Bringing the work of Arts to life | Work of Arts
Bringing the work of Arts to life | Work of Arts

Bringing the work of Arts to life

The Faculty of Arts is bringing a unique line-up of entertainment to the Tuck Shop Tent during this year’s Alumni Weekend festivities

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.

meteoritesOn 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.

danawyliephotoHosted 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:

To learn more about Alumni Weekend, click here.


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  • Carly Greene is one of our Outstanding recent BFA graduates who has done several major transitory installations, and a major piece at Franconia Sculpture Park in Minnesota, her sensitivity for material makes her one of the few people who can actually perform alchemy with substance, often turning lead into gold, or in this case scraps of cardboard into art. I certainly encourage ALL faculty and students to go over and see what she has done as soon as it is available to do so!!!!!!

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