University of Victoria Art Galleries eNews
|May to Sept 2010|
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LEGACY ART GALLERY & CAFÉ | MCPHERSON LIBRARY GALLERY
While a major building renovation program is underway in University Centre and the McPherson Library the focus of our exhibition activities will concentrated in our downtown Legacy Art Gallery and Café. The Maltwood will be closed to the end of February 2011. The McPherson Library Gallery is scheduled to reopen in October 2010 as our new Prints and Drawings Gallery.
The Legacy Gallery will be open 7 days per week, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in July and August.
Legacy Show Wins M Award
Our Ted Harrison Retrospective has won a coveted M award from Monday Magazine for Favourite Art Show of 2009. Here's what Monday had to say: This marks a welcome win for relatively new artsy endeavour Legacy Gallery, which has been putting its own stamp on the corner of Yates and Broad since taking over the old Starfish Glassworks site. With a surprisingly diverse range of exhibits—not to mention a very tasty café—Legacy has been making its mark by hosting outstanding art shows and facilitating community discussions. It's clearly one to watch.
Whale Tail Sculpture Unveiled at First Peoples House
The University’s newest building now has a unique piece of art rising
from the pond outside its windows. A cast bronze sculpture of a grey whale’s
tail poised to slap the water, by Northwest Coast artists Calvin Hunt and John
Livingston, was unveiled at the First Peoples House open house celebrations on
April 9. The 636-kilogram
sculpture, nearly two metres high, was cast from a full-size red cedar carving. Artisan Norm Boulet supervised the mold
making, assembly and finishing of the bronze work.
Legacy – Main Gallery
Until June 6
June 9 to Aug 8
Aug 11 to Oct 31
Legacy - Small Gallery
June 9 to July 11
Bob St. Cyr presents an exhibition of pinhole photography in which he shows the viewer how this method requires the photographer to slow down and consider the photographic experience.
Local artists explore the potential of art to communicate and provoke critical thinking on the theme of hope in this century. This is the result of a student internship project sponsored by André & Associates Interpretation and Design Ltd. and the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria.
International Museums Day May 19
Join us in this worldwide celebration: Friends show your card at the Legacy Gallery between 10am and noon and receive a complimentary drip coffee or tea.
Sunday Youth Art Program
Connects downtown, underprivileged youth with local Victoria artists and artisans through bi-weekly, 3 hour Sunday workshops. The students' art will be presented and sold at a community art show at the Legacy Art Gallery. Program dates are June 13, 27, July 4, 18, and August 8. 250-381-7670 for more information.
What’s Coming Up?
Nov 3 to Feb 6, ,2011
June 8 to Aug 21
Donors make a difference! The newly named University of Victoria Art Collections and Galleries is building an endowment intended to support the future of the collection and its exhibition spaces. Monies received may be used to support storage facility development, student work experience, and community based research initiatives. If you are interested in discussing these possibilities please contact Caroline Riedel at 250-472-5619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIENDS show your card for a 15% discount on food, beverages and retail items from our Gift Shop at the Maltwood and Legacy Galleries. Receive discounts and front of line ticket privileges for specific performances at the UVic Centre Farquhar Auditorium. www.auditorium.uvic.ca
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