• I am the recipient of the Ontario College of Art and Design University 2017 Alumni of Influence Trailblazer Award

    Link to Alumni of Influence Award Winners:
    www2.ocadu.ca/news/congratulations-2017?

    Link to Trailblazer Video Profile:
    www.ocadu.ca/alumni/alumni-of-influence?

    Link to Trailblazer Interview:
    vimeo.com/244054971

  • I Am A Volunteer Who Will Be Deconstructing La Promesa by Teresa Margolles at Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art

    Here is the link to the exhibition:
    macm.org/en/press-release/teresa-margol?

  • Audio Guides for the Pavilion for Peace - I Wrote and Narrated The Script for The Peony Knot by Jean-Michel Othoniel on the Walk 2, Six Tales of Peace (and War)

    Here is the link to the audio guides:
    re-imagine.ca/audio-guides-to-the-pavil?

    The Audio Guide or “Peace Trail” Project was proposed and developed by Kathleen Vaughan as a component of Concordia University’s partnership with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Working with Vaughan and audio artist/engineer Phil Lichti, students created two audio guides that consider how ‘peace’ lives in the museum: Four Artworks in Search of Peace | Quatre oeuvres en quête de paix and Six tales of peace (and war) | Six histoires de paix (et guerre). The audio guides are available for download in both English and French. Launched in 2017, the guides will be evaluated through a research study that investigates the role of storytelling and audio content in engagement with concepts of peace.

    A special curricular initiative of Studio Re-imagine, two hourlong audio guides offer the visitor an in-depth engagement with selected artworks of the Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, seen through the lens of peace. How can peace exist in the museum? How do historical artworks take up themes of peace? How can the listener engage with peace directly?

    Walk 1, Four Artworks in Search of Peace / Quatre oeuvres en quête de paix addresses these questions with respect to masterpieces of the Dutch Golden Age and Romantic eras on the first and third floor of the Pavilion, integrating imaginative storytelling, art history, and numerous museum-goers’ voices and ideas about peace. Created by artists/graduate students Emma Haraké, Jacob Le Gallais and Melissa Tamporello, this audio guide is available in both English and French.

    Walk 2, Six Tales of Peace (and War) / Six histoires de paix (et guerre) transports the second floor (Baroque and Enlightenment Era) of the Pavilion for Peace into a place of historical memory and imagination, exploring the human desire for peace even in the midst of wars both Napoleonic and contemporary. The audio guide includes commentary from humanitarian and peace activist, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire; recent Syrian immigrant George Arbaii; specialist in the Spanish enlightenment, Jesus Pérez-Magallon; and museum guide Louis Pelland. Developed and written by artists/graduate students Gianni Berretta, Arianna Garcia-Fialdini, Karlene Goffe, Emily Keenlyside, Bonnie Klohn, Carly McAskill, Trish Osler, Treva Pullen and Christine Suarez, this audio guide is available in both English and French.

  • Here is an In-Focus article Constance Lafontaine and I wrote for the Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) research project about the AgingGraz2017 ENAS and NANAS Conference

    Here is the link to the article:
    actproject.ca/notes-on-the-aginggraz201?

  • ‘Your Bones Aren’t Made of Glass (Floriography 10)’ Has Been Selected To Be In An Extended Exhibition

    I am happy to share that my painting, ‘Your Bones Aren’t Made of Glass (Floriography 10)’ has been selected to be a part of the extended exhibition of 2016-2017 “Experiencing Perspectives”. The extended exhibition will move from the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Canadian headquarters facility in Mississauga to the Mercedes-Benz Canada division of the company that makes and sells the Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Toronto. Thank you to Mercedes-Benz and the Drawing and Painting Department at OCAD University for all of your continued support. Much love and respect.

    Link to my artwork in the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-a-2/

    Link to the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?

  • I Am Speaking At The 'Cultural Narratives, Processes & Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging' Conference in Graz, Austria

    Thank you Aging Graz 2017 and Act Pro for the opportunity to present my paper, 'Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?' at the 'Cultural Narratives, Processes & Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging' Conference. It is the 3rd ENAS Conference, 1st Joint ENAS and NANAS Conference as well as 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology in Graz, Austria. It was a privilege to present my PhD research in 'Panel 40: Dementia I' with Sinikka Vakimo presenting 'Exploring Conceptions of Old Age and Dementia in Finnish Culture', Pia Kontos presenting 'Raising the Curtain on Dementia Stigma: Fostering a New Cultural Imaginary for a More Inclusive Society' and Marilyn Lim being our awesome panel chair. Additionally, I would like to share with everyone that my research and presentation were extremely well received. I am looking forward to what is next in my life and research.

    What: 'Cultural Narratives, Processes & Strategies in Representations of Age and Aging' Conference -3rd ENAS Conference - 1st Joint ENAS & NANAS Conference, 9th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology
    Where: University of Graz and Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Date: April 27-30, 2017

    Link to Aging Graz 2017:
    www.aginggraz2017.com/

  • Nuit Blanche Tours

    I will be giving tours to the public about The Peony Knot by Otholien at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal for Nuit Blanche. Come by and check it out!

    What: Tours on The Peony Knot by Otholien
    Where: Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal for Nuit Blanche, meet outside the entrance of the The Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace
    Date: March 4th, 6-8PM

    Link to The Michal and Renata Hornstein Pavilion for Peace:
    www.mbam.qc.ca/en/museum-district/pavil?

    Link about the Pavilion for Peace and The Peony Knot:
    www.canadianarchitect.com/architecture/?

  • Experiencing Perspectives 2016-2017 Exhibition

    I am happy to share Your Bones Aren't Made of Glass (Floriography 10), encaustic and mixed media on wood, 9"w x 12"h, 2014 will be a part of the Experiencing Perspectives 206-2017 Exhibition.

    What: Experiencing Perspectives 2016-2017 Exhibition
    Work on Exhibit: Your Bones Aren't Made of Glass (Floriography 10)
    Where: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga, ON
    Date: June 2016 – May 2017

    Link to my artwork in the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-a-2/

    Link to the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?


  • Here is an article I wrote for the Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) research project about my experience at the Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) 2016 (“Transformation, Transgressions, and Trust in Europe and the Americas”)

    Here is the link to the article:
    actproject.ca/my-experience-at-gusegg-2?

  • Masters of Text: 'Ame's Amazing Austrian Adventure' by Ames Hawkins

    During my experience at Graz International Summer School Seggau I had the privilege of participating in sound writing workshops. Here is the wonderful episode of Masters of Text by Ames Hawkins and Ryan Trauman. Listen to the episode entitled 'Ame's Amazing Austrian Adventure'. The episode has a lot of great information about Graz International Summer School Seggau and the recordings from the sound writing workshops I participated in.

    Here is the link:
    itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/amess-amazi?

  • The Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship In Ethnic Studies and Social Diversity

    I have the pleasure of letting you know I just got news I am the recipient of the Ethnic Studies and Social Diversity Award through the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University. I am so beyond over the moon about this wonderful opportunity.

    About the Award:
    Graduate Program Directors were invited to nominate students with a strong academic track record, whose research work for their Masters or PhD engages in the study of ethnicity and/or social diversity for the Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowships in Ethnic Studies and Social Diversity. Ethnicity and/or social diversity proposals may include research on a variety of related themes and sub‐themes including post‐coloniality, nationalisms, genocide, race and racism, ethnic and inter‐ethnic relations, intercultural communications, education and social diversity, immigration and migration, public policies pertaining to ethnicity and social diversity, religion and social diversity, intersectional studies of gender and sexuality, dis/ability etc. The research could be empirical, theoretical or a combination of both. Additionally, one of the key elements of what the program directors were asked to explain is how each nominees research contributes to current intellectual, public and social debates on ethnicity and/or social diversity. The committee evaluated each nomination based on relevance, quality of research proposal, transcript, references, etc.

  • The History of Collage and My Collage Work

    Yesterday, I had the pleasure of giving an artist talk in my family home to GlassFacts. It is a group I belong to that includes curators, artists, teachers, art collectors, antique collectors and dealers. For my talk, I spoke about the history of collage and how I use it in my art practice. It was such a treat to speak about collage and show my work in such a lovely and intimate setting surrounded by individuals who have so much experience and eclectic backgrounds. It was truly a day to remember that inspired me and put a smile on my face.

    What: The History of Collage and My Collage Work
    When: May 15, 2016
    Where: James Street South, Hamilton, Ontario

  • A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities

    I feel so inspired after attending the conference, A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities where I learned about how the medical humanities are building bridges with the arts. There were so many brilliant attendees and presenters and I gained a lot of insight and strong contacts in dementia and arts research.

    Link about the conference:
    www.facebook.com/events/531120453720746/

    Link to the blog:
    apalpablethrill.wordpress.com/

    What: A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities
    When: May 7-8, 2016
    Where: Spice Factory, Hamilton, Ontario

    What are the 'Medical Humanities'? (taken from the A Palpable Thrill blog)

    “We define the term ‘medical humanities’ broadly to include an interdisciplinary field of humanities (literature, philosophy, ethics, history and religion), social science (anthropology, cultural studies, psychology, sociology), and the arts (literature, theatre, film, multimedia and visual arts) and their application to healthcare education and practice. The humanities and arts provide insight into the human condition, suffering, personhood, and our responsibility to each other. They also offer a historical perspective on healthcare. Attention to literature and the arts helps to develop and nurture skills of observation, analysis, empathy, and self-reflection – skills that are essential for humane healthcare. The social sciences help us to understand how bioscience and medicine take place within cultural and social contexts and how culture interacts with the individual experience of illness and the way healthcare is practiced.”

    “LitMed: Literature Arts Medicine Database.” LitMed: Literature Arts Medicine Database. Web. 8 Dec. 2015.

    What is a 'Palpable Thrill'? (taken from the A Palpable Thrill blog)

    "palpable like touch
    (a part of the body)
    palpable like something
    in the palm, like something
    you can hold (maybe)
    that wakes you up and
    holds you still
    and thrill!
    like something from
    the heart, a murmur
    (something’s wrong here)
    (something’s not quite right)
    a palpable thrill
    place your hand just so
    (quiet, and connect)
    and feel the wave, the little wave
    and find the missing piece
    to make this whole thing whole
    (what a thrill; to patch those empty holes)."

    About A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities Conference:

    "In the past decade, the discipline of medical scholarship has been experiencing a paradigm shift away from the strict adherence to biomedical ideology and towards an understanding of the medical experience that acknowledges that medicine is both a science and an art. At the same time, humanities scholars have been drawing on medicine as a point of inspiration, using narrative, fine arts, and critical theory to examine the depths of the human experience and to complicate our understandings of what it means to be healed, to be ill, to feel pain. However, significant barriers still exist between these two exciting fields of research; moreover, even within the fields, there are limited possibilities for engagement between students and professionals, students and scholars, artists and academics.

    In the interest of promoting collaboration between these initiatives, the ‘Humanities in Medicine Interest Group’ from McMaster University’s Faculty of Medicine will host “A Palpable Thrill,” an interdisciplinary conference that seeks to promote inclusion of the humanities in medical education and, conversely, encourage arts students and scholars to find salience and inspiration in medicine. We will work to create sustainable cross-disciplinary exchange by identifying common goals, barriers, and methods. We intend to help break down the divide between medical students, humanities students, and the larger professional and cultural communities that inform each of these fields of study. We hope to generate new ideas and develop practical skills among attendants that can be applied to future work and education.

    The conference will be a two-day event, 7-8 of May 2016 and held primarily at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. The event will feature contributions in many different formats; we welcome submissions ranging from formal academic papers to workshop proposals to visual art and creative writing."

    -Taken from A Palpable Thrill: An Introduction to the Medical Humanities Facebook page


  • Ageing, Communication and Technology Scholarship For Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016

    I am absolutely over the moon that I am one of the recipients of the Ageing, Communication and Technology Scholarship For Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016.

    ACT is co-sponsoring a module on ageing, this time titled Aging, Communication, Technologies, and funding me as a graduate students to attend the school. This year, ACT researchers Stephen Katz, Line Grenier and Kim Sawchuk will teach at the school. The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

    Ageing, Communication and Technology Project:
    actproject.ca/

    My ACT Member Profile:
    actproject.ca/act/carly-mcaskill/

    Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016:
    international.uni-graz.at/de/stud/int-f?

