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Art History Professor wins UGFA Teaching Award

Cheers and congratulations to Professor Christina Smylitopoulos  who received an UGFA Teaching Award on Thursday last week. Christina's contribution to this school and her reputation as an educator among our students are exceptional - we recognize this - and it is great that UGFA have too!

Studio Art graduate recipient of Open Studio Don Phillips Scholarship Residency

Studio Art graduate Lavinia Lindsay is this year's recipient of the Open Studio Don Phillips Scholarship Residency. Open Studio is an artist-run centre in Toronto and the scholarship is presented annually to a recent graduate who has just completed an undergraduate art program with a printmaking major at an accredited Canadian institution.

Six Gryphon Singers singing on stage.

Gryphon Singers Choir Awarded Second Place in National Choir Competition

The University of Guelph’s Gryphon Singers placed second in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs in the Collegiate Choir division. The Gryphon Singers competed against McGill’s Schulick Singers who won first place, and Western University who placed third.

The competition was open to all amateur choirs across Canada and featured a highly competitive pool of applicants.

To listen to their award-winning performance, click here.

Picture of Gryphon Singers singing in front of an audience.

Gryphon Singers Choir Selected as Finalists in National Choir Competition

The Gryphon Singers Choir have been selected as 2019 finalists in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs (Collegiate Choirs division). 

The competition was open coast-to-coast to include all Canadian amateur choirs and showcased a highly competitive pool of applicants.

To listen to the Gryphon Singers Choir submission, click here.

RBC Emerging Artists Project Donation

The School of Fine Art and Music and Guelph Arts Council thank the generous support and donation from the RBC Emerging Artists Project to the Guelph Emerging Artist Mentorship Project. The project supports emerging artists in the critical transition from the academic to professional life. In the first three rounds of the project, 27 emerging musicians, visual artists, and cultural managers were paired with Guelph artist mentors.

USA Field School: Art Cities - Las Vegas and Los Angeles

For three weeks in May - June 2019, the University of Guelph is offering USA Field School classes in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. 

Explore the visual and built environments of two cities whose distinct geographical circumstances and histories have shaped urban development and, in turn, fundamentally informed the art and artistic representation of each. Learn through first-hand encounters with researchers, artists, and cultural figures at various sites, museums and galleries.

Peter Flannery (MA Candidate) Published in CMA

Congratulations to Peter Flannery for the publication of his essay, "Curatorial Liberties: Cinema and Augmented Reality in Betwixt and Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story" in the latest issue of CMA (The Comparative Media Arts) Journal. Well done, Peter!