NSCAD Notes - Nov. 27
November 27, 2012

NEWS

Pick up some free latte!Free Latte is a sister project of NSCAD’s Free Coffee publication. Whereas Free Coffee is an annual publication featuring the work of NSCAD students, Free Latte is an online accompaniment where students can showcase their artwork year-round. Submissions welcome. Check it out at: http://freelatte.tumblr.com/post

Our latest raffle: We’re raffling an amazing limited edition photograph, Boiler, by NSCAD faculty member Steve Farmer. Tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10, available in the Office of University Relations, 4th Floor, Duke Street. We’ll also have them available during the NSCAD staff Christmas party on Dec. 13. All proceeds from the raffle will go to Photography Dept. Please take a look at Steve’s photo in the hallway just as you exit the elevator on the fourth floor, or take a look at his work on his website, http://www.stevefarmerphoto.com/

Season’s greetings: We're looking for an image by a NSCAD student, staffer or alumni to use on our holiday greeting cards. The artist/designer of the selected work gets $250 and retains the original work -- wouldn't be nice to have $250 in time for Christmas? Please email your image for consideration to: nscad.ca (max 700 pixels wide, non denominational imagery) by Dec. 1.

Speaking of Christmas … Why not give your loved one at class offered through our School of Extended Studies? Classes for the new year have just been posted. See: http://nscad.ca/en/home/academicprograms/extendedstudies/winter2013/default.aspx

Celebration of the life of Roger Field: We invite you to join us in celebrating the many facets and gifts of Roger’s life as a father, husband, brother, poet, traveller, activist, teacher, and administrator. We are coming together to honour his life on Sunday, Dec. 2nd from 2 – 4:30 p.m. in the second floor drawing studios at NSCAD's Port Campus (1107 Marginal Road, Halifax). Join us in sharing memories and stories of this incredible person. Please feel free to bring family and RSVP: gmail.com


FEATURE STORY

Craft and Food: Learning and snacking in NSCAD prof Sandra Alfoldy’s senior seminar, Craft and Food. Read: http://nscad.ca/en/home/abouttheuniversity/news/food-112612.aspx


SWEET TWEETS

·         The Chronicle HeraldBoth her work and her story are amazing: NSCAD prof crochets playground structures that become park centrepieces http://t.co/pLwrKCF0

·         Colin Goodwinexcerpts from "Ice Cream Social", Gabriel Parniak's #NSCAD grad show @ Anna Leonowens Gallery http://t.co/brvGge1Q

·         Lauren Olivia Hughes ‏My story about the new @NSCADUniversity student-run website is up on @unewsca > http://t.co/mEZwNoO0#freelatte#Halifax

·         Jocelyne Saulnier ‏Cool. Did not know Jimmy Rankin went to NSCAD when I did. Love him. Check out this NSCAD story http://t.co/SCoiTqnf via @NSCADUniversity


 

OPPORTUNITIES

Student Assistant Vacancies, Visual Resources Collection: We are seeking 2 student assistants who are competent with photo scanning equipment and software (Photoshop, Adobe Bridge), as the primary task of these vacancies is digital image production. A background including Art History studies is required. Assistants work 10 hours per week each scanning images, checking in and out borrowed materials, and maintaining the image, film, audio and video collections.  To be eligible for NSCAD student assistant positions, students must be enrolled in full- time studies.  Please submit a resume and brief letter outlining your relevant skills to Rebecca Young, Visual Resources Librarian, by November 30.  For more information, please enquire in the Visual Resources collection or contact Rebecca at 902.444.7212 or nscad.ca

Art Sales and Rental, Call for Submissions:  Looking for a place to sell your work, gain exposure and improve your CV? The Art Sales & Rental Gallery is seeking the work of local emerging artists and would like to invite NSCAD students to apply. Located inside the AGNS, the gallery offers a fair commission as well as equal opportunities for solo feature artist shows. The Art Sales & Rental Gallery holds juried, open accessions every two weeks on Monday, but submissions can be dropped off at any time.  Drop by for more information or email at gov.ns.ca! Feel free to check out the website as well: http://bit.ly/artsalesandrental


NSCAD in the NEWS

Playgrounds of her mind, The Chronicle Herald
Fabric artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam stands in her NSCAD studio. The Japanese-born artist teaches fashion at the Halifax university.

Prof working with Mayo Clinic on products for aging seniors, UNews
NSCAD’s Glen Hougan studying the hacks people use to adapt products to their aging bodies.

NSCAD students partner with Team Possible to create art, UNews
Students say young adults with Down syndrome are inspiring.

NSCAD students launch new online gallery, UNews
Free Latte was started as a companion to Free Coffee, an annual book of student art.

Create, paste and sprint, The Media Co-op
NSCAD instructor Kim Morgan, lawyer Daniel Pink and artist JJ Steeves discuss public and illegal art at an event hosted by Visual Arts Nova ...

Groups seek tribute to Leonowens, The Chronicle Herald
At a recent event to mark the founding of all three institutions 125 years ago, a campaign to create a piece of public art recognizing Leonowens was launched, says a release from NSCAD. A committee is being formed to begin the process and explore ...

Gabriel Parniak's Ice Cream Social brings politics and humour to ..., The Coast
Gabriel Parniak's NSCAD grad show, Ice Cream Social, (opening November 26 at Anna Leonowens Gallery, 1891 Granville, 5:30-7pm. Running to December 1) tries ...


