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October 2019

3rd Annual Gryphons Read featuring Eden Robinson

This year, the Gryphons Read book is Eden Robinson’s Son of a Trickster published by Penguin Random House Canada.  On October 1st and 2nd, 2019, Robinson will visit the University of Guelph to meet with groups of students and give a public talk and reading as the third featured writer for Gryphons Read. She will also visit the University of Guelph Humber Creative Writing MFA students on October 3rd in Toronto.

Art and Antiquities CSI

Come hear about new ways of tackling art theft through the combination of advanced technology and close international cooperation!  Dr Susan Douglas is an international lecturer who teaches Cultural Heritage and Art Crimes, 21st-Century Museums, and Digital Art History in the School of Fine Art and Music. All are welcome, Admission is free.

Centre for Scottish Studies 2019 Fall Colloquium

Join us at this one-day conference as The Centre for Scottish Studies hosts its annual Fall Colloquium on Saturday, October 5.  This year's theme is "Representing the Scottish Past in Film, Text, and Media." Registration begins at 9:00 AM. 

Sara Angelucci: The Anonymous Chorus

Artist Talk:  Oct 7, 6:00pm at the Art Gallery of Guelph Opening Night: Oct 7, 8:00-10:00pm at Boarding House Gallery

Visiting Artists & Speakers: Sara Angelucci

The School of Fine Art and Music in collaboration with the Art Gallery of Guelph presents Sara Angelucci in the upcoming Visiting Artists & Speakers Talk.  Sara is a Toronto-based artist working in photography, video, audio, and installation.

The Improvisation Reading Group & Speaker Series Presents: Improvisation as Institution: the Post University

17, Institute of Critical Studies sustains research, academic and editorial endeavours in a wide array of areas. Conceived as a post-University, its practice of critique as concept and praxis, but primarily as social bond, has found echoes in the wider Spanish-, Portuguese- and English-speaking worlds. Mayer-Foulkes’s talk will account for the structural part played by improvisation in the overall performance of this growing, “silence-producing machine,” as he first imagined it.

Workshop Series: On Pursuing Art

The University of Guelph MFA Studio Arts students are presenting a workshop series entitled, "On Pursuing Art."  There are five workshops throughout October and November focusing on strategies and resources for those pursuing art in professional capacities post-undergrad. Workshops run on: Friday, October 18th, 4-5pm - Strategies for Sustaining a Studio Practice Monday, October 28th, 6-7pm - MFAs and International Opportunities with Guest Sam de Lange Friday, November 1st, 4-5pm – The Ins and Outs of Art Galleries

Theoretical Approaches to Ecosystem Evolution

What would it mean for higher level ecologcial units such as communities or ecosystems to be units of evolutionary change? Join us for a small workshop on on Theoretical Approaches to Ecosystem Evolution, featuring W. Ford Doolittle (Dalhousie) and Kevin S. McCann (U of Guelph). To register please email Stefan Linquist:  

Visiting Artists & Speakers: William Engelen

William Engelen is a visual artist and composer, born in the Netherlands, living and working in Berlin. His work traverses the spectrum between visual arts and music, poaching strategies from each field to test the boundaries between image and sound. The output includes installations, performances, videos, musical scores, and even models.

MacKinnon Renovation Groundbreaking Ceremony

Join us for the exciting MacKinnon groundbreaking for the imminent north end renovation! Light refreshments, music, and excitement guaranteed. 

"Modulating Love" with Dr. MEGABYTE

Born with the brain of a robot and the heart of a bull, Dr. Megabyte stretches technology to its limits in the pursuit of sound as sensation, emotion, and introspection. In his performances, you will hear found sounds mixed with synthesized sounds and noise, then transformed through time and frequency manipulation. Matthew James Borland (a.k.a. Dr. Megabyte) is also giving open lectures and demonstrations in ALEX 071 on October 22-24 from 10:00 am to 11:20 am.