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Visiting Artists

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

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

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

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,, 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
, and The Best American Poetry, as well as
in several anthologies, including Uncharted Lines:
Poems from the Journal of the American Medical
and In Fine Form: The Canadian Book
of Form Poetry.
Her first book, Giving My Body to
, (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

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

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 -

For more info, contact Gary Pearson
at 807-9775 or email

Click here for printable poster.

Roo Borson and Kim Maltman poetry reading

A poetry reading with Roo Borson and Kim
, 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

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