OCAD University

OCAD announces dates of

95th annual graduate exhibition

Enter OCAD

(Toronto — March 25, 2010) The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) invites you to Enter OCAD, the university’s 95th annual Graduate Exhibition, to take place May 6 to 9, 2010.

Enter OCAD presents the thesis work of the class of 2010, an eclectic mix of more than 500 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art, to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the university’s Faculty of Design. Enter OCAD will transform the university’s main building and the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design into the biggest exhibition of the year.

New this year, OCAD will match collectors, new and old, with the hottest emerging artists and designers through the exhibition and sale The Next Big Thing, sponsored by Aboveground Art Supplies, at the OCAD Student Gallery. The Gallery is located at 285 Dundas Street West, right around the corner from OCAD’s main building on McCaul Street. The Next Big Thing opens April 28 and continues until May 22.

Guests can also purchase works from OCAD’s printmaking, photography and material art and design programs at Enter OCAD.

Enter OCAD
OCAD’s 95th Annual Graduate Exhibition
May 6 to 9, 2010

Enter OCAD schedule:
Opening Night — Thursday, May 6, 6:30 to 10 p.m. (remarks at 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, May 7, 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission: Pay-what-you-can. All are welcome.

Ontario College of Art & Design
100 McCaul Street, Toronto
416-977-6000 | www.ocad.ca

The Next Big Thing
Exhibition and Student Art Sale

April 28 to May 22
Reception: Thursday, April 29, 5 to 7 p.m.

OCAD Student Gallery
285 Dundas Street West, Toronto
416-977-6000, Ext. 262 | www.ocad.ca/studentgallery

Hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 12 noon to 6 p.m.

About the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD)
The Ontario College of Art & Design (www.ocad.ca) is Canada’s “university of the imagination.” OCAD is dedicated to art and design education, practice and research and to knowledge and invention across a wide range of disciplines. The university is building on its traditional, studio-based strengths, adding new approaches to learning that champion cross-disciplinarity, collaboration and the integration of emerging technologies. In the Age of Imagination, OCAD community members will be uniquely qualified to act as catalysts for the next advances in culture, technology and quality of life for all Canadians.

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For more information and images please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416.977.6000 Ext. 327 (mobile Ext. 1327)

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