When artist and UAlberta alumna Carly Greene (’12 BFA) was trying to think of a visual metaphor for the university experience, she took her inspiration from an unexpected source: science fiction.
On September 19-20, Greene will be on-site in the Tuck Shop Tent at Alumni Weekend leading a “Meteorite Makers Space” — a participatory art installation where meteorites serve as symbols of students past and present.
“Like meteorites, we have all been pulled to the U of A by the influences and forces that surround us,” she explains. “It’s interesting to think that we have moved along different trajectories that have intersected at this very specific place, for a brief point in time.”
Greene will work with students and alumni to create cardboard meteorites that can then be taken away from the tent, or “return to orbit,” as guests set off on their own trajectories once again.
The Faculty of Arts is proud to present the Work of Arts showcase, a vibrant assortment of the work of students, alumni, creators and researchers
The Makers Space isn’t the only unique feature of the Tuck Shop Tent this year. On Friday, September 19, the Faculty of Arts is proud to present the Work of Arts showcase, a vibrant assortment of the work of students, alumni, creators and researchers.
Hosted by local author Jason Lee Norman (’06 BA), who currently serves as Writer in Residence for the Edmonton Public Library, the Work of Arts stage will feature an eclectic line-up of musicians, writers and researchers in two afternoon time slots at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Each showcase will feature a different line-up of performers and presenters, including:
- Singer-songwriter Dana Wylie (’14 BA) performing songs from her recent CD The Sea and Sky
- Deborah Ramkhelawan and Bruce Cinnamon, recent graduates from the Creative Writing program in the Department of English & Film Studies, reading works from the student literary magazine Glass Buffalo. Glass Buffalo was named 2014 Best New Magazine at the Alberta Magazine Awards and recently received a Best New Magazine nomination from the Western Magazine Awards
- Professor Sean Gouglas talking about the new massive open online course Understanding Video Games, which explores what games can teach us about culture, gender, sex and violence
- A dance piece inspired by the life of Marie Antoinette, choreographed by history student Taylor Kiryluik
- And much more!
To learn more about Alumni Weekend, click here.