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STRING CHAMBER CONCERT - 2017-03-26

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Featuring UVic School of Music string students from the studios of the Lafayette String Quartet.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:14:30 - 16:00
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UVIC VOCAL JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Spring Showcase - 2017-03-26

Description:Wendell Clanton, director

The UVic Vocal Jazz Ensemble has established a reputation for artistic excellence, stylistic flexibility, and fun-filled performances of original and inspiring arrangements.
Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:20:00 - 22:00
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GRADUATING RECITAL: Thomas Nicholson, composer - 2017-03-27

Description:Composition student Thomas Nicholson presents his Bachelor of Music graduating composition.
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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TUESDAYMUSIC - 2017-03-28

Description:Take an afternoon break to enjoy a concert of varied repertoire and instruments featuring UVic School of Music students.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:12:30 - 13:20
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Admission by donation


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FIRST-YEAR GRADUATE RECITAL: Nicole Lavallee, piano - 2017-03-29

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Pianist Nicole Lavallee presents her first year Masters of Music graduate recital.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:12:30 - 13:20
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Free admission


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Visiting Artist Lecture: Wayne Baerwaldt - 2017-03-29

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Orion Visitor in Fine Arts

Wayne Baerwaldt was the Director/Curator, Exhibitions, Albert College of Art + Design (Calgary) from 2006-2015, the Director of The Power Plant (Toronto) from 2002-05and Director/Curator of Plug In Gallery (Winnipeg) from 1988- 2000.

Baerwaldt has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions including Theo Sims: the Candahar, Under the In uence of Fluxus, Pierre Molinier, Joep van Lieshout, SusanTurcot, Montreal Biennale 2007: Crack the Sky, The Royal
Art Lodge: Ask the Dust (with Joe Wolin), John Kormeling, Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: The Paradise Institute (with Jon Tupper for the Canadian Pavilion,2001 Venice Biennale), Paulo Whitaker, Glenn Ligon: Some Changes (with Thelma Golden), Sheila Spence: All About Star, Iran Do Espirito Santo: Wall Drawings, Stephen Andrews: subject, John Noestheden& Shuvinai Ashoona: Earth & Sky, Adam Pendleton: BAND, Gabriela Garcia-Luna, Blake Little: Western Project, Zachari Logan: Fugitive Garden, Fiction/Non- ction (with Steve Loft & NaomiPotter) and other projects that trace performative elements in artmaking.

Numerous lm and video co-productions include The Eternal Network (26-part television series for WTN), FILM(dzama), Glenn Ligon: Death of Tom, Adam Pendleton: BAND,Iran Do Espirito Santo, Shari Hatt: Two Clowns..., Janet Cardiff & George Bure Miller: Walk With Us, and Graeme Patterson: Smithbilt.

Baerwaldt has contributed articles and essays to Black ash, Catalyst, POV, City Magazine, Art&Text, Border Crossings, Parkett, Art on Paper, TIME, Guia des Artes,Poliester, Art Paper, MoMA Sao Paulo, MASS MoCA (Oh, Canada) and C Magazine.


Location: VISUAL ARTS BUILDING- A 150
Times:19:30 - 21:00
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Free and open to the public.


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GRADUATING RECITAL: Ian VanGils, trumpet - 2017-03-29

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Ian VanGils presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital in trumpet performance.


Location: MACLAURIN BUILDING- Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B-Wing
Times:20:00 - 21:30
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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

3 days ago

Two of our University of Victoria, Visual Arts students have been shortlisted for Vancouver's Lind Prize in photography: Laura Gildner & Brandon Poole—and it's the second year in a row Brandon has been nominated! ow.ly/hOA630acc52

The Lind Prize
Presentation House Gallery is proud to present the second annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize exhibition. The prize has been established to support emerging artists working with photography, film, and video and reflects Presentation House Gallery’s long history of nurturing new talent among…
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University of Victoria, Faculty of Fine Arts

5 days ago

Nice piece Times Colonist piece this past weekend about Madrona Gallery owner & Art History & Visual Studies UVic Alumni Michael Warren. “Madrona Gallery has brought us some fascinating contemporary artists . . . and also carvings and works on paper by remarkable young Inuit," writes Robert Amos. "With the current exhibit of ‘finds’ from sales and private collections, proprietor Michael Warren’s interest in Canadian art history is prominently presented.” http://www.timescolonist.com/life/islander/robert-amos-a-full-palette-of-canadiana-1.12211383

Robert Amos: A full palette of Canadiana
Historic Canadian Art at Madrona Gallery, 606 View St., 250-380-4660, madronagallery.com, until March 28. Probably the most expensive painting ever shown at Victoria’s Madrona Gallery is a 1966 . . .
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