Arts Buzz: January 8, 2018 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: January 8, 2018 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: January 8, 2018

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz:  it’s 2018, and we ease into the winter term with a bit of violin and a few other “happy” events in and around the Arts community.    


Violinissimo III ~ The University of Alberta’s Guillaume Tardif (violin) and Roger Admiral (piano) will perform Violinissimo III, a concert featuring a new collection of works transcribed or composed by violinists. January 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m., Convocation Hall. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here

FAB Gallery ~ Two powerful new exhibits continue their run at FAB Gallery this month (until January 13). Artist TJ McLachlin’s  Window Dressing is a collection of compositions that consider different facets of systemic privilege. Noemi De Bruijn’s The Light Through the Window addresses ideas of home, habitation and the landscape. Closing Reception: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7-10 p.m. More information here. 


Feminist Research Speaker Series ~ The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies is pleased to announce the Winter 2018 Feminist Research Speaker Series. Watch this space for specific details about upcoming lectures.


Barks in Arts ~ Students! Did you know that the third Monday in January is known as Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! For the third year, the Faculty of Arts has declared January Happiness Month! This year, we’ve invited wellness dogs from CAAWLS (the Chimo Animal Assisted Wellness and Learning Society) to bring some cheer on Happiness Monday, January 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Humanities Fishbowl. We will also be handing out smile cookies and other treats!



 Order of Canada ~ We are so proud to share the wonderful news that political scientist and Distinguished University Professor Janine Brodie has been named a Member of the Order of Canada. Read about Dr. Brodie here

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