Events

Posted on 07 Mar 2016 in sca eventGallery Exhibition

No Lost Blips

MFA Spring Exhibition 2016

05 May 2016 - 14 May 2016, 12:00pm
Audain Gallery, SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4

No Lost Blips

The imminence of "the big one" promises Vancouver a special blip in its future, a moment wherein glass will rain down onto the streets from as high up as sixty two stories, depending on future building permits. A frothy portion of False Creek might find itself rushing over manicured gardens and well kept courtyards, and eventually empty steel columns swaying like poplars in the wind will be satisfied to no longer reflect the world class scenery. They will instead turn inward to better understand themselves, and in doing so the skeletons of post expo development may realize that while nothing lasts, nothing is lost. There is only transformation.

No Lost Blips brings together artworks by current first year MFA students in the School for the Contemporary Arts. The works feature various interdisciplinary art practices and research into subjects as diverse as poking holes in paper, turning pages of a book, overlapping gestures, reappropriating construction materials, and asking children questions.

The exhibition features the work of first year MFA students asmaa al-issa, Matthew Ariaratnam, Dave Biddle, Patrick Blenkarn, Linnea Gwiazda, Julie Hammond, Cale Plut, Tessa Sechay, and Marcelo Vieira, as well as contributions from second year MFA students forever&sunsmell (Ben Wylie and Alex Spence), Scott Saunders, and Emiliano Sepulveda. No Lost Blips takes place throughout the Audain Gallery and various performance venues at SFU Woodward's, 149 West Hastings.

 

Events & Performances

Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 4, 6-9pm
Audain Gallery, Vancouver

Audain Gallery Exhibition
May 5-14, 12–5pm, Tuesday to Friday

 

 

Wednesday, May 4 

II Pause
Matthew Ariaratnam
5-7pm, Courtyard 

The Living Surfaces #1
Marcelo Vieira
7pm and 8:45pm, Room 4365 (Soundstage)

Bred From Flower
Linnea Gwiazda, Dave Biddle, and forever&sunsmell
7:30pm, Studio T

Thursday, May 5

Soliloquy in English*
Patrick Blenkarn
6:30pm, Room 4945

The Living Surfaces #1
Marcelo Vieira
7pm and 8:45pm, Room 4365 (Soundstage)

Bred From Flower
Linnea Gwiazda, Dave Biddle, and forever&sunsmell
7:30pm, Studio T

Friday, May 6

Soliloquy in English*
Patrick Blenkarn
6:30pm, Room 4945

The Living Surfaces #1
Marcelo Vieira
7pm and 8:45pm, Room 4365 (Soundstage)

Bred From Flower
Linnea Gwiazda, Dave Biddle, and forever&sunsmell
7:30pm, Studio T

Saturday, May 7

Soliloquy in English*
Patrick Blenkarn
6:30pm and 7:30pm, Room 4945

The Living Surfaces #1
Marcelo Vieira
6pm and 7pm, Room 4365 (Soundstage)

Sunday, May 8

The Living Surfaces #1
Marcelo Vieira
6pm and 7pm, Room 4365 (Soundstage)

Soliloquy in English*
Patrick Blenkarn
6:30pm and 7:30pm Room 4945

Sunday, May 15

Future Marker Community Walk (and cake!)
Julie Hammond & friends
1pm, MacLean Park (SE corner at Hawks & E Georgia)

*Reservations are required for Soliloquy in English: soliloquyinenglish.eventbrite.ca

Posted on 08 Apr 2016 in sca eventConcertDance Performance

Seikatsu: Makigami / Smulovitz / Hirabayashi

15 May 2016 - 15 May 2016, 8:00pm
Studio DSFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings, Vancouver V6B 1H4
$25 GENERAL/$15 STUDENTS

Seikatsu: Makigami / Smulovitz / Hirabayashi

Please join us for an exciting evening of improvised music and dance featuring musicians Makigami Koichi and Stefan Smulovitz and dancer Jay Hirabayashi. The evening will begin with a solo set by Makigami; Smulovitz and Hirabayashi will then join him for a trio to end the night.

Known for his virtuosic solo vocal improvisation, Makigami Koichi is also the leader, vocalist, and Theremin and mouth harp player for the celebrated rock band Hikashu. Makigami has released numerous solo albums on John Zorn’s highly respected label Tzadik Records, and from 1993 he has been the organiser and prompter for the monthly Tokyo session of Zorn's game piece COBRA. Makigami has collaborated with Takahashi Yuji, John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Otomo Yoshihide, David Moss, Lauren Newton, Anthony Coleman, Umezu Kazutoki, Carl Stone, Jon Rose, Guy Klucevsek, Derek Bailey, and others.

www.makigami.com

An award-winning composer, Stefan Smulovitz is a fixture in the Vancouver experimental and improvised music community. As well as an accomplished solo performer, his long-running Eye of Newt project, with Chris Kelly, Gordon Grdina, JP Carter, and Kenton Loewen, is known across Canada for creating and remixing soundtracks, and playing live scores to films at various performing arts festivals. Smulovitz is also the programmer/creator of Kenaxis, an innovative real-time performance program.

www.stefansmulovitz.ca

With an extensive background in Butoh, Jay Hirabayashi is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Vancouver-based Kokoro Dance, which he established with Barbara Bourget in 1986. Active since 1979, Hirabayashi has choreographed an impressive number of dance performances, presented nationally and internationally. While maintaining a teaching practice, he and Bourge also founded the Vancouver International Dance Festival in 2000.

www.kokoro.ca

Presented with support from the BC Arts Council, Canada Council, and the School for the Contemporary Arts at SFU.

Posted on 19 Feb 2016 in sca eventInfo-Session

How to Register

Pre-orientation for new students

28 June 2016 - 30 June 2016, 9:00am
TBA, 149 West Hastings
FREE

How to Register

Tuesday, June 28
Wednesday, June 29
Thursday, June 30

These sessions are designed for new students to explain the registration system and other important information prior to registration for first year SCA courses.

Specific area times and rooms to be posted soon.


 

Posted on 03 May 2016 in sca eventWorkshop

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

Intensive program returns August 2016!

08 August 2016 - 26 August 2016, 12:00am
Offsite, Arts Umbrella Granville Island, 1286 Cartwright St., Granville Island, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8
$480
Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for info or call 604-681-5268 x225

Inside Out: Visual Art Summer Intensive

We've joined teams again with Arts Umbrella and Contemporary Art Gallery to present a three week visual art intensive from August 8 – 26 specifically designed for youth between the age of 14 and 19 interested in developing their visual art practice.

A stimulating and challenging experience for young artists committed to experimentation in their art making in a supportive studio environment. Youth will have the opportunity to work with leading artists, curators, and educators in Vancouver as they explore a range of contemporary art practices such as the creation of site-specific installations, large-scale collaborative sculptures, and exhibition making. Participants will engage in critiques and discussions about developing ideas, working with materials, and viewing works of art.

Three weeks of intensive effort will result in a one-day exhibition at the CAG in downtown Vancouver.

Applications are now open. Download one here. Applications must be submitted to submissions@artsumbrella.com no later than 5pm on Monday June 6. Please put Visual Art Summer Intensive 2016 in the subject heading of the email.

For details about the program, contact Arts Umbrella Artistic Director Visual Arts, Roxanne Gagnon at rgagnon@artsumbrella.com or 604-681-5268 x225.