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  • 2011-06-16 10:06

    How to Spot a Wolf is a community video project produced and directed by The Elder Financial Abuse Dialogue Group (North Shore Neighbouhood House), and Lois Klassen (11 MAA). The artists and participants worked together to create a video that would invite open discussions and awareness of financial abuse issues which are faced by many Canadian elders. The impact of the video-making process was also featured in Klassen's work, Word Finding, which was seen in the recent Degree Exhibition at the Charles H. Scott Gallery. This community video project constitutes part of Klassen's practice-based research project on dialogical art projects for her Master’s thesis.

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  • 2011-06-15 14:25

    In celebration of their upcoming 10th anniversary,  The Cheaper Show launches a book that will feature essays, interviews and criticism, depicting both the ever-growing art scene of Vancouver and The Cheaper Show's role within it.

    The book includes the following Emily Carr alumni: Patrick Cruz, Colleen Heslin, Heidi Johanssen, Attila Richard Lukacs, Niall McLelland, Les Ramsey, Benjamin Raymer, Dan Siney, and Kurtis Wilson.

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  • 2011-06-09 12:55

    Eli Bornowsky (05) holds his third solo exhibition at Blanket Gallery. Over the last year, Eli has departed from his iconic and austere color paintings to explore new structures and a wide range of motifs.

    For this exhibition, he continues his new trajectory of oil painting diptychs and includes a group of works entitled Reading. Originally commissioned by Walrus magazine (June, 2011) Reading has grown into a small body of intimate gouache painting and balsa wood constructions.

    Blanket Contemporary Art Gallery
    June 9 - July 16, 2011
    Opening Reception | Thursday, June 9, 6-9pm

  • 2011-06-06 11:48

    Steven Shearer (93) has been selected to represent Canada at the 54th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2011 (Venice Biennale), from June 4 – to November 27, 2011. The only international visual arts exhibition to which Canada sends official representation, the Biennale is among the most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions in the world.

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  • 2011-06-03 11:37

    Congratulations to Kevan Funk (11), Jeff Chiba Stearns (01), Anne Marie Fleming (89), and Associate Professor, Martin Rose, for their recent Leo Awards nominations.

    A Fine Young Man
    Best Short Drama, Kevan Funk - Producer
    Best Direction in a Short Drama, Kevan Funk
    Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama, Kevan Funk
    Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama, Paul McGillion

    One Big Hapa Family
    Best Short Documentary Program, Jeff Chiba Stearns - Producer
    Best Screenwriting in a Documentary Program or Series, Jeff Chiba Stearns

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  • 2011-06-01 14:05

    Recipients of the 2011 Degree Exhibition Awards were selected May 6, 2011, by a jury of accomplished Emily Carr alumni comprised of Susan Mavor – Creative Director and Owner of Metaform Communication Design, Jenifer Papararo – Curator at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Damian Moppett - Artist, and Zoran Dragelj - Filmmaker. Criteria for the awards included students’ work in the exhibition, grade point average, and a combination of both. In total, fifteen awards valued at just over $22,000 were bestowed upon graduating students.

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  • 2011-05-31 12:36

    *Please note date/time change.

    In Revisiting the Silence, guest curator Peter Morin (01) has selected 22 powerful images of an 800 image body of work created by New York photographer, Adelaide de Menil during her journeys to see totem poles from 1966 to 1968 at the Bill Reid Gallery.

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  • 2011-05-27 14:27

    The new work of Karin Bubaš ('98) is centered around the use of coloured smoke.  Bubaš has captured outdoor settings, literally painting on landscapes of snow and fog with coloured smoke and documenting the results. The outcome is a minimalist landscape with the decoration of colour, evocative of the dreamy hues used in Gerhard Richter’s seascape painting series.

    Monte Clark Gallery
    June 2 - July 2, 2011
    Opening Reception | Thursday June 2, 6-8pm

  • 2011-05-27 12:32

    This exhibit of new works by Laura Piasta (06) uses geometry as a motif to signify a system that can stand in for an abstract concept.

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  • 2011-05-20 15:36

    2001 alum and Emily Award recipient Jeff Chiba Stearns’ documentary, One Big Hapa Family, was awarded the Edith Lando Peace Prize at the 2011 Reel to Real International Film Festival in Vancouver.  The film tackles issues surrounding identity, race and family and challenges the perceptions of purity and multiculturalism as we know it.

    Congratulations!

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