Thursday, August 21, 2008

Party Old School at UPPERCASE Gallery

Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Gallery knows how to throw a party (evidenced by Design Pairings last Thursday). Expect Old School to be a throwback to your glory days (forget about the traumatic times) and even more interactive fun for everyone. Hope you can make it!

Old School Party and Book Launch

Saturday August 23, 2008
Time: 1 - 5 pm

Art exhibition! Book launch! All-ages party!

UPPERCASE gallery invites the public to a grand opening celebration of Old School. The "Old School" theme celebrates the aesthetics of twentieth century education through an art exhibition and companion book, as well as curated back-to-school stationery and unique objects. It is inspired by vintage flash cards, wooden desks, biology class, science fairs, crayons, card catalogs, textbooks, lunchboxes, gym class, maps, lockers, report cards, film strips, recess, chalk... and the list goes on!

In addition to drawing, painting and collage, we will be exploring old school technology such as typewriters, film projections and polaroid photography. The exhibition features 80 local and international artists and runs until September 30.

In honor of this theme, UPPERCASE gallery has been transformed into an old-fashioned elementary school classroom equipped with school desks, vintage maps, a globe of the world, chalkboards, anatomy models, an abacus and many more authentic artifacts of school day's past. The exhibition is so large that we have enlisted our neighbour, One Blue Wall Gallery, who will become the principal's office!

Please join us Saturday August 23, 1 - 5pm for a special opening day party and book launch. Children of all ages and the young-at-heart will be treated to old-fashioned refreshments. Participating artists will be on hand to sign your Old School book. Guests can pose for a polaroid class photo, make simple jewellery with their initials, and type old school memories on vintage typewriters. Don't forget to pick up our freshly-printed book, signature pink erasers and Old School pencils as keepsakes of the show.

Janine and Diedre encourage party-goers to bring their old school style to the event. Demonstrate your school spirit by dressing up as your favorite old school character. Have an old lab coat tucked away in the attic? Fancy dusting off those pom poms? Still fit into your school uniform? We love librarians, cheerleaders, teachers, jocks, preppies, janitors, junior scientists, geeks, mathletes and the whole school crew. Hope to see lots of you in costume at the big event and a prize for most school spirit will be awarded.