OPEN LIFE DRAWING STUDIO

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Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

All are welcome! Interested in drawing a professional model? These sessions are perfect for people looking for life drawing without instruction. While this studio time is offered by the OCAD University Alumni Association, you don't have to be a student or alumni to attend — the sessions are open to everyone! Bring a drawing board and materials — no reservation is required, but due to room capacity limits these sessions are run on a first-come first-served basis.

Venue & Address: 
Room 615, 100 McCaul St., Toronto, Ontario, M5T 1W1
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/life-drawing-sessions.htm
Email: 
mshears@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 ext. 4885
Cost: 
Free

Alter Audio

The Alter Audio Research Project ran from 2005 - 07 and contains a variety of digital musical experiences that allow users to engage creatively in sound and music composition in both urban and mountain environments. Users can engage in composition over time and a live musical collaboration. The project creates interesting theoretical, methodological, and technological questions. The Alter Audio project inquires into how different people see different meaning and environmental relevance in different types of sounds - music, ambient, effects, etc. The project tests how different individuals will combine sounds in response to the technical organization of the project, in response to working as individuals vs. as members of a collaborative team, and in projects that are live versus over time.

Alter Audio Website: http://www.mobilelab.ca/alteraudio/mdcn.html

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Monday, October 6, 2014 - 3:30pm

Join the O-TEAM! Volunteer for O-DAYS!

Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 2:00pm to Friday, July 21, 2017 - 11:45pm

Volunteer to help with OCAD University orientation...

O-DAYS! 2017

Positions open to students, staff/faculty and alumni.
To sign up, please visit www.ocadu.ca/oteam

Venue & Address: 
Campus Life
Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-team-2017.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
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Call for Submissions - Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition, ARTWORKS 2016

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 5:00am to Friday, January 8, 2016 - 5:00am

The 2016 Bi-Annual Alumni Exhibition, ARTWORKS 2016, is now accepting submissions from all disciplines! The exhibition will run from April 21 to April 23, 2016 at the Women’s Art Association of Canada. This exhibition will be juried by Michel Frappier, Simone Jones and Aaron Milrad.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016

Website: 
http://www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-association/alumni-exhibition.htm
Email: 
connect@ocadualumni.ca

Open Access Week 2015

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 4:00am to Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:00am

Open Access Week is a global event which provides the academic and research community with an opportunity to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation.  OCAD University is planning events, including information sessions, panels, presentations, and a film screening during the week of October 19 to 23, 2015.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University
Website: 
http://www.openaccessweek.org
Email: 
clandry@ocadu.ca

Worn Dialogues: Gallery Conversations

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Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Join us once a month for a personal exploration of the exhibit Worn: Shaping Black Feminine Identity and its themes. Special guest speakers give us their take on this stunning work by Karin Jones in an informal in-gallery presentation.

August 16:  Dalton Higgins

September 20: Mimi Joh

October 18 Jessica Karuhanga

 

Dalton Higgins is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author who has written six books that interweave the worlds of digital culture, hip hop and popular culture into one potent mix. He is also one of Canada’s foremost experts on hip hop, the leading youth sub-culture of this generation.

Mimi Joh currently teaches in OCAD University’s Continuing Studies program and writes on contemporary art.  She received degrees in Art History from Cornell University and OCAD U, and worked for many years with German and Austrian Expressionist art in New York.  Mimi Joh is an active volunteer in the arts, holding positions with multiple Toronto based arts organizations. Her varied art background gives her a multiplicity of viewpoints into contemporary art, ideas and themes.  She is particularly interested in how art practices can critically reflect and respond to our society and how they ultimately shape our culture.

Jessica Karuhanga is an artist currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her practice undulates between performance, video, drawing and sculptural processes. She holds a BFA Honors from The University of Western Ontario and a MFA from University of Victoria. Her visual art and performances have been presented at various centres nationally including Royal BC Museum, Deluge Contemporary Art, Art Mûr, Whippersnapper Gallery, OCAD U Student Gallery, Videofag, Electric Eclectics, Nia Centre for the Arts, and The Drake Hotel. Karuhanga was featured in FADO Performance Art Centre's 2014 Emerging Artist Series at Xpace Cultural Centre. She has lectured for the Power Plant's Sunday Scene Series and Art Gallery of Ontario's Idea Bar Series. Most recently she presented her work at 2015 Black Portraitures Conference, a series organized by Tisch School of the Arts at NYU, in Firenze, Italy.

