Arts Buzz: March 6, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: March 6, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: March 6, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: winter has returned, but fear not! We have many lectures, events and shows to entertain (and maybe distract?) you this week!

ARTS & CULTURE

› The Gateway previews printmaker Angela Snieder’s MFA show Obscura, currently on display at the FAB Gallery until March 18. 

› Come see the critically-acclaimed New Blood, a theatrical work that incorporates poetry, traditional Blackfoot music and dance, contemporary dance and the music of Peter Gabriel to tell the story of Vincent Yellow Old Woman, a residential school survivor who became the chief of the Siksika Nation. Tuesday, March 7,  7 – 9:30 p.m., Timms Centre. Purchase tickets here.  

› As part of the Visual Art and Design Forum’s Winter 2017 Speaker Series, the Department of Art & Design invites you to sculptor Jude Griebel, who will present a talk on Crafting Ruin this Thursday, March 9, 5:15 in FAB 2-20.

BUZZWORTHY EVENTS

› TODAY! The Faculty of Arts and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to the 2017 Celebration of Research! Seven researchers will offer fast-paced, thought-provoking presentations that demonstrate how exploring social, cultural, creative and disciplinary intersections reveal and contribute to the public good. Program at 3:30 p.m., Reception at 4:30 p.m. Timms Centre for the Arts. 

Sound Studies Initiative is pleased to invite you to an upcoming @ Noon event: “Classic Canadian Songs: Sam Gesser and Folkways Recordings“, this Wednesday, March 8 from 12 – 1 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts Building. All are welcome!

› The Departments of Political Science, Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, Drama and History & Classics invite you to “On the Wall: Latin American Immigrants and the Trump Administration” roundtable discussion Wednesday, March 8 from 12 – 1 p.m., Student Lounge, Arts. 

› The Association of Graduate Anthropology Students (AGAS) is hosting the 25th Annual Richard Frucht Memorial Lecture Series in honour of the late Richard Frucht from March 8 to 10. Public Lecture: I’m not a Citizen; I’m an Indian; The Cultural Entailments of First Nations Citizenship, Wednesday, March 8,  7 – 8:00 p.m., Telus 150. Departmental Lecture: Time and the sovereign other: Spatial temporal entailments of the Yukon land claim agreements, Friday, March 10,  1:30-2:30 p.m., Tory Lecture-B2.

› The Department of Political Science invites you to their Distinguished Annual Lecture by Sirma Bilge (University of Montreal), on the topic of Neoliberalism, Intersectionality and Feminism: Dissenting Knowledges in Research and Teaching. Thursday, March 9, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Tory 1-93

› The Canadian Literature Centre is once again honoured to host its flagship event, the 11th installment of the CLC Kreisel Lecture with the visit of award-winning and twice Giller-shortlisted author Heather O’Neill. She will be speaking on: My Education. On unusual muses and mentors. And how I had to teach myself everything in order to cross the class divide. Thursday, March 9,  7:30 p.m., The Timms Centre for the Arts. 

› The Institute for Public Economics and the Department of Economics is pleased to announce that Professor Emi Nakamura, associate professor of Business and Economics, Columbia University, will deliver the 22nd Annual Eric J. Hanson Memorial Lecture on Thursday, March 9 from 4 – 6 p.m., Humanities L-1. A reception will follow. Professor Nakamura’s topic is “How do Macroeconomists Measure the Effects of Monetary and Fiscal Policy?” 

› The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) presents its 51st Annual Shevchenko Lecture: The Global (Dis)Order and Ukraine by Bohdan Krawchenko (University of Central Asia, Kyrgyz Republic). Friday, March 10,  7 p.m., 2-115 Education North. Click here for more information.

INDIGENIZING ARTS

› Artist talk: Disabled by design: non-visual and Indigenous experience and aesthetic interventions in art galleries and museums, with Carmen Papalia & David Garneau. Friday, March 10 at  5:15 p.m., Fine Arts Building 2-20. This event is co-hosted by the “Creative Conciliations” research project (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) and the Department of Art & Design.

THIS & THAT

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video series featuring the fascinating research of their academic staff, Ted Bishop went to the Special Collections Library to look for a book on ink – there wasn’t one. So, he decided to write one. The results of his research took him into a direction he didn’t expect. Check out this video to learn why “the digital builds hunger for the actual” on modernist literature, print culture history and creative nonfiction:

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