SCA | Quick News | March 15, 2024

Ng's Music in My Eyes

SCA alumnus Silas Ng's work Music in My Eyes is on the windows of the Art Gallery at Evergreen until September, 2024, presented as part of the 2024 Capture Photography Festival Selected Exhibition Program. Ng will also be giving an artist talk on Friday, March 22, at 5:00 PM (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam). More HERE.

Yoon and Sound in Otherwise Disregarded

The SCA's Jin-me Yoon and SCA alumnus Michelle Sound join Adad Hannah and Jake Kimble in Otherwise Disregarded, which runs April 20 – September 29, 2024⁠, at the Audain Art Museum (4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler), co-presented by the Audain Art Museum and the Capture Photography Festival, for which Otherwise Disregarded is a Featured Exhibition in the 2024 edition of the Festival.⁠ More HERE. Also, Sound is the receipient of a new Wikipedia page!

Garay in Shared Ground

The SCA's Judith Garay is one of the choreographers in Shared Ground, which runs Saturday, March 16, 2024, at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby). Get tickets HERE.

Shihab in Sound Politics

The SCA's Nadia Shihab will is presenting on "sound as a critical intervention in her work" as part of Sound Politics on March 22, 2024, at 11:00 AM (EST), presented by the Collective for Multimodal Makers, Publishers, Collaborators, and Teachers (COMMPCT), a new initiative of the Society for Visual Anthropology. More info and RSVP HERE.

A Walk to Meryton reviewed

Read a review of the SCA's Arne Eigenfeldt’s A Walk to Meryton, out now from Redshift Records, on the Avant Music News blog HERE. Also, here's the July show schedule for West Coast Chicago, featuring Eigenfeldt on bass – and they're offering an "Early Bird Promo" discount, too.  

Johal and Hern talk O My Friends

SCA Associate Member Am Johal, who's also the Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and Matt Hern were on CBC Radio's The Early Edition to talk about their new collaborative book, O My Friends, There is No Friend: The Politics of Friendship at the End of Ecology, which is out now from transcript Verlag. Listen HERE.

60 Minute Performance Challenge

The SCA Theatre Student Union is presenting the 60 Minute Performance Challenge on March 20, 2024, at 6:00 PM in the 4th Floor "theatre lounge" here at 149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver. The Challenge asks groups of 4 students to create 5 minute performances in 60 minutes in any style or medium, but based off a prompt. Prizes will be awarded by TSU. More HERE.

Shaffer's Fundamentals Workshop

SCA alumnus Olivia Shaffer is holding a Fundamentals Workshop on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at EDAM Dance (303 E 8th Ave., Vancouver). Don't miss the March 29 Early Bird registration price! More HERE.

Puzzlehead plays Golchin

Performing as Puzzlehead, SCA alumnus Katayoon Yousefbigloo is playing Golchin, a Nowruz celebration, on March 15, 2024, at The Beaumont Studios (316 W. 5th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Volunteer for the West Coast String Summit

The Vancouver Improvised Arts Society is calling for volunteers for their upcoming West Coast String Summit, running May 25 & 26, 2024, at The Ironworks (235 Alexander St., Vancouver) and 8East (8 E. Pender St., Vancouver), which includes SCA alumnus Barbara Adler and The Only Animal​'s Slow Social #4, featuring SCA alumnus Toni-Leah C. Yake, Anju Singh, and Julia Ulehla. More HERE.

Gan's BIPOC Jam

SCA alumnus Natalie Tin Yin Gan (顏婷妍) is hosting a BIPOC Jam on Sunday, March 24, 2024, from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM at EDAM Dance (303 E. 8th Ave., Vancouver). RSVP HERE.

Chien and Singh's Breathe

SCA alumnus Sammy Chien and collaborator Anju Singh are presenting a "work in progress studio visit" of their "immersive and interactive audio-visual installation work" Breathe on Sunday, March 17, 2024, at AO Studio (554 Clark Dr., Vancouver) from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (doors at 4:45 PM, talk back at 6:00 PM), co-produced by Visceral Visions and and Chimerik 似不像. Space is limited, so RSVP HERE.

OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity

Read Stir Vancouver on Nancy Lee's OSMOSi: 422 Unprocessable Entity, running April 4 & 5, 2024, at 8:00 PM at the ANNEX (823 Seymour St., Vancouver), presented by New Works and Vancouver New Music, which has SCA alumnus Emmalena Fredriksson as the Co-Choreographer and Dramaturg and SCA alumnus Jessica Han as the Production & Stage Manager. Read it HERE.

Made in Italy at Evergreen

The Arts Club Theatre Company's Made in Italy, running at the Evergreen Cultural Centre (1205 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam) from March 12 – 17, 2024, has SCA alumnus Celeste English as the lighting designer. More info and tickets HERE.

RIP, Yong Soon Min

Very sad news to learn of the too-early passing of Yong Soon Min, who was an Audain Visual Artist-in-Residence in 2016 here at the SCA, working with the SCA's Jin-me Yoon and visual art students to produce the exhibition Dear Leader, What I Love . . ., which ran March 24 – April 2 at SFU Galleries' Audain Gallery, and participating in a number of other activities. More HERE.

Ciprian's What My Heart Wanted

SCA student Emma Ciprian's film What My Heart Wanted is screening Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 11:15 AM at the SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N, Seattle) as part of the The Evergreen Screen series at the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). More HERE.

Hou at ECU

SCA alumnus Julian Yi-Zhong Hou is giving an Art Forums lecture on March 27, 2024, from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM in B2160 (Studio) at Emily Carr University of Art + Design (520 E. 1st Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

O'Callaghan's In definition of ground

Ensemble Hopper will be performing SCA alumnus James O'Callaghan's In definition of ground on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at 7:30 PM at McGill University's Schulich School of Music (555 Sherbrooke St. W, Montreal), presented by Le Vivier. More HERE.

Kozak and Durey talk Covers

SCA alumni Katie Kozak and Lucien Durey are giving an artist talk on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 12:00 PM via Zoom for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. They'll address Covers (2023), their work in the exhibition Aporia (Notes to a Medium), which is at the Belkin until April 14, 2024. RSVP HERE. Also: we missed this the first time around, check out this installation image (by Blaine Campbell) of SCA alumnus Durey's GO FOR THE SUN (2023), "a porcelain penny round tile mural" installed in the lobby of Vancouver's Lumbermen’s Building (509 Richards St.). As Durey explains, "The phrase references a 1985 ad slogan, from a travel agency located in the building at that time, posted in the Vancouver Sun classifieds."  

Zarkalam, Henderson, and Louter's Exquisite Pressure

SCA alumni ⁠Shervin Zarkalam and Santi Henderson join Paige Louter for the March edition of What Lab's Exquisite Pressure, curated and hosted by Rumble Theatre, on March 29 – 30, 2024, at 7:30 PM (doors at 7:00 PM), at What Lab (1814 Pandora St. Vancouver). More info at tickets HERE.

George on Below the Radar

SCA alumnus Moroti George, who is also the Director/Curator of Gallery Gachet and curator at The Black Arts Centre in Surrey, is the guest on the latest episode of Below the Radar, the podcast from our friends in SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Listen HERE.

The fuzzy boundaries of the binary

SCA alumnus Wilson S. Wilson's is interview by Rafael Zen, the curator of the group exhibition Bodyscapes : Rebellion + Revolution that includes Wilson, which runs to April 11, 2024, at Massy Arts (23 East Pender St., Vancouver). Read it HERE.

Postalian's moving on

O.Dela Arts shared a nice post about SCA alumnus Brian Postalian, who is leaving as their Managing Producer. Read it HERE. And Brian: please keep us posted on what's next!

interplay_2024 deadline!

