Upcoming Exhibitions & Events
January 10 - 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 10th from 5-7pm
ARTLAB: Written on the Earth
COHEN COMMONS: Drawings by VAS3300 Advanced Drawings
The “Written on the Earth Project”
Please Don’t Take this Lightly
A Collaborative Exhibition and “Tornado Store”
Visual Arts Western’s Third & Fourth Year Print Media students have been engaging in an exciting collaboration with 4 guest artists, Brenda Fuhrman, Ellen Moffat, Eeva Siivonen, and Matt Trueman, over the past several months. Utilizing multi-media art practices including printmaking, sculpture, video and sound, their work considers the effects of tornados – on human and other-than-human subjects and situations. This innovative research-creation project is at the heart of the exhibition, “Please Don’t Take This Lightly,” to be presented in the John Labatt Visual Arts Centre’s ArtLab Gallery from January 10 - 24, 2019. The expansive artistic undertaking is linked with a major initiative by researchers from Western Engineering. The Ontario Tornado Project is an important multi-year investigation into tornado effects in this province, led by Acting Dean of Engineering, Dr. Greg Kopp.
“Please Don’t Take This Lightly,” is an elaborate, large-scale exhibition that will be accompanied by a “Tornado Store,” containing artist’s multiples for sale. The proceeds from the sales will be split between the artist producers and a contribution to be weather-related disaster relief.
Instructor and Project Coordinator:
Prof. Patrick Mahon
Technical Support and Exhibiting Artist:
Third and Forth Year Print Media Artists: