Arts Buzz: October 17, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: October 17, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: October 17, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: CIUS turns 40, a series of musical performances and lectures to warm your snow-filled imaginations, and a new category – Indigenizing Arts –  makes its debut!


› The Department of Art & Design is hosting its fourth and fifth speakers in their Fall 2016 Visual Art and Design Forum. Laura Prins will present Wednesday, Oct 19, on “Artistic Madness: Van Gogh in his last 18 months,” and Alison Norlen will present Thursday, October 20 on her large scale installation and intermedia art practice. Both talks start at 5:15 in FAB 2-20.

› ICYMI: Studio Theatre’s 2016/17 season opened with God’s Ear by Jenny Schwartz on October 13, and continues until Saturday, October 22.

›  LitFest: Edmonton’s Nonfiction Festival is celebrating 10 years of nonfiction, and the Canadian Literature Centre is turning 10, too! So they’re throwing a party featuring contributors from Ten Canadian Writers in Context. Come meet a bevy of special literati and guests, hosted by Curtis Gillespie (’85 BA).


› In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s (TRC) findings, the Faculty of Arts is launching an ongoing series of activities designed to encourage members of the Faculty of Arts to engage with and enact the TRC’s Calls to Actions. Truth and Reconciliation, Good Relations, and Indigenizing the Academy is a three-day event from October 19-21, featuring keynote speake Marie Wilson, Commissioner, Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada on Wednesday, October 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Telus 150. Please RSVP here.


› As part of the Truth and Reconciliation, Good Relations, and Indigenizing the Academy events, there will be a film screening of  Journey Toward Reconciliation, a documentary filmed by Indigenous students throughout the TRC’s journey. Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m in Telus 150.

› The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies invites you to a lecture by Robert Nichols this Friday, titled “Stolen Land: The Recursive Logic of Colonial Dispossession“. Friday, October 21, 3-4:30 p.m. in Humanities Centre L2.

› Announcing the 3rd Annual MÂMAWAPOWIN/TI TÂGA OREZUICHIYE Gathering About First Nations – a public event celebrating aspects of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples’ history, which begins Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 a.m., Royal Alberta Museum Theatre (Glenora location).


›  In cooperation with the  2016-2017 Modern Language & Cultural Studies Lecture Series and the Ukrainian Language Education Centre (ULEC), please join us for The Catalan School: A Framework for Multilingualism with Mònica Pereña i Pérez. Wednesday, October 19, 3-4:30 p.m., Senate Chamber (3rd floor), Old Arts.


› folkwaysAlive! is pleased to invite you to “Between Two Gramophones: Conversations with Cultural Advocates — Philip Muz”. This inaugural event of a new folkwaysAlive! series in which we converse with local champions of grassroots culture features Philip Muz, the former proprietor of beloved music venue,The ARTery, and current owner/operator of The Aviary. Wednesday, October 19, 12 – 1 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts

› Noon hour organ recital, Wednesday, October 19 in Convocation Hall. Organists Cari Astleford and Marnie Giesbrecht perform works by JS Bach, Denis Bedard, Franz Liszt and Max Roger. Admission is free.

› The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies invites you to their 2nd annual Milan Dimić Lectures in Comparative Literature. Professor David Damrosch, Harvard University, will deliver his lecture, “Debating World Literature: Problems of Language, Context, and Politics” on Thursday, October 20, 4:30-5:50 p.m. (followed by a reception). L-1, Humanities Centre.


› The world-renowned Indian musician Sarod player Rajeev Taranath will be in Edmonton on Saturday, October 22. He has kindly agreed to provide a workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 2-28 Fine Arts Building.  That evening, he will perform a concert –  7 p.m. at the Royal Alberta Museum (12845 – 102 Ave NW).

› The Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to Open Minds: A Celebration of Social Sciences and Humanities Research. This year’s event will take place November 1, 4-5 p.m. Telus Centre 150. Make sure to RSVP!

› We invite all alumni and friends of the University of Alberta to join us for Italian Mosaic: Tuscany & Umbria – nine days of academic discussion and adventures in Italy! Tour Director Helena Fracchia and professors of the Faculty of Arts’ School in Cortona, Italy will guide you through a fascinating and intimate exploration of central Italy. Registration is now open!


cius-teaser› Happy 40th Anniversary to the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS)! Read more about their impressive accomplishments here.


› Our Student Voices blog series has resumed, which features the experiences and viewpoints of current Arts students. This week, read how stereotypes prevent progress, according to our new Indigenous student blogger, Tarene Thomas.

› Former PM Kim Campbell was right to call Donald Trump a sexual predator, says Lise Gotell, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts, in this recent article from UAlberta News.

› Stats and Snacks! Drop in to chat with the friendly staff at the Population Research Lab! FREE consultation for applied social science projects on Wednesday afternoons, 2–4 pm, October 12, 19 and 26.

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