Events and Activities / Gallery and Community Art Lab

 A COMMUNITY PATCHWORK

 

The Community Patchwork aims to gather the BU and community members around creative activities. In collaboration with clubs, students and community members, this project is a way of putting a small part of every individual in a larger project using artistic expression. Each activity will be about the creation or the decoration of 5 inches fabric squares.  This activity is organized in collaboration with Bishop’s student art club and l’Espace 100 noms.


 
The activities will begin on February 10th with the Art Lab participation in the Mental Health and Wellness Week, and will continue until March 10th. After this period, we will assemble each square in a quilt that will be exhibited inside the gallery during the Graduating Fine Arts Exhibition.

 

 

 

 

THE PURPLE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM GIANT PIÑATA INSTALLATION


Using the elephant in the room metaphor, the purple elephant piñata symbolizes the construction and dismantling of often ignored yet present issues surrounding mental health and wellness. The installation attempts to reveal, recognize, deconstruct and make light of the struggles we all face with mental health and wellness.


From February 9 to February 12th 2015 as part of the Mental Health and Wellness Week, the Purple Elephant piñata will be featured in the Student Union Building lobby of Bishop's University and everyone is invited to write down different stigmatizing words associated with mental illness onto the elephant. Let’s expose the stigmas we as a society create!
Participants are also invited to write down positive words, feelings, messages and stories related to mental health, illness and wellness and place them inside the piñata. The stigma piñata will be collectively destroyed on February 12th at 5:30pm! Help us release the positive messages inside along with some Valentine’s Day treats!

 

 

 

 

EVERY MONDAY DURING WINTER 2016 SEMESTER, FROM 1 TILL 5 PM, THE COMMUNITY ART LAB IS OPEN FOR YOUR CREATIVE PLEASURE!

 

Student artist in residence Yolanda Weeks invites the community to join her to participate in the creation process of various installation projects on campus or simply to benefit a creative outlet for artistic projects. 

 

Installation Art Agenda:

January/mid-February: Bishop’s University’s Mental Health and Wellness Week The purple elephant in room Giant Piñata Installation.

February/March: Cultural Diversity Installation.

April: Under the Influence: A look at Bishop’s drinking culture Installation.

 

Follow us on Facebook at Foreman/Laboratoire communautaire d'art for more information.

 

 

GUIDED TOURS OF THE EXHIBITION BANDE À PART/KIDS THESE DAYS

 

Photo: François Lafrance


Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18, 19, 25 and 26, between 12 and 1 p.m. and between 4 and 5 p.m.
Tuesday night, November 18 and 25, between 7 and 8 p.m. before shows at the Centennial Theatre.
Saturday, November 29, between 2 and 5 p.m.

It’s not too late to visit the Foreman Art Gallery and discover our themed exhibition Bande à part/Kids these days, which runs until December 6. Our cultural mediators will be delighted to introduce you to the work of eight Canadian artists who offer their interpretations of North American youth and their culture.

The 15-minute tours will be offered during the last two weeks of November: on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 18, 19, 25 and 26, between 12 and 1 p.m., and 4 and 5 p.m., on Saturday, November 29, between 2 and 5 p.m. and before shows at the Centennial Theatre (November 18 and 25), between 7 and 8 p.m.

Contact persons and information: Noémie Fortin and Ariane Larose, Cultural mediators: 819-822-9600 ext. 2260, artlab(at)ubishops.ca

 

 

 

 


BOOKMAKING WORKSHOP WITH INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTIST ELISABETH BELLIVEAU

© Elisabeth Belliveau


Tuesday, October 7 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Art Lab // Free activity (reservation required)

Join interdisciplinary artist and author Elisabeth Belliveau at the Foreman Art Gallery to learn more about the fundamentals – and fun! – of bookmaking.
The three-hour hands-on workshop focuses on bookbinding basics and offers an opportunity to explore various binding techniques, as well as a chance to build your own book. The artist will present in English, and discussion will be in French and English. Call 819 822-9600 ext. 2260 for more information or to book a place.

About the artist: Born in 1979 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Elisabeth Belliveau is an interdisciplinary artist working in writing, drawing and stop-motion animation. She is a published author and has exhibited and screened her work internationally. Belliveau has attended various residencies, including at the Banff Centre, the Women’s Studio Workshop NY and the National Film Board of Canada, and she was the recipient of the Brucebo Scholarship, among others. Belliveau completed a BFA at Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA at Concordia University, where she now teaches. Her latest graphic novel, One Year in America, will be published in 2014.


To find out more about the exhibition Bande à part/Kids these days, click here.

 

 

 

 

FILM NIGHTS AT THE FOREMAN!

© Teenage by Matt Wolf (2013) poster

 

Wednesday, October 8, 15 and 22 at 7 p.m. // Free activity

To accompany the exhibition Bande à part/Kids these days, the Foreman Gallery is showcasing three films that explore being a teenager.
 
“As rebellious a film as the territory it covers…”
Matt Wolf’s documentary film Teenage (2013) uses rare archival material, filmed portraits and diary entries to look at the genesis of youth culture as it came into being.
Wednesday, October 8 at 7 p.m.
 
“A superb study of teenage angst…”
Nicolas Ray’s Rebel Without a Cause (1955) is the iconic American teen movie featuring James Dean. Professor Steven Woodward, from the English department, will be introducing the juvenile-delinquent drama and the film's tormented central characters.
Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. 
 
“Mercilessly destroys the sugar-coated mythology surrounding adolescence…”
Presented by Professor
Gregory Brophy, also from the English department, Todd Solonz’ Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) is a hilarious black comedy that explores the world of the physically and socially awkward 12-year-old Dawn Wiener.
Wednesday, October 22 at 7 p.m.

Free activity.
 
To find out more about the exhibition Bande à part/Kids these days, click here.