Arts Buzz: November 28, 2016 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: November 28, 2016 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: November 28, 2016

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: NFB’s 1965 Leonard Cohen doc is screened, the bells are jingling in central Europe and we introduce the next video in our alumni profile series. 


› From Tuesday, November 29 to Saturday, December 3, Latitude Gallery will host A Kind of Space showcasing work done by the senior-level intermedia class in Art & Design, including Isabelle Kuzio, Jacob Dutton, Jessa Gillespie, Vivian Trinh, Michael McInnis, Courtney Stevens, Mitchell Chalifoux, Ange Kindrachuck, Chaisi Glover, Brad Fehr and Leila Plouffe. Opening reception: Thursday, Dec 1, 7-10 p.m. at Latitude 53 Gallery. 

› Danisha Bhaloo (’07, Criminology) is the focus of our third alumni video, showcasing some of the great careers our alumni are pursuing. Bhaloo shares her experience growing up in poverty and tells how a scholarship from Big Brothers Big Sisters enabled her to attend the Faculty of Arts.



› Strong, but thought-provoking words from our Indigenous student blogger Tarene Thomas on the environment and the global economy – It’s All One Big House of Cards.  


leonard-cohen-doc-posterfolkwaysAlive! presents a free film screening of the National Film Board 1965 documentary “Ladies and Gentleman…Mr. Leonard Cohen” on Wednesday, November 30 at noon. 3-47 Old Arts/Convocation Hall.  Directed by Donald Brittain and Don Owen, this portrait in film presents Cohen (as it says on the back of the DVD) “as the voice of the questing, hedonistic, pre-feminist sixties.” folkwaysAlive!’s own Dana Wylie will open the event with a tribute in song. 

› The second event in the 2016/17 Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Series – “Emblems and Literary Pictorialism in Simiaon Polacki’s Early Verse – the Role of Serendipity in Research” – by Peter A. Rolland, takes place Monday, November 28 at 3 p.m. Senate Chamber, Old Arts.

› On Tuesday, November 29, support student mental health by participating in the third annual University of Alberta Giving Day. This one-day campaign will raise funds to support student wellness and mental health during stressful times. Read how you can help here

› The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is pleased to invite you to their annual Christmas concert. Silent Night is an afternoon of the music and carols of Central Europe, featuring local Central European community choirs, dancers and classical musicians. It takes place Sunday, December 11 at 3 p.m. in Convocation Hall. Admission is FREE with a donation to the Campus Food Bank, so please remember to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation.



›Political Science’s Janine Brodie shines a light on women working behind-the-scenes in politics in Carleton University’s 75 Most Distinguished Alumni feature profile.

›Time flies when you’re having fun! Congratulations to our long-time Faculty of Arts employees celebrating 25-45 years of service, including: 


› There will be a Virtual Open House for prospective University of Alberta/Faculty of Arts students on Tuesday, November 29. Students will be able to log on anytime between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. MST, and will be able to ask questions during those times. Registration is required!


› Once again, Undergraduate Student Services is hosting the Toasty Toes Sock Drive with a goal of collecting 2016 pairs of socks for the clients of the Bissell Centre! Drop off your new socks or non-perishable food items to the USS Office in 1-17 Humanities by Friday, December 9.

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