- December 21, 2016
Esmaa Mohamoud completed her BFA in 2015 at Western University
Before the age of 24 she had her first solo exhibition at YYZ Gallery.
See the full list on Artnet news.
- December 2016
New article by Professor Kirsty Robertson referencing Kelly Jazvac's readymades. Plastiglomerate clearly demonstrates the permanence of the disposable. It is evidence of death that cannot decay, or that decays so slowly as to have removed itself from a natural lifecycle.
- November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017
Studio Faculty member Christof Migone's exhibition "Press Play" will be on view at Zalucky Contemporary November 26, 2016 - January 14, 2017. The Gallery is located at 3044 Dundas St. W, Toronto, Ontario.
- November 19, 2016.
Saturday, November 19, 2016.
Children’s book launch illustrated by Western Visual Arts student Stephanie Amatori. All proceeds will be donated to ANIMALERT. Help save the lives of dogs and cats while supporting a local author. The launch will take place at Pet Value Masonville, located at 109 Franshawe Park Road East.
- November 3 - December 10, 2016
Please join us for the opening receptions for "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" and "Below The Belt: Film/Video from the Great Lakes Region" curated by alumna Christine Negus. "The Vancouver Carts: Photographs by Kelly Wood" is also a book, which expands upon the exhibition, reproducing over 100 images selected by the artist and featuring essays by Clint Burnham, Max Haiven and Kirsty Robertson. Reception: November 3, 7-9pm
- November 4, 2016
PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal presents “War on Olive Trees: A Photo Essay” at Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St.
Toronto, ON. Exhibition: Friday, Nov-4 to Wednesday, Nov-17
Opening Reception: Friday, November 4 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- October 28 - November 25, 2016
Forest City Gallery is proud to present mind mouth, a collaborative exhibition by Jenine Marsh (Toronto, ON) and Kim Neudorf (London, ON).
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27th from 7 - 9 PM; Drawing Workshop: Saturday, November 12th from 1 - 3 PM
- Saturday, October 22, 2016.
A screening curated by Christina Battle for LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program
Saturday October 22, 2016 / Screening from 8-9 PM / Doors open @ 7:30
Presented in partnership with Satellite Project Space [121 Dundas Street, London]Including work by alumna Nicole Rayburn, and PhD candidate Christina Battle.
- Friday, October 21, 2016
Christie Contemporary is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition opening Friday October 21, from 6-9pm featuring the work of Therese Bolliger, Marla Hlady, Samuel de Lange and David Merritt. 64 Miler St. Toronton, Ontario.
- October 20, 2016
Studio Faculty Member Kelly Jazvac is included in an upcoming exhibition, October 20 - November 15, 2016 at the new Carl Louie Gallery, located at 260 Clarence St. in London Ontario. Opening reception Thursday, October 20 from 6pm - 9pm.
- October 19, 2016
Join us for a public dialogue featuring Steven Lubar, Michelle Hamilton, Brian Meehan, and Patrick Mahon. Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 5:30pm at the McIntosh Gallery.
- October 18, 2016
Public Humanities at Western presents a lecture by Steven Lubar (Brown University), "Seeing through the Skiascope." October 18th VAC Room 100, 5:30 pm followed by a catered reception at McIntosh Gallery.
- September 2016
Contemporary artists, including Western University students, alumni, and faculty, respond to modern portraiture conventions in social media. Read the full review on the Western News website.
- September 24 - October 16, 2016
Sky Glabush presents A Window is Also a Door, on view at Prosjektrom Normanns from September 24 – October 16, 2016. The exhibition consists solely of a series of hand-woven objects that function somewhere between tapestry, painting and woven rugs. CAS Editor Astrid Helen Windingstad provides personal notations on the artworks.
- September 2016
This exhibition explores the relationship between portraiture and our society's obsession with representation through media ranging from paintings to sound installations. Featuring work by Western University Faculty, Students and Alumni. Read the full review on the Western Gazette website.
- September 2016
Art Canada Institute publication "Greg Curnoe: Life & Work", by Dr. Judith Rodger, presents the story of a patriotic artist from London, ON. Available online via free e-book.
