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Robbins' Public artwork
Three Grenfell College visual arts students held public exhibitions at
the Valley Mall on Friday, Feb. 22. The pieces were meant to be ways that
the students could connect with the public. Phil Robbins Public
Artwork (L) involved a group of students who completed a public drawing.
Mr. Robbins is seen here at centre among the group of students, who came
from around the Corner Brook area. The group drew for the length of the
day and were videotaped throughout. The final piece was then displayed
along with a showing of the video. Heidi Andersons Mall Rat (C),
was a performance piece based on reality television where she lived in
the mall for the day. Here, shes seen behind glass as she goes about
her normal routine. Laura Kings 12 Hours of Thought, (R) another
performance piece, was based on automatic writing. She free associated
for 12 hours straight using adding machine tape to allow for complete
continuity and free-flow of thought.
Thursday, March 7
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents
Our Lady of the Assassins (La Virgen de los sicarios) (Colombia/
France/Spain 2000). Rated R. Spanish with English subtitles. Directed
by Barbet Schroeder with Germán Jaramillo, Anderson Ballesteros,
Juan David Restrepo, Manuel Busquets, et al. All screenings are at 7 p.m.
in Empire Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film.
Lecture Dr. Robert Paine will be presenting a lecture titled
The Place of Equivalence in the Politics of Being a Reindeer
Pastoralist, from 12-2 p.m. in room A-2072. Everyone welcome.
Discussion The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations
Chiefs offers the Mikmaq/Maliseet and Passamaquoddy Treaty Education
Initiative, designed to raise awareness of treaties and treaty-related
issues through community dialogue in room AA-1046 at 5 p.m. with an opportunity
for questions and discussion. A reception will follow in the University
Friday, March 8
Lecture The Womens Studies program speakers
series continues with Eleanor Bernard, director of the Mikmaq College
Institute, Cheryl Bartlett, professor biology at UCCB, and Edwina Wetzel,
St. Annes School in Conne River, who will speak on education innovations
by and for Aboriginal people, at 3 p.m. in room SN-4087 of the Science
Seminar Dr. Wade Locke and Scott Lynch, Economics, will
present a seminar on knowledge-based enterprises titled The State of Innovation
in Newfoundland and Labrador: An Interprovincial Comparison, in room AA-1049
at 3 p.m.
Heidi Andersons Mall
Sunday, March 10
Art workshop Dabble in Printmaking: An Art Workshop for Adults
takes place from 1-4 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador,
St. Johns. An excellent workshop for beginners who want to learn
some cheap and easy ways to make prints to use on greeting cards and for
decoration, or for those who just want an afternoon out to be creative
and not have to clean up the mess. Gallery educator Kate Wolforth will
guide participants in turning household objects into printmaking materials.
Register: 737-2563. Fee: $15 or $12 for AGNL members, all supplies included.
Tuesday, March 12
Colloquium There is a philosophy colloquium at 2 p.m. in
room SN-4040 of the Science Building. Dr. A Latus will present a talk
titled The Roots of Consent: The History of Informed Consent
and Its Implications for Genomics Research.
Wednesday, March 13
Lecture Dr. Richard Ilgner, German and Russian department,
will present a talk at 8 p.m. titled The Artist as Outsider: The Fate
of Art in the City of Weimar (1832-1932), at the Art Gallery of Newfoundland
and Labrador, Arts and Culture Centre, St. Johns, in conjunction
with the exhibition Prints and Drawings of the Weimar Republic at the
March 24, 2002.
Wessex Society The Wessex Society presents a public lecture
at 8 p.m. at Hampton Hall of the Marine Institute. Dr. Otto Tucker will
speak on The Salvation Army of Newfoundland: A Story of Passion and Compassion.
Thursday, March 14
Lecture Dr. Mark Tate, Anthropology, will present a lecture
titled Gambling and the Death of God, from 12-2 p.m., in room A-2072.
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Treed Murray
(Canada 2001). Directed by William Phillips with David Hewlett, Aaron
Ashmore, Kevin Duhaney and Jessica Greco. All screenings are at 7 p.m.
in Empire Theatres Studio 12 in the Avalon Mall. For more, see www.mun.ca/film
Kings 12 Hours of Thought
Friday, March 15
Lecture The Newfoundland Rock Garden Society and the Newfoundland
Wildflower Society present a free public lecture titled The Arctic and
Alpine Flora of Northern Norway by Dr. Finn Haugli, director of the Arctic-Alpine
Botanical Garden in Tromsö, Norway, which is situated at 70 degree
north latitude. The talk takes place at the Botanical Garden, Mount Scio
Road, at 8 p.m.
Monday, March 18
Lecture Dr. Pamela Willoughby, associate professor of anthropology
at the university of Alberta will present the Elizabeth R. Laird Lecture
titled The Great Rift Valley: East African Evidence for our Remote Past.
The lecture will take place in the Health Sciences Auditorium starting
at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. A reception will follow.
Tuesday, March 19
Lecture As part of the Irish Newfoundland Associations
Irish Week 2002, Dr. Peter Hart, chair of Irish Studies in the Department
of History, will give a lecture titled In Search of Michael Collins in
Salon B of the Fairmont Newfoundland Hotel at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
Colloquium There is a philosophy colloquium at 2 p.m. in
room SN-4040 of the Science Building. Dr. R. Matthews will present a talk
titled What Can Transcendental Arguments Achieve.
Thursday, March 21
Cinema series MUN Cinema Series presents Together (Tillsammans)
(Sweden 2000). Swedish with English subtitles. Directed by Lukas Moodysson
with Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson and Sam Kessel. 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 until 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.
There are two new exhibitions opening at the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College
Art Gallery today. The Tactile Vision: Dorothy Caldwell and Beth
Oberholtzer and Stitching Womens Lives: Sujuni and Khatwa
from Bihar, India, curated by Dorothy Caldwell and Dr. Skye Morrison.
They will continue until April 13. There will be an opening reception
on March 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. to which the public is invited to attend.
Both Dorothy Caldwell and Beth Oberholtzer will be present. Stitching
Womens Lives: Sujuni and Khatwa from Bihar, India offers a selection
of six sujuni and one khatwa produced by the women of ADITHI which is
a womens non-government organization based in the state of Bihar,
India. Sujuni refers to a straight running embroidery stitch on layered
(often recycled) cotton while Khatwa uses applique. Both forms have functioned
as a forum for socio-political issues affecting women. The works in this
exhibition were commissioned by Caldwell and Morrison for exhibition at
the Textile Museum of Canada. In conjunction with the exhibitions, Dorothy
Caldwell will be offering a weekend workshop, Saturday and Sunday, March
9 and 10. The workshop, The Narrative Stitch, will use the tradition shown
in the Stitching Womens Lives exhibition as the point of departure
for participants own works. Participants will learn about this tradition
and will also do hands on-work The workshop is open to all. For further
information regarding the workshop, please contact Marilyn Forward, program
developer, Community Education at 637-6208. See the Web site at: www.swgc.mun.ca/artgallery/