Arts Buzz: February 21, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: February 21, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: February 21, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s Reading Week, but there are still plenty of things to see and do! 


› Two new exhibitions will be opening at the FAB Gallery this week: Obscura by Angela Snieder explores the possibility that spaces can foster experiences of deep contemplation and insight, enabling introspective observation. disPOSSESSION by Miriam Rudolph addresses the issues of agribusiness models in developing countries, the ensuing environmental consequences of the expansion of soy and beef production, as well as connected Indigenous land rights and peasant food sovereignty issues. These exhibitions are the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking. February 21 – March 18 | FAB Gallery.

Obscura, Angela Snieider

› Varied Piano Solo Music: From Obscure Gems to Recognized Masterpieces – a very personal and out-of-the-ordinary program of works by Kraus, Beethoven and Debussy. Performed by Department of Music professor Jacques Després. Friday, March 3 at  8 p.m., Convocation Hall.
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› Don’t miss Daniel Laforest, acting director of the University of Alberta’s Canadian Literature Centre, who will be speaking at the TEDxUAlberta 2017 event on Saturday, Feb 25. 

› The Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies presents their first Central European Talk of 2017: Visions and Mimics: Interwar Architectural Modernism in Budapest, with Zsolt Miklósvölgyi, PhD Candidate in Literary and Cultural Studies, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest. Thursday, March 2 from 3-4 p.m. in the Senate Chamber, Arts Building.

› The Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) group is pleased to present (along with co-sponsor Department of Political Science) their next public talk: Islam, Gender & Feminist Hermeneutics with Asma Afsaruddin, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in the School of Global and International Studies, Indiana University.  Friday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m., 150 Telus Centre.

› The Faculty of Arts and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) invite you to the 2017 Celebration of Research! Seven researchers will offer fast-paced and thought-provoking presentations that demonstrate how exploring social, cultural, creative and disciplinary intersections reveal and contribute to the public good. Monday, March 6. Program at 3:30 p.m., Reception at 4:30 p.m. at the Timms Centre for the Arts. 



› Edmonton has always been home to Darryl Boessenkool (’87 BA, Economics). The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Oilers Entertainment Group  says the hard working and community-minded character of the city where he was born and raised defines who he is as a person, and as a businessman. Read more about Darryl’s journey here.  

› The Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (OIS) has started to create podcasts! First up, The Jewish Exodus from Morocco, in which masters student Nakita Valerio discusses her thesis on the Jewish Exodus from Morocco in the mid-20th century.

› International student blogger Meijun Chen experiences an Edmonton winter for the first time.

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