24, 2002, Gazette)
Thursday, Jan. 24
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents The Man Who
Wasnt There (US 2001). Directed by Joel (and co-written with
Ethan) Coen. With Billy Bob Thornton, Francis McDormand and James Gandolfino.
All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon
Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Friday Jan. 25
Seminar The Coasts Under Stress Research Project and the
Department of History present Steven High in a seminar titled From Outport
to Outport Base: Community Transformation, Public Health and
the American Occupation of Stephenville, 1940-1945, at 2 p.m. in the Arts
and Administration Building, Room A-4004. Steven High is a history post-doc
and a research associate with the Coasts Under Stress Research Project.
Saturday, Jan. 26
Workshop In conjunction with Japanese woodcut exhibitions
at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, the schools Division
of Community Education and College Relations will be offering a weekend
workshop on Japanese woodblock printmaking. For further information regarding
the workshop, please contact Marilyn Forward, program developer at 637-6207.
Tuesday, January 29
Speakers Series The Office of Alumni Affairs and the Division
of Lifelong Learning speakers series continues at 7:30 p.m. in room A-1043
with Dr. Colin Higgs, director of Memorials School of Human Kinetics
and Recreation, with a talk titled The Science of Weight Control. Although
the series is free, donations to the universitys scholarship fund
will be gratefully received.
Public lecture The St. Johns Public Lecture in Philosophy
resumes at 8:30 p.m. with a lecture titled From Superhighway to Superorganism:
Emerging Metaphors for the Internet, by Dr. Elizabeth Murphy, an assistant
professor in Memorials Faculty of Education. The lecture takes place
at The Magnum and Stein on Duckworth St.
Thursday, Jan. 31
Public lecture The Newfoundland Historical Society will
be holding a free public lecture at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall, Marine Institute.
Stephen Mills of Memorials Archaeology Unit will be speaking on
a 17th century planter household in Renews. Everyone is welcome.
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Innocence
(Australia 2000). Directed by Paul Cox, with Julia Blake, Charles Bud
Tingwell, Terry Norris and Robert Menzies. All screenings are at 7 p.m.
in Empire Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Saturday, Feb. 2
Cabaret night The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
presents Black, Red and Gold Cabaret at 8 p.m. in the St. Johns
Arts and Culture Centre. The door prize is a trip for two to Germany.
Tickets are available by calling 737-2364 or 737-8210.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Public lecture Time for the Making, a lecture series sponsored
by the MUN Catholic Community and the Campus Ministries, continues with
Labrador artist Boyd Chubbs with a talk titled The Winter of the Remarkable
Oranges. The lecture takes place at 8 p.m. in room AA-1046.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Public lecture The Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador
present a lecture by Dr. Gerhard Bassler of Memorials history department
at 8 p.m. Dr. Bassler will speak on art and politics in post-First World
War Germany. The lecture takes place at the Arts and Culture Centre.
Thursday, Feb. 7
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Princess and
the Warrior (Der Krieger und die Kaiserin) (Germany 2000).
Rated R. English subtitles. Directed by Tom Twyker with Franke Potente
and Beno Fürmann. All screenings are at 7 p.m. in Empire Theatres
Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Prints and Drawings of the Weimar Republic runs at the Art Gallery
of Newfoundland and Labrador from Feb. 1 to March 24, 2002. This internationally
touring exhibition demonstrates the often conflicted relationships between
art and politics, and between ideology and the everyday in the modern
era. After the First World War the German monarchy had been dissolved
to make way for a kind of liberal democracy known as the Weimar Republic
(1919-1933). For information contact Gabrielle Kemp at 737-2370.
The Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery will be exhibiting Ukiyo-e:
Inside the Floating World, 19th century Japanese woodblock prints
from the Gordon Collection. This exhibition is circulated by the Thames
Art Gallery of the Chatham Cultural Centre. The 27 prints in this exhibition
offer insight into the work of one major ukiyo-e artist, Kunisada. It
includes the work of not only Kunisada, but also the artists who influenced
him and artists who subsequently were influenced by him. The prints in
this collection, with their dramatic, daring design, intricate patterns
and jewel-like colour, demonstrate why these images were able to affect
European artists so forcibly. Additionally, on exhibit will be a selection
of woodblock prints by W. J. Phillips, Canadas foremost practitioner
of this art form. Phillips, a contemporary of the Group of Seven, brought
a humane vision to the Canadian landscape. He was influential as a teacher
and as an inspiration for artists of the Canadian Prairies. Both his writing
about colour woodblock printmaking and his works were much admired internationally.
These prints are on loan from the Walter Phillips Gallery, the Banff Centre
for the Arts. Finally, Birds, Bugs, Beasts, Blossoms provides a
look at three contemporary artists employing colour woodblock printmaking:
Suezan Aikins, Charlotte Jones and April Vollmer. These three artists
discovered one anothers art when they appeared in several group
exhibitions together. Much in keeping with the historical use of the medium,
all three pursue themes related to the natural world but in very different
ways. The exhibitions continue until Feb. 25.