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Visiting Artists

2010 - 2011

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky

UBC - A Place Of Mind

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies - Visiting Artist Speaker Series, 2011

Guest Speakers: Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky

When: Thursday, March 10, 2011
Where: Fine Arts / Health Bldg. - FIN 227
Time: Noon - 1:30 PM

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The Visiting Artist Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Rhonda Weppler & Trevor Mahovsky who are pushing the boundaries within a mixed-aesthetic of modernist and twenty-first century sculpture. Weppler (born in Winnipeg) and Mahovsky (born in Calgary) are Vancouver-based artists who have worked collaboratively since 2004. Both artists have MFA degrees from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver where they met in 1996.

Weppler and Mahovsky have exhibited widely in Canada and internationally, including LABoral (Gijón) Dos de Mayo (Madrid), Tokyo Wonder Site (Tokyo), How Soon is Now (Vancouver Art Gallery), Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal), and Nothing to Declare (Power Plant, Toronto) to name a few. Weppler’s work has also been exhibited at the Palazzo delle Papesse (Siena) and COCA (Seattle). Mahovsky’s work has been shown at the Queen’s Museum of Art (NY), and he has written for catalogues and journals such as Artforum and Canadian Art. In 2000, Mahovsky was a resident at Apexart in New York; in 2007 Weppler completed an ISCP residency in New York. Their work is represented in public collections including the Musee d’art Contemporain de Montreal and the National Gallery of Canada. During the spring of 2011, they will be traveling to Sydney, Australia to undertake a residency at Artspace.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

The Dept. of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, contact: Irma Ronkkonen - Dept. of Creative Studies, 250-807-9648.

Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky
Sun In An Empty Room 2 (Wells College, Aurora, Ney York)

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Steve DiPaola UBC - A Place Of MindFCCS is here

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The Department of Creative Studies
Visiting Artist Speaker Series, 2011

Steve DiPaola

"Artificial Intelligence as a Toolkit for Interactive and Art Systems"

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Time: Noon
Fine Arts Room 227 (Green Room)

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Floyd Favel - Storytellers Festival 2004 UBC - A Place Of Mind

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The Department of Creative Studies
Visiting Artist Speaker Series, 2011

Floyd Favel

"Indiginous Theatre in Canada"

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
3:30 to 5:00pm
ARTS 104

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Floyd Favel is recognized nationally as a leader in Indigenous Performing Arts. His intercultural perspective is informed by his work with internationally acclaimed theatre directors and innovators Jerzy Grotowski (Poland), Tadashi Suzuki (Japan), and Anatoly Vasiliev (Russia), as well as with Butoh master-performer Natsu Nakajima. Favel is also a playwright and essayist, and his writing has been featured in the Canadian Theatre Review. His research on Native Performance Culture has influenced the work of many Indigenous artists in Canada, including his long-time collaborator Monique Mojica (co-founder of Turtle Gals Performance Ensemble and co-editor, with Ric Knowles, of “Staging Coyote’s Dream An Anthology of First Nations Drama in English, published by Playwrights Canada Press), as well as award-winning performer, playwright, screenwriter, and director Marie Clements, among others.
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Adad Hannah UBC - A Place Of Mind

University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
The Department of Creative Studies
Visiting Artist Speaker Series, 2011

Adad Hannah

Thursday, January 6th, 2011
Time: Noon - 1:30
University Center Building - UNC106

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Adad Hannah is best known for his video-recorded tableaux vivants of models holding poses for extended periods in order to undermine the verity of the photographic image. By drawing our attention to the performance inherent within photography, he creates a space for reflection that transforms passive viewers into self-conscious historical agents. His recent projects include the Prado Stills series, shot in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and The Raft of the Medusa (100 Mile House), which was produced in a small community in British Columbia with a cast of high school students and a large set measuring three-stories high.

Adad Hannah - Museum Security

Hannah’s works have been produced in collaboration with and exhibited at such institutions as the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Rodin Gallery in Seoul. He has recently exhibited at The Aldrich Museum, Connecticut (2010), The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (2010), and Zendai MoMA, Shanghai (2009). Hannah’s works are in private, corporate, and institutional collections around the world including: National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; and the Ke Center for Contemporary Art, Shanghai.

Adad Hannah was born in New York in 1971. He earned a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver (1998), and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal (2004). He currently lives and works in Montréal. Adad Hannah is represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montréal.

Canada Council for the Arts
The Dept. of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts. For more information, contact: Renay Egami - Dept. of Creative Studies, 250-807-9764.



Eric Moshopedis

Guest Speaker: Eric Moschopedis

Date: Thursday, October 28

Time: NOON

Location: Fine Arts Building, FIN 227

Eric Moschopedis is an award winning interdisciplinary performer, facilitator, educator, and curator. In 2008 Moschopedis completed his Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of British Columbia: Okanagan. By combining a child-like curiosity with the scrutiny of an ethnographer, Moschopedis creates community-specific, relational, and participatory works that invite audiences to become active collaborators in the creation of community. In addition to participatory works, Moschopedis maintains a performance practice that oscillates between staged performance, performance for video, installation, performative work, intervention, and walking, finding, and collecting.

