Arts Buzz: June 5, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: June 5, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: June 5, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz:  it’s the calm before the storm until the summer festivals begin. But fear not, there’s still plenty to see and do!

Please note, Arts Buzz has moved to a bi-weekly format for the summer. Look for our next Arts Buzz on June 19. 


› What can art bring to emotionally-charged debates around vaccination? Canadian Art magazine takes a look at the global exhibition, ”<Immune Nations>”, featuring Sean Caulfield and Natalie Loveless from the Department of Art & Design. Read the full article here

Department of English and Film Studies professor Nat Hurley finds new meanings and new audiences in children’s literature in this post for Work of Arts, Reading from the Margins


› Do you have collections of arrowheads and stone tools? Learn more about your artifacts at the local Stones & Bones Event on June 11, where you will have the opportunity to meet University of Alberta archeologists, paleontologists and field school students. Sunday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mattheis Ranch, Rangeland Research Institute (25 km north of Duchess, AB). The event is being hosted by the UAlberta Institute of Prairie Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts.

› Grad student Stuart Sladden, who is currently pursuing his Doctor of Music in Choral Conducting under Leonard Ratzlaff, is the Music Director for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, running June 16-24 at L’UniThéâtre (8627 91 St.). Although he’s conducted many successful operas and choral groups, Carousel will be Stuart’s debut as a director for musical theatre. Presented by Foote in the Door Productions, tickets for this classic musical are available through Tix on the Square and and Eventbrite.

› ICYMI: Ted Bishop will be inducted into the City of Edmonton’s Hall of Fame at the Salute to Excellence event on June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre. Bishop is a professor in the Department of English and Film Studies and the author of The Social Life of Ink, a 2015 Governor General’s Award in Nonfiction finalist. 


› ICYMI: The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories conference takes place June 8 to 10. The conference is intended for Indigenous and non-Indigenous participants from all walks of life including publishers, editors, writers, storytellers, filmmakers, academics, translators, artists, librarians and students. Keynote speakers include: Marie Wilson, Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada; Armand Garnet Ruffo, filmmaker, writer and poet; Richard Van Camp, storyteller and author; and Patti Laboucane-Benson, Métis-Ukrainian, researcher, video producer and author. Thursday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. to Saturday, June 10 at 3:15 p.m. More information and registration details here


› For many Canadians, answering the question “What am I?” is no easy task. For Joyce Yu (’07 BA, ’15 MA), it’s life in the hyphen. Read the full story here.  

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