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Mi’kmaq By Design Artist Talk Series: Logan MacDonald

Saturday, November 19 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

Mi’kmaq By Design is a series of artist talks coinciding with the exhibition Souvenir. Invited Mi’kmaq artists will speak about their creative practice and discuss the extent to which L’nu visual culture and history informs and/or inspires their work.

About Logan MacDonald

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Logan MacDonald is an artist, curator, writer, educator and activist who focuses on queer, disability and Indigenous perspectives. He is of European and Mi’kmaq ancestry, who identifies with both his Indigenous and settler roots. Born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, his Mi’kmaq ancestry is connected to Elmastukwek, Ktaqmkuk.

His artwork has exhibited across North America, notably with exhibitions at L.A.C.E. (Los Angeles) John Connelly Presents (New York), Dunlop Gallery (Regina), BACA (Montréal) and the Bonavista Biennale. In 2019, MacDonald was longlisted for the Sobey Art Award and was honoured with a six-month residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. He is a graduate from Concordia University with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies, and an MFA in Studio Arts from York University. MacDonald is an Assistant Professor in Studio Arts and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Art at University of Waterloo.

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Logan MacDonald is part of Mi'kmaq By Design Artist Talk Series at Onsite Gallery.

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In conjunction with the exhibition Souvenir, Onsite Gallery is hosting a lecture, Grant Jonathan: Cultural Economics Lecture at Onsite Gallery on Wednesday, October 05, 6 PM to 8 PM

Jonathan, a Tuscarora beadwork artist, collector and researcher discusses his commitment to preserve the history and uphold the cultural vitality attributed to the distinct techniques, aesthetic and creative practices of Tuscarora beadworkers. In his presentation, he traces the legacy of Haudenosaunee material and cultural economies displayed across the once thriving souvenir market at Niagara Falls and beyond.

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About Grant Jonathan 

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Grant W. Jonathan is an enrolled member of the Tuscarora Nation, one of the Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee (“People of the Long house”) or Iroquois Confederacy. He is of the Bear Clan. Grant currently serves as the Tribal Program Manager for the U.S. EPA Region 2 Indian Nations Program where he coordinates matters for eight Indian Nations, serves as the program Consultation Advisor, and manages all Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP) grants. Grant received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo (1993), his J.D. from the University at Buffalo (1996), and a Masters-of-Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School (1998). He is an active member of the New York State Bar. Outside of EPA, Grant consults on historical Tuscarora raised beadwork history and repatriates antique Iroquois beadwork to his and other Haudenosaunee communities. He also operates a beading supply business and provides glass seed beads, fabric and beading supplies to Haudenosaunee beadwork artists in the U.S. and Canada. He is also an award-winning Tuscarora Raised Beadwork artist with his work exhibited at NMAI, NYSM, the Heard Museum, and at other institutions. 

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Grant Jonathan: Cultural Economics Lecture at Onsite Gallery on Wednesday, October 05. 

 

 

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Jordan Bennett: Artist and Curators’ Conversation as part of the Mi’kmaq By Design Lecture Series - Wednesday, June 15, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 100 McCaul St. in Room 230

Join Jordan Bennett in conversation with Ryan Rice and Lisa Deanne Smith about Bennett’s art, design and public art practice.

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pi'tawita'iek: we go up river Launch - Wednesday, June 15, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul St.

The mural, pi'tawita'iek: we go up river, curated by Lisa Deanne Smith, activates public space and in its multiple connections (to the land, between the artist and his ancestors and with our communities) widens our perception of Indigenous creativity.

Souvenir Launch - Wednesday, June 15, 5 to 7 p.m. at Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond St. W.

A solo exhibition curated by Ryan Rice, draws upon Bennett’s intentions to visit, activate and respond to the innovative heritage embedded, woven and veiled in Mi’kmaq material culture and design.

