This week in Arts Buzz: it’s the calm before the storm until the summer festivals begin. But fear not, there’s still plenty to see and do!
Please note, Arts Buzz has moved to a bi-weekly format for the summer. Look for our next Arts Buzz on June 19.
ARTS & CULTURE
› What can art bring to emotionally-charged debates around vaccination? Canadian Art magazine takes a look at the global exhibition, ”<Immune Nations>”, featuring Sean Caulfield and Natalie Loveless from the Department of Art & Design. Read the full article here.
› Do you have collections of arrowheads and stone tools? Learn more about your artifacts at the local Stones & Bones Event on June 11, where you will have the opportunity to meet University of Alberta archeologists, paleontologists and field school students. Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mattheis Ranch, Rangeland Research Institute (25 km north of Duchess, AB). The event is being hosted by the UAlberta Institute of Prairie Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts.
› Grad student Stuart Sladden, who is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting under Leonard Ratzlaff, is the Music Director for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, running June 16-24 at L’UniThéâtre (8627 91 St.). Although he’s conducted many successful operas and choral groups, Carousel will be Stuart’s debut as a director for musical theatre. Presented by Foote in the Door Productions, tickets for this classic musical are available through Tix on the Square and and Eventbrite.
› ICYMI: Ted Bishop will be inducted into the City of Edmonton’s Hall of Fame at the Salute to Excellence event on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre. Bishop is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies and the author of The Social Life of Ink, a 2015 Governor General’s Award in Nonfiction finalist.
› ICYMI: The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories conference takes place June 8 to 10. The conference is intended for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from all walks of life including publishers, editors, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, academics, translators, artists, librarians and students. Keynote speakers include: Marie Wilson, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; Armand Garnet Ruffo, filmmaker, writer and poet; Richard Van Camp, storyteller and author; and Patti Laboucane-Benson, Métis-Ukrainian, researcher, video producer and author. Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 10 at 3:15 p.m. More information and registration details here.
THIS & THAT
› For many Canadians, answering the question “What am I?” is no easy task. For Joyce Yu (’07 BA, ’15 MA), it’s life in the hyphen. Read the full story here.
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