During the past decade, Moschopedis has been actively involved in creating and curating performance and visual art in the Calgary community and continues to play an active role in the development and dissemination of original interdisciplinary performance and visual art. His recent projects include Local Library (an all ages art space), Z’s by the C, and Imaginary Ordinary: A Community Mapping Project.

Canada Council for the Arts

Eric Moshopedis


Dianne Burgoyne

Guest Speaker: Diana Burgoyne

Date: Thursday, October 7

Time: NOON

Location: Fine Arts Building, FIN 227

Diana Burgoyne refers to herself as an electronic folk artist. Her performances and installations have been exhibited in Montreal, Toronto, New York, France, Holland, and Estonia. She was commissioned by Telus Science World to collaborate on a permanent piece which is exhibited as part of Contraption Corner. She has been the artist in residence at the Surrey Art Gallery’s Tech Lab, participated in SCANZ in New Zealand and has just finished working on a work entitled “Audio Quilt” as artist in residence at the Roundhouse Community Centre. “Audio Quilt” is an interactive installation that reflects the sounds and voices of the Roundhouse community by utilizing one hundred audio chips, each recording 10 seconds of sound.

Burgoyne was awarded the 2009 Fleck Fellowship by the Banff Centre for the Arts and has taught a class entitled “Creative Electronics” at Emily Carr University of Art and Design since 1998.

Dianne Burgoyne

Canada Council for the Arts


Visiting Artists

2009 - 2010

Pierre Hebert

Guest Speaker: Pierre Hébert

Date: Thursday, March 25

Time: 6PM

Location: FIN 227

Pierre Hébert is an independent filmmaker and performance artist. He has directed more than twenty short animation films and one feature (La Plante humaine, Best Quebec Feature Award, 1996). His latest performance project “Only the hand…”, was presented as a 12- screens multilingual video installation last December in Montreal. In 2005, he received the Albert-Tessier Quebec Government Cinema Award for life time achievement.

Admission to all talks is free and open to the public. The FCCS Visiting Artists Series is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan and the Canada Council for the Arts.



Isabelle Pauwels Guest Speaker: Isabelle Pauwels

Date: Thursday,March 4

Time: 6 PM

Location: ART103

Isabelle Pauwels' work in video and conceptual audio-visual installation explores the intersection of documentary realism with the artifice of staging. In the context of examination of audience expectations and the nature of spectatorship, viewers are often implicated into negotiating with spaces that are psychologically complex.

Her work has been shown at Mercer Union, Toronto; Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver; Witte de With, Rotterdam; and Signal, Malmo. She is a recipient of the VIVA Award, Vancouver, and the Brink Award, Seattle. Isabelle Pauwels has an MFA (2006) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Vancouver.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

UBC O - Department of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges
the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts


Roja Aslani
Guest Speaker: Roja Aslani

Date: Thursday, February25

Time: 6 PM

Location: ART103

Roja Aslani is an emerging Persian Canadian Artist. In her work, Aslani explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality by investigating fan culture, fan souvenirs, and commercial nostalgia. Aslani has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Alberta, a BFA degree from the University of British Columbia - Okanagan, and a Master's degree in Sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art. Roja Aslani has exhibited her work in Berlin, Toronto, London (UK), Edinburgh, Kelowna, and has participated in a Triennial in Tallinn (Estonia). Upcoming shows include a solo show in Calgary, a group show in Kelowna, and a three-person show in Victoria, BC.

Admission to all FCCS Visiting Artist Speaker Series talks are free and open to the public. The FCCS Visiting Artist Speaker Series is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan.

Roja Aslani's website


Heather Passmore

Guest Speaker: Heather Passmore

Date: Thursday, February 4

Time: 6 PM

Location: ART 214

Heather Passmore has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Her conceptually based practice explores the politics of taste, class and art using a variety of processes including digital and slide projections, painting, drawing, photography, sewing, and hand-cut stencils. Passmore reconfigures everyday and discarded materials such as snapshots, linoleum, wood panelling, and t-shirts as a means to extend the notion of art as an “an everyday category of experience and popular practice in disalignment with consumer culture.”

Her work has been shown at A Space, Toronto; Artspeak, Vancouver; Modern Fuel, Kingston; Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver; and Struts Gallery, Sackville. She has an MFA (2004) from the University of British Columbia. Heather Passmore lives in Vancouver.

