The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

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Get thee to the Snelgrove! An overview of many of the graduating BFA Shows

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It’s one of the best times of the year for campus art lovers. Every Monday through March and April the Snelgrove Gallery unveils a new mix of graduating BFA shows. In the spirit of connections — intentional or unexpected — the Sheaf sat down with seven of the graduating artists. They talked about each other’s work, their own and what it’s like to put together your first show.

We The Artists: A collaborative student showcase of visual art, music and drama

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Do you ever wonder, as you walk by, what’s going on in the practice rooms of the Education Building, the studios in the Murray Building or the classes in the John Mitchell Building? What are the fine arts majors doing in there? The Gordon Snelgrove Gallery, Quance Theatre and Greystone Theatre performances exist to remedy some of that mystery. This year, a new initiative adds itself to the roster of events bringing student art to the community.

Can Atheists be spiritual? A conversation with Department of Philosophy head Eric Dayton

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Philosophy in the Community is a monthly discussion series organized by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan. At this month’s talk on Jan. 11, along with the free coffee, irony brewed thick when Eric Dayton presented the lecture, “Atheist Spirituality: An Oxymoron?” Dayton is the head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and the Anglophone Editor of Dialogue, a quarterly journal published by the Canadian Philosophical Association. The Sheaf sat down with him before the lecture to discuss the topic.

The 99% march in Occupy Saskatoon

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More than 400 protesters in Saskatoon marched from the University Bridge to Friendship Park in a show of solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement on Oct. 15. This "Day of Global Action" saw groups in 1,445 cities around the world join the movement that began in New York City on Sept. 17. Protesters in Saskatoon chanted, "We are the 99 per cent," and "Whose streets? Our streets!"

Hoarders take over Saskatoon Galleries

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Saskatoon art lovers have plenty to see in two new exhibitions that opened this past week. Wing Yee Tong's show Homework is showing at the Snelgrove, and Vancouver-based artist Jayce Salloum's history of the present is at the Mendel. Obvious headlines aside, both exhibitions present the artist as archivist, collector and hoarder of the objects, images, conversations and even recipes that are the material residue of lived experience. In both exhibits, the gallery space and the artist's treatment transform our relationship to these objects.

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