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L-r, Trianna Waclawick, Alejandra Macouzet, and Danny MacDonald

Three StFX students have been recognized for their promise in the visual arts.
Danny MacDonald of Antigonish, NS, Alejandra Macouzet of Gunajuato, Mexico, and Trianna Waclawick of Ottawa, ON have been named 2017 recipients of the Angus F. Macgillivray Art Bursaries, presented to promising young artists for outstanding studio production.
Each student receives a $750 award, named in honour of the late Angus F. Macgillivray, an exceptional artist, teacher and faculty member of the StFX fine arts department. The department also presents one $750 art history prize to a graduating student at spring convocation based on academic achievement.
This year’s Macgillivray jury also awarded two Honorable Mentions, going to Michaella Donovan and Theresa Olson.
The students say they were thrilled to be honoured with this award.
“It feels really good to receive this award as I do want to work as an artist in my career,” says Ms. Macouzet, a fine arts exchange student from Mexico.
“It’s really good for you to feel that you’re doing well, and it’s also good for your CV and your future if you’d like to present your work in big galleries,” she says.
Mr. MacDonald, a third year biology student, who wants to go into biomedical communications and medical illustrations, says he’s encouraged too to be recognized by the award. “It’s good as you’re trying to get into a career. It gives you hope,” he says.
Ms. Waclawick, a first year biology student, said she has always been passionate about drawing. She is enrolled in Drawing 100 this year and hopes to take more art courses in the future.
“I was really excited,” she says on her reaction to the award. “I knew a lot of other good artists applied. Having won is fantastic.”
To be considered for the awards, applicants submit a sketchbook and six finished artworks. Three judges carefully consider all submissions, looking for dedication and active study in the use of the sketchbook as a tool for exploration and problem-solving before creating a finished artwork. The submitted artworks must show a mastery of skill in a variety of art mediums as well as a giving a sense of cohesive artistic vision.
The department’s Annual Showcase of Student Art, running this year from Thursday, March 30 to Friday, April 7, at the StFX Art Gallery in Bloomfield Centre, will feature work from this year’s award recipients as well as pieces from each studio class.
Ms. Macouzet says she is excited by the chance to see other students’ work in the exhibition.

CREATIVE RESISTANCE:

A Collective Exploration of Women’s Stories
March 5 – 19

Organized and Curated by 
The Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre

This art exhibit is aimed at highlighting women’s voices and women’s work. In addition to various pieces of artwork solicited from both hobby artists and tenured artists in the community, the show will also feature pieces such as textiles and craftwork that are not traditionally considered art but are frequently utilized as platforms for women’s resistance. Protest art made for the Women’s March will also be featured in the exhibit.

The gallery opening takes place on Wednesday at 7 p.m., and will feature spoken word by Stories n’ Stanzas, musical performances from local artists, open mic, and interpretive dance by Hearts and Hands. El Jones, HRM poet laureate and activist, will be present as the guest of honour and will share some of her spoken word.

( pictures courtesy of Moraig MacGillivray)

 

 

 
Art and Social Justice, an evening with Alan Syliboy

OCTOBER 12, 2016
6:30 PM RECEPTION WITH CATERING BY 'RUSTIC KITCHEN' FROM PAQ'TNKEK FIRST NATION
7:00 PM EVENT START
SCHWARTZ SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, SCHWARTZ AUDITORIUM
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY

 Through art pieces and film clips Alan will share his life’s work and experiences as a Mi’kmaq artist. The evening will also include an engaging conversation with students and the wider audience.

Alan Syliboy is an internationally renowned Mi’kmaq artist, filmmaker, musician and social justice advocate whose works have inspired renewed community pride in Mi’kmaw culture and heritage. A recipient of the 2002 Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal, Mr. Syliboy shares his creativity to engage youth and advocate for environmental sustainability, nation-building and reconciliation.

 The Coady Chair in Social Justice at St. Francis Xavier University honours the spirit of Dr. Rev. Moses Coady and the leaders of the Antigonish Movement by bridging local and global concerns, involving the community, and encouraging an interdisciplinary approach to issues. The Chair is an important means to deepen St. Francis Xavier (StFX) University’s commitment to its service to society's mission, to develop student’s understanding and sense of social responsibility, and to support the Coady International Institute as a centre for global citizen leadership and social justice at StFX.

 Organized by the Coady International Institute in conjunction with the StFX Department of Anthropology and the StFX Art Gallery

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METHODOLOGIES FOR TOURISTS BY MATHIEU LEGER OCTOBER 6 – NOVEMBER 6.

(in concert with ASAP Artist Run Centre)

ARTIST TALK

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6 @ 7:00 pm.

PERFORMANCE & VERNISSAGE

FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 @ 7 pm.

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OCTOBER 5

October 5 marked the offical launch of the McNeil Gallery 2nd floor Schwartz School of Buisness. It was celebrated with the opening of the Working Studio / Gallery Exhibition of Alan Syliboy the 2016 Coady Chair of Social Justice. This event will run  Oct 6 - November 18th/, Stay posted for Gallery Hours

 


 

World Premiere of Magdalena Randal’s provocative film “Scene from Above, the sound of a bird” Friday Sept 23, 7pm Nicholson Hall RM 151 StFX University

Crafted as a Cinema Poem this visual/audio piece eschews traditional film narratives save its running time of 68 minutes. The film was presented as a work in progress at the Marseilles Instants Video Festival, The Video Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the e-poetry festival in London, England.
Due to its mature subject matter and intense visual effects the film is suggested for adults over the age of 18. Admission is free
Magdalena Randal and Co-producer Kahlin Whatley (NYC PostWorks) will be in attendance. Following the film the floor will be open for discussion
For more information on the film and artist please visit: https://magdalenarandal.wordpress.com


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World Premiere of Magdalena Randal’s provocative film “Scene from Above, the sound of a bird” Friday Sept 23, 7pm Nicholson Hall RM 151 StFX University

Crafted as a Cinema Poem this visual/audio piece eschews traditional film narratives save its running time of 68 minutes. The film was presented as a work in progress at the Marseilles Instants Video Festival, The Video Poetry Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at the e-poetry festival in London, England.
Due to its mature subject matter and intense visual effects the film is suggested for adults over the age of 18. Admission is free
Magdalena Randal and Co-producer Kahlin Whatley (NYC PostWorks) will be in attendance. Following the film the floor will be open for discussion

 

Andy MacLean Recent Work