    Graz Summer School Seggau: Module on Ageing:
    actproject.ca/act/graz-summer-school-se?

    'Not Notable Enough': Kim Sawchuk's Lecture at GUSEGG 2015:
    actproject.ca/not-notable-enough-kim-sa?

    Shifting Perspectives in the Context of Ageing, Communication, and Technologies at Graz International Summer School Seggau:
    actproject.ca/shifting-perspectives-in-?


    What: Graz International Summer School SEGGAU 2016
    When: July 3-17, 2016
    Where: Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria

  • Ageing, Communication and Technology Scholarship For Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016

    I am absolutely over the moon that I am one of the recipients of the Ageing, Communication and Technology Scholarship For Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016.

    ACT is co-sponsoring a module on ageing, this time titled Aging, Communication, Technologies, and funding me as a graduate students to attend the school. This year, ACT researchers Stephen Katz, Line Grenier and Kim Sawchuk will teach at the school. The Graz International Summer School Seggau is designed for internationally oriented, highly motivated students from all disciplines, who wish to deepen their understanding of current European and international affairs by studying and discussing global developments and challenges within the context of transformation processes and demographic change reflecting aspects of individual, social, political, religious, cultural, literary, regional, economic, cohort and national identities.

    Ageing, Communication and Technology Project:
    actproject.ca/

    My ACT Member Profile:
    actproject.ca/act/carly-mcaskill/

    Graz International Summer School Seggau 2016:
    international.uni-graz.at/de/stud/int-f?

    Graz Summer School Seggau: Module on Ageing:
    actproject.ca/act/graz-summer-school-se?

    'Not Notable Enough': Kim Sawchuk's Lecture at GUSEGG 2015:
    actproject.ca/not-notable-enough-kim-sa?

    Shifting Perspectives in the Context of Ageing, Communication, and Technologies at Graz International Summer School Seggau:
    actproject.ca/shifting-perspectives-in-?


    What: Graz International Summer School SEGGAU 2016
    When: July 3-17, 2016
    Where: Seggau Castle, Leibnitz, Austria

  • Art In the City, Episode 4 - Studio Visit With Cornelia Peckart

    Art In The City, episode 4: Studio Visit With Cornelia Peckart. This segment uses a storytelling approach to look at Cornelia’s amazing artworks, extensive community involvement and projects. I had a blast hanging out with Cornelia in her studio and learning more about her work. Check out her artwork at www.corneliapeckart.com

    The episode will air on Cable 14 in May 2016 as a feature on Hamilton Life. You can catch the segment at 8am, noon, 5pm (Monday to Sunday) and 8pm (Monday to Thursday).

    Link to the episode:
    www.facebook.com/Carly.Mcaskill.Artist/?

    Cornelia Peckart's Artist Website:
    www.corneliapeckart.com/

    What: Studio Visit With Cornelia Peckart
    When: May 2016
    Where: Cornelia Peckart's Studio on James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

    Cornelia Peckart Bio:
    "Cornelia Peckart graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1987 with majors in Printmaking and Installation Art. She resides in Hamilton, Ontario after stops in Toronto, Berlin, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Rotterdam. During her journey, Cornelia worked as an artist and educator at a number of internationally recognized art institutions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Villa Zebra in Rotterdam. She has been a teacher at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts for the past seven years as well as working as an artist educator at WAHC, Centre3, YWCA and Artforms.

    Ms. Peckart received a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship in photography in 2000 and an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant in 2009. Thrice nominated for the City of Hamilton Arts Awards; Visual Arts 2011, Community Artist 2014, Art Educator 2015. Exhibitions of her photographs, drawings, prints and paintings have been shown in Canada, U.S.A., Germany and the Netherlands."

    Cornelia Peckart Artist Statement:
    "My formal arts education in the 1980’s focused on conceptual art, installation art and printmaking. I continue to use a conceptual framework in my arts practice when designing installations incorporating sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. I play with alternate visual perspectives and enjoy re-framing conversations that have become embedded in our vernacular. Often exaggerating conventional opinion, while illustrating darker aspects of our human nature and our consumerist roles in contemporary culture."

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies Candidate 2016

    I am very excited to announce that I am the recipient of the Ageing, Communication and Technology Doctoral Fellowship and am a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication Studies candidate at Concordia University starting Fall 2016. Moreover, I look forward to be supervised by Dr. Kim Sawchuk and look forward to being a research assistant for the Ageing, Communication and Technology Project.

  • The 46th Annual Art Auction at Dundas Valley School of Art

    I am very excited to be a part of the 46th Annual Art Auction at Dundas Valley School of Art this year and have 4 paintings in the auction. I encourage you to go check out the preview to see the talent and amazing artworks up for grabs. I'll be at the auction on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7 pm. See you all there :-)

    Link to the event:
    dvsa.ca/events/

    About the DVSA:
    dvsa.ca/about/

    What: The 46th Annual Art Auction at Dundas Valley School of Art
    When: The auction is on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7 pm
    Where: Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St., Dundas, ON
    Preview: Starts Thursday, April 7, 2016

  • Art In the City, Episode 3 - 2016 Members Exhibition of the Central Ontario Art Association: Rhapsody in Colour

    The third episode is on 2016 Members Exhibition of the Central Ontario Art Association: Rhapsody in Colour with an interview with the COAA Vice President, Eva Ivanov. The exhibition is in The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from January 23 to April 24, 2016. Definitely go check it out!

    The episode will air on Cable 14 as a feature on Hamilton Life. You can catch the segment at 8am, noon, 5pm (Monday to Sunday) and 8pm (Monday to Thursday).

    Link to the episode:
    www.facebook.com/Carly.Mcaskill.Artist/?

    About the Exhibition:
    www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_archive?

    What: Art In the City, Episode 3 - 2016 Members Exhibition of the Central Ontario Art Association: Rhapsody in Colour
    When: January 23 to April 24, 2016
    Where: The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

    More Information about the exhibition:

    The Art Gallery of Hamilton is proud to present the works of the members of the Central Ontario Art Association, for the first time at the AGH. Over fifty years old, and with a current membership of over 150 artists, the COAA is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to nurture fellowship in the visual arts. This juried exhibition highlights the members' diverse artistic practices, embracing all media and all levels of artistic development.

  • Art In the City, Episode 2 - The Unvarnished Truth: The Material History of Painting

    Since I have moved back to Hamilton, I have started a new visual arts centred segment, Art In The City, that will be featured on Hamilton Life via Cable 14. The second episode is on The Unvarnished Truth: The Material History of Painting. In the segment I interview Director and Chief Curator at McMaster Museum of Art, Carol Podedworny about the exhibition.

    The episode will air in December 2015 on Cable 14 in Hamilton. You can catch the segment at 8am, noon, 5pm (Monday to Sunday) and 8pm (Monday to Thursday).

    Link to the episode:
    www.facebook.com/Carly.Mcaskill.Artist/?

    About the Exhibition:
    museum.mcmaster.ca/exhibitions/past-arc?

    Research Online About the Exhibition:
    theunvarnishedtruth.mcmaster.ca/

    What: The Unvarnished Truth: The Material History of Painting
    When: September 5 – December 19, 2015
    Where: McMaster Museum of Art
    Opening Reception: September 17, 2015, 6 – 8 pm
    Talk/Tour with Brandi Lee MacDonald: Friday, September 25, 12:30 pm
    Lecture by Researchers: Thursday, October 1, 1:30 – 2:20 pm
    Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 12, 6 – 8 pm
    Tour with Dr. Brandi Lee MacDonald and Nenagh Hathaway: December 10, 6-7 pm
    Guest Lecture by Dr. Melanie Gifford, Research Conservator (National Gallery of Art, Washington): December 10, 7-8 pm

    "The Unvarnished Truth is an exhibition presenting discoveries made by an international team of nearly 30 researchers and scholars―conservators, curators, engineers, scientists, forensic art historians and more―who worked together to examine 9 historical paintings in McMaster’s collection, including works by Van Gogh, Jawlensky, and the workshop of Peter Paul Rubens. It includes a body of research, a touring exhibition, a publication, a website, and a series of public events.

    Explore the research online now: theunvarnishedtruth.mcmaster.ca

    The presentation at McMaster will also include, for comparison, a work by Edwaert Collier generously loaned to the exhibition by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston, Texas."

  • Art In the City, Episode 1 - Dark Commander: The Art of John Scott

    Since I have moved back to Hamilton, I have started a new visual arts centred segment, Art In The City, that will be featured on Hamilton Life via Cable 14. The first episode is on Dark Commander: The Art of John Scott. In the segment I interview senior curator, Dr. Ihor Holubizky about the exhibition.

    The episode will air from September 14-20 on Cable 14 in Hamilton. You can catch the segment at 8am, noon, 5pm (Monday to Sunday) and 8pm (Monday to Thursday).

    Link to the episode:
    www.facebook.com/Carly.Mcaskill.Artist/?

    About the Exhibition:
    museum.mcmaster.ca/exhibitions/past-arc?

    What: Dark Commander: The Art of John Scott
    When: August 22 - December 5, 2015
    Where: McMaster Museum of Art
    Opening Reception: September 17, 6-8 pm
    Artist Talk: October 29, 6-8 pm

    "A two-part exhibition: McMaster Museum of Art Fall 2015 I Art Gallery of Hamilton Winter 2016
    Organized by The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Iowa. Curator: Daniel Strong

    A retrospective of the dark and eerily prescient art work of Governor General Award winning Toronto-based artist John Scott.

    The exhibition at McMaster presents John Scott works drawn from over 30 years with a focus on his studio practice of the past 15 years. It includes works on paper, sculpture and two reconstructed installations, Bunny Boudoir and Europe (1993). Scott’s works are represented in major Canadian public collections and in the United States and Europe. He was the first recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual Art in 2000. He is also a long-time faculty member at OCADU.

    The McMaster installation includes ‘interjections’ from the Museum collection; works by Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828) and early 20th century European and avant-garde artists.

    Exhibition catalogue includes essays by Daniel Strong, Ihor Holubizky, Gary Michael Dault, and Deirdre Hanna."

  • 40th Anniversary Inc. Squared Ruby Jubilee

    I can not wait to celebrate Hamilton Artists Inc. 40th Anniversary and launch of the community courtyard! An evening filled with wonderful people, amazing art, giveaways, dancing, food, and drinks! A superb way to support your community and purchase some art!

    What: 40th Anniversary Inc. Squared Ruby Jubilee
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, 155 James Street North
    Date: June 27, 2015 @ 7:00-11pm

    Check out the 40th Anniversary Inc. Squared Ruby Jubilee:
    www.theinc.ca/events/inc-squared/

    Also, I submitted a small encaustic painting for Inc. Squared! Come on down and have a look.

  • Gordon Perrier (1935-2014): A Retrospective Painting Exhibition

    Come check out the the Retrospective Exhibition of distinguished fine artist, professional designer and inspiring art educator, Gordon Perrier (1935-2014. I am very proud to be a part of this exhibition and had the privilege to write the essay on Gordon Perrier that is included in the catalogue. Come by to see this amazing exhibition and read the essay I wrote.

    What: Gordon Perrier (1935-2014): A Retrospective Painting Exhibition
    Where: Whitehalls Gallery, Hamilton, Ontario, 40 Biggar Avenue
    Date: June 20-July 4, 2015
    Times: Thursday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:00.
    Tuesday and Wednesday by appointment.

    Check out Whitehalls Gallery:
    www.whitehallsauction.com/whitehalls-ga?

    Check out the essay I wrote on Gordon Perrier:
    www.whitehallsauction.com/wp-content/up?

  • I am an official Bachelor or Education Graduate from Nipissing University

    Today (June 10, 2015), I am happy to say that I am an official Nipissing University Bachelor of Education Graduate in the Intermediate/Senior Division with Visual Arts and Religious Education teachables! Although, I was not able to attend graduation this afternoon I want to extend a very heartfelt congratulations to all of my wonderful and bright colleagues! Additionally, a very special thank you to all of the extraordinary professors who I had the pleasure of working with! To my close family and friends, you are my support system and heartbeat (Thank you! I love you!) I am very proud of myself as I have just officially completed my 4th university degree and could not be happier. All of my university experiences have brought very rich meaning and conversation into my life. My goal is to keep going forward as an intelligent, mindful, creative, and loving individual living a life full of passion and lifelong learning.

