

Though the idea of apocalyptic cinema may bring out many standard tropes from horror and science fiction, teams were
creative in their incorporation of the theme, applying it to many situational narratives that transcend the genre. “For me, it
was how we can make it not go in that direction,” said Anne Phitsanoukanh, director of Stiffilis, a short based around the concept of social media and memes. “I wanted to try something more refreshing other than the whole zombie or dead people aspect.”

At the film screening, one of the eight teams will be awarded the Visual Thesis Award by an esteemed panel of industry professionals. Jury members include Arthur Yeung (co-host of Frameline on Radio Regent and winner of a 2013 Trailblazer Award at the ReelWorld Film Festival), Bern Euler (Festival Director of the Canadian Film Festival), Milica Dodic (programmer for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television’s Canadian Screen Awards), Joshua Ostroff (senior editor at the Huffington Post Canada), and Kania Lou Gagliardini (Production Coordinator at the Emmy Awardwinning interactive agency, Secret Location). They will also be providing feedback of the films at the event.

"I don’t think there’s any better way to pay tribute to something you love than to imagine its ultimate destruction. It’s for
that reason we were excited to present this year’s T24 Project challenge question to the filmmakers, and it’s the reason we're excited to present their films,” said John Gallagher, Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival programming coordinator.

The T24 Project film screening takes place Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto (2 Sussex Ave). Single tickets cost $8.50 and a group package of ten tickets costs $50 when purchased in advanced at www.torontoyouthshorts.ca. This is an 18+ event.

The following list of films will be presented at the T24 Project screening:

ALL WE'VE GOT
Directed by Ryan Liu (Broadcasting student at Centennial College)
Starring Paul Dods, Stephanie Bergeron, and Nick Aliwalas
Stuck in their house with very little food left, a couple and a mutual friend try to get through the days without driving each
other crazy. Soon their resources are depleted and they are forced to go outside in order to survive.

APOCALYPSE NOW?
Directed by Chelsea Chen (TV Writing and Producing student at Humber College)
Starring Albert Zablan, Chloe Chen, and Roy Wang
A power outage interrupts the daily lives of four disparate individuals, forcing them to come together.

THE DROUGHT
Directed by Jacky Vuong (freelance filmmaker and York University alumni)
Starring Hourmazd Farhadi, Jennifer Carolina Meneses, Emma Alimi, and Meesun Kim
A couple suddenly loses their libido in the middle of a session and they seek help.

FUTURITY LOST
Directed by Maikol Pinto (freelance filmmaker and OCAD alumni)
Starring Alexander Mann
On a barren night in a cold, industrialized future, one man wanders aimlessly seeking asylum.

GAG
Directed by Jamie McMillan (graphic artist and web designer)
Starring Deidre Hennigar
A lonely scientist who is desperate for friends and company takes in a stranger.

HINTERLAND
Directed by Adrienne Knott (University of Toronto student and member of Raindance on Campus)
Starring Jordan Policicchio and Matthew Griffith
43 days after an unknown event that silenced the city, a man hopes to find someone to talk to. Anyone.

PEACHES
Directed by Greg Fox, Gorjan Veletic and Adrian Gentili (Film Studies students at Ryerson)
Starring Hannah Gordon and Oresiri Oputu
A woman keeps a video diary of her days after a hydro facility contaminates the water system and kills most of the
population.

STIFFILIS
Directed by Anne Phitsanoukanh (Media Studies student at University of Guelph Humber)
Starring Mark Browning, Winnie Wong, Tina Seepersad, and Nathan Chan
A new meme becomes a universal sensation but one man finds this joke to be more severe than it appears.

About the Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival
The Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival is a showcase of cinematic work from local emerging filmmakers aged 14-28 in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. The festival provides a professional platform for young filmmakers to network with peers, present their films on the big screen, and receive adjudication by industry experts.

Venue & Address: 
Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto 2 Sussex Ave. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.torontoyouthshorts.ca
Email: 
torontoyouthshorts@gmail.com
Cost: 
$8 Single / $50 Group of 10
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Saint Valentine's Pop-Up Shop

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Saturday, February 8, 2014 - 5:00am

Organized by Material Art & Design Students (MAAD 3B47)

Share the love!

Visit the pop-up shop for handmade gift buying, treat eating and tea sipping.

Students receive 10% off Elle Hardware products for the day!

Venue & Address: 
Elle Hardware 695 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.facebook.com/popupforvalentines
Cost: 
Free
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Material Traces: Time and Gesture in Contemporary Art- Lecture by Dr. Amelia Jones

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:30pm

Graduate Studies and the President's Office are please to welcome Dr. Amelia Jones

Amelia Jones practices a queer, anti-racist, feminist history and theory of twentieth- and twenty-first century Euro-American visual arts, including performance, film, video, and installation—articulated in relation to increasingly global frameworks.

Jones is the author of a number of books including Postmodernism and the En-Gendering of Marcel Duchamp (1994), and Body Art/Performing the Subject(1998), Irrational Modernism: A Neurasthenic History of New York Dada(1994), and Self-Image: Technology, Representation, and the Contemporary Subject (2006). This latter book expands on her work on body art, exploring the experience and understanding of the self in relation to performances of the body via technologies of representation from analogue photography to the Internet. It is linked to Jones's new research on the problematic of identity or identification in relation to visuality and Euro-American histories and practices of contemporary art and visual culture broadly construed; this latter interest finds its way into a number of articles published in journals from Art History to Parallax and The Drama Review and the book Seeing Differently: A History and Theory of Identification and the Visual Arts (2012). Seeing Differently offers a history and theory of ideas about identity in relation to visual arts discourses and practices in Euro-American culture, tracing the rise of identity politics in the mid-twentieth-century and critically examining debates in art discourse about "gaze theory," "post-identity" movements, and "multiculturalism." The book covers case studies of art practices exploring aspects of how we identify in relation to visual images, and offers a new theory of how to think issues of identification in relation to visual culture.

