Arts Buzz: January 22, 2018 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: January 22, 2018 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: January 22, 2018

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: what could be better than books, art and some food for thought? We have it all this week! 

ARTS & CULTURE

Alcuin Awards ~ To promote a wider appreciation of books, design and reading, the Alcuin Society offers the only national competition that recognizes and celebrates fine book design in Canada. An exhibit featuring these award-winning books runs from January 23 to February 10, in the FAB Gallery. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25, from 7—10 p.m. Read more here

Angela Marino exhibit ~ Feeling the Flesh of the Other is the final presentation of Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidate Angela Marino. Influenced by her mother’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis, her artwork portrays the fear of death, decay and the passage of time as impacted by MS. January 23 – February 10, FAB Gallery. Opening Reception: Thursday, January 25 from 7—10 p.m. Read more here

BUZZWORTHY EVENTS

Book Launch ~ The Department of History and Classics invites you to a book launch for Searching for Mary Schäffer: Women Wilderness Photography (University of Alberta Press), by Colleen Skidmore, this Wednesday, January 24, from 12—1 p.m., 2-58 Tory Building. 

Guest Lecture ~ Join the China Institute and the Prince Takamado Japan Centre for Teaching and Research at this exciting presentation – The Prospects for Improved Sino-Japanese Relations Following the 19th Party Congress – with leading Japanese thinker on Chinese politics and policies, Yasuhiro Matsuda. Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. in the Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), room E1-017. More information here

Sociology Lecture ~ The Department of Sociology is pleased to present guest lecturer, Olli Pyyhtinen (University of Tampere, Finland) this Friday, January 26, from 3—4:30 p.m. His lecture, Rethinking Scales: A Theoretical Intervention in Methods, will take place in Humanities Centre 2-11. Pyyhtinen’s work intersects social theory, philosophy, science and technology studies, economic sociology, and the study of art. All welcome!

THIS AND THAT

K-POP revisited! ~ The University of Alberta’s blog YouAlberta posted a wonderful article about last November’s Korean Speech Contest and K-POP Singing & Dancing contest, which includes a high-five to the Korean language and culture studies program in East Asian Studies! Read the full article here

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