Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 9:30pm to Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

Featuring:
• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
Cost: 
Free

Alex Kisilevich New Works

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Friday, June 13, 2014 - 4:00am to Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 14, 1 to 4 p.m.

Alex Kisilevich: BFA with Distinction, Photography, 2009

ANGELL GALLERY is pleased to present 'New Works', a solo exhibition by photo-based artist Alex Kisilevich. The exhibition runs in the west gallery and the project room from June 13 to July 5, 2014. An opening reception will be held on Friday, June 13, 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

The photographs of Alex Kisilevich abound in clever reconfigurings of everyday objects to produce new and often absurd meanings. Playfully blending medium and materiality, in his latest work Kisilevich extends his photographic practice, exploring the ideas of photograph as painting, photograph as sculpture and photograph as video.

Kisilevich reveals the beautiful and the quirky in the mundane. Carpet under padding, used in previous works as a backdrop, moves to the foreground in a series of photographs that reveal the painterly quality of this literally downtrodden material. From a distance the series appears to be painting on canvas, and this confounding of boundaries is a thread that runs throughout the exhibition. A photo-sculpture "sits" on a gallery bench. An electrical receptacle in the gallery's wall becomes part of a photograph. These strange behaviors recall the dark humour of that most philosophical of surrealists, René Magritte.

In a new video work, Kisilevich uses the simplest of means and materials to achieve startlingly poetic results. What appears to be a still photograph of a swath of radiant material slowly comes to life as an unseen current activates the subject, causing it to "breath" and change colour and texture, like a chameleon.

In another video, Walker, the protagonist is a medical aide, a class of objects Kisilevich calls upon to evoke the vulnerable body. An abandoned walker, shimmering in its own prepared costume, performs a solo dance with all the grace its ungainly form can muster. The music, Saint Saens's The Swan, is performed on a theremin, adding an anachronistic element to the strangely touching proceedings. In Kisilevich's world, absurd is beautiful.

Alex Kisilevich has an MFA in Visual arts from York University and BFAs in Music (York University) and Photographic Arts (OCAD). He was the 2009 national winner of the BMO 1'st Art Invitational, and his work has been featured in publications such as Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward, BlackFlash Magazine and Canadian Art. He has had solo exhibitions at Harbourfront Centre, Angell Gallery, Lianzhou in China, and has been in group shows in Boston, Portland, London (UK), and Kiyosato in Japan.

Image: Paint Can, 2014, C-print, 16" x 16"

Venue & Address: 
Angell Gallery 12 Ossington Ave. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
Cost: 
Free

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 9:30pm to Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

Featuring:
• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
Cost: 
Free

Call for Nominations: OCAD University's 2014 Honorary Doctoral Degrees

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 5:00am to Friday, February 7, 2014 - 5:00am

Monday January 6, 2014 to Friday February 7, 2014

Office of the Vice-President, Academic

Every year at Spring Convocation, OCAD University confers an Honorary Degree upon outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to the fields of art, design, and culture; to education; and to the ideals of our University. This degree is the highest honour offered by our institution

All members of the OCAD U community are invited to submit a nomination, including faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Submit to:
Office of the Vice-President, Academic
115 McCaul Street, Level 3
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1
jnorthwayfrank@ocadu.ca

Deadline:
February 7, 2014, 5 p.m.

Cost: 
Free
Keywords: 

Centre for Incidental Activisms (CIA) #2

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 5:00am to Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 5:00am

Opening Reception: Wednesday February 5, 6 – 9 pm

A choreographed collaboration including work by current IAMD grad student Jp King

The Centre for Incidental Activisms #2 is a choreographed collaboration between social organizer/visual artist Maggie Flynn, dancer/choreographer Ame Henderson, writer/"paper pusher" Jp King, and the interdisciplinary collective Terrarea (Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg, Olia Mishchenko) with a series of special projects by spoken word artist/activist The M.A.D. Poet (aka Melissa A. Dean), visual artist/educator Mark "Kurupt" Stoddart and Jane-Finch youth from Success Beyond Limits.

