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Carpe Noctem A Group Exhibition | Seize The Night

Posted: Mon, 2014-03-31 10:43

Seize the Night is a group exhibition featuring work by Emily Carr's Illustration Gallery Practices class of Spring 2014.

Participating Artists include:
Francis Bantayen, Whitney Carlson, Flavia Chan, Tiana Coutts
Caitlin Eddy, Teresa Holly, Brynne Johnston, Jooyeon Kim,
Amy Kim, Susanna Leu, Alison McLeod, Sakurako Ono,
Cole Pauls, Mint Sanpruksin, Natalie Schnitter, Karen Shangguan
Rachel Wada, Tony Wu and Avery Yeung

The Fall Gallery
March 28 - April 5, 2014
Opening Night | Friday, March 28, 2014, 7-11pm

Reflections on Rewilding: Public Screening & Dialogue

Posted: Mon, 2014-03-31 10:13

The day-to-day impact of the individual in city life is one of the most meaningful levels of change we can understand in the conversation about “rewilding.” Join the Museum of Vancouver for a public screening and dialogue featuring the premiere of short videos created by students in Emily Carr's Spring 2014 "Rewilding Vancouver" Community Projects course. Taking a reflexive approach, these artistic video works showcase a range of Vancouver’s wild locales and sites.

Vital Expressions | Aboriginal Art + Programming

Posted: Sat, 2014-03-29 14:49

We take this time to acknowledge Emily Carr’s ongoing commitment to establish a strong and inclusive voice for Aboriginal students. The University recognizes that Aboriginal art forms are vital expressions of cultural identity and that our educational philosophy provide a foundation for our students to utilize their intellectual and creative capital for social engagement as we promote Indigenous perspectives as critical solutions for global challenges.

Richard Heikkilä-Sawan Receives IDEA Art Award

Posted: Fri, 2014-03-28 09:47

Settlement 2014 | oil on canvas, 36” x 168”

Vancouver General Hospital, like all hospitals, is a place you might not consider visiting unless you are acutely ill and then it is the very place you want to be. Known for outstanding medicine, VGH also boasts a significant art collection that speaks to the strong link between art and healing. The collection of over 1000 pieces contains works by Gordon Smith (’46), Gathie Falk, Martha Sturdy (’78), Jack Shadbolt (former faculty member), Scott McFarland, Stephen Waddell, Christos Dikeakos, Jock Macdonald (founding faculty member) and many other established and emerging artists.

Stan Douglas: Synthetic Pictures | Presentation House Gallery

Stan Douglas, "2012_0290", 2013, inkjet print, courtesy the artist, David Zwirner Gallery.
Posted: Thu, 2014-03-20 12:48

Presentation House Gallery is proud to launch Stan Douglas: Synthetic Pictures, an exhibition of new photographs by world-renowned Vancouver artist and Emily Carr alumnus Stan Douglas ('82).

His complex artworks interpret the social impact of optical technologies. Frequently borrowing from popular culture and literary sources, Douglas examines the legacies of modernity and historical narratives of socio-cultural events through photographs, film and installation.

Alumni Featured in Teaching Material

Posted: Thu, 2014-03-20 10:03

Heidi Nagtegaal ('05) and Erin Sidall ('11) are featured in a group exhibition, Teaching Material.

Christian Huizenga Wins $5,000 Sculpture Competition

Posted: Tue, 2014-03-18 16:01

Congratulations to third year student Christian Huizenga whose piece, Bench Way, was selected as the winner of the First Capital Realty Sculpture Contest. Christian will work with representatives from First Capital Realty, Emily Carr, engineers and fabricators over the summer to complete the project (see maquette) which will be located at Harbour Front Centre in North Vancouver.

The jury wishes to thank all of the students for their proposals, in particular the short-listed students whose maquettes reflected both their creativity and earnestness. 

Remembering Molly Lamb Bobak

Molly Lamb Boback
Posted: Tue, 2014-03-18 13:22

A much-beloved 1941 graduate of the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr), Molly Lamb Boback went on to serve as Canada's first and only female war artist during the Second World War.

Molly went on to pursue a peace-time career in painting and drawing. She and her husband moved to Fredericton to teach at the University of New Brunswick in 1960.

She passed away March 1, 2014 at the age of 94 at the Veterans Health Unit in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Call for Artists | 2014 Yellow Crane Festival

Posted: Thu, 2014-03-13 08:51

The third annual Yellow Crane Festival takes place August 1 -4, 2014.

Celebrating the diverse genres of the artists and designers of Emily Carr University of Art + Design, the festival encourages emerging artists to interact with the public in outdoor open-studios.

Located on Granville Island, Coast Salish Territory, participants enjoy the Vancouver sunshine while working next to scenic False Creek. Emily Carr students and alumni have the option to sell their work commission-free while engaging with the public, collaborating with other participants, or simply working outdoors for 4 days.

John Koerner | 1913 - 2014

Image | Yukiko Onley
Posted: Tue, 2014-03-04 10:33

The University is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former faculty member John Koerner (Vancouver School of Art, 1953-58).

Mr. Koerner was born in Moravia, a province of Czechosolvakia, now the Czech Republic, in 1913. He immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1938. He studied Law at the University of Prague and Philosophy and Art History at the Sorbonne, Paris. He studied under Fritz Kausek (Prague), Victor Tischler, Othon Friesz and Paul Colin (Paris). Along with teaching drawing and painting at VSA, he held a professorship at UBC from 1959-71.

At 100 years of age, Mr. Koerner was the oldest active member of the Vancouver School of painters, a group that developed modernism in Canadian art. 

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