Remember the trip I hinted at two weeks ago? On Friday, April 19, my Visual Arts class had a field trip to the Distillery district in TO and also OCADU (for those who don't know it's the Ontario College of Art and Design).
At the Distillery district, I encountered a giant, looming structure above my head. It turns out, this structure was created by Michael Christian, made entirely out of steel. As I showed my friend the photo I took, she remarked," It looks like the robot from the Incredibles!" I readily agreed with her. I also photographed great examples of contrast in the distillery district. The links and photos will be up in the near future.
Our second stop was at OCADU. This university is easily recognizable, with its colored pencil pillars and its proximity to the AGO ( Art Gallery of Ontario). Upon entering the university, we were greeted by the neon orange doors and two tour guides. My tour guide, Sarah is a third year student in the Integrated Arts major. We were given a tour of the whole campus. My favorite floors were the Illustration and Graphic Design floor, as well as the Environmental Design floor. The neat thing about OCADU is that certain walls are left blank for students to paint and create pieces on. Also, there are many studios throughout the school, each studio exclusively reserved for students of that specific major.
As we left OCADU to go back to school, thus ending our trip, something familiar passed by my eye. It was a mural, done by the New York based artist Marcos Chin, who studied at OCADU for the illustration program a few years back. I instantly recognized his work for Target, entitled "Can't Wait To Meet You Neighbour", and quickly snapped a photo before our bus drove away, refusing to miss a once in a lifetime chance.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the Distillery District, and more importantly, OCADU.
The looming, imposing steel sculpture :[link]
OCADU website: [link]
"Can't Wait To Meet You Neighbour" :[link]