- September 29, 2016
“Artist Kelly Jazvac used to work [at Mirvish Books], an education in and of itself, and for Nuit Blanche returns to present her clever signage sculptures, animated by industrial fans. Some of the best Nuit Blanche projects of late have commented on gentrification; here, art makes a poetic, haunting return to where it seems to belong.”—David Balzer, editor-in-chief
- September 2016
John Hatch’s article “Cosmic Stutters: Anselm Kiefer’s Search for Redemption in the Stars” has just been published in Nicholas Campion (ed.), Heavenly Discourses: Proceedings of the “Heavenly Discourses” Conference, Bristol, 2011 (Ceredigion, Wales: University of Wales, Sophie Centre Press, 2016), pp. 263-270.
- September 24, 2016
PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal will be included in the Toronto Palestine Film Festival Panel. Artists discuss questions related to boycotts, censorship and the role of art in activism.
- September 24, 2016
New Publication by Prof. Christof Migone | Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance, essay commissioned by YYZ Books for More Caught in the Act: an anthology of performance art by Canadian women, eds. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars. Launch September 24 at YYZ in Toronto, 2-4pm. Facebook event here
- September 22, 2016
A group show with new-media works by Michelle Bunton (Western BFA 2016), Lucas Cabral (Western BFA 2016), Jamie Campbell, Christopher Lacroix Christopher Lacroix & afallenhorse, and Anna Eyler. This exhibition will be presented concurrently with an exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery that also considers contemporary portraiture.
- September 21 - November 27, 2016
Exploring themes of intercultural translation, displacement and identity construction, twenty Canadian artists of diverse cultural backgrounds examine the immigrant condition through recent and new works in a variety of media. September 21 to November 27, 2016 with works by alumni Brendan Fernandes & Diana Yoo. Artist-Led Tour: Saturday, September 24, 2016 | 2 PM
- September 2016
In the latest issue of The Senses and Society, Quintin Teszeri reviews Barbara Balfour's practice-based literary criticism of the encyclopedic novel Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
- September 17, 2016
About the work: Tears, Fears and Flashes (mixed media installation) considers the relationship between interpersonal understanding and propagandist rhetoric with respect to an audio-visual aesthetic experience. It speculates on the ethical implications of this difficult but often present relationship.
- September 24, 2016
Studio Faculty Member Sky Glabush's exhibition "The Window is Also a Door" opens September. 24th at Prosjektrom Normanns in Norway. The exhibition remains on view until October 16th.
- September 17, 7-10pm
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's exhibition is on view August 24-October 1 2016 at DNA Artspace. The reception for this exhibition will be held Saturday, September 17, 7-10pm in conjunction with the reception for Juanita Lee Garcia's MFA thesis exhibition "El Paradise".
- September 9, 2016
The first Satellite Award Exhibition celebrates London’s most promising emerging artistic talents. The exhibition will be open to the public Thursday, September 1st and will run through Thursday, September 15th. A reception will be held Friday, September 9 7-10PM with the artists present. Artists in the exhibition include: Michelle Bunton, (BFA 2016) & Jason Stovall, (MFA 2016)
- September 18, 2016
In conjunction with the opening of TransAMERICAS, Juanita Lee-Garcia (MFA 2016) and guest Eugenio Salas (AKA #riceandbeans) will cook-up a Taco Feast. This performative dialogue considers commerce, exchange, the implications of growth and development, and the social act of networking. Eat a taco, visit with your friends, and make new acquaintances. Sunday, September 18, 1:00 pm
- September 2016
Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture co-edited by Prof. Robertson with Lisa Vinebaum (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is open access for the month of September. It also includes an article by PhD candidate Stephanie Anderson. "Stitching Through Silence: Walking With Our Sisters: Honoring Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada."
- June 4, 2016
DNA Artspace and Forest City Gallery are pleased to present a pop-up exhibition and collage project by London-based artist Sarah Munro for London's Nuit Blanche. Taking place on the second floor of DNA Artspace (123 Dundas Street), Sarah Munro's project will include a participatory collage project in which the public is invited to help create three large scale collaged-murals on drywall panels.
