Our Annual Fund Appeal - the 125 Challenge
You've no doubt received an email or a letter from Dr. Dan O'Brien, acting president of NSCAD University, asking you to donate to NSCAD's 2012-13 Annual Fund. During our 125th anniversary year, we have launched a special appeal: $125 for 125 years.
Our goal is to raise $125,000 for the Annual Fund—and we're already well on the way to reaching our target with $81,000 raised so far. We believe this goal is ambitious but doable—a tangible expression of our belief that the visual arts have the ability to enrich lives and communities.
To make your contribution to the Annual Fund, click here.
View the Annual Report 2011-2012 (PDF)
A wonderful ANNA-versary
NSCAD University celebrated its 125th anniversary on September 21 to 23 with a nod to founder Anna Leonowens.
In a card stunt dubbed ANNAmotion LOGOmotion, 143 volunteers gathered to create a giant portrait of Anna. The cards flipped to reveal NSCAD’s colorful and celebratory 125 logo. Afterwards, volunteers re-assembled on Granville Mall to flip out again and pose for a group photo.
In the evening, The Back to School Special was hosted by CBC’s Craig Norris on Granville Mall. The concert featured performers Buck 65, Matt Mays, Ria Mae, Tanya Davis, Ghettosocks (aka Darren Pyper, BFA 2006), Acres & Acres and Jenn Grant (BFA 2006).
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Alumni profile - Dennis Page
Dennis Page (BDes 1977) loves to send a letter in the mail—not only because of the greetings he’s conveying or the news he’s imparting—but because of the stamp he licks and puts in the right-hand corner.
Not just any stamp mind you, but a stamp of the Titanic, appearing as she was meant to be seen: proud, majestic, awe-inspiring. His company Dennis Page Branding and Design was commissioned by Canada Post to design the stamp for issue in 2012 to mark the 100th anniversary of Titanic's fateful voyage.
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What does an entrepreneur during her first year in business have to do to get attention? Angela Arsenault (BFA 2004) of Angela Grace Jewelry went to the Cannes Film Festival and then to the Emmy Awards to court celebrities—all with an eye to her customers at home in Nova Scotia.
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Newly retired, the longtime art director for CBC Halifax was in a nostalgic mood as he recalled his days at the art college—“the best four years of my life,” said Tom Anthes (ANSCAD 1967). “The people I met became my best friends for life.”
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Whether you smile or grimace, he'll always make you think. Bruce MacKinnon, named last year to the Order of Nova Scotia, draws his incisive, often funny, commentary as the Halifax Chronicle Herald's resident editorial cartoonist.
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Making playtime beautiful - Toshiko and Charles MacAdam
As a textile artist, Toshiko MacAdam has been dedicating more and more of her energy to the enjoyment of children. Through Interplay Design and Manufacturing, a company she runs with her husband Charles MacAdam (BFA 1979), she hand crochets entire playgrounds.
“I believe beauty is so important for children, that it is crucial for their development and that the memory of beauty will last through their lifetime," she says, perched on a stool in the NSCAD fashion studio, where she teaches one day a week.
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