This week in Arts Buzz: ‘Tis the season and things are quieting down on campus – but fear not! We’ve got you covered with events and news from around the Arts community!
ARTS & CULTURE
› Artist Recital & Masterclass ~ You are cordially invited to a concert featuring violinist Janusz Wawrowski (Chopin University of Music, Warsaw), Wednesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall. The program will include modern solo works from his award-winning CD “Sequenza” (Warner Classics) and historical violin duets – notably by Polish violinists Duranowski and Wieniawski, with Guillaume Tardif. There will also be a Violin Masterclass, Thursday, December 14 from 10 a.m.– 12 p.m., Studio 2-7, Fine Arts Building. Free Admission.
› Canada 150 Design ~ In honour of Canada 150, students in Design 593: The Practice of Graphic Design were tasked with creating illustrations of people they believed had made an important contribution to Canadian society. Check out their amazing work here.
› Images of Faith, Hope and Beauty ~ Don’t forget to check out the Kule Folklore Centre’s new exhibit, entitled Images of Faith, Hope and Beauty, featuring Ukrainian Canadian icons and iconostases from national and international collections. December 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018, West Gallery, Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Avenue).
THIS AND THAT
› Amir Khadem won UAlberta’s top doctoral award at last month’s convocation – the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Khadem chose Canada — and specifically, the University of Alberta — because, as an Iranian citizen, he noticed how Canadian society at large accommodates cultural differences, and the Transnational and Comparative Literatures program offered the freedom to work on what interested him. Read his story here.
› Political science adjunct professor John McCoy and his class on terrorism in the modern world have created a video meant to question racist assumptions about Islam and refugees that could lead to violent action. Read the story here, and watch the video here:
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