Jones has curated exhibitions, including Sexual Politics (1996, UCLA/Hammer Museum) and Material Traces: Time and the Gesture in Contemporary Art (2013, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal). She has organized performance and creative events including Theorising Queer Visualities (2005), Faith and Identity in Contemporary Visual Culture (2006), and Fluid States: Trans- Montréal, for the Performance Studies International 2015. And she has edited volumes such Contemporary Art, 1945-2003 (2005) and Feminism and Visual Culture Reader (new edition, 2010), which collectively attempt to rethink standard chronologies and modes of thinking about areas of visual culture studies and art history by including voices previously marginalized, or otherwise not fully accounted for, in debates and histories of these fields. Strategically, as with Jones's curating and single-authored books, these aim to provide new ways of thinking histories of art and ideas that work in productive tension with existing dominant histories. This goal of (un)doing and/or rethinking art's histories (including the very structures through which these histories unfold and are institutionally embedded) is also reflected in the new series Jones is co-editing with Marsha Meskimmon at University of Manchester Press, entitled "Rethinking Art's Histories."

Jones's research is also at the forefront of the surge of interest in retrieving histories of feminist art and histories of performance or live art practices from the 1960s and 1970s. She has published major essays on feminist curatorial practices as well as an article on Marina Abramović's recent projects re-enacting body art works from the past and staging herself as an artwork (in The Drama Review, Spring 2011). Her new book, co-edited with Adrian Heathfield, Perform Repeat Record: Live Art in History (Intellect Press, 2012) includes a range of primary documents, artist's projects, and academic articles examining the issues surrounding historicizing ephemeral, live art practices.

Venue & Address: 
Central Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/graduate-studies
Email: 
arowe@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416 977-6000 ext 4366</p>
Cost: 
Free

Terreform ONE: Lecture with Nikki Musina

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 11:30pm

On Bees, Pollinators, and Insect Wonders with grOCAD

Terreform ONE (Open Network Ecology) is a New York-based design group that promotes environmentally conscious urban planning. Its projects are an exciting mixture of architecture, landscape, urban design, biology, engineering and art and it is dedicated to finding innovative solutions for sustainability in energy, transportation, city infrastructure and waste management. The works featured in this exhibition at Onsite [at] OCAD U highlight Terreform ONE’s interest in incorporating living organisms in design, and advancing the notion of sustainability beyond a popularized mainstream rhetoric. www.terreform.org

Wednesday, February 5, 6:30 P.M.
Lecture with Nikki Musina on Bees, Pollinators, and Insect Wonders with grOCAD
From the aquatic environment of Lake Victoria in Kenya to an agricultural operation in an almond field in California to the tomato plants in your own backyard, insects are teaming in every ecosystem across all geographical settings. Their importance is manifest in their roles in pollination and the sustaining of food webs, their interactions with plants leading to close-knit evolutionary co-developments, and their many political and ecological entanglements. Come learn about the insects that support and change our planet. Hosted by Alex McLaren and Che Chi Liu of grOCAD.

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Venue & Address: 
Onsite [at] OCAD U 230 Richmond Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/onsite &nbsp;
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext.265
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

Students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 1516 113 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Supporting Documents: Résumé/CV, Cover Letter & Statements

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Monday, February 3, 2014 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Hands-on workshop to build your professional documents!

Students are invited to attend this session where we will outline best practices and explore current trends related to résumés, CVs, cover letters and artist/design statements. A significant portion of this session will be dedicated to a guided workshop which will help you build or refine your documents.

Delivered by the Career Development office, this is part of a comprehensive series of FREE workshops intended to support student success.

Venue & Address: 
Room 240 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/careerdevelopment &nbsp;
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
<p>416-977-6000 x3843</p>
Cost: 
Free

Toronto Tea Festival 2014

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Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, February 2, 2014 - 5:00am

Curated by OCAD U alumna, Katherine Bellman, Drawing & Painting, 2010

The Toronto Tea Festival returns for its 2nd year to the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon of The Toronto Central Reference Library on February 1 and 2, 2014.

Following the huge success of last year’s festival which drew over 1200 attendees, Canadian Tea Media Inc. will once again present an event that features tea tastings, speakers, tea ceremonies and exhibitors offering related products as well as an auction featuring rare tea items.

“We are very excited to organize such a great event again,” says Tao Wu, owner of Tao Tea Leaf. “And due to last year’s turn out, we are proud to extend it to two days. This show reaches out directly to the growing public fascination in the ancient art of preparing and serving the second most consumed beverage in the world.”

“The return of the Toronto Tea festival for a second year is an exciting step in the evolution of Canada into a knowledgeable tea consuming society,” says Bill Kamula, Tea Guild of Canada Chair. “Tea is one of the fastest growing segments of the beverage market, and this festival presents an opportunity for interested consumers to explore many aspects of tea culture, and be introduced to new tea products, under one roof.

Over 30 exhibitors participated last year, and this year will feature many additional exhibitors to suit all of your tea related needs.

For a complete listing of Festival events and to purchase tickets in advance please visit www.teafestivaltoronto.com. Tickets also available at Tao Tea Leaf and Majesteas.

Ticket Prices:
Single Day Pass: $10 Early Bird / $15 Regular
Two Day Pass: $20 Early Bird / $25 Regular **Please note tickets will not be sold at the door once the event sells out.

Venue & Address: 
Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon, 2nd floor 789 Yonge Street Toronto, Ontario 647-878-6934 &nbsp;
Website: 
http://www.teafestivaltoronto.com
Email: 
kat@teafestivaltoronto.com
Cost: 
$10-$25

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