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See The Forest Through The Trees: Illustrative works of Cleopatria Peterson

See The Forest Through The Trees, Cleopatria Peterson, 2018

See The Forest Through The Trees is a series of illustrations and zines by Cleopatria Peterson, which spans her creative career.

Cleopatria enjoys diverse storytelling using detailed ink and pen illustrations in her artwork and zines, exploring the complexities of experiencing trauma, and of healing through nature, from a perspective of a marginalized person.

Each meticulously inked piece touches back to nature; and how it can heal you. Pages are stand-alone illustrative works or taken from narratives

Cleopatria Peterson Zines, 2018

Zines on Display:

Haunted House Call No. PER112M
Kingston is for Lesbians Call No. PER113M
Intrusive Thoughts Call No. C381M
Resin Call No. C380M
Pact Call No. C379M
Illustrated Works Call No. A222M
Weeds Call No. C175S
Illustrations Call No. A193S

Cleopatria is a Toronto based Illustrator and comic artist studying Publications at OCAD University.

On at the Learning Zone Gallery until October 27

Cleopratria Peterson Exhibition, 2018

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10 2018

What’s new this week at the LZ

Chalkboard Art

The Learning Zone is happy to announce our Fall/Winter 2018/2019 term. We will be open Monday to Thursdays from 9 am – 9 pm; Friday’s, 9 am – 6 pm and Saturdays, 1 – 6 pm. We are closed on Sundays and all Statutory holidays.

What’s new this week at the LZ? Research Wednesday kicks off this week with a visit from Danielle Manning, Outreach Officer from Archives of Ontario. Danielle will present highlights from the Archives of Ontario’s extensive photography collection. Danielle will be sharing highlights from the collection which showcase the work of government, amateur and professional photographers. You will take away an understanding of how the Archive’s photography collections are managed and preserved which supports the understanding of Ontario’s past.

Research Wednesday October 3

Research Wednesdays is a speaker series presented by the OCAD U Library. It’s a forum for anyone to present in a supportive environment. Interested in presenting at Research Wednesdays? We are currently programming our winter schedule (January to April). Send an email to Daniel Payne (dpayne@ocadu.ca). Follow this link to learn more about Century of Ontario Photographs and how you can participate: https://bit.ly/2IyThJt

Check out the gallery below of  past presenters from last year’s Research Wednesdays:

 

Creative Workshop Series 2018

This a call for student workshop leaders: Creative Art & Design Workshops application deadline is October 3!

Student-led creative workshop series returns to the Learning Zone for another year. Our motto is If you know something…teach something! It’s great opportunity for you to develop valuable teaching experience while providing hands-on skill-building and community building for OCAD U students. https://bit.ly/2DQBTBd

Application process:

Please submit a completed copy of this workshop proposal to Marta Chudolinska, Learning Zone Librarian, at mchudolinska@ocadu.ca by October 3rd, 2018. Download the Workshop Proposal template file available on this page.

This workshop series is presented in partnership by the OCAD U Library and the Writing & Learning Centre and supported by funding Ontario Postsecondary Access and Inclusion Program (OPAIP) administered by the WLC.

 

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10 2018

Student Profile: Tom Colleran

Tom Colleran, 2016

Those who have visited the Learning Zone would have met Tom Colleran, one of our many talented LZ Student Monitors who have provided valuable services for us. Tom will be graduating from the Drawing & Painting program this summer. Tom’s main focus with his artwork has been portraiture and figurative paintings and drawings. Coming to OCAD U was a natural fit for Tom as he grew up drawing.

I spent a lot of my childhood on a farm, a farmhouse and we did not really have cable or internet, we had very slow internet. We would spend most of our time drawing. My grandfather would have a lot of photocopied articles and the backside were always blank so we would get big stacks of paper that we could draw on. My grandpa, when he saw me draw he would be pulling me aside to show me the great masters. I got more interested in pursuing it more seriously later on.

Salfie

LZ: What 2 art supplies could you not live without?

TC: A good supply of Willow charcoal and a good kneading eraser.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?

One of my favourite authors is Kurt Vonnegut. I like his blend of humour, satire, history and science fiction.

Goldfish. Tom Colleran, 2015

What do you do to relax?

I play a lot of guitar. I am in a band with my sister.

Do you have a favourite contemporary artist who you appreciate a lot?

The one artist that got me excited was Eric Fischl. He also works from photographs. Fischl was part of the Neo-expressionism movement that popularized working with the figure again in the late 60s. His paintings have some dark and perverted imagery—and he does some really nice portraits too.

David

Is there anything else you want to share with us, any final thoughts?

Take your time at school. When I started I was really concerned with getting through everything and taking as many classes as possible then I slowed down. Give your self enough time to do things. Having less projects gets you excited by the projects you do have and that is a big help. That is one of my many experiences from OCAD that I will transfer to my art practice.

Subway scene

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08 2018

International Zine Month 2018

International Zine Month

This month is International Zine Month (IZM)! A global celebration of zines and independent self-publishing, founded by Alex Wrekk creator of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for Zines.

The OCAD Zine Library marks this month on the calendar with a special zine display highlighting a few of the 2500 zines that are in the collection.

The OCAD Zine Library was launched in 2007 by then student and artist Alicia Nauta “to inspire people…educate and entertain”, we hope that visiting the zine library during IZM will do just that.

International Zine Month July 2018

Food Blog by Anna May Henry

Mad Mulatta by Brittany Couch

Canada: Some Subjective Perspectives, no author

Indigenous Visual Culture Program: Comic Writing Workshop with Walter Scott by various authors

Chojin Club Vol. 1 by various authors

We Are Not White Lesbians by Nia King

Queer Enough by Jamie Q

Back to Nappy: Guide to Beautifully Regressing to Natural Hair by Roechelle Adair

Small Time Magic by Wren McDonald

Forever: A Collection of Love Letters, no author

To view more zines visit the online zine library catalogue found here.

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07 2018

Make A Page For Our Zine

Make A Page For Our Zine, 2018

Make A Page For Our Zine is a participatory zine installation, installed in the Learning Zone Gallery for the summer. Inspired in part by Collage This Wall: Interactive Collage Experiment Installation (2012) and International Zine Month.

Collage This Wall was an interactive collage experiment installed in the Learning Zone during the summer of 2012 which drew participation from members of the OCAD U community and public to create and share a personal collage.

International Zine Month represents a global participation of DIY ethos that encompasses zine making and independent publishing. Various events like zine making workshops, readings and festivals are held and celebrated annually in the month of July.

Make A Page For Our Zine engages with this same process, inviting interactivity and collaboration in the zine making process.

At the conclusion of this project, the pages will be compiled, stapled and made into a zine then added to the OCAD Zine Library collection.

The process facilitates the creation of ideas, and captures the collaborative work.

On until August 15

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07 2018


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