CIA #2 is the second in a series of experimental exhibition projects that re-envision a different role and function for the gallery space. Over the next two months, projects are developed in the gallery through hands-on "studio-based" explorations, workshops, screenings, hosted events, guerilla publishing, and other convivial encounters with individuals and groups

Wednesday, February 5, 6 – 9 pm: OPENING RECEPTION of CIA #2!
Ride out there on The Performance Bus with Derek and Wayne Liddington and join us from 6-9 pm for the opening reception of the Centre For Incidental Activisms #2 and If We Ruled The World with artists: Maggie Flynn, Ame Henderson, Jp King, Terrarea (Janis Demkiw, Emily Hogg, Olia Mishchenko), The M.A.D. Poet (aka Melissa A. Dean), Mark "Kurupt" Stoddart and Jane-Finch youth from Success Beyond Limits.Wednesday

February 26, 5 – 8 pm
At this live publication day, Maggie Flynn and JP King look at approaches to publishing that allow for flexibility in editions, volumes, series, and other publication structures.

Venue & Address: 
Art Gallery of York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://theagyuisoutthere.org/everywhere/?page_id=1510
Email: 
emelie@yorku.ca
Phone: 
+1.416.736.5169
Cost: 
Free

OCAD U Big Ideas Fund

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 5:00am to Monday, January 27, 2014 - 5:00am

For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund

Apply Now! Deadline January 27th, 2014

What’s your BIG IDEA to make OCAD U more inclusive?
We need you, OCAD U’s creative thinkers, artists and designers to make this happen. You choose an equity issue that is important to the OCAD U community and come up with a creative response – and we will give you $1,500 and mentorship to bring your idea to life.

What types of Ideas will be considered?
Your idea could be anything (really, anything): an interactive installation, an event, a flash mob, a website, a design solution, a short film, an art exhibit, a data visualization, a zine…you tell us.

The only requirements are that it be feasible within the $1,500 budget, can be completed within three weeks in February 2014, and you can convey how it will advance equity or build a more inclusive community at OCAD U.
If you’re not sure about how something will be executed yet, that’s OK. Just have a solid concept and initial thinking about how you would get it done.

What if I’m selected and then struck by this feeling that I have no idea what I’m even doing which then causes me to spiral into existential doubt?!
Winners will be matched with a staff or faculty mentor who can support you in realizing your project. If there is a specific mentor you would like to work with, let us know. If not, we will work with you to find the right match. Additionally, Diversity & Equity Initiative’s Student Advisory Committee will be available to help you problem solve if needed.

We will also be filming, photographing and meeting with you to capture the successes and challenges of your project. Winners will be featured in Woven, OCAD U’s annual spotlight on equity initiatives on campus.

Who can apply?
Open to all OCAD U students. Students from all disciplines and levels of study are encouraged to submit ideas.
Applications can be submitted individually, in a group, or as a class. If you are applying as a class, please speak to your instructor first.

Is it easy to apply?
Indeed. Just complete and submit the attached submission form by January 27, 2014, 9:00am. You can drop it off in-person at the office of Diversity & Equity Initiatives (115 mcCaul St, level 2) or email an e-copy to diversity@ocadu.ca.

The Office of DEI’s Student Advisory Committee will then review submissions and invite short-listed students for an informal meeting between January 27- 31, 2014. This will be a chance to give more information about your idea and how you plan to spend the $1,500.

Three (3) Winners will be announced in the first week of February

When do I have to complete my project by?
You have February 10–28, 2014 to complete your project, which includes reading week.

What do I get again?
• $1,500 paid up-front!
• Mentorship!
• Be featured in Woven

What can I use the $1500 towards?
Your $1,500 grant can be used towards almost any expense needed for your project – such as materials and artist fees for yourself and individuals assisting you.

