Sheridan’s Craft and Design program celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year! Throughout 2017, the faculty is organizing a series of events which will highlight both the program’s proud history and the exciting future of the recently launched 4 year Honours Bachelor degree. For the first time, this year the program will be participating in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto from Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16.
A recent alumnus of Sheridan’s Crafts and Design – Ceramics program, Zimra Beiner, has come out on top of this year’s Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE), earning the “best of exhibition” title. The inspiration for his award-winning piece came from “obscure sources such as a 9000 year old Pestle from Papua New Guinea, to the most generic furniture found at every Walmart in North America.” He expanded to explain that his interests in the material arts lies in “the overlap between situations which occur in the studio (my reality), the home (everyone’s reality) and the gallery (the reality of art), and I use my own language of line, volume, and composition to make sense of these places and things for which I have both great admiration and skepticism.” I asked Zimra about his practice, and he said that he prefers simple, lo-tech methods – “primarily basic coil and pinch techniques”… Read More