UBC O - Department of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges
the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts



Daniel Jolliffe
Photo by Daniela Friebel

Guest Speaker: Daniel Jolliffe

Date: Thursday, January 28

Time: 6 PM

Location: ART 103

Daniel Jolliffe's website

Daniel Jolliffe is a media and visual artist whose work integrates a wide range of artistic practices with electronic systems to examine the effect of technology on human communication and experience. His interactive works and technology-based art projects have been shown across Canada, the United States and internationally, most recently during the Biennale de Montreal 2009. Daniel's work has also received international media attention.His research interests include anonymous speech, open source approaches to creating artworks and cultural objects, and interventionist and kinaesthetic art, among others. In 2009 he co-organized the GOSH! summit on open-source hardware and cultural practice held at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He is currently an assistant professor at Concordia University and has taught previously at Simon Fraser University and The University of British Columbia. He holds a BA in Philosophy (Victoria) and an MFA in Art and Technology(Ohio State).

UBC O - Department of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges
the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts


Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline painting

Guest Speaker: Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline
Date: Thursday, January 21
Time:6PM
Location: ART 103

Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline’s paintings, drawings, and prints draw from numerous models of representation and abstraction. In his versatile deployment of a vast arsenal of painting methodologies, combined with images sourced from mass media, art history, and private photographs, he produces jarring, fragmented, and complex mixed-genre paintings. He describes his painting practice as “a cycle of ingestion, gestation and expulsion of imagery.” His exhibition history includes Galerie Simon Blaise, Montreal; Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto; Deitch Studios, Long Island City, NY; and Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA. His work has also been shown at Scope Art Fairs in Basel, Miami, and New York City. Kaktins-Gorsline has an MFA (2008) from Columbia University, in New York. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

UBC O - Department of Creative Studies gratefully acknowledges
the support for this program by The Canada Council for the Arts.

Canada Council for the Arts


The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents...Visiting Artists Series

Six acclaimed Canadian artists will visit UBC Okanagan this spring for the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) Visiting Artists Series. Artists and art lovers in the community are invited to attend the exciting guest lectures, starting later this month with Krisjanis Kaktins-Gorsline, a young painter from Winnipeg.

On Thursday, January 21, at 6 p.m. in ART 103 (the Arts building lecture theatre at UBC Okanagan), Kaktins-Gorsline will talk about his paintings, drawings, and prints. His jarring, fragmented, and complex mixed-genre paintings have been shown at Galerie Simon Blaise, Montreal; Katherine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, Toronto; Deitch Studios, Long Island City, NY; and Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, California. His work has also been shown at Scope Art Fairs in Basel, Switzerland, Miami and New York. Kaktins-Gorsline has an Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University.

The following artists will appear in the upcoming weeks:

  • January 28, 6 p.m. -- Daniel Jolliffe, media and visual artist whose interactive works and technology-based art projects have been shown across Canada, the United States and internationally.
  • February 4, 6 p.m. -- Heather Passmore, whose conceptually based practice explores the politics of taste, class and art using a variety of processes including digital and slide projections, painting, drawing, photography, sewing, and hand-cut stencils.
  • February 25, 6 p.m. -- Roja Aslani, a UBC Okanagan Bachelor of Fine Arts alumnus with a master's degree in sculpture from the Edinburgh College of Art.
  • March 4, 6 p.m. -- Isabelle Pauwels, who works in video and conceptual audio-visual installation exploring the intersection of documentary realism with the artifice of staging.
  • March 25, 6 p.m. -- Pierre Hébert, an independent filmmaker and performance artist. His latest performance project "Only the hand..." was presented as a 12-screen multilingual video installation last December in Montreal.

All six talks are in Arts building ART 103 at UBC Okanagan. Admission is free and open to the public. The FCCS Visiting Artists Series is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan.

Contact Renay Egami at 250-807-9764 or renay.egami@ubc.ca for more information.



Dick Averns
Photo by Mitch Kern
“United We Stand (NYC)” 2002, photo by: Dick Averns
"United We Stand (NYC)" 2002, Photo by Dick Averns
Department of Creative Studies
Visiting Artist Speaker Series

Dick Averns

"Navigating Ambivalence Blvd."

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Green Room, FIN 227, Fine Arts/HealthBldg.
Noon

Dick Averns is an artist and writer whose practice investigates the
commodification of space. Language, media convergence and identity
politics – major arbiters of spatial control – are explored via sculpture,
performativity, text-based works and photography. Psycho-geography
and performance ethnography feature as regular approaches to
executing projects often manifested as public art.

Averns is currently exhibiting Ambivalence Blvd at the Vernon Public
Art Gallery and is one of five artists nationally selected for the
2008-2009 Canadian Forces Artists Program. As part of this initiative
he has just returned from deployment with Canadian peacekeeping
troops in the Middle East, a trip centred around the Israeli-Egyptian
border near Gaza. His presentation at UBCO will include recent and
ongoing works, plus images from his recent trip to the Middle East
and West Bank.

Born in London, UK, Averns is based in Calgary where he teaches Sculpture, Liberal Studies, and First Year Studies at the Alberta College of Art & Design. He has studied at Parsons School of Art and Design, Wimbledon School of Art, and received his MFA from UBC, in 2003.