  • Experiencing Perspectives 2015-2016 Exhibition

    I am happy to share Maybe You Were Needed Up There, You Are Some Kind of Beautiful (diptych), encaustic on wood, 12x6 (each), 2014 will be part of the Experiencing Perspectives 2015-2016 .

    What: Experiencing Perspectives 2015-2016 Exhibition
    Works on Exhibit: You Were Needed Up There, You Are Some Kind of Beautiful (diptych)
    Where: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Mississauga, ON
    Date: June 2015 – May 2016
    Opening Reception: October 21, 2015

    Link to my artwork in the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-a/

    Link to the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?

  • OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities Art Exhibition

    I will have three mixed media painting in a group art exhibition, OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities Art Exhibition. OBSCURED is an art event celebrating the talent of emerging and underground artists from in and around Hamilton. Come celebrate a night of art with us!

    What: OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities Art Exhibition
    Works on Exhibit: three mixed media encaustic paintings
    Where: Homegrown Hamilton, 277 King William Street, Hamilton, ON
    Date: February 11-March 11, 2015
    Opening Reception: February 11, 6-10:30 PM

    OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities website:
    www.obscuredart.com/

    OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities Art Exhibition Facebook Event:
    www.facebook.com/events/417983778357330?

    OBSCURED: Oddities and Curiosities Facebook page:
    www.facebook.com/obscuredart?fref=nf

  • The Sixth Experiencing Perspectives Exhibition

    What: Experiencing Perspectives: 2014-2015 Art Exhibition
    Works on Exhibit: two graphite drawings, Julia Begin and Carly McAskill, as well as, a large mixed media work, Floriography I
    Where: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Mississauga
    Opening Reception: November 10, 6-9pm
    Dates: May 2014-May 2015

    Check out my work inExperiencing Perspectives 2014/2015 in the online catalogue:

    Carly McAskill
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-5/

    Julia Begin
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-6/

    Floriography I
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-7/

    Link to the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?

    About the Experiencing Perspectives:
    Art is a catalyst for change. At Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, we experience this change every day and believe that contemporary art plays a role in creating a meaningful and inspirational work environment. It facilitates conversations that bring about dynamic ways of seeing, thinking and working.

    The Experiencing Perspectives art program encompasses annual art exhibitions, art tours, community conversations and other art events. The program celebrates several creative partnerships at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Our art program began in 2001 when we partnered with the nearby Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, exhibiting graduate students’ art in our Americas headquarters in Farmington Hills. In 2008 we expanded the program to Texas through partnerships with the art schools of Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University. The schools provide art from their students, alumni and faculty for our MBFS facility in Fort Worth. In 2009 we joined with OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario, and now exhibit art by OCAD University’s students, alumni and faculty in our Canadian headquarters in Mississauga.

    As the program grows, we continue to forge connections between art and business, business and community. We hope Experiencing Perspectives continues to be a source of inspiration and collaboration.

  • RETROSPECTIVE PAINTING EXHIBITION

    Happy to announce the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel has invited me to extend the Retropective Painting Exhibition of my work in Chagall's Restaurant for another year!! Everybody best go say hello to my paintings in person :-)

    Also, my new artist bio and link to my website are up on the Chagall's Restaurant website: |http://www.chagallsrestaurant.com/about-chagalls

  • PRESENTING MY WORK AT INC.spots

    What: INC.spots (A Pecha Kucha Inspired Evening for Hamilton Artists Inc. Members)
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON
    Date: Thursday, August 16, 7-9 PM

    What is INC.spots?
    INC.spots is an event exclusively for Inc. members to meet, discuss art and exchange ideas. It is an event inspired by the Pecha Kucha presentation style that has a format of fast-paced and concise presentations involving multiple speakers. INC.spots encourages Inc. members to present their practice, whether it is focused on their previous and/or current studio practice, projects and influences. It is sure to be a wonderful evening filled with mingling with fellow Inc. members and talking about art! The presentation style is fast-paced where each Inc. member will speak about their artistic practice in the form of 20 images (20 seconds per slide).

    The presenters will be:
    me (Carly McAskill), Mary Kroetsch, Amanda Dudnik and Stefan Hancherow

    To find out more information about INC.spots:
    www.theinc.ca/events/inc-spots/

  • THE SUMMER COLLECTIVE SHOW

    Come check out the art and handmade design show I have been invited to participate in :-)

    What: The Summer Collective Show
    Works on Exhibit: small encaustic paintings
    Where: St.Matthew's Clubhouse, Riverdale Park, Toronto, ON
    Date: Saturday, August 16, 11-4 PM

    Woot! Woot! I am one of the three artists selected to be featured on The Collective Gallery blog. My encaustic painting entitled Compass is on the website to promote The Summer Collective Show!! Check it out:
    thecollectivegallery.blogspot.ca/2014/0?

    Also, check out The Collective Gallery blog:
    thecollectivegallery.blogspot.ca/

  • TWO DRAWINGS, JULIA BEGIN & CARLY MCASKILL, AS WELL AS, LARGE MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK, FLORIOGRAPHY, WILL BE ON EXHIBITION FOR THE NEXT YEAR

    What: Experiencing Perspectives: 2014-2015 Art Exhibition
    Works on Exhibit: two graphite drawings, Julia Begin and Carly McAskill, as well as, a large mixed media work, Floriography I
    Where: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Missisauga
    Dates: May 2014-May 2015

    Check out the drawings I had in Perspectives 2013/2014 exhibition in the online catalogue:

    Florence Desjardins
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-3/

    Anne Baldasaro
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-4/

    Here is a link to the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?

  • Royal Connaught Grand Opening

    On June 4th, I had the privilege of attending the grand opening reception for the Royal Connaught. It is really awesome to see first hand how Hamilton architectural marvels are being transformed using the "old and new" into relevant spaces. This makes me incredibly happy as a fine artist and antiques enthusiast.

    Here is a video from the grand opening that urbanicity posted:
    youtu.be/Ib91apbTkBI

  • *_The City of Hamilton Arts Awards Video"

    Here is a video that was posted by My 905 Hamilton. If you start watching at 5:44 you will see the brief clip on my artwork that was shown at The City of Hamilton Arts Awards.

    Check it out:
    youtu.be/C_4-yJ3SO14

    My 905 Hamilton writes:
    “This video was shot on Thursday May 29, 2014 at Theatre Aquarius in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, Canada for the 2014 City of Hamilton Arts Awards. The City of Hamilton Arts Awards program was established in 1976 to recognize the vital contribution that artists make to our community. It is one of the longest running municipally-led arts award program in Canada and provides an unparalleled opportunity to celebrate exceptional achievements across all parts of our artistic community. Featuring the Lifetime Achievement Award, the Visual Arts Award and the community Arts Award with the winners Ian Jarvis and Thea Faulds (Unlocking HIV).”

  • Beerfest

    Want to try and find the perfect craft beer? Come and sample a variety of flavours and colours and tastes at Hamilton Artists Inc Artist-Run Centre's 1st Annual Beerfest at the Inc! The gallery will be transformed into a “beer garden” for an afternoon and evening of beer tasting and food. Beerfest will be the first event of its kind at Hamilton Artists Inc. This year it will be held indoors with plans to extend the event into our courtyard space next year!

    When: Saturday, May 24
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre (155 James Street North)
    Time: 3-9 pm
    Cost: Cost of admission only $15 for entrance and 3 samples.

    Check out more details about the event at:
    theinc.ca/2014/05/10/1st-annual-beerfes?

  • I Am One of The 2014 Hamilton Art Awards Nominees For The Visual Arts Category

    The City of Hamilton Arts Awards is one of the oldest municipal-led arts awards programs in Canada. The Arts Awards celebrates Hamilton’s vibrant arts community and recognizes the many individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to arts and culture in our community.

    Established Artist and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, selected by a jury, will receive:
    $2500
    Arts Awards bronze commemorative medal designed by artist Dora de Pédery-Hunt
    Civic and Media Recognition

    Emerging Artist Award recipients, selected by the Established Artist winner in each category, will receive:
    $1000
    Certificate of Recognition
    Civic and Media Recognition

    You can check out of the amazing nominees on the City of Hamilton - Arts Awards Facebook page:
    www.facebook.com/CityofHamiltonArtsAwar?

    And here is the photo of me on the page:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=6937722?

    The 2014 Hamilton Arts Awards Ceremony Will Be Happening Soon!!
    When: May 29
    Where: Theatre Aquarius
    Time: Doors open at 6:30

    Join us for a welcome reception featuring art installations, live performances and refreshments from 6:30 pm prior to the Awards Ceremony where we will announce the 2014 Arts Awards recipients. This will be an unforgettable evening of celebration for Hamilton’s arts community – and you won’t want to miss the after-party!

    Book Your Tickets at:
    www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-city-of-hamil?

  • I Got A New Teaching Job For the Summer

    Today, I finished signing all of the contracts and training to be a Early Childhood Education Supply Teacher for the Hamilton/Burlington YMCA locations. Hooray!! I think this is going to be a great summer job!! I love working with children!!

  • I Got Into Teacher's College

    After being accepted into a number of Institutions for Bachelor of Education Intermediate/Senior Visual Art and Religious Studies specialization I have made a decision to attend Nipissing University. I am excited to get my teaching certification to broaden the spectrum of ages and institutions I am qualified to teach at.

  • INC.spots

    Hamilton Artists Inc. presents:

    INC.spots
    (A Pecha Kucha Inspired Evening for Inc. Members)
    (& If you are not a member yet, become one!! We would love to meet you!)


    Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7-9 PM
    @ Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre

    7-8 PM = presentations
    8-9PM=meet and greet


    Do you want meet other Inc. members?
    Do you want to speak about your art?
    Do you want to hear about art?
    THEN HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. WANTS TO SEE YOU!!!!!!


    What is INC.spots?
    INC.spots is an event exclusively for Inc. members to meet, discuss art and exchange ideas. It is an event inspired by the Pecha Kucha presentation style that has a format of fast-paced and concise presentations involving multiple speakers. INC.spots encourages Inc. members to present their practice, whether it is focused on their previous and/or current studio practice, projects and influences. It is sure to be a wonderful evening filled with mingling with fellow Inc. members and talking about art!

    Call for INC.spots Presenters
    All Inc. members are welcome to attend, but only the first 6 members to sign up will be able to present. The first 6 Inc. members to respond to the call (with 20 images) will present from 7-8 PM. The presentation style is fast-paced where each Inc. member will speak about their artistic practice in the form of 20 images (20 seconds per slide). The Hamilton Artists Inc. Communication and Membership Outreach Committee will format all of the images for the presentations into a structured PowerPoint slideshow. Please make sure all images (20 in total) are formatted to 72 dpi jpegs or pngs files and named in the order they should be should be shown (i.e. 01image.jpg, 02image.jpg, 03image. Jpg, etc.) All submissions must be sent to members@theinc.ca

    Why Attend INC.spots?
    Are you a Hamilton Artists Inc. Member? Do you want to meet fellow Inc. members? Are you interested in discussing art and exchanging ideas? Do you want to gain experience presenting? We hope INC.spots will become a reoccurring event that continues to bring together Hamilton Artists Inc. members to talk about art.

    To be a presenter or learn more about INC.spots email us at members@theinc.ca

    Thank you very much and hope to see at INC.spots

    The Communication and Membership Outreach Committee

  • Inc. Squared

    Join us at Hamilton Artists Inc. for the Annual Fundraiser, an evening of
    ART, MUSIC, CHOTSKIES, DANCING, and good times with friends,featuring original ART FOR SALE, with all proceeds going towards Inc. programming.

    Tickets are $7 available at the Inc.

    I will even have a brand new painting in the art sale and object of curiosity in the silent auction :-)

    What: Inc. Squared. A Hamilton Artists Inc. Fundraiser Art Party!
    When: Saturday, April 5th, Doors open at 7 pm
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre, 155 James Street North

    Check it out:
    theinc.ca/2014/03/14/annual-fundraiser-?


    ALSO, I did an Art Speak feature promoting Inc.Squared on Hamilton Life. Start watching at 34:18

    Check it out:
    www.cable14.com/hamilton-lifestyle-show?

