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Liz Ingram is named a Member of the Order of Canada

Distinguished University Professor Emerita Liz Ingram is named a Member of Order of Canada for her contributions to the visual arts community through a variety of media including printmaking and digital media, and for cultivating emerging talent as an educator and mentor.

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Sean Caulfield installs his work The Flood at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie kicks off 2017 in a big way with three new exhibits opening. The biggest, literally, is Sean Caulfield's The Flood: Landscapes in the approaching present.

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Playing With Fire

Megan Warkentin's exhibition, Playing With Fire, is the final visual presentation for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Painting.

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This Wild Spirit: Redux

An interview with This Wild Spirit author and curator Colleen Skidmore

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Design students showcasing their work

Local students from the University of Alberta are showcasing their best work in a pop up show at Kingsway Mall.

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Kingsway Mall pop-up shop features work from University of Alberta design students

If you're still looking for a Christmas gift and you like to buy local, this may help. There's a unique pop-up shop at Kingsway Mall that features work from University of Alberta design students. Kevin sits down with Daria Nordell to learn more about it.

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Calgary Critic Wins Canadian Art Writing Prize

Ginger Carlson, '10 BA (Honors) in HADVC, is the winner of the 2016 Canadian Art Writing Prize. Carlson will be commissioned to write a feature story for a future issue of Canadian Art and receive a $3,000 award.

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Edmonton designer goes back to roots after going international

The industrial design grad recently snagged top honours at NYC's LaunchPad Wanted Design event, with his Lune Collection of modern pendant lights and wall sconces - contemporary solid and spun-aluminum creations with suspension rods, overlapping discs and LED lights.

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Edmonton game developers pushing for government incentives for start-ups

BDes Graduate Matthew Satchwill, Jordan Bloemen, and Logan Gilmour of RunGunJumpGun attended a gaming industry networking event that brought game-development rookies and veterans together with government ministers to make a push for the industry.

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Everyone changes, including Nathan Levasseur

With his work, Levasseur invites audiences to embrace that which isn't immediately clear, challenging them to consider and reconsider what's being presented in front of them.

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Someone moved (and damaged) the giant, furry deer statue from FAB to ECV

It was a regular Sunday morning for Maple House residents until they woke up to a nine-foot llama-esque statue staring at their front door. The sculpture, a creation of fourth-year fine arts student Taryn Helms, was moved by an unknown party to the East Campus Village.

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Going off the wall with VASA and the BDes Grad Committee

Each year, the Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) and Bachelor of Design Graduation Committee here at the University of Alberta holds a highly anticipated art auction. The auction is an exclusive opportunity to obtain a unique piece of art from one of Alberta's talented emerging artists and designers.

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Head to FAB for a journey outside the city

Annea Lockwood and Erik Waterkotte exhibits at FAB Gallery

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Annea Lockwood helps nature sound off in FAB Gallery exhibit

In her ongoing installation, A Sound Map of the Housatonic River, Annea Lockwood - a sound artist and graduate of the Royal College of Music in London, England (Composition 1961) - attempts to capture the details of how a river creates its own ecosystem and dramatically impacts those living around it.

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Finding a little faith at FAB Gallery

The concept of the sublime refers to a worshipper's spiritual experience within a sacred space. Erik Waterkotte attempts to recreate this experience in his latest exhibit, transforming viewers into worshipers, and the FAB Gallery into a space of spiritual pilgrimage.

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Design students have your holiday gift giving covered

Shop local this season in support of the U of A Student Design Association. This December, the Student Design Association will be back with the third installment of their ever-popular annual pop-up shop.

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Catholic upbringing inspires Erik Waterkotte

Having completed his MFA at the University of Alberta in 2005, Erik Waterkotte is returning to his old stomping grounds as a professional instead of a student. His last project in the FAB Gallery was for his master's thesis but the space will now host one of his larger, solo exhibitions.

