Project 31 Art Auction
March 29 | 100 McCaul| Great hall
6: 00 P.M. - Artwork Preview
7:00 P.M. - Live Auction
Project 31 is a live art auction, offering up stunning paintings, photography, limited edition prints, sculpture, textiles and fibre, illustration, jewellery and digital media by OCAD U faculty members, and a few specially-invited guests. Project 31 pairs the support of donating faculty members with specific areas of need at the University. Since its inception, Project 31 has raised more than $150,000 to support OCAD University students. Click link to preview work!
March 6 - 30
The Gladstone Hotel | 2nd Floor |Toronto
2012 Alumni Exhibition
The Alumni Exhibition features over 40 OCAD U alumni from a wide variety of disciplines. The art works were juried by Tobi Bruce (Senior Curator/ Historical Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Hamilton), Simon Glass (Associate Dean, Faculty of Art, OCAD University) and Tony Taylor (Multidisciplinary artist).
Thursday March 22
6:30 PM - 8 PM | OCAD U Auditorium
2012 Nomadic Residents Artists: Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh
The Faculty of Art presents the 2012 Nomadic Residents Artists, Ghada Amer and Reza Farkhondeh. During their one week residence the artists will give a free public talk.
Friday March 23
6:45 PM - 8 PM | OCAD U Auditorium
President's Speaker Series:
How to compare one million images? Visualizing patterns in art, games, comics, cinema, web, and print media. The explosive growth of cultural content on the web including social media, and the digitization work by museums, libraries, and companies make possible a fundamentally new paradigm for the study of cultural content. Manovich calls this paradigm Cultural Analytics.
Saturday, May 5
11 AM - 2 PM | 100 Mccaul
With the theme of "Celebrating 135 Years of Imagination", Alumni Day is open to all alumni and their families, and coincides nicely with the 97th annual Graduate Exhibition.
Join us for this fun event, featuring: Alumni welcome from OCAD U President, Dr. Sara Diamond, Outdoor BBQ, Guided tours of the Medal Winner’s Exhibit, Fun activities for kids & More! The Alumni Association is also holding a reception beginning at 4 pm.
Alumni Career Events
Friday, march 30
3 pm - 5 pm |100 McCaul
Career & Networking Event:
Start Your Professional Practice
Please join us for moderated discussion with a panel of OCAD U alumni from various disciplines around the theme of starting a professonal practice. Panelists will first speak on their career path since graduating. There will be an open floor Q+A session, followed by a time for participants to mingle and network. RSVP required.
Wednesday, april 18
6 PM - 8 PM | 100 Mccaul
Career & Networking Event:
Building Your Creative Career
Alan Kearns, Head Coach & Founder of CareerJoy, will deliver an inspiring keynote address and then moderate a panel of OCAD U alumni from various disciplines around the theme of building a creative career.
There will be an open floor Q+A session, followed by a reception for panelists and attendees to mingle and network. RSVP required.
Savvy OCAD U alumni have been steadily joining our official LinkedIn group --we now have 1,287 members-- but few are likely aware of a powerful new networking tool built into the site called LinkedIn Alumni.
Launched in October 2011, LinkedIn Alumni connects you quickly with other OCAD U alumni. You can use it to find people who attended OCAU U, and can narrow the search for other alumni by years attended, class year, current location, industry and company. These extra features allow you to find alumni that meet a specific or focused networking need.
LinkedIn Alumni searches for LinkedIn members based on information you listed in the "Education" field of your profile. You will first see profiles of other OCAD U alumni to whom you're already connected. Then, LinkedIn Alumni shows those who attended during at least part of the time you did (if you've listed a class year in your profile) and with whom you share at least one connection. Alternatively, you can pull down the "Years Attended" menu to search by Graduation Year.
Most importantly, using the blue horizontal bars, LinkedIn Alumni enables you to search by Employer, Job Function, or Location to narrow your results and focus your networking activity. Start using LinkedIn Alumni!
Starting this month we are now featuring updates from alumni about their careers, professional accolades, or upcoming exhibitions on the Alumni Relations website.
We update these pages regularly so check back often to see how OCAD U alumni are making an impact and leading creative careers:
Click here for Alumni News
Click here for Alumni on View
Art & Life In Italy
November 7-18, 2012
Join a small group of art lovers, amateurs and enthusiasts on this art and architecture tour to Venice, Florence and Rome. Artist and Art Educator and alumna Maggie Broda (AOCA, 1972) leads this exploration, joined by local artists and art historians on site.
This trip is limited to 16 participants. Open to OCAD U Alumni and Friends. Please contact Kerry to reserve your spot: 1-800-387-1483 or travel@WorldwideQuest.com.