  • Visions 2014: Puttin' on the Ritz Art Auction

    There will be 4 of my paintings up for grabs in the Annual Art Auction Fundraiser at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery! Definitely will be a great event!!

    What: Visions 2014: Puttin' on the Ritz Art Auction
    Dates: March 29, 2014
    Where: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

    Check it out:
    grimsbypublicartgallery.blogspot.ca/

  • Art @ Suite 500 Exhibition

    Art meets business in Art @ Suite 500, an annual juried exhibition featuring works by students and alumni of York's Graduate Program in Visual Arts. The show is a collaborative project of the Schulich School of Business and the Graduate Program in Visual Arts.

    & this year my encaustic painting entitled City Garden has been selected to be in a year long group exhibition. YAY!

    What: Art @ Suite 500 Group Exhibition
    Dates: March 27, 2014 - March 2015
    Opening Reception: March 27 5-8 pm
    Where: The Miles S. Nadal Management Centre tonight. It is located on the fifth floor of the Ernst & Young Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre, 222 Bay St. Toronto. The exhibition may be viewed by appointment by calling 416-360-8850.
    Sponsor: Sponsor:Graduate Program in Visual Arts and the Schulich School of Business

  • A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

    My drawing entitled Florence Desjardins that is featured in the Experiencing Perspectives exhibition at Mercedes Benz Financial Services is one of the works selected to be featured on the main page for the exhibition.

    Check it out:
    mbfs-art.com/

  • AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE, ONE OF MY FAVOURITE PAINTINGS IS GOING TO BE ON EXHIBITION FOR THE NEXT YEAR

    What: Art @ Suite 500
    Works on Exhibit: My encaustic painting entitled City Garden
    Where: Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, Toronto, ON
    Dates: March 2014-March 2015

    Check out my painting here:
    carlymcaskill.com/artwork/2758974_City_?

  • COME TO HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. TO SEE IF YOU CAN FIND MY DRAWING

    What: Swarm, Hamilton Artists Inc. Annual Members Exhibition
    Works on Exhibit: My drawing entitled Intrigue
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre
    Dates: November 21-December 2013

    Check the poster for the exhibition here:
    theinc.ca/2013/11/01/swarm/

  • ART SPEAK: ON THE SUBJECT OF GHOSTS BY ED PIEN & CINDY MOCHIZUKI CURATED BY IRENE LOUGHLIN

    What: Art Speak Feature on Hamilton Life via Cable 14
    Topic: On The Subject of Ghosts: Ed Pien & Cindy Mochizuki
    Segment Airing: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre (155 James Street East)
    Dates: October 10-November 7

    Check it out (start watching at 37:25):
    www.cable14.com/hamilton-lifestyle-show?

  • HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. INTERVIEW SERIES: ON THE SUBJECT OF GHOSTS BY ED PIEN & CINDY MOCHIZUKI EXHIBITION REVIEW BY CARLY MCASKILL

    I have been working on a new project at Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre. It is a series of interviews with artists and exhibition reviews that I initiated that will become a section on theinc.ca website. I am quite excited about this project :) It is in progress so stay tuned.

    Check it Out:
    *will be posted online soon

    What: On The Subject of Ghosts: Cindy Mochizuki Interview by Carly McAskill
    When: Thursday, October 17, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre
    Videographer: Kyle Sheppard

    Check out more details about the exhibition @ theinc.ca:
    theinc.ca/2013/10/03/on-the-subject-of-?

    About the Exhibition:
    The new media installations of Cindy Mochizuki and Ed Pien reference the emotive trace of past inhabitants in relation to social and material geographies which haunt our collective ideological present. “What constitutes the ghosts in these works, and who constructs this presence of ‘another’ other? How do we define ourselves in relation to the ghost?” Ed Pien suggests that a ghostly presence forces us into a fearful confrontation with ourselves. The human tendency to destroy what it does not understand becomes useless when confronted with ghosts. As a result, we must engage in new possibilities of communication with both ourselves and the unknown. Pien’s installation Revel is at once a poetic and meaningful response to the experience of working with immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers in the UK as they explored past experiences and future aspirations related to concepts of home. Mochizuki’s work Yokai and Other Spirits invites us into a conversation constructed through a confluence of new media, anime, sculpture and drawing. The materiality of hauntology present in the work emphasizes a destabilized negotiation between past and present, heightened by the liminal space of diasporic adolescence, and phantasmagoric representations of home. Pien’s and Mochizuki’s work contain references to the circular past which ‘haunts’ both the present and future image, where, as Pien states, “As any experience is structured like a network of traces that return to something other than itself… the present traces, as it is being traced. We are haunted by the previous and always arriving at the present image.”


  • HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. INTERVIEW SERIES: ON THE SUBJECT OF GHOSTS BY CINDY MOCHIZUKI INTERVIEW BY CARLY MCASKILL

    I have been working on a new project at Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre. It is a series of interviews with artists and exhibition reviews that I initiated that will become a section on theinc.ca website. I am quite excited about this project :) It is in progress so stay tuned.

    Check it Out:
    *will be posted online soon

    What: On The Subject of Ghosts: Cindy Mochizuki Interview by Carly McAskill
    When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre

    About Cindy Mochizuki:
    Cindy Mochizuki is an interdisciplinary artist who works across several different disciplines including drawing, animation, multi-media, and performance. Her works deal with the subject of history and memory and works through the place of both the documentary and the imagined. Her short films have been screened in Holland, Korea, Toronto, Los Angeles and Montreal. She holds a MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies from Simon Fraser University.

  • HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. INTERVIEW SERIES: ON THE SUBJECT OF GHOSTS BY ED PIEN INTERVIEW BY CARLY MCASKILL

    I have been working on a new project at Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre. It is a series of interviews with artists and exhibition reviews that I initiated that will become a section on theinc.ca website. I am quite excited about this project :) It is in progress so stay tuned.

    Check it Out:
    *will be posted online soon

    What: On The Subject of Ghosts: Ed Pien Interview by Carly McAskill
    When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre


    About Ed Pien:
    Ed Pien has exhibited work at the Draing Centre; the V&A, London; The Goethe Institute, Berlin; AGO, Toronto; Musée des Beaux Rrts and Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal; Songzhuang Art Centre, Beijing; and the National Art Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. He recently participated in the Sydney Biennale and “Oh Canada,” at MASS MoCA. This fall Pien will be presenting a new installation at the Moscow Biennale.

  • CHAGALL'S RESTAURANT OPENING RECEPTION

    Check it Out:
    www.chagallsrestaurant.com/about-chagal?

    What: Opening Reception
    When: Thursday, October 3, 2013
    Where: LOFT Lounge (2nd floor) at the Hamilton Sheraton Hotel (116 King Street West)
    Time: 5-7PM

    As you all already know my passion in life is fine art, specifically drawing and painting!! The Sheraton Hamilton Hotel will have 5 of my paintings on exhibition until August 2014. Specifically, this group of paintings is a mini retrospective that illustrates a variety of ways I like to approach the language of painting. And with every exhibition, you need to have an opening exhibition party!!

    PLEASE RSVP BY OCT. 2


  • I AM A FEATURED ARTIST AT CHAGALL'S RESTAURANT AT THE HAMILTON SHERATON HOTEL

    WHAT: Featured Artist at Chagall's Restaurant
    WHERE: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel (116 King Street West)
    DATES: September 1, 2013 - August 1, 2014

    Check it out:
    www.chagallsrestaurant.com/about-chagal?

    About Chagall's Restaurant:
    Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Chagall's is a contemporary restaurant with an artistic flair.

    Cuisine:
    Savour classic favorites or delight your pallate with artfully crafted menu options. Whether you are in the mood for a quick bite to eat, or choose to leisurely pace yourself through a meal with friends or colleagues, Chagall's is the perfect retreat. We invite you to learn more about our contemporary flavours by viewing the Chagall's menus.

    History of Chagall's:
    Opened in 1985, the same year Russian-born 97-year old French Painter Marc Chagall died, Chagall’s Restaurant pays homage to the late great painter. Best known for emotional association and use of Cubism, Fauvism and Symbolism, Chagall was a master of many mediums and styles. His work includes paintings, biblical etchings, sets and costume design for plays, lithogrpahy, and even stained glass. His often colourful and whimsical creations have been described as playful, childlike and without categorization. He is best known for I and the Village (1911), The Painter to the Moon (1917) and The Juggler (1943).

    Featured Artists:
    In the spirit of Chagall we are pleased to introduce two talented local artists; Carly McAskill and Harold Sikkema. Chagall’s Restaurant is proud and delighted to feature their work for you to experience and enjoy!

  • HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. ARTIST-RUN CENTRE INTERVIEW SERIES

    I feel that as the Chair of Communications for Hamilton Artists Inc. it is important to keep the community engaged and excited about various exhibitions and projects happening at the Inc. I am happy to announce that on September 25 I conducted a very successful interview with visual artist, Breann Ritchie at Hamilton Artists Inc. Additionally, Breann and I conducted a great review on camera of the current exhibition on at the Inc. entitled, Pack Moves: Brendan Fernandes, Rachel Hellner, Kelly O’Dette, Kenneth Raddatz Curated by Brad Isaacs (September 5-October 5). Owner, founder and director of Outlaw Productions, Kyle Sheppard has been a real asset as the videographer. Stay tuned for view the interviews :-)

    You can check out Breann Ritchie at:
    www.breritchie.weebly.com

    You can check out Kyle Sheppard at:
    |www.facebook.com/OutlawProductionKS


    HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. INTERVIEW SERIES: BREANN RITCHIE ARTIST INTERVIEW BY CARLY MCASKILL

    Check it Out:
    *will be posted online soon

    What: Hamilton Artists Inc. Breann Ritchie Artist Interview by Carly McAskill
    When: Wednesday,September 25, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre
    Videographer: Kyle Sheppard

    More details about Breann Ritchie at:
    www.breritchie.weebly.com


    HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. INTERVIEW SERIES: PACK MOVES: BRENDAN FERNANDES, RACHEL HELLNER, KELLY O'DETTE, KENNETH RADDATZ CURATED BY BRAD ISAACS EXHIBITION REVIEW BY CARLY MCASKILL

    Check it Out:
    *will be posted online soon

    What: Pack Moves: Brendan Fernandes, Rachel Hellner, Kelly O’Dette, Kenneth Raddatz Curated by Brad Isaacs Exhibition Review by Carly McAskill
    When: Wednesday,September 25, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre
    Videographer: Kyle Sheppard

    Check out the details @ theinc.ca:
    theinc.ca/2013/08/28/pack-moves-brendan?

    About the Exhibition:
    Pack Moves, a meditation on human-animal relationships, addresses the notion of the individual versus the pack. The “packing” of animals performs a protective social function. However, in terms of taxonomies, thinking of animals as a species rather than as individuals affords them little in the way of self-determination. Grouped scientifically, animals are reduced to a physical description and a list of characteristics. Alternately, “unpacking” could be theorized as an animal being singled out from the group, as when hunted, or when recognized as an autonomous entity. The term also invokes the more literal, visceral reality of animal dissection, in addition to philosophical inquiry. What happens when animals are singled out? What lies in the resultant tense area of vulnerability and agency? The works in this exhibition, produced by Brendan Fernandes, Rachel Hellner, Kenneth Raddatz and Kelly O’Dette, gesture towards the implications of these problems, both for animals and for ourselves.

  • SUPERCRAWL: I LOVE MY ARTIST-RUN CENTRE BECAUSE

    WHEN: SUPERCRAWL: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
    WHERE: HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. ARTIST-RUN CENTRE AT 155 JAMES STREET NORTH (CORNER OF JAMES STREET NORTH AND CANNON STREET)
    CONTACTS: 10-11 PM

    ARTCRAWL, a monthly arts and music event on James Street North has expanded into the SUPERCRAWL (an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G annual 2 day arts and music event). In 2012, SUPERCRAWL became a 2 day, 4-block closure and had an estimated attendance of 80,000.

    I am working at Hamilton Artists Inc. from 3:30-8:00 PM on a project called, I LOVE MY ARTIST-RUN CENTRE BECAUSE.... The project is asking the community to share with us why artist-run centres (such as the Inc., Centre 3, and Factory Media Centre) are an important part of the arts community and why they “love” them.

