Proud At OCAD U Art Show

Proud At OCAD U Art Show, Casey Helm

Visit the Learning Zone Gallery to see Proud at OCAD U Art Show

Proud at OCAD U coordinators, Casey Helm and Teddy Schaub curated this exhibition and here is their perspective on this art show:

The PROUD at OCAD U Exhibition features the work of LGBTQ+ identifying students here at OCAD. Art Exhibition spaces can be inaccessible spaces, especially for those whose identities intersect in different ways. The theme is simple: there is none! The participants were encouraged to bring in work they felt like showing off. PROUD is a community space and focuses on claiming our own space here at OCAD. Copies of the PROUD Community Zine are also available for free in the Learning Zone!

List of participants:

Casey Helm
Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez
Rachel Finlay
J. Lee Bertram-French
Heidi Ku
Abigail LaChapelle
Vincy Lim
Rachel McCormick
Emily Saunders
Teddy Schaub
Proud at OCAD U Collaborative Artwork: Teddy, Casey, Jazmin, Vincy, Camille, Andres, Lee
Proud at OCAD U Community Zine Cover Collage: Teddy, Casey, Nic, Rachel, Lee, Annie

Proud At OCAD U Art Show, April 2018

Image credit: Abigail La Chapelle, Jazmin Cordon-Ibanez, Teddy Schaub, Heidi Ku, Rachel McCormick, Emily Saunders

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04 2018

OCAD Zine Library has a new zine category!

OCAD Zine Library Multilingual Zine Display

New to the OCAD Zine Library collection, is the zine category Multilingual.

For those who have visited the Learning Zone recently, you would have seen our large Multilingual zine display, promoting this new zine category.

The zine library collection strides towards building a diverse and inclusive collection representing the OCAD U community and beyond.

Since 2007, the zine library collection has expanded to 14 zine categories. In 2012 we developed six new zine categories: FASHION, OCAD U, PERZINES, PHOTOGRAPHY, QUEER, SEX & SEXUALITY.

The Multilingual zines category encompasses all types of zines dealing with a range of issues. You will find subjects on travel, 2014 Hong Kong Occupy Movement, Spanish comics, art, politics, including two Spanish tribute fanzines dedicated to Nicolas Cage. The Multilingual zine category consolidates all of the OCAD Zine Library categories into one.

OCAD Zine Library signage

How did the Multilingual zine category come about? It came from a suggestion from Nikole Mc Gregor, a Learning Zone Student Monitor.

Nikole was performing her zine “shelf reading” maintenance task, and came across a zine written in Spanish. It’s true; we like to keep our zine collection organized, supported by weekly shelf reading. To find a zine written in her first language made Nikole feel good and connected to the zine library collection.

OCAD Zine Library Multilingual zines

We decided to perform a full search of the zine collection, and identified many more zines that were bilingual or written exclusively in French, German, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Presently we are cataloguing new zines to add to the Multilingual category, which now includes recently donated zines from as far as Hong Kong, Japan and Finland and as close as Toronto’s linguistically diverse communities.

We would love this new zine category to continue to grow, so if you would like to donate multilingual zines to our collection, please mail your donation to:

Dorothy H. Hoover Library, Zine Collection
OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Toronto, ON
M5T 1W1

You can check out the titles for the multilingual zines on our big display at the library’s LibGuide OCAD U Zine Library: Zine Displays. The OCAD Zine Library is also searchable by visiting the online zine library catalogue at Arstor’s Shared Shelf.

 

 

 

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04 2018

MIGRATION: First Generation Student Exhibition

Migration: First Generation Student Exhibition

A new exhibition has opened at the Learning Zone Gallery called Migration.

Migration: First Generation Student Exhibition is an event held every year which recognizes the “talent and achievements” of First Generation students from all of the undergraduate programs at OCAD University.

Seventeen first generation students’ artwork responding to the exhibition theme “Migration” will be showcased.

A publication launch of Migration will be held at the opening reception in the Learning Zone, Wednesday March 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Exhibition is on until March 29

Migration: First Generation Student Exhibition, 2018

 

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03 2018

10th Annual OCAD Zine Fair

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the OCAD Zine Fair. What started as a one day event in 2008 morphed into a two-day affair that celebrates the work of OCADU students and alumni as well as members of the local zine community. This year’s event was a lot of fun, and featured a combination of familiar faces and new vendors.

If you missed a day, or need a reminder of who was there so you can pick up a zine you missed, here’s a list of tablers by day:

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Wednesday!

  • Vincy Lim
  • Cleo Peterson
  • Julia Pereira
  • Danielle-Leigh
  • Lauren Gamble
  • Rabeea Syed
  • Clara Lynas
  • Heidi Ku
  • Kai Lumbang
  • Becca Michie
  • Caerina Abrenica
  • Emily Kryz
  • Jercy Dee & Christina Castellano
  • Alyssa Pisciotto
  • OCADU Zine Collective
  • Toronto Zine Library
  • Ace Zine Archive
  • Jisu Lee
  • Sunday Night Bombers

Thursday!

  • Emily Fay Fin
  • Christopher Morro
  • Wandy Cheng
  • Tami Poliwoda
  • Natalie Mark
  • Rachel McCormick
  • Casey Helm
  • Lina Wu
  • Stefanie Chow
  • OCADU Zine Collective
  • OCADU Student Press
  • Kai Lumbang
  • Pauline Aksay
  • Bad Cat Collective
  • Laura Watson
  • Leanna Bleakney
  • Collective TBD
  • Hannah Zbitnew

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03 2018

Perspectives Exhibition

Perspectives Exhibition, 2018

The Learning Zone Gallery presents a group exhibition called Perspectives.

This exhibition was organized by International Eyes, a student group which represents a community of students from culturally diverse backgrounds. It includes work in a variety of mediums, from painting to photography.

Contributors: Kalore Jingmei Cao, Raquel Gouvea Jose Felicia da Costa, Tim Hu, Nataly Kais, Ji Woo Lim, Kaylee Meyer, Tony Mulo, Ehiko Odeh, Michelle Scholz, Zhiyi Qian and Chenjun Zhu.

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‘Perspectives’ is an exhibition showcasing the work of international students at OCAD U. While being international means different things to each student, it is oftentimes a big part of one’s identity. This is a small insight into the diverse body of work that international students are creating that highlights their abilities, personalities and passions.

Chenjun Zhu. Perspectives Exhibition, 2018

 

 

 

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