- June 2016
Alumna Soheila Esfahani is included in 3 upcoming exhibitions:
"where|between" at Equinox Gallery, "Material Girls" at Contemporary Calgary and "Connect 2016" at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts. More information is available on her website.
- May 28 - June 26, 2016
CAFKA.16: What we do together that we can’t do alone, features 14 new projects commissioned by CAFKA. This year CAFKA featured installations and projects by MFA candidate Paul Chartrand, alumni Ed Pien as well as Jamelie Hassan and Ron Benner.
- May 2016
PhD alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith discusses Plastiglomerates and the implication of the Anthropocene era with Prof. Kelly Jazvac in the Spring issue of Magenta Magazine.
- May 2016
MFA alumna Liza Eurich’s exhibition at G Gallery is reviewed by Jamie Faye Ryan in the Spring issue in Magenta Magazine. The exhibition which also features work by alumna Teagan Moore continues until June 25th.
- May 14, 2016
Kirsty Robertson presented a talk "Oil Futures/Petrotextiles" at the Manifold Speakers series at the Textile Museum of Canada, part of the Subtle Technologies program.
- May 2016
Congratulations to Prof. Kirsty Robertson who was awarded the 2016 Annette Kolodny prize for environment and culture from the American Studies Association for her work on petrotextiles.
- May 28, 2016
Please join Sarah Bassnett for the launch of her new book "Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City". The launch will be held Saturday May 28th 2-5pm at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in Toronto.
- May 25-29, 2016
Studio Faculty member Christof Migone will be performing his work Mixer at the 21C Festival in Toronto. This expanded version will also feature: Abbas Akhavan, Ronnie Clarke, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Jessica Karuhanga, Duncan MacDonald, Hazel Meyer, Stephen Mueller, Lisa Myers, Juliana Pivato, Tazeen Qayyum, Jon Sasaki, Skawennati, Xuan Ye, Andrew Zukerman. May 25-29, 2016, Various times, see the link for details.
- May 12 - Jun 25, 2016
MFA alumni Liza Eurich and Tegan Moore's exhibit Semiopaque will be on display at G Gallery, Toronto, May 12 - June 25, 2016. OPENING: Thursday, May 12th 2016, 6-8pm
- May 7 - August 14, 2016
This group exhibition examines issues of memory and time, through personal narratives and larger, shared histories. It includes works by Barbara Astman, Michael Bidner, Colin Carney, Stan Denniston, Amy Friend, Wyn Geleynse, Maggie Groat, Natalie Hunter, Cyndra MacDowall, Myfanwy MacLeod, Charlotte Moth, Allison Rossiter, Susan Schüppli & Parker Branch (Anna Madelska & Jason Hallows). Reception: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 8:00 pm
- May 5 - July 9, 2016
Galerie Division is pleased to present Sky Glabush's new exhibition with the gallery and his first solo presentation in Montreal. An iteration of this exhibition was recently presented at Oakville Galleries. 2020 rue William
Montréal, QC. Opening reception 5 may, 5-8pm
- May 2016
Congratulations to Helen Gregory! Her thesis "Un-Natural Histories: The Specimen as Site of Knowledge Production in Contemporary Art" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
- May 2016
Congratulations to Simone Sciascetti! Her thesis "Symbiotic: The Human Body and Constructs of Nature" is now published within the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository.
- May 6 - July 3, 2016
Mark Kasumovic's photographs of scientific instruments and facilities offer an investigation of how advances in technology have altered the previously symbiotic relationship of photography to the material world. Opening: May 5th - 6-9pm Artist Talk: Sunday, June 12, 1 pm
- April 29 - June 30th
WORK/S is a series of art exhibitions taking place over the course of 7 weeks, across 8 higher education institutions of art and design in 5 countries: Ireland, Scotland, Singapore, USA, and Canada. The institutions are displaying the work of their past and current students who were either Winners or Highly Commended Entrants in The Undergraduate Awards 2015 programme. Alumna Emily Copeland's work currently on display in the Artlab is included in this online exhibition.
