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Canadian jewellery students to reveal secret identities

at OCAD Student Gallery

TORONTO, February 5, 2009—Jewellery design students from across Canada will reveal their “secret identities” at an upcoming exhibition at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Student Gallery, from February 18 to March 14, 2009.

Secret Identity brings together students from jewellery and metalsmithing programs across the country, including George Brown College (Toronto), Georgian College (Barrie, Ontario), New Brunswick College of Craft & Design (Fredericton), Nunavut Arctic College (Iqaluit), NSCAD University (Halifax) and OCAD, to reveal their hidden selves through courageously intimate works in metal and jewellery.

“The work by these students demonstrates unlimited creativity and innovation,” says organizer Robert Mitchell, an associate professor in OCAD’s Material Art & Design program. “We’re delighted to have so many design colleges and universities from around the country participating.”

In an open call last year, OCAD’s Material Art & Design program challenged the country’s jewellery students to “free themselves of the masks and facades of society” and submit works for consideration in the exhibition. The designs presented in Secret Identity are some of the best in the country, showcasing Canada’s emerging talent in jewellery design.

Meet many of the artists in person at the opening reception on Thursday, February 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Secret Identity
February 18 to March 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 19, 5 to 7 p.m.

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

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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Images available on request. For more information please contact:

Sarah Mulholland, Media & Communications Officer, OCAD
416-977-6000 Ext. 327 (mobile: Ext.1327)

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