Art Bites

Submissions Now Open: 2013 Vancouver Island Short Film Festival  The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (VISFF) would like to invite local filmmakers of all levels of experience to submit original short films of any genre for the 2013 show. Sponsored by the Nanaimo Art’s Council, VISFF is Vancouver Island’s only film festival dedicated to showcasing … Continued

Student art exhibition: Egypt and Jordan

Despite the fact that there was a political revolution going on, VIU art students Angela Marston and Robin Erickson had no hesitations when they decided to go on the Egypt Art and Culture Field Study to Egypt and Jordan as a part of their Arts 355 Painting IV course during the summer semester. Marston says … Continued

The Amazing Spider Man – Review

When considering the numerous comic books that have been made into successful films recently it is evident that we, as average civilians, are drawn to the supernatural crime-fighting theme. In just a few years we have seen two Iron Man blockbuster hits,  Thor, a taste of Captain America, an appearance from The Avengers and finally, … Continued

Henderson Scores for Canada!

A Public Lecture on the Memories and Meanings of the 1972 Canada—Soviet Union Summit Series Forty years after Paul Henderson scored for Team Canada, his winning goal represents one of the most significant events in Canadian Sports History and a landmark cultural moment. How the 1972 Summit Series has come to acquire almost mythical status will … Continued

Kim Churchill Detail of Distance

Kim Churchill sounds like a musician who has almost figured it out. The Australian artist’s second studio album Detail of Distance, which was recorded in Vancouver, was released on May 15. Churchill, who is currently signed to Montréal-based label Indica Records, has made a name for himself on the Canadian folk scene (his music video … Continued

Mother Mother

If we look at indie music not as a means of independent production but as a distinct genre, there are certain components of the style that become expected. To call themselves “indie” bands, artists need a truly unique sound, very original lyrics and a spritz of oddball to help them stand out. At one time … Continued

Check It Out

International Band If you like Mumford & Sons, check out indie-rock band Admiral Fallow. Though less folky than the English boys, and without the banjo, the same home-grown, slightly gritty, commonwealth country roots sound consistently runs through the Scottish band’s two albums, Boots in my Face (2010) and Tree Bursts in Snow, released in May … Continued

Poets on Campus

Australian poet Geoff Goodfellow will read from his work on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 11:30 a.m. in bldg. 345, rm. 102 at the Nanaimo campus. One of Australia’s most popular contemporary poets, Goodfellow “writes with a ‘contrived simplicity,’ detailing the lives of seemingly ordinary people. It is, however, his poet’s eye for the micro, rather … Continued

Student Profile: Lillian Morpak

Lillian Morpak may just be the only four-year-old in the entire world who actually asked to be put into piano lessons. “I think one of my friends was in them and I thought it looked really fun,” she says. ‘Fun’ seems to be one of the main motivational elements behind Morpak’s involvement in music. Now … Continued

Art Bites:

 On Friday Sept. 14, the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery will feature two new exhibitions by celebrated Canadian artists Ann Kipling and Sara Robichaud.  In Kipling’s The Solitudes of Place, forty-three of the award winning artist’s nationally recognized pencil and coloured pen drawings will be on display. The public is invited to marvel … Continued

The Hype

Ed Sheeran. We have all heard his name at some point or another, whether it was yesterday when “The A-Team” was on the radio or way back in 2005 when he first started recording. Either way, the English singer-songwriter has gained a lot of hype since he was finally admitted onto mainstream radio in 2011 … Continued

Nanaimo Art Gallery: “Ebb & Flow”

The title of artists Sonny Assu and Rande Cook’s display at the campus location of the Nanaimo Art Gallery is very appropriate. The exhibition curated by Ellen McCluskey and Rose Spahan, which ran from May 18 to Sept. 1, is a presentation of the impact modern society has had upon certain aspects of First Nations … Continued

Author Reading: Craig Taylor

September 14th, 2012    Building 355, Room 203 6:30 – 8:00 pm Craig Taylor is the author of 3 books, Londoners:The Days and Nights of London Now – As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Live It, Left It and Long for It, Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain. He is the editor … Continued

Dog Sees God The Theatre Students ‘ Annual Fundraiser

On Mar. 29, the upper-level students of the Theatre program will be presenting Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Block Head as the focus of their annual fundraising gala. This year, the gala benefits the Central Island Chapter of the MS Society of Canada and the Mike Monych Scholarship Fund. Tickets are $30 each, … Continued

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