Fine Arts Events 2007 - 2014
Vancouver artist Eric Metcalfe will lecture in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, January 8, 2007 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
"Eric Metcalfe's Long-standing practice in performance, video, installation, ceramics and sculpture has consistently drawn from
popular culture, including film and television, jazz improvisation and the graphic novel. In his talk titled "Film Noir Architecture",
Metcalfe looks in detail at film noir, a genre of great importance to film and cultural theorists over the past three decades. His talk
will centre around the the installation "Laura" currently on at the Stride Gallery in Calgary. Centred around a 'missing woman', the
Vera Casprey novel Laura of 1942 and the 1944 Otto Preminger film adaptation exemplify the classic motifs of crime fiction and
film noir. In this installation, Metcalfe takes on the role of 'auteur', a continuation of his 'oeuvre' that includes the 1980 video Steel
and Flesh. He collaborates with writer Nancy Shaw, and editor Michael Turner in the voice-over script for the sound track, in which
Shaw performs; renowned jazz pianist Paul Plimley and sound artist Peter Courtemanche collaborate on the score. Ceramicist
Gillian McMillan and sculptor Rick Ross work with Metcalfe in the design of the set pieces for a remarkable installation that
transforms the gallery space into a sound stage that the viewer can enter. Paring down to a few significant elements the lush
opulence of the film noir set, and including vintage lighting, draperies and 'painting', Metcalfe investigates the strong influence of
this popular genre on both contemporary art practice and his own artistic development. "
Hip Mythic Theatre and Dance Magic: Now Showing's Diverse Offerings
Date: Monday, January 8, 2007 - 1:00pm
Location:
"Contemporary Theatre from Ireland opens season on Jan. 17 and 18 Two very different performances make up the 2007 Now
Showing Live Arts Series. "This year we are bringing back the every popular Ballet Jazz de Montreal and cohosting Pan Pan
Theatre from Ireland with One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo in Calgary. The series strives to surprise, connect and
entertain. "These two productions will certainly fill the bill" said Lisa Doolittle, Now Showing Curator. Jan. 17 & 18 -- Pan Pan
Theatre Presents Oedipus Loves You The season opens on Wednesday and Thursday, January 17 and 18 at 8:00 pm in the
David Spinks Theatre with Pan Pan Theatre from Ireland presenting Oedipus Loves You. This energetic and idiosyncratic
performance dissects the original Greek myth where Oedipus unwittingly kills his father and then marries his mother, and asks us
what the Oedipus story can tell us today. "Pan Pan's theatrical language - that includes punk-tinged live music (by Gordon is a
Mime), dance, theatre, and video - connects ancient dramas, the psychoanalysis of Sigmund Freud, and the force of popular
media culture to unleash the power of the myth for contemporary audiences," said Doolittle. Reviewing the premier of the work,
the Irish Times said "Engaging with both an original source (Sophocles' Oedipus trilogy) and its legacy (Freudian psychology) Pan
Pan's production is densely intertextual, wickedly funny, and wonderfully theatrical in the most post-modern of ways". The widely
traveled company, has made an international reputation by adapting classic theatre works, and recently returned from Beijing
where they produced a Chinese version of iconic Irish playwright J.M. Synge's Playboy of the Western World. March 4 -- Ballets
Jazz de Montreal! The internationally acclaimed Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal [bjm_danse] takes to the University Theatre stage
on Sunday March 4 at 8:00 pm. "bjm_danse's style is eclectic, dynamic and extremely physical," said Doolittle. "This company's
performances express the creative energy of young choreographers, and the technique and interpretive zing of its excellent
dancers. We are thrilled to present a new work by Alberta's own Azure Barton on the program." Mikhail Baryshnikov has called
Barton "a fresh, arresting and fascinating choreographer"; she is choreographer-in —residence at the new Baryshnikov Arts
Centre in New York. Her astonishing and humorous dance brings out what she calls the "intimate animality' of the bjm_danse
artists. The second work on this program is MAPA by Brazilian choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras artistic director of the
acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo. Pederneiras unites traditional Brazilian movements with classical ballet, infused with his
own artistic style. Always guided by the music, Rodrigo connects the classics with the xaxado, the samba, capoeira and ballroom
dances in a completely Brazilian way, with intensity, without straying into exoticism, stereotypes, or pretentiousness. Audiences
will feel the exhilarating force of the dancing body - comic and joyful, but also violent and ambiguous, a body that has learned to
dance in the streets. Maintaining the Now Showing mandate to bring artists into direct contact with the community, each company
presents free public talks, and theatre and dance workshops open to the public while in Lethbridge Now Showing Live Arts Series
appreciates the continued support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canadian Heritage as well as the U of L Faculty of
Fine Arts. For the [bjm_danse] performance there is reserved seating so get your tickets early. Tickets for both performances are
available at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. Tickets for Oedipus Loves You by Pan Pan Theatre are $20 regular and $15
student/senior while tickets for bjm_danse are $25 regular and $20 student/senior. Special ticket prices are available for groups of
10 or more. The complimentary shuttle bus transports audience members from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 10 "
Photographer Dianne Bos will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, January 12, 2007 - 5:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"Dianne Bos was born in Hamilton, Ontario, received her B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and
currently divides her time between the foothills of the Rockies and the Pyrenees. Her photographs have been exhibited
internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 1981. Recently Dianne's work has been included in a number of
important international exhibitions in Aleppo, Syria and Siena, Italy as well as a solo exhibitions at the Kamloops Art Gallery, the
University of Waterloo Art Gallery. Recently her work was included in the 2005 Alberta Biennial of Contempary Art. Bos's
photographic work has appeared in international publications and her garden photography and writing has been published in both
Canadian, American and Japanese magazines. Dianne Bos is represented by the Wynick/Tuck Gallery in Toronto, Summit
Gallery, Banff and the Jennifer Kostuik Gallery in Vancouver. attached image: Stampede Midway, 2004, 30 x 30" CPrint. For more
information visit: http://www.kostuikgallery.com/dynamic/artist.asp?ArtistID=2 "
David Merritt will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, January 15, 2007 - 5:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
"David Merritt works in the areas of drawing and installation. Exploiting both traditional and non-traditional means, this work
operates in the diminishing spaces between natural orders and cultural systems. His work has been represented in venues across
Canada as well as abroad, including recent projects at Jessica Bradley Art and Projects, Galerie René Blouin, and the Textile
Museum of Canada and TENT, Rotterdam. Together with co-curator Kim Moodie, he also organized Just My Imagination , a major
exhibition of contemporary Canadian drawing practices currently on an eight venue tour across the country. Just My Imagination
has been documented by a 72 page catalogue, including essays by the co-curators and written contributions by seven other
writers and curators from across the country.
"
Senior designer Diti Katona will lecture in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, January 15, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C 610
"?Senior designer, Diti Katona, is a founding partner and creative director of Concrete Design Communications living in Toronto .
Since the late eighties Concrete has established an international reputation winning nearly 500 awards from every major design
competition throughout North America and Europe. Diti is a vocal advocate for the value of compelling design over what is safe,
mediocre, dull and boring. An inspiring developmental phase in her career was an interlude living in Hungary, her parents'
homeland, where she apprenticed with the renowned poster designer, Jozsef Arendas. Although Katona endearingly believes in
the notion of and Euro modernist greatness in design, this bias has been usefully mitigated by her unabashed love of North
American popular media culture, a major influence on her work as creative director, designer and consumer. Katona has sat on
many international design juries and is frequently a lecturer, board member and faculty advisor. Katona earned a Bachelor of Fine
Arts, York University, Toronto in 1983. Clients include Keilhaurer, Azure magazine, Holt Renfew, Flick, Masterfile, Yorkdale, Lida
Baday, Umbra, Susanne Land and For the Dogs, Toronto. She has received numberous awards including; Clio Awards/Bronze,
Graphic Design, for "TSE Annual Report 2001", New York; The Chicago Athenaeum/"Good Design" Graphic Design, for "The
Lavin Agency" and "George Brown School of Design Canadian Digital Creativity 2003"; The Advertising & Design Club of
Canada, Graphic Design for "The Lavin Agency (Gold) and "Bad Translations" (Gold) and "Azure March/April 2003" (Gold),
Toronto, Canada; Communication Arts, Graphic Design for "For the Dogs Corporate Identity", California, USA and won the ,
British D&AD (British Design & Art direction), Graphic Design for "Inside Bartlett & Associates", London, England. attached image:
Keilhaurer chair "
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 5:15am - 7:15am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
"Robert Tapper, trombone (Eastern Washington University)"
Sheila Butler will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 5:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"Sheila Butler is a visual artist, residing in Toronto, Ontario. From 1973 to 1989 Butler taught at the University of Manitoba and the
University of Winnipeg, moving to the University of Western Ontario until retirement from teaching in 2004. Butler's work is
grounded in representational drawing/painting. Her practice is characterized by collective work with other artists, especially in
relation to activist art projects relating to feminist goals and to aboriginal issues. In addition to pictorial wall works in traditional
materials, Butler has exhibited fundamentally two-dimensional works staged as three-dimensional installations.
"
Oedipus Loves You
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Contemporary theatre from Ireland.
Writer, curator & activist Kym Pruesse will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 5:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"Art and Design Activism Toronto writer, curator and activist, Kym Pruesse, is an associate professor of Liberal studies at the
Ontario College of Art and Design, and has been a member of the Editoral Board for YYZ Publishing since 1997. Pruesse earned
a M.A., Theory and Criticism at the University of Western Ontario; B.F.A., Fine Art and Art History, Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design; Sculpture and Painting and Honours Diploma, Applied Design, Sheridan College, School of Crafts and Design; and Arts
1, University of British Columbia. Pruesse wrote a catalogue essay for Just My Imagination a touring drawing exhibition currently
showing at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Pruesse will participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Nick Wade, on the
occasion of the opening of this exhibition in Lethbridge on Friday, January 19, 2007 afternoon at 3:30 pm. "
Big Band Cabaret
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:55pm
Location: U of L Ballroom (Students' Union Building)
Enjoy the silent auction, door prizes and danicng to the Lethbridge Big Band.
Raphaelle de Groot will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, January 22, 2007 - 5:00am - 8:00am
Location: Recital hall
"Approach Ranging from installation, intervention, performance and video to artist's books, publishing and curating, my
acheivements cannot really be defined in terms of specific art disciplines. Rather, I operate through projects, some of which
develop over the years while others materialize in a more targeted context and time-frame. My approach leads me to forge close
ties with groups of people united by shared exprience. I attempt to involve them in revelatory action, encouraging them to produce
various types of marks and narrative structures. Their contributions — for example in the form of written traces, drawings,
photographs, audio recordings —become elements of my work. In the encounter and negotiation with others, I look for the traces
and outward signs of an identity, and try to make visible the common experiences that link individuals together. This takes shape
through a repertory of gestures and tactics (immersion and field work; meetings, exchanges and interactions; data collecting;
cataloguing and classifying; analyzing; exhibiting) — the moment of exhibition often acting as a kind of cross section, that is, a
space within which the materials and treatments appear through a body of elements that translate a process at work. While my
attachment for the human subject and its search for identity reveals my kinship with the anthropologist, the figures of the
detective, the scientist and the archivist emerge from the methods I use to register and decipher the signs of a world unseen,
latent and difficult to visualize and portray. However, the data collecting and organizing systems that I implement often involve a
form of blindness, a defective mechanism. Hence the recurring motifs in my creative process: the enforcement of contrived rules
that sideslip or induce an uncomfortable ambiguity, the hint of lacks and wants, the creation of handicaps, the acknowledgement
of impasses and eternal beginnings. RaphaÃ
Bronfman award winner Kai Chan will lecture in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Monday, January 22, 2007 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
"Apparition Kai Chan's exploration of textile form and construction has evolved over the years from experimentation with body
adornments to more recent contemporary sculpture and installation work. The artist draws his inspiration and materials from
everyday life and his works have utilized the most humble of materials…twigs from his garden, toothpicks, cardboard, incense
sticks, bamboo, wire, plywood, pins, cloth and tissue paper. His practice has transcended traditional classifications of craft and
textile art to create a genre that is highly idiosyncratic and aligns itself more comfortably with contemporary sculpture and
architecture. His work is noted for it's fragile and transient nature which belies the dramatic intensity of his imagery. Accumulations
of readily available materials are used as expressions of identity and denote a cultural ambiguity that reflects the artist's
background. His sculptural works are intricately engineered and their structures are reflective of systems found in nature. Chan
was born in China and at the age of nine relocated with his family to Hong Kong. His initial studies were in science concentrating
on Biology, and his regard for the natural world is clearly evident in his work. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 where he
graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1970. Kai Chan is internationally recognized for his experimental approach to his art
and he has exhibited in Austria, Australia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden
the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as across Canada. In 1998 Chan was the recipient of the Jean A. Chalmers
National Craft Award and in 2002 received the prestigious Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in the Fine Crafts. In 2003 he
was granted a residency at the Canada Council Studio in Paris where he further refined his approach to his practice. attached
image: Wading Through Black and White, 2004 ,cotton cloth, bamboo, rattan, string "
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 5:15am - 7:15am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
"Blaine Hendsbee, tenor George Evelyn, bass-bariton Deanna Oye, piano"
Jennifer Stillwell will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
" Jennifer Stillwell is a Winnipeg artist who received an M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.F.A. from
the University of Manitoba. Her practices involves an innovative combination of attention to the process and the sculptural
components of installation: she constructs spaces and compiles objects, breaks them down into their component parts, and then
reassembles them in visually compelling forms. Stillwell has exhibited in international group exhibitions and participated in
residencies at the Banff Centre and in Rotterdam. Her solo exhibitions include; (Upcoming), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, Canada) and
Darling Foundry (Montreal, Canada); Pari Nadimi Gallery (Toronto, Canada); Triple Candie (New York, NY, USA); Pari Nadimi
Gallery (Toronto, Canada)and Supplies — Ace Art Inc. (Winnipeg, Canada). attached image: photo document of Static Lift, 2004
Everyone is welcome at the opening reception of this exhibition in the MAIN GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, January 26, 4 6 pm "
Play explores Aboriginal Education
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
"Photo: The Spirit of Education Present (Jill Oberg) is getting the attention of the Minister of Indian Affairs Ebenezer Cadieux
(Nathan Loitz while a boy (Corey Joyce) looks on. "It was fate," said Murray Pruden, a third year dramatic arts major. "I was in the
library and this play literally fell off the shelf onto the floor at my feet." After only one quick read he was hooked on Education is
Our Right by Drew Hayden Taylor, one of Canada's leading Native playwrights and humorists. Pruden is directing Education is
Our Right on Jan. 25 — 27 in the David Spinks Theatre, with a matinee on Jan. 27 at 2:00 pm. Borrowing from Dickens' A
Christmas Carol, the play follows a Minister of Indian Affairs as he encounters the Spirits of Education Past, Present, and Future.
The play is humorous, spiritual, and passionate," says Pruden. "It may also provide audiences with a little bit of Canadian history."
"The play deals with aboriginal student issues, but has broader implications about what the future holds for all students. Humour
and a light hearted approach are part of the play, which elicits laughter edged with the disturbing awareness of stereotypes being
exploded. "People tend to feel connected to the play, but find themselves asking difficult questions before it is over," he says. Five
actors play 18 characters in this production, using a variety of body language and movements as stepping stones to create each
character's unique persona. "It is really a learning process for everyone," says Pruden. "The director's job is to guide the actors
who are the instruments bringing the story to life." Since this is a TheatreXtra production, costumes and sets are quite simple. "All
you really need to tell a good story are words and actions; costumes and sets are extra." Selecting the actors was a challenge. "I
had lots of interest from actors and they all had good elements to bring to the show," he says. "Choosing the actors is the
toughest part of the director's job." However, Pruden loves directing. "I really enjoy using my creativity to take a vision, mold it,
and turn it into a reality on stage. It is really exciting because you always end up with something that is bigger and better than you
expected it becomes of the creative influences and talents of the cast and design teams." A Cree from the Saddle Lake-Good
Fish First Nation north of Edmonton, Pruden attended Keyano College before transferring to the U of L this past fall. "The U of L
provided transfer credits and I really wanted to obtain my BFA degree," he said. "I saw an opportunity and took it." Upon
graduating Pruden's goal is to start his own theatre company that will emphasize aboriginal theatre as well as contemporary
theatre. To that end he is taking an Aboriginal Entrepreneur Business Certificate through Keyano College at the same time as he
is working on BFA degree here. Tickets for Education is Our Right by Drew Hayden Taylor are $11 regular and $7 student/senior. 30 - "
Education is Our Right - TheatreXtra
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Drew Hayden Taylor's Education is Our Right is a play about the the late 1990's when Pierre Cadieux, the Canadian Federal
Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, announced a cap on post-secondary education for Native students. Written in the style of
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the play is based on real incidents that took place after the Minister's controversial
announcement, and reveals truths about human nature using humor and drama.
Lorne Beug will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 5:00am - 8:00am
Location: Recital hall
"Found Lorne Beug first established a reputation as part of the Regina Clay scene in the 1970s. Since then he has produced
mixed media sculptures and architectural photocollages. His many commissions include a ceramic mural at the Regina
Fieldhouse, floors at the University of Regina Riddell Centre and Residence Buildings, and, most recently, the bar at the
Cathedral Village Freehouse. He also creates digitally printed artist books, one of which is included in the 2006 Biennale and
collection of Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. Lorne lives on the western edge of the city of Regina near the CPR Mainline where
he cultivates a wild garden and works in his studio/museum Beug received a B.A. in Psychology and Anthropology at the
University of Regina. Beug's recent solo exhibition include; City Garden Book; Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina,; Books & Scrolls;
Rosemont Gallery, Regina (catalogue) and group exhibitions including; Second International Biennal for the Artist's Book,
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt; Regina Clay: Worlds in the Making, MacKenzie Gallery, Regina ( catalogue) ; Marking Time,
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon; Picturing Regina 100 Years Later; Rosemont Art Gallery, Regina (catalogue); That's My Wonderful
Town; MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina (catalogue) and Deep Prairie, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City. attached image: Unfolding
City B, partially open, 2003 for more information http://www.mackenzieartgallery.sk.ca/collection/view.cgi?cmd=artist&arti...
Everyone is welcome at the opening reception of this exhibition in the MAIN GALLERY W600, Centre for the Arts, January 26, 4 6 pm "
Carnevale Di Masque
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Heritage Hall, Exhibition Park
Saskatoon photographer Jennifer Crane will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, January 29, 2007 - 5:00am - 8:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Jennifer Crane is a lens-based artist originally from Nova Scotia. In a broad sense, her practice explores the relationship between
the body and the lens in both historical and contemporary images and old and new technologies. Through the creation of still
photography, video installations and fictional photographic archives her work engages with issues of memory, authenticity and
archival practices. Crane studied at York University (BFA 1990) and Concordia University (MFA 1998); her graduate thesis
exhibition was titled "Cartes-de-Visite" (1998). Crane has exhibited her work in galleries throughout Canada and has received
funding from The Canada Council for the Arts, The Nova Scotia Arts Council and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts. She has
taught at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Memorial University, and The University of Lethbridge. Jennifer Crane
currently lives in Saskatoon and teaches in The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Saskatchewan.
Regina architect Bernard Flaman will lecture in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C 610
Evolving Heritage The growing interest in Modernist architecture and the creation of national Standards and Guidelines for the
Conservation of Historic Places in Canada have broadened the perception of what constitutes a heritage property and the role it
might play in a contemporary built environment. This momentum intersects with sharp rise in environmental awareness that
promises to frame heritage conservation in a new and very relevant light. Flaman will touch on three research projects related to
the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters, three Canadian airports and the Mendel Art Gallery that explore Modernism
from a heritage viewpoint. He will review the Standards and Guidelines and illustrate their application on a major rehabilitation of
the College Building at the University of Saskatchewan. Finally, he will demostrate the natural link between heritage and
sustainabilty that promises to change the way we look at heritage buildings. Bernard Flaman, SAA, MRAIC, holds degrees in Art
History and Architecture from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto. He was a visiting student at the Southern
California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and is a registered architect who has been engaged in architectural practice in
Germany, Toronto, Vancouver and Saskatoon. In 2001 he joined the University of Saskatchewan as a planner and began work on
the College Building rehabilitation which led to his current position as Heritage Architect with the ministry of Culture, Youth and
Recreation, Government of Saskatchewan. He has presented papers at the 2000 and 2004 DOCOMOMO conferences entitled
"The Airport as City Square" focusing on the Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton Airports and "Influence and Transformation",
examining the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters in Regina. He co-curated the 2004 exhibition "Character and
Controversy" at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, examining the development of Modernist architecture in Saskatchewan. He
has participated in UNESCO's policy development on modern heritage in relation to World Heritage designations. attached image:
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Blankstein, Coop, Gillmore and Hanna Architects, Photo Credit: Henry Kalen
Regina architect Bernard Flaman will lecture in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
"Evolving Heritage The growing interest in Modernist architecture and the creation of national Standards and Guidelines for the
Conservation of Historic Places in Canada have broadened the perception of what constitutes a heritage property and the role it
might play in a contemporary built environment. This momentum intersects with sharp rise in environmental awareness that
promises to frame heritage conservation in a new and very relevant light. Flaman will touch on three research projects related to
the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters, three Canadian airports and the Mendel Art Gallery that explore Modernism
from a heritage viewpoint. He will review the Standards and Guidelines and illustrate their application on a major rehabilitation of
the College Building at the University of Saskatchewan. Finally, he will demostrate the natural link between heritage and
sustainabilty that promises to change the way we look at heritage buildings. Bernard Flaman, SAA, MRAIC, holds degrees in Art
History and Architecture from the University of Saskatchewan and University of Toronto. He was a visiting student at the Southern
California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and is a registered architect who has been engaged in architectural practice in
Germany, Toronto, Vancouver and Saskatoon. In 2001 he joined the University of Saskatchewan as a planner and began work on
the College Building rehabilitation which led to his current position as Heritage Architect with the ministry of Culture, Youth and
Recreation, Government of Saskatchewan. He has presented papers at the 2000 and 2004 DOCOMOMO conferences entitled
"The Airport as City Square" focusing on the Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton Airports and "Influence and Transformation",
examining the Saskatchewan Power Corporation Headquarters in Regina. He co-curated the 2004 exhibition "Character and
Controversy" at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, examining the development of Modernist architecture in Saskatchewan. He
has participated in UNESCO's policy development on modern heritage in relation to World Heritage designations. attached image:
Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Blankstein, Coop, Gillmore and Hanna Architects, Photo Credit: Henry Kalen "
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Ensemble Resonance (New Works Calgary) Brinna Brinkerhoff - Violin Gemira McClary - Voice Stan Climie - Clarinet Colleen
Athparia - Piano
Composition Premieres on Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location: U of L Recital Hall
A new work by Arlan Schultz (Music), entitled Pensées Interdites, will be premiered by Ensemble Resonance on January 30 at the
Music at Noon performance in the Recital Hall at 12:15 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. The work will also be
performed in Calgary on Feb. 1 as part of the U of C New Music Festival. Pensées Interdites was written for Ensemble
Resonance, which consists of accomplished Calgary performers Stan Climie (clarinet), Gemira McClary (voice), Rachel
Kristenson (violin) and Colleen Athparia (piano). "The work was inspired by a recent visit to Lethbridge by the Monks of the
Drepung Gomang Monastery in Northern India," said Schultz. "I was privileged to hear first-hand performances of ancient Tibetan
ritual chants, which were sung as gifts of enlightenment to this land so far away from Tibet. The meditative quality of the singing,
the striking complexity of the text cycles and the timbral counterpoint of the vocalism were a direct inspiration for this work. For
me, the bass clarinet is a "vocal" element in the work, and from time-to-time recalls the low, meditative chanting so characteristic
of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition."
New Faculty Share the Stage
Date: Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
Tido Janssen and Stacy Kwak Cellist Tido Janssen and pianist Stacy Kwak perform a duo recital in the Recital HallFeb. 2 at 8
p.m. The couple, who moved to Lethbridge in September, teach in the Music Department and Music Conservatory. The award
winning duo has performed together since 1992 throughout the US and Germany and will perform some of their favorite classics
of the cello-piano repertoire as well as the Canadian premiere of a piece by Alex Shapiro, an American-born composer living in
British Columbia. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior and available at the U of L Box Office. The complimentary
shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the North parking lot to the theatre entrance.
Faculty Artists and Friends Concert
Date: Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Cellist Tido Janssen, the newest member of the music faculty, performs.
INSIDE CHARLIE and FRIENDS PREMIERE ANNOUNCEMENT!
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: SU Ballrooms in the Zoo at the University of Lethbridge
The premiere of the High Definition short film, "Inside Charlie" will finally be happening in February! Along with 4 to 5 other shorts
which were shot in the Fall of 2006, the films will be premiering in the SU ballrooms on February 3rd, 2007. A short synopsis of
Inside Charlie for those of you who have not heard... Charlie - photographer and father - parks on a set of train tracks, determined
to take a picture that will save his career. When the train comes earlier than scheduled, he refuses to let his career slip between
his fingertips. In the seconds before impact he is overcome by a flash of memories; will his mind reveal the one clue that can save
his life? "Inside Charlie" is a short comedic drama written, filmed, and produced by six Canadian artists. It is an exploration of the
mind that exposes the emotional complexities that can drive a human being to choose their career over everything else in their
life. Our short film, entitled "Inside Charlie", uses absurd humor and formalistic satire to take the viewer on a journey inside the
protagonist's mind moments before he could possibly lose his life. In what is to be his final moment on Earth, Charlie relives a
lifetime of memories and comes to understand that he has a reason to live, even more important than his career. Come support
your friends and have some drinks at the Zoo! Ticket sales will be in January and February, see below for more details! Date:
Saturday, February 3, 2007. Doors @7pm, Show @8pm. Location: SU Ballrooms in the Zoo at the University of Lethbridge Street:
4401 University Drive West City: Lethbridge, Alberta Email: [email protected] Ticket Price: $8 for UofL Students and
Faculty (Bring ID card) $10 for general public You can purchase tickets in one of three ways: 1. At the "Inside Charlie" Promo
table in the atrium of the University of Lethbridge during RUSH week or on one of these dates: Tuesday January 16th from
12:00pm to 2:00pm Thursday January 18th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm Monday January 29th to Friday February 2nd from 12:00pm
to 2:00pm each day 2. From one of these five members of Inside Charlie: Arden Rhine - 403. 894 9540 Ian Flaig - 403. 634 5629
Rod Leland - 403. 330 4053 John Poliquin - 403. 394 5989 Dave Grant - 403. 332 3132 3. At the door of the event! Doors open at
7pm, show starts at 8pm so come early! The first 100 people into the Zoo will get free Inside Charlie buttons, so make sure you're
there on time! As well, we will have DVDs and posters for sale, $6 dollars each, or a DVD/Poster package for $10 dollars. We are
excited for you to come out and support your local New Media artists, and can't wait to share this dream of ours with you. There
will be a Q&A session after the screening as well, so you can dive into the minds of the creators. Hope to see you there! Check
out http://www.insidecharlie.com for more details. As well, if you have a Facebook account, search Arden Rhine and then click on
Events to see photos from the shoot, and to even RSVP to the event!
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Thomas Staples, horn Glen Montgomery, piano
Calgary painter Ron Moppett will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Ron Moppett completed his studies at the Alberta College of Art in 1967. Solo shows include a 1982 retrospective of his work at
the Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre; a solo show at the 49th Parallel in New York City in 1988, and Painting Nature with
a Mirror 1974-89, an exhibition organized by the Glenbow Museum which toured to The Edmonton Art Gallery and the Norman
Mackenzie Gallery in Regina. His work has been exhibited in many group exhibitions, including a three person show at the
National Gallery of Canada in 1996. Moppett's work can be found in the Collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Alberta
Foundation for the Arts, the Glenbow Museum and the Norman Mackenzie Art Gallery, as well as many corporate and private
collections. Ron Moppett has been associated with the Alberta College of Art and Design since 1969 as a curator, instructor and
since 1988, the director of the art gallery. Ron Moppett is represented by the Trepanier Baer Gallery in Calgary. attached image:
Home & Away, 2006, Acrylic, oil on canvas 2 panels, each 64" x 49"; overall 64" x 98.25"
http://www.trepanierbaer.com/viewExhibition.asp?currPage=2
Reel Dance on the Road
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
Selections from the International Festival of Dance on Film and Video held in Toronto.
Shawn Van Sluys will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, February 9, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Crime and Punishment: Appropriation and Intellectual Property Appropriation, mimicry, quotation, allusion, and sublimated
collaboration consist of a kind of sine qua non of the creative act.... Jonathan Lethem, Harper's Magazine (Feb 2007) Influence is
not absent in art. Collage and quotation define much contemporary and twentieth-century art, from Cubism and Dadaism to Pop
Art and appropriationism. Duchamp appropriated a reproduction of the Mona Lisa; Scandinavian artists Michael Elmgreem and
Ingar Dragset built Prada Marfa on a desolate ranch in Texas; Tobias Wong produced lapel buttons wrapped with Burberry tartan;
and the list goes on. In the digital age and derivative culture, the philosophies and economics of intellectual property have
sparked intense debates internationally. Copyright legislation is becoming increasingly re-strictive, stifling intellectual and artistic
production, restricting criticism, appropriation, and re-search. Shawn Van Sluys will discuss copyright within the context of
derivation, originality, and influ-ence in artistic works. Relating directly to the visual arts, he will situate the dialogue within Canadian copyright concerns and international treaties. Based in Ottawa, Van Sluys is heading the development of the Canadian Art
Museum Directors' Organization (CAMDO), a national arts service organization representing 80 directors of Cana-dian art
museums. Intellectual property discussions are currently at the centre of CAMDO's ini-tiatives. Van Sluys has held positions as
the Public Relations Manager at the Southern Alberta Art Gal-lery and as a research intern at the University of Lethbridge Art
Gallery. As Manager of Member Services and Programs at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA), he gained a
performing arts perspective to arts administration. In 2004, he obtained a degree in art history and museum studies with
distinction from the University of Lethbridge. Photo Credit: Prada Marfa, 1995. Artists: Michael Elmgreem and Ingar Dragset.
Photographer: Lizette Kabre.
If Music Be the Food of Love: A Valentine Gift from the Great Composers
Date: Friday, February 9, 2007 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Romantic music by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt & more, performed by music faculty and students. Also includes by Music
Professor Brian Black about the composers' lives and music.
Concert Devoted to Theme of Love
Date: Friday, February 9, 2007 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
On Feb. 9, the Music Department faculty and students present a concert devoted to the theme of love through the ages.
Beginning in the medieval period where the ideals of courtly love were expressed in a dance-like chanson for soloist and chorus
by the 14th-century French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut, each period in the musical history adds its own
contribution to the theme, ranging from love's earthy, at times humorous side, to its exaltation and nobility. The program includes
racey Renaissance chansons, the love duet from Monteverdi's Coronation of Poppea, samplings from Mozart's Marriage of
Figaro, love songs by Schumann and Schubert, and instrumental music by Liszt and Brahms. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. in
the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre, with talk Dr. Brian Black followed by the concert. Admission is free, but a free-will offering
would be appreciated.
Kamloops ceramic artist Brendan Tang will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, February 12, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
My artistic practice embodies the influences, tensions and contradictions that define the postmodern world. At once, my works
exhibit the paradoxical tendency to be irreverent, frivolous, and playful, as well as thoroughly engaged in critical reflection.
Admittedly, my aesthetic is driven by a hedonistic engagement with visual culture, yet I remain apprehensive about the allencompassing diversions of contemporary society. Although my works are non-functional, I often employ vessel forms, or
otherwise allude to incongruous functionality (e.g., 'wiring' of non-electronic parts). These apparent tensions may be particularly
salient to my chosen field of ceramics, where discussions of 'art' versus 'craft' still occupy practitioners. As evidenced in my
reconfiguration of historical art traditions and my use of mixed media, I am intrigued by cultural appropriation and hybridity.
Undoubtedly, these predominant themes in my work are a reflection of my own ambiguous cultural identity. Although I am
considered "Asian Canadian" within the dominant culture's framing, my family has lost even vestiges of connectivity to Asia
through several generations of intercontinental migration and ethnic intermarriage. I have used self-portraiture to explore issues of
race, class and sexual identity in greater depth. While my aesthetic is driven by seemingly manic consumption of visual culture,
my work is labour intensive and detail oriented. I place high value on craftsmanship, as refinement allows me to reference art
history, and notions of class and value. I employ hand painting, gold luster, airbrushing, hand-modeled filigree, and photo-based
decals, among other means, to create alluring pieces. Working primarily in clay, I exploit its ability to convincingly emulate other
materials, such as the "robotic" prosthetics in the Manga Ormolu series. Undeniably, working in clay offers not only satisfying
technical challenges, but also vital kinesthetic connectivity to my art practice. It is perhaps unsurprising that the medium of
ceramics itself conveys my work's predominant themes of identity and social hierarchies, given its ambiguous place in the art
world. Through my ceramic practice, I seek to encourage a broad conception of art as an unconstrained mode of expression.
Brendan Tang will lecture in Architecture & Design Now
Date: Monday, February 12, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C 610
My artistic practice embodies the influences, tensions and contradictions that define the postmodern world. At once, my works
exhibit the paradoxical tendency to be irreverent, frivolous, and playful, as well as thoroughly engaged in critical reflection.
Admittedly, my aesthetic is driven by a hedonistic engagement with visual culture, yet I remain apprehensive about the allencompassing diversions of contemporary society. Although my works are non-functional, I often employ vessel forms, or
otherwise allude to incongruous functionality (e.g., 'wiring' of non-electronic parts). These apparent tensions may be particularly
salient to my chosen field of ceramics, where discussions of 'art' versus 'craft' still occupy practitioners. As evidenced in my
reconfiguration of historical art traditions and my use of mixed media, I am intrigued by cultural appropriation and hybridity.
Undoubtedly, these predominant themes in my work are a reflection of my own ambiguous cultural identity. Although I am
considered "Asian Canadian" within the dominant culture's framing, my family has lost even vestiges of connectivity to Asia
through several generations of intercontinental migration and ethnic intermarriage. I have used self-portraiture to explore issues of
race, class and sexual identity in greater depth. While my aesthetic is driven by seemingly manic consumption of visual culture,
my work is labour intensive and detail oriented. I place high value on craftsmanship, as refinement allows me to reference art
history, and notions of class and value. I employ hand painting, gold luster, airbrushing, hand-modeled filigree, and photo-based
decals, among other means, to create alluring pieces. Working primarily in clay, I exploit its ability to convincingly emulate other
materials, such as the "robotic" prosthetics in the Manga Ormolu series. Undeniably, working in clay offers not only satisfying
technical challenges, but also vital kinesthetic connectivity to my art practice. It is perhaps unsurprising that the medium of
ceramics itself conveys my work's predominant themes of identity and social hierarchies, given its ambiguous place in the art
world. Through my ceramic practice, I seek to encourage a broad conception of art as an unconstrained mode of expression.
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Bergmann Piano Duo (Calgary)
The Lark
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Universtiy Theatre
Obeying God's voice she lead the French army to victory, was then reviled and killed as a heretic and later canonized as a saint;
Joan of Arc celebrates the wonder and joy of her life as she is tried by political and church authorities eager to condemn her.
Faith, Politics, and Joan of Arc
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 1:00pm - Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Joan of Arc (Yvonne Maendel) and Cauchon (Tyson Trachsel). Uncompromising faith, charismatic leadership, political
compromise and betrayal were all part of the life of Joan of Arc and The Lark by Jean Anouilh, the third mainstage production of
the Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts at the University Theatre Feb. 13 to 17 at 8 pm. The play, which covers the trial,
condemnation, and execution of Joan of Arc, has a highly unusual ending. Joan recalls important events in her life as she is
questioned and subsequently condemned to death. The play, an interesting mix of historical fact and quasi-dream sequences, is
told from two viewpoints' as a piece of history where those who wished to vanquish Joan unwittingly created a martyr who
became a symbol of courage and faith, and Joan's own perspective about all that was happening. "The Lark is a beautifully
written play. The language is at once powerful and rich and delicate and precise. It is a highly moving piece with an abundance of
the nuance that makes for highly effective dramatic moments" says Director Brian Parkinson. "It is ultimately about betrayal -about collaboration and the ethics and morality of right and wrong and political expediency. Joan was willing to give her life for
Charles VII but once she had secured for him the French crown, he effectively 'sold' her to the English and washed his hands of
her." Jean Anouilh's motivation for writing the play was the specter, during World War II, of Vichy France's collaboration with
Germany. "Anouilh saw startling parallels between the events in occupied France and the betrayal of Joan of Arc by her King. In
both cases there was a disturbing willingness to trade souls and ideals for peace," says Parkinson. Parkinson is fascinated by the
multi-faceted Joan of Arc. "Was she simply guided by faith? Or was she an inspired and astute political manipulator with an innate
genius for the battlefield? Or was she truly guided by her faith and an unseen hand? Imagine, a 17-year-old peasant girl in the
early 1400s with no education, no status, and no military training manages to convince the uncrowned French King Charles VII to
give her his army, which she then leads to victory over the British forces." Joan undertook this seemingly impossible task based
on instructions from heavenly "Voices," which told her to rescue her homeland from the British. Historically, the course of events is
quite stunning. "You have to admire the strength of Joan's convictions, her uncompromising faith, her unrelenting commitment,
and all that she accomplished in a very, very short time" says Parkinson. This is a challenging play to stage and this production
has not been set in the traditional time-frame of 1430. It has been placed out of time because what happens in the play could
happen at any time or place. The cast is large with 35 actors. At the centre of the story is the triangular relationship of church,
state and the individual in the form of three characters the French Bishop Cauchon, portrayed by dramatic arts major Tyson
Trachsel; the English Earl, Warwick played by Scott Williams (BFA/BEd '05); and Joan of Arc played by dramatic arts major
Yvonne Maendel. "The role of Joan is surely one of the most challenging female roles in the theatre," says Parkinson. The title of
the play comes from Warwick's comments about Joan. "The girl was a lark in the skies of France, high over the heads of her
soldiers, singing a joyous, crazy song of courage. There she was, outlined against the sun, a target for everybody to shoot at,
flying straight and happy into battle." Tickets are $15 regular and $9 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. The
complimentary shuttle bus transports concertgoers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
Internationally respected performance artist James Luna in ArtNow
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
James Luna's work addresses the mythology of what it means to be "Indian" in contemporary society and exposes the hypocrisy
of the dominant society. Luna's art is provocative, often dealing with difficult issues affecting Indian communities, including socioeconomic problems, substance abuse, and cultural conflict. He confronts these issues head-on, using humour and satire as both
counterbalance and salve, and demanding a level of audience participation, he challenges viewers to examine their own
prejudices. James Luna is an Installation/Performance artist; he earned a BA in Fine Arts from the University of California at Irvine
and an MSc in counseling from San Diego State University. Luna's work has been presented internationally including; the National
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of contemporary Art, San
Francisco; Presentation House, Vancouver; and Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto. James Luna is a resident of
California's La Jolla reservation. Informal discussion /Q & A with James Luna at Galileo's (in Student Union Building, main level,
adjacent to Cafeteria) Wednesday, Feb 14th 2 pm attached image: The Artifact Piece, 1985-87
Artist Explores Myth of the "Indian" in Society
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 5:00am - 9:00am
Location: University Recital Hall (noon) and Galileo Gallery in the Students' Union Building (2 pm)
Internationally recognized installation and performance artist James Luna lectures at the U of L on Feb 14 at 12 noon in the
University Recital Hall and is available for a question and answer session in the Galileo Gallery in the Student' Union Building at
2:00 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend both events. James Luna's work addresses the mythology of what
it means to be "Indian" in contemporary society and exposes the hypocrisy of the dominant society. His art is provocative, often
dealing with difficult issues affecting Indian communities, including socio-economic problems, substance abuse, and cultural
conflict. Luna confronts these issues head-on, using humour and satire as both counterbalance and salve, and demanding a level
of audience participation, he challenges viewers to examine their own prejudices. Luna's work has been presented at the National
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of contemporary Art, San
Francisco; Presentation House, Vancouver; and Toronto Photographers Workshop, Toronto. Luna also had work presented at the
2005 Venice Biennale. Luna is a resident of California's La Jolla reservation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts
from the University of California at Irvine and a Master of Science degree in counseling from San Diego State University.
My Funny Valentine ~ Songs & Scenes of Love
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: U of L Ballrooms
NMED Open House
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 6:30am - 9:30am
Location: Lobby of the University Theatre 5th level
The Department of New Media will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, February 22, 2007, from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, in the
lobby of the University Theatre, 5th level Centre for the Arts. (See map: http://www.uleth.ca/campusmap/mappt.html) This will be
an informative afternoon outlining our program with presentations and discussions by our faculty and staff as well as a facility tour
and student project samples. For further information, please contact Jill Flaman, 403.380.1864, [email protected]
Lethbridge architect Christopher Babits will lecture in Architecture&Design
Date: Monday, February 26, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C 610
Christopher Babits is an associate architect with Ferrari Westwood Architects. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, where he was awarded the Toronto Society of Architects Prize in his thesis year.
Christopher has extensive involvement at the community level in Calgary. Currently, he is a board member with the Allied Arts
Council of Lethbridge, and the Southern Alberta representative for the Alberta Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of
Canada. Christopher's professional experience has focused upon providing creative design and capable project management for
large multi-family and hospitality projects while working with BKDI Architects and S2 Architecture in Calgary. He has been a
designer on some notable Calgary projects, including the Calgary Zoo's Tropical Africa Pavilion, the first tower of arriVa, and 205
Riverfront by the Bow River. At FWA, Christopher is project architect for the SAIT Donor Monument in Calgary, St. Michael's
Health Centre in Lethbridge, and the modernization of St. Catherine's School and Raymond Junior and Senior Highschool.
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall, (W570)
Stacy Kwak, piano
Annie Martin will lecure in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location:
In this Art Now presentation, Annie Martin will discuss her audio installations and other recent projects, with a particular focus on
the 2006 collaborative residential installation project Résider II, and its 1995 precedent, Résider. For these projects, Annie worked
with Montreal artists Karilee Fuglem, Carmen Ruschiensky and Andrea Szilasi to create works in situ in an apartment the artists
used as both studio and gallery. Separated by 11 years, these two collaborations highlight some of the motivations artists have
had for creating work in dwelling spaces. For the past 12 years, Annie Martin has explored the psychological and
phenomenological dimensions of audio in her installations and other projects. Annie recently moved from Montreal, Quebec to
Lethbridge, where she teaches in the Art Department. Her work will be represented in the 2007 Alberta Biennial, and in an
exhibition at the Trianon Gallery in Lethbridge in fall 2007. Her installation "relaxation: songs for city dwellers" is currently on view
in Found at the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. On February 2nd, Annie will conduct a listening walk, starting at 4 pm at the
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. (All are welcome- please come with walking shoes and coat. The walk will last about one
hour.)
The Marriage of Figaro
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: UniversityTheatre
Between sunrise and sunset, Figaro and his beloved Susanna must unravel a complex tangle of relationships and
misunderstandings to tie the knot. Mozart crafted a masterpiece of jealousy, love, forgiveness, humour, and profundity. Sung in
English, this Opera Workshop presentation is a Co-production of the Departments of Music and Theatre & Dramatic Arts.
Mary-Anne McTrowe will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Mary-Anne McTrowe's work has spanned a number of different media, and her practice is presently focused on the question of
how things that are familiar to us can be made unfamiliar; how a change in context can render something temporarily strange and
perhaps even unrecognizable. Recent bodies of work include the crocheting of cozies for everyday objects, and performance and
static work about the sasquatch. McTrowe has been a founding member of three rock bands (most recently The Cedar Tavern
Singers AKA The Phonorealistes with Daniel Wong), has served on the board of Trap\door Artist Run Centre in Lethbridge, and is
co-author of the Aut Manifesto. attached image: Cozy Fruit
Sound Tour of Campus
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: Meet at U of L Main Art Gallery
Exhilarating Contemporary Dance from bjm-danse
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Dance lovers take note! The internationally acclaimed Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal [bjm_danse] takes to the University Theatre
stage on Sunday March 4 at 8:00 pm. "bjm_danse's style is eclectic, dynamic and extremely physical," said Lisa Doolittle, curator
of the Now Showing Series, which sponsored this performance and also brought the company to Lethbridge in 2001. "This
company's performances express the creative energy of young choreographers, and the technique and interpretive zing of its
excellent dancers. On the program is a new work by Alberta's own Azure Barton and we are thrilled to have it performed here,"
says Doolittle. Mikhail Baryshnikov has called Barton "a fresh, arresting and fascinating choreographer" and she is
choreographer-in-residence at the new Baryshnikov Arts Centre in New York. Barton's astonishing and humorous dance brings
out what she calls the 'intimate animality' of the bjm_danse artists. The second work on the program is MAPA by Brazilian
choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras artistic director of the acclaimed dance company Grupo Corpo. Pederneiras unites traditional
Brazilian movements with classical ballet, infused with his own artistic style. Always guided by the music, Rodrigo connects the
classics with the xaxado, the samba, capoeira and ballroom dances in a completely Brazilian way, with intensity, without straying
into exoticism, stereotypes, or pretentiousness. Audiences will feel the exhilarating force of the dancing body - comic and joyful,
but also violent and ambiguous, a body that has learned to dance in the streets. The Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal was formed in
1972 and has been warmly received around the world ever since. In 1998, the troupe's artistic director Louis Robitaille provided
the company with a new artistic orientation, which uses the wealth of skills and experience in this renowned contemporary dance
company. Without renouncing its artistic heritage, [bjm_danse] is expanding its horizons, offering a form of dance that is vibrant,
accessible and interfused with elements of the avant-garde. While in Lethbridge, bjm_danse will present free public talks, and
theatre and dance workshops, in keeping with the Now Showing Series mandate to connect artists with the public. The Now
Showing Live Arts Series appreciates the continued support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Canadian Heritage as well
as the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts. Les Ballet Jazz de Montreal's performance has reserved seating, so patrons are encouraged
get their tickets early. Tickets are U of L Box Office 329-2616 and cost $25 regular and $20 student/senior. Special ticket prices
are available for groups of 10 or more. The complimentary shuttle bus transports audience members from the north parking lot to
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Abbond
Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: CoCo Pazzo Italian Cafe
A memorable evening of gourmet food, fine arts and fun to raise money for student scholarships.
Frank Shebageget will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 5, 2007 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
As a sculpture/installation artist Shebageget employs a variety of materials to arrive at a comprehensive presentation of idea and
aesthetic. Elements such as wood and copper are used for their formal properties as their historical and cultural implications. In
exploring issues of native culture and its representations, works have dealt with the idea of multiples. With elements of
quantification, in the form of statistics (e.g. population and death rates), repetition empowers the objects and space, creating an
environment that reveals the voids in his identity. A way of understanding culture is to comment on what is missing. References to
native history are achieved through use of historical information and images, and employ conventional art techniques to manifest
contemporary issues. The examination is continued in the selection of materials. The intent may stay the same, but different
cultures intuitively adapt these materials to suit their own needs. The purpose of this transition is to examine how history has
developed native culture to this present time. Shebageget's focus on historical and contemporary intercultural history attempts to
locate positive connections that have been established between native and non-native cultures, without falling into tropes of
stereotypical issues about native culture. This conceptual framework speaks to both the historical and contemporary relevance to
both native and non-native identity in Canada. The execution of the work, physically and conceptually is an essential element of
repetition and mass production. Both of the latter artistic elements form part of a larger critical conversation about the production
and consumption of contemporary aboriginal art; their implementation simultaneously allows him to use objects and space in a
manner that reveals a unique view of his culture. The well-made object (hand-made construction), used to exclude technology,
endeavor to make this communication more intimate. The nature of Shebageget's work is not a representation of statistics, but an
exercise of intimacy. Shebageget earned at Masters of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, University of Victoria, Victoria and an A.O.C.A,
Interdisciplinary Studies, Ontario College of Art, Toronto, ON. Solo exhibitions include; Quantification, Tribe-Artist Run Center,
Saskatoon; Home Made, Gallery 101, Ottawa; Echoes, M.F.A. Exhibition, University of Victoria; and Knowledge, Visual Arts
Gallery, University of Victoria and group exhibitions include; Ice Follies 06, Kennedy Gallery, North Bay; Kosmos, Ottawa Art
Gallery, Ottawa; Flight Patterns, Owens Art Gallery, Sackville; Au Fil De Mes Jours, Musee du quebec, Quebec City; and Dezhan
Ejan: Aboriginal Works from the Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Canadian Embassy, Washington DC. Up coming
exhibitions at the Gorman Museum, University of California, Davis CA and Au Fil De Mes Jours, Museum of Civilization, Ottawa.
Calgary architect Andrew Silver King will lecture in Architecture & Design
Date: Monday, March 5, 2007 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C 610
Andrew King is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary School of Architecture and has been a practitioner of architecture
for the past 15 years. His firm, aka/andrewkingstudio, has been involved in numerous architectural projects, competitions and
exhibitions over the past several years, including the Kensington Clinic medical facility, the Thread studio, the Tros/Keefe House,
the renovations and design masterplan for the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts (Epcor Centre) and several private
residences. He is also a senior design consultant with Zeidler Carruthers and Associates in Calgary. Mr. King has also worked
across Canada and around the world, most notably with Zaha Hadid in London, Tim Heide in Berlin and Brian Mackay-Lyons in
Halifax. His studio was awarded a Canadian Architect 2000 Award of Excellence. He is also the past director of architecture for
Artcity in Calgary and one of the three editors of Building/Art, a book on contemporary urban issues to be published this year by
University of Calgary Press. Mr. King holds a Master's degree in Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the
Technical University of Nova Scotia, and studied Theatre Arts at Acadia University. attached image: Clark/Cran house, 2006
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Musaeus String Quartet
Susan Bozic will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location:
The Dating Portfolio Vancouver artist, Susan Bozic's work explores set photography and the use of props to recreate seemingly
real-life environments and situations. Previously working with taxidermy (birds and animals), her latest series of work involves
Carl, a male mannequin who accompanies the artist on a series of romantic adventures. This upscale couple romances on
luxurious boats and private jets, while also pursuing the mundane activies of fellow urbanites. Bozic's work plays on the
"Hollywood ending" of soap operas and the romantic aspirations of her fellow thirty-somethings to critique the false expectations
engendered by advertising and the mass media. Susan Bozic earned her BFA with honors, with a major in photography and a
minor in cinema from Concordia University, Montreal in 1998. She has exhibited her work extensively across Canada. Image:
Susan Bozic, He let me pick the movie, C-print, 30 x 40"
Colwyn Griffith will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 9, 2007 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Empire Projects "Based in New York, Ontario artist Colwyn Griffith produces large-scale colour photographs that investigate
notions of empire. Whether using candy and other junk foods to construct elaborate reproductions of icons of excess such as
Graceland in the USA or the Ministry of Oil in Saudi Arabia, or documenting the changing personas of failed fast-food chains; his
work questions the ethics of western consumption. The resulting images are a blend of domestic craft, sculpture, architectural set
design and, in the case of Reclamation; a documentary reflection on the irony endemic in a particular social history." Colwyn
Griffith studied film and photography in Ottawa and Montreal. He has been producing food-based set photography since 1996. His
large, luminous photographs have been shown in London, Tokyo, New York, Philadelphia and across Canada. In 2005, he
received the use of a studio in Manhattan through the New York, Chashama AREA Award. His work is represented in Calgary by
Skew Gallery. attached image: The Ministry of Oil, 2006, 48x60 inches. For more information www.saag.ca
Debut Concert of new U of L Trio
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
Trio Amaranth is Peter Visentin (violin), Tido Janssen (cello) and Deanna Oye (piano). A new U of L piano trio called Trio
Amaranth, comprised of music faculty Deanna Oye (piano), Peter Visentin (violin) and Tido Janssen (cello), presents its debut
concert on March 11 at 8 pm in the Recital Hall. The program includes Debussy's Sonata for Violin and Piano, and some early
work by Beethoven. The Trio is also performing the first version of the Brahms Trio in B composed early in his career. This version
is rarely performed and is substantially different from the more commonly performed version created later in his career. "The early
version was composed at a time when Brahms was befriending Cara Schumann and her children after Robert Schumann was
first put into an insane asylum," says Oye. "Brahms incorporated hints of a Clara theme that Schumann had previously written."
While their first concert is close to home, the Trio plans to share their music far and wide. "We plan to tour as much as our
teaching schedules will allow," says Oye. "It is a great opportunity to expose potential students who what we have to offer."
Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports
concert-goers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 30 -
British artist Steven Pippin will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Steven Pippin, was a nominee for the 1999 Turner Prize and has exhibited internationally. As part of his lecture, Pippin will
address a less-widely known area of his practice: drawing. "Since the early 1980s, Pippin's work has been exhibited in shows
across Europe and the United States. Between 1982 and 1991 his work involved the conversion of pieces of furniture,
architectural spaces and diverse objects into elementary cameras. Among the artist's most celebrated photographic works from
the early 1990s was his Laundromat Pictures, in which he converted washing machines in public laundromats into cameras.
Pippin drew an analogy between the process of cleaning clothes and developing photographs. After taking the picture through a
shutter placed in the door of the machine, he used the wash, rinse and spin cycles to develop, fix and dry the photographic
negative. During the last decade Pippin has also made sculptures that have no link with photography. For example, in the 1995
creation "Cosmos," the focal point is a recording of Einstein giving a brief description of his theory of relativity. The 12" vinyl
recording is played on a 1950s style record player (used primarily because of the repeat play mechanism), which plays the disc at
33rpm and amplifies the sound via a 10" loudspeaker mounted on the reverse of the record player. The entire mechanism is
spring mounted inside a clear sealed plastic sphere from which the air has been removed. The vacuum inhibits any sound from
traveling across the space between the speaker and wall of the sphere. Hence the theory that describes the universe is contained
and trapped within the mechanism itself". attached image: Tree Turbine http://www.portikus.de/ArchiveA0061.html
Designer Paula Dozios will lecture in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: c 610
as attached
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Gabe Radford, French horn (Toronto Symphony Orchestra) Deanna Oye, piano Sarah Jeffrey, principal oboe (Toronto Symphony
Orchestra)
Independent curator Linda Sawchyn will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Linda Sawchyn graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a double honours in Art and Art History (1992) and from the
University of Alberta with a Master of Arts in the History of Art and Design (1997). Since 1992 she has worked in curatorial
positions at several Western Canadian art galleries including the Mendel Art Gallery, Edmonton Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery
and most recently the Kelowna Art Gallery where for the past five years she was responsible for all exhibitions and permanent
collection related activities. Sawchyn's talk will focus on a recent collaborative exhibition produced with other small city art gallery
curators in Western Canada. The exhibition, called Hybrids (a small city art museum co-production), is currently on exhibit at the
Kelowna Art Gallery. The exhibition brings together for the first time work by ten contemporary artists from British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Yukon. These ten artists were selected from over 200 submissions to an open call in 2005. The
resulting eclectic exhibition of sculpture, photography, video, painting, mixed media, printmaking, drawing and installation produced from both traditional and non-traditional materials - highlights contemporary artists from across Western Canada and
the Yukon addressing 21st century issues including the environment and recycling, genetic engineering, marketing and the media.
attached image: Linda Sawchyn with "Ionic: Aquafina, Dasani and Evian", Griffith Aaron Baker, installed at the Kelowna Art
Gallery
Music, Machines and New Media
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
This interdisciplinary concert of U of L students' works features innovative electroacoustic music, cutting-edge visuals and live
performances mediated by technology. Come expecting the unusual!
Music, Machines & New Media Concert
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
Award Presentation & Juried Exhibition Opening
Date: Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:00pm - Monday, April 16, 2007 - 2:00pm
Location: U of L Main Art Gallery
Annual Juried Student Exhibition Award Presentation & Official Opening Friday, March 16, 2007 8:00 pm U of L Main Art Gallery
Everyone is welcome Exhibition on display from March 16 until April 13, 2007
Ruth Chambers will lecture in Architecture & Design Now
Date: Monday, March 19, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Visual artist Ruth Chambers graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (AOCA 83) and the University of Regina (MFA
94). She has taught at the University of Regina since 1994 and is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts
and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Her work incorporates a range of media, usually in an installation format, and
often including ceramics. Recent work addresses ways we attempt to visualize and understand what is inside ourselves, both
medically and metaphysically, and explores various medical, cultural and metaphysical endeavors that have aimed to transcend
and reconcile concepts of the material and immaterial and the internal and the external. She is also a member of the
interdisciplinary artistic collective Petri's Quadrille which investigates relationships between art and science. She has given
numerous papers, participated in symposia, and chaired academic panels addressing such topics as contemporary ceramics and
craft, art and science, and collaborative art practice and is a contributing editor of Utopic Impulses, a forthcoming anthology on
contemporary Canadian ceramics.
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Alan Rinehart, classical guitar (Calgary)
Angels in America, Part I: Millennium Approaches
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Set in New York during the 1980s, Angels in America traces the collapse of two couples' relationships: one due to a battle with
AIDS, the other in a haze of drugs and sexual confusion. With an epic blend of sharp satire, outrageous humour and sweeping
drama, the plot spans time and place, showing kaleidoscopic perspectives on love, politics, and religion. Winner of the Pulitzer
Prize and a Tony Award, Angels in America is the defining American play of this generation.
Play tackles AIDS, Drugs and Sexuality
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 - 2:00pm - Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 4:00pm
Location: University of Lethbridge Theatre
Set in New York in the 1980s, Angels in America traces the collapse of two couples' relationships: one due to a battle with AIDS,
the other in a haze of drugs and sexual confusion. With an epic blend of sharp satire, outrageous humor and sweeping drama, the
plot spans time and place, showing kaleidoscopic perspectives on love, politics and religion. Angels in America, Part I: Millennium
Approaches appears at the University Theatre March 20 to 24 at 8 pm nightly. The play has earned a long list of awards including
a Tony Award for Best Play, the Pulitzer Prize, and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play; and the television adaptation holds
the record for most Emmy Awards. Frequently produced, studied, read, and discussed, Angels in America is the defining play of
the current American generation. Angels in America has been staged in many of the world's most prestigious theatres, causing a
sensation among critics and audiences. "Lethbridge audiences can expect a vibrant evening of theatre, with tense situations,
engaging characters, and imaginative dialogue," says Director Nicholas Hanson who, after directing the slapstick comedy Village
of Idiots last season, is ecstatic about shifting artistic gears to tackle such a sincere play. "Despite the dark content, the production
is brightened with many hysterical scenes and comic characters. The play features moments of incredible spectacle, including the
famous ending, when an Angel floats down onto stage." "Angels in America deals with a group of young people struggling to find
love, faith, and self-identity amidst the turbulence of the modern world; as such, the show really resonated with our university
students, who were also enthusiastic about the opportunity to portray such deeply emotional characters," says Hanson. As a
result, a staggeringly large number of students auditioned, providing Angels with an exceptionally talented and captivating cast of
actors. Since the play confronts sexuality, politics, and the AIDS crisis, productions have occasionally been subjected to advance
criticism and condemnation. In 1996, when the play was staged in Calgary, one major newspaper launched a petition to stop the
'theatrical smut.' However, when people actually saw the play, they appreciated the deepness of the emotional sincerity and the
overwhelming message that hope triumphs over all despair. In fact, many vocal critics who attended the play - including prominent
Tory MLAs - changed their opinions and proclaimed the play's merits and suitability for wide audiences. Please note that the play
contains mature content. Tickets for Angels in America are $15 regular and $9 student/senior. Call the U of L Box Office 3292616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports theatre-goers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 30 -
Curator Sarah Quinton will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
Sarah Quinton has been the Contemporary Curator at the Textile Museum of Canada since 1994, where she was recently
appointed Senior Curator. At the Museum, her curatorial projects focus on studio art practices that explore contemporary and
traditional hand made textiles as they inform and intersect with sculpture, photography, painting, new media and site-specific
installations. Quinton earned an M.F.A. at the Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA) in 1985, and a B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design in 1982. She has taught at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, the Ontario College of Art and
Design, Tyler School of Art and Sheridan College, and has participated as a visiting lecturer and juror at universities, colleges,
galleries, museums and non-profit arts organizations throughout Canada, the United States and Great Britain. She has been a
juror for international and national art exhibitions, national, provincial, regional and local arts councils and arts awards, including
commissioned artworks for public spaces. Sarah Quinton is a member of the Board of Governors at the Ontario College of Art and
Design in Toronto, Ontario. attached image: Art hanging, by Janet Anautilik Nungnik North America: Canada, Northern Canada,
Northwest Territories, Baker Lake; Inuit people 1992 Wool cloth, appliquéd, sewn and embellished with glass beads 87 cm x 70
cm Gift of Enid Rae MacLachlan T96.0059 Textile Museum of Canada
Orchid Ensemble concert honours Chinese community in Lethbridge
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: College Drive Community Church (2710 College Dr. S.
Musicians Jonathan Bernard, Lan Tung, and Gelina Jiang are the Orchid Ensemble. The significant and long-standing
contributions of the Chinese community in the Lethbridge area will be honoured on March 22 when the Vancouver-based Orchid
Ensemble performs at 8 p.m. at College Drive Community Church (2710 College Drive S.). This internationally-acclaimed trio
fuses east and west in a harmonious and distinctive blend of traditional Chinese and modern Western music by combining ancient
Chinese instruments (erhu and zheng) with marimba and other percussion instruments. The ensemble's repertoire encompasses
a variety of musical styles ranging from Chinese traditional and contemporary music, to new music and creative improvisation.
This concert also commemorates the 60th anniversary of the repealing of the Exclusion Act, which prevented all but a few
Chinese immigrants from entering Canada between 1923 and 1947. During this period Chinese immigrants, many of whom were
responsible for the successful construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, were not allowed to bring their families to Canada. As
a result, married couples were separated for many agonizing years and, in some cases, families were never reunited. Sixty years
after the rescinding of this legislation, the Chinese community is a major contributor to the cultural fabric of our region. In bringing
the Orchid Ensemble to Lethbridge, the U of L Department of Music wishes to honour and recognize these contributions. The
Orchid Ensemble performs regularly in concerts across North America, and at prominent World, Jazz and Folk Music festivals.
Recent appearances include the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; Canada Day Celebrations
and the National Gallery in Ottawa; Vancouver International Jazz Festival; and at Toronto's Harbourfront Centre. Tickets, which
are $15 regular and $10 student/senior, are available at the Box Office 329-2616 and at the door.
Montreal painter Marion Wagschal will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 23, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"My interest is in the human figure as a powerful conveyor of meaning. Painting the human figure is a way to express my feelings
and thoughts about living in the contemporary world." Wagschal Marion Wagschal has become known for her intimate "everyday"
portraits that refuse to adopt the Greek and Renaissance ideal of beauty and the contemporary obsession with cosmetic
perfection. Her portrayals of friends and relatives often incorporate art historical and mythical references, as well as to the
Holocaust and Jewish history, and allude to the melancholy aspect of aging. Wagschal, who was born in Port-au-Spain, Trinidad,
before arriving in Montreal and Sir George Williams, has taught painting and drawing for many years at Concordia, and her work
can be found in many public collections, including the Musée d'art contemporain de Montreal, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts,
Musée du Quebec, Beaverbrook Art Gallery and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as Concordia's Leonard and Bina
Ellen Art Gallery. , attached image: Ur, 2005, acrylic on canvas, 66x76" http://art-history.concordia.ca/eea/artists/wagschal.html
Wind Orchestra Concert Serves Up Diverse Fare
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
From powerful neo-romantic music to jazzy upbeat selections, the U of L Wind Orchestra concert on March 24 at 8:00 pm in
Southminster United Church has it all. The 65 piece group, conducted by Thomas Staples, is fresh off their spring tour to southern
Manitoba and Saskatchewan and looking forward to performing for a hometown audience. The diverse program includes
Interpretations by Roger Cichy, designed as a collaborative work, drawing on art, music, and dance. The composition is a musical
'interpretation' based on four selected student art pieces as well as Limerick Daydreams by Nathan Daughtrey, which was the
second place winner of the 2005 Percussive Arts Society International Composition Contest. "Limerick Daydreams is based on an
Irish reel that has been scored for full symphonic band with six percussion and piano," says Staples. "It opens rather mysteriously
with fragments of the tune appearing in various places in the ensemble. Echoes of the traditional Irish drum called the bodhran
are emulated by a dampened bass drum." A raucous drumming section gives way to the first full presentation of the reel in the
flutes. What follows is a series of melodic, rhythmic, and harmonic transformations of the Irish tune some quite playful, some
beautifully melancholy, and some majestically resolute. Symphony No. 2 for Band by Frank Ticheli has three movements that
refer to celestial light -- shooting stars, the moon, and sun. Although the title for the first movement, "Shooting Stars," came after
its completion, the composer says he was imagining quick flashes of color throughout the creative process. The movement burns
quickly and ends explosively, scarcely leaving a trail. The second movement, "Dreams Under a New Moon," depicts a kind of
journey of the soul as represented by a series of dreams. The finale, "Apollo Unleashed," is the most wide-ranging and difficult to
describe in words. On the one hand, the image of Apollo, the powerful ancient god of the sun, inspired not only the movement's
title, but also its blazing energy. Eric Whitacre, one of the bright stars in contemporary concert music, is a favourite composer of
the U of L Wind Orchestra, which has performed nearly all of his compositions. On this program is Whitacre's Equus, a work that
took him nearly three years to compose. According to the composer, "There are lots of notes. I wanted to write a piece that starts
running and never stops (equus is Latin for horse). I wanted it to also be a virtuosic show piece for winds. The final result is
something I call Dynamic Minimalism, which means I love to employ repetitive patterns as long as they don't get boring." Tickets
for the Wind Orchestra's spring concert on March 24 at 8:00 pm at Southminster United Church are $13 regular and $9
student/senior are available at the U of L Box Office 329-2616 and at the door the night of the concert.
Art Now podcast by Lana Ing Gabor and Kevin Ei-ichi deForest
Date: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
To accompany the "Eurasialicious" exhibition held at the Trianon earlier this winter, Lana Ing Gabor and Kevin Ei-ichi deForest will
present a podcast that elaborates on themes from the show and documents their collaborative process. "Eurasialicious" brought
together these two prairie artists who are a generation apart, but share a mixed Asian and European (hapa) heritage. The
representation of Eurasian identity in both popular media and visual art has gained visability in the cultural landscape of Western
Canada. The presentation is intended to contribute to an ongoing discussion between generations and coalitions of artists of
mixed heritage. Kevin Ei-ichi deForest has exhibited across Canada and internationally including the United States, Holland, Italy,
Japan, Mexico and Germany. DeForest explores the representation of cultural identity through his cross-cultural experience as a
Canadian of Swiss and Japanese heritage. He investigates these issues through a wide range of media including painting,
sculpture, audio and video installation. His recent solo exhibition Fake ID, was shown at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba
in Brandon. DeForest is an assistant professor in visual arts and Aboriginal Arts at Brandon University. Lana Ing Gabor has
exhibited at numerous locations in Lethbridge, where she also maintains her studio. Born in Canada to parents of Chinese and
Hungarian heritage, her art investigates identity, pop-culture and cross-cultural issues. She was the recipient of the inaugural
Roloff Beny Scholarship, which enabled her to travel to China on a photography project to pursue her explorations of biracial
cultural identity. Gabor holds a diploma in Fashion Design and is currently completing a B.F.A in visual arts at the University of
Lethbridge. In 2006, her work was included in "Current", a group exhibition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Southern
Alberta Art Gallery. View the pod cast on the attached link. The artists would like to thank the LPIRG for funding assistance.
Calgary architect Gerald Forseth to speak in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Monday, March 26, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
"Current Architecture in Los Angeles Adds to Past Iconic Architecture to Make a Vibrant City -- There is No(w a) There, There"
Forseth has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than eight years and sixteen lectures. He has a
small, creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects located in
several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture, recreation
and residential buildings. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with the title
"Fellow" by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of Calgary; does
research involving housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several essays for
exhibition catalogues; gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels around
the world to study ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and
community organizations. Forseth's projects in 2007 include a Telephone Museum in historic Inglewood Calgary; several Island
cottages in BC; new infill house, additions and renovations in inner city Calgary; and the restoration of the historic Simmons
Factory Building located on the Bow River in east Calgary. Attached image: Cal Trans Building by Morphosis Architects, Los
Angeles 2005
CANCELLED - Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
CANCELLED Jeremy S. Brown, saxophone (University of Calgary) Amy Longini, piano (Calgary)
Inuit Prints in Helen Christou Gallery
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 2:00am - Friday, May 25, 2007 - 3:00pm
Location: Helen Christou Gallery, University of Lethbridge
Girl in Blue, 1978 Ningeeuga Oshuitoq Canadian, Inuit) Lithographic print on paper, 38/50 Titirtugait, Inuit for printmaking, is the
focus of the exhibition at the University of Lethbridge Helen Christou Gallery until May 25. According to Art History/Museum
Studies majors, Megan Mericle and Shawna McPherson, who curated the exhibition, the artists featured in this exhibition are
almost all from Cape Dorset, which creates a certain 'community-style' in the artwork on display. On the other hand, the works
selected also demonstrate the diversity of subject matter and individual styles found in the community. A couple of prints illustrate
the different ways Inuit depict themselves -- some traditional and others more unconventional in their use of colour and form. In
Young Inuit (1978), Jamasie Teevee replicates in great detail the traditional clothing of men and women, including the amaut
(carrying pouch on the back of a woman's parka) and oversized hood used to protect and hold the young child on the back of the
mother. A more eccentric use of colour and composition can be seen in the bright, vibrant colours of Ningeeuga Oshuitoq's
stylized portrait Girl in Blue (1978). "All the works have a strong symmetrical component with bold, formal elements of line, colour,
and shape emphasizing their graphic nature and the flatness of the picture plane. Attention to composition features significantly in
these works as the order, repetition of figures and elements, colour choice, and use of perspective all come into consideration,"
said McPherson. Printmaking came to the north in the late 1950s as a result of Canadian federal policy. James Houston was the
main figure involved in this stimulation of artistic activity among the Canadian Inuit. He was dedicated to helping Inuit families
expand their artistic talents to create economic self-sufficiency in an age when drastic change was rapidly sweeping through
Arctic communities. Print shops were established in Cape Dorset and other communities including Baker Lake, Pangnirtung, and
Holman. Houston's studies of Japanese printmaking enabled him to establish a method that easily adapted for the Inuit. The use
of 'chops' or stamped signature blocks to identify the artists and their workshop were also borrowed from Japanese printmaking.
In the early 1960s, Inuit-owned co-operatives were formed in most northern communities to promote economic development of
Inuit arts and crafts. In 1961, the Canadian Eskimo Arts Council was established and acted as arts advisor, jury, copyright agent,
exhibition sponsor, artist agent and advisor to the Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs. "The introduction of printmaking has
enabled Inuit artists to give others a glimpse into their lives, and the joy they express in their work is immediately recognizable by
people across the world," said Mericle. The Helen Christou Gallery, located on the 9th Level of LINC is open daily from 8:00 am to
9:00 pm. Admission is free.
Lecture by award-winning playwright Marty Chan
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Award-Winning Playwright: Marty Chan March 28, 2007 7:00 pm ~ David Spinks Theatre Admission is Free Spend an evening
with celebrated Canadian playwright Marty Chan as he reads from several of his dramatic works and discusses his life as a
playwright, radio writer, television story editor, and young adult author. A reception follows the presentation. Marty's Bio Raised in
Morinville, a small town north of Edmonton, Marty Chan is a playwright, radio writer, television story editor, and young adult
author. Much to the chagrin of his mother, he doesn't include engineer on his resume. He attended a year of the Engineering
Program at the University of Alberta, but received the Dean's Vacation (a quaint way of saying "don't let the door hit you in the butt
on your way out"). After a year, Marty returned to the U of A and graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English
Major/Drama Minor). He fell into improv comedy when he joined Edmonton Theatresports, but his paralyzing stage fright resulted
in "penguin arm" acting, forcing him to abandon performing and take up writing. His signature play, Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a
White Girl, has been produced across Canada, published three times, and broadcast as a radio drama. The stage play won an
Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Best New Work and the Adams Chinese Theatre Award at Harvard University. In October
2004, the play had a successful Off Broadway run in New York. Marty was a regular contributor to CBC Radio Edmonton from
1994 to 2000. His weekly commentary series, The Dim Sum Diaries, recounted his misadventures as the only Chinese kid in a
small prairie town. These weekly commentaries were adapted into a half-hour television program (The Orange Seed Myth) which
won a Gold Medal for Best Television Pilot at the Charleston World Film and Television Festival, and earned Marty a Gemini
nomination for best writing in a children's program. In 2004, Thistledown Press launched Marty's first young adult novel, The
Mystery of the Frozen Brains, which has become a hit with young readers across Canada. Resource Links magazine rated listed
it as one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2004 for grades 3 to 6. Marty was the first playwright in residence at the Citadel Theatre. He
also served as Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council and taught playwriting at the U of A. He received an Arts Achievement Award
and a Performance Award from the City of Edmonton. He also earned a Horizon Award from the University for his contributions to
theatre. However, his mother still wishes he stayed in Engineering. Marty resides in Edmonton with his wife Michelle and their two
cats, Buddy and Max.
Filmmaker Nelson Henricks will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 30, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
Nelson Henricks is a musician, writer, curator and artist, best known for his videotapes. He is a graduate of the Alberta College of
Art and earned a BFA from Concordia University in Montreal where he currently lives and works. Henricks has taught at
Concordia University, McGill University, Universite du Quebec a Montreal and at the University of Toronto. Henricks' work has
have been exhibited worldwide. A focus on his video work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of
the Video Viewpoints series. His writings have been published in Fuse, Public, and Coil magazines; and in the anthologies "So, To
Speak" (Editions Artexte, 1999) and "Lux" (YYZ Press, 2000). With Steve Reinke, Henricks co-edited an anthology of artist's
video scripts entitled "By the Skin of Their Tongues" (YYZ Press, 1997). Henricks was the recipient of the Bell Canada Award in
Video Art, 2002 and the Board of Governors' Alumni Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005. He
recently completed a new tape entitled "Satellite" which premiered at the Montreal Museum of fine Arts. He is currently artist-inresidence at PRIM in Montreal, where he is at work on a double screen installation on the theme of urban space.
Global Drums warm up Lethbridge
Date: Friday, March 30, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
A feast for the ears and eyes created by high energy, interesting instruments and world music fill the University Theatre on March
30 starting at 8:00 pm in the Global Drums! Concert. Several groups including a classical percussion ensemble, an African drum
and dance group, and a steel drum band, all conduced by Adam Mason, provide the entertainment. "Our multifaceted concert is
visually exciting with dance, choreography, and props combined with the lush, beautiful, and powerful music from around the
world," said Mason, who also promises an interesting finale to the evening. The U of L is the only Canadian university with its own
steel drum band and one of only a few Canadian institutions with an African drum ensemble. This year more than 40 students are
involved, most are music majors, but the groups have also attracted students from chemistry, management and neuroscience.
Over the past three years interest in the percussion ensembles has grown. "Everyone loves drums and the music is accessible,"
said Mason. Music is learned through a combination of rote, just as it would be learn in Africa or Trinidad, and the Western
tradition of reading music. In addition, students learn about the cultural context, history, and significance of the music they are
performing on authentic instruments. In April, percussion ensembles have been invited to perform at the Caribbean Festival in
Pensacola Florida. "We are thrilled," says Mason. "There'll be 30 groups from the United States and us as the only Canadians,
along with headliners from Trinidad and Tobago. This is an amazing educational experience for our students." Tickets for Global
Drums! on March 30 are $13 regular and $9 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. A complimentary shuttle bus
transports concertgoers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 30 -
Music of Jazz Masters Ellington and Mingus Featured
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
The music of jazz masters Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus is featured on the U of L Jazz Ensemble's concert on March 31 at
8:00 pm in the University Theatre. Also on the program is guest soloist Allen Jacobson. "I strongly believe in the importance of
quality repertoire as the first step toward providing quality musical experiences for musicians and audiences alike," said
Conductor Ed Wasiak. "Just as with the great masters of the classical idiom, music of recognized jazz masters is an important
source of quality repertoire." What better place to start than with Ellington and Mingus. "Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus are
featured on the first concert in the Jazz Masters series because they are arguably the most important composers for big band,"
said Wasiak. Pairing these two great composers and musicians on the same program works well. "Ellington was the ongoing
major influence and inspiration for Charles Mingus, who is one of the most important figures in 20th century American music."
Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. His music was heavily influenced by gospel
music, the music of Duke Ellington, and the collective improvisation of traditional New Orleans jazz. According to Wasiak, Mingus
wrote music that challenges musicians and audiences. "This semester the band rehearsed a number of Mingus's compositions
but is performing only two: Boogie Stop Shuffle and Duke Ellington's Sound of Love - Mingus's tribute to the Duke. Guest soloist
Al Jacobson and members of the rhythm section also perform Goodbye Porkpie Hat, written as a tribute to tenor saxophonist
Lester Young. Duke Ellington stands at the very centre of big band music universe. Practically the entire history of big band music
can be traced using Ellington as an example. "Ellington was the most successful and important big band leader in the history of
jazz and the greatest composer for the medium," said Wasiak. "Ellington stands along side the likes of Stravinsky, Schoenberg,
and Bartok as one of the most important composers of the 20th century." The concert highlights familiar Ellington standards
including Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, It Don't Mean a Thing, and Take the A Train as well as several less familiar but still great
Ellington tunes including Jump for Joy and Fantazm. The U of L Jazz Ensemble, a 36-member auditioned group, regularly
collaborates with guest artists. Under the direction of Ed Wasiak, the band has shared the stage with some of Canada's top jazz
musicians, most notably, alto saxophonist PJ Perry, trumpeters Don Clark and Dean McNeill, and tenor saxophonists Pat
Belliveau and U of L alumnus Dave Renter. This past November the band was thrilled to perform with Afro-Cuban jazz legend
Bobby Carcasses from Havana. On March 31 concert, the Jazz Ensemble's special guest is trombonist and vocalist Allen
Jacobson, formerly from Alberta who now lives and performs in Germany. For 15 years Jacobson was the first jazz trombonist
with the Tommy Banks Big Band/Orchestra and has performed on national television and radio programs in Canada and
Germany. In addition he has played for the Joan Rivers, Rich Little and Red Skelton television shows, the European productions
of Cats, Chicago, Cabaret, and West Side Story as well as numerous film scores, commercial jingles, modern dance
collaborations, and recordings. Tickets for the Jazz Masters concert on March 31 are $13 regular and $9 student/senior at the U
of L Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports concertgoers from the north parking lot to the theatre
entrance.
Painter Rebecca Anweiler will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, April 2, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall (W570)
Rebecca Anweiler is a painter currently teaching a sessional appointment at the University of Lethbridge. Anweiler completed her
MFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2000 where she was awarded the J. W. McConnell Memorial Fellowship, and is an
honours graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design. She has taught drawing, painting, and senior studio in three previous
term appointments at the University of Lethbridge, and also teaches drawing and painting sessionally at Queen's University in
Kingston. Working figuratively and dealing with issues of representation, Anweiler critically investigates the cultural meanings
underlying gender and sexuality as constructed through norms produced by education and scientific systems. Her background in
biology and education informs these various lines of inquiry. Anweiler's last body of work examines notions of the "natural" and
the "ideal" as reproduced through popular cultural materials. Utilizing posed images from three areas related to the cultural
construction of sexuality; documentation of the natural world, lesbian erotica, and romantic liaisons from old film stills; they play
with the notion of desire as shaped by both cultural and natural forces. Anweiler received both Canada Council and Ontario Arts
Council grants in support of this production. Currently making Kingston, Ontario home, Anweiler has exhibited extensively there,
and in Toronto and Montreal, in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include Nature Lover, a solo exhibition at
Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto and Models of Desire, a two-person exhibition with Sabrina Ovesen at A
Space Gallery in Toronto, both in 2006. Her paintings are in many private collections, as well as the public collections of the City
of Toronto, the University of Lethbridge and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario. The title of her talk is
"sexual/nature", attached image: "Cat Lover, Version 1" 2003-4. Three panels, oil on canvas, 2' X 6'2" overall.
Quebec architect and artist Pierre Thibault in Architecture and Design
Date: Monday, April 2, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Through environmentally incisive responses to the needs of clients in urban, regional and wilderness settings, Pierre Thibault's
practice has been distinguishing itself since 1988 when he opened his studio. Primarily active in landscaping, and cultural and
institutional design, his penetrating vision and finely honed vocabulary have earned him citations and awards in Canada, the
United States and Europe. His success ultimately points to the coherence and aptness of Thibault's ongoing reflection on the
territory we inhabit both natural and constructed. The interrelation of landscape, site history, and cultural context allows for the
development of distinctive solutions that give birth to buildings rich with meaning, imbued with atmosphere, and characterized by
heightened sensory awareness. Thibault's architectural drawings are considered by some to be the best in Canada. Many of his
designs have obtained prizes and citations including; the Premier prix de l'Ordre des architectes du Quebec, two pan-American
awards organized by Progressive Architecture -- the first time that the magazine awarded a citation for two years in a row to a
Canadian architect, Wallpaper Magazine Design Directory, the Canada Council for the Arts Ronald J. Thom Award and the First
Prize from Catalonia's College of Architects. He has also received the Medal of Excellence in the Governor General Awards for
Architecture and the Prix de Rome from the Canada Council for the Arts. He has participated in seminars and lectured
internationally. His exhibitons and installations have been seen in Vancouver, Milan, Montreal, Rome Copenhagen, London,
Edinburgh, and Paris to mention a few. For a complete listing please consult www.pthibault.com
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
U of L Chamber Winds Conductor Thomas Staples
Come Join the Celebration and Premiere of 40th Anniversary Choral Work
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Professor Emeritus Dean Blair enjoyed his trip down memory lane while writing a new choral work for the U of L's 40th
Anniversary. "Fiat Lux," a choral work written Professor Emeritus Dean Blair, will be premiered at the concert 40 Something . . .
Celebrating the U of L's 40th Anniversary on April 3 at 8:00 pm in Southminster United Church. The program features the U of L
Singers and Vox Musica. The work was commissioned last spring for the U of L Singers by the group's conductor, George Evelyn.
"Blair wrote a choral work for us for the University's 25th anniversary, so he seemed to be the perfect person to do it again for the
40th." Accepting the challenge to write another to work in honour of the university, Blair enjoyed the opportunity to review and
reminisce about the good old days. "Those early days were incredibly wild and exciting times - with young, strong-willed and
idealistic faculty and students," said Dean Blair who taught at the U of L from 1970 to 1995. "It was exciting to be in on the ground
floor." Blair chaired the Music Department during the planning stages for the Centre for the Arts, which he called very exciting.
"Fiat Lux tells a story. I tried to capture that early idealistic spirit as well as the contrasts of opinions- the strong supporters and
equally strong detractors fighting about the creation and location of the new university. It explores some of the struggles the
university underwent as it grew and includes a couple of tongue-in-cheek comments, too." Blair spent two months working on the
text or lyrics, which came before the music. "I spent time looking at an old yearbook and just sitting and imagining - who, how,
why," he said. "Once I had what I wanted to say, the music flowed easily." Blair dedicated "Fiat Lux" to Owen G. Holmes, who was
the first Dean of Arts and Science. "I worked with him for several years. He was idolized by faculty and students alike and was
already the stuff of legends when I first came to the university. Holmes was instrumental in the University's founding, direction and
growth. He loved a good debate." Dean Blair, who now lives in Victoria, is looking forward to attending the concert and is in for
several surprises since he has not been back to Lethbridge since 1995. "I'm excited about being back, but expect I'll see a lot of
changes in Lethbridge and the University." In addition to Blair's new composition, the program includes a variety of work sung
separately by 100-voice Vox Musica under the direction of Glenn Klassen and the 32 strong U of L Singers conducted by Evelyn.
The groups will also share the stage for a massed choir piece that promotes harmony and togetherness conducted by the
Singers' Assistant Conductor Dave Mikuliak. Another concert highlight is Vox Musica's performance of Anton Bruckner's Mass No.
2 in E-Minor, with members of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra. Rich harmonies sung by eight-part chorus accompanied by
15 wind instruments provide a colourful and descriptive vehicle for the ordinary of the mass. One of the unique features is the lack
of soloists; Bruckner entrusts the entire text to the chorus. "Mass No. 2 in E-Minor was composed in 1866 for the consecration of
the Votive Chapel of the new Cathedral of Linz," said Glenn Klassen. "It seems fitting to perform a work intended for such an
occasion for the celebration of U of L's 40th anniversary." Tickets for 40 Something . . . Celebrating the U of L's 40th Anniversary
are available at the U of L Box Office 329-2616 and at the door (if there are any left). - 30 -
40 Something...Celebrating the U of L's 40th Anniversary
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Concert features the U of L Singers conducted by George Evelyn and Vox Musica conducted by Glenn Klassen as well as the
world premiere of a new choral work by Professor Emeritus Dean Blair.
Curator Jan Allen will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"The Future is Invisible" "Jan Allen is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre in Kingston, Ontario,
where she has developed and overseen numerous exhibitions since 1992. Major projects include: Museopathy (2001), Better
Worlds (2002), and Machine Life (2004). Allen's curatorial focus has been on politically charged art, digital media, and siteresponsive projects. Her independent critical writing has been published in C magazine, Artext, Prefix Photo and Poliester. She is
an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Art at Queen's University" attached image: Matt Rogalsky, 2006 installation
views of When he was in high school in Texas, Eric Ryan Mims used a similar arrangement to detect underground nuclear tests in
Nevada, 1998
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Studio Showcase
Curator Robert Windrum will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Robert Windrum was born in Calgary, Alberta and raised in Lethbridge and area. He attended the University of Lethbridge where
he received his BFA. He also attended the Freie Kunstschule Hamburg, Germany and the Banff Centre School of Fine Art. In
1989 Robert moved to Toronto to work at Mercer Union, one of Canada's leading artist-run centres. This followed his employment
of several years at Lethbridge's Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Shortly after arrival in Toronto, Robert Windrum began exhibiting
works based on tattooing and embroidery. These works explored gender and personal identity as well as sexuality and language.
During the 1990's he exhibited widely in the public and artist-run gallery systems, including The Power Plant (Toronto), Delta Axis
(Memphis), the Canadian Cultural Centre at the Canadian Embassy (Paris), Textile Museum of Canada (Toronto) and the
Hundred Days of Contemporary Art / Les Cent Jour (Montreal) among others. He has also shown work at St. Lawrence University
(Canton, New York), Hall Walls (Buffalo) and Cold City Gallery (Toronto). Robert Windrum has also worked as a curator and
gallery administrator, most recently holding the position of Director/Curator at Gallery Stratford (1998-2004). He is currently the
General Manager of the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, a national archive preserving the history of GLBT individuals in
Canada which was established in 1972 by employees of Canada's first gay liberation publication, The Body Politic. Attached
image: Homo of the Black Heart (detail)
Karen Tam will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, April 13, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Karen Tam examines the issues and associations that many people have with Chinese culture and how it is often linked with
Chinese restaurants. This work reflects Tam's childhood experience, similar to that of many children in the Chinese community, of
growing up in a restaurant environment. Tam offers a sense of nostalgia, showing honour and respect for the workers who live
through difficult times in order to earn a living and stirs memories within the Chinese community as these family-owned chop suey
restaurants of the past disappear from the social and cultural landscapes of today. Karen Tam will spend the month of April 2007
in Lethbridge conducting research on the city's own Chinese restaurants and their histories. She will create an installation work in
the Upper Gallery which will emulate a typical local Chinese restaurant. Tam holds an MFA in sculpture from The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago, as well as a BFA from Concordia University. She has participated in a number of exhibitions and artist
residencies across Canada, in Ireland and the United States. Her 2002 video Plum Sauce won the Audience Choice award at
Chicago's Asian American Film Festival. attached image: Big Wok (Big Trouble) Café, 2005. Installation view of dinning area and
karaoke room as installed at Alternator Gallery.
U of C String Quartet and Glen Montgomery Together
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
U of C String Quartet: Edmond Agopian (violin), Adriana Lebedovich (violin), Dean O'Brien (viola) and Beth Root Sandvoss
(cello). It's fun to play together! Just ask pianist Glen Montgomery. On April 15 at 8:00 pm in the University Recital Hall, audiences
can enjoy Montgomery's entertaining collaboration with the University of Calgary String Quartet. "The U of C String Quartet is a
very fine, tight-knit ensemble. They balance, blend and interweave perfectly," says Montgomery, who teaches in the U of L Music
Dept. "I have performed with the quartet before and we always enjoy ourselves." A concert highlight will be the Brahms' Piano
Quintet Opus 34. "This is one Brahms' greatest masterpieces. It is a most majestic piece that works perfectly for piano and
strings," Formed in 1994, the U of C String Quartet has performed across Canada and been broadcast on CBC Radio, regionally
and nationally. Members are Edmond Agopian (violin), Adriana Lebedovich (violin), Dean O'Brien (viola) and Beth Root Sandvoss
(cello). In 2005, Edmond Apopian received the Alberta Centennial Medal in recognition of his outstanding achievements and
service to the people and province of Alberta and recently received the U of C John Peter Lee Roberts Distinguished
Professorship in Fine Arts. Beth Root Sandvoss has been a member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, San Jose
Symphony, Madison Symphony, Victoria String Quartet, and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed throughout
North America and the Far East, and is also a founding member of Calgary's Land's End Chamber Ensemble. Adriana
Lebedovich, who is completing a Bachelor of Music degree at the U of C, won the U of C Concerto Competition in 2006 and has
performed as a soloist with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Dean O'Brien has been principal viola of the Montreal Chamber
Orchestra, Victoria Texas Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Texas Symphony, Orchestra of Saint David's and the Santa Barbara
Chamber Orchestra. He is an Instructor at Mount Royal College Conservatory and Principal Viola of the Red Deer Symphony
Orchestras, as well as the Artistic Director of the Calgary Pro Musica Society. Pianist Glen Montgomery is a highly respected
musician who maintains an active career performing and teaching at the University of Lethbridge. In addition to his faculty work,
Montgomery travels extensively, performing as a soloist and in collaboration with chamber musicians. He has performed
frequently on CBC Radio and has recorded for Icelandic Radio and television, Belorus television, and American PBS radio.
Montgomery has performed with numerous symphony orchestras including in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San
Diego, Cincinnati, and Winnipeg. Tickets to the U of C String Quartet with Glen Montgomery on April 15 are $15 regular and $10
student/senior at the Box Office 329-2616.
University of Lethbridge Art Gallery Open House
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Main Gallery W600, Centre for the Arts
Come get a behind the scenes view of the U of L Art Gallery. Staff and student volunteers on hand to show collection storage
space, approaches for caring for art works and exhibition installation in progress. Everyone Welcome
"Sucrose" - an Art Department open studio event
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:00am - 11:00am
Location: Centre for the Arts, 8th Floor studios
Explore our studios and see new works by advanced and senior studio students Everyone is welcome!
New Media Exhibition
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: University Atrium
The Production Management class is putting on a New Media exhibition. This will show students work from 3d animation to web
and print as well as the launch of the cracked pixels website and the unveiling of the Level 7 gallery.
Jazz at the Empress
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod
The sounds of jazz fill the historic Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod as the University of Lethbridge Jazz Ensemble, conducted by
Ed Wasiak, takes to the stage on May 2 at 8:00 pm. "We'll perform highlights of this season's repertoire," said Wasiak. "The
program includes some vintage Duke Ellington, energetic Afro-Cuban music, challenging works by Charles Mingus, and wellloved jazz standards." Audiences can enjoy Dizzy Gillespie's A Night in Tunisia, Oye Como Va ,by Tito Puente, which was made
popular by Carlos Santana in the 1970s, Don't Know Why, a recent hit by Nora Jones, perennial crowd favorite My Funny
Valentineand several selections from the libraries of Duke Ellington, including Satin Doll, It Don't Mean A Thing, Sophisticated
Lady, and Mood Indigo as well as Boogie Stop Shuffle,and Duke Ellington's Sound of Love by Charles Mingus. The concert at
Empress Theatre is the last stop on the U of L Jazz Ensemble's spring tour, which took them to communities in Southern British
Columbia and Southern Alberta. It is also the first time the group has performed at the Empress. The 26-member auditioned
ensemble regularly collaborates with guest artists. Under Wasiak's direction, the band has shared the stage with some of
Canada's top jazz musicians, most notably, alto saxophonist PJ Perry, trumpeters Don Clark and Dean McNeill, and tenor
saxophonists Pat Belliveau and U of L alumnus Dave Renter. This past November the band was thrilled to perform with AfroCuban jazz legend Bobby Carcasses from Havana and most recently with Alberta-born trombonist/vocalist, Allen Jacobson, who
now lives and performs in Germany. Tickets for Jazz at the Empress are $10 (adult), $8 (senior), and $5 (student) at the Empress
Theatre Box Office (in Fort Macleod) and at the door.
Music Downtown in May
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2007 - 2:00pm - Wednesday, May 9, 2007 - 3:30pm
Location:
Onze:Onze music major Shannon Nesbitt Music moves downtown in May with two concerts presented by the Faculty of Fine Arts
at the University of Lethbridge as part of Historic Lethbridge Week festivities. On May 6 at 8:00 pm at the Sterndale Bennett
Theatre, Lethbridge Today, a concert of contemporary music is presented by the faculty and students of the U of L Departments of
Music and New Media. The program includes works by major Canadian composers R. Murray Schafer and Alexina Louie, lively
improvisations by a new Contemporary Music Ensemble and stunning visual compositions by New Media faculty and students.
Tickets are $10 (regular) and $8 (student/senior) at the door. Enjoy a nostalgic look at Lethbridge in the 1920's on May 9 at 7:30
p.m. at Lethbridge Public Library Theatre. Lethbridge in the Roaring Twenties is presented through a varied selection of music
including works by George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong as well as Dixieland Jazz and early blues, accompanied by period
images of the City and contemporary reports from the Lethbridge Herald. The evening opens with a talk by music professor Brian
Black. The concert also takes the audience to Paris on the eve of the Charleston fad. The concert is presented by faculty and
students of the Departments of Music, New Media and Theatre and Dramatic Arts, in collaboration with the Lethbridge Public
Library and Historic Lethbridge. Admission free and everyone is welcome.
Concert Stars New Steinway Grand Piano
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
Join the U of L Music Department at the official welcoming concert for the new Steinway grand piano on June 2 at 8:00 pm in the
University Recital Hall. Faculty musicians Glen Montgomery and Deanna Oye, and guest artist Stacy Kwak perform a program
that includes the Chopin B-minor Piano Sonata, Debussy's Clair de lune, Haydn's late C-Major Piano Sonata, a selection of
Brahms piano solos from late in his career, as well as four-hand works by Debussy and Brahms. "The real star of the concert is
the piano," said Oye. "We'll perform a broad range of repertoire to show off all aspects of the piano's wonderful musical
personality." Affectionately named Clara (after pianist Clara Schumann) by piano technician, Bruce Streibel, the nine-foot
instrument was hand-picked at the Steinway selection room in New York City by Montgomery and Oye. "Each piano has a
different personality and sound," explained Oye. Both musicians immediately fell in love with this piano for its spectacular range of
colour, warm singing tone and remarkable depth of character. "It is a truly wonderful instrument," she said. A major investment for
the Faculty of Fine Arts, obtaining a Steinway is also a major undertaking. The process of purchasing the new piano took over a
year, including a three months wait for the opportunity to play possible instruments. While at the Steinway factory in Queens, NY,
Oye and Montgomery toured the factory where almost 4,000 Steinway pianos are built by hand each year. "It was amazing to see
the process," said Oye. For example, they watched as a piano rim was constructed. Six men glued 19 layers of hardwood
together and wrapped the resulting unit around a frame -- all in six minutes. That is all the time they have before the glue dries. It
takes between six months and a year to construct a single piano, depending on its size. All the employees are real craftsmen. In
the acoustically sound Selection Room, where pianos are placed as they come out of the plant, prospective buyers have the
opportunity to play the instruments available. It was here that the two musicians fell in love with "Clara." Everyone is invited to
enjoy hearing Clara on June 2 at 8:00 pm in the University Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the
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Free Tours of Recent Gifts
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 11:00am - Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 2:00pm
Location: Theatre Lobby and U of L Main Gallery
The U of L Costume Shop and Art Gallery are joining forces to share their newest additions with the public. On June 14 and 21
from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. everyone is invited to tour a display from the Singer Collection in the Costume Shop and visit "Collecting
Collecting" at the U of L Main Gallery. Featured in the exhibition are three photographic bodies of work that Winnipeg artist
William Eakin is donating to the U of L Art Collection. The works are "Night Garden" created from the floral patterns on cookie tins,
"Bottle Cap" series 2001, which features landscapes found on bottle caps; and "Monument," Eakin's heroic images of trophies for
commonplace accomplishments. "Eakin has become famous for gathering ordinary things we take for granted and changing our
perception of them," said Director/Curator Josephine Mills. "His beautiful photographs invite viewers to reconsider the nature of
the simple items we so often ignore." Collecting Collecting is the final component of a trio of exhibitions that have focused on the
contemporary interest in collecting as a working method for artists and an integral aspect of public museum practices. The
Costume Shop recently received its largest donation ever from the Singer family. The late Leo and Phyllis Singer operated Leo
Singers Men's Wear in downtown Lethbridge for more than 40 years and both were involved with the university since its
beginnings. For the past three years, Phyllis was a member of the Dean of Fine Arts Advisory Council. "Phyllis was a good friend
of the arts who supported fine arts students and their work," said Dean Ches Skinner. The donation consisted of clothing dating
from the 1930s to the early 1990s. The more than 1,500 items that have been documented so far range from seamed stockings
from the 1940s, men's and ladies footwear, nightwear, dresses, men's and ladies suits, children's wear, outer garments and men's
and ladies evening wear. The collection includes more than 100 hats and 50 pairs of ladies gloves ranging from beautiful kid
leather to rhinestone studded fabric. "This donation is a wonderful addition to our costume collection," said Teresa Heyburn,
Costume Shop Manager. "We have already used some of the pieces in our spring production, The Lark." In addition to being used
as costumes in production, the donation also serves as a reference guide to students studying design and history of costume. "To
hold and see what a pair of spectator shoes from the 1930s looks like, how clothing from the 1940s was cut, constructed and
fitted, and to gain an appreciation for the fabrics used in each decade is a marvelous resource for our department," she said.
