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February 6, 2018

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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

All Day LIFT Exhibition Series: Unobstructed Beauty (Multi-Day Event)

This year, the LIFT series features three female painters from the Waterloo Region: Lauren Judge, Marion R. Anderson, and Anne Filiatrault. Each artist shares a narrative that invites viewers to reflect on how we perceive and experience our surrounding environment.

The LIFT microgalleries are located on floors 4-6 of the Waterloo campus Library daily from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Library
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • All Day Penelope Stewart: Thicket Mixed Media Installation (Multi-Day Event)

    Thicket features three haptic garden spaces created in the gallery. Comprised of an installation of 12,000 beeswax leaves, a collection of photographs and a series of beeswax cast sculptures - artist Penelope Stewart expands the visual field while creating a reciprocal conversation between image and object.

    For more information about Penelope Stewart's work, check out her website here.

  • Library
  • All Day Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint Media in the Era of Red Power (Multi-Day Event)

    This exhibition by C. Elizabeth Best explores modern Indigenous identity through her art practice and academic thesis work. See her artist statement below for a detailed description.

    On 16 May 1976, a young AIM activist killed himself in protest of the mishandling of Indigenous affairs by the Canadian federal government.

    This series of paintings complement my Master’s thesis. I made these pieces in tandem with my academic work. Despite the distance of 40 years, I mourned the loss of the young AIM activist. It wasn’t until I made a painting in his honour that I felt I could process this tragedy outside of myself.

    My second painting, the pink and turquoise rabbit, is an amalgamation of my own identity. Identity plays a central role in my thesis and this theme flowed naturally into the art I made during the past academic year.

    The series of three represent the main chapters of my paper. When I think about my thesis, bits and pieces float in and out of focus. I tried to capture that feeling with this series by using my notes to produce a visual representation of my thesis.

    This series represents the process I went through to understand the material I was reading and writing about. I think it is important for academics to experiment with different ways of presenting their work. Expression through art is how I have chosen to present my academic work to a varied audience. For more information, please see my thesis, Writing Activism: Indigenous Newsprint
    Media in the Era of Red Power, accessible through the Laurier Library.

  • Library
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Mitacs: Networking Skills

    February 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre

    You’ve all heard the saying “you are only as good as your network” but have you ever wondered how to build your network? This full-day workshop is designed to provide insight and interaction along with the know-how to build and stabilize business relationships through effective networking. Mitacs will cover the who, what, where, when and why of networking and participants will have the opportunity to practice what they learn. 

    Register on the Mitacs website.

  • Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
  • 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Faculty of Music Student Recital
    Meet the future of classical musicians at our weekly Student Recital featuring current Laurier Faculty of Music students.
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM [PRIVATE] Penelope Stewart class session

    A private meeting with graduate students.

    2:30 PM - 3:50 PM People Make History Speaker Series: Three Naval Veterans Remember the Korean War, 1950-1955

    The History department presents the People Make History Speaker Series for the Winter 2018 term, "Three Naval Veterans Remember the Korean War, 1950-1955." The speakers will be Andy Barber, Rob Kirk and Mike Venzel.

    All Laurier Brantford students who attend either talk can entre the People Make History creative writing an art contest for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy 8" 32GB Android tablet! Contest details at the event.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Penelope Stewart: Closing Reception

    All are invited to the closing exhibition reception for Thicket works by artist Penelope Stewart. Stewart’s multi-disciplinary practice includes sculpture, photography and expansive installations that explore the engagement with space, memory and place. Come and meet the artist in person Tuesday, February 6th from 4-6 pm - no RSVP required.

  • Robert Langen Gallery
  • 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM Inshallah Choir - practice

    The 130+ voice interfaith community choir practices.

  • Waterloo Lutheran Seminary
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lunar New Year dinner

    Enjoy delicious Chinese dishes, Chinese lantern decorating, Mandarin learning, dumpling making, musical performances, door prizes, and more.

    The event will be held at St. Andrew's Church, 95 Darling St., Brantford

  • Laurier International
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Writing Circle: Make Progress on Your Writing
    The Writing Circle is a writing intensive session that is intended to help keep you motivated, focused, and on track with your writing. Simply show up to the Library Learning Lab at 7 p.m. with something to work on and be ready to write! No registration is necessary. Snacks provided.
  • Centre for Student Success

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