For those that won’t get a chance to visit The Show in person at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, make sure to check out the online catalogue, with contains the final work of the 2013 graduating class. You can find the link for the catalogue here.
In 2006, two Emily Carr alumni and working artists, Serena McCarroll (02) and Tyler Brett (01) fled the high cost of living in Vancouver and moved to a place where they knew absolutely nobody, Bruno, Saskatchewan, population 500. They set up a storefront building in which they housed their own unique brand of café and art shop called called All Citizens. It was the ultimate culmination of a DIY aesthetic forged onto a rural landscape. The story and images around this venture can now be found in a book project, along with the work of fellow Emily Carr alumni, Jason McLean (97).
You are invited to join the 2013 graduates from Emily Carr Univesity of Art + Design at the 2013 Grad Party at 14 West 7th Ave in Vancouver, BC on May 4, 2013. The event will include a multiroom party, with music, visuals, installations, prizes in two locations at West 7 Studios and Photohaus Gallery. This amazing location is both gallery, studio and school, but will be re-imagined into interactive stages, installation spaces, photo booths, and other surprises.
Join us as our campus is transformed — featuring more than 300 works from this year’s Design, Media and Visual Arts graduates.
The Show: New Adventure in Design, Visual Art + Media runs from 10am – 6pm daily from May 5 – 19, 2013 on the Emily Carr University of Art + Design campus on Granville Island. If you’re interested in a a guided tour during the show, please visit this link for more information: http://www.ecuad.ca/about/events/285862.
Graduated: Bachelor of Fine Arts, General Fine Arts, 2006
Current city: Seattle, WA
What are you up to now?
I’m gearing up for Short Run small press fest, a 1-day free festival in November. I am co-founder and co-organizer of this event, along with my creative partners Eroyn Franklin and Janice Headley.
The event is focused on artists who are self-publishing art books, comics and zines, along with those who are making things by hand. These projects are often done in small batches for little money, and little recognition, so the goal of the festival is to help to provide an audience for these groups.
In our third year, we have chosen to expand into an arts organization, putting on events all throughout the year, spreading the word about small press to schools through seminars and workshops, providing resources to artists, and growing our festival in size and reach. For more information, visit the website at: www.shortrun.org.