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Artist Talk - OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, RM. 230
Mural Launch - OCAD University, 100 McCaul Street, Butterfield Park
Solo Exhibition Launch - Onsite Gallery, 199 Richmond Street West
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Do not miss Jordan Bennett’s Artist and Curators’ Talk, Mural Launch and Solo Exhibition Launch, all happening on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

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The School of Graduate Studies at OCAD University in Toronto is pleased to be hosting Studio Connections: Artist Networks, a series of artist, designer and curator talks to inspire and support the OCAD U Graduate community.  Please join us to welcome Tania Willard, April 5th, 2pm. 

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Tania Willard, Secwepemc Nation and settler heritage, works within the shifting ideas around contemporary and traditional, often working with bodies of knowledge and skills that are conceptually linked to her interest in intersections between Indigenous and other cultures. Willard has worked as an artist in residence with Gallery Gachet in Vancouver’s Downtown East Side; with the Banff Centre's visual arts residencies, fiction, Trading Post and Outdoor School; and as a curator in residence with grunt gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery. Willard’s curatorial work includes Beat Nation: Art Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture (2012-2014), co-curated with Kathleen Ritter, Vancouver Art Gallery (touring), featuring twenty-seven contemporary Indigenous artists. Current curatorial contributions include co-curating Exposure: Native Art and Political Ecology for the Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Sante Fe. In 2016 Willard received the Award for Curatorial Excellence in Contemporary Art from the Hnatyshyn Foundation as well as a City of Vancouver Book Award for the catalogue for the exhibition Unceded Territories: Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Public Art projects include, Rule of the Trees (2019), a public art project at Commercial Broadway sky train station, in Vancouver and If the Drumming Stops (2021), with artists Peter Morin, and Cheryl L’Hirondelle on the lands of the Papaschase First Nation in Edmonton. Willard was recognized with the Shadbolt Foundation VIVA award for outstanding achievement and commitment in her art practice in 2020. Willard's ongoing collaborative project BUSH gallery, is a conceptual land-based gallery grounded in Indigenous knowledges and relational art practices. Willard is an Assistant Professor at UBCO in Syilx territories (Kelowna) and her current research intersects with land-based art practices.

 

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The School of Graduate Studies at OCAD University in Toronto is pleased to be hosting Studio Connections: Artist Networks, a series of artist, designer and curator talks to inspire and support the OCAD U Graduate community.  Please join us to welcome Tania Willard, April 5th, 2pm. 

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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021

Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

Assistant Professors Michael Lee Poy & Kestin Cornwall sit down with their guests Sydney Gittens, Natia Lemay, Ehiko Odeh, Kayla Wallace,  Kaylee Meyer, Adé Abegunde.  They discuss OCAD U, art, and what inspires their work and how OCAD U and their community can assist them moving forward. You will enjoy the discussions, we promise. 

View at your convenience any time after June 1st, 2021
Available at blackocadu.ca & on Youtube

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Welcome To BLACK GradEx 2021!  Enjoy short podcast-style video conversations with graduating OCADU students.

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The final talk in our series is coming up on April 2nd!

Free pizza and refreshments for students in room 187 at 5:45 before the talk. 

HOW WE PAINT Steve Driscoll

April 2nd, 7:00 PM 

OCAD U, 100 McCaul, Room 190 Toronto, ON

Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered ‘how did they do that?’

“How WePaint” is a unique artist speakers series presented by the programme of Contemporary Drawing and Painting at OCAD University. Unlike a traditional artist talk, this event invites esteemed local Toronto artists to share their materials and processes with the arts community at large. This dynamic programming will pull back the curtain on the artist studio and instigate conversations around our creative decision-making processes.

"Steve Driscoll is a modern alchemist. He transforms the base materials of urethane and pigment into ecstatic visions of the Canadian wilderness. Like his historical forefathers, the Group of Seven, Driscoll heads to the forest for inspiration. But rather than re-enacting the plein air sketching method practiced by Canada’s archetypal landscape painters, Driscoll instead mentally banks the images he sees — lakes and trees, sunsets and sunrises, moons and stars, cabins and campfires — creating a storehouse of visual memories that he brings back to his Toronto studio. There he sets about finding ways to make his unorthodox materials suggest those aspects of the wilderness experience that loom large in his mind."– Barbara Isherwood

 

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