 

Venue & Address: 
Royal Ontario Museum
Website: 
http://www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/events-calendar/worn-dialogues-gallery-conversations

Design with Dialogue: The Art and Practice of Regenerative Leadership

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, September 10, 2015 - 1:00am

What new ways of thinking and seeing are needed within the many participatory organizing structures that are emerging? How can we integrate living systems principles as we explore the leadership that is needed now in our organizations and communities? What are our new practice grounds – spaces and times of shared learning, renewal and relationship that deepen our connection with both people and place?

Join us for September's DwD, with guest hosts Michael Jones and Michelle Holiday, as we delve further into an exploration of leadership based on an understanding of living systems.

Through stories, dialogue and music over the course of the evening, we will move together through four timeless patterns that shape all living, creative, expressive systems. As we engage with these patterns in our leadership work, important new insights and possibilities emerge, opening a path to leadership that is generative and even regenerative, healing what has been wounded in our communities and ourselves by the structures we have inherited.

Underlying these patterns is a deep connection with place.  Any living system is rooted in and nourished by the place where it grows, and we and our organizations and communities are no exception.  For this reason, our gathering will draw on our own stories of relationship with place and the urban ecology we live in, inviting us to craft new narratives of what is possible.

Finally, we will explore what practice grounds may offer the most fertile soil for these new possibilities to take root. What kind of greenhouse or Solarium do we need to create to cultivate regenerative leadership in ourselves and our communities?

In convening this evening, Michael and Michelle will draw from the work they have been engaged in within their own communities as well as from an article that has been published in the current issue of The Spanda Journal entitled Living Systems Theory and the Practice of Stewarding Change.

About the hosts

Michael Jones is a leadership educator, dialogue facilitator, writer and Juno-nominated pianist/composer.  His most recent book, The Soul of Place, is the third in a series on Re-imagining Leadership.  Others in the series include Artful Leadership and the award-winning  Creating an Imaginative Life.  Michael has also been a thought leader with the MIT Dialogue Project and Dialogos and other prominent leading edge universities and centres. He has co-chaired several place-based initiatives and spoken on the leader's emerging role as  placemaker in a variety of forums including The Authentic Leadership in Action Conferences (ALIA), The Society  for Organizational  Learning (SoL) and many others. As a pianist/composer Michael has composed and recorded fifteen CD's of his original piano compositions and performed as a solo pianist across North America  as well as Korea and Japan.  He has been integrating his music in his leadership and dialogue work for over twenty years. See www.pianoscapes.com to learn more about Michael and his work.

Michelle Holliday is a facilitator, organizational consultant, researcher and writer. Her work centers around “thrivability” — a set of perspectives, intentions and practices based on a view of organizations as living systems. To this end, she brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully through their work. This generally takes the form of designing and hosting transformative events, as well as delivering talks and workshops. Michelle also writes regularly, including a forthcoming book, The Age of Thrivability. Her research is summarized in a slideshow called Humanity 4.0, as well as in a TEDx presentation. 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University  100 McCaul Street, Room 187  Toronto, ON M5T 1W1 Canada 
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dwd-9915-the-art-and-practice-of-regenerative-leadership-tickets-18281003975

Design With Dialogue: Innovative Learning in Canadian Higher Education

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 10:00pm to Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:00am

Join OCAD U Strategic Foresight & Innovation students for a roundtable & ideation to explore new ways of learning in the future world of Canadian higher education. 

April's DwD is convened by a graduate student-led panel from the MDes Strategic Foresight & Innovation (SFI) program to engage in inquiry and a generative dialogue responding to the question:

What new ways of learning, particularly in higher education, will Canadians need to thrive in an evolving society and labour market?

The roundtable and dialogue contributes to Imagining Canada's Future, the strategic development of next-generation social science for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) with the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS). Our question is one of their key Future Challenge Areas.
 
OCAD U faculty and students, as well as members of DwD community are encouraged to attend and participate in the dialogue. A limited number of seats will be available, please RSVP to reserve your spot. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Parts of the event will be captured through images and video. By registering to attend this event you are consenting to the use of the media for productions related to the event. Please contact the organizers if this is a concern.

Hosted by the SFI Dialogue Team

Inessa Chapira
Christina Doyle
Maggie Greyson
Conor Holler
Goran Matic
Corey Norman
Adrienne Pacini
Sheldon Pereira
Patrick Robinson
Peter Scott
Jacqueline To
Ryan Voison
George Wang
and faculty advisors Peter Jones and Greg van Alstyne

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St., Lambert Lounge, Room 187
Website: 
http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/innovative-learning-in-canadian-higher-education-tickets-16358705328

Stuart Reid: in transit

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Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 4:00am to Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 4:00am

Reception: Saturday, April 11, 1 to 5 p.m. Artist will be in attendance

The TTC subway at Union Station, Toronto’s main public transportation hub, is acquiring an extraordinary, world-class art installation, which is presently being installed and will be unveiled in time for the Pan Am Games. Created by awardwinning Canadian artist Stuart Reid, zones of immersion is a 7-foot high by 500-foot long richly worked glass wall that portrays the people who “ride the rocket” every day.

