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.
After a year-long planning process, the University of Saskatchewan Library has launched a new search feature called USearch. Anyone who has visited the library's home page since Jan. 9 will know that USearch has been given prime real estate. It is now the first tool at your disposal in searching the library for academic resources.
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.
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.
I just went to write a review. Some time later I was lying on the floor in a dark room. Only black light. Above, dancers whirled neon-laced hula-hoops and fiberoptic rainbow wands. They wore tight black suits with fringy neon epaulettes.
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!"
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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