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How a University of Alberta student built himself his dream job

A childhood spent loving and living Lego paid off for this industrial design graduate when he finally landed his dream job in Denmark

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Little Bit of Infinity explores local and international printmaking

The history of printmaking is on full display in the University of Alberta Museums exhibit "A Little Bit of Infinity." Spanning 600 years of printmaking, the two-part exhibit features local and Canadian print work in part one, and adds international pieces during part two.

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Edmonton artist Brenda Draney awaits word on $50000 Sobey Art Award

Once again, one of Edmonton's most thoughtful and compelling painters finds herself in the running for the prestigious Sobey Art Award.

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Next Step: Megan Gnanasihamany

In the first interview in a series which explores the choices made and the paths taken by University of Alberta BFA Art and Design graduates, Megan Gnanasihamany (graduated in 2014) discusses her connection to the art collective Tennis Club, productivity, and her present and future connections to the art community.

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Further Research Needed: Importing Southern Design to Northern Communities

Gavin Renwick, Canada research chair in design studies at the University of Alberta, said Canadians waste dollars importing southern style designs for construction into northern regions without considering how that technology will fit the local culture.

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Jill Ho-You's Retrograde at SNAP Gallery

Alumna Jill Ho-You's ('12 MFA) Retrograde at SNAP Gallery runs until October 8th.

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Art and Design award winners are making waves on a national scale

Sophia Park recently become one of 23 emerging designers from across Canada to be recognized by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers. Nathan Levasseur won the national award in the 14th annual BMO 1st Art! Invitational Student Art Competition.

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Stepping up their creative game

What happens when you tell a group of design students that your fundraising theme is all about stepping up? For the team from UAlberta's Student Design Association, they might just take you at your word.

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Graduate Design Group Show presents the details of marginalized populations

The finer details aren't always the focus when considering marginalized groups, which is why the Masters students featured in the design show de tales have created works which express the stories of underrepresented groups.

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Duane Linklater: The voice of contemporary Indigenous art

Duane Linklater is committed to broadening the conversation around Indigenous art and art-making in Canada. Degrees in Native Studies ('03 BA), a BFA ('05) and a MFA from Bard College in New York in 2012 speak to his commitment, but they are only part of the story. Through numerous (and acclaimed) gallery exhibits, video and film screenings, magazine profiles, artist residencies and engagements with the community, Linklater has become a leading voice in the arts.

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Alumni Horizon Award Recipient: A Voice of His Generation

Duane Linklater is a rising star in contemporary Indigenous art

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ArtPic: Jill Ho-You's In the Dust V at SNAP

Human fascination with species extinction is nothing new, but more and more beautiful art on the subject appears every day, including in the post-urban wildlife paintings of Josh Keyes and in Jill Ho-You's mesmerizing prints up at SNAP gallery, this one looking like a rotting classroom.

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Common Ground

As you wander through Common Ground, a clear, cohesive picture of a thinking and feeling design community comes sharply into focus. The graduate show, in the FAB Gallery until April 9, 2016, displays the work of 34 emerging designers.

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U of A sculpture instructor Royden Mills recognized with Mayor's Celebration of the Arts nomination

Some of the U of A Department of Art & Design's most adventurous creative thinkers figure among the nominees in the 29th annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Awards, to be handed out April 21 at City Hall, including sculpture instructor Royden Mills for artistic leadership and alumna April Dean of Society for Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) for excellence in arts management.

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Industrial Design student wins first ever Indigenous Graduate Award

Aboriginal fashion designer Derek Jagodzinsky ('10 BDes) has won the Indigenous Graduate Award, a newly-established $15,000 Government of Alberta scholarship intended to encourage Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) Albertans who are pursuing or who wish to pursue graduate studies in Alberta.

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Sean Caulfield brings The Flood to Art Gallery of Alberta

In its simplest terms, think of printmaking as negative and positive - a stamp and a print or a negative and a photo. Generally, the artwork is the end product.

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Design thinking' is changing the way we approach problems

Why researchers in various disciplines are using the principles of design to solve problems big and small.

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5 Most Anticipated Shows for 2016

As we look ahead to 2016, we have compiled our list of our five most anticipated shows. These five shows have all been planned well in advance, but are nevertheless, some of the most exciting programs we are anticipating.