TOOLBOX Panel Discussion
Public Art: Planning, Process, Production
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
7 to 9 p.m.
An exciting and informative panel discussion featuring: Sylvie Bélanger (artist and Associate Professor of Visual Studies at SUNY Buffalo), James Carl (artist and Associate Professor of Studio Art at University of Guelph), Brenda Webster (Senior Project Manager, Waterfront Toronto), and Jonathan Mark (VP Project Development, Soheil Mosun Ltd). The lecture panel, titled "Public Art: Planning, Process, Production," will be moderated by OCAD U faculty member Eldon Garnet.
Over the past three years we have seen a rise in the profile of public sculpture at OCAD University. This is due in part to partnerships that have generated opportunities for students, but it is also in response to the changing landscape of Toronto. The melding of sculpture and architecture, and their mutual dependence on space, is worth considering in some depth at this time. How can artists and designers engage in a multidisciplinary process whereby each informs the other? How does the growth we have recently encountered in Toronto impact the inclusion of public art? This panel brings together sculptors, designers and city planners for an interdisciplinary discussion on how public sculpture continues to preoccupy the imagination within the built environment.
Generously sponsored by Henry's Canada
To view the TOOLBOX Panel Discussion poster click here!
A celebration of studio education
Thursday, November 8, 2012
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Hall and Main Lobby
Organized in the style of an industry tradeshow, TOOLBOX Tradeshow is an open-house event designed to celebrate fabrication and studio-based education. We’ve invited vendors, suppliers, and friends of the shops and studios to participate by setting up booths to promote their products and services. This event is a valuable opportunity for knowledge and resource exchange with a large audience consisting of OCADU students, staff, faculty, alumni, as well as members of Toronto’s art and design community. There will also be giveaways, door prizes, and on-going demonstrations in the Lobby by our studio technicians, including technicians from the Printmaking Studios, Fabrication Studios, Ceramics Studio, and Fibre Studio. Come visit the Great Hall to learn more about studio resources and equipment available to you!
To view the TOOLBOX Tradeshow poster click here!
Vendors confirmed for TOOLBOX 2012 (more to come!):
Aboveground Art Supplies
Artist Health Alliance
OCAD U Materials Research Lab
The Japanese Paper Place
Tucker's Pottery Supplies
Welcome all spring/summer 2013 students! Only those students enrolled in studio courses have access to the shops and studios during the summer months.
Please check individual studio pages for updated schedules.
Thank you to all who participated in TOOLBOX 2012!
A celebration of studio based education
Wednesday, November 7 & Thursday, November 8