Tours of the display from the Singer Collection please gather in the main theatre lobby on Level 5 of the Centre for the Arts. The U
of L Main Gallery is one floor up on Level 6. Both spaces are open from 5 pm to 8 pm on Thursday June 14 and June 21. For
more information call 329-2227.
Fine Arts Summer Camps -- Register Now
Date: Monday, July 9, 2007 - 3:00am - Friday, August 24, 2007 - 10:00am
Location: University of Lethbridge Campus
Registration: 329-2706 Information: 329-2227 Art Adventures (ages 7 - 10) Explore drawing, painting, maskmaking, printmaking,
sculpture and more. No experience necessary! Something new each day. The week ends with an exhibition of creative exploits.
Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday thru Friday (except *4 day camps, Tuesday - Friday) Fee: $195 (5-day camps), $160 (4-day camp).
Fee includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Camp Dates: July 9 to 13 ~ July 16 to 20 ~ July 23 to 27 ~ Aug. 7 to
10* ~ July 30 to Aug 3 Exploring Art for ages 11 - 15 Program for students interested in investigating a variety of art experiences
including painting, sculpture, printmaking and more. Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday thru Friday Fee:$195. Includes all materials,
camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Camp Date: Aug 13 to 17 Drama Adventures for ages 7 to 10 Use your body, voice and
imagination to create a world of original characters and stories in this action-packed camp. Participants must be able to read. The
week ends with a performance on Friday afternoon for parents and friends. Fee includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch
each day. Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday (except *4 day camps, which run Tues. -Friday) Registration fee: $195 (5day camps), $160 (4-day camps). Registration fee included all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Camp Dates: July 9 to
13 ~ July 16 to 20 ~ July 30 to Aug 3 ~ Aug. 7 to 10* Survivor: Drama Camp for ages 11 to 15 Acting, comedy, costumes, makeup, improvisation and more! This camp is for students looking for a dramatic challenge. Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday through Friday
Fee: $195, includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Camp Dates: July 23 to 27 ~ Aug. 13 to 17 ~ Aug. 20 to 24
Movie Mogul Camp for ages 11 - 15 Become a movie mogul, write a script and make a movie! Film, edit, animate, record sound,
act, and work on a film crew. Use high tech digital still, video cameras and new media computer software. Each student gets a
DVD of their movie. Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday thru Friday Fee: $195, includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
Camp Dates: July 9 to 13 ~ July 16 to 20 ~ July 23 to 27 ~ July 30 to Aug 3 ~ Aug. 13 to 17 ~ Aug. 20 to 24 2D Computer
Animation Camp for ages 11 - 15 Learn concepts of 2D digital animation and create your own animated short for DVD or web
posting. Make up a story, create storyboards, design characters, and learn how to execute your ideas usin Flash and Illustrator
programs in the high-tech new media labs. Each student gets a DVD of their animation. Time: 9 am - 4 pm Monday thru Friday
Fee: $195, includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. Camp Dates: July 9 to 13 ~ July 16 to 20 ~ July 23 to 27 ~
July 30 to Aug 3 ~ Aug. 13 to 17 ~ Aug. 20 to 24 Guitar 101 (Ages 10 and up) Learn acoustic guitar basics in only 3 weeks! Topics
include: choosing the right instrument, basic musical notation, tablature, first position chord shapes and playing simple melodies.
All the tools needed for a campfire sing-a-long! Time: 10:30 am - 12 noon. Monday thru Friday Registration fee: $175 Camp
Dates: July 9 to 27 (3 weeks) Kindermusik in the Summer Inspire your child's love of learning in only five lessons ~ blow music
bubbles, play parachute, make yard art, and sing. Nurture your child's natural curiosity, which encourages learning new words,
new numbers, and new big ideas. Fee includes At Home Materials. Location: Bowman Arts Centre Busy Days (Newborn - 18 m)
Tuesday, May 15 - June 12 9:00 - 9:45 am Registration: $82/siblings $70 Creatures in my Back Yard (18 months - 3 yrs.)
Saturdays, May 15 - June 12 10:00 - 11:00 am Registration: $102/siblings $90 On the Road (3 - 5 yrs.) Mondays and Thursdays,
August 9, 13, 16, 20, 23 10:00 - 11:30 am Registration: $177/siblings $157 Tell Me A Tale (4 - 7 yrs) August 13 - August 17 1:00 3:00 pm Registration: $177/siblings $157
Independent curator and consultant Patricia Ainslie will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Patricia Ainslie is currently working as an Independent Curator and Consultant and recently wrote, An Introduction to the Art and
Artists of Alberta, published by Fifth House Publishers in Calgary. Ainslie worked with Glenbow Museum, Calgary, since 1979
where she was Vice President of Collections and a member of the management and strategy team from 1993 - 2006. As Chief
Curator and Curator of Art from 1991 to 1993, she was a member of the Executive Group which adopted six strategies, including
restructuring and deaccessioning for the future viability and success of Glenbow. Since 1993, as Vice President of Collections,
she directed the Deaccessioning Strategy which raised a Collections Endowment of $6 million. Her case study on the
Deaccessioning Strategy at Glenbow 1992-97, was included in the American Association of Museums A Deaccession Reader,
(1997) edited by Stephen F. Weil; Museums and the Future of Collecting (1999), edited by Simon J. Knell, the University of
Leicester, Department of Museum Studies; as well as Museum Management and Curatorship 15:1, 1996. She was responsible for
ensuring effective procedures for all aspects of collections management for over 215,000 objects at Glenbow. This included
introducing a new data base (STAR) for more efficient management of the collections. She promoted broader access to the
collections through the development of special programs, including behind the scenes events for the public. From 1998 to 2000,
she planned and directed the grading of the collection, which focussed the core collections and will provided broader public
access to the newly developed community and interpretive segments of the collection. This work was published in Museum
Management and Curatorship 19:1, 2001. "A Collection for the Millennium: Grading the Collections at Glenbow". From 1983-1993
she was Curator of Art, directing the art program of over 20 exhibits per year from across Canada and United States, and inhouse generated. In-house exhibitions documented the history and development of art in Canada, showed contemporary trends,
and featured the collections. She curated and managed major national touring exhibitions including the ground breaking Images
of the Land: Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945, which toured in Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia and England, and Jack
Shadbolt: Correspondences a 60-year retrospective of this important senior Canadian artist, which toured in Canada National
Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery. She established the New Alberta Art program in 1988, with six exhibits per year, which ran for
five years and showcased over 75 contemporary artists. She was responsible for the collections management of over 25,000 art
objects.
Independent curator and consultant Patricia Ainslie will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Patricia Ainslie is currently working as an Independent Curator and Consultant and recently wrote, An Introduction to the Art and
Artists of Alberta, published by Fifth House Publishers in Calgary. Ainslie worked with Glenbow Museum, Calgary, since 1979
where she was Vice President of Collections and a member of the management and strategy team from 1993 - 2006. As Chief
Curator and Curator of Art from 1991 to 1993, she was a member of the Executive Group which adopted six strategies, including
restructuring and deaccessioning for the future viability and success of Glenbow. Since 1993, as Vice President of Collections,
she directed the Deaccessioning Strategy which raised a Collections Endowment of $6 million. Her case study on the
Deaccessioning Strategy at Glenbow 1992-97, was included in the American Association of Museums A Deaccession Reader,
(1997) edited by Stephen F. Weil; Museums and the Future of Collecting (1999), edited by Simon J. Knell, the University of
Leicester, Department of Museum Studies; as well as Museum Management and Curatorship 15:1, 1996. She was responsible for
ensuring effective procedures for all aspects of collections management for over 215,000 objects at Glenbow. This included
introducing a new data base (STAR) for more efficient management of the collections. She promoted broader access to the
collections through the development of special programs, including behind the scenes events for the public. From 1998 to 2000,
she planned and directed the grading of the collection, which focussed the core collections and will provided broader public
access to the newly developed community and interpretive segments of the collection. This work was published in Museum
Management and Curatorship 19:1, 2001. "A Collection for the Millennium: Grading the Collections at Glenbow". From 1983-1993
she was Curator of Art, directing the art program of over 20 exhibits per year from across Canada and United States, and inhouse generated. In-house exhibitions documented the history and development of art in Canada, showed contemporary trends,
and featured the collections. She curated and managed major national touring exhibitions including the ground breaking Images
of the Land: Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945, which toured in Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia and England, and Jack
Shadbolt: Correspondences a 60-year retrospective of this important senior Canadian artist, which toured in Canada National
Gallery and Vancouver Art Gallery. She established the New Alberta Art program in 1988, with six exhibits per year, which ran for
five years and showcased over 75 contemporary artists. She was responsible for the collections management of over 25,000 art
objects.
He's Out of Here!
Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: University Theatre
After 26 years of service to the University, David Hignell (Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts) retires on August 31. (As you
can see from the photo, he is quite unhappy about that.) In honour of David leaving the university, an evening of reminiscences
(open mike) and reception is planned on September 7 at 7:30 pm in the University Theatre. Please consider this your invitation to
join us and help send David off in style. If you have "David" stories you can email them to [email protected] for inclusion in a
scrap book or feel free to take over the mike and share them with us live. Gift? In April 2008, David is joining a pilgrimage to
Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain (The Way of St. James). As a parting gift, we hope to collect some funds towards his
expenses for this trip. Should you wish to contribute, please drop by the Box Office any afternoon, or bring it along on Sept. 7.
He's Out of Here!
Date: Friday, September 7, 2007 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: University Theatre
After 26 years of service to the University, David Hignell (Department of Theatre and Dramatic Arts) retires on August 31. (As you
can see from the photo, he is quite unhappy about that.) In honour of David leaving the university, an evening of reminiscences
(open mike) and reception is planned on September 7 at 7:30 pm in the University Theatre. Please consider this your invitation to
join us and help send David off in style. If you have "David" stories you can email them to [email protected] for inclusion in a
scrap book or feel free to take over the mike and share them with us live. Gift? In April 2008, David is joining a pilgrimage to
Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain (The Way of St. James). As a parting gift, we hope to collect some funds towards his
expenses for this trip. Should you wish to contribute, please drop by the Box Office any afternoon, or bring it along on Sept. 7.
Douglas Scholes will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Artistic Orientation Douglas Scholes' interests lie within the exploration of a pragmatic aesthetic, a principle that is concerned with
the beauty exemplified in the practical use and presentation of common everyday things and activities. He has used the pragmatic
aesthetic to explore the relationships between objects and their environment and how they are cared for. He is fascinated by an
object's appearance that has been created by abandoned attention and by the activity of maintenance that is performed to
reverse those signs of neglect. Activity as the performance of maintenance is a necessary part of his work. Scholes' efforts are
not so much because he desires order - as he believes chaos is a way of the world - rather it allows him to explore the inherent
dichotomic relationship between maintenance and deterioration. He responds to the dichotomy by creating things and installations
that require their organization and structure be maintained. This response reflects the futile attempts to counter an object's
entropic nature. Eventually there is nothing left to work with as the object's component ingredients, succumbing to chaotic order,
have been rendered and released from the created or assembled form. Like the futility of the repetitive task set before Sisyphus
his work must mark the act of performing the undertaking and not just the goal of reaching the summit. Recent solo exhibitions
include; "Trophy", StoreFront 2126 rue Rachel E - Daignault & Schofield, 2007; "(This is) What happens when a thing is
maintained (?)", DARE-DARE, Montreal, QC., 2004; "Rebuilding Random Order", Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, 2003-2004.
Recent group exhibitions include; Artcity Festival 2007 presentation of "(This is) what happens when a thing is maintained(?): Part
II", Calgary; "Dream Listener: sound project", CD coordinated by Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal, launched at DAREDARE, 2007 and "Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 13 " Accident", Montreal, launched at DARE-DARE, 2006. In 2001 Scholdes
earned a Maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques - création, Université du Québec â Montréal, in 1999Bachelor of Fine Arts sculpture (great distinction), University of Lethbridge, Alberta and 1993 a Fine Arts Diploma (distinction), School of Fine Arts,
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.
Douglas Scholes will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 10, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Artistic Orientation Douglas Scholes' interests lie within the exploration of a pragmatic aesthetic, a principle that is concerned with
the beauty exemplified in the practical use and presentation of common everyday things and activities. He has used the pragmatic
aesthetic to explore the relationships between objects and their environment and how they are cared for. He is fascinated by an
object's appearance that has been created by abandoned attention and by the activity of maintenance that is performed to
reverse those signs of neglect. Activity as the performance of maintenance is a necessary part of his work. Scholes' efforts are
not so much because he desires order - as he believes chaos is a way of the world - rather it allows him to explore the inherent
dichotomic relationship between maintenance and deterioration. He responds to the dichotomy by creating things and installations
that require their organization and structure be maintained. This response reflects the futile attempts to counter an object's
entropic nature. Eventually there is nothing left to work with as the object's component ingredients, succumbing to chaotic order,
have been rendered and released from the created or assembled form. Like the futility of the repetitive task set before Sisyphus
his work must mark the act of performing the undertaking and not just the goal of reaching the summit. Recent solo exhibitions
include; "Trophy", StoreFront 2126 rue Rachel E - Daignault & Schofield, 2007; "(This is) What happens when a thing is
maintained (?)", DARE-DARE, Montreal, QC., 2004; "Rebuilding Random Order", Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, 2003-2004.
Recent group exhibitions include; Artcity Festival 2007 presentation of "(This is) what happens when a thing is maintained(?): Part
II", Calgary; "Dream Listener: sound project", CD coordinated by Centre de recherche urbaine de Montréal, launched at DAREDARE, 2007 and "Petite enveloppe urbaine no. 13 " Accident", Montreal, launched at DARE-DARE, 2006. In 2001 Scholdes
earned a Maîtrise en arts visuels et médiatiques - création, Université du Québec â Montréal, in 1999Bachelor of Fine Arts sculpture (great distinction), University of Lethbridge, Alberta and 1993 a Fine Arts Diploma (distinction), School of Fine Arts,
Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.
Curator Gordon Snyder will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Drawn from the Past: the portraits and practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison Canadian artist, writer and curator Gordon Snyder
was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1951. He studied at the University of Alberta, Alberta College of Art & Design, Emma Lake Art
Workshops and the University of Lethbridge. Snyder is an authority on western Canadian art and has owned and operated
galleries and consulting firms across Canada since the late seventies. An expert on western Canadian art and artists, Snyder has
curated exhibitions for artists including Illingworth Kerr, Ann Kipling, Clarence Tillenius, David Ostrem, Louis de Niverville and
Orest Semchishen. Snyder is a working artist who lives and works in Edmonton. His artwork and his philosophy of life reflect the
folly and the contradictory nature of the human condition. Based on extensive research, guest curator Gordon Snyder has
selected portraits of First Nations leaders alongside the first public presentation of documents, photographs, sound recordings
and artifacts from the University of Lethbridge collection. Everyone is welcome to attend the Opening reception on Friday
September 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the main gallery Main Gallery Attached image; Native Portrait (Good Eagle, Siksika),
Nicholas de Grandmaison. From the U of L Art Collection: bequest of Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison, 1994
Curator Gordon Snyder will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Drawn from the Past: the portraits and practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison Canadian artist, writer and curator Gordon Snyder
was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1951. He studied at the University of Alberta, Alberta College of Art & Design, Emma Lake Art
Workshops and the University of Lethbridge. Snyder is an authority on western Canadian art and has owned and operated
galleries and consulting firms across Canada since the late seventies. An expert on western Canadian art and artists, Snyder has
curated exhibitions for artists including Illingworth Kerr, Ann Kipling, Clarence Tillenius, David Ostrem, Louis de Niverville and
Orest Semchishen. Snyder is a working artist who lives and works in Edmonton. His artwork and his philosophy of life reflect the
folly and the contradictory nature of the human condition. Based on extensive research, guest curator Gordon Snyder has
selected portraits of First Nations leaders alongside the first public presentation of documents, photographs, sound recordings
and artifacts from the University of Lethbridge collection. Everyone is welcome to attend the Opening reception on Friday
September 14th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the main gallery Main Gallery Attached image; Native Portrait (Good Eagle, Siksika),
Nicholas de Grandmaison. From the U of L Art Collection: bequest of Lubov Alexandra de Grandmaison, 1994
Exhibition is Drawn from the Past
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 4:00am - Friday, October 26, 2007 - 10:00am
Location: U of L Main Gallery & Helen Christou Gallery
Among the many gems in the University of Lethbridge's diverse art collection are more than 100 of Nicholas de Grandmaison's
paintings and pastels as well as a wide array of archival material. Based on extensive research, guest curator Gordon Snyder,
from Edmonton, has created an exhibition consisting of portraits of First Nations leaders and the first public presentation of
documents, photographs, sound recordings and artifacts relating the story of this important artist's life and career. Entitled Drawn
from the Past: the portraits and practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison, the exhibition is at the U of L Main Gallery until Nov. 2 and
the Helen Christou Gallery until Oct. 26. The opening reception is Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Main Gallery with curator Gordon
Snyder and the de Grandmaison family in attendance. "The combination of de Grandmaison's compelling images and important
historical material creates a unique and engaging exhibition for audiences of all ages," says Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator,
U of L Art Gallery. "We also plan to share this significant exhibition through an international tour to the United States, which is in
the planning stages." For the exhibition, Snyder selected a strong range of de Grandmaison's portraits of Aboriginal people. "The
artist's passion for depicting leaders and ordinary members of many different First Nations communities is clearly apparent in
these powerful works," said Snyder. While some of the artworks have been exhibited previously, this exhibition is the first time the
archival material has been displayed. In consultation with the de Grandmaison family, Snyder studied the photographs,
documents and sound recordings to preserve as much information as possible associated with the extraordinary range of material
on the artist's life and career. All of the available information related to the paintings and pastels has been documented, which
maintains the context of the works' creation as well as the stories about the people in the portraits. Born in 1892 into an
aristocratic family in Russia, Nicholas de Grandmaison studied art, music, history, languages, cartography and topography. He
immigrated to Canada from England in 1923 where he had gone after spending most of the First World War in a POW camp in
Germany. Settling in Winnipeg, he saw Plains Indians for the first time and determined to paint their portraits. "He realized their
traditional way of life would soon diminish and he began painting the Plains Indians in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta eventually capturing subjects from as far north as the Queen Charlotte Islands and south to the deserts of the Southwestern
United States," said Snyder. The U of L Art Gallery is open 10 am to 4:30 pm weekdays and until 8:30 pm on Thursday nights. For
two special events, ArtWalk on Saturday Sept. 15 and the U of L Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13, the gallery is open 10 - 6 pm
and providing free guided tours. - 30 -
Exhibition is Drawn from the Past
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 4:00am - Friday, October 26, 2007 - 10:00am
Location: U of L Main Gallery & Helen Christou Gallery
Among the many gems in the University of Lethbridge's diverse art collection are more than 100 of Nicholas de Grandmaison's
paintings and pastels as well as a wide array of archival material. Based on extensive research, guest curator Gordon Snyder,
from Edmonton, has created an exhibition consisting of portraits of First Nations leaders and the first public presentation of
documents, photographs, sound recordings and artifacts relating the story of this important artist's life and career. Entitled Drawn
from the Past: the portraits and practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison, the exhibition is at the U of L Main Gallery until Nov. 2 and
the Helen Christou Gallery until Oct. 26. The opening reception is Sept. 14 at 4 p.m. in the Main Gallery with curator Gordon
Snyder and the de Grandmaison family in attendance. "The combination of de Grandmaison's compelling images and important
historical material creates a unique and engaging exhibition for audiences of all ages," says Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator,
U of L Art Gallery. "We also plan to share this significant exhibition through an international tour to the United States, which is in
the planning stages." For the exhibition, Snyder selected a strong range of de Grandmaison's portraits of Aboriginal people. "The
artist's passion for depicting leaders and ordinary members of many different First Nations communities is clearly apparent in
these powerful works," said Snyder. While some of the artworks have been exhibited previously, this exhibition is the first time the
archival material has been displayed. In consultation with the de Grandmaison family, Snyder studied the photographs,
documents and sound recordings to preserve as much information as possible associated with the extraordinary range of material
on the artist's life and career. All of the available information related to the paintings and pastels has been documented, which
maintains the context of the works' creation as well as the stories about the people in the portraits. Born in 1892 into an
aristocratic family in Russia, Nicholas de Grandmaison studied art, music, history, languages, cartography and topography. He
immigrated to Canada from England in 1923 where he had gone after spending most of the First World War in a POW camp in
Germany. Settling in Winnipeg, he saw Plains Indians for the first time and determined to paint their portraits. "He realized their
traditional way of life would soon diminish and he began painting the Plains Indians in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta eventually capturing subjects from as far north as the Queen Charlotte Islands and south to the deserts of the Southwestern
United States," said Snyder. The U of L Art Gallery is open 10 am to 4:30 pm weekdays and until 8:30 pm on Thursday nights. For
two special events, ArtWalk on Saturday Sept. 15 and the U of L Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13, the gallery is open 10 - 6 pm
and providing free guided tours. - 30 -
Art Exhibition Moves outside the Gallery
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 4:00am - Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: University of Lethbridge Campus
Calgary artist Scott Rogers installing the exhibition Rows of survey stakes in the coulee, large-scale drawings on walls, and
windsocks in the breezeway are all part of an exhibition on the U of L campus called "Histories, Realities, Prospects: The Erickson
Building" by Calgary-based artist Scott Rogers. The exhibition, with runs from Sept. 14 to Dec. 9, opens with a walking tour
conducted by the artist at 3 pm, Sept. 14 followed by a reception at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to meet at the Main Gallery for
the tour. The exhibition is made up of three site-specific works entitled "Plan," "Flow," and "Breeze" located inside and outside
University Hall, the original Arthur Erickson-designed building on campus. The exhibition also has a web component, archivebased exhibition and a self-guided walking tour brochure/map of the sites. "Each of the works examines the history and social role
of the building, as well as the dichotomy that has arisen between the original plans and the way the building exists now,"
explained Rogers. "They suggest possibilities for reinterpreting or investigating the building through its origins, what it has
become, and what it is becoming." "Plan" is the largest work in the exhibition. Installed across the coulee to the south of the
Erickson building, this work uses survey stakes to trace the outline of the second stage of University Hall, which was originally to
be constructed in the area. For various reasons, including budget, this building was never built. "Plan" draws attention to the
various complications of designing and building functional architecture, explores alternate possibilities for the campus and
highlights the ways the current campus differs from its original specifications. "Breeze" is an installation of a series of three
elevated windsocks on the east side of the breezeway under University Hall. Located beneath the main building this public area
was originally meant to be a place for students to meet and socialize. However, the space acts as a funnel for the high winds with
which Lethbridge is commonly associated and as a result, the area is difficult to use for purposes such as reading, studying or
discussion. By recontextualizing the windsocks within the architecture, the work draws attention to the original, utopian vision for
the place and its rather stark and inhospitable reality. The windsocks also ironically suggest that the space is more ideal for wind
than students or faculty. On levels 5 through 8 of University Hall's Section A stairwell are temporary line drawing painted directly
on the walls. Entitled "Flow," these document the progressive planning stages of the Erickson building in the context of the
campus and a possible plan for the future. These paintings emphasize the appearance and disappearance of buildings from the
original plans, while proposing potential future uses for the site. The four paintings create a dialogue between the Erickson
Building and its surrounding structures, as well as emphasizing a link between students, faculty, staff and administration. "Ideally,
these paintings will facilitate discussions about how the university has been constructed and the roles of different interest groups
in institutional decision-making," said Rogers. Self-guided tour maps can be picked up at the U of L Main Gallery and guided tours
are available on Saturday Sept. 15 an Oct. 13 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Art Exhibition Moves outside the Gallery
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 4:00am - Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: University of Lethbridge Campus
Calgary artist Scott Rogers installing the exhibition Rows of survey stakes in the coulee, large-scale drawings on walls, and
windsocks in the breezeway are all part of an exhibition on the U of L campus called "Histories, Realities, Prospects: The Erickson
Building" by Calgary-based artist Scott Rogers. The exhibition, with runs from Sept. 14 to Dec. 9, opens with a walking tour
conducted by the artist at 3 pm, Sept. 14 followed by a reception at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to meet at the Main Gallery for
the tour. The exhibition is made up of three site-specific works entitled "Plan," "Flow," and "Breeze" located inside and outside
University Hall, the original Arthur Erickson-designed building on campus. The exhibition also has a web component, archivebased exhibition and a self-guided walking tour brochure/map of the sites. "Each of the works examines the history and social role
of the building, as well as the dichotomy that has arisen between the original plans and the way the building exists now,"
explained Rogers. "They suggest possibilities for reinterpreting or investigating the building through its origins, what it has
become, and what it is becoming." "Plan" is the largest work in the exhibition. Installed across the coulee to the south of the
Erickson building, this work uses survey stakes to trace the outline of the second stage of University Hall, which was originally to
be constructed in the area. For various reasons, including budget, this building was never built. "Plan" draws attention to the
various complications of designing and building functional architecture, explores alternate possibilities for the campus and
highlights the ways the current campus differs from its original specifications. "Breeze" is an installation of a series of three
elevated windsocks on the east side of the breezeway under University Hall. Located beneath the main building this public area
was originally meant to be a place for students to meet and socialize. However, the space acts as a funnel for the high winds with
which Lethbridge is commonly associated and as a result, the area is difficult to use for purposes such as reading, studying or
discussion. By recontextualizing the windsocks within the architecture, the work draws attention to the original, utopian vision for
the place and its rather stark and inhospitable reality. The windsocks also ironically suggest that the space is more ideal for wind
than students or faculty. On levels 5 through 8 of University Hall's Section A stairwell are temporary line drawing painted directly
on the walls. Entitled "Flow," these document the progressive planning stages of the Erickson building in the context of the
campus and a possible plan for the future. These paintings emphasize the appearance and disappearance of buildings from the
original plans, while proposing potential future uses for the site. The four paintings create a dialogue between the Erickson
Building and its surrounding structures, as well as emphasizing a link between students, faculty, staff and administration. "Ideally,
these paintings will facilitate discussions about how the university has been constructed and the roles of different interest groups
in institutional decision-making," said Rogers. Self-guided tour maps can be picked up at the U of L Main Gallery and guided tours
are available on Saturday Sept. 15 an Oct. 13 between 10 am and 6 pm.
Nancy Thownshend will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Nancy Townshend is author of A History of Art in Alberta 1905 - 1970, (Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 2005) which was short-listed for the
Dwyer Award in 2006, and Maxwell Bates: Canada's Premier Expressionist of the 20th Century, His Art, Life and Prisoner of War
Notebook (Calgary: Snyder Hedlin Fine Arts, 2005) to which the Calgary Board of Education gave CORE status. Townshend was
co-Curator for the nationally traveling exhibition Maxwell Bates: At The Crossroads of Expressionism (2004-2006) and Curator for
the Virtual Museum of Canada site Maxwell Bates: Artist, Architect, Writer www.maxwellbates.net (2004 - 2009). She is presently
working on another digitalization project on Donald W. Buchanan and His Art Collection for the University of Lethbridge Library
and Lethbridge College. Townshend holds a MA in the History of Art from the University of Toronto (1973), and is an Alberta
Centennial Medalist. Townshend will be at the SAAG to answer questions and sign books from 1 pm to 4 pm. on September 13,
2007.
Nancy Thownshend will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Nancy Townshend is author of A History of Art in Alberta 1905 - 1970, (Calgary: Bayeux Arts, 2005) which was short-listed for the
Dwyer Award in 2006, and Maxwell Bates: Canada's Premier Expressionist of the 20th Century, His Art, Life and Prisoner of War
Notebook (Calgary: Snyder Hedlin Fine Arts, 2005) to which the Calgary Board of Education gave CORE status. Townshend was
co-Curator for the nationally traveling exhibition Maxwell Bates: At The Crossroads of Expressionism (2004-2006) and Curator for
the Virtual Museum of Canada site Maxwell Bates: Artist, Architect, Writer www.maxwellbates.net (2004 - 2009). She is presently
working on another digitalization project on Donald W. Buchanan and His Art Collection for the University of Lethbridge Library
and Lethbridge College. Townshend holds a MA in the History of Art from the University of Toronto (1973), and is an Alberta
Centennial Medalist. Townshend will be at the SAAG to answer questions and sign books from 1 pm to 4 pm. on September 13,
2007.
U of L Art Gallery Open on Saturday for Artwalk
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 4:00am - 12:00pm
Location: U of L Gallery
Free Guided Tours of U of L Exhibitions Here's an event for art lovers and the just plain curious! As part of the city-wide ArtWalk
on Sat. Sept. 15, the U of L Art Gallery is conducting guided tours of the exhibitions Drawn from the Past: the portraits and
practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison and Histories, Realities, Prospects: the Erickson Building The Erickson Building exhibition is
made up of three site-specific works entitled "Plan," "Flow," and "Breeze" located inside and outside University Hall, the original
Arthur Erickson-designed building on campus. "Plan," the largest work in the exhibition is installed across the coulee to the south
of the Erickson building and uses survey stakes to trace the outline of the second stage of University Hall, which was originally to
be constructed in the area. "Breeze" is an installation of a series of three elevated windsocks on the east side of the breezeway
under University Hall. "Flow" is a series of line drawing painted directly onto the walls on levels 5 through 8 of University Hall's
Section. The drawings document the progressive planning stages of the Erickson building in the context of the campus and a
possible plan for the future. The exhibition also has a web component, archive-based exhibition located in the U of L Library and a
self-guided walking tour brochure/map of the sites. In addition to the exhibitions, Artwalk tours also highlight sculpture in Papokan
Park, interesting architectural features on campus, and some art storage areas. Visit the hands-on area where children and adults
alike can learn more about how to conserve and handle artworks. A complimentary shuttle bus transports visitors between the
front of the Bowman Arts Centre to the front of the University Library. The bus leaves the Bowman on the hour starting at 10:00
a.m. and the University on the half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. For those driving, free parking is available in the west parking lot.
To join a tour, meet at the sandwich board outside the U of L Library building. Tours start at 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m.,
1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 4:20 p.m. ArtWalk activities take place all over the city and include galleries, store-front
displays and open houses at artist studios. Other activities include musical buskers, dance performances and demonstrations of
weaving, pottery, and painting. New this year is Art in the Park in the Galt Gardens from noon to 8 p.m. with jugglers, interactive
art tables, displays and live entertainment. Maps of the more than 24 venues across the city can be picked up at the U of L Art
Gallery, Bowman Centre and Allied Arts Council office.
U of L Art Gallery Open on Saturday for Artwalk
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 4:00am - 12:00pm
Location: U of L Gallery
Free Guided Tours of U of L Exhibitions Here's an event for art lovers and the just plain curious! As part of the city-wide ArtWalk
on Sat. Sept. 15, the U of L Art Gallery is conducting guided tours of the exhibitions Drawn from the Past: the portraits and
practice of Nicholas de Grandmaison and Histories, Realities, Prospects: the Erickson Building The Erickson Building exhibition is
made up of three site-specific works entitled "Plan," "Flow," and "Breeze" located inside and outside University Hall, the original
Arthur Erickson-designed building on campus. "Plan," the largest work in the exhibition is installed across the coulee to the south
of the Erickson building and uses survey stakes to trace the outline of the second stage of University Hall, which was originally to
be constructed in the area. "Breeze" is an installation of a series of three elevated windsocks on the east side of the breezeway
under University Hall. "Flow" is a series of line drawing painted directly onto the walls on levels 5 through 8 of University Hall's
Section. The drawings document the progressive planning stages of the Erickson building in the context of the campus and a
possible plan for the future. The exhibition also has a web component, archive-based exhibition located in the U of L Library and a
self-guided walking tour brochure/map of the sites. In addition to the exhibitions, Artwalk tours also highlight sculpture in Papokan
Park, interesting architectural features on campus, and some art storage areas. Visit the hands-on area where children and adults
alike can learn more about how to conserve and handle artworks. A complimentary shuttle bus transports visitors between the
front of the Bowman Arts Centre to the front of the University Library. The bus leaves the Bowman on the hour starting at 10:00
a.m. and the University on the half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. For those driving, free parking is available in the west parking lot.
To join a tour, meet at the sandwich board outside the U of L Library building. Tours start at 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m.,
1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 4:20 p.m. ArtWalk activities take place all over the city and include galleries, store-front
displays and open houses at artist studios. Other activities include musical buskers, dance performances and demonstrations of
weaving, pottery, and painting. New this year is Art in the Park in the Galt Gardens from noon to 8 p.m. with jugglers, interactive
art tables, displays and live entertainment. Maps of the more than 24 venues across the city can be picked up at the U of L Art
Gallery, Bowman Centre and Allied Arts Council office.
Concert Features New Yamaha Grand Piano
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
Music fans are invited to celebrate "A New Friend" with the U of L Music Dept. on Sat. Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in the University Recital
Hall. The new friend being featured in this the first concert in the Faculty Artists and Friends Series is the Yamaha S6, a 6-foot 11inch handcrafted piano recently been added to the growing fleet of 51 pianos on campus. "We'll perform a broad range of
repertoire to show off all the aspects of the Yamaha, which piano technician Bruce Streibel has affectionately nicknamed "Ani,"
which is big brother in Japanese, said Deanna Oye, pianist. "Ani has a wonderful clarity and singing tone that perfectly suits the
University Recital Hall's lively acoustics." Music faculty performing in this evening vocal and piano music include pianists Glen
Montgomery, Deanna Oye, Seung-Hye Lee and Stacy Kwak, and vocalists Blaine Hendsbee (tenor) and Anthony Radford
(baritone). "The piano was transported from Yamaha's Toronto office to Lethbridge and has quickly acclimatized to our dry
Southern Alberta environment," says Oye. "It really is a worthy instrument for faculty artists and students." For the first time ever,
music lovers can save money by purchasing a season ticket for the Faculty Artists & Friends series of five varied and entertaining
concerts. The second concert in the series is Friends Old & New: The Tradition Continues . . ., which features long-standing
music faculty along with the newest members celebrating the U of L's 40th Anniversary on Oct. 12. Paired to Perfection invites
audiences to enjoy the Manitoba based Emerado Ensemble in a diverse program of musical pairings from the Baroque to the 20th
century on Oct. 27. On Feb. 2, Trio Amaranth, the U of L Music Dept. faculty trio consisting of violinist Peter Visentin, cellist Tido
Janssen and pianist Deanna Oye present masterpieces of the 19th century chamber music repertoire. The season ends with A
Tribute to George Evelyn (Farewell to an Old friend) on April 6, where colleagues, former students and friends honour the
contributions of long-time music professor Dr. George Evelyn on the occasion of his retirement. Special guest include soprano
Wendy Nielsen (New York Metropolitan Opera), soprano Sheila Christie (Vancouver), trumpeter Gillian Mackay (University of
Toronto), and pianist Terence Dawson (University of British Columbia). At $60 (regular) and $40 for students/ seniors the season
ticket enables patrons to buy four concerts and get one free Individual concert tickets are $15 regular and $10 students/seniors.
Both season and individual tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 329-2616, which opens on Sept. 10. A complimentary
shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the U of L north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 30 -
Concert Features New Yamaha Grand Piano
Date: Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
Music fans are invited to celebrate "A New Friend" with the U of L Music Dept. on Sat. Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in the University Recital
Hall. The new friend being featured in this the first concert in the Faculty Artists and Friends Series is the Yamaha S6, a 6-foot 11inch handcrafted piano recently been added to the growing fleet of 51 pianos on campus. "We'll perform a broad range of
repertoire to show off all the aspects of the Yamaha, which piano technician Bruce Streibel has affectionately nicknamed "Ani,"
which is big brother in Japanese, said Deanna Oye, pianist. "Ani has a wonderful clarity and singing tone that perfectly suits the
University Recital Hall's lively acoustics." Music faculty performing in this evening vocal and piano music include pianists Glen
Montgomery, Deanna Oye, Seung-Hye Lee and Stacy Kwak, and vocalists Blaine Hendsbee (tenor) and Anthony Radford
(baritone). "The piano was transported from Yamaha's Toronto office to Lethbridge and has quickly acclimatized to our dry
Southern Alberta environment," says Oye. "It really is a worthy instrument for faculty artists and students." For the first time ever,
music lovers can save money by purchasing a season ticket for the Faculty Artists & Friends series of five varied and entertaining
concerts. The second concert in the series is Friends Old & New: The Tradition Continues . . ., which features long-standing
music faculty along with the newest members celebrating the U of L's 40th Anniversary on Oct. 12. Paired to Perfection invites
audiences to enjoy the Manitoba based Emerado Ensemble in a diverse program of musical pairings from the Baroque to the 20th
century on Oct. 27. On Feb. 2, Trio Amaranth, the U of L Music Dept. faculty trio consisting of violinist Peter Visentin, cellist Tido
Janssen and pianist Deanna Oye present masterpieces of the 19th century chamber music repertoire. The season ends with A
Tribute to George Evelyn (Farewell to an Old friend) on April 6, where colleagues, former students and friends honour the
contributions of long-time music professor Dr. George Evelyn on the occasion of his retirement. Special guest include soprano
Wendy Nielsen (New York Metropolitan Opera), soprano Sheila Christie (Vancouver), trumpeter Gillian Mackay (University of
Toronto), and pianist Terence Dawson (University of British Columbia). At $60 (regular) and $40 for students/ seniors the season
ticket enables patrons to buy four concerts and get one free Individual concert tickets are $15 regular and $10 students/seniors.
Both season and individual tickets can be purchased at the Box Office 329-2616, which opens on Sept. 10. A complimentary
shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the U of L north parking lot to the theatre entrance. - 30 -
Alberta Writer Mary Beth Laviolette will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 17, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Recital hall (W570)
Feminist Artists in Alberta Mary-Beth Laviolette was born in Edmonton. She completed a degree in journalism at Carleton
University in Ottawa, and spent ten years in the province specializing in arts journalism. She covered the visual arts for Arts
National on CBC national radio, then returned to Alberta in 1982, where she wrote articles for a variety of newspapers and gallery
publications, as well as co-founding and co-editing Artichoke (1989-2005), a visual arts magazine. Laviolette published "An
Alberta Art Chronicle" (Altitude Press) in 2005, written for the province's 2005 Centennial. The book is the culmination of 10 years
of research, featuring 175 Alberta artists and including a completely searchable CD-ROM with 248 colour images, and is
considered is an unparalleled resource on contemporary art in Alberta. Laviolette's recent publication Alberta Art and Artists, and
co authored by Patricia Ainslie, provides a comprehensive visual record of the historical, modern, and contemporary art scene in
Alberta. Laviolette currently lives in Canmore, Alberta. attached image: Faye HeavyShield, Sisters, 1993, mixed media
Alberta Writer Mary Beth Laviolette will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 17, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Recital hall (W570)
Feminist Artists in Alberta Mary-Beth Laviolette was born in Edmonton. She completed a degree in journalism at Carleton
University in Ottawa, and spent ten years in the province specializing in arts journalism. She covered the visual arts for Arts
National on CBC national radio, then returned to Alberta in 1982, where she wrote articles for a variety of newspapers and gallery
publications, as well as co-founding and co-editing Artichoke (1989-2005), a visual arts magazine. Laviolette published "An
Alberta Art Chronicle" (Altitude Press) in 2005, written for the province's 2005 Centennial. The book is the culmination of 10 years
of research, featuring 175 Alberta artists and including a completely searchable CD-ROM with 248 colour images, and is
considered is an unparalleled resource on contemporary art in Alberta. Laviolette's recent publication Alberta Art and Artists, and
co authored by Patricia Ainslie, provides a comprehensive visual record of the historical, modern, and contemporary art scene in
Alberta. Laviolette currently lives in Canmore, Alberta. attached image: Faye HeavyShield, Sisters, 1993, mixed media
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Malcom Lim, percussionist
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
Malcom Lim, percussionist
Calgary architect Gerald Forseth will lecture in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
NEW ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL by World Architects: Siza, Moneo, Meier, Gehry, Calatrava, Foster. Forseth
has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than eight years and sixteen lectures. He has a small,
creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects located in
several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture, recreation
and residential buildings. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with the title
"Fellow" by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of Calgary; does
research involving housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several essays for
exhibition catalogues; gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels around
the world to study ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and
community organizations. Forseth's projects in 2007 include a Telephone Museum in historic Inglewood Calgary; several Island
cottages in BC; new infill house, additions and renovations in inner city Calgary; and the restoration of the historic Simmons
Factory Building located on the Bow River in east Calgary. attached image: Image title: Collserolla Communications Tower,
Barcelona, Norman Foster & Associates
Calgary architect Gerald Forseth will lecture in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
NEW ARCHITECTURE IN SPAIN AND PORTUGAL by World Architects: Siza, Moneo, Meier, Gehry, Calatrava, Foster. Forseth
has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than eight years and sixteen lectures. He has a small,
creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects located in
several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture, recreation
and residential buildings. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with the title
"Fellow" by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of Calgary; does
research involving housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several essays for
exhibition catalogues; gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels around
the world to study ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and
community organizations. Forseth's projects in 2007 include a Telephone Museum in historic Inglewood Calgary; several Island
cottages in BC; new infill house, additions and renovations in inner city Calgary; and the restoration of the historic Simmons
Factory Building located on the Bow River in east Calgary. attached image: Image title: Collserolla Communications Tower,
Barcelona, Norman Foster & Associates
Curator Steven Holmes lecture has been cancelled
Date: Friday, September 21, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
description to follow
Curator Steven Holmes lecture has been cancelled
Date: Friday, September 21, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
description to follow
J D Boudreau, Atlantic Sobey Award nominee to speak in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 24, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"Motivated by the need to make contemporary Art more accessible to the public, my work tends to weave itself into the fabric of
society while patching its holes with humour and sarcasm. Paradigms and social behaviours are chopped up, deboned and
skinned, then condensed into packages ready for mass consumption. To seduce the audience into a relationship with the work,
different means of diffusion are explored." Jean-Denis Boudreau Boudreau earned a diploma in animation and graphic design
from the New Brunswick Community College in 1999 and a BFA in visual arts form the Université de Moncton in 2002. Boudreau
works as a sculptor, printmaker and touche- tout. His individual and collective works have been shown in the artist-run circuit as
well as at large. His most recent work focuses on public intervention. He is currently working as a technician and lecturer at the
University of Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick. His work has been presented at the Third Space Gallery, St John and at the
Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton. Boudreau has an upcoming solo exhibition scheduled at the Khyber Gallery (2008) Halifax, Nova
Scotia. Boudreau has also participated in group exhibitions at the Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie Reuben, Moncton; Viger Square,
Montreal; and the 34th Interceltique Festival of Lorient, France. Boudreau was short listed for the Sobey Award, Atlantic. attached
image: "-instructions" installation detail An exhibition of JEAN-DENIS BOUDREAU'S_instructions can be seen at the le petit
trianon Opening September 29 at 9 p.m., curated by Trap\door an artist run centre. http://www.trapdoorarc.com/ Jean-Denis
Boudreau: http://www.jdboud.blogspot.com/ &
J D Boudreau, Atlantic Sobey Award nominee to speak in Art Now
Date: Monday, September 24, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
"Motivated by the need to make contemporary Art more accessible to the public, my work tends to weave itself into the fabric of
society while patching its holes with humour and sarcasm. Paradigms and social behaviours are chopped up, deboned and
skinned, then condensed into packages ready for mass consumption. To seduce the audience into a relationship with the work,
different means of diffusion are explored." Jean-Denis Boudreau Boudreau earned a diploma in animation and graphic design
from the New Brunswick Community College in 1999 and a BFA in visual arts form the Université de Moncton in 2002. Boudreau
works as a sculptor, printmaker and touche- tout. His individual and collective works have been shown in the artist-run circuit as
well as at large. His most recent work focuses on public intervention. He is currently working as a technician and lecturer at the
University of Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick. His work has been presented at the Third Space Gallery, St John and at the
Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton. Boudreau has an upcoming solo exhibition scheduled at the Khyber Gallery (2008) Halifax, Nova
Scotia. Boudreau has also participated in group exhibitions at the Galerie Sans Nom, Galerie Reuben, Moncton; Viger Square,
Montreal; and the 34th Interceltique Festival of Lorient, France. Boudreau was short listed for the Sobey Award, Atlantic. attached
image: "-instructions" installation detail An exhibition of JEAN-DENIS BOUDREAU'S_instructions can be seen at the le petit
trianon Opening September 29 at 9 p.m., curated by Trap\door an artist run centre. http://www.trapdoorarc.com/ Jean-Denis
Boudreau: http://www.jdboud.blogspot.com/ &
Paul Mathieu, Saidye Bronfman winner, will lecture in Architecture&Design
Date: Monday, September 24, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Paul Mathieu was awarded the 2007 Governor General Award in Visual Arts, Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Crafts
Paul Mathieu has been a student of ceramics since 1972; in Montreal, Calgary, Stoke-on-Trent in England, and San Francisco
and Los Angeles in the USA; where he received a Master of Fine Art degree from UCLA in 1987. He has taught ceramics since
1976 in Montreal at the college and university levels, but also in Mexico and in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des
Beaux-Arts. Since 1996, he has been teaching in Vancouver in the School of Visual Arts at the Emily Carr Institute. Mathieu's
work has been shown internationally in numerous prestigious exhibitions, among them Mino, Japan in 1992, 1994 and 2002, and
in Korea, Taiwan, Italy, England, Australia and all over the USA and Canada. He has received numerous prizes, including the
"Grand Prix des Metiers d'Art" in 1985 and the Chalmers Award for Excellence in Crafts in 2000. His work has been exhibited in
21 solo exhibitions since 1978, in various cities in Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver) and the USA (New-York,
Los Angeles, Chicago). Mathieu's work has been the subject of many publications, reviews, articles, essays and features in
magazines, catalogues and books published in Canada, the USA, in Europe, in Israel, in Japan and in China. Paul Mathieu also
regularly writes about ceramics and crafts for publication in magazines and art journals. His texts have been published by Studio
Potter in the USA, Ceramics: Art and Perception in Australia, La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre in France, Keramieki Techni
in Greece, and the national ceramics magazine of Israel, as well as Espace magazine, Artichoke and Contact in Canada. These
essays have also been selected for inclusion in various anthologies. He is the author of a book "Sexpots: Eroticism in Ceramics",
recently published by A&C Black in England, Rutgers University Press in the USA and in a German translation by Haupt in
Switzerland.
Paul Mathieu, Saidye Bronfman winner, will lecture in Architecture&Design
Date: Monday, September 24, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Paul Mathieu was awarded the 2007 Governor General Award in Visual Arts, Saidye Bronfman Award for Excellence in Crafts
Paul Mathieu has been a student of ceramics since 1972; in Montreal, Calgary, Stoke-on-Trent in England, and San Francisco
and Los Angeles in the USA; where he received a Master of Fine Art degree from UCLA in 1987. He has taught ceramics since
1976 in Montreal at the college and university levels, but also in Mexico and in Paris at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des
Beaux-Arts. Since 1996, he has been teaching in Vancouver in the School of Visual Arts at the Emily Carr Institute. Mathieu's
work has been shown internationally in numerous prestigious exhibitions, among them Mino, Japan in 1992, 1994 and 2002, and
in Korea, Taiwan, Italy, England, Australia and all over the USA and Canada. He has received numerous prizes, including the
"Grand Prix des Metiers d'Art" in 1985 and the Chalmers Award for Excellence in Crafts in 2000. His work has been exhibited in
21 solo exhibitions since 1978, in various cities in Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver) and the USA (New-York,
Los Angeles, Chicago). Mathieu's work has been the subject of many publications, reviews, articles, essays and features in
magazines, catalogues and books published in Canada, the USA, in Europe, in Israel, in Japan and in China. Paul Mathieu also
regularly writes about ceramics and crafts for publication in magazines and art journals. His texts have been published by Studio
Potter in the USA, Ceramics: Art and Perception in Australia, La Revue de la Ceramique et du Verre in France, Keramieki Techni
in Greece, and the national ceramics magazine of Israel, as well as Espace magazine, Artichoke and Contact in Canada. These
essays have also been selected for inclusion in various anthologies. He is the author of a book "Sexpots: Eroticism in Ceramics",
recently published by A&C Black in England, Rutgers University Press in the USA and in a German translation by Haupt in
Switzerland.
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: W570
Dale Ketcheson, guitar
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: W570
Dale Ketcheson, guitar
Writer and Curator Peter White will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Out There is Somewhere: The Arctic in Pictures Studies of arctic imagery have traditionally focused on the work of individual
artists, types of media, and particular categories of representation - exploration art, art related to scientific inquiry, romantic or
nationalist art, indigenous art, landscape, etc. Following modernist disciplinary distinctions, these approaches have yielded
understandings of the Arctic from the perspective of their particular points of view and concerns. Lacking has been an awareness
of the arctic as a dynamic and complex social space, as a site in which imaginative, material, economic as well as social forces
have been in play with each other or in which a "true" North and the "real" north have been placed in contestation. This talk will
examine an exhibition Peter White organized that addressed these concerns. Peter White is an independent curator and writer
based in Montreal. Formerly a journalist with the Toronto Globe and Mail, a curator at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary,
curator/director of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, and director of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, he has organized numerous
exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and developed a wide range of museum programming initiatives. In recent years he
has curated Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Cultural Dialogue with India, a multi-year project of exhibitions, events and programs
that took place in India and Canada. He is editor of Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future (Banff: Banff Centre
Press, 1996); organized the exhibition and is author of It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards, 1950s-1980s (Vancouver:
Arsenal Pulp Press, 1998), a study of how the postwar modernization of British Columbia was represented in commercial colour
postcards; and co-editor of Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen?s
University Press, 2007) that examines the relationship between understandings of landscape and Canadian identity since the
1960s. He has taught curatorial practices in the Museums Studies Program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the
Montréal curatorial collective CARGO Productions.
Writer and Curator Peter White will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Out There is Somewhere: The Arctic in Pictures Studies of arctic imagery have traditionally focused on the work of individual
artists, types of media, and particular categories of representation - exploration art, art related to scientific inquiry, romantic or
nationalist art, indigenous art, landscape, etc. Following modernist disciplinary distinctions, these approaches have yielded
understandings of the Arctic from the perspective of their particular points of view and concerns. Lacking has been an awareness
of the arctic as a dynamic and complex social space, as a site in which imaginative, material, economic as well as social forces
have been in play with each other or in which a "true" North and the "real" north have been placed in contestation. This talk will
examine an exhibition Peter White organized that addressed these concerns. Peter White is an independent curator and writer
based in Montreal. Formerly a journalist with the Toronto Globe and Mail, a curator at the Glenbow Museum, Calgary,
curator/director of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, and director of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, he has organized numerous
exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and developed a wide range of museum programming initiatives. In recent years he
has curated Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Cultural Dialogue with India, a multi-year project of exhibitions, events and programs
that took place in India and Canada. He is editor of Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future (Banff: Banff Centre
Press, 1996); organized the exhibition and is author of It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards, 1950s-1980s (Vancouver:
Arsenal Pulp Press, 1998), a study of how the postwar modernization of British Columbia was represented in commercial colour
postcards; and co-editor of Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen?s
University Press, 2007) that examines the relationship between understandings of landscape and Canadian identity since the
1960s. He has taught curatorial practices in the Museums Studies Program at the University of Toronto and is a member of the
Montréal curatorial collective CARGO Productions.
Notorious Murderers Focus of Play
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:00pm - Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
In 1924, two teenage millionaires, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, abducted and killed 14-year-old Bobby Franks without
motive or remorse. Known in its time as the "crime of the century," the Leopold and Loeb case is still one of the most notorious
murders in modern history. Never the Sinner is John Logan's take on the infamous Leopold and Loeb trial; a thrilling and
cinematic fantasy that dives deep into the psychology of the pair. Leopold and Loeb were rich, attractive, and brilliant. They
studied everything from foreign languages to the philosophy of Nietzsche. Considering themselves Nietzsche's "supermen",
above morality and the law, they planned to commit the perfect murder just for the thrill of it. The project was initiated by B.F.A.
drama major Adam Beauchesne, who came across the play while looking for a contemporary monologue to use as an audition
piece. Leopold's speech caught his attention. I am jealous of the food and water he takes, because I cannot come as close to him
as food and water do. I know he doesn't deserve my adoration. I know, but I don't care. Beauchesne was captivated by the
intense relationship between Leopold and Loeb and felt the script would be perfect for TheatreXtra. He plays one of the teen
murderers in the upcoming production. Director Lindsey Zess-Funk hopes that this production of Never the Sinner will address the
modern fascination with this nearly century-old crime. "The psychology of Leopold and Loeb was alien to the 1924 psyche; their
crime shocked a nation," she explains. "But Leopold and Loeb would feel at home in my generation. Boredom, privilege, and
emotional disconnect from violence are almost part of our way of life. This production will really hold the mirror up to nature, so to
speak." Zess-Funk invites audiences to come and experience this emotional and electric production. "You'll see a clash of eras;
1924 colliding with 2007. Our aim is to give focus to the underlying relationship between the characters; their deranged love story.
Think CSI meets Flesh and the Devil." See Never the Sinner in the David Spinks Theatre from Sept. 27 to 29 at 8 p.m. with a
matinee on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 regular and $7 student/senior.
Notorious Murderers Focus of Play
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:00pm - Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
In 1924, two teenage millionaires, Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, abducted and killed 14-year-old Bobby Franks without
motive or remorse. Known in its time as the "crime of the century," the Leopold and Loeb case is still one of the most notorious
murders in modern history. Never the Sinner is John Logan's take on the infamous Leopold and Loeb trial; a thrilling and
cinematic fantasy that dives deep into the psychology of the pair. Leopold and Loeb were rich, attractive, and brilliant. They
studied everything from foreign languages to the philosophy of Nietzsche. Considering themselves Nietzsche's "supermen",
above morality and the law, they planned to commit the perfect murder just for the thrill of it. The project was initiated by B.F.A.
drama major Adam Beauchesne, who came across the play while looking for a contemporary monologue to use as an audition
piece. Leopold's speech caught his attention. I am jealous of the food and water he takes, because I cannot come as close to him
as food and water do. I know he doesn't deserve my adoration. I know, but I don't care. Beauchesne was captivated by the
intense relationship between Leopold and Loeb and felt the script would be perfect for TheatreXtra. He plays one of the teen
murderers in the upcoming production. Director Lindsey Zess-Funk hopes that this production of Never the Sinner will address the
modern fascination with this nearly century-old crime. "The psychology of Leopold and Loeb was alien to the 1924 psyche; their
crime shocked a nation," she explains. "But Leopold and Loeb would feel at home in my generation. Boredom, privilege, and
emotional disconnect from violence are almost part of our way of life. This production will really hold the mirror up to nature, so to
speak." Zess-Funk invites audiences to come and experience this emotional and electric production. "You'll see a clash of eras;
1924 colliding with 2007. Our aim is to give focus to the underlying relationship between the characters; their deranged love story.
Think CSI meets Flesh and the Devil." See Never the Sinner in the David Spinks Theatre from Sept. 27 to 29 at 8 p.m. with a
matinee on Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 regular and $7 student/senior.
Jin Me Yoon will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
Jin-me Yoon's most recent body of work continues to explore the relationship between identity and place in its examination of the
temporal and spatial pluralities of diasporic peoples. Yoon's new work examines the haunting of history, reminding viewers that no
one is exempt from what cultural theorist Ben Highmore defines as the "unmanaged continuation of the past in the present."
Yoon's continued use of the body links this new project "Unbidden", organized and circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery, with
her past work, as well as to that of other contemporary artists; however, this new work also marks a notable departure. Previous
work suggests a preoccupation with the exteriority of the body as a sign marked by historical processes of racialization and
gender, as well as maternity. In the new work, the body still functions as an historical cipher haunting the present with the past, yet
it is evoked through the economy and repetition of gestures. Susan Edelstein Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of her
exhibition at the SAAG on September 29 at 8:00 pm Attached image: Jin-me Yoon, Unbidden, 2004, video still
Jin Me Yoon will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital hall
Jin-me Yoon's most recent body of work continues to explore the relationship between identity and place in its examination of the
temporal and spatial pluralities of diasporic peoples. Yoon's new work examines the haunting of history, reminding viewers that no
one is exempt from what cultural theorist Ben Highmore defines as the "unmanaged continuation of the past in the present."
Yoon's continued use of the body links this new project "Unbidden", organized and circulated by the Kamloops Art Gallery, with
her past work, as well as to that of other contemporary artists; however, this new work also marks a notable departure. Previous
work suggests a preoccupation with the exteriority of the body as a sign marked by historical processes of racialization and
gender, as well as maternity. In the new work, the body still functions as an historical cipher haunting the present with the past, yet
it is evoked through the economy and repetition of gestures. Susan Edelstein Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of her
exhibition at the SAAG on September 29 at 8:00 pm Attached image: Jin-me Yoon, Unbidden, 2004, video still
Exhibition of work by Annie Martin & Denton Fredrickson Opens
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:00am - Friday, November 16, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: Trianon Gallery, 2nd floor, 104 5th St. S, Lethbridge
The official opening of an exhibition of new works by Annie Martin (art) and Denton Fredrickson (art) is Sat. Sept. 29 at 9 pm at
the Trianon Gallery.
Caught Up in Disappearing Trianon Gallery (104 5th St. S.) September 29 - November 16, 2007 10 am - 4 pm, weekdays
The exhibition features new sound sculpture and installation, photographs and drawings loosely aligned around the limits of
visibility and the relationship of visibility to sound. Denton's work, some produced at the Church Basement Residency in
Saskatoon during summer 2007, engages with the tension between representation and experience, fiction and science, and
technological interpretations of history. His art practice explores relationships between analogue and digital technologies, sound,
objects, and architectural space. Annie engages with the relationship of sound to image and inscription, reworking found sheet
music in a series of works on paper, and creating an installation of blank canvases infused with sound. Her recent work engages
with multiple senses, exploring perceptual sensitivity and pleasure and the formation of a sense of self and locality through
perception. The artists wish to acknowledge the generous support of John Savill and Savill Group Architecture for providing the
Trianon Gallery for this project.
Exhibition of work by Annie Martin & Denton Fredrickson Opens
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 4:00am - Friday, November 16, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: Trianon Gallery, 2nd floor, 104 5th St. S, Lethbridge
The official opening of an exhibition of new works by Annie Martin (art) and Denton Fredrickson (art) is Sat. Sept. 29 at 9 pm at
the Trianon Gallery.
Caught Up in Disappearing Trianon Gallery (104 5th St. S.) September 29 - November 16, 2007 10 am - 4 pm, weekdays
The exhibition features new sound sculpture and installation, photographs and drawings loosely aligned around the limits of
visibility and the relationship of visibility to sound. Denton's work, some produced at the Church Basement Residency in
Saskatoon during summer 2007, engages with the tension between representation and experience, fiction and science, and
technological interpretations of history. His art practice explores relationships between analogue and digital technologies, sound,
objects, and architectural space. Annie engages with the relationship of sound to image and inscription, reworking found sheet
music in a series of works on paper, and creating an installation of blank canvases infused with sound. Her recent work engages
with multiple senses, exploring perceptual sensitivity and pleasure and the formation of a sense of self and locality through
perception. The artists wish to acknowledge the generous support of John Savill and Savill Group Architecture for providing the
Trianon Gallery for this project.
Tanya Harnett's Exhibition Opens Saturday
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 2:00pm - Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: Southern Alberta Art Gallery
An exhibition of new work by Tanya Harnett (art) opens on Sat. Sept. 29 at 8 pm at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
persona grata Sept. 29 - Nov. 11, 2007 Southern Alberta Art Gallery
The exhibition is a series of photographic works that explore Tanya's multifaceted persona. Through self-portraiture the artist is
able to examine the many and diverse layers of her being. According to the artist, "The works in this exhibition look to elements
that are important in my life ,my aboriginal heritage, my artistic practice and includes, but more importantly to those intangibles
that speak of the fragility of our existence. The production of this work coincided with personal events that made the time of selfreflection even more intense." Tanya is a multimedia artist. Her previous series of works have combined photography and drawing
to reveal her interest in the human form.
Tanya Harnett's Exhibition Opens Saturday
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 2:00pm - Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 9:00am
Location: Southern Alberta Art Gallery
An exhibition of new work by Tanya Harnett (art) opens on Sat. Sept. 29 at 8 pm at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
persona grata Sept. 29 - Nov. 11, 2007 Southern Alberta Art Gallery
The exhibition is a series of photographic works that explore Tanya's multifaceted persona. Through self-portraiture the artist is
able to examine the many and diverse layers of her being. According to the artist, "The works in this exhibition look to elements
that are important in my life ,my aboriginal heritage, my artistic practice and includes, but more importantly to those intangibles
that speak of the fragility of our existence. The production of this work coincided with personal events that made the time of selfreflection even more intense." Tanya is a multimedia artist. Her previous series of works have combined photography and drawing
to reveal her interest in the human form.
Susan Schelle & Mark Gomes will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Public Art - Collaborative Projects Susan Schelle and Mark Gomes Mark Gomes and Susan Schelle have collaborated on
numerous Public Art Commissions most recently GTAA, Greeters Hall, New Terminal Building, Pearson International Airport,
Toronto; Richmond Adelaide Centre, Oxford Development, Toronto; Minto Yorkville. The Prince Arthur, Artwork and collaborative
Project, Hamilton and Eaton Centre, Hamilton Arts Council & Cadillac Fairview Corporation. They have completed many projects
in Canada and have received awards for the integrated and collaborative approach, including the Toronto Architecture and Urban
Design Award. Susan Schelle lives and works in Toronto and is an Assistant Professor, Tenure stream in the Visual Studies
Department, University of Toronto, working in sculpture and photography. Mark Gomes also lives and works in Toronto and has an
extensive, thirty-year record for exhibiting sculpture and installations, well documented in a series of catalogues and publications.
Individually they have exhibited extensively in solo and group shows and are in numerous collections across Canada.
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Susan Schelle & Mark Gomes will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Public Art - Collaborative Projects Susan Schelle and Mark Gomes Mark Gomes and Susan Schelle have collaborated on
numerous Public Art Commissions most recently GTAA, Greeters Hall, New Terminal Building, Pearson International Airport,
Toronto; Richmond Adelaide Centre, Oxford Development, Toronto; Minto Yorkville. The Prince Arthur, Artwork and collaborative
Project, Hamilton and Eaton Centre, Hamilton Arts Council & Cadillac Fairview Corporation. They have completed many projects
in Canada and have received awards for the integrated and collaborative approach, including the Toronto Architecture and Urban
Design Award. Susan Schelle lives and works in Toronto and is an Assistant Professor, Tenure stream in the Visual Studies
Department, University of Toronto, working in sculpture and photography. Mark Gomes also lives and works in Toronto and has an
extensive, thirty-year record for exhibiting sculpture and installations, well documented in a series of catalogues and publications.
Individually they have exhibited extensively in solo and group shows and are in numerous collections across Canada.
http://www.leokamengallery.com/artists.html http://www.ccca.ca/artists/artist_info.html?languagePref=en&link_id=252&...
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Mark Gomes, Box Design- Build, will lecture in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Mark Gomes lives and works in Toronto. He has an extensive record for exhibiting sculpture and installations, well documented in
a series of catalogues and publications. His work has been collected by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the department of Foreign
Affairs. Gomes collaborating with artist Susan Schell has received several public commissions, including Bloor/Spadina Parkette,
the Allen Subway Station and most recently, a sculptural installation for the Lester B Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
Gomes and his partner John Broere, recently started a design and landscaping company BOX -Design-Build that has been
featured in many magazine articles, including a recent appearance in Canadian House and Home and Gardening Life. Gomes
and Broere were invited presenters at the Chicago Botanical Society Annual conference and regularly lecture on the horticulture
and design topics. http://www.gardeninglife.ca/articles/article/condo-garden/
Mark Gomes, Box Design- Build, will lecture in Architecture&Design Now
Date: Monday, October 1, 2007 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Mark Gomes lives and works in Toronto. He has an extensive record for exhibiting sculpture and installations, well documented in
a series of catalogues and publications. His work has been collected by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the department of Foreign
Affairs. Gomes collaborating with artist Susan Schell has received several public commissions, including Bloor/Spadina Parkette,
the Allen Subway Station and most recently, a sculptural installation for the Lester B Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
Gomes and his partner John Broere, recently started a design and landscaping company BOX -Design-Build that has been
featured in many magazine articles, including a recent appearance in Canadian House and Home and Gardening Life. Gomes
and Broere were invited presenters at the Chicago Botanical Society Annual conference and regularly lecture on the horticulture
and design topics. http://www.gardeninglife.ca/articles/article/condo-garden/
Costume Sale!
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 3:00am - Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 11:00am
Location: W531
Costumes Galore! Halloween is coming, be prepared. Find what you need at the . . . U of L Costume Sale Date Tues. through
Thurs. October 2 - 4, 2007 Location U of L Room W531 Hours Tues. (Oct. 2) & Wed. (Oct. 3) ~ 10 am to 5 pm Thurs. (Oct. 4)
9:30 am to noon • Lots to choose from • Variety of sizes • Adult rather than children's costumes • Lots under $20 (although prices
vary) Cash only and all items are sold as is.
Costume Sale!
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 3:00am - Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 11:00am
Location: W531
Costumes Galore! Halloween is coming, be prepared. Find what you need at the . . . U of L Costume Sale Date Tues. through
Thurs. October 2 - 4, 2007 Location U of L Room W531 Hours Tues. (Oct. 2) & Wed. (Oct. 3) ~ 10 am to 5 pm Thurs. (Oct. 4)
9:30 am to noon • Lots to choose from • Variety of sizes • Adult rather than children's costumes • Lots under $20 (although prices
vary) Cash only and all items are sold as is.
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: W570
Musaeus with Tido Janssen, cello
Music at Noon
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: W570
Musaeus with Tido Janssen, cello
Music at Noon -Tom Staples, horn and Glen Montgomery, piano
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
Tom Staples, horn Glen Montgomery, piano
Montreal artist, David Spriggs, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Montreal artist David Spriggs' work presents an engaging and original investigation of three-dimensional space. He has
developed a unique method of layering transparent drawings to create the illusion of a third dimension. Although his mechanisms
are simple and not hidden from the viewer, his work retains an aura of mystery and evokes a sense of wonder. The forms he
creates appear suspended in space and locked in time within the museum-style display cases which contain them. Through his
idiosyncratic practice, the artist explores the multiplicity of time and space producing work that re-examines earlier concerns such
as the motion studies of Muybridge and the explorations of speed by Italian Futurist Boccioni, bringing to them new insights
reflecting the digital age in which we live. With its representation of serialized time, David Spriggs works also bring to mind the
artifice of cinema and the multiple frames of film that create an image. By deconstructing three-dimensional form, the artist makes
us acutely aware of the mechanics of vision and the function of optical illusion. David Spriggs immigrated to Canada from England
in 1992 and attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver where he received his BVA in 1999. While enrolled
at Concordia University in Montreal, he attended Central St. Martins College in London, England and Bauhaus University in
Weimar, Germany. He received his MFA from Concordia University in 2007. His work is represented by Galerie Art M?r in
Montreal. An exhibition of Spriggs' work will open at the SAAG on January 26 at 8:00 pm For more information or if you would like
to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
A Dark Social Satire on Stage
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 1:00pm - Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Finding Regina by Shoshana Sperling, a sharp and witty account of life in the Saskatchewan capital, appears at the David Spinks
Theatre Jan. 24 through 26 at 8:00 pm nightly with a matinee at 2:00 pm on Sat. Jan. 26. A reception and talk-back with the cast
and crew follows the Jan. 25 performance. Three childhood friends, Rae, Annabel, and Josh are reunited after many years apart
by the attempted suicide of their good friend, Clarky. While waiting in the hospital lounge for news about Clarky's condition, they
reflect on times past and their shared memories. They laugh, cry and reveal secret truths about themselves. Although life has
taken each friend in a different direction, they discover that they remain connected. Finding Regina is a play that explores the root
of all our lives, and reflects on something that is integral to everyone -- friendship and survival. It reveals how the past is always
with us and how the future may be more unpredictable than once imagined. Shoshana Sperling's searing honesty and her takeno-prisoners sense of humour will make you glad to find Regina, too. Tickets for Finding Regina, which is part of the TheatreXtra
series, are $11 regular and $7 student/senior. TIckets are available at the Box Office at 329-2616. Note: Mature Content
Abstract Artists Make a Big Bang
Date: Friday, January 25, 2008 - 12:00am - Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 5:00pm
Location: U of L Art Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery
Big Bangs, an exhibition of paintings from the U of L Art Collection, looks to the origins of abstraction in Canada and fills both the
U of L Main Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery from Jan. 25 to Feb. 26. The opening reception is Jan. 25 at 4:00 pm in the Main
Gallery. “Each of the artists included in this show acted as powerful catalysts sparking new directions in non-objective art and
forever changing the face of painting,” explains Ryan Doherty, the newly appointed curator of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery,
who curated this exhibition prior to his appointment. “Through rigorous explorations of space, colour, form and composition, these
artists challenged the conventions of painting, liberating art from representation or narrative in search of purity and unmediated
connections.” From the urban centres of Montreal and Toronto to the quiet isolation of the prairies, groups such as the Plasticiens,
Painters Eleven and the Regina Five refused to fall victim to provincialism or be excluded from international dialogues. Through
teachers like Hans Hofmann, critics like Clement Greenberg, the occasional exhibition and dog-eared art magazines that found
their way from studio to studio, these artists were painting in response to the latest work of New York and Europe, learning what
they could before resolutely striking out into uncharted realms. This exhibition, which situates Canadian abstract approaches
within a national and international context, is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and until 8:30 pm on Thursday evenings.
The exhibition is also open Saturday Feb. 9 from 10 am to 5 pm, with a special button-making activity for the whole family. For
more information call 329-2666.
Abstract Artists Make a Big Bang
Date: Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:00am - Friday, February 29, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: U of L Art Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery
Big Bangs, an exhibition of paintings from the U of L Art Collection, looks to the origins of abstraction in Canada and fills both the
U of L Main Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery from Jan. 25 to Feb. 26. The opening reception is Jan. 25 at 4:00 pm in the Main
Gallery. Each of the artists included in this show acted as powerful catalysts sparking new directions in non-objective art and
forever changing the face of painting," explains Ryan Doherty, the newly appointed curator of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery,
who curated this exhibition prior to his appointment. "Through rigorous explorations of space, colour, form and composition, these
artists challenged the conventions of painting, liberating art from representation or narrative in search of purity and unmediated
connections." From the urban centres of Montreal and Toronto to the quiet isolation of the prairies, groups such as the Plasticiens,
Painters Eleven and the Regina Five refused to fall victim to provincialism or be excluded from international dialogues. Through
teachers like Hans Hofmann, critics like Clement Greenberg, the occasional exhibition and dog-eared art magazines that found
their way from studio to studio, these artists were painting in response to the latest work of New York and Europe, learning what
they could before resolutely striking out into uncharted realms. This exhibition, which situates Canadian abstract approaches
within a national and international context, is open weekdays from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and until 8:30 pm on Thursday evenings.
The exhibition is also open Saturday Feb. 9 from 10 am to 5 pm, with a special button-making activity for the whole family. For
more information call 329-2666.
Derek Sullivan will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Derek Sullivan uses drawing and sculpture, in addition to producing various ephemeral conceptual projects, to explore his interest
in reinterpreting familiar forms in order to open up new areas of inquiry. Sullivan's work was featured in The News at Five at the
2004 Toronto International Art Fair and most recently in the international exhibition Dedicated to you, but you weren't listening at
the Power Plant, Toronto (2005). He recently completed projects for the Art Gallery of York University and Optica in 2007". Derek
Sullivan is represented by Jessica Bradley Art + Projects An exhibition of Sullivan's work will open at the SAAG pm on January 26
at 8:00 pm
For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Dr. Shelley Gruendler will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Learning from Leftovers: culture through design ephemera' Dr Shelley Gruendler is a typographer, designer, and educator. She
holds a Doctorate and a Masters in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, England, and a
Bachelor of Environmental Design from North Carolina State University College of Design. In addition to her teaching and
professional experience in North America and Europe, she has lectured and published internationally on historic and
contemporary typographic issues and has organized and managed conferences on both typography and graphic design for St
Bride Library, ATypI, and Icograda. Shelley is the Head of the Advertising and Graphic Design program and the Head of the
upcoming Advanced Studies in Typography and Advanced Studies in Communication and Ideation Design Programs at Langara
College Continuing Studies in Vancouver, Canada. She is the founder and director of Type Camp.
For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Dr. Shelley Gruendler will lecture in architecture&design Now
Date: Monday, January 28, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C610
"Examples and innovations in typography today" Dr Shelley Gruendler is a typographer, designer, and educator. She holds a
Doctorate and a Masters in Typography and Graphic Communication from the University of Reading, England, and a Bachelor of
Environmental Design from North Carolina State University College of Design. In addition to her teaching and professional
experience in North America and Europe, she has lectured and published internationally on historic and contemporary
typographic issues and has organized and managed conferences on both typography and graphic design for St Bride Library,
ATypI, and Icograda. Shelley is the Head of the Advertising and Graphic Design program and the Head of the upcoming
Advanced Studies in Typography and Advanced Studies in Communication and Ideation Design Programs at Langara College
Continuing Studies in Vancouver, Canada. She is the founder and director of Type Camp.
For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Music at Noon - Dr. James Nalley, piano
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
Dr. James Nalley, piano
Alfred Young Man will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Segregation of Native Art by Ethnicity: Is It Self-imposed or Superimposed? Alfred Young Man, Ph. D. (Eagle Chief) First Nations
Cree; Department Head of Indian Fine Arts at First Nations University of Canada; Professor Emeritus July 1, 2007 University of
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Born in Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation 1948 and is an enrolled member of
the Rocky Boy Chippewa-Cree Tribe in Montana, major published works include: Networking, (ed.) 1987; an essay "Towards a
Political History of Native Art" in Visions of Power: Contemporary Art by First Nations, Inuit and Japanese Canadians, 1991; an
essay "The Metaphysics of North American Indian Art" in Indigena: Contemporary Native Perspectives, Vancouver - Toronto:
Douglas & McIntyre, 1992; art catalogue Kiskayetum: Allen Sapp, a Retrospective, Regina: The Mackenzie Art Gallery, 1994; a
book, North American Indian Art: It's a Question of Integrity published by the Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, British Columbia
1998 (second printing ca2004). His latest book, You Are In Indian Country: A Native Perspective on Native Art/Politics is a critique
on a wide assortment of issues faced by Native American and First Nations artists in North America, scheduled to be published by
Banff Press in 2008
For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Vancouver installation artist, Antonia Hirsch, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: Recital Hall
"Vancouver multimedia artist Antonia Hirsch incorporates ideas of political freedom, social transaction, and individual expression
into works of art. In 1998, she produced a video and slide installation, Empire Line, which depicted a woman wearing a dress
composed of some 900 tea bags, walking into a body of crystal-clear water and staining it with her garments. It remains one of the
most arresting concept-based images produced. More recently, Hirsch has been making photographic portraits of individuals
whose gestures indicate a relationship to ideas of measurement and quantification. Photographie Metrique comprises 10 fulllength colour prints of randomly selected individual with arms extended, indicating his or her estimation of the length of a metre. In
Anthropometrics a new poster project, Hirsch uses large scale photographs of individuals, whose gestures indicate a form of
measurement that Hirsch describes as "biometric" and "colloquial". They are based on oral traditions and beliefs: the relationship
of the circumference of a clenched fist to the length of the foot, for instance. The work a physical language that is about social and
familial interchanges rather than institutional and commercial ones." Solo exhibitions of her work include; Charles H. Scott Gallery
(2006) and Artspeak Gallery (2003) in Vancouver; and Gallery 44 in Toronto (2001). She has participated in group exhibitions in
Canada, Europe, and Asia including Altered States at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2006) and Concrete Language at the
Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver (2006). In 2004, she was awarded the Canada Council Studio at the Cite Internationale
des Arts in Paris. Hirsch has written for various publications including, most recently, The Fillip Review, C-Magazine, and
artecontexto. Antonia Hirsch teaches at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.
An Evening of Romantic Chamber Music
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
Enjoy an evening of romantic chamber music with Trio Amaranth on Feb. 2 at 8:00 pm in the U of L Recital Hall. The concert is
the fourth offering of the 2007-2008 Faculty Artists and Friends series. The recently formed music faculty trio, consisting of
violinist Peter Visentin, cellist Tido Janssen and pianist Deanna Oye, performs three stunning 19th century piano trios, beginning
with Ludwig van Beethoven's Trio Op. 70, No. 1, the "Ghost." The recital also brings to life the fantastical world of the "Dumky"
Trio by Bohemian composer, Antonín Dvořák, and the brooding lyricism of Ernest Chausson's Piano Trio in G Minor. Tickets for
the Trio Amaranth concert are $15 regular and $10 students/seniors at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle
bus transports concert-goers from the north parking lot 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after the concert. Trio Amaranth
repeats this program on Feb. 9 in Fernie, B.C. as part of their inaugural concert series in the Fernie Fellowship Baptist Church.
The British Columbia community recently purchased a new Yamaha grand piano in an effort to attract professional musicians to
perform in the area.
Music at Noon - George Evelyn, bass-baritone and Deanna Oye, piano
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
George Evelyn, bass-baritone Deanna Oye, piano
Winnipeg photographer, Diana Thorneycroft, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008 - 12:00am - Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 4:28am
Location: Recital Hall
Diana Thorneycroft is a Winnipeg artist who has exhibited various bodies of work across Canada, the United States and Europe,
as well as in Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney. Her work has been the subject of Canadian national radio documentaries and a CBC
national documentary for television. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an Assistance to Visual Arts Long-term
Grant from the Canada Council, several Senior Arts Grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and a Fleck Fellowship from the Banff
Centre for the Arts. Thorneycroft's photo-based exhibition, The Body, its lesson and camouflage was on an eight city tour from
2000 to 2002. A book by the same name was published. Her most recent body of work A Group of Seven Awkward Moments will
be shown in Montreal in October 2008. Her work has also been included in recent group exhibitions in New York, Minneapolis and
Hollywood, Florida. Thorneycroft’s photographs were included in the 2002 released Phaidon Press publication Blink, which
presents the work of 100 rising stars in photography. The artists were selected by 10 world-class curators, each proposing 10
photographers who they consider to have emerged and broken new ground in the last five years. For more information or if you
would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Button-Making Fun on Saturday
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 10:00am - Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - 4:28am
Location: Main Art Gallery
Come and have fun creating your own unique collector artist buttons on Sat. Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the U of L Main
Gallery. Trap/door Artist Run Centre provides expert assistance, possible source materials and button-making machine. You add
the imagination! Artist buttons are a growing trend for wearing, trading or displaying. This is a wonderful activity for the whole
family – ages six and up. For only $3 to cover the cost of materials you can create 5 unique buttons. While at the gallery be sure
to visit Big Bangs: Abstract works from the U of L art Collection.
Tricia Wasney, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Tricia Wasney is manager of public art for the Winnipeg Arts Council. Wasney has worked in Winnipeg's art community for many
years in various roles of program co-ordinator, project manager, board member, juror and artist/writer. In former positions at the
Winnipeg Art Gallery she developed programming in film, literature and music and managed the creation of two virtual exhibitions.
She has served in the past as a juror for the Manitoba Arts Council and Video Pool's First Video Fund and held board positions
with Prairie Fire Magazine and the Winnipeg Film Group. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies and a Master of
Landscape Architecture degree, both from the University of Manitoba. Her work in recent years has centred on the exploration of
identity through place and environment. Since May 2002 she has researched public art programs worldwide while developing the
public art policy that was adopted by Winnipeg's City Council in September 2003. In January 2004 she was appointed ManagerPublic Art. attached image: Table of Contents, Eduardo Aquino/Karen Shanski,2006,Aluminum, Vimy Rdige Memorial Park,
Winnipeg, Manitoba www.winnipegarts.ca/publicabout.htm
Winnipeg Millennium Library Panel Discussion
Date: Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: U of L Main Art Gallery
The Winnipeg Centennial Library Millennium Project involved the renovation and extension of the downtown library by the
celebrated Vancouver firm, Patkau Architects. The project transformed the architectural experience of the original 1970s,
concrete, Brutalist building, introducing lightness and transparency, with a dramatic wall of glass, the full height of the building,
creating light-filled interior spaces and connecting the once inward-looking building to a public square; contributing to the public
realm in the city's downtown and restoring a sense of the library's civic presence. Two public artworks were commissioned for the
renamed Millennium Library through a national competition, the inaugural project of the Public Art Program of the newly
established Winnipeg Arts Council. Winnipeg artist, Cliff Eyland's Untitled (2005) presents more than 1000 paintings, the size of
standard, library catalogue cards, extending across a double-height wall at the library's entrance. 'For me, the most important art
institution has always been the library not the art gallery,' says Eyland. 'A wall of one thousand file card paintings is an instance of
what I call scattered cataloguing, a kind of random cataloguing.' Lethbridge artist and Department of Art faculty member at the
university, Nicholas Wade, produced The Illumination (2005), a sculpture in powder-coated steel, comprised of three interlocking
letters: T H E, sited at a focal point in the extension at the base of a grand stair, which connects terraced reading areas; visible
from all levels in the building and, through the glazed faÁade, from the square outside. "It suggests the space of the library as a
page written by a scribe. Three dimensional typography is 'illuminating' a story, told in three-dimensional space," Wade states.
The panel brings together the artists, Cliff Eyland and Nicholas Wade, with Tricia Wasney, manager of public art for the Winnipeg
Arts Council; and Winnipeg architect, Neil Minuk, who, with his longstanding position in the arts community, played a key role in
the selection process. Panelists will reflect on the longer history of public art in Winnipeg, the public art competition and process
for the artworks for the Millennium Library, and the commissioned works by Eyland and Wade. This event is one of a series of
three presentations in Architecture & Design Now in the current semester, addressing contemporary public art and raising issues
of public space and urbanism. The series opened with a lecture by Montreal artist, Gisele Amantea, which presented her 2005
public artwork, 'Red Horizontal,' commissioned for the City of Vancouver Public Art Program by Concord Pacific, and Peter White,
project manager for the work. Lethbridge sculptor, Carl Granzow, collaborated with the design team of Christopher Babits and
Dan Westwood from the Lethbridge firm, Ferrari Westwood Architects, to win a national competition for a public artwork
recognizing donors to the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, located on a prominent site on the campus in Calgary in 2005.
This work will be the subject of a presentation by the artist and architects on March 31.
Music at Noon - Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano and Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
Marcia Swanston, mezzo soprano Elinor Lawson, piano
Take a Walk Into the Woods
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 1:00pm - Saturday, February 16, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Imagine what would happen if fairy tale characters didn't live happily ever after. To find out, Into the Woods takes a look at several
well-known fairy tales and turns them on their head through interweaving the stories of Cinderella, a distracted boy named Jack,
his mother, the giant he upsets, a childless baker and his wife, Rapunzel, conceited princes, a witch, Little Red Riding Hood and
the wolf. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, Into the Woods, in the University Theatre Feb.
12 to 16 at 8 p.m. nightly, is the annual co-production of the Depts. of Music and Theatre & Dramatic Arts. "This popular musical
can be enjoyed on so many different levels and there is something in the show for virtually everyone," says Dr. Blaine Hendsbee,
music conductor. "It manages to be delightful, melodic, and entertaining as well as intellectually astute and psychologically
complex." Director Brian Parkinson agrees, "It is multilayered and complexly interwoven with fascinating and incredible
characters. Sondheim and Lapine rarely look at anything from only one perspective. They are always coming at things from
multiple directions -- you have the conventional light interpretation, the playful tongue in cheek angle, and then the dark and
sinister reality." Into the Woods is definitely not Disney. Ultimately it is all about assuming responsibilities for your actions and the
consequences of wishes and quests. Into the Woods is a challenging production with demanding singing and acting roles. "Into
the Woods is one of the most demanding and varied pieces of music theatre I know," says Parkinson. "The production uses
almost every staging devise know to man and has non-stop action from the second it starts until the final curtain drops. The pace
is relentless and demanding for the performers." He is quite proud of the cast, who must portray well-defined and multilayered
characters while making it look effortless. Adding to the acting and singing demands are the highly technical requirements for
costumes and the non-stationary set. "In many ways the set becomes another character, adding the uncertainty and eeriness of
the woods," says Parkinson. "While adding to the final production, it also adds immeasurably to complexity and challenges for
everyone involved. I have to compliment our technical staff for the magical technical wizardry they added." The set was designed
by David Barrus, and the costumes were designed by Leslie Robison-Greene. Sondheim's musical language brings the whole
story into a kaleidoscopic yet cohesive whole. Pure spoken dialogue scenes are virtually nonexistent and the few ones are
underscored by orchestral music, which gives the singing-actors an idea of the composer's interpretation and structure of these
lines. "The melodic material consists of fragmentary, rhythmic and very catchy phrases that weave in and out rather like
cartoonish ditties," says Hendsbee. "These songs are generally funny, fast paced, and light in the first act, and become less goofy
and a bit darker in the second act, as the play itself becomes more serious." Get your ticket early for Into the Woods. They are
$15 regular and $9 student/senior at the Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports patrons from the north
parking lot to the theatre entrance. Note: Into the Woods is appropriate for audiences aged 10 and up.
Winnipeg artist, Cliff Eyland, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Cliff Eyland is an Associate Professor and Director of Gallery One One One at the University of Manitoba, School of Art, in
Winnipeg. He is a painter, writer and a curator. He studied at Holland College, Mount Allison University, and the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design. Since 1981, he has made paintings, drawings, and notes in an index card format--3"x5" (7.6x12.7 cm).
Eyland has shown his work in public and secret installations in art galleries and libraries in Canada, the United States and
Europe. Exhibition highlights include solo exhibitions at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the New School University in New
York, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Struts Gallery and Gallery Connexion (both in New Brunswick), the Muttart (now the Art Gallery of
Calgary), the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and in Halifax at: the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, eyelevelgallery, Saint Mary's
University Art Gallery and Dalhousie Art Gallery. Group exhibitions include shows at the National Gallery of Canada, in Florence,
Italy, Manchester, England, and Lublin, Poland, among others. In 2003 Eyland was shortlisted for the national RBC/Canadian Art
Foundation painting award. Eyland's ongoing installation at the Raymond Fogelman Library at the New School University in New
York City was regularly updated from 1997 until 2005. His permanent installation of over 1000 paintings at Winnipeg's Millennium
Library opened in 2005.
Eyland has written criticism for Canadian art magazines since 1983. His curatorial work includes 9 years as a curator at the
Technical University of Nova Scotia School of Architecture (Daltech) and freelance work for various galleries, Including the Plug In
Institute of Contemporary Art in Winnipeg. (From 1995 to 2005, Eyland was vice-president of the board of Plug In.) Eyland is
represented by Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto.
February 13, 2008 at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Interdisciplinary artist, Adrian Stimson, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, February 15, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Adrian Stimson is a member of the Siksika (Blackfoot) Nation in southern Alberta. He is an interdisciplinary artist with a BFA with
distinction from the Alberta College of Art & Design and MFA from the University of Saskatchewan. Stimson is currently Associate
curator at the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon. At the Mendel he also completed both the aboriginal curator and artist in
residence through the Canada Council and Saskatchewan Arts Board. Stimson is a session instructor at the University of
Saskatchewan and has written articles in Blackflash magazine and several Mendel publications. Stimson's curatorial projects
include; Articulations a series of exhibitions under the Canada Councils curator in residence program. Emotional GeographiesWorks from the Mendel's 60's and 70's collection, The Easy Magic Machine ~ Barrett Russell, LIVE/LIVE, ArtsUp, SNAG and An
Aboriginal Affair. As an interdisciplinary artist, Stimson's work includes paintings called Tarred & Feathered Bison utilizing tar and
feathers as a contemporary material, which speaks to ideas of punishment and identity. His installation work utilizes residential
school fragments as a post-colonial investigation. He has created "Buffalo Boy," a character parody of Buffalo Bill. "Buffalo Boy's
Wild West Peep Show", "Buffalo Boy Getting it from 4 directions" and MFA exhibit "Buffalo Boy's Heart On" are performances and
exhibits that re-signify colonial history. Recent exhibits include "Sick and Tired" at the grunt gallery in Vancouver and a video
called "Gambling the Prairie Winnings" in the "Back Talk" exhibition at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina. Bison Heart a series of oil
and graphite paintings at the Nouveau Gallery in Regina. Stimson was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in
2003 and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005 for his human rights and diversity activism in various communities.
Graphic design historian, Brian Donnelly, will talk in Architecture & Design
Date: Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C610
Brian Donnelly grew up in suburban Ottawa, a fan of American advertising and comic books. He studied for his BFA at Queen's
University during the conceptual upheaval of the mid-70s, majoring in printmaking and performance art. Active in a number of
artist-run centres, he developed a working knowledge of design by volunteering at an arts magazine in Edmonton, and went on to
spend the next fifteen years as a graphic designer and art director. Eventually, words began hold more interest than images and
he obtained his MA, in 1997, in Canadian Art History at Carleton University, on the neglected topic of graphic design history in
Canada since 1945. He is working with the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design to publish a book on this history.
Brian has been lecturing on and researching design history for the past ten years. His PhD is in art history, from Queen's
University, on aspects of the semiotics and economics of graphic design. He has lectured at Queen's and the Ontario College of
Art and Design, and is now a professor in the York University/Sheridan Institute Bachelor of Design program. Other research
interests lie in such areas as graphic narrative, Marxist theories of aesthetic and economic value, and critical readings of
postmodern and poststructuralist theory. He is also looking forward to becoming a grandfather his spring.
Music at Noon - Musaeus String Quartet with Trudi Mason, trumpet
Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
Musaeus with Trudi Mason, trumpet
Graffiti artist, Patrick Thompson, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Patrick Thompson is a Canadian born artist who has exhibited internationally and worked on walls under the pseudonym "Evoke"
throughout North and Central America, Europe and Asia. Thompson has been involved in Canadian graffiti since 1994 and is
highly esteemed for pushing the boundaries of street art by his peers. Often put into the "Canadian School" of street artists
including Troy Lovegates, Labrona, and Thesis Sahib, a group of artists known for their improvisations and openness towards
mistakism.
Play by U of L Student on Stage
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008 - 1:00pm - Friday, February 29, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
The Horse, The Bison and The Deer is an original play written by fourth year drama major Murray K. Pruden. In July 2007, he first
tested the script on audiences at the Athabasca Fringe Festival. "We only had a three-person cast and limited playing space, but
we caught the attention of the audience with the story," says Pruden. Regarding the production in the David Spinks Theatre from
Feb. 28 to March 1, Pruden says, "Now that I have a great design team and amazing cast, we can take the production even
further. We can work to develop and deepen the story, and draw the audience even further into the play." The play has grown
from that three-person cast into a ten member all female cast. It also incorporates a seven-person chorus that uses movement
and light dance techniques to help move the story forward. The play questions beliefs -- personal and societal ~ as three young
characters search for power and greatness, and think they have found it through the secret society of Petrie. Ryan, played by
Alison Gaffney, creates a secret society that focuses on the decapitated head of the deceased archaeologist Sir William Matthew
Flinders Petrie. Ryan and his two friends, Emma, played by Danielle Gurr, and Brian, played by Lindie Last believe Petrie's head
holds mystical powers that can help them meet their individual needs and desires. In their secret society, the characters become
the Horse, the Bison and the Deer and are suspicious of those around them. They decide to perform a ritual to gain Petrie's
powers and so travel to the mystical city of Vegas. "In Vegas they learn more about their friendship as well as what ritual and
power can do to a person," says Pruden. The Petrie story caught Pruden's attention during an archaeology class. "I was in a
lecture about Egypt and the professor starting talking about this Petrie and his head, and how he wanted to donate it to science
for study when he died. But when Petrie passed away his head was lost on transport to London for study. Apparently Petrie's
head is still missing, according to the professor," he says. "I got hooked on the story and decided to create a play that included the
lost head of Petrie." The Horse, the Bison and the Deer appears in the David Spinks Theatre on Feb. 28, 29 and March 1 at 8
p.m., with a matinee on March 1 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 regular and $7 student/ senior at the U of L Box Office: 329-2616.
Please note the production contains Mature Content.
Lethbridge sculptor, Carl Granzow, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Function, Proposition, Distraction, a lecture by Carl Granzow, professor of Art, University of Lethbridge. Things to remember: For
the Conceptual artitst, Joseph Kosuth, "Art 'lives' through influencing other art, not by existing as the physical residue of an artist's
ideas." Furthermore, this makes art into a "proposition" and that becomes the function or nature of art with its forms being,
according to Kosuth, its language "within the context of art as a comment on art." "The 'purest' definition of Conceptual Art would
be that it is inquiry into the foundations of the concept 'art' as it has come to mean." (Idea Art, Gregory Battcock, 1973, page. 93)
Michael Craig-Martin wants to rename Minimalism the "Art of Context." Looking to Malevich and Duchamp he sees Minimal art
itself as "context;" a context which demystifies art by creating a direct experience that needs no interpretation. Craig-Martin states
that: "Radical art never creates anything entirely new: it simply shifts the emphasis. What previously was unimportant, taken for
granted, invisible, becomes central. Minimalism seeks the meaning of art in the immediate and personal experience of the viewer
in the presence of a specific work. There is no reference to another previous experience (no representation), no implication of a
higher level of experience (no metaphysics), no promise of a deeper intellectual experience (no metaphor). Instead Minimalism
presents the viewer with objects of charged neutrality: objects usually rectilinear, employing one or two materials, one or two
colours, repeated identical units, factory-made or store-bought; objects that are without a hierarchy of interest, that directly
engage and interact with the particular space they occupy; objects that reveal everything about themselves, but little about the
artist; objects whose subject is the viewer." (Minimalism, The Tate Gallery,1989, page.7 )
Local artists undertake interesting project
Date: Friday, February 29, 2008 - 5:00pm - Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: Bowman Arts Centre
The Bowman Arts Centre is excited to present the exhibition “Points of Importance,” opening March 1 and running until April 10,
2008. This exhibition brings together the work of 14 figurative artists who have been working extensively with disabled activist
Ryan Gerstenbuhler as their nude subject. In late 2006, Ryan Gerstenbuhler approached the Bowman Arts Centre with an artsrelated proposition. “He asked whether we knew of a painter who might be interested in helping him realize his desire to be an
undraped artist's model,” explained Darcy Logan. Ryan, a University student who has spastic cerebral palsy and relies on a
wheelchair for mobility, had been turned away from other figure drawing groups. He wrote a proposal outlining his motivations,
which was circulate in the arts community. “What he wrote was so poignant and powerful that we suggested finding a group,
rather than a single artist, to develop a body of work for a future exhibition,” said Logan. The participating artists were Alexis
Bialobzyski (BFA-Art '02), Beany Dootjes (BFA-Art '02), Blake Evernden, Ryan Gerstenbuhler, Rick Gillis, Aaron Hagan (BFA-Art
'07), Darcy Logan (BFA-Art '02), Claire McNab (BFA '78), Troy Nickle, Will Osler, Tony Partridge, Chelsea Wilson (BFA-Art '06),
and Tamara Zobell. After finding a dedicated group of visual artists, an initial meeting was held with Ryan to determine the course
of the project. We decided on a series of life-drawing sessions, after which artists could retire to their respective studios and make
the final works. These include paintings, drawings, collages, sculpture and documentary film-making. The final writing about the
show has been done by Ryan, and will be on display as well. It has been a rich and rewarding journey, and a true collaboration
between Ryan and the artists. After numerous undraped life-drawing sessions, many brainstorming sessions, we are preparing to
open the exhibition on March 1, 2008. The opening reception is taking place Saturday, March 1, from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at the
Bowman Arts Centre, at 811-5 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta. Admission is free, and the public is invited and encouraged to
come. More information can be found at www.members.shaw.ca/darcylogan Where: Bowman Arts Centre When: 9 am - 5 pm,
MAR 01 2008 - APR 10 2008
Calgary artist, Dick Averns, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: C610
Dick Averns' practice investigates the commodification of space. Language, media convergence and identity politics ~ major
arbiters of spatial control ~ are explored via sculpture, performativity, text-based works and photography. Psycho-geography and
performance ethnography feature as regular approaches to executing projects often manifested as public art. The Canadian
Department of National Defence has just selected Averns for the Canadian Forces Artist Program for which he will address the
War on Terror. Born in London, UK, Averns has studied at Parsons, Wimbledon and UBC. Recent exhibitions include
Ambivalence Blvd (Art Gallery of Calgary) Art & Activism (YYZ) and Neon (Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery). Publications
include The Vanguard War Art of William MacDonnell, for Canadian Art magazine, and Official Acts & Unofficial Actions ~ War Art
Today, for the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. Dick Averns is represented by the Bjornson Kajiwara Gallery, Vancouver.
