Jeff Chiba Stearns (Credit: Emily Carr University of Art + Design)
Emily Carr University of Art + Design alum Jeff Chiba Stearns has been awarded the Edith Lando Peace Prize for this documentary film—which focuses on perceptions of multiculturalism—”One Big Hapa Family.”
The Edith Lando Peace Prize was awarded at the recent Reel to Real International Film Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Jeff Chiba Stearns Wins the Edith Lando Peace Prize at the Reel to Real Film Fest [Emily Carr University of Art + Design]
Topping off last month’s National Poetry Month, Emily Carr University of Art + Design Associate Professor Rita Wong‘s book “forage” has been selected as the winner of Canada Reads Poetry competition for 2011.
The Canada Reads Poetry competition—hosted by the CBC and the National Post—took place over three weeks and included the works of five poets. Each work was defended by a panelist online and then put to a public vote.
Wong, an Associate Professor in Critical and Cultural Studies, had her work defensed by Sonnet L’Abbe in the competition. Speaking of the win, L’Abbe said “when I chose forage as the poetry book Canada should read, I thought I was going out on a limb, recommending a young writer’s book, so experimental in style and so vocal about its environmentalism. But since the Canada Reads Poetry contest began, people have written to tell me how much they love . . . → Read More: Emily Carr professor’s book forage wins Canada Reads Poetry 2011
Canadian businessman John C. Kerr has been reappointed as the Chancellor of the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. This will be Carr’s second term in the role.
In addition to his place as university Chancellor, Kerr is the Managing Partner of two companies—Lignum Forest Products LLP and the Vancouver Professional Baseball LLP—as well as co-ower of the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club.
Chancellor John C. Kerr Reappointed [Emily Carr University of Art + Design]
Andrew Dadson's "Black Bush" (Credit: Emily Carr University)
Emily Carr University of Art + Design student Andrew Dadson has been selected to receive The Brink Award for 2011 from the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington.
The biennial award is given in recognition of an artist on “the brink” of their promising career in art. Recipients of the award receive a $12,500 monetary prize and a solo exhibition of their work. Additionally, one of Dadson’s pieces will be acquired as part of the gallery’s permanent collection.
As a daily partaker in the toils of public transit, I can attest that transit—while often an excellent economical and environmental choice—isn’t always “pretty.” For those in the Metro Vancouver area, however, taking the bus could be more visually interesting in the future—thanks to a new collaboration between the TransLink bus system and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Mark Illing's Tangential Obsfuscation (Credit: Emily Carr University)
The upcoming “Art in Transit” pilot program will showcase the work of 18 talented visual artists affiliated with Emily Carr University on the more than 700 interior advertising areas on the city’s buses and SkyTrain public transportation systems. Featured artists include Mark Illing, Samantha Boschmann and Taylor Sutthery—biographies and statments from all of the featured artists can be found on the Emily Carr website.
The 31 selected pieces were chosen based on artistic excellence an suitability for transit by . . . → Read More: Travelling with Style: Emily Carr University Student Art to Adorn Vancouver Transit
(Credit: Emily Carr University)
Fashion is: fill in the blank. Fashion can be anything, and (zero.O.lab)—a collaborative effort with Emily Carr University and design graduate Katherine Soucie—aims to redefine local fashion in Vancouver by providing artists, designers and creative personalities a space to research concepts for waste-free fashion. The designated space of (zero.O.lab) offers an outlet for those interested in investigating the production and consumption behind fashion.
My Sister’s Closet is a Vancouver-area thrift store that is funded by the non-profit organization Battered Women’s Support Society (BWSS). Working with Soucie, My Sister’s Closet has become the area’s first thrift store to have its own in-house design label. Soucie—a MAA Visual Arts candidate, resident artist and designer of (zero.O.lab)—will showcase her designs from February 2011 to January 2012 in order to develop opportunities for research and localized production. Her sustainable designs are made up of items that have . . . → Read More: Dressing Up Eco-Friendly Fashion: Research from Emily Carr Gives the Fashion Industry a Makeover
Former Saint Mary’s University quarterback Chris Flynn has been added to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. [Saint Mary's University]
Literary love: Guelph MFA graduate Cassie Beecham’s short-story Fedor has been named as a finalist for a impressive 2011 CBC Literary Award. [University of Guelph]
UBC PhD grad Rowan Barrett has been awarded the 2010 NSERC Howard Alper Postdoctoral Prize. Barrett’s now researching the genetic basis by which populations adapt to their environments. [University of British Columbia]
The City of Surrey has commissioned Emily Carr alumnus artist Gordon Smith to create a landscape painting for the new Surrey City Centre Library in British Columbia. The painting is set to be unveiled this fall. [Emily Carr University]
University of Guelph Alumnus Thomas Dimitroff, currently the general manager of the Atlanta Falcons, has been chosen as the NFL’s executive of the year. [University of . . . → Read More: Catching Up: Alumni Updates
Landon Mackenzie's "Vancouver as the Centre of the World" (Photo Credit: Emily Carr University)
With the 2010 Vancouver Olympics now a mere memory in national history, many Canadians look fondly over their souvenirs of Canada’s moment in the international spotlight.
One such—particularity substantial—souvenir comes in Emily Carr University of Art + Design professor Landon Mackenzie’s painting “Vancouver as the Centre of the World,” which is featured in the latest issue of Canadian Art Magazine. The painting, which was specifically created for the Vancouver Olympics, is a mural-sized work representing the artist’s re-charting of the map of the world.
Landon Mackenzie in Canadian Art Magazine [Emily Carr University of Art + Design]