HEADS UP! Applications for interplay_2024, the "festival of live online performance" created by SCA alumnus Deanna Peters that's set to run December online 12 – 15, are due March 15 at 11:59 PM. More HERE.

Kisiskâciwan in Edmonton

SCA alumnus Jeanette Kotowich's Kisiskâciwan, with SCA alumnus Deanna Peters as "creative producer and outside eye," is running March 15 & 16, 2024, at 8:00 PM (doors 7:30 PM) in the Nancy Power Theatre at The Roxy Theatre (10708 – 124 St., NW, Edmonton), presented by Theatre Network. More HERE.

Spence in Portland

SCA alumnus Alexandra Spence is playing with Matt Carlson and Patricia Wolf on March 31, 2024, at 6:00 PM (doors) at Portland's Leaven Community Center (5431 NE 20th Ave.). More HERE.

Sum opens

SCA alumnus Amanda Sum is opening up for Elisa Thorn and Robyn Jacob's duo, The Giving Shapes, at the release show for their new EP, Earth Rings Like A Bell, on May 6, 2024, at 7:30 (doors) at La Fabrique St. George (7 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver). 

Tedlie-Stursberg's PR Studio Visit

Peripheral Review, which has SCA alumnus Lauren Lavery as Editor, is sharing a 'PR Studio Visits' interview with SCA alumnus Alex Tedlie-Stursberg, exclusively through their e-newsletter. Sign up HERE.


The Capilano Review, which has SCA alumni Jacquelyn Zong-Li Ross as Art Editor and Lauren Lavery as the (now outgoing) Managing Editor, has announced its "upcoming spring issue," 4.2: IT IS WHAT IT IS, which "offers a sustained meditation on the aesthetic potential and political utility of concreteness and affirmation." More HERE.

Vines' Tattoo Gathering, Market and Country Show

Vines Art Festival, which has SCA alumnus Heather Lamoureux as Artistic Director, is hosting a Tattoo Gathering, Market and Country Show on April 19, 2024, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver), and they're looking for "vendors & artists to come share your craft!" Sign up HERE.

NWXR Short Circuit Series

SCA alumni Sarah U and Caroline MacCaull are participating in New Works​'s free NWXR Short Circuit Series of workshops, panels, a mixer, and more, which runs March 15 – 17, 2024, at Q7 Studios (77 E. 7th Ave., Vancouver). More HERE.

Sparvier-Wells' Special Distinction

SCA alumnus Jessica Sparvier-Wells (changed from Jessica McMann) received a Special Distinction from the SOCAN Foundation​'s Her Music Awards 2024. More HERE.

Marchenski does BLOOM

SCA alumnus Billy Marchenski joins Rainbow Glitz, Alexa Mardon, and Mario Matias as choreographers for Mascall Dance​'s BLOOM, which runs April 11 – 13, 2024, at Left of Main​ (211 Keefer St., Vancouver). More HERE.

valutare.le.masse? beurteilen.massen?

SCA alumni Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim are looking for folks to translate their performance / video game asses.masses into Italian and German, and this is a cash-paying job, too. Find out more HERE.

New Indigenous Public Art Commissions

SFU Galleries launched two new Indigenous Public Art Commissions by Rain Pierre (sɬə́məxʷ) and Phyllis Atkins (q̓wɑti̓cɑ̓) at SFU Surrey. As the Gallery describes, these are part of a set of commissioned works "to acknowledge, honour and respect the unceded traditional territories of the south of the Fraser River First Nations where SFU’s Surrey campus is located." Works by SCA alumnus Roxanne Charles, Leslie Wells, and Easton Arnouse from Semiahmoo First Nation will complete the commissions later this year. More HERE.

Kokoro Dance's LSD

Featuring SCA alumni Barbara Bourget and Salome Nieto, Kokoro Dance, in collaboration with Jonathan Baldock, are presenting LSD from April 2 – 6, 2024, at 7:00 PM at the KW Production studios (111 West Hastings Street). More HERE.

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