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  • 2014-08-21 08:59

    In an ever growing landscape of pop-ups and shops, A Pop Up Affair was formed as a collective to try and shift the way new designers could collaborate and expose their work in Vancouver. A Pop-Up Affair is a collective of a designers and makers, whose nine founding members are all recent graduates from Emily Carr University.

    They saw an opportunity in the design community to create engaging spaces that promote the work of young designers in Vancouver. Together they build spaces that promote and expose new design and creative conversations.

    Currently the Vancouver Pop-up Affair collective are preparing for their inaugural event, Peep Show, which will be taking place from September 19 to 28, 2014, at MakerLabs.

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  • 2014-08-21 08:56

    Join the Western Front Thursday, August 21 (7-9pm), to celebrate the launch of a new publication by Vancouver artist and sessional faculty member, Devon Knowles.

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  • 2014-08-18 23:00

    News + Happenings from our Community

    SUMMER 2014 • ISSUE 24

    In this edition of our newsletter:

    • The Comeback Emily Carr Alumni Weekend
    • Our Third Alumni Chapter - San Francisco
    • The Art Market @ Emily Carr, Sept 27 + 28
    • Catching Up with Alumna, Odette Venuti
    • Continuing Studies - Fall Registration Now Open!

     

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  • 2014-08-12 12:49

    Bob Rennie, CEO of Rennie Marketing Systems, has a long history of supporting Emily Carr students and alumni. For nearly two decades, Bob has contributed to scholarships, awards, and research programs that benefit individual students and facilitate academic excellence.

    Bob has also been very generous with his time. In 2010, he was appointed as a Director-at-Large for the Emily Carr Board of Governors, the body that manages, administers and directs the affairs of the University. Since then, he has advocated tirelessly for Emily Carr, even while he contributes his time to various other arts and culture organizations in Vancouver.

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  • 2014-08-08 04:44

    Alumna Maia Rowan's ('13) KIDS + FOOD is a children's meal planning tray that encourages healthy eating and nutrition. And it's just been named a Student Notable by the Core 77 Design Awards!

    Recognizing excellence in all areas of design enterprise, the Core 77 Design Awards celebrates the richness of the design profession and the brilliance of its practitioners. Both the Professional and Student Winners of each category will receive the C77DA trophy, and all Honorees will be published in the Awards Gallery and on Core77, making this the most inclusive and celebratory design awards platform of the digital age.

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  • 2014-08-08 04:43

    Dead­head is a large-scale sculp­tural instal­la­tion mounted to a barge and towed by tug to dif­fer­ent loca­tions along Vancouver’s water­ways. Cre­ated by alumnus Cedric Bom­ford ('03), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with his father Jim Bom­ford (retired engi­neer), and brother Nathan Bom­ford (artist/builder), the sculp­ture is con­structed pri­mar­ily from sal­vaged mate­ri­als, with some sec­tions wrapped in pho­to­graphic murals.

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  • 2014-08-07 08:54

    James Kemp ('12) was awarded a Special Judges' Award for his piece, Morphology 2, at the International Ceramics Festival '14 in Mino, Japan.

    In response to his work, James stated, "My piece on show here Morphology 2 is in part a study of society’s structures of rules and conventions to transform what is primitive and natural in response (the emotive and intuitive part of our being), into a rationalised contrived collective ethos; an ethos that holds idealized 'notions' of progress.

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  • 2014-07-30 08:29

    BMO Financial Group's 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition celebrates the creativity of art students from post-secondary institutions across Canada. Deans and instructors of undergraduate certificate, diploma, and degree programs in visual art are invited to select from their graduating classes three students, whose ability and imagination place them 1st among their peers. A distinguished selection committee chooses a national winner and one winner from each eligible province and territory.

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  • 2014-07-29 13:03

    Holger Kalberg’s ('01) latest exhibition, THE FAMILY, explores the legacy of high Modernism and its related utopian models of thinking, presenting new paintings and sculptures that examine and critique modes of Modernist vocabulary.
     
    Kalberg describes his own relationship with Modernism as “conflicted appreciation,” often engaging with the aesthetics of the mode while at the same time critiquing the model. The works presented in this exhibition follow Kalberg’s desire for a renewed reflection of Modernist formalism through an investigation into the artist's own studio practice, motivation, and early influences, especially Joseph Beuys and his socialist/utopian agenda.
     

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  • 2014-07-28 09:36

    Join the Or Gallery for an evening with Emily Carr alumni Dan Starling ('05) and Barb Choit ('00), Saturday, August 2, 2014.

    Barb Choit will present a slide show curated from the Emily Carr University Library slide collection, expanding on themes explored in her book Ten Shows, published by the Or Gallery and Black Dog Publishing.

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