The large drawings in this exhibition are based upon small sketches drawn while riding the subway. These works (india ink on mylar) informed and developed the glass project.

Sky Goodden, the founding editor of Momus, writes of these drawings:

Reid’s evocation of our city’s “third class carriage” is rooted in a history that these images’ very line and media evoke—Honoré Daumier, Gustave Courbet, José Clemente Orozsco—and which their nod to both Social Realism and Impressionism implies. However, Reid’s subjects embody a common experience made contemporary. Scrawled with clipped texts of overheard conversation and passing allusion, Reid’s works capture the present moment through language. He circles our intimacy, investigates our autonomy, and portrays the human connections that are both performed and pressed between stations. How do we use the space we travel in order to get the time we need? With his subjects either moving out of frame, responding through posture or retreat, crushed against one another or framed alone, Reid produces a record of the river of movement that happens beneath our feet – one of isolation in crowds, community and class.

Of these drawings the artist writes:

These works specifically reflect on the human condition within urban transit – a world both intensely collective and remarkably isolated... a world where the anonymity of the no man’s zone offers us an unvarnished glimpse into the face, and hence perhaps a sliver of the psyche of one’s fellow passengers. I am interested in drawing that reveals the interrelationship of the ‘self’ and the ‘other’ with both empathy and freedom.

Stuart Reid was born in London Ontario. He studied with Paterson Ewen, Greg Curnoe, Richard DeMarco, Patrick Reyntiens and Joseph Beuys. He holds a B.A. (fine arts ) from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Architecture from UCLA. He is a professor at OCAD University. His many major public artworks include works for Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Salzburg Congress. His artwork at St. James’ Cathedral was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth in July 1997. He is the great nephew of the early Canadian painter G.A.Reid.

Gallery Gevik welcomes visitors Tuesday to Saturday 10:30 am to 6 pm.

Venue & Address: 
Gallery Gevik – 12 Hazelton Ave. Toronto
Website: 
http://www.stuartreid.ca
Email: 
<p>info@gevik.com</p>
Phone: 
<p>416-968-0901</p>

World Poetry Day featuring Lillian Allen and special guests

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:00pm

An evening with internationally-acclaimed dub poet, Lillian Allen with live musical accompaniment from musicians Ashley AuBrady Allard, and Brendan Kinley. Allen will be joined by special guest spoken word artists Chimwemwe Undi and Joshua Whitehead. This event hosted by Charlene Diehl and co-presented by CV2 Magazineand Prairie Fire Magazine in celebration of World Poetry Day.

Lillian Allen is a Creative Writing Professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design University in Toronto. She is an award winning and internationally renowned poet. Professor Allen has pioneered and specialized in dub poetry, a new genre of English Literature which is a highly politicized form of poetry preferring a black aesthetic and specific cultural codification. Allen is responsible for opening up the form to insist and engrave feminist content and sensibilities. Professor Allen’s work in poetry, theatre, fiction, non-fiction, writing for children, and experimental writing forms has been extensively published, performed, and recorded.

Chimwemwe Undi is a poet and an arts organizer. Her work is informed largely by the immigrant experience, a religious upbringing, and various people, places, and things. She was an all-star ensemble member at the 2015 Victoria Spoken Word Festival, and a featured artist at the 2014 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. She runs the Speaking Crow and Voices, Ink., the Winnipeg Youth Slam. Undi lives in Winnipeg.

Joshua Whitehead is pursuing an M.A. in Cultural Studies at the University of Winnipeg while focusing on the politics of critical race scholarship. He is the co-editor of CV2’s “Poetry Lives Here: Young Poet Supplement” and the recent co-editor of UWinnipeg’s juice journal. His work has been featured in Prairie Firejuice, Manitoba First Nation Educational Resource Centre, the Canadian Aboriginal Writers and Arts Challenge, and the upcoming issue of rip/torn collective.

Venue & Address: 
McNally Robinson&nbsp;Winnipeg Grant Park Mall&nbsp;Atrium 1120 Grant Avenue. Winnipeg, MB. R3M 2A6.
Website: 
http://mcnallyrobinson.com
Phone: 
<p>1.800.561.1833</p>
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