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Studio arts, Workshops & seminars

The Clock Reads, the Sun Hangs

Open Studio Sessions with DesignInquiry Fellows

Date & time
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 –
Friday, June 28, 2024 (all day)


This event is free


J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


Lindsay Buchman, Wylie Kasai, Sarah Woodward and maya rae oppenheimer met just under a year ago in September 2023. Collectively, they are the 2024 DesignInquiry fellows, brought together by their mutual interest in relationships to place, story-telling, and language (material, sensorial, conceptual). The DesignInquiry Fellowship is a year-long program that provides support for a small cohort of emerging and established thinkers and makers who seek a platform to sustain extended peer-to-peer conversation and explore open-ended collaboration.

Across four days in Tiohtià:ke/ Montreal, they will offer open studio sessions with visitors. Expect conversations and invited participatory gestures of making with clay, sound, paper pulp and conversation. Visitors are welcome to stop by the gallery space to visit a finissage of “The Clock Reads, the Sun Hangs” on Friday 28th June, 12noon - 1pm that incorporates all the moments gathered during the open studio sessions across the week.

Schedule below: 

June 26  
10am  Studio Opens
10am - 1pm

Open Studio Sessions 

Meet the fellows, engage with installations!

June 27  
10am - 1pm Open Studio Sessions
4pm - 5pm  Roundtable discussion reflecting on their fellowship (in-person + online)
June 28  
12pm - 1pm Open Viewing + Finissage

How can you participate? Join us in person or online (June 27 at 4pm only) by registering for the Zoom Meeting or watching live on YouTube.

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Lindsay Buchman is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and publisher living and working in Hudson, NY. Her work explores image-making and writing through print and lens-based media, artist books, and installation. Pivoting between text and image, she is primarily concerned with the intersections of language, intersubjectivity, and site to puncture a sense of concrete time and space—both cognitive and embodied. Buchman holds an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BFA from California State University Long Beach. Buchman is a 2023-24 Keyholder Resident at the Lower East Side Printshop and a Visiting Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College. As an extension of her practice, she runs an independent artists' books and publications project, Seaton Street Press, to collaborate with artists through publishing and distribution.

Wylie Kasai (he/him) is a designer and technologist born and based in Los Angeles, CA. He looks for and exploits the boundaries between the artist and technology, augmenting his printmaking practice with creative coding. Inputs include photos, illustrations, and computer-generated graphics; outputs include screenprint, risograph, and laser prints. Wylie holds a B.A. in both Computer Science and Studio Art from Dartmouth College and is finishing his M.S. in Computer Science with a Concentration in Digital Arts there as well.

maya rae oppenheimer is the founder and co-director of OK STAMP PRESS. She’s also a daughter, sister, aunt, plant-parent of Icelandic and Canary Islander descent who receives joy and financial remuneration as an educator/researcher/artist. She was born in Treaty 1 Territory and spent over a decade living in London (UK). maya is now an uninvited guest on Kanien’kehá:ka territory where she preoccupies herself with book- and paper-making, language as an artist’s material and the tangles of narratives that inform our worldviews. Experimental writing, performance, critical pedagogy, mutual-aid publishing, DIY tactics and rogue archival gestures make up her tool-kit. maya joined the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University in September 2017 as Assistant Professor in Art History and now works in the Department of Studio Arts. Personal website perpetually under construction.

Sarah Woodward is a design-based artist. She explores how sensory input impacts the individual’s experience of place through a variety of mediums including bookmaking, photography, poetry and ceramics. She received her BFA with a concentration in graphic design from The University of Connecticut in 2021. She completed her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in fine art from The Siena Art Institute in Siena, Italy in 2022. Sarah is currently a resident artist at Art Gym Denver in Colorado and will have her first professional exhibition in January 2024. She studied French and Italian and seeks to combine her passions for written and visual communication. Sarah was awarded the Emerging Student Artist Award at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival in 2019 and 2021. Sarah is also a sailor and marathon runner who continues to be inspired by the natural world. She was raised by an educator and a craftsman who fostered her creativity and sparked her curiosity for design. Sarah has worked as a graphic designer at Squared Labs, a stone and tile company and freelance. Her multidisciplinary practice informs the way she approaches design problems and enriches her work. the Emerging Student Artist Award at the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, one of the country's largest juried art shows, in 2019 and 2021.

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