Posts Tagged ‘reception’

TEXThibit: Reading Event & Reception

TEXThibit logo, 2017

The Learning Zone shares highlights from our night of readings by students within the OCAD U community with a few of the exhibiting artists from the TEXThibit Exhibition: A Visual Display of Creative Writing.

The reading event and reception was held Tuesday February 28.

Thanks to all the participants, the evening was enjoyed by all.



03 2017

Come and Celebrate Learning Zone’s 5th Anniversary & the Launch of ReUse Depot February 3rd

LZ celebrates 5th anniversary with the launch of ReUse Depot, February 3, 2015The Learning Zone invites you to join us February 3rd to celebrate our 5th Anniversary with the exciting launch of the ReUse Depot, a new permanent art and design material swap space.

One artist’s trash is another designer’s treasure has been the guiding foundation behind a series of successful events held at OCAD U over the past several years—Materials Trading Post, the Green Exchange and OCAD U Recycles.

The ReUse Depot is an important and great opportunity for artists and designers to up-cycle, re-purpose or reuse materials that can inspire, explore creativity, or reduce students financial burden while redirecting the material from landfill. It’s a location for donating used but usable art & design materials and/or finding used items that will be useful to your creative practice.

ReUse Depot is a collaborative partnership between these departments: the Indigenous Visual Culture program (INVC), the Library’s Learning Zone, the Office for Diversity, Equity & Sustainability (ODESI), Facilities Planning & Management and Student Management. The development of this project is also supported by the First Generations program, IT Services & AV Loans.

ReUse Depot, Tuesday February 3rd, 4:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Learning Zone

OCAD U Library’s Learning Zone is a studio-base library space that provides an experimental and collaborative workspace to members of the OCAD U community. In 5 years the Learning Zone has grown, and will continue to grow as a collaborative environment. Check out our gallery below as we share some of the highlights from past events with faculty, students and members of Toronto arts community.

Celebrate with us on Tuesday February 3rd—with fresh cooked and healthy treats from the Student Union’s Hot Lunch program, treats from the Student Union’s cafe and LZ birthday cake!

Learn more about the LZ  ReUse Depot and other recycling programs across the campus during Green Winter event, a month of sustainable programming organized by the Student Union.


02 2015

New exhibit: EC/Static 2014

Maybe you’ve noticed artworks scattered around the Learning Zone. They’re taking over every surface: covering the walls, the counter tops, the cabinet. It’s all part of a new exhibit featuring the work of first year students.

featuring artwork from J.J. Kiroulos, Mateo Jose Herrera and Cleo Halfpenny

featuring artwork from J.J. Kiroulos, Mateo Jose Herrera and Cleo Halfpenny

The EC/Static 2014 exhibit — featuring photography, print making, 2D animation, Indigenous sculpture and more — officially launches tomorrow night at an opening reception party, running from 5:30 to 6:30pm in the Learning Zone.

Microsoft Word - ECstatic fall electives poster.docx

If you can’t make it to the opening reception, stop by before January 27th to have a look at all the work on display.


01 2014

Great Grange Event: Faculty of Art first-year student exhibition on until March 22nd

The Great Grange Event has returned to the Learning Zone, celebrating another exciting year of first year Faculty of Art student work.

On exhibition are a diverse collection of student artwork from winter electives and core focus courses, ranging from drawings and paintings to mixed-media and time-based media work. A unique inclusion is a set of parfleches from Bonnie Devine’s Narrative Strategies: Contemporary Aboriginal Sculpture & Installation class.

Join us on March 20th at 6:30 pm for the opening reception of the Great Grange Event. The exhibition will be on until March 22nd. Visit the Learning Zone and floors 3, 4, and 5 at 113 McCaul Street.





03 2013

TDSB Open Art Exhibition


TDSB Open Art Exhibition

Currently on exhibition at the Learning Zone is the third annual Open Art Exhibition organized by the Toronto District School Board.

On exhibition are artworks from a variety of genres such as painting, photography, video, sculpture and mixed-media which showcase the talents and creativity of future artists and designers from over thirty schools in the TDSB.


Sir Wilfred Laurier C.I.

The opening reception was well attended, with generous support from parents, teachers, students and members of the OCAD University community. Speakers included Christine Jackson, Program Coordinator of the Arts TDSB, Sarah McKinnon, Acting President OCADU, and Jan Sage, Director of Admissions & Recruitment OCADU.

Special thanks to the TDSB Steering Committee for their dedication to the students and continued commitment to the arts, making the third annual Open another spectacular exhibition. Members of the steering committee included Lisa Sanders, Intsructional Leader, Visual Arts & Media Arts; Christina Yamoi, Martingrove C.I.; Andrea Rappos, Dr. Norman Bethune C.I.; Yolanda Mak, Ursula Franklin Academy and Mike Herman, Lakeshore C.I. As well as Robert Murphy, Exhibition Facilitator for TDSB Arts Department; Daniel Turner, Intern from OISE and the student MCs, Laila Straxds and Athar Mohiuddin from Martingrove C.I.

The exhibition runs until May 26th.


05 2012

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