For more details visit www.averns.com or www.ccca.ca
ZAB will lecture in Architecture & Design Now
Date: Monday, March 3, 2008 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: C610
Zab Design & Typography is a graphic design firm specializing in book design and fine typography, located in Toronto. Zab Design
& Typography has designed award-winning books for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery, The
Winnipeg Art Gallery, The Dunlop Art Gallery, YYZ Books, and Pedlar Press, among others. The company's principal, E.A. Hobart
(Zab) received a BDes (1987) and MFA (1997) from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and has taught advanced
typography and book design at York University. Zab Design & Typography has received the Canadian Museums Publication
Award (2003), Ontario Association of Art Galleries Design Award (2004), Graphic Designers of Canada (GDC) Blue Sky Best of
Show Award (2004), and is a 12-time recipient of the Alcuin Citation for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.
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Music at Noon - Chenoa Anderson, flute and Deanna Oye, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: W570
Chenoa Anderson, flute Deanna Oye, piano
Vid Ingelevics will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Vid Ingelevics will lecture in Art Now
Shary Boyle will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 7, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Although Shary Boyle's practice is based in painting and drawing, her work is resistant to easy categorization. Her production
reaches out to the world at large and in doing so, invents a new figurative language that attempts to give voice to the experiences
of the falsely or poorly represented. Her subjects include children, animals, women, the spiritual and otherworldly. The emotions
of grief, anger, mischief, loneliness and desire are central to her characters. Her work exhibits longing for an unknown better
world, a confrontation of injustice, and an imperative to illustrate female desire from a female perspective. Boyle employs a
language that is accessible to everyone. Her imagery evokes associations with mythology, fairy-tales, and dream worlds. The
artist is not interested in literal narratives or direct illustration, but instead intends for the work to be uncomfortable in a seductive
way. These contradictions are central to her practice as an artist. An exhibition of Boyle's work will open at the SAAG on Saturday
March 8th at 8:00 pm. attached image: Clearances (detail), projection view, 2007
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Calgary artist, Shelley Ouellet, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
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Industrial designer, Nathan Tremblay, will lecture in Architecture & Design
Date: Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C610
Founded in 2005, Palette Industries has set out to substantiate a multidisciplinary approach to design. Palette brings together a
group of three talented individuals, Nathan Tremblay, Ian Campana and Samuel Ho to create a diverse perspective on our ever
changing surroundings. Palette's unique blending of artistic ingenuity, craftsmanship and engineering is a testament to their
artistic philosophy and its ultimate manifestation. Based on the principles of emancipating theories, chronicles and stories from
substance rich objects, these concepts breathe life into their designs beyond just form and function. Palette strives to construct
unique situations that explore the intrinsic nature of our own embedded narratives, personally and communally, creating a
continuously evolving dialogue between the object, the individual and the environment. In doing so, the collective has attracted
attention from publications such as Azure Magazine, Design Boom, Western Living and many more. Recognized for design
excellence, they have received high accolade from organizations such as Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization), European Commission (European Greenlight Programme). Palette work has been exhibited worldwide
including the Light + Building Trade Show in Frankfurt Germany, Interior Design Show in Toronto, IDEA Thaw exhibit in
Edmonton, and Alberta at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C. They have worked on multiple projects in Toronto,
New York, Los Angeles, Seoul, with clients such as Pure Design, world renowned artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
and Massie Office. Palette Industries is currently based in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
A Play with a Message
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:55am - Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 9:55am
Location: University Theatre
Based on the 1961 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird explores prejudice, selfishness, self-respect,
and courage set against the backdrop of the deep South in the 1930s. It touched on a raw nerve when it first appeared and today
the question remains, has anything changed? “This is a play that needs to be performed and needs to be performed frequently,”
says Dr. Ches Skinner, Director. “It reminds us that we all have a responsibility to each other. As our communities become
increasingly diverse and global, the message of this play is more important than ever.” To Kill a Mockingbird appears in the
University Theatre March 11 to 15 at 8:00 p.m. Before an all-white jury, lawyer Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson, a black man
unfairly accused of raping a white woman. Atticus, a man of integrity, risks his own and his family's safety to do the right thing in
the face of the racism of his fellow townsfolk. His children, especially the tomboyish daughter Scout, make a journey of discovery
about their father, their neighbours and the community in which they live. It is difficult to determine who is on the side of justice in
the heavily one-sided time in which they live. How things can go so wrong when the evidence is there for all to see? “Atticus tries
his best to experience everyone’s point of view, which is a good lesson for us all,” says Skinner. To Kill a Mockingbird is a
challenging play to produce. “One of the problems is that many people have read the book and seen the movie,” says Skinner.
“However, live theatre provides a whole different perspective to the issues.” The huge cast consists of 30 actors, including several
younger children recruited from the community. “As part of the rehearsal process it is important for the actors to find their own
voices,” says Skinner. “Working with younger actors means we have to make every minute of rehearsal time count.” Another
challenge was developing consistency in the Southern accents. Tickets for To Kill a Mockingbird are $15 regular and $9
student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports patrons from the north parking lot to
the theatre entrance 45 minutes before and 30 minutes after each performance. -30- Where: University Theatre When: 8 pm,
MAR 11 2008 - MAR 15 2008
Music at Noon - U of L New Music
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
New Music with Arlan Schultz
To Kill a Mockingbird
Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 8:00pm - Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 8:00pm
Location: University Theatre
By Harper Lee Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Directed by Ches Skinner Matinees: March 12 & March 13 at noon Set against
a backdrop of the southern USA in the 1950s this award winning novel deals compassionately with myriad human issues chief
among which are racism and prejudice as seen through the eyes of a child. Sergel’s dramatized version remains true to the ever
popular story and through the immediacy of the theatre serves to highlight the need for us, in our globalized world, to be ever
vigilant in our treatment of each other. Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of
Woodstock, Illinois.
Multimedia artist, Terrance Houle, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized multimedia artist of the Blackfoot/Nahkawininiwak Nations. Houle received a BFA
in fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. His practice includes painting, drawing, installation, video/film, mixed
media and performance. His work has been shown in Canada and abroad, including the USA, France, Germany, Australia and
England. Houle was the recipient of the 2006 Enbridge Emergine Artist Award from the City of Calgary Mayor's Luncheon for
Business and Arts." All lectures are open to the Public, Everyone is Welcome
Multimedia artist, Terrance Houle, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Terrance Houle is an internationally recognized multimedia artist of the Blackfoot/Nahkawininiwak Nations. Houle received a BFA
in fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2003. His practice includes painting, drawing, installation, video/film, mixed
media and performance. His work has been shown in Canada and abroad, including the USA, France, Germany, Australia and
England. Houle was the recipient of the 2006 Enbridge Emergine Artist Award from the City of Calgary Mayor's Luncheon for
Business and Arts." All lectures are open to the Public, Everyone is Welcome
Toronto painter, John Brown, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 6:00am - 11:20am
Location: Recital Hall
John Brown, regarded by many in the field to be one of Canada's greatest contemporary painters, has produced a prodigious
body of work in distinct sets of themes and approaches, including abstraction, figuration and drawing.
“Brown's beautiful paintings are the survivors of his own painting processes: He not only brushes pigment onto the big wooden
panels he works on, he also sands it off again. And grinds it away. And scrapes it down. And then adds more colour. He
sometimes turns the painting on its side, or upside down and works on it that way. And distresses it all over again. And on and on
until, somewhere down the line, Brown and the painting agree that enough is enough and the the process is over. You feel
sometimes that if he added one more pigmented molecule, the whole thing would collapse." Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and
Mail.
Brown graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts, at the University of Guelph. His work
has been exhibited internationally and has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Claridge Collection, Montreal to mention a few. Attached image: Grimm Grimmbigger
Grimmless #5 1999–2001 Collection of Steve & Lynn Smart.
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Where: Recital Hall When: 12:00 noon, MAR 14 2008
Jeffrey Spalding, President and CEO Glenbow Museum will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 6:00am - 8:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Jeff Spalding is Glenbow's new CEO and President. Spalding has an M.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and
holds an M.A. from Ohio State University. Prior to his current appointment, Spalding was Director and Chief Curator of the Art
Gallery of Nova Scotia. Earlier in his career, Jeff worked here at Glenbow as an Art Curator, bringing a number of high profile
exhibits to the Museum. After Glenbow, Spalding went to the University of Lethbridge as Director of the Art Gallery and a
professor in the visual arts department. It was there where he oversaw the building of the U of L's permanent art collection from
212 art objects in 1982 to over 15,000 artworks by 1999. A practicing artist, Spalding has also had solo and group exhibitions in
venues as diverse as the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada and the McMichael Canadian Collection. In 1997
the Art Gallery of Ontario mounted a solo exhibition of his video art of the early 1970s. Aware of Glenbow Museum's reputation
and role in Western Canada, Spalding is looking forward to delivering on the recently adopted Art, Dialogue and History mandate
of the museum. As the newly appointed President of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Spalding is excited to be working with
the Board and staff to bring passion and purpose to Glenbow Museum's contribution to the art scene in Calgary and Alberta.
Where: Recital Hall When: 12:00 noon, MAR 17 2008
Toronto architect, Donald Chong, will lecture in Architecture and Design
Date: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Donald Chong, B.Arch, MRAIC Principal, Donald Chong Studio Donald Chong is a graduate from the University of Toronto
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, currently practicing in Toronto. In 2004, he founded Donald Chong Studio having
worked previously in the offices of Shim-Sutcliffe Architects, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, and Hariri Pontarini
Architects. He maintains a multidisciplinary approach to his studio, set forth by previous design collaborations including work on
Delirious New York with Nigel Smith and Rem Koolhaas, and the development of Maya at Alias/Wavefront. Donald was a visiting
architectural professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Frale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, and has also taught at the University
of Toronto, University of Waterloo and The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Syllabus Program. With Brigitte Shim, he coedited the book "Site Unseen: Laneway Architecture and Urbanism in Toronto which was the recipient of the City of Toronto
Architecture and Urban Design Award of Excellence in 2003. Selected as one of the featured designers at the 2007 Interior
Design Show in Toronto, the studio completed the widely-acclaimed Small Fridges Make Good Cities concept pavilion. Also, in
2007, the urban-infill architectural project for the Galley House received a Design Exchange Award as well as a City of Toronto
Urban Design Award of Excellence. The project has recently been selected to appear in the 2008 Architectural Review Emerging
Architects issue. Where: C 610 When: 6:00 pm, MAR 17 2008 More info: http://www.donaldchongstudio.com/
Concert Celebrates the Genius of Mozart
Date: Monday, March 17, 2008 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Emma Parkinson, winner of the LSO Young Artists Competition performs with the Symphony. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- the
very name conjures up the mystery of musical genius. Lethbridge audiences can enjoy magnificent music from the twilight of his
career during The Wonder of Amadeus on March 17 at Southminster United Church at 8:00 pm. In addition to the Lethbridge
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Glenn Klassen, the concert features Vox Musica Choir, the U of L Singers, several guest
soloists, and mezzo-soprano Emma Parkinson, the winner of the 2007 Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra Young Artists
Competition. Parkinson is a fourth year music major at the U of L. The orchestra also includes several music students and faculty.
The program includes the delightful string serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik, written in August 1787. Its wonderful zest for life has
made it a perennial favourite with audiences around the world. The expressive aria “Parto Parto” for mezzo-soprano and clarinet
is from the Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito, which was composed in a white heat of creativity in late summer 1791, only
months before his death. Also on the program is Mozart’s Requiem, which features the 100-voice Vox Musica, conducted by
Glenn Klassen, the 31-voice U of L singers, under the direction of George Evelyn, and the Symphony. The featured soloists on
the work are Breanna Temple, soprano; Elizabeth Songer, alto; Blaine Hendsbee, tenor; and George Evelyn, bass. Mozart fell ill
while composing the Requiem and soon realized that the work had become his own funeral mass. In fact, he died before the work
was completed. Although filled with many dark moments of despair, the music also reveals such courage and determination that
the Requiem as a whole is one of the most inspiring and uplifting works of Classical music. Tickets for The Wonder of Amadeus
available at the Ticket Centre 329-7328. Where: Southminster United Church When: 8 pm, MAR 17 2008
Music at Noon - Robert Bardston, cello
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
Robert Bardston, cello (Medicine Hat Conservatory of Music)
Music at Noon - Robert Bardston, cello
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
Robert Bardston, cello (Medicine Hat Conservatory of Music)
Music at Noon - Robert Bardston, cello
Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 6:15am - 8:15am
Location: W570
(Medicine Hat Conservatory of Music) Where: W570 When: 12:15 p.m., MAR 18 2008
Visitors in the Arts - Governor General's Award winner, Liz Magor, will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 6:00am - 8:00am
Location: Recital Hall
Vancouver artist Liz Magor has established an international reputation over the past 30 years. “The ongoing theme in Magor’s
work is the desire for escape from the uncertainties of the contemporary world, into the imagined shelter of nature, history and the
domestic. To this end, she uses survivalist culture and romantic conceptions of nature as her conceptual basis. Her materials
have ranged from a wall of thousands of newspaper bricks to detailed sculptures of tree trunks and hollow logs. Whether creating
a rustic cabin in an idealized northern setting, or re-constructing and photographing historical episodes for such series as
Camping Portfolio (2002), she strives to match authentic experience with unattainable ideals.” Magor attended the University of
British Columbia from 1966 to 1968, the Parsons School of Design in New York City from 1968 to 1970, and finished her formal
training at the Vancouver School of Art in 1971. Magor’s work has been featured in many solo and joint exhibitions. She
participated in the Sydney Biennale of 1982, and was chosen as one of two Canadian representatives (with Ian Carr-Harris) to the
Venice Biennale of 1984. A solo exhibition, entitled "Liz Magor: Identity and Difference," toured Canada in 1987-1988. In 2001,
she was one of ten artists invited to take part in the National Gallery of Canada's "Elusive Paradise" exhibition and competition.
That year, she was honoured with a Governor General's Visual and Media Arts award. She has taught at a number of institutions
across Canada, including the University of British Columbia, the Ontario College of Art and Design, the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, and the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Recently, a retrospective survey of photographs and installations
produced during the most recent 13 years and including 15 examples of sculptures ranging in size from Hollow (1999) and Pearl
White (2000) to the room-sized installations Cabin in the Snow (1989) and One Bedroom Apartment (1996), at the Vancouver Art
Gallery. Where: Recital Hall When: 12:00 noon, MAR 19 2008 Event Start Date: March 19, 2008 - 12:00pm Event End Date:
March 19, 2008 - 2:00pm
Music at Noon: Bryan Vance, Saxophone and Elinor Lawson, Piano
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 6:15am - Monday, March 24, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: W570
Bryan began his musical career in Vancouver, BC while earning his Bachelor of Music at UBC with Julia Nolan. During his
studies, he performed with many bands and orchestras and in a number of musical theatre productions including "Hello! Dolly", "A
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "Oliver" and "Westside Story". During this time Bryan also studied and had
lessons with JT Platt, Campbell Ryga, Shirley Diamond and Eugene Rousseau. Upon graduation in 2001, Bryan began a threeyear term as a musician and bandleader with Carnival Cruise Lines, where he performed many music genres ranging from
classical to country andjazz to pop. In 2004, Bryan began his Master of Music in saxophone and woodwinds with Dr. Jeremy
Brown at the University of Calgary. He graduated in spring 2006. While in Calgary, Bryan had the opportunity to perform with
many fine musicians and ensembles including the Prime Time Big Band and members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. He
also taught privately and conducted clinics. Bryan has performed solo recitals in many venues in Vancouver and Calgary and was
an assistant director and saxophone instructor at the UBC Summer Music Institute for nine years. He was a featured performer
with the 2006 National Concert Band of Canada.
Music at Noon - Bryan Vance, saxophone and Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
Bryan Vance, saxophone Elinor Lawson, piano
Juried Student Art Exhibition in Main Gallery
Date: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 4:00am - Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:30am
Location: U of L Main Gallery W600, Centre for the Arts
Photo: Art Award Winners (l-r)back: Corinne Thiessen Hepher, John Lorent, Francine Desjardins, Sarah Barr, Brenna Kanski,
Valerie Smith, Derek Hintz, Miguel Braun, and Megan Mericle. Front: Nicholas Louma, Naama Messer, Elliot Cooke, and Linda
Sawchyn (guest curator). Missing: Nicolas de Cosson. The U of L Gallery is alive with colour and artwork of every description and
size - from oversized photographs to a mirror chair, from interactive installations to traditional paintings and drawings. The Annual
Juried Student Exhibition is on display at the Gallery until April 13. The exhibition opened recently to a packed house and the
presentation of a variety of art awards. This year's guest juror, Linda Sawchyn, former curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery who has
recently moved to Nelson, BC spent a whole week on campus selecting work in the exhibition. This involved spending numerous
hours reviewing almost 150 submissions, visiting student studios, and talking with students. "There are many ways to curate a
student visual art show," says Sawchyn. "I decided to include one work by as many students as possible. At the same time I had
certain demands and expectations. I looked for work that was thoughtful, well-made, and demonstrated that the student
understood their chosen media and had confidence to push their understanding. Even if the work is not entirely resolved it's okay
as long as the work demonstrates a serious engagement and commitment in the investigation of an idea." In deciding what to
include and how to display the works Sawchyn tried to find relationships among works and exhibited works in the company of
others in such a way that would inspire some kind of reflection or reaction. "I am very pleased with how the show came together
and I want to thank all of the students for their participation." The exhibition provides students with the professional experience of
having their work judged purely on its own merit by someone who knows nothing about them, according to Josephine Mills,
Director/Curator, U of L Art Gallery, "The students then have the opportunity to view their work in a professionally curated
exhibition." The Juried Exhibition was open to all U of L undergraduate students enrolled in one or more visual art classes. Work
in all media created within the past year was eligible. During the opening reception several awards were presented to students
whose work was selected for the exhibition. Southern Alberta Art Gallery Award Francine Desjardins Students' Union Awards
Derek Hintz David Lanier Memorial Award (presented for photography and photo-based work in memory of David Lanier, by his
parents Ike and Diane Lanier) Miguel Braun Art Society Awards Nicholas Louma, Elliot Cooke Combine Art Dept/Art Gallery
Faculty/Staff Awards Brenna Kanski, Sarah Barr Art Department Award Naama Messer Faculty of Fine Arts Award Nicolas de
Cosson Art History/Museums Study Awards Megan Mericle, Brenna Kanski, Valerie Smith U of L Art Gallery Award John Lorent
Poster Contest winner Corinne Thiessen Hepher The U of L Art Gallery is open weekdays from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm or by special
arrangements by calling 329-2666.
Steven Holmes speaking on March 28th at 12:00 noon in the
Date: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: recital hall
Steven Holmes is curator and CEO of The Cartin Collection in Hartford, Connecticut. This private collection of approximately
2,400 pieces of art of modern and contemporary art, does projects with artists and mounts exhibitions from the collection across
the country. Holmes did his graduate course work, Ph.D, in Art History and a Master of Theological Studies, Religion and Culture
at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and a master of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax. Recent
exhibitors at the Cartin Collection include: Adam Adach Philip Akkerman Josef Albers Meg Alexander Francis Alÿs William
Anastasi Mamma Andersson Dan Barry James Barsness Jean-Michel Basquiat Robert Beck Charles Benefiel Forrest Bess
Joseph Beuys Frederic Bruly Bouabre Stanley Brouwn Gunter Brus Francis Cape Mel Chin Joe Coleman Joseph Cornell
Benjamin Cottam Bruce Conner Elizabeth Crawford R. Crumb Wim Delvoye Christoph Draeger Wei Dong Thomas Eggerer Jacob
El Hanani Olafur Eliasson Geraint Evans Tony Feher Spencer Finch Tony Fitzpatrick Roland Flexner Walton Ford Tom Friedman
Madge Gill Gary Gissler Andrew Grassie Mark Greenwold Toland Grinnell Hans Hemmert Chris Hipkiss Jim Hodges Alfred
Jensen Jess Guillermo Kuitca Paul Laffoley Wolfgang Laib Charles LeDray Sol LeWitt Glenn Ligon James Lloyd Robert Lostutter
Andrew Masullo Sean Mellyn Sam Messer Wes Mills Donald Moffett Jonathan Monk Yasumasa Morimura Kenna Moser Ivan
Navarro Rivane Neuenschwander Nikifor Chris Orr Panamarenko Cornelia Parker Evan Penny Danica Phelps Leonid Purygin
Margherita Manzelli Ged Quinn Jennifer Reifsneider Jason Rhoades Tom Sachs David Scher Iran Do Espirito Santo Friedrich
Schroder-Sonnestern Christian Schumann Jenny Scobel Sandra Scolnik Jonathan Seliger Randall Sellars Malick Sidibe Myron
Stout Ena Swansea Scott Teplin Yuken Teruya Miroslav Tichy Fred Tomaselli Jim Torok P.M. Wentworth John Wesley John
Waters Martin Wilner Paul Winstanley Adolf Wolfli Nahum Zenil http://www.cartincollection.com/
http://www.cultureport.com/cultureport/collectors/cartin/index.html
Steven Holmes will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
Day of Percussion for Everyone
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 3:30am - 10:00am
Location: Recital Hall.
Find your inner drummer with a Day of Percussion. The event is open to everyone and costs only $5, payable at the door.
Clinicians include drumset artist Bill George from Edmonton, Indian tabla and steel drum artist Jason Koontz from Eastern
Kentucky University and Timpanist Kyle Eustace from the Calgary Philharmonic. Adam Mason and the U of L Global Drums
(African drums & dance, steel drums and Taiko drums) also perform. The workshops are being held in conjunction with the High
School Percussion Ensemble Festival. “The festival is open to school percussion ensembles and bands playing work that
highlight their percussion section,” explains organizer Adam Mason. “Each group presents a short performance and then has a
workshop with Jason Koontz and me.” Day of Percussion is sponsored by the Alberta Percussive Society and the U of L Global
Drums. Participants are offered a great learning experience as well as door prizes and give-aways from percussion companies.
For more information contact Adam Mason 329-2695.
Visitors in the Arts: Aaron Taylor will lecture in Art Now
Date: Monday, March 31, 2008 - 6:00am - Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: Recital Hall
A Survivor’s Guide to Experimental Film & Video “Most of our encounters with film tend to be more or less familiar ones. Typically,
our experiences are preconstituted by the expectations we bring to customary forms of cinematic engagement. From commercial
fiction filmmaking, we demand all sorts of pleasures. From documentaries, we insist that our desire for knowledge be satiated. But
how does the novice and the uninitiated approach the experimental film – a tradition that seems to place its own demands upon
the viewer instead”? Aaron Taylor joined the Department of New Media in July 2007. He conducts research in cognitive film
theory, narratology and aesthetic philosophy. Most of his recent work revolves around the cinematic construction of character, film
performance and viewers’ emotional and moral engagement with film fictions. He also maintains a continued interest in the
development of American cinema, as well as the aesthetics of comic books. He is currently engaged in an extended research
project on the theoretical grounds of filmic acting.
Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, March 31, 2008 - 12:00pm - Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: C 610
The SAIT Donor Wall: A lecture by artist Carl Granzow and architects Christopher Babits and Dan Westwood. “(In)tensions in the
Production/Protection of an Urban Green Space and its Consumption As an artist collaborating with two architects, Dan
Westwood and Chris Babits, on a wall/passage of remembrance on the campus of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
(SAIT), I (we) will discuss the design process and ideas emerging from a recent paper on the project with the intention of critically
analyzing and deconstructing the design process and product. Unveiled in October 2006, the wall acknowledges contributions by
financial donors to the institute. The work called for the reconciling of a number of conflicting forces: monumental architecture
against pure functionalism; foundational with anti-foundational tendencies; and the idea of tribute with the motives of corporatism.
Because the donor wall was created within a culture of postmodernism, it is responsive to the functionalism and monumentality of
contiguous spaces, creating an interactive environment that echoes the passage from a maze of “instructional” spaces (with their
presumed and secure authority) to a space of (un)knowing (with the chaos of life and the absence of apparent authority) via a
“garden” (nature simulation). To some extent aspects of the work necessarily rely on consensual aesthetic orientations for their
recognition. Nevertheless movement through this minimalist matrix exposes the recipient, as the subject of the work, to chance
ruminations on contingent truths or epiphanies. While working as a matrix for less structured (even subversive) contemplations of
technological dogma (including those offered at SAIT) the work, even if seen as “art”, is always and already a commodity or
mechanism of capital”. Carl Granzow April 8, 2007 Revised March 25, 2008
Music at Noon - Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:15am - Monday, March 31, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: W570
When: 12:15 p.m., APR 01 2008
Music at Noon - Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
Studio Showcase
Lani Maestro will lecture in Art Now
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 5:59am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall
Lani Maestro’s art works have consistently pursued links between the concerns of Minimalist art and philosophic traditions
associated with silence, emptiness or absence. Maestro has been a Canadian representative to numerous international
exhibitions including the Shanghai Biennial in China (2000), 11th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (1998), 5th International Istanbul
Biennial, Turkey (1997), Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia (1997) and “Traversées/Crossings” at the National Gallery of
Canada in Ottawa (1998).
Lani Maestro’s art works have consistently pursued links between the concerns of Minimalist art and philosophic traditions
associated with silence, emptiness or absence. Maestro has been a Canadian representative to numerous international
exhibitions including the Shanghai Biennial in China (2000), 11th Biennale of Sydney, Australia (1998), 5th International Istanbul
Biennial, Turkey (1997), Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, Australia (1997) and “Traversées/Crossings” at the National Gallery of
Canada in Ottawa (1998). In 1986 she was awarded the Biennal prize for her work in the Segunda Bienal dela Habana in
Havana, Cuba. Maestro’s expanded art practice also includes engagement in art publishing, teaching and running an exhibition
space in Montreal. In 1990, she bagan a collaboratve project with artist-writer Stephen Horne and they founded “Harbour”
Magazine of Art and Everyday Life, a journal of artworks and writings by artists, critics and theorists. . The aim was to focus on
practical issues affecting artists in the areas of production and dissemination and to provide a venue alternative to the prevailing
institutional system. This project expanded into “Galerie Burning”, an itinerant exhibition space in Montreal and later initiated
Burning Editions which continues to publish artist’s books. For ten years, Lani Maestro conducted graduate seminars in the MFA
program at Concordia University in Montreal and taught studio at the The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax.
Maestro is a recipient of the Canada Council’s International Residency program in London, England for 2008. When 12:00 noon
Music Won
Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 2:00pm - Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: University Theatre.
“We’ve flagrantly ‘borrowed’ the title from the iconic recording by Miles Davis because it so perfectly reflects the nature of the
music on the concert,” explains Ed Wasiak, conductor. In homage to Miles and Kind of Blue the Jazz Ensemble is playing “So
What,” one of the best known pieces on the album, which is the best-selling jazz record of all time. “The whole concert features
blues or blues-inspired work. The blues really are a staple of jazz.” Special guests for the evening are well-known guitarist Dale
Ketcheson and saxophonist Bryan Vance, both of whom teach for the Dept. of Music. “We have two very fine jazz musicians in
our midst and wanted to take advantage of that by featuring them on the concert,” says Wasiak. Dale Ketcheson performs front
and centre on “The Thumb” written by amazing jazz guitarist West Montgomery. The Jazz Ensemble commissioned local
musician and arranger Paul Walker to arrange the work for big band and April 2 will be its premiere. Bryan Vance is featured on
Sky Blue by up and coming composer Maria Schneider. “Maria is one of the most important contemporary composer for the big
band medium and does some interesting things with tone colour and texture in her compositions,” says Wasiak. Ketcheson and
Vance combine their talents on “Countless Blues” written by Rick Wilkens and Rob McConnell and recorded by the Boss Brass on
their album Even Canadians Get the Blues. Anna Young is the vocalist with the 19-piece auditioned group and will sing three
numbers recorded by Dianne Schuur with the Count Basie Orchestra – Everyday I have the Blues,” “Travellin’ Blues,” and “We’ll
be together.” Also, throughout the evening most all of the musicians in the band will be showcased at various points. Wasiak
promises that Kind of Blue is going to be a great night of blues. Tickets for Kind of Blue are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at
the Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the north parking lot to the theatre
entrance.
Ceramic artist Judy Chartrand will lecture in Art Now
Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 - 6:00am - 6:00pm
Location: recital hall
Judy Chartrand is a Cree First Nations and is a part of a continuum of art making that is thousands of years old. In the creation of
her work, she chooses a variety of modes of expression that range from contemporary to traditional First Nations art practices.
Chartrand’s ceramic works are overtly political and take on post-colonial issues as well as racism and cultural stereotyping. Much
of her work, stamped images of cockroaches, syringes, neon signs, and bottles, addresses life and death conditions in
Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, where Chartrand grew up. Chartrand completed the Fine Arts Program at Langara College,
Vancouver; earned a BFA at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and recently a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics at the University of
Regina. Chartrand organized the Inaugral First Nations Awareness Day Event at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design and the
2nd Annual First Nations Awareness Day Event. These events helped First Nations artists to share their visions and experiences.
attached image: White Only, ceramic/mixed media, 2006 Lecture date Friday April 4th at 12:00 noon
Conversations in Fine Arts
Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 - 9:00am - 1:17pm
Location: W646
Conversations in Fine Arts
Friday, April 4 3:00 pm, W646 (Boardroom) Three Fine Arts faculty members share their recent creative and scholarly activities. A
wine and cheese reception accompanies the talks. Please take this opportunity to celebrate the exciting work of our colleagues.
Ed Jurkowski (Music) – Standing in the Shadow of Sibelius: The Symphony in Twentieth-Century Finnish Culture Don Gill (Art) –
Landscape and Incarceration - D'Arcy Island, Australia, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, and points between Leslie Robison-Greene
(Drama) – Period Garment Construction vs. Contemporary Costume Construction, Or, My Trip to the (Eye) Candy Store
A Survivor
Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 - 1:00pm - Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: Southern Alberta Art Gallery
A Survivor’s Guide to Experimental Film & Video “Most of our encounters with film tend to be more or less familiar ones. Typically,
our experiences are preconstituted by the expectations we bring to customary forms of cinematic engagement. From commercial
fiction filmmaking, we demand all sorts of pleasures. From documentaries, we insist that our desire for knowledge be satiated. But
how does the novice and the uninitiated approach the experimental film – a tradition that seems to place its own demands upon
the viewer instead”? On Friday, April 4, 2008, at 7PM in the Central Public Library, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery will be hosting
the final Open Call Screening – a celebration of short experimental work by Canadian film and video artists. In the interests of
promoting this event, Open Call’s host Dr. Aaron Taylor of the Department of New Media will suggest a few paths by which firsttime viewers might approach unfamiliar filmic engagements. Aaron Taylor joined the Department of New Media in July 2007. He
conducts research in cognitive film theory, narratology and aesthetic philosophy. Most of his recent work revolves around the
cinematic construction of character, film performance and viewers’ emotional and moral engagement with film fictions. He also
maintains a continued interest in the development of American cinema, as well as the aesthetics of comic books. He is currently
engaged in an extended research project on the theoretical grounds of filmic acting.
Open Call XVI: The End
Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 - 1:00pm - 5:59pm
Location: 7 pm, Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
The final version of the annual short film screening programmed by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Come enjoy an evening of
short films created by artists, students and filmmakers from across the prairie provinces.
Friday April 4 7 pm, Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Tickets at the door: $6 regular, $5 SAAG members and friends of Public Library. The host for the evening is Aaron Taylor, U of L
New Media faculty U of L connected artists featured include: ~ Dr. A. William Smith (New Media) ~ Daniel Wong & Mary Anne
McTrowe (The Cedar Tavern Singers) (U of L alumni) - Cameron Woykin (U of L alumnus)
Date: Friday, April 4, 2008 - 2:00pm - Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
From a toe-tapping march and sentimental selections to a delightful ride on a Ghost Train, the University of Lethbridge Wind
Orchestra promises a wide variety of superb music. The 55 piece group directed by Dr. Thomas Staples delivers on that promise
when it takes to the stage at Southminster United Church on April 4 at 8 p.m. This concert wraps up their annual spring tour,
which this year included communities in southern and central Alberta. “We’ve got a strong group of musicians this year so we’ve
undertaken some challenging work including the Canadian Premiere of Divertimento for Wind Ensemble by David Williams,” says
Conductor Staples. West Virginian has composed more than 100 works, 14 of them for wind band. Another interesting selection is
“Acrostic Song” from Final Alice by David Del Tredici. “Del Tredici came to prominence with a series of works based on Lewis
Carroll's "Alice" books,” explains Staples. “The works evolved from the predominately atonal Pop-Pourri (1968) and An Alice
Symphony (1969), to the lush romanticism found in Acrostic Song. His music blends surrealism and nostalgia in an instantly
recognizable mixture.” "Acrostic Song" is the lullaby-like concluding song from Final Alice, based on the last two chapters of Alice
in Wonderland. One of Thomas Staples’ favorite composers is Eric Whitacre and the Wind Orchestra often performs his work. On
this concert it is “Ghost Train,” which was Whitacre’s first instrumental work, written when he was only 23-years-old. “It has been
preformed thousands of times in more than 50 countries and has been featured on 40 different recordings,” says Staples. “It is a
real audience favorite.” The U of L Wind Orchestra is an auditioned group that consists of students from a variety of disciplines
across campus, although the majority are music majors. In addition to performances on campus, the Wind Orchestra plays
several public and school concerts in the community, performs at the spring and fall U of L Convocations, and shares their music
with other communities on the annual spring tour. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the Box Office 329-2616 or at
the door.
U of L Singers celebrate Quarter Century
Date: Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 2:00pm - Friday, April 4, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church.
Choir alumni are invited to join this year’s edition of 31 singers. “We look forward to sharing the evening with many former
Singers. We’ve been using Facebook to connect with alumni and have enjoyed catching up with what people are doing,” says
Conductor Dr. George Evelyn, who founded the group and estimates that over the years more than 600 students have passed
through the ensemble. “My time working with this ensemble has been extremely gratifying,” says Evelyn. “I’ve tried to instill in the
students a love of music and a desire to do whatever they do to the best of their ability.” The program includes the premiere of a
new choral work commissioned by the Singers and in part funded by a gift from Val and Flora Matteotti. Composed especially for
the Singers’ 25th anniversary, the work for mixed choir by Canadian composer Imant Raminish features three soloists, horn,
percussion and organ. Dr. Thomas Staples (music) plays horn, Adam Mason (music) plays percussion and Calgary organist
Chellan Hoffman plays organ on the work. Hoffman also performs two solo organ pieces on the program. “Southminster Church
has a magnificent organ and we just don’t get to hear it played often enough,” says Evelyn. The second premiere on the program
is a work by music major Jesse Plessis. As part of a unique Music Department program, Plessis was the composer-in-residence
for the U of L Singers this year and composed the work for the group. “I really like the piece,” says Evelyn. “Jesse incorporated
some great ideas.” The piece call for one piano-four hands and Jesse will be contributing two of the four hands on the premiere.
“We have a long history of premiering student works and I think it is important that we continue to support their efforts,” says
Evelyn. The evening will end with a huge massed choir made up of present and past Singers performing a great Canadian folk
song. “Here’s to Song sums up my feelings and philosophy about our journey on this earth,” says Evelyn fondly. Here’s to Song
was compiled by Alistair MacGillivray, a collector of folk music and arranged by Lydia Adams, who conducts the Elmer Iseler
Singers. Tickets for the Singers' 25th anniversary concert are $15 regular and $10 student/senior from the Box Office 329-2616 or
at the door.
Farewell to an Old Friend ~ A Tribute to George Evelyn
Date: Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 8:00am - Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 6:00pm
Location: University Theatre.
Colleagues, former students and friends honour the contributions of long-time music professor Dr. George Evelyn on the occasion
of his retirement with a gala concert. Special guests include soprano Wendy Nielsen (New York Metropolitan Opera), soprano
Sheila Christie (Vancouver), trumpeter Gillian Mackay (University of Toronto), and pianist Terence Dawson (University of British
Columbia). Both Nielsen and Mackay are alumni of the University of Lethbridge. George Evelyn, an internationally recognized
bass-baritone and highly sought after choral conductor, has actively promoted choral music across Canada throughout his more
than 30-year academic career. His efforts have been recognized by the Alberta Choral Federation, which in 1997 presented
Evelyn with a "Con Spirito Award" for promotion of choral music in the local community and in 2000, the Richard S. Eaton Award
in recognition of his outstanding service to choral music in Alberta. His teaching excellence was recognized in 1999, when he
received the U of L Distinguished Teaching Medal. His video series "Gestures," was awarded the 1999 Outstanding Choral
Publication by the Association of Canadian Choral Conductors. In 2003 Evelyn received the Queen's Jubilee Medal for service to
Country and Community. Evelyn came to the University of Lethbridge in 1982 after teaching nine years at Mt. Allison University in
New Brunswick. He immediately formed the U of L Singers, which has become a well respected choral ensemble, both locally,
and nationally. The choir has performed extensively in Western Canada, toured to Atlantic Canada, the UK and Cuba and has
competed at the Cork International Choral Festival. The group has two CDs to its credit. Evelyn continues to perform with
Canadian and American symphony orchestras. Most recently he was a soloist with the Lethbridge Symphony orchestra on their
March 17th concert. He has been heard in recital and oratorio performances in Canada, United Kingdom, Austria, and the United
States, as well as broadcasts on CBC radio and television. He was also a member of the Robert Shaw Festival Singers and sang
the solo quartet role in the Carnegie Hall production of Mendelssohn's "Elijah," under the direction of Robert Shaw. Tickets for the
Tribute to George Evelyn are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the Box Office 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus
transports concert-goers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
Interdisciplinary installation artist Ingrid Bachmann will speak in Art Now at noon April 7
Recital Hall
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:10am - 5:59pm
Location: Recital hall
Ingrid Bachmann is an interdisciplinary installation artist whose interests span obsolete technologies and new digital media. Her
work combines new media with traditional art practices and explores shifting relationships between artist, audience and artifact.
She has received critical acclaim for interactive installations that have been featured in group and solo shows nationally and
internationally. Her work combines her training in the fiber arts with her interest in digital and virtual innovations. Her recent works
include Symphony for 54 Shoes and Pinocchio's Dilemma. Currently she is researching models of emergent behaviours in
embodied systems and networks from the field of artificial life to create generative and interactive artworks. Bachmann is
interested in the idea of tender, even pathetic, technology, to use technology for ends that are not necessarily productive in the
usual sense of the word. Bachman has also made contributions as an editor and writer; she is the co-editor of Material Matters
(YYZ Books, 1998), a critical anthology of essays on contemporary textiles and material culture, and has contributed essays to
several anthologies and periodicals including The Object of Labor, MIT Press 2007. Her work as a curator includes 48 Hours/48
Rooms, Re-Inventing the Box (with Shawn Decker), and Poke Out Her Eyes and Other Stories. She is currently an Associate
Professor in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is also a founding member of the
Interactive Textiles and Wearable Computing Lab of Hexagram: Institute for Research and Creation in the Media Arts and is the
Director of the Institute of Everyday Life. Attached image: Symphony for 54 Shoes Recital Hall at 12:00 noon on April 7
http://www.ingridbachmann.com http://www.digitalhermit.ca
Visitors in the Arts - Thien Ta Trung of Periphere will lecture in Architecture & design Now
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 12:00pm
Location: C610
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Montreal designer Thien Ta Trung of Periphere will speak in Architecture and Design Now
Date: Monday, April 7, 2008 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: C 610
Thien Ta Trung and My Ta Trung founded Periphere in 2001, a furniture design and manufacturing company, and contribute to the
long Montreal tradition of furniture building. “In the beginning, the shape of the objects directed our work, and now it’s the process
of how something is made that inspires us – not just the production techinique, but also the idea behind the process.”
Over the years Periphere has developed a strong production capability and have collaborated on commercial projects including;
the lounge seating for Concordia University Pavilion designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects; tables for the
St. Regis Resort and Residences in Bal Harbour Florida, for Yabu Pushelberg; and custom seating for the Air Canada Lounge at
the Toronto international airport for Heekyung Duquette and Eric Majer. They have exhibited extensively including; Montreal
Design Window, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, 2007; Quebec Tout Azimut, Biennale Internationaale Design, Saint Etienne, France,
2006; Dew Design Canada, ICFF, New York, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006; Pop Up Store Exhibition, Surface and Swarovski, New
York, 2005 and New Design Canada, 100% Design, London, England, 2005. “Periphere” means that which surrounds you
attached image: Iceberg table April 7 at 6:00 pm in C 610
For more information or if you would like to be added to our mailing list contact [email protected]
Music at Noon - G. MacKay, trumpet; G. Nielson, soprano & T. Dawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 6:15am - 6:00am
Location: W570
Gillian MacKay is an Associate Professor of Music of the University of Toronto, where she conducts wind ensembles, & teaches
conducting, trumpet, and music education. An award-winning teacher, Dr. MacKay has an active career as an adjudicator,
conductor, & clinician throughout Canada & the USA. As a trumpeter, she is busy as a recitalist, orchestral player, & chamber
musician. Gillian holds degrees & diplomas from the University of Lethbridge, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and
Northwestern University. She has held previous faculty positions at the University of Windsor and Medicine Hat College. Whether
in concert, opera or recital, Canadian soprano Wendy Nielsen enchants audiences with her sumptuous voice and engaging
presence. Ms. Nielsen began the 2006/07 season singing the Beethoven Symphony No. 9 with David Stahl and the Charleston
Symphony Orchestra in their opening gala. Upcoming dates include performances of Donna Elvira in Edmonton Opera’s Don
Giovanni and a spring recital debut in Tokyo. Recently she has appeared as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro with L’Opera de
Montreal, as Alice Ford in Falstaff in a long awaited return to the Canadian Opera Company, in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with
the Warsaw Philharmonic led by James Conlon and the Edmonton Symphony led by Richard Buckley, Mahler Symphony No. 2
with the Chinese Philharmonic Orchestra, and Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne with the Edmonton Symphony. Recitals and
festival appearances include the Baie des Chaleurs Chamber Festival, Mt. Allison University, Opera New Brunswick, and Le
Festival de Chant Anna Malenfant. Terence Dawson’s principal piano studies were with the acclaimed Canadian pianist Jane
Coop, and in Eastern Canada with Janet Hammock, Jamie Syer and Lynn Johnson. He is a member of the piano faculty at the
UBC School of Music where he is Undergraduate Keyboard Division Coordinator and teaches piano, chamber music and
collaborative studies. Pianist Terence Dawson is one of Vancouver's most respected musicians, his active career encompassing
the realms of solo pianist, chamber musician and teacher. As concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Vancouver Symphony
and National Arts Centre Orchestras, and has presented recitals of both solo and chamber music with numerous artists and
ensembles across Canada, England, the USA and Southeast Asia.
Music at Noon - G. MacKay, trumpet; G. Nielson, soprano & T. Dawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: W570
Gillian MacKay, trumpet Wendy Nielson, soprano Terrance Dawson, piano
Art Students
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: 10 am - 5 pm, 8th Level of U of L Centre for the Arts
The halls and studios spaces throughout the 8th level of the Centre for the Arts are filled of student artwork. On Wednesday April
16 between 10 am and 5 pm everyone is invited to come and take a look during the second annual U of L Art Student Open
House. Students are proudly displaying their works in a variety of media including photography, prints, paintings, mixed media,
and sculpture. Many of the pieces are for sale. “The Open House was a great opportunity for everyone to see the results of the
activities going on in students’ studios all year long,” said Mary Kavanagh, Department of Art Chairperson. “It is also an
opportunity for the public to talk with students about their art practices and to view our excellent facilities.” The Art Student Open
House is organized by the Student Art Society with assistance from Art faculty. With almost 300 members, the Student Art Society
is one of the largest clubs on the U of L campus. It has been active since 2003 and endeavours to encourage and support student
artists as they grow and develop. “The Open House takes a lot of work to organize, but we are proud to share our work and ideas
with the public,” said Lindsay Evans, Student Art Society President.
Great music for a Great Cause
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pn, University Theatre
Enjoy the mystery of Flamenco guitar stylings and the powerful music of West Africa at a special concert in support of Bridges of
Hope’s work in Africa, Saturday April 19 at 8:00 pm in the University Theatre in Lethbridge. Classical guitarist Joshua Reuben
Fritz and flamenco guitarist Collin McInnes join forces to perform music from Latin-America and Spain with the sounds of
Flamenco, the signature art form of Spain. Flamenco music is intensely rhythmic, improvisatory, with complex and mysterious
sounding harmonies. Joshua Fritz,(BFA) is an alumnus of the University of Lethbridge and is a guitar student of Dale Ketcheson.
Collin McInnes is a graduate of Lethbridge College, and has studied flamenco with Stephen Strain. Guest artists include
Noumoufassa, comprised of members from the internationally-renowned touring group Manding Jata, which has received many
accolades for its performances in the style of the Manding culture of West Africa. “Distinctive…powerful and intimate. (Manding
Jata) performs with gusto,” according the New York Times. Bridges of Hope, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in
Lethbridge, Alberta, was founded by Daniel Zopoula, who was born into extreme poverty in Burkina Faso. Bridges of Hope offers
assistance to thousands of Africans through poverty relief and community empowerment. The concert is at the University Theatre
at 8:00 pm on Saturday, April 19. Tickets are $25 and are available at the University Box office, (403) 329-2616. Contact: Sammy
Golom, Bridges Of Hope (403) 380-3844 Joshua Reuben Fritz www.joshuafritz.com Manding Jata www.manding.net Bridges of
Hope www.bridgesofhope.ca
Fine Arts Extravaganza
Date: Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 7:30am - 11:00am
Location: Lethbridge Lodge
Men and women alike have been fascinated and enslaved by the whims of fashion for more than 2,000 years. Have you ever
wondered why men=s and women=s clothing button on different sides? Why do coats have buttons above the sleeve hem? Why
do men wear white shirts and neckties on formal occasions? The answers to these questions and many more can be found at the
Fine Arts Fashion Show and High Tea on April 20 at 1:30 pm at the Lethbridge Lodge. Advance tickets are necessary and are
available at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. The afternoon’s festivities include a taste of art, music, new media and drama from
the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts. Student vocalists and musicians perform, the Student Art Society hosts a silent auction of original
artwork, new media students present their work and the U of L Art Gallery has a display and provides tips on handling artwork.
“Hosting this event is a great opportunity to give the community a glimpse into the variety of educational opportunities in the
Faculty of Fine Arts and showcase our talented staff, faculty, and students,” says Ches Skinner, Fine Arts Dean. The fashion
parade provides a peek at what people have been wearing and why starting with the 15th century and dabbling into historical
periods from then on. “In addition to beautiful costumes, all of which we have constructed in our shop, we promise to provide all
kinds of fashion trivia,” says Teresa Heyburn, U of L Costume Shop Manager. Costume designer and fashion show commentator
Leslie Robison-Greene has the answers to questions such as: Which gender first wore makeup, wigs, corsets, and high heels?
What was the meaning of red heels? And who was the first fashion icon? High tea, complete with dainty sandwiches, tasty
desserts and beverages, compliments the fine art-filled afternoon. The proceeds from the Fashion Show & High Tea go into an
endowment for fine arts student scholarships. Tickets for the Fine Arts Fashion Show and High Tea are $25 each, with $5 from
each ticket going to student scholarships. Advance tickets are necessary and can be purchased at the Box Office 329-2616.
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Rosemarie Gattiker Flies Away
Date: Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 8 pm, David Spinks Theatre
Rosemarie Gattiker is retiring after many years of dedicated service as Front of House Manager for the Department of Theatre &
Dramatic Arts. Please consider this your invitation to an open house celebration in Rosemarie’s honour
Saturday, April 26 8:00 pm, David Spinks Theatre (Cash bar)
If you are able to attend, please tell James McDowell (2627) [email protected] by Monday April 21.
Arctic Emanations & Other Cool Ideas: A concert of contemporary music
Date: Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, Sterndale Bennett Theatre
Arctic Emanations & Other Cool Ideas: A concert of contemporary music MAY 1, 2008 8 pm, Sterndale Bennett Theatre Tickets:
$10 regular, $5 student/senior Available at the door.
Lethbridge in the Era of the Silver Screen
Date: Friday, May 2, 2008 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: 7:30 pm, Lethbridge Public LIbrary Theatre
BFA (Art) Graduate Exhibition in Main Gallery
Date: Friday, May 9, 2008 - 3:31pm - Friday, May 30, 2008 - 3:31pm
Location: U of L Main Gallery
Open to students graduating with a BFA (Art), this exhibition features work chosen by students to represent their artistic
achievement during their studies in the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge. The exhibition includes 24 artists
working in a range of media from installation, video and sculpture to painting, drawing and photography. Josephine Mills,
Director/Curator of the U of L Art Gallery was pleased with the work available. “I don’t get to see what the art students have been
working on in their studios until they bring the final work in for the exhibition,” she said. “I’m impressed by the range of practice
developed by these young artists. The diversity of their subject matter and approaches makes for a dynamic exhibition.” The BFA
(Art) Graduate Exhibition is in the U of L Main Gallery until May 30. The Gallery is open weekdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm and on
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Reception for Dean Ches Skinner - May 15
Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: U of L Atrium
After 10 years as Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Dr. Ches Skinner has reached the end of his term. Please join us to celebrate
his years of service.
Dean Ches Skinner’s Social May 15, 2008 3 p.m., Atrium Everyone is welcome.
For more information call: Karen Mahar, 329-2126 or [email protected]
Powerful Play about Imagination and Freedom
Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:00pm - Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, David Spinks Theatre
Miss Helen has spent years since her husband's death creating a peaceful world of glass and light, a sculptural Mecca removed
from the pressures of her Afrikaner past and the turmoil of the modern world. Now things are about to change. The Road to
Mecca by Athol Fugard appears in the David Spinks Theatre from May 20 to 24 at 8 p.m. nightly.
On the evening of the play’s action, Miss Helen’s old friend, the patriarchal Marius Byleveld has stopped by to prepare her for a
move to a senior’s care facility for her own safety. On the same evening, a young school teacher whom Miss Helen once
befriended, has driven from Cape Town to surprise her. The interaction of the three characters creates a poetic drama about
imagination, art and freedom of the mind.
“The Road to Mecca is a brilliant play with strong and interesting characters,” says Epp, who plays Marius Byleveld."This role is
one I have wanted to play for some time.” He adds, “Marius Bylevld is one of those characters to whom an actor is drawn; a
mature role that is both highly challenging and personally rewarding for the actor who can find the spine and expression of this
complex human being.” A teacher of acting, Epp looks for just such opportunities to test his own skills as a dramatic artist.
The play is being presented in-the-round in the David Spinks Theatre. “That intimate setting will support this character-centered
drama and the audience has opportunity to see their own society as a background to the world of the characters, in this case, in
South Africa,” says Epp.
The small production group, working together in a unique ensemble effort, includes actors, Jordana Kohn and Courtney
Montgomery, both drama alumnae, and dramatic arts professor Richard Epp, is directed by Nancy Bridal, another drama alumna,
and drama student Bailey Hooper is the stage manager.
“The wizards of the scene and properties shops are designing as a team, contributing their skills to a growing and refined
concept,” explains Epp. “The actors and director together consult on the dimensions and scope of the characters and their
complex relationships. One might call the process organic, developing the production from within the play outward to audience.”
This special production was made possible through a seed grant from the University of Lethbridge Research Fund (ULRF). “This
research grant provided us the opportunity to produce a small-cast play that goes beyond the usual parameters of the
Department’s season,” says Epp. “We hope it will complement those many and meritorious student productions of the Department
of Theatre and Dramatic Arts.”
The Road to Mecca is a powerful play of interest to mature audiences. Tickets are $15 regular, $9 student/senior at the Box
Office: 329-2616. The complimentary shuttle bus transports theatergoers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art
Date: Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:30am - 10:36am
Location: 1:30-3:00 pm, U of L Video Conferencing Suite: Room B716
Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art
Panel Discussion with Terrence Houle and Faye Heavy Shield
Moderator: Dr. Leslie Dawn, U of L
Friday, May 23
1:30 - 3:00 pm
U of L Video Conferencing Room B716
Please join us for this timely panel discussion focused on the exhibitions, Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art and Tracing
History: Presenting the Unpresentable at the Glenbow Museum. Glenbow collaborated with Aboriginal artist Frederick McDonald
to create this exhibit. With his help, beautiful Native artworks were selected from Glenbow's powerful collection. The selected
pieces honour the importance of community, the connection to land and place and the tradition of storytelling.
Tracing History: Presenting the Unpresentable is a complimentary exhibit featuring four contemporary Aboriginal artists. Tanya
Harnett, Faye HeavyShield, Terrance Houle and Adrian Stimson have who explored Glenbow's collections and responded with
the creation of new work for this thought-provoking exhibit.
Artists Terrence Houle and Faye HeavyShield share their experiences of creating new work in response to the Glenbow
collection. Their art speaks to a sense of history that shifts between truth and fact, past and present, right and wrong. The artists
make us see change as an integral part of history, identity and tradition. As part of this discussion they will present their work and
respond to questions from the audience.
This presentation is offered as part of a new series of distance learning pilot programs through the Glenbow Museum, with
support from AXIA Netmedia.
Video conferencing makes it possible for institutions such as the University of Lethbridge and the Glenbow Museum to meet and
discuss important issues.
For this presentation Terrene Houle will be on-site at the Glenbow Museum and Faye HeavyShield will be on-site at the University
of Lethbridge room B716.
For more information, please contact Dr. Gerald Conaty, Director of Indigenous Studies at the Glenbow Museum, at
[email protected] or Holly Schmidt, Distance Learning Coordinator at the Glenbow Museum, at [email protected]
The Spirit of Romanticism, Part I
Date: Monday, June 16, 2008 - 1:30pm - 3:10pm
Location: 8 pm, Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
The Spirit of Romanticism, Part 2
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 1:30pm - 4:15pm
Location: 7:30 pm, Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Exhibition at U of L Gallery Explores Landscape
Date: Friday, June 20, 2008 - 2:04pm - Friday, September 5, 2008 - 2:04pm
Location: U of L Main Art Gallery
Focusing on contemporary Canadian work by artists who explore landscape as a means of addressing the connection between
space and socially produced identity, Land Matters: Location features 30 works from the U of L’s extensive Art Collection. The
exhibition is in the U of L Main Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery from June 6 through Sept. 5.
Land Matters: Location includes paintings from Allyson Clay’s 1990 series on movement and space; Geoffrey James’ The
Lethbridge Project (1998/99), in which he photographed the city’s downtown, suburbs and adjacent Blood reserve; and Jin-me
Yoon’s “Souvenirs of the Self,” both the postcards (1991) and the later large-scale colour photographs (2001).
This is first in a larger series of exhibitions called Land Matters curated by Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator, U of L Art Gallery.
“During the 1980s and 1990s, critical attention was given to the representation of landscape,” says Mills. “Although new curatorial
interests have arisen in the last decade, Canadian artists continue to deal with the overlapping of identity and urban, rural and
natural environments.”
The U of L Main Art Gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays until 8:30 p.m. year around. For more
information or to arrange a tour please call the Gallery at 329-2666.
Fine Arts Fun at Summer Camps
Date: Monday, July 7, 2008 - 2:00am - Friday, August 22, 2008 - 10:00am
Location: University of Lethbridge Centre for the Arts
Looking for something exciting to do this summer? The U of L Faculty of Fine Arts has an array of summer camps where
participants create art, perform drama, film a short movie and explore 2D animation. Come and participate in one or more of the
one-week camps running in July and August.
“All the camps provide a positive, enriching experience, and are just plain fun,” said Katherine Wasiak, Public Relations Officer,
Faculty of Fine Arts. “No previous experience is necessary and all participants need to bring is their curiosity, and desire to learn
something new.”
For more information about the camps, call 329-2227. To register for a camp, call 329-2706.
The registration fee for each camp includes all materials and supplies, a unique camp T-shirt, and lunch each day. There are
many summer camps to choose from.
Drama Adventures for ages 7 to 10
Use your body, voice and imagination to create a world of original characters and stories in this action-packed camp. Participants
must be able to read. The camp concludes with a performance on Friday afternoon for parents and friends. Registration fee
included all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
All Camps run 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
July 7 - 11 ($200)
July 14 - 18 ($200)
July 21 - 25 ($200)
Aug 5 - 8 (4-day camp)($160)
Survivor: Drama Camp for ages 11 to 15
Acting, comedy, costumes, make-up, improvisation and more! This camp is designed for older students looking for a dramatic
challenge. Registration fee included all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
All Camps run 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
July 28 - Aug. 1 ($200)
Aug. 11 - 15 ($200)
Aug. 18 - 22 ($200)
Art Adventures for ages 7 to 10
Explore drawing, painting, mask-making, printmaking, sculpture and more -- something new and interesting every day. No
experience necessary! The camp concludes with an exhibition of the creative exploits. Registration fee included all materials,
camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
All Camps run 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
July 7 - 11 ($200)
July 14 - 18 ($200)
July 21 - 25 ($200)
July 28 - Aug. 1 ($200)
Aug 5 - 8 4-day camp ($160)
Exploring Art for ages 11 to 15
Specifically for students interested in investigating in depth a variety of art experiences including painting, sculpture, printmaking
and more. Registration fee included all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
Camp runs 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
Aug 11 - 15 ($200)
Movie-Making for ages 11 to 15
Become a movie mogul and make your own movie! Film, edit, animate, record sound, act, and work on a film crew. Participants
use high tech digital still and video cameras and new media computer software and get a DVD of their movie to keep. Registration
fee included all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
All Camps run 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
July 7 - 11 ($200)
July 14 - 18 ($200)
July 21 - 25 ($200)
July 28 - Aug. 1 ($200)
Aug. 11 - 15 ($200)
Aug. 18 - 22 ($200)
2D Computer Animation for ages 11 to 15
Learn concepts of 2D digital animation and create your own animated short for DVD or web posting. Make up a story, create
storyboards, design characters, and make your ideas come to life using software called Flash and Illustrator in the high-tech new
media labs. Participants take home a DVD of their animation to keep and share with friends and family. Registration fee included
all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
All Camps run 9 am - 4 pm (Registration fee in brackets)
July 7 - 11 ($200)
July 14 - 18($200)
July 21 - 25 ($200)
July 28 - Aug. 1 ($200)
Aug. 11 - 15 ($200)
Aug. 18 - 22 ($200)
Michael Belmore will speak in Art Now September 10 at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 5:59am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 10, 2008
Michael Belmore was born in 1971 north of Thunder Bay and graduated with an A.O.C.A. in Sculpture/Installation from the
Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Ontario in 1994. Belmore’s materials are key to his work and bring into account how we view
nature as commodity. For several years his work has evolved around our use of technology and how it has affected our
relationship to the environment. Previous exhibitions have included First Nations Art at the Woodland Cultural Centre, Brantford,
Ontario (1992), Naked State at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront, Toronto, Ontario (1994), Staking Land
Claims at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta (1997), lichen at the Toronto Sculpture Garden (1998), and Vantage Point at
Sacred Circle Art Gallery, Seattle, Washington (2002). As well, Belmore has shown with several artist-run-centres and collectives
across Canada and created site-specific public art installations for Thunder Bay Art Gallery, University of Western Ontario in
London and for the City of Peterborough. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts, Belmore’s work is represented in
the permanent and private collections.
attached image: Tendency (detail), Hand-formed copper
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http://www.thetreemuseum.ca/treemuseum/pages/ind_artist.php?RECORD_KEY(artist_list)=id&id(artist_list)=57
Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2008, 4-6pm - W600 Centre for the Arts
Art Appreciation Series for Everyone
Date: Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 2:35pm - Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 1:35pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library
Learn more about Contemporary Art
Have you ever heard someone say, “Yeah, I’m not really into art” or “I don’t get it” or “I know what I like.” The Southern Alberta Art
Gallery is hosting an interesting series of evenings that can help everyone get into art, understand it better, and possibly expand
what they like.
Articulations is a weekly two hour art appreciation series that runs Thursday evenings starting Sept. 11 and running until Nov. 27
at the Lethbridge Public Library from 7 to 9 pm.
“The reason many people are suspicious of contemporary art or feel they don’t understand it is because of a lack of foundation, a
lack of history and lack of vocabulary,” says Ryan Doherty, SAAG Curator. “Art is meant to be read just like any novel – and the
stronger your vocabulary, the broader your ability to interpret and respond to its content, and the more enjoyable your
experience.”
“Articulations is a rare opportunity to be exposed to these fundamentals – to start on the ground floor and work your way through
the history of art from prehistoric cave paintings to contemporary audio/video installations,” he says. “Each of the 12 sessions is
led by a respected individual in their field – people who have devoted their lives to art and art education, and who understand the
challenges contemporary art can pose.”
Speakers include U of L art faculty Dr. Leslie Dawn, Tanya Harnett, and Dr. Anne Dymond along with special guests Jack
Anderson, an artist, critic, curator and educator from Regina, David Garneau, an artist and art professor from the University of
Regina; and Cheryl Meszaros, head of public programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery and lecturer at UBC.
The program is divided into four board themes: art fundementals and pre-modern art history, 20th Century Canadian art history,
Contamporary Art: Canadian Aboriginal Art and Contemporary Art: International Trends.
Registration is $120 for SAAG members and Lethbridge Public Library cardholders or $155 for non-members. The drop-in per
lecture fee is $15. For registration information call the Southern Alberta Art Gallery 403-327-8770 ext. 0 or visit the Southern
Alberta Art Gallery at 601 3rd Ave. S.
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Frank Shebageget will speak in Art Now September 12 at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:59am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 12, 2008
Frank Shebageget (Ojibway) is from northwestern Ontario, and currently resides in Ottawa. As an installation artist, his work
reflects his continued interest in the geography of the Canadian Shield and the aesthetic qualities of everyday materials. Through
the use of repetition, he explores the tense relationships between production, consumption, and the economics of beauty, often by
playing with the incongruity of mass production versus the handcrafted object.
Shebageget graduated with his A.O.C.A. from the Ontario College of Art in 1996, and received his Master of Fine Arts degree
from the University of Victoria in 2000. He has participated in the group exhibitions RED EYE, Art Gallery of Calgary, Calgary AB
(2007); Au fils de mes jours (In My Lifetime), Museum of Civilization, Gatineau (2006-07), Musee de Quebec, Quebec City (2005);
Making Sense of Things, McMaster Museum, Hamilton/C.N. Gorman Museum, Davis, CA (2006); Kosmos, Ottawa Art Gallery,
Ottawa (2006); Dezhan Ejan, Canadian Embassy, Washington, DC (2004); Remote Access, A Space Gallery, Toronto (2004); 3,
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (2003). Solo exhibitions include: Quantification, Tribe Artist Run Centre, Saskatoon (2003), and Home
Made, Gallery 101, Ottawa (2002). His work can be found in the collections of the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art
Bank, the Dorothy Hoover Library of the Ontario College of Art, the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, as well as
several private collections.
Attached image: Beavers (detail), Basswood, Nylon, Metal
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http://gormanmuseum.ucdavis.edu/Exhibitions/Previous/Things/Making%20Sense520of%Things.pdf
http://www.aboriginalcuratorialcollective.org/research/frankshebageget.html
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Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 2008, 4-6pm - W600 Centre for the Arts
Forum for Aboriginal Graduate Studies in the Visual Arts
Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: University Theatre Foyer (Centre for the Arts, Level 5, W5H1).
Forum for Aboriginal Studies in the Visual Arts
Friday, September 12
3 - 4 pm
University Theatre Foyer
(Centre for the Arts, Level 5)
The School of Graduate Studies and Faculty of Fine Arts, invites undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff, and
community members to attend the Forum for Aboriginal Graduate Studies in the Visual Arts.
Featured speakers are artists Michael Belmore and Frank Shebageget, and guest curator Ryan Rice, whose exhibition
Scout's Honour opens in the U of L Main Gallery at 4 pm on Friday.
Speakers will discuss their artwork, their experiences in graduate studies, and the significance graduate education has had on
their personal and professional lives. A question and answer period will follow.
The School of Graduate Studies staff can answer questions about U of L graduate programs and provide information regarding
current graduate student opportunities.
Refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP to [email protected] if you will be attending the event.
Art Exhibition Explores Explores Shared Roots
Date: Friday, September 12, 2008 - 1:26pm - Friday, October 31, 2008 - 1:26pm
Location: University of Lethbridge Art Gallery
Inspired by the social, cultural and physical landscape of the Canadian Shield, Scout’s Honour in the U of L Main Gallery from
Sept. 12 to Oct. 31, features new work by Michael Belmore and Frank Shebageget.
The opening reception is Friday Sept 12 at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome.
In Aug. 2006, long-time high-school friends Belmore and Shebageget reunited for an expedition back home to the northern
community of Upsala, Ontario. The artists, both from the Anishnaabe First Nation, came together to unravel truths and their desire
to honour their interrelated histories and encounters in a place integral to their nation, families and selves.
Belmore and Shebageget scouted their respective places of origin: Lac Seul and Lac Des Mille Lac and found the onetime
familiar landscape between Thunder Bay and Kenora a place with a dwindling population and for the most part abandoned. Even
though their immediate families have moved away, this landscape stayed etched in their memory as the place where they find
sources of inspiration, respect, dignity and integrity from the land, water, trees and rocks that guide them far and wide.
The exhibition, which features photographs and installation work, is guest curated by artist and independent curator Ryan Rice, a
co-founder and chair of the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective in Kahnawake, Quebec.
The U of L Main Gallery is open weekdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm and until 8:30 pm Thursday evenings. For information call 3292666.
Calgary architect Gerald Forseth will speak in Architecture & Design Now on September
15th at 6:00pm in C 610
Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
Historic Samarqand, Uzbekistan -- Architectural Beauty and Wonder on the Ancient Silk Road
Forseth has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than ten years and twenty two lectures. He has a
small, creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects located in
several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture, recreation
and residential buildings.
He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with the title "Fellow" by the Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of Calgary; does research involving
housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several essays for exhibition catalogues;
gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels around the world to study
ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and community organizations.
Forseth's projects in 2007 include a Telephone Museum in historic Inglewood Calgary; several Island cottages in BC; new infill
house, additions and renovations in inner city Calgary; and the restoration of the historic Simmons Factory Building located on the
Bow River in east Calgary.
attached image: Three generations posing at Shar -i-Zindah Mausoleum Necropolis (11-15C) in Samarqand, Uzbekistan
Music at Noon - Dale Ketcheson, guitar
Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Celia Rabinovitch will speak in Art Now on September 19 at 12:00 noon in the Recital
Hall
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 19, 2008
“Pursuing the uncanny: painting and knowing”
Celia Rabinovitch, an artist, writer, and teacher, has exhibited her paintings in solo shows in Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe,
including Quattro, a four person international show in Vienna, Austria (2000) the Florence Biennale (1999) The Grotto Cycle,
California Institute of Integral Studies (2003); Industrial Romance,(1999) University of San Francisco and Gallery One One One,
Winnipeg,(2005); YYZ, Toronto; ; Plug-In and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Her book, “Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros, and
the Occult in Modern Art”, 2002 uncovers the history of art and the history of religions. She has taught art and art history at
Stanford University, U. C. Berkeley, The California College of Art and the San Francisco Art Institute, the University of Colorado,
McGill University and as a Visiting Artist at Syracuse University (1990). She earned degrees from University of Manitoba (B.F.A.,
B.A,) the University of Wisconsin (MFA painting) and McGill University, Montreal (Ph.D. history of art and religions). Currently she
is a Professor at the School of Art, University of Manitoba.
attached image: Distant Port, oil over plaster on canvas, 16” x 36”
http://www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/galleryoneoneone/cr03a.html
Surrealism and the Sacred:
http://books.google.ca/books?id=UhVRWNCXCq0C&dq=celia+rabinovitch&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
Papers of Surrealism: Surrealism and the Sacred: www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/papersofsurrealism/journal5/acrobat%20files/b...
(review of Surrealism and the Sacred)
Artists visiting the Artist House: http://www.smcm.edu/art/artist_house/0506_visartists.html
Dharmacafe http://www.dharmacafe.com/ (article by Celia Rabinovitch)
Secret Files of The Inquisition . Credits | PBS http://www.inquisitionproductions.com/consultants6.html
Women, Art and Technology: books.google.ca/books?isbn=0262134241 (article in book)
Metalsmith, http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/matter-metaphor.htm (article in magazine)
April/May 04 www.mawa.ca/publications/mawa0504.pdf (public lecture)
Geoff Lilge will speak in Architecture and Design Now on September 22 at 6:00 pm in C
610
Date: Monday, September 22, 2008 - 12:01pm - 3:50pm
Location: C 610
Canadian designer Geoffrey Lilge studied Industrial Design at the University of Alberta, where he teaches furniture design and is
currently enrolled in the Masters program.
Lilge was a founding partner and design & marketing director of Pure Design a manufacturer of furniture and home accessories
from 1994 to 2003. Pure opened with partners, Lilge, Randy McCoy and Daniel Hlus as the only employees, but after three
successful years they employed 30 people, had a product line of 75 different accessories that won numerous design awards.
Pure Design products have been featured on the set of Ally McBeal, a Janet Jackson pop video, and a Steven Spielberg film and
have been purchased by design lovers around the world..
After leaving Pure Design Lilge opened “Object Collection” introducing a collection of ceramics. He currently operates a design
office in Edmonton called “Geoffrey Lilge Design”. http://www.geoffreylilge.com/ His products sell internationally including; MoMA
Design Store, New York; Colette, Paris; IDEE Toyko; and the Conran Shop UK. Lilge has worked closely with numerous
designers; Richard Hutten, Karim Rashid, Constantin Boym, Scot Laughton, Shin & Tomoko Azumi, Stephen Burks, and many
others. He was awarded the RCA/Neinkamper Scholarship for Design in 2007.
Attached image: “L 40” lounge chair http://www.mocoloco.com/archives/005308.php has been exhibited at Neocon in Chicago,
was part of the Salon Satellite in Milan, and seen at ICFF (International contemporary Art Fair) in NewYork.
http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=3370
http://www.zoominfo.com/people/Lilge_Geoffrey_40262449.aspx
Music at Noon - Margaret Mezei, clarinet; Thomas Staples, horn and Glen Montgomery,
piano
Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Jack Anderson, artist, curator, critic & educator speaks in Art Now Sept. 24 at 12 noon,
Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital hall
Current Practices in Saskatchewan Art.
Jack Anderson is an artist, curator, art critic and arts educator who has been involved with the visual arts for over thirty years.
As an educator, Jack has taught art at the University of Calgary, the Alberta College and Design, The Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design and the State University of New York. He has lectured at various institutions nationally about his own work and about
the work of other artists (in this regard, he is the Adjunct Educator at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina).
Jack continues to be the art critic for the Regina LeaderPost – a position he has held since 1997 - and is the author of many
reviews and critical articles for national and regional Canadian art periodicals, including Parachute, Bordercrossings, Galleries
West, and the Saskatchewan Craft Factor. In addition, he is the author of numerous catalogues for artist’s exhibitions in Regina
and has curated numerous exhibitions there, notably for the Art Gallery of Regina (where he is the Adjunct Curator) and the
Dunlop Art Gallery. Currently, he is a resident artist at the Neil Balkwill Civic Art Centre in Regina and regularly teaches art history
at the University of Regina.
Jack has an M.F.A. in Studio Practice from the University of Cincinnati and has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.
He is the recipient of visual arts grants from both the Canada Council and the Saskatchewan Arts Board. His work tugs at
questions related to history, art history and the construction of knowledge.
attached image: Rachelle Viador Knowles, The Future, 2007, stills from 2-channel video projection
www.mendel.ca/onview/current/index.html
www.mackenzieartgallery.ca/Exhibitions/Current_Exhibitions/103
TheatreXtra presents "Einstein's Gift", Sept. 25 to 27, 2008, David Spinks Theatre, 8:00
p.m.
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 2:00pm - Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 2:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre, 8:00 p.m., Matinee Sept. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
by Vern Thiessen
Directed by Mike Sanger
Set in Germany during WWI, the play follows the life of Jewish chemist Fritz Haber, who was responsible for developing chlorine
gas as a weapon. Toiling to improve life for his fellow countrymen, his life is drastically affected when his own government betrays
him, using his work to mercilessly slaughter millions.
Mature content
Tickets: $11 regular, $7 student/senior
Box Office: 403-329-2616
U of L Alumni Bring Show to Lethbridge
Date: Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Sterndale Bennett Theatre
The Wizard of One
Written by Amos Altman & Neil James
Original Concept by & Performed by Neil James
Presented by Spectacle Crutch
One Day Only!!!
September 27, 2008
2 pm & 8pm
Sterndale Bennett Theatre, 102 – 4 Ave S
Tickets by donation ($10 suggested includes prize draw entry)
This one man show re-imagines the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz. Now set in a retirement home, Dorothy becomes an elderly
man named Frank, who just wants to go home. In his quest to return home he meets Jackson, a lovable old man with dementia
(who just needs a brain), Zoey, a crotchety battle axe (looking for some heart) and Jerome, an obsessive-compulsive who's afraid
of everything - everything with germs that is. Together with his three friends, Frank battles to escape the retirement home and free
himself from the clutches of his evil, soon-to-be daughter-in-law.
Calgary-based performer, Neil James earned this BFA (Dramatic Arts) in 2004 from University of Lethbridge. He recently finished
a Fringe Festival tour with The Wizard of One and is excited to have the opportunity to remount the work. Other selected credits
include The Late, Late Breakfast Show, The Boys Own Jedi Handbook (Next Step Productions – Lethbridge), Twelfth Night (The
Shakespeare Company), Not Wanted on the Voyage (Mob Hit Productions), and Drag Queens on Trial (Jerk Chicken Club –
Lethbridge).
An Alberta-based writer and performer, Amos Altman earned a BA (English) in 2004 from the University of Lethbridge and in 2007
was the first recipient of a MFA (Playwriting) from the University of Calgary. Amos' plays have been performed throughout western
Canada and he continues to write and perform as a member of The Late, Late Breakfast Show in Calgary.
CONTACTS:
Emiko Muraki
403.561.8131 – [email protected]
Neil James
403.826.8696 – [email protected]
New York filmmaker, Zoe Beloff, will lecture in Art Now on September 29 at 12:00 noon in
the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 29, 2008
Zoe Beloff lives in New York and works with a variety of cinematic imagery: film, stereoscopic projection performance, interactive
media and installation. She is engaged in re-invigorating technologies such as stereoscopic imagery and dioramas that have
largely been abandoned since the invention of the cinema. Sometimes she uses archaic apparatuses, sometimes, new
analog/digital hybrids. She works with film, live 3-D projection performance, interactive cinema on CD-ROM and video installation.
Each project aims to connect the present with the past, to create new visual languages where modern media will once again be
invested with the uncanny. She is currently working on a series of projects which investigate the history of hysteria in relation to
performance, cinema and art.
Beloff received an MA from EdinburghUniversity and an MFA in film studies from ColumbiaUniversity, and attended the
Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She teaches digital media at Queens College City
University of New York. . Her work has been exhibited internationally at: The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in
New York, Rotterdam Film festival, Pacific Film Archives and the Pompidou Centre; Biennial de l'image, Paris; Galerie Vox,
Montreal; and the San Francisco Cinematheque, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include “The Somnambulitsts,” Artcite
Gallery,Windsor, 2007; “The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C.,” Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada (2006); and “The Influencing
Machine of Miss Natalija A.,” Pittsburgh.
Beloff’s DVD’s are carried by The Museum of Jurassic Technology.
http://www.artforum.com/picks/section=nyc#picks21205
http://www.zoebeloff.com/
http://www.csinews.net/NewsReleases/beloff.htm
http://www.drunkenboat.com/db3/beloff/beloff.html
http://www.bellwethergallery.com/artistsindex_01.cfm?fid=85
attached image: The Ideoplastic Materialization of Eva C.
New York filmmaker, Zoe Beloff, will lecture in Architecture and Design Now on
September 29 at 6:00 noon in C 610
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
New York filmmaker, Zoe Beloff, will lecture in Architecture and Design Now on September 29 at 12:00 noon in the
Recital Hall
Zoe Beloff lives in New York and works with a variety of cinematic imagery: film, stereoscopic projection performance, interactive
media and installation. She is engaged in re-invigorating technologies such as stereoscopic imagery and dioramas that have
largely been abandoned since the invention of the cinema. Sometimes she uses archaic apparatuses, sometimes, new
analog/digital hybrids. She works with film, live 3-D projection performance, interactive cinema on CD-ROM and video installation.
Each project aims to connect the present with the past, to create new visual languages where modern media will once again be
invested with the uncanny. She is currently working on a series of projects which investigate the history of hysteria in relation to
performance, cinema and art.
Beloff received an MA from Edinburgh University and an MFA in film studies from Columbia University, and attended the
Independent Study Program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She teaches digital media at Queens College City
University of New York. . Her work has been exhibited internationally at: The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum in
New York, Rotterdam Film festival, Pacific Film Archives and the Pompidou Centre; Biennial de l'image, Paris; Galerie Vox,
Montreal; and the San Francisco Cinematheque, among others. Recent solo exhibitions include “The Somnambulitsts,” Artcite
Gallery,Windsor, 2007; “The Ideoplastic Materializations of Eva C.,” Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada (2006); and “The Influencing
Machine of Miss Natalija A.,” Pittsburgh.
Beloff’s DVD’s are carried by The Museum of Jurassic Technology.
http://www.zoebeloff.com/
http://www.csinews.net/NewsReleases/beloff.htm
http://www.drunkenboat.com/db3/beloff/beloff.html
http://www.bellwethergallery.com/artistsindex_01.cfm?fid=85
attached image: The Ideoplastic Materialization of Eva C.
Dynamite One-Woman Show Opens Now Showing Season
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:00pm - Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 5:00pm
Location: 8 pm. University Theatre
Two characters -- one incomparable performer. Vancouver’s Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg brings her two-act solo show Nick &
Juanita – Livin’ in My Dreams to the University Theatre on Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. as part of the Now Showing Live Arts Series.
“Tara gets right under the skin of her characters and transforms before our eyes. Is it dance? Is it theatre?” says Lisa Doolittle,
Now Showing Series Curator. “Defying categorization, this show is a truly astounding tour-de-force performance that is laugh out
loud funny.” Friedenberg is a real powerhouse who has been creating and performing across Canada, the USA, and Europe for
the past 15 years.
Nick & Juanita- Livin’ in My Dreams explores the effects of love on a woman who tries to reconcile her brain with her naïve heart,
and a man seemingly lacking in both. Audiences meet Nick, the archetypal talk-show host, who fancies himself the consummate
lover, and Juanita, the sizzling Latin hot tamale who keeps falling in love with the wrong guy. A classic comic tragedy, audiences
won’t know whether to laugh or cry at these two hapless personalities. Either way, Nick & Juanita will leave audiences a little
reminiscent for their own forays in the search for love, affection and understanding.
Now Showing has been bringing inspiring work from the worlds of professional theatre and dance to Lethbridge audiences for the
past 11 years. This season has four productions from Canada and Europe along with outreach events - workshops and public
talks – aimed at vitalizing local performing artists and exchanging knowledge with both artists and audiences in Southern Alberta.
In January, TheaterLabor, a German experimental theatre company, performs Body Fragments, where the haunting paintings of
Francis Bacon find physical form. Body Fragments is presented in collaboration with Calgary’s leading edge festival, the High
Performance Rodeo and the Goethe Institute.
In February, perennial favorite Montreal Danse Company presents two shows. On the Ice of Labrador combines the storytelling
genius of choreographer Sarah Chase with the stunning interpretive skills of the dancers. “Montreal Danse’s second presentation
Somewhat Like You is a brilliantly staged show about and for young people choreographed by Martin Bélanger, which features a
unique soundtrack for each production based on popular music hits selected in consultation with local youth,” says Doolittle.
Nick & Juanita is thewinner of the 2007 People's Choice at Dancing on the Edge Festival and comes to Lethbridge as part of a
five city national tour. Friedenberg will be in residence at the University of Lethbridge from Sept. 29 - Oct. 2 giving workshops and
artist talks open to the public. Tickets are $20 regular and $15 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
Lethbridge performances are supported in part by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Nick & Juanita - Livin' in My Dreams is a
co-production of The CanDance Network Creation Fund, Dance Victoria, Dancing on the Edge, Live Art Dance Productions, Now
Showing Live Arts Series, Peterborough New
Music at Noon - Lucie Jones, flute and Ami Longhi, piano
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Calgary's newly formed Odyssey Ensemble (2008) features Lucie Jones on flute and Ami Longhi on piano. The duo brings a
wealth of experience and artistry, and along with a variety of guest musicians, strives to reflect musicians' creative journey. Ami
and Lucie have collaborated since 2006, and share an energetic passion for aesthetic quality in chamber music.
Lucie Jones, flute
A former member of Symphony Nova Scotia, Lucie Jones is currently co-principal flute with the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra
and an extra player with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to her orchestral work, Lucie also performs regularly as a
soloist and chamber musician.
As a winner of the University of Calgary Concerto Competition in 2005/2006, Lucie had the opportunity to perform as soloist with
the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. More recently, Lucie is a winner of the 2008 National Flute Association Performer's
Competition. Lucie has also been a featured performer with Calgary's Kensington Sinfonia, and a soloist with the Canadian
University College Orchestra.
Ms. Jones has taught at the University of Calgary, Rocky Mountain College, and in the fall of 2007, joined the faculty at Mount
Royal College Conservatory. In addition Lucie works as a clinician for bands and orchestras in Southern Alberta.
A member of Symphony Nova Scotia from 1986-1989, Ms. Jones has performed solo recitals and chamber concerts, including
CBC recordings throughout Canada.
Lucie received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance from the University of Toronto (1983) and a Master of Music Degree in
Performance from the University of Calgary (2007). During her 15-year hiatus from music, Lucie received her Bachelor of Science
Degree in Computer Science and worked as a Software Developer.
Ami Longhi, piano
Ami Longhi completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 1996 at the University of Calgary, where she studied with Marilyn Engle
and Charles Foreman. Since the early 90's, she has taught piano and music theory privately, performed and recorded chamber
music, toured internationally as an accompanist with several vocal quartets and choirs, and accompanied student and
professional vocalists and instrumentalists. Currently, Ms Longhi teaches piano at Rocky Mountain College and is on faculty at
Mount Royal College Conservatory as an academy accompanist.
This performance, arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Winnipeg artist, K. C. Adams, will speak in Art Now on October 1 at noon in the Recital
Hall
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 1, 2008
“K C Adams lives and works in Winnipeg and draws inspiration from popular culture, the Internet, television, and science fiction to
deal with contemporary social issues. In her recent work, she has explored questions of identity and contemporary experience
among Euro-Aboriginal people, using multiple media to examine confluences of consumer culture with tradition, history and
politics. Creating public art projects as forms of social commentary, she has been interested in questioning personal and civic
identities in ways that encourage public dialogue and contemplation regarding participation in cityscapes and urban landscapes”.
A graduate of Concordia University’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program, KC Adams has had several solo exhibitions, most recently
Cyborg Hybrids at Gallery One One One, the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, and Cyborg Living at The Museum of
Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, Cyborg Living Space II, The
Language of Intercession at the OBORO Gallery in Montreal, and Cyborg Hybrids for the exhibiton Anthem at Carleton University
in Ottawa. She has participated in residencies at the Banff Centre, Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown and Annex
Gallery in Winnipeg. Her Cyborg Hybrid series Winnipeg and Banff can be found in the permanent collection of the National
Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. She has received several grants and awards from the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Manitoba Arts
Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.
Attached image: Cyborg eggs
http://www.kcadams.net/
http://www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/galleryoneoneone/kc.html
Now Showing presents "Nick & Juanita", October 1 & 2, 2008, 8:00 pm, David Spinks
Theatre
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 2:00pm - Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 2:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Effortlessly leaping from one character to the next, Nick and Juanita demonstrates what Vancouver's Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg
does best: social satire strongly rooted in character-driven work. This highly comic piece leaves audiences grinning and a little
reminiscent about their own searches of love, affection and understanding.
Fabric: On Sale Cheap!
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 8:00am - Friday, October 3, 2008 - 2:00pm
Location: W531 - University of Lethbridge Centre for the Arts
Fabric: On Sale Cheap!
Are you looking for fabric to create the perfect Halloween costume? Enjoy sewing doll’s clothes or other crafty creations? The U of
L Costume Shop Fabric Sale on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3 from 4 pm to 8 pm in Room W531 (U of L Centre for the Arts) is the place to be.
Your choice of fabrics -- a rainbow of colours, a profusion of textures – all at great prices.
Fabric Sale
Oct. 2 & 3
4 pm – 8 pm
Room W531 (U of L Centre for the Arts)
For more information please call the U of L Costume Shop 403-329-2090.
Calgary performance/media artist Wednesday Lupypciw will speak in Art Now on October
3, at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008 - 6:00am - 6:51am
Location: Recital Hall
Wednesday Lupypciw is from Calgary, Alberta, where she pursues a lo-fi video and performance art practice. To make money she
is an involved arts programmer and part-time maid. She also maintains a concurrent practice in textiles- weaving, machine
knitting, embroidery and crochet— but this is one mostly while procrastinating other, larger projects. She is a Fibre programme
graduate from the Alberta College of Art & Design, a super volunteer, an auntie, and has shown work in various artistrun spaces
throughout Canada including TRUCK Gallery, Stride, Harbourfront, Nuit Blanche Toronto,and EMMEDIA.
“I was never a really good Type A crafter, and perpetually lost interest in futzy little projects I would start, resulting in 1,000,000
shitty unfinished things piling up in the corners of my house. Somewhere along the line it just seemed logical to start making
improvised and spontaneous work. These days I combine yarn, camcorders, people, and whatever else is around to create video
and performance projects. A lot of what I do tackles the cosmic overtones of craft theory. (To earn a BFA in Fibre Studies, I spent
vast amounts of time in slide lectures looking at beige weavings and early feminist performance art.) Most of my favorite teachers
— from both institutional and informal settings— came of age in the late1960s and the 1970s, and their self-determined, free
loving and pro-magick approach to art and life is a potent source of inspiration for me. Concerned with social and material
inclusiveness, I view my practice as a way to commemorate and enrich my relationships in local art/activist communities and
economies. Most of my activities take on ephemeral forms such as posters, workshops, ‘edition of one’ videos, and performance,
because I want to be able to react to new trends in the environment in the most immediate way possible. I am wary of exact and
unmovable models of display, and encourage viewers of my work to take charge of the means of cultural production and re-insert
unplanned delights into the streets as they see fit. I operate according to the principles of queer politics and obsess over the
resurgent DIY movement, so the aesthetic of my output is firmly planted within contemporary, “radical craft” contexts.”
attached image: Board Meeting
Lupypciw will perform at Parlour, 310 2ndAve S, between 9:00-10:00pm Oct 4/08
Enjoy Mozart
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: 7:30 pm, University Recital Hall
Mozart was passionate about the human voice. “He considered it one of the most beautiful and expressive musical instruments of
all and left a large legacy of vocal masterpieces that fit the human voice like a glove,” says tenor Dr. Blaine Hendsbee. “Singers
often comment that when they sing Mozart, it’s like medicine for the throat.”
Audiences can experience The Genius of Mozart on Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. in the University Recital Hall in a program that highlight
selections from many of Mozart’s operas, which have held the stage for more than 200 years and continue to draw large crowds.
The concert introduces three additions to the U of L Music Dept’s voice faculty: sopranos Dr. Janet Youngdahl and Joanne Collier,
and mezzo-soprano Dr. Sandra Stringer. Also performing on the program are retired U of L professor bass-baritone Dr. George
Evelyn, alumnae McKade Hogg, tenor, and Peter Monaghan, bass and current faculty members include tenor Dr. Blaine
Hendsbee, clarinetist Margaret Mezei, and pianists Dr. Deanna Oye and Glen Montgomery.
The program includes Mozart’s songs and solo operatic arias ranging from his early operatic triumph, Idomeneo to his final work,
La clemenza di Tito. Mozart’s skill with writing for multiple voices is featured in performances that grow from duet (Don Giovanni)
and trio (Abduction from the Seraglio) through quartet (Idomeneo), quintet (The Magic Flute) and sextet (Cosi fan tutte)
culminating in the magnificent septet finale of The Marriage of Figaro.
Tickets are $15 adult and $10 student/senior from the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
The Lyrical Genius of Mozart (Faculty Artists and Friends Series)
Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: U of L Recital Hall, W570
Saturday, October 4, 2008
7:30 p.m. pre-concert talk
8:00 p.m. concert
U of L Recital Hall, W570
A concert of vocal masterpieces by Mozart, from Lieder to Opera, introducing the new music faculty, Joanne Collier, Sandra
Stringer and Janet Youngdahl, along with some familiar faces.
For ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
Ian Chodikoff will lecture in Architecture and Design Now on October 6 at 6:00 pm in C
610
Date: Monday, October 6, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
"Fringe Benefits:Cosmopolita Dynamics of a Multicultural City."
“Toronto architect Ian Chodikoff is the editor of Canadian Architect magazine. He holds graduate degrees in architecture and
urban design from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University respectively. His professional interests focus on
enabling mechanisms for social change at the urban scale. He has undertaken studies ranging from the conflicts between the
natural and man-made influences of Vancouver's Stanley Park to the relationships affected by migration, remittances, and
urbanization between Italy and Senegal. Over the past two years, he has helped facilitate a series of charrettes and initiatives with
the City of Toronto and the Design Exchange with the goal of improving the built environment in several priority neighbourhoods
across Toronto. He is currently working with the City of Toronto's “Live with Culture” division to create a new park for Scarborough
youth. In 2008, he will be presenting a project exploring the effects of multiculturalism on Toronto's suburban communities entitled
“Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a MulticulturalCity”. As an affiliate of the Institute for International Urban
Development in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is currently working on improving the delivery of housing mechanisms in Africa.
Chodikoff has lectured in various schools and cities across North America, served on numerous juries and has written in a variety
of magazines and journals on issues ranging from planning to sustainability”.
http://www.cdnarchitect.com/
Music at Noon - Musaeus featuring Margaret Mezei, clarinet
Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
This performance, arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Art historian John O'Brian will speak in Art Now on October 8 at 12:00 noon in the Recital
Hall
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 6:00am - 6:51am
Location: Recital Hall
"How I Learned to Start Worrying and Fear the Bomb: Thinking about Nuclear Photography"
After completing his Ph.D. at Harvard, John O’Brian joined the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he is Professor
of Art History and Brenda & David McLean Chair in Canadian Studies. He has published extensively on modern art history, theory
and criticism, producing more than a dozen books and sixty articles. Approximately half his research, lecturing and publishing
have been related to Canadian art and culture.
His most recent book is Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art. Co-edited with Peter
White, it appeared last year. The critic Nancy Tousley has written that it is "the most innovative and important book of the decade
on contemporary Canadian art."
John O'Brian has lectured widely across the United States and Canada, and in Europe, Israel, Mexico, Australia, India, China and
Japan. He was the Shastri Visiting Professor in India in 1997 and Visiting Research Professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan
in 2007. While in Japan, he worked on nuclear photography and representation, the subject of his next book. Beyond his
academic responsibilities, he has been professionally involved with museums and art galleries, especially the Harvard University
Art Museums, the National Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the Belkin Art Gallery. He was a Special Advisor to
the board of the National Gallery from 1991-1998.
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Allison Hrabluik will speak in Art Now on October 10 at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:00am - Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 10, 2008
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Allison Hrabluik will lecture in Art Now on Friday October 10th at noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 10, 2008
Allison Hrabluik’s stop-animations, drawings, and sculptures have focused on explorations of the anti- or accidental-hero (a
Manitoba farmer and his inventions and a pair of could-be lovers at a terrible job to name a few). Her recent work continues a
character study, however questions the effectiveness of these accidental heroics to look more directly at choice. In a recent video
work this takes the form of a woman trying to solve the question “what it means to be an active member of society” - to quote the
narrator in A Mild Case of Smallpox, 2007. Hrabluik and her characters use humor and allegory to discuss the role that ownership,
faith, history, and the language of arguments play in answering and interfering with such questions.
Allison Hrabluik is from Calgary and currently lives in Vancouver. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions and film
festivals across Canada and internationally including Tatjana Pieters/OneTwenty Gallery Gent, Belgium; Isabella Bortolozzi
Galerie, Berlin, Germany; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Mercer Union, Toronto; Downtown Artspace, Adelaide, Australia;
Market Gallery Glasgow, Scotland; The Western Front, Vancouver; Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Kitchener-Waterloo Art
Gallery, Ontario; Stride Gallery, Calgary, AB; Video Pool, Winnipeg; Eastern Edge Gallery St. John’s, NFLD; and Latitude 53
Edmonton, AB. Hrabluik’s videos have been screened for Art Cinema OffOff, Gent; Artboat as part of Art Chicago through
Threewalls Gallery, Chicago and as All Set: Two Model Videos by Allison Hrabluik on CBC Radio 3. She has made multiple works
with Tutu magazine, Glasgow; Patti magazine, Vancouver; Art Metropole, Toronto; Artcity, Calgary; and independently as The
Lost Hamster Commission.
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http://www.mercerunion.org/show.asp?show_id=254
http://www.straight.com/article/allison-hrabluik-rossendale-0
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Music at Noon - Glen Montgomery, piano and Magdalena von Eccher, piano
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location: U of L Recital Hall, W570
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Age of Arousal -- A Rousing Good Play
Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 4:00pm
Location:
When two spinster sisters and a charismatic cad named Everard invade Miss Mary’s School for Secretaries they become the
catalyst for political, sexual and emotional upheavals. Age of Arousal by Canadian playwright Linda Griffiths appears in the David
Spinks Theatre Oct. 14 – 18 at 8 p.m. nightly.
The play is set in 1885, a time of change and confusion, with corsets busting in unbridled desire and Suffragettes threatening the
status quo. “The play deals with confusion, change and how what seems clear to the mind may not always be clear to the heart. It
is all about people having a hard time figuring things out,” says Director Gail Hanrahan. The plot revolves around Mary’s lover
Rhoda who has created her life around rights for women and “the Woman Question,” and Monica, the younger sister of the
spinsters, who is living through her physical desires. Both fall for the charismatic cad and in the end neither is fulfilled. “Although
set in Victorian England, these same issues touch us today and provide something for audiences to contemplate.”
This vibrant play runs the gamut of emotions from very funny bits to some extremely touching moments,” says Hanrahan, who
was attracted to the play because of its emphasis on acting. “I think this is the strongest cast I’ve had since coming to the
university and all six actors -- Jocelyn Haub, Genevieve Pare, Caylee Stewart, Leeanne McLim, Jazlyn Dow, and Adam
Beauchesne -- are excited about working hard to reinforce their skills.” The cast does face some interesting challenges. “The play
is full of ‘thoughtspeak’ where character’s feelings are spoken out loud,” says Hanrahan. “So in some places there’s a spoken
conversation going on with the added complexity of thoughts also being spoken by the same actors. Actors have to develop
contrasts to clarify that difference for the audiences.”
Unlike many U of L mainstage productions, Age of Arousal has a small cast and an intimate setting in the David Spinks Theatre.
“To emphasize that it is a time of change, we’ve contrasted the rich soft fabrics of Leslie Robison-Greene’s beautiful costumes
with clean lines of David Barrus’s shiny black set, which emphasizes the new industrial age,” says Hanrahan. Although not strictly
of the Victorian period, the costumes reflect that rich draped and layered feel of Victorian times and include delicate embroidery
and fine detail work – right down to hand painted embellishments. “I love fabric and I have to say the costumes are gorgeous, I’d
call them succulent,” she says with a smile. Taking a little artistic license, the set pieces reflect what is new now, while props used
by the actors reflect a more Victorian feel.
Another unique feature of the production is original music composed by Bente Hansen of the U of L Music Dept. “There is a lyrical
quality to the play,” says Hanrahan. “I had heard Bente performing and asked her to get involved.” Hansen has been at most of
the rehearsals and has woven her music into the production. “Bente watches the actors and reacts to the action and mood she
sees. “Her piano became another voice and I can’t imagine the play without music,” says Hanrahan.
Tickets for Age of Arousal are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616. Mature content.
Richard Rhodes, editor of Canadian Art magazine, will lecture in Art Now on October 15
at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:02am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 15, 2008
“Richard Rhodes is an author, arts journalist, curator, educator, critic, painter and photographer. Rhodes regularly writes on
contemporary artists working today, primarily for Canadian Art magazine where he is currently the Editor. Richard Rhodes has
been Curator of the Power Plant in Toronto, founder of the visual arts publication C Magazine, a regular contributor to Artforum
magazine in New York from 1987 to 1990, and a popular lecturer and teacher across the country. As a photographer he has
illustrated the City Sites and Material World columns at Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Rhodes’ paintings were included in the
exhibition Weathervane, curated by Karen Love. His work has been exhibited at Dyan Marie Projects in Toronto and Galerie René
Blouin in Montreal. Rhodes is the author of a popular and successful book on the history of Canadian art for young people, “A
First Book of Canadian Art” 2001.”
attached image: Untitled, photograph
http://www.canadianart.ca/art/features/2008/09/03/carnegie-international/
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2008/05/22/quebec-triennial/
Ray Cronin will lecture in Art Now on October 17 at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, October 17, 2008 - 6:00am - Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 2:05pm
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 17, 2008
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Ben Heppner Performs in Lethbridge
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 9:00am - Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 11:00am
Location: Southminster United Church
Acclaimed for his beautiful voice, intelligent musicianship, and sparkling dramatic sense, internationally renowned tenor Ben
Heppner performs in concert on October 19 at 3 p.m. in Southminster United Church. The concert follows the conferral of an
honorary degree on Heppner by the University of Lethbridge at Fall Convocation.