Recent exhibitions include Revolver at the University of Manitoba’s Gallery One One One and Art & Activism (YYZ). Publications include The Vanguard War Art of William MacDonnell, for Canadian Art magazine, and Official Acts & Unofficial Actions – War Art Today, for the Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. He is a regular writer for Akimbo and his most recent print article Windy City: Reconciling The Weathermen and Barack Obama is published in the current edition of On Site Review.


Eric Metcalfe

Department of Creative Studies
Visiting Artist Speaker Series

Eric Metcalfe

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Location: SSC 026
Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm

Eric Metcalfe is a Vancouver based artist, and co founder of the pioneering artist run center the Western Front, established in 1973.

Born in Vancouver in 1940, he spent his formative years in Victoria and Seattle, Wa. He was educated at St. Michael's University Prepatory School, Oak Bay High School, and University of Victoria where he started his alter ego, Dr. Brute with his leopard skin totem motif.

Metcalfe's ongoing engagement with afro American music, film noir and west coast First Nation totemic work among other North American pop cult icons continues to be a source of inspiration for his 'ouvre'.

He is represented in 18 major collections across Canada including the national gallery and twelve other US and European collections including theMOMA in New York City. He is recipient of the following awards; VIVA (1993), Victor Martin Lynch Staunton award (2000); Audain Award (2006) and Governor Generals’ Award (2008) He was elected into RCA in 2008.

He is currently working on a commission from 'VANOC' 2010 to mount and install in collaboration with afro American George Lewis musician/composer and recipient of the 'Macarthur' genius award, to be mounted at UBC Belkin Annex Gallery in January/February 2010. Eric Metcalfe taught at Emily Carr University from 1994 until his retirement in 2005.


2008 - 2009

Floyd Favel - Storytellers Festival 2004

Cree artist Floyd Favel - a nationally renowned theatre
and dance director, writer, playwright, essayist, journalist
and performer - will be speaking, teaching and
performing at UBC Okanagan on March 31 and April 1st.

On Tuesday, March 31, Favel will teach a performance
workshop grounded in his research on Native Performance
Culture -- from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts and
Health building, room FIN144. Following this workshop he
will perform Snow before the Sun, a devised movement-
based solo piece, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Student Service
Lecture Theatre, room SSC026.

On Wednesday, April 1, Favel will give a talk on Aboriginal
performance principles derived from ritual and social
structures, and address his ongoing research on Native
Performance Culture. This talk will run from 2 to 3 p.m.,
in Arts Building room ART103.

Mr. Favel is a theatre and dance director, writer, playwright, essayist, journalist and performer. He studied theatre
at the Native Theatre School, The Centro di Lavoro di Grotowski and at the Tukak Teatret of Denmark. Mr. Favel’s
work has been presented at the Santa Fe Institute of American Indian Arts, the Denver Art Museum, the National
Museum of the American Indian, Enowkin Centre, Full Circle Performance Ensemble, The Globe Theatre, New
Dance Horizons, Peterborough New Dance, The Canada Dance Festival.

His writing has been published at Coteau Books, Playwrights Canada Press, Native Peoples Magazine, The Globe
and Mail, Battlefords News Optimist, the Navajo Times, Klewer Publishers (International Journal of Philosophy),
Gare d’Theatre (France).

His primary objective has been the development of Performance Methods based on Aboriginal performance
principles derived from ritual and social structures. He has titled this research Native Performance Culture (NPC).

The workshop, performance, and talk are free and open to all members of the campus community.

For more information contact Virginie Magnat, Assistant Professor of Performance, at 250-807-8441.


Ben Reeves

The Department of Creative Studies
announces a guest lecture by

Visiting Artist Ben Reeves

Thursday, March 26, 2009
UBC Okanagan, Fine Arts Building, FIN 227
10:00 – 11:30 am

Ben Reeves’ painting presents a very
unorthodox approach to scenes from
everyday life. In his paintings, images
and materiality are inseparable in the construction of representation, so
much so, that the substance of paint
itself is material, form, and image.

Car and Petals - 2007
Cars and Petals - 2007

Reeves obtained his BFA from UBC
Vancouver, and an MA in Fine Arts, from
the Chelsea College of Art and Design,
in London, England.

All are welcome!

The Creative Studies Department would
like to extend their appreciation to the
Canada Council for the Arts for their
continued support of this program.


Jamelie Hassan
Garden of Light ‘06 - Lester B. Pearson Garden for Peace and Understanding Kian, 2007

Visiting Artist - Jamelie Hassan

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00 PM at the Student Services Centre’s lecture theatre SSC026,
UBC Okanagan, 3333 University Way,
Kelowna.

