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Two-Spirit Events at Talking Stick Festival, Feb. 16 – 23rd

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2Spirit Rebellion
Join us for a night of rebellion as the Brush Arbor Gurlz demonstrate the resilience of two-spirit people.
February 17th, 20179:00 PM

Odyssey Bar & Nightclub
686 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1P1Price: $15Purchase tickets HERE.Harsh words too often erode the confidence of two-spirit people but for some, drag is used to denote their strength.

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Two-Spirit Intersection(s) and Connection(s)

Exploring the space between and within Two-Spirit: performance, politics and community organizing.  

Tuesday February 21

1PM – 4PM

Roundhouse Arts and Recreation Centre – Exhibition Hall

181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

Join us for an afternoon of Two-Spirit conversations exploring the history of the Two-Spirit tradition(s) followed by a panel discussion of distinguished Two-Spirit performers exploring the intersection of Two-Spirit identify, performance, politics and community organizing.

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War Paint: Drag Queens Prepare For Battle

The Brush Arbor Gurlz (BAGz) invite you to join them for a drag workshop. 

February 21, 2017
7:00 PM

Roundhouse Performance Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2W3

The BAGz see drag as a way to transcend gender and express themselves politically through their performance art.  They will demonstrate their transformation process with makeup, lashes and wigs while discussing Native issues, Two-Spirit identity, performance pieces, inspirations and empowerment by their alter egos.

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AMP it UP – Aboriginal and Two-Spirit Media Training

Join us for AMP it UP, a practical, hands-on, media training/workshop to develop, strengthen and support work with media outlets. 

Saturday  February 25

10am – 1PM

Holiday Inn & Suite Downtown Vancouver

1110 Howe St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1R2

Wouldn’t it be great if we had a personal publicist or a PR firm to manage and support our communication and media needs? Media outlets—newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television and Internet-based media/sites are important ways to inform a broad range of people about information, messages, issues, activities and events. Media is also an important tool in moving and shaping public opinion, discussions and conversations when done correctly.

 

An Afternoon of Dance: Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand & Métis dancer Madelaine McCallum. Due: 12:30 – 2:30pm, Jan 9, 2017

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An Afternoon of Dance with

Hoop dancer Dallas Arcand & Métis dancer Madelaine McCallum

January 9th 2017

12:30 – 2:30pm

Sty-Wet-Tan Hall, UBC Longhouse, 1985 West Mall

Following the performances, open conversation with Dallas Arcand, Madelaine McCallum and Filmmaker, Darcy Muenchrath.
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Funding – Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships, YVR Art Foundation. Due: Jan 27, 2017

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The YVR Art Foundation – Call for Art Scholarship Applications
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The YVR ART FOUNDATION is pleased to announce a Call for Applications from BC and Yukon First Nations artists interested in applying for Youth or Mid-Career Artist Scholarships.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
2017 ART SCHOLARSHIPS

The YVR Art Foundation is now accepting applications for the
2017 Youth Scholarship and Mid-Career Artist Scholarship awards for
BC and Yukon First Nations artists.

Each award is valued at $5,000. Up to seven YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarships and up to two Mid-Career Artist Scholarships will be awarded. Youth Scholarship recipients will be brought to Vancouver for an awards ceremony and their art work will be exhibited at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) for one year.

The deadline for applications is Friday, January 27, 2017.

Eligibility and criteria for the two scholarships include:

YVR Art Foundation Youth Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be between the ages of 16 and 26
Are emerging artists who create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Have the goal of becoming a professional artist
Are accepted to study with a mentor or at a formal institution of learning
Commit to attend the Scholarship Award ceremony in Vancouver on May 26, 2017 and the ceremony in recognition of the completed work, one year later, on May 25, 2018
YVR Art Foundation Mid-Career Scholarship
Eligible Applicants:
Are of BC or Yukon First Nations ancestry
Reside in BC or Yukon
Be age 27 or older
Create visual art that reflects BC or Yukon First Nations’ culture
Wish to further their art careers and/or extend their work into a new scale or medium
Have completed basic art training
Have achieved local and/or provincial recognition through public presentation of their artwork
Are accepted to study/work with an master artist; at a formal institution of learning; or on a special project that is of cultural significance to the artist’s community
Are able to submit a portfolio of artwork that demonstrates the artist’s commitment to their practice

For more information on the YVR Art Foundation and to apply for the scholarships go to the Foundation website: http://www.yvraf.com/programs.

