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January 16, 2017

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Monday, January 16, 2017

All Day Amy Swartz Mixed Media Exhibition: Down the Rabbit Hole (Multi-Day Event)

The Robert Langen Art Gallery's first 2017 exhibition, Down the Rabbit Hole, is a mixed media display by renowned Canadian artist Amy Swartz.

Using incongruous materials, Amy explores synergies between the natural world, consumer culture, fantasy and her own life experience. Similar to a plastic surgeon grafting bone and skin to reconfigure the body, she performs a related type of physical manipulation by conjoining and reforming objects.

During this process, she reflects on the complexities that link living things, and in contrast, our attempts to control life through artificial means.

Amy Swartz is a Toronto-based visual artist. She creates highly detailed and meticulously crafted collections that combine both natural and artificial materials in sculpture, installation and drawing. ´╗┐Her work explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death.

  • Library
  • 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Prayers and Teachings

    Join us for midday prayers and teachings by seminary students, faculty and staff each weekday (excluding reading week). A different theme each day.

    • Mondays: Indigenous care for water. Singing and smudging optional.
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Various themes.
    • Thursdays: Yoga.
    • Fridays: Various themes.

     

    12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Midday Prayers and Teachings

    Join us for midday prayers and teachings by seminary students, faculty and staff each weekday (excluding reading week). A different theme each day.

    • Mondays: Indigenous care for water. Singing and smudging optional.
    • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Various themes.
    • Thursdays: Yoga.
    • Fridays: Various themes.

     

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Protecting Water through Prayer and Resistance: Witness from Standing Rock and Line 9

    Join us for Protecting Water Through Prayer and Resistance: Witness from Standing Rock and Line 9.

    Featured speakers include Myeengun Henry: Elder, band councillor for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation and Aboriginal services manager at Conestoga College. He will be speaking on the Chippewas’ struggle against the development of Line 9. Rt. Rev. Mark MacDonald: National Indigenous Bishop with the Anglican Church of Canada. MacDonald will be sharing his experiences of prayer and presence, alongside other clergy, at the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance camp at Standing Rock, North Dakota.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary

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