The 2013 Arts Open House and Craft Sale was a wonderful event for newly accepted students and arts lovers from the general public to tour Sheridan’s studios, view exhibits of student art, purchase crafts and take in the magic of Sheridan College.
In the words of Lynne Murray, who played a lead role in co-ordinating this year’s Open House:
“There was a very positive energy at the college on Saturday during Arts Open House and Craft Sale. Visitors enjoyed the range of displays. The event highlighted our students and graduates. It shone a spotlight on them and their strengths and showed what they can offer the world.”
I spent my Saturday moving from studio to studio taking pictures, so that those of you who couldn’t make it on Saturday can still get a peek behind our studio doors into the life of a Sheridan art student. I hope you enjoy!
I also live tweeted about the event using the twitter hashtag #ArtsOpenHouse from @SheridanFAAD. Check out the feed here.
Thursday April 25 had been penciled into the planners of graduating Sheridan Bachelor of Animation students and Toronto animation professionals for months as the day when industry pros would come to Sheridan to view student films. Sure enough, by the time animation splashed onto Sheridan’s SCAET screen, the theatre was so full that people were sitting in the isles.
Following screenings, industry professionals were able to interview students for positions at their animation and gaming companies (and these interviews are continuing today). Students mounted displays of their films, 3D set designs, posters and more in the Trafalgar campus Learning Commons, and industry representatives toured around meeting students one-on-one. The campus was all abuzz with the excitement felt by students who were releasing their work into the world for the first time, and by potential employers who were keen to recruit the very best talent that Sheridan has to offer.
Industry Day ended with the presentation of student awards. The following is a list of winners:
|AWARD NAME||Award Recipient First Name||Recipient Last Name|
|Town of Oakville Award for Animation||Reina||Kanemitsu|
|Guru Studio: Best Character Animation Award||Zhoulin (Rebecca)||Liu|
|Guru Studio: Best Story Award||Max||Swiecki|
|Nelvana: Outstanding Leadership Award||Lisa Marie||Lanese|
|Nelvana: Best 3D Computer Animation||Mitch||Counsell|
|Nelvana’s Honourable Mention Award||Mami (Ami)||Uebayashi Thompson|
|Nerds Corps Entertainment Innovation Award||Yvonne||Yixuan Xu|
|Mercury Filmworks: Triple Threat Award Story, Design, and Best Overall Animation||Natan||Moura|
|Arc Productions Best Use of the Animation Medium Award||Di||Wang|
|Shaw Media Journalism/Media Award||Ksenija (Kay)||Pluto|
|Shaw Media Journalism/Media Award||Amy||He|
|Shaw Media Best Computer Animation Award||Ben||King|
|Shaw Media Journalism/Media Award||Sheree||Evelina|
|Shaw Media Journalism/Media Award||Dmruv||Joshi|
|Shaw Media Journalism/Media Award||Melissa||Lyn|
|DreamWorks Scholarship – Computer Animation||Lorena||Salas Reyes|
|Gerry Zeldin Life Drawing For Animation||Jean||Liang|
|Glen McQueen Memorial Award||Catherine||Coulter|
|Too Cool for School Award||Perin||McLean|
|HP People’s Choice Award||Sheree||Evelina|
|HP People’s Choice Award||Ami||Thompson|
Congratulations to you all, good luck in your interviews, and best of luck in your careers after graduation!