    I'd love to see you!! Come out for a visit!!


  • PART ONE: CARLY & CORNELIA OH-SO-CREATIVE SUPERCRAWL EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!

    SUPERCRAWL, FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13 - - - CARLY & CORNELIA OH-SO-CREATIVE PART ONE

    DATE: SUPERCRAWL, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
    EVENT: "TAKING THE GIRLS UP NORTH'
    ARTIST: CORNELIA PECKART
    MEET AT: THE HAMILTON CONSERVATORY FOR THE ARTS (126 JAMES STREET SOUTH)
    TIME: 9 PM (BE THERE FOR 8:50 PM)

    Have you ever wanted to be a part of a performance art piece? Well, here is your chance!! Many cool plans are shaping up for Supercrawl. A very talented international artist and art educator, Cornelia Peckart, who is a dear friend of mine, is doing an artwork for Supercrawl on Friday, September 13. The artwork is entitled; “Taking the Girls Up North” which is a performance that is going to be a simple parade of seven paintings Cornelia has created of old friends that will be walked/paraded through the Supercrawl since Cornelia has cleverly put them on wheels. Additionally, she has personally myself and all of my friends to participate in the parade. The work will start at The Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts & James Street Booksellers Art Alley (126 James Street South) at 9 PM and end at Mixed Media (154 James Street North) or maybe This Ain’t Hollywood (365 James Street North) at 10 PM. This is going to be a great performance promoting close friends, performance art and more art in the streets!! I hope to see you all come out to participate in and support this wonderful performance!! I know I will be!! Let’s all band together to promote strong friendships and amazing performance art ☺

    After the performance we will bask in the positive energy that "Taking the Girls Up North" is all about and go enjoy the rest of the Supercrawl then go out somewhere :)



  • PART TWO: C & C OH-SO-CREATIVE EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!!

    WHEN: SUPERCRAWL: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
    WHERE: MEET AT HAMILTON ARTISTS INC. ARTIST-RUN CENTRE AT 155 JAMES STREET NORTH (CORNER OF JAMES STREET NORTH AND CANNON STREET)
    CONTACTS: Catherine: (905) 220-5337, Carly: (905) 928-3007

    ARTCRAWL, a monthly arts and music event on James Street North has expanded into the SUPERCRAWL (an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G annual 2 day arts and music event). In 2012, SUPERCRAWL became a 2 day, 4-block closure and had an estimated attendance of 80,000. This year the event is exploding even more so. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Catherine Reiser and moi (Carly McAskill) have decided since SUPERCRAWL is going bigger and badder this year so should we!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO we are proud to announce what you have all been waiting for drum rollllllll the amazing and magnificent C & C OH-SO-CREATIVE EXTRAVAGANZA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The plan is to meet at the front entrance of Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre, 155 James Street North (corner of James Street North and Cannon Street) at 8 PM. We wanted to keep it super artsy so we thought this meeting place made complete sense!!! Plus, I am working at Hamilton Artists Inc. til 8:00 so makes the best sense for moi too. We then will go enjoy the wonderous art and magical music of the SUPERCRAWL followed by a ridiculous amount of drinks and dancing at a yet to be determined location!!!!!!!!

    ((OOOooooOOOooooo the suspense is probably killing you right?!))

    This is going to be a fun and awesome adventure filled WITH the company of Catherine and Carly!!!! SO what is not to like????!!!!! All are welcome!! It is going to be a great night!!!!!!! Plus if you do not understand some art just ask me since I am an art expert :-)

    Text Catherine and/or I if you get eaten up the crowds or can only come to the after partay!!!

  • Love Your Artist Run Centre Window Projection

    What: Love Your Artist Run Centre Window Projection
    When: Friday, August 9th Art Crawl, 2013
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre (155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON)

    link about project:
    theinc.ca/2013/06/26/open-streets-love-?

    Examples of some responses (including my own):
    hamiltonartistsinc.files.wordpress.com/?

    Make sure to watch this projection to see what my response was (yes I make a brief appearance) REALLY RAD project!! Do not miss it at the upcoming Hamilton James Street North Art Crawl :)

    About the Project:
    During Open Streets on James Street North (June 23) the Inc. asked the community to share with us why artist-run centres (such as the Inc., Centre 3, and Factory Media Centre) are an important part of the arts community and why they “love” them. The responses the Inc. received were amazing! The Inc. provided facts outlining what artist-run centres traditionally do, as well as some brief points on their history and emergence. It was a really great opportunity to talk to the community about what makes artist-run culture unique, as well as hear the community's opinions on the matter. This project was inspired in part by the work of artist Gillian Wearing and more recently the “I Need Feminism Because” campaign by Cambridge University students.


  • Update: I AM VERY HAPPY & AM FEELING VERY ENLIGHTENED!! My Experience as a Speaker at the MIRCI Conference WAS AMAZING!!!!

    I just came home from a three day conference I was very blessed to attend and meet many brilliant women at. I have gained a wealth of knowledge and connections with amazing woman academics.

    Check it out:
    www.motherhoodinitiative.org/

    Also, I was a speaker at the conference where I discussed my MFA exhibition Motherline: A Self- Portrait and my research in daughter-mother relationships. Also #2, my artwork is on the cover of MIRCI's Spring/Summer 2013 issue:

    Check it out:
    www.motherhoodinitiative.org/JMIV4No1.h?

    www.motherhoodinitiative.org/MothersEdu?

  • I am Going to be A Speaker at the Upcoming Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) Conference

    What:MIRCI COMMUNICATING MOTHERHOOD/MOTHERS COMMUNICATING: “HIGH CULTURE” TO POP CULTURE TO NEW SOCIAL MEDIA CONFERENCE
    When:June 24-27, 2013, Toronto, Canada
    Where: Pantages Hotel

    This conference will explore the nature, status, representation and experience of mothers and motherhood in various historical, cultural and literary contexts, and examine the many ways in which mothers have been and are affected by, viewed, and/or challenged contemporary cultural norms and dominant ideologies and representations of their role.

    Topics may include but are not restricted to:
    Representations and depictions of mothers/mothering/motherhood in fiction, poetry, drama, art, music, film, advertising, TV, facebook, blogs, twitter; investigations into navigating cultural expressions of “good” and “bad” mother/ing; transmitting maternal knowledge(s), parenting skills, mothers/mothering and language, mothers and literacies, feminist motherlines; teaching/learning about mothering/ motherhood through literature, popular culture, celebrity culture, new media; parenting/mothering in literature, art, popular culture, social media, the blogosphere; queer engagements with mothering/motherhood in literature, popular culture and social media; de/constructing embodied understandings of mothering, mother, motherhood; how communication technology permeates the work/home barrier, assists/ challenges relationships and attachment with adopted and biological children; the impact of literature/popular culture/social media on opinions regarding reproduction; mothers’ relationship with “the experts”; expert discourses vs. grassroots communications; transmission of culture and ethnicity through various maternal modalities; mothering in the Information Age; communicating mothers/motherhood across the generations; crossing national borders and class divides through New Social Media; communication and other revolutions (or political organizing), new social media—linking or dividing moms?; low-income and young mothers’ access to and use of New Social Media; cybermothering; mothers/motherhood and Communication Studies; mothers/mothering and education, learning and pedagogy.

    CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

    Joanne Bamberger, Author of PunditMom.com and Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America

    Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein, Editors of The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art

    Catherine Connors, Author of HerBadMother.com

    Gina Crosley-Corcoran, Author of TheFeministBreeder.com

    Ann Douglas, Author of The Mother of All Parenting Books

    Jocelyn Fenton Stitt, Minnesota State University, Mankato and Pegeen Reichert-Powell, Columbia College, Chicago; Editors of Mothers Who Deliver

    May Friedman, Ryerson University; Editor of Mothering and Blogging: The Radical Act of the MommyBlog

    Heather Hewett, SUNY New Paltz; Contributor, Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction and Mothering in the Third Wave

    Andrea Liss, California State University, San Marcos; Author of Feminist Art and the Maternal

    Anne MacLennan, York University; Author of “Women, Radio and the Depression: A “Captive” Audience from Household Hints to Story Time and Serials”

    Maki Motapanyane, Mount Royal University; Editor of Mothering in Hip Hop Culture: Representation and Experience

    Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Boston University; Author of White Feminism and Contemporary Maternity

    Andrea O’Reilly, York University; Editor of Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts

    Shelley Park, University of Central Florida; Author of Mothering Queerly, Queering Motherhood

    Elizabeth Podnieks, Ryerson University; Editor of Mediating Moms: Mothers in Popular Culture

    Amanda Richey, Kennesaw State University, Co-Editor of Mothering and Literacies

    Deborah Siegel, Founder of GirlwPen.com; Author of Mama w/ Pen Annie Urban, Author of PhDinParenting.com

    Nicole Willey and Justine Dymond, Co-Editors of Motherhood Memoirs

    Check it out:
    www.motherhoodinitiative.org/MegaLocal.?

  • OPEN STREETS: LOVE YOUR ARTIST-RUN CENTRE

    As the Chair of Communications on the Board of Directors at Hamilton Artists Inc., I had the privilege to participate in this amazing project!! The photos and responses we have collected so far really rock!!

    Check it out and see if you can find me:
    theinc.ca/2013/06/26/open-streets-love-?

    Updates about the ongoing process of the project:
    During Open Streets on James St. North this past Sunday, June 23, the Inc. asked the community to share why artist-run centres (such as the Inc., Centre 3, and Factory Media Centre) are an important part of the arts community and why they “love” them. The responses we received were amazing! We also provided some facts outlining what artist-run centres traditionally do, as well as some brief points on their history and emergence. It was a really great opportunity to talk to the community about what makes artist-run culture unique, as well as hear your opinions on the matter. A big thank you to everyone who participated in this little project. We hope to do it again in the future. In the meantime, if you want to send in a photo of yourself letting us know “why you love artist-run,” you can do so and we’ll add it to the project. (send submissions to programmingassistant@theinc.ca)
    Larger versions of the images below can be found on our Facebook page.

    This project was inspired in part by the work of artist Gillian Wearing and more recently the “I Need Feminism Because” campaign by Cambridge University students.

    If you’d like to see some other people’s opinions on why artist-run culture/centres are important, what makes them unique and some of the issues we’re facing in the field today, check out Decentre: Concerning Artist-Run Culture/A Propos de Centres D’Artistes by Yyzbooks or come and visit us in the gallery for a chat!

  • Hamilton Artists Inc. Open Streets Event

    What: Open Streets
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist-Run Centre (155 James Street North)
    When: Sunday, June 23 from 12-5

    Come hang out with me and some of the Hamilton Artists Inc. staff at this Open Streets Event!! It is going to be a blast!!

    Hamilton Artists Inc. has some special activities planned, and want to invite our members and community to join in and have some fun with us.

    There will be two activities taking place on the street outside the gallery.

    As an organization made up of a vibrant artistic community, we invite you and your families to art it up on the street, sidewalks and walls of the Inc. We will provide copious amounts of sidewalk chalk and we look forward to seeing your creations!

    The second activity is slightly more structured, and inspired by the work of artist Gillian Wearing and more recently the “I Need Feminism Because” campaign by Cambridge University students. We want to create a project that we can share around the web focusing on the importance of artist-run centres. We will be asking you to share what makes artist-run centres (such as the Inc., Centre 3, and Factory Media Centre) an important part of vibrant artist communities. We plan to photo-document the project, and are really looking forward to hearing your opinions. Some examples from our staff and board are pictured below. This is also a great opportunity to talk about artist-run culture with those who may be less familiar with what we do.

    Check it out:
    theinc.ca/2013/06/22/open-streets-the-i?


