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

Arts Buzz: September 5, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: the Fall 2017 term begins, and we are off and running with Arts news and events!


› There’s a new Fine Arts Twitter account in town! To better serve our community, we have combined the Art & Design, Drama and Music Twitter accounts into a one-stop shop. Follow @UofAFineArt for all the latest news, reviews, and all things fine and arty! 

› Join us for the first concert of the Fall 2017 term: Volk for Chamber Music, Friday September 8 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall. 

› On September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day – The Mysterious Barricades Concert, Edmonton location, will take place at Convocation Hall, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The concert, a cross-Canada event rooted in Edmonton, was first launched in 2016 by opera singer and Department of Music instructor Elizabeth Turnbull to raise awareness around the complexities of mental illness. Click here for more information and to register


› The Department of Philosophy kicks off the year with its Annual Public Lecture in Philosophy: Canada at 150: Key Moments in Canada’s Constitutional History, with the Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (’68 MA/LLB) this Wednesday, September 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. NOTE: the lecture has been relocated to to the Timms Centre for the Arts

› Come and say hello to English and Film Studies‘ Writers in Residence: Jaspreet Singh (outgoing) and Margaret Christakos (incoming), on Monday, September 11 at 3 p.m. Salter Reading Room, 3-95 Humanities. Meet and Greet details here.  

› ICYMI: 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


 › The Dene Migration Symposium: Mending the Holes in our Stories takes place September 8 – 9 at the Bullhead Community Centre at the Tsuut’ina Nation, a Dene community located near Calgary, Alberta. Organized by Elder Bruce Starlight (Tsuut’ina Nation) and Department of Linguistics professor Sally Rice, this symposium gathers Dene people and scholars who share an interest in how sub-arctic, coastal and high desert Dene peoples came to reside in western North America.


› Congratulations to sculptor and Department of Art & Design instructor Royden Mills on the installation of his new, interactive sculpture Resonant Progression, the City of Edmonton’s newest addition to their Public Art Collection. Come and meet the artist from 2 – 4:30 at the Terwillegar Park Public Art Picnic on Sunday, September 17.

Resonant Progression, Royden Mills

› David Adams Richards, Giller and Governor General’s Award (two-time!) winner and former Department of English and Film Studies‘ Writer-in-Residence, has been appointed to the Canadian Senate. Congratulations David!

› Please join us in congratulating Political Scientist Janine Brodie, named AWA’s 2017 Academic Woman of the Year, and Danika Jorgensen-Skakum (Women’s and Gender Studies), winner of the AWA Bente Roed Graduate Student Award. The 2017 winners will receive their awards at the AWA’s reception and awards ceremony on October 12 at the Faculty Club.

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