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  • 2011-01-05 10:32

    Centre A is pleased to present i can see your underwear; a new site-specific installation by Vancouver based artists Natalie Purschwitz (01) and Kelly Lycan. Focusing on a ubiquitous but ideologically charged material—plastic—the artists will examine the relationship between material culture and mythology. During a three-month production residency, the artists have accumulated and arranged a vast array of plastic materials that are being re-activated as installations.

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  • 2011-01-04 16:07

    For the series In ConversationKevin Hubbard (10) undertakes a formal discussion with artistic notions seemingly "lost" to the past in order to determine their contemporary and future importance. Employing art-historical and corporate iconography, as well as recurring motifs particular to his practice, the works investigate the purpose, personas, and places of artistic production and how they are transmuted through time.

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  • 2011-01-04 12:10

    Nora Curiston (07) created a permanent outdoor sculpture entitled Tied Down Rock at the Wells Arts Festival in Wells, BC during the summer of 2010. As well, Nora held a solo exhibition at Langham Gallery in Kaslo, BC, entitled Colour. Light. in November and December 2010.

    Slideshows of Tied Down Rock and Colour. Light. can be seen at http://noracuriston.jalbum.net/. Nora was also featured in the winter issue of Route 3, a lifestyles magazine serving communities along Highway 3 in the BC Southern Interior and the Kootenays.

  • 2011-01-04 11:09

    Yu-Hang Huang (06) creates errant spaces. She embodies the architectures associated with the “national,” the “monumental” and the “sentimental” and takes them out for a walk. De-territorialized in space, she subverts the notion that identity and territory can be adequately entangled in a politics of belonging that creates an entity called “home.” Rather, what is suggested is that a historical amnesia exists that is inconsistent with the narrative of the imaginary nation that is bordered and contained.

    Yu-Hang’s show provokes a different kind of image, one that exists alongside the imaginary narrative of the nation, but that counter-acts its determinable historicity. These are narratives that are out of step with time, and not always of the same place.

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  • 2011-01-01 18:47

    If “art is in the eye of the beholder”, then surely it can be said that vision lies in the soul of the artist. And so it was with Caroline, a reserved young woman who had a passion for art and a love for peaceful colour blended in tranquil landscape scenes. At an early age, Caroline demonstrated an exceptional talent winning regional art awards and showing her work in museums, galleries and exhibitions in California, London and Paris.

    At age 17, Caroline passed away tragically, but her artistic legacy lives on through the Caroline Victoria Coldicutt Arts Foundation (CVCAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student artists in need.

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  • 2010-12-22 11:19

    On December 1, 2010, Myron Campbell (MAAMA candidate) was awarded Interactive Designer of the Year at the Canadian New Media Awards Gala held in Toronto. Myron’s multimedia ‘storytelling’ includes work on Switch United’s award-winning interactive installations for the 2010 Olympics – the 110 foot Digital Gateway and the Curious Tree multi-touch digital cube projects.

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  • 2010-12-21 11:03

    Pierre Leichner’s (07) Concordia University MFA show and defense was held November 19, 2010, in Montreal at the Hopital Louis H Lafontaine via a series of installations with altered books and paper cast objects titled Le DSM – IV, Rerevisé et Autres Livres Détournés (DSM : Manuel Diagnostique et Statistique des Troubles Mentaux).

    This has led to Pierre being offered the first artiste en residence in the Départment of Psychiatrie of the Université de Montréal and a presentation at the upcoming conference on Arts and Society in Berlin.

    Congratulations, Pierre.

  • 2010-12-21 10:19

    Film/Video students Sophie Bégin (4th year) and Diego Rodriguez (3rd year), have, as part of their internship with the City of Vancouver, created a blog to encourage discourse on the topic of public art and bring awareness to the City's public art program. The blog references local public art and discusses some of the politics and poetics that are involved in executing commissions.

    The students have been working with the City and are pleased to invite readers to join in on the discussion - www.ourcityourart.wordpress.com.

    Join the Facebook page here.

  • 2010-12-21 10:18

    Students in HUMN 311/GEVA 310 Black Holes and Other Transformations of Energy have their work on exhibit at TRIUMF - Canada's Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics.

    In Fall 2010, they participated in TRIUMF’s Artist in Residence program. During two visits in October, students  met with physicists, toured the laboratory and spent studio time around the facility developing ideas and inspiration for visual arts projects. Through contemporary art in its many forms the narrative of science enters the human story and becomes materially transformed.

    The exhibit runs from December 3 to 17, 2010.

    For more information, please visit TRIUMF.

  • 2010-12-15 11:28

    Emily Carr University of Art + Design is pleased to announce that we have received notification from the Ministry regarding our Board appointments. We are delighted to announce that Debra Hoggan has been reappointed to the Board for an additional year. We will also have two new members joining us, Arnold Fine and Rick Mischel, each for one year terms commencing December 30, 2010.

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