Theatre Sheridan Gala Celebrates 40 Years

Theatre Sheridan celebrated 40 years in 1920s-style on Friday Feb. 24. Technical Production students transformed the Marquee into a speak easy for the event, and second year Music Theatre students hosted the event dressed in 20s garb, leading guests past rumrunners and police to the Marquee, where a knock and password was required for entry. Guests enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and songs from the 20s before being raided by theatre students, who led them into the theatre ‘for questioning’. Here, Music Theatre students performed Chicago for the crowd, and then everyone was ushered back to the Marquee for a special performance by the Come From Away cast.

“It was a great night to showcase our students, celebrate 40 years of the theatre, and thank our patrons,” said Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts, Michael Rubinoff. Patrons paid $500 per table for the Sheridan Theatre gala, and guests included Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, MPP Kevin Flynn and theatre owner David Mirvish and his wife. Guests were invited to dress up in 1920s style, and many got into the theatrical spirit.

The event came alive through a combined effort of Music Theatre performance students and Technical Production students. Sheridan’s Music Theatre program produces six shows every year, three of which are performed on the main stage, while the other three are done in studio.

Sheridan grad Meaghan Ogilvie enjoying a winning year

Applied Photography graduate Meaghan Ogilvie has been racking up successes early in 2013. Her work will be published in Silvershotz Magazine for their 2012 annual Folio Awards (link:, and her work will be part of a show at Twist Gallery called Beneath The Ocean Floor, opening Mar. 8. She was also shortlisted in the fashion category of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards, selected from 62,654 images entered from 170 countries. Finally, she won an Honorable Mention for her image Succumbed from the All Women 2013 Art Exhibition.


Sheridan furniture students exhibit in downtown Toronto during Design Week

Students and alumni from the Furniture Program exhibited dozens of pieces in downtown Toronto during Design Week (Jan. 21-27) in multiple venues. Editors from Design Lines Magazine visited all exhibitions mounted during Design Week, picking the best of the work on view. Twenty of the 100 pieces they singled out for praise were designed and made by Sheridan Furniture alumni and current students: a remarkable showing at an international design event.

Battle of the Titans at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington

Bachelor of Illustration professor Kathryn Chorney celebrated the opening of Battle of the Titans, a major new exhibit currently breaking attendance records at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington. The unique exhibit places our two most familiar dinosaurs – T. rex and Triceratops – within the context of the ecological forces that shaped them and their world. The exhibit was created by Hall Train Studios Ltd, where Kathryn has been a longtime associate. Two Sheridan Illustration alumni and several Advanced Special Effects Makeup, Prosthetics, and Props alumni also worked on preparing the exhibit. Battle of the Titans runs at the RBG until April 7, at which point it will begin touring to other venues.

Rafael Goldchain exhibiting in Clash: Conflict and its Consequences

Rafael Goldchain, Bachelor of Photography program coordinator, is taking part in an exhibition called Clash: Conflict and its Consequences at the National Gallery of Canada from Feb. 1 to Apr. 21. The exhibit examines war and conflict, and the consequences for those engaged in it. See the exhibit’s page here:

In related news, a documentary based on Rafael’s life and work, Beautifully Broken, will broadcast on TVO in May. The documentary was produced by Media Arts faculty Vladimir Kabelik, and it examines Rafael’s fascination with identity and mortality, stemming from his Jewish background.

Sheridan Textiles students’ Valentine’s Day crafts sale on NOW

Textiles students are selling their hand made crafts today in the B wing on Trafalgar campus. Valentine’s Day themed items include cards, t-shirts, bags and more! This card (pictured) is selling for the very fair price of $2! Come check it out before 4 pm today, and get your sweetheart something original this Feb 14!

Interior Design Competition

Interior design students flexed their skills in a conceptual design competition this term to design the Cafe & Dance Caribe Dance Studio in Mississauga ( / (289)813-5505). The winning team won $1000 cash for their design, they will have the opportunity to work with an architect to see their design come to life.

The winning group is featured here (left to right): Jennifer Gillies, Polina Volkonskaya and Liz Eansor. The runner up was Danielle Webster.


Exhibition at the Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre, UTM

Yet Not a Double brings together six artists that engage with a disjuncture of position. The exhibition is the second in a series of three exhibitions at the University of Toronto Mississauga’s Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre for students in the Art & Art History program. The exhibition follows Not a Panopticon, the first in this series that opened in 2012, which included artists Sera Bannon, Kara Firth, and Sarah Lalonde.

The art works function as interventions that disturb routine and transform the library into an alternative exhibition site. Not a Panopticon demonstrated the extent to which panoramic views in the library are visually dissected and cropped from full view. Yet Not a Double responds to these visual dissections by doubling and displacing objects, slicing them into two positions, and suggesting an infinite multiplicity. The first exhibition emphasized the interruptions of the library’s sightlines. The second exhibition makes use of these multiple sightlines and places them alongside one another.

The exhibiting students from Sheridan are all from the Art and Art History Program: Samantha Hanrath, Ebony Jansen, Matthew Morales, Joanna Di Nunzio, AnnaLiisa Ollila, and Ashley St. Pierre.

Peter Palermo Exhibiting in the Mayor’s Art Showcase

Peter Palermo, Art Fundamentals coordinator, is exhibiting his work in oil paint dealing with loss and memory. The exhibit runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 22 in the Mayor’s Art Showcase at the Halton Hills Civic Centre, Georgetown, ON.