EVENTS

Draw nudes with local dudes: Drawing event organized by Rachael Cadman at the Khyber. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Khyber Centre for the Arts, 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Lecture: Max Haiven presents “From Debt Strikes to Hurricane Relief: Occupy Wall Street’s Pasts, Presents and Futures.” Tuesday, Nov. 27, 6:30 p.m. at Dal School of Architecture, HA19, 5410 Spring Garden Road, Halifax. Presented by the Radical Imagination Project.

NSCAD-Lunenburg Public Lecture Series: The NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residency in partnership with Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents the Celebrations of Light Artist Talks. Join the residents for some great artist talks and discussion around the theme of light. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. in the studio, 40 Duke St., Lunenburg.

Architecture lectures: Cory Brugger on “Morphosis: Technology and Practice.” Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7 p.m. Tim Eliassen on “Transparent Structures/25 Years of Progress.” Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. Both lectures in HA19, School of Architecture, 5410 Spring Garden Rd. Halifax.

Textile and Fashion Film Series: Prancy Nice and Pretty Bird present this free film series the last Thursday of the month, 6:15 p.m. in Multimedia, Granville N320A. The line-up: Dead Man, Nov. 29; The Colour of Paradise, Jan. 31, Safe, Feb. 28, Drowning by Numbers, March 28.

Craft your own gift wrap workshops: Free sessions on Friday evenings, 5 to 9 p.m., that allow you “to craft like you are a kid again.” Hosted by the Centre for Craft and Design. Upcoming sessions: Plaid gift wrap on Nov. 30; Bows/woven ribbons on Dec. 7; Last minute gift wrap on Dec. 14; Pop-up cards, Dec. 21. 1061 Marginal Rd., Suite 140. Call 492-2525.

Holiday Market: Halifax Crafters’ Holiday Market. Dec. 1, 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olympic Centre, 2304 Hunter St., Halifax. Free admission.

Semi-formal: Silver & Gold. Art auction, door prizes, raffle, dancing. Friday, Dec. 7, EyeLevel Gallery, 2159 Gottingen St., Halifax. Admission $5.

Screening:Buzkashi Boys by Ariel Nasr. Originally from Halifax, NS, Ariel Nasr  is an independent Afghan Canadian filmmaker whose work focuses on documenting contemporary Afghan society. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 8 p.m. at the University of King’s College Alumni Hall. Hosted by the Centre for Art Tapes. Admission by donation.


GALLERIES

Anna Leonowens Gallery:  Osima Avosetta by Lydia Buxton; Ringing True by Duncan Ferguson; Table for Six by Kara Highfield. To Dec. 1. 1891 Granville St., Halifax.

Argyle Fine Art:Steve Richards, The Sensual World. To Dec. 11. 1559 Barrington St., Halifax.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia:Canadian Pioneers: Tom Thomson, Emily Car, J.W. Morrice and the Group of Seven, masterworks from the Sobey Collections. To Jan. 6. Metamorphosis: The Art of Robert Pope. To Dec. 9. Painting Place: Elizabeth Enders. To Dec. 9. Roman Bartkiw, curated by Sandra Alfoldy. To Dec. 9. On a Path to Learning: Early Nova Scotian Women Artists, curated by Dianne O’Neill, runs to Jan. 20. 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

Art Sales and Rental Gallery: The featured artist in December is Lynn Rotin. Inside the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 1723 Hollis St., Halifax.

AST Art Gallery:Crossings by Ian McKinnon. To Dec. 10. AST Library, 624 Francklyn St., Halifax.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery:The Fabric of Clay, Alexandra McCurdy. To Feb. 10, 2013. 703 Queen St., Fredericton.

Craig Gallery:Final Vinyl: New Art on Old Records. Nov. 28 to Dec. 19. Alderney Landing, Dartmouth.

Corridor Gallery:Shimmers/Vibrations by Hugh Mater. To Dec. 13. 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax.

Dalhousie Art Gallery:Animal, organized and circulated by Museum London, curated by Corinna Ghaznavi. To Dec. 2. Dalhousie Arts Centre.

Gallery Page and Strange:  1869 Granville St., Halifax.

Halifax Club: Society of Canadian Artists’ Elected Members Art Exhibit. To Dec. 31. 1682 Hollis St., Halifax.

Khyber Centre for the Arts:Holiday Toast. Opens Dec. 14, 8 p.m. 1588 Barrington St., Halifax.

Lunenburg Art Gallery:Celebrations of Light, by South Shore Region Members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia. To Dec. 2. 79 Pelham St., Lunenburg.

Mary E. Black Gallery:  Full Circle, flower bricks and serving vessels by Joan Bruneau. Nov. 29 to Jan. 3. Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design, 1061 Marginal Rd., Halifax.

Mount Saint Vincent Art Gallery:Prospect 15: Anne MacMillan. To Dec. 9. 166 Bedford Highway.

Saint Mary’s University Art Gallery:Kai Chan: A Spider’s Logic. A selection of the artist’s work from 1975 to 2010. To Dec. 2. Loyola Building, 5865 Gorsebrook Avenue.

Secord Gallery:Synchronicity, recent works by Leya Evelyn and Brad Hall. To Nov. 30. Upstairs at 6301 Quinpool Rd., Halifax.

Seeds Gallery:Keephouse, textile and wood accessories for the home by Alissa Kloet. Adorn, holiday show and sale by NSCAD’s Jewellery and Metalsmithing Dept. Dec. 11 to Jan. 6. 116-1099 Marginal Road.

Studio 21:Susan Wood and Janice Leonard: Time Present, Time Past. Ineke Graham: Full Circle. To Dec. 22. New location! Drop by the gallery at 1273 Hollis Street.

ViewPoint Gallery:  Breathe Normally, photographs by Roxanne Smith. To  Dec. 2. 1272 Barrington St., Halifax.