“Ben Heppner has graciously offered to present a concert with all the proceeds going to an endowment fund for U of L music
student scholarships entitled the Ben Heppner Music Performance Award,” says Edward Jurkowski, Music Dept. Chairperson.
“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear one of the finest dramatic tenors performing today.”
Heppner excels at the most challenging roles, from Wagner’s Tristan and Lohengrin to Verdi’s Otello and Berlioz’s Aeneas. His
performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world’s leading orchestras, at prestigious recital venues, and in recordings
have set new standards for this demanding repertoire. Many of Heppner’s greatest portrayals have been presented in new
productions at the Metropolitan Opera. He has also sung at Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Bavarian State
Opera, San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
He first gained national attention in 1979 as the winner of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Talent Festival. In 1988
Heppner won the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and in 1998 received a Grammy Award. In 2000, Ben Heppner was made an
Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2001, he won a Juno Award and a Grammy Award.
A limited number of $200 Gold Tickets are available, which provide prime section seating, a reception with Ben Heppner at City
Hall following the concert, and a $100 charitable tax receipt. To learn more about Gold Tickets please call 403-329-2227. The U of
L Box Office has $50 regular and $25 student tickets available. Please call 403-329-2616.
Ben Heppner in Concert
Date: Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location:
October 19, 2008
3:00 p.m.
Southminster United Church
Ben Heppner is recognized as the finest dramatic tenor performing today and acclaimed for his beautiful voice, intelligent
musicianship, and sparkling dramatic sense. He excels in the most challenging roles, from Wagner’s Tristan and Lohengrin to
Verdi’s Otello and Berlioz’s Aeneas. His performances on the opera stage, in concert with the world’s leading orchestras, in the
most prestigious recital venues, and in recordings have set new standards for this demanding repertoire.
Many of Ben Heppner’s greatest portrayals have been revealed in new productions at the Metropolitan Opera, including Robert
Wilson’s production of Lohengrin,Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Florestan in Fidelio, Aeneas in Les
Troyens, Gherman in The Queen of Spades, and the Prince in Rusalka. He has also been heard at the Met in Otello, his first
performances of Parsifal, and as Laca in Jenufa. He has sung these and other roles at Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, La
Scala, Bavarian State Opera, San Francisco Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Mr. Heppner studied music at the University of British Columbia and first gained national attention in 1979 as the winner of the
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Talent Festival. In 1988 he won the Metropolitan Opera auditions, and in 1998 received a
Grammy Award. In 2001, he won a Juno Award and a Grammy Award.
Mr. Heppner joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as soloist in Mahler’s Eighth Symphony for James Levine’s first concerts as
the Orchestra’s Music Director. His large orchestral repertoire also includes Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, Schoenberg’s
Gurrelieder, Kodaly’s Psalmus Hungaricus, Britten’s War Requiem, and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. He has performed these
and other works with orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,
Chicago Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has worked with such notable conductors as Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Christian
Thielemann, Sir Andrew Davis, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Sir Charles Mackerras, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Seiji Ozawa,
Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Mstislav Rostropovich.
Ben Heppner can be heard on RCA Red Seal on several solo discs, including My Secret Heart, Dedication, Ben Heppner sings
German Romantic Opera, and Great Tenor Arias. His complete opera recordings include Lohengrin, Turandot, and Fidelio for
RCA Red Seal, Die Meistersinger for both Decca and EMI, Rusalka for Decca, Hérodiade and Oberon for EMI, Der fliegende
Holländer for Sony, Die Frau ohne Schatten for Teldec and Ariadne auf Naxos for Deutsche Grammophon.
Also for Deutsche Grammophon he has released Airs Français, Ideale, a collection of Tosti songs, and a disc of arias from
Wagner’s Die Walküre and Siegfried. They inaugurated their new series of live-recorded Metropolitan Opera performances on
DVD with Mr. Heppner as Tristan and as Florestan in Fidelio.
In 2000, Ben Heppner was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
GENERAL TICKETS ~ On Sale Sept. 8
Regular:$50
Student: $25
For ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
Vancouver architect, critic, curator, Trevor Boddy, will lecture in Art Now in the Recital Hall
at 12:00 noon Oct 20
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 20, 2008
Vancouver architect, critic, curator and historian of architecture and consulting urban designer, Trevor Boddy, will lecture in the
Recital Hall at 12:00 noon on Oct 20
“Vancouverism and Its Discontents.”
American planners and architects now speak of “Vancouverizing” their fading downtown cores with high rise, high density, high
amenity housing development, such as that which has transformed Canada’s Pacific metropolis. Vancouver Architecture critic and
urbanist Trevor Boddy will show some of the highlights of recent city-building there, but also explore the dark side of the same
urban transformation—the creation of the Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest urban neighbourhood.
Boddy has written on architecture and cities for The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times and design
magazines globally. A contributing editor to Seattle’s Arcade and Toronto’s Canadian Architect magazines, his architectural
criticism has earned the 2001 Western Magazine Award for arts writing, and Boddy was named co-winner of the 2003 Jack
Webster Journalism Award for civic reporting.
A native Edmontonian, Trevor Boddy has degrees in Arts from the U. of A. and architecture from the U of Calgary. His first book
Modern Architecture in Alberta was Canada’s first study of the evolution of modernism in a regional context. His independent
critical monograph The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal was named “Alberta Book of the Year” and short-listed for the
International Union of Architects prize for best book of architectural criticism published worldwide, and his essay “Underground
and Overhead: Building the Analogous City” was included in the collection Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City
and the End of Public Space, named “One of the most important books of 1992" by the Voice Literary Supplement. His career
retrospective major exhibition “Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens” recently toured nationally. His major exhibition
“Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture + City-Building” ran all summer in London’s Trafalgar Square, and opens November 20 at
the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (see www.vancouverism.ca).
TREVOR BODDY is curator of the major exhibition “Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture and City-building” which will soon
open in Paris after showing in London’s Canada House all summer 2008. Boddy’s lecture will show the temporary site-specific
Trafalgar Square construction in undulating strings of BC cedar devised by a team including architect Bing Thom, engineer Gerry
Fast and him.
Vancouver architect, Trevor Boddy, will lecture in Art Now in the Recital Hall at 12:00
noon Oct 20
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 20, 2008
TREVOR BODDY is curator of the major exhibition “Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture and City-building” which will soon
open in Paris after showing in London’s Canada House all summer. Boddy’s lecture will show the temporary site-specific Trafalgar
Square construction in undulating strings of BC cedar devised by a team including architect Bing Thom, engineer Gerry Fast and
him.
“Vancouverism and Its Discontents.” American planners and architects now speak of “Vancouverizing” their fading downtown
cores with high rise, high density, high amenity housing development, such as that which has transformed Canada’s Pacific
metropolis. Vancouver Architecture critic and urbanist Trevor will show some of the highlights of recent city-building there, but also
explore the dark side of the same urban transformation—the creation of the Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest urban
neighbourhood.
Vancouver-based critic and curator Trevor Boddy has written on architecture and cities for The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun,
Ottawa Citizen, Seattle Times and design magazines globally. A contributing editor to Seattle’s Arcade and Toronto’s Canadian
Architect magazines, his architectural criticism has earned the 2001 Western Magazine Award for arts writing, and Boddy was
named co-winner of the 2003 Jack Webster Journalism Award for civic reporting.
A native Edmontonian, Trevor Boddy has degrees in Arts from the U. of A. and architecture from the U of Calgary. His first book
Modern Architecture in Alberta was Canada’s first study of the evolution of modernism in a regional context. His independent
critical monograph The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal was named “Alberta Book of the Year” and short-listed for the
International Union of Architects prize for best book of architectural criticism published worldwide, and his essay “Underground
and Overhead: Building the Analogous City” was included in the collection Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City
and the End of Public Space, named “One of the most important books of 1992" by the Voice Literary Supplement. His career
retrospective major exhibition “Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens” recently toured nationally. His major exhibition
“Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture + City-Building” ran all summer in London’s Trafalgar Square, and opens November 20 at
the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris (see www.vancouverism.ca).
Vancouver architect and critic Trevor Boddy speaks in Architecture & Design, Oct 20 at
6pm in C 610
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
Vancouver-based critic and curator Trevor Boddy has written on architecture and cities for The Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen,
Seattle Times and design magazines globally. A contributing editor to Seattle’s Arcade and Toronto’s Canadian Architect
magazines, his architectural criticism has earned the 2001 Western Magazine Award for arts writing, and Boddy was named cowinner of the 2003 Jack Webster Journalism Award for civic reporting.
A native Edmontonian, Trevor Boddy has degrees in Arts from the U. of A. and architecture from the U of Calgary. His first book
Modern Architecture in Alberta was Canada’s first study of the evolution of modernism in a regional context. His independent
critical monograph The Architecture of Douglas Cardinal was named “Alberta Book of the Year” and short-listed for the
International Union of Architects prize for best book of architectural criticism published worldwide, and his essay “Underground
and Overhead: Building the Analogous City” was included in the collection Variations on a Theme Park: The New American City
and the End of Public Space, named “One of the most important books of 1992" by the Voice Literary Supplement. His career
retrospective major exhibition “Telling Details: The Architecture of Clifford Wiens” is currently touring nationally, and for UBC’s
Museum of Anthropology he recently curated the exhibition-as-event “A Dialogue of Cities,” a global gathering of architecture
critics.
Trevor Boddy is curator of the major exhibition “Vancouverism: Westcoast Architecture and City-building” which will soon open in
Paris after showing in London’s Canada House all summer. Boddy’s lecture will show the temporary site-specific Trafalgar Square
construction in undulating strings of BC cedar devised by a team including architect Bing Thom, engineer Gerry Fast and him.
Trevor Boddy will be giving a walking tour of the Erickson building.
Music at Noon - David Renter, saxophone
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Regina artist David Garneau will speak in Art Now on October 22 at 12:00 noon in the
Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 22, 2008
David Garneau is Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Regina. He was born and raised in Edmonton; received
most of his post secondary education (BFA painting and Drawing, MA English Literature) at the University of Calgary and taught at
the Alberta College of Art and Design for five years before moving to Regina in 1999.
Garneau’s practice includes painting, drawing, curation and critical writing. His solo exhibition, “Cowboys and Indians (and
Métis?),” toured Canada (2003-7). His work often engages issues of nature, history, masculinity and Métis identity. His art works
are in the collections of the Canadian Museum of Civilization, The Canadian Parliament, Indian and Inuit Art Centre, the Glenbow
Museum, the Mackenzie Art Gallery and many other public and private collections. He has curated several large group
exhibitions: The End of the World (as we know it); Picture Windows: New Abstraction; Transcendent Squares; Sophisticated Folk;
Contested Histories; and Making it Like a Man!.
Garneau has written numerous catalogue essays and reviews and was a co-founder and co-editor of Artichoke and Cameo
magazines. He is currently exploring the Carlton Trail and road kill as landscape subjects.
attached photo by Gail Chin
http://www.deangallery.ca/files/pdf/GarneauArtist.pdf
http://uregina.ca/~garneaud/
Radio artist, sound ecologist, composer, Hildegard Westerkamp, speaks in Art Now, Oct
24 at 12 noon, in Recital Hall
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall at 12:00 noon Oct 24
MusicAsEnvironment - EnvironmentAsMusic
Hildegard Westerkamp is a German/Canadian radio artist and sound ecologist, and composer of contemporary music.
“After completing her music studies in the early seventies her ears were drawn beyond music to the acoustic environment as a
broader cultural context or place for intense listening. Whether as a composer, educator, or radio artist most of her work since the
mid-seventies has centred around environmental sound and acoustic ecology.
She has taught courses in Acoustic Communication at Simon Fraser University (1981-1991) in Vancouver and is giving lectures
and conducting soundscape workshops internationally. She is a founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology
(WFAE, 1993) and was the editor of The Soundscape Newsletter between 1991 and 1995 [and is now on the editorial committee
of Soundscape—The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, a new publication of the WFAE.
Her compositions have been performed and broadcast in many parts of the world. The majority of her compositions deal with
aspects of the acoustic environment: with urban, rural or wilderness soundscapes, with the voices of children, men and women,
with noise or silence, music and media sounds, or with the sounds of different cultures, and so on. She has composed film
soundtracks, sound documents for radio and has produced and hosted radio programs such as Soundwalking and Musica Nova
on Vancouver Co-operative Radio.
In a number of compositions she has combined her treatment of environmental sounds extensively with the poetry of Canadian
writer Norbert Ruebsaat. More recently she has written her own texts for a series of performance pieces for spoken text and tape.
In addition to her electroacoustic compositions, she has created pieces for specific ‘sites,’ such as the Harbour Symphony (1986)
and Ecole polytechnique (1990). In pieces like Into India, she explores the deeper implications of transferring environmental
sounds from a foreign place into the North American context of electroacoustic composition and audio art culture. Most recently
she collaboarated with her Indian colleagues Mona Madan, Savinder Anand, and Veena Sharma, on a sound installation in New
Delhi entitled Nada—an Experience in Sound, sponsored by the New Delhi Goethe Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan) and the Indira
Ghandi National Centre for the Arts.
By focusing the ears’ attention to details both familiar and foreign in the acoustic environment, Westerkamp draws attention to the
inner, hidden spaces of the environment we inhabit. On the edge between real and processed sounds she creates sonic journeys
in her compositions that reveal both the contradictions and visions of beauty in todays’ world.” Westerkamp is a professor at
Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
http://www.emf.org/artists/mccartney00/index.html
http://media.hyperreal.org/zines/est/intervs/westerk.html
http://www.paulagordon.com/shows/westerkamp/
http://cec.concordia.ca/econtact/soundwalk/Soundwalking.htm
Autumn Gold Concert
Date: Friday, October 24, 2008 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location:
Lethbridge Community Band Society with featured guests Vox Musica.
Friday, October 24, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Southminster United Church
Program Info:
Deutsche Messe (selected movements) Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Hymn to the Fallen John Williams (b. 1932)
Finale: themes from symphony no. 9 Beethoven (1770 – 1827)/arr. Cowherd
This Canada, Our Canada Howard Cable (b. 1920)
Installation artist, David Hoffos, will speak in Art Now on Oct 27 at 12:00 noon in the
Rectial Hall W 570
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: W 570 Recital Hall
David Hoffos is a film, video, and installation artist living and working in Lethbridge, Alberta. Born in Montréal in 1966, Hoffos grew
up in Australia and Calgary before moving to Lethbridge. He received his BFA with Great Distinction from the University of
Lethbridge in 1994.
“Hoffos' mesmerizing and critically acclaimed five-phase series of illusionary installation works, Scenes from the House Dream,
has become well known for its technologically conjured effects harking back to early forms of cinema and magic lantern shows.
Secret doorways, hidden hallways, and miniature scenes peopled by ethereal figures draw the viewer into the artist's
subconscious dream world. Prompted by the notion of the house as a Jungian archetype for the self, the series affords the viewer
a glimpse into Hoffos' "personalized architecture of the self." Trepanier Baer
Hoffos' installation work has been shown in over twenty solo exhibitions, including Catastrophe, 1998 (Illingworth Kerr Gallery,
Calgary; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Or Gallery, Vancouver, BC; and Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, ON) and Another City,
1999-2002 (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge; Trépanier Baer, Calgary , AB ; Joao Graça, Lisbon ; The Art Gallery of
Ontario, Toronto ; and Museé des Beaux-Arts, Montréal). His single-channel work has been shown in festivals in over twenty
countries, and he represented Canada at the 48th Oberhausen
http://saag.ca/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=473&Itemid=55
www.trepanierbaer.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0za3xtFVYKA
http://www.prairienorth.org/artists/dhoffos/
http://www.canadianart.ca/art/features/2003/04/29/122/
Adobe's manager for fonts and global typography,Thomas Phinney, will speak in
Architecture&Design Now Oct 27 @ 6:00pm in C610
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
Thomas Phinney has worked in Adobe's type group since 1997, currently as product manager for fonts and global typography. He
is involved in the technical, design, business and historical aspects of type, and is a frequent conference speaker. Thomas is
treasurer of Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), of which he has been a board member since 2004. He has a
particular interest in forensic typography, has testified in court as an expert witness, and been twice quoted in the Washington
Post regarding the presumably forged National Guard memos involving US President Bush. Thomas has an MS in printing,
specializing in design and typography, from RIT, and an MBA from UC Berkeley. His typeface Hypatia Sans is an Adobe Original,
available as a registration incentive with Adobe Creative Suite 3.
http://www.redsun.com/type/abriefhistoryoftype/
http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/landing/hypatia/hypatia.html
http://blogs.adobe.com/typblography
http://www.myfonts.com/person/phinney/thomas/
http://store1.adobe.com/cfusion/store/html/index.cfm?store=OLS-US&event=displayDesignerInfo&code=PHIN
Music at Noon - Trio Amaranth
Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Toronto artist, Kelly Mark, will lecture in Art Now on October 29 at 12:00 noon
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 29, 2008
Toronto artist, Kelly Mark, works in a variety of media including: drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, sound, multiples,
video and public interventions. “I have always had an intense preoccupation with the differing shades of pathos and humour found
in the repetitive mundane tasks, routines and rituals of everyday life. Hidden within these spans of time can be found startling
moments of poetic individuation, and an imprint of the individual within the commonplace rituals of society. Individuation,
especially within this uniformity, although subtle and frequently paradoxical, is something I find myself returning to again and
again. Through my ‘will to order’ and my frequently inane sense of humour my objective is the investigation, documentation and
validation of these singular ‘marked’ and ‘unmarked’ moments of our lives...”
Kelly Mark completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (w/ a Minor in Art History) in 1994 at the Nova Scotia College of Art &
Design (N.S.C.A.D.). She has exhibited widely across Canada, and internationally (including the United States, Australia, &
Europe) including: Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), The Power Plant (Toronto), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver), Saidye
Bronfman Art Center (Montreal), ZieherSmith Gallery (NY), Leadbased (NY), Museum of New Art (Detroit), University of Houston
(Texas), Real Art Ways (Hartford), Ikon Gallery (UK), Lisson Gallery (UK), the Physics Room (NZ) and the Henry Art Gallery
(Seattle). A mark represented Canada at Sydney Biennale (1998) and Liverpool Biennale (2006) and has been the recipient of
numerous Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council & Toronto Arts Council grants and was awarded the KM Hunter Artist Award
(2002), and Chalmers Art Fellowship (2002). In 2004 Mark was short listed for the Sobey Award.
attached image: In & Out (1997-ongoing until 2032)
30 @ 38" x 5" x 2" steel racks & punch cards -(private collection)
Ongoing life long project started in 1997 of "punching" in and out of the studio. (This view shows 1997-2006)
http://www.ireallyshould.com/
http://www.ccca.ca/artists/artist_info.html?languagePref=en&link_id=1858
http://www.umanitoba.ca/schools/art/galleryoneoneone/mark.html
TheatreXtra presents "Tales of the Damned," Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, 2008, David Spinks
Theatre, 8:00 p.m.
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 2:00pm - Saturday, November 1, 2008 - 2:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre, 8:00 p.m., Matinee Nov. 1 at 2:00 p.m.
A Eerie Evening of Entertainment
Combine live music, the macabre, and magic onstage, and you will have quite an evening at the theatre. Tales of the Damned
presented by TheatreXtra invades the David Spinks Theatre Oct. 30 through Nov. 1 at 8 pm nightly, with a matinee at 2 pm, on
Nov. 1.
The haunting double-feature showcases work by student playwrights Ben McFee and Corey Joyce. A Beautiful Hell by Ben
McFee is a remount of his first play, which was originally mounted at the 2003 SHED the Mask conference in the University
Theatre. “This play is incredibly difficult to perform because the actor must portray not only two different characters, but also have
them cut each other off and attack each other physically, while remaining convincing and in no way comical,” says Ben McFee.
“Director Leeanne McLim and Assistant Director Marc Moreau, both well versed in movement and dance, will be the staging
geniuses behind the onstage action.”
The idea for the play started with Ben’s father, a well-respected nuclear physicist, explaining to Ben in layman's terms the
importance of the passage of time to people's lives. “I thought it would be interesting to see if a no-time environment could be put
on the live stage,” he says. “Since there was no time and therefore no restriction on how many versions of the same person could
occupy the same space, it would provide a real challenge to a single actor.”
In Comes the Doctor by Corey Joyce, who won the inaugural U of L Play Right Prize last year, is the second play of the evening.
The production’s staging, by Director Nathan Loitz and Assistant Director Alison DeRegt provides a dramatic performance that
makes use of the ever-haunting spirit of the Halloween season. This creepy, atmospheric show should have audiences feeling
uneasy from the opening scene. Audiences get a full helping of everything the Halloween season has to offer: mystery, wonder,
and above all… magic.
Tickets for Tales of the damned are $11 regular and $7 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
Something special for Halloween night. Come in Tales of the Damned in costume and have your name entered to win a mystery
prize. Don your most fearsome attire and do your best to join in the menacing spirit of the night.
Montreal painter & Winner of the RBC Painting Competition, Dill Hildebrand, in Art Now
Oct [email protected] 12:00 in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, October 31, 2008 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon October 31, 2008
Winner of the RBC Painting Competition, Dill Hildebrand, will speak in Art Now Oct 31 at 12:00 in the Recital Hall
“Enigmatic forces are at work upon the landscapes that Dil Hildebrand invents in his paintings and drawings. In Hildebrand's
iconography, fragments of wilderness are captured in the ineffable process of an apocalyptic transfiguration. Certain references to
the works' own presentation point to the viewer's presence, while invoking both a past and an implied future. Tapping diverse
traditions, including Cubism and Surrealism, Hildebrand creates visions of wilderness where actuality is blended with the
imaginary. In these other-world scenarios nature is both maligned and memorialized as sublime objects of otherness.”
Dil Hildebrand was born in Winnipeg . In 1998 he obtained his Bachelors degree in Visual Arts from Concordia University , where
he is currently a candidate in the Master of Fine Arts programme. He has shown in several group exhibitions throughout Quebec
and Canada , and will be included in upcoming group exhibitions in Auckland , New Zealand and Montreal . In 2006, Dil
Hildebrand won the prestigious RBC Canadian Painting Competition. He lives and works in Montreal.
attached image: Swamp
http://www.pfoac.com/artists/DH_EN.htm
http://www.dilhildebrand.com/
http://www.montrealmirror.com/2008/030608/artsweek.html
cancelled Vancouver architect, Rand Thompson, will speak in Architecture and Design
Now on November 3 at 6:00 pm
Date: Monday, November 3, 2008 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
A Scientific Approach to Architecture
Architecture's roots extend back thousands of years to ancient arts and crafts. The crafts, or technical ability to build, give us the
"firmness" in "firmness, commodity, delight". The arts give us the "delight".
The study of science, and the scientific method, is much more recent than the arts and crafts, extending back only a few hundred
years. The Scientific Method can provide us with a new ability to enhance the "commodity" or usefulness of Architecture.
This presentation is a discussion of the application of the Scientific Method to Architectural deign.
Rand Thompson is a founding partner of Chernoff Thompson Architects. Chernoff Thompson Architects was established in 1981
by Rand Thompson and Russ Chernoff, who both have degrees in both Science and Architecture. Since it’s inception Chernoff
Thompson Architects has utilized a scientific method in it's design practice. The firm currently employs 30 people in the
Vancouver office, and has affiliated offices in Victoria, Prince George, and Edmonton.
Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Computer Science) University of British Columbia in 1970, in 1972 at
École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France and a Bachelor of Architecture, University of British Columbia in 1975.He is a member of
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC); Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC); Alberta Association of Architects
(AAA); Society for College & University Planning (SCUP), associate member American Institute of Architects, to mention a
few.http://www.cta.bc.ca/
Music at Noon - Tido Janssen, cello and Stacy Kwak, piano
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
November 4, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Photographer, Adam Makarenko, speaks in Art Now, Nov 5 at 12 noon in Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 5, 2008
Emerging photographer, Adam Makarenko, lives and works in Toronto. Human exploitation of nature is a common theme in
Makarenko’s work. Makarenko sculpts and then photographs miniature scenes, using cinematic aspects of lighting and colour in
his aesthetic approach. He often explores a narrative style within his photographs, which provides a solid base for the subject
matter that is being presented. In his most recent series The Miniature Apiary, he explores the manipulation of bees within a
fictitious world of his own devising. Called the Langstroth Range, this land of rare plants and giant bees becomes endangered
when a man named William Bjorn moves in. He captures the Langstroth Range narrative using a series of intricate dioramas
which are photographed with perspective altering equipment. His background in filmmaking has proved essential as he relies on
this forced perspective and other trickery, such as a translucent gel called Hampshire Frost, to create illusions of vast distances in
his images.
Makarenko won American Photo Magazine’s Images of the Year, 2007 for The Miniature Apiary series.
press:
articles:
http://www.popphoto.com/photographynewswire/5289/small-models-big-opportunities.html
awards:
http://www.popphoto.com/americanphotofeatures/4866/images-of-the-year-2007-personal-work.html
http://www.magentafoundation.org/books/flash-forward-2008/
videos:
http://www.adam-makarenko.com/inourtalons.mov
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/slideshows/Makarenko_audio_slideshow/
http://www.atikokanprogress.ca/articles/1603/1/International-acclaim-for-photo-work-of-Adam-Makarenko/Page1.html
http://www.adam-makarenko.com/British_Journal_of_Photography.pdf
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/251646/Creative_Photographer_Focuses_on_a_Fantasy_World_of_Fake_Bees
http://www.adam-makarenko.com/Globe_Makarenko2.pdf
http://www.adam-makarenko.com/Globe_Makarenko1.pdf
http://adam-makarenko.com
Public Talk Nov 6, 2008, Theatre for Development and Health Promotion in Malawi
Date: Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:05am
Location: W565
Theatre for Development
and
Health Promotion in Malawi
Aaron Maluwa, Museums of Malawi
With Lauren Jerke (BFA Drama 2008)
In May-June 2008 twelve U of L students went to Malawi on a Field Study course to learn about global culture, health and
communication issues. They taught malaria prevention in rural schools, and witnessed how communities integrated health
messages into traditional and contemporary dances, songs, dramas and poetry. This talk introduces the Malawian context, and
explores ways that theatre can combine with health promotion to increase participation and motivate action.
Thursday November 6, 2008
12:15-1:05 - Room W565
Pat Deadman will speak in Art Now on November 7 at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, November 7, 2008 - 5:00am - Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 2:18pm
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 7, 2008
description to follow
Pat Deadman will speak in Art Now on November 7 at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, November 7, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 7, 2008
Patricia Deadman was born in Ohsweken, Ontario and currently resides in Toronto. She is Tuscarora and was raised in
Woodstock, Ontario. Patricia received her Fine Art Diploma from Fanshawe College, London in 1986 and completed her Bachelor
of Fine Arts at the University of Windsor in 1988. She participated in the photography residency at The Banff Centre in 1991. She
has exhibited throughout Canada and the United States since 1986. Her solo exhibitions have included Fringe Momentum,
Thunder Bay Art Gallery (1990); A Little Bit of Dance, Philadelphia (1992); and This Land Reserved, Woodstock (1995). Her
recent group shows include Young Contemporaries, London (travelling 1996-1998); Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and
Voices, Washington (travelling 1996-1998); and Godi'nigoha': The Women's Mind, Brantford (1997). Her work is in numerous
collections including the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff; Vancouver Art Gallery; Thunder Bay Art Gallery; Royal Ontario Museum,
Toronto; and the Indian Art Centre, Ottawa. Previous curatorial/teaching projects have included Inside/Out, Center for Exploratory
and Perceptual Art and Neto Hatnakwe Onkwehowe, Buffalo (1996), and Women's Spirit: Keepers of the Earth, Thunder Bay Art
Gallery and Beendigen Inc., Thunder Bay (1997). The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery's exhibition Ground will include Patricia
Deadman’s current series of “blanket” installations which continue her investigation of the relationship between land and culture.
In the new series, she explores gardens and states that “segregation, selection and crossbreeding act as a metaphor for culture
with the plant as artifact, a man-made entity.” Starting with images of formal gardens in Paris and “wilderness” in Canada, the
series consists of large-scale, colour manipulated photographs mounted on aluminum. Floated on a field of colour in a grid
pattern, the graphic nature of the Parisian trees allow negative spaces to reflect the patterns and shapes found in wampum belts,
pottery and blanket designs.
Jean-Pierre Gauthier will lecture in Art Now on November 12 at 12:00 noon in the Recital
Hall
Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 5:00am - Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 12, 2008
Jean-Pierre Gauthier lives and works in Montreal. “Gauthier’s mobile sound installations express his interest in creating disorder.
He takes every day objects out of their context, rearranges them and adds motion sequences. Most of the objects Gauthier uses
can be easily identified, but do not trigger emotional or cultural associations. A characteristic feature of his installations is the use
of household articles and cleaning products, which may be read as a kind of commentary on prevailing social circumstances. The
things become independent, declare revolt and bear a symbolic reference, as a closed microsystem, representing aspects of
commercial exploitation and economic cycles.”
Gauthier received an MFA. from UQAM in 1995. Gauthier has participated in several group shows in Norway, Spain, France, the
United States and Canada. Over the past decade, his solo sound installations have been seen and heard at the Knoxville
Museum of Art in Tennessee, the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Since 1998,
Gauthier has taken part in musical events with artists Michel F. Coté, Diane Labrosse, Martin Tétreault, Jean Derome and Mirko
Sabatini. He has presented music and sound installation projects in Italy, the United States, in Canada at the Festival de musique
actuelle in Victoriaville, the Openear Festival in Kitchener-Waterloo and Mois Multi in Quebec City. He received the prestigious
Sobey Art Award in 2004 and n 2005 he was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award.
Gauthier is represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York.
http://www.cbc.ca/artspots/html/artists/jpgauthier/
http://www.macm.org/en/expositions/31.html
http://www.ciac.ca/Growth&Risk/en/artistes-gauthier.htm
http://www.jackshainman.com/dynamic/exhibit_artist.asp?ExhibitID=39
http://www.sobeyartaward.ca/winners/2004.htm
Allyson Clay will speak in Art Now on November 14 at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:01am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 14, 2008
Allyson Clay was born in Vancouver, Canada. She received her B.F.A. from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and her
M.F.A from the University of British Columbia. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Recent solo shows include
Each Wild Idea at Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto, 2006, and Imaginary Standard Distance, a survey of work since 1988, in 2002,
at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Alberta, and which traveled to Kamloops Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent
Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria in 2004. She is represented by Leo Kamen Gallery in Toronto, Ont. and has
work in collections across Canada including the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Museum of Contemporary
Canadian Art in Toronto, and the University of British Columbia Belkin Gallery.
attached image: O Orlando
Enjoy The World of Operetta
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 - 1:00pm - Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location:
Enjoy a Trip Around The World of Operetta
Savour some of the most heart rending melodies ever written for the human voice and relish some rollicking favourites on a trip
around The World of Operetta with the U of L Opera Workshop on Nov. 14 and 15 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall. The
program includes highlights from The Merry Widow, The Student Prince, The Pirates of Penzance, The Phantom of the Opera, an
Offenbach Can-Can and many more!
Despite different national styles, the operettas have several traits in common. “The music and stories are generally upbeat and
the plots have twists, turns and dramatic pivot points that sustain the tension, but unlike grand opera they all end happily ever
after,” says Director Dr. Blaine Hendsbee. “No one gets stabbed to death, or jumps off a tower, or throws herself into a river, or
goes insane at the end of the night.”
Each national style of operetta has distinctive elements that audiences can immediately appreciate. “The British operetta
selections, of which Gilbert and Sullivan's masterpieces reign supreme, emphasize witty text and light hearted hum-able
melodies,” he says. “They often spoof the grand operatic conventions of the 19th century. Patter, the quick articulations of intricate
and comic text, is also a prominent feature.” Prime examples are The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.
“French operetta, most notably works by Offenbach, relies slightly less on clever text or harmonic underpinnings, but is joyful,
ebullient and even slightly risqué,” he says. “To conjure up an image of French operetta look no further than the infectious cancan!”
German language operetta , which highlights works premiered in Vienna, the operetta capitol of the world, relies heavily on
Viennese waltz rhythms and long arching melodies, which are often bittersweet or nostalgic. In addition, local influences such as
gypsy melodies and dance rhythms are a prominent feature. The haunting strains of Lehar's The Merry Widow and the quick
waltz tunes of Johann Strauss' Fledermaus embody this style.
The Opera Workshop also presents American operetta, the great melting pot of all other national styles. The works rely heavily on
immigrant tales and songs from the homelands, while embracing distinctly American icons such as Mississippi riverboats as in
Kern's Showboat, or Louisiana plantations in The New Moon. “American operetta also led directly into the musical and we’ll show
that connection in an excerpt from The Phantom of the Opera,” says Hendsbee.
Although Operettas are generally less intimidating than grand operas for audiences, the demands on the singers are as great, if
not greater, than for many operas. “Not only do performers have to sing beautifully and project their voices without aid of
amplification over a large orchestra, they also have to act in comedic and dramatic styles as well as dance and move nimbly
about the stage,” he says. “Operetta is a grand training vehicle to harness the incredible energy of youthful singers while still
putting them through their paces. It demands the full arsenal at a singers’ disposal.”
“The U of L Opera Workshop singers have risen beautifully to the task!” says Hendsbee. “They have embraced many different
styles and do it all with seeming ease and exuberance. At this upcoming concert be prepared to laugh a lot, shed a tear and leave
the theatre humming some wonderful tunes!”
Tickets for The World of Operetta on Nov. 14 and 15 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall are $15 regular and $10 senor/student
at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616. Box Office hours are 12:20 pm to 3:30 pm weekdays and one hour prior to the
performance. A complimentary shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the north parking to the theatre entrance.
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Shakespeare’s Well-Loved Comedy on U of L Stage
Date: Friday, November 14, 2008 - 1:00pm - Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 1:00pm
Location: University Theatre, 8:00 p.m., Matinee Nov. 20 at 12:00 noon
Photo: Benedick (Jarrett Viczko) and Beatrice (Robyn Jabusch) have sworn off love . . . or have they . . .
With two pairs of lovers, spies in the bush, sinister plots, mistaken intentions, and a merry war of wits, Shakespeare’s Much Ado
About Nothing appears in the University Theatre Nov. 14, 15, and 18 through 22 at 8 pm nightly.
Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most enduring and exhilarating plays, according to Director Richard Epp. “The
play’s action is built substantially on characters taking note of others: spying, eaves dropping, gossiping and baiting.
Misinformation sets off the action; manipulation and confusion keep it bubbling along.”
This comedy features two contrasting sets of lovers. Hero and Claudio, who fall in love at first sight, must conquer impediments to
their happiness brought on by the unmotivated treachery of Don John, the play’s villain. “They remind us of Romeo and Juliet in
Shakespeare’s early tragedy,” says Epp. “Even in this bright comedy, their trust is as seriously tested as that of the famous starcrossed pair.”
Beatrice and Benedick who profess they will never marry are thrown together by good friends contriving to see them together at
the altar. Their comic denial of any romantic interest in each other, an echo of another earlier piece, The Taming of the Shrew,
keeps their relationship at a delightful and tethered distance until the inevitable ending. “The lively interaction of Beatrice and
Benedick is surely the most important reason for the play’s enduring popularity for more than four centuries,” he says. “Much Ado
About Nothing is one of Shakespeare's most accessible plays and a delight to perform.”
The 20 students on stage and the 15 to 20 students contributing behind the scenes are working with the skillful staff and faculty
artists to bring this play to life. “Students in the cast and crew come from Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan, and bring all measure
of talent and enthusiasm to this effort,” says Epp. “Although we all study Shakespeare in school, there is no better way to learn
about and appreciate the works of "the bard" than to work through a play scene by scene, line by line and prepare to serve it well
to an audience.”
“Our production is set in a contemporary summer landscape of wineries, beaches and evenings that linger,” he says. “Bright
costumes, latticed walkways, cool stone patios and summer songs support the passion of this popular play, its comic intrigue
transported with care from Shakespeare’s time to our own.”
Alumna Brenda Matkin, BFA’98, is designing the costumes. “I wanted to create a relaxed, fun, summer feeling and outfits that
would enhance the cheerful and bright personalities in play,” she says. Matkin, who has her own fashion line called Once is also
using pieces from her spring line in the production. “I like this play it is really fun. I love working with Richard, and enjoy designing
for U of L,” she says. “Everyone is great to work with and there’s a real collaborative process.”
Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is in the University Theatre at 8 pm Nov. 14, 15, 18-22. Tickets are $15 regular and $10
student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616. Office hours are 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm weekdays and one hour prior to
performances. A complimentary shuttle bus transports patrons from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
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On Nov 13, the final dress rehearsal will double as a preview performance for a limited number of university students. Contact the
box office for details. Call the box office: 403-329-2616.
Lesbian Park Rangers’ Tour-of-Duty in Lethbridge
Date: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 1:00am - Friday, November 21, 2008 - 1:00pm
Location: University of Lethbridge
Watch for two of Canada’s best known performance artists, Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, and their Lesbian Rangers during
their tour-of-duty in Lethbridge from Nov. 17 through 21 as part of the exhibition Land Matters: Reference in the Helen Christou
Gallery.
The tour includes a series of low-key performances on campus and in the adjacent landscape as well as two public
presentations on Tuesday, November 18.
The first is the Lesbian Rangers Present: A Scintillating Slide Show in room W731 from 12:15 pm to 1:05 pm.
The second is“Piercing the Thin Skin of Normal: Art and Activism” a lecture from 3 pm to 5 pm in the Students’ Union Ballroom A.
This lecture is co-sponsored with the U of L Art Gallery and the Women Scholars Speaker Series.
Founded in 1997, Lesbian National Parks and Services insert a lesbian presence into the landscape. In full uniform, Lesbian
Rangers patrol parklands challenging the general public’s ideas of tourism, recreation and the “natural” environment. It is a widely
held belief that plant and animal species conform to a gender-binary and heterosexual norm. Likewise, it is assumed that humans
adhere or should adhere to this model. Lesbian National Parks and Services is committed to dispelling these myths while drawing
attention the proliferation of lesbian flora and fauna.
“By creating a Force dedicated to this task, and by naming ourselves Rangers, we take authority for ourselves (for lesbians,
usually not represented in a socially powerful context), and use that position to disseminate an alternative reality,” explains
Dempsey. “As uniformed authorities we are able to interact freely with the public, and like all Rangers, to interpret nature. The
word lesbian, officially embroidered on our uniforms and printed on our brochures, instantly challenges and disrupts spaces that
traditionally deny sexual diversity.”
Lesbian National Parks and Services is a broad ranging, on-going performance, which is enacted outside of art-sanctioned
arenas. “By meeting the audience in their natural habitat, and by using humour, there is great potential for a genuine exchange of
ideas,” says Millan.
Long-time collaborators, Millan and Dempsey create feminist performances, films, videos, publications and public art projects.
They are infamous for pieces such as We’re Talking Vulva, A Day in The Life of A Bull-Dyke, and Lesbian National Parks and
Services: multi-disciplinary projects that use humour to articulate political concerns. This duo tours nationally and abroad, but
Winnipeg is their chosen home.
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Buy Art for Christmas
Date: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 3:00am - Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 10:00am
Location: U of L Atrium
The U of L Student Art Society and Trapdoor artist run centre invite you to think about buying original artwork for Christmas.
Artwork in a wide variety of media including painting, photography and sculpture will be available in the Atrium Nov. 17 through 19
from 10 am to 4 pm.
Come meet the artists, check out the art, and buy something unique for Christmas.
Marc Mayer, Director of the Mus
Date: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:00am - Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: C 610
Marc Mayer is the eighth Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. A graduate of McGill University, where he studied
art history, he has held many influential positions in the International art scene. He was Assistant to the Director, and then
Assistant Director, at the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993,
he was Paris correspondent for the New York periodical The Journal of Art, and later Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural
Services of the Canadian Embassy in Paris. After that, he became curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York,
from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mayer was Director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto
from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from 2001 to 2004. He has organized more than
thirty exhibitions by Québec, Canadian and international artists in the museums and art centres where he has worked in Canada,
the United States and Europe.
Marc Mayer,Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, will speak in
Architecture&Design in C610 at 6:00pm
Date: Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Silo and Musee d'art contemporain Projects
Marc Mayer isthe eighth Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. A graduate of McGill University, where he studied
art history, he has held many influential positions in the International art scene. He was Assistant to the Director, and then
Assistant Director, at the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993,
he was Paris correspondent for the New York periodical The Journal of Art, and later Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural
Services of the Canadian Embassy in Paris. After that, he became curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York,
from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mayer was Director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto
from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from 2001 to 2004. He has organized more than
thirty exhibitions by Québec, Canadian and international artists in the museums and art centres where he has worked in Canada,
the United States and Europe.
Music at Noon - Brass Quintet featuring: Trudi Mason, Keith Griffioen, Thomas Staples,
Nick Sullivan and Gerald Rogers
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Marc Mayer, Director of the Mus
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 5:00am - Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 7:00pm
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 19, 2008
Marc Mayer is the eighth Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. A graduate of McGill University, where he studied
art history, he has held many influential positions in the International art scene. He was Assistant to the Director, and then
Assistant Director, at the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993,
he was Paris correspondent for the New York periodical The Journal of Art, and later Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural
Services of the Canadian Embassy in Paris. After that, he became curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York,
from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mayer was Director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto
from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from 2001 to 2004. He has organized more than
thirty exhibitions by Québec, Canadian and international artists in the museums and art centres where he has worked in Canada,
the United States and Europe.
Marc Mayer, Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, will speak in Art Now,
November 19 at 12:00 noon, Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 19, 2008
What is Contemporary Art?
Marc Mayer is the eighth Director of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal. A graduate of McGill University, where he studied
art history, he has held many influential positions in the International art scene. He was Assistant to the Director, and then
Assistant Director, at the 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art in New York from 1986 to 1990. From 1990 to 1993,
he was Paris correspondent for the New York periodical The Journal of Art, and later Head of Visual Arts with the Cultural
Services of the Canadian Embassy in Paris. After that, he became curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York,
from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Mayer was Director of the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto
from 1998 to 2001, and Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from 2001 to 2004. He has organized more than
thirty exhibitions by Québec, Canadian and international artists in the museums and art centres where he has worked in Canada,
the United States and Europe.
www.macm.org
Screening: Water Resources and the East Slopes of Alberta
Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 12:00pm - Friday, November 14, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: 7 pm, University Hall room W690
Water Resources and the East Slopes of Alberta
produced and directed by Denise Calderwood
edited by Jeremy Emerson (BFA New Media '08)*
Thursday, November 20, 2008
7 pm, Room E690 (University Hall)
Admission is free, everyone welcome.
"We don't own the land, we are just taking cae of it for our grandchildren."
Grant MacEwan
"We have had our water tested and where it comes out of the ground it is completely pure. There are no bacteria or pathogens or
anything else that isn't good to drink."
Diana Nadeau
* Jeremy Emerson is an alumni of the University of Lethbridge
Nominated for Governor-General’s Award 2008, Jillian & Mariko Tamaki speak in Art
Now,Nov. 21 at 12 noon
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 21, 2008
Mariko Tamakiis a Toronto writer and performer with an avid interest in freaks, weirdos, and other fabulous forms of human
behaviour. In the past, Mariko has appeared on stage with a variety of performance troupes, including fat activists Pretty, Porky
and Pissed Off, The Corporate Wet Nurse Association, and theatre misfits TOA.
In addition to her work in theatre, Mariko has published collections of creative non-fiction: True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice
(2002), and Fake ID (2005), a novella, Cover Me (2000) and "Skim" short listed for a 2008 Governor-General’s Award and winner
of a 2008 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award. In her spare time, Mariko is a columnist for Kiss Machine and
Herizons, and a graduate student in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto where she studies language,
performance, and gender.
Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator who grew up on the Prairies (Calgary, Alberta). She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, where
she shares an irritating railroad apartment with Sam Weber. In addition to her editorial illustration work, She dabbles in comics;
Skim, a graphic novel co-created with her cousin Mariko Tamaki, released in March 2008. This winter marked her first semester
teaching in the Illustration Department of the New School in NYC. For more useful information, here's an interview she did with
Illustration Friday.
attached image: "Skim" cover
http://marikotamaki.com/
http://www.jilliantamaki.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/books/review/Spires-t.html
http://www.groundwoodbooks.com/gw_titles.cfm?pub_id=1233
U of L Wind Orchestra - From Bach to Gershwin
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
November 21, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Southminster United Church
Variety is the mainstay of this U of L Wind Orchestra's concert, "We're performing a varied collection of shorter works that range
from Bach to Gershwin" says conductor Dr Glen Klassen. The program includes works by German Composers J.S.Bach and Felix
Mendelssohn, Russian Composers Rimsky-Korsakov and Modest Moussorgsky, British Composers Vaughan Williams and
Gustav Holst and of course George Gershwin. Music Major Barrett Swendsen takes the podium to conduct one of the pieces.
Ticket prices are $15 regular and $10 student/senior.
You can get tickets for all concerts at the U of L Box Office and at the door for off-campus concerts.
Classical Percussion with Adam Mason & Friends (Faculty Artists and Friends Series)
Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: U of L Recital Hall, W570
November 22, 2008
8:00 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Usually stuck at the back of the orchestra timpanist Adam Mason is front and centre on Nov. 22 at 8 pm in the University Recital
Hall for Classical Percussion with Adam Mason & Friends. He is joined by colleagues Dr. Deanna Oye and Glen Montgomery,
Calgary percussionist Rob Maciak, and selected percussion students.
A highlight of the concert is the Timpani Concerto by William Kraft, which is a fun piece to watch and hear. According to Adam
Mason, in the Timpani Concerto he’ll be a variety of techniques and implements to get every sound possible out of the timpani. A
variety of percussion instruments will be used including the unusual Ugandan xylophone called an amadinda.
Special Guest Rob Maciak is a professional percussionist who has performed as a soloist across Canada and has performed on
several movie sound tracks. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior from the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
Vancouver Architect, Rand Thompson, lectures in Architecture & Design Now, Monday
Nov 24 at 6:00 pm in C 610
Date: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
A Scientific Approach to Architecture
Architecture's roots extend back thousands of years to ancient arts and crafts. The crafts, or technical ability to build, give us the
"firmness" in "firmness, commodity, delight". The arts give us the "delight".
The study of science, and the scientific method, is much more recent than the arts and crafts, extending back only a few hundred
years. The Scientific Method can provide us with a new ability to enhance the "commodity" or usefulness of Architecture.
This presentation is a discussion of the application of the Scientific Method to Architectural deign.
Rand Thompson is a founding partner of Chernoff Thompson Architects. Chernoff Thompson Architects was established in 1981
by Rand Thompson and Russ Chernoff, who both have degrees in both Science and Architecture. Since it’s inception Chernoff
Thompson Architects has utilized a scientific method in it's design practice. The firm currently employs 30 people in the
Vancouver office, and has affiliated offices in Victoria, Prince George, and Edmonton.
Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (Computer Science) University of British Columbia in 1970, in 1972 at
École des Beaux Arts, Paris, France and a Bachelor of Architecture, University of British Columbia in 1975. He is a member of
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC); Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC); Alberta Association of Architects
(AAA); Society for College & University Planning (SCUP), associate member American Institute of Architects, to mention a few.
http://www.cta.bc.ca/
cancelled David Battersby lecture, Nov 24 at 6:00 pm in C 610
Date: Monday, November 24, 2008 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: C 610
Established in 1996, BattersbyHowat was founded as a partnership between David Battersby and Heather Howat. The practice is
conceived as a collaborative studio endeavour. Working from a background of combined degrees in architecture, landscape
architecture, and interior design, the firm has been involved in varying scales of privately commissioned work - residences,
gardens, small art galleries, showrooms, office interiors, custom furniture and most recently a bar "1181" on Davie street in
Vancouver. Their work is strongly focused on design and is grounded in the pragmatics of building and an appreciation for the
limitations and opportunities of the construction industry and design culture. “For us, the integrity of the work lies at the
intersection of poetic and prosaic concerns,” says Heather Howat.
Over the years their work has earned them two Canadian Architect Awards of Excel-lence and the Ronald J. Thom Award for
Early Design Achievement. Their designs have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Western Living Magazine, Azure Magazine,
Canadian House and Home Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine and a special collective entitled Young Architects of America.
http://battersbyhowat.com
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaileguevara/sets/72157594510020457/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gaileguevara/sets/72157594510020457/
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/news/releases/2006/eo127955597816374980.htm
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/story.html?id=4b368c50-6d63-498d-9cbf-063e6209e6c3&k=12357
http://www.canadianarchitect.com/issues/ISarticle.asp?id=178996&story_id=172386114623&issue=09012006
Music at Noon - Tisha Murvihill, harp
Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
“Magical... Superb... Virtuoso... Outstanding”: these are the words newspapers such as the Calgary Herald and the Miami Herald
have used to describe harpist Tisha Murvihill, Principal Harpist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Ms. Murvihill’s debut
recording, If Brahms Wrote for Harp, was reviewed as “...a stunning presentation of the work of Johannes Brahms...”
(HarpColumn, January ’04). This recording features her own arrangements of eleven of Brahms’ piano intermezzi and “...leaves
no trace of cut corners, short-comings, or dumbing down.” In addition, the World Harp Congress honoured her with an invitation to
Ireland to give a lecture-recital featuring her performance and transcriptions of these works. Ms. Murvihill can often be heard
nationally on CBC radio and has been the featured soloist with numerous groups including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
and the New World Symphony.
Prior to moving to Calgary, Ms. Murvihill spent three years with the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida under the direction of
Michael Tilson Thomas. There, she was twice selected to represent the orchestra at international fund raising events in Monte
Carlo and received special mention on the New World Symphony’s CD release Defining Dahl: The Music of Ingolf Dahl for a solo
which the Miami Herald called “sterling.”
Ms. Murvihill holds a Master’s Degree in harp from Indiana University where she studied under Distinguished Professor Susann
McDonald and won the prestigious concerto competition.
This performance, arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
cancelled Ray Cronin, Director and CEO , Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, will speak in Art
Now cancelled at noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon November 26, 2008
Ray Cronin is Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and has worked as a curator and writer with over 15 years of
experience in the visual arts. A former arts columnist for the Daily Gleaner in Fredericton, Cronin has written about visual art for
numerous Canadian and American publications, including feature articles in magazines such as Arts Atlantic, Border Crossings,
Canadian Art, Sculpture, and C Magazine. He has been invited to provide catalogue essays by galleries across Canada, including
essays on artists such as Jean-Pierre Gauthier, Adrian Göllner, Kelly Mark and David Diviney.
Cronin has been curator of the Sobey Art Award since its inception, and has chaired all of the Curatorial Panels to date. In 2002
and 2004 he was also the Atlantic Canada representative of the Sobey jury. He continues to work closely with the Sobey Art
Foundation as a member of the Sobey Art Award Governance Committee.
In 2001 he was awarded the Christina Sabat Award for Critical Review in the Arts. He has delivered lectures and presentations
across the country, and has taught at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design and NSCAD University.
Cronin received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree
from the University of Windsor.
U of L Jazz Ensemble Concert
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
November 26, 2008
8:00 p.m.
University Theatre
For ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
U of L Jazz Ensemble Concert - "Basically Straight Ahead"
Date: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
U of L Jazz Ensemble Concert
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
8:00 p.m.
University Theatre
Big band jazz fills the University Theatre on Nov. 26 starting at 8 pm, when the U of L Jazz Ensemble led by U of L Alumni Dr.
David Renter takes to the stage.
“We’re playing number by Bob Mintzer, Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson, but have selected music that pays homage to Count
Basie and his arranger Sammy Nestico,” says Renter. “Selections include basically Blue, Told You So and Splanky.”
This concert is also the premiere for Renter’s big band arrangement of John Coltrane’s Impressions. The U of L Jazz Ensemble is
an audition group of 20 students, who come from across campus.
Ticket prices are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office - 403-329-2616.
Season of Joy!
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
November 27, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Enjoy a festive and entertaining evening of choral music in Southminister Church with the U of L Singers conducted by new
director Dr Janet Youngdahl and special guests the LCI Chamber Choir under Frank Gnandt, the Brain on Brass Quintet and
Trudi Mason on trumpet.
Ticket prices are $15 regular and $10 student/senior. Tickets are avilable from the U of L Box Office (403-329-2616) and at the
door.
Chamber Percussion and Beyond Concert
Date: Friday, November 28, 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: U of L Recital Hall, W570
November 28, 2008
8:00 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
This percussion concert has something for everyone. There is Bartok's Sonata for two pianos and percussion, an acrobatic piece
for two 5-octive marimba, Brazilian Samba, Steel Drums, African Drums and Taiko Drums. Get your tickets early.
Ticket prices are $15 regular and $10 student/senior.
You can get tickets for all concerts at the U of L Box Office and at the door for off-campus concerts.
For further ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
Free Drama Performance for Children this Saturday
Date: Saturday, November 29, 2008 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: 12 noon, David Spinks Theatre
Free Family Fun!
After a semester of playing, laughing, and learning, the Theatre for Young Audiences class in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the U of L
proudly unveils the product of their efforts: a collection of theatrical pieces entitled Silly Faces and New Places on Nov. 29 at 12
noon in the David Spinks Theatre. Admission is free and no advance ticket is required.
“Created for children ages five to 10, the performance can be enjoyed by those aged five through105,” says Nicholas Hanson,
Dept. of Theatre & Dramatic Arts. The 50 minute performance contains a series of short plays for children, all collectively written
and performed by the students. Audience members can expect energetic characters and imaginative stories. Through complete
coincidence, a similar pattern – characters who learn to see the world from other people’s perspectives – appears in all of the
plays, which find people playing in a kitchen, looking for their mother, defending their castle, dancing underwater, and fighting evil
germs.
As the final project for the intensive class, Silly Faces and New Places has already played to several enthusiastic elementary
school audiences. The public performance at the U of L in the David Spinks Theatre is an opportunity for the students to share
their incredible work with the community at large. “Over the last five years, students from this course have performed for
numerous local schools,” says Hanson. “Over that time the fall and spring TYA classes have shared high quality theatre with
10,000 young people in our community. This year’s students are well aware of that legacy and have invested the time, passion,
and energy to make this season’s show our most vibrant yet.”
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Handel's Messiah - A Perennial Favourite
Date: Monday, December 1, 2008 - 1:00pm - Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
December 1 - 2, 2008
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
The 100 voices in Vox Musica and the Lethbridge Symphony, both under the direction of Dr Glen Klassen, join forces on
December 1st and 2nd to present Handel's Messiah.
For ticket information contact the Ticket Centre on 403.329.7328
Music at Noon - Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Sleigh Bells Ring, New West Performers Sing
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 12:00pm - Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 3:00pm
Location: College Drive Community Church Theatre
The University of Lethbridge has numerous connections to New West Theatre
Erica Hunt – BFA ‘00
Peter Monaghan – music major
Herb Hicks – Professor Emeritus (Art)
Several members of the Lethbridge Big Band are faculty and staff from the U of L
And it is just plain fun!
TheaterLabor – Germany speaks in Art Now Jan. 12, 2009 at 12 noon
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 12, 2009
Since it’s establishment in 1983 by artdirector Siegmar Schröder many enthusiasts gathered to discover theatre in it’s various
possibilities. In the beginning it’s activities concentrated on physical work inspired by the methods of great masters, such as Jerzy
Grotowski and Eugenio Barba. Also,the Theaterlabor was inspired by "Commedia dell'Arte" and asiatic types of dance and
theatre. In the first years the actors and the director worked intensely on their education, creating a special training and
participating in workshops with many internationally noticed pedagogues of theatre. Up to today ongoing formation is internally as
well as externally part of the programme. From the beginning the group produced both, indoor as well as outdoor performances.
The first productions, an indoor one based on the Novel „The master and Margerita“ by Bulgakow (1986) and an outdoor one
named „Begegnungen“(1985), led to festival invitations in France and Italy. Renting and renovating an own performancespace in
Bielefeld in 1985 enabled the Theaterlabor to work professionally. Nowadays, the Theaterlabor with it’s numerous indoor and
outdoor performances as well with it’s special event productions has achieved a certain position and reputation in the world of
theatre. The continious groupwork with the same ensemble since the beginning of the Theaterlabor has created a community of
artists, in which experimental theatre has survived. Author-productions, dramatised material from novels, theme orientated
performances and projects, special productions for cities, museums, institutions and companies are possible and realized. Still,
the Theaterlabor's work focuses on up to date topics. This especially counts for the performances „Vaterland“(1988-90), which is
about the history of national feelings, and „Piercing“(1998), a performance about today’s body culture. Also, the Theaterlabor
dramatises Art and History as in the production „Glanz und Schmerz“(1998), a special performance in a museum contributing to
renaissance drawings, "Crash"(1997), an apocalyptic open-air show and „Jules Vernes Welt“(1999), which displays some of Jules
Vernes great visions of the future. The Theaterlabor is often working with different partners . Artists are creating scenographie and
objects, Musicians are composing and playing live during performances like in „Tagvögel“(1991), a production based on pictures
by Max Ernst, or as in „Jazzquadrat“(1996), a performance with the topic Improvisation, which was created together with a Jazzband. The Theaterlabor develops a certain, theme oriented aesthetic for every new performance and every event. Associatively
order of scenes, text, music, and actor expression is worked out. There is an intensive exchange about content and style among
all of the participants in a production. The productions are created in a common process and they keep on developing until the
last performance.
Body Fragments, a high voltage performance from Germany
Germanys Theaterlabor applies its unique theatre language to works of Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon in Body Fragments,
appearing in the David Spinks Theatre on Jan. 12 and 13 at 8 pm as part of the Now Showing Live Arts Series.
Commissioned by the 2005 Venice Biennale, Body Fragments is set to texts by Artaud, Bataille, Eliot, Goetz and George W. Bush
performed in an athletic montage of body and voice.
http://www.theaterlabor.de/theaterlaboreng_.htm
Body Fragments, a high voltage performance
Date: Monday, January 12, 2009 - 1:00pm - Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Body Fragments, a high voltage performance
If you like your theatre or your paintings physical, experimental and smart, this could be the show for you. Germany’s
Theaterlabor applies its unique theatre language to works of Anglo-Irish painter Francis Bacon in Body Fragments, appearing in
the David Spinks Theatre on Jan. 12 and 13 at 8 pm as part of the Now Showing Live Arts Series.
Commissioned by the 2005 Venice Biennale, Body Fragments is set to texts by Artaud, Bataille, Eliot, Goetz and George W. Bush
performed in a high voltage, athletic montage of body and voice, conflict and tenderness.
“In Theaterlabor’s production, the performers paint Bacon’s dark and grotesque snapshots of human life with comedy and
intelligence to give us a startling and multifaceted portrait of the creative mind” says Lisa Doolittle, curator and producer of the
Now Showing Live Arts Series.
Theaterlabor is a 24-year old ensemble-based performance creation company based in Bielefeld, Germany. Operating
independently of Germany’s state-mandated theatre system, Theaterlabor has built and maintains its own venue, creates and
tours new work on an ongoing basis, and hosts an annual festival of interdisciplinary performance, Festival 360˚. This is the
company’s first tour in Canada, organized in collaboration with Calgary’s High Performance Rodeo and the Goethe-Institut
Toronto.
“Body Fragments is an outstanding event for Lethbridge audiences and local visual and performing artists,” says Doolittle. “The
distinctively European flavour of both the company and performance is unusual, and it is not often that Canadian audiences are
exposed to such physically-oriented, non-text based creation theatre.”
In addition to the performances, the actor-creators of TheaterLabor present a public talk about their work on Monday Jan. 12 at
noon in University Recital Hall and give a workshop open to all in W420 on Tuesday Jan. 13 from 1:40 – 4:20 pm.
Tickets for Body Fragments are $20 regular and $15 student and seniors available at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616. A
complimentary shuttle bus transports patrons from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance. The Now Showing Live Arts
Series will conclude its 2008-09 season with two shows by Montreal Danse on Feb. 23 and 24, 2009.
-30Body Fragments in Lethbridge is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Post-Secondary program, the Dept. of
Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Goethe-Institut Toronto, presenter of the latest arts & ideas from
Germany. Visit www.goethe.de/toronto for upcoming cultural events.
Calgary installation artist Brian Flynn speaks in Art Now, noon in the Recital Hall, Jan. 14,
2009
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 14, 2009
Brian Flynn received his MFA Honours from the University of Belfast, Northern Ireland in 2003 and his Honours Diploma from the
Alberta College of Art in 1992. He has exhibited his works across Canada and Ireland and received the Hunting Art Prize in 2002
from the Royal College of Art, London, UK. Flynn is currently an Instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary.
“In the past, I have used materials such as oil paint, pinhole photography, and antique piano rolls as the foundation for my work.
To me, each medium speaks directly to the subject matter it portrays. Since my time in Belfast, I have become interested in using
Irish carpet underlay as my material. What interests me specifically about carpet underlay is that it is almost always hidden except
for when it is brand new or when it is spent and seen in a dumpster. It is a material that, on a deeper level, evokes a hidden
existence and underlying truths.
As a Canadian artist with a family formerly involved in the politics of Northern Ireland, I am fascinated with the idea of the
reproduction and distortion of information, the power of place, and the lingering influence of hidden agendas”.
Everyone is invited to the opening of Brian Flynn’s at the Trianon Gallery on Saturday January 17 at 8:00 pm
attached image: Three Steps Pub (Hedgerow Series)Size-16'x8'
Material-Irish carpet underlay, 2007
http://members.shaw.ca/bhabermiller/flynn.htm
Calgary installation artist Rita McKeough to speak in Art Now Jan. 16
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 16, 2009
“In my installation and performance work over the past 25 years I have consistently interacted with architectural spaces and
implicated architectural systems, often destroying and consuming the walls themselves. I have always been drawn to social
issues, idealism and social change. I hope to allow humor and self-criticality to be present in my practice and to strive to challenge
myself to take risks. I have always been motivated by the challenge of responding to a site, which may be either a gallery space
or a public space.
Over the past few years I have been interested in the l’informe (the formless) as conceived by Georges Bataille and recently
theorized by art historians Rosalind Krauss, and curator Anthony Keindel. I am interested in the relation of the formless to ideas
about architectural space that explores the dissolution of boundaries. I am interested in re-imagining my relationship to the built
environment within my research.
Within my sculptural work my focus has been on creating environments constructed of interrelated objects that combine to create
a work that integrates the architectural and spatial qualities of the site. I am interested in exploring the potential of a relationship to
the performing object within my installation and performance work. I am drawn to chaotic and immersive environments that
reconfigure contradictions and tensions in our everyday lives.
I want to maintain professionalism in all aspects of my work and to contribute to my community with respect and generosity. I am
dedicated to the continuation of my own studio work and deeply committed to developing my knowledge of contemporary theory
and integrating it into the processes at play in the development of my work”.
Artist statement, 2009.
attached image: in the wall
Premiere of Songs About U of L Art Collection
Date: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 9:00am - 10:35am
Location: U of L Main Gallery
How many art collections have original songs written about it? The U of L Art Collection does. “Mandate for Research” by the
Cedar Tavern Singers AKA Les Phonoréalistes consists of an EP of four original songs and a music video shot in the U of L Art
Vault.
The premiere of the work by Mary-Anne McTrowe and Dan Wong is January 16 at 4 pm in the U of L Main Gallery and everyone
is welcome. Following the premiere, the video will be installed as part of the exhibition art + people = x in the Helen Christou
Gallery along with the related performance material, which may include uniforms, drawings, sheet music, and a CD album cover.
The collected materials then become a permanent part of the University of Lethbridge Art Collection.
“McTrowe and Wong are part of a fresh wave of conceptual artists in Canada who are taking the playful, clever approaches of
earlier artists and producing new directions,” says “Josephine Mills, Director/Curator U of L Art Gallery. “ I wanted to encourage
their use of the art collection to support their work.”
The premiere of “Mandate for Research” is Jan. 16 at 4 pm in the U of L Main Gallery during the reception that also opens two
new exhibitions: Tales from the Vault (Main Gallery) and art + people = x (Helen Christou Gallery).
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Button Making Fun at Culture Vulture Saturday ~ Jan. 17
Date: Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 3:00am - 10:00am
Location: 10 am - 5 pm, U of L Main Gallery
Button Making Fun for the Whole Family
Jan. 17
10 am - 5 pm
U of L Main Gallery
The button making activity costs $1 per button or 3 buttons for $5. Materials are provided and all proceeds go to Trap\door artistrun centre.
While at the gallery be sure to check out the exhibitions.
Tales from the Vault
Curated by Trap\door artist-run centre in the U of L Main Gallery
art + people = x
Helen Christou Gallery
Vancouver painter Ben Reeves speaks in Art Now Jan. 19, 2009
Date: Monday, January 19, 2009 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 19, 2009
"Painting Painting"
“Ben Reeves lives and works in Vancouver where he teaches at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Reeves' drawings focus on
the physical surface of painting. In these works he delineates each brush stroke from a painting paradoxically using a rigorous
graphite contour line to produce the dense pattern of painterly gesture. These works highlight formal structures while causing the
figurative image to slip away within an apparently abstract field: the language of representation supersedes its subject. Reeves
investigates the inevitable gap between 'reality' and representation: a space where the world is rationalized through visual
conventions”.
Reeves' recent exhibitions include: Complicated Matter at Museum London; Drawing Painting at the Oakville Galleries; Shifting
Space: Cultural Transformations at the Sichuan Institute of Fine Art in Chongqing, China; the traveling show, Lines Painted in
Early Spring (Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, The Koffler Centre, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and
Galerie de L'Université du Québec à Montréal); High Points: Canadian Contemporary Art, Ten Years of Recent Acquisitions at the
Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal; and For the Record: Drawing Contemporary Life at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ben is
represented by the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and by Jessica Bradley ART+PROJECTS in Toronto.
A feature article by David Jager, "Painting in Tongues: The brush-stroke language of Ben Reeves" appears in the summer's
edition of Canadian Art Magazine.
http://www.canadianart.ca/art/features/2008/06/12/painting-in-tongues/
http://www.jessicabradleyartprojects.com/artists/ben_reeves/show
http://www.equinoxgallery.com/artists_index.asp?artist_id=8
Radiant City, a film by Gary Burns, will be screened on Jan. 19 at 6 pm, Room C 610
Date: Monday, January 19, 2009 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Gary Burns studied Fine Arts and Drama at the University of Calgary and then attended Concordia in Montréal where he
graduated from their film program in 1992. "Burns cleverly combines a wry sense of humour with an observational style".
"Radiant City, produced by Burns Film Ltd in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, is Burns's first feature-length
documentary, which he co-directs with journalist and first-time filmmaker Jim Brown. The subject - the issue of urban sprawl - is
explored through the experience of one family negotiating the complexities of contemporary North American suburbia".
"Urban sprawl is eating the planet. Politicians call it growth. Developers call it business. The Moss family calls it home. While
Evan Moss zones out in commuter traffic, Ann boils over in her dream kitchen and the kids play sinister games amidst the fresh
foundations of monster houses. As suburban communities are examined and criticized by a chorus of experts, filmmaker Gary
Burns and journalist Jim Brown peer into the windows and lives of those who call suburbia home. Venturing into territory both
familiar and foreign, they turn the documentary genre inside out, crafting a vivid account of life in the Late Suburban Age".
Music at Noon - Blaine Hendsbee, tenor and Glen Montgomery, piano
Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Student Play Explores Humanity Under Pressure
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre, 8:00 p.m., Matinee Jan. 24 at 2:00 p.m.
Friends must work together to find a way to overcome an impossible life or death affliction affecting a close friend. Cursed, an
exploration of humanity under pressure, is the next TheatreXtra production Jan. 22 to 24 in the David Spinks Theatre at 8 pm,
with a matinee on Jan. 24 at 2 pm.
Written and directed by Kyle Collins, a dramatic arts/education major, and David Gabert; a fourth year dramatic arts major, this is
their first collaboration. Collins provided the inspiration for the show and helped Gabert write the script. “This was my first
involvement in the script writing process,” says Collins. “On the other hand, David has written several plays for school and
community presentation by his troupe Drama Nutz Productions.”
It is the first time either has co-directed a play, although both have previously directed productions. “Co-directing is a unique
challenge” says Gabert “You both have to make sure you know what the other is looking for, and try not to step on each other’s
toes. We divided the play into two distinct aspects and each of us keeps an eye on one section, in that sense we work together
great. We took the pressure off each other, especially during final exams last month.” Although this is Colin’s first involvement in
TheatreXtra, Gabert was the assistant director for last year’s “The Horse, The Bison and The Deer.”
Cursed involves a cast of three, with a larger chorus of 20 people lending their vocal talents, which posed an interesting situation
for Gabert and Collins. “A group that large can be hard to manage, but the people we cast are a hard-working, dedicated bunch,
which simplified the process for us” says Collins “This is by far one of the most enjoyable shows and casts I have had the
pleasure of working with.”
The plot follows a group of friends, played by Jocelyn Haub, Corey Joyce, and Mark Spracklin, who find themselves in an unlikely
situation that is quickly spiraling out of control. To meet and triumph over this challenge they must come to terms with who they
are, set aside their differences, and work together to survive in this ever changing and seemingly cursed world.
The creators are not willing to give too much away about the plot. “People seem to be more interested in something that is slightly
mysterious,” says Collins. “Our show is meant to illicit interest by not revealing its secrets until opening night, which is part of the
reason we wrote the show rather than selecting an existing script. This way the audience arrives not knowing what to expect.”
Tickets are $11 regular and $7students/seniors from the Box Office 403-329-2616. The show contains mature themes and content
not suitable for person under the age of 18.
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Art Historian, Dr. Leslie Dawn lectures in Art Now, noon Jan. 23, Recital Hall
Date: Friday, January 23, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12 noon Jan.23, 2009
“Mungo Martin carves for the World of Tomorrow”
Leslie Dawn received his doctorate in art history from the University of British Columbia where he worked with John O'Brian,
Charlotte Townsend-Gault and Ruth Phillips. His research investigated problems in the construction of Canadian national
identities, colonial landscapes, and the representations of Native peoples in Western Canada by the Group of Seven, as well as
how Native groups modified, resisted and used these programs to negotiate a space for ensuring the continuity of their traditional
cultures. His major areas of research include Canadian, European and American art of the twentieth century, Native American Art,
and critical issues in contemporary theory and practice. He has been active for many years as an art critic and has published
extensively in this area. As well, he has written numerous catalogue essays for museums and galleries across Canada. His
essay; "Re:Reading Reid and the Revival" recently appeared in the anthology Bill Reid and Beyond: Expanding on Native
American Art; and the essay "The Englishness of Canadian Art" was included in the anthology Beyond Wilderness: The Group of
Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art, edited by John O'Brian and Peter White. His book National Visions National
Blindness: Canadian Art and Identities in the 1920s was published through UBC Press and has just been awarded the Raymond
Klibansky Prizefor best English work in the humanities presented by Canadian Federation for Humanities and Social Sciences.
Attached image: Mungo Martin, Poles, New York City World’s Fair, 1939
Don’t hide from Winter – Come Dance!
Date: Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: U of L Ballroom (Students Union Building)
Warm up by dancing to the Lethbridge Big Band at
New York, New York: A Night on the Town
Saturday Jan. 24
U of L Ballroom.
Festivities start at 8 p.m. and include door prizes, a silent auction, and great music.
“We invite everyone who enjoys dancing and having a good time to join us,” said music major Sarah Viejou, one of the
organizers. Dress is formal, so this is a great time to pull out all the stops!
Proceeds from this annual fundraiser support the annual tour undertaken by the U of L Wind Orchestra, a group of 45 student
musicians under the direction of Dr. Glenn Klassen.
Tickets are $23 each or $160 for a table of eight. Tickets can be purchased at Note-able Music 403-380-2130 and the U of L Box
Office 403-329-2616.
Poster
Filmmaker Gary Burns will speak in Art Now on January 26, 2009 at noon
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 26, 2009
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Calgary filmmaker, Gary Burns, speaks in Art Now Jan. 26 @12 noon Recital Hall
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 26, 2009
Gary Burns's cinematic gifts were established with his very first feature, The Suburbanators, which met with immediate praise
from critics and public alike at its premiere at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto film critics placed the film
among the Best Canadian films of 1996, naming Burns as one of the year's top ten Canadian directors and screenwriters. In
addition to announcing an original new filmmaker, The Suburbanators also introduced viewers to the strange world of suburbia
and its inhabitants - a universe that inspires and informs much of Burns's work.
Burns returned to this cultural terrain with his second feature, Kitchen Party, which also premiered at the Toronto International
Film Festival - where once again Burns met with critical acclaim. The New York Times called Kitchen Party "the funniest, nastiest,
comedy of manners to come down the pike in months" when it was screened at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of New
Directors New Films.
Moving from strength to strength, Burns's third feature film was waydowntown - which won the City Award for Best Canadian
Feature Film at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to win the Best Canadian Feature at the Atlantic Film
Festival and the Most Popular Canadian Film and Best Screenplay at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The National Post
hailed it as "a deadpan, almost pitch-perfect comedy," and The Village Voice called it "a palliative pharmaceutical rush!"
Burns returned to the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003 when A Problem with Fear opened the Perspective Canada
program. The film was subsequently selected by the Berlin International Film Festival, where it opened the Panorama Special
program in 2004.
Gary Burns studied Fine Arts and Drama at the University of Calgary and then attended Concordia in Montréal where he
graduated from their film program in 1992. Burns cleverly combines a wry sense of humour with an observational style.
Radiant City, produced by Burns Film Ltd in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, is Burns's first feature-length
documentary, which he co-directs with journalist and first-time filmmaker Jim Brown. The subject - the issue of urban sprawl - is
explored through the experience of one family negotiating the complexities of contemporary North American suburbia.
Calgary filmmaker, Gary Burns speaks in Architecture & Design Now Jan. 26 @ 6:00 in C
610
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
"Gary Burns's cinematic gifts were established with his very first feature, The Suburbanators, which met with immediate praise
from critics and public alike at its premiere at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto film critics placed the film
among the Best Canadian films of 1996, naming Burns as one of the year's top ten Canadian directors and screenwriters. In
addition to announcing an original new filmmaker, The Suburbanators also introduced viewers to the strange world of suburbia
and its inhabitants - a universe that inspires and informs much of Burns's work.
Burns returned to this cultural terrain with his second feature, Kitchen Party, which also premiered at the Toronto International
Film Festival - where once again Burns met with critical acclaim. The New York Times called Kitchen Party "the funniest, nastiest,
comedy of manners to come down the pike in months" when it was screened at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of New
Directors New Films.
Moving from strength to strength, Burns's third feature film was waydowntown - which won the City Award for Best Canadian
Feature Film at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to win the Best Canadian Feature at the Atlantic Film
Festival and the Most Popular Canadian Film and Best Screenplay at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The National Post
hailed it as "a deadpan, almost pitch-perfect comedy," and The Village Voice called it "a palliative pharmaceutical rush!"
Burns returned to the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003 when A Problem with Fear opened the Perspective Canada
program. The film was subsequently selected by the Berlin International Film Festival, where it opened the Panorama Special
program in 2004.
Gary Burns studied Fine Arts and Drama at the University of Calgary and then attended Concordia in Montréal where he
graduated from their film program in 1992. Burns cleverly combines a wry sense of humour with an observational style.
Radiant City, produced by Burns Film Ltd in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, is Burns's first feature-length
documentary, which he co-directs with journalist and first-time filmmaker Jim Brown. The subject - the issue of urban sprawl - is
explored through the experience of one family negotiating the complexities of contemporary North American suburbia".
Music at Noon - Trudi Mason, trumpet and Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Art historian Dr. Victor Semerjian speaks in Art Now @ 12 noon, Jan 30 in the Recital
Hall
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon January 30, 2009
In Search of the Primordial Communists: The Surrealist Map of the World
From the 1920s through to the 1940s, members of the Surrealist group were engaged in intense anti-colonial activities as part of
their commitment to international socialist ideals. During these same decades, they collected and displayed objects made by
colonized indigenous peoples especially those from various parts of the North American continent. A Surrealist interest in these
peoples is amply evident in this reconfiguration of world geography known as The Surrealist Map of the World of 1929. While the
map defies a singular reading, several peculiarities are initially worth pointing out, most notably the amplification in scale of
regions such as Alaska, Greenland, Baffin Island, Labrador and the Haida Gwaii, areas populated by indigenous peoples such as
the Inuit and the indigenous societies of the Northwest Coast. Using the map as a point of departure, this presentation will explore
how and why North American indigenous societies and their material culture came to occupy a central place within both Surrealist
and socialist revolutionary ideology. Approached in this way, The Surrealist Map of the World can be viewed as charting an
uneasy alliance between avant-gardism and politics.
Victor Semerjian graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Ph.D. in art history. His research investigated the
Surrealist political interest in North American indigenous societies through an exploration of the group's collecting, exhibiting and
anti-colonial activities from approximately 1925 to 1946. Currently, he is the course instructor for the Art Now distance learners in
Calgary and Edmonton.
Strings Across Alberta
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: U of L Recital Hall, W570
String musicians from across Alberta join the U of L’s Trio Amaranth for Strings of the Heart on Saturday January 31 at 8 pm in
theUniversity Recital Hall, as part of the Faculty Artists and Friends Series.
Trio Amaranth, which consists of violist Peter Visentin, cellist Tido Janssen, and pianist Deanna Oye, share this concert of
chamber music for strings and piano with violinist Guillaume Tardif, from the University of Alberta; violinist Edmond Agopian and
cellist Beth Sandvoss, from the University of Calgary, and violist Michael van der Sloot from Medicine Hat College.
“The concert unites some of the finest string players in Alberta in one gala concert,” says Dr. Deanna Oye. “This marks the first
joint effort for these four post-secondary music schools.”
The program includes excerpts from the "Dumky" Piano Trio by Dvorak, the Kodaly Duo for Violin and Cello, the Brahms Sonata
in E-flat major by Brahms, the Brahms-Ricci Presto for two violins, the Figaro Fantasy by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and the Furiant
from the Dvorak Piano Quintet as the finale.
This unique all-Alberta strings concert is touring the province with concerts at the Medicine Hat Esplanade on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m,
University of Alberta Convocation Hall on Feb. 27 at 8 pm, and Calgary's Rosza Centre in June.
Tickets for the Lethbridge concert are $15 regular and $10 students/seniors at the Box Office 403-329-2616. A complimentary
shuttle bus transports concert-goers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
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Strings of the Heart
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 7:00am - 9:00am
Location: Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre, Medicine Hat
February 1, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre, Medicine Hat
Features string faculty from the Universities of Lethbridge, Alberta and Calgary, and the Medicine Hat College Conservatory.
For ticket information contact 403.502.8777
Gary Burns film "waydowntown" will be screened in Architecture and Design Now, Feb 2
at 6 pm, C610
Date: Monday, February 2, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Gary Burns's cinematic gifts were established with his very first feature, The Suburbanators, which met with immediate praise
from critics and public alike at its premiere at the 1995 Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto film critics placed the film
among the Best Canadian films of 1996, naming Burns as one of the year's top ten Canadian directors and screenwriters. In
addition to announcing an original new filmmaker, The Suburbanators also introduced viewers to the strange world of suburbia
and its inhabitants - a universe that inspires and informs much of Burns's work.
Burns returned to this cultural terrain with his second feature, Kitchen Party, which also premiered at the Toronto International
Film Festival - where once again Burns met with critical acclaim. The New York Times called Kitchen Party "the funniest, nastiest,
comedy of manners to come down the pike in months" when it was screened at New York's Museum of Modern Art as part of New
Directors New Films.
Moving from strength to strength, Burns's third feature film was waydowntown - which won the City Award for Best Canadian
Feature Film at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival. It went on to win the Best Canadian Feature at the Atlantic Film
Festival and the Most Popular Canadian Film and Best Screenplay at the Vancouver International Film Festival. The National Post
hailed it as "a deadpan, almost pitch-perfect comedy," and The Village Voice called it "a palliative pharmaceutical rush!"
Burns returned to the Toronto International Film Festival in 2003 when A Problem with Fear opened the Perspective Canada
program. The film was subsequently selected by the Berlin International Film Festival, where it opened the Panorama Special
program in 2004.
Gary Burns studied Fine Arts and Drama at the University of Calgary and then attended Concordia in Montréal where he
graduated from their film program in 1992. Burns cleverly combines a wry sense of humour with an observational style.
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A Success Story for Slackers
An Interview with waydowntown Writer/Director Gary Burns By P. Pam Sawhney Gary Burns, a writer-director from Calgary,
Canada, has created three features in six years. His first, The Suburbanators was a critical success; his second, Kitchen Party,
was called "the funniest, nastiest comedy of manners to come down the pike in months" by The New York Times. His latest
feature, waydowntown, a smart satire on corporate life and modern human existence, was the winner of the Best Canadian
Feature at the Toronto Film Festival in 2001 and is currently playing in theaters throughout America. Here Burns discusses the
challenges of being a writer-director and the pleasures involved with dreaming up stories for a living.
Music at Noon - Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano and Glen Montgomery, piano
Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Marcia Swanston, mezzo-soprano, has been critically acclaimed for her vocal beauty and technical ease as well as her wideranging acting ability and dramatic musical interpretation. She enjoys a varied career commanding an impressive array of vivid
operatic roles as well as a vast array of oratorio and concert repertoire.
She appears frequently with opera companies and orchestras across Canada and the United States in roles ranging from
Azucena in Il Trovatore (Pacific Opera) and Mrs. Grose in The Turn of the Screw (Canadian Opera Company, L’Opera de
Montreal and Pacific Opera) to Marcellina in Le Nozze de Figaro (Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Vancouver
Opera). After receiving a B.Mus. from the University of Lethbridge, Ms. Swanston completed post-graduate studies in England at
the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, followed by extensive study with master teachers at the Britten Pears School for
Advanced Musical Study in Suffolk, England.
In addition to her full-time teaching schedule, performance engagements during the 2003-2004 season includef Mahler’s Das Lied
von der Erde with Symphony Nova Scotia, Il Trovatore in concert with the London Symphony, Mahler’s Symphony #3 with the
Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Verdi’s Requiem with the Victoria Symphony, and as Mrs. Noah in Britten’s Noye’s Fludde at
Toronto’s Britten Festival.
Ms. Swanston, a respected vocal pedagogue and clinician, taught voice at the University of Western Ontario prior to assuming a
position as Associate Professor in the Department of Music at Dalhousie University in the fall of 2001.
“…Marcia Swanston as Azucena, arguably the plum mezzo-soprano role in Italian opera, swept all before her in ranging with
unflagging vocal ease from maddened curses to maternal love while avoiding the caricature of a gypsy hag. It was truly a
memorable performance…”
— Floyd St. Clair, The Vancouver Sun, April 29th, 2000
“…The simplicity of her performance, its lack of histrionics and its avoidance of cheap effects, as well as her superb command of
vocal technique, revealed a depth of contact with art-song’s fusion of musical and verbal nuance that is the hallmark of an
absolutely first-class art-song singer…”
— Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, January 28th, 2002
Photographer, David Miller speaks in Art Now Feb 4 at 12 noon, Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 4, 2009
David Miller's works have been presented across Canada and internationally since 1984.
Motivated in part by the potential of art to move beyond disciplinary specialization--by a
metadisciplinary approach to art practice--his research has and continues to assume
multiple forms. Working alone and also collaboratively, he shows photographs, drawings,
projections and installations, site-works, sculpture and performances. Currently, he is
completing cycles of photographs and animations that take part in the negotiaition of
memory in the aftermath of fascism. He is also designing events with the aim to connect
people and restore lost community memory. His photographic work explores the
relationship that the technical image establishes between what is evident (appearance)
and with the unrecoverable (disappearance). Broadly, his research is concerned with
embodiment and knowledge, truth and belief, technology and nature, memory and
history.
David Miller studied Photography, Filmmaking and Audio Arts at Sheridan College of
Arts and Technology, Interdisciplinary Studio and Art History at the Nova Scotia College
of Art and Design, Theatre of the Oppressed with Augusto Boal, The Problematics of
Public Art and the Public Sphere at Simon Fraser University's Institute for Contemporary
Art and also in Maastricht at the Jan van Eyck Akademie.
He has taught courses in Photography, Drawing, Open and Extended Media and the
History of Photography for institutions in Canada and abroad: Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, Halifax; Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary; University of Guelph,
Guelph; The Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff; The Academy of Cinema, Media and
Performing Arts, Prague; The Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague; The
Centrum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam; Technical University, Brno; The Centro de la
Imagen, Mexico City.
David was born in Montreal and has lived and worked throughout Canada, in China, The
Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Israel, Spain,
U.S.A., Italy and in Mexico.
His work is represented by The Agency, a member initiated and managed production and
curatorial initiative based in Montreal and by Lonsdale Gallery and Lee Ka-Sing Gallery,
both in Toronto.
Along with his partner Petra Mala, David Miller operates the Mala Press from The
Garage, both in Lethbridge.
Night of the Gypsies: free concert at public library
Date: Friday, February 6, 2009 - 12:30pm - Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 2:00pm
Location:
Under the Influence
Date: Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Winner of Governor General’s Medal, architect Bruce Haden, speaks in Architecture and
Design Now, Feb 9 @ 6 pm in C 610
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Bruce Haden graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1991, with a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) and the Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal. He is a managing partner at Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden architects + urbanistes.
Haden has extensive experience in institutional, social services, residential, retail and First Nations projects. Most recently, he
completed the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre in Osoyoos, Quest University in Squamish and the JJ Bean coffee shop on Main
Street in Vancouver. He is currently working on the Eastburn Community Centre and Pool in Burnaby, the Four Host First Nations
Pavilion for the 2010 Olympics, and several residential projects.
Haden is very active in the community. He has held the position of Chair for the Urban Design Panel for the City of Vancouver and
has participated on the Communications Board for the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. He has recently assisted both
Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in setting up Design Panels to help them realize a strategic and visionary plan for
Toronto’s waterfront district. He has also taught at the UBC School of Architecture and was the Vancouver correspondent to
Canadian Architect Magazine for ten years. In addition, Haden was the Design Correspondent for CBC Radio’s Early Edition for
two years. He was a member of Vancouver Foundation’s Four Pillars Fund and currently is the President of the Board for the
Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.
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attached image: photo by Nic LeHoux
Film #2: Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Date: Monday, February 9, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location:
Film #2
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Fernando Meirelles, dir. Brazil: O2 Filmes, 2002. 130 minutes. Rated 18A
Cidade de Deus is an engaging and often disturbing journey into the violent slums of Rio de Janeiro. Well inscribed in a Latin
American tradition of social violence cinema, the film introduces innovative uses editing, colour, music and narrative techniques
(like the voice-over and the flashback) to create a strong sense of reality without falling into dominant and more traditional forms
of realism.
Winner, Gran Coral, Best Fiction Film, New Latin American Film Festival, Havana, 2002
Official Selection, International Film Festival, Cannes, 2002
Winner, BAFTA Award, Best Editing, 2003
Nominee, BAFTA, 2003, Best film not in the English Language
Official nominee on Behalf of Brazil, Oscar, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood
Dr. Omar Rodr'guez from the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge will introduce the film and will lead
a discussion session following the screening.
Monday, February 9
6 – 9PM
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Music at Noon - Jacques Després
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Widely-acclaimed pianist Jacques Després has dazzled audiences for over two decades in his native Canada and the U.S. with
his sensitive, yet powerful style and sympathetic interpretations of a broad range of composers. Since his debut with the Montreal
Symphony Orchestra in 1978, he has performed throughout North America as a soloist and recitalist.
A member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Alberta since 2000, he is also a noted scholar and teacher. An authority on
piano performance and repertoire, he has been a frequent guest lecturer at music festivals and academic institutions. His term as
Music Director for Stony Brook’s Summer Serenades helped draw a large and enthusiastic audience to that very successful
lecture concert series. His recordings include a widely praised release, on Naxos, of the complete keyboard works by Joseph
Martin Kraus, as well as Kraus’ complete works for violin and piano with violinist Walter Schwede, a world premiere recording of
The New Goldberg Variations, with cellist Tanya Prochazka, solo piano works of Jean- Paul Liardet on VDE/Gallo, and Ballades
and The Children’s World of Debussy and Bartók on the Arktos label.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl ~ Giant Fun for the Whole Family
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 12:00pm - Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 12:00pm
Location: University Theatre, 7:00 p.m., Public Matinee Feb 14 at 12:00 noon
When young Sophie is plucked from her bedroom window by a 14-foot tall creature, she fears the worst. Fortunately, Sophie’s
captor is the Big Friendly Giant, who needs her creativity and bravery to thwart the dastardly plans of evil monsters. The BFG (Big
Friendly Giant) by Roald Dahl, adapted for the stage by David Wood, appear from Feb. 10 to 14 in the University Theatre at 7
pm, with a matinee at 12 noon on Sat. Feb. 14.
“Audiences can expect an action-packed hour at the theatre, with dynamic performances and comic antics,” promises Director
Nicolas Hanson. “Creating a world of giants has provided a playful challenge for the design and technical faculty and staff, who
have been busy constructing puppets, masks, and stilts for our energetic cast of student actors.”
Creating family theatre is nothing new for Hanson, who teaches two courses in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) for the U of L
Dept. of Theatre and Dramatic Arts. As part of those courses, students perform at local elementary schools. “After five years of
taking students from my TYA courses out to perform for more than 10,000 young people at local schools, I wanted to create an
opportunity for children to experience the magic of visiting our University Theatre with its array of technical wizardry.”
People often believe that performing for children is easy. “Our actors are quickly learning that young people have sophisticated
artistic tastes and that keeping hundreds of children engaged requires limitless energy, genuine sincerity, and a keen ability to
harness the power of juvenile imaginations,” says Hanson with a smile.
With sales of 100 million books, Roald Dahl is one of the world’s most popular authors. From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
to James and the Giant Peach, Dahl’s imaginative narratives and eccentric characters charm children while engaging adults at
the same time.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) has become one of Dahl’s endearing classics with its creative combination of fantasy elements like
giants with contemporary concepts like helicopters. Despite its setting in a comic and colourful world, The BFG (Big Friendly
Giant) exposes some sincere elements of our real world; namely, the way we treat people who are appear physically differently.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is truly family-oriented theatre that can be enjoyed by everyone aged 5 to 105. All audience
members, regardless of age, must have a ticket, which can be purchased from the Box Office at 403-329-2616 or weekdays from
12:30 to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior. Patrons are encouraged to get their tickets early to avoid
disappointment.
A complimentary shuttle bus transports theatre goers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
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Montreal artist, Raphaelle deGroot, speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall, Feb. 11 at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 11, 2009
Since 1997, Rapha'lle de Groot has carried out a polymorphous work employing many artistic mediums – drawing, performance,
video, intervention, installation or edition. Her practice evolves from contextual research, situations of encounter and responses to
experience. Often involving the participation of specific communities (nuns, blind people, domestic workers, textile workers), her
projects explore the potential of art making processes as means to restore hidden or withheld worlds. Her work has been the
subject of several solo exhibitions in Canada and abroad, the most recent being Le moment de la déprise (Galerie B-312,
Montreal), Chantiers (Le Quartier, France), Il volto interiore (Galleria Z2O–Sara Zanin, Italy) and Rapha'lle de Groot. En exercice
(Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal). She has participated in many group shows including Métamorphoses (AK Bank Sanat, Turkey),
Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed (MACM, Montreal), Negotiating Us, Here and Now (Leeds City Art
Gallery, UK), Just my Imagination (John Labatt Visual Arts Centre, London ON), and “We come in peace...” Histories of the
Americas (MACM, Montreal).
Rapha'lle de Groot holds a Master’s degree in visual and media arts from Université du Québec à Montréal. In 2006, she was
awarded the Pierre-Ayot Prix d’excellence by the City of Montreal and in 2008 she was finalist for the Sobey Art Award.
www.saag.ca
www.raphaelledegroot.net
Daniel Young & Christian Giroux speak in Art Now Feb 13 @ 12 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, February 13, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 13, 2009
Since 2001 we have investigated form and materiality in sculpture within the expanded field of architecture and landscape design.
We employ industrial materials and prototyping methodolgies to produce works that reflect upon the history of abstraction and the
imbrication of social meaning and phenomenal experience. Although primarily object makers, we also deploy maquettes,
drawings and film to explore the structural logic of objects and spaces.
Recent work includes Boole, a group of sculptures made from precision fabricated sheet metal enclosures developed in a formal
dialogue with pieces of Ikea furniture. Colliding objects from the domestic realm with an industrial mode of manufacturing, the
world of the commodity and the component, Boole is both a critique and reflection of the spirit of contemporary modernism. The
title is derived from the term used to describe the basic 3D computer modeling operations of addition and subtraction of simple
forms in the generation of more complex ones.
Reticulated Gambol is a commission for the city of Toronto, at Lee Centre Park, Scarborough, slated to open in the Fall of 2008.
This fully interactive pavilion/ structure is composed of standard playground equipment components that conform to a radically
different organizational logic– the grid –than normally operates within the chaotic and polychromatic vernacular of playground
equipment. We will be staging a public performance with local children in collaboration with playwright and performance artist
Darren O’Donnel to highlight the role of the work as a kind of “subjectivity machine”.
http://www.canadianart.ca/art/features/2008/09/01/tag-team/
www.cgdy.com
Japanese musician performs with U of L Global Drums
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 12:00pm - Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 2:00pm
Location:
Brendan Fernandes speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall Feb. 23 at 12 noon
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 23, 2009
Sculptor and video artist Brendan Fernandes was born in Kenya of Indian heritage and immigrated to Canada in the 1990s. He
completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA (2005) from The
University of Western Ontario and his BFA (2002) from York University in Canada. Accolades include: grants from The Ontario
and Canada Councils for the Arts including the International Residency in Trinidad and Tobago. He has exhibited internationally,
including invitations to part-icipate in The Third Guangzhou Triennial, Guangzhou, China (2008) and the Western New York
Biennial through The Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY (2007). Fernandes has participated in The Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council’s Work Space Residency (2008), Emerge 10 at Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (2008), and
was an Artist in Residence at The School of Visual Arts, NY, in the graduate program for computer arts (2008). He currently works
between Toronto and New York. His work is represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.
Attached image: Nymba ata Choma, 2008, video still, dimensions vary
www.brendanfernandes.ca
An exhibition of his work can be seen at Truck gallery in Calgary. In the exhibition “Mutual Surrender”, Brendan Fernandes will
exhibit sculptural and video installations that examine the notion of his return to his birthplace of Kenya. Through written narrative,
appropriated documentary footage and stereotypical imagery of Africa, the artist explores what he has become after living in
Canada (the West) for the past twenty years.
Guest Masterclass - Feb 27
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 - 7:20am - Friday, February 27, 2009 - 9:00am
Location: W570
Information
AFA Announcement
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 - 8:53am - Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:53am
Location:
AFA Newswire - Arts Camps 2009, a component of the Alberta’s Future Leaders Program (AFL), is currently accepting
applications for positions available as Summer Arts Mentors. Deadline extended to March 2, 2009.
Auditions for Drama 2420 Directing Fundamentals
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 - 9:31am - Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 9:31am
Location:
Students of the Drama 2420 Directing Fundamentals are in need of individuals who are willing to act in small 5-6 minute scenes
that are to be directed by members of the Drama 2420 class.
Charlotte Falk, editor and creative director of Display Magazine, in Architecture & Design
Now, Feb 23 @ 6:00 inC 610
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Get a designer to explain exactly what is they do and they probably can't tell you. "Umm, I make things? I draw. I play with type all
day? I'm a problem solver!" Display Canadian Design Magazine does not have one easy description either. Founded by Charlotte
Falk and Jennifer Kowton in February 2008, Display is the product of their desire to design something they love and to produce
something that reminded them of why they initially fell in love with design.The magazine's focus evolved naturally when Falk and
Kowton realized they could help other designers fall back in love with design too. This focus is the driving force behind all of their
decisions, and is clearly defined in their mission statement:
"With emphasis on Canada's own grassroots design community, Display seeks to showcase the culture of design. By designers,
for designers, Display is a platform for all things creative."
Charlotte Falk received her Bachelor of Design from the University of Alberta in 2006. While at the U. of A., she studied both
Visual Communication Design and Industrial Design. In addition to being a designer, she is also a painter and continually strives
to balance her art and design. Currently, Charlotte resides in Vancouver where she splits her time between pursuing a Masters of
Architecture at UBC and the magazine.
Display launched in November 2008 and the second issue will be released early this March.
attached image: cover Display Canadian Design magazine
http://displaymagazine.blogspot.com/
Music at Noon - Musaeus
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
This performance, arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
"On the Ice of Labrador" with La compagnie Montreal danse, Feb. 24
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Personal Stories Woven with Dance
True stories about aviators, trombone players, mortality on railroad tracks, blood sugar cycles of a young diabetic, an English
woman in a hut of rotten potatoes, and a journey of Alzheimer's, are all woven together in On the Ice of Labrador by Montréal
Danse on Feb. 24 at 8 pm in the University Theatre.
Known for its captivating dances and exceptional dancers, Montréal Danse has toured throughout Canada, South America, the
United States, Europe, Asia and Central America. In this production by British Columbia based choreographer Sarah Chase,
seven dancers move and talk together, bringing fragments of identity and memory to life.