- May 6-8, 2016
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller's project Archives Communautaires will be part of The School of Making Thinking’s Words & [ ]: a Durational Conference of Art and Thought at The Darling Foundry, Montreal (May 6–8).
- May 6, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone will be giving an Artist talk at Université Paris 8, May 6, 2016.
- May 5-6, 2016
Western Visual Arts Technical Specialist Manager Julia Beltrano will be presenting a lecture on the use of short videos and animated gifs in higher education web strategies at the HighEdWeb conference in Michigan, May 5-6, 2016.
- May 1 & 4, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone has a Solo Performance at the vs. Interpretation Festival in Prague, May 1st. In addition, he will be performing at Cave 12 in Geneva May 4th.
- April 28-29, 2016
Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Christof Migone is a contributor to the Writing and Sound Art Workshop at the International Conference on Artistic Research in The Hague, April 28-29.
- April 13, 2016
Congratulations to Visual Arts Studio Faculty member Kelly Jazvac on her inclusion in the 2016 Sobey Longlist. The Sobey Art Award is the pre-eminent prize for Canadian artists 40 and under. Presented annually, the award celebrates some of our country’s most exciting young artists and provides significant financial recognition.
- April 4, 2016
Congratulations to Western Visual Art and Culture PhD candidate Micheal Farnan who is one of the Top 25 finalists in SSHRC's 2016 Storytellers challenge. Click the link to watch his work "Representing Wilderness: Community, Collaboration, & Artistic Practice"
- April 2016
Professor Kathryn Brush delivered a paper at the conference of the Medieval Academy of America in Boston. The topic of her paper was “Imagin(in)g the Middle Ages in Ruins: Arthur Kingsley Porter and Lucy Wallace Porter in the régions dévastées, 1918-19.” She has also published an article: Kathryn Brush, “Adolph Goldschmidt und Arthur Kingsley Porter. Vergleichende Corpuswerkforschung in Deutschland und Amerika vor 1933,” Atlanten des Wissens. Adolph Goldschmidts Corpuswerke 1914 bis heute, ed. Kai Kappel, Claudia Rückert and Stefan Trinks (Berlin and Munich: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2016), pp. 62-83.
- April 2016
Sarah Bassnett's new book, Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City, published by McGill-Queen's University Press, looks at photography's role in the liberal reform of early twentieth-century Toronto.
- April 7, 2016
Teen Dream: Matthew Ryan Smith & Licorice Whip, opens this thursday, April 7th at The BookCase Micro Museum and Library. This is an ongoing project by Prof. Kirsty Robertson located in VAC 221.
- April 7, 2016
Join us Thursday, April 7th, 4pm at the McIntosh Gallery for an artist-led tour of by Studio Faculty member Kim Moodie of his exhibition: Any Dream Will Do.
- April 5 - 23, 2016
Curator: MA candidate Genevieve Flavelle; Artwork By: Maddie Alexander, Kim Ninkuru, Beck Gilmer Osborne, BFA candidate Danny Welsh, Shellie Zhang, Tuesday, April 5th - Saturday, April 23rd Opening reception, Friday April 8, 7 - 11 pm
- April 5-29, 2016
April 5th-29th, 2016. Opening reception, Thursday April 7th, 6-9pm, London Clay Arts Centre, 644 Dundas St.
- March 25, 2016
In her new documentary, Where Have All the Poets Gone?, CBC Radio host Sook-Yin Lee tracks down reclusive Canadian poet and former broadcaster Phyllis Webb. Lee's search leads her to question CanLit cultural myths and turn her attention to a new generation of Canadian poets. The documentary will be live on cbcbooks.ca as of 4pm, March 25th and features a performance by Western BFA student Ronnie Clarke.
- March 19, 2016
Western Student Research Conference (WSRC) is Western’s university-wide interdisciplinary undergraduate research conference, held on March 19th. Dr. John Hatch will be a panellist at the WSRC.