What is the Diversity & Equity Initiatives (DEI) Student Advisory Committee?
DEI’s Student Advisory Committee is a group of OCAD U students who are committed to equity in art and design education. The committee brings a student perspective to OCAD U’s equity initiatives by participating in strategic planning and governance on campus. The Student Advisory Committee is also leading the launch of the OCAD U BIG IDEAS Fund.

Membership for the 2013-14 year is:
Bianca Channer, Advertising / Integrated Media
Olayide Madamidola, Environmental Design Major, Onyx Society Member
Shonda White, First year, BFA Indigenous Visual Culture
Geordie Graham, First year, M.Des in Inclusive Design.
Academic interests: improving access to health care and information technology systems for marginalized groups.
Hillary Cluett, Second Year, MAAD Jewellery Major. Student Union Executive
Juli Kim, Fourth year, Drawing and Painting, International student.
Olya Levina, Fourth year, Drawing & Painting Major

Big Ideas Fund - Community Grant
In addition to the student grants, one $1,500 grant is being awarded to the OASIS Skateboard Factory (OSF) – an alternative high school where courses are offered with a skateboard and street art focus. OSF’s class will be working alongside OCAD U students to prepare a project idea.

For more information about OSF, visit http://oasisskateboardfactory.blogspot.com

The OCAD U Big Ideas Fund is an initiative of the office of Diversity & Equity Initiatives, in partnership with OPSEU and OCADFA, and generous donations from the office of the Vice-President, Finance & Administration, and Project 31 (contributions from Vladimir Spicanovic, JJ Lee & Hugh Martin)

For more information and an online application form visit www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund . If you have questions or would like to request an application form in alternative format, please email us at diversity@ocadu.ca.

 

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/bigideasfund
Cost: 
Free

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014

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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 9:30pm to Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 1:30am

Start Your Professional Practice Now 2014. Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Four free evenings of professional practice events for students and alumni!

Creativity. Networking. Career Planning. Business Essentials.

Featuring:
• Engaging alumni panelists
• Inspiring guest speakers
• Informative presentations by practicing artists and designers

Monday, January 13 to Thursday, January 16, 2014
Monday & Thursday: 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
All events at OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Great Hall (2nd floor)
Presented by Financial Aid & Awards, Student Success Programs and Alumni Relations

Venue & Address: 
Great Hall 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
Cost: 
Free

Résumé/CV, Portfolio & Interview Skills Drop-In Clinic

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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Immediate, applicable feedback!

Students are invited to drop in to meet one-on-one with representatives from Career Development and Experiential Learning, who can help direct the development of your résumé, CV, cover letter, portfolio and other professional documents.

Get the immediate help you're seeking, whether you're considering employment this semester or opportunities after graduation! Every student will be provided with additional take-away resources for later use.

Venue & Address: 
Room 544, Level 5 100 McCaul St. Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/career-development/workshops-events.htm
Email: 
zfarber@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x3843
Cost: 
Free

Bending the Horizon

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Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 4:00am to Sunday, June 29, 2014 - 4:00am

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 21, 7 p.m. to Midnight (the same evening of Toronto's first NUIT ROSE)

OCAD University's LGBTQI2S Student Art and Design Work. A Nuit Rose Event.

OCAD University is PROUD to present Bending the Horizon, an exhibition in celebration
of the work, diversity and lives of our LGBTQI2-S students, World Pride Toronto, and our collective future.

Bending the Horizon includes the work of over 30 students and runs Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, June 28 at OCAD University's Graduate Gallery.

The Graduate Gallery is located at 205 Richmond Street West (at Duncan). Enter the elevator and press G.

