This week in Arts Buzz: it’s Blue Monday, but we’ve got good news (and a few dogs) to cheer you up!
ARTS & CULTURE
VADF Winter Speaker Series ~ You are invited to the first Visual Arts & Design Forum of 2018. David Candler, owner and director of dc3 art projects, will be speaking on the subject of Building Bridges this Thursday, January 18, 5:15 p.m. in FAB 2-20. All are welcome!
Feminist Speaker Series ~ The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to announce the Winter 2018 Feminist Research Speaker Series, which kicks off this Friday, January 19 with a lecture by Sheena Wilson on Petrofeminism, Deep Energy Literacy and Other Feminist Futures. The lecture will take place in the Senate Chamber, 3-26 Arts, from 3 — 4:30 p.m.
Images of Faith, Hope and Beauty ~ ICYMI: Don’t forget to check out the Kule Folklore Centre’s new exhibit, entitled Images of Faith, Hope and Beauty, featuring Ukrainian Canadian icons and iconostases from national and international collections. The exhibition continues until January 28 in the West Gallery, Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Avenue).
THIS AND THAT
A Dose of Dog ~ In January 2016, the Faculty of Arts announced the groundbreaking research of psychologist Nancy Galambos and sociologist Harvey Krahn, which countered established beliefs about the trajectory of happiness within a person’s lifespan. This became part of a larger faculty campaign known as Happiness Month, which we revisit this January with a focus on the role of dogs and mental well-being. And who better to speak to this subject than Robert Losey? The anthropologist unpacks the role of dogs in the long history of human physical and mental health development.
And a big thank you to the Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society (CAAWLS) for bringing their wellness dogs to our BARKS in ARTS event on Monday! Check out our Facebook photo album here.
Guiness and Robert Losey
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