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School for the Contemporary Arts opens doors to the public

October 12, 2011

Dean Lastoria, SFU Contemporary Arts, 778.782.3516,
Scott McLean, SFU Vancouver, 778.782.5151,

Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts is inviting the public to visit the school's new home at the Goldcorp Centre for the Arts on October 15. The multipurpose facility, which opened its doors in September of 2010, is home to the school’s distinctive programs in contemporary music, dance, theatre, film, visual art, and art and culture studies.

Faculty, staff and students of the school will be on hand to demonstrate the facilities, and showcase a selection of the creative work that has come out of the programs. SFU’s Contemporary Dance students and faculty will allow the public a sneak peak of their latest performance, students from the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film) program will hold a student film festival, and there will be a hands-on 16mm experimental film demonstration with instructional workshops and screenings of the work done during the workshops.

Other demonstrations on the day include Mind the Gap; a sound activated 16-channel networked computer instillation, an Electroacoustic demonstration, and an open theatre rehearsal of The Last Seven Words of Fernando Pessoa by Angela Ferreira, Master of Fine Arts candidate. Seminars offered during the open house include an overview of the university admission process at 12 and 4 p.m., a session on student unions and your education, the Project Barca Infoshop, and Contemporary Arts and the Community at 1 and 3 p.m.

The Audain Gallery is also exhibiting the Seoul-based art collective YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES all day.

What: SFU School of Contemporary Arts Open House
When:  Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12-6:00 p.m.
Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

Cost: Free to the public

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