Arts Buzz: April 18, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: April 18, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: April 18, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it’s a short week, but we’re not short on events to keep you warm and stimulated as April showers give way to winter’s last (we hope) breath!


› The 2017-22 Faculty of Arts Academic Strategic Plan TOWN HALL #2 will take place Thursday, April 20 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in Tory Breezeway 1 (look for directional signage between Tory and Business). Now that the first stage of discussion about the faculty’s mission, vision and values is complete, we are moving on to stage two, focusing on prioritizing the faculty’s strategic goals over the next five years. Also, make sure to take our next online survey.  Your opinion counts!



› Join the BFA Grad class of 2017 in celebrating the opening of their year-end exhibition. The title of the exhibition, Between Us, speaks to the confessional exchange between an artist and the person who his/her work engages. This title also highlights the collective experience of the graduating class. April 18-29, at FAB Gallery. Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 7 – 10:30 p.m.

› The Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) & the Edmonton Poetry Festival invite you to their Brown Bag Lunch: Expanding Horizons, Wednesday, April 19, from 12 – 1 p.m., Student’s Lounge, Old Arts. Hosted by English and Film Studies poetry professor Christine Stewart.

› The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is delighted to host a lecture by Chris Beasley of the University of Adelaide. “What Matters in Social Change?: The Uncertain Significance of Caring” will take place Thursday, April 20 from 3 – 4:30 p.m., Assiniboia Hall 1-26.

› The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) invites you to their upcoming lecture, “Fighting for the Homeland from Afar: The Ukrainian Diaspora after Euromaidan”, with guest speaker Ivan Kozachenko. Thursday, April 20 from 7 – 8:30 p.m., Pembina Hall, 3-58.


› Congratulations to Richard Van Camp, former Writer in Residence (2011-12), who has just been awarded the REVEAL Indigenous Art Award. These inaugural awards recognize 150 Indigenous artists in a variety of fields, with each recipient receiving $10,000. Read more about Richard in this CBC profile.  


› Did you know that Robert Clark – the Edmonton Oilers anthem singer – is an Arts grad? Robert received his BMus from the University of Alberta Department of Music in 2006. With the advent of the hockey playoffs and Robert’s notoriety on the rise, the Edmonton Journal wrote this fun profile of our very talented alum!

› Check out these beautiful creations (some of which are from our own Arts students) from the Images of Research competition and exhibition! This innovative program challenges graduate students to capture, share and present the essence of their research in one image.

› At their annual CSLebration event on Thursday, April 13, Community Service-Learning (CSL) celebrated their wonderful students, instructors, community partners and supporters who make CSL happen! Check out the Facebook photo album here

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video showcasing the research of their academic staff, we feature Julie Rak. What do “ordinary people” think, do, say and write about their lives? Julie Rak’s research, “other voices matter,” studies the connection between the local and the global world:

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