  • Open Streets

    What: Open Streets
    Where: James Street North, Hamilton, ON
    When: Sunday, June 23 from 10-5

    Please make sure to attend Open Streets Hamilton. It is a community-based partnership dedicated to promoting active, healthy and inclusive lifestyles by temporarily transforming streets into a shared space for everyone to experience. The motto is “Make the Streets Your Playground”. Sunday, June 23rd, 2013, will mark the 7th car-free Sunday in Hamilton since June 2010! Open Streets Hamilton is part of a network of events taking place all over the world to re-purpose streets for fun, active, and creative activities! By connecting communities through active transportation, you open up opportunities for collaboration, support, sharing, and communication that we sometimes miss when we drive through in our car. Taking a day to come out into the street together to celebrate the health of your community builds connections that last all year long

    Open Streets Hamilton offers programming related to:

    *Active Transportation (Walking, Cycling, Rollerblading, Skateboarding, etc…)

    *Healthy Communities (Nutrition, Active Living, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation, etc…)

    *Sustainable Economy (Local Sustainable Businesses & Organizations: Food, Services, Arts, Local Products)

    Check it out:
    openstreetshamilton.ca/


  • Art Speak: Levy Series No. 5 The Moderns

    What: The Moderns
    Where: McMaster Museum of Art
    When: March 7- August 3

    Link to the segment:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015132088?

    About the exhibition:

    The Moderns is the fifth in a series of exhibitions exploring the collecting interests of Hamilton businessman Herman Herzog Levy, O.B.E. (1902-1990), the McMaster Museum of Art’s greatest benefactor to date. Levy’s collection interests were European art, maps and antiquities, which he approached with thorough research, conducted when travelling for business in Europe and subsequent trips across the globe. The Moderns looks at his passion for 20th century art, within the broader context of the McMaster collection. The exhibition includes more than 30 works, some never shown before, by: Mario Avati, David Burliuk, Mary Cassatt, Georges Braque, André Derain, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Tsuguharu Foujita, Josef Herman, Albert Marquet, Walter Sickert, and Henri Le Sidaner.

  • Exceptional Review of my MFA Exhibition, Motherline: A Self-Portrait by David A. Ross on www.artoronto.ca


    Link to the segment:
    www.artoronto.ca/?p=18012


    "The key idea of Carly McAskill’s new show, a thesis solo exhibition entitled Motherline: A Self-Portrait, is that identity is built through layers of memory. It is applicable both to individuals and society, the entity that individuals form through their interaction with each other. How so and what materials does the artist use to convey this message? The first is a heavily layered 32' x 64' section of old wallpaper on drywall. The artist has used encaustic on it to strip away, tear, and add to the composition, creating new patterns based upon the old. The different layers of material are different perceptual experiences stored and, as the encaustic treatment suggests, constantly subject to revision. Memory does not stand still, like a painting in an art gallery, which makes McAskill‘s work an ironic comment on both memory and art; it is not an object like a ‘still life’ but much more a process, a movement, a flow of sensation that has become temporarily stilled – framed – by discursive parameters.

    Carly McAskill, If Walls Could Talk, 2012 mixed media on paper

    Carly McAskill, If Walls Could Talk, detail, 2012 mixed media on paper

    In this instance the discursive parameter is Motherline. A line, and straight lines do not exist in nature, is the human attempt to connect one linear phenomenon to another. It is a function of mechanical causality: B follows A. Daughter follows Mother. As McAskill tell us, things do not follow so neatly. “I feel in constant conflict with keeping my artistic career that I have spent years building up and my yearning to eventually becoming a mother and a wife,” she writes ‘Artist,’ ‘mother’ and ‘wife’ are identities produced through the framing of perceptual based experience, and whose reframing (reprocessing, revision) doesn’t stop until we are no more.

    Carly McAskill, If Walls Could Talk, 2012 mixed media on paper

    There is a red striped toy baby carriage surrounded by pieces of drywall and encaustic signifying, as I take it, childhood. Is that how memory works, images encircled by debris, by the detritus of things that once were? As if, somehow, the image is the survivor of a vast swathe of perceptual destruction, standing proudly, even defiantly out of otherwise nothingness?

    On one wall A Self-Portrait, Flamboyant is extravagant, it is at once mystical, whimsy, mythical and powerful. Swirling in dark purple coils on the outside with curvilinear areas of bright green-blue on the inside, the figure with the artist’s recognizable face wears a crown of hairpins with dark purple on one side and yellow and pink stripes on the other. What is the relationship of self to memory? How do we recognize ourselves? Lacan spoke of a misunderstanding by which a body takes itself to be an image. If so, it is a most fruitful error.

    Carly McAskill, A Self Portrait, 2012, mixed media on paper, 74 x 50 inches

    Is self an image or is only conceivable in terms of one, and that the ‘real’ self may not exist? Once captured as an image, it becomes lost. Is self-image then a delusion? Does an artist continually recreate the self through a work in a game of lost and found, hide and seek? What do we see when we peer through the layered constructs of an identity if not its spaces?

    Carly McAskill, Reflecting Burdens, 2012, mixed media on plastic

    In a corner, McAskill has arranged 30 small mirrors with fancy, ornate frames, each having a variety of images, some of machines, others of natural scenes, while anothers with her childhood face. The mirror image suggests reflection, how it is that we see ourselves. What is the glass? Is it no tart itself? Is art the glass through which we capture what we think we are; how we remember ourselves to be? If so, then to think is to remember or thought is unthinkable without it. Memory is the mind again, and in ancient Greek myth, the Mother of the Muses, the patronesses of all arts and sciences, and whose name is the root of the word music, is Mnemosyne, Memory personified. Is this the Motherline of Memory? If mother, then father. Who coupled with Memory to produce art and science? It was Zeus, the exemplar of logic, his name derived from the Greek zeugein, to yoke, join as in the word zygote. Motherline has, in other words, some logic to it which joins or yokes the images.

    Carly McAskill, Florence Desjardins, 2012, pencil on paper, 30 x 23 iches

    On another wall facing A Self Portrait are six graphite paper drawings of McAskill‘s family tree with her grandmother, mother and sister’s faces. There is also one male image, that, I assume, of George V, the late father of the present queen, and Commonwealth sovereign of her grandmother’s era. Is the mind of memory the art of reflection? Is the logic of a life the continual struggle to remember who and what it is? Are the discursive parameters framing the act of recollection the doing of art?

    Carly McAskill, Anne Baldasero, 2012, pencil on paper, 30 x 23 inches

    McAskill‘s current exhibition raises these questions and more. Her own mnemonic Odyssey into herself can help launch similar projects in us all."

  • Art Speak: Carly McAskill talking about her upcoming exhibition, Motherline: A Self-Portrait

    What: Motherline: A Self-Portrait
    Where: Gallery 1313 (1313 Queen Street West, Toronto)
    Dates: March 6-March 17
    Opening Reception: March 7, 7-10 PM

    Link to the segment:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015150650?

    This segment of Art Speak focused on my upcoming thesis exhibition, Motherline: A Self-Portrait. The term “motherline” is used to refer to the shared experience when women get together to tell one another stories about female experience: physical, psychological, and historical. Specifically, this segment of Art Speak focuses on a series of 6 graphite drawings representing my great, great grandmother; great grandmother; grandmother; mother; myself and younger sister. The multi-layered images in my drawings and collage work explore identity through meditation on place, time, presence, and inheritance.

  • My second interviewing: Art Speak talks with Devan Marrinaccio

    Link to Art Speak Episode:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015149279?

    What:The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist Run Centre
    Dates: February 7-March 3
    Opening: February 7, 7-9:30pm

    About:
    The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program is provided by Hamilton Artists Inc. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding McMaster University 4th year Visual Arts BFA candidates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton Artists Inc. James Street North gallery. Hamilton Artists Inc. developed the Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program to provide community recruitment opportunities for McMaster School of the Arts BFA students and build connections that enrich the culture in the city of Hamilton.

    Devan Marrinaccio:
    "My drawing and painting is about story-telling that uses fiction, non-fiction, humour, and strangeness to evoke the wonder, sadness and absurdity of the human experience. The mark-making is inspired by childlike renderings and naivety, reined in with sophisticated editing. The process fluctuates from subtle layering to quick barbaric intensity. I gravitate toward garish and intense colours juxtaposed with layers of whites and greys. I focus on images of human life and human fantasy mixed with animal bodies that act as visual metaphor. The ideas are presented in book form and on canvas, because both may lend themselves to sequential imagery mixed with text. I want to inspire curiosity and a sense of wonder through my stories."-Devan Marrinaccio

  • My first time interviewing: Art Speak chats with Katie Leaf

    Link to Art Speak Episode:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015149276?

    What:The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist Run Centre
    Dates: February 7-March 3
    Opening: February 7, 7-9:30pm

    About:
    The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program is provided by Hamilton Artists Inc. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding McMaster University 4th year Visual Arts BFA candidates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton Artists Inc. James Street North gallery. Hamilton Artists Inc. developed the Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program to provide community recruitment opportunities for McMaster School of the Arts BFA students and build connections that enrich the culture in the city of Hamilton.

    Katie Leaf:
    "I use industrial materials in my work to build a heavy mechanical kinetic skeleton that generates whimsical and natural sounds and narratives. These materials and the sounds they create are often overlooked in industrial environments.I create these sculptures to present an overt example of the beauty surrounding us in each ding, bang and plunk. These sculptures are situated in a gallery context using an aesthetically pleasing presentation to enhance the viewer’s ability to recognize these discounted auditory experiences."-Katie Leaf

  • Art Speak: The Eye of Napoleon and The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program


    Here is the link to the latest segment:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015119842?


    What: The Eye of Napolean
    Where: The Art Gallery of Hamilton
    Dates: November 10, 2012- May 5, 2013

    Information about the exhibition off of the AGH website:
    The Eye of Napoléon
    On view November 10, 2012 to May 5, 2013
    Organized by Exhibits Development Group, USA, in cooperation with the Chalençon Collection, Paris, France

    For all of his military exploits as the great conqueror of modern times, Napoléon was equally astute as a cultural imperialist, bringing French art and industry to a new flowering that aimed to surpass the achievements of antiquity while serving to cement his power and advance his geopolitical ambitions. Drawn from the Chalençon Collection (Paris, France), perhaps the world’s foremost private collection of Napoléonic material, The Eye of Napoléon presents some 200 rare objects that together provide insight into Napoléon’s aesthetic interests, private life, and the remarkable achievement of French painters, draftsmen, and decorative artists working in the Empire Style.

    The exhibition’s exceptional quality and range of materials and techniques demonstrates how Napoléon nurtured and harnessed the glories of French art and craftsmanship, always with a special understanding of how things would be interpreted out in the world. From the period’s most renowned artists—painters such as Antoine-Jean Gros and Jean-Baptiste Regnault, and sculptors Jean-Antoine Houdon and Antonio Canova—Napoléon commissioned signal works that imaged the pomp of his reign and diffused his likeness, while gesturing to the cultural authority of the antique. Recalling from his readings in history that every great ruler pervaded an era, Napoléon likewise sought to impress his mark on every domain of the decorative arts, exemplified in the exhibition through magnificent examples of Sèvres porcelain, jewellery and elaborate personal effects.

    Also featuring personal items, including Napoléon’s hat, snuffbox and collapsible campaign bed, the exhibition affords us a glimpse of Napoléon the man and functions as an object lesson on how the things with which we surround ourselves define our public identity.

    What:The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program
    Where: Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist Run Centre
    Dates: February 7-March 3
    Opening: February 7, 7-9:30pm

    About:
    The Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program is provided by Hamilton Artists Inc. This year, the award recognizes three outstanding McMaster University 4th year Visual Arts BFA candidates in a month-long exhibition at Hamilton Artists Inc. James Street North gallery. Hamilton Artists Inc. developed the Hamilton Artists Inc. Award for Distinction in the Studio Art Program to provide community recruitment opportunities for McMaster School of the Arts BFA students and build connections that enrich the culture in the city of Hamilton.

  • I HAVE AN ' SHOW HOST/EXPERT PROFILE' FOR ART SPEAK ON THE HAMILTON LIFE WEBSITE

    CHECK IT OUT:
    www.cable14.com/hamilton-bio/carly-mcas?

  • LOOP GALLERY OPENING

    Come by Loop Gallery to see me at the opening of the group MFA exhibition, Nine.

    January 5th, 2-5 PM

    1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 1X8 (3 doors west of Dovercourt).

    And check out the lastest awesome akimbo blast:
    www.akimbo.ca/akimbos/?id=53437



  • I am the new Chair of Communications on Board of Directors at Hamilton Artists Inc.

    I am very excited to be a part the Board of Directors and look forward to what it will bring.

    Currently my latest Art Speak talk is posted on the Hamilton Artists Inc. main page!!