Jamelie Hassan is a visual artist and activist based in London, Ontario. Hassan’s practice as an artist, writer
and curator often confronts issues of colonialism, patriarchy, militarism, censorship, sexuality and cultural
identity. Hassan is strongly influenced by her activist politics, cultural heritage as a Canadian born to Arab
parents, as well as her significant and extensive travels. In 1993 she was presented the “Canada 125 Medal”
in recognition to her outstanding service to the community and in 2001 she received the Governor General’s
Award in Visual and Media Arts. She received the Chalmers Art Fellowship in 2006 for her work on archives,
libraries, language and text-based artworks and was recently awarded in 2007 the Canada Council for the
Arts long term Grant in Visual Arts.

Since the 1970’s Hassan has exhibited widely in Canada and internationally. Exhibitions in which she has
participated in include Orientalism & Ephemera, Art Metropole, Toronto & Art Gallery of Windsor (2006)
and Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa (2007), Warzones, Presentation House (1999), The End(s) of the Museum,
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona (1996), Trade Routes New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY (1992),
Hong Kong: Cities at the End of Time, Vancouver, BC (1997) to name a few. A recent installation Garden
of Light was selected for the Pearson Garden of Peace & Understanding at University of Toronto for the
city’s first Nuit Blanche, 2006. A survey exhibition of her work opens March 7, 2009 at Museum London.

Hassan’s interdisciplinary works incorporate ceramic, painting, video, photography, text and other media
works which are in numerous collections including The National Gallery of Canada, The Canada Council Art
Bank, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Museum London, Glenbow Museum in Calgary, The Morris and Helen
Belkin Art Gallery at UBC Vancouver, The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, The National
Museum of Arab American Art in Michigan, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt.

The Department of Creative Studies, Visiting Artist Speaker Series is pleased to present artist Jamelie
Hassan who will present her work also as part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination (IDERD) week of events at UBC Okanagan. The Creative Studies Department would like
to extend their appreciation to the Canada Council for the Arts for their continued support of this program.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Jude Norris

Jude Norris - Wednesday, February 4th, Room SSC026 - 6:00pm, Student Lecture Theatre

Multi-disciplinary Cree-Métis artist, Jude Norris, employs idiosyncratic combinations of 'Native' material,
language, traditional creative practice, and iconography with elements of western technology, art
practice, theory, and language. Grounded by a strong aesthetic sensibility, and often a subtle humour,
her work is an exploration and expression of the oddness and challenges of contemporary colonized
reality.

Norris is a recent recipient of a Chalmer's Arts Fellowship, and has received awards from the Canada
Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. She
has exhibited her work internationally and her video Red Buffalo Skydive, an animation with a story
told in voice-over, has screened at 23 festivals, premiering in 1999 at the IMAGeNation Aboriginal
Film and Video Festival in Vancouver. Norris has studied integrated media at the Ontario College of
Art & Design in Toronto, Ontario, and studied art at Middlesex University and Kensington &
Chelsea College, in London, England.

All are welcome!

Canada Council for the Arts


Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller

The Department of Creative Studies, at the
University of British Columbia Okanagan, with
the generous support of the Canada Council
for the Arts, is pleased to announce a public
lecture presentation by Canadian artists
Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller.

Cardiff & Miller are two of Canada’s most
widely acclaimed artists on the international
stage. Their multi-media and interdisciplinary,
conceptual art practice includes productions
combining video, sculpture, audio, installation,
and performance art.

Since representing Canada at the 49th Biennale, in Venice, Italy, in 2001, with their captivating piece
called The Paradise Institute, Cardiff & Miller have continued to occupy the top tier of contemporary
arts most exhibited and influential artists. Among the list of solo exhibitions since then are included:
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für
Gegenwart, Berlin; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; The Fruitmarket Gallery,
Edinburgh, and many others. In addition to the Venice Biennale their work has been includedin many
other contemporary art biennials including the 1999/2000 Carnegie International; XXIV Bienalde São
Paulo; the Biennale of Sydney (2002, 2008); the 47th Corcoran Biennial; and the Istanbul Biennale.

In a preface to a 2007 interview with Cardiff & Miller, critic Robert Ayers writes: ‘They employ (in their
work) such diverse forms as slide shows, telephone conversations, choral recitals, canoe trips, and
torture chambers to seduce their audience into illusory worlds that seem utterly compelling…’

The public is invited to this rare opportunity to be in audience for an illustrated lecture by Janet Cardiff
& George Bures Miller. The presentation will take place at 7 PM, Thursday, January 22, 2009, in SSC 026
Lecture Theatre, in the Student Services Building, 3333 University Way, Kelowna, BC.

See their website: http://www.cardiffmiller.com/


Greg Staats

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Greg Staats

Thursday, September 11th,9:30pm to 11:00pm
FINA 144- Fine Arts and HealthBuilding

Greg Staats was born in Ohsweken, Ontario in
1963. He lives and works in Toronto since 1985.
Staats is a photographer who works also in
short video works that combines language,
architecture, photography and the natural
world. He has developed works around the
notions of animose (full of spirit), errance
(wandering with purpose), the performative
aspect of objects, and repetition. His video
works are contemplative and require the
viewer adapt the rhythms of the natural world,
subjects include boreal markers on the Six
Nations of the Grand River Territory in
southern Ontario, Staats’ birthplace. Staats
draws upon a traditional Mohawk restorative
aesthetic that defines the multiplicity of
relationships.


