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Isshoni

Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment  

April 22 – June 18, 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory
Inner Gallery

Curated by Samantha Marsh

Isshoni: Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver Internment is an exploration of Japanese Canadian identity, community, and family. Centering the voices of three generations, issei, nisei, and sansei (first, second, and third-generation), this exhibition provides insight into the intergenerational impacts of the forced uprooting and internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII. 

いっしょに

ヘンリー清水・ニューデンバー強制収容絵画展

2022年4月22日〜6月18日
レガシー美術館 ダウンタウン

いっしょに:ヘンリー清水のニューデンバー強制収容の絵画は、日系カナダ人のアイデンティティ、コミュニティ、そして家族についての探求の試みです。この展覧会では、一世、二世、三世の三世代の声を中心に、第二次世界大戦中の日系カナダ人の強制移動と強制収容の世代を超えた影響についての洞察が展示されます。

Image: Henry Shimizu, Bon Odori


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Japanese Canadians in the arts: “Did you think it’d come true?”

A Lansdowne Lecture with artist Bryce Kanbara

April 23, 2022 | 7pm
UVic Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Exploring Japanese Canadian artists, issues of identity, and intergenerational relationships, Governor General Award-winning artist Bryce Kanbara will give a presentation for the opening of the exhibition Isshoni: Henry Shimizu’s Paintings of New Denver InternmentWith opening remarks by the exhibition curator, Samantha Marsh.

Watch the lecture on YouTube

Breaking the Mold

April 16 – June 18, 2022

Legacy Downtown | 630 Yates St.
Lekwungen territory

Organized by Natasha Reid, UVic Art Education

Artist-teachers practice in a hybrid space where pedagogy, art-making, and research intertwine and inform each other. UVic Art Education faculty and sessional instructors share their diverse perspectives, approaches, and experiences inviting visitors to consider ways in which art education stimulates engagement with critical questions and creates stronger connections between people, places, and ideas.

Artists:

Robert Dalton, Mike Emme, Karen Hibbard, Natalie LeBlanc, Connie Michele Morey, Regan Rasmussen, Natasha S. Reid, Kathleen Schmalz, Alison Shields, Shruti Tandon, Michelle Wiebe, William Zuk, Caren Willms

Image: Mike Emme, Lockers, 1986/2022.


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‘that to which we cling’
Drop-in clay hand-building workshop with Regan Rasmussen

Saturday, May 14 2022 | 11-3pm
UVic Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Facilitated by Regan Rasmussen (UVic Art Education), this workshop is dedicated to the theme of resilience. Using local mollusk shells as inspiration and applying clay hand-building techniques, participants will respond to a ceramic sculpture installation from the exhibition Breaking the Mold by making their own small ceramic artifact while considering the question: What beliefs and practices do we cling to for sanctuary and resilience in times of adversity?

Free and open for all ages
Drop-in, no registration required

More about Regan Rasmussen: https://www.reganrasmussen.com/


Gift of Food
Art Hive with Natasha S. Reid

Saturday, June 18 2022 | 12-3pm
UVic Legacy Art Gallery Downtown | 630 Yates St.

Come join us for a pop-up art hive in the gallery! Visitors are invited to experiment with art making in a welcoming drop-in community setting. To learn more about art hives, visit www.arthives.org. As a starting point, Natasha S. Reid will facilitate an activity that explores various fruits and vegetables commonly grown in Jamaica.

At the end, you can give your finished art work to ISSAMBA’s La Teranga Food Distribution to be added to a food hamper or you can bring it home and gift it to someone you know.

This art activity is an extension of Natasha’s artwork Plantain Belt currently exhibited in the Breaking the Mold exhibition at UVic’s Legacy Gallery (630 Yates Street).

Teachers of Teachers: 30th Annual Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Bow Glacier, Bill Zuk

Bow Glacier, Bill Zuk

January 9 – March 17, 2010

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Dr William Zuk and Dr Robert Dalton

For the 30th consecutive year, the Art Education Faculty will display a rich and diverse collection of images at the McPherson Library Gallery at the University of Victoria.

The exhibit, with the largest group of contributors on record, will show the work from 22 studios of art educators who practice what they teach. The work comes from a range of backgrounds, from retired professors to masters students working as teaching assistants. On view will be themes capturing traditional and realistic perspectives to newer media explorations that are ephemeral and mystical.

Art Education Faculty Exhibition

Art Education Faculty Exhibit2008

January 15 – February 14, 2008

Legacy Maltwood (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

Curated by Dr Robert Dalton and Dr William Zuk

As teachers and artists, the Faculty’s art educators reveal their diverse artistic interests and identities. These are explored in drawings, paintings, collages, prints, ceramics, sculpture, and light displays. This annual exhibit steps out of the classroom into the studios of art education to look at the creative energy which fuels their teaching. Community voice and intergenerational learning as part of building a strong art based education.

The Mac: A Tribute to Dr. D. L. MacLaurin

Ruth MacLaurin, Father
Ruth MacLaurin, Father

August 25 – September 30, 2007

Maltwood Legacy (at Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)

In this display, Ruth MacLaurin pays tribute to the educational contributions made to UVic by her late uncle, Dr. Donald L. MacLaurin, and uses his namesake building on the university campus as the focal point for her installation. Using manipulated photographs, sound collage, video and sculptural elements, Ruth has created a tribute piece to her uncle, who was a well respected member of the University community. As an art professor, Ruth has been inspired by her uncle’s legacy and has creatively reinterpreted his celebrated teaching career. Ruth MacLaurin is Associate Professor of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

The tribute centres on the English Grammar Grade 8 text he co-authored (with H.L. Campbell), Elementary English Grammar. The exhibit involved a slide presentation, large scale stencilled text, and a sound component: all placed in a starkly lit environment. The dim lighting created a visual stripping in order to centre on the free standing blackboard.  A chalked section of this blackboard received the slide images of her uncle and excerpts from the grammar book. The slides were reconstructed through drawing, colouring and scratching the black-in-white negative print film. Large scale stencilled text that referenced the grammar book were arranged on the walls. A sound collage of student children with an overlay of the “rules” of grammar from the text book played on a continuous loop. The repetition of the sounds and images was a key element in the daily classroom structure.

Master Minds: UVic Retirees Exhibit

Master Minds

April 13 – June 7, 2007

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Combining the initiatives of the UVic Retirees Association and the Centre for Aging, this exhibit showcases the artistic talents of 22 UVic retirees. The multimedia collection is comprised of still life, landscape and figurative pieces, each demonstrating the contributions of the artists to the University and surrounding community.

25th Anniversary Art Education Faculty Exhibition & Retrospective Honouring Marion Small

January 19 – February 24, 2005

Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery

Curated by Dr William Zuk

An exhibition of work by the Art Education faculty, reflecting on a personal vision and offering numerous perspectives on the human experience. Numerous materials and processes were explored fro oil and acrylic paintings, collages, and mixed media to digital prints and photographs. Distinguished by its coverage of historical, cultural, and environmental issues, the exhibition also maintained a healthy diversity of work.

The work of Marion Small was also displayed. Small was a former art education faculty member who passed away in 2003.