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  • 2011-07-19 11:22

    Emily Carr MAA graduate students Louise Phillips (10) and Karen Garrett de Luna (11) are featured in a two-person exhibition as part of the Drawn Festival.

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  • 2011-07-11 15:17

    The Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre proudly presents the first solo exhibition of Vancouver-based artist Ian Penn (10). In Projections: A Monument to Personal Memory, Ian explores memory and post-memory – the Second Generation’s relationship to the Holocaust – through drawing, video, photography and sculpture.

    Portraits of elderly women composed of drawings overlaid with video testimony consider how individuals affected by traumatic events project their past in the present. A companion piece composed of family photographs transformed with wax from melted Shabbat candles addresses the complexity of heritage, ritual and remembrance.

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  • 2011-07-06 13:41

    Sean Mills (10) was awarded Honorable Mention at Arts 2011, a juried exhibition held annually at Surrey Art Gallery.

    The exhibition features more than 50 works celebrating the diverse artistic talents of established and emerging visual artists. The exhibition runs June 25 - August 21, 2011.

  • 2011-07-04 14:02

    Deanna Fogstrom's (07) solo exhibition, Looking Back which examined her Nordic roots took place at the Burnaby Arts Council Gallery - Deer Lake from May 28 to June 19, 2011.

  • 2011-06-28 09:32

    In anticipation of Device Design Day 2011, Core 77 Magazine partnered with Kicker Studio to put together a series where speakers from this year’s conference reflect on six questions about design and their practice.  In their third installment, they share some thoughts from Emily Carr Alum and Microsoft Designer, Mike Kruzeniski.  Read the interview here!

  • 2011-06-22 15:59

    The Canada Council Art Bank announced on June 20, 2011, that they have acquired 52 new works by Canadian artists worth a total value of more than $303,025. Included in the acquisitions were Mary Longman (89), Marianne Nicolson (96), Associate Professor Liz Magor and Honorary Degree recipient, Robert Davidson.

    The selection committee chose the works from 1,875 submissions. The works were selected on the basis of artistic excellence, significance to current art practice and suitability for rental. The committee also took into consideration regional representation and cultural diversity and paid particular attention to works by young and emerging artists.

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  • 2011-06-21 11:49

    Congratulations to '11 grad Kevan Funk, who received three Leo's for his short dramatic film, A Fine Young Man at the gala awards ceremony held Saturday, June 11.

    Funk received awards for Best Short Drama (producer), Best Direction in a Short Drama, and Best Screenwriting in a Short Drama. 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. 

    The film's protagonist, Paul McGillion, received a Leo for Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama.

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  • 2011-06-21 08:49

    Janice Toulouse (79) is currently exhibiting paintings in Pushing Boundaries, a group exhibition at CityScape which runs to July 2. Janice is also exhibiting at Salon d'été in Paris at Galerie Art Present where she will be attending the opening. Janice's work is also in the exhibit In the Spirit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington on to August 28, 2011.

  • 2011-06-20 11:51

    New York-based artist Brian Kokoska ('10) has new works featured in Benjamin Bennett's The Future Lies Ahead in the current issue of artUS Magazine.

  • 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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