He has had several solo exhibitions including at the Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Mercer Union:
A Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto, and Gallery TPW, Toronto. Group exhibitions include;
Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Ottawa
and the Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, Toronto. Staats is the recipient of the Duke and
Duchess of York Prize in Photography.


Sean Caulfield

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Sean Caulfield

Wednesday,October 22nd, 2 - 3:30pm
SSC 026-Student ServicesBuilding

Sean Caulfield is a printmaker, a Canada
Research Chair in Printmaking, and an Associate
Professor at the University of Alberta. Caulfield
has exhibited his prints, drawings and book works
extensively throughout Canada, the United States,
Europe, and Japan. Recent exhibitions include:
Inferno, Open Studio, Toronto, Ontario; Recent Prints,
Yanagisawa Gallery, Saitama; and The 14th Seoul
Space International Print Biennial
, Seoul Museum
of Art, Seoul, Korea, among others. He has
received numerous grants and awards for his work
including SSHRC Creation Grant and the Grand Prize
in the Third 21st Century Grand Prix Exhibition,
Tokyo, Japan. Caulfield will present his work for the
Visiting Artist Speaker Series as well as discuss his
recent travels and research in Japan.

Free admission, Open to the public

Sean Caulfield with 4th year students.

Sean Caulfield with 4th year students.


Kristi Malakoff

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

“An(other) Place: Imaging & Imagining Canada
from Near and Far”

Visiting Artist Kristi Malakoff

Wednesday, November 5th, 2 - 3:30pm
SSC 026-Student ServicesBuilding

Kristi Malakoff has exhibited her large-scale
vivid installations across Canada including at
the Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art,
Kelowna; Stride Gallery, Calgary; and the
Art Gallery of Peterborough, Ontario. Her
exhibition Great Day For Up was recently
shown at the Museo Regional de
Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico. Her
exhibitions have been reviewed in numerous
on-line and print publications including
Canadian Art, and Lake: A Journal of Arts
and Environment. Malakoff will discuss her
art practice and her experiences working and
living in Mexico, Germany, and her recent
artist residency in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Free admission, Open to the public




2007 - 2008

Rolande Souliere

Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies presents

Visiting Artist Rolande Souliere

Wednesday, February 27th @ 12 noon
Studio FIN 123 - Fine Arts Building

Rolande Souliere is an Anishinabi First Nations
Canadian artist who has been living in Sydney,
Australia for the past seven years. She graduated
with an MFA degree from the Sydney College of
the Arts in 2006.

Her work in sculpture and installation art is a
fascinating hybrid of cultural languages and forms.

Everyone welcome to attend.

Click here for printable color poster.

Rolande Souliere's website.


Neal McLeod

The Lake: A Reading Series, presented
by the Faculty of Creative and Critical
Studies of UBC Okanagan, invites the public
to an author reading with Neal McLeod on
Wednesday, January 30, at 7 PM at the
downtown branch of the Kelowna Public
Library.

Neal McLeod’s first book of poetry entitled,
Songs to Kill a Wîhtikow, was nominated for
several Saskatchewan book and won poetry
book of the year with the Anskohk McNally
Aboriginal Literature Awards. His book, Cree
Narrative Memory: From Treaties to
Contemporary Times
, was nominated for the
Anskohk McNally Aboriginal Literature Awards
in 2007. He also has another book of poetry,
Gabriel’s Beach (Hagios Press 2008) in press.
Currently, Neal McLeod is working on a novel
Neechi Hustle which satirizes contemporary
First Nations politics.

Neal is also a painter, having studied at the Umeå Konsthögskola (Swedish Academy of Fine Arts
at Umeå). Neal has exhibited his work throughout Canada including the 2005 exhibition au fil de
mes jours
at Le Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec was remounted at the Museum of
Civilization in 2007. Neal was also one of the founding members of the legendary Crow Hop Café,
and currently a member of the comedy group, the Bionic Bannock Boys who created the cult classic,
A Man Called Horst which was screened in Berlin in 2002. The group is working on a pilot show with
APTN.

Neal is currently a professor at Trent University and is a member of the James Smith Cree First
Nation, Saskatchewan.

Admission to is free. This event is sponsored by the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC
Okangan, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Okanagan Regional Library.

For more information, call Nancy Holmes at 807-9369.


