More than 100 Toronto-area alumni and friends gathered on November 13 at the Wynick / Tuck Gallery
for a reception with President David B. Smith. The event was hosted by gallery owners David Tuck and Lynn Wynick, who represent a number of prominent NSCAD-educated artists.
“You are leaders, you are creators, you are problem solvers, you are the embodiment of what NSCAD strives to do every day – that is, achieve excellence in critical and creative thinking,” Professor Smith told the attendees, who ranged from 1963 to 2009 graduates. “Tonight is about reconnecting with all of you, reaching out, letting you know we are here, and connecting you with each other.”
In his remarks, Professor Smith encouraged alumni to support NSCAD’s scholarship and bursary program in the upcoming annual campaign. “If you are deciding where to invest your philanthropic dollars, there is no better place than our scholarship program,” he said. “Investments here will ensure future students have access to the same excellent education and experiences as you did when you were students.”
Among the attendees at the reception - the first official alumni event in the city hosted by Professor Smith - were three honorary degree recipients: Michael Snow, DFA ’87; Vera Frenkel, DFA ’96 and Jean Johnson, DFA ’99, along with three finalists in this year’s RBC Painting Competition:
Sarah Cale, BFA ’03; Daniel Hutchison, MFA ‘09 and Scott Everingham, BFA ‘04.
Based on the success of the Toronto NSCAD evening, plans are underway to host an official alumni event in a major city each semester.
.Denis Hale, BFA '05; Daniel Hutchison, MFA '09 and Kristal Stevenot
Photo: Linda Hutchison BDes '79