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Legacy Gallery and Café

Sylvia Tait, Portrait of Ralph Gustavson-Poet, 1982-83

Sunday, January 31, 2010 1:30-3:30 pm
Conversational Café

Join Gregg Simpson and Pnina Granirer, two of the artists featured in our current exhibit Cross Connections, and Martin Segger, Director of the University of Victoria Art Collections, to discuss the need to create. Is it genetic? Why would artists stubbornly continue to make art while facing a life of probable poverty and few rewards? The desire to create is a universal, compelling drive that has been evident from the dawn of civilization, and its genesis and meaning are still debated by philosophers today. We can't promise answers, but we can offer a lively discussion in the presence of inspiring works of art. Admission is free but please reserve your place at 250-721-8480 or book online at tickets.uvic.ca/tickets.


Legacy Gallery and Cafe

January 6 to February 21, 2010
Cross Connections: Four Decades of Contemporary Art in the Pacific Northwest - Works from the Coast Art Trust Collection

In June 2009, the Coast Art Trust Society donated an important collection of more than 100 works by forty-five established West Coast Artists to the University of Victoria. This exhibit features a selection of works from the collection including paintings, sculpture, collage, mixed media and photography from different decades of each artist's career. The selection represents an overview of the works and careers of some of the best-known member artists who have been actively working and exhibiting locally, nationally and internationally for at least 25 years.


James W. Felter, The Russian Panel, 2001

McPherson Library Gallery

January 8 to March 17, 2010

30th Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Step out of the classroom and into the studios of 21 of UVic’s Art Education faculty. Exhibition opening on Wednesday, January 13th at 3:30 pm at the McPherson Library.


Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Oct 5, 2009 to March 5, 2010
Travels & Treasures: The Divine Inspirations of Katharine Maltwood
Treasures of the Turcomans – the Gastrell Collection

Presenting two views on foreign travel: Divine Inspirations focuses on artist Katharine Maltwood and her travels to Egypt and Japan in the early 20th century. Treasures of the Turcomans features The Gastrell Collection of jewelry, textiles and carpets made by nomadic women and acquired by a British diplomat’s family while living in Iran and Baluchistan during the 1930-40s.

Turcoman embroidered textile, Iran, 1930s.

Legacy Gallery and Cafe

February 24 to May 2, 2010

Regarding Wealth
This exhibit examines the dynamics of wealth relations by probing the intersections of art and homelessness. History in Art Assistant Professor and Williams Legacy Chair, Dr. Carolyn Butler Palmer leads an annual seminar on curatorial practice that draws on the Michael C. Williams Collection. This exhibition is the result of her students’ work.

Michael Lewis, The Appletree Gang, 1992.

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

March 11 to April 23, 2010

Masterminds: Art by University of Victoria Retirees

Is there life after retirement? You bet there is! Take a look at the range of mediums these artists, all former UVic staff and faculty, are working in. Presented in conjunction with the Masterminds Lecture series.

2009-2010 Conversational Café series is presented with support from the Government of B.C.


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