Eliza Griffiths - Social Scenes

Eliza Griffiths - Episodes

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
presents Visiting Artist Series 2007

Eliza Griffiths

Eliza Griffiths (Montreal PQ) painter

October 23, 2007 at 7:00 pm
UBC Okanagan Lecture Theatre – SSC026

http://www.elizagriffiths.com/

My artistic practice is based in figurative oil painting and is motivated by my interest in human experience
and behaviour. The additive and subtractive process of painting allows me to invent characters to perform
distilled tableaux on themes ranging from gender identity, power, sexuality, and relationships. Over the past
number of years I have worked in thematic series, beginning each with a conceptual framework and then
allowing the layered painting processes to determine the eventual form and content of the work. Examples
of past bodies of work are the installation Peep: Beyond the Eye of the Beholder (1996) which addressed
issues of power dynamics ; Stories of Girls which examined female adolescent experience and the
development of socio-psycho-sexual identity; and the Karate Girl paintings(1996/7) which dealt with womens'
negotiation of the urban environment. Ongoing has been my interest in sexuality, intimacy, and the persistance
of desire in projects such as Dystopic Romances and Serial Romance Paintings.

Eliza Griffiths



Ryan Knighton

A Reading by Ryan Knighton.

Wednesday, November 7 - 7:00pm
Downtown Library, Kelowna, 1380 Ellis St.

All welcome, free admission.

Ryan Knighton is the author of three books. His
most recent, Cockeyed: A Memoir (Penguin, 2006),
was shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Medal and
for the Evergreen Award. He has published widely
as a journalist and essayist in The New York Times,
Salon.com, The Sunday Telegraph (UK), The Globe
and Mail
, The Utne Reader, and more. Most recently,
he completed the screenplay for Cockeyed and is
now at work on a screenplay about Joybubbles, the
infamous pioneer of “phone freaking”. Knighton’s
next book, a comic memoir about fatherhood, will
be published in 2009 by Knopf. When he isn’t
writing, he teaches sentence-appreciation at
Capilano College.


Reading sponsored by UBC Okanagan, Okanagan
Regional Library, The Canada Council for the Arts,
and the Okanagan Institute.


Rachel Rose

A Poetry Reading With Rachel Rose

Wednesday, October 17, 7 PM
Downtown Library Kelowna, 1380 Ellis St.

All welcome, free admission.

Rachel Rose is a poet whose work has appeared in
various journals, including Poetry, The Malahat
Review
, and The Best American Poetry, as well as
in several anthologies, including Uncharted Lines:
Poems from the Journal of the American Medical
Association
and In Fine Form: The Canadian Book
of Form Poetry.
Her first book, Giving My Body to
Science
, (McGill/Queen’s University Press) was a
finalist for The Gerald Lampert Award, The Pat
Lowther Award, and the Grand Prix du Livre de
Montreal, and won the Quebec Writers’ Federation
A.M. Klein Award. Her second book, Notes on
Arrival and Departure
, was published by McClelland
& Stewart in 2005. In 2008, she will be the poetry
mentor at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s
Studio.

Reading sponsored by UBC Okanagan, Okanagan
Regional Library, The Canada Council for the Arts,
The League of Canadian Poets and the Okanagan
Institute.


visiting Artist Series 2007 poster
Painting by Eliza Griffiths

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
presents Visiting Artist Series 2007

September/October, 2007
KelownaArt Gallery and
UBC Okanagan Lecture Theatre -
SSC026

For more info, contact Gary Pearson
at 807-9775 or email
gary.pearson@ubc.ca

Click here for printable poster.



Roo Borson and Kim Maltman poetry reading

A poetry reading with Roo Borson and Kim
Maltman
, Sept. 12th at the Downtown Library.

Borson and Maltman have published, respectively,
nine and five solo books of poetry, and have also
been involved in a number of collaborative works,
including the 2000 Brick Books collection
Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei,
by the collaborative writing ensemble Pain Not
Bread (Borson, Maltman and Andy Patton).
Under the pen name Baziju, they are currently at
work on a new collaborative manuscript,
selections from which have appeared in recent
editions of Brick magazine. They live in Toronto.
Sponsored by FCCS, the Canada Council for the
Arts, Okanagan Regional Library, Okanagan
Institute. A limited edition broadside of a Baziju
poem, designed by Robert MacDonald and
screenprinted by Briar Craig, was for sale.



Danielle Helen Ray Dickson - between fear and enthrallment

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to an exhibition entitled
"between fear and enthrallment"
by alumniDanielle Helen Ray Dickson

September 5 - 14, 2007
UBC O Fine Arts Gallery

opening reception
Wednesday, September 5, 5 - 7pm



2006 - 2007

Germaine Koh

Germaine Koh - HIGH NOON

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a lecture by Germaine Koh.

Tuesday, October 24, 6:00pm, SSC 026

Germaine Koh is a Canadian visual artist active
internationally. Her conceptually generated
work is concerned with the significance of
everyday actions, familiar objects and
common places.

