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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

Intertextual Reading Group with Glen Coulthard. 1-2pm, March 8, 2016

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You are invited to join Dr. Glen Coulthard, who will read from his critically acclaimed book, Red Skin, White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition (University of Minnesota Press, 2014). Intertextual: Art in Dialogue is an ongoing reading group held across a range of visual art institutions in Vancouver that takes place between January and October 2016.

Dr. Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and part of the First Nations and Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at UBC. He has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of Indigenous thought and politics, contemporary political theory and radical social and political thought.

Tuesday, March 8, 1:00 – 2:00 PM
Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC

Hoop Dancing & Smoke Dancing workshops

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The CFNDF Youth Outreach program provides a unique opportunity for youth (ages 14-24) to receive mentorship under leading Indigenous dance artists. The program’s goal is to encourage youth to engage with the practices of song and dance and to instill within them the confidence to know that their voice is valued. Bridging traditional and contemporary forms, the artists leading the workshops are all innovators of their art forms. The classes are open to all youth with no previous experience necessary.

Hoop Dancing: James Jones facilitates a movement based workshop centered on the practice of hoop dancing. He teaches participants the fundamentals and basic steps of hoop dancing and speak about its history and significance and his connection to contemporary practice.

Tuesday, March 1, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Smoke Dancing: Tesha Emarthle leads a movement based workshop grounded in her background as a smoke dancer. She teaches the basic steps of smoke dancing and share its history and cultural significance for Haudenosaunee people.

Wednesday, March 2, 2:30 – 3:30 PM
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall, Longhouse

Pre-registration is required for these free workshops.

 

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, February 15, 2016

Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award

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Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award

Veronica Puskas wins an award for excellence at Quilt Canada’s national juried show

CBC News Posted: Jun 26, 2014 5:57 AM CTLast Updated: Jun 26, 2014 12:43 PM CT

Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won the award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show in St. Catharines, Ont.

Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won the award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show in St. Catharines, Ont. (Courtesy Veronica Puskas)

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A former resident of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories has been recognized at a national quilt show.

Veronica Puskas, who grew up in Nunavut’s Kivalliq region, won the award for Excellence in Work by a first-time exhibitor award at Quilt Canada’s national juried show in St. Catharines, Ont.

Veronica Puskas quilt

Veronica Puskas’ quilt, called ‘Pillars of Strength,’ is based on a photo of her mother and grandmother at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet in 1950. (Canadian Quilters’ Association)

Her quilt, called Pillars of Strength, is based on a photo of her mother and grandmother at the Meliadine River near Rankin Inlet in 1950.

Puskas says the quilt honours her grandmother, but making it also helped her.

“I hope to encourage people that are going through difficult times that through doing some artwork or doing something to make something beautiful is very cathartic,” she says. “It helps you deal with the emotions and the hurt while doing it.”

Puskas says she started working on the project many years ago and then set it aside. In the end, it was truly a labour of love.

Veronica Puskas quilt (detail)

Detail from Pillars of Strength. (Canadian Quilters’ Association)

“Mom used to tell us you can do better than that and that’s all I kept hearing.”

Puskas’ quilt was selected out of about 80 entries in her category.

Marilyn Michelin, chair of the event, says Puskas’ skill is remarkable.

“To do people in a picture is just unbelievable,” she says. “The talent that people have for that.”

Puskas now lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

She says she’ll keep using Nunavut and the North as inspiration for future projects.

Nuliavuk

Nuliavuk by Veronica Puskas was recently displayed at a local exhibit in Ontario. (Yellowknife Quilters’ Guild)

Reference:

(2016, January 18) Inuk woman from the Kivalliq wins national quilting award. CBC News. Retrieved from: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/inuk-woman-from-the-kivalliq-wins-national-quilting-award-1.2688197?cmp=abfb

Peabody Essex Museum receives grant to support Native American Fellowship

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Setting up for “Native Fashion Now” at the Peabody Essex Museum.

The Peabody Essex Museum has received a $750,000 grant to expand a fellowship program intended to train aspiring Native American museum professionals. The three-year grant, awarded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will enable the museum to increase the number of fellows it admits annually, extend the program to 12 weeks, and introduce more formal mentoring programs.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Mellon Foundation,” said PEM director Dan Monroe. “It offers an opportunity for more young Native American leaders to significantly strengthen their capabilities to be successful in many cultural arenas — be it in their communities or in the context of their existing institutions, whether it’s an art museum like PEM or another organization.”

First created by the museum six years ago, the Native American Fellowship program is believed to be the only one of its kind in the country. Reserved for students of Native American or native Hawaiian descent, the program provides specific fellowships in curatorial, educational, media, and manuscript processing. Read More…