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FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE RECITAL: Charmaine Tai, flute - 2017-04-26

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Flutist Charmaine Tai presents her first year Masters of Music graduate recital.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:14:00 - 15:00
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Free admission


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GRADUATING RECITAL: Francis Armstrong-Douglas, piano - 2017-04-26

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Pianist Francis Armstrong-Douglas presents her Bachelor of Music graduating recital.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:20:00 - 21:30
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Free admission


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GRADUATING RECITAL: Muzi Xu, piano - 2017-04-28

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Pianist Muzi Xu presents her Bachelor of Music graduating recital.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:14:30 - 16:30
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Free admission


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MFA Graduating Show: Pending Approval - 2017-04-29

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Please join us for the opening reception for five simultaneous solo exhibitions by UVic MFA graduate students Hjalmer Wenstob, Maddy Knott, Evan Locke, Heather Koning and Carrie Walker. Theexhibition continues from April 29th to May 6th.


Location: VISUAL ARTS BUILDING-
Times:19:00 - 22:00
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Free and open to the public.


URL:https://www.facebook.com/events/158443704679784/

Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge - 2017-05-07

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CANADA’S LARGEST OUTDOOR PAINTING CHALLENGE
Celebrate with your creative community! Artists of all ages, mediums, experience, and skill levels are invited to spend a day outdoors painting, sketching, and creating at the 6th annual OpusOutdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Bring your art supplies, and Opus will supply a free 8" x 10" canvas panel for you to create your artwork on.

Be part of Canada’s largest outdoor art challenge and spend a day making art outdoors at this all-ages event. There are over $30,000* in draw prizes (*$4,500 per location) at this FREE eventhosted by your local Opus Art Supplies.

Join us for #OpusOPC on May 7, and bring the creative process out of the studio and into your community. Sign up today http://opusartsupplies.com/opc or at your local Opus Art Supplies!


Location:1 Centennial Square, Victoria -
Times:All Day
Pricing:

FREE!


URL:http://opusartsupplies.com/opc

FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE RECITAL: Vincy Xiong, piano - 2017-05-16

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Pianist Vincy Xiong presents her first year Masters of Music graduate recital.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:12:30 - 13:30
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Free admission


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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

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Third Annual Beer & Bloomsday Short Fiction Contest! Judges include UVic Writing David Leach, University of Victoria Libraries Matt Huculak & John Threlfall. Hoyne Brewing Company & partners present their 3rd annual short fiction contest in honour of James Joyce and Bloomsday. Entry deadline: May 15 / Word limit: 500 words Fee: Minimum $10 donation to Victoria Literacy Connection Content: Entries must be inspired by one of the provided James Joyce quotes on Hoyne Brewing Company blog & include a reference to any Hoyne beer (Dark Matter, Devil’s Dream, Summer Haze, etc). 1st Place: 1 pass to the Sunshine Coast Writers Festival + gift certificate to Gumboot café + 2-nightstay at the Cozy Court Motel on the Sunshine Coast. (Value $700 ) Complete entry details here: http://hoynebrewing.ca/2017/03/hoyne-brewing-company-presents-their-3nd-annual-beer-and-bloomsday-short-fiction-contest

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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts shared University of Victoria, Visual Arts's event.

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Opens Sat April 29: graduating University of Victoria, Visual Arts MFA exhibit "Pending Approval"—5 contemporary artists, 5 simultaneous solo exhibitions. See exciting new work by MFAs Hjalmer Wenstob, Maddy Knott, Evan Locke, Heather Koning and Carrie Walker. https://www.facebook.com/events/158443704679784/

2017 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibi...
Please join us for the opening reception for five simultaneous solo exhibitions by UVic MFA graduate students Hjalmer Wenstob, Maddy Knott, Evan Locke, Heather Koning and Carrie Walker. The exhibition continues from April 29th to May 6th.
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