Koh has been included in international
exhibitions such as the 2004 Liverpool
Biennial & the 1998 Biennale of Sydney.
Her 2005-06 exhibition schedule includes
le Musée d'art Contemporain de
Montréal & Künstlerhaus Bethanien
(Berlin). Germaine Koh is represented
by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.




Lubos Culen

Lubos Culen - Victory Elementals

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to an exhibition entitled
"Victory Elementals" by alumniLubos Culen.

Tuesday, Sept 5 - Sept 15/06
Fina Gallery

Opening reception Sept 5, 3 - 5pm




Adam Lewis Schroeder


Adam Lewis Schroeder

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a reading by Adam Lewis Schroeder.

Monday, March 20, 7:30pm, Arts 103

Fiction writer Schroeder completed an MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. He has traveled widely and published short stories in several literary magazines. In 2001, Raincoast published his short fiction collection Kingdom of Monkeys. He now lives in Penticton BC where he is at work on a novel, as well as reviewing fiction for This Magazine and sitting on the editorial board of Geist.

For more information aboutAdam Lewis Schroeder's
Kelowna reading, contact Nancy Holmes
, 250-807-9369,
Dept. of Creative Studies, UBCO.

http://www.adamlewisschroeder.com/



David Bateman

David Bateman
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a performance by Kamloops-TRU Writer-in-Residence David Bateman.

Friday, March 10, time and location TBA

Comic and at times poignant, Bateman's 45-minute monologue explores gender and racial issues through the use of autobiographical storytelling, country music, and poetic drama.

For more information aboutDavid Bateman's performance, contact Neil Cadger, 250-807-9349,
Dept. of Creative Studies, UBCO.



Roch Carrier


Roch Carrier - The Hockey Sweater
The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a lecture by Roch Carrier.

Tuesday, March 7, 4 - 5:30pm, SSC 026

Celebrated French Canadian author, Roch Carrier, will be giving a guest lecture at UBC-O. Famous in English Canada for his children’s story “The Hockey Sweater,” he is a novelist, playwright and former head of the Canada Council for the Arts and the National Librarian of Canada. His talk will be called “A Life in Writing.”


http://archives.cbc.ca/IDC-1-41-1546-10372/sports/spirit_of_hockey/clip1



Chris Cran

Chris Cran

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invitesvisual and performing artiststo
aworkshop, The Observer and The Observed,by Chris Cran.

Thursday, March 2, 10am to 4pm, Fina 144

For more information aboutChris Cran's workshop, contact Neil Cadger, 250-807-9349, Dept. of Creative Studies, UBCO. There will be a sign-up sheet on the door of Rm 144.

http://www.chriscran.com/



John Lent

John Lent

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a reading by John Lent.

Thursday, February 23, 7:30pm, Arts 103

Fiction writer, poet, musician, Lent is a favorite of Okanagan writers, students and general audiences. The author of several books of poetry and fiction, he will be reading from his latest book, a collection of linked short stories, So It Won’t Go Away.

For more information aboutJohn Lent's Kelowna
reading, contact Nancy Holmes
, 250-807-9369,
Dept. of Creative Studies, UBCO.

http://www.postcolonialweb.org/canada/literature/lent/lentov.html


2006

Karen Connelly

Karen Connelly - reading from The Lizard Cage




http://www.karenconnelly.ca/

The Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
invites you to a reading by Karen Connelly.

Wednesday, November 23, 7:30pm

Room 103, Arts Building

She will be reading from her new novel
The Lizard Cage

For more information about Karen Connelly’s Kelowna reading, contact Nancy Holmes, 250-
807-9369, Dept. of Creative Studies, UBCO.



Little Breeze

Nina Levitt

Toronto-based artist

(photography, video installation, writing and
curatorial projects)

Wednesday, November 9th - 6:00pm

RmSSC026 - Student Services Lecture Theatre

Free Admission

Sponsored by The Canada Councilfor the Arts




Lori Blondeau

Lori Blondeau

Saskatoon-based artist Lori Blondeau draws from her family history in the scripting and design of her campy, satirical, performance art productions. Blondeau’s stage persona ‘Belle Sauvage’ is loosely based on Indigenous women who performed in Wild West shows and Vaudeville acts in the early 20th century, and spoofing the 50’s film Calamity Jane, in which Doris Day performed as a cross-dressing, gender-bending white cowgirl. Blondeau’s performance art remix of the Wild West presents a post-colonial reading of the narratives of Hollywood white pop culture. In her work she addresses the importance of maintaining one’s identity and beliefs as a First Nations person, and living and working in mainstream society. Blondeau confronts and co-opts conventional stereotypes in her pointed and disarmingly humorous take on contemporary art and society. In addition to her active exhibition career Lori Blondeau is the director of Tribe, a First Nations arts organization in Saskatoon. Through this organization and related activities she is in close contact with the Indigenous art communities in Canada and the US. Lori Blondeau will present an illustrated lecture on her topical, thought-provoking, and entertaining work.

http://www.usask.ca/education/postcolonial/blondeau.htm

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