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January to March 2010
LEGACY ART GALLERY & CAFÉ | MCPHERSON LIBRARY GALLERY | MALTWOOD ART MUSEUM & GALLERY PUBLIC PROGRAMS Legacy Art Gallery & Café Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:30 to 3:00 pm Conversational Café Join Gregg Simpson and Pnina Granirer, two of the artists featured in Cross Connections, and Martin Segger, Director of the University of Victoria Art Collections, to discuss the need to create. Is it genetic? Why would artists stubbornly continue to make art while facing a life of probable poverty and few rewards? The desire to create is a universal, compelling drive that has been evident from the dawn of civilization, and its genesis and meaning are still debated by philosophers today. We can't promise answers, but we can offer a lively discussion in the presence of inspiring works of art. Admission is free but please reserve your place at 250-721-8480 or book online at tickets.uvic.ca/tickets. Sylvia Tait, Portrait of Ralph Gustavson-Poet, 1982-83
EXHIBITIONS Legacy Art Gallery & Café January 6 to February 21, 2010 Cross Connections: Four Decades of Contemporary Art in the Pacific Northwest - Works from the Coast Art Trust Collection In 2009, the Coast Art Trust Society donated a collection of more than 100 works by forty-five established West Coast Artists to the University of Victoria. This exhibit features a selection of works including paintings, sculpture, collage, mixed media and photography from different decades of each artist's Gregg Simpson, Apocalyptic Landscape, 1979 career. The selection represents an overview of the works and careers of some of the best-known member artists who have been actively working and exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally for at least 25 years.
Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery January to March 5, 2010 Travels and Treasures: The Divine Inspirations of Katharine Maltwood & Treasures of the Turcomans: The Gastrell Collection Presenting two views on foreign travel: Divine Inspirations focuses Katharine Maltwood’s travels to Egypt and Japan. Treasures of the Turcomans features The Gastrell Collection of jewelry, textiles and carpets made by nomadic women and acquired by a British diplomat’s family while living in Iran during the 1930-40s. Katharine Maltwood, Buddha’s Path of Enlightenment, 1929
Legacy Art Gallery & Café February 24 to May 2, 2010 Regarding Wealth This exhibit examines the dynamics of wealth relations by probing the intersections of art and homelessness. History in Art Assistant Professor and Williams Legacy Chair, Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer leads an annual seminar on curatorial practice that draws on the Michael C. Williams Collection. This exhibition is the result of her students’ collaboration. Michael Lewis, The Appletree Gang, 1992.
McPherson Library Gallery January 8 to March 17, 2010 Teachers of Teachers: 30thAnnual Art Education Faculty Exhibition This exhibition is a diverse collection of work from 22 studios of art educators who practice what they teach. It is a celebration of the vitality of accomplished artists within the University community. Reception on Wednesday, January 13th at 3:30 pm at the McPherson Library. W. Zuk, Bow Lake, 2009
Maltwood Art Museum & Gallery March 11 to April 23, 2010 Masterminds: Art by University of Victoria Retirees Is there life after retirement? You bet there is! Take a look at the range of mediums these artists are working in. Presented in conjunction with the Masterminds Lecture series ,
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2009-2010 Conversational Café series at the Legacy Art Gallery and Café is presented with support from the Government of B.C.