MCGILL FACULTY OF EDUCATION - On behalf of Lori Beavis, P. Lantz Artist-in-Residence:
Please come to the Art Hive on Wednesday November 23rd to help me activate the space with the project:
Reflections on Indigenous Awareness Week at McGill
by Lori Beavis, Artist-in-Residence, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education
I attended the Opening Ceremony at Thomson House. Delbert Sampson and Jean Stevenson gave the welcome and elder blessing. Unfortunately the keynote speaker was unable to attend as he had gone fishing and was caught in the middle of the St Laurent River at the scheduled time. Two members, Nakha Bers and Emilie Monnett of the song and drumming group, Odaya were there to perform and close the opening luncheon.
Two new Artists in Residence, Kama La Mackerel and Lori Beavis, will be working in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education during the 2016-2017 school year. Maria Ezcurra will be returning in a new role as Art Mediator.
The Artful Inquiry Symposium is an interdisciplinary forum for sharing scholarship, practices, and research on artful inquiry and methods in education.
The P. Lantz Initiative for Excellence in Education and the Arts presents:
A Space for Art
Maria Ezcurra, Artist-in-residence with our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, will have her Pinned Down installation displayed Wednesday, September 23rd at Montreal art gallery articule this week.
Montreal's OBORO gallery presents Anne Ashton's Tiburón from September 12, 2015 until October 17. Anne Ashton currently teaches painting with the Faculty of Education.
The Tiburón installation "deals with the great white shark," reveals OBORO's promotion for the exhibit, "in danger of extinction due to human impact. The artist's intention is not to romanticize or demonize this animal, but rather to emphasize the uniqueness, as well as the primeval and mystifying beauty of this rare species..."
Richard Lynn Studham, professor emeritus in our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, spoke to North East United Kingdom's Chronicle reporter David Whetstone this week regarding his ongoing exhibition A Paragon of Chivalry.
Veronika Horlik, Art Education instructor with our faculty's Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), has been announced as the recipient of the 2015 RBC Emerging Artist People's Choice Award. The award particularly celebrates the artistic medium of clay. Horlik's winning submission is entitled PROUNS(SLASH), and is a 300-pound ceramic reinterpretation of Japanese video game Katamari Damacy, also drawing inspiration from Horlik's experience with the Canadian reforestation industry.