As these fragments accumulate in beautiful dances and personal stories, we glimpse something more essential, something
unnamable. “This is a performance that goes beyond the words and the dancing to connect to audiences in a powerful way,” says
Lisa Doolittle, Now Showing curator/producer Lisa Doolittle. “Every one of us has pieces of family stories, almost like fragments of
those songs that you can’t get out of your head. Maybe you’ve heard these stories a thousand times, but never fully
comprehended. One day, unexpectedly, a story resonates and at last you feel and see what it means. On the Ice of Labrador is
full of such flashes of recognition and connection. It’s a beautiful piece.”
Montréal Danse is devoted to creating vibrant works that play with concepts, visions, structures and vocabularies in its pursuit to
capture the imagination. Artistic Director Kathy Casey seeks choreographers who stand apart from the crowd and asks them and
the company's dancers to delve into the unknown. “This approach is Montréal Danse's way of discovering what is fresh,
audacious and exciting in the art form,” says Doolittle.
The public is invited to a choreography workshop led by Casey on Tues. Feb. 24 at 1:40 pm in Room W420.
Tickets for On the Ice of Labrador are $20 students/seniors and $25 regular from the U of L Box Office: 403-329-2616.
- 30 In its 11th season, Now Showing gratefully acknowledges the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Department
of Canadian Heritage. On the Ice of Labrador is a co-production of the CanDance Network Creation Fund, Canada Dance
Festival, Vancouver East Cultural Centre, Agora de la Danse and Brian Webb Dance Company. Residencies to develop this new
work were granted to Montreal Danse in Quebec at the Théatre Hector-Charland, Centennial Theatre, Salle Pauline-Julien, Agora
de la danse and also in Alberta at the Banff Centre.
Femme Might Makes Right - Dr. Philippa Gates
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 4:00am - Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location:
Vancouver photographer, Susan Stewart, speaks in Art Now Feb 27 @ 12 noon in the
Recital Hall
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon February 27, 2009
Susan Stewart lives and works in Vancouver and is an interdisciplinary artist who produces video, photography, writing, and multimedia performance and installations, both in solo and collaborative productions. She was one of three members of the Kiss and
Tell Collective whose award-winning and provocative productions were exhibited, published and performed locally and
internationally for over a decade. In recent installations and performances, Stewart has explored using video as a visual art form,
rather than the conventional single channel narrative structure of much time-based work. She is interested in the ways that timebased media can be implemented and read as visual art, with some of the same aesthetic and formal concerns of painting,
photography and sculpture. She is equally interested in subverting traditional ways of reading and perceiving 2D and 3D art
works. These strategies can be found in scene unseen (2001), all the Kiss and Tell productions, and most recently A Space
Without Fences Like You on the Prairie (2006) in collaboration with Dorothy Seaton. Stewart is an Associate Professor at Emily
Carr Institute of Art/Design/Media.
attached image: Policy Babies
Global Drums! Music from Around the World
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Drums from Around the World
A feast for the ears and eyes created by high energy, interesting instruments and world music fill the University Theatre on Feb.
27 and 28 at 8 pm with Global Drums! presented by the U of L Percussion Ensemble. Also on the program are special guests St.
Patrick’s School African Dance Ensemble doing a traditional dance from Ghana.
“Our multifaceted concert is visually exciting with dance, choreography, and props combined with the lush, beautiful, and powerful
music from around the world, and all of it is upbeat,” said Adam Mason, director. He also promises an interesting finale to the
evening. “Our eclectic mix of music has something for everyone including Debussy thrown in with classic rock by Edgar Winter
and Santana.”
The program features several percussion ensembles including a classical ensemble, African drum and dance group, steel drum
band, and Taiko Drums. “We’ll play the Taiko drums that the Lethbridge Twinning Society so generously donated to us,” he says.
“But it will be Taiko with a twist and that’s all I’m willing to say right now.” The 13 members of the Steel Drum Band provide the
home-town audience with a sneak preview of the music they are taking to Japan in August. On the classical front, Brianne
Cruickshank will play the new 5-octive marimba. “This instrument is the Rolls-Royce of marimba. It is beautiful to look and
amazing to hear,” says Mason. A grant from Canbra Foods enabled the group to purchase the instrument.
New this year is a Brazilian Samba Ensemble. “The Samba group does extremely infectious drumming, the kind you’d hear at
Carnival in Rio,” says Mason. “We’ve got parade drums, which makes the performers very mobile, so I’m inviting the audience to
be prepared to participate.”
Tickets for Global Drums! on Feb. 27 and 28 are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616. A
complimentary shuttle bus transports concertgoers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
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Art historian, Martin Segger, speaks in Art Now March 2 @ 12 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 2, 2009
description to follow
Vancouver Art Historian Martin Segger speaks in Art Now March 3, Recital Hall at 12
noon
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 2, 2009
Museums and the Sacred: Engaging with the “Other”
The first part of this paper will chronicle thirty years of changing attitudes,
and approaches, to treating spiritual issues (“the other”) in the
conservation of heritage places, the restoration of monuments, and also
collecting and exhibiting artifacts and art in western Canada. A series of
case studies will provide a critical perspective. These range from conserving
the abandoned Haida village of Ninstints, Haida Gwaii, to restoring North
America’s oldest synagogue in Victoria, British Columbia; from the
pioneering First Nations exhibits developed at the Royal British Columbia
Museum to a current exhibition of the contemporary shaman artist,
Norval Morrisseau, at the University of Victoria.
The second part will attempt to contextualize this experience within the
current work of the Commonwealth Association of Museums, in particular
its global focus on the role cultural institutions in strengthening civil
society. Relevant to this dialogue is the Commonwealth Foundation’s recent
international dialogue: “Engaging with Faith”, and the series of world
museum conferences organized by CAM variously addressing how museums
in contemporary society deal with fundamental issues such as alleviating
poverty, promoting peace, democracy and good governance, celebrating
cultural diversity, supporting freedom of belief and defending pluralism.
The paper will conclude with a personal reflection on future directions, and
some possible lines of enquiry, that might assist museums and heritage
institutions in accepting, and adapting to, the new reality of cultural
pluralism of which faith based societal values are an essential part.
Martin Segger, B.A., Dip.Ed., M.Phil., F.R.S.A., F.C.M.A is Director, Community Relations, UVic, and director of the University
Centre Museum and Auditorium complex; Adjunct Professor for Renaissance Studies and Museum Studies in the Faculty of Fine
Arts; and academic advisor to for the Cultural Resources Management Programme. In November 1987 and 1990 he was elected
to serve three-year terms as Alderman, City of Victoria, was a 12 year appointee to the Provincial Capital Commission, and
continues serving on the Victoria Harbour Authority. His special area of administrative expertise is arts and heritage management
Prof. Segger holds an honours B.A. in English Literature and a Diploma of Education (Secondary Curriculum) from the University
of Victoria, and a Master of Philosophy in Renaissance Cultural Studies from the Warburg Institute, University of London. In 1982
he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and 1999 a Fellow of the Canadian Museums Association.
Since 1985 he has co-directed the course, Integrated Studies in Heritage Conservation, in co-operation with the University of
Zagreb at the Interuniversity Centre, Dubrovnik. He has been active on the boards of the UNESCO organizations, International
Council for the Conservation of Monuments and Sites – Canada, and the International Council of Museums – Canada, and has
just finished a term as chair of the International Committee for the Training of Museum Personnel and is currently President,
Commonwealth Association of Museums.
Dr. A. Welch and Prof. Segger are currently undertaking and 19th Century colonial architectural history research project in
Calcutta, India, with SSHRC support and he directs a 1.2 million SSHRC Community University Research Alliance project at
UVic.
Academic contributions have been focused in two main areas:
Architectural History:
Victoria, An Architectural History (1979)
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings (ed. 1979)t
This Old House (1982) and This Old Town (1984): two conservation reports for the City of Victoria:
Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (1975-78, editor
Vice-Regal Mansions of British Columbia (1982) Editor of this posthumous book by P. Cotton
An Architectural Guide to British Columbia (in preparation)
West Coast Review (Editorial Board member)
The Buildings of Samuel Maclure: In Search of Appropriate Form (1986).
Museology:
Training of Museum Personnel in Canada (1978)
Technical Manual Series in Heritage Conservation (BC Heritage Trust, 1979-), editor Introduction to Museum Studies and
Introduction to Heritage Conservation (print and video distance education course, University of Victoria, 1984)
OLMIS /iMIS (On-line Museum Information System) collections inventory control system for the museum collection of the
University of Victoria, co-author.
In both fields he has also written numerous exhibition catalogues, film scripts, articles and book reviews, etc.
http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/
Martin Segger speaks in Architecture & Design Now, March 2 in C 610 at 6 pm
Date: Monday, March 2, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
In search of appropriate form: the buildings of Samuel Maclure.
Professor Martin Segger Is the current President of the Commonwealth Association of Museums. Segger holds an honours B.A.
in English Literature and a Diploma of Education (Secondary Curriculum) from the University of Victoria, and a Master of
Philosophy in Renaissance Cultural Studies from the Warburg Institute, University of London. In 1982 he was elected a fellow of
the Royal Society of Arts, and 1999 a Fellow of the Canadian Museums Association.
Since 1985 he has co-directed the course, Integrated Studies in Heritage Conservation, in co-operation with the University of
Zagreb at the Interuniversity Centre, Dubrovnik. He has been active on the boards of the UNESCO organizations, International
Council for the Conservation of Monuments and Sites – Canada, and the International Council of Museums – Canada, and has
just finished a term as chair of the International Committee for the Training of Museum Personnel and is currently President,
Commonwealth Association of Museums.
Dr. A. Welch and Prof. Segger are currently undertaking and 19th Century colonial architectural history research project in
Calcutta, India, with SSHRC support and he directs a 1.2 million SSHRC Community University Research Alliance project at
UVic.
Segger is Director, Community Relations, UVic, and director of the University Centre Museum and Auditorium complex; Adjunct
Professor for Renaissance Studies and Museum Studies in the Faculty of Fine Arts; and academic advisor to for the Cultural
Resources Management Programme. In November 1987 and 1990 he was elected to serve three-year terms as Alderman, City of
Victoria, was a 12 year appointee to the Provincial Capital Commission, and continues serving on the Victoria Harbour Authority.
His special area of administrative expertise is arts and heritage management.
Academic contributions have been focused in two main areas:
Architectural History:
Victoria, An Architectural History (1979)
The British Columbia Parliament Buildings (ed. 1979)t
This Old House (1982) and This Old Town (1984): two conservation reports for the City of Victoria:
Proceedings of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (1975-78, editor
Vice-Regal Mansions of British Columbia (1982) Editor of this posthumous book by P. Cotton
An Architectural Guide to British Columbia (in preparation)
West Coast Review (Editorial Board member)
The Buildings of Samuel Maclure: In Search of Appropriate Form (1986).
Museology:
Training of Museum Personnel in Canada (1978)
Technical Manual Series in Heritage Conservation (BC Heritage Trust, 1979-), editor Introduction to Museum Studies and
Introduction to Heritage Conservation (print and video distance education course, University of Victoria, 1984)
OLMIS /iMIS (On-line Museum Information System) collections inventory control system for the museum collection of the
University of Victoria, co-author.
In both fields he has also written numerous exhibition catalogues, film scripts, articles and book reviews, etc.
http://www.maltwood.uvic.ca/
http://www.islandnet.com/~helen/Maclure.html#1970%20Argyle
Music at Noon - Nick Sullivan, trombone and Bente Hansen, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:00am
Location:
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Dean Desmond Rochfort will speak in Art Now on March 4, 2009 in the Recital Hall at
12:00 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 4, 2009
“Multiple Perspectives in Public Places”
Desmond Rochfort is a graduate of both the Royal Academy of Art in London in the UK, where he obtained his graduate degree in
painting, as well as the Royal College of Art in London.
During the 1970's and 1980's he became one of Britain's leading public mural artists, and executed a number of the most
important and well known mural commissions painted in Britain during that period. Today he continues his practice as a muralist
and painter.
In 1986 he received his Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art in London for his pioneering research, conducted in Mexico and the
United States, on the 20th century history of the Mexican Mural painting movement, and in particular for his work on the Mexican
muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Acknowledged as one of the leading international scholars outside of Mexico on the History of Mexican Mural Painting, Desmond
Rochfort has travelled extensively throughout Mexico, the United States, and Latin America conducting research over the last 25
years on the History of the Mexican mural movement and public mural painting in general.
His articles and books have been published in Europe, as well as the United States, Mexico and Australia. Translated into
Spanish and Italian, his major book, Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, is now in its 5th printing and is widely used as
required reading and as a text book for Latin American cultural studies courses in Universities in the United States. And, in
Mexico itself it is the best selling book on the history of the country's mural painting movement. In September 2003 the Chinese
edition of the book was published by the Tsingua University Press in Beijing
While living in the United Kingdom, Dr. Rochfort curated, or was principle advisor and consultant to several major international
exhibitions of Mexican Art held in the United Kingdom, including the first retrospective exhibition in Britain, held at the Museum of
Modern Art in Oxford of the Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco in 1981, the landmark retrospective of Diego Rivera held at
the Haywood Gallery in London 1987, and most recently the exhibition of the work of Siqueiros held at the Whitechapel Gallery in
London in 1997. He was also the principle advisor and consultant for the 1987 BBC Arena series TV documentary on the life and
work of Diego Rivera. And most recently he was consultant and advisor to the exhibition Viva Mexico! Featuring the work of Diego
Rivera held at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary Alberta Canada
During his time in Britain Desmond Rochfort taught at the Chelsea School of Art in London where he became the Director of the
school's graduate program in Public Art and Design. Since 1990 he has held senior administrative positions at the University of
Alberta as the chair of the department of Art and Design, as President at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and as the Head
of the school of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of
Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge in 2008.
attached image: Follies of Endeavour
Comedy & Tradegy with Opera Workshop
Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Two Operas for the Price of One
Take one lyric operatic tragedy, contrast it with one light-hearted comic romp and you have one great evening of entertainment
with the U of L Opera Workshop, March 4 through 7 at 8 p.m. nightly in the David Spinks Theatre.
“The first half of the evening features the lyric tragedy Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell, arguably England’s greatest native
composer,” says Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, director. “Although the work was first performed in a girls’ school in 1689, historians now
believe it was actually commissioned for the court of King Charles II in 1685. Sadly, the King never saw it performed because he
died unexpected the same year.”
The opera’s plot centres on the passionate, yet ultimately tragic love affair between the Queen of Carthage (Dido) and Aeneas of
Troy. Juxtaposed against the regal court scenes are episodes with three evil witches who wreak havoc on the lives of the two
unsuspecting lovers.
“Witches had become quite a standard feature in plays and operas of this period, starting as far back as Shakespeare’s Macbeth
(1606),” says Hendsbee. “The witches conjure up a spirit to lure Aeneas away from his beloved Dido. After he abandons her, the
broken hearted Dido takes her own life . . . thus the element of tragedy.”
The comedic half of the evening is the operetta Ten Belles and No Ring, written by Franz von Suppé and premiered in 1862. A
master of the operetta form, von Suppé is credited with more than 40 of these Viennese musical delights. “Although many of his
works are no longer in the standard operatic repertoire several of overtures including Poet and Peasant and The Light Cavalry
frequently appear on orchestral pops concerts to this day,” says Hendsbee.
Since operettas plot demand a stretch of the imagination, audiences are invited to suspend their disbelief, relax and enjoy the fun.
A widowed father, who lives with his ten lovely unmarried daughters, is desperate to find husbands for them, so posts an
advertisement. As luck would have it, a tenor happens upon the house and goes inside. The girls display their vocal charms to the
young handsome suitor in an exotic potpourri of styles including Italian Aria, Viennese Waltz, Tyrolean Yodel, French can-can and
Scots Ballad, among others. To learn which the suitor chooses, you have to come to the show
The performance features 30 singers and two small instrumental chamber groups. A string quartet and harpsichord perform in
“Dido and Aeneas and Ten Belles features music by a local composer. “Sadly the orchestral parts for Ten Belles were lost in a fire
over 100 years ago,” explains Hendsbee. “Jesse Plessis, a talented U of L music composition student has written a special
arrangement for a small elite combo of instruments to accompany Ten Belles.”
Ten Belles is set in an 19th century parlour and costumed in Victorian splendour, while the “Dido and Aeneas” setting is more stark
with the costumes being a combination of stunning new designs by Professor Leslie Robison-Greene and costumes generously
provided by Pacific Opera Victoria.
Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior from the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
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Artist and Writer Neal McLeod speaks in Art Now March 6, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Friday, March 6, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 6, 2009
Neal McLeod is an art historian, painter, poet and filmmaker and is from the James Smith Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan.
McLeod teaches Indigenous studies at Trent University and for the previous ten years at the First Nations University of Canada,
Regina. He received a BA and MA from the University of Saskatchewan, and Ph.D. from the University of Regina. His research
interests include: Cree culture and history, oral history, Indigenous narratives and literature, Indigenous art, Indigenous philosophy
and religion, Indigenous political history and the history of Indigenous people of western Canada. Nebraska University Press
publication of his dissertation Exploring Cree Narrative Memory is in process.
McLeod’s paintings blend traditional Cree iconography and narrative, with modern impulses and figurative work and this work has
been exhibited extensively in western Canada as well as Europe. In addition to painting, his first book of poetry Songs to Kill a
W"htikow was nominated for three Saskatchewan book awards and he is presently working on his second book of poetry entitled
Gabriel’s Beach. His recent film A Man Called Horst, Fair-Skinned Indians Production, received national coverage and has been
shown at Urban Shaman Gallery, Winnipeg, Humboldt University, Berlin and Trier University, Germany; and dissects the German
"obsession" with "Indians." McLeod was a performer in the comedy troupe, “The Fair Skinned Indians” and was the leading force
behind The Crowhop Café, a forum for Aboriginal entertainment and also the venue for his comedy group, the Bionic Bannock
Boys.
attached image: Gabriel's Beach
Installation artist, Samuel Roy-Bois, will speak in Art Now March 9, Recital Hall at 12
noon
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 9, 2009
Samuel Roy-Bois is an artist, musician and performer. He is known for his large scale immersive installations, where the line
between work of art exhibition space is often blurred. Defining art as experience first, Roy-Bois conceives work as metafiction,
through which he questions the complex relationship one has with architecture and the built environment.
Originally from Quebec City, Samuel Roy-Bois is currently residing in Vancouver. He acquired his BFA from Université Laval in
Quebec (1996) and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montréal (2001). His installations have been
shown across Canada and internationally with recent solo exhibitions such as Let us, then, be up and doing..., Contemporary Art
Gallery, Vancouver (2008); Divertissements, Point éphémère, Paris (2007); Improbable and ridiculous, Musée d’art contemporain
de Montréal, Montréal (2006); Faire l’indépendence, Quartier éphémère, Montréal (2005); The Monologue (Contempt and
seduction), Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax (2005); and, Fractures mortelles, Galerie de l’École des arts visuels, Université Laval,
Quebec (2004). His upcoming solo exhibition Polarizer runs from March 14 – April 26, 2009 at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s
temporary location (324 5th St. S).
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of Roy-Bois work at the SAAG Sat Mar 14
Attached image: jai entendu un bruit
www.saag.ca
www.samuelroybois.com
www.contemporaryartgallery.ca/#exhibitions
Calgary architect, Gerald Forseth speaks in Architecture & Design Now, March 9 at 6pm,
C 610
Date: Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
"Istanbul Today"
Gerald Forseth has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than eight years and sixteen lectures. He
has a small, creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects
located in several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture,
recreation and residential buildings. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with
the title "Fellow" by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of
Calgary; does research involving housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several
essays for exhibition catalogues; gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels
around the world to study ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and
community organizations. Forseth's projects in 2007 include a Telephone Museum in historic Inglewood Calgary; several Island
cottages in BC; new infill house, additions and renovations in inner city Calgary; and the restoration of the historic Simmons
Factory Building located on the Bow River in east Calgary.
attached image: Yali on the Bosphorus
Music at Noon - Eugene Dowling, tuba and Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Eugene Dowling holds degrees from Michigan State and Northwestern Universities. His principal teachers were euphonium
virtuoso Leonard Falcone and legendary pedagogue Arnold Jacobs, former principal tubist with the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra. While living in Chicago, Dowling substituted regularly in the Chicago Symphony, playing under the batons of Sir Georg
Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini and Bernard Haitink among others. In addition to the symphonic repertoire while in Chicago, he took an
active interest in rock and jazz music styles and recorded movie scores and a number of radio and television commercials. He
also has substituted in the Milwaukee, North Carolina and Vancouver Symphony orchestras.
For twenty-five years Dowling was principal tubist with the Victoria Symphony. He is currently a faculty member of the School of
Music, University of Victoria where he teaches ear training and low brass. His CD, The English Tuba, was nominated for a Juno
award and has recently been re-released on the Tromba Bassa label.
Lani Maestro lectures in Art Now, March 11, Recital Hall, 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 27, 2009
LANI MAESTRO’s works have consistently pursued links between the concerns of Minimalist art and philosophic traditions
associated with silence, emptiness or absence.
Her poetic sensibility is employed in a manner that tries to disarm authoritative language and often, these are located in the
context of themes such as architecture, language and the body. Lani Maestro’s expanded art practice also includes exhibitions,
writing, editorial design, teaching as well as collaborative projects in art publishing and running an exhibition space in Montreal in
the 1990’s.
Maestro’s work has been shown across Canada and in various countries around the world. Her international recognition as an
artist began in1986 when she participated in the Segunda Biennal dela Habana in Cuba where she was awarded the Bienal Prize.
Since then, her work has been included in the "controversial" Canadian Biennal of Contemporary Art at the Natioanl Gallery of
Canada, 1998. She has been a Canadian representative to major international Biennals in Sydney, Australia (1998); Istanbul,
Turkey (1997); Busan, Korea (2004); Queensland, Australia (1999). She has just returned from the United Emirates where her
work is included in the ninth Sharjah Biennal.
attached image: Dream of the Other, photo
Curator, Jen Budney, speaks in Art Now March 13, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 13, 2009
Jen Budney is Associate Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery. She has held previous positions as Curator at the Kamloops Art
Gallery, Program Officer in the Visual Arts at the Canada Council for the Arts, Artistic Director of Gallery 101 (Ottawa), and News
Editor of Flash Art magazine. For several years she lived in Milan, Italy, working as a freelance art journalist and curator. Jen
frequently collaborates with other curators and artists on projects such as Stranger Knocking (Italian Pavilion, 1st Melbourne
International Biennale, 1999, co-curated with Roberto Pinto), Americas Remixed (Fabbrica del Vapore, 2002, co-curated with
Euridice Arratia and Franklin Sirmans), the book Unboxed: Engagements in Social Space (2005, edited with Adrian Blackwell),
and Wild: Fantasy and Architecture (Waino Aaltonen Museum of Modern Art, Turku, Finland, 2007, co-curated with Jan-Erik
Andersson). Her reviews and essays have appeared in a wide array of magazines and journals, including Third Text, Parkett,
Nka: Contemporary African Art, and Art Asia & Pacific. She has contributed texts to many artists’ monographs and exhibition
catalogues, including those of Garry Neill Kennedy, Lucy Orta, Maria Thereza Alves, and, most recently, the travelling exhibition
NeoHoodoo: Art for a Forgotten Faith. Jen has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MA in Anthropology
from Carleton University, where her thesis focused on racial attitudes and access/participation in Brazilian contemporary art.
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Public Reading of Winning Student Plays & Prose
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location:
Juried Student Art Exhibition Opens Friday at 8 pm
Date: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 2:00pm - Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 5:00pm
Location: U of L Main Gallery
Day of Percussion
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 3:00am - 11:00am
Location:
March 14, 2009
9:00 a.m.
U of L - Rooms TBA
Clinic, workshops and concerts with leading percussionists and U of L Global Drums.
For more information contact Adam Mason at 403.329.2695
Create one-of-a-kind portraits at Culture Vulture Saturday
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 4:00am - Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery W600
Family Fun!
The last Culture Vulture Saturday of the season is March 14 from 10 am – 5 pm. Be sure to bring your family to the U of L Art
Gallery and create a one-of-a-kind self-portrait! A variety of different techniques and materials are available and gallery staff is
there to help you fashion your portrait. All materials are provided and the activity is free for kids and adults of all ages. While at the
gallery be sure to visit the Annual Juried Student Exhibition and enjoy the free refreshments.
“This is the first year we’ve developed a series of eight Saturdays where the gallery is open and we have hands-on activities for
families,” says Josephine Mills, Director/Curator. “We far exceeded our modest goals, with the last three Culture Vulture
Saturdays attracting more than 50 people each.”
The purpose for the program was to encourage a broader access for the public and provide opportunities for people to engage
with the ideas addressed by the works on exhibition and in the collection. “We wanted activities that could be enjoyed by the
whole family,” she says. “It worked because young kids, teen, and even their parents had fun.” Plans are already underway for
next season, which will see the program expand to include the U of L Art Gallery being open every Saturday from September
through June.
B-R-A-C-E-S: U of L Art Society Show & Sale -- Mar. 16 - 18
Date: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:00am - Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location: U of L Atrium
Artworks by U of L student fill the Atrium March 16 to 18. Organized by the U of L Art Society, B-R-A-C-E-S, a show and sale,
features a variety of media including painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, video, and a performance work by Christopher Stapleton.
To enable more people to visit B-R-A-C-E-S, the show is open into the evening on Tuesday, March 17.
Architect & founder of Design Corps, Bryan Bell speaks in Architecture & Design Now,
March 16 in C 610 at 6 pm
Date: Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6 pm
Architect and activist Bryan Bell will speak in Architecture and Design Now on Mar 16 at 6:00pm in Room C 610.
"Bryan Bell has spent 14 years “in the trenches” working to make architectural services available to a greater part of the general
public. In 1989, after degrees from Princeton and Yale and a year at Steven Holl’s office, Bell started working with non-profit
agencies that specialized in serving persons with very low income. His first experience was in 1985, working as Project Director
with Sambo Mockbee on three houses for rural families in Mississippi. The project received a Progressive Architecture Award in
1986.
In 1991, he founded a non-profit agency, Design Corps, whose mission was “to provide the benefits of architecture to those
traditionally unserved by the profession.” His work with migrant farm workers has been an ongoing exploration into a participatory
design process and into economic materials and production systems. He also provides an individual design service for lowincome families called Direct-to-you Design.
From 1998 to 2000, Bell taught at the Auburn Rural Studio teaching 22 thesis students for 12 design/build projects including the
Greensboro Children’s Center and the Mason’s Bend Community Center. He has also held a chaired position in ‘Activist Practice’
at University of Chicago, Illinois and has taught three design/build studios at North Carolina State University.
Bell has also started an internship program with the AmeriCorps national service program for young designers interested in the
social application of architecture. His effort to share ideas with the newest generation of architects led to series of conferences
hosted at universities. Structures for Inclusion has been a forum for students and recent graduates to learn about grass roots
efforts making architecture more accessible. The results of these, 30 essays by 28 authors, Good Deeds, Good Design, was
recently published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Work by Design Corps was included in 2003 in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial exhibit."
http://www.designcorps.org/Home.htm
http://www.cadc.auburn.edu/soa/rural-studio/
Music at Noon - John Wooton, percussion
Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
JOHN WOOTON is currently the Director of Percussion Studies at Southern Miss. He is a percussionist with many talents,
however his favorite instrument to perform on is the steel pan (steel drum). He has studied with The Father of the Steel Drum Dr.
Ellie Mannette, learning and sharing the history of the pan first hand. Each performance consists of traditional calypsos and socas
from Trinidad, as well as Cuban, Brazilian, classical, American popular music, and jazz standards. John can play solo or perform
with an ensemble. He fronts his own band, KAISO!, specializing in Caribbean jazz and popular calypso music (www.kaisoband.com). People of all ages are mezmerized by the sound of steel pans and John shows how this instrument produces its
beautiful sound and how much fun they are to play.
Marching percussion, concert percussion, drum-set, and Brazilian percussion are also areas in which John regularly performs and
teaches. He is the former head percussion instructor for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps and his marching
percussion publications are played at high schools and universities all over the world. John is presently serving as a member on
the Percussive Arts Society Marching Committee and is a clinician representing Pearl Drum Company, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth
Sticks & Mallets, and Row Loff Productions. Visit his web site at www.johnwooton.com.
Montreal photographer and video artist, Adad Hannah, speaks in Art Now, Mar 18,
Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 18, 2009
Adad Hannah’s work parses the divide between photography and video. His most prominent body of work is a growing series of
videos called Stills. In them, Hannah strips video of movement and sound, video’s basic elements, to see what survives. Upon
first glance they read as photographs, but closer inspection reveals people “frozen” in action. Despite their static composition, the
Stills videos mesmerize viewers who notice imperfections such as blinking, breathing, or swaying – the inevitable failure to
become statues. Although nothing seems to “happen” in these works, they are charged with action as we watch for tiny
movements, as if the subjects are trapped in a picture trying to come to life.
The tension of anticipated movement captivates the viewer as she mirrors the work while watching it. Both viewer and subject
stand still, waiting for the other to succumb. As the viewer experiences the crux of spectatorship, she is forced to consider her
own performance within the gallery, and thus her relationship to art.
In his photographs and videos, Hannah explores the reception of art by embedding mirrors in museums. In a solipsistic move, he
manipulates canonic works that interrogate the viewing process and offer a meditation on duality. In Two Mirrors, shot at the
Museo del Prado in Madrid, Hannah inserts two men and a mirror into Velázquez’s Las Meninas. Although they share only one
mirror, Hannah’s title refers to the painted one above, believed to reflect the king and queen posing for their portrait. Velázquez
implicated the viewer to a privileged position, just as Hannah situates the viewer to appear through a mirror at the two men staring
back.
For Performance/Audience/Remake, Hannah re-stages Dan Graham’s seminal Performance/Audience/Mirror (1975), in which
Graham described his own actions and those of his audience as he stood between the attentive crowd and a mirrored wall.
Graham’s performance was documented in a video, which Hannah mimics in his work. Rather than re-enact the entire
performance, Hannah staged the scene for the camera, creating a series of “faux photographs,” videos in which surrogates for
Graham and the audience stay motionless.
Mirroring is a paramount motif in Hannah’s photographs and videos, developed from an interest in distinguishing image from
object, and representation from reality. He conflates the replica with its subject, asking us to consider what the difference holds at
stake.
Chen Tamir
He has exhibited at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (2008), the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (2008), Ke
Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai 2008), the Vancouver Art Gallery (2007), the National Gallery of Canada (2006), Ikon
Gallery (Birmingham 2006), the 4th Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2006), Casa Encendida (Madrid 2006) and Viper
Basel (2004). In 2004 he won the Toronto Images Festival Installation/New Media Award, and the Bogdanka Poznanovic Award at
Videomedeja 8. His work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, the
B.C Arts Council, the Vancouver Foundation/Contemporary Art Gallery, the Quebec Delegations and Canadian Embassies in
Madrid, Seoul, and New York. He has produced works at museums including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National
Gallery of Canada, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Rodin Gallery (Seoul), and the Prado Museum (Madrid).
Adad Hannah is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal – www.pfoac.com
www.adadhannah.com
Painter Laurel Smith speaks in Art Now, March 20 in Recital Hall, 12 noon
Date: Friday, March 20, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 20, 2009
Laurel Smith is a contemporary minimal painter who lives and works in Calgary, Canada. She received a BFA from the Alberta
College of Art and Design, Calgary, MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, and is currently a PhD student in the University of
Calgary’s Education program. She is the recipient of several awards including: Canada Council for the Arts; Alberta Foundation
for the Arts; Eastern Canada Winner of the RBC Investments 6th Annual Painting Competition; The Brucebo Foundation;
Concordia University Fellowship; Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation; and the Illingworth Kerr Travel Award and Academic
Achievement Award. Her works are in public and private collections and the subject of exhibition reviews and catalogues.
Exhibitions include the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art, The RBC Canadian Painting Competition, Neo-Minimalism among
others. Her paintings are represented by Peak Gallery in Toronto and Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary. For more information
please visit
www.laurelsmith.ca
http://www.peakgallery.com/reviews/reviews_2006/rev_smith_06.htm
Attached image: Apres nous le deluge, acrylic on aluminum, 91.5cm x 3.5m Photo credit: Don Lee
Film Series featuring Manderlay
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 9:00am - Monday, March 30, 2009 - 4:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Puclic Library Theatre Gallery
Jason MacIsaac, owner of Ministry of the Interior, speaks in Architecture & Design March
23 at 6 pm
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Ministry of the Interior is a design shop/gallery located on Ossington Ave. in downtown Toronto, specializing in original, cuttingedge design from around the globe. Since opening in July of 2007, the Ministry has been securing a reputation for itself as the
place to go for the best in wallpaper, furniture, accessories, lighting and more.
Part of their mandate has also been to be more than a store and operate as a gallery by hosting exhibitions of work of up-andcoming artists/designers. They have curated shows featuring everything from furniture from Brooklyn to wall stickers from France
and will continue to be on the lookout for the brightest and best in design to showcase.
Ministry of the Interior also offers interior design services and custom work.
http://www.ministryoftheinterior.net/
Stars to Love
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
March 23, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, with guest artists Vox Musica, performs overtures, choruses and arias including Verdi's Overture
to La Forza Del Destino and Rossini's William Tell.
For ticket information contact 403.329.7328
Music at Noon - Nick Alvarez, cello and Keith Kirchoff, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Installation artist, Robert Wise, speaks in Art Now, March 25 Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 25, 2009
"In his youth Robert Wise enjoyed an exuberant involvement with the visionary ideas of popular science. Unfettered (and
unsupervised) experimentation with chemistry and mechanics ultimately led to a professional career with the TRIUMF particle
accelerator at the University ofBritish Columbia. The technology involved with research is exciting and apparent but the
technology of every day living is naturalized and invisible. This blithe acceptance of technology became problematic for Wise as
he questioned the ambiguous dialectic between utility and control. While traveling he experienced an “epiphany” about the
essential nature of technology which caused him to “fall out of love with ‘Big Science’”. Abandoning his engineering career, Wise
eventually found his way to the Visual Arts Program at the University of Victoria where he was deeply influenced by sculptors,
Mowry Baden and Roland Brener. Over the past decade Wise has established himself as a unique figure within the west coast
sculpture scene through a series of interactive, mechanically sophisticated machines. Wise creates playful objects that continue
his exploration of our complex liaison with technology while compelling investigation and contemplation from their viewers. During
the last few years his sculpture practice has expanded from the production of autonomous objects intended for the gallery to
social interventions on the street. Responding to observed behaviour from his apartment, situated above a storefront in a busy
industrial neighbourhood, he created “Convenience Apparatus “ –a self deploying umbrella, ash tray and drink holder. This work
set the stage for his most recent and ambitious project, “The Office”, a collaboration with local sex trade workers. This work
transgresses disciplinary boundaries between sculpture, sociology, urban design, law, politics, to name a few and points to a more
holistic practice engaged with the community."
Robert Wise earned a MA Soc.-Sci. , University of Victoria in 2008, MA course work, Phil.-Psyc. University of Victoria in 1998,
BFA Honours, Sculpture, University of Victoria, 1990, Drawing and Painting, Diploma , Mechanical Engineering, B.C.I.T. He has
had solo exhibitions including: Floor Sanding Fantasies, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2006; Dynaflow, Confederation Centre,
Charlottetown, PEI, 2004; Dynaflow, Maclaren Art Centre, Barrie, ONT, 2004; Dynaflow, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria,
BC, 2003; and Robert Wise, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, BC, 1999. Selected Group Exhibitions include: Assume Nothing, new
social practice,AGGV Victoria, B.C., 2009; Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2005; R.P.M, Deluge Gallery, Victoria, BC, 2005;
Dashboard Jesus with Monkey’s Fist, Pod Gallery, New York, NY, 2005; Building Collaborations, SARC Gallery, Victoria, BC,
2001; and To Remain at a Distance, Open Space, Victoria, BC, 1999. Public art including: Roulette, Victoria International Airport,
Sidney, BC, 2002; Mollie’s Original, City of Victoria, Victoria, BC, 2002; Zebra, Pearkes Arena, Municipality of Saanich, Victoria,
BC, 1999; and Sussex Place, Sussex Place, Victoria BC, 1995.
Dean Desmond Rochfort speaks in Art Now, March 27, Recital Hall, 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 6:00am - Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 27, 2009
“Constructing Nationhood – The politics of History, Struggle and Identity” - Diego Rivera and ‘The History of Mexico’
Desmond Rochfort is a graduate of both the Royal Academy of Art in London in the UK, where he obtained his graduate degree in
painting, as well as the Royal College of Art in London.
During the 1970's and 1980's he became one of Britain's leading public mural artists, and executed a number of the most
important and well known mural commissions painted in Britain during that period. Today he continues his practice as a muralist
and painter.
In 1986 he received his Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art in London for his pioneering research, conducted in Mexico and the
United States, on the 20th century history of the Mexican Mural painting movement, and in particular for his work on the Mexican
muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Acknowledged as one of the leading international scholars outside of Mexico on the History of Mexican Mural Painting, Desmond
Rochfort has travelled extensively throughout Mexico, the United States, and Latin America conducting research over the last 25
years on the History of the Mexican mural movement and public mural painting in general.
His articles and books have been published in Europe, as well as the United States, Mexico and Australia. Translated into
Spanish and Italian, his major book, Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, is now in its 5th printing and is widely used as
required reading and as a text book for Latin American cultural studies courses in Universities in the United States. And, in
Mexico itself it is the best selling book on the history of the country's mural painting movement. In September 2003 the Chinese
edition of the book was published by the Tsingua University Press in Beijing
While living in the United Kingdom, Dr. Rochfort curated, or was principle advisor and consultant to several major international
exhibitions of Mexican Art held in the United Kingdom, including the first retrospective exhibition in Britain, held at the Museum of
Modern Art in Oxford of the Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco in 1981, the landmark retrospective of Diego Rivera held at
the Haywood Gallery in London 1987, and most recently the exhibition of the work of Siqueiros held at the Whitechapel Gallery in
London in 1997. He was also the principle advisor and consultant for the 1987 BBC Arena series TV documentary on the life and
work of Diego Rivera. And most recently he was consultant and advisor to the exhibition Viva Mexico! Featuring the work of Diego
Rivera held at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary Alberta Canada
During his time in Britain Desmond Rochfort taught at the Chelsea School of Art in London where he became the Director of the
school's graduate program in Public Art and Design. Since 1990 he has held senior administrative positions at the University of
Alberta as the chair of the department of Art and Design, as President at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and as the Head
of the school of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of
Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge in 2008.
http://desmondrochfort.com/
attached image: Diego Rivera, The History of Mexico, 1929
U of L Singers Concert Invites Audiences "Into The Light"
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:09pm
Location:
The U of L Singers conducted by Dr. Janet Youngdahl invite audiences “Into the Light’ with an evening of song on Mar. 28 at 8 pm
in Southminster Church.
“The concert takes its title from Eric Whitacre’s extraordinary Lux Arumque, which we are excited about performing,” says
Youndahl. The into the light theme continues with several Easter related works including passion motets by Renaissance masters
Orlando Di Lasso and Carlo Gesualdo, and the performance of Bach Cantata #4 Christ lag in Todesbanden with organist Chellan
Hoffman, as special guest.
The concert also includes the premiere of a brand new work written in 2009 by U of L music major Jesse Plessis’ entitled The
Bend in the Road, which features guest percussionists. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt is represented by his 1989 Magnificat and
the concert concludes with spring songs by William Byrd and Robert Burns and several spirituals arranged by William Dawson
including Every Time I feel the Spirit and Ain’-a That Good News.
Concert tickets for the U of L Singers' concert are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616 and
at the door.
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Rod Sayers speaks in Art Now, March 30, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 30, 2009
Klewetua, Rodney Sayers, is a Hupacasath artist from Ahaswinis, Port Alberni, British Columbia, and is a descendant of the Nuu
Chah Nulth peoples.
Sayers received an associate degree in Studio Arts from Capilano College in North Vancouver in 1994, and earned his BFA with
Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. He completed his MFA in 2000 from the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, where he studied jewellery and metals, woodworking, and cultural theory. While at NSCAD, he served as the Student
Union President and sat on the Board of Governors, he earned the prestigious Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship, and
presented one of his pieces to Governor General Adrian Clarkson on behalf NSCAD University. His MFA thesis exhibition was
included in the first annual Halifax International Biennial. In 2002 he received a Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, in
honour of the 75th anniversary of the Alberta College of Art and Design.
After completing his formal education, Sayers returned home to Ahswinis. His practice has focused on integrating his beliefs
about language and tradition into his visual work. He has taken part in several group exhibitions and in 2003 received the VADA
Grant. His piece ‘Creation Myth’ was included in the book The Persistence of Craft.
Over the past eight years, Rodney Sayers has worked intensely with the elder fluent speakers of his community on preserving
and revitalizing the Nuu Chah Nulth language. He has successfully completed more than ten grants, a master-apprenticeship, and
together with the fluent speakers, has completed nine Nuu Chah Nulth language projects. His work with the fluent speakers and
his study of the language has deeply influenced his work as a Nuu Chah Nulth artist.
http://www.bclocalnews.com/vancouver_island_central/albernivalleynews/news/41505992.html
Rod Sayers speaks in Architecture and Design Now on March 30 in C610 at 6:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 30, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Klewetua, Rodney Sayers, is a Hupacasath artist from Ahaswinis, Port Alberni, British Columbia, and is a descendant of the Nuu
Chah Nulth peoples.
Sayers received an associate degree in Studio Arts from Capilano College in North Vancouver in 1994, and earned his BFA with
Distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 1997. He completed his MFA in 2000 from the Nova Scotia College of Art
and Design, where he studied jewellery and metals, woodworking, and cultural theory. While at NSCAD, he served as the Student
Union President and sat on the Board of Governors, he earned the prestigious Joseph Beuys Memorial Scholarship, and
presented one of his pieces to Governor General Adrian Clarkson on behalf NSCAD University. His MFA thesis exhibition was
included in the first annual Halifax International Biennial. In 2002 he received a Distinguished Alumni Award of Excellence, in
honour of the 75th anniversary of the Alberta College of Art and Design.
After completing his formal education, Sayers returned home to Ahswinis. His practice has focused on integrating his beliefs
about language and tradition into his visual work. He has taken part in several group exhibitions and in 2003 received the VADA
Grant. His piece ‘Creation Myth’ was included in the book The Persistence of Craft.
Over the past eight years, Rodney Sayers has worked intensely with the elder fluent speakers of his community on preserving
and revitalizing the Nuu Chah Nulth language. He has successfully completed more than ten grants, a master-apprenticeship, and
together with the fluent speakers, has completed nine Nuu Chah Nulth language projects. His work with the fluent speakers and
his study of the language has deeply influenced his work as a Nuu Chah Nulth artist.
Lethbridge interdisciplinary artist, Kelly Andres, speaks in Art Now, April 1, Recital Hall,
12 noon
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 6:00am - Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon April 1, 2009
Kelly Jaclynn Andres is an interdisciplinary artist who applies the apparatus of
technology, portability, and location, from bicycles to communication devices, to create situations that combine the absurd with
sensory-based experiences. By incorporatingbanal objects along with electronic media– often as interactions between species
suchas yeast, bacteria, poultry, plant, and human, Andres deploys simple systems, objectsand performances that allow
participants to explore and interact with the immediate environment. In 2008, Andres was an artist in residence for three months
in the Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore for ISEA 2008 (International Symposium of Electronic Arts). This
program was designed after an Artist in Labs model where artists
collaborate with engineers and scientists to produce innovative technologies or new methods for utilizing existing technologies.
Andres’ project titled, Finally, We Hear OneAnother (2008), allowed pairs of visitors to be equipped with mobile telephony
garments that remotely transmit and exchange their own auditory environments with each other. Through this interactive audio
exchange, which oscillates between disorientation, intimate surveillance and a new form of communication, the artwork questions
our relationship to locality, acoustic environments and technology. Andres was also involved in the e-MobiLArt European Lab for
Interactive Artists program supported by the CULTURE 2007 program of the European Union. Through this project, Andres
coformed
a group consisting of five international artists named the Grafting Parlour. The
Grafting Parlour is a collective of artists and researchers who exchange and combine their methodologies through thoughtful
experimentation. Scientific collaborators include synthetic biologist Dr. Natalie Kuldell and her MIT laboratory and biologist of the
North Dr. Panu Oulasvirta. The collective's creative research takes the form of live portals into the laboratory, video and audio
collected from remote habitats, scientific residues and live experimentation. Through collaborative inquiry and shared research,
GfP designs communications models for interacting with different living organisms. Research components include experiments for
interacting with distant micro-organisms and realtime
interactions with varying views of the ecosystem, from the level of arctic bacteria to the broad sky above the Sodankylä
Geophysical Observatory in Northern Finland. (www.thegraftingparlour.org)
Andres’ work has been exhibited at the Science Gallery, Dublin (with the Grafting
Parlour), M:ST Performance Art Festival, Calgary, Free Radio Banff, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Babel Art Gallery, Norway,
ISEA 2008, Singapore, Signal and Noise, Vancouver, CONFLUX 2007, New York, The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Trianon
Gallery, Lethbridge. Andres has had residences at Media Lab Prado, Madrid, e-MobiLArt (Greece, Finland, Austria), ISEA 2008,
Singapore, Studio XX, Montreal, The Banff Centre and the Banff New Media Institute, and Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in
Trondheim Norway. Her work has been funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and
Alberta Ecotrust. She completed an Interdisciplinary MA at the University of Lethbridge in 2008 and will begin an Interdisciplinary
PhD at Concordia University, Montreal, in Fall 2009. www.kellyandres.com
Attached image: Sprouts Grown in Glitter and Water, 2008, Babel, Trondheim, Norway,
medium: lentil seeds, water, pump, water bottle, umbrella, tubes, glitter
Music at Noon - Cheryl Pauls, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Programs
Pianist Cheryl Pauls is active in the presentation of new music, and appears regularly as soloist, collaborative artist and lecture
recitalist. She is featured often on Winnipeg's new music series, Groundswell, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music
Festival, CBC broadcasts, and various university recital series. This year she is directing several projects celebrating the
centenary of the births of Olivier Messiaen and Elliott Carter. Her research interests include the interfacing of studies in
performance, music theory, memory, and cultural studies. Currently she is preparing a website of pedagogical materials relating to
contemporary piano music. She holds a doctorate in piano performance from UBC, and is assistant professor of piano and music
theory at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg.
Arcadia Combines Witty Dialogue and Grand Ideas with Entertaining Results
Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 4:30pm
Location: 8 pm, University Theatre
Part detective story, part love story, and part farcical comedy with mathematics, literature, landscape gardening and chaos theory
thrown in, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard has been dubbed one of the most brilliant plays of the 20th century. This intellectually
demanding, emotionally satisfying, and delightfully entertaining play appears in the University Theatre March 31 through April 4 at
8 pm.
“I love this play,” says Director Brian Parkinson. “It’s about ideas and relationships, the characters are complex and multifaceted,
and the dialogue is incredibly witty, clever, and engaging. I’m also fascinated by how Stoppard manipulates the time, space and
action.” Parkinson recalls taking his daughters to the play when they were in their mid-teens and having them discuss and recount
the play for weeks after. “It really made an impression,” he says.
The play bounces back and forth between 1809 and the present at an elegant Coverly family estate. The 1809 scenes reveal a
household in transition. The Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque gothic gardens, and the 13-year-old Lady
Thomasina and her tutor are delving into intellectual and romantic issues. The present day scenes depict the Coverly
descendants and two competing scholars researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 using quite different methods.
“Arcadia really pokes fun at academia’s need to reconstruct a history that is often wildly at odds with the truth,” says Parkinson. “A
lot of misrepresentations and misinterpretations get peeled away during the play.”
Preparing as complex a play as Arcadia for the stage is a challenge. The cast of 12 had to refine British accents, work on intricate
timing, and play well-rounded characters that aged from early teens to middle-age. “The actors rose to the challenge and the
experience will stand them in good stead in their future careers,” says Parkinson.
Tickets for Arcadia Mar. 31 –April 4 are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
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Toronto architect Meg Graham, principal superkül inc architect lectures in Architecture &
Design Now April [email protected] 6:00 pm in C 610
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:00pm - Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Margaret (Meg) Graham is a principal of superkül inc | architect in Toronto, an architecture and design firm focused on site and
program specific architecture and planning. The work of the practice has been recognized with three national design awards and
two provincial awards, and been reviewed or featured in over thirty publications. In October 2008 superkül was named one of
Canada’s best forty designers under forty by the National Post. Projects completed and currently in design or construction include
residential, commercial, institutional and master plan projects.
Graham holds degrees from the University of Waterloo (B.E.S and B.Arch) and Harvard University (M.Des.S.) At Waterloo she
received several awards, including the AIA Gold Medal and the Smale Fellowship. She graduated from Harvard with distinction.
In 2006 Meg was a professional member of the city of Toronto’s green development standards committee. She is currently a
member of the Board of Directors of Fort York, and sits on the Harbourfront Centre’s Architecture Space advisory committee. Meg
is a founding director of Twenty + Change.”
Meg Graham has taught design and representation Studios at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design
at the University of Toronto since 2001, at both the undergraduate and the graduate levels.
Since 1999, Meg has been visiting faculty at the University of Waterloo, and has been a visiting critic at Syracuse and Waterloo
Universities, the Rhode Island School of Design and a visiting lecturer at Dalhousie University.
http://superkul.ca/
http://canadianarchitect.com/Issues/ISarticle.asp?id=202999&story_id=193260122735&issue=09012008&PC=
Montreal artist, Mirko Sabatini, speaks in Art Now, April 3, Recital Hall,12 noon
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon April 3, 2009
Mirko Sabatini will speak in the Recital Hall April 3 at 12:00 noon
Mirko Sabatini is a multidisciplinary artist. His creative path started in 1984 as a drummer. He has been involved in numerous
collaborations with the most innovative bands of the Italian scene experimenting with radical improvisation, rock, pop and electroacoustic music. His discography includes about 20 releases of collaborations and individual projects. He played with musicians
like Carla Bozulich, Alvin Curran, Cyro Baptista, Ernst Reijseger, Ikue Mori, Jean Derome, Joey Baron, Jamie Saft, John Oswald,
John Zorn, Lukas Ligeti, Martin Tétreault, Trevor Dunn, Stefano Scodanibbio, Bob Ostertag, John Oswald, René Lussier, Tristan
Honsinger, Tony Coe, Ab Baars and Sean Bergin, Vincenzo Vasi, Edoardo Marraffa and Antonio Borghini. Since 1998, he also
has been working in the field of visual arts. With Canadian artist Jean-Pierre Gauthier he founded Duo Travagliando, a project
exploring sound art and installation. His collaborations and own work in the visual arts led him to exhibit and perform in Canada,
United States and Italy (Demons Stole my Soul, Rock n’Roll Drums in Contemporary Art, MOCCA, Toronto, 2005; Tuttotondo,
Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, 2003; Festival de musique actuelle de Victoriaville, 2003; Culbutes, oeuvres d’impertinence,
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 1999)
Attached image: Artificial Stupidity, 2007, installation (detail).
Dean Desmond Rochfort speaks in Art Now April 6, Recital Hall, 12 noon
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009 - 6:00am - Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon April 6, 2009
"The Virgin, the Sickle and the Scythe"
Desmond Rochfort is a graduate of both the Royal Academy of Art in London in the UK, where he obtained his graduate degree in
painting, as well as the Royal College of Art in London.
During the 1970's and 1980's he became one of Britain's leading public mural artists, and executed a number of the most
important and well known mural commissions painted in Britain during that period. Today he continues his practice as a muralist
and painter.
In 1986 he received his Ph.D. from the Royal College of Art in London for his pioneering research, conducted in Mexico and the
United States, on the 20th century history of the Mexican Mural painting movement, and in particular for his work on the Mexican
muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros.
Acknowledged as one of the leading international scholars outside of Mexico on the History of Mexican Mural Painting, Desmond
Rochfort has travelled extensively throughout Mexico, the United States, and Latin America conducting research over the last 25
years on the History of the Mexican mural movement and public mural painting in general.
His articles and books have been published in Europe, as well as the United States, Mexico and Australia. Translated into
Spanish and Italian, his major book, Mexican Muralists: Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros, is now in its 5th printing and is widely used as
required reading and as a text book for Latin American cultural studies courses in Universities in the United States. And, in
Mexico itself it is the best selling book on the history of the country's mural painting movement. In September 2003 the Chinese
edition of the book was published by the Tsingua University Press in Beijing
While living in the United Kingdom, Dr. Rochfort curated, or was principle advisor and consultant to several major international
exhibitions of Mexican Art held in the United Kingdom, including the first retrospective exhibition in Britain, held at the Museum of
Modern Art in Oxford of the Mexican muralist Jose Clemente Orozco in 1981, the landmark retrospective of Diego Rivera held at
the Haywood Gallery in London 1987, and most recently the exhibition of the work of Siqueiros held at the Whitechapel Gallery in
London in 1997. He was also the principle advisor and consultant for the 1987 BBC Arena series TV documentary on the life and
work of Diego Rivera. And most recently he was consultant and advisor to the exhibition Viva Mexico! Featuring the work of Diego
Rivera held at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary Alberta Canada
During his time in Britain Desmond Rochfort taught at the Chelsea School of Art in London where he became the Director of the
school's graduate program in Public Art and Design. Since 1990 he has held senior administrative positions at the University of
Alberta as the chair of the department of Art and Design, as President at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and as the Head
of the school of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch New Zealand. He was appointed Dean of the Faculty of
Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge in 2008.
http://desmondrochfort.com/
U of L Wind Orchestra
Date: Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
April 3, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
For ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
Homeage to Stravinsky (Faculty Artists and Friends Series)
Date: Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall, W570
April 4, 2009
8:00 p.m.
University Recital Hall, W570
A Stravinsky extravaganza featuring an array of his masterpieces, including the delightful The Soldier's Tale.
For ticket information contact the U of L Box Office at 403.329.2616
Music at Noon - George Amorim, double bass
Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Double bassist George Amorim career is marked by versatility and creativity as a performer and educator. Mr. Amorim is on the
faculty of the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, TX, where he directs the UTPA Chamber Orchestra and the Pan
American Bass Ensemble. Before joining the UTPA Music Department, George served the University of North Texas as a
Teaching Fellow, assistant to the world renowned performer and pedagogue Jeff Bradetich.
His performances have taken him to Europe and across Central, South and North America, with performance credentials that
include eight years as a full time member of the Paraná State Symphony and Recife Symphony Orchestras in Brazil and, since
2003 he has been a member of the Santo Domingo Music Festival Orchestra under Phillip Entremont. Currently George serves
the Valley Symphony Orchestra as co-principal and the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra in addition to regular guest appearances
with various ensembles in the United States, Europe and Brazil. As a soloist Mr. Amorim was a prize winner at the Para'ba Music
Award in 1996, the Young Talents Award in 1999 and both the Honorina Barra International Chamber Music Competition and the
Curitiba Chamber Music Award in 1999 with Zenamon Quintet - an ensemble devoted to the promotion of the music of Latin
American composers.
An educator in demand, Mr. Amorim has had articles published on double bass pedagogy on Bass World and Strings journals and
has been featured clinician, adjudicator and consultant in several states and abroad, most recently at the 2006 Texas Music
Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, TX and at the International Society of Bassists Convention in Oklahoma City in
2007. Among his latest teaching activities are master classes at the Corservatório Nacional de Música in Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic and master classes and lectures in Brazil, at Carlos Gomes Conservatório in Belém, Teatro Gua'ra in
Curitiba and State University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis in 2008.
Mr. Amorim heads a thriving double bass studio at UTPA, which inspired him to create the ¡Viva el Bajo! South Texas Double
Bass Masterclass, an annual event that attract bassists from across Texas and Mexico for a weekend that includes guest artist
recitals, master classes and the Pan American Young Bassist Program. Mr. Amorim spends his summers teaching and performing
in various programs such as Pan American Music Festival, the Traveling Notes Cultural Exchange Program for Young Musicians,
and is happy to return to the Abilene Summer Music Festival in 2009. Mr. Amorim performs on an Italian double bass from the late
1700’s and a bow made by Marco Pasquino.
Entertaining Evening of Great Jazz Standards
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, University Theatre
Great Jazz by Herbie Hancock, Bob Marley, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra is the focus of the U of L Jazz
Ensemble’s concert entitled Time Being on April 8 at 8 pm in the University Theatre.
“Our featured guest is drummer Tyler Hornby from Calgary,” says director Dr. David Renter, a U of L alumnus. “Tyler is a versatile
drummer with a great melodic sense combined with taste, control and rhythmic finesse. It’s a great opportunity for our students to
perform with Tyler and our audience will enjoy the experience, too.”
The 20 member jazz ensemble is an auditioned group predominantly made up of music major with a few members from other
faculties.
Tickets for Time Being with the U of L Jazz Ensemble are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the U of L Box Office 329-2616.
The complimentary shuttle bus transports concertgoers from the north parking lot to the theatre entrance.
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New Media Catalog Launch Party on Thurs. in SU Ballrooms
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 6:00am - 3:10pm
Location: SU Ballrooms, Students' Union Building, U of L
The New Media 3700: Production Management class at the University of Lethbridge is hosting a catalog launch and art exhibition
closing party on April 9, 2009 from 12 pm until 10 pm in the SU Ballroom in the Students’ Union building of the University of
Lethbridge. The event recaps the student art exhibition entitled 2009 Showcase, which appeared in the Level 7 Gallery during
March.
The Level 7 Gallery, on the 7th level of the Centre for the Arts at the University of Lethbridge, provides exhibition space for digital
artwork by students from across the Faculty of Fine Arts.
The catalog launch and closing party features a selection of artwork, which appeared in the Level 7 Gallery, films from the 3rd
annual U of L Film Festival, and a live jazz band. The event is also the launch of the print catalog, documentary film and docent
CD for the Level 7 Gallery: 2009 Showcase.
The Level 7 Gallery: 2009 Showcase catalog launch and closing party is Thursday April 9, 2009 from 12 pm until 10 pm in
Students’ Union Ballroom A (SU300A) of the University of Lethbridge. Below is a schedule for the festivities:
Digital/Physical Works Showcase 12 pm through 10 pm
Jazz Band Performance 4 pm through 6 pm
Film Screenings 6 pm through 10 pm
Food & Beverages 6 pm through 9 pm
Doors Close 10 pm
For more information, please visit: www.level7gallery.ca
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Music at Noon - Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:00am
Location:
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
12:15 p.m.
U of L Recital Hall, W570
Program
Art Studio Open House Event: "The ITCH"
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:00am - Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:00pm
Location:
Cinema in the 21st Century: Film #5 Decasia: The State of Decay
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 12:00pm - Monday, April 27, 2009 - 4:17pm
Location:
Towards a Contemporary Canon: Cinema in the 21st Century
A film series co-sponsored by the University of Lethbridge’s Department of New Media and the Lethbridge Public Library
Film #5
Decasia: The State of Decay
Bill Morrison, dir. USA: Plexifilm, 2002. 67 minutes.
Wednesday, April 29
6 - 9 pm ~ Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Decasia: The State of Decay is a film made with archival found footage, using old nitrate
film sequences that had decayed over time. The result is a beautiful and haunting film of melting images from the past and
pulsating music. Decasia was originally commissioned to accompany the music of composer Michael Gordon.
Dr. Kenneth Allan from the Department of Art at the University of Lethbridge introduces the film and leads a discussion session
following the screening.
About the Series: Towards a Contemporary Canon: Cinema in the 21st Century
In just over a decade, cinema has undergone radical transformations at every level, from production to distribution to exhibition.
While apparent death knells have tolled many times before for both the art form and the medium itself, cinema’s capacity to
frequently revivify and reinvent itself can be taken as a sign of its vitality – not a portent of its imminent demise.
Rather than lament the passing of an era, this series looks forward to new possibilities and creative currents within film and video
art produced since the turn of the 21th century. Initiated and sponsored by the Department of New Media, various scholars,
artists, filmmakers and historians from the University of Lethbridge will introduce and screen their choices for some of the most
momentous cinematic works of the last ten years.
Towards a Contemporary Canon presents a vibrant glimpse of cinema’s future, and agitate for the importance of understanding
and appreciating its current transitions.
Concert features Music of the 1930s
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009 - 1:30pm - Friday, April 24, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: 7:30 pm, Lethbridge Public Library
Classical, jazz, and folk/popular music spanned the social divide of the 1930's, from music of the wealthy to music of the
Depression's dispossessed, are featured during Music of the 1930s on May 4 at 7:30 pm in the Lethbridge Public Library.
Presented by the U of L Music Department, performers are music students and faculty including Dr. David Renter and his
students in a jazz Quintet, Bente Hansen (piano), Nick Sullivan (trombone), Anna Young (soprano), Bruce Streibel (violin), and
Dale Ketcheson (guitar) as well as several student and faculty singers directed by Dr. Blaine Hendsbee and accompanied by
Greg Knight.
The first half of the concert reproduces a soiree in an upper-class salon, while the second half features music of the depression
and Jazz era. The evening starts at 7:30 pm with a pre-concert talk and readings from the Lethbridge Herald newspapers from the
1930s of about local news and social events.
Admission to the concert is free and everyone is welcome.
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Historic Lethbridge Festival
Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 10:00am - Friday, May 8, 2009 - 4:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library, Theatre Gallery
Historic Lethbridge Festival Information
Sita Sings the Blues
Date: Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Sita Sings the Blues
U of L Opening Venue for Windy Mountain Music Festival
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Location: U of L Recital Hall
Come out for the Windy Mountain Music Festival and celebrate works by composers of the past, executed by musicians and
performers of the present. With the addition of three new venues, Windy Mountain, has become a bona fide “festival” with the
variety of music and musicians and a variety of locations.
Windy Mountain Music offers a warm welcome to the University of Lethbridge Recital Hall, a new venue this year, which hosts the
first concert of the series on Thursday May 28. The pre-concert talk starts at 7:15 pm with the concert at 8 pm and an opportunity
to meet the musicians following the concert.
“We chose the U of L Recital Hall for the first performance for two reasons,” says Gerard Gibbs, General Manager, Windy
Mountain Music Festival. “It is the finest recital space in the city of Lethbridge and it’s also home to the Faculty of Fine Arts, a new
partner in the music festival. The U of L Recital Hall holds 200 guests, and we are sure you will agree it is a great fit to showcase
the hard work and dedication of the performers featured at the festival.”
The concert in the U of L Recital Hall is entitled Glass Reflections and includes music from Italian composer Nino Rota, a work by
American composer Phillip Glass performed by special guests the Smith Quartet, a Rondeau for Glass Harmonica, violins, viola,
cello and bass and music by Schubert. (To see a glass harmonica in action visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WZExmtIJkI)
Take a step back in time while visiting The Empress Theatre for the second and third concerts in the series. “This venue is the
province’s oldest operating theatre, and is at the heart of Fort Macleod,” says Gibbs. “Be sure to notice many of the original
features from the past exhibited throughout the building while enjoying works performed by the wonderful guest performers of
today.”
The fourth concert, at the Anglican Christ Church of Fort Macleod, honours the rich history of southern Alberta with an
inspirational piece written as a tribute to the life of Jerry Potts by composer Allen Bell. Throughout the performance, author Fred
Stenson will also recite segments from his written work on the life of Jerry Potts.
The festival closes at the third new venue, Christ Church, Elbow Park in Calgary. "As a member of the Calgary classical music
community, I’ve had the opportunity to perform in Christ Church Elbow Park numerous times and I’m very pleased we were able
to add this as our final venue of the festival. Aside from being one of the most outstanding acoustic spaces in the city, it is located
in a serene neighborhood that you might think is an extension of our customary rural settings," says Gibbs.
The Festival Pass for all five concerts is $98, while tickets for individual performances are $26 regular and $12 for students. To
purchase tickets please call toll free (800) 540-9229, or locally (403) 553-4404 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Friday or
visit www.windymountain.ca
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Innovative Exhibition in Derelict Building
Date: Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:37pm
Location:
Innovative Exhibition in Derelict Building
Buildings are built, they live their life, then they die, collecting dust and graffiti and the disdain of passers-by. Then they are torn
down… or, just every so often they are given a second life through full restoration and renovation. But, in the meantime their
chilled and dank interiors bear traces of the past. Architecture is created to be inhabited, and when a space sits empty or derelict
it is situated in an indeterminate and undifferentiated state, not quite alive but not yet dead. These null urban spaces can be reanimated, and that is what Lethbridge’s Potemkin Collective is doing through an innovative new exhibition.
The Exhibition “Ruin and Reclamation” is being mounted in the old Singer Clothing building is on 5th St. S. in downtown
Lethbridge -- long abandoned and seriously rundown. The new owner, Lynette Harder of Express Coffee, graciously donated the
site. The Potemkin Collective made a public call for participation and received an overwhelming response. Artists were invited to
respond to the theme of ruin and reclamation, and all submissions were accepted. Works include painting, drawing, sculpture,
sound works, installation and site-specific pieces. 38 artists rose to the challenge, creating more than 60 individual works of art.
Participating artists include U of L art faculty, alumni and students.
Ruin and Reclamationopens on Saturday, May 30. The opening reception starts at 8 p.m. and goes until Midnight. Everyone is
invited and there is no admission fee. Refreshments will be served, with live music by local band The Necessities.
The exhibition is open to the public the following two Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 12 noon to 5 pm. The exhibition
closes on June 13.
The old Singer Clothing building is on 5th St. S. in downtown Lethbridge, just north of Express Coffee and Teas, beside Miro's
Bistro. For more information contact Darcy Logan (327-2813), or Rick Gillis (380-9704)
Participating Artists
Kelly Andres
Robert Bechtel
Alexis Bialobzyski
Sarah Christensen
Beany Dootjes
Wayne Dwornik
Loralee Edwards
Paul Edwards
Syke Lucka
Theissen Hepher
Skyler Evans
Rick Gillis
Marie Gomez
Olive Green
Peter Green
Corinne Thiessen Hepher
Aaron Hagan
Jason Jessen
Joanne Kaltenbruner
Jeanne Kollee
Len Komanac
Darcy Logan
Lorraine Lee
Jana Mackenzie
Maria Madacky
Sonis McAllister
Anne McClelland
Sara McKarney
Mary-Anne McTrowe
Megan Mericle
Lindsay Moran
Troy Nickle
Karee Ontkean
Chad Patterson
Jordan Rule
Melanie Schoenberger
Hiroshi Shimazaki
Ted Stilson
Kristina Thornton
Concert of opera, flamenco and piano music Helps Nicaraguans -- June 19
Date: Friday, June 19, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, Southminster Church
How can Opera, Flamenco and Piano Music Help Nicaraguans?
Six University of Lethbridge pre-medical students have planned a benefit concert on June 19 at 8 pm in Southminster Church to
help fund a Nicaraguan medical mission this summer and simultaneously recognize the hard work of local not-for-profit
organizations.
The group is traveling to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua with the Flying Doctors of Canada (FDOC) a charitable organization
founded by U of L alumnus and former Lethbridge resident Dr. Benjamin Cavilla. The students selected for the trip are: Ryan
Taylor, Ravi Seyed Mahmoud, Cole Leavitt, Munima Alam, Michael Shields, and Alix Blackshaw.
“The purpose of our trip is to help Nicaraguans in rural and remote areas who otherwise would not have access to primary
healthcare,” explains Ravi Seyed. “The group, part of the FDOC "Doctors of tomorrow" program, is boarding with local families
and will provide basic health services and educational information to rural and remote communities, among other duties.”
Additional volunteers and a U of L sociology undergraduate researcher will also accompany the group.
To help fund the mission, a benefit concert is being held on Friday, June 19th at Southminster United Church, 1011- 4th Ave
South. Doors open at 7:30 pm and show starts at 8 pm. Half proceeds are being used to buy basic medical supplies such as
antibiotics, while the remaining half supports the students’ trip administration fee of $2,000 (this includes food, accommodations,
and transportation while abroad).
While organizing the concert over the past month, the group developed a profound appreciation for the amount of work required
to sustain the operations of charitable not-for-profit organizations. Tickets are being donated to local charitable not-for-profits as a
gesture of thanks and recognition for the services these organizations provide. Recognizing the amount of work involved, one of
group members chose to turn the experience into an applied study.
Performers featured on the program also have a strong connection with the University and include Jesse Plessis (music major)
and Bente Hansen (music faculty) performing a grand piano duet, Nicole Higginson (BFA/B.Ed '06) and Jordana Kohn (BFA
'97/B.Ed '09), singing and performing musical theatre, and flaminco guitarist Joshua R. Fritz (BFA '04).
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For the Love of Music: A show dedicated to local not-for-profits
June 19, 2009
8 pm, Southminster Church
$15 adult and $10 student/ senior
Available at Noteable Music and Music Court
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Flying Doctors of Canada (FDOC) is based in Victoria, B.C. and improves the health of Central Americans by implementing
sustainable solutions and delivering primary care.
University of Lethbridge Doctors of Tomorrow
The six U of L pre-medical students chosen for the unique 'Doctors of Tomorrow' program are: Ryan Taylor, Ravi Seyed
Mahmoud, Cole Leavitt, Munima Alam, Michael Shields, and Alix Blackshaw. The students must complete several pre-trip
activities:
--Plan a researched public health presentation to be delivered regularly
in Nicaragua.
-- Complete a three month on-line course in international medicine.
(see: http://www.inmed.us/online_courses/international_medicine/)
--Learn rudimentary Spanish.
--Fundraise.
In addition to "Doctors of Tomorrow," two other Lethbridge residents are accompanying the Flying Doctors: Paula Falconer and
James Falconer, a teacher and undergraduate sociology student respectively. While in Nicaragua, James will research factors
that contribute to health outcomes in the developing world.
The Medical Mission-San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua takes place from August 2 - 16. The group has three main responsibilities while
serving abroad:
1) Deliver health education (diarrhea prevention) through regular public presentations.
2) Construct/ maintain mobile clinics and sanitation units.
3) Participate in patient assessment and treatment alongside one of the five accompanying doctors.
Contact:
University of Lethbridge 'Doctors of Tomorrow'
Contact: Ravi Seyed Mahmoud
E-mail: [email protected]
Cell: 403-795-9259 ~ Home: 403-317-9118
Flying Doctors of Canada
Ben Cavilla
[email protected]
Flying Doctors of Canada
Suite #207, 1501 Richmond Ave
Victoria, BC V8R 4P7
FDOC website
www.flyingdoctors.ca
Indigenous Theatre presents Ksaahkamm -- Friday & Saturday
Date: Friday, August 21, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, August 22, 2009 - 3:34pm
Location: 8 pm, David Spinks Theatre
Centre for Indigenous Theatre U of L Residency Ends with Performance
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre, in partnership with the U of L Depts. of Native American Studies and Theatre & Dramatic Arts,
presents KSAAHOMM - the Centre’s newest collectively created presentation directed by esteemed Director and full-time
instructor, Muriel Miguel (Spiderwoman Theater, New York).
This new work is the culmination of three intensive weeks of training delivered by the Centre for Indigenous Theatre at the U of L.
The program offers Indigenous students an introduction to performance training from a culturally based centre. Building on the
success of a two week pilot program delivered in 2008, the University of Lethbridge and The Centre for Indigenous Theatre are
pleased to be working together to deliver this unique training opportunity to Indigenous performers.
KSAAHOMM appears the David Spinks Theatre on Friday, August 21 and Saturday August 22 at 8 p.m. The performaces
features an ensemble cast that includes students, graduates and senior artists. Admission is by donation (suggested donation of
$5 for general audiences). Friday’s performance is followed by a talk back session with members of the cast and production crew.
To reserve your tickets and/or for information, call: 403-329-2721.
Centre for Indigenous Theatre is pleased to honour the creative and educational contribution of Director Muriel Miguel. Muriel
comes to the Centre for Indigenous Theatre with over 35 years of knowledge as both a performer and director. Muriel shares her
unique style of directing, coined by her and the company that her sisters formed in New York City, called ‘Spider Woman Theater.’
‘Spider Woman Theater’ has a famed history of bringing original theatre works to audiences both nationally, and internationally.
Their work is known for challenging, invoking and provoking audiences to question what they think they know about themselves
and the world around them, while at the same time remaining entertaining. Muriel generously shares this story-weaving technique
with participants in all three of Centre for Indigenous Theatre’s programs; Summer South, Summer West as well as CIT’s Fulltime program.
The only school of its kind in Canada, Centre for Indigenous Theatre, offers contemporary theatre training from a uniquely
Indigenous perspective. The learning environment is: intimate, supportive, student-focused and delivers training that is rooted in
Indigenous cultures and traditions.
For more information about the Centre for Indigenous Theatre, please visit: http://www.indigenoustheatre
Kristi Malakoff will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall on Sept 14, 2009
Date: Monday, September 14, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 14, 2009
Kristi Malakoff is a Canadian visual artist, exhibiting on an international scale, who has recently returned to Canada after time
spent living abroad, most recently in Berlin, Germany. She is a 2005 BFA graduate of the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver where
she was the recipient of many awards and scholarships, among them the Alvin Balkind Memorial Scholarship, the Helen Pitt
Award and the Governor General’s silver medal for the top Emily Carr Institute graduating student of 2005. Since graduating, she
has participated in artist residency programs at the Banff Centre and SÍM, Reykjav'k, Iceland. She has exhibited in both group and
solo shows throughout Canada and in England, the US, Germany and Mexico. Her work has been featured and reviewed in many
Canadian newspapers, journals and arts-related magazines. Her work is held in private and corporate collections across Canada
and the US.
Malakoff’s work can be seen at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from June 26 to September 13, 2009.
Attached image: Resting Swarm (detail), 2008, 21000 photographs of bees
Multidisciplinary artist, Fatimah Tuggar speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall, noon Oct 16,
2009
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 12:56pm
Location: Recital Hall October 14, 2009
Fatimah Tuggar is a multidisciplinary artist who uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work to serve as
metaphors for power dynamics. She combines, objects, images and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies and histories to
comment on how media and technology diversely impact local and global realities.
Her work has been widely exhibited at international venues, in over 20 countries on five continents: including the Bamako
Biennale, Mali, the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, Museum Kunst-Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, Centre Georges
Pompidou, Paris, France, the 24thBiennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana Slovenia, Moscow Biennale in Russia, the V SalonCANTV
Jovenes, Venezuela, the IstanbulBiennial, Turkey, the Kwangju Biennale, South Korea and Museum of Modern Art, New York,
US.
Her works has also been the subject of various panels and articles. This body of work has been integrated as parts of academic
curricula, in diverse disciplines and discussions, including technology, new media, politics, cultural studies, feminism, diaspora,
globalization, anthropology, sculpture, photography, and video among others.These institutions include University of Rome "La
Sapienza",Italy, Harvard and Yale Universities, Vassar and Smith Colleges, to name a few.
Tuggar’s art education covers three continents and an even broader range of disciplines, traditions, processes, and materials.
She attended the Blackheath School of Art in London, England, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art
Institute, a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and did post graduate independent studies at the Whitney Museum of
American Art.
Tuggar is in her second year at Duke University; last year as a research fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute and
this year as a Visiting Artist in Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Department of African & African American Studies.
Montreal artist, Doug Scholes, will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall, Sept. 16,
2009
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 16, 2009
Montreal artist Doug Scholes has exhibited at the MacLaren Art Center, Art City Festival, Trianon Gallery, Bau-Xi Gallery, and at
the Darling Foundry; is a member of the artist collective CRUM and a board member at Dare-Dare. Scholes received an MFA
from UQAM in 2001.
Scholes' interests lie within the exploration of a pragmatic aesthetic, a principle that is concerned with the beauty exemplified in
the practical use and presentation of common everyday things and activities. He has used the pragmatic aesthetic to explore the
relationships between objects and their environment and how they are cared for. He is fascinated by an object’s appearance
transformed by a lack of attention and
by the activity of maintenance that is performed to reverse those signs of neglect.Activity as the performance of maintenance is a
necessary part of his work. Scholes' efforts are not so much because he desires order - as he believes chaos is a way of the
world - rather it allows him to explore the inherent dichotomy between maintenance and deterioration. He responds to the
dichotomy by creating things and installations that require their organization and structure be maintained. This response reflects
the futile attempts to counter an object's entropic nature. Eventually there is nothing left to work with as the object's component
ingredients, succumbing to chaotic order, have been rendered and released from the created or assembled form. Like the futility
of the repetitive task set before Sisyphus, his work must mark the act of performing the undertaking and not just the goal of
reaching the summit.
An exhibition of Scholes work at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery opens Aug 20 and will have a closing reception on September
26th.
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Drama MEET & GREET
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: David Spinks Theatre (W425)
MEET & GREET
Allyson Mitchell: Ladies Sasquatch Exhibition
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 2:00am - Friday, October 30, 2009 - 9:30am
Location: University of Lethbridge Main Gallery
Strong, sexy and ten-feet tall describes the modern female Sasquatch and the subject of artist Allyson Mitchell’s installation,
Ladies Sasquatch, at the U of L Main Art Gallery from Sept. 18 to Oct. 30. The opening reception, with the artist in attendance, is
4 pm, Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome.
Ladies Sasquatch challenges the popular perception of Big Foot’s solitary male persona, highlighting the softer-side of the female
Sasquatch using rich textiles, recycled fabrics, fake bear parts and fun fur. The display features a commune of lady Sasquatches
posed in their unique environments, exposing the lady Sasquatch for what she is and how she relates to her human counterparts.
These monumental beauties are part of a national tour, with additional sightings at the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of
Peterborough.
Described as a maximalist artist, Mitchell explores feminist art theory through installation, film and sculpture. Her work has been
showcased across Canada and the U.S., throughout Europe and East Asia. She recently completed her Ph.D. in Women’s
Studies at York University (Toronto) where she also teaches cultural studies.
While visiting the U of L, Mitchell is a featured guest lecturer for the Women Scholars Speakers Series, Sept. 17 at 12:15 (W561)
and Art Now, Sept. 18 at 12 noon in the University Recital Hall.
Allyson Mitchell will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall September 18, 2009
Date: Friday, September 18, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 18, 2009
Allyson Mitchell describes herself as a maximalist artist working predominantly in sculpture, installation and film. Since 1997,
Mitchell has been melding feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the
body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries and festivals across Canada, the US, Europe and East Asia. She has also performed
extensively with Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a fat performance troupe, as well as publishing both writing and music. She recently
completed her PhD in Women’s Studies at York University, where she also teaches cultural studies.
attached image: Silverback
http://www.allysonmitchell.com/home.cfm
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/video/2009/01/15/allyson-mitchell/
http://www.stride.ab.ca/arc/archive_2007/allyson_mitchell_main/allyson_mitchell.htm
Artwalk Guided Tours
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 4:00am - 1:00pm
Location: City-Wide Event
Artwalk Guided Tours
Tours of campus sculpture and architecture are part of a city-wide event.
September 19, 2009
Tours: 10 am – 5 pm
Culture Vulture Saturday - Sept. 19
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 9:46am - Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 9:46am
Location: University of Lethbridge Main Gallery
Culture Vulture Saturdays at the U of L Art Gallery return for another art-inspired year. This hands-on program gives art-lovers of
all ages the opportunity to create personalized projects and connect with the exhibitions at the Gallery.
“Our first Culture Vulture program is set for Saturday, Sept. 19,” says Jane Edmundson, the Gallery’s Preparator and Curatorial
Assistant. “We’ll be preparing a sasquatch-themed activity in conjunction with our Ladies Sasquatch exhibition and the Allied Art
Council’s city-wide Art Walk festival.” She also adds that everyone is invited to become a Culture Vulture, from young children to
adults.
Culture Vulture Saturdays are scheduled one Saturday every month between 10 am and 5 pm. Projects from past years have
included printmaking, button making and collages. All materials are provided and admission to the gallery is always free.
Ian Pedigo will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall September 21, 2009
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 21, 2009
Ian Pedigo currently lives and works in New York City. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and studied in
the International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria. He has had solo shows at Rokeby Gallery in London, Cardenas
Bellanger in Paris, 65Grand in Chicago, Galleria Pianissimo in Milan, and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York. His work
has been included in-group exhibitions at Peter Blum and D'amelio Terras, New York amongst others. Pedigo's work has been
written about in publications including Artforum, Frieze, Art Review, Art News, The New York Times, and Time Out New York
amongst others.
“Ian Pedigo quietly commands our attention through his ruggedly elegant assemblages composed of abandoned, everyday
materials from plywood and carpet to lighting gels and Plexiglas. The resulting objects, layerings, and piles are approximations of
artifacts, symbols, or ruins that utilize the inherent aesthetic qualities of these neglected fragments. Embedded within these
artifacts are the traces of history – factory marks, scrapes, scratches, folds and creases – residual evidence of a past now
recontextualized and reinterpreted”
Pedigo’s work can be seen at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery from September 26 to November 15, 2009.
Attached image: Glacial; 2008; Wood, wool, Plexiglas, plastic sheet; 32 x 78 x 32 inches
www.mishmish.ws
www.klausgallery.com/artists/ian-pedigo
www.saag.ca
Barry Johns will speak in Architecture and Design Now at 6:00 pm in C610 September
21, 2009
Date: Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: C610, September 21, 2009
Beyond Green – Going Nature-al
“Barry Johns studied architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University). After graduating he
moved to Vancouver, where he worked with leading firms including those of Bruno Freschi and Arthur Erickson. While working
with Erickson, Johns served as the senior project architect for the public amenity areas of Robson Square, completed in 1979. In
1981 Johns moved to Edmonton where he opened his own office. Among his most notable projects were the downtown campus
of Grant MacEwan College, the Advanced Technology Centre and the Cité francophone. In 1998 Johns became a founding
principal with Stantec Architecture Ltd., a multi-disciplinary engineering firm that wished to open an architecture division. During
this period he served as partner in charge of the Prince George Art Gallery (known as the Two Rivers Gallery); the reconstruction
of the historic Blatchford Field Air Hangar in Fort Edmonton Park (2000); a major office redevelopment for Telus Corporation in
Edmonton (2000); the Clareview LRT Station in Edmonton; and the Information and Communications Technology Centre (ICT) at
the University of Calgary. This project was named 2001 Building of the Year by Alberta Construction Magazine. In 2000 Johns
opened a new studio under the name of Barry Johns (Architecture) Limited. Projects include a regional health and wellness centre
at the University of Lethbridge; Cardel Place, a recreation centre in Calgary; and on Saskatchewan Drive in Edmonton, the One
River Park condominium high-rise development. The studio merged with Group2 Architecture Engineering in 2007 to become the
Johns Group2 Architecture Engineering Studio, based in Edmonton. The new firm's work includes a major expansion to the Red
Deer College Building Communities for Learning Project, The Triffo Hall Centre for Advanced Studies at the University of Alberta
and the Lemur Pavilion in the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Barry Johns has received more than 60 design awards.”
Attached image: front entrance of the Building Communities for Learning Project (BCTL) at Red Deer College, nearing completion
for this fall.
http://www.bjalstudio.ca/
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http://www.group2.ab.ca/
Music at Noon: Dale Ketcheson, classical guitar
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 6:15am - Monday, September 21, 2009 - 7:15pm
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dale Ketcheson, classical guitar
"An excellent musician and superb performer" (Ako Ito-Henri Dorigny Duo) Dale Ketcheson has performed throughout Western
Canada and the North-Western United States. His performances include concerts for national and international festivals as well
as radio and television appearances. His repertoire spans a wide range of styles from Renaissance to contemporary classical
music and jazz. His programs are both thought-provoking and entertaining, and are always warmly received by his audiences.
The Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra and Museaus chamber ensemble have featured Dale in chamber music and concertos
including the Guiliani “Concerto” Op. 30, Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”, and the world premiere of Dean G. Blair’s ‘Concerto
for Guitar and Strings,” which was written for him. Most recently, he has performed Rodrigo’s “Fantasia Para un Gentilhombre”
with the L.S.O. under the direction of Maestro Glenn Klassen. Always interested in new music, Dale has premiered several
compositions written for him by Canadian composers Dean Blair, Stuart Grant, Alex Dea, and Andrew Staniland. Dale has taught
in the Lethbridge area since 1964. His experience has put him in demand to conduct master-classes in major colleges and
universities in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. He is also kept busy as an adjudicator for festivals and competitions
throughout Alberta. He is a founding member and performer for the Northwest Guitar Festivals, which occur annually in different
centres of the Northwest U.S. and Western Canadian Provinces. There are many charitable events to which Dale contributes his
talents, including annual performances for Canadian Blood Services, Safety City and Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Dale’s other
activities include the improvisational group “Carnival of Noise,” a World music group “Neda” and playing drum kit in the “Herb
Hicks Jazz Group.” He is also busy accompanying singers and other instrumentalists. Once in a while, you may catch Dale at a
local restaurant playing some “easy listening” music. Dale is an instructor and studio assistant for the University of Lethbridge
Department of Music, where he initiated both the Conservatory and degree programs for guitar.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Brian Goeltzenleuchter will speak in Art Now at noon September 23, 2009
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 23, 2009
Born in Southern California in 1976, Brian Goeltzenleuchter was raised in a culture that placed great value on consumption,
display, and performance. Goeltzenleuchter's artwork, interdisciplinary by nature, investigates the productive and problematic
elements of this, now-global, culture. His work is conceptually motivated and highly performative. Addressing questions of value
and distribution his work offers a lively, ironic, interactive critique of cultural distribution in the market place. While remaining very
visual, his practice opens theoretical questions about the role of criticism, museums, academies, journals and web sites in the
attribution of cultural, historical and economic value to "art" objects. Goeltzenleuchter is an Associate Professor of Art and
Graduate Coordinator at Central Washington University,
Brian Goeltzenleuchter earned his MFA at the University of California, San Diego. His work has been exhibited and performed
nationally and internationally. Solo projects include: "Institutional Wellbeing: An Olfactory Intervention for the GAU," Grafisch
Atelier Utrecht, The Netherlands (2006); "Stoicism and Other Character Flaws," Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma WA (2006);
"Exchange Value(s)," Gallery 500, Portland, OR (2004); "Re:Sushi, A Retooling," Sushi Performance and Visual Art, San Diego,
CA (2001).
Duo and group exhibitions include: "Sundays," Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA (2007); "Cultural Forum," McMillan Gallery,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR (2004); "Northwest Annual," Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; (2003); ); "TIME
FORMS," Center for Research and Computing in the Arts (CRCA), La Jolla, CA (2002); "In Praise of Folly," Phoebus Gallery,
Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2001Ties that Bind: Construction of Home and Family in the Visual Arts, The University of Arizona
(2000).
bgprojects.com
Annie Martin's lecture has been postponed until spring semester
Date: Friday, September 25, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 25, 2009
Annie Martin’s art practice is characterized by her interest in sensory sensitivity and reading at the limits of signification. Recently,
she has engaged with ideas of place through multiple senses, exploring the ethical dimension of perceptual sensitivity and
pleasure, the blending of the senses, and the formation of a sense of self and locality through perception.
Martin has exhibited her work in installation, audio art, and video across Canada and internationally. She lives and works in
Lethbbridge, AB, where she has taught at the University of Lethbridge since 2005.
Her current projects include site-specific live audio installations, sound sculpture and architectural interventions (a new series
entitled museum studies), listening walks, and audio multiples for circulation, and include forms of drawing, writing, listening and
walking.
Annie Martin will conduct the third and final of her series ‘Lethbridge listening walks’ in ‘Into the Streets: Avenues for Art’ at the
Southern Alberta Art Gallery on September 19th at 3 PM. Meet at the SAAG Temporary space at 3 PM. All are welcome, rain or
shine.
John Bragg will speak in Architecture and Design Now at 6:00 pm September 28 in C610
Date: Monday, September 28, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Music at Noon: Joni Vonkeman, French horn; Nick Sullivan, bass trombone; Elinor
Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 6:15am - Monday, September 28, 2009 - 7:15pm
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Joni Vonkeman, French horn; Nick Sullivan, bass trombone; Elinor Lawson, piano
Joni first studied Horn with Dr. Thomas Staples (Principal Horn of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra) at the University of
Lethbridge. After completing her Bachelor of Music degree, Joni received a grant from the Alberta Foundation of the Arts to
pursue her post-graduate studies in the United Kingdom at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.
While at the College, she studied with Angus West, Principal Horn of the Welsh National Opera. She also worked closely with
distinguished brass players such as Christopher Mowat, formerly of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and Principal Trombone of
the Royal Phiharmonic, and Kevin Price, former Principal Trombonist of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the
current Head of Brass at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
As a soloist, she enjoys searching for new works for the French Horn as well as performing standard, yet lesser-known, works
from the horn repertoire. Joni also works as a Freelance Musician. Recent employers include the Royal Welsh College of Music
and Drama, BBC Wales, and the Cambrensis Orchestra & Wind Band.
Joni's also has a strong love for playing in chamber ensembles. While studying in Cardiff, her brass quintet, Sonoré Brass,
performed at the Halifax Young Musicians Festival and at the Intercollegiate Quintet Competition in Glasgow. She was also an
active member of the Royal Welsh College Horn Quartet which took part in the World Premiere of Timothy Jackson's Symphony
for 32 Horns at the British Horn Society Festival. The piece was commissioned to celebrate the British Horn Society's 25th
Anniversary Horn Festival.
After beginning his musical education in Lethbridge, Alberta, Nick Sullivan received a fellowship to complete his post-graduate
studies at the University of Victoria. While in B.C., he had the opportunity to study with distinguished tuba performer and instructor
Eugene Dowling, as well as work with Canadian trombone legend Ian McDougall. Nick has also studied with John D. Rojak, of the
American Brass Quintet and the Juilliard School of Music, at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
Nick has a strong passion for brass chamber music, and has performed in numerous chamber music settings. While in Victoria,
his brass quintet gave several recital performances, including a benefit for the Kidney Foundation of Canada. In 2007, his quintet
was featured in the Canadian premiere performance of Eric Ewazen’s Shadowcatcher, a concerto for brass quintet and wind
orchestra. Additionally, he has studied brass chamber music and performance under the guidance of the American Brass Quintet.
Nick is an active orchestral musician, performing with orchestras in Victoria and Lethbridge. While attending the Aspen Music
Festival, he was given the opportunity to perform with the resident orchestras of the festival. Under the direction of worldrenowned conductors such as David Zinman and Leonard Slatkin, Nick performed in the festival orchestras in up to 3 concerts
per week over the course of the summer.
As a soloist, Nick enjoys searching for new works for the bass trombone as well as performing from the standard repertoire of low
brass literature. Research into French low brass literature, as well as Latin brass compositions, has yielded several works outside
of the normal low brass repertoire of performance. He has been featured as a soloist with the University of Lethbridge Wind
Orchestra, performing Eric Ewazen’s Concerto for Bass Trombone.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Judy Tuwaletstiwa will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall September 30, 2009
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 30, 2009
Judy Tuwaletstiwa is a mixed media painter who uses natural materials, such as sand, mud, feathers, sticks, and fiber, with acrylic
on canvas. She is also a writer and a teacher. Her paintings and her limited edition first book, The Canyon Poem, reside in
numerous private, corporate and public collections. She has shown her work in many group and solo exhibitions over the past
thirty years, nationally and internationally. Of her art, she writes: “Art is an act of devotion: having faith that meaning will evolve out
of the making of an image. Devotion asks for discipline, freely given. My work is to integrate the dark and the light into a
harmonious whole that speaks directly to the soul.”
Judy Tuwaletstiwa was born in Los Angeles in 1941. She earned a B.A. in English Literature from the University of California at
Berkeley in 1962, concentrating on the English Medieval period. She earned an M.A.T. in English Literature from Harvard
University in 1963. She has produced two limited edition books, The Canyon Poem, 1997 and Mapping Water, 2007. She is
married to Phillip Tuwaletstiwa of Kykotsmovi, a village on the Hopi Reservation where they lived for 12 years before moving to
the village of Galisteo in northern New Mexico.
attached left image: bosque 2: digital print, 24" x 36". attached right image: prima materia III: 72" x 48", cottonwood twigs, bamboo
sticks, sand, acrylic on canvas
Head Shots
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:16am - Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 2:00am
Location: Helen Christou Gallery
Walking through the Helen Christou Gallery you come face-to-face with unique portraiture, which is the focus of Head Shots, an
exhibition on now through Oct. 23. “Portraiture is the recurring theme of the U of L Art Collection,” says exhibition curator, Jane
Edmundson. “As long as artists have been making art, portraits have continued to be relevant.” From traditional to eccentric, the
exhibit showcases a wide interpretation of faces. “People are naturally drawn to pictures of people, from celebrities to strangers,
and sometimes portraits of strangers can be more interesting to look at,” Edmundson says.
Head Shots also features a local celebrity, prominently displayed and impossible to miss: The Milk Maid. “The Milk Maid is a retro
commercial sign, rescued from obscurity and loaned by a private collector,” Edmundson adds. “She’s an authentic 1950’s
advertisement, which has been displayed at the Trianon Gallery and at the Tongue ‘n Groove.”
Keep an eye out for this intriguing exhibition.
TheatreXtra Season Begins - Lindsay Price Double Bill
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
The student-run TheatreXtra season kicks off Oct. 1 -3 with a Lindsay Price Double Bill, directed by fourth-year Drama/Education
student, Mark Ogle. An evening of light-hearted comedy, the Lindsay Price Double Bill features two one-act performances by
playwright, Lindsay Price: Anne-Arcky and Body Body.
“Anne-Arcky is about a high school drama club putting on the play Anne of Green Gables, but from a backstage perspective,”
says Ogle. The real drama begins to unfold behind the scenes in an amusing comedy of errors. “The play is utterly hilarious,” he
says. “I really enjoy comedies because I believe life is a comedy.”
The second play of the evening, Body Body combines tongue-in-cheek with a dose of reality. This one-act play tells the tale of a
girl’s body image problems from a ridiculous angle. “Different actors will play different body parts,” Ogle reveals.
TheatreXtra is also undergoing an evolution this season. “There is no budget for TheatreXtra productions,” says David Gabert,
TheatreXtra Artistic Director. “It forces students to economize on their productions without a reliance on money. This truly
simulates a real-world environment for theatre.” Without a budget, the focus is on the quality of the performance, rather than the
scope of the production. “Our season will push the boundaries of classical theatre,” he adds. Bold, exciting and entertaining, the
TheatreXtra season continues to challenge students and move audiences.
Tickets are $11 regular and $7 student/senior at the U of L Box Office, Centre for the Arts Level 5 or call (403) 329-2616.
Tangos and Waltzes Turn Up the Heat
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
The heat in the University Recital Hall will go up several degrees with the Faculty Artist and Friends’ first concert of the season -Tango~Waltz~Tango -- on Oct. 3 at 8 pm. Sizzling melodies, hot rhythms and rich instrumentation guarantee to get audience
hearts pounding and toes tapping.
“There’s been a revival of these dances in popular culture recently," says Dr. Deanna Oye, Faculty Artist and Friends Series
coordinator and music professor. “The spirit of these two dances complement each other nicely - both are elegant, but tell
different stories. The waltz is amorous, while the tango is boldly passionate.”
“The etudes of Astor Piazzolla are performed by a jazz ensemble featuring tenor saxophonist, David Renter," says Oye. The
finale of Le Cumparsita, a tango of the 1900’s, will also dazzle audiences. As well, a unique arrangement of the Liebeslieder
Waltzes by Brahms for piano duo and vocal quartet is on the program. An aural palate of vibrant colour and passionate flourishes,
this evening of dance music promises to stimulate the senses.
Performers on the Tango~Waltz~Tango program include: John Conlon, baritone; Dr. Blaine Hendsbee, tenor; Dr. Tido Janssen,
cello; Stacy Kwak, piano; Dr. Deanna Oye, piano; Dr. David Renter, saxophone; Dr. Sandra Stringer-Conlon, mezzo-soprano; and
Dr. Janet Youngdahl, soprano.
This year’s Faculty Artist and Friends Series highlights the talents and musicianship of U of L music faculty and their guests. Well
respected classical guitarist Dale Ketcheson and his musical friends inspire audiences on Nov. 7. On Jan. 30, in a celebration of
the present-day vitality of two of the greatest romantic minds in music, audiences can enjoy the masterpieces of Schumann and
Chopin, on the bicentenary of their birth.
The final concert in the series, on April 17, is entitled An American in Paris and features the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet,
consisting of Trudi Mason, trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Dr. Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone and Nick
Sullivan, bass trombone presenting a mélange of French-inspired music and American blues.
Season tickets for this unforgettable series are also available at a 25% discount – simply put, buy three get one free. The season
ticket price is four performances for $45 regular and $30 student/senior while Individual tickets are $15 regular and $10
student/senior. Season and individual tickets are available at the U of L at the Box Office, weekdays between 12:30 pm and 3:30
pm or call 404-329-2616.
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Contact
Katherine Wasiak, Public Relations
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lethbridge
Phone: 403-329-2227 ~ Email: [email protected]
Get Your Faculty Artist and Friends Series Season Tickets Now
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, University of Lethbridge Recital Hall
Sizzling rhythms, romantic melodies, the blues and more are part of this year's Faculty Artists and Friends Series. Season tickets
for this unforgettable series are now on sale at a 25% discount – simply put, buy three get one free. Individual tickets are $15
regular and $10 student/senior while the season ticket price is four performances are $45 regular and $30 student/senior. Get
your season tickets by Oct. 3 from the U of L Box Office at 403-329-2616.
The season opens on Oct. 3 at 8 pm with Tango~Waltz~Tango, guaranteed to heat up the University Recital Hall by several
degrees. Sizzling melodies, hot rhythms and rich instrumentation will get audience hearts pounding and toes tapping.