    Check it out:
    theinc.ca/2012/12/11/2725/

  • York University MFA Group Exhibition

    January 4th – January 18th, 2012
    Reception: Saturday, January 5th, 2- 5 PM

    Loop Gallery is pleased to announce Nine, a group exhibition of artwork by York University’s 2nd year Visual Arts MFA students.

    Participating artists include: Marina Black, Neil Harrison, Yoon Jin Jung, Rachel Ludlow, Carly McAskill, Nadia Moss, Shannon Scanlan, Victoria Vitasek, and Tobias Williams. Nine brings together diverse practices in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, video, and collage. From alienation to ecology, and self-preservation to consumer culture, each artist uses their respective medium to address issues ranging from the universal to the profoundly personal. Nine provides a glimpse at the unique solutions developed by Toronto’s emerging artists in response to the challenges of their current artistic milieu.

    Please join the artists in celebrating the exhibition opening on Saturday, January 5th from 2-5 PM.

    loop Thanks
    AUDAXlaw Sumac.com

    loop Gallery
    1273 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6J 1X8 (3 doors west of Dovercourt).

    Gallery Hours: Wed - Sat 12 to 5 pm, and Sun 1 to 4pm.

    Artist is in attendance on Sundays and for the reception. For more information please contact the gallery director at 416-516-2581 or loopgallery@primus.ca. www.loopgallery.ca

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  • ART SPEAK: "Breaking Black" Curated by Nicole Collins

    Here is the link to the segment
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015114888?

    When:
    December 18 2012 at noon

    Times:
    Monday - Thursday starting 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, 11pm, 7am (following day encore)

    Where:
    Hamilton Life at Cable 14
    Hamilton, Ontario

    About:
    Hamilton Life is a local half-hour lifestyle magazine covering the people, places and things that matter in the Hamilton community. It is a daily show on the community channel, Cable 14. It is by Linda Rourke with Kate Lane, Greg Ross & Kat Cullen.

    Art Speak is a monthly feature that I have developed with Linda Rourke to discuss artistic exhibitions and issues in Hamilton. On this specific episode, it will be the second segment focusing on an installation at Art Gallery of Hamilton.

    Information about Segment Topic:

    NICOLE COLLINS
    www.mcmaster.ca/museum/Exhibition_Event?

    Breaking Black
    November 15, 2012 – January 12, 2013
    Reception: Thursday November 15, 6-8 pm
    Artist/Curator’s Talk: November 22, 6-7 pm

    Toronto-based artist Nicole Collins takes her cues from alchemy in a new exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art, Breaking Black. The artist was invited to develop an exhibition, combining her own works with selections from McMaster’s collection, as part of the Museum’s ongoing program, inviting artists as guest curators.

    The work of the artist is often compared to that of the alchemist—experimental, transformative and transcendent—and alchemy has been a preoccupation for Collins throughout her own artistic practice. Her work, primarily encaustic painting, focuses on the effect of time, accumulation, force and heat on visceral materials.

    For Breaking Black, Collins has selected paintings by Louis Comtois, Anselm Kiefer, and Sigmar Polke; a sculpture by David Nash; a 5th century BCE Kalyx-Krater; and a contemporary painting by an unknown artist. Two recent works by Collins are included as well as a recent work by Czech-born Toronto artist Jiri Ladocha, loans from the artists. (A detailed list of works follows.)

    The title Breaking Black is drawn from one of Collins’ works (detail above, installation view at left).

    In discussing the exhibition, Collins says, “The goal of alchemy was multiple: to transform base metals to gold; to pass from the darkness of ignorance to enlightenment; to transcend the physical and gain access to the spiritual. In this exhibition a kind of transmutation occurs with the gathering of these works.”

    An exhibition publication, with an essay by Nicole Collins and colour images, is available.

    Nicole Collins is a Toronto-based artist and an award-winning educator at the Ontario College of Art & Design University (OCADU). Since 1994 she has shown in 10 solo exhibitions including The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo, and participated in many group exhibitions in Toronto, New York, London, Zurich.


    Works in the exhibition:

    Nicole Collins (Canadian b. 1962)
    Breaking Black, 2011
    Wax, pigment and rope on canvas and board,
    244 x 183 cm
    Agamemnon’s Dream, 2010
    Encaustic on canvas on board,
    274.3 x 45.7 cm

    Louis Comtois (Canadian 1945-1990)
    Distortion in Yellow, 1979
    Acrylic on canvas, 127 x 267 cm
    Gift of Jeanette Hlinka, 2010

    Anselm Kiefer (German b. 1945)
    Yggdrasil, 1985-1991
    Emulsion, acrylic (partially charred), melted lead, 220 x 190 cm
    Levy Bequest Purchase, 1993

    Jiri Ladocha (Canadian b.
    Czechoslovakia, 1942)
    Silver Wave, 2012
    Silver leaf on plywood, 2 panels, each 96.5 x 147.3 x 5cm
    Courtesy of the artist

    David Nash (English b. 1945)
    Fins, 1987
    Burnt carved wood, 81 x 163 x 41 cm
    Gift of Leon Liffmann, 2010

    Sigmar Polke (German 1941-2010
    Zaun (Mutlangen), 1986
    Synthetic resin, acrylic medium, metallic and graphite pigments,180 x 200 cm
    Levy Bequest Purchase, 1996

    Unknown
    Untitled
    Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 50.5 cm
    George Loranger Bequest, 1994

    Red-Figure Kalyx-Krater
    Early Lucanian School 5th century
    ceramic
    Gift of Herman Levy, Esq., O.B.E. in honour of Dr. Clement H. Stearn

  • ART SPEAK: "The Annual Members Exhibition" at Hamilton Artists Inc. Artist Run Centre

    Here is the link to the segment
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015132785?

    When:
    November 7 2012 at noon

    Times:
    Monday - Thursday starting 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, 11pm, 7am (following day encore)

    Where:
    Hamilton Life at Cable 14
    Hamilton, Ontario

    About:
    Hamilton Life is a local half-hour lifestyle magazine covering the people, places and things that matter in the Hamilton community. It is a daily show on the community channel, Cable 14. It is by Linda Rourke with Kate Lane, Greg Ross & Kat Cullen.

    Art Speak is a monthly feature that I have developed with Linda Rourke to discuss artistic exhibitions and issues in Hamilton. On this specific episode, it will be the second segment focusing on an installation at Art Gallery of Hamilton.

    Information about Segment Topic:
    The Annual Members show is the Inc's annual group show of over 100 works by our talented members. In this years exhibition, both gallery spaces have been filled with sculpture, painting, drawing, and prints.

    Opening: Thursday November 7:00- 9:30 pm

    Exhibition Dates: Nov. 8 – Dec 16, 2012

    Artists in the show include:
    Amber Aasman, Justin Antaya, Callie Archer, Kamran Bakhtiari, Susan Bartolacci, Natasja Bischoff, Teal Booth, Carol Bristow, Doug Brown, Jason Brown, Ben Burchert, Judi Burgess, Jack Butler, Andrea Carvalho, Mary Lou Cherrier, Christine Cholowsky, Ryan Clark, Jacqui Cobb, Barry Coombs, Patrick Conway, Valerie Cousens, Sarah Currie, Diane Daniels, Christine De Melo, Trudy Deys,Paul Elia, Robert Ezergailis, Suzan Fawcett, Chrisia Feliz, Alex Filotti, Herbert Fodor, Matt Fondevilla, Corey Forgie, Annie Fraser, Leslie Furness, Christopher Gallo, Louise Gilmore, Reg Gilmore, Ann M. Goetz, Pete Goff, Tanja Groos, John Haney, Bev Healey, Christopher Healey, Ralph Heather, Jane Hill, Caillin Kowalczyk, Mary Kroetsch, Maureen Isnor, Eva Ivanov, Natalie Jachyra, Dan Jianu, Emily Johnson, Svava Thordis Juloisson, Ciara Kinsella, Fiona Kinsella, Stella Kuiper, Linda Kulchyoki, Gregory Jacob Knox, Fleur-Ange Lamothe, Nick LaRocca, Arlene Laskey, David Lattanzi, Paul Lattanzi, Roberto Lavidez, Corry LeBlanc, Rachel Lichtblau, Tzvia Lipton, Paul Lisson, Claudette Losier, Irene Loughlin, Royston Maybery, Joanne McCue, David McEachern, Andrew McPhail, Ann Milne, Monika Minnis, Steve Newberry, Aleda O’Connor, Linda Joyce Ott, A. Tony Panebiano, Maureen Paxton, Gloria Pizio, Peter Pona, Laura Potter, Carol Priamo, Helena Pravda, George Rackus, Breann Richie, Deborah Robertson, Samantha Roketta, Paul Ropel-Morski, Milena Roglic, Kaylyn Roloson, P. Man Saram, Elizabeth Rose von Rosenbach, Saiedeh Rozavi, Adriana de Ruyter, Maria H. Sarkany, Joseph Sawicki, Bert Schilthuis, Simone Sciascetti, Ivo Sculija, Mikael Surget, Dylan Swan, Jaggi Tandan, Khalid Thamer, Matt Tegel,Tevin Todd, Zoran Todorivic, Michelle Trkulja, Jean-Laurent Trudeau, Jimmy Vegas, Walter Weingartner, Anita Weitzman, Louise Williams, Roger Wood, Bert Wreford, Al Wright, Robin Tziporah Zilberg, Grazyna Ziolkowski

  • ART SPEAK: "The Searchers" by artists Rhonda Wappler and Trevor Mahovsky + curated by Melissa Bennett

    Here is the link to the segment
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015129676?

    When:
    November 7 2012 at noon

    Times:
    Monday - Thursday starting 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, 11pm, 7am (following day encore)

    Where:
    Hamilton Life at Cable 14
    Hamilton, Ontario

    About:
    Hamilton Life is a local half-hour lifestyle magazine covering the people, places and things that matter in the Hamilton community. It is a daily show on the community channel, Cable 14. It is by Linda Rourke with Kate Lane, Greg Ross & Kat Cullen.

    Art Speak is a monthly feature that I have developed with Linda Rourke to discuss artistic exhibitions and issues in Hamilton. On this specific episode, it will be the second segment focusing on an installation at Art Gallery of Hamilton.

    Information about Segment Topic:
    "The Searchers" is the newest installation that has become part of the permanent collection at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The installation is located in the David Bradley and Nancy Gordon Sculpture Atrium on the second floor where the admission is also free courtesy of Orlick Industries. "The Searchers" is by collaborative Canadian artists, Rhonda Wappler and Trevor Mahovsky and curated by Melissa Bennett. The experience of the installation is what I find the most interesting. Once the viewer enters the atrium, they are instantly confronted by five contemporary sculptures modeled after everyday youths looking down at them. The figures sit high on a ledge forcing the viewer to think about the relationship between object and viewer. The figures exude a strong enigmatic presence of objectivity through their materiality: polymerized gypsum, wire mesh and enamel. Polymerized gypsum is a kind of plaster typically used to make highly realistic reproductions of objects.The relationship between the polymerized gypsum and wire mesh creates a tension anatomically in the figures to that of paper mache. Their faces and hands are not realistically rendered while proportionately their bodies are. In the installation, the viewer feels an anxious state that comes with the awareness that the five youths are gazing down at them. The viewer loses a degree of autonomy once they realize that they are the object on view because the youth are perched up high, looking down, loitering and watching the viewer to see what they will do next. It is all based on psychoanalyst, Jacques Lacan's concept theory of the mirror stage based on the awareness that any object can induce an awareness of also being an object. "The Searchers" references street culture, film, architecture and the occupation of public space. The works take their title from John Ford’s classic western film wherein male figures are often juxtaposed against an expansive sky.

  • ART SPEAK: CARLY MCASKILL

    Here is a link to the segment:
    www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=1015123573?

    When:
    September 15 2012 at noon

    Times:
    Monday - Thursday starting 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm, 11pm, 7am (following day encore)

    Where:
    Hamilton Life at Cable 14
    Hamilton, Ontario

    About:
    Hamilton Life is a local half-hour lifestyle magazine covering the people, places and things that matter in the Hamilton community. It is a daily show on the community channel, Cable 14. It is by Linda Rourke with Kate Lane, Greg Ross & Kat Cullen.

