Thanks to the Project 31 organizing committee, the generous artists who donated artwork and the eager bidders who came out on Wednesday night to support the OCAD U community!
The Photography Program would like to extend an extra special thank you to:
Kotama Bouabane, Acacia Johnson, Hugh Martin, & Tek Yang who are directing the auction proceeds from their work to the Photography Special Projects Fund, which supports guest lecturer visits, special workshops, events, and residency programs, enriching student experience and professional opportunities.
April Hickox is directing the auction proceeds from her work to the Living Laboratory at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point. This unique course includes a one week residency where OCAD U students collaborate to produce site-specific artworks and design solutions in the environment of the Toronto Islands.
Peter Sramek is directing the auction proceeds from his work to student travel for the Photography International Collaboration Studio; providing third & fourth year students the opportunity to collaborate with various universities around the world, creating artworks and new networks.
Made With Love: A Catalyst for Change
It’s quite prevalent that the streets of Toronto can get pretty cold during this time of year. Many of us are lucky to be able to run to find warmth, shelter, and food at our homes, work places, and institutions. Though, there are those that are not as lucky.
A group at OCAD’s photo department wanted to become a catalyst for change.
As a team, Tek Yang, Abigail Lomboy, and Candice Linkie, decided to get together and prepare care packages that include basic necessities and treats to bring warmth and hope to the homeless in Toronto. The great part of the care packages is that you can store them away or have it with you on the go to pass along to someone in need. Together, their efforts created 20 care packages, with extra blankets and pajamas to give away. The goal is to provide those who are less fortunate with basic every day necessities, while at the same time, letting them know that there is someone out there thinking about them.
We ask that you give back by taking one of these packages at the photography cage to have with you, to pass along to someone who needs it the most. No one ever really chooses to be homeless. Together, our efforts can make a difference in somebody’s life.