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January 29, 2017

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Sunday, January 29, 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
  • 12:01 AM Swimming vs Wilfrid Laurier Invitational
    Tournament Swimming vs Wilfrid Laurier Invitational at Athletic Complex Pool, Waterloo
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wen-Do Women's Self-Defence Course (Brantford)

    Always wanted to brush up your self-defence skills? Now's your chance! And it's free to Laurier students!

    Wen-Do is the longest-running women's self-defence organization in canada! It is survivor-centered, empowerment-based, accessible and intersectional self-defence for all women! Nonbinary folks should get in contact with the instructor to see if this course is right for you.

    Endorsed by the Diversity and Equity Office. Proudly supported by the Student Life Levy and WLU's Women's Campus Safety Grant.

    This 2-Sunday, 15-hour basic course provides foundations for strong and effective psychological, verbal and physical self-defence. The location is wheelchair accessible and techniques can be adapted to you and your body.

    Want to learn more? Check out wendo.ca and shailaghkeaney.ca!

    Registration at wlub-wendo.bpt.me!

  • Diversity and Equity
  • Students' Union
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Beckett School at Laurier Faculty Recital

    Join us in an afternoon of performances by our talented faculty members in all instrument areas.

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Laurier Jazz Ensemble

    Our 18 member student Jazz Ensemble performs three concerts a season and is led by director Ron Schirm. 

    Program includes:

    Oh Lady Be Good, George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
    arr. Terry White
        
                
    Softly As In A Morning Sunrise, Oscar Hammerstein II & Sigmund Romberg
    arr. Kris Berg


    Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, Wayne Shorter
    arr. Mike Tomaro


    I Can’t Help It, Stevie Wonder & Susaye Green
    arr. Mike Tomaro


    Changing Times, Lenny Niehaus


    The Queen Bee, Sammy Nestico


    Alice In Wonderland, Samy Fain & Bob Hilliard
    arr. Jack Cooper


    Recorda Me, Joe Henderson


    On the Nightside, Mike Tomaro

    7:30 PM Women's Hockey vs Toronto
    Women's Hockey vs Toronto at Sun Life Financial Arena, Waterloo Recreation Complex

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