Storytelling festival features Holocaust survivor, school programs

May 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Aboriginal, Education, Fine Art, History, Indigenous, Media, Music, News Release, Outreach, Peace and Justice

The 8th annual Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival is this week, from Monday, May 6 through Saturday, May 11, 2013. It’s the only festival of its kind in the world: an annual free cultural event dedicated to storytelling for the advocacy and support of peace.
“Enthusiasm for the Festival continues to grow,” says Jessica Senehi, festival director […]

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“Tell me what you see”

April 25th, 2013 · No Comments · Medicine, News, News Release, Students

The University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine has partnered with the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) to launch a pilot workshop in art education, an offshoot of a medical school course centered on medical ethics and humanities.
In small groups, second-year medical students attend one evening session at the downtown gallery. Learning from art educators and physicians, […]

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Pictures of Perfect Imperfections

April 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · News, News Release, School of Art

Image: Little Audrey by Janet Werner
Exhibition shows that grotesque and beautiful can be the same.
Just in time to be bombarded by messages of getting into shape for “bikini season,” the exhibition Perfect Imperfections takes a critical lens and focuses in on the foibles and flaws which make the body vulnerable, fragile and ultimately human. Representing […]

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The art of the scientific mind

April 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Advisory, Medicine, Students

It’s that time of year when a group of students from the U of M’s Faculty of Medicine transform the medical school into an art gallery.
Each year the annual event offers a different theme or flavour; this year “Looking back, moving forward,” has collected entries from medical students and faculty in the form of paintings, […]

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School of Art celebrates new era with 2013 Graduation Exhibition

April 15th, 2013 · No Comments · News, School of Art, Students

On April 20, 100 years after the School of Art’s founding, the 2013 Graduating Exhibition will be held for the first time in ARTlab, the new home of the School.  In an exciting new format that takes full advantage of the ARTlab’s architecture, nearly 60 artists, spring graduates of the three-year Bachelor of Fine Arts […]

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A prairie horror

October 30th, 2012 · No Comments · Advisory, News, arts

Artist Jillian McDonald will screen and talk about her recent work, A Prairie Horror.  The Canadian video and performance artist has recently focused her attention on American horror films but unlike contemporary horror directors, she avoids extreme gore and violence in favour of a stripped down narrative and archetypes.
She shot this film in rural Manitoba […]

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Did KISS party at the U of M?

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments · News, Uncategorized

In researching a story on U of M’s historic Taché  Hall residence, archival student and intern Andrea Martin came across this 1970s photo of, presumably, a shaving cream fight in the residence. The characters in the photo have an uncanny resemblance to members of the rock ‘n’ roll band KISS.
Gene Simmons, if you’re reading this, please note […]

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