Arts Buzz: April 24, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: April 24, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: April 24, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: as the snow continues to fall (and fall), cast your eyes away from the slush toward the art-filled week ahead.  Please note, Arts Buzz will move to a bi-weekly format for the summer. Look for our next Arts Buzz May 8. 


› The first phase of discussion about the faculty’s mission, vision and values is now complete. We are now moving on to phase two, focusing on the faculty’s strategic goals over the next five years. Make sure to share your opinions about our proposed goals through this online survey, which will be available until Sunday, April 30. To view the second academic strategic planning town hall, click here.  

Hope and Fear is a collective response to the “turned world” in the form of an exhibition of artworks from the University of Alberta and the Portage College’s Art & Design departments. Many issues are confronted, from climate change to gender inequality, from the changes in oil production in Alberta to police corruption to the rise of “alternative facts.” April 8 – May 31, Rutherford Library Galleria.

› BFA Acting students Marc Ludwig and Alex Dawkins (two cast members of the recent Studio Theatre play Bright Burning by Colleen Murphy) tell you why you should go see a play. 

› Last week to see the BFA Grad class of 2017 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. 

› With the support of the Faculty of Arts and the Department of Philosophy, Eurekamp is a summer program that provides nine themed programs for youth entering Grades 1-9 which aims to develop campers’ ability to think critically, creatively and collaboratively about interesting and provocative issues. Learn more about Eurekamp programs by viewing their 2017 Eurekamp brochure, or by looking at their programs page. Want to see what camp is about? View this 90 second video for campers, a four minute video for parents, or the longer nine minute overview of Philosophy for Children. Register your campers! now! Early bird price until  April 30.


Eurekamp camper


› You are invited to Reimagining Creative Economy: Transnational Histories, Local Practices, Regional Struggles workshop, which will gather an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists and activists to dialogue about transformative creative practices neglected by multilateral and governmental policies. Thursday, April 27 to Saturday, April 29. See the event website for more details.

›  Please join Community Service-Learning (CSL) for their Strategic Planning Town Hall this Friday, April 28, 11:30 – 1 p.m., Humanities Centre 429 (4th floor, access via elevator near Undergrad Student Centre). A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to Please read the CSL Discussion Document and/or contribute to the discussion through an Online Interactive Survey.

›  Around the World 2017: Digital Media in a Post-Truth Era Worldwide Online Conference takes place Thursday, May 4 from  7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Around the World Conference, organized by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. The conference will be live-streamed world-wide and archived after the event. Public reception and live screening: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,  Arts (Student) Lounge, Arts & Convocation Hall. Click here for more information and the schedule.


› FYI, the Hanson Fitness and Lifestyle Centre will be closed May 1 to 22 to allow for warranty repairs on the fitness centre floor. There will be no access to the centre during this time, with apologies for any inconvenience. 

› In the next Department of English and Film Studies short video showcasing the research of their academic staff, we feature Cecily Devereux’s work on 19th Century, Gender, Race and Mobility. Erotic dancers in the 19th century – what do they mean for the role of women at this time? What particular kinds of meanings do those undressed bodies produce? Find out more by watching this video:



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