SEPTEMBER 8th - OCTOBER 7th 2017
Thursday, September 28, 6 – 9 pm
Craft Ontario Gallery
1106 Queen Street West, Toronto
In 1967, a new wave of commitment to Craft and Design found its Ontario home in a program created with the founding of Sheridan College. In the first flyer sent out to prospective students, the program offered “professional competence, creative growth, and intellectual and cultural enrichment”. Now, 50 years into the program, Sheridan’s Craft and Design Program is celebrating and taking stock. The original courses sought to “stimulate creative imagination and technical invention”, and the results today are shown in the careers of the program’s alumni, which include some of Canada’s most well-known and respected professionals in the field of Craft and Design.
That same 1967 brochure, in describing some of the courses, spoke of “understanding ourselves and the tensions of our times”. In 2017 we look to the future of Sheridan’s new degree program, and to the commitment of Craft and Design students in the better making of our world.
In 2017/18, with a series of exhibitions in Southern Ontario, Sheridan will reflect on the alumni who have progressed from Oakville and the original Lorne Park campus in Mississauga. From recent graduates to some of the celebrated names in Canadian making, Sheridan will use this anniversary – embedded in the 50th anniversary of Ontario Community Colleges – to reflect on the professional and creative aspirations that brought the program into being fifty years ago. Continue the celebration by visiting the Living Arts Centre to see additional work by faculty and alumni:
Living Arts Centre
4141 Living Arts Dr,
September 12-October 29th.
Opening reception: September 23rd 1:00-3:00pm