“There’s been a revival of these dances in popular culture recently," says Dr. Deanna Oye, Faculty Artist and Friends Series
coordinator and music faculty. “The spirit of these two dances compliment each other nicely - both are elegant, but tell different
stories. The waltz is amorous, while the tango is boldly passionate.”
“The etudes of Astor Piazzolla are performed by a jazz ensemble featuring tenor saxophonist, David Renter," says Oye. The
finale of Le Cumparsita, a tango of the 1900’s, will also dazzle audiences. As well, a unique arrangement of the Liebeslieder
Waltzes by Brahms for piano duo and vocal quartet is on the program. An aural palate of vibrant colour and passionate flourishes,
this evening of dance music guarantee to stimulate the senses.
This year’s Faculty Artist and Friends Series highlights the talents and musicianship of U of L music faculty and their guests. This
year, Dale Ketcheson inspires audiences with his classical guitar pieces on Nov. 7.
On Jan. 30, in a celebration of great composers, Schumann and Chopin 200th birthdays audiences can enjoy a program of music
by these masters.
The final concert in the series, An American in Paris, features the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet, consisting of Trudi Mason
(trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Dr. Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone and Nick Sullivan, bass trombone. . The
concert, on April 17, includes a mélange of French-inspired music and American blues.
Save now by getting your season tickets before October 3 from the U of L Box Office: 403-329-2616.
Tango~Waltz~Tango (Medicine Hat)
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Medicine Hat Esplanade
Experience the heat with classical explorations of two of the most sensual and elegant dances of all time. Faculty Artists &
Friends Series
Sunday, October 4, 2009
2:00 p.m.
Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Gallery
Tickets: 403.502.8777
Geoff Hogg cancelled
Date: Monday, October 5, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
description to follow
Music at Noon: Sara Hahn flute (Calgary Philharmonic); Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Sara Hahn flute (Calgary Philharmonic); Elinor Lawson, piano
Sara Hahn began playing the Flute in junior high at the age of 12. She has gone on to study with such well known performance
artists as Jan Kocman of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Susan Hoeppner who is an internationally renown
performing/recording solo flutist. Sara has performed as a soloist throughout Canada, the United States and most recently Brazil
as a guest of the Campos do Jordao International Winter Festival 2007. In April 2007, she was chosen to perform for the Aber
Diamond Debut series on CBC Radio Two.
Sara has performed as a member of many of Canada's finest academic orchestras including the National Academy Orchestra
and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada with whom she completed an extensive three week tour of Japan and Hong Kong in
2003. Sara has performed professionally in the position of Assistant Principal Flute/Piccolo with the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra, and in November of 2005, Sara was chosen to become the new Principal Flutist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
– a position she has held since the fall of 2006.
Furthermore, Sara has a long list of music awards and trophies, including the University of Toronto concerto competition and the
Junior Musical Club Concerto Competition in Winnipeg - which gave her a debut performance as a soloist in front of an orchestra
at the age of 17. In 2005, Sara was awarded first prize of $10,000 as the winner of the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Doris
McLellan Competition for Solo Performance with Orchestra.
Sara has graduated with honours from the University of Toronto receiving and Bachelor in Music Performance degree, and she
intends to pursue her dream of a life long career as a flute performer.
This performance arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Lethbridge photographer, Don Gill, speaks in Art Now Recital Hall at noon on Oct 7, 2009
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 7, 2009
"Don Gill is a multimedia artist with an extensive production and lecturing history. His research and creative activities encompass
photography, video, film, new media, writing, performance, and documentary studies. Before accepting a tenure-track
appointment at the University of Lethbridge in 2000, he held academic appointments at the Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design; Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey; Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design; Malaspina University College; and
Simon Fraser University. Recent exhibitions include: "The New Flaneurs, Edmonton Art Gallery; "D'Arcy Island," a solo exhibition,
and "Theories of Drifting", a collaborative project with Dagmar Dahle, both at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. In 2007 he was a
Visiting Fellow at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales in Australia.Gill earned a BFA at the University of
Victoria and a MFA at the California Institute of the Arts".
attached image: September 18
http://100days-walkingtoedmonton.blogspot.com/
http://www.artgalleryalberta.com/content/view/273/59/
James Carl will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall October 9, 2009
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall October 9, 2009
Sculptor and installation artist, James Carl “quickly came to attention with an ambitious series of one-to-one scale cardboard
replicas of consumer and household appliances. Since then, Carl’s interest in replicating objects from the flow of consumer
culture has come to involve carving white marble into disposable Styrofoam fast-food containers and cutting and folding Coroplast
hand tools, car tires, and office furnishings. Materials made for one-time purposes, such as packaging, represent seemingly longlasting material goods; materials associated with permanence and enduring value represent the fleeting impermanence of
instantaneously disposable stuff. Carl’s works remark on material culture, but resist commentary in favour of confronting the
viewer with starkly factual presentations of sculptural objects or their graphic equivalents.” Cambridge Galleries
James Carl’s work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Canada, Europe, and Asia. James Carl is
represented by Diaz Contemporary, Toronto.
James Carl was born in Montreal in 1960 and is an associate professor in the School of Fine Art & Music at the University of
Guelph (SOFAM/UG). He moved to Toronto after studying at the University of Victoria, McGillUniversity, Rutgers, and the Central
Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.
http://www.jmbgallery.ca/ExPastJamesCarl.html
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/see-it/2009/01/15/james-carl/
Music at Noon: Dr. Terence Dawson, piano (University of British Columbia); Joanne
Collier, soprano
Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. Terence Dawson, piano (University of British Columbia); Joanne Collier, soprano
British born, Canadian pianist TERENCE DAWSON has firmly established himself as one of Vancouver's most respected
musicians. His reputation as a solo pianist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist, dedicated teacher and engaging lecturer has
resulted in repeat invitations to both perform and conduct master classes from coast to coast across Canada, as well as in the
USA, England and Asia. He has appeared as concerto soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The National Arts Centre
Orchestra and has collaborated with numerous artists and ensembles for many series including the Ottawa Chamber Music
Society, Vetta Chamber Music and Music in the Morning. He has been a faculty member for The Vancouver International Song
Institute, Strings and Keys, and many summer programs for young musicians. Dawson served as principal pianist for the CBC
Curio Ensemble, and Artistic Director and pianist of Vancouver’s celebrated Masterpiece Chamber Music Series, and he is
frequently recorded both on CBC radio and on disc for Virgin Classics, Bravura Discs and Skylark labels. He was recently a
featured musician for a CBC television documentary playing solo works of Brahms and Liszt. Dr. Dawson has served as a jury
member for many competitions including the Canadian Music Competition, The Canada Council, The Vancouver Foundation, and
for the Canadian Federation of Music Teacher’s National Convention where he was also an invited guest lecturer.
Immediately following doctoral studies with pianist Jane Coop, Terence Dawson joined the UBC School of Music faculty in 1991.
He is the school’s undergraduate Keyboard Division Coordinator and teaches piano, chamber music and collaborative studies.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Filmmaker Tracey Deer will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall Oct 14, 2009
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 14, 2009
Tacey Deer, a Mohawk from the community of Kahnawake, is an award winning emerging filmmaker. Deer, was co-director and
co-DOP for Rezolution Pictures in Montreal on “One More River”, a 96-minute process documentary that followed the emotional
and political turmoil involved within the Cree Nation when they signed a new deal to allow more hydroelectric damning on their
land. The film won the Best Documentary Award at the Rendez-vous des Cinema Quebecois in February 2005 and was
nominated for the Donald Brittain Best Social/Political Documentary at the Geminis. The film was broadcast on APTN in March
2005. Her second film, “Mohawk Girls”, a 63-minute process documentary, was a solo effort that she directed, filmed and wrote
about the lives of three Mohawk teenagers growing up on the Kahnawake reserve, which was co-produced with Rezolution
Pictures and the National Film Board. It won the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at the Imaginenative Film Festival
in 2005 and aired on APTN in February 2006. Deer’s most recent film “Club Native” looks into the present-day reality of Aboriginal
identity and the divisive legacy of a discriminatory and sexist government policy that reveals the “blood quantum” (do not marry a
white person; do not have a child with a white person), that threatens to destroy the fabric of her community. “Club Native” was
the winner of the Best Canadian Film award at the 2008 DOXA film Festival in Vancouver and winner of the Best Canadian Film
award at the 2008 First Peoples’ Festival in Montreal. Deer is currently in post-production on “Escape Hatch”, produced by her
production company Mohawk Princess Pictures, that looks at the politics of love for a modern aboriginal woman.
Deer obtained her BA in Film Studies from Dartmouth College in 2000, graduating with two awards of excellence.
http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/deer_t.htm
http://www.hour.ca/film/film.aspx?iIDArticle=8853
First Southern Albert FIlm Festival on Now
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 3:27pm - Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 5:27pm
Location: Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod, AB
Films by two members of the U of L family have been selected at the Southern Alberta Film Festival (SAFF), which runs Oct. 15
through 17 at the Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod.
These short films are screened Saturday evening 7:30 pm at the Empress Theatre
Git 'er Done by Corinne Thiessen Hepher (BFA New Media ‘08)
This 10 minute documentary explores what it means to be a "Redneck" and offers new insight into an old stereotype.
Apocalyptic Hero by Ron Chambers (Theatre & Dramatic Arts faculty)
Apocalyptic Hero looks at a young boy's life after his grandmother dies. He sets out to ensure his own survival as well as a girl he
has chosen to save when the apocalypse comes.
The complete list of SAFF films
Multidisciplinary artist, Fatimah Tuggar, speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall at noon Oct. 16,
2009
Date: Friday, October 16, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 16, 2009
Fatimah Tuggar is a multidisciplinary artist who uses technology as both a medium and a subject in her work to serve as
metaphors for power dynamics. She combines, objects, images and sounds from diverse cultures, geographies and histories to
comment on how media and technology diversely impact local and global realities.
Tuggar’s work has been widely exhibited at international venues, in over 20 countries on five continents: including the Bamako
Biennale, Mali, the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale, South Africa, Museum Kunst- Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany, Centre Georges
Pompidou, Paris, France, the 24thBiennial of Graphic Art, Ljubljana Slovenia, Moscow Biennale in Russia, the V SalonCANTV
Jovenes, Venezuela, the Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, the Kwangju Biennale, South Korea and Museum of Modern Art, New York,
US.
Her works has also been the subject of various panels and articles
Tuggar’s art education covers three continents and an even broader range of disciplines, traditions, processes, and materials.
She attended the Blackheath School of Art in London, England, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art
Institute, a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University and post graduate independent studies at the Whitney Museum of American
Art. Tuggar is in her second year at Duke University; last year as a research fellow at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
and this year as a Visiting Artist in Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the Department of African & African American Studies.
Vancouver architect Bo Helliwell speaks in Architecture & Design Now, 6 pm, room C610
October 19, 2009
Date: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Bo Helliwell and Kim Smith, Blue Sky Architecture, are the inheritors of the organic tradition of modernism. They have been
deeply involved with the ecology and topography of southern British Columbia and it’s interweave of sea, forest, and rock. At the
same time, they have always been open to ideas and influences from the rest of the world, translating and adapting them to their
area.
Blue Sky's work has shown how the principles of Arts and Crafts Modernism can be brought to houses on the West Coast and
enriched: ecological consciousness; deep respect for site and user program; craftsmanly involvement with process to generate
buildings that are constructively coherent both techtonically and intellectually. The buildings are kindly, and tender to humankind
and nature, which are both enriched by their existence
Bo Helliwell earned an Architectural Diploma, 1972-75 from the Architectural Association, London, England and a Bachelor of
Environmental Studies, 1964-69 at the University of Manitoba.
http://www.blueskyarchitecture.com/index.html
http://www.sabmagazine.com/blog/2008/05/15/wakefield-beach-community/#more-121
Music at Noon: Glen Montgomery, piano
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Glen Montgomery, piano
Pianist Glen Montgomery is a highly respected musician who maintains an active career performing and teaching. In addition to
his faculty work, Montgomery also travels extensively, performing as a soloist and in collaboration with chamber musicians. (His
recording with cellist Denis Brott of the Brahms sonatas on Analekta has received worldwide acclaim.) Montgomery's early music
development began with studies on the clarinet with his father and Paul Brodie. At age 11, he was the youngest member of the
Toronto Youth Orchestra, has toured Ontario with the North York Woodwind, and participated in the inaugural tour of the Calgary
Youth Orchestra. Studying with his principal piano teacher John R. DuVal in Calgary, Montgomery's first successes as a pianist
were winning the Alberta Prize Winner's competition (age16), playing with the Edmonton Symphony; the Registered Music
Teachers' tour (age 18); and placing second in the Canadian Music Competition's Stepping Stone (age 18). He has performed
frequently on CBC and has recorded for Icelandic Radio and television, Belorus television, and PBS radio in the United States. He
has performed with symphonies in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San Diego, Cincinnati, Winnipeg, and others.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Hilarious Comedy by Noel Coward - first mainstage production
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 2:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Witticism and sophistication mix with a dose of light-hearted comedy to kick off the first mainstage theatre production, Hay Fever.
Twists and turns abound in this Noel Coward classic, playing Oct. 20-24 at 8 pm in the University Theatre. Directed by Theatre
and Dramatic Arts faculty, Gail Hanrahan, Hay Fever presents a perfect platform to showcase complex characters, rich costuming
and spectacular sets.
“Hay Fever is a very high energy play; a clever combination of farce and comedy of manners. It represents the flamboyancy of the
1920’s and reflects the debonair eccentricities of Noel Coward as a playwright,” says Hanrahan.
At the heart of Hay Fever are the Blisses: Judith, a recently “retired” stage actress, David, a self-absorbed novelist, and their two
children who live in a world where reality slides easily into fiction. The unfortunate weekend guests—a proper diplomat, shy
flapper, athletic boxer, and fashionable sophisticate— are thrown into melodramatic scenes where their hosts profess emotions
and react to situations that do not really exist.
“It’s a very funny show,” says Hanrahan. “From the set and costumes to the whirlwind plot twists - this play is full of eccentricities
to amuse the audience.”
Considered by many to be cleverly constructed, slightly cynical, and undeniably entertaining, Hay Fever sets the stage for an
evening of good fun.
Tickets are on sale now at the University Box Office. $15 Adult and $10 Student and Senior. Remember to pick up your season
tickets for all four mainstage productions and save 25% off – regular season tickets are $45 and student/senior season tickets are
only $30. Call the Box Office (403) 329-2616 for more details.
12 Point Buck, artists Leila Armstrong and Chai Duncan, speak in Art Now,Recital Hall,
noon, Oct. 21, 2009
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 21, 2009
12 POINT BUCK is a collaborative duo comprised of Lethbridge artists Leila Armstrong and Chai Duncan. In the Fall of 2007,
Duncan and Armstrong became aware of a mutual interest in exploring representations of nature as artifice. Believing that a
combination of their approaches would result in a whole greater than the sum of its parts, they began working together. Armstrong
plays with pop depictions of wildlife, highlighting how we tend to anthropomorphize what we actually find unpredictable and
threatening (the Disney-fication of wildlife). Whereas Duncan explores the fetishization and romanticization of the fauna in our
cultural representations of nature, which trivializes the very eco-systems, on which our lives depend. Both have found the closed
theatre of the digital print and the diorama to be rewarding. Each artist has produced a series of images that examine the roles
toys, models, figurines and statuary play in the production of fantastical narratives about nature. In their DVD, titled Deer Me,the
familiar sight of a deer in the coulees is transformed into a loose narrative in which a creature in a toy mask and wolf skin coat
walks with some inelegance through the landscape. This awkward journey allows viewers to consider the lack of alignment
between the natural world and our idealized notions about nature. Currently Duncan and Armstrong are constructing a life-size
plywood herd as well as working on a series of paintings based on paint-by-number and other romanticised landscape and wildlife
scenes. These paintings will situate idealized renderings of wildlife within the already constructed, kitsch landscape. As well, each
artist produces works complimentary to 12 Point Buck’s joint practice.
www.saag.ca
New York painter, Susanna Heller, will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall
October 23, 2009
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 23, 2009
Susanna Heller, is an internationally known senior Canadian painter, now residing in New York City. “Two things are essential to
Heller's art; the sketches she makes during her daily walks or perceptual journeys from Brooklyn to Manhattan and back, and the
act of walking itself. Although specific structures or views are essential to Heller's art her imagery is abstract. There is a free
floating quality to her imagery. Heller seeks out structures that allow light to pass through them or heavily reflect light, scaffolding,
bridges, and buildings with rows of windows, because she is fascinated by the way weather and light interact with solid matter.
She chooses not to simply paint objects because she wants to engage all of our senses. She often includes images of the same
structure seen from different angles in one image.”
Susanna Heller’s work has been shown internationally including; Magnan Projects, NY; Olga Korper Gallery,Toronto; Oakville
Galleries, Oakville; Out of Line: Sideshow, Brooklyn, NY; Gallery 808; U of Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Museum London, London, ON ;
Hollandmania, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, Leiden, NL; Bard College, Annendale on Hudson, NY; Galerie Paul
Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands; CIRCA States.
Opera Goes To The Movies on Oct. 23 & 24
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 2:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
“Opera Workshop is celebrating its tenth anniversary this season,” says musical director and Music faculty, Dr. Blaine Hendsbee.
“This is an exciting and challenging season for us because of the number and variety of productions we are producing this year.”
The season features Opera Goes To the Movies Oct. 23 and 24, Amahl and the Night Visitors Dec. 5 and 6, and Dialogue of the
Carmelites Feb. 26 and 27.
“I try to choose themes for our performances that are appropriate for students and that audiences can relate to,” says Hendsbee.
“Our first production, Opera Goes To The Movies, is a musical potpourri of operatic styles and themes from high drama to lighter
comedic moments.” Challenging repertoire and lyrical melodies merge, creating an uplifting and varied program. Opera Goes To
The Movies is presented Oct. 23 and 24 in the University Recital Hall at 8 pm.
“A lot of movies emphasize key moments in the script with famous opera repertoire such as La Boheme in Moonstruck or excerpts
from Madam Butterfly in Fatal Attraction,” he says. Audiences can also look forward to familiar classics such as the Flower Duet,
O Mio Babbino Caro and selections from The Marriage of Figaro and La Traviata. Charming, elegant and enlightening, Opera
Goes To The Movies is first-class entertainment, something Opera Workshop audiences have come to expect over the past ten
years.
Tickets are $15 regular, $10 student/senior and on sale at the University Box Office, which open weekdays from 12:30 pm to 3:30
pm or call (403) 329-2616.
Opera Goes to the Movies
Date: Friday, October 23, 2009 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 4:00pm
Location: Recital Hall (W570)
U of L Opera Workshop performs classics from the wealth of opera excerpts used by Hollywood in movies over the past 75 years.
You'll be sure to recognize glorius music from your favourite movies.
Friday, October 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 24, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
University Recital Hall
Tickets: $15 regular, $10 student/senior
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Montreal artist, Christopher Moore, will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall Oct
26
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 26, 2009
Christopher Moore is a Canadian artist and educator whose cross-disciplinary practice ranges from commercial publication design
to sculpture and media-based installation. Moore studied illustration at the Ontario College of Art, and received a Master of Fine
Arts in Design from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1999. His creative research currently focuses on appropriated
digital content, and the emergence of new genres of folk art facilitated by social media applications.
Moore’s recent body of work functions as a direct response to the dangerous social construct of the “citizen warrior”—a means by
which culture adopts the rhetoric and psychic burden of militaristic codes. From yellow magnetic ribbons on mini-vans to designer
camouflage fatigues, the language of combat has become normalized and is actively exhibited within North American culture. A
clear example can be evidenced in the ubiquitous appearance of the phrase “support the troops,” which has transitioned from
political mantra to commercial slogan—a powerful sleight of hand used to distinguish political affiliations. Everyday citizens are
largely encouraged to internalize and parrot this oversimplified model of conflict, lest one is viewed as anti-nationalistic or worse,
supportive of terrorist activities. While propaganda has a long tradition of either pacifying or emboldening communities, there now
exist greater levels of sophistication and misdirection, as a direct result of media proliferation and expanded modes of public
dissemination.
Moore has illustrated for publications both nationally and internationally, including such clients as the Globe and Mail, Labatt's,
DuMaurier, and the Medical Research Council of Canada. For the past ten years, he has taught at a number of institutions across
Canada, including NSCAD University, the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University and most recently,
he served as the Chair in New Media at the University of Lethbridge. Christopher currently holds the position of Assistant
Professor in Design + Computation Arts at Concordia University.
The Cuddle Commandos and Passive Passive Pink projects aim to develop alternative models of combat gear, used to
counteract the dominant aggressive tendencies sublimated in typical camouflage patterns and military garb, which have since
entered into the fashion lexicon. In a sense, I wish to create an army of “citizen anti-warriors” whose role is to pacify culture, and
to draw attention to the institutionalized military codes that go largely unchecked and unnoticed in daily life. The subtle
intervention of “cute” domestic animals into the repeating camouflage patterns reveals itself only to keen observers. The resultant
effect is both unsettling and seductive, setting up a paradoxical and disquieting relationship to our shared understanding of the
alpha male soldier—the indestructible fighting machine. Cuddle Commandos refutes this gender and sexual bias, by allowing the
soldier a shield of vulnerability, and by diffusing the hyper-macho mythology of the heroic warrior.
Vancouver architect Michael Green will speak in Architecture & Design Now at 6:00 pm in
room C 610
Date: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
As a founding principal of mgb ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN Michael Green has designed buildings, public art, interiors,
landscapes and urban environments around the globe. He is a graduate of Cornell University and worked for 9 years in the offices
of Cesar Pelli in New Haven Connecticut before returning to Vancouver Canada to start his practice.
Michael’s current work ranges from small houses to animal shelters, from restaurants and cafes to skyscrapers, from fashion
boutiques to international airports and from civic buildings and galleries to urban revitalization and parks and public art. He is
happiest when his designs are quiet and modest while embracing an underlying goal that through design we can create a context
for making people’s lives happier.
Michael’s designs of all sizes have been recognized with many awards including four recent Lieutenant Governor Awards, several
Wood Design Awards and a 2009 AIA Small Projects Award. This year he and his two partners at mgb have been nominated with
40 other firms worldwide for the Marcus Prize in Architecture, a relatively new award that selects a single firm as the top Emerging
Architecture Firm in the world; and were recently named Western Living Magazine’s Architect of the Year.
Michael’s convictions align with Henry David Thoreau who said “Don’t just be good, be good for something”. He believes that
architects have a broad duty for service. For Michael, service includes the duty to teach, to lecture and broaden the accessibility
of our profession to the public, to design for those in greatest need, to respect and promote regionalism worldwide and to find
ways that build with a truly lighter footprint on the environment.
He is a father, a climber, a kayaker, an adventurer, a builder, an artist, a really bad cook and a hopeless optimist.
Attached image: Prince George airport
www.mgb-architecture.ca/
Music at Noon: Dr. David Renter, saxophone; Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. David Renter, saxophone; Elinor Lawson, piano
David Renter completed his Doctorate of Music in Composition at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2008. His dissertation,
entitled Holiday in Reality is a five-movement suite composed for jazz chamber ensemble including strings, brass, woodwinds,
and jazz rhythm section. This dissertation was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Dissertation Award by the University of Texas
at Austin College of Fine Arts.
Previously he was Director of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at Oklahoma City University. David completed his Master of Music in
Composition at the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 and his Bachelor of Music at the University of Lethbridge in 1998. His
previous saxophone teachers include: Margaret Mezei, Susan Staples, Dr. Jeremy Brown and Harvey Pittel.
In the fall of 2002, David was awarded first place for his big band composition Closing (Afterthought) at the First International Jazz
Composition Contest in Brussels, Belgium. He was invited to Brussels, Belgium to conduct his winning composition with the
Brussels Jazz Orchestra. The performance was recorded and released on New Baltic Records. David was also a participant at
the 2001 & 2002 Banff International Jazz Workshops where he had the opportunity to study and perform with Joe Lovano, Maria
Schneider and Kenny Wheeler.
His first CD entitled A Tale of Three Cities was released in 2004 featuring pianist Kurt Ellenberger and bassist Dave Spring. In
December 2006, David recorded his second jazz CD titled Everywhere I Go with pianist Chris Andrew, bassist Kodi Hutchinson
and drummer Tyler Hornby. The recording features many original compositions and was released in August 2007 on Chronograph
records. Both recordings are available from www.cdbaby.com and iTunes.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Toronto artist, Cheryl L'Hirondelle speaks in Art Now,Recital Hall.Oct 28 at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 28, 2009
Cheryl L'Hirondelle (Waynohtêw) is a inter/multidisciplinarity artist living in Toronto. L’Hirondelle’s practice is an investigation of the
intersection of Cree worldview (nêhiyawin) and the inter/multidisciplinarity of creative expression inherent in other indigenous,
world and youth cultures. As part of this investigation, L'Hirondelle developes performative physical endurances, infiltrations and
interventions, site-specific installations, interactive net.art projects [www.ndnnrkey.net] and keeps singing, making rhythm, dancing
and telling stories whenever and where ever she can. Cheryl also is part of the acapella/percussion group My Girl, an Aboriginal
Women's Ensemble (with Renae Morriseau, Sheila Maracle, Tiare Laporte), still performs with her singing duo Nikamok, backs up
(percussion, vocals) Metis singer/songwriter Arlette Alcock and occasionally performs with Metis jigging troupe Compagnie Vni
Dansi (Yvonne Chartrand, Artistic Director). L’Hirondelle was recently appointed as an Associate Researcher with SmartLab,
London, UK.
L’Hirondelle’s performance work has been featured in various texts including Caught in the Act: An Anthology of Performance Art
by Canadian Women, edited by Tanya Mars and OCAD Professor Johanna Householder, and Candice Hopkin’s Making a Noise:
Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community. In 2004, L’Hirondelle and Hopkins were the first
Aboriginal artists from Canada to be invited to present work at Dak’Art Lab as part of the sixth biennale of contemporary African
art in Dakar, Senegal. In both 2005 and 2006, L’Hirondelle was the recipient of imagineNATIVE’s Best New Media award for her
online net.art projects: treatycard, 17:TELL and wêpinâsowina.
home page: www.ndnnrkey.net
online cv: www.ndnnrkey.net/lhirondelle
music site: www.myspace.com/cheryllhirondelle
Christine D'Onofrio will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall October 30, 2009
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall October 30, 2009
Christine D'Onofrio is an emerging visual artist currently living in Vancouver. Her photography practice focuses on facets of
identity and the body, and the space between personal experience and the construction of sexualized and/or gendered identity
and testing that representation through the tropes of art history. In “Pearls” and “Chromes” D’Onofrio’s work does not directly
depict the body or figure, but only the materials and or objects that suggest, determine or inform the body; nail polish lacquers,
lace undergarments and nude hosiery. In “Falling Women” the body is the battleground of desire and exploitation, referencing the
work of feminist artist Ana Mendieta and art historical events such as Yves Klein’s “Leap into the Void” or Bas Jan Ader’s “Falling”
pieces.
Her work has exhibited including; 2009 Flare (solo-exhibition) in conjunction with Contact Photography Festival Soho,
Toronto,ON, 2009; Falling Woman (solo-exhibition) Republic Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2008; Infra-Ordinary Modern Fuel Gallery,
Kingston ON, 2008; Trust In Me Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2008; Nudes (solo-exhibition) Republic Gallery,
Vancouver BC, 2007; Food Dave Mirvish Books, Toronto ON, 2007; Prologue Republic Gallery, Vancouver BC, 2006; and
Diachronic Thames Art Gallery, Chatham ON. attached image: detail Falling Women. D’Onofrio attended York University in
Toronto for her BFA, and obtained her MFA from the University of British Columbia and is currently teaching at University of British
Columbia.
Breakdance for Solo Cello
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:13pm
Location: University Theatre
The title speaks for itself: Breakdance for Solo Cello, the first presentation of the Now Showing Series presented by Solid State
Breakdance is a mash-up of styles, music and genre. This production, happening Oct. 30 at 8 pm in the University Theatre,
explores the fluidity and grace of a dance style known for it’s explosive urban energy.
“Hélene Simard and JoDee Allen, artistic directors of the company, have put together a gem of a show - live cello and electronic
remixes accompany five funky dancers who make you feel that urban moves and Bach's gorgeous solo cello concertos were
made for each other,” says Lisa Doolittle, curator for the Now Showing Series and faculty of the Department of Theatre and
Dramatic Arts.
Lethbridge native, JoDee Allen returns from Montreal with Solid State Breakdance to present this show as part of the Now
Showing Series. “While in Lethbridge the company will be working intensively with students in the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute's
Dance program, teaching and creating a new choreography with selected students,” Doolittle adds.
Tickets are available at the University Box Office. Regular tickets are $20 and student tickets are $15. For more information call
(403) 329-2616.
Shawn Van Sluys speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall, at 12 noon, Nov. 2, 2009
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 2, 2009
Public Space and Social Change
Shawn Van Sluys is the Executive Director of the Musagetes Foundation. Musagetes works with artists, cultural mediators and
other partners to understand the consequences of artistic creativity in culture and communities, on policy makers and the general
public.
The Greek agora, the Renaissance piazza and the coffeeshops of Europe were all harbingers of immense social changes. The
mixing and re-mixing of human potentials in these public spaces gave rise to the most innovative ideas and creative concepts that
are still foundational to our culture and society. These spaces should be in constant flux, questioning the status quo and
defending that which is most human. Shawn Van Sluys will talk about how Musagetes, an international arts foundation,
encourages activist interventions in public spaces through dialogue and performative methodologies that are rooted in community
engagement.
Art is transformative and its power was never more evident than in the revolutionary 1960s. With the anti-establishmentarianism
of Conceptual art, the performative and the improvisational became the medium of the political: Black art liberation, gay rights,
women’s rights and anti-war demonstrations. Today, improvisational art that is integrated into many facets of society forms the
catalyst for social transformations; it is this that Musagetes nurtures.
Previously, Van Sluys was the Executive Director of the Canadian Art Museum Directors' Organization (CAMDO), a national
service organization representing 80 directors of Canadian art museums. In 2005 he worked in the performing arts sector at the
Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). A native of Lethbridge, he started his career at the Southern Alberta Art
Gallery and the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. He has a BFA (Art History/Museum Studies, 2005, Distinction) from the
University of Lethbridge.
attached image: Karin Schneider, Pomerio Playground: A Vernacular Modernism Project in Rijeka, Croatia (2008). (A project of Art
in General in New York and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka in Eastern European Residency Exchange
program, and built by the City of Rijeka.)
Shawn Van Sluys speaks in Architecture & Design Now, in Room C610 at 6 pm Nov. 2,
2009
Date: Monday, November 2, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Improvisation in Architecture
Shawn Van Sluys is the Executive Director of the Musagetes Foundation which promotes the arts and artistic creativity as
catalysts for social transformation. Musagetes works with artists, cultural mediators and other partners to understand the
consequences of artistic creativity in culture and communities, on policy makers and the general public.
As in every discipline in which improvisational concepts and creativity theory are applied, architecture has its own restrictive
domain which designers shape and mold over time. To be improvisational in the practice of architecture and design extends far
beyond the expressive forms of Gehry or the musical references of Thom. Improvisation in architecture is about adaptability,
performance, flexibility and expression; the consequences of improvisation are synchronicity, spontaneity and resilience.
In his lecture, Van Sluys will look at improvisation in architecture from four departure points: aesthetics, the passage of time,
unbuilt space and liminal space. Van Sluys’ interest in improvisational theory arises from a collaboration between the Musagetes
Foundation and the Improvisation, Community and Social Practice international research consortium based at the University of
Guelph.
Previously, Van Sluys was the Executive Director of the Canadian Art Museum Directors' Organization (CAMDO), a national
service organization representing 80 directors of Canadian art museums. In 2005 he worked in the performing arts sector at the
Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). A native of Lethbridge, he started his career at the Southern Alberta Art
Gallery and the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery. He has a BFA (Art History/Museum Studies, 2005, Distinction) from the
University of Lethbridge.
Music at Noon: Joanne Hounsell, soprano (Victoria); Glen Montgomery
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Joanne Hounsell, soprano (Victoria); Glen Montgomery
Joanne Hounsell is an accomplished artist and inspirational teacher. She has received critical acclaim for her professional work
with major symphony orchestra, theater and opera companies across Canada. A native of Newfoundland, Ms. Hounsell graduated
from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor Music and Certificate of Excellence in Performance; an Artist Diploma from the
University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Voice Performance from the University of British Columbia. She continued her
training at the Banff School of Fine Arts and as a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio.
Her vocal and dramatic talents have secured her prominent engagements on both the operatic and concert stages. She has sung
lead roles with L'Opéra de Montréal (Governess in The Turn of the Screw); Pacific Opera ( Helena in A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, Governess in The Turn of the Screw and as a featured artist
in the Ben Heppner CBC Gala Concert); Calgary Opera ( Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring); Manitoba Opera (Les Contes
d”Hoffman, The Telephone and The Old Maid and the Thief), Toronto’s Opera in Concert ( Marie in Zar und Zimmerman)
Edmonton Opera (The Mikado), Newfoundland Symphony (Micaela in Carmen), Toronto Operetta Theater (Valencienne in The
Merry Widow, Pepi in Wiener Blut) and Regina Symphony (The Merry Widow). Canadian Opera Company audiences in Toronto
have heard her as Drusilla in The Coronation of Poppea, Stephano in Romeo et Juliette, Alice in Le Comte Ory and as Susanna/
Barbarina in the Canadian Opera Ensemble National tour of The Marriage of Figaro. Ms. Hounsell enjoyed a stellar season with
the Stratford Festival as Josephine in Brian Macdonald's acclaimed production of H.M.S. Pinafore. She has received numerous
scholarships and awards including the Canada Council's prestigious Sylva Gelber Award for outstanding musician and the
Stratford Festival Maureen Forrester prize.
An accomplished concert artist, Ms. Hounsell performed in solo recital at the National Arts Centre as part of C.B.C. Radio's Debut
Series. For her solo work on the concert stage The Ottawa Citizen reported:
"The music went from one pleasure to another. There were four early songs by Richard Strauss, that Hounsell...did especially
well. Sopranos who have the capacity to sing them tend to be quite fond of Strauss' songs. Hounsell has the capacity, not only to
sing them but to make an audience understand why they are so special."
Ms. Hounsell has sung as Soprano soloist in Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem with Georg Tintner, and Carmina Burana with
Bramwell Tovey; broadcast by C.B.C. Radio. She has also brought the operettas of Lehár, Srauss and the great Broadway
melodists to audiences across Canada with major symphony orchestras, including Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Regina, Nova
Scotia, Winnipeg and Newfoundland. Performances have included Showboat in Concert with the Edmonton and Winnipeg
Symphony, An Evening in Vienna with the Nova Scotia Symphony and Lehár in Concert with the Vancouver Symphony.
Recent performances include Soprano Soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Gounod’s Faust and The Messiah with the Victoria
Symphony, Bach Arias and Cantata 51 Jauchzet Gott with the Victoria Bach Ensemble, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben in a
VCM lecture recital and 20th century song recital broadcast for Radio Canada from the National Art Gallery.
As the VCM Head of Voice, she was instrumental in bringing new life to its young professional program and giving new direction
and energy to its existing programs. Ms. Hounsell is the Artistic Director of the St. Michael’s University School Vocal Academy
and has been on faculty at the University of Victoria and the University of Lethbridge. The key influences in her life are the love of
music, a belief in the importance of the arts, the training of young artists and a passion for nurturing the arts at all levels.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 11:30am - 3:00pm
Location: Lethridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
RIP: A Remix Manifesto
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009
6:30 pm, Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission
Vancouver artist, Isabelle Pauwels, will speak in Art Now in the Recital Hall at noon on
Nov 4, 2009
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 4, 2009
Isabelle Pauwels’practice investigates how narrative genres shape one's relationship towards intangible values such as morals,
principles and emotions. These narrative genres, such as the home movie, the talk show, the porn flick or the documentary, are
embedded in architectural and technological conventions, from which arise different modes of spectatorship. She is particularly
interested in using a D.I.Y. approach to video production, as a way to disrupt the viewer's expectations of how a genre operates,
who it addresses, and what reactions it can elicit.
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: CSA Space, Vancouver, 2009: B and E, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver;
Triple Bill, Blackwood Gallery, Mississauga, Artspeak, Vancouver, both 2008; Transcontinental Divide, Helen Pitt Gallery,
Vancouver and Gallery 101, Ottawa, 2009; : Keep the Is in Feminism, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 2009 and Isabelle
Pauwels, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2010; Act II: From Love to Legal, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the
Netherlands, 2010.
Pauwels’ earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver and a Master of Fine Arts, School of
the Art Institute of Chicago.
In 2007 she was honoured with a prestigious VIVA award from the Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation.
attached image: B&E (2009).Video still.
www.catrionajeffries.com
http://www.straight.com/article/isabelle-pauwels
http://www.holecomm.ca/preview/previews/02-2009/pauwels.html
http://www.e-flux.com/shows/view/6342
Dale Ketcheson & Friends Perform Classical and World Music
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 4:08pm
Location: 8 pm, University Recital Hall
Amahl - ALL SATURDAY PERFORMANCES CANCELLED. POSTPONED TO DEC. 6 at
2:00 and 4:00 pm
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 6:00am - Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 6:00am
Location: University Recital Hall
DECEMBER 5 PERFORMANCES at 1:00, 3:00 and 7:00 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER. TICKET HOLDERS AND PATRONS
ARE INVITED TO ATTEND SUNDAY DECEMBER 6, AT 2:00PM or 4:00PM.
Amahl and the Night Visitors tells the heart-warming story of an impoverished crippled boy, Amahl and his mother as they meet
the Three Kings who are following a star to Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. Through goodwill, sacrifice and kindness Amahl
discovers the power of miracles the and true meaning of Christmas.
“This opera is both funny and dramatic and the music is very approachable and listenable – perfect for the whole family,” says Dr.
Blaine Hendsbee, Opera Workshop Director. “Originally produced for television and composed by Gian Carlo Menotti, Amahl and
the Night Visitors has become the most frequently performed one act opera of our time.”
Featuring a talented cast and chorus of singers and dancers, Amahl and the Night Visitors showcases the high level of
musicianship for which Opera Workshop is known. This 45-minute production immerses the audience in a fantastic land with
beautiful sets and costumes. “My colleagues in the Theatre and Dramatic Arts Dept. have been wonderful,” says Hendsbee.
“Leslie Robinson-Greene designed the gorgeous costumes, David Hignell designed the lighting, and David Barrus designed the
set,” says Hendsbee.
Start the holiday season with the joyful melodies of this beloved opera. Tickets for Amahl and the Night Visitors are $15 regular
and $10 student/senior at the U o L Box Office – 403-329-2616.
TheatreXtra's Positive Spin on Theatre
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
“I’ve always been an actor, but this is my first time directing,” says dramatic arts major Ian McFarlane about his directorial debut in
Positive Space, the next offering of TheatreXtra. “Positive Space presents creative ways for audiences to perceive and think
about theatre,” he says.
Running Nov. 5 through 7 at 8 pm, with a matinee at 2 pm on Nov. 7, Positive Space invites audiences to experience theatre
rather than just be spectators - to change their perceptions of what theatre is and how intriguing theatre can be.
“This project has taken about a year and a half to complete,” McFarlane says. “Space was the original concept – that the theatre
itself is a character.” Positive Space is an organic and somewhat spontaneous creation on stage – a collective creation between
actor, theatre and audience.
“It’s been a challenge throughout the process to encourage the actors to push themselves further, to explore theatre in a new
way,” he adds. “The audience is also an active participant. I feel I’m more of a facilitator, rather than an actor or director in a
classical sense.”
Entertaining and engaging, Positive Space takes theatre out of the box. The mandate of TheatreXtra is to challenge students and
push the boundaries of classical theatre. Positive Space plans to accomplish that and redirect audience perceptions towards
other theatrical possibilities. Pick up your tickets today at the University Box Office, 403-329-2616.
Dana Claxton will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 6, 2009
Date: Friday, November 6, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 6, 2009
Dana Claxton works in film, video, photography, multi channel installation, performance, curation, aboriginal broadcasting and
pedagogy. Her work has been exhibited internationally and held in many public collections including the National Gallery of
Canada. She has received numerous awards including the VIVA Award and the Eiteljorg Fellowship. Currently she is the Ruth
Wynn Woodward Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University and her artwork has been selected for the 17th
Biennale of Sydney 2010.
The main intent of her practice has been to seek justice for aboriginal people through the arts and share the possibilities of spirit
in the gallery, the class and on the screen. Of Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux descent, she was born in Yorkton Saskatchewan and lives
in Vancouver.
Claxton’s work is held in public collections, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery and the Art Bank of Canada,
National Gallery of Canada, Eitlejorg Museum (Indianapolis) and has been screened internationally, including the Museum of
Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis), at Sundance Film Festival, and Microwave in Hong Kong. She
received the VIVA Award (Shadbolt Foundation) and in 2007 became an Eiteljorg Fellow given by the Eiteljorg Museum of
American Indians and Western Art (Indianapolis). Claxton was the 2003 Global Television Chair at the University of Regina,
School of Journalism. She is a member of the Aboriginal Educational Council for the Ontario College of Art and Design and has
taught at Emily Carr University and Simon Fraser University. Dana Claxton is of Lakota descent and her family reserve is
Woodmountain.
Attached image: To Mark On Surface, 3 channel video installation, 2009
http://www.danaclaxton.com/
http://www.belkin.ubc.ca/events/dana-claxton
Dale Ketcheson & Friends Perform World and Classical Music
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 1:00pm - Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 2:30pm
Location:
Locally renowned classical guitarist and music faculty, Dale Ketcheson headlines the Faculty Artist and Friends concert Nov. 7 in
the University Recital Hall at 8 pm.
“Collaborating with me are pianist Glen Montgomery, guitarist James Oldenburg, bassist Billy McCarroll and Persian drummer
Mohsen Seyed Mahmoud,” says Ketcheson.“We'll present an eclectic mix of music ranging from Granados to John McLaughlin.”
Dale’s music has entertained audiences throughout Southern Alberta for many years and his teaching has inspired dozens of
aspiring guitarists throughout the community. This concert showcases the diverse talents and musical styling ofboth Ketcheson
and his friends.
Get your tickets at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
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Cameron Bailey will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 9, 2009
Date: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 9, 2009
Cameron Bailey is a writer, broadcaster and Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Born in London, England
and raised in Barbados and Toronto, he graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Degree in English
literature. He pursued graduate study in Film at York University.
In 1997 Cameron Bailey completed his first screenplay, The Planet of Junior Brown, co-written with director Clement Virgo. The
film was named Best Picture at the 1998 Urbanworld Film Festival in New York, and was nominated for a Best Screenplay Gemini
Award.
Prior to helming TIFF Cameron Bailey had been a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, where he founded the
Planet Africa section and headed the Perspective. Bailey is an accomplished writer, print and broadcast journalist and has been a
guest curator for festivals around the world.
He has been a guest speaker at the Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University, New York University and the Banff Centre For the
Arts just to name a few and now, the University of Lethbridge.
Toronto architect, Stephen Teeple, speaks in Architecture & Design Now at 6 pm, room C
610
Date: Monday, November 9, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Stephen Teeple is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, from which he received his Bachelor of Architecture in 1980. In 1988
he became a Member of the Ontario Association of Architects and in 1989 he received his Master of Science in Building Design
from Columbia University. Stephen was awarded Fellow status at the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 1998 and was
nominated to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2006.
Teeple’s current work explores the cultural dimension of sustainability in architecture; research that formulates a provocation for
rethinking the art of architecture. Environmentally conscious design is becoming for him an integral consideration in the
formulation of the architectural idea of each project, and in the spatial experience embodied in the completed work.
Stephen Teeple established Teeple Architects Inc. in 1989 and in the intervening years has completed a significant number of
high quality projects. His design excellence has been awarded significant honours including awards from the Governor General of
Canada; Canadian Architect Magazine; Progressive Architecture Magazine; Best of Canada; Canadian Wood Council; American
Institute of Architects; Holcim Foundation; Ontario Association of Architects; Ontario Library Association; City of Toronto; City of
Cambridge, City of Mississauga; the Plachta Foundation and the Hamilton Society of Architects.
Teeple has extensive teaching experience in various Schools of Architecture as well as being invited to participate in many juries
for architectural award selections. He is recognized as a significant critic in the Canadian architectural community and continues
to be quoted and reviewed by various media.
http://www.teeplearch.com/
Music at Noon: Sarah Gieck, flute; Gerard Gibbs, oboe; Margaret Mezei, clarinet; Glen
Montgomery, piano
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Sarah Gieck, flute; Gerard Gibbs, oboe; Margaret Mezei, clarinet; Glen Montgomery, piano
This performance arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
An Event To Celebrate Peace, Diversity and Respect
Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
The University of Lethbridge and Faculty of Fine Arts debut Remembrance: Peace, Diversity and Respect on Nov. 11 at 7:30 pm
at Southminster United Church. Admission is a non-perishable food donation for the Lethbridge Food Bank.
“The concert is dedicated to all people who have been victims of acts of violence and intolerance in our community,” says Dr.
Janet Youngdahl, concert coordinator. “The message of peace and tolerance has a strong connection with Remembrance Day,
which is why we decided to hold the event on Nov. 11.”
The program features music, poetry and words by musicians and distinguished guests. “Many musicians are involved, including
the U of L Singers, cellist Mark Rodgers and jazz musician David Renter,” says Youngdahl. Traditional music from Chinese,
Persian and Native cultures is also featured as well as a song from the newly formed student Gospel Choir.
“Religious leaders from diverse faiths including Father Tim Boyle, Reverend Izumi, Reverend Erin Phillips, Sidney Black and Dr.
Linda Anvari are also offering prayers for peace throughout the program,” she says. “Universities are platforms of free speech and
against any form of discrimination,” she adds. “The intent is this evening’s presentation is to become an annual event that uses
the arts to bring about an awareness of the need for diverse groups to respect one another and to encourage peaceful
engagement within society.”
Mary-Anne McTrowe speaks at noon on Nov. 13 in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:00am - Tuesday, November 3, 2009 - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 13, 2009
Mary-Anne McTrowe was born and raised in southern Alberta, where she earned her B.F.A. at the University of Lethbridge. She
went on to pursue graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where she received her M.F.A. in studio art in 2001. Her
work has spanned a number of different media, and her practice is presently focused on the question of how things that are
familiar to us can be made unfamiliar; how a change in context can render something temporarily strange and perhaps even
unrecognizable. Recent bodies of work include the crocheting of cozies for everyday objects and the proposing of ever-larger
cozies for natural and man-made architecture, and performance and static work about the sasquatch. McTrowe has been a
founding member of three rock bands (most recently The Cedar Tavern Singers AKA The Phonoréalistes with Daniel Wong), has
served on the board of Trap\door Artist Run Centre in Lethbridge, and is co-author of the Aut Manifesto. She teaches in the Art
Department at the University of Lethbridge.
MCTrowe’s exhibition "Crocheting the Database" is currently at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and “Decorate and Protect” will
open at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in November.
Attached image: It is called "Cozies for Destroyed Lethbridge Landmarks: Capitol Theatre".
Mary-Anne McTrowe speaks at noon in the Recital Hall, November 13, 2009 Art Now
Date: Friday, November 13, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 13, 2009
Mary-Anne McTrowe was born and raised in southern Alberta, where she earned her B.F.A. at the University of Lethbridge. She
went on to pursue graduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal, where she received her M.F.A. in studio art in 2001. Her
work has spanned a number of different media, and her practice is presently focused on the question of how things that are
familiar to us can be made unfamiliar; how a change in context can render something temporarily strange and perhaps even
unrecognizable.
Recent bodies of work include the crocheting of cozies for everyday objects and the proposing of ever-larger cozies for natural
and man-made architecture, and performance and static work about the sasquatch. McTrowe has been a founding member of
three rock bands (most recently The Cedar Tavern Singers AKA The Phonoréalistes with Daniel Wong), has served on the board
of Trap\door Artist Run Centre in Lethbridge, and is co-author of the Aut Manifesto. McTrowe teaches in the Art Department at the
University of Lethbridge.
McTrowe's exhibition "Crocheting the Database" is currently at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and Decorate and Protect will
open at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery later this month.
Painter, Patrick Lundeen, will speak in the Recital Hall at noon on Monday Nov 16, 2009
Art Now
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 16, 2009
Patrick Lundeen explores the supremacy and assimilation of pop cultural images into broader dialogue. Undermining the authority
of easel painting, and aligning his painting more with advertising than fine art, Lundeen paints his iconographic of fallen heroes,
pop idols, and domestic objects on cut-out custom canvas and tarps. Lundeen’s, intricate and overworked surfaces and
deliberately discordant perspective, creates pictorial landscapes that-by virtue of simultaneous familiarity and estrangement destabilize the viewer and provide an effective point of entry into his work.
Born in Canada, in 1978, Patrick Lundeen graduated from the painting program at the Alberta College of Art in 2002. Lundeen
received his MFA from Concordia University in Montreal, in 2006. His work has been exhibited in Great Britain, Sweden, and
across North America. In 2004 he was a Regional Finalist in the prestigious RBC: Canadian Painting Competition. His work can
be found in collections such as the Glenbow Museum, The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and private collections in Sweden,
Denmark, United Kingdom, Canada and the USA.
Toronto architect, Ian MacDonald, will speak in Architecture & Design Now in room C610
November 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm
Date: Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
The firm of Ian MacDonald Architect Inc. was established in 1984. Their work includes projects of varied scale and mixed use with
an emphasis on residential work. They have received numerous awards including three Governor General Medals and six
Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. The focus of their work has always been on developing legible, site specific
architecture that articulates a clear idea and sense of Place. Responsive siting strategies, spatial richness, and honestly
articulated materials all with a well crafted, modern vocabulary contribute to the realization of this focus. Attitudes and ideas that
they employ on smaller residential projects find expression in their larger scale work as well, reflecting a constant pursuit of such
fundamentals as boundary definition (both spatial and territorial), and the relationship between a building and its landscape.
Ian MacDonald earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design at University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton
University.
http://www.ima.ca/
attached image Grey County residence
Music at Noon: Musaeus String Quartet with Jesse Plessis, piano
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Musaeus String Quartet with Jesse Plessis, piano
This performance arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Tor Lukasik-Foss will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 18, 2009
Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 18, 2009
Tor Lukasik--Foss is an artist, writer, and performer interested in the ways in which art becomes a public language or a publicly
shared experience. His visual work employs the idioms of conventional sign making, and is frequently designed for site-specific
purposes. My performance work explores the notion of the public concert, and tries to deliberately tamper with the relationship
between the performer, the stage, and the audience. Recently, he has further fused his art making and performance interests by
designing and building performance sculptures. He hope’s that these artistic investigations will pull him into a deeper
understanding of the differences between public and private, between fame and obscurity, between the personal and the
universal.
“Unlikely Concerts” is the title of an ongoing series of short specific performances by Tiny Bill Cody, the pseudonym of visual artist
and performer Tor Lukasik-Foss. These Performances are designed to unearth the hidden narrative potentials of the overlooked
features of the public landscape. Tiny Bill Cody would like to organize, stage, and deliver songs to memorialize this atrium. He
would love your help, your voice, your instrument, your words, your ideas and your assistance. Please contact Jane Edmundson
for more details.
http://www.torlukasikfoss.com/
Calling all singers, musicians, songwriters: Bring a song to the Atrium!
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 4:21am - Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 10:21am
Location: U of L Atrium
Take part in an unlikely concert!
‘Unlikely Concerts’ is the title of an ongoing series of site specific performance installations by Tiny Bill Cody, the pseudonym of
visual artist and performer Tor Lukasik-Foss. These installations are designed to re-configure the relationship between the
performer and audience, and the ways in which public spaces are used.
The performance silo erected in this atrium is open to all willing performers—drop by during these hours:
Thursday, November 19 – 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and 5 pm – 7 pm
Friday, November 20 – 11:30 am– 2:30 pm
Saturday, November 21 – 12 pm – 4:00 pm
Please contact Jane Edmundson ([email protected]) for more details.
Event page on Facebook
More information:
www.myspace.com/tinybillcody
www.tinybillcody.com
Tricia Middleton will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 20, 2009
Date: Friday, November 20, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall November 20, 2009
“There are phantoms at play in Tricia Middleton’s exhibition Midnight Gallery Rambles. Late-night recordings reveal a mysterious
apparition hard at work renovating an architectural installation and using “building” materials such as rickety scaffolding on the
brink of collapse and sculptural paintings doubling as tarps in the process. Lurking among the drywall compound, silicone, tape,
string, dust and glitter that is scattered, strewn and slathered throughout the gallery, Middleton’s specter pushes the material form
and structural conventions of the gallery beyond rational order and human control into something extreme, unexpected and
absurd”.
Tricia Middleton holds a BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (1997) and an MFA from Concordia University (2005).
Middleton’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Third Space Gallery (St John NB), SKOL and Galerie Clark (Montréal
QC). Group exhibitions include Mixed Signals, TRUCK (Calgary AB), Dé-con-structions, National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa ON),
and the Quebec Triennial, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal (Montreal, QC).
Attached image: Portal to future contemporary art wing, featuring view of as yet uncollected art works, 2007, National Gallery of
Canada, Ottawa, ON.
An exhibition of Middleton’s work can be seen on at the opening of Midnight Gallery Rambles at the SAAG Saturday, Nov 28 at
8:00.
www.triciamiddleton.wordpress.com
www.macm.org/en/expositions/62.html
http://mistandvapour.net
http://www.truck.ca/index.php?action=view&exnumber=17
http://www.gallery.ca/english/2059_615.htm
http://www.canadianart.ca/art/features/2006/05/11/436/
Kathryn Walter will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 23, 2009
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall November 23, 2009
Kathryn Walter grew up in Toronto and studied art history at Queen's University and studio art at Emily Carr College of Art and
Design. In 1993, she completed her M.F.A at Concordia University and has taught courses at Trent University, University of
Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Walter has practiced as an artist, designer and curator since 1989 exhibiting her work in public galleries across Canada and has
participated in exhibitions internationally in the US, Czech Republic and Finland.
In 2000 she began working with industrial manufactured felts inspired by a family connection to this unique material and following
an extensive research project that resulted in an exhibition that she curated for the Textile Museum of Canada. Following this, she
founded FELT a versatile design company with which she explores the material and culture of industrial felt through exhibitions,
historical research, architectural commissions and a product line.
Walter’s work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver; the Design Exchange, the Royal Ontario
Museum, Harbourfront and Mercer Union in Toronto; Felissimo Design House and recently Cooper Hewitt National Design
Museum in New York. She has worked with Levitt-Goodman Architects, Bruce Mau Design, Yazdani Studio, George Yu
Architects, Yabu Pushelburg and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. And, clients have included Native Child and Family Services, HoltRenfrew, the Power Plant: Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront, the Gladstone Hotel and Jamie Kennedy Kitchens in
Toronto, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts; and The Museum of Tolerance and Oxygen Media Studios in Los Angeles.
www.feltstudio.com
Company profile
The FELT Studio is a laboratory that explores the material and culture of modern industrial felt through exhibitions, historical
research, architectural commissions and a product line. Founded in 2000 by artist Kathryn Walter, who continues to own and
operate the company, the FELT Studio remains unique in its commitment to a material rather than a market allowing it to move
into numerous fields including visual art, architecture, fashion, design and material culture. It is based in Toronto and all FELT
products are made in Canada.
The FELT Studio is as much about process as it is about product and emphasizes sustainability. Walter works almost exclusively
with grey felt made with natural fibres as this is the most environmentally friendly of industrial felts. All felts are made from wool, a
renewable resource with varying combinations of virgin and recycled fibres. And, FELT products are designed using basic
geometric shapes such as squares and rectangles that enable maximum yield of material and reduced waste. Remnants and off
cuts are reused in various forms from one-of-a-kind products to experimental installations.
http://www.feltstudio.com/profile.html
Katheryn Walter will speak in Architecture & Design Now at 6:00 pm in room C610
November 23, 2009
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Kathryn Walter grew up in Toronto and studied art history at Queen's University and studio art at Emily Carr College of Art and
Design. In 1993, she completed her M.F.A at Concordia University and has taught courses at Trent University, University of
Toronto and the Ontario College of Art and Design.
Walter has practiced as an artist, designer and curator since 1989 exhibiting her work in public galleries across Canada and has
participated in exhibitions internationally in the US, Czech Republic and Finland.
In 2000 she began working with industrial manufactured felts inspired by a family connection to this unique material and following
an extensive research project that resulted in an exhibition that she curated for the Textile Museum of Canada. Following this, she
founded FELT a versatile design company with which she explores the material and culture of industrial felt through exhibitions,
historical research, architectural commissions and a product line.
Walter’s work has been exhibited at The Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver; the Design Exchange, the Royal Ontario
Museum, Harbourfront and Mercer Union in Toronto; Felissimo Design House and recently Cooper Hewitt National Design
Museum in New York. She has worked with Levitt-Goodman Architects, Bruce Mau Design, Yazdani Studio, George Yu
Architects, Yabu Pushelburg and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. And, clients have included Native Child and Family Services, HoltRenfrew, the Power Plant: Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront, the Gladstone Hotel and Jamie Kennedy Kitchens in
Toronto, Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts; and The Museum of Tolerance and Oxygen Media Studios in Los Angeles.
www.feltstudio.com
Company profile
The FELT Studio is a laboratory that explores the material and culture of modern industrial felt through exhibitions, historical
research, architectural commissions and a product line. Founded in 2000 by artist Kathryn Walter, who continues to own and
operate the company, the FELT Studio remains unique in its commitment to a material rather than a market allowing it to move
into numerous fields including visual art, architecture, fashion, design and material culture. It is based in Toronto and all FELT
products are made in Canada.
The FELT Studio is as much about process as it is about product and emphasizes sustainability. Walter works almost exclusively
with grey felt made with natural fibres as this is the most environmentally friendly of industrial felts. All felts are made from wool, a
renewable resource with varying combinations of virgin and recycled fibres. And, FELT products are designed using basic
geometric shapes such as squares and rectangles that enable maximum yield of material and reduced waste. Remnants and off
cuts are reused in various forms from one-of-a-kind products to experimental installations.
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
With special guests and U of L music majors, pianist Matthew Blackburn, LSO Young Artists Competition winner, and arranger
Jesse Plessis.
Monday, November 23, 2009
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: $15 regular, $10 student/senior
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
Music at Noon: Arthur Rowe, piano (University of Victoria)
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Arthur Rowe, piano (University of Victoria)
Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe is a critically acclaimed recitalist, soloist with orchestra and chamber musician. Touring annually
across North America, he has received enthusiastic reviews from his performances in cities such as New York, Cleveland,
Minneapolis, Seattle, San Diego, as well as in venues in Europe and New Zealand. Following a New York solo recital, The New
York Times wrote:” The Canadian pianist Arthur Rowe made an immediate and positive impression...before eight bars had gone
by, one knew he was capable of vigor without heaviness, energy without excess of drive. It was first-rate playing: a kind of
execution tinglingly alive to the shape and contribution of each phrase". Reviewing a solo recital in London England, The London
Times spoke of his "unusual clarity of articulation", and "poetry of expression", and David Burge, writing in The San Diego Tribune
said, "Rowe is a marvelous pianist…even when he is pushed to the limit by extreme virtuosic demands...he can concentrate all of
his considerable talents on vital matters of phrasing, tone and ensemble".
Born in McLennan Alberta, Arthur Rowe began his professional career while still an undergraduate, studying with Damjana Bratuz
at the University of Western Ontario. Renowned cellist and UWO Professor Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi invited him to play in recital tours in
Canada and The United States, and soon after, Mr. Rowe was concertizing in cities across Canada in solo recitals, CBC radio
recordings, and concerti. Before completing his graduate studies with Gyorgy Sebok at Indiana University, Arthur Rowe had
appeared as soloist in the inaugural concert of the London Sinfonia, with the CBC Winnipeg Orchestra, as well as with Orchestra
London under the baton of Arthur Fiedler. Performances with The National Arts Centre Orchestra for CBC as well as the CBC
Vancouver Orchestra with Mario Bernardi followed.
Arthur Rowe is heard frequently on radio broadcasts in both Canada and the United States, and has recorded with various artists
for the Crystal, ebs, Innova, GM and Fanfare labels. In 2007, he released an all Schubert recording on the Centaur label. Fanfare
magazine’s review says, “Rowe’s reading (of the posthumous B flat Sonata) is one of the most beautiful I have heard… The D.
899 Impromptus are equally impressive…his purling right-hand runs recall Schnabel’s velvety sound…. every harmonic change is
underscored by a delicate nuance of color change. This kind of expression cannot be taught; it is in the bloodstream and the soul.
A highly respected chamber musician, Mr. Rowe regularly collaborates with artists and chamber ensembles across North
America. While at Indiana University, he began his long association with violinist William Preucil, Concertmaster of The Cleveland
Orchestra, with whom he has concertized for almost three decades. In February of 2004 The Harrington String Quartet joined
forces with Arthur Rowe and William Preucil in New York for a performance of the Chausson Concerto for Violin, Piano and String
Quartet, which was reviewed by Harris Goldsmith as a "reading that rivaled the benchmark recordings by
Franzescatti/Casadesus/Pascal, and Heifetz/Sanroma/New Arts”.
Having previously held positions at The University of Iowa and The University of Western Ontario, Arthur Rowe now resides in
Victoria, where he is Professor of Piano at The University of Victoria. Upcoming performances in 2008/09 will take him to venues
in Michigan, California, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, Ontario and BC, among others, and will include concerts locally for The Victoria
Summer Music Festival, and The Victoria Symphony.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Festen Exposes Family Secrets
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:00pm - Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 1:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Secrets, scandal and slander are the themes of David Eldridge’s Festen, the next Theatre and Dramatic Arts production, playing
Nov. 24 to 28 at 8 pm in the University Theatre. This dark and intriguing work shakes the skeletons in the closet of a family’s
shameful past, rocking their foundation and threatening to destroy their middle-class respectability.
“This is one of those plays actors starve for,” says director Jay Whitehead. “The cast has truly embraced the challenges of this
play – to go to the dark places the material takes them. We’ve spent a great deal of time preparing relationships, as there is a
great deal of love among the hate within each of the characters.”
The play begins at patriarch Helge’s 60th birthday party as the family gather to celebrate and to smooth over the cracks left by
daughter Linda’s recent suicide. As Helge’s eldest son, Christian raises the first toast the guests are rocked by revelations he is
determined to expose.
“The play is so confronting,” says Whitehead. “We want the audience to be right in the middle of it.” Quite literally, the audience
will feel like guests at the table as seating is set on stage – an intimate and eye-opening spectacle as the plot unravels. From the
revealing lighting to the stark set, the elements of the production add to the emotional character of the play. “The lighting, sound
and set are innovative and interesting,” says Whitehead. “The look and feel of the production very much aligns with the mood and
tone of the play.” The set was designed by James McDowell, Kelly Roberts is the sound designer and the lighting was designed
by Mike Takats.
“This is an emotional night at the theatre,” adds Whitehead. “The themes revolve around relationships that are universal. Festen
exposes the big pink elephants in the room, which all families can identify with.”
Audiences are warned that the subject matter is very mature, and may be unsuitable for audiences under 18 years of age.
Seating is very limited, and tickets are on sale at the University Box Office.
Rebekah Miller, will speak in Art Now in the Recital Hall at noon on Nov 25, 2009
Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 25, 2009
Trap\door Artist Run Centre in cooperation with Savill Group Architecture presents: Rebekah Miller Come Through My Doorway,
November 28, 2009 - January 8, 2010 at Trianon Gallery.
“Doors specifically are of interest to me because they are points of transcendence in and out of the house. They represent interior
and exterior, physical and psychological, dream and reality etc...Printing the door has become for me a passage by which I can
form connection with my own oneric house. Because the oneric house is not something that is known consciously, I try and work
as intuitively as possible and let the work speak through me. The repetition of hand work involved in printing the door allows me to
go beyond purely formal considerations and into a state of unconscious workings. It is this take over of the subliminal which
delivers truths about the underlying meaning of what the door means to me.
The door acts as symbol for this phenomena from the real to the Psychological and in this way it has become its own separate
entity. It is as though the act of printing again and again the layers of ink has facilitated a fleshing out of the door. The more I print
the door, the more substantial it becomes. Lately when I lay the fabric on the door, it occurs to me that it is like a figure beneath
laying there on my inking table. I find my self oddly revolted by this development but also intrigued. I do not know if I am
resurrecting this old door or if I am laying it to rest but it seems like an oddly spiritual thing for me.
The process is about building a connection with the door and architectural structures as a vocabulary of expression through the
act of printing. In this connection, I want to behold these things as symbols for something which is familiar in day to day living but
also suggestive of what is hidden, powerful though undeliniated”.
Everybody is welcome to attend the Opening Reception Saturday November 28 @ 9 pm.
Knowing/Gnawing in the Helen Christou Gallery
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 6:00am - Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 1:00am
Location: Helen Christou Gallery
Exhibition by Alumni in Helen Christou Gallery
Darcy Logan’s newest installation, Knowing/Gnawing in the Helen Christou Gallery presents his most recent paintings alongside a
selection of works from the U of L collection, which provide context and inspiration for his art practice.
“The works are by Canadian artists including Alan Harding MacKay, Rebecca Anweiler, Renee Van Halm, William MacDonnell
and Jerome Witvleit,” says Darcy Logan, who earned his Bachelor of Fine arts in Art at the U of L in 2002 and is the curator at the
Bowman Arts Centre. “I wanted the exhibition to be about bodies of artistic work.”
In addition to paintings, Logan also included a set of nine altered encyclopedias, which were made specifically for this exhibition,
to work conjointly with the McKay books as a way to ‘read’ the exhibition. “It was important to have this reading mediated not by
traditional didactics, but by altered books as re-contextualized bodies of knowledge,” says Logan.
“My current body of work, entitled Know/Gnaw/Naglfar, uses myth as a metaphor to explore the nature of knowledge and ideas,”
explains Logan. In Scandinavian mythology, the Naglfar is a ship being constructed in the underworld and the name is Old Norse
for “nail ferry,” which speaks to the rivets that hold the planks together, and a description of its mythic purpose.”
It seems the building materials for this ship are the fingernails and toenails of the dead, the detritus of the body. “When enough
discordant people have died and the necessary amount of raw material gathered, the ship will be completed, freed from its
moorings, and carry the forces of chaos to ensure the end of the world,” he says. “This story provoked a string of associations for
me, and gave me pause to reflect on how knowledge and ideologies are defined and constructed, and, ultimately, the
consequences that follow in their wake. These are often disastrous, and result from the excesses of philosophical and ideological
certainty, or the dangerous limits of knowledge.”
In keeping with the myth, Logan’s works contain human fingernails and toenails, embedded in the paint. “My works are as much
assemblages as they are paintings,” he says. “I use layers of encrusted earth, resins and rusting agents to create the finished
pieces. I often carve into the drying mud, leaving parts depressed and others in high relief. I am interested in compositional
tension and attempt to explore and exploit normally incongruous elements on the canvas.” These elements can be the tensions
between the thick, matte appearance of the mud and the thin reflective quality of resin, the tension between illusionistic
representation and passages of implied abstract space, or the tension between the modern and primitive nature of the materials.
Knowing/Gnawing is in the Helen Christou Gallery until January 3.
Classical Percussion Concert
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
The U of L Percussion Ensemble is drumming up holiday spirits during its Classical Percussion Concert on Dec. 4 at 8 pm in the
University Theatre. The program includes an evening of rhythm and fun featuring the Steel Band, Taiko Drummers, and African
drums.
“We’ll present smaller chamber works as well as some pieces we hope surprise the audience,” says Adam Mason, director.
Christmas tunes that ornament the program include A Charlie Brown Christmas and other holiday favourites.
“Along with our world music groups, we’ll present a work from Tanzania and a Taiko drum piece, which has lots of choreography,”
says Mason. “Although the concert is more low-key than our spring Global Drums show, audiences can expect to see the best our
ensemble has to offer.”
Also on the program is a marimba selection played by U of L music major Jodi Bartel. “Jodi attended the Marimba Summit in
Germany this year, studying with the most renowned marimba players in the world,” says Mason.
Classical Percussion is an eclectic evening of Christmas favorites, percussive melodies and earth shaking drumming that is sure
to get anyone in the holiday mood. Tickets are available at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616.
Montreal painter, Etienne Zack, will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall
November 27, 2009
Date: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall November 27, 2009
Etienne Zack is an emerging painter living in Montreal. “Known for his wild palette and crunching of form, history and realities
within the picture plane, Zack’s work explores the physical act of art making. He does so through the use or re-interpretation of
fictitious possibilities and iconic symbols - specifically those of the painter as a centre piece i.e., paint, brushes, theoretical books,
canvasses, and scenes from the studio. Zack’s paintings feature staged sculpture-like scenes from the artist's studio and
frequently reference well known historical paintings taken up in historical and contemporary critical debates. Essentially, he
constructs his imagery by thinking the artist as mythical isolated subject while rendering the tropes of art history analysis as
conceptual devices.
Etienne Zack is a graduate from Emily Carr Institute in 2000 with a diploma in Fine Arts and attended Concordia University
between 1996 and 1997. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions including Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway; Thomas
Dane Gallery, London, England; Marina-Miranda, Madrid, Spain; Artcore Gallery, Toronto; Equinox Gallery, Vancouver; Art45,
Montréal; survey exhibition at the Blackwood Gallery at the University of Toronto, Mississauga. His work has also been included
in: East International 2004, Norwich, England; Nicole Klagsbrun, New York, United States; Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna,
Austria and the Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver; The Quebec Triennial in 2008. He is currently preparing a solo exhibition for
the Musée d’Art Contemporain of Montréal for 2010. Etienne Zack was the winner of the RBC Painting Competition in 2005 and
the Pierre-Ayot prize in 2008.
Etienne Zack’s work is collected in the United States, Europe and extensively throughout Canada by many corporate collections
and many private and public institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Musée d’Art Contemporain of Montréal and
Musée des Beaux Arts of Montréal. He is represented by Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and Art45 in Montréal.
attached image: Spills in Safe Environments
The Sexy New Media Show
Date: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 11:55am - 4:00pm
Location: U of L Atrium
The Sexy New Media Show
Friday, November 27, 2009
6:55 pm, U of L Atrium
[running time c. 1'20"]
free, highly appealing and attractive event
interactive performance of digital content by selected New Media 3680 students
Tyler Madill -- The Sexy New Media Show
Daniel Warner -- Past Reflections
Alana Cuthbertson -- Spark Your Interest
Will Forbes -- Saturday Night Picture Show
Niyanna Hitchens -- Winter Walk in Minnekhada
Cameron Gorrie -- Interactive Flow + Go!
Kristi Osterreicher -- Button Brigade
Tyrel Schick -- Madness Within
Lauren Gilgan -- Cluster What?
Arnell Tailfeathers -- Sketch 5
Taryn Riley -- The Game of Life . . . Is Sexy
Concert documentation: Tremaine Forde
*image credit: Tyler Madill
Wind and Song
Date: Friday, November 27, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
The air at Southminster Church is sure to stir with the music during Wind and Song on Nov. 27 at 8 pm at the the University Wind
Orchestra’s first performance of the season.
“Vox Musica is joining us on stage for three selections,” says Glenn Klassen, music director for Vox Musica and the University
Wind Orchestra. “We are performing Dry Your Tears Afrika and Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams and a classic choral
arrangement of Salvation is Created by Tschesnokoff.” With its almost 100 voices, Vox Musica choir consists of community
singers and university students.
Other selections on the program include Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliette and Gordon Jacob’s arrangement of William Byrd Suite.
“William Byrd Suite, as arranged by Jacobs is a magnificent piece going back 400 years, but recomposed for wind orchestra,
transforming it into a bigger more colourful work,” says Klassen.
The Wind Orchestra has been busy performing this fall. “We were invited by Glen Price, music director for the University of
Calgary Wind Ensemble to perform at the Rozsa Centre in Calgary this September. Although we didn’t perform with them, it was a
wonderful honour to share the stage and for the students to hear one of the top wind ensembles in Canada,” he says.
The Wind Orchestra is also preparing for their concert Glory and Grandeur, set for March 6. “Not only will this be a spectacular
evening of music, but it will be visually stunning as well,” promises Klassen.
Tickets for Wind and Song are available at the University Box Office 403-329-2616 and at the door.
Season of Joy
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
The U of L Singers and the U of L Women’s Chorus share the stage for Season of Joy on Nov. 28 at 8 pm at Southminster United
Church. The evening features a rich program of choral repertoire from traditional works to familiar seasonal classics.
“With this concert the U of L Singers take a different direction this year,” says Dr. Janet Youngdahl, the ensemble’s director.
“Sharing this concert with another group is good change for the choirs and showcases our wonderful choral areas of study at the
University.”
The U of L Women’s Chorus is a newest addition to the choral program. “We have a great bunch of students – both music majors
and non-music majors,” says Joanne Collier, director. “Women’s Chorus is the next big thing on the choral circuit. The U of L
Women’s Chorus presents some of the exciting emerging repertoire for women.”
Audiences can expect a robust selection of music for Season of Joy. “The U of L Singers perform Imant Raminsh’s Magnificat, an
exuberant and challenging work for choir,” Youngdahl says. “We’ll also perform Regina Coreli by Mozart featuring soloists drawn
from the choir.” The second part of the concert features seasonal classics and favourites as both choirs take to the stage together.
Look for both the U of L Singers and Women’s chorus to be performing at community events in the near future as well. “The
Singers are performing at the November 11 Remembrance concert to celebrate peace, diversity and respect,” says Youngdahl.
“The Women’s Chorus is preparing to sing for the Olympic Torch Relay as it passes through Lethbridge on January 17,” says
Collier. “We are also attending Choral Fest in Calgary this March.”
Combined or separate, these choirs are sure to delight audiences; sharing their song and the joy of the holiday season. Tickets
are $15 regular and $10 for students and seniors. They are available at the U of L Box Office 403-329-2616 or at the door the
night of the concert.
Architecture and Design curator, Esther Shipman, will speak in Architecture & Design
Now at 6:00pm in Room C 610 on Nov 30, 2009
Date: Monday, November 30, 2009 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Esther Shipman is the Architecture and Design Curator at Design at Riverside, Cambridge Galleries. She has an impressive
background in the Canadian design community with national and international experience in exhibition curatorship, strategic
marketing, consultancy and policy development in the fields of architecture, design and craft.
Shipman was Founder and Executive Director of VIRTU/Directions in Canadian Design, a highly acclaimed design advocacy
organization, pivotal in the development and promotion of new design nationally and internationally. She has curated and
managed numerous exhibitions, events and promotional projects for VIRTU, the One of A Kind Show and Canada's largest design
exposition IIDEX/NEOCON Canada, as well as numerous other organizations and galleries. She has lectured extensively on
VIRTU and Canadian design across Canada, the United States, Japan and the Philippines and has become a well-established
and published Consultant on design and cultural issues to a wide range of clients from the Department of Canadian Heritage to
leading design manufacturers, firms and retailers.
Cambridge Galleries are comprised of exhibition spaces at Queen's Square, Preston and Design at Riverside. Design at
Riverside holds the unique distinction of being Canada's only publicly funded Architecture and Design gallery. Design at
Riverside opened in 2004 and since has presented over 20 exhibitions featuring a broad range of work from both architecture
and multiple design disciplines.
Music at Noon: Dr. Brian Shaw, trumpet (Louisiana State University)
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 5:15am - Monday, November 30, 2009 - 6:15pm
Location: University Recital Hall (W570
Brian Shaw is Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University and is Co-Principal Trumpet of the
Dallas Wind Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Jerry Junkin. Recognized internationally for his versatility, he is one of the
few trumpeters in the world today able to perform the most difficult literature on the valveless Baroque trumpet, classical and 20th
Century pieces on the modern trumpet, and just as convincingly improvise a jazz solo or play lead trumpet in a big band.
As a Baroque trumpet player, Brian has just recorded a CD entitled Virtuoso Concertos for Clarino [available through
bshawmusic.com] including works by Michael Haydn, F.X. Richter, and others on period instruments. These works are of a
difficulty such that they have been considered unplayable on a Baroque trumpet until very recently. He has also performed on
Baroque trumpet throughout North America with the Bach Vespers Orchestra, the Clarion Society, and the Grand Tour Orchestra
in New York, the Baltimore Handel Society, Houston Ars Lyrica, the Bach Festival Players in Austin, TX, and the Eastman
Collegium Musicum.
Interested in old and new music alike, Shaw has been the dedicatee of several works for the modern trumpet, most notably
including Joseph Turrin's Two Images (2005). He can also be heard on the premiere recording of John Corigliano's Circus
Maximus with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble, and on the Dallas Wind Symphony's Grammy-Nominated CD "Garden of
Dreams." As a jazz trumpeter, he is a new addition to the LSU concert series "Hot Summer Nights and Cool Jazz" along with his
colleagues pianist Willis Delony and bassist Bill Grimes, playing to consistently standing-room-only audiences. He has also
written two jazz books: a collection of transcribed solos by Kenny Wheeler, published by Universal Edition, and a new method for
young students called "How to Play Lead Trumpet in a Big Band," published by Advance Music.
He has been successful in several international competitions, including first prizes in the 2001 International Trumpet Guild Mock
Orchestra Competition, the 2002 ITG Solo Competition, the 1998 National Trumpet Competition Jazz Division, and was the silver
medalist in the 2004 Ellsworth Smith Competition. He was a semi-finalist in the 2000 Maurice André competition, in Paris,
accompanied by pianist W. David Hobbs. He has performed as a soloist with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Rochester
Philharmonic, Eastman Conductor's Orchestra, Belle Meade Baroque, the Miro Quartet, Alabama Symphony, Acadiana
Symphony, LSU Wind Ensemble, LSU Jazz Ensemble, and will be the soloist on the premiere of a new concerto called "Redshift"
for trumpet (by LSU faculty member Brett William Dietz) with the Eastman Wind Ensemble in May 2010.
Shaw holds degrees from Eastern Illinois University (B.Mus), the Eastman School (M.Mus) and the University of Texas at Austin
(D.M.A.). While at ESM, he was Principal Trumpet of the Eastman Wind Ensemble during the group's 2004 Far East Tour and the
2005 Carnegie Hall concert. As an arranger, he has recently written works for DWS, and was honored to create a special setting
of "The Eyes of Texas" for the University of Texas' 2008 commencement ceremony in Austin.
Brian lives in Baton Rouge with his wife, Paula and their four-legged furry children: Sally, Chloe, and Toby. When he is not
playing, teaching, or writing, he enjoys cooking, oil painting, and amateur astronomy.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Painter, Tim Zuck, will speak in Art Now in the Recital Hall at noon on December 2, 2009
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall September 28, 2009
Tim Zuck is a painter and drawer with studios in both Southern and Northern Ontario and is currently teaching at Alberta College
of Art & Design one semester a year. Zuck studied in the United States, and India and earned a BFA from the Nova Scotia
College of Art and Design and a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts. His work has been exhibited nationally and
internationally. Selected exhibitions and collections internationally: Singapore, Japan, Korea, United States, and in Canada National Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; McMichael Canadian Art Collection; Vancouver Art Gallery; Winnipeg Art
Gallery; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Glenbow Museum, Museum London.
Tim Zuck’s career reflects a richly diverse body of work that resists easy classification. Painting and drawing both abstractly and
realistically since the 70’s, his images include landscape, still life, and figurative works that are deceptively simple. Zuck sees all
of his work as having abstract roots. “In the world I don’t think there is “truth” and if I can analyze myself for a moment, I prefer
things loose enough that I can circle around a subject, look at it from multiple perspectives, surround the thing and allow for all the
various readings, connections and complexities that occur, a kind of visual gestalt working process.” Through selection and
refinement, his paring down process invites the viewer to enter the quiet intimacy of a cup and its shadow, a ship and an anchor,
and airplane wing, children’s blocks arranged on a table.
http://www.becontemporary.com/
U of L Jazz Ensemble
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
8:00 p.m.
U of L Theatre
Tickets: $15 regular, $10 student/senior
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Jazz Ensemble Reaches New High
Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 1:00pm - Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
The U of L Jazz Ensemble takes its music to new heights with their concert, New High on Dec. 2 at 8 pm in the University
Theatre. Audiences can expect a lively and charming evening of jazz favourites and contemporary pieces from this eclectic 21piece ensemble. The evening also features two special guests: U of L vocal major Anna Vanderheide and composer and trumpet
player Dr. Brian Shaw.
“I’ve known Brian for about 10 years,” says Dr. David Renter, ensemble director. “He’s a diverse player and we’re very excited to
have him join us that evening,”
Dr. Shaw is Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Studies at Louisiana State University and Co‐Principal Trumpet of the Dallas
Wind Symphony, under the direction of Maestro Jerry Junkin. Recognized internationally for his versatility, he is one of the few
trumpet players in the world able to perform the most difficult music for trumpet from Baroque and Classical to contemporary and
jazz.
“He is playing in the second half of the concert with the whole ensemble and we’ll feature an arrangement of his as well,” says
Renter. While visiting the university, Dr. Shaw is performing at the Music at Noon series in the University Recital Hall on Dec. 1 at
12:15 pm.
Tickets are available at the U of L Box Office, 403-329-2616.
Classical Percussion
Date: Friday, December 4, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
U of L Percussion Ensemble performs compelling modern and classical percussion repertoire.
Friday, December 4, 2009
8:00 p.m.
U of L Theatre
Tickets: $15 regular, $10 student/senior
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 6:00am - Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 9:00am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
U of L Opera Workshop presents this warm, compassionate story that captures the essential spirit of Christmas and is one of the
most widely seen operas of all time. Following the star to Bethlehem, the Three Kings stop at the home of a poor, crippled
shepherd boy who lives with his widowed mother. And then a miracle happens . . .
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 6, 2009 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 regular/$10 student/senior
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Music at Noon: Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location:
Studio Showcase
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Sign Up for Sing Along Messiah
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 12:30pm - Monday, October 19, 2009 - 3:19pm
Location: 7:30 pm, St. Augustine's Anglican Church, Lethbridge
Register by Monday, December 7, 2009 at voxmusica.shawwebspace.ca.
Sing-Along Messiah with Vox Musica
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: St. Augustine's Church
Experience the glory of Handel’s Messiah and sing along on Dec. 13 at 7:30 pm at St. Augustine’s Church with the Vox Musica
Choir, conducted by Glenn Klassen.
Vox Musica encourages all fellow community vocalists and the audience to sing together in an evening of fun light-hearted
entertainment.
“This is a first for Vox Musica,” says Carolyn Speakman, president, Vox Musica Choral Society. “The Lethbridge Symphony
Orchestra performs Handel’s Messiah every other year, and with this being to be an off-year for the Symphony, we decided to
present the Messiah in a different way.”
“Sing-Along Messiah is aimed at singers who what to sing the Messiah, but don’t have the time or long-term commitment to
rehearse,” Speakman says. “Either participants can register to sing on stage with Vox Musica for the evening or they can singalong sitting in the audience.” The solo part will be performed by talented local vocalists and the accompanist for the evening is
Alan Young.
For those who want to join the choir for the evening, please register online at http://voxmusica.shawwebspace.ca and attend the
one rehearsal on Dec. 13 from 2-5 pm. The $10 registration fee, which can be paid at the rehearsal, will help cover expenses and
fund future choral events in Lethbridge.
“We are only performing the Christmas portion and Halleluiah Chorus,” she says. “While hardly a polished performance, we do
promise it will be a lot of fun.”
Tickets for audiences members are available for $10 at Note-able Music, located at 323 – 8th Street S. or by calling (403) 3802130.
gerry (USA/Gus Van Sant/2002)
Date: Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra Holiday Favourites
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2009 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Southminster Church
With guest artists: U of L Conservatory Choirs and LCI Singers.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
7:30 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
The Hockey Sweater
Date: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 11:58am - Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
The Hockey Sweater
AA Bronson of General Idea speaks in Art Now, Jan.11, 2010 at noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall January 11, 2010
“AA Bronson was one of the three artists of General Idea from 1969 through 1994, and since then has worked independently, both
alone and in collaboration. He has had solo exhibitions worldwide and is in collections of museums such as the Museum of
Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum, New York, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. He has presented his most
recent collaborative project, Invocation of the Queer Spirits , in New Orleans, Winnipeg and New York. He is the executive director
of Printed Matter, Inc. and the NY Art Book Fair, and the artistic director of the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at
Union Theological Seminary. He has edited and written many books, notably his memoir Negative Thoughts (2001), published by
the MCA Chicago. His many awards include the Governor General’s Visual Art & Media Award (2002), and the Skowhegan Award
(2006). He has taught at UCLA, the University of Toronto, and Yale University, and was awarded an honorary D.F.A. from NSCAD
University in 2007. Most recently, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is currently living and working in New York
City, and studying for his M. Div. at Union Theological Seminary.”
http://www.aabronson.com/art/gi.org/
Michelangelo Sabatino speaks in Architecture & Design Now, Jan. 11, 2010, Rm C610 at
6:00 pm
Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Journeys to the East: Arthur Erickson and Japan
The discovery of the architectural and cultural traditions of ancient and modern Japan helped transform Arthur Erickson’s
worldview and professional practice. Not only did Erickson travel extensively to Japan (and other sites of Asia and the Middle
East) he also designed (with Geoffrey Massey) a pavilion for the Tokyo International Trade Fair in 1965 and the award-winning
Canadian Pavilion for Osaka 1970. Michelangelo Sabatino’s lecture will present recent research stemming from his own journey
to Japan, itself part of a multi-faceted work in progress on Erickson (and Massey’s) oeuvre spanning the 1960s and 1970s. The
lecture will trace Erickson’s journeys and writings on Japan, identifying specific buildings and gardens that Erickson actually
visited and studied, particularly in his first visit to Japan in 1961 and as recorded in his critical essays for Canadian Architect in the
‘60s. The lecture will also situate Erickson’s “Journey to the East” as part of a longstanding tradition of modern Western architects
who appropriated cues from Japanese art, architecture and landscape ranging from Frank Lloyd Wright and Bruno Taut in the first
half of the century, to events such as the display of a Japanese house at MoMA in New York (1953) and the publication in English
of Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Walter Gropius, and Kenzo Tange’s study of Katsura in 1960.
Michelangelo Sabatino is an Assistant Professor, History and Theory Coordinator,
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston, Texas.
Attached image: Baldwin House in Deer Lake (Burnaby) designed by Erickson / Massey in 1965.
Snap, Crackle, Pop at University Art Gallery
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010 - 3:00am - Friday, February 26, 2010 - 9:30am
Location: University Art Gallery
Image: Passive Pink (Grenade) 2009 by Christopher Moore.
2010 comes in with a bang at the U of L Art Gallery. Snap, Crackle, Pop opens with a reception on Jan. 15 at 4 pm in the U of L
Main Gallery. This contemporary group exhibition, curated by Gallery Director/Curator Dr. Josephine Mills, showcases the work of
past and present Southern Alberta artists who explore the iconography, materials and visual aesthetic of popular culture.
The works Mills has chosen for the exhibition are light-hearted and accessible, while also calling to mind current events as
portrayed by modern media. “There are disaster-inspired and macabre themes throughout the works, but with element of
optimism,” explains Mills. “We live in a world surrounded by doom and gloom - from the economy to global warming - but the
artists in this exhibition find optimism through playing with pop culture.”
The exhibit includes work by U of L alumni Shanell Papp and Len Komanac. “Shanell works with fabric and textiles and this
exhibition features her embroidered life-size human skeletons and crocheted blood-pools,” says Mills. “Len’s pieces depict four
disasters in a trailer park such as a giant squids rising from a kiddy-pool to angry trees seeking revenge for chopping one of their
own into firewood.”
“Art duo Dave & Jenn create fantastic landscapes by layering paint within acrylic resin and by drawing inspiration from the Group
of Seven’s famous imagery,” she says. Dave & Jenn will give a talk in Art NOW on Jan. 15 at 12 pm in the Recital Hall.
Other featured works include Christopher Moore’s sculptures of military paraphernalia covered in hot pink flocking and Lisa
Brawn’s highly stylized woodcarvings of Canadian icons and macho men. A series of paintings entitled Erstaz Bats by Jason
Mathis references both comic book culture and pop art’s devotion to multiples; each panel depicts one of Mathis’ friends, dressed
in a Batman costume.
Snap, Crackle, Pop is on display in the U of L Main Gallery and Helen Christou Gallery from Jan. 15 through Feb. 26. The Main
Gallery is open weekdays from 10 am to 4:30 pm and until 8:30 pm on Thursdays.
Calgary artists, Dave and Jenn, will speak in Art Now Jan. 15, 2010 at noon in the Recital
Hall
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010 - 5:00am - 3:32pm
Location: Recita Hall January 15, 2010
Dave and Jenn are the two wanderers depicted by artist's David Foy and Jennifer Saleik. Passing through landscapes that
resemble those we may recognize from our own world, they observe a place in flux where humans are an after thought and the
land is the main protagonist. Cheerful, frightening and often nonsensical the world of Dave and Jenn is like that place on the other
side of the looking-glass. It reflects itself into our reality as we reflect back into it, crossing the boundaries and blurring the lines.
David Foy and Jennifer Saleik both received their Fine Art Diplomas in 2003 from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. In 2004
they formed as the team Dave and Jenn. Together they went on to earn their BFAs with distinction from the Alberta College of Art
and Design in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2006. That same year their work was selected as a semi-finalist for the RBC Canadian
Painting Competition. In 2007 they attended the Imaginary Places Residency at the Banff Centre. They are represented by Skew
Gallery in Calgary AB. David and Jennifer are very fond of exploring the outdoors. In their free time they like to tell stories to each
other or play video games. They live and work in Calgary. Their cats, Samuel and Bridgit, live with them.
Dave and Jenn have work in the exhibition Snap, Crackle, Pop, which opens on Friday Jan. 15 at 4 pm in the U of L Main Art
Gallery. The artists will be in attendance and everyone is welcome.
attached image: A million things will lead us here, acrylic paint and mixed media, 21.5 cm x 21.5 cm, 2009
http://www.truck.ca/Archives/+15windowjenndave.html
http://www.gallerieswest.ca/Features/Articles/6-107805.html
www.skewgallery.com/dave_and_jenn.htm
www.uleth.ca/artgallery/?p=28
Opera Goes to the Movies!
Date: Friday, January 15, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Gem of the West Museum (1306 - 20th Street Coaldale)
U of L Opera Workshop performs classics from the wealth of opera excerpts used by Hollywood in movies over the past 75 years.
You’ll be sure to recognize glorious music from your favourite movies.
January 15, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Gem of the West Museum (1306 – 20th St. Coaldale)
Tickets: $15.00 at Coaldale Giftware and Antiques
Culture Vulture Saturday: Make Artist Buttons
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 3:00am - 10:00am
Location:
Create Artist Buttons with Trap/door
Come to the U of L Art Gallery for Culture Vulture Saturday
Jan. 16
10 am to 5 pm
Join Trap/door Artist Run Centre to make artists buttons and view the exhibition Snap, Crackle, Pop. Costs: $1/button
U of L Performers Part of ArtStage Act II
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 8 pm, Yates Memorial Centre
Several fine arts majors and alumni are participating in the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge's second annual ArtStage on January
16, 2010 8 pm Yates Memorial Centre.
ArtStage Act II promises the same innovation and spectacular artistry as last year’s highly successful production. This year’s
show, under the artistic direction of David Mikuliak, once again features a collaboration of arts disciplines showcasing exceptional
local talent.
MC Jeff Carlson (BFA ’92) hosts a variety of performances including:
• U of L Opera Workshop under the direction of Dr. Blaine Hendsbee
• Drama Nutz -- Sketch/Improvisational theatre, which includes U of L students David Gabert (Dramatic Arts major) Stefan
Rumpel (Dramatic Arts/B.Ed major), Mark Spracklin (Dramatic Arts major), and Nathan McCowan (Management major)
• Troy Emery Twigg (BFA ' 03) -- Contemporary Aboriginal Dance
• Ali Golbabai -- Flamenco guitar/dance/song
• Sludge -- ArtStage House Band
• Barracuda Orchestre -- Unique instrumental with spoken word
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students/seniors at the Allied Arts Council office.
Curator, Kitty Scott, will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall January 18, 2010
Date: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recita Hall January 18, 2010
Kitty Scott, whose career as a curator of contemporary art has taken her from the National Gallery in Ottawa to the Serpentine
Gallery in London, has been appointed director of Visual Arts and the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre. Scott will also
oversee operations for the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI).
Named by The Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s best-kept secrets in the arts earlier this year, Scott was curator of
contemporary art at the National Gallery of Canada from 2000 to 2006. In August 2006 she was appointed chief curator of the
Serpentine Gallery, one of London’s foremost contemporary arts spaces, which attracts over 750,000 visitors per year.
Scott’s career as a curator began in 1991 at the Edmonton Art Gallery. In the past two decades, she has curated exhibitions
across Canada in Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto, and internationally in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the
United States. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, and York
University, and as visiting faculty at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
She has worked closely with artists including Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, Paul Chan, Geoffrey Farmer, and Brian
Jungen. While at the National Gallery she acquired work by Francis Alÿs, Louise Bourgeois, Thomas Demand, Tacita Dean, and
Stan Douglas. She has a prolific record in research, writing, and consulting.
“Kitty’s national and international perspective on contemporary visual art is a perfect fit for The Banff Centre,” says Sarah Iley, vice
president, programming, at The Banff Centre. “The rich tradition of Visual Arts at The Banff Centre began nearly 75 years ago and
now encompasses a complex collection of programs that include a public art gallery as well as the core studio residency
programs for practicing artists and symposia for curators. As director, Kitty will lead the development of programming that meets
the needs of artists in the 21st century and supports creative and critical endeavors in contemporary visual art both in a Canadian
and an international context.”
Attached image: Picnic at Hanging Rock, 1999.(from left to right: Myfanwy Macleod, Geoffrey Farmer, Ron Terada, Stuart Koop)
Photo courtesy of Kitty Scott
Calgary architect Gerald Forseth will speak in Architecture & Design Now on January 18
at 6 pm in C 610
Date: Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Forseth has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than eleven years and twenty four lectures. He
has a small, creative architectural firm that encompasses a variety of architecture, planning, urban design and interior projects
located in several Provinces. His awards are international, national and local for innovative heritage restorations, justice, culture,
recreation and residential buildings.
He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects and has been honoured with the title "Fellow" by the Royal
Architectural Institute of Canada. He teaches an Architecture History course at University of Calgary; does research involving
housing for the homeless; curates and designs architecture exhibitions; is the author of several essays for exhibition catalogues;
gives public lectures in Calgary, High River, and Lethbridge usually based on his frequent travels around the world to study
ancient and contemporary architecture, art and landscape; and chairs many volunteer professional and community organizations.
http://www.architecture.ca/forseth/index.html
Music at Noon: U of L Faculty Brass Quintet
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
U of L Faculty Brass Quintet: Trudi Mason, trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Dr. Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone
and Nick Sullivan, bass trombone
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Montreal artist, Manon de Pauw, speaks in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall Jan 20,
2010
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recita Hall January 20, 2010
Manon De Pauw works in the field of video art, installation, performance, and photography. Her work has been shown in Canada,
Europe, and Latin America including solo exhibitions at Optica (Montréal, 2007), Expression (St-Hyacinthe, 2005), and DAREDARE (Montréal, 2003), amongst others. De Pauw has a BFA in Studio Arts form Concordia University (1997) and an MFA in
Visual and Media Arts from the Université du Québec à Montréal (2003). She lives and works in Montréal.
www.saag.ca
http://www.manondepauw.com/ang/acceuil-ang.php
TheatreXtra Presents Patience
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
“You have everything you need, but do you need everything you have?” Patience by Canadian playwright Jason Sherman
attempts to answer the question during its run in the David Spinks Theatre, Jan. 21 through 23 at 8 pm, with a matinee at 2 pm on
Jan. 23.
The play tells the story of Reuben, a man who appears to have everything - a successful job and loving family, only to lose it all in
a matter of days. Faced with tragedy and loss, Reuben plunges into a journey of self-discovery and exploration.
“Patience is a very surreal play,” says Alan Johnson, drama major and director. “The scenes transition seamlessly between
different locations and times. The spectacle comes from the characters. It’s an elegant and simple story that gets audiences
thinking.”
Patience is Johnson’s first opportunity to direct outside of class projects. “TheatreXtra is a good opportunity for students to
experiment with aspects of theatre they may not have tried before. Directing is not an easy thing to learn, but TheatreXtra
provides great experience for first-time directors,” says Johnson.
Tickets for Patience are $11 regular and $7 student/senior at the University Box Office or by calling (403)-329-2616.
