Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Evening Poetry and Fiction Reading

Gallery 1C03 is pleased to host an evening reading of poetry and fiction by students from the University of Winnipeg's class, Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL. 2102-003) on Thursday, November, 27, 2008.

The reading begins at 7:30 and all are welcome to attend.

We hope you'll be able to join us!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Creative Cities from the Grassroots Up -- Thank you!

G1C03 wishes to extend a warm thank you to everyone who joined us on November 13 for our panel discussion, "Creative Cities from the Grassroots Up". The presentations by each of our three speakers and respondent were very well received and stimulated fantastic conversation. The critique of Richard Florida's "Creative City" (that is, one that supports culture as a commodity, but not as a critical practice, and certainly not as a practice invested with political meaning and the capacity for resistance) was heard loud and clear, and audiences agreed that there is more to a city than the economic activity it can generate.

In a few weeks, we anticipate that we’ll be able to post video documentation of our event, so if you weren’t able to join us, you’ll at least be able to see and hear what was presented. Maybe we can continue the conversation right here on our blog?

In the meantime, please find below a few images...

Thanks to Marlo Campbell from Uptown Magazine and Andrew McMonagle from The Uniter, we also received some great coverage and commentary!

Click here to read this great report.

Click here, too!

More photos!

The following photos were taken by G1C03's volunteer from the U of W Collegiate, Ruth Sangalang, at Rodney LaTourelle's opening on November 26.

If you also took photos that evening, send 'em to us! m [dot] placentile [at] uwinnipeg [dot] ca =-)

Rodney gave an artist talk the following day... it was also very well attended and the conversation that followed was very engaging.

Thank you to everyone who joined us on these days!

Rodney LaTourelle's INTERVAL

Rodney LaTourelle's two-part architectural installation, INTERVAL opened with a marvelously attended reception on November 6, 2008. This intensive installation process was made possible thanks to important partnerships both on campus – particularly U of W’s Library, Physical Plant, Shipping/Receiving, and Security staff – and off-campus, due to so many people coming together in a short period of time.

The artist and Gallery 1C03 wish to thank Louise Withhoeft, Ardis and Ron LaTourelle, Tim LaTourelle, Sue and Buzz Hamilton, Neil Minuk, Glen Johnson, Les Newman, Richard Dyck, Larry Strain, and Chris Poulsen for their assistance and support. Rodney also wishes to thank Jennifer Gibson for programming this project.

Special thanks are due to James Jordan, James Mac Sweenie, and Nathan Diederich for their fantastic job constructing the structure on such short notice!

A great deal of work took place behind the scenes in G1C03 and the Hamilton Galleria, and even further behind the scenes activity took place off-site.

Here are some photos of INTERVAL as it came together over the course of 2.5 days. Whew!