THURSDAY JUNE 28, 2012
Come celebrate the launch of CAMP NANO and the Student Gallery’s SUMMER CAMP with a full day and evening of programs. Earn badges, sit by the campfire and nosh on smores and trailmix.
The OCADU Student Gallery is launching its inaugural SUMMER CAMP program! Each week until August 24 will feature a unique set of events including underwater photoshoots, friendship bracelet workshops, outdoor movie screenings and urban canoe trips. Check the Student Gallery website (www.studentgallery.ocad.ca) for details weekly.
// PROGRAM OF OPENING EVENTS // THURSDAY JUNE 28 //
WORKSHOPS // @ Carl Wagan in Butterfield Park (12-2pm)
PARTY // Celebrate at the Student Gallery (6-11pm)
CAMPFIRE // Get cosy by the fire in Butterfield Park (after sundown)
CAMP NANO brings together the diverse publications of students in NANO PUBLISHING, a hands-on course in OCADU’s Printmaking department that examines the nature, history and politics of independent publication with an emphasis on active community engagement, distribution models, and strategies for working outside of frameworks offered by mainstream media conglomerates and retailers. Using a variety of studio techniques including letterpress, screen, digital printing, and book arts, Art and Design students make zines and artists’ multiples, organize a public exhibition of their work, participate in local book related initiatives, and establish consignment relationships with local galleries and shops.
THE CARL WAGAN BOOKMOBILE is a traveling campervan of cosmic proportions. It is a gallery, printshop, studio, library, reading room, classroom, and community project—all contained within a 1988 VW Westfalia. CARL WAGAN promotes active engagement with book-based cultural activity such as self-publishing, zine-making, screen-printing, and bookbinding. Subtitled “The Spaceship of the Imagination,” CARL is partly a loving homage to the innovation of astronomer Carl Sagan whose passion for dreaming continues to inspire generations of thinkers. CARL WAGAN is an experiment in radical pedagogy—bringing the strategies, materials, ideas and dialogues of independent publishing to a wide variety of audiences.
**CAMP NANO and SUMMER CAMP are both generously supported by Aboveground Art Supplies**