- March 24, 2016
The unique event featured artwork, mushroom treats, music and a presentation by fungi expert and Biology professor R. Greg Thorn. The event was organized by Visual Arts professor Kirsty Robertson.
- March 19 & 20, 2016
LOMAA's Visiting Artist Program is excited to host the first of three curated exhibitions. Player 2, the curating duo of Western University Alumni Diana Poulsen (MA 2010) and Matt Sparling (MFA 2008), will present an evening of video game art where viewers are encouraged to play and interact, while additionally facilitating a game-making workshop.
- March 18 - May 14, 2016
Long recognized for his incredibly detailed, densely-packed imagery, London-based artist Kim Moodie has recently made unexpected forays into photography and video that, as he puts it, “breathe through time”. This exhibition will be the first time audiences will see these startling new perspectives on themes he has explored previously only in painting and drawing. Opening reception: March 18th at 7:00 P.M.
- March 16-19, 2016
The Crew from Western University’s Visual Arts Advanced Studio Foundations class launches their multimedia project SolTerre at the Satellite Space Wednesday March 16th 5:30 - 7:30pm. Gallery Hours: Friday, March18 & Saturday March, 19, 12-3pm
- March 15-26, 2016
TRAP CARD reveals new works in painting, illustration, drawing, print, photography and performance. Works in this exhibition demonstrate independent explorations into image, narrative, feminist stance, memory, and personal history.Join us for the opening reception, Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30–8:30pm
- March 7, 2016
Joe Belanger of the London Free Press interviews graduate chair Patrick Mahon about the Western University Open Studios.
- March 1, 2016
Watch a video tour & read the exhibition review for the Cabinet of Shadows exhibition on view until March 11 at the Artlab Gallery.
- March 2, 2016
Professor Barteet will discuss Sixteenth Century Maya Nobleman Gaspar Antonio Chi on the Urban Fabric of Mayapan. Wednesday March 2nd, 2:30pm Dunton 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa.
- March 2, 2016
Phd candidate Ido Govrin's solo exhibition "Silent Maps" is on view at the Red Head Gallery. Opening reception is March 2nd, 18:00 at the Red Head Gallery (401 Richmond, Toronto).
- Friday, February 26, 2016
The proposed Anthropocene epoch is a period of time marked by human interaction with Earth’s natural systems. Examples of anthropogenic stratigraphic markers include artificial radionuclides, aluminum metal, fly ash particles, and persistent organic pollutants. Attend this lecture featuring Visual Arts faculty member Kelly Jazvac to learn more. 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm, Biological & Geological Sciences RM: 0153
- February 26, 2016
Bugs -- the debut feature film from performance artists Life of a Craphead -- is a satire about a bug society and its most powerful family. Featuring situations like a university lecture gone wrong and a failed SNL episode, the story presents the absurdity of life within a patriarchal society obsessed with success. Western University Students Lucas Cabral(BFA) and Sam Noseworthy (MFA) will open the Bugs screening with video works. 7:45pm, 355 Clarence St.
- Sunday, February 28, 2016
Prof. Patrick Mahon will be speaking at this conference and will be part of a panel presenting their experience and thoughts on advanced and emerging topics for career paths, how to get into these fields, graduate studies, career prospects, and future trends.Sunday, February 28, 2016, 9:40 am - 2:30 pm in UCC
- February 9 - March 4, 2016
Alumna Nilou Salimi has work included in the Drawing 2016 exhibition at the John B. Aird Gallery. Exhibition dates: February 9 to March 4, 2016Opening Reception: Thursday February 11th, 6 to 8 p.m.
- February 10, 2016
On display February 9-12 Satellite Project Space. Opening Reception February 10 from 4:30 to 6 pm. This is a celebratory event showcasing the creative investigations of a class entitled "Water Now," through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students.
