ArtsWeek 2017

ArtsWeek is a celebration of individual and collective potential. We select guests that have made deliberate choices to engage aesthetically in intimate and energetic ways. Our guests awaken students’ imaginations to possibilities that may never have occurred to them before, and move students to a point where they value their imaginative potential to a much greater level. 

List of 4 news stories.

  • April 3 (Monday) - Mike Downie

    When Mike Downie first heard the story of Chanie Wenjack—an Ojibway boy who died while running away from his residential school—it was like an arrow shot through his heart. Haunted, he shared the story with his brother, celebrated musician Gord Downie, and the two vowed to find a way to tell it to the world. The result was their multi-media project Secret Path, consisting of a music album and a graphic novel and film (with artist Jeff Lemire), that has captured the hearts and minds of Canadians. Using Chanie’s story as a starting point, Mike helps audiences understand Canada’s troubling legacy of residential schools, to explore how to reconcile with the past and bring healing as individuals and as a nation.

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  • April 4 (Tuesday) - Naomi Natale

    Artist and photographer Naomi Natale is the founding artist behind One Million Bones—a large-scale social arts practice that fuses education and hands-on artmaking to raise awareness of genocide—and the Artistic Director of The Art of Revolution, which uses art to transform public opinion and inspire social change. A TED Senior Fellow, Natale speaks on art and activism, and what one can do for the other.

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  • April 5 (Wednesday) - Shad

    Juno-winning Canadian rapper Shadrach Kabango — better known as Shad — is the host of CBC's cultural affairs radio show Q. Shad is well known in both Canada and the U.S. for his wit, humour and often philosophical lyrics. In 2011, he beat out Drake to win the Juno for Rap Recording of the Year.
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  • April 7 (Friday) - Michael Green

    Michael Green wants to solve architecture’s biggest challenge -- meeting worldwide housing demand without increasing carbon emissions -- by building with carbon-sequestering wood instead of concrete and steel.

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