Arts Buzz: December 4, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: December 4, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: December 4, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: we go north with Ibsen’s Doll House and the International Mountain Festival, south with the Indian Music Ensemble, and all points in between!

ARTS & CULTURE

› Doll House ~ Don’t miss Studio Theatre’s production of Henrik Ibsen’s Doll House, re-framed and re-imagined in 1950s America by Beau Coleman. November 30–December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee Thursday, December 7 at 12:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  

BUZZWORTHY EVENTS

 Early Modern Salzburg ~ Today! As part of the University of Alberta’s International Mountain Day Festival, please join us for a talk, “Mountainous Territory: Early Modern Salzburg in the History of the Alps”, and a tour of the Salzburg Collection in the Peel Library, with History & Classics professor Joseph Patrouch. Monday, December 4,  2:30 – 4 p.m., Senate Chamber, Arts Building.

› Eric J. Hanson Memorial Lecture 2017The Department of Economics welcomes Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley), who will be speaking on “The Changing Economics of Electricity Markets” on Tuesday, December 5, 4-6 p.m., Humanities Centre L1. Reception to follow. More information here

 Images of Faith, Hope and Beauty ~ The Kule Folklore Centre, in partnership with the Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta, is pleased to launch a 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). 

Image: Concept drawing for the iconostasis in St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral -Artist – Wadym Dobrolige

Arctic Circlings ~ On the fifth day of the International Mountain Day Festival, English and Film Studies’ Professor Emeritus Dianne Chisholm will speak to the politics and aesthetics of combining landscape photography and prose poetry, before proceeding to her slide show and poetry reading. Arctic Circlings features photographic meditations on “the Arctic” – what it is and what it is becoming – drawn from recent travels in Greenland, Iceland, northern Canada, northern Norway, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Friday, December 8, from 4 – 5:30 p.m., Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC) 1-003.

Raag Rang: Colors of Raga ~ The University of Alberta’s Indian Music Ensemble invites you to a concert celebrating Indian music. Students will be performing with a number of instrumentalists and singers, including Ravi Joshi, Shruti Nair, Sharmila Mathur and Subash Giri.  Saturday, December 9 at 7 p.m. Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building. Admission is free. 

 Silent Night Christmas Concert ~ Each December, the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies hosts a benefit concert in support of the UAlberta Campus Food Bank. Bringing together Central European community choirs from around Alberta, as well as distinguished classical musicians, this yearly holiday concert is designed to warm the spirit and fill the Hall with the sounds of Christmastime in Central Europe. Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate will be served, along with an array of Austrian Christmas cookies. Seating is first-come, first-served and donations (non-perishable food items or cash) to the CFB in place of an admission fee are gratefully accepted! (And don’t miss the Wirth’s Institute’s next Central European Cafe #4 on Friday, December 8 from 2 – 3:30 p.m., featuring a festive St. Nicholas/Christmas-themed cafe with Christmas sweets, Austrian-style pastries, coffee, and tea. Student Lounge, Arts.) 

 THIS AND THAT

› Toasty Toes! ~ The Arts Undergraduate Student Services Office (USS) is inviting all departments to once again participate in our Toasty Toes Sock Drive. Their goal is to collect over 2017 pairs of new socks that will be donated to the Bissell Centre for those in need. As part of this initiative, USS is hosting a holiday movie night featuring perennial holiday favourite, Home Alone, this Thursday, Dec 7, Humanities L-1. Entrance is by donation, so please bring a pair of new socks for someone in need! 

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