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NEW ARTISTS AT OCAD

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f part of Ornamentvm’s mandate is to explore the creative context and talent through which the decorative arts are born, it is important to focus on national schools of art and design as sources of creative energy and exploration. Therefore, in addition to regularly surveying the work...
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Textile Artists Embrace a Cultural Icon

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Article by Gloria Hickey

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he hooked rug is a cultural icon in Newfoundland and Labrador. Traditionally made from recycled rags and burlap from food sacks they introduced colour and warmth to outport kitchens and parlors. Over generations, hooked rugs have come to represent the outport woman’s ingenuity...
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The Art of Military Medals

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Article by Mark A. Reid

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o most of us, military medals are a vague component of old men on Remembrance Day or a splash of colour on royal portraits. A closer look at these shiny discs, however, will reward the curious with a glimpse into a...
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Exploding Rings: The Work of Greg Sims

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Article by Jean Johnson, C.M.

“The diamond ring has become one of the most powerful, sought after and recognized symbols in contemporary culture. It has come to define individuals and relationships, measuring and indicating the extent of one’s love, commitment, status, power and/or wealth. By presenting...

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