OCAD announces dates for the 7th annual “Whodunit?

OCAD Mystery Art Sale”

TORONTO, October 9, 2008—The Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) announced today that it will hold its popular “Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale” on Saturday, November 22, with public previews between November 19 to 21.

In six short years, Whodunit? has established itself as one of Toronto’s favourite art events. OCAD students, faculty, alumni and many other artists, designers and creative celebrities who support the university donate 5½” x 7½” works, each of which is sold for $75. The identity of the mystery artist is revealed on the back of each artwork.

In 2007, the sale raised more than $225,000 to support OCAD’s unique creative environment. This year, Whodunit? proceeds will fund resources and upgrades for the Dorothy H. Hoover Library and a new student Learning Zone at OCAD. Every piece of art sold supports the learning experience of OCAD students.

New this year, the works in the public sale will be available for preview online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19.

Work is sold on a first-come-first-served basis on Saturday, November 22, starting at 10 a.m. Hint: the best way buyers can ensure they get the work they want is to come to see the work in person or preview the work online, make a wish list, and arrive early at the sale!

Whodunit? OCAD Mystery Art Sale schedule:

Public Preview:
Wednesday, November 19 and Friday, November 21, 12 noon to 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 20, 12 noon to 6 p.m.
Admission is free.
Or preview artwork online at www.ocad.ca starting on November 19

Preview Gala:
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 to 10 p.m.
The Preview Gala includes a silent auction of a special collection of mystery art (small and mid-sized works), and a live auction of larger works by well-known artists. Guests enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a special chance to preview the hundreds works available in the public sale.
Tickets: $150

Public Art Sale:
Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All events take place at the Ontario College of Art & Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto.

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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Media Contacts:

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


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