Arts Buzz: November 20, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: November 20, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: November 20, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz: it may be frosty out there, but inside it’s heating up with exciting art, fascinating lectures and our annual Toasty Toes sock drive!   


New Exhibits ~ Two new exhibits open in FAB Gallery this week. Distinguished University Professor Emerita Liz Ingram presents Water/Bodies – a rare opportunity to see highlights of Ingram’s career, which spans more than 40 years. MFA candidate Meghan Pohlod utilizes specialized printmaking techniques to visually explore the far-reaching impacts of abandonment trauma in her exhibit, On Being Without. Dates of both exhibits: November 21 – December 9. Opening Reception: November 23 at 7 – 10 p.m. More information here

Mozarteum Reunion Concert ~ The Johann Strauss Foundation & the Wirth Institute invite you to the second reunion concert of Strauss Scholarship Winners on Sunday, November 26, 3 p.m., Convocation Hall.


Visiting Scholar Lecture ~ The Department of English & Film Studies, in collaboration with the Wirth Institute, invites you to a lecture from visiting scholar Zbigniew Bialas from the University of Silesia, Poland. “In Grajewo: Vita Sackville-West Reporting on a Polish Revolution“, takes place Monday, November 20 at 2:30 p.m., Humanities Centre 3-95.

LASERAlberta DESIGN ~ LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous) is an international program of evening gatherings that brings artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversations. In this next installment – Design-Science Interface – the University of Alberta will feature three globally renowned designers and scientists: Ben King, Robert Lederer, and Michiko Maruyama on Tuesday, November 21 from 6 – 7:30 p.m.,  TELUS 150. Reserve your space!

CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading ~ Join the Canadian Literature Centre for their next CLC Brown Bag Lunch Reading with author Hiromi Goto on Wednesday, November 22 at 12 p.m., Rutherford Library South 2-09. All are welcome! More information here

MLCS Research Colloquium ~ The Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies (MLCS) presents their next Research Colloquium: Sonja E. Klocke from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Facts and Fiction: Traces of East Germany’s Socialist Medical System in the Berlin Republic” will take place Tuesday, November 21, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Senate Chamber (3-26 Arts).

Feminist Research Symposium ~ The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to invite you to the final event in their Fall 2017 Feminist Research Speaker Series: a symposium on Critical Prison Studies, featuring presentations by Catherine Kellogg, Tanya Friesen and Kelly Struthers Montford. Friday, November 24 from 2 – 4:30 p.m., Senate Chamber (3-26 Arts).

Korean Concert ~ The Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology (CCE) presents a concert of Korean court and folk music traditions by the Pan Project Ensemble Admission. Everyone is welcome! Saturday, November 25 at 8 p.m., Convocation Hall.


›  Olive Dickason ~ Please join History and Classics for a very special two-day event: Olive Dickason & Her Legacy, November 30 and December 1. Dickason was a Métis scholar and UAlberta professor who challenged mandatory retirement before Canada’s Supreme Court and revolutionized the field of Indigenous Canadian history. This celebration of Dickason’s achievements will include a film screening, a round table discussion, panel discussions and a keynote address by Brenda Macdougall, Chair of Métis Research at the University of Ottawa. For more information about the event, click here.  


Toasty Toes! ~ Once again, Undergraduate Student Services is collecting socks for the Bissell Centre. Please help those in need this year by dropping off your donation of new socks to 1-17 Humanities before Friday, December 8.

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