Please forward this email to those who may be interested in applying for a scholarship. If you have any questions, please contact the YVR Art Foundation at cynthia@yvraf.com or ph. 604.276.6261.

Museum of Anthropology: December 2016

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Coming Soon: Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks
In case you missed our big news last month, MOA will soon be home to a significant collection of historical and contemporary Indigenous artworks and a new Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks. The anonymous donation of more than 200 pieces of Indigenous art, worth an estimated $7 million, is believed to be the largest collection of Northwest Coast First Nations art to return to B.C. in recent decades.

Work on the new gallery has already begun, and it is scheduled to open in June. We’re incredibly excited by this development, and we invite you to learn more about it on our website. You can see a few of the donated objects above, or take a moment to view our Masterworks photo gallery on Flickr. 

Make Your Own Ceramic Art with MOA’s Artist in Residence
Javier Ramirez, a highly acclaimed ceramic artist from Mexico, is in residence at MOA until December 15. Drop by and visit him as he creates a Tree of Life sculpture for our collection. Or better yet, you can join Javier this Saturday for a rare chance to sculpt your own ceramic creations and have them fired in a dugout, wood-burning kiln on MOA’s grounds. Learn more and get tickets.
Unique Gifts Galore at our Winter Art Market
If you’re searching for thoughtful gifts for friends and family, you’ll find plenty of ideas at our annual Winter Art Market. Our wonderful staff at the MOA Shop have gathered up their favourite seasonal items and stocked up on your favourite gifts, such as this stunning shirt by Nuxalk artist Danika Naccarella, the winner of our t-shirt contest this year. The Winter Art Market runs at the MOA Shop until December 24. 
Holiday Hours
Gather your family up and bring them to MOA this holiday season for a tour, or simply take in one of our temporary exhibitions. We’re open our regular hours, with a few exceptions:
  • December 24: 10 am – 2:30 pm
  • December 25: Closed
  • December 31: 10 am – 2:30 pm
Calendar of Events

 

Making Mathematics with Needle and Thread: Quilts as Mathematical Objects, 18 Aug, 2016, 4 pm.

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Date: August 18, 2016, 4:00 pm

Location: UBC’s Earth Science Building (ESB), Room 2012

Reception before the lecture: ESB Room 4133, 3:30pm

 

This lecture is open to the public and accessible by a general audience. Prof. Gerda de Vries, from the University of Alberta, is a highly engaging speaker, an internationally recognized mathematician, and a talented quilter.

 

Event webpage at http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific-event/160818-pplgdv

Art Exhibition Opening at MOA: Unceded Territories by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. 7-9pm, May 10, 2016

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Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun:
Unceded Territories

Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 pm. Free admission. Cash bar.

We invite you to join us for the opening party for our new exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.

Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources and sovereignty. Learn more.

No RSVP required. Opening remarks will be given at 7:15 pm by MOA Director Anthony Shelton and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. A full-colour publication accompanying the exhibition will be available for purchase from the MOA Shop.

Upcoming Events at MOA

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Join us this summer for a spectacular trip to Haida Gwaii, in which you will explore the islands from north to south. Exclusively for MOA Members, this truly unique journey takes place from July 17–23, 2016, and will be hosted by our Curator of Education, Dr. Jill Baird.

You’ll encounter living cultural traditions and treasures, unforgettable coastal landscapes, and outstanding artists and knowledge-holders. Haida Gwaii will be shared with you by those who actively work and learn to sustain the rich traditions of the islands.

Would you like to know more? Download the trip itinerary (PDF).

Interesting in booking a space? Call Adventures Abroad at 1.800.665.3998.

Questions? Contact Gwilyn Timmers at members@moa.ubc.ca.

Next @ MOA
Tues, Mar 8 / Tour: Crocodile Man Exhibition Concept Tour
Thu, Mar 10 / Seminar: The Liminal Life of Collector Adrian Jacobsen
Thu, Mar 24 / Seminar: To Touch or Not To Touch
Sun, Apr 3 / Closing: (In)visible: The Spritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art
Sun, Apr 3 / Talk: A Fire Tiger’s Tale on the Ceremony of Rebellion