Arts Buzz: August 15, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: August 15, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: August 15, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: one festival ends, another one begins – and the Summer of Arts keeps rolling on!

Please note, Arts Buzz has moved to a bi-weekly format for the summer. Look for our next Arts Buzz on August 28. 


› The Edmonton International Fringe Festival begins this Thursday, August 17 and continues to Sunday, August 27. Curious Arts has created a roundup of Fringe productions featuring current and former Department of Drama students and other Faculty of Arts alum, and will soon have guest posts from Fringe participants.    

› A retrospective of the work of Peter Hide begins August 22 – September 15, at the FAB Gallery. Peter Hide: A Sculptor’s Life, is a “snapshot” of four decades of work by this distinguished sculptor and professor.  

Michael Woolley: Performative Documents and the Labouring Body exhibition is a showcase of the research-creation component of Michael Woolley’s MA thesis project, which examines the artistic practice of the contemporary performance artist Cassils. August 22 – September 15, FAB Gallery

› In the next Canada 150 guest post, storyteller and drama alum Tololwa Mollel discusses how Canada is a “tangle of heritages unified by our desire to co-exist and grow together”. Read the full post here.


›  The Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities (ECMC) and the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Research Group presents Ingrid Mattson (Chair, Islamic Studies at Huron University College): Fences & Neighbours: Promoting Sustainable Interfaith & Multicultural Connections in the Current Canadian Environment,  Sunday, August 20, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre. For more information and to register, click here.

 › An International Colloquium on Romance of the Three Kingdoms in an East Asian Context takes place Tuesday, August 22, 2 – 5:40 p.m., Pembina Hall. All are welcome!

› Humanities Computing graduate student Kenzie Gordon will be launching her video game project Thursday, August 17 from 3 – 5:00 p.m., Alumni Room, SUB. Throughout the summer, Kenzie has been working with the Sexual Assault Centres to develop an educational tool for youth to learn more about sexual violence. All are welcome!

› Political Scientist Greg Anderson will be discussing The elephant in the living room: Canada-US relations in the era of Trump at the at the upcoming Alumni Weekend speaking event on Friday, September 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Wild Rose Room in Lister Centre.  For more information and to register, click here


›  History and Classics PhD student Crystal Fraser and postdoctoral fellow Sara Komarnisky have created a list of 150 acts of reconciliation Canadians can incorporate into their everyday lives.

› In our latest Canada 150 guest post, Political Science grad student Chad Cowie writes about how, as a two-spirited (LGBT) Anishinaabe-Inini (Anishinaabe Man), he is very torn about Canada’s 150th birthday. Read the full post here


› From BBC News, How Canada Became an Education Superpower: “As Canada marks its 150th anniversary, it can claim the status of an education superpower…and rather than high levels of immigration being seen as a potential drag on results, in Canada’s case, this is likely part of its success story.”  

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