Arts Buzz: January 23, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: January 23, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: January 23, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: a packed week ahead, with two new FABulous FAB gallery openings and a series of hot-button events, starting with, you guessed it – Trump.  


› Don’t miss Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies professor Daniel LaForest, who will be speaking at TEDxUAlberta event Feb 25.  

Daniel LaForest TEDxUAlberta

› Two great new exhibits have opened in the FAB Gallery: The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design exhibit showcasing award-winning book designs in eight categories: Children’s, Limited Editions, Pictorial, Poetry, Prose Fiction, Prose Non-fiction, Prose Non-fiction Illustrated and Reference. FAB Gallery, from January 17 to February 11; and, Adrian Emberley’s final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting – “mingled with all kinds of colours”, where he explores the connections and meaning between nature, observed reality and abstraction. FAB Gallery from January 19 to February 11.

› The Department of Art and Design Winter 2017 Visual Art and Design Forum  Speaker Series welcomes Scott Rogers – Between Nonesuch Place. Thursday, January 26 at 5:15 p.m. in FAB 2-20. 

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› TODAY! Please join the Department of History and Classics for a roundtable discussion – Historians and the Trump presidency. Speakers include David Marples, Jaymie Heilman, Ryan Dunch, Jane Samson, Susan Smith, Ken Moure and Andrew Ede. Monday, January 23 from 12-1 p.m., Tory 2-58. 

› The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE) and Sound Studies Initiative are pleased to invite you to an upcoming @ Noon event: Mobilities, Interconnections and Identity: (Re)defining Musical Ties in the Burkina Faso Mennonite Church, Wednesday, January 25 from noon-1 p.m., 3-47 Old Arts Building. All are welcome!

 Join the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) on Wednesday, January 25 at 12 p.m. for the first Brown Bag Lunch Reading of 2017 featuring Diana Davidson. The author of Pilgrimage will be reading in the Student Lounge of the Old Arts Building. 

› The Queer Colourline of Citizenship: #BlackLivesMatter, Mourning, and the Politics of Queer Disidentifications is the first winter term talk in the Department of Political Science’s 2016-2017 speaker series, “Power Moves: Politics, Identities and Relations in Settler Societies.” Thursday, January 26 from 3:30-5 p.m., Tory 1-93. 

› The Edmonton Society of the Archaeological Institute of America [AIA] in conjunction with the Department of History and Classics is pleased to announce the third of its 2016-2017 evening lectures – Plato’s Eye and Our Brain: Human Responses to Greek ArtThursday, January 26th, at 7 p.m. in Tory Breezeway 1. 

Hardiman Poster Jan 2017

› Please join the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) for the Annual Bohdan Bociurkiw Memorial LectureOrthodox Pilgrimages to the Holy City of Kyiv in the Long Nineteenth Century, featuring guest speaker Christine D. Worobec (Northern Illinois University). Friday, January 27 at 7 p.m., 3-58 Pembina Hall. 

› The Kule Folklore Centre is hosting their next Folklore Lunch talk this Friday, January 27 from 12-1:00 p.m., 250 Arts. Natalia Kononenko’s presentation is entitled Stories of the Unquiet Dead: Negotiating Ritual Change on the Prairies. 

› The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to invite you to the first lecture in the Winter 2017 Feminist Research Speaker Series, Liquid Gold & Feminist Killjoys: Commodifying Maternal Care in Affective Economies of Human Milk Exchange, presented by Robyn Lee (Sociology).  Friday, January 27 from 3-4:30 p.m., 3-26 Arts and Convocation Hall.


› As part of International Week, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies presents Indigenous languages in the 21st century: stories from around the world on Tuesday, January 31 from 3:30 to 4:50 p.m.


› In this post from our Work of Arts blog, Economics/Psychology major Radha Saika discusses how labels are so…old school.

› Italy for the intellectually curious traveller! We invite all alumni and friends of the University of Alberta to join us for nine days of academic discussion and adventures abroad! Professors of the Faculty of Arts’ School in Cortona, Italy will guide you through a fascinating and intimate exploration of central Italy. The ancient and medieval town of Cortona serves as the stage throughout the nine-day tour. Register by Saturday, April 1, 2017 for this unique and enriching experience

Italian Mosaic

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