- February 2016
Alumnus Matthew Ryan Smith has accepted the position of Curator at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant in Brantford, ON. He has also recently published the articles "Hip to be Square: The Pixel Revolution in Art and Visual Culture" in Blackflash Magazine and "March of the Land Writers: Indigenous Graffiti Art Interventions" in First American Art Magazine, as well as a feature interview in Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism titled "Climbing "Internet Mountains": A Conversation with Clive Holden."
- February 18, 2016
This performance art festival will feature works by BFA alumna Jessica Karuhanga and current PhD candidate Stephen Mueller. Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00-9:30pm. Co-presented with the McIntosh Gallery.
- February 5, 2016
Congratulations to Western University student Ronnie Clarke on being selected for Trinity Square Video's fourth annual fourth annual showcase of emerging video artists from undergraduate program in the Toronto and surrounding area. February 5th, 7pm at TSV.
- January 21- March 5, 2016
The inaugural exhibition Showroom, curated by Sarah Robayo Sheridan, is a major survey exhibition of Toronto art that considers the dramatic changes brought about by a decade of rapid urban development. The exhibition includes work by studio faculty member Kelly Jazvac.
- January 22 - September 25, 2016
Drawn from the Museum’s collection of works on paper, this exhibition explores the multivalence of narrative in contemporary art. It presents a diverse collection of works that tell stories, blending the public and personal, the real and fictional. Co-curated by Western University alumnus Jagdeep Raina.
- January 29 - February 18, 2016
This year, The Curatorial Incubator, v.13 – The Job of Life asked emerging curators to consider the changing environment we call “work”. This screening will feature PhD candidate Rehab Nazzal’s "A Night at Home" (2009).
- January 30-31, 2016
PhD candidate Stephen Mueller will be taking part in a 22-hour live durational performance of his work "A Twenty Two Hour Hug" Saturday, January 30 10pm to Sunday, January 31, 10pm at Katzman Contemporary.
- January 17 - March 13, 2016
For this solo exhibition Faculty member, Sky Glabush presents new mixed-media sculptures and dyed weavings. With each gallery in the show conceived as a distinct vignette juxtaposing the artist's 2D and 3D works, "What Is a Self?" explores architecture as a structure capable of ordering the self in all its manifestations. Opening Reception January 17, 3:30-5:00pm
- January 7 - February 20, 2016
PhD candidate Ido Govrin currently has a solo exhibition titled "To return to a place, is, like dying" on display at Hansen House, Jerusalem. Visit the link to see more or view the exhibition catalogue.
- January 2016
John G. Hatch’s paper, "The Story Behind Asteroid 14060 Patersonewen" has just been published in Brian Patrick Abbott (ed.), Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VIII: City of Stars (San Francisco and New York: Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Museum of Natural History, 2015), pp. 67-73.
- January 14, 2016
Professor Patrick Mahon, Current PhD candidate Ulises Unda and MFA alumnus Gautam Garroo are included in an exhibition opening at the "Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno Equador" It is co-curated by part time faculty member Andres Villar.
- January 14 - March 5, 2016
Alumna Barbara Hobot’s multidisciplinary artworks are made from objects that have been manipulated, traced, and translated from one medium into another. Her exhibition at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery opens Thursday, January 14 from 5:00–8:00 pm
- January 6, 2016
A response to the plastic-infused stone described by geologist Dr. Patricia Corcoran, oceanographer Charles J. Moore, and artist Kelly Jazvac. Click the title to read the full article.
- January 2016
Huffington Post names alumnus Brendan Fernandes, (MFA '05), one of the "17 Visual Artists You Should Know In 2016" Follow the link to read the full article.
- January 9 - February 20, 2016
sotto brings together work by five artists who employ the language of contemporary painting to explore themes ranging from matter and material to presence and place. Participating artists include Western University Alumni Kim Neudorf (MFA) and Jag Raina (BFA)
Opening Reception: 9 January, 2016 at 7 pm
- January 8 - February 6, 2016
This exhibition curated by Barbara Balfour features work by faculty members: Patrick MAHON, David MERRITT , Christof MIGONE, and Alumni: Janice GURNEY, Andy PATTON, Ed PIEN. Opening reception, Friday January 8, 6:30-8:30pm