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The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-04-30

Description:We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that surviveoffer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering anyskilled profession? Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel. Created in partnership with UVIC Legacy Art Galleries and UVIC History Department. With conservation support from the Royal BC Museum.
Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:Free and open to the public.
URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca

MENDELSSOHN SYMPHONY NO. 3 - 2017-04-30

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Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra

Yariv Aloni, Music Director & Conductor

MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)

SMETANAM á Vlast: Vysehrad

FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 2

The GVYO concludes its Season of Symphonies with music to delight the senses. Mendelssohn began his third symphony during a visit to Scotland, where he drew inspiration from Holyrood, a mistyruin where Mary, Queen of Scots had once been crowned queen. Smetana pays homage to his Czech homeland with the symphonic poem, Vysehrad (The High Castle), inspired by an historic and mysterious siteabove Prague. Falla’s Three Cornered Hat, written for a Diaghilev ballet, is a comedic blend of music and dance from Spain. Olé!

GVYO website: www.gvyo.org

Location: University Centre Farquhar Auditorium

Times: 14:30-16:30

Tickets available from UVic Ticket Centre, 250-721-8480 tickets.uvic.ca

For more information contact: Sheila Redhead, Manager gvyo@telus.net www.gvyo.org 250-360-1121


Location: UNIVERSITY CENTRE- Farquhar Auditorium
Times:14:30 - 16:30
Pricing:

Adult $25

Senior $22

Student $10


URL:https://tickets.uvic.ca/TheatreManager/1/tmEvent/tmEvent2380.html

CALL OF THE FOREST - 2017-04-30

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CALL OF THE FOREST: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Director: Jeffrey McKay; Canada, 2016, 82 min.

“A PASSIONATE ECO-DOCUMENTARY….WILL MAKE YOU SEE TREES WITH NEW EYES.” – Winnipeg Free Press

You can almost smellthe forest in this beautiful new advocacy documentary featuring the Irish/Canadian author, conservationist, and botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger. – Pacific Cinematheque

The film follows Diana Beresford-Kroeger as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to the woodlands and explores the most beautiful forests in theNorthern Hemisphere.

From the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of Canada, Beresford-Kroeger relates the amazing history and legacy of these ancient forests whilealso explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet.

This beautifully photographed film also profiles the Engelmann Spruce and the Great Western Red Cedar from the remaining ancient coastal rainforest of Vancouver Island.

We meet some of the world’s foremost experts in reforestation and are introduced to the activism of the Anishinaabe people of Pimachiowin Aki in Manitoba and Ontario. Whilecalling for massive, global action, the film at heart is a story of triumph, proposing that each of us can combat climate change by planting trees in our own yards and neighbourhoods.


Location: STUDENT UNION BUILDING- production
Times:15:00 - 16:25
Pricing:

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75


URL:http://www.cinecenta.com

May-August courses begin for all faculties - 2017-05-01

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Location: ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES BUILDING-
Times:08:00 - 17:00
Pricing:
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The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-05-01

Description:We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that surviveoffer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering anyskilled profession? Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel. Created in partnership with UVIC Legacy Art Galleries and UVIC History Department. With conservation support from the Royal BC Museum.
Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:Free and open to the public.
URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca

WEIRDOS - 2017-05-01

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WEIRDOS

Director: Bruce McDonald; Canada, 2016, 85 min; PG

Cast: Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone and Molly Parker.

A double Canadian Screen Awards winner — Best Supporting Actress for Molly Parker and Best Original Screenplay for Daniel MacIvor — Weirdosis one of Bruce McDonald’s sweetest films.

Filmed in lustrous B & W, it’s a coming-of-age road movie set in 1976. Questing teenager Kit (Dylan Authors) and his BFF Alice (Julia Sarah Stone) leave their tiny NovaScotia town for adventure in the “big” city of Sydney. What could go wrong for a couple of kids who listen to Canrock — the soundtrack is like a ’70s sampler pack — and who just wanna have fun?

Plenty, since one of them is unsure of his sexual identity, the other doubts her relationship status and both are wondering how Kit’s divorced mom (Molly Parker) will welcometheir unheralded arrival.

“Anything’s possible” observes a hovering magic-realist figure, an Andy Warhol lookalike amusingly played by Rhys Bevan-John. He calls himself Kit’s “spirit animal” and offersa defining sentiment: “We’re all weirdos. That’s what makes us beautiful.” – Toronto Star

“A lovely, low-key memory piece, vibrant with the awkward grace of adolescence.”The Hollywood Reporter

“What's not to love about Canuck hipster Bruce McDonald's return to a genre of which he's a master -- the indie road movie with a distinctly Canadian flavour and endearingly peculiarcharacters?”Victoria Times-Colonist

“A coming-of-age story for a country. McDonald waves a freak flag. It has a leaf.”-– The Globe and Mail


Location: STUDENT UNION BUILDING- production
Times:19:00 - 20:30
Pricing:

UVSS Students: $5.75

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $4.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.75

Other Students: $6.75

Cinemagic Members: $6.75

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.75

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES all seats: $4.75


URL:http://www.cinecenta.com

The Mystery of Grafton Tyler Brown: Race, Art, and Landscape in 19th Century British Columbia - 2017-05-02

Description:We know Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was one of the first professional landscape artists to work in the Pacific Northwest. His few regional paintings that surviveoffer vivid windows into the world of 1880s Victoria and British Columbia. Yet, how did this African American artist succeed at a time when racial prejudice prevented most Blacks from entering anyskilled profession? Guest curated by Dr. John Lutz (History, UVic) with Emerald Johnstone Bedell and Caroline Riedel. Created in partnership with UVIC Legacy Art Galleries and UVIC History Department. With conservation support from the Royal BC Museum.
Location:UVIC Legacy Art Gallery Downtown - 630 Yates Street
Times:10:00 - 16:00
Pricing:Free and open to the public.
URL:http://uvac.uvic.ca