TheatreXtra #3
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
TheatreXtra #3
January 21 – 23, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Matinee at 2:00 p.m. on January 23, 2010
David Spinks Theatre
Curator, Louise Dery, speaks in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall January 22, 2010
Date: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recita Hall January 22, 2010
Louise Déry holds a doctorate in art history and has been the director of the Galerie de l’UQAM (Université du Québec à
Montréal) since 1997. An exhibition curator and essayist, she also teaches museology and art history, and has served as curator
of contemporary art at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec City, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. As an
exhibition curator, she has realized many projects in Canada and USA as well as in Europe and Asia, featuring individual
contemporary artists (Sarkis, Nancy Spero, David Altmejd, Dominique Blain, Rapha'lle de Groot, Jana Sterbak, Michael Snow,
etc.). In organizing group exhibitions, she focuses on the relationship between body and language, the question of artistic
engagement, public art, the international dissemination of Quebec art and an examination of the “conversation” that takes place
between works when they are displayed together. She is the author of more than fifty exhibition catalogues and many articles for
specialized journals. She was the commissioner for Canada at the 52nd Venice Biennale, with an exhibition dedicated to David
Altmejd.
http://www.galerie.uqam.ca/
Big Band Cabaret
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:00pm - Friday, January 22, 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: Student Union Ballrooms
“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the U of L Wind Orchestra’s Big Band Cabaret,” says Sarah Viejou, student manager for
the U of L Wind Orchestra council. “It’s our main fundraising event, with the money raised going towards our touring budget.” The
Wind Orchestra plans to tour through Penticton and Vancouver in March of 2010.
The Big Band Cabaret is a night of great live music by the Lethbridge Big Band, dancing and refreshments – a perfect opportunity
to have some fun and support the Wind Orchestra. “We’ll have a silent auction, along with door prizes and dance-off
competitions,” says Viejou. “This is a formal event – tuxedos and gowns are not uncommon. Celebrating our tenth anniversary is
a good reason to come dressed to the nines!”
The 10th anniversary Gala is Jan. 23 starting at 8 pm, in the Student Union Ballrooms. Tickets are $23 each or $160 for a table of
8. Tickets go on sale Jan. 11. Get yours from the University Box Office or talk to the music students in the Atrium.
Big Band Cabaret
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: U of L Ballrooms (Students' Union Ballroom)
Enjoy a silent auction, door prizes, and dancing to the Lethbridge Big Band.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. in the U of L Ballrooms
Tono
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Toronto’s Red Sky with musicians and dancers from Mongolia and China perform. Tono's theme is horse culture, spanning plains
tradition in Asia and North America with a storyline about shamanism and a creature regarded as the epitome of strength, grace
and beauty. Now Showing
January 24, 2010
8:00 p.m.
University Theatre
Tickets: $25 regular, $20 student/senior
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Art Historian, Jennifer Stone, speaks in Art Now, Jan 25, 2010 at noon, Recital Hall
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recital Hall January 25, 2010
Covering the News: Ink, Image and Influence in the English Civil Wars
Art Historian, Jennifer Stone, completed two Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Calgary in History and International
Relations, and later moved to the UK to complete a graduate diploma in Early European Fine and Decorative Art at Christie’s
Education, London. In 2008 she completed a Master’s degree with distinction in History of Art and Connoisseurship at the
University of Glasgow; thesis topic ‘Covering the News: Ink, Image and Influence in the English Civil Wars’ specialized in 17th
century English printed works with additional research on German Reformation prints and monarchical imagery.
Mid-seventeenth century England saw an explosion of printed news publications through which politico-religious messages were
dispersed to the general public. This form of media became the most effective method of persuasion and communication during
the English Civil Wars. The polemic power of printed pamphlets and broadsheets was exploited by the Royalists and
Parliamentarians in an attempt to garner public support and sway opinion. The woodcuts and engravings included on the
frontispieces and within the pages appealed to all readers, literate and illiterate, who could spare a penny to purchase the latest
updates on the events of the three kingdoms. The images, although for the most part low quality and crudely cut, were punchy
and eye-catching, drawing in the readers and inspiring their curiosity. Images drawing on traditional stereotypes, fears and
prejudices made for sellable, albeit not always accurate news. Such images have historically been examined in context with the
literature of the Civil War, however they held their own persuasive power and appealed to a greater audience than the unillustrated publications. Additionally, the mass production of news in print catalysed a reform in monarchical and political
representation. Even the sacred image of the King was vulnerable to mass media. The lecture will examine a number of images
from the George Thomason Collection as well as fine art portraits of some of the major political figures of the First Civil War to
illustrate the employment of traditional politico-religious representations in polemic print, the challenges this media posed to
prescribed monarchical representations, and their joint impact upon the public.
attached image:
John Taylor, 1580-1653
A dialogue, or, Rather a parley betweene Prince Ruperts dogge whose name is Puddle, and Tobies dog whose name is Pepper,
&c. Whereunto is added the challeng which Prince Griffins dogg called Towzer, hath sent to Prince Ruperts dogg Puddle, in the
behalfe of honest Pepper Tobies dog. Moreover the said Prince Griffin is newly gone to Oxford to lay the wager, and to make up
the match.
Printed for J. Smith
London, 1643
Title page woodcut, 82 x 138 mm
Quarto pamphlet with page size, 221 x 166 mm
Horizontal chain lines
Thomason Tracts: E. 246[23]
Copy from: The British Library
Sarah Iwata, speaks in Architecture and Design Now, Jan 25, room C610
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Sarah Iwata holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Architecture from the University
of Toronto where she was the recipient of the Heather Reisman Gold Medal in Design 2006, and RAIC Honours for her thesis
work which created new urban microclimates that transgressed traditional notions of the hermetic building envelope. Entitled
“Strange Weather: speculative microclimates in concrete parking infrastructure” her essay describing the shifting cultural value of
concrete as a material is discussed in the forthcoming publication Concrete Ideas, Pina Petricone ed.
She has worked as an intern for Shim Sutcliffe Architects and Giannone Petricone Associates Architects in Toronto. Iwata is also
a founding member of WIDEstudio and has collaborated with other architects and artists to produce installations using interactive
media as a catalyst for documentation and form making and has lectured on this topic at several design conferences and
symposia.
Sarah has been an instructor and invited critic at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the
University of Toronto since 2006. After recently relocating to Lethbridge, she is working for the firm of Ferrari Westwood Babits
Architects .
Robert Labossière speaks in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall, Jan 27, 2010
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 5:00am - Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall January 27, 2010
Robert Labossière is a visual artist, arts administrator and advocate. He is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and
Design (M.F.A. 1985) and of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University (LL.B. 1989) and has participated in various residencies
including [email protected], a programme of the Canadian Film Centre in 2000 and The Banff Centre in 2006. Labossière has written
extensively on the visual arts, including art criticism and theory. A research project funded by the Ontario Arts Council was
published under the title “A Newer Laocoon: Towards Artists’ Self-determination Through Public Arts Funding in Fuse magazine in
1995. He has produced major research papers for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage and the
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade; on author’s rights and electronic media in 2000, on the visual arts in
Canada in 2002 and on the media arts in Canada in 2003. Labossière has been working with online media since 1996 as a web
designer/developer specializing in Flash media and Managing Editor of YYZBOOKS, a publishing programme of the Toronto
artist-run centre YYZ. Labossiere is currently the Executive Director of CAMDO. He lives and works in Toronto.
Music at Noon: Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone (University of Northern Florida) and
Elinor Lawson, piano
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 5:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. Krzysztof Biernacki, baritone (University of Northern Florida and Elinor Lawson, piano
Baritone Krzysztof Biernacki has established a strong reputation as a versatile artist and very talented teacher. Trained in North
America and Europe his professional credits include opera, oratorio, concert, and recital performances on both continents.
Highlights of his operatic engagements include Barber of Seville, La Fanciulla del West, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Der
Freischutz with the Vancouver Opera. Other engagements include Carmen and Rigoletto with the Manitoba Opera, Madama
Butterfly and La Boheme with Orchestra London Canada, as well as Merry Widow, Don Pasquale, Dido & Aeneas, The Crucible,
Cunning Little Vixen, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Die Fledermaus, and Gianni Schicchi with various other companies. Recently
he has returned from the Czech Republic where he sang the title role of Eugene Onegin at the City Theaters of Jablonec and Usti
and Labem.
Professor Biernacki's commitment to contemporary music is highlighted by world premieres heard on CBC Radio and CBC
Saturday Afternoon at the Opera including a highly acclaimed production of Filumena co-produced by the Calgary Opera and
Banff Centre for Performing Arts, as well as a newly commissioned work for the Vancouver Opera entitled Naomi's Road.
Respected as a solo recitalist, Professor Biernacki frequently performs song recitals ranging in repertoire from Haydn to
Szymanowski, Rihm, and Britten. His concert and oratorio appearances include the Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Okanagan
Symphony Orchestras as well as the Vancouver Bach Choir. Professor Biernacki's teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Film Screening: Waltz with Bashir
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
U of L Alumnus Lead Animator for Mass Effect 2 - Monday, Feb 1
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 11:27am - Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 11:27am
Location: 3:45pm, PE250
The much anticipated video game Mass Effect 2 has just been release out and two of the animators who worked on the game –
Brad Kinley, Lead Animator and Parrish Ley, Lead Cinematic Animator are at the University of Lethbridge Monday Feb. 1 to talk
about their work with new media students. The public has the opportunity to hear them at 3:45 pm in Room PE 250, U of L 1st
Choice Savings Health & Wellness Centre. The public lecture touches on cutting edge video game development and Mass Effects
2 in particular. “If it moved, my team and I had a hand in it,” Kinley says half jokingly about his involvement in the creation of Mass
Effect 2. “Brad Kinley, easily ranks as one of our program’s most successful graduates,” says James Graham, New Media
professor. “As a student he set the standard high: his marks were excellent, his attitude was professional and positive, and he
demonstrated a consistent willingness to help other students.”Kinley also had a plan for his future. While still a student, he worked
summers at Calgary’s White Iron Digital, where he won awards as an animator. After earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in
New Media at the University of Lethbridge, Kinley was accepted into the exclusive Sheridan Digital Animation Master’s Diploma
program. His final master’s project won third prize in the nation-wide Electronic Arts (EA) animation contest. That prize helped
Kinley to catch the eye of Bioware Edmonton recruiters. Four years ago he was hired by Bioware as a junior animator and only
one year later was promoted to Senior Animator. He is now the Lead Animator at the renowned game company.Parrish Ley also
graduated from the Sheridan Digital Animation Master’s Diploma program and was a finalist in the EA reveal. Within the past few
years he has been promoted from Junior to Senior and now Lead Cinematic Animator at Bioware. Prior to their visit to the
University, Kinley and Parrish Ley, along with James Graham are judging the Alberta session of the Global Game Jam in Calgary
on Jan. 31. Seating for the Monday Feb. 1 talk by Kinley and Ley at 3:45 pm in PE250 is limited and is on a first come, first served
basis. - 30 -
Lethbridge Symphony Chamber Series
Date: Friday, January 29, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
Features U of L Faculty Brass Quintet: Trudi Mason, trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers,
trombone; Nick Sullivan, bass trombone
Friday, January 29, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
Schumann & Chopin: Hearts Alive at 200
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
A celebration of the present-day vitality of two of the greatest romantic minds in music, Schumann and Chopin, on the occasion of
the bicentenary of their birth. Faculty Artists & Friends Series
Saturday, January 30, 2010
8:00 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Box Office: 403.329.2616
Tickets: $15 regular, $10 student/senior
Faculty Artist and Friends - Schumann & Chopin Hearts Alive at 200
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
“Schumann and Chopin: Hearts Alive at 200” on Jan. 30 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall pays homage to Robert Schumann
and Frederic Chopin by celebrating the timeless music these composers created during their lifetime. 2010 marks the bicentennial
birthdays for both composers making it the perfect time to enjoy their exceptional contributions to classical music.
“These composers wrote some of the most beautiful melodies of all time,” says Montgomery. “There are many layers to the music
they composed; it shows the richness of the minds of both Schumann and Chopin.”
“The program features an array of pieces, performed by faculty in the Music Department,” says music professor, Glen
Montgomery. “Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben is a beautiful series of pieces to be performed along with the 1st Violin Sonata
played by Peter Visentin and a set of 3 Fantasy Pieces performed by Peggy Mezei.” The evening concludes with the B Minor
Sonata by Chopin, performed by Montgomery.
Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the University Box Office or by calling (403) 329-2616.
Schumann & Chopin: Hearts Alive at 200 - Medicine Hat Esplanade
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Medicine Hat Esplanade
A celebration of the present-day vitality of two of the greatest romantic minds in music, Schumann and Chopin, on the occasion of
the bicentenary of their birth. Faculty Artists & Friends Series
Sunday, January 31, 2010
2:00 p.m.
Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre
Tickets: 403.502.8777
Ricardo Okaranza speaks in Art Now on Feb 1 at 12 noon, Recital Hall
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall February 1, 2010
I have been working as Polychrome Sculpture Conservator for 20 years; I've been taking Photographs, along with my activity as
Conservator, for almost 30 years; two years ago I turned my profession into Photography. Art History, specially the classical
period, has been a very important part from my education; attached to this, the very long observation of the surfaces and the
materiality of the works of art have awaked in me the interest for this “other” aspect of the object, the “spiritual” or attached one;
why this layers of materials, despite beautifully displayed, transcend very often the world of artifacts to become fetish, reliques or,
more generically, works of art. I want to transfer this concerns and knowledge to my present work as photographer.
My present Project started two years ago. It is a series of Photographies, Night Portraits of different cities and their surroundings
in which the human absence emphasize the constitutive parts of the city. They can be arquitectural, urbanistic, city landscaping
details, or a mix of them. Very important too is the spontaneous vegetation, some rests of human presence and, being night
shots, the artificial lighting.
In the meaning, everything is about transience. What I think is that the same nature of the Photographic Media, trying to stop the
time and accepting the imposibility of this task, turn it into the ideal vehicle to reflect about time, transience and human existence.
But there is not direct narrative in my work, maybe something before happened or is going to happen something, but the moment
in the photo is the still one, just stage, the scene of the incident. No monuments, no city sights. Pictures of unimportant places but
in which the characteristic details of the city are reflected: pavements, streets, streetlamps, benches, bins, fences. There are just
points of light, shadows and lines, dark patches in a very strict composition. As result there is a kind of abstraction of the night in
the city, without any documentary approach or component, or just accidental ones.
Born in the Basque Country, Master Degree in Art history and History, Barcelona University, Conservation Degree in Italy, work in
London, Vienna, New York, and for the last 13 years resident in Berlin and Vienna working for the Federal Office of Cultural
Heritage in Austria and the Skulpturensammlung from the Prussian Office of Cultural Heritage, in Bode Museum, Berlin. As
Photographer I did produce four series to the moment „Löwenbrücke Nov.2007“ in Berlin, „Toronto Nocturnes “ for Nuit Blanche
2008 in Toronto, „Calgary Nocturnes, lanes“ June 2009 at the IKG at Acad in Calgary, the show “Flohmarkt, Nacht” at Peter Wilde
Gallery in Berlin, Oct 2009, currently at the Banff Centre, Ken Lum's Masterclass a project for Edinburgh, summer 2010, and a
show for Der Monat Der Fotografie, Berlin Oct.2010.
www.wilde-gallery.com/artist_okaranza.html
www.wilde-gallery.com/Okaranza_final_150dpi.pdf
www.ccca.ca/nuitblanche/nuitblanche2008/artists/b3.html
www.acad.ab.ca/wh_2009_06_ikg_sled_island_music_festival.html
www.sledisland.com/ricardo-okaranza-calgary-nocturnes-lanes.html
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/art_news/ana_finel_honigmans_top_10_berlin_shows/5950
http://berlin.unlike.net/event_occurrences/103600-Tape-Modern-7-BLACK
Artist Statement
Architect, Geoffrey Simmins, speaks in Architecture and Design Now. Feb 1 at 6 pm, Rm
C610
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
“Competing Interests, Opposing Values: Some Issues and Ideas Associated with the Popular Promotion of Architecture”.
Dr. Geoffrey Simmins, professor of art and architectural history in the Faculty of Fine Arts and adjunct professor in the Faculty of
Environmental Design, serves as the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and as the Director of the Centre for Research in
the Fine Arts.
Geoffrey Simmins has been active in the fields of Canadian art and architectural history, architectural history of the western world,
and Canadian heritage conservation. He is the author of several books on Canadian art and architecture and has also garnered a
national Award of Excellence from the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada (AMTEC).
His most recent publications are: Spirit Matters: Ron (Gyo-Zo) Spickett, Artist, Poet, Lay-Priest (2009). He has edited a collection
of essays on Calgary architect Jeremy Sturgess entitled Full Spectrum: The Architecture of Jeremy Sturgess, which will be
published in May 2010. He also curated an exhibition of the architecture of Jeremy Sturgerss, shown in Toronto, entitled Jeremy
Sturgess: Themes and Variations, which was accompanied by a video entitled Building Relationships: The Architecture of Jeremy
Sturgess. And with Linda Fraser, he was the co-curator of Mid-Century Icons: Architectural Photography from the Panda
Collection (Calgary: Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts, 2009), which was accompanied by a catalogue with the same title.
Concentrating mainly on the work of Jeremy Sturgess, and also addressing issues associated with curating architectural
exhibitions, Geoffrey Simmins will address the topic of “Competing Interests, Opposing Values: Some Issues and Ideas
Associated with the Popular Promotion of Architecture”.
Music at Noon: Stacy Kwak, piano; Tido Janssen, cello with Yvonne Hsueh, violin
(Western Oregon University)
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Yvonne Hsueh, a native of Los Angeles, is currently the concertmaster of the Newport Symphony, Principal Second Violin with
the Oregon Mozart Players, and member of the Eugene Symphony. During the summers, she performs with Soundwaves Music
Festival, Chintimini Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and the Sunriver Music Festival. She performs regularly as
soloist, chamber musician and recitalist on modern violin as well as baroque violin.
This 2009/2010 season, she will appear in Reedsport, Florence, Yachats, Salem, Eugene, La Grande, Monmouth, and in
Natchez, Mississippi. As a soloist, Ms. Hsueh has appeared with the Oregon Mozart Players, the Oregon Coast Chamber
Orchestra, Western Oregon Symphony, Mt View Symphony, Newport Symphony, Lane Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Bach
Ensemble, Pfaff Ensemble, Eugene Community Orchestra, and Simi Valley Orchestra.
Ms. Hsueh is on the faculties of Western Oregon University and Lane Community College. She frequently serves as Acting
Concertmaster of regional orchestras from the Rogue Valley to the Portland area, and recently co-founded Quartet Americano
(String Quartet) - dedicated to exploration, education, and fine performances of American music of both classical and vernacular
idioms. She performs on a violin made by Gregg Alf.
Additionally, she is an avid alpine skier and certified instructor. She also enjoys, cycling, going to the gym, running, swimming,
hiking, and rafting.
Ms. Hsueh received her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oregon. Her early
training was at the Colburn School of Music; later studies included: California State University - Northridge, and Meadowmount
School of Music, New York.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Film Screening: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 11:30am - 2:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
François Morelli speaks in Art Now, noon, Recital Hall on Feb 5, 2010
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall February 5, 2010
François Morelli lives in Montreal and pursues a trans-disciplinary practice (in drawing, installation, performance, print media and
sculpture) often questioning the status of an artwork through its creative process and its reception. He is interested in notions of
passage, circulation and transformation. His art often echoes a past action or event while examining (not only in space but also in
time) relationships between the artist and society, between individuals themselves or between an individual and an art work.
François Morelli completed a BFA in drawing at Concordia University in 1975 exploring conceptual strategies such as feeding
pigeons, documenting the trees on his street and walking with canvases wrapped around his feet. Morelli lived in the New York
area from 1981 to 1991, and received an MFA in installation and performance art from Rutgers University in 1983. He has
received numerous prestigious grants/awards, exhibited and performed his work widely and taught continuously since 1980. He
has been professor at Concordia University since 1996 and part of the Joyce Yahouda Gallery in Montreal since 2006. In 1993 he
was awarded the prix d'Excellence by la Biennale de dessin et d'estampe d'Alma, and in 2007 he received a mid career award le
Prix Louis Comtois from the City of Montreal.
How Do I Love Thee?
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Features romantic music and songs presented by music faculty and students.
Friday. February 5, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Free Admission
How Do I Love Thee - How Do I Loathe Thee
Date: Friday, February 5, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
The light and dark sides of love – its intoxicating successes and bitter failures – are explored in a concert featuring U of L music
faculty and students on Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 in the Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery.
Dr. Brian Black starts the evening at 7:30 pm with a pre-concert talk about the music and the world in which that music was
created. “The program includes a colourful selection of some of the most beautiful instrumental and vocal music devoted to love,”
says Black. “Works range from exquisite chamber music and Romantic lieder to the popular torch song of the mid 20th century.”
Admission is free, although a free-will donation is welcome.
Heart Friendly Fun at the Gallery
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 3:00am - 10:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Families, students and art enthusiasts are invited to swoop in to the U of L Art Gallery for Culture Vulture Saturday on Feb. 6 from
10 am to 5 pm.
“This Culture Vulture Saturday is presented in conjunction with our current exhibit, Snap, Crackle, Pop,” says Jane Edmundson,
Preparator and Curatorial Assistant for the Art Gallery. “It also corresponds nicely with Valentine’s Day, with lots of red and pink
materials – it’s going to be fun!”
Creative possibilities are endless for printmaking and collages, which are the projects for the day. “It’s free to attend,” Edmundson
says. “The Gallery provides all the supplies and there will be refreshments and projects in the atrium. The gallery is also open so
visitors can explore the exhibition, and we’ll have staff on hand to answer all your questions.”
What a perfect way to spend a Saturday at the University Art Gallery, where admission is always free.
Allan Collier speak in Architecture & Design Now, Feb 8 at 6 pm in Rm C610
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Allan Collier is a Victoria-based collector/curator, specializing in Modern design and architecture in Canada. He has organized
and contributed to exhibitions across the country.
While his first exhibitions focused primarily on post-war furniture design in Canada, he has gradually broadened his focus to
include: Canadian studio ceramics, production ceramics, textiles and fabric art, lighting, electronics, household goods, and
graphics from the 1940-1980 period.
It is this expanded view of Canadian design that he will be presenting in his talk in Lethbridge and in his upcoming exhibition at
the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria entitled The Modern Eye: Modern Craft and Design in Canada (1940-1980) opening in the
Spring of 2011.
Included in the Lethbridge presentation will be a few slides of murals created by prominent Canadian ceramic artists such as Luke
Lindoe, Ed Drahanchuk, Jean Cartier, Jack Sures, and Merton Chambers.
attached image:Reading Chair, Robert Calvert, Vancouver, 1949 (plywood and upholstery webbing)
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Date: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
Guest artist: Glen Montgomery, piano
Monday, February 8, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
Music at Noon: Dr. Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano and John Conlon, baritone (Parry
Sound, ON)
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano and John Conlon, baritone (Parry Sound, ON)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
HAIR at the University Theatre
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, February 13, 2010 - 1:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Step back into the 1960s! The music, the passion, the lifestyles come to life on Feb. 9 through 13 when HAIR, a cultural
phenomenon that defined a generation appears in the University Theatre. This colourful rock musical is presented at 8 pm on
Feb. 9, 10, 11, and 13. On Feb. 12 there are performances at 7 pm and midnight.
Set in New York City, a tribe of long haired hippies celebrates their pacifist bohemian lifestyle, vehemently condemn the Vietnam
War and embrace the sexual revolution. Through dance and song, Hair exposes the fervor of a contentious era.
“Although this musical is 40-years-old, its themes are still relevant,” says choreographer Lisa Doolittle. “Recently revived on
Broadway, Hair has a reputation for being controversial, but remains significant today. With the hippies, a broad consciousness of
the evils of war and environmental damage, and a rejection of rigid and inequitable ideas of sexuality, gender and race emerged.
We are living now with the outcomes of these protests. The main theme is peace and love – for a musical, the anti-war story is
sobering, but sends a message of optimism.“
The production, directed by drama professor Gail Hanrahan. includes 49 musical numbers, choreographed by Doolittle and
colleague Jay Whitehead. “The music ranges from Doo-wop, to mop-top British rock and psychedelic rock. The choreography has
been so much fun to research – to incorporate the different dance styles, while finding a way to communicate important themes”
says Doolittle. Music Director Bente Hansen conducts the live 10 piece rock band complete with horns, guitars and keyboards.
“Hair is truly a multisensory extravaganza, from the tribal influenced sets designed by Jim Wills, to the incredible costumes,
designed by Leslie Robison-Greene,” says Doolittle. “Based on the way the roof comes off the studio during rehearsals, this show
will be high energy and unforgettable.”
Hair contains mature content and themes. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the University Box Office or by calling
(403)-329-2616. Don’t be disappointed, get your tickets early!
Duncan MacDonald speaks in Art Now on Feb 10 at 12 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall February 10, 2010
Duncan MacDonald is a contemporary artist and assistant professor at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. His artworks
take form in diverse media such as audio art, performance, video, music, installation and drawing – often exploring the corporeal
sensorium and its commodification.
MacDonald’s works have been exhibited, performed and recorded throughout Canada, the US, Europe and South America.
Recently, he has presented work at: A Mano Libera Contemporary Art Gallery in St. Catharines with an exhibition entitled This is
That (2009), in Nuit Blanche (Paris) at Bibliotheque Forney (2008), Nuit Blanche (Paris) at Musee Cluny (2007), Oakville Galleries
– Mnemonic Devices (2008), The Grimsby Public Art Gallery – White picket sound fence (2008), WKP Kennedy Art Gallery - Ice
Follies (2008), Andrew and Laura McCain Gallery – Boules de Gui (2007) and pm gallery – Boules de Gui (2007).
He has received numerous awards and grants including two from the Humanities Research Institute of Brock University, the Paris
Studio residency supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, a research and production grant from the Canada Council for the
Arts, several grants from the Ontario Arts Council, a co-production grant from the Centre Nationale de la Cinematographie, Paris
France, nomination for a Sobey Art Award (2009) and a residency at the Royal College of Art in London, England.
attached image: White picket sound fence
http://www.mercerunion.org/show.asp?show_id=5
First Nation's Artist, Jim Logan, speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Feb 12 in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall February 12, 2010
Artist statement
“I started my art career painting social statement pieces from my
experiences as a lay minister in Kwanlun Dunn Village on the outskirts of
Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. The most important work from this period was
the series I titled, "A Requiem for Our Children" which described
existence within the Residential School system in Canada. Other noted
pieces were the ‘National Pastimes' series in the exhibition, INDIGENA
which commented on Canadian apathy toward the hardship and poverty of the
Native community in Canada .
Currently I have been revisiting many of the themes I have explored in
the past and have added computer art to the many mediums I practice. Most
recently I have been interested in art history and comparing it to
Aboriginal art history. I am often testing the European ego concerning
art, particular prized pieces of art that are termed masterpieces or
trend setting pieces as I did with The Classical Aboriginal Series. I am
working further with this theme as I have found the juxtapositioning,
superimposing, or the re-painting of such works offer the audience an
interesting perspective on art causing many to rethink and perhaps
revalue art in general”.
Jim Logan is a founding member and captain of the Metis Art Council, former co-chair of the Society of Canadian Artists of Native
Ancestry (SCNA) and a recipient of the British Columbia Aboriginal Arts Award and two Canada Council Awards. Logan is
currently a program officer for the Canada Council for the Arts.
http://www.bearclawgallery.com/Artists.aspx?ArtistID=16
http://www.jimlogan.net/
http://www2.brandonu.ca/Library/cjns/10.1/easton.pdf
Sing, Sing, Sing with the U of L Jazz Ensemble
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gem of the West Museum (1306 - 20th Street Coaldale)
Friday, February 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Gem of the West Museum
Tickets $15 at Coaldale Giftware & Antiques
Filmmaker, Christina Zeidler, speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Feb 22 in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall February 22, 2010
Christina Zeidler is a film and video artist with over thirty film and video titles in distribution, which have shown internationally at
festivals and appeared on television and the web. In 2003 Christina was named one of Toronto’s 10 best Filmmakers by Cameron
Bailey, and won the Best Canadian Media Award at the 2004 Images Film Festival. Zeidler is interested in combining small
gauge, hand-processed, and camera-less film techniques with digital and electronic media. She founded FREESHOW
SEYMOUR, a film collective, with artist Allyson Mitchell, to explore their mutual crush on film. Together they travel a retrospective
tour of their film work: "Deep Lez Film Craft: the Stuffed and Sticky Films of Freeshow Seymour" across North America.
Christina has been the developer and President of the GLADSTONE HOTEL since 2003, focusing on the renovation and
revitalization of the building through a community based approach. She is the creator of the Artist Designed Room Project (using
37 local artist/designers to implement individually designed hotel rooms) even creating a room herself entitled “snapshot”. In her
spare time Christina As one half of the euro-electronica-pop-diva sensation INA UNT INA and she engages in as much community
activism as possible.
http://www.christinazeidler.com/
Gladstone Hotel Developer & President, Christina Zeidler, speaks in Architecture and
Design Now at 6 pm Feb 22, Room C610
Date: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Christina Zeidler, has been the developer and President of the historic GLADSTONE HOTEL in Toronto since 2003, focusing on
the renovation and revitalization of the building through a community based approach. She is the creator of the “Artist Designed
Room Project” using local artist/designers to implement individually designed hotel rooms, even creating a room herself entitled
“snapshot”. With 37 unique artist designed hotel rooms, a multi-use second floor, a restaurant and two bars, The Gladstone Hotel
is more than just a hotel, it is a local hub for the arts which fosters the local community while providing instant access to the arts
scene for those traveling to Toronto. The landmark building hosts everything from cabaret performances to film screenings, art
exhibitions to wedding parties. The Gladstone is home for a vast range of artists, community groups, businesses and individuals.
Trained at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) Christina is a film and video artist with over thirty titles in distribution,
which have shown internationally at festivals and appeared on television. In her spare time Christina is one half of the euroelectronica-pop-diva sensation “ina unt ina” and engages in as much community activism as possible.
http://www.christinazeidler.com/
http://www.gladstonehotel.com/
Music at Noon: Musaeus String Quartet with Thomas Staples, horn
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Musaeus String Quartet with Thomas Staples, horn
This performance arranged through the Calgary Musicians Association, is supported by a grant from the Recording Industries
Music Performance Trust Fund, which is funded by the recording industry under agreements with the AFM in Canada and the
United States.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Writer and Curator Peter White speaks in Art Now, 12 noon, Feb 24 in the Recital Hall
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall February 24, 2010
"In the Key of Kodachrome: Art and Contemporary Life in the Postwar Era."
Peter White is an independent curator and writer based in Montreal. Formerly a journalist with The Globe and Mail,
curator/director of the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, and director of the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, he has organized numerous
exhibitions of contemporary and historical art and developed a wide range of museum programming initiatives. Among his
projects are Out There is Somewhere: The Arctic in Pictures, an interdisciplinary exhibition that examined the visual
representation of the Arctic since contact from both Inuit and non-Inuit perspectives, and Moving Ideas: A Contemporary Cultural
Dialogue with India, a multi-year project of exhibitions, events and programs that took place in India and Canada. He is editor of
Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future (Banff: Banff Centre Press, 1996); organized the exhibition and is author
of It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards, 1950s-1980s (Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 1998), a study of how the postwar
modernization of British Columbia was represented in commercial colour postcards; and co-editor of Beyond Wilderness: The
Group of Seven, Canadian Identity and Contemporary Art (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2007) that examines the relationship
between understandings of landscape and Canadian identity since the 1960s. He has taught on curatorial practice in the
Museums Studies Program at the University of Toronto and is on the board of CERAS (Centre for South Asian Studies) and the
SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art. In 2008 he was recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts Joan M. Lowndes Award in
recognition of achievement in critical and curatorial work on contemporary Canadian art.
.attached image: P. Frederic Julian, Untitled, 1951, Dye transfer print from 35 mm Kodachrome slide
Opera Workshop offers Riveting Drama and Shattering Poignancy
Date: Friday, February 26, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
“This dramatic work is a huge undertaking for student singers - professionals tremble at the prospect of this opera,” says Dr.
Blaine Hendsbee, Opera Workshop director. “That said, I believed this year, we’d be up to the task - and the students are proving
me right!” The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc plays Feb. 26 and 27 at 8 pm nightly in the University Theatre.
Set during the French Revolution, The Dialogues of the Carmelites follows an order of nuns and its newest addition, Blanche,
through an epic journey of persecution and defiance as they ultimately pay the price to uphold their religious convictions.
“The depth and range of characters appeal to singers,” Hendsbee says. “The musical score is complex and the story dramatic. It’s
about the struggle between religious freedom and society’s role. Most poignant is the role faith takes in an individual’s beliefs, and
how far an individual will go to defend their beliefs.”
Performed in English, the opera is a serious undertaking for any opera company. “The music was written in the 20th century - it’s
very melodic and tuneful as well as magnificently powerful and very dramatic. It’s a heavy night at the opera,” he adds.
The scope of the production provided challenges, which Hendsbee and assistant director Dr. Sandra Stringer were ready to meet.
“With differences 16 scenes throughout the opera where action takes place, it was a great challenge to ensure the changes
happened seamlessly,” Hendsbee explains. A 15 piece orchestra, conducted by Glen Klassen, adds another glorious dimension
to Poulenc’s recitative.
“Although the opera is about subordination and persecution of women, it’s truly an opera of women,” he adds. “Men play a
supporting role in this opera. The focus is on the relationships and struggles of these nuns.”
Transformative and riveting, The Dialogues of the Carmelites transports audiences to a turbulent, dark and stark 18th century.
Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior at the University Box Office, or by calling (403) 329-2616.
Abbondànza -- a Great Night of Fun and Frivolity!
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Location: CoCo Pazzo Italian Cafe
Fine arts professors, students and a local restaurant have joined forces for a good cause – fine arts student scholarships. The 9th
annual Abbondànza, an evening of gourmet food, fine arts and fun fills CoCo Pazzo Italian Café on Sunday February 28 at 6 pm.
“We are pleased to participate in this exciting event,” said Tony Rose, CoCo Pazzo co-owner. “It is unlike anything else that goes
on in this city!” The festivities include a unique menu that highlights the cuisine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy's most North-Eastern
region prepared by the CoCo’s expert chef combined with tasty music, works of art, and humour provided by the Faculty of Fine
Arts. Guests vote in a most unusual way for their favorite course and the evening ends with the presentation of the Abbondànza
Culinary Trophy, which hangs prominently in the restaurant for the rest of the year.
“All the funds raised go into an endowment for student scholarships in art, music drama and new media,” says Doug MacArthur,
Abbondànza committee Chairperson. “Abbondànza is Italian for abundance and we have received an abundance of support from
the community, for which we are grateful.”
Tickets are $125 (include $60 income tax receipt). Only 10 tickets are left for the event, so book yours at 403.329.2227.
David General speaks in Art Now, March 1 at 12 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, March 1, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 1, 2009
"David General was a founding member and co-chair of the Society of Canadian Artists of Native Ancestry (SCANA). His
involvement in the politics of art has been replaced by the politics of his community – the Six Nations Council, an artist/politician
that believes in the economic potential and sustainability of a dynamic arts and culture community.
General has spent the past twenty years developing his distinctive imagery as a sculptor. In recent years, he began to write and
lecture on First Nations art and urges First Nations artists to respond to and support the First Nations’ rights agenda. He works
primarily in marble and bronze but recently has added steel and wood to his chosen medium. His combination of a First Nations
perspective and a modernist presentation of simple elegant line are reasons that his work is easily distinguishable".
attached image: DOJINAC
http://www.beckettfineart.com/dynamic/category_artist.asp?ArtistID=19&CategoryID=First%20Nations%20Art
Music at Noon: Eve Egoyan, piano (Toronto)
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Eve Egoyan, piano (Toronto)
“Egoyan’s remarkable playing balanced that delicacy with intense focus, holding all in a net…the spaces in between the notes
were still charged with presence…I even found myself confusing sound with touch…so convincingly had Egoyan restitched our
reference points.” - Globe and Mail, 2007
Eve Egoyan is a concert pianist who specializes in the performance of new works. Her intense focus, command of the instrument,
insightful interpretations, and unique programmes welcome audiences into unknown territory, bridging the gap between them and
contemporary composers. Composers have a uniformly high regard for her performances of their works, often considering them
definitive.
Eve has performed the world première and North American premières of many works by Canadian and international composers:
Maria de Alvear, Gavin Bryars, Alvin Curran, Michael Finnissy, Mamoru Fujieda, Jo Kondo, Masahiro Miwa, Erik Satie, Karen
Tanaka, and Judith Weir and Canadian composers John Abram, Martin Arnold, Allison Cameron, José Evangelista, Anthony
Genge, Rudolf Komorous, Michael Longton, Juliet Palmer, Stephen Parkinson, James Rolfe, John Mark Sherlock, Linda C. Smith,
Ann Southam, James Tenney and Gayle Young. She has appeared as a solo recitalist in Canada, England, France, Germany,
Portugal, Japan, and the U.S.. Eve has released six critically acclaimed discs, five of works by living composers and one disc of
works by Erik Satie.
As an improvising musician Eve has had the opportunity to perform with the following extraordinary musicians: Fred Frith, Michael
Snow, Malcolm Goldstein, Anne Bourne, Martin Arnold and Casey Sokol. Other collaborations have included dance projects,
interdisciplinary performance, film work and sound installations.
In 2007 Eve performed three contemporary concerti with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra during their "New Currents Festival",
two solo programmes at “Dias da Música” at the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal and improvised at The Stone in New
York. In October 2007, she performed the complete five-hour “Inner Cities” at the Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, (to be broadcast
nationally on CBC’s “The Signal” and “Sunday Afternoon in Concert”) which she will tour to Vancouver and New York in 2008. She
performed “Asking”, a work written for her by Spanish-German composer Maria de Alvear, in New York as part of the
Interpretations series. This concert celebrated its launch on Mode Records, New York. Eve recorded her seventh Disc, “Simple
Lines of Enquiry” by Ann Southam, December 2007.
Eve studied standard repertoire in Canada (B.Mus. University of Victoria and M.Mus. at the University of Toronto) as well as in
Europe for four years on full scholarship (Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, DAAD scholarship, and the Royal Academy of
Music in London, England, Commonwealth Scholarship). Honours include numerous commissions and awards from the Canada
Council, Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils, FACTOR, a University of Victoria Distinguished Alumna Award, a K.M. Hunter Award,
and a Chalmers Award.
Eve’s interest in music by living composers began after her first new music concert in 1994. Working with living composers, on a
modern instrument and playing music of our time is extremely important to Eve who intuitively feels these elements bring her
closer to the creative source, something she hopes to share with her audiences.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Tanya Harnett will speak in Art Now on Wednesday in the Recital Hall at 12:00 noon Mar
3, 2010
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 3, 2010
Tanya Harnett is Assiniboine and a member of the Carry the Kettle First Nation.
Harnett’s Research/creative activities include: drawing, printmaking, painting, photography and digital imaging. Tanya was the
first student to graduate with an MFA in Drawing from the University of Alberta. Prior to that, she worked as an art administrator
for the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta for 4 years as the Promotions Coordinator focusing on student
recruitment and department promotions. She also worked on projects such as the Rubens to Picasso exhibition, the Sightlines
Conference, and the Lines of Sight traveling exhibition. In her undergraduate work, Tanya focused her studies on both painting
and printmaking at the University of Alberta and is alumni from the Grant MacEwan Community College Fine Art Program. In her
work, Tanya explores notions of spirituality and materiality, technological modes of representation and organic contrasts and
hierarchy of media. This accomplished through the manipulation, processing and reprocessing of photography, digital imagery
combined with a traditional approach with painting and drawing.
Tanya Harnett earned a MFA - Drawing, University of Alberta, BFA - University of Alberta and a Fine Art Diploma - Grant
MacEwan Community College, Edmonton, Alberta.
Darkness Looms in Unidentified Human Remains
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
A provocative story of love, sex and a serial killer in 1990s Edmonton caps off the TheatreXtra season. Unidentified Human
Remains and the True Nature of Love by Canadian playwright Brad Fraser runs in the David Spinks Theatre from March 4 to 6 at
8 pm nightly, with a matinee March 6 at 2 pm.
“Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love was first produced for the playRites Festival at Alberta Theatre
Projects in 1989,” says director Dr. Shelley Scott.“It has become a Canadian classic, with numerous productions across Canada,
as well as in the U.S., Europe, and Japan. It was also produced as a film called Love and Human Remains.”
This eerie play follows a group of young adults as they search for love and identity in an increasingly scary urban environment.
“These characters are looking for connection. They are trying to construct a sense of 'family' and belonging that makes sense for
them,” says Scott. “While reviews have usually focused on the graphic sexuality and language and many find it shocking I was
attracted by the warm heart at the centre of the play."
The age of the characters is the same as the actors playing them. “They share similar concerns and interests despite the fact the
play was written 20 years ago,” she says. Another level of darkness emerges from the walls of the venue – the David Spinks
Theatre. “The theatre is a small, dark space that adds another layer of creepiness,” she says. “The action surrounds the
audience, from the down on the floor to up on the catwalk.”
Scott explains her decision to do the play as part of the TheatreXtra season came about somewhat by accident, but feels it is a
good fit. "TheatreXtra is predominantly student-driven," she acknowledges, “I enjoy the challenge of the drastically reduced
budget and resources. It throws the focus onto the ingenuity of the student designers, and provides a different kind of experience
and opportunity for the actors... and for me, as a director!"
Tickets are $11 regular and $7 student/senior at the University Box Office(403) 329-2616 or weekdays between 12:30 pm and
3:30 pm. Please note: mature content.
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Toronto photographer, Stan Denniston, speaks in Art Now, 12 noon Mar. 5 in the Recital
Hall
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 5, 2010
“Stan Denniston was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1953. He currently lives and works in Toronto. Denniston's considerable
body of work reflects a consistent commitment to the photographic medium, though one would never find a stand-alone
photograph. Instead, Denniston has cultivated several series of works that employ the photographic image as a component, either
to be paired with another image or accompanied by text. His work revolves around the themes of travel, memory and
representation. For a decade, beginning in the late 1980’s, he explored the idea of photography as very unstable evidence to the
extent even of being fiction.
Stan Denniston is a highly respected and prolific mid-career Canadian artist and his work is represented in both public and private
collections including: Contemporary Museum of Canadian Photography, Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council Art Bank,
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Museum London, Oakville Galleries, Tom Thompson Gallery,
CIBC Mellon Trust, Toronto, McCarthy Tetrault, Torys, London Life Insurance Company. His work has been exhibited at the
National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Biennale de Montréal as well as in France, the Netherlands and
Prospect ‘96 in Frankfurt.”
www.olgakorpergallery.com
http://www.ciac.ca/biennale2000/en/visuels-artistes-denniston.htm
Contemporary Indigenous Performing Arts: Dance and Discussion
Date: Friday, March 5, 2010 - 6:30am - 10:00am
Location:
U of L Singers & Women’s Choir Welcome Spring on Saturday
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 8 pm, Southminster Church
A musical feast for the ears happens at Southminster United Church on March 6 at 8 pm with Spring Sing! when the U of L
Singers and U of L Women’s Chorus take the stage for an evening of unforgettable choral works.
Challenging and inspiring, the program features a selection of pieces that showcase the talent and skill for which these choirs are
recognized. “Our concert includes a great variety of outstanding choral music from many eras,” says Dr. Janet Youngdahl, U of L
Singers director. “The Singers open the concert with the exuberant Sing Joyfully unto God by English Renaissance composer,
William Byrd. It’s a whirlwind of imitative counterpoint - our choir has absolutely fallen in love with this piece!” Other offerings by
the U of L Singers include dramatic selections in English, Latin, French and Russian. “The Singers are presenting a special
preview of Hayden’s Creation by including two spectacular choruses from the work,” Youngdahl adds. “On March 29 we join with
Vox Musica to present this large scale work with the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.”
The U of L Women’s Chorus offers a complimentary set of pieces that director Joanne Collier says has taken the Chorus in a
different direction. “All our pieces were composed in the 20th century,” she says. “The repertoire covers a broad mix including a
setting of Psalm 100 by Rene Clausen and two songs on the theme of Creation including In the Beginning by Iman Raminsh and
Sing Creations Music On by Stephen Paulus. We’ll also perform a very interesting piece entitled Tjak! by Stephen Hatfield. The
piece is inspired from Ketjak, or more commonly known as Balinese Monkey Chant, and is a bit of a departure for the choir. The
piece is ritualistic in nature and requires the singers to go beyond the normal parameters of choral singing - it’s a definite
challenge for the choir.”
Other selections on the program are sure to melt hearts and usher in the spring season. Both choirs combine onstage for Stephen
Stuckey’s, Skylarks. “Each song of the cycle represents some aspect of the lark’s song,” Collier says. “Stuckey has set segments
from great poets to create an effective tableau.”
“Come out and enjoy the marvelous young voices of the students in our vocal program,” Youngdahl adds. “This is an opportunity
to hear the choirs sing together and share their musical gifts with our community.” Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior
at the University Box Office or at the door. Call 403-329-2616 to order tickets by phone.
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Nana Debois Buhl speaks in Art Now, Mar. 8 at 12 noon, Recital Hall
Date: Monday, March 8, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: location
Nanna Debois Buhl’s solo exhibition at SAAG, her first in Canada, brings together a body of work which explores Denmark's
colonial history in what is now the U.S. Virgin Islands, an area where Danish, U.S., and African-Caribbean histories intersect.
Through photography, drawing, film and text, the artist maps the residue of this colonial history—its images and representations—
and considers their present implications.
The central installation, The Mapmaker (2008), reflects on the acts of mapping, naming and photographing as ways of occupying
space, pointing to the overlap between the territory claimed by the colonizer and present day tourist routes. Integral to the artist’s
project and to the exhibition is the idea of a two-way encounter, of traveling and exploring as ways of inverting the positions of
“here” and “there.” The video work Postcards-Tivoli (2006), filmed in the Danish amusement park Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen,
takes us back to Danish soil. The work explores the park’s orientalist architecture, built in the mid 19th century and modeled on
buildings found in France and England. A narrative soundtrack reflects upon the European vision of the East and on a series of
“colonial exhibitions” on display in the gardens, intended to familiarize a Danish audience with the people in the Danish colonies.
In conjunction with the exhibition, SAAG will co-commission the artist book, A Journey in Two Directions. In this publication, Buhl
and contributors from a wide range of disciplines consider her use of maps, travel journals, paintings and photographs in the
formation of national self-understanding, then and today, and how this imagery has been used as tools of power, and later
forgotten, suppressed or romanticized. A reading and research room will spatialize and activate components of the book, making
visible how this case-study of Nordic Colonialism draws on both real and imagined material from many different sources.
Milena Hoegsberg, Curator
Buhl received her MFA from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, (2006) and participated in The Whitney Museum
Independent Study Program (2008-09). She was Artist in Residence at LMCC’s Work Space Program, New York (2007-08), and
The Caribbean Museum Center, US Virgin Islands (2008).
Milena Hoegsberg is a New York-based curator, currently working on exhibitions, research, and arts related projects on a
freelance basis. She earned her BA in Art History at Columbia University and her MA at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard
College. She recently completed a large research project on biennials, and co-authored a paper on “discursive” biennials, which
will be included in The Biennial Reader (forthcoming, Bergen Kunsthall, 2010).
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of Buhl’s exhibition at Southern Alberta Art Gallery on Saturday Mar 13 at 8:00 pm
attached image: Donkey Studies no. 2, C-print, 2008, 90 cm x 59.5 cm
Kamloops ceramic artist, Brendan Tang, speaks in Architecture and Design Now, March 8
at 6 pm in room C610
Date: Monday, March 8, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Brendan Tang boasts a ceramic practice that is distinctly contemporary, yet rooted heavily in ancient traditions. Robotic
armatures, mechanical hulls, rocket thrusters and other futuristic, manga/mecha-inspired components are fused together with
delicate Ming dynasty vessels in an orgiastic mass. More than sculptural objects, they are entities entwined in a symbiotic
relationship of mutual dependence. More than beautiful craft, they prompt conversations about globalism, hybridity, identity and
the commodification of cultural artifacts.
Referencing French ormolu, an 18th century process which saw antique Chinese ceramics gilded with precious metals and
appendages, Tang’s sculptures embrace a similar hybridity of cultural artifacts in an explicitly anachronistic manner. Where
ormolu made the Orient more palatable to the appetites of a wealthy European elite, Tang’s work appropriates the popular tastes
of today crippling the exclusivity of this historically privileged territory. In his series Manga Ormolu, he creates an amalgamation of
historic Eastern ceramics with another Eastern tradition – manga – a comic style in which dark stories of robots and space travel
were historically predominant. Today, manga has become a global phenomenon ground up in the mill of pop culture, and as a
peculiar polyp on a Ming vase, seems poised to devour anything in its path.
The Western world’s view of its Eastern counterparts has induced much scholarship revealing imperialist power structures at the
heart of prevailing definitions of non-European peoples. Tang’s appropriation and synthesis of cultural traditions that have been
adopted, transformed, or some might argue, bastardized, by a global culture further demonstrates the added complexity of an
ever-changing Western experience of the Orient, or more generally, the Other. Moreover, Tang’s explorations of ethnic identity
and social hierarchies reveal a personal interest given his multicultural background, which spans China, India, Trinidad, Ireland
and Canada. He notes, too, that like many immigrants, his family history is “one of successive generations shedding the markers
of ethnic identity in order to succeed in an adopted country.”
Whether evoking genetic experiments gone awry, transmogrification in mid-process, or odd, yet harmonious unions, Tang’s
recombinant ceramics splice the personal and collective, historic and contemporary, and exotic and quotidian. In doing so Tang
provides a unique voice on contemporary culture, technology, and globalization.
Brendan Tang was born in Dublin, Ireland of Trinidadian parents, and is a naturalized citizen of Canada. His education includes
an MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Tang has exhibited
in shows in Canada and the US, including at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Ottawa Art Gallery, and the Kentucky Museum of Art
and Craft. He has lectured at conferences and academic institutions across Canada.
attached image: Manga Ormolu ver 4.0-h, 2009, Ceramics and mixed media, 15” x 16”
Everyone is welcome to attend the opening of Tang's exhibition at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery on Saturday March 13 at
8:00pm
http://brendantang.com/
Music at Noon: Malcolm Lim, percussion (Calgary)
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Malcolm Lim, percussion (Calgary)
Malcolm Lim, a Singaporean born percussionist, studied orchestral percussion at McGill University and L’Universite de Montreal.
With the support of the Alberta Foundation and the Canada Council, he has enhanced his training in New York City and Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil. His teachers include Pierre Beluse, D’Arcy Gray, and Louis Charbonneau (Orchestral percussion), Paul Walker
(drum set), Glen Velez (frame drums), Michel Mirhige (Arabic percussion), Marcos Suzanno (Brazilian percussion), Alessandra
Belloni (Italian percussion), Trichy Sankaran (S. Indian percussion).
Malcolm’s orchestral experience includes performances with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Calgary Opera, and the Red
Deer Symphony Orchestra. He has taught at the University of Lethbridge, Augustana University College, Red Deer College, and
The Banff Centre for the Arts. Malcolm has published several articles in Percussive Notes, the journal of the Percussive Arts
Society, and currently is the director of the Calgary School of Samba.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Diane Borsato speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Recital Hall, Mar. 10
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 10, 2010
Diane Borsato is a visual artist working in performance, intervention, video, installation, and photography and lives in Toronto. She
has exhibited in galleries and museums across Canada and internationally including Skol, The National Museum of Fine Arts of
Quebec, the AGYU, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, and The Power Plant. She is the 2008 winner of the prestigious
Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding artistic achievement at the mid-career level from the Canada Council for the
Arts.
Borsato earned a MA of Arts: Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, New York, 2003; MFA/Master
of Fine Arts, with distinction: Performance, Installation, Video and Sculpture, Concordia University, Montreal, 2001; and
BFA/Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dean’s Honour Roll: Visual Arts, York University, Toronto, 1997.
http://dianeborsato.net/
Unique T-Shirts for Haiti
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 3:00am - Friday, March 12, 2010 - 7:00am
Location:
Mindy Yan Miller speaks in Art Now, March 29, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 9:44am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 29
description to follow
Sandra Dyck speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Recital Hall, Mar. 12
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 12, 2010
“The Well-Curated Cheese Board”: A Year in the Life of a Curator
Sandra Dyck is curator at the Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa. She has curated 40 and coordinated 150 exhibitions, and
published 16 catalogues. Her recent essay, A Pilgrim’s Progress: The Life and Art of Gerald Trottier, was recognized with a 2009
Curatorial Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She contributed essays toAround and About Marius
Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture, published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 2008, and Edwin Holgate,
published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2005.
Museum Studies Intern Curates Exhibition in Helen Christou
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, April 9, 2010 - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Museum studies intern, Emily McCormick, with a work from the U of L Art Collection.
“My experience as an Art History/Museum Studies major at the University of Lethbridge has been filled with numerous
opportunities,” says Emily McCormick. “I’ve worked at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and University of Lethbridge Art Gallery as
a curatorial intern. Both galleries have allowed me to gain an invaluable amount of work experience for my future career.”
One result of McCormick’s internship at the U of L Art Gallery is Semiotica: The Persuasion of Text, the exhibition in the Helen
Christou Gallery from March 12 through April 9. “Moving away from traditional art styles, this exhibition explores conceptual art
involving written language,” explains McCormick. “It features works from the U of L Art Collection by Jenny Holzer, Joseph
Kosuth, John Baldessari, Vera Gartley and Enn Erisalu.”
According to U of L Art Gallery Director/Curator Dr. Josephine Mills, “Emily proposed the idea for this exhibition last semester
while working on an internship with me and she came up with a great concept”. Semiotica was built around one of the key works
in the U of L Art Collection -- American artist Jenny Holzer’s “Selections from Truisms.” During the 1980s, Holzer attained
international recognition for her use of text in public locations with her “truisms” (short, provocative statements) that appeared on
electronic signs and posters, was carved into benches and appeared in many other formats all over the world.
“The work in our collection includes a bank of many of these phrases running across a screen. When first acquired, it was
exhibited widely as part of touring exhibitions, but given this high use, we have not included it in an exhibition for several years,”
says Mills. “I am excited to see the work up in the Helen Christou Gallery and to give students and staff an opportunity to see it
alongside other conceptual works from the collection.”
McCormick’s internship included the opportunity to organize a public perception project, assist with installations, write for a
university newspaper as well as curate the exhibition using the gallery’s extensive collection.
“The Museum Studies program has given me the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in class and work in my chosen field
before I finish my degree. This experience will definitely help me attain my career goals quicker,” she says with confidence.
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Student Artwork in U of L Main Gallery
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 9:00am - Friday, April 9, 2010 - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
“The U of L Art Gallery provides an exceptional opportunity for the professional development of Art Studio majors as they near the
completion of their degree,” says Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator. “The Annual Curated Student Exhibition has recently been
revised to give students realistic experience with the process of applying for exhibitions and receiving feedback from an
established curator.”
This exhibition is only open to senior art majors to focus attention on those with the goal of becoming professional artists. In
applying for this exhibition, the students follow the same process and standards for documenting, describing and proposing their
art work as they will when applying to public art galleries and artist run-centres or for grants.
Art Gallery staff provide advice on preparing the proposals and share insights into what curators look for when deciding to book a
studio visit and choose art work for an exhibition. To further that real life experience, an established curator from outside of
Lethbridge is invited to create the exhibition. The curator views the proposals and selects a short list of students for follow-up
meetings during their time on the U of L camps. From these studio visits, the curator makes the final selection and works with the
Art Gallery staff to lay-out and install the exhibition.
“The Annual Curated Student Exhibition provides a showcase of excellent work by Art Studio majors in that year and gives the
students a valuable achievement to list on their résumés,” says Mills. As well, students who are not selected this year receive
feedback on their proposals and can learn how to improve as they prepare to begin their careers.
The Annual Curated Student Exhibition is in the U of L Main Gallery March 12 through April 9, with the opening reception on
March 12 at 8 pm. The offical opening is 4 pm on March 12. Everyone is welcome.
The guest curator this year is Sandra Dyck, the curator at the Carleton University Art Gallery in Ottawa. She has curated 40 and
coordinated 150 exhibitions, and published 16 catalogues. Her recent essay, A Pilgrim’s Progress: The Life and Art of Gerald
Trottier, was recognized with a 2009 Curatorial Writing Award from the Ontario Association of Art Galleries. She contributed
essays toAround and About Marius Barbeau: Modelling Twentieth-Century Culture, published by the Canadian Museum of
Civilization in 2008, and Edwin Holgate, published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2005.
U of L Collaborative Piano/Guitar: It Takes Two
Date: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Gem of the West Museum (1306 - 20th Street Coaldale)
Friday, March 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Gem of the West Museum
(1306 - 20th Street Coaldale)
Gordon Payne speaks in Art Now, 12 noon March 15 in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: lecture
WALKS IN THE WOOD
The title refers to an historical moment in art, and says something about the technical aspect of the work; the substrate is OSB
board, with it’s ready-made spaces “in the wood’. ‘Walks’ is meant to invoke a famous phrase of Klee’s—‘going for a walk with a
line’ (Pedagogical Sketchbook). What is proclaimed in Klee’s words is a basic tenet of modernism, the autonomy of the artwork.
Autonomy means that the line has an aesthetic presence and expressive force in itself before acting as a means of describing or
representing something.
‘N-dimensional’ is my term for a special kind of space. I would describe this space as a synthesis of three kinds of space to be
found historically. The most recent is the literal space of the work, its actual extension, the three-dimensionality of the support
itself. This was established as an aesthetic object in the l960’s under the name of Minimalism. Before that Modernist space was
flat, or ‘equivalent’ space: the equal value of figure and ground. Cubism was its supreme expression. Preceding modernism for
four hundred years was ‘classical’ or representational space. Based on the conventions of perspective, this pictorial or “illusionist”
space has been the dominant form in western painting.
My synthesis would be a combination and balance of these kinds of space: literal space, flat space and deep space. The format is
important. I keep to the space of the book. I am thinking of books in ancient art, illuminated manuscripts, the Book of Kells,
Persian Miniatures, etc. However, my main reference is one particular painting from the l9th Century, “The Fairy Feller’s
Masterstroke “ by Richard Dadd (l857). Ten years in the making this little painting has the amazing quality of being simultaneously
‘flat’ and spatial, and an unusual psychic effect results. I am working toward that effect but with an entirely different approach--what I would call a NEOMODERNIST sensibility.
Julie Nicholson, of MADE, speaks in Architecture & Design, 6 pm in Rm C 610
Date: Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Recital Hall March 15, 2010
MADE is Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson. Formed in 2005 to express their own creativity while aiming to bring a higher profile
to talented but underexposed Canadian designers. They utilize their shared backgrounds in showroom management, furniture
design and manufacture and curatorial experience.
MADE is a design product company representing the work of emerging Canadian designers, architects, craftsmen and artists.
MADE invites a new definition of interiors with the melding of thoughtful, individual expression and modern design practice.
Handmade works and small batch production are our focus.
MADE serves as a valuable resource of new Canadian design with a sample collection of the works represented through our
website catalogue on view and available to order at the MADE showroom.
Material, function and adaptability are emphasized to ensure client needs are facilitated. MADE ensures that requests such as
budget specifics and sustainable product are met with tailored solutions. The majority of works allow for the potential of
customization. Collaborations, custom projects and commissions are documented and elaborate on the breadth of skills already
displayed.
MADE is committed to innovative design made on a small scale in Canada to the highest quality. It is our mission to showcase
and make available to you, inspired, functional objects with a compelling selection of current Canadian design.
MADE is a design product company representing the work of emerging Canadian designers, architects, craftsmen and artists.
MADE invites a new definition of interiors with the melding of thoughtful, individual expression and modern design practice.
Handmade works and small batch production are our focus.
MADE serves as a valuable resource of new Canadian design with a sample collection of the works represented through our
website catalogue on view and available to order at the MADE showroom.
Material, function and adaptability are emphasised to ensure client needs are facilitated. MADE ensures that requests such as
budget specifics and sustainable product are met with tailored solutions. The majority of works allow for the potential of
customisation. Collaborations, custom projects and commissions are documented and elaborate on the breadth of skills already
displayed.
MADE is committed to innovative design made on a small scale in Canada to the highest quality. It is our mission to showcase
and make available to you, inspired, functional objects with a compelling selection of current Canadian design.
MADE Is
Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson. Formed in 2005 to express their own creativity while aiming to bring a higher profile to talented
but underexposed Canadian designers. They utilise their shared backgrounds in showroom management, furniture design and
manufacture and curatorial experience.
http://www.madedesign.ca/
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http://mocoloco.com/archives/005166.php
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Eric Metcalfe will speak in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall on March 17, 2010
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 17, 2010
"Interdisciplinary artist Eric Metcalfe has been described by Canadian curator and writer Peggy Gale as “...a master of persona
and personality, an electric presence – performing the self.” Through his practice over the past forty years, Metcalfe has explored
painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, printmaking, performance, video, and film. In crafting his own unique modes of
interdiscipinarity, he’s extended the limits of each of these media by combining them with influences from conceptual art, the
Fluxus movement, fetish, and jazz. His hedonistic persona Dr. Brute, active in the late 1960s through to the mid 1970s,
brandished a leopard-print saxophone and hailed from the mythical Brutopia. His use of the leopard print motif as a universal
symbol for kitsch, sex, and all thing faux has grown and morphed into other areas of his practice including the collaborative work
he has created with New York composer and writer George Lewis. Their project IKONS is on view at 560 Seymour Street in
Vancouver starting this Thursday. An on-site performance at 8pm by Turning Point Ensemble will be the highlight of Wednesday's
opening.
What is intriguing about Metcalfe is his dedication to a rich daily practice. He paints almost every day, is a library of knowledge
about jazz music, has deep historical readings of film noir, and makes the best potato salad I have had and will ever have. And
above all this, he generously shares his fresh ideas and experience with younger creators, a quality that is a rare gem in
established practitioners."
http://www.vancouver2010.com/more-2010-information/cultural-festivals-and-events/news/avant-garde-legends-joinforces_235916Xe.html
Art for a Cure
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Galileo's Lounge
Plays and Prose Competition presents Readings of Winners' Work, March 18
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Photo: Marian Godfrey, James Wade, Henry Heavy Shield, and Dave Bryant.
Audiences are invited to enjoy the winning play and short story from the U of L Plays and Prose Competition on Thursday March
18 at 8 pm in the David Spinks Theatre. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
The first prize winner in the play category was James Wade for “Muse Control.” The short story that took first place was “Takeoff”
by Marian Godfrey. Both first prize winning works will get their first public reading. Runners up in the prose category were Henry
Heavy Shield for "The Art of Fasting" which placed second and Dave Bryant for "Out of Sight on Barstool Row," which placed
third.
Generously supported by U of L alumnus Terry Whitehead, the competition aims to encourage excellence and development in
student writing. As the first prize winner, Wade and Godfrey receive a $1,500 award. Second and third prize winners receive
awards of $750 and $250, respectively.
The juries in both categories had numerous positive things to say about the winning entries. Of Godfrey’s short story “Takeoff,”
jurors said it was a compelling story that challenges both social and narrative conventions.
Jurors reviewing the play entries indicated that James Wade’s play Muse Control had the potential for future productions and
considered it definitely going somewhere. They said Muse Control did not over extend itself and was a truly enjoyable play. There
is a clear idea that is succinct and carried through, leading us on a very funny journey.
The first public reading of the first-prize winning play and short story is Thursday March 18 in the David Spinks Theatre at 8 pm.
Admission is free. There is a cash bar and a reception to follow.
Olga Korper will speak in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall on March 19, 2010
Date: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 19, 2010
Established in 1973, the Olga Korper Gallery is committed to the promotion and exhibition of Canadian and international
contemporary art, both locally and internationally.
Having long demonstrated a strong commitment to painting and sculpture, the gallery's scope has developed to include
installation and photo-based work.
In 1973, the gallery opened as Gallery O on Markham Street in Toronto. A few years later, Olga moved into a second, larger
space on Markham Street. In 1982, Olga started
80 Spadina Avenue with fellow dealers Lynne Wynick and David Tuck (Wynick/Tuck Gallery), occupying the fourth floor of the
building, now well-established as a destination for gallery goers. With the new gallery space came the new gallery name: Olga
Korper Gallery. In October 1989, the gallery opened at its current location of 17 Morrow Avenue.
Culture Vulture Scavenges Up Great Projects March 20
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
If there’s one thing vultures are great at, it’s scavenging, and for Culture Vultures on March 20, scavenging for materials and
making cool stuff is just part of the fun during another exciting Culture Vulture Saturday.
“There are a couple of themes for this Culture Vulture Saturday,” says coordinator, Rosalind Jeffery. “After reading about the
current exhibition, Snap Crackle Pop at the U of L Art Gallery, I knew there were many contemporary pop artists who use and
reuse materials other people would normally throw away.”
The projects for Culture Vulture Saturday are inspired by these eco-friendly artists and Rosalind has a creative lineup of activities
for all art enthusiasts and family members regardless of their age. “We are making plastic bag weavings and VHS tape flowers.
The weavings become canvasses for our VHS tape flowers and participants can see how they can make other things from items
often considered useless,” she says.
“Participants are more than welcome to roll up their sleeves and make some great art, or just hang out, enjoy some cookies and
tour through the gallery,” Jeffery says. “Culture Vulture Saturday is for the young and the young at heart. We see people of all
ages, and even some university students come and participate. It’s a nice break from studying on a Saturday afternoon.”
Culture Vulture Saturday runs March 20 from 10 am - 5 pm at the U of L Art Gallery. Admission and participation is always free!
Art Historian, Anna Hudson, speaks in Art Now, Mar 22, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon March 22, 2009
Anna Hudson was the associate curator of Canadian art at the Art Gallery of Ontario before joining the Department of Visual Arts
at York University in 2004. She brings with her an intimate knowledge of curatorial practice in Canada's public art galleries and
museums, with hands-on experience in collections management and policy, exhibit planning and design, conservation issues,
cultural property and fair market evaluation, provenance research and catalogue research and writing.
Professor Hudson has curated a wide variety of exhibitions and permanent collection installations including: Woman as Goddess:
Liberated Nudes by Robert Markle and Joyce Wieland, and Inuit Art in Motion (co-curated), both of which received Ontario
Association of Art Galleries 2004 Juried Awards of Merit, and recently The Nude in Modern Canadian Art 1920 -1950. She has
published extensively on Canadian art and continues to pursue research in the area of her doctoral dissertation, Art and Social
Progress: The Toronto Community of Painters, 1933-1950.
Attached image: cover The Nude in Modern Canadian art 1920 – 1950
Architect, Daniel Heaton, speaks in Architecture and Design March 22 at 6:00 pm in
Room C 610
Date: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Architect Daniel Heaton works with HIP Architecture in Edmonton.
HIP Architecture has been around since 1938, and their work spans many different social and cultural periods. The firm’s
contemporary philosophy is embodied in the studio environment we cultivate - strong teams working collectively to produce
architecture that is sustainable, timeless, sensitive and creative. This section will introduce you to three of our most recent
projects - in fact one is currently in production. Take a look around, explore the images - the more you investigate, the more will
be revealed. And if you’re in Edmonton, try to go visit our work. Architecture is an art that requires a physical experience of the
design to fully appreciate it.
http://www.hiparchitects.com/index.php?page_id=35
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Music at Noon: Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, piano (Hastings College Nebraska)
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 6:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. Jonathan Sokasits, piano (Hastings College Nebraska)
Jonathan Sokasits is Professor of Piano at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where he teaches studio piano and class
piano, piano literature, chamber music, and piano pedagogy. He has previously served as Assistant Professor of Piano at Ithaca
College, and as Instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Sokasits holds Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts
degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was a student of Howard Karp and three-time recipient of
prestigious Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
Dr. Sokasits is active performing in solo, duo, and chamber recitals. He is a member of the artists’ rosters for the Nebraska Arts
Council Touring Artists Program and the Heartland Arts Fund/Mid-America Arts Alliance, and is a regular presenter at state,
regional, and national conventions of professional organizations such as the Music Teachers National Association and the College
Music Society. He has appeared as soloist with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Festival Band, Hastings College Concert Band,
Hastings Symphony Orchestra, UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra, Madison Chamber Players, and the Ithaca College Wind
Ensemble, with whom he recorded Karel Husa’s Concertino for Piano and Wind Ensemble under the supervision of the composer.
Dr. Sokasits has performed in piano master classes with Malcolm Bilson, Misha Dichter, Ruth Laredo, Ursula Oppens, and Ruth
Slenczynska, and chamber music master classes with Zara Nelsova, Heiichiro Ohyama, Mark Peskanov, Daniel Phillips, John
Wustman, and members of the Pro Arte Quartet and Continuum Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Dr. Sokasits enjoys a
longtime artistic collaboration with flutist Leonard Garrison; their Albany Records compact disc American Reflections (featuring
works by Beaser, Dahl, and Foss) has garnered much critical acclaim. Sokasits has appeared with the Chiara String Quartet, the
Oakwood Chamber Players, the Petrella percussion and piano duo, the Lincoln Symphony Third Chair Chamber Players, and
numerous faculty colleagues.
In 2006, Dr. Sokasits completed a recital and master class tour to universities in New Zealand, where he presented recitals of
contemporary music by New Zealand and American composers. In 2005, Dr. Sokasits presented a lecture-recital at the Rhodes
International Rachmaninoff Conference. In 2004, Dr. Sokasits was a featured recitalist, master class teacher, and adjudicator for
the inaugural Besparmak International Piano Festival at Eastern Mediterranean University in the Turkish Republic of Northern
Cyprus. That summer he also appeared as a featured recitalist at the annual Goshen College Summer Piano Workshop. He
continues to serve as a member of the piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
A devotee of contemporary music, Dr. Sokasits has worked with composers Christian Berg, Karel Husa, John Psathas,
Christopher Rouse, and Dana Wilson, whose set of piano pieces, Persona, were commissioned by the Nebraska Music Teachers
Association and given their premiere performance by Sokasits.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Performing Negotiations: Blackfoot Dance in the Colony and Multicultural Canada 18702010
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 4 pm, AH100
A University Scholar Lecture by
Professor Lisa Doolittle, Department of Theatre & Dramatic Arts
March 23, 2010 ~ 4 pm ~ AH100
Cartoon by Everett Soop, Kainai News, 1983
In the late 1800s, the Canadian government banned dancing among Aboriginal peoples. Almost simultaneously, corporations
began to showcase Aboriginal dance in events designed for “white” spectators - like the Calgary Stampede and Banff “Indian
Days.” One hundred years later, promoting ‘ethnic’ dancing became fundamental to the government’s multicultural agenda. The
paper argues that Blackfoot dance practices are not simply “heritage,” but have been deployed as an aesthetic and political
strategy to persuade and make arguments, and to mobilize affect in the service of various projects at different historical moments.
In short, dancers, as well as corporations and governments, have used dancing as a tactic to reconfigure the present and reshape
the future.
Admission is free ~ Everyone is welcome.
Life's a Dream is Classical Theatre At Its Best
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 2:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Photo: Astolfo (Mike Sanger) and Rosaura (Margaret Rodgers)
The curtain rises on a Daliesque dreamscape; the setting for Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life’s a Dream at the University
Theatre March 23 to 27 at 8 pm, and a matinee at 12:15PM on Thursday March 25. This resplendent classic transports the
audience back in time to a fictional Poland, unraveling a stunning story of epic proportions.
“Pedro Calderon de la Barca was a prominent playwright of Spain’s Golden Age.” says director, Richard Epp. “Written around
1635, Calderon was as well known and respected in Renaissance Spain as Shakespeare was in England. Life’s a Dream is a
great old masterpiece that has entertained audiences the world over for nearly 400 years.”
Translated by Adrian Mitchell and John Barton, the play weaves a complex story about the king of Poland who fears a dark
prophesy and hides away his only son for 20 years. As the aging king considers his final successor, he orders his son be brought
to the palace in a drug-induced sleep. Upon waking, the prince’s abhorrent behavior returns him to jail upon which the prince
presents a poignant soliloquy questioning whether the events at the palace were merely a dream. The play’s final act culminates
in a courageous battle, as rebels descend upon the kingdom, releasing the prince from his captors to claim the throne. The
ending is unexpected and leaves audiences on the edge of their seats.
“This play is so rich in character and action, in imaginative settings, in beautiful prose, that actors, directors and designers
continue to be drawn to it,” remarks Epp. “My own fascination with dramatic characters who face enormous dilemmas or are
altered significantly by their circumstances attracts me to this play, and my obligation as a director is to share with a contemporary
audience, as well as I can, my high regard for this play.”
Selecting an appropriate translation and finding creative ways to interpret the text is a challenge Epp tackles with voracity. “All the
play’s original action and structures are retained and in the Spanish Renaissance tradition, both tragedy and comedy are
presented, sometimes within the same scene,” he explains. “There are substantial monologues set next to comic exchanges;
flourishes of debate next to outbursts of swordplay. Themes emerge from the action, ideas about honor, free will and the limits of
power against a landscape where time stands still and where dreams become reality.”
With grand sets designed by Annette Nieukerk and captivating costumes designed by Leslie Robison-Greene, audiences can
expect a thrilling and engaging night at the theatre. Don’t miss the final mainstage production of the season. $15 regular and $10
student/senior tickets are available at the U of L Box Office or by calling 403-329-2616. Box Office is open 12:30 – 3:30 pm
weekdays.
Ho Tam will speak in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall on March 24, 2010
Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 24, 2010
Born in Hong Kong, Ho Tam is a media/visual artist who has worked in advertising and community psychiatry. He received a BA
from McMaster University and a MFA from Bard College (NY). From 1996 to 1997, he was a participant at the Whitney Museum
Independent Study Program. Tam has exhibited in public galleries and alternative spaces across Canada, including A Space
(Toronto) and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography (Ottawa). Over 15 of his experimental film/video works are in
circulation including screenings at Centre Pompidou, Paris, Toronto International Film Festival, Yamagata International
Documentary Film Festival and the travelling exhibition Magnetic North: Canadian Experimental Video, organized by Walker Art
Center, Minnesota. Tam is a recipient of various grants and awards, including the Grand Marnier Video Fellowship from the Film
Society of Lincoln Center (New York). He is represented by Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto.
http://www.ho-tam.com/
Jennifer Fisher will speak in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall on March 26, 2010
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall March 26, 2010
Professor Jennifer Fisher's research examines contemporary art, curatorial practice, display culture and the aesthetics of the nonvisual senses. She is a founding member of the curatorial collaborative DisplayCult, which are commissioned curators of Zone B,
Toronto’s Financial District, for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche (2009). DisplayCult exhibitions include MetroSonics (2009), Odor Limits
(2008), Listening Awry (2007), Do Me! (2006), Aural Cultures (2005), Linda M. Montano: 14 Years of Living Art (2003),
reminiSCENT (2003), Stills: Adad Hannah (2003), Museopathy (2001), Vital Signs (2000) and CounterPoses (1998).
Dr. Fisher was Contemporary Art Fellow at the Canadian Centre for the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Canada, and has
held research affiliations at the Society for Fellows in the Humanities at Cornell University, and in the Department of Performance
Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Her writings have appeared in the anthologies The Senses in
Performance, Aural Cultures, Caught in the Act, Food Culture, Naming a Practice: Curatorial Strategies for the Future, and such
journals as n.paradoxa, Public, Art Journal, and Visual Communication. She is the editor of Technologies of Intuition (2006).
Fisher earned a BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, an MA, Concordia University and a PhD, Concordia University.
http://www.displaycult.com/
Conversations in the Arts
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: University of Lethbridge - W422
'...come lo spazio compone il suono...': Musical space in Luigi Nono's A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum for
contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and live electronics (1985)
Friedemann Sallis (Dept. of Music, University of Calgary)
Ian Burleigh ( Dept. of Music, University of Lethbridge)
Friday, March 26, 2010
2:00 p.m., Room W422
We will report on research undertaken to examine a performance of A Pierre, a late work by Luigi Nono (1924-90). In this
composition, the microtonal, temporal and spatial aspects of the sounds produced by the two instrumentalists are manipulated in
real time during the concert performance. The published score gives precise performance instructions for both the
instrumentalists and the live-electronic manipulation, but it does not constitute an adequate basis for a study of the work.
For this reason, we decided to make a detailed analysis of its performance, digitally recorded with the expert collaboration of
musicians and recording technicians at the Banff Centre in February 2009. The performers were: Marieke Franssen, contrabass
flute, Carlos Juan Noain, contrabass clarinet; Juan Parra, sound direction.
We were able to record the resulting soundfield in first-order ambisonic B-format, using a Soundfield MKV microphone. The
presentation will include an ambisonic eight-channel playback of A Pierre that truthfully reproduces the musical space intended by
the composer, accompanied by a live visualization of the spherical sound field, computed in real time.
The Glory and the Grandeur with U of L Wind Orchestra
Date: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Celebrate the glory and the grandeur of magnificent wind band music with the U of L Wind Orchestra on March 26 at 8 pm in
Southminster United Church.
“Our feature piece provides the title of our concert,” says director Glenn Klassen. “The Glory and the Grandeur by Russell Peck is
going to knock everyone’s socks off!” An exciting composition for percussion trio and wind orchestra, three guest percussionists
take the stage for this piece – U of L percussion instructor Adam Mason, and music majors Jodi Bartel and Matt Groenheide. “It’s
a terribly exciting, upbeat and jazzy piece. It’s also visually stunning to see the percussionists running back and forth on stage,”
Klassen says.
The program also features a H. Owen Reed piece entitled, La Fiesta Mexicana. “This is a wonderful piece inspired by the
composer’s visit to Mexico during Carnivale,” Klassen explains. “The piece has both festive and sacred components, including a
Mariachi section. It has some of the typical Mexican sounds and flavours.”
Other flavours on the program include Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and another piece called Festivale, which will be
conducted by a special guest conductor, who is only revealed at the concert.
Audiences outside of Lethbridge also have the opportunity to hear the U of L Wind Orchestra during their tour in March. “We leave
on March 1 for British Columbia,” Klassen says. “We’ll be playing across the province, from Penticton to Vancouver.” Among the
many performances during the tour, a highlight is their appearance at the Okanagan Band Festival. “We are the featured band for
the festival,” Klassen says. “This is a big deal for the Wind Orchestra. With over 30 bands performing, it’s a great honor to be
named as the feature performer.”
Lethbridge audiences can experience the best of their hometown orchestra on March 26. Tickets are on sale at the University Box
Office and at the door. Order your tickets today by calling 403-329-2616. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 for students and
seniors.
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Mindy Yan Miller speaks in Art Now, March 29 in the Recital Hal, 12 moon
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recita Hall March 29, 2010
Artist Statement
As an undergraduate student studying craft and studio art, I developed a passion for textiles, which was so strong that the
recollection of it still makes me ache. My experience of material was sensual. I believed in making, and my regard for the
everyday was something close to sacred. After graduating, in an attempt to insert my textile practice into my lived experience I
opened a production studio. I wanted to produce meaningful textiles that anyone could afford. In the end, I created a sweatshop.
Demoralized, I turned towards art as a place where one could, at least momentarily, and sustain a distance between making and
the spectacle of consumption.
Since that time, my work has developed in two main directions, both of which function by re-enacting labour (as commemorative
and generative), and deconstructing capitalism (utopian movements and excess). The first trajectory derived primarily from
working with masses of potent materials that were laden with memory. These installations, constructed with used clothing and
human hair required teams to construct them and existed only for the duration of the show. Both monumental and ephemeral, the
installations evoked absence and loss and tended to be read through the filter of my Jewish identity. The physical and emotional
demands of this work were almost overwhelming, and I developed another method of working as a counterpoint. This work was
more cool and distanced, and was generally produced from stock materials, out of house. It came out of a need for hope, even
failed hope, and utilized art historical references such as Constructivism and ready-mades from popular culture: most significantly
Coke cans. Using Coke cans was dangerous in that people wanted me to take a strong position for or against the Coca-Cola
Corporation. Yet I was working towards developing a way of thinking that stepped outside of such dualities. The challenge for me
is to tease apart the ideology that coke espouses in its advertisements from the capitalistic system that produces it and link it to
more primordial forms of exchange. This enables me to revitalize the excesses of capitalism rather than lamenting the mode of
production.
Attached image: “Candy Mountain”, Coke cans, cellophane tape, Coke residue from “Coke Dump” demonstration, 2007, Latitude
53, Edmonton. Photo Credit: Jessica Tse
Toronto architect, John Shnier, will speak in Architecture & Design Now in Room C610 on
March 29 at 6:00 pm
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
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Toronto architect, John Shnier, speaks in Architecture & Design Now, Rm C610 on March
29 at 6 pm
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
John Shnier practices architecture in Toronto as a partner in the award-winning firm Kohn Shnier Architects.
John Shnier was Canada’s first ever recipient of the Prix de Rome in Architecture. In addition to his professional practice, Shnier
is a periodic contributor to the architectural media and is a respected University lecturer and studio professor. He has taught at the
Universities of Waterloo, Carleton, McGill, Manitoba and Calgary, and at the Rhode Island School of Design, Notre Dame and
Cornell in their Rome studios.
John Shnier has lectured extensively both in North America and Europe and has been a visiting critic at Harvard and Columbia
Universities. He is currently an Associate Professor of Design in the Master of Architecture program at Daniels, where he is
refining and developing both seminar courses and design studios on the nature and origin of architectural ideas based on his
interest in the work of both the 18c Venetian architect, Piranesi and the American artist Mathew Barney. In addition to teaching
design studios, Professor Shnier has been developing a seminar course that examines a critical relationship between architecture
and art practice that takes as a point of departure, the work of GB Piranesi.
The firm has received numerous citations including several City of Toronto Urban Design and Architecture awards, Ontario
Associations of Architects Awards, National Post/Design Exchange Awards, and an International ID Award. The firm has also
been nominated for two significant international prizes: The Chrysler Design Award and the New York Architectural League’s
Emerging Voices Prize.
The work of Kohn Shnier Architects is widely exhibited and published nationally and internationally in prestigious journals such as
Objekt, Domus, Dwell, The New York Times, Azure and Frame magazines as well as recently being included in Taschen Press’
Architecture NOW Volume II and international compendium of architecture worldwide in which Kohn Shnier are the sole Canadian
representative. An upcoming Phaidon World Atlas of Contemporary Architecture will also showcase one of their projects.
http://www.kohnshnierarchitects.com/
attached image: Jackman Humanities Institute
Film Screening: O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Haydn's Creation
Date: Monday, March 29, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
Features Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra, Vox Musica, U of L Singers and soloists Janet Youngdahl (soprano), Sandra Stringer
(mezzo-soprano), Blaine Hendsbee (tenor), George Evelyn (bass), and Jon Conlon (baritone).
Monday, March 29, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
Music at Noon: Dr. Deanna Oye, piano
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Dr. Deanna Oye is Associate Professor of Music at the University of Lethbridge where she teaches Studio Piano, Music History,
and is founder/director of the Collaborative Piano/Guitar area. Currently, she is also President of the Canadian University Music
Society, the primary Canadian scholarly association devoted to post-secondary music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts
(D.M.A.) from the renowned Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where she studied with Dr. Jean Barr and Dr. Douglas
Humpherys.
In addition to a busy teaching and adjudicating schedule, Deanna maintains an active career as a solo and collaborative pianist.
Recent performances include recitals at the University of Manitoba, Canadian Mennonite University and the University of
Calgary’s Celebrity Series, as well as chamber music at Calgary’s Rosza Centre, Edmonton’s Convocation Halland in Schwäbisch
Hall, Germany. In 2006, along with violinist Peter Visentin and cellist Tido Janssen, she founded the University’s piano trio, Trio
Amaranth, which toured Alberta last season in performance with string faculty from Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat. As a
new music advocate, she was a featured performer in a celebration entitled Alberta Keys: 25 Years of Distinguished Canadian
Publishing, as well as at the Happening New Music Festival at Calgary’s Rosza Centre and New Music North Festivalin Thunder
Bay, Ontario. Among works she has premièred are Quenten Doolittle’s Bible Babes, Kyle Lamont’s Three Windows of
Reminiscence and Arlan Schultz’s Kontakion for violin, clarinet, piano with 4-channel spatialization and computer-processed
audio. Deanna’s performances have been broadcast on CBC Radio Two and National Public Radio in the U.S.
Research into unusual notational practices in the piano music of Hungarian composer, György Kurtág, led to a series of papers
delivered jointly with music theorist and colleague, Dr. Edward Jurkowski, at the International Musicological Society conference in
Amsterdam (2009), Pacific Northwest Chapter meeting of the American Musicological Society (UBC, 2008), and Centre, Roots
and Periphery, a symposium at the University of Calgary (2008).
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Marcus Miller speaks in Art Now, March 31 in the Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall March 31, 2010
Marcus Miller is an independent curator and writer on art. Over the past 3 years at the Art Gallery of Alberta he curated several
exhibitions of local artists and a number of special projects. His most recent show: The New Flâneurs: Contemporary Urban
Practice and the Picturesque featured Lethbridge-based artist: Don Gill, and is a work-in-progress.
The New Flâneurs: Contemporary Urban Practice and the Picturesque
Many contemporary urban practices including: urban exploration, flash-crowds and games, graffiti art, parkour and skate-boarding
- reformulate the city as an ever-changing, public space that is constantly subject to the transformation and embrace of its users.
The premise of this exhibition is that much of the aesthetic groundwork for these new spatial activities was substantially laid by
the European Situationists, and much earlier by the formulation of the Picturesque in the late 18th century.
In 1959 Willem Sandberg (Director of the Stedelijk Museum, 1945-63), made plans to mount a major Situationist exhibit. It would
be organized as a giant labyrinth that opened out to the city by way of an explosion through the wall of the museum. Groups of
Situationists would fan out on dérives using walky-talkies and a radio-truck.
Attached image:
A Man Relieving Himself Among Ruins With Yoked Pigs Nearby, student of Thomas Bewick, wood engraving (ink on paper),
1824, 7.3 X 10.2cm, 90.42.228, collection of the Art Gallery of Alberta.
David Tonner (Edmonton Parkour) photo: K. Ireton
Music at Noon: Mace Hibbard, saxophone (Atlanta Georgia)
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Mace Hibbard, saxophone (Atlanta Georgia)
Born and raised in Waco, Texas, Mace Hibbard is one of the most exciting and versatile saxophonists on the scene today.
Continuing in the tradition of Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, and Stan Getz, Mace also draws inspiration from the more
contemporary players such as Kenny Garrett, Chris Potter, and Branford Marsalis.
Coming from a musical family, early music lessons included piano and voice until settling on the saxophone at age ten. Mace’s
firm grasp of the history of jazz and its standard repertoire comes from the gigs he played with his father – Dave Hibbard, a great
trumpet player who has been a staple in the Texas jazz scene for years – throughout his teen years.
From there, he attended the University of Texas in Austin, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Musical Performance and a
Masters degree in Jazz Studies. While in Austin, Mace developed as a composer and formed Odd Man Out, who released their
self-titled debut on Viewpoint Records in 2000.
After 10 years of being one of the most sought after woodwind players in Austin, Mace relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in the
summer of 2003 where he is continuing his reputation as a gifted soloist, and a solid performer on all saxophones, flute and
clarinet.
Mace has performed throughout the United States and Europe, sharing the stage with Wynton Marsalis, The Derek Trucks Band,
The Yonrico Scott Band, Son Volt, Wessel Anderson, Marcus Printup, Michael Brecker, Phil Woods, Bobby Shew, Arturo
Sandoval, James Moody, the Austin Symphony, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The O’Jays and many others.
Mace is also an accomplished classical saxophonist. Having studied with master saxophonist Harvey Pittel, mace has been a
featured soloist with the Austin Symphony and in many chamber ensembles. In 1999, Mace played the premier performance of
“Canciones del Zocalo,” a piece for saxophone and piano written for him by Aaron Bramwell.
As a composer, Mace has written many original compositions, as well as hundreds of arrangements for horn sections, small
groups, and big bands.
As an educator, Mace is currently an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies and Saxophone at both Jacksonville State University and
Georgia State University, and s an active freelance musician and clinician based out of Atlanta, Georgia
In 2004, he published the first in a series of technical studies for the saxophone entitled “Scales and Patterns For Saxophone,
Volume I, Major Scales and Intervals.”
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Annie Martin speaks in Art Now , Recital Hall April 7 at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon April 7 2010
Annie Martin will present her recent audio installation projects, including (im)permeable (2008) and live archive (2009).
Annie Martin is an artist whose work spans installation, audio art, drawing, textile, video and performance practices. Her recent
exhibitions include (im)permeable at The New Gallery, Calgary, 2008, nervous space and untitled (in arcadia) in the Alberta
Biennial of Contemporary Art 2008, In Situ ‘live archive’ at Galerie AxeNéo7 in Gatineau Quebec, 2009 and Lethbridge listening
walks in Into the Streets at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery 2009. Martin has exhibited her work in Canada and abroad, and has
been involved in curatorial projects, critical writing for publication, and teaching since 1994. She holds a BFA (with distinction) and
an MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, and is currently Assistant Professor in Art at the University of Lethbridge.
Know What I Mean? U of L Jazz Ensemble & special guest
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Jazz at its best, the University Theatre is the place to be on April 7 at 8 pm for Know What I Mean?, a concert featuring the U of L
Jazz Ensemble, The Porter Davidson Quartet and special guest saxophonist Mace Hibbard, from Atlanta Georgia.
“We are thrilled to have Mace perform on our stage,” says David Renter, Jazz Ensemble director. “He is an amazingly
accomplished performer and composer.” Mace Hibbard comes from a musical family and developed his firm grasp of the history
of jazz and its standard repertoire as a teenager by playing with his father - Dave Hibbard, a great trumpet player who has been a
staple in the Texas jazz scene for many years.
Hibbard has two recording to his credit and has performed throughout the United States and Europe, sharing the stage with the
likes of Wynton Marsalis, The Derek Trucks Band, Michael Brecker, Bobby Shew, Arturo Sandoval, James Moody, the Austin
Symphony, the Four Tops, and the Temptations.
The U of L Jazz Ensemble has about 19-member group consisting primarily of music majors, along with other interested students
from a variety of disciplines across campus. The band performs an eclectic mix of repertoire, including contemporary and vintage
big band jazz music.
Each year, the band performs several times, both on and off campus and has often collaborated with special guests, who have in
the past included some of Canada’s top jazz musicians, most notably, alto saxophonist PJ Perry, trumpeter Don Clark, and tenor
saxophonist Pat Belliveau.
Tickets for the U of L Jazz Ensemble are $15 regular and $10 for students and seniors at the U of L Box Office – 403-329-2616.
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RBC Canadian Painting Competition winner, Brenda Draney, will speak in Art Now April 9
in the Recital Hall at 12:00 noon
Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall April 9, 2010
Artist Statement
Near my hometown of Slave Lake there is a place we call Old Town. In my memory of Slave Lake, Old Town stands like a
bookmark for a story. The few houses that still stand are all that was left when an entire town moved because of a flood that
happened before I was born. There is no particular location then, only a story.
My work and my artistic research is about memory and about narrative, both of which are concerned with what is missing. It
explores the ways that the events in our individual lives, our collective lives, become history and narrative. My work poses
questions such as how these things become important to our present, whether and why it is important to remember, and what
constitutes authenticity in memory.
Perhaps my paintings have been a way to do memory differently, to create a trace of memory, the marks on the canvas a tentative
rebuilding. As I researched memory my paintings began to empty of the parts I could not articulate, and the spaces left became
remarks on the process, on absence: blank spaces and the erasure of memory. The spaces stood in for the impossibility of
representation, not only of memory but of forgetting.
Draney earned a BA, English Literature, University of Alberta; a BFA, University of Alberta; and a Master Applied Art at Emily Carr
University of Art + Design, Vancouver. Her work has been shown at Latitude 53 in Edmonton, Power Plant in Toronto, Musee d’art
contemporain de Montreal in Montreal, and the Other Gallery Banff Centre, Banff. She was winner of the 11th Annual RBC
Canadian Painting Award and the Emily Carr Institute First Nations Award.
http://www.latitude53.org/gallery/archive/2010/BrendaDraney
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/reviews/2010/03/25/brenda-draney/
http://www.edmontonsun.com/entertainment/columnists/fish_griwkowsky/2010/03/25/13360421.html
Global Drums Promise to Knock Your Socks Off!
Date: Friday, April 9, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
Beating out rhythms from Brazil, Japan, Africa and elsewhere, Global Drums takes to the stage for another extravaganza of
percussive offerings on April 9 and 10 in the University Theatre at 8 pm nightly.
“We’ve got a fantastic show planned,” says director Adam Mason. “It’s going to be a night that will knock everyone’s socks off.”
Featuring members of the U of L Percussion Ensemble, Global Drums also welcomes several talented guests to the stage to
celebrate the cultures and music that gets people dancing around the world.
“Malcolm and Barbara Lim are leading our Brazilian Samba band,” says Mason. “Barbara is from Brazil and has shared her dance
expertise and music of Carnivale.” Expect vibrant costumes and dancing for this celebratory number!
The Steel Drum Band is set to wow the audiences as well. “We’ve combined our two steel drum bands into one big 25 member
band,” Mason boasts. “The Students’ Union Society has helped us acquire new instruments this year and we’re really excited to
play all together.”
Audiences can look forward to a classical percussion treat as the University Wind Orchestra joins Mason and music majors, Matt
Groenheide, and Jodi Bartel for the Triple Concerto. “The whole stage is filled with percussion instruments - the orchestra in the
back and the drums up front – just as it should be!” laughs Mason.
Also on the program are Japanese Taiko drums that plan to rattle fillings and a fast and furious ragtime number featuring virtuosic
xylophone performances by the marimba quartet
The combined drum line is a new offering that is sure to create another highlight for the show. Featured at half-time in football
games, drum lines have experienced resurgence in popularity throughout North America. “We have two outstanding drum line
bands joining us on stage,” Mason says. “We welcome special guests, Spirit of Alberta Drum Line and Chestermere High School
Drum Line bands from Calgary for an amazing section to our program.”
This is not a quiet night at the theatre! To experience an evening of delightfully ruckus entertainment, get your tickets early from
the University Box Office (403) 329-2616 or stop by during regular hours, Monday through Friday 12:30-3:30 pm. Tickets are $15
regular and $10 student/senior.
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Release Your Inner Drummer at Day of Percussion
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Here’s your chance to release your inner drummer! Everyone is invited to attend the Third Annual Day of Percussion on April 10
in the University Recital Hall hosted by the U of L Conservatory of Music. The day begins at 9:30 am with $10 registration at the
door and the fun takes off from there.
“The day features clinics and performances from world drum educators and performers,” says Adam Mason, Percussion
Ensemble director. “Everybody in the community is welcome to attend.”
Door prizes, giveaways and a showroom of percussion equipment greet attendees. The day is filled with workshops and some
hands-on opportunities as well.
“Mike Michalkow, one of our special guests, is conducting a drum set clinic,” Mason says. “Michalkow comes to us from
Vancouver courtesy of Yamaha. It’s a great opportunity for students to meet and work with exceptional musician.”
Calgary native, Malcolm Lim is going to lead a hands-on Brazilian Samba band workshop. “It’s a chance for everyone to play,”
adds Mason. Another highlight is the Marching Percussion Clinic, led by Lael Johnston. “Participants are going to experience one
of the best drum lines of our region,” Mason says. “They’ll have to opportunity to hear Chestermere High School Drum Line, an
exceptional band from Calgary.”
“It’s a day packed with performances and is a great educational experience,” remarks Mason. “The finale is the evening’s Global
Drums Concert – we invite everyone can attend.”
Tickets for the Global Drums concert are separate from Day of Percussion registration and are $15 Regular and $10 for students
and seniors. Concert tickets can be purchased by phone (403-329-2616) or at the University Box Office Monday through Friday
from 12:30-3:30 pm.
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Recess Theatre: 4 Shows 4 Kids
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 7:00am - 8:00am
Location: 1 pm, Drama Studio (W420)
Saturday, April 10 @ 1:00 PM (Doors open at 12:45)
The Drama Studio (W420) U of L Centre for the Arts
FREE Admission!
Students from the U of L Theatre for Young Audience class have created four original short play and kids aged 4 - 10 are invited
to see the plays for FREE!!! (Parents are free, too!)
Come see Lighting Man and Power Princess save the school playground from the monstrous mayhem ignited by Menacing
Mildred. Watch as an over-imaginative Kelly Kindersley takes on the pirates at the family ranch’s dugout with her unimaginative
teenage brother Devon. Plus you can cheer on your favourite forest creature in the Wilderness Olympics: Ultimate Challenge. Do
you get nightmares when you eat too much candy just before bed? Pat sure did. Wait until you see these Candy creatures come
to life.
All these adventures are coming to life, Saturday April 10 @ 1 pm in the Drama Studio (room W420) at the University of
Lethbridge. Don't miss it.
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For more information Contact Doug MacArthur at 403-329-2791 or by email at [email protected]
Architect, David Battersby, will speak in Architecture and Design Now at 6:00 in room C
610
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Battersby Howat was established in 1996. Their multidisciplinary practice works from combined degrees in architecture,
landscape architecture, and interior design. The firm has been involved in varying scales of privately commissioned work from
residences, office interiors, art galleries, showroom, and custom furniture, in both Canada and the US
Battersby Howat has been recognized with national and international awards, including the Ronald J. Thom Prize for Early
Achievement in Architecture 2006, and Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence for the Gulf Island Residence in 2001, and for
the North Bend Residence in Washington State 2003. Heather Howat won the Canadian Architect Student Award and the Royal
Architecture Institute of Canada Gold Medal, and David Battersby has been awarded the Architecture Institute of America medal.
Their work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, Interior design, Azure, Canadian Architect, Hauser, Western
Interiors and Design, Sunset, Dwell, Surface and other.