Work By:
Yarli Allison & Winky Cheung
Vicky Avramopoulos
Ebrin Bagheri
Connor Campbell
Andie Charalambous
Justin de Lima
Caitlynn Fairbarns
Adam Filek
Chanice Gray
Martin Godin
Eduardo Gutiérrez
Spencer Hatch
Andrew Hoang
Brandon Jones
Kike N. Otuije
Jared Prince
Erika Tran
Julian Reeves
Sean Rockwood
Mike Sirois

With Zines and Artist Multiples By:
Whitney Colley and Brittany Dhamalie
Emily Dynes
Jeff Fenwick
E Howey
Taikun Kambashi
Gwendolyn McLuhan
Josephine Norman
Pitchblack
Zoe Roech
Matt Schachter-Tribe
and more!

Thank you to the Onsite [at] OCAD University Gallery, the Graduate Gallery
and the Art & Social Change Minor

GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday, June 19 to Friday, June 20, Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, June 21, Noon to Midnight
Tuesday, June 24 to Saturday, June 28 Noon to 5 p.m.

Sculpture by Jared Francis Prince, My Dolly is Prettier than Your Dolly, 2013

A Nuit Rose Event

Venue & Address: 
Graduate Student Gallery 205 Richmond Street West Toronto, ON
Cost: 
Free

Taking [a] part

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:15pm

Opening Reception: Friday, June 20, 7 p.m.

A series of exhibitions curated by Georgina Jackson with work by alumni and OCAD U faculty member, Ginette Legaré

What does it mean when we gather? What happens? Taking [a] part uses as a starting point conversations, within collectives, between artists and artists, curators and artists, peer groups and audiences, between artworks. The exhibition unfolds throughout its five-week duration, shifting from a series of three-person exhibitions in the back gallery space to an expanding group exhibition in the front gallery.

“Walls don’t stay put as walls, things happen to them, things evolve, let it continue, and see what happens?”
- Peter Nadin in conversation with Céline Condorelli

Part One: June 20 to 28
Shane Krepakevich, Sarah Nasby and VSVSVS
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, June 20, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Two: July 1 to 5
Sylvie Bélanger, Nicole Jolicoeur and Ginette Legaré
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 4, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Three: July 8 to 12
Laura McCoy, Brian Rideout and Jillian Kay Ross
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 11, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Four: July 15 to 19
Cecilia Berkovic, Jean-Paul Kelly and Logan MacDonald
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m.

Part Five: July 22 to 26
Jesse Harris, Jeremy Jansen and Niall McClelland
Artist Talk and Social: Friday, July 25, 7 to 9 p.m.

Ginette Legaré is a sculptor and mixed media artist. She has exhibited work at Birch Libralato, Cold City Gallery, the Koffler Gallery and The Power Plant in Toronto; as well as Optica and Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal, the Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, among other venues. Her work has also been shown in Belgium, France, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States. Legaré lives in Toronto and is a professor in the Sculpture/Installation program at OCAD University.

Laura McCoy’s work spans a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, installation, and performance. McCoy has been included in various group shows, including Soi Fischer, Toronto, The Power Plant and is part of the monthly performance show Doored, organized by Life of a Craphead. She has performed at the Art Gallery of Ontario and enjoyed solo shows at Xpace and Erin Stump Projects, Toronto. McCoy holds a BFA in Sculpture and Installation from OCADU. She is the Art Director for the upcoming feature film “Bugs”, directed by Life of a Craphead, which is set to premier in early 2015. McCoy lives and works in Toronto.

Jillian Kay Ross received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from OCADU in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Bonder Online, Division Gallery, Toronto (2014), and Shape Shifters, Division Gallery (2013). Ross has previously exhibited at Angell Gallery, Diaz Contemporary, MOCCA and Tomorrow Gallery, all Toronto,, as well as Spark Contemporary Art Space, Syracuse, and Camel Art Space, New York. Ross lives and works in Toronto.

Venue & Address: 
Mercer Union 1286 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario
Website: 
http://www.mercerunion.org/exhibitions/taking-a-part/
Cost: 
Free

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