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  • 2011-09-08 13:31

    Krista Jahnke ('09) has been invited to participate in New Biology, Moore Gallery's first Artist Invitational.The exhibition showcases work from ten emerging artists from across Canada with special guest, Harold Feist.

    Jahnke is a photographer and multi-disciplinary designer based in Vancouver. Much of her practice is informed by her interests in modern ideologies in art and design, and the trivialities of everyday life. With an interest in the histories, functions and psychologies behind place and popular commodities, her photographs depict overlooked landscapes and objects. A consistent link throughout Jahnke's work is the exploration of consumerism and the power of representation.

    Curated by Michael Adams.

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  • 2011-09-08 13:31

    grunt gallery is pleased to present Rebecca Chaperon’s latest suite of paintings, entitled Like a Great Black Fire. In this series, an elongated and detailed landscape stretches across canvases populated by foreboding, black, geometric forms and meticulously rendered figures. Her current paintings portray the narrative of a female protagonist within a surreal landscape. Chaperon’s subject matter ranges from ethereal and dream-like to darkly humorous; she often deals with the feminine perspective from an autobiographical point of view.

    Chaperon graduated from Emily Carr in 2002.

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  • 2011-08-29 07:55

    221A Artist Run Centre is pleased to present I <3 CANADA & CANADA <3 ME, a project that brings together recent multi-disciplinary work by alumni Roya Akbari ('11), Golboo Amani ('10), Chun Hua Catherine Dong ('11), Manolo Lugo ('07), Pirouz Nemati, Emilio Rojas, and Ikbal Singh ('07).

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  • 2011-08-29 07:49

    The Port Moody Art Centre, Plum Gallery & Scotiabank present an exhbition by Phyllis Schwartz ('10) Street Dance: A Record of Public Performances, Part 1,  images inspired by anonymous people in our urban environment

     

    Port Moody Art Centre
    September 15 - October 29, 2011
    Opening Reception | September 15, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk and Storybook Drawing Workshop (16+) | October 1, 2011, 2-4pm

  • 2011-08-25 09:24

    Vancouver-based Storypanda and Jostle have recently been chosen as two of the top 15 technology startups in Canada by a distinguished panel of Silicon Valley investors and influencers. The companies were selected to present at this year’s GROW Conference.

    Although the two companies develop wildly different products – one sells enterprise collaboration software, the other is targeted at kids and their parents – they do have an interesting commonality: both product design teams are spearheaded by grads of Emily Carr's inaugural year (2008) of the Masters of Applied Arts program!

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  • 2011-08-17 11:43

    '02 alum Sonny Assu is our Featured Alumni. Find out what he's been up to since graduation. And, plan to see one of his eight (!) upcoming exhibitions.

    If you'd like to be considered for an Featured Alumni profile, please contact Ehren Seeland.

  • 2011-08-16 14:43

    The Melbourne Internatioal Film Festival has awarded '11 alum Kevan Funk the City of Melbourne Grand Prix for Best Short Film for A Fine Young Man. The honour comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

    A Fine Young Man debuted at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, and has screened at international film festivals in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, River Run, Whistler, Dawson City, as well as the Tokyo Short Shorts Film Festival and the Sydney Underground Film Festival.

    Kevan has received numerous awards for the film, including three Leo's.

  • 2011-08-16 14:41

    97' alum Jason McLean is featured in the current edition of Canadian Art Magazine.

     Jason, who was recently featured in the Unreal exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery, was part of a joint joint exhibition, You Don't Need to Play Tennis, at LES Gallery this past spring.

     

     

  • 2011-08-16 10:01

    The Jewish Museum & Archives of British Columbia presents a Philosophers’ Café discussion Are Comics the Most Jewish Medium? with guest moderator Miriam Libicki (06).

    It is possible that the blueprints for the modern -autobiographical comic have been hidden in Jewish tradition for millennia. From Art Spiegelman to Will Eisner, Aline Kominsky to Harvey Pekar, Jewish artists have adopted the comic-book format as a medium of personal expression. Do Jewish comic books challenge the prohibition of graven images? Or do they advance the artistic tradition of the Jewish people? We will explore these questions and more.

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  • 2011-08-12 08:15

    New York artist Brian Kokoska (10) is currently featured in Brazil's FFW. The portuguese article speaks about Brian's work, process, and inspiration. Please visit FFW to read the article.

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