Their studio works through collaborative process, drawing on a diversity of interests and skills to achieve a balance between
sculpture and function.
http://www.battersbyhowat.com/
http://architecturewanted.blogspot.com/2009/04/image-post-battersby-howats-2386.html
Canadian humourist Lorne Elliott Shares Laughs with Lethbridge
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, University of Lethbridge Theatre
Delightfully foolish, witty and thought-provoking, Canadian humourist and master of mirth Lorne Elliott combines dry humour with
musical parodies and skits to create an evening of hilarious entertainment on Monday April 12 at 8 pm in the University of
Lethbridge Theatre.
Lorne Elliott is a shrewd observer of human nature, who is more than willing to share those observations. Often self-deprecating,
sometimes silly and never profane, Elliott’s show runs the gamut from the sublime to the ridiculous and is perfect for the whole
family.
His Comedy and Music Theatre one-man performance skewers human foibles in a most entertaining fashion. His new material
about redefining priorities in view of life events (he had a severe heart attack in 2007) provided a welcome challenge and another
opportunity to shake up the perceived wisdom of the world around him.
Last summer, Elliott was in Newfoundland working on the premiere of his play “Culture Shock – The Musical” presented at the
Stephenville Theatre Festival. The play had garnered full houses and great reviews across Canada for many years and Lorne
was thrilled to have the opportunity of giving it a new dimension with music. Both audiences and the media enjoyed it.
In August 2009, Elliott’s first book “The Fixer-Upper,” a novella based on his hit play “Tourist Trap” was published by Acorn Press
from Charlottetown PEI.
For the past 26 years Lorne Elliott has performed from Newfoundland to New York City, from Los Angeles to Australia, is a regular
at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as well as Comedy Variety Specials in Canada and the U.S. For 11 seasons Elliott
became familiar to CBC Radio listeners for his comedy series “Madly Off in All Directions.” He always has new and interesting
projects on the go, which eventually get shared with audiences.
Lorne Elliott is one funny guy you don’t want to miss. Tickets for Lorne Elliott in Lethbridge on Monday April 12 at 8 pm in the
University Theatre are $30 adult and $25 student/senior at the U of L Box Office: 403-329-2616.
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Music at Noon: Studio Showcase
Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:15am
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
Studio Showcase
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
12:15 p.m.
University Recital Hall (W570)
Free Admission
Student Art Show and Sale April 14 - 15
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 3:00am - Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 10:30am
Location: University of Lethbridge Atrium
Film Screening: Winged Migration
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public LIbrary Theatre Gallery
The 1940s Come to the Helen Christou Gallery
Date: Friday, April 16, 2010 - 3:59pm - Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:59pm
Location:
L-R: Kasia Sosnowski, Jane Edmundson (Gallery Preparator), and Jarrett Duncan review artworks for the 1940s exhibition.
“Through my Museum Studies courses, I have come to realize that the artwork on the walls of a gallery doesn’t get magically
selected and placed there by elves,” says Jarrett Duncan, who along with fellow museum studies intern Kasia Sosnowski, have
just curated the exhibition going into the Helen Christou Gallery on April 16, thereby obtaining first-hand experience about what
goes into selecting and hanging an exhibition.
“Curating this exhibition was the best opportunity to put the knowledge I’ve gained in class into practice before graduating and
finding myself in the real world,” he says. According to Dr. Josephine Mills, “the internships give students an in-depth sense of the
range of work and career possibilities in the museum field while also helping them develop a résumé of hands-on experience
beyond the classroom.”
The 1940s exhibition builds connections between the cultural collections in Lethbridge and gives the student interns the
experience of curating an exhibition. Both senior students working on a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History/Museum Studies,
Duncan and Sosnowski drew from art works in the U of L Collection as well as objects and archival material from the Galt
Museum and Archives to explore themes from the 1940s.
“Although WWII was a key part of the period, we felt that this subject would be familiar to audiences and other than referring to
Bart Pragnell’s military service, we focused on the major developments in artistic practice and on the local connections,” explains
Sosnowski. They focused partly on imagery of agriculture, complimented with ordinary objects from everyday life in that decade,
as well as on the transformation in artistic styles and imagery that occurred during those years.
The curators included work by major international artists including Jean Arp (Switzerland), Andre Derain (France), and Henry
Moore (Britain), and Alberta artists Bart Pragnell include Roloff Beny and Clifford Robinson.
The exhibition complements the Historic Lethbridge Week theme, which also focuses on the 1940s. Historic Lethbridge Week is
May 1 – 9.
For more news about the U of L Art Gallery: http://www.uleth.ca/artgallery
An American in Paris Concert Musically Explores the French Connection
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall (W570)
U of L Brass Quintet: (back)Gerald Rogers, Keith Griffioen, (front) Nick Sullivan, Thomas Staples, and Trudi Mason.
Explore the "French Connection," a cross-Atlantic musical exchange between American composers studying in Paris, and French
composers influenced by jazz and blues with the U of L Brass Quintet and friends at An American in Paris concert on April 17 at 8
p.m. in the University Recital Hall. This is final concert of the season for the Faculty Artists and Friends series.
“The music featured is either French composed-American inspired, or American composed-French inspired,” says Nick Sullivan,
trombonist and music faculty. “The Brass Quintet is playing a transcription of Gershwin’s American in Paris, with other offerings
including selections from Porgy and Bess and Debussy’s Gollywog’s Cakewalk.”
The U of L Brass Quintet is a relatively new ensemble to the Department of Music. “We started the ensemble two years ago,”
says Sullivan. “We all love brass music, and with the support and talent of players at the university and in the community, it
seemed a perfect opportunity to come together and play some great brass chamber music.” Comprised of members Nick Sullivan,
Dr. Thomas Staples, Trudi Mason, Gerald Rogers and Keith Griffioen, the U of L Brass Quintet was featured with the Lethbridge
Symphony Orchestra and for the Music at Noon concert series on campus.
In addition to the Brass Quintet, other friends are taking to the stage to continue the evening’s French/American inspired program.
“Dr. Sandra Stringer and Elinor Lawson perform excerpts from the Aaron Copland's Emily Dickinson Songs and Peter Visentin
and Dr. Deanna Oye perform the Ravel Violin Sonata, the middle movement of which is inspired by Blues,” says Dr. Brian Black,
concert coordinator.
Don’t miss this engaging and delightful concert. Get your tickets from the University Box Office at 403-329-2616 or visit the Box
Office Monday to Friday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 for students and seniors.
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An American in Paris (Medicine Hat)
Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Medicine Hat Esplanade
Explore the "French Connection," a cross-Atlantic musical exchange between American composers studying in Paris, and French
composers influenced by jazz and blues. Faculty Artists & Friends
Sunday, April 18, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre
Tickets: 403.502.8777
Art Dept. Open House
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 2:00am - Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 2:00pm
Location: Centre for the Arts - U of L Art Department (8th Floor)
The doors are wide open to all the Art studios and workshops, and the public is invited to visit April 20 and 21 from 10 am to 6 pm.
“We want people to experience the diversity and excellence of work by students in art courses,” says Annie Martin, art faculty
advisor to the project. “Featuring work in a wide array of media including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, print,
installation, multimedia, and video, by undergraduate and MFA students, this is a great opportunity to see new work by the next
generation of artists.”
The Art Student Open House also provides an opportunity for the public to talk with students about their art practices and see the
excellent art facilities. Students, faculty and technical staff will be present to answer questions. People can get guided tours on a
drop-in basis by stopping at the welcome table near the stairs on the 8th level of the Centre for the Arts.
Art Awards
On April 20 at 4:30 pm in W890 (Senior Studio area), everyone is invited to celebrate the achievements of art students with the
announcement of the recipients of a number of awards for excellence in Art Studio and Art History/ Museum Studies.
Conversations in Fine Arts - April 20
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location:
Applications of Theatre Voice Training Techniques to Transgender Voice Training
Douglas MacArthur (Theatre & Dramatic Arts)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
12 Noon
David Spinks Theatre
"I feel I am a woman but if I can only speak with a man's voice my whole identity is shattered."
This compelling statement echoes the fear of most male-to-female transsexuals undergoing gender transition. It was a similar
statement and a call for help from a local voice student that led Doug MacArthur to investigate how the theatre voice trainer could
help individuals feminize their voice, a challenge traditionally assigned to a Speech and Language Pathologist. After facilitating
ongoing voice classes for male-to-female transsexuals in Calgary during his study leave, Doug MacArthur reveals how theatrestyle voice training techniques can be an invaluable supplement to clinical methodologies employed by Speech and Language
Pathologists.
Bring your lunch and join us. Cookies and coffee will be served.
Culture Vulture Saturday Fun -- April 24
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Get the details at: www.uleth.ca/artgallery/
"We'll Meet Again" (Historic Lethbridge Festival)
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Concert devoted to popular and classical music from World War II.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
7:30 p.m.
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre
Free Admission
Culture Vulture Saturday - Portrait Pillows
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
“We had so much fun, and this activity was so popular last year, we decided to bring back Portrait Pillows for another year!”
exclaims Rosalind Jeffrey, program coordinator for the Culture Vulture Saturdays at the University Art Gallery. May 8 from 10 am –
5 pm is a perfect opportunity to view the latest gallery installation and finish a project to take home.
“The exhibition, In The Stillness is on display in the U of L Art Gallery from May 7 through Sept. 10,” Jeffrey says. The exhibit
explores rarely exhibited sculptural work from the U of L Art Collection featuring works by Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Wyse, Alan
Reynolds and Gordon Ferguson.
After checking out the exhibition everyone is invited to create their own piece of art. “Culture Vulture participants can draw
portraits of themselves on broadcloth fabric using an assortment of colours and media. We sew the pieces together and stuff it to
create a pillow with the artist’s design,” she adds.
Jeffrey also reminds Culture Vulture participants that the final Culture Vulture Saturday of the season is June 12. “We’ll be
sculpting that Saturday as well, with Sculpt-o-rama,” she says. “Everyone can get their hands dirty with recycled art objects,
homemade play dough and other creative bits and pieces.”
Culture Vulture Saturdays are always free, fun for the whole family, and a great reason to visit the Gallery and experience the
latest exhibition. Refreshments are served and gallery staff are available to answer all your art questions!
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Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster Church
With guest artist Nick Sullivan, trombone
May 10, 2010
8:00 p.m.
Southminster Church
Tickets: 403.329.SEAT
Lethbridge Only Alberta Stop for National Youth Choir
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
U of L Members of the National Youth Choir: Jason Ragan, Kristina Alexander, and Aaron Bartholomew.
It’s a rare and quite prestigious event when the National Youth Choir performs in Lethbridge. “We are the only city in Alberta
hosting the choir this year,” says Kade Hogg, Music Director for Southminster United Church and host of the concert on May 16 at
7 pm. Hogg, an alumnus of the University of Lethbridge, had the privilege of being selected for the National Youth Choir while at
university.
The National Youth Choir is one of this nation’s national treasures, featuring 40 of the best voices in the country. “National Youth
Choir represents the cream of the crop of choral singers,” Hogg says. “Four singers are selected from each province; a soprano,
alto, tenor and bass; auditioned through their provincial choir association. This year three of the four Alberta singers are from the
University of Lethbridge.” Bachelor of Music majors, Jason Ragan, Aaron Bartholomew and Kristina Alexander spend an intensive
week rehearsing with the choir in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before starting out on a week-long national tour.
Sponsored by the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, the National Youth Choir has delighted audiences and provided
invaluable opportunity to vocalists biannually since 1984.
“As an alumnus of the National Youth Choir, I’m very excited to have them performing in Lethbridge,” Hogg says. “Southminster
United Church is honored that we are the only venue hosting the choir in Alberta. Members of our congregation are billeting the
singers during their stay and providing meals in their honor.”
The concert takes place on May 16 at 7pm at Southminster United Church. Tickets are available by calling the church office, (403)
327-3404. Prices are $15 regular and $10 for students.
“This concert is a perfect opportunity for our community to hear this great choir and support our own U of L students,” says Hogg.
“Who knows, this opportunity may never happen again in Lethbridge.”
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Carnival of the Animals Concert for Feel The Beat
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 4:00am - Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 7:00am
Location: Southminster United Church
Musaeus: Norbert Boehm, Mark Rodgers, Graham Tagg, and Maria Geppert
A musical stampede thunders its way through Southminster United Church May 18 and 19 with the final concert of the
Conservatory of Music’s Feel The Beat series. A show for all ages, the program offers of menu of animal-themed music, including
Carnival of the Animals composed by Charles-Camille Saint-Sa'ns and How the Loon Got Its Necklace by Keith Bissel.
“Feel the Beat is a four-part series for children that introduces classical music,” explains Breeanne Fuller, Conservatory
Coordinator. “Our programs are age appropriate, relatively short and as always, free!” Supported by the Alberta Foundation for
the Arts, Feel the Beat has enjoyed its second successful season this year.
“Carnival of the Animals aligns with the school music curriculum,” Fuller adds. “It’s a piece that appeals to young audiences while
at the same time provides a valuable educational experience.” Composed for full orchestra and featuring two pianos, Carnival of
the Animals includes 14 movements with delightful titles including Tortoises, Aquarium, The Elephant and Hens and Roosters.
Musaeus String Quartet along with percussionist Adam Mason performs How The Loon Got Its Necklace, a Canadian
composition based on an Aboriginal folk legend. “Everyone’s invited to attend and the admission is free. However, you must
reserve your seats before the show,” Fuller says.
With shows at 10 am and 12 noon on both May 18 and 19, seats can be reserved over the phone by calling 403-329-2304.
“Although the 10 am shows are sold out, there are still plenty of seats available for the 12 pm shows,” she adds.
Fun for the whole family, this Feel the Beat concert is both educational and entertaining! Be sure to book your reservation early.
Les Nuits Les Nuits d'été/ Summer Nights Concert June 2
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Lethbridge Pulbic Library Theatre
Peeling Back the Layers of Collage aux folles
Date: Friday, June 11, 2010 - 10:00am - Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 10:00am
Location: Helen Christou Gallery
The Helen Christou Gallery exposes compelling layers of the U of L Art Collection with Collage aux folles, on display from June 11
to August 28. The exhibitionexplores collage as a formative creative process and elevated fine art technique using enticing
selections from both Canadian and American artists.
“The collage process embodies the ideas of postmodernism more perfectly than perhaps any other in contemporary art making,”
says exhibition curator, Jane Edmundson. “Though the technique is as ancient as paper itself, collage rose to fine art status in the
early 20th century when Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque employed it in their Cubist compositions to heighten the visual
collision between media and the surface plane of the canvas.”
The technique continued to be popular with Dada artists, who created the first photomontages that have since become ubiquitous
in the current digital age of Photoshop pastiche,” she says. “Collage’s sustained popularity with conceptual artists has not been
limited to visual media; cinematic montage and the samples and remixes of popular music also demonstrate how this process of
appropriated layering is prevalent in our daily lives.”
Features works by Ron Kitai, Deborah Shackleton, Takao Tanabe, Tony Urquhart and Kim Kozzi of Fast Wurms, this exhibition
showcases a wide example of collage styles and forms. “The artworks I chose range from quick sketches to fully realized objects,
demonstrating how collage has been utilized as both a formative creative process and elevated fine art technique,” says
Edmundson. “While some make use of found objects or re-appropriated print images, others focus on overlapping texture, colour
and shape to arrive at a more abstract final product.”
To learn more visit: www.uleth.ca/artgallery
Sculpt-o-rama Culture Vulture
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
You’ve heard of or seen the latest 3-D blockbuster at the local movie theatre, and the next Culture Vulture Saturday titled Sculpto-rama gives everyone opportunity to create 3-D projects of their own! Families are invited to come to the U of L Art Gallery
between 10 am and 5 pm on June 12 to try their hand at creating sculptures, while enjoying free refreshments and touring the
latest exhibition at the Gallery, In the Stillness.
“This is our first 3-D sculptural Culture Vulture project,” says Rosalind Jeffrey, program coordinator for the event. “We’ve
incorporated sculptural concepts in other projects, such as last month’s Portrait Pillows, but this program is purely sculptural using
cardboard, foam board and homemade play dough to make interesting shapes and three-dimensional forms.”
Culture Vulture artists can either construct a maquette of pieces in the exhibition or use their imaginations to create interesting
and personal works of their own.
June 12, the last Culture Vulture Saturday of the season, wraps up a highly successful year of programming. Jeffrey’s excitement
about next season’s Culture Vulture cannot be contained as she gives a sneak-peak at some of the fun to be had in the fall.
“September’s Culture Vulture is going to be epic,” she says. “In conjunction with the exhibition Shifting Myths, we plan to take over
the entire University Atrium to create something special. We have an exciting year ahead!”
Art and Drama Camp Fun for Kids
Date: Monday, June 21, 2010 - 2:40pm - Friday, August 20, 2010 - 2:40pm
Location:
Instead of spending the summer wishing you had something exciting to do why not create a sculpture, paint a picture, make up a
play, or appear on stage. Come and participate in one or more of the U of L Faculty of Fine Arts Drama and Art Camps. There are
lots of week-long camps to choose from. All camps run Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Four-day camps are denoted.
The registration fee of $205 per camp ($165/4-day camp) includes all materials, camp T-shirt, and lunch each day.
Masked Madness ~ drama for ages 7 to 10
Use your body, voice and imagination to create a world of original characters and stories in this action-packed camp. Participants
must be able to read. The camp concludes with a performance.
Camp Themes
July 5 – 9: Superheroes!
July 19 – 23: Masquerades
Aug 3 – 6 * 4-day camp: Clowning Fun
Aug. 9 – 13: Animal Masks
Survivor Camp: Masked Madness, Drama for ages 11 to 15
Acting, comedy, costumes, make-up, improvisation and more! These camps are perfect older participants looking for a dramatic
challenge.
Camp Themes
July 12 – 16: Masked Me
July 26 – 30: Super Villians
Aug. 16 – 20: Phantom of the Opera
Cityscapes: Art Adventures for ages 7 – 10
Explore drawing, painting, mask-making, printmaking, sculpture and more -- something new and interesting every day. No
experience necessary! The camp concludes with an exhibition of the creative exploits of participants.
Camps
July 5 – 9
July 12 – 17
July 19 – 23
July 26 – 30
Aug 3 – 6 * 4-day camp
Exploring Art in the City
for ages 11 – 15
Specifically for students interested in investigating in-depth a variety of art experiences including painting, sculpture, printmaking
and more.
Camps
Aug 9 -13
Aug. 16 – 20
For more information about camps call Fine Arts Camps Director Katherine Wasiak at (403) 329-2227.
To register for a camp, call U of L Sport and Recreation Services at (403) 329-2706.
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Dedication of Carl Granzow Sculpture Garden --postponed until June 24
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:30am - 8:00am
Location: Near pond on south end of U of L Campus
Catherine Crowston speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall at 12 noon on Sept 27
Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recial Hall 12:00 noon on Sept 27
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IITAKOHTSSAPAAOPA -- Collaborative Performance Friday & Saturday
Date: Friday, August 20, 2010 - 2:00pm - Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
The Centre for Indigenous Theatre in partnership with the University of Lethbridge, Departments of Native American Studies and
Theatre & Dramatic Arts have presented a three week intensive workshop.
Fourteen students, most of whom are from the Lethbridge area, participated in the program delivered by the Centre for
Indigenous Theatre at the U of L. Participants have worked 6 days per week, 11 hours per day to get an introduction to performing
arts techniques from a uniquely Aboriginal perspective.
IITAKOHTSSAPAAOPA is the culmination of their efforts. This collectively created new work features an ensemble cast that
includes students, graduates and senior artists. The play runs Friday, August 20 and Saturday August 21, 2010 at the University
Theatre starting at 8 pm. Admission is by donation (suggested donation $5 for general audiences). Friday’s performance is
followed by a talk back session with members of the cast and production crew. To reserve your tickets and/or for information, call:
403-329-2721.
The CIT program at the University of Lethbridge is led by renowned actor, director, writer and choreographer, Muriel Miguel, of
Spiderwoman Theater, NYC. Cultural teachings are delivered by respected knowledge keepers Leroy Little Bear, Amethyst First
Rider, and Raymond & Greta Many Bears.
Program faculty includes local Blackfoot artist Troy Emery Twigg, who is teaching Movement and providing show choreography.
Teaching Indigenous Knowledge is Don Kavanaugh, Anishinaabe from Lake of the Woods, Ontario. Sherryl Sewepagaham, from
the renowned Women’s Hand-Drum Trio Asani, is teaching Indigenous Song Creation. Imelda Villalon, a Faculty member from
CIT’s Full-time Program is the Voice Instructor.
The only school of its kind in Canada,Centre for Indigenous Theatre, offers contemporary theatre training from a uniquely
Indigenous perspective. The learning environment is intimate, supportive, student-focused and delivers training that is rooted in
Indigenous cultures and traditions.
For more information about CIT contact:
Centre for Indigenous Theatre,
401 Richmond St. West, Suite 205, Toronto, ON M5V 1X3
Ph: 416 506-9436 Fax: 416 506-9430
[email protected] www.indigenoustheatre.com
Hansen-Plessis Duo Piano Concert
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Sunday, August 29
7 pm, Southminster United Church
Enjoy a concert of music by Mozart, Brahms, Riley and Piazolla performed by pianists Bente Hansen and Jesse Plessis.
Tickets: $10 each at Long & McQuade Music (formerly Notables) or at the door (under 12 free!!)
Audition for U of L Choral Ensembles
Date: Thursday, September 2, 2010 - 4:19pm
Location: W756, U of L Centre for the Arts
Sing at University!
Auditions for Choral Ensembles are
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
4:00 - 6:30 pm
W480
Choose your time by signing-up on the Audition Sheet in room W756.
Got Questions, contact: [email protected]
Vox Musica: Come Sing With Us!
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 1:00pm - Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 3:03pm
Location:
Join Vox Musica, a 100-voice choir conducted by Glenn Klassen
SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Nov 22 • Ode to Joy (Beethoven’s Symphony #9)
With Lethbridge Symphony and professional soloists.
Nov. 30 •Magnum Mysterium (Great Mystery)
With U of LWomen’s Chorus.
Mar 5 • Awake My Soul & Sing: A choral celebration
With U of L Singers, LCI Chamber Choir and guest conductor
Dr. Graeme Langager.
April 5 • Joining Forces: Vox Musica & LCI Singers
REHEARSALS
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:30 pm
STARTS SEPT. 7
University Centre for the Arts,W480
Registration fee: $110/semester ~ To register: 403-329-2706
U of L students -- talk to an advisor about taking Vox Musica for credit.
For info: Dorine: 403-320-6716 or Jonathan: 403-320-8933
Vox Musica AGM ~ 9 pm, Sept. 28
University Centre for the Arts,W480
U of L Fine Arts Season at a Glance
Date: Friday, September 10, 2010 - 2:19pm - Friday, May 6, 2011 - 2:19pm
Location:
For more information about upcoming events call:
U of L Box Office: 403-329-2616
Our Season at a Glance
Robin Arsenault speaks in Art Now, Sept 13 in the Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Monday, September 13, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall at 12:00 noon Sept 13, 2010
Robin Arseneault was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. She received her BFA from the Alberta College of Art + Design, Canada.
She has worked as an instructor, curator, arts administrator, and as the Director of the Stride Gallery, Calgary. Arseneault is the
recipient of several awards and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and Alberta
Heritage. She was also a 2007 semi-finalist for the Sobey Art Award. She studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland,
where she received her MFA in 2005. It was here that she wrote and self-published a one act play, entitled Monsterdom.
Arseneault has exhibited internationally, including Canada, the USA, Scotland, Germany, Italy and The Netherlands. Her most
recent exhibition was in Florence, Italy where she had the gallery director and staff dress up in paper-constructed bird costumes
to hand out prize ribbons to the attending audience.
Arseneault’s practice includes a diverse range of installation, drawing, sculpture, video and artist-books. Yet, common in all of her
work are the performative and theatrical elements that revolve around the perception of failure. She is interested in the exchange
of emotions that happen between audience and artwork when a failure or vulnerability is exposed. The?transaction that occurs is
rich in opportunity: there is a transgression of boundaries; a possibility of the unknown, or unscripted happenstance; the
unexpected movement from passive to active viewer; and the reversal of expected roles. Arseneault tries to make this transaction
comically evident through her choice of materials and manner of production. An exhibition of her work can be seen at the SAAG
the week of Sept 20th http://www.saag.ca/
http://www.robinarseneault.com/home/home.html
Sculptor, Faye HeavyShield speaks in Art Now, 12 noon, Recital Hall on Sept 15
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Sept 15, 2010
"Alberta-based artist Faye HeavyShield draws inspiration for her work from her experiences growing up on the Blood Reserve in
southern Alberta and her life as a Blackfoot woman. Using her personal history as motivation and inspiration for her work,
HeavyShield often begins her process with journal writing. From her writing she extracts particularly intense and poignant
memories which she turns into drawings, these drawings inform her sculptures, which are often realized through the use of
multiples.
HeavyShield studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design (1980-1985) and the University of Calgary (1985-86). Since the
early 1990s her work has been exhibited throughout Canada in numerous important solo and group exhibitions since including;
Land, Spirit, Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); Heart, Hoof, Horn, Glenbow Museum, Calgary (1993, traveling); She: A
Roomful of Women, Thunder Bay Art Gallery (1994); Nations in Urban Landscapes, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver (1995);
and Spiral and Other Parts of the Body, La Centrale/Powerhouse, Montreal (1997). HeavyShield's work is held in public and
private collections throughout North America, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Heard
Museum in Phoenix, Arizona."
Jamelie Hassan - At The Far Edge of Words
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 10:30am - Friday, October 29, 2010 - 10:30am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Four decades of art-making by London, Ontario artist Jamelie Hassan is found in “At the Far Edge of Words” at the U of L Main
Gallery from Sept. 16 to Oct. 29. The opening reception is on Sept. 16 at 4 pm. The exhibition, which is comprised of key pieces
that intertwine her work as an artist with an enduring interest in text, language, memory, personal history, and identity, is on a
national tour circulated by Museum London.
“As soon as I saw the tour proposal from Museum London, I jumped at the chance to bring this survey of Jamelie Hassan’s career
to the Gallery,” says Dr. Josephine Mills, Director/Curator. “I have seen Hassan’s work in different exhibitions over many years
and have always been impressed with how she works with a range of artistic approaches to open up a dialogue about the ideas
she addresses in her work. Hassan manages to explore both the specifics of her own locale and personal history, and yet also
address bigger issues around hybridity and interactions between cultures.”
Melanie Townsend, Head of Exhibitions and Collections at Museum London curated the exhibition. “Hassan’s practice has been
distinguished by her use of a wide range of media—ceramics, watercolours, bookworks, photographs, video, and installations—
from which she selects an approach best suited to the task at hand,” says Townsend. For example, watercolours, which are swift
and portable, occupy much of her work made on the road, while robust installations are often employed to confront the complexity
of cultural politics and personal history.”
Hassan’s work is in numerous collections including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa); Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto);
Glenbow Museum (Calgary); Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery (Vancouver) and Museum London (London). In 2001, she was a
recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts.
Jamelie Hassan speaks in Art Now on Sept 17 at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, September 17, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:55am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon September 17, 2010
"Jamelie Hassan's art as well as her organizing activities reflect her political awareness and her desire to effect communication
between people of different backgrounds. She is deeply aware of the politics of the Middle East and its effects, which extend even
to her immediate family, Canadians of Lebanese descent. She has travelled widely in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America and
India. The travel nourishes her work and her world view and provides opportunities for organizing exchanges or collaborations
among artists of vastly different cultures. Among the projects in which she has taken part are the Havana/London Exchange in
1988, Indian Summer, an exhibition shown in several locations in London and Brantford in 1990, a collaborative bookwork titled
Jamelie-Jamila Project with Jamila Ismail in 1992 and Trespassers and Captives in 1999, the latter an examination of colonialism
through the collections of the historic Eldon House in London, Ontario, that included an interdisciplinary writing project published
as its catalogue."
Jamelie Hassan, artist (b at London, Ont 1 Sept 1948) studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, in 1967, the Ecole des
Beaux-Arts, Beyrouth, Lebanon, in 1968, at the UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR in 1969 and the University of Mustansyria, Baghdad,
Iraq, from 1978 to 1979.
http://www.uleth.ca/artgallery/?p=1854
http://www.canadianencyclopedia.ca/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0009610
http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/ggavma/xh127240204281875000.htm?
subsiteurl=%2Fcanadacouncil%2Farchives%2Fprizes%2Fggvma%2F2001%2F2001-04-e.asp
Culture Vulture Saturday
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
The first Culture Vulture Saturday of the season, September 18 from 10 am - 5 pm, opens with its biggest project ever! Running in
conjunction with the U of L Art Gallery’s display, At The Far Edge of Words by Jamelie Hassan and The Allied Arts Artwalk Tours,
Culture Vulture brings art enthusiasts of all ages to learn more about the Gallery exhibit and create a project of epic proportions.
“We are creating a mandala, to cover the entire floor of the atrium in the Centre for the Arts,” says Rosalind Jeffrey, Culture
Vulture program coordinator. “Mandalas are used in multiple cultures and have already made an impact in the Lethbridge
community with the Buddhist monks that made a sand mandala a few years ago at the Lethbridge Centre. This project is inspired
by the work of Jamelie Hassan who uses cultural symbolism to speak about place.”
The size and magnificence of the mandala depends on the number of participants who contribute. Jeffrey adds, “The mandala will
speak to how participants feel about living in Lethbridge and the community to which they belong and it gives opportunity for
everyone to become an artist in a group show.”
Using archival photos from Lethbridge’s past, text and other materials Jeffrey anticipates the mandala’s colour and size will be
awe-inspiring. Jeffrey says, “It’s a great way to learn about our current exhibit, talk to our staff and create a piece of art that
reflects Lethbridge’s past and it’s significance in our world.”
Artwalk Guided Tours
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 4:00am - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Culture, community and creativity abound with this year’s Artwalk, running Sept. 17 and 18 throughout the city and organized
through the Allied Arts Council of Lethbridge. The U of L Art Gallery is planning for another exceptional year of exhibits and
activities, and preludes the weekend’s events with the opening of Jamelie Hassan’s At The Far Edge of Words on September 16
from 10 am – 8:30 pm.
“The U of L Art Gallery is one of the few venues outside the downtown core during Artwalk,” says Jane Edmundson, Prepator and
Curatorial Assitant for the Gallery. “We always plan events and exhibits around Artwalk to invite visitors to enjoy our exhibits and
displays; to give people a great excuse to come across the river and visit the University.”
Edmundson also mentions that Culture Vulture Saturday, on Sept. 18 is another fantastic event for people of all ages to come out
and learn more about the exhibit, meet other art enthusiasts, and be a part of a community art project – a spectacular mandala.
“The Art Gallery is open from 10 am – 4:30 pm on Friday Sept. 17 and from 10 am-5 pm for Culture Vulture Saturday. Staff will be
on hand to talk to visitors about the exhibit and the gallery during Artwalk,” Edmundson adds. It promises to be a fun weekend at
the University and a great reason to enjoy exceptional art throughout the city.
Western Front’s new executive director, Caitlin Jones, will speak in Art Now on Sept 20,
2010 in the Recital Hall at 12:00 noon.
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Sept 20, 2010
"Caitlin Jones is the Executive Director of the Western Front Society in Vancouver. Prior to this appointment she had a combined
curatorial and conservation position at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and was the Director of Programming at the Bryce
Wolkowitz Gallery in New York. A key member of the Variable Media Network, Jones has also been responsible for developing
important tools and policy for the preservation of electronic and ephemeral artworks. She has been a contributor to Rhizome and
her other writings have appeared in a wide range of exhibition catalogues, periodicals and other international publications."
http://www.canadianart.ca/online/features/2010/01/28/caitlin-jones/
http://www.rhizome.org/profile.php?1049882
Hollywood and Beyond ~ Great American Filmmakers
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 9:08am
Location:
Tetro by Francis Ford Coppola opens the film series Hollywood and Beyond: Great American Filmmakers sponsored by the U
of L Dept of New Media and the Lethbridge Public Library.
Whether we understand American filmmaking as a superlative classical art, an astute if not domineering business practice, or
creative imperative dedicated to entertainment, it cannot be denied that some of the most talented artists of the last century have
been associated with industrial film production in the United States.
The film director’s position has long been a precarious one – literally and conceptually. Film history is rife with stories of individual
director's struggles for expressive autonomy, while critical debate still rages regarding the director’s right to claim sole creative
ownership over the product of a collaborative enterprise.
So, is there room within corporate Hollywood for the creative genius, or must s/he look toward other horizons? Are the numerous
tales of artistic martyrdom greatly exaggerated? Is it accurate to identify the director as a film’s author?
Various scholars will introduce and screen some of the very best films that American cinema has to offer – from the masters of old
Hollywood to the geniuses of the new independent scene.
Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola, 2009)
Hosted by New Media Professor Deric Olsen
Wednesday, October 6
6:30-9 pm
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission
Tetro is "an absorbing, deeply moving film about an artistic family torn apart, Tetro is a brilliant a powerful drama that holds you
spellbound... Francis Ford Coppola is at the peak of his powers as a filmmaker." Jeff Craig (Sixty Second Preview)
For further details about the film, visit http://www.tetro.com/
Architects, John Savill and Dan Westwood, speak in Architecture & Design Now 6 pm,
Sept 20 in C 610
Date: Monday, September 20, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Southern Alberta Art Gallery Renovation And Addition
John Savill and Dan Westwood- Architects
This collaboration between Savill Group Architecture Ltd. and Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects preserves the 1920s and 1950s
structures and replaces the juncture between them with an open contemporary space. The design creates a gallery worthy of the
SAAG’s national reputation, cementing its Civic Presence. The care and connection with the client and their purpose is evident
throughout the design of this project.
www.savillarchitecture.com/
http://www.fwbarch.com/
Savill Profile
http://www.saag.ca/
Music at Noon - Jason Barron
Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Sept. 21
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at Noon presents: Dale Ketcheson, guitar. Admission is free.
Artist and Curator, Jeffrey Spalding speaks in Art Now, 12 noon, Recital Hall on Sept 22,
2010
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:00am - Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 6:50am
Location: lecture
description to follow
Artist, writer and curator, Jeffrey Spalding, speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Recital Hall on
Sept 22, 2010
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12 noon Sept 22, 2010
Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer and curator.
Works by the artist are held in the principal public collections in Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art
Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, The Canadian Embassy, Washington, Art Gallery
of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Banff Centre, University of Lethbridge, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Art Gallery of Nova
Scotia, among others.
His art works are chronicled in numerous historical survey texts such as Canadian Art from its Beginnings to 2000 by Anne
Newlands and Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century by Joan Murray among others. His art has made contributions to exhibitions
and developments in art from 1969 to present. Throughout, he has maintained a practice exploring simultaneously, postconceptual abstraction as well as image-based narrative paintings that arise from this legacy.
Spalding‘s early seventies video works were the subject of an exhibition by the Art Gallery of Ontario and included in a 2009 Tate
Gallery survey of pioneering video from Britain, Canada and Poland.
The austere black paintings (1973-75) and reductivist ‘diary’ (layer) paintings (1975 to present) are included in many public
collections. http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/searchResults_e.jsp?keyword=Spalding&…
They are featured in the monograph, Abstract Painting in Canada by Roald Nasgaard, and currently showcased as part of the
national touring exhibition concerning conceptualism in Canada. His works are often cited as being seminal inspirations
generating a proliferation of procedural layer painters. An ongoing installation layer painting wall-work, Neues Bild- Rotunda is
continually added to and on view at the University of Manitoba. http://umanitoba.ca/schools/art/galleryoneoneone/js.html
He was an early adherent to central image painting in the late seventies and early eighties. By 1984, Spalding was acknowledged
as a leading force in the resurgence of Romantic landscape painting. These dark, brooding works are featured in many public
collections, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, on view at the Jubilee Auditorium and the National Gallery of Canada:
http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_e.jsp?mkey=18932
Commencing in 1977, Spalding periodically converted and updated his prior art via a series of parasitic alterations. In the mideighties, he began scouring junk stores seeking abandoned amateur paintings, subjecting them to revisions and ‘corrections’.
Paradoxically, these ‘salvage’ paintings conjoin his interest in romantic themes and deconstructive critique of his own as well as
art’s history. It is an ongoing project. http://www.stride.ab.ca/arc/archive_2009/jeffrey_spalding_main/spalding_invite.pdf
Spalding has served as Director at major art museums, including Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova
Scotia, Anna Leonowens Gallery- NSCAD, and Appleton Museum of Art, Florida. Spalding is author of numerous books, articles
and catalogues on art and organizer of countless historical, contemporary and thematic art exhibitions internationally. He curated
Canada’s visual art entry for Expo 93 Korea and makes contributions to museum catalogues, notably: Max Ernst (For Montreal
Museum of Fine Art and Phoenix Art Museum); Jean-Paul Riopelle (for Montreal Museum of Fine Art, traveled to the Hermitage
and to France); Eric Cameron (for the Tate); Chris Pratt (for National Gallery of Canada), Takao Tanabe (for Vancouver Art Gallery
and national tour); Gerhard Richter; Claude Tousignant, Garry Kennedy, to name but a few.
Spalding was President, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2007-2010), recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board
of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) and awarded the Order of Canada (2007).
Artist, writer and curator, Jeffrey Spalding, speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Recital Hall,
Sept 24, 2010
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12 noon Sept 24, 2010
Jeffrey Spalding is an artist, writer and curator.
Works by the artist are held in the principal public collections in Canada including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art
Gallery, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musee d’art contemporain de Montreal, The Canadian Embassy, Washington, Art Gallery
of Alberta, Glenbow Museum, Banff Centre, University of Lethbridge, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and Art Gallery of Nova
Scotia, among others.
His art works are chronicled in numerous historical survey texts such as Canadian Art from its Beginnings to 2000 by Anne
Newlands and Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century by Joan Murray among others. His art has made contributions to exhibitions
and developments in art from 1969 to present. Throughout, he has maintained a practice exploring simultaneously, postconceptual abstraction as well as image-based narrative paintings that arise from this legacy.
Spalding‘s early seventies video works were the subject of an exhibition by the Art Gallery of Ontario and included in a 2009 Tate
Gallery survey of pioneering video from Britain, Canada and Poland.
The austere black paintings (1973-75) and reductivist ‘diary’ (layer) paintings (1975 to present) are included in many public
collections. http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/searchResults_e.jsp?keyword=Spalding&…
They are featured in the monograph, Abstract Painting in Canada by Roald Nasgaard, and currently showcased as part of the
national touring exhibition concerning conceptualism in Canada. His works are often cited as being seminal inspirations
generating a proliferation of procedural layer painters. An ongoing installation layer painting wall-work, Neues Bild- Rotunda is
continually added to and on view at the University of Manitoba. http://umanitoba.ca/schools/art/galleryoneoneone/js.html
He was an early adherent to central image painting in the late seventies and early eighties. By 1984, Spalding was acknowledged
as a leading force in the resurgence of Romantic landscape painting. These dark, brooding works are featured in many public
collections, including the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, on view at the Jubilee Auditorium and the National Gallery of Canada:
http://cybermuse.gallery.ca/cybermuse/search/artwork_e.jsp?mkey=18932
Commencing in 1977, Spalding periodically converted and updated his prior art via a series of parasitic alterations. In the mideighties, he began scouring junk stores seeking abandoned amateur paintings, subjecting them to revisions and ‘corrections’.
Paradoxically, these ‘salvage’ paintings conjoin his interest in romantic themes and deconstructive critique of his own as well as
art’s history. It is an ongoing project. http://www.stride.ab.ca/arc/archive_2009/jeffrey_spalding_main/spalding_invite.pdf
Spalding has served as Director at major art museums, including Glenbow Museum, University of Lethbridge, Art Gallery of Nova
Scotia, Anna Leonowens Gallery- NSCAD, and Appleton Museum of Art, Florida. Spalding is author of numerous books, articles
and catalogues on art and organizer of countless historical, contemporary and thematic art exhibitions internationally. He curated
Canada’s visual art entry for Expo 93 Korea and makes contributions to museum catalogues, notably: Max Ernst (For Montreal
Museum of Fine Art and Phoenix Art Museum); Jean-Paul Riopelle (for Montreal Museum of Fine Art, traveled to the Hermitage
and to France); Eric Cameron (for the Tate); Chris Pratt (for National Gallery of Canada), Takao Tanabe (for Vancouver Art Gallery
and national tour); Gerhard Richter; Claude Tousignant, Garry Kennedy, to name but a few.
Spalding was President, Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (2007-2010), recipient of the Alberta College of Art and Design Board
of Governors Award of Excellence (1992) and awarded the Order of Canada (2007).
Art Gallery of Alberta, Catherine Crowston, speaks in Art Now at 12:00 noon on Sept. 27
in the Recital Hall
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recial Hall 12:00 noon on Sept 27
Catherine Crowston is Deputy Director / Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. From 1994-1997, Crowston was the Director /
Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre and prior to that was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York
University in Toronto. Crowston currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Public Art Committee and has been both an
Editor and Chair of the Board of Directors of Fuse Magazine in Toronto. Crowston has curated numerous exhibitions over the
course of her career and overseen the production of several national travelling exhibitions. In 2002 Crowston served as the
Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art and was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts.
Catherine Crowston speaks in Architecture and Design Now at 6 pm on Sept. 27 in C 610
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Catherine Crowston is Deputy Director / Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta. From 1994-1997, Crowston was the Director /
Curator of the Walter Phillips Gallery at The Banff Centre and prior to that was Assistant Curator at the Art Gallery of York
University in Toronto. Crowston currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Edmonton Public Art Committee and has been both an
Editor and Chair of the Board of Directors of Fuse Magazine in Toronto. Crowston has curated numerous exhibitions over the
course of her career and overseen the production of several national travelling exhibitions. In 2002 Crowston served as the
Canadian Commissioner for the Sydney Biennale of Contemporary Art and was awarded the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts
Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts.
Public Lecture by illustrator & Academy Award Nominee, James Braithwaite, Oct. 4
Date: Monday, September 27, 2010 - 1:50pm
Location:
James Braithwaite
Monday October 4, 2010
7 pm, University of Lethbridge Room C674
Everyone welcome.
James Braithwaite according to
James Braithwaite . . . .
"James Braithwaite, an animator and illustrator living in Montreal, graduated from Concordia University, and really has no idea
what to do with his degree. He is seriously considering making it into a paper hat. After university, James worked away in a dark
cave, and managed to get his illustrations in The Believer, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Times, and many other magazines
that really ought to have known better.
In 2007 James worked on a film called “I Met the Walrus” with Josh Raskin and Alex Kurina. Based on an interview with John
Lennon, the film played in more than 400 festivals and ended up getting nominated for an Oscar in 2008. It also won two Banff
Television awards, and the American Film Institute award for short animation. Finally, in defiance of all logic, the film somehow
managed to win a Daytime Emmy, making it the first film posted on Youtube to win an Emmy. Take that, Keyboard Cat!
In 2008, James was invited to direct a short film with the NFB as part of their Hothouse program. After that, James completed bits
and pieces of animation for documentaries, such as “H2Oil” and “RIP: A Remix Manifest.” James has gone on to direct a series of
animations with Karina Casanova and Darren Pasemko called “Les Grands Penseurs” and a short animation for Will Forte of
Saturday Night Live fame.
James’s other clients have included JWT, Ogilvy Mather, DDB London, Harper Collins, Nature Made, Woolley Pau, Nickelodeon,
The Cartoon Networks, The Sundance Channel, The Electric Company, and many others.
When not writing about himself in the third person, James enjoys annoying cats, eating anything pickled, and making bad
decisions while high on caffeine. You can find James in his studio in Montreal, sitting at his drafting table, cursing softly under his
breath."
Music at Noon - Margaret Mezei, Thomas Staples and Glen Montgomery
Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Sept. 28
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents: Margaret Mezei, clarinet; Thomas Stapes, horn; Glen Montgomery, piano. Admission is free.
Michael Morris & Vincent Trasov speak in Art Now at noon, Recital Hall on Sept. 29, 2010
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Sept 29, 2010
In 1970 Vincent Trasov and Michael Morris founded Image Bank, a conceptual vehicle for mail art projects, which featured
collaborations with Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Ray Johnson, General Idea, and Robert Filliou. Further to this, Morris and
Trasov, along with eight colleagues from various disciplines, founded and directed the Western Front Society, an artist-run centre
developed as a site for the production and presentation of "New Art" in all disciplines, including performance and media arts.
Michael Morris attended the University of Victoria and the Vancouver School of Art, and completed his post-graduate studies at
the Slade School of Fine Art at London University in England, for which he received a Commonwealth Scholarship. He was the
acting curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1966, and from 1967 to 1970 he organized art events and exhibitions at the Simon
Fraser University Art Gallery. Known primarily as an abstract painter and printmaker, Morris has also completed successful works
in film, photography, video, installation and performance.
Vincent Trasov majored in languages and humanities at the University of British Columbia. In 1969 he began making conceptual
art, working with process, text and materials and later video work. In addition, Trasov assumed the identity of Mr. Peanut and with
the support of the arts community, Mr Peanut ran for mayor of Vancouver. As a marker of his artistic influence, he was selected by
the Vancouver Sun as one of the top one hundred British Columbians who shaped the province over the past century (1999).
http://aabc.ca/newsletter/11_2/fonds_and_creative_licence.htm
http://www.belkin.ubc.ca/morris-trasov/morris-trasov-archive
http://www.michaelmorris.ca/
Award-Winning Play by U of L Student Opens TheatreXtra Season
Date: Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 2, 2010 - 5:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
Wildly entertaining and delightfully quirky, TheatreXtra’s season opens with the debut performance of Muse Control by U of L
student James Wade. Muse Control won the 2010 U of L Play Right Prize and this is the first time that a winning play has been
produced.
In the David Spinks Theatre from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, at 8 pm nightly and at 2 pm on Oct. 2, this premier production plunges
audiences into the fantastic life of a struggling author, desperate to break his writer’s block. Reality is suspended and twisted as
his ‘muse’ encourages and exposes his creative truths.
Wade, who is working on a BFA (Multidisciplinary) degree, was inspired by the writing of Woody Allen and a summer lecture he
attended two years ago. “The lecture revolved around the idea of the ‘muse’ and its role in society. That lecture inspired me to
think of the muse as a literal character,” Wade says. “I started writing Muse Control and finished it to enter the Play Right Prize
competition.”
The U of L Play Right Prize and U of L Striking Prose competitions are made possible by the generous support of Terry
Whitehead, a U of L alumnus. In addition to earning the first place prize for play writing, Muse Control also received a public
reading in March. “This show is exciting because the playwright is one of our students and also because it’s a great show. It was
well received by the audience at the reading in March,” says Derek Stevenson, fellow student and TheatreXtra Artistic Director.
“TheatreXtra provides opportunity and experience to students with a passion and commitment to theatre,” Stevenson explains.
“Our shows this semester, Muse Control and The Good Egg by Michael Lewis MacLennan, playing Oct. 28-30, are both lighthearted and comedic in nature. TheatreXtra, for the most part, is student-run and these shows showcase and challenge drama
students’ abilities.”
Tickets for Muse Control and The Good Egg go on sale Sept. 13 at the U of L Box Office for $11 regular and $7 senior/student.
Box Office hours are Monday through Friday from 12:30-3:30 pm in W510 or call (403) 329-2616.
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Michael Morris & Vincent Trasov speak in Art Now at noon, Recital Hall on Oct. 1, 2010
Date: Friday, October 1, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 1, 2010
In 1970 Vincent Trasov and Michael Morris founded Image Bank, a conceptual vehicle for mail art projects, which featured
collaborations with Eric Metcalfe, Gary Lee Nova, Ray Johnson, General Idea, and Robert Filliou. Further to this, Morris and
Trasov, along with eight colleagues from various disciplines, founded and directed the Western Front Society, an artist-run centre
developed as a site for the production and presentation of "New Art" in all disciplines, including performance and media arts.
Michael Morris attended the University of Victoria and the Vancouver School of Art, and completed his post-graduate studies at
the Slade School of Fine Art at London University in England, for which he received a Commonwealth Scholarship. He was the
acting curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1966, and from 1967 to 1970 he organized art events and exhibitions at the Simon
Fraser University Art Gallery. Known primarily as an abstract painter and printmaker, Morris has also completed successful works
in film, photography, video, installation and performance.
Vincent Trasov majored in languages and humanities at the University of British Columbia. In 1969 he began making conceptual
art, working with process, text and materials and later video work. In addition, Trasov assumed the identity of Mr. Peanut and with
the support of the arts community, Mr Peanut ran for mayor of Vancouver. As a marker of his artistic influence, he was selected by
the Vancouver Sun as one of the top one hundred British Columbians who shaped the province over the past century (1999).
http://aabc.ca/newsletter/11_2/fonds_and_creative_licence.htm
http://www.belkin.ubc.ca/morris-trasov/morris-trasov-archive
http://www.michaelmorris.ca/
Dutch installation artist, Susanne Bruynzeel, speaks in Art Now, Oct 4, 2010, Recital Hall
at 12 noon
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12 noon Oct 4, 2010
Artist statement
In my minimal and colourful installations I use everyday materials, such as tape, foil and paper, to make looking at the work and
experiencing it accessible and honest. Just as the already present elements in the space – light, lines, shapes, frames, etcetera –
form an open medium; they are there and discernable. I prefer images or gestures in art to be accessible. A viewer should not
need knowledge before experiencing a work. Therefore I refer to the given world around us, to how this shapes and colours our
experiences. Space works as a definition, a framework that we have to deal with as a status quo. Within this framework I want to
offer a suggestion or a way-out to the boundaries that are placed before us and by our selves with pre-set expectations and logic.
My work should appeal to our experience before interpretation, before we use our lingual consciousness, to discuss the
perception of the viewer.
In 2007 Bruynzeel completed 3D/Sculpture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, BFA, The Hague, NL
and in 2002 Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, MA, Amsterdam, NL.
www.susannebruynzeel.com
Robert Steven speaks in Architecture and Design Now at 6 pm in C 610, Oct 4, 2010
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Robert Steven is the Director and Curator of the Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie. In his 4 years there, Steven has led the
Gallery through its ongoing response to the unprecedented disaster of the collapse of the Gallery’s building in 2007 and through
two multi-million dollar building projects, both designed by Teeple Architects Inc. of Toronto.
At the same time, Steven has led the Gallery to some of its greatest artistic successes, even during the years when the Gallery
had no exhibition space. Steven has also been heavily involved in the Gallery’s “Best Small Art Gallery in the World Research
Project” which is seeking a formula for success in small public art gallery practice. Steven holds a Master of Museum Studies
degree from the University of Toronto, and has recently completed the prestigious Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty
Centre in Los Angeles.
The Montrose Cultural Centre, new home of the Prairie Art Gallery was recently awarded the Prairie Design Award of Excellence
by the Architects Associations of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta. The restoration of the historic Prairie Art Gallery Building,
which will form the final phase of the Montrose Cultural Centre will be completed late in 2011.
http://www.canadianarchitect.com/issues/story.aspx?aid=1000377600&link_source=aypr_CA&link_targ=DailyNews
Music at Noon - Piotr Grella-Mozejko
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Oct. 5
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents: Piotr Grella-Mozejko (Ensemble Mujirushi, Edmonton). Admission is free.
Ensemble Extravaganza!
Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Theatre
For the first time on the University Theatre stage, all of the student music ensembles come together to celebrate the installation of
President Mike Mahon. Ensemble Extravaganza on Oct. 5 at 8 pm in the University Theatre includes performances by the U of L
Singers, Vox Musica Choir, Women’s Chorus, Wind Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Global Drums, Trumpet Ensemble, Jazz
Ensemble and a staged operatic excerpt by the Opera Workshop.
“Last year, we had a couple of concerts where various ensembles shared the stage, and it was evident these concerts were great
experiences for both the audiences, and ensembles,” says Dr. Janet Youngdahl, coordinator of the Ensemble Extravaganza. Her
sentiments were shared by other ensemble directors and the presidential installation provided the perfect opportunity to bring the
all ensembles together on a grand scale.
With the concert only a month into the semester, getting repertoire together in such a short time span is a challenge. “Without
question, the timing of this event pushes our ensembles to reach their best potential in a limited timeframe,” Youngdahl says.
“However, the concert also showcases the wealth of musical talent that shines in our ensembles. It is an evening not to be
missed.”
Tickets for Ensemble Extravaganza go on sale Sept. 13 at the U of L Box Office and are $15 regular and $10 student/senior. The
Box Office hours are 12:30-3:30 pm Monday through Friday or by phone (403) 329-2616.
Animator and illustrator, James Braithwaite, speaks in Art Now, Oct. 6, 2010 in the Recital
Hall at 12 noon
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 6, 2010
"James Braithwaite is an animator and illustrator living in Montreal. James graduated from Concordia University, and really has no
idea what to do with his degree. He is seriously considering making it into a paper hat. After university, James worked away in a
dark cave, and managed to get his illustrations in The Believer, The Globe and Mail, The Financial Times, and many other
magazines that really ought to have known better.
In 2007 James worked on a film called “I Met the Walrus” with Josh Raskin and Alex Kurina. This film, based on an interview with
John Lennon, played in over 400 festivals, and ended up getting nominated for an Oscar in 2008. It was also the winner of two
Banff Television awards, and the American Film Institute award for short animation. Finally, in defiance of all logic, the film
somehow managed to win a Daytime Emmy, making it the first film posted on Youtube to win an Emmy. Take that, Keyboard Cat!
In 2008, James was invited to direct a short film with the NFB as part of their Hothouse program. After that, James completed bits
and pieces of animation for documentaries, such as “H2Oil” and “RIP: A Remix Manifest.” James has gone on to direct a series of
animations with Karina Casanova and Darren Pasemko called “Les Grands Penseurs” and a short animation for Will Forte of
Saturday Night Live fame.
James’s other clients have included JWT, Ogilvy Mather, DDB London, Harper Collins, Nature Made, Woolley Pau, Nickelodeon,
The Cartoon Networks, The Sundance Channel, The Electric Company, and many others.
When not writing about himself in the third person, James enjoys annoying cats, eating anything pickled, and making bad
decisions while high on caffeine. You can find James in his studio in Montreal, sitting at his drafting table, cursing softly under his
breath."
Painter, Alexander Irving, speaks in Art Now at noon, Recital Hall Oct 8, 2010
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall at 12:00 noon Oct 8, 2010
“Irving’s paintings and drawings are the product of a working method that stumbles through both lived and mediated experience.
Comprehending the political, metaphysical, and the mundane, each is expressed through a miscellany of cultural bits and pieces.
Evoked in his work are the likes of Shakespeare and the Marx Brothers, Picasso and Tex Avery, Slim Pickins and Donald
Rumsfeld. The paintings and drawings develop through observation, quotation and paraphrase and all are pervaded by a sense
of playfulness and humour. His work is engaged in the recording of caprices, both social and political, a graphic response to the
days events filtered through the lens of art, popular culture, and the idiosyncrasy of the author.”
Irving received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1987 and his Master of Fine Art
from York University in 2000. He has been exhibiting his work since 1986 and currently lives Toronto. Irving has taught at the
Ontario College of Art and Design and, at present, holds the post of Lecturer at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.
His work is being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in an exhibition to launch Carte Blanche 2: Painting, a
publication on Canadian contemporary painting, in which his work is included. Irving was nominated for the RBC Canadian
Painting Competition in 2004.
http://www.alexanderirving.com/bio.html
Homecoming
Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Oct. 8, 8pm, Southminster United Church
Musaeus String Quartet premières U of L Professor Emeritus J.-P. Christopher Jackson’s Passacaglia for Oboe and String
Quartet. Tickets: 403-329-7328. LSO Chamber Series
Music at Noon - Glen Montgomery
Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Oct. 10
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Glen Montgomery, piano. Admission is free.
Go Behind the Scenes at the Art Gallery
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:00am - Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Drop by and get a glimpse of all the work that goes on behind the scenes at the U of L Art Gallery from October 13 through 16.
“We invite everyone to come and see what we do to care for artworks in the collection. Gallery staff can answer your questions,
you can find out about our latest conservation project, and try out our new website and research database,” says Dr. Josephine
Mills, Director/Curator. “We’ll also launch the new publication Snap, Crackle, Pop.”
Every wonder why you are not supposed to touch artwork? Visit the Gallery and find out. “We’ll have stations set up with several
options for looking at works, materials, and images of the conservation process. It’ll give people a sense of the scope of the
assessment and treatment for conservation as well as our general gallery operations,” says Mills. “It will also help people
understand the how the Art Gallery supports Art History/Museum Studies students.”
Gallery Preparator, Jane Edmundson looks forward to showing visitors the processes used in the Gallery’s conservation project.
“Many works in the collection, such as watercolours, drawings and prints are done on paper,” she says. “Our job involves
repairing and stabilizing the works using the most up-do-date techniques. These methods often change or evolve over time. For
example we now have a new framing procedure. Many of the works in the U of L collection very old and we do our best to
preserve them by integrating new conservation processes.”
The new digital Collection database provides students, researchers and the curious with a way to learn about all the work in the
collection. “The complete art collection is now viewable online. The database has more than 13,000 catalogued works, making it
one of the most impressive in Canada,” says Edmundson.
Open House hours are:
Oct. 13, 10am-3 pm
Oct. 14, 10am-3 pm and 6 pm-8 pm
October 15, 10am-1pm
October, 16, 10am-5pm
Gallery website: www.uleth.ca/artgallery
Writer, Simon Houpt, speaks in Art Now, 12:00 noon, Recital Hall on Oct 13, 2010
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon, Oct 13, 2010
Simon Houpt is the author of Museum of the Missing: The High Stakes of Art Crime. In the summer of 2004, when Simon Houpt
heard about the theft of Edvard Munch’s The Scream from the Munch Museum in Oslo, he wondered who on earth would take
such an iconic work of art. At the time, he was the New York-based arts reporter for the Globe and Mail and didn’t have time to
pursue the question. But a few months later, a publisher approached him to discuss the possibility of exploring the world of art
theft, and he bit. The result was Museum of the Missing, an illustrated book which takes a long view of the shadowy practice,
placing the theft of the Much on a continuum that goes back thousand of years. Houpt served as the Globe and Mail’s NYC arts
correspondent for more than 10 years, including five as a columnist, until the summer of 2009, when he decided it was time to
come home to Canada. He is now the newspaper’s advertising and marketing reporter, a position that continues to allow him to
cover culture, albeit of an explicitly commercial kind. Houpt’s Art Now presentation will address issues raised by the intersection
between advertising and art.
Faculty Artists & Friends: President's Choice
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
(l-r): Bente Hansen, Dale Ketcheson, Thomas Staples, Nick Sullivan, U of L President Mike Mahon, Deanna Oye, Janet
Youngdahl, Mark Rodgers, Margaret Mezei, Adam Mason.
The curtain is rising on a new semester and a new era at the U of L with the installation of President Dr. Mike Mahon. In honour of
the occasion, the Faculty Artists & Friends Series presents President’s Choice, on Oct. 14 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall.
The Music Department has two concerts planned to honour the incoming president. President’s Choice showcases the music
faculty artists.
“In preparation for the concert, we asked the President to name his favourite classical music composers. He chose Bach, Handel,
and Vivaldi, which is where we got the concert title from,” says Dr. Deanna Oye, Faculty Artists & Friends Coordinator. “The
concert features works by these composers and others that highlight what our faculty does best.”
This unforgettable evening of music features Dr. Sandra Stringer (mezzo-soprano), Dr. Janet Youngdahl (soprano), Dr. Ruth
Phillips (soprano), Dale Ketcheson (guitar), Glen Montgomery (piano), Margaret Mezei (clarinet), Mark Rodgers (cello), Sarah
Gieck (flute), Bente Hansen (piano), Dr. Deanna Oye (piano), and the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet: Trudi Mason (trumpet), Keith
Griffioen (trumpet), Dr. Thomas Staples (horn), Gerald Rogers (trombone) and Nick Sullivan (bass trombone). In addition to music
by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, the audience can enjoy work by Chopin, Norton, Rossini and a performance of the Clarinet Trio by
Beethoven.
In addition, concert goers are invited to visit the U of L Art Gallery open house between 6 pm and 8 pm before going to the
concert. This is a great opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour and see what the gallery has to offer.
Tickets for President’s Choice are $15 regular and $10 student/senior from the U of L Box Office, which reopens on Sept. 13 or
call (403) 329-2616.
Art Gallery Open House
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 4:00am - 7:00am
Location: U of L Main Art Gallery
Drop by and get a glimpse of all the work that goes on behind the scenes at the U of L Art Gallery from October 13 through 16.
“We invite everyone to come and see what we do to care for artworks in the collection. Gallery staff can answer your questions,
you can find out about our latest conservation project, and try out our new website and research database,” says Dr. Josephine
Mills, Director/Curator. “We’ll also launch the new publication Snap, Crackle, Pop.”
Every wonder why you are not supposed to touch artwork? Visit the Gallery and find out. “We’ll have stations set up with several
options for looking at works, materials, and images of the conservation process. It’ll give people a sense of the scope of the
assessment and treatment for conservation as well as our general gallery operations,” says Mills. “It will also help people
understand the how the Art Gallery supports Art History/Museum Studies students.”
Gallery Preparator, Jane Edmundson looks forward to showing visitors the processes used in the Gallery’s conservation project.
“Many works in the collection, such as watercolours, drawings and prints are done on paper,” she says. “Our job involves
repairing and stabilizing the works using the most up-do-date techniques. These methods often change or evolve over time. For
example we now have a new framing procedure. Many of the works in the U of L collection very old and we do our best to
preserve them by integrating new conservation processes.”
The new digital Collection database provides students, researchers and the curious with a way to learn about all the work in the
collection. “The complete art collection is now viewable online. The database has more than 13,000 catalogued works, making it
one of the most impressive in Canada,” says Edmundson.
Open House hours are:
Oct. 13, 10am-3 pm
Oct. 14, 10am-3 pm and 6 pm-8 pm
October 15, 10am-1pm
October, 16, 10am-5pm
Gallery website: www.uleth.ca/artgallery
Curator, Steve Loft, speaks in Art Now, Oct. 15 in the Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Friday, October 15, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 15, 2010
Emerging Curator, writer and media artist, Steven Loft, is a Mohawk of the Six Nations and is the new Executive Director of
imagineNATIVE. In 2008, he became the first Curator-In-Residence, Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Canada and was
formerly the Director/Curator of the Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg; Aboriginal Curator at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and
Artistic Director of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers’ Association. He has curated The Very Soul of Me: Modern Artists
Exploring the Spiritual and Unity of Nations: Contemporary First Nations Art and Language of Intercession, a touring exhibition of
Aboriginal media and new media artist.
His video works have been screened at festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally. He has written articles, essays
and reviews on Aboriginal art and aesthetics for magazines, catalogues and arts publications. Recently, Loft co-edited
Transference, Technology, Tradition: Aboriginal Media and New Media Art, published by the Banff Centre Press. Loft studied at
McMaster University and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology.
Faculty Artists and Friends Presents - President's Choice (Medicine Hat Esplanade)
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre
Oct. 17, 2pm, Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre
Music faculty present a wonderful selection of musical hors d’oeuvres in honour of incoming U of L president MikeMahon, who
chose several of the composers featured.
Multimedia artist, Laurel Woodcock, speaks in Art Now at 12 noon, Recital Hall October
18, 2010
Date: Monday, October 18, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 18, 2010
"Laurel Woodcock is a mid-career multimedia artist living in Toronto and Associate Professor, Extended Practices at the University
of Guelph. Woodcock is interested in the legacy of Conceptual art practices, their collaborative and performative spirit, use of
language as a medium, and endeavor to integrate art and life. A large portion of Woodcock’s practice culls from familiar language;
a turn of phrase, song lyric, punctuation mark, typography, or element of syntax. These become materials from which she
explores the problems and possibilities of language, its formal and semantic qualities and malleable meanings. Some of her
projects have responded to specific sites and situations, momentarily mistaken for official public signage in the form of a banner
toting plane, neon, adhesive vinyl lettering and billboards. She researches words and plays with materials, exploring the
representational and referential aspects of language in humorous and playful ways. This culminates in sculpture, editions, video,
audio, photography and performative gestures that explore the formal and connotative aspects of words as readymades."
Music at Noon - Peter Visentin and Deanna Oye
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Oct. 19
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Peter Visentin, violin; Deanna Oye, piano. Admission is free.
Uncommon Women and Others Captures a Transformative Era
Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 23, 2010 - 4:30pm
Location: University Theatre
l-r) Chelsea Woolley, Makambe Simamba, Danielle Funk, Lindie Last, Ali DeRegt
“The play takes place during an era of tremendous change for women, but the fundamental theme of students figuring out their
place in the world remains relevant and recognizable,” says Dr. Shelley Scott, director of Uncommon Women and Others by
Wendy Wasserstein. Playing Oct. 19 – 23 at 8 pm in the University Theatre, this often funny, often reflective play transports
audiences into the 1970’s to share the struggles, challenges and joys of five independently uncommon women.
Written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Wendy Wasserstein, this compelling drama opens as the women meet at a
restaurant in 1978. A flash back transports the action back six years and shows the women while they were students at a
prestigious, all-female college, forming the friendships and making the choices that shape their destinies.
From the set, designed by Donal Atkinson, to the costumes designed by U of L drama major, Candace Van Osch, the production
explores a time where clothes and furnishings had a distinctly original style. “The entire production is an expression of such an
important time for women,” says Scott. “It captures the essence of that time, in which the women’s movement was changing
women’s lives. This play explores these themes and speaks about a coming-of-age that all students go through.”
“Wasserstein was often referred to as the female Neil Simon,” Scott remarks. “Artistic Director of the Lincoln Center Theatre,
Andre Bishop, remarked that all of Wasserstein’s plays revolve around intelligent, attractive, educated, uncommon women who,
while attempting to deal with their fears and disappointments, manage to define and redefine who they are.”
Tickets are available at the U of L Box Office, Monday through Friday from 12:30-3:30 pm or by calling (403) 329-2616.
Season Ticket Special. You only have until Oct. 19 to purchase a Theatre Season Ticket and save 25% off the entire mainstage
season. Season tickets are $45 regular and $30 for senior/student. Individual tickets are $15 regular and $10 for senior/student.
Hollywood & Beyond: Great American Filmakers, Nov. 9
Date: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:06am - Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:06am
Location:
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008) is the next film in the Hollywood and Beyond: Great American Filmmakers series
sponsored by the U of L Dept of New Media and the Lethbridge Public Library.
Whether we understand American filmmaking as a superlative classical art, an astute if not domineering business practice, or
creative imperative dedicated to entertainment, it cannot be denied that some of the most talented artists of the last century have
been associated with industrial film production in the United States.
The film director’s position has long been a precarious one – literally and conceptually. Film history is rife with stories of individual
director's struggles for expressive autonomy, while critical debate still rages regarding the director’s right to claim sole creative
ownership over the product of a collaborative enterprise.
So, is there room within corporate Hollywood for the creative genius, or must s/he look toward other horizons? Are the numerous
tales of artistic martyrdom greatly exaggerated? Is it accurate to identify the director as a film’s author?
Various scholars will introduce and screen some of the very best films that American cinema has to offer – from the masters of old
Hollywood to the geniuses of the new independent scene.
Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman, 2008)
Hosted by Professor Kiki Benzon, Department of English
Tuesday, November 9
6:30 pm – 9 pm
Lethbridge Public Library Theatre Gallery
Free admission
“Astonishing. Kaufman has surpassed himself with a film that will delight and confound. You will want to see it again. And again.”
- Andrew Male (Empire Magazine)
For further details about the film, visit: http://www.sonyclassics.com/synecdocheny/
Curator, Candice Hopkins, speaks in Art Now, 12 noon, Recital Hall on Oct 22, 2010
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon, Oct 22, 2010
Candice Hopkins is the Sobey Curatorial Resident, Indigenous Art, at the National Gallery of Canada and the former Director and
Curator of exhibitions at the Western Front, Vancouver. She has a MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies from Bard College,
New York. Her writing has been published by MIT Press, BlackDog Publishing, New York University, Catriona Jeffries Gallery,
Banff Centre Press, and the National Museum of the American Indian, among others and she has given talks at venues including
the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, the Dakar Biennale, and the University of British Columbia. Together with Marisa Jahn and Berin
Golonu, she co-edited the book Recipes for an Encounter published by the Western Front. The book is the subject of a current
exhibition at Dorksy Gallery, NY including artists Joseph Beuys, Yoko Ono, Janice Kerbel, Allan Kaprow, Glenn Lewis, and Alison
Knowles, among others.
Dr. Victoria Dickenson speaks in Architecture and Design Now at 6 pm, Oct 25, 2010 in C
610
Date: Monday, October 25, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Dr. Victoria Dickenson, Chief Knowledge Officer, came to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, from the McCord
Museum of Canadian History in Montreal, where she served as Executive Director, in August 2009. She holds a Masters degree
from the Museum Studies program at the University of Toronto and obtained her PhD in Canadian history from Carleton University
(1995). Victoria is an Adjunct Research Professor in the History departments at both McGill and Concordia, and is the recipient of
numerous academic awards, prizes and distinctions, including Fellow, Canadian Museums Association (2005) and the
Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (2003). Her experience spans over 35 years in
the Canadian and international museum communities, in diverse roles including curator, public programs director, exhibition
planner, information technology advisor and interpretive consultant. Throughout her career she has been a proponent of public
access to historical information and has taken particular interest in using new media applications to this end.
Music at Noon - Akiko Tominaga
Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
October 26
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Akiko Tominaga (Conservatory, Mt Royal University), piano. Admission is free.
Curator and Historian, Richard Hill, speaks in Art Now in the Recital Hall at 12 noon, Oct.
27, 2010
Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Oct 27, 2010
Richard Hill lives and works in Toronto and is a curator, critic and art historian of Cree heritage. His areas of interest and expertise
include historical and contemporary art created by Indigenous North American artists. Hill, while curator at the Art Gallery of
Ontario, over-saw the museum’s first substantial effort to include North American Aboriginal art and ideas in permanent collection
galleries. He also curated Kazuo Nakamura: A Human Measure at the Art Gallery of Ontario in 2004 and co-curated, with Jimmie
Durham, The American West at Compton Verney, UK in 2005. His most recent curatorial project is The World Upside Down,
which originated at the Walter Philips Gallery at the Banff Centre in 2006 and is currently on tour.
Hill’s essays on art have appeared in numerous books, exhibition catalogues and periodicals. He has a long association with the
art magazine Fuse, where he was a member of the board and editorial committee and remains a contributing editor. Hill has
taught courses on Indigenous art history and contemporary art at York University since 2002. He is currently writing a book on the
problem of agency in the art of Jimmie Durham, the subject of his Ph.D. thesis.
TheatreXtra Presents - The Good Egg by Michael Lewis MacLennan
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: David Spinks Theatre
A donor, a baby and a twist of fate -- The Good Egg by Canadian Michael Lewis MacLennan keeps audiences guessing and
laughing from October 28 through 30 in the David Spinks Theatre, with performances at 8 pm nightly and a matinee Oct. 30 at 2
pm. Part of the TheatreXtra season, The Good Egg weaves an intriguing tale of love, trust and modern family values.
The Good Egg presents the story of a happily married couple, who want to add to their happiness by conceiving a child. Trouble
arises when they discover that conception can only be accomplished through alternate means and they meet Wade, who seems
to be a virile answer to their prayers. However, as the trio becomes more intimate, secret feelings emerge that bring out the worst
in everyone.
“I loved the complicated relationships between the characters and how they evolve as the story progresses,” says drama major
Colleen Trumble, who directs this production. “There are only three actors in the play and their interactions create a dynamic
chemistry on stage. Developing that chemistry in rehearsals is one of the main challenges, but one I’m prepared to meet.”
First presented as part of the 23rd Annual Enbridge playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays at Alberta Theatre Projects, The
Good Egg promises to push boundaries and challenge its student-run cast and crew. Tickets are on sale at the U of L Box Office,
Monday – Friday 12:30 – 3:30 pm or by phone (403) 329-2616. Tickets are $11 Regular and $7 for students and seniors. Note:
mature themes.
Photographer, Alison Rossiter, speaks in Art Now, 12 noon in the Recital Hall, Oct 29,
2010
Date: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall, 12:00 noon Oct 29,2010
Alison Rossiter is a senior artist working in photography. “Rossiter has worked with the materials and processes of light sensitive,
gelatin silver-based photography since 1970. In recent exhibitions, she creates photographic objects that rely on the intrinsic
qualities of expired papers. She collects expired photo papers from throughout the 20th Century and processes them to reveal the
years of extemporaneous exposure, moisture, humidity, and physical disruptions that have created latent imagery. The
remarkable images she produces are silver abstractions and illusions, which come from coaxing these silver gelatin papers to
completion”.
Alison Rossiter is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts. Her photographs
can be found in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the
Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis; the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum
of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Centre for Creative Photography, Tucson; the Getty Museum, Los Angeles,
California; the Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton; the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; the Canadian Museum of Contemporary
Photography, Ottawa; the Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, to mention a few.
Winnipeg architect, Neil Minuk speaks in Architecture and Design Now, Nov 1, 2010 in C
610
Date: Monday, November 1, 2010 - 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Architect, Neil Minuk, teaches at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Architecture in Winnipeg and has an
undergraduate degree in Native Studies and Art History and a graduate degree in Architecture, both from the University of
Manitoba. Minuk’s most recent project is the new Plug In ICA in Winnipeg.
The architectural firm, DIN, Neil Minuk and Jae-Sung Chon, have built a reputation for innovative and craft-based design. DIN has
worked consciously to engage landscape, craft, and colour in their projects. Their knowledge of materials and construction has
been acquired through a strong legacy of design-build experiments.
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Music at Noon - Joel Gray, David Renter and Elinor Lawsom
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 6:15am - 7:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Nov. 2
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Joel Gray, trumpet (Grant MacEwen University); David Renter, piano; Elinor Lawson, piano. Admission
is free
Art Exhibitions Opening Reception Friday Nov. 5
Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 3:07pm - Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 3:07pm
Location: U of L Art Gallery
Opening Receptions
Nov. 5, 2010
4 pm, U of L Art Gallery
Exhibitions
Parallel Park [Lab Space]
Artist/Curator: Emily Luce
Helen Christou Gallery
Promising Objects
Artist: Alison MacTaggart
U of L Main Gallery
For exhibition details visit: U of L Art Gallery
Anne Henderson will speak in Art Now 12 noon in the Recital Hall on Nov 3, 2010
Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 6:00am - 7:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 3, 2010
Anne Henderson has written and directed documentaries on a wide range of topics, including culture, human rights, history and
the environment. She is the recipient of a Genie Award, two Hot Docs Awards, a Gemini, as well as various international film
prizes. After living in New York, Vancouver and Toronto, she is now based in Montreal. At Articulations III she will present her
documentary Battle of Wills which tells a story of obsession and intrigue in the art world. Lloyd Sullivan believes he owns the only
portrait of Shakespeare done from life, created in 1603. Battle of Wills unravels the mystery behind a painting that shook the art
world.
Henderson will speak in Articulations: Art Appreciation Lecture Series on November 2, 07:00pm - 09:00pm at the Southern
Alberta Art Gallery Library.
Alison MacTaggert will speak in Art Now at noon in the Recital Hall November 5, 2010
Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 - 6:00am - 6:50am
Location: Rectial Hall at noon Nov 5, 2010
The work of Vancouver artist Alison MacTaggart explores the act of speaking and the forces and effects of language. Through
drawings that resemble diagrams from instruction manuals and quirky objects that visitors can handle and test, the exhibition will
invite people to engage with the issue of interpersonal communication and identity.
Alison MacTaggart is a Vancouver-based artist whose conceptually inspired installation work bridges the disciplines of sculpture,
drawing and writing. She completed her MFA in 2006 and has received awards and grants from the BC Arts Council, Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Canada Council for the Arts. She currently teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic
University in Surrey, BC.
Opera Around the World
Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 - 2:00pm - Saturday, November 6, 2010 - 2:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
clockwise from top: Jason Ragan, Rachel Sinnott, Ian Fundytus, Acacia Doktorchick, Katie-Anne Papizzo
One night, 11 countries and 20 operas! Opera Around The World with the U of L Opera Workshop takes audiences on an operatic
adventure presenting familiar favourites and new classics by composers representing different countries. Enjoy an evening of
operatic masterpieces Nov. 5 and 6 at 8 pm in the University Recital Hall.
“The program features compositions from four continents and eleven countries,” says Dr. Sandra Stinger, director. “The music
introduces audiences to the people, cities and cultures of various places around the globe, including Spain, Russia, Austria and
China.”
Opera Workshop students have been hard at work this semester, perfecting selections from Merry Widow, Carmen, Madame
Butterfly and Westside Story. “We are also performing an exciting sample from Eugene Onegin, by Tchaikovsky,” Stringer
remarks. “Our program also presents composer’s interpretations of foreign countries, such as, Turandot, which was Puccini’s
Asian-inspired interpretation of China.”
With more than 25 performers, Opera Workshop performances are grand in every sense. From the gowns and tuxedos, to the
choreography and tremendous vocal talents of the students, Opera Around the World is a classy night of entertainment. Tickets
are on sale for $15 Regular, and $10 for seniors and students at the U of L Box Office, open Monday-Friday from 12:30-3:30pm or
by calling (403) 329-2616.
Photographer, Lynne Cohen, speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall Nov 8, 2010 at 12 noon
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 8, 2010
"Senior artist Lynne Cohen is an internationally renowned photographer who presents striking images of interior domestic or work
settings. Her scenes, usually photographed in black and white, are notable for their flat lighting and absence of human figures.
These photographs are at times humourous, and at times disturbing.
"My work has always been about psychological, sociological, intellectual and political artifice. This is apparent in the early
pictures, but in recent years it is clearer still. I am now more preoccupied by deception, claustrophobia, manipulation and
control… I take my work to be social and political but there is no concrete message. Perhaps that is why I feel much closer in
spirit to Jacques Tati than to Michel Foucault."- Lynne Cohen
Cohen received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University, with a year spent at London’s Slade School of
Fine Art. Lynne Cohen taught photography at the University of Ottawa from 1974 to 2005. She is a Governor General’s Award
winner and recipient of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Logan Award and the Canada Council’s Victor Martin Lynch-Staunton
Award."
Cohen’s photographs are in numerous collections including: Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College; Art Bank, Canada; Art
Gallery of Ontario; Art Gallery of Windsor; Art Institute of Chicago; Australian National Gallery; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris;
Canadian Centre for Architecture; Caisse des Dépôts, France; Caisse des Dépôt et placement du Québec; Canadian Museum of
Contemporary Photography; City of Ottawa, Canada; Continental Bank, Chicago; Davis Museum, Wellesley College,
Massachusetts; Department of External Affairs, Canada; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Paris; Fonds Régional d'Art
Contemporain, Basse-Normandie, France; Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Bretagne, France; Fonds Régional d'Art
Contemporain, Limousin, France; Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain, Lorraine, France; International Center of Photography,
New York; International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester; Kunsthaus, Zurich; Light Work, Syracuse;
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal; National Film Board of Canada; National Gallery of
Canada; National Public Archives of Canada; and The New School, New York.
Calgary architect, Gerald Forseth, speaks in Architecture & Design Now, Nov 8, 2010 at 6
pm in C 610
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Vibrant Architecture and Design in Alaska Today
Gerald Forseth has been a presenter in the Architecture & Design Now series for more than ten years. He has a creative
architectural firm in Calgary that encompasses a variety of innovative architecture and planning projects. His project awards
number more than twenty including a few international awards. He is a past president of the Alberta Association of Architects. He
teaches, does research, curates and designs architecture exhibitions, is an author, and gives public lectures on world
architecture. Forseth's current projects include historic restorations, custom houses and cottages, and community planning.
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Music at Noon - Dr. Magdalena Adamek
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Nov. 9
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Dr. Magdalena Adamek, piano (University of Alberta). Admission is free.
Sarah Barr speaks in Art Now in the Recital Hall at 12noon, Nov 15, 2010
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 15, 2010
Statement, Sarah Barr. 2010
Texts such as Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, various poems by Nina Cassian and women’s self help
books have been my material and while I understand the importance of their content, I have been more interested in investigating
these books as objects. Deconstructing them to uncover their readerly history and to consider ways in which the readers, existing
in different times and places, could be united through a similar experience with the same book.
Currently, my work has shifted from an investigation of the body’s traces on the book to the book’s traces on my body. My interest
is in embodying text, specifically gender theory and love poetry, and I want to use this embodiment to absorb the viewer by
situating them between desire and uncertainty.
Sound plays an important role in creating intimacy between the viewer and myself. As a material it is the movement of air and this
physicality forces my spoken gesture into the listener’s body. The confrontation of my expression is subtle as my voice is delicate,
but the work is surrounding and inescapable.
Barr earned a BFA in 2007 University of Lethbridge, Alberta, and is working on a MFA, Studio Art, Fibres, Concordia University,
Montreal, Quebec.
An exhibition of her work can be viewed at Trap/Door on Nov 20.
Furniture designers, Brothers Dressler, speak in Architecture and Design Now, Nov 15,
2010, Room C 610 at 6:00pm
Date: Monday, November 15, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Jason and Lars Dressler, Brothers Dressler, are twin woodworkers building furniture and other objects with a respect for material,
process and craftsmanship. "By focusing on creating at a craft level, we are able to design and produce all of our custom furniture
and batch production work out of our woodshop in Toronto, Canada.
We are always looking for opportunities to repurpose and upcycle salvaged objects, materials and waste streams and make an
effort to use renewable resources and suppliers who share our commitment to responsible forestry practices. Because the nature
of tour work is defined by the specific elements that go into each piece, we embrace the constraints inherent in each project and
use them to focus the possibilities and direct our continual search for responsible materials. Wasting material is taboo and we
believe that with a little creative thinking much of our potential waste can be repurposed into useful and beautiful objects.
In creating our numbered series, limited editions, one-of-a-kind objects and made-to-order commission work we strive to maintain
a small footprint in the way we consume and the purpose to which we build. All of our pieces are composed of long-lasting
individual components so that they can easily be disassembled into their component parts and either re-used or recycled at the
end of their useful lifecycles.”
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Music at Noon - Musaeus String Quartet
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Nov. 16
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at noon presents - Musaeus String Quartet. Admission is free.
Gareth Long will speak in Art Now at 12:00 noon in the Recital Hall November 17, 2010
Date: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 17, 2010
Gareth Long is an emerging conceptual artist who explores the infinitely reproducibile nature of video. By playing with translation,
narrative and medium-specificity, his projects result in pieces far-removed from their source, often barely resembling the original
in their new, compromised object-form. As a former student of video-pioneer Colin Campbell, Long and his work are a testament
to Campbell's ongoing influence. Gareth Long has exhibited widely. His bookwork, Don Quixote, was recently purchased by the
Museum of Modern Art Library.
The culmination of over five years of work, Second, Third, Fourth, Long straddles contemporary notions of sculpture and literary
traditions. This work consisted of three installations--Books (Untitled) (2008), And She Was (2005) and Video Solid (2006)-accompanied by a catalogue designed by New York-based graphic designer Michael Gallagher, featuring texts by AA Bronson of
General Idea and British artist Liam Gillick, as well as a foreword by Oakville Galleries Curator of Contemporary Art, Marnie
Fleming, with whom Long worked closely to prepare the show, and commentary from Alissa Firth-Eagland, Director/ Curator of
Media Art at the Western Front in Vancouver.
This work was shown in tandem with a retrospective of the work of the late Colin Campbell.
Gareth Long holds a BA in visual studies and classical civilizations from the University of Toronto and an MFA from Yale
University. He has had several solo exhibitions in Canada, at Oakville Galleries and Leo Kamen Gallery, and has shown at a
variety of institutions including the Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany; the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal;
Artists’ Space, New York, NY; and P.S. 1, New York, NY.
Micah Lexier speaks in Art Now, Nov 19, Recital Hall at 12 noon
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00noon Nov 19, 2010
Micah Lexier is a conceptual artist living and working in Toronto. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he received his BFA with Honours
from the University of Manitoba School of Art in 1982, and later completed his MFA at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
in 1984.
Lexier has built an international reputation working in a variety of media including sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking,
and installation work. Interested in expressions of time passing and age, Lexier's work is often numerical in its themes. His well
known work David Then & Now, 2005 is a photographic work that deals with both time and portraiture. Begun with Portrait of
David, a series consisting of 75 black and white photographs of males aged one through 75 with the name David, Lexier
photographed the same men 10 years later and created diptychs with the original photographs. David Then & Now is both a
portrait of "David" and a "portrait of ten years."
Lexier has presented over ninety solo exhibitions, participated in over 150 group exhibitions and produced a dozen public
commissions. He is represented in Toronto by Birch Libralato, in Calgary by TrepanierBaer and in Berlin by the Gitte Weise
Galerie.
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Romantic Reflection
Date: Friday, November 19, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Nov. 19, 2010
8 pm, Southminster United Church
Musaeus String Quartet with pianist and U of L alumnus Matthew Blackburn, winner of the 2009 LSO Young Artist Competition.
Tickets: 403-329-7328. LSO Chamber Series
Culture Vulture Saturday: Creativity Found in a Button!
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 3:00am - 10:00am
Location: U of L Art Gallery
What’s the most creative thing you can fit onto a one inch round button? Find out by coming to the next Culture Vulture Saturday
activity at the U of L Art Gallery on Nov. 20 between 10 am and 5 pm.
“This month, we are having our ever-so-popular button-making activity with those great button partners, Trap/door Artist Run
Centre,” says Rosalind Jeffery, Public Programming Coordinator. “This is a great way to test your eye for things on a smaller
scale.” Buttons are $1 per button or make 5 buttons for $3. All proceeds go to Trap/door Artist Run Centre.
“This is also a great time to hang out in the gallery and experience Alison MacTaggart’s Promising Objects,” she says.
“MacTaggart’s musical gadgets and gizmos are not only interesting to look at, but are just asking to be played. After a good jam
session, come and draw the objects, study MacTaggart’s designs and create a memory to take home with you – or even make
THAT into a button!
Volunteer at the Gallery
Volunteering at the U of L Art Gallery is a fantastic way to gain experience, build your resume, and meet interesting people – not
to mention hanging out with cool art.
Don’t be shy! Students from all faculties are welcome to volunteer. Email [email protected] to get more details and find out
about opportunities.
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Faculty Artists and Friends Presents - Glen Montgomery in Recital
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: University Recital Hall
What do J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin and Samuel Barber have in common? Notably, 2010 marks the 100th
birthday of Samuel Barber and the 200th birthdays of both Chopin and Schumann, and to mark these occasions, the Faculty Artist
and Friends series presents Glen Montgomery in Recital. This extraordinary evening of piano music, performed by Glen
Montgomery takes place in the University Recital Hall Nov. 20 at 8 pm.
Audiences can look forward to a collection of skillfully crafted compositions. Offerings include the lyrical Bach Prelude and Fugue
in F# minor, Schumann’s Papillons, a Chopin polonaise and nocturne, and a magnificent sonata by Samuel Barber, which
includes aspects of traditional American music.
Montgomery explains these composers share more than just birthdays; their compositions all share an affinity and reverence for
their mentor, J.S. Bach. “Chopin and Schumann revered Bach, and despite their apparent romanticism, weave many sub-texts
intricately into their compositions, à la Bach,” he says. “Barber concludes his Sonata with a wild fugue, again in the style of Bach,
but interspersed with American elements and an exhilarating pianistic bravura.”
Glen Montgomery is a highly respected musician who maintains an active career performing and teaching. In addition to his
faculty work, Montgomery also travels extensively, performing as a soloist and in collaboration with chamber musicians, such as
the Musaeus String Quartet. His recording with cellist Denis Brott of the Brahms sonatas on Analekta has received worldwide
acclaim. Montgomery has performed frequently on CBC and has recorded for Icelandic Radio and television, Belorus television,
and PBS radio in the United States. He has performed with symphony orchestras in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, San
Diego, Cincinnati, Winnipeg, among others. Recently, Montgomery performed at the international Festival of the Sound in Ontario.
Tickets for this special evening of music can be purchased at the University Box Office, Monday – Friday from 12:30-3:30pm or by
calling (403)-329-2616. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 senior/student.
Writer, Nancy Tousley, speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall on Nov. 22 at 12:00 noon
Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 22, 2010
Nancy Tousley is Critic in Residence at the Alberta College of Art & Design and an award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist
and independent curator. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for 30 years and has been a contributing editor to Canadian Art
magazine since 1986. Her reviews, interviews and feature articles have appeared in magazines such as Artscanada, Vanguard,
Parachute, Border Crossings and Canadian Art since the early 1970s. Her essays on artists have appeared in more than 30
public art gallery and museum catalogues.
Her work has been recognized by the Board of Governors of the Alberta College of Art and Design with its Award of Excellence
(1997), the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, which twice presented her with awards (1999 and 2001), for best curatorial writing
on contemporary art, and the Canadian Museums Association’s award for outstanding achievement in arts journalism (2002). She
was awarded the medal of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art in June, 2009.
Michelangelo Sabatino speaks in Architecture & Design Now on Nov. 22, 2010 in Rm
C610 at 6 pm
Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Arthur Erickson and the "New University"
Michelangelo Sabatino (Ph.D.) is Assistant Professor (and History-Theory Coordinator) at the Gerald D. Hines College of
Architecture, University of Houston. Sabatino is an architectural and cultural historian whose research and teaching focus
primarily on twentieth-century architecture and urbanism in Europe and North America. His publications have most recently
revolved around his quest to understand how (and why) political, social, economic, and artistic developments spurred a creative
dialogue between modernist architects working in Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, France, and Greece and the preindustrial vernacular traditions of their homelands. Along with his new sole-authored book entitled Pride in Modesty: Modernist
Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (2010) Sabatino recently co-edited (with Jean-François Lejeune) Modern
Architecture and the Mediterranean: Vernacular Dialogues and Contested Identities (2009).
Currently, Sabatino is working on a new book entitled Topographies: The Architecture and Urbanism of Arthur Erickson. This book
focuses primarily upon the urban approach and typological innovations that made Erickson’s work so influential in the 1960s and
1970s. In parallel to research and writing on Erickson, Sabatino is developing another book project drawing upon his ongoing
interest in the “primitive” and the vernacular tradition as it relates to the collision of urban and rural identities within the modernist
project.
Sabatino trained as an architect and architectural historian in Venice and Toronto. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at
Harvard University’s Department of the History of Art and Architecture and teaching one year at Yale University’s School of
Architecture he was appointed at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. Sabatino has received fellowships and grants from
the Canada Council, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Georgia O’Keefe Research Museum, the Houston
Architecture Foundation, the Japan Foundation, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
Canada. He has recently been appointed Visiting Scholar for 2010-2011 at the Canadian Centre for Architecture to complete his
manuscript on Arthur Erickson.
Ode to Joy - Beethoven’s Symphony #9
Date: Monday, November 22, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
Nov. 22, 8 pm, Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony and Vox Musica with soloists Janet Youngdahl, soprano; Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano; Blaine
Hendsbee, tenor; and George Evelyn, bass-baritone. Tickets: 403-329-7328. LSO
Music at Noon - Gwen Klassen, Elinor Lawson
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 5:15am - 6:30am
Location: University Recital Hall
Nov. 23
12:15 pm, University Recital Hall
Music at Noon presents - Gwen Klassen, flute (Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra); Elinor Lawson, piano. Admission is free.
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind
Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 1:00pm - Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:00pm
Location: University Theatre
A revelation of teenage truths, of sexual stirrings and adolescent angst experienced throughout history to present day, Frank
Wedekind’s wonderfully twisted tale Spring Awakening has it all. Spring Awakening is on the University Theatre stage Nov. 23 –
27 at 8 pm nightly.
Set in Victorian era Germany, this ‘children’s tragedy’ follows the escapades of Melchior, Moritz, Wendla and their young friends
who are experiencing their sexual awakening and becoming curious about their bodies, masturbation, each other and more. Their
teachers and parents, respectable adults, fight to keep these young people on the straight and narrow, with often hilarious and
disastrous results. While the characters struggle towards an uncertain future, several wither and fail to survive the awakening of
“spring.”
“At the time Spring Awakening was written in 1891, it was so outside the norm in both content and form that Wedekind faced
heavy scrutiny,” says Director Jay Whitehead. “With its candid inclusion of sex, masturbation, suicide, homosexuality and even
sado-masochism, the play was considered far too shocking for any government to allow it to be performed. Even 15 years later,
when it was finally staged, it was never done so uncensored. However, our production has censored none of Wedekind’s original
vision. “
“The play is poignantly relevant to our time,” he adds. “When sexual confusion and misguided notions of morality are leading
youth to put a gun in their mouth or jump off the George Washington Bridge, this play is as important as it ever was. I chose the
translation by award winning author, Jonathan Franzen because of his approach to the original text. Certainly this is a play with a
strong social conscience and the message resonated all the more packaged in the extremely dark comic sensibility of Franzen’s
translation. ”
With sets and costumes designed by MFA drama student, David Barrus, Spring Awakening promises to be a mesmerizing night of
theatre. “The set is unlike anything I’ve seen or worked with before, and the costumes, featuring a chorus of grotesquely masked
adult characters, fits beautifully with the weirdness of the overall production,” Whitehead says.
Dark yet funny, stunning yet inspirational, Spring Awakening is an absorbing and memorable play. Order your tickets at the
University Box Office Monday – Friday 12:30-3:30 pm, or call (403) 329-2616. Tickets are $15 Regular, $10 student/senior. Strong
subject matter and very mature content.
Multidisciplinary artist, Sonny Assu speaks in Art Now,12 noon on Nov 24, 2010
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 5:00am - 5:50am
Location: Recial Hall 12:00 noon on Nov 24, 2010
Sonny Assu (b.1975) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice encompasses painting, sculpture, installation and mixed media.
Regarded as among the vanguard of young Vancouver-artists working today, Assu was selected to participate in How Soon Is
Now, a recent survey show at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In merging Northwest Coast Aboriginal iconography and pop-culture
aesthetics, Assu challenges social values, redefines perceptions of Aboriginal art, and pushes the boundaries of contemporary
practice. Works by Assu explore the definition of complex personal histories, through consumer goods and pop culture.
Image: Hidden # 2: acrylic on panel
dimensions: 18” x 26”, 2010
http://sonnyassu.com/
The Big Show: Interactive Media
Date: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 8 pm, SU Ballroom
THE BIG SHOW
Thurs., Nov. 25, 2010
8 pm, U of L Students' Union Ballroom
Come one, come all to THE BIG SHOW sponsored by the New Media Students’ Society. Enjoy an evening of sight, sound and
imagination with student-generated interactive media. U of L Student Ballroom, Thur., Nov 25 at 8 pm.
Admission is free ~ Everyone welcome.
Painters, John Brown and Dagmar Dahle, will speak in Art Now, 12 noon Nov 26, 2010 in
the Recital Hall
Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 5:00am - 6:00am
Location: Recital Hall 12:00 noon Nov 26, 2010
Painting John Brown Painting
John Brown, regarded by many in the field to be one of Canada's greatest contemporary painters, has produced a prodigious
body of work in distinct sets of themes and approaches, including abstraction, figuration and drawing.
“Brown's beautiful paintings are the survivors of his own painting processes: He not only brushes pigment onto the big wooden
panels he works on, he also sands it off again. And grinds it away. And scrapes it down. And then adds more colour. He
sometimes turns the painting on its side, or upside down and works on it that way. And distresses it all over again. And on and on
until, somewhere down the line, Brown and the painting agree that enough is enough and the the process is over. You feel
sometimes that if he added one more pigmented molecule, the whole thing would collapse." Gary Michael Dault, The Globe and
Mail.
Brown graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and received a Bachelor of Arts, at the University of Guelph. His work
has been exhibited internationally and has been collected by the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Art Gallery of Ontario,
Toronto, Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, Claridge Collection, Montreal to mention a few. Attached image: Grimm Grimmbigger
Grimmless #5 1999–2001 Collection of Steve & Lynn Smart.
Dagmar Dahle is a visual artist and writer. Her artwork engages painting’s history; animals, nature and ecology; and
autobiography in relation to social history. A professor of painting in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge since
1997, she has recently exhibited at the Stride Gallery, Calgary (2009); Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery, Saskatchewan
(2008); the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge (2006); and akau, Toronto (2006). In 2011 her work will be included in Animal,
a group exhibition curated by Corinna Ghaznavi originating at Museum London (Ontario). Her creative prose piece, Painting John
Brown Painting was published in Ars Medica: A journal of medicine, the arts and humanities (University of Toronto Press, Spring
2010).
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Winds on the Moon
Date: Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Southminster United Church
The University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra, directed by Dr. Tom Staples, performs to elevated heights with their moon-inspired
concert, Winds on the Moon on November 26 at 8 pm in Southerminster United Church.
With a program that includes Introduction to the Moon by Libby Larsen, Spin Cycle by Scott Lindroth, Galilean Moons by Roger
Cichy, Moon by Night by Jonathan Newman, and Sleep by Eric Whitacre, this concert promises to be out of this world.
Tickets for this concert are available at the the door or from the University Box Office, Monday – Friday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm, or by
calling (403) 329-2616. Tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior.
Vancouver designer, Michelle Biggar, speaks in Architecture and Design Now, Nov 29 at
6 pm in Room C610
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Room C 610 at 6:00 pm
Michelle Biggar is a principal of McFarland, Green Biggar and studied at the Queensland University of Technology graduating with
a Bachelor of Built Environment Interior Design. Biggar’s practice spans from Australia to the United Kingdom eventually bring her
to Canada with selected projects in Brisbane, London, Covent Garden, Edmonton and Vancouver.
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