    Art Speak is a monthly feature that I have developed with Linda Rourke to discuss artistic exhibitions and issues in Hamilton. On this specific episode, it was the first airing where I was introduced to the community and discussed why I feel Art Speak will be significant to the Hamilton art community.

  • "EVERY PARK HAS A RIGHT TO..." ARTASIA PERFORMANCE 2012

    When:
    September 15 from 10 am- 7:30 pm

    Where:
    James Street North Supercrawl
    Hamilton, Ontario

    About:
    I will be performing as a curator, artist and public speaker in an Artasia performance. This specific project is called, “Every Park Has The Right To…”. It is an ongoing collaborative project where 15 Hamilton area children's' camps were surveyed to see what they would like to see improve in Hamilton. The participants in each camp had to write or draw what they would like to see. The common thread that linked all of the responses together was improvements within Hamilton parks. Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts commissioned artist, David Heinz, to create 15 sheet metal caribou where the responses from the camps were transferred directly into the metal. A charter of "Every Park Has The Right To..." was developed for each caribou in reference to each individual camp that was surveyed. At the James Street North Supercrawl a 16th caribou was created to represent the Hamilton public's visual and written responses as to what they would like to see in Hamilton Parks. This caribou was created and work on directly on-site on September 15.

    What is Artasia?:
    In summer 2010, Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts launched Artasia. It is a new city-wide initiative combining visual arts and recyclable materials. There are artists, children, youth mentors, apprentices, corporations and community organizations working together to create a public art and media installation that expresses the children’s future vision of Hamilton. The After School Arts Program delivers art, drama, dance and music programs that reach hundreds of school age children (ages 6-12) across Hamilton in collaboration with the Eva Rothwell Centre, the Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club, Today’s Family, Wesley Urban Ministries and the YMCA.

  • GRADIENTS

    Where:
    Gales Gallery, Accolade West Building & Special Projects Gallery
    Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
    York University, 4700 Keele St.
    Toronto, Ontario

    When:
    September 12-21, 2012
    Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm

    Opening Reception:
    Wednesday, September 12, 12:30 - 2pm

    About:
    Gradients showcases art works by returning and incoming Masters and PhD students in York University's Graduate Program in Visual Arts. Each artist engages pivotal ideas in contemporary Canadian art practice, representing discourses on abstraction, pop culture, the body, identity, time and place.Featuring drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, print and time-based media, Gradients celebrates the unique accomplishments of York graduate student artists and introduces their work to the wider community.

    Participating Artists:
    Marina Black, Gord Bond, Teresa Carlesimo, Amanda Clyne, Miles Collyer, Mary Grisey, Neil Harrison, Mike Hoolboom, Amelie Jerome, Yoon Jin Jung, Christie Kirchner, Jorge Lozano, Rachel Ludlow, Carly McAskill, Nadia Moss, Milena Roglic, Shannon Scanlan, Victoria Vitasek, Tobias Williams, and Colleen Wolstenholme.

  • "ART @ SUITE 500” 2012

    Go Checkout my collage, "This Hat Is Like The Curve of A Woman's Hip" at the "Art @ Suite 500" at the Miles S. Nadal Management Centre in Downtown Toronto starting on March 1-Present!!

    It is a great showing of a select group of York MFA work!! Definitely worth going to see!!

  • TO BE LOOKED AT: YORK UNIVERSITY VISUAL ARTS GRADUATE STUDENT EXHIBITION

    When: September 7-23, 2011

    Where: The Gales Gallery at York University, Toronto ON

    My 9 foot mixed media drawing entitled" "The Horrible Rococo Turkey Woman/ Portrait of Doria Gray" is on exhibition in the MFA student show

    Come check it out! It is definitely worth seeing :)

  • EXPERIENCING PERSPECTIVES 2011-2012

    Art is a catalyst for change. At Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, we experience this change every day. We believe that in order to create a meaningful and inspirational work environment, contemporary art must play a role. It facilitates a dialogue that embodies fresh and dynamic ways of seeing, thinking, and working.

    The Experiencing Perspectives art program encompasses annual art exhibitions, art tours, community conversations and other art events. The program celebrates several creative partnerships at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. In 2001 we began our art program with Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Since then, we have displayed their graduate students’ art in our Americas Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In 2008 we opened a new facility in Fort Worth, Texas. For this location we created a joint partnership with the renowned art schools of Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University from which we display art of students, faculty, and alumni. Most recently, in 2009, we formed our newest art partnership with the Drawing and Painting Department of the OCAD University in Toronto, Ontario. Art from their students, faculty, and alumni is now on display in our Canadian Headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario.
    This annual exhibition series continues to build connections between art and business in new ways each year. We hope the resulting experience for all involved will create new relationships, build on existing ones, and expand minds every day.

    I have two drawings in the exhibition, "Madame Aurora" and "Intrigue".

    Here is the site for the exhibition:
    mbfs-art.com/exhibitions/mississauga/20?

    Here is a link to my drawing entitled "Madame Aurora"
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly-2/

    Here is a link to my drawing entitled "Intrigue"
    mbfs-art.com/mcaskill-carly/

  • BEYOND CERTAINTY: FLAWS BEYOND FORM

    When: June 22-July 3 2011

    Where: Propeller Centre For The Visual Arts, Toronto, Ontario

    Opening Reception: June 24th from 7-9 pm

    "Beyond Certainty: Flaws of Form" is a group exhibition that describes the human form and experience through a psychological and scientific lens. Fourteen recent Ontario College of Art and Design University graduates dissect the figure through drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and mixed media.

    Participating Artists: Nicki Brooks, Caitlyn Chisamore, Nadia Colella, Kali Fisher, Tia Gillespie, Kristy Gordon, Adriana Kupych, Jillian MacLachlan, Sarah McCaw, Carly McAskill, Elly Smallwood, Krista Smith, Megan Skyvington, Michelle Tourikian

    Look for my drawing entitled: "Lost Innocence" and 9 foot mixed media drawing entitled" "The Horrible Rococo Turkey Woman/
    Portrait of Doria Gray"

  • I AM A FIERCE JUNE ARTIST

    I am very excited to let everyone know that a number of my artworks are featured in the virtual gallery this month featured on www.iseamonster.com I was selected to be one of the June female artists on this wonderful website that was designed to celebrate female artistry. I really like this site because it give artists a portal for displaying work and networking with like minded individuals.

    Here is a direct link to where my work is featured on the site:

    www.iseamonster.com/www.iseamonster%40h?

  • "THE SHOW OFF": ONTARIO COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN UNIVERSITY 96TH ANNUAL GRADUATE EXHIBITION

    I have seven wonderful pieces that will be on exhibition on the 4th floor. Come have a look at a strong selection of my thesis work :)

    I would love to see all of your lovely faces at an event that is filled with innovation and creativity!

    When:
    Thursday, May 5, 2011, Opening Night
    6:30 to 10 p.m.

    Friday, May 6
    9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

    Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
    11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Where:
    100 McCaul Street at Ontario College of Art and Design University

    Info:
    The class of 2011, an eclectic mix of more than 500 graduating students working in twelve undergraduate programs, will exhibit work from a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from drawing and painting, printmaking, photography, criticism and curatorial practice, integrated media and sculpture/installation in the Faculty of Art; to advertising, environmental, industrial and graphic design, illustration and material art and design (jewellery, fibre and ceramics) in the Faculty of Design. This year's show will transform the university’s main building and the acclaimed Sharp Centre for Design into the biggest exhibition of the year.

    www.ocad.ca/syndication/misc/images/Gra?

  • 2010 RETRO SHOW

    Come check out my painting "Garnished Grass"

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    When: April 8 to 18, 2010
    Opening Reception: April 8 from 5-8pm
    Where: OCAD Transit Space

    About the Exhibition:
    The Student Union plans an annual retrospective, or the 2010 RETRO SHOW for short. It is an end of the year show hosted and put together by the OCADSU. It consists of a variety of artworks from all disciplines of the school. The Retrospective is an annual exhibition sponsored by the Student Union, which has been successfully mounted at OCAD for the past 3 years. The show is entirely produced, curated and juried, and put up by students featuring works from all years and departments' accomplishments. The Retrospective is an exciting opportunity to showcase art and design juxtaposed in the one space.

  • I SEE YOU SEE ME EXHIBITION

    Come check out my painting "In The City"

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    When: April 1 to 16, 2010
    Opening Reception: April 1 at 5pm
    Where: OCAD Transit Space

    Project Theme:
    Our theme is seeing our world through unique life experiences. We encourage all students to express what it means to be a living between, among and within diverse cultures, countries, identities and languages.

    All students - international and local – are invited to participate by sharing their unique stories and perspectives on life in a global context.

    Project Background:
    This exhibition is being organized by Internationaleyes, an OCAD student group whose aim is to welcome international students to our school’s diverse community. We help international students adapt to Canada by creating social events and providing guidance. This is the first show organized by Internationaleyes and an opportunity for both international and local students to share their personal life experience and gain valuable experience and exposure.

    Seeing our world through unique life experiences, we encourage all students to express what it means to be a living between, among and within diverse cultures, countries, identities and languages.

    Featuring works by Camila Wong, Carly McAskill, Chris Heller, Evy Hareven, Maya Elvan, Mazrin Arghavani, Setsako Sanagawa, Michelle Wan, Runhong Zhang, Maliha Rahman, Jin Wu, Nasrin Arghavani Fard, Pavithra Meiyappan, Jose Gascon, Teto Elsiddique

  • ON A CHALK BOARD EXHIBITION

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    When: Tuesday January 26, 2010 to Thursday February 11, 2010
    Opening Reception: Thursday, January 28, 5 to 7 pm
    Where: OCAD Transit Space

    Student Exhibition
    Selected works from the course Representation from Memory and Desire focusing on childhood memories and popular culture. Curated by Cathy Daley, Faculty of Art.


    Participating students include:

    Jasmine Allen
    Ryan Bastedo
    Michelle Bialy
    Tyler Boynton
    Caitlyn Chisamore
    Hee Sook Cho
    Nadia Colella
    Elizabeth Gray-Steele
    Frances Howell
    Christopher Juraschka
    Carly McAskill
    Taryn Mooradian
    Rory Moore
    Brooke Opatowski
    Lauren Pelc-McArthur
    Anusha Rajeswaran
    Amanda Taylor
    Raymond Tieu
    Katie Tufts
    Ellisse Varslavans
    Jaclyn Veinotte

  • OCAD Mystery Art Sale WHODUNIT?

    The Whodunit? Mystery Art Sale is OCAD's signature fundraising event. It is an exhibition and sale of hundreds of pieces of original art by artists who are famous and not-yet-famous including well0kown celebrity artists, OCAD faculty, alumni and students. Every piece is the same size (5 1/2" by 7 1/2") and the same price - $75. The art is on the front, the artist's name is on the back. I really appreciate this event a great deal because it promotes art for art's sake and not art based on the name of the artist. I have work in the exhibition. Let's see if you find it, maybe you'll end up purchasing it :)

    whodunit.ocad.ca/mysterysale/

    "...one of the city's most ingenious visual-art fundraisers" -Sarah Milroy, Globe and Mail

    Public Preview
    online November 18-21

    Onsite at OCAD
    Nov 18 & 19-Noon to 6pm
    Nov 20- Noon to 8pm

    Public Art Sale
    Nov 21- 10am to 4 pm

  • Faculty of Art students and grads chosen for Art09

    The Art09 International Art Fair took place in June this year at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The event was a fundraiser for Healthy Kids International, a project of SickKids Foundation.

    Among those chosen for the Emerging Artists section, several were current students or recent graduates from OCAD's Faculty of Art: Venus Lukic (fourth-year Drawing & Painting), Daniela Gareri (Photography, 2009), Trang Dang (Drawing & Painting), and Carly McAskill (third-year Drawing and Painting).

    Artists from Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Canada, the United States, Cuba, Egypt, Finland, France, Hungary, Israel, Iran, Jamaica, Ireland, Poland, The Phillippines, Bangladesh, Turkey, Korea, China and Japan, about 250 in all, presented their works for sale at the fair. Panel discussions were also held, and included presentations by 2007 Drawing & Painting alumni Gareth Bath and Stanzie Tooth.

    www.ocad.ca/about_ocad/articles/headlin?