Art Fundamentals Students Launch Live Mural

For two weeks, Art Fundamentals students were literally counting down the days until the launch of a live mural, initiated by faculty Les Sasaki, co-ordinator Peter Palermo and the Art Fundamentals Events Committee. On October 9th, a ribbon covering the 12′ x 8′ ft white plywood surface was cut, and students began to apply their creativity to the “Live Mural” space. Students were given the following instructions: The mural is alive, meant to be painted over and over again with the free-flowing creativity of Sheridan students. The idea came from a live mural maintained by Bachelor of Illustration students in their wing. The mural launch also served as a fundraiser for the Art Fundamentals program, as they managed to sell $41.21 worth of popcorn during the launch. (The next Art Fundamentals Fundraiser will be a comic book sale taking place October 29th, 30th and 31st). Like a live thing, the fate… Read More

Sheridan College Nurtures Installation Art On Campus

Sheridan’s Oakville campus represents our artistic side, where the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design (FAAD) supports artists by inviting the arts community to bring installation art on campus. This month, Derek Sullivan’s Endless Kiosk saw the end of its time in the Learning Commons. This installation encouraged students to interact with it as a piece of living art/architecture by using it as a posting board, in a sense shaping the work. Upon its removal from the Learning Commons, the column had widened at the bottom from postering. “The loaning of [Canadian artist] Derek Sullivan’s piece came about through a push to introduce a rotating yearly program of contemporary art at Sheridan,” explained Art and Art History faculty David Poolman. This program was initiated by the Space Enhancement committee, which is spearheaded by Dean Ronni Rosenberg and includes volunteer faculty from the Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design. “After a… Read More