Events

Sep
25
Wed
FREE drop-in yoga classes
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm
FREE drop-in yoga classes @ Senior Common Room, 021 Winters College

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Nov
14
Thu
Curatorial Lab @ Sensorium – Chief Lady Bird
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm

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Chief Lady Bird

November 14th –  December 5th 

Sensorium Research Loft (Room M333, 4th Floor GCFA)

Be sure to swing by the Sensorium Research Loft  to see two incredible works of art by Chippewa and Potawatomi interdisciplinary artist Chief Lady Bird for this year’s final Curatorial Lab installation, organized by Shalon T. Webber-Heffernan. You can see Self Portrait as the Moon and Kinship with the Sky from November 14th to December 5th.

Chief Lady Bird is a Chippewa and Potawatomi artist from Rama First Nation and Moosedeer Point First  Nation, who is currently based in Toronto. She graduated  from OCAD University in 2015 with a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a minor in Indigenous Visual Culture. Through her art practice, Chief Lady Bird uses street art, community-based workshops, digital illustration and mixed media work to empower and uplift Indigenous people through the subversion of colonial  narratives, shifting focus to both contemporary realities and Indigenous Futurisms by creating space to discuss the nuances of our experiences. Chief Lady Bird makes work about ceremony, stories, reclamation, tattoos, sex, sexuality,  language,  fashion, cultural appropriation and hopes that her images can be a catalyst for reimagining our relationship with the land, each other and ourselves.

Chief  Lady  Bird  was  the  recipient  of  the Donna Mclean Award for Portraiture and Life Study in 2015; she is recognized for her murals and received the Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award in 2017 alongside Aura for a mural they facilitated with a group of youth. In addition to this, Chief Lady Bird has created designs/illustrations for Vice News, West End Phoenix, Chirp  Magazine,  Flare  Magazine,  Ontario  Human  Rights  Commission,  Open Canada, Art Gallery of Ontario and Twitter to name a few. She was also proudly featured in the legendary Kinship issue of Canadian Art alongside many brilliant Indigenous artists and was the first artist to create an emoji for Twitter for Indigenous Peoples Day/ Indigenous History Month in 2018. She illustrated a children’s book for Scholastic, titled Nibi’s Water Song, released in August 2019!

 

If you have any questions, please email shalonwh@gmail.com

Nov
18
Mon
Visual Art Fundamentals: Concept, Creativity and Production group exhibition
Nov 18 – Nov 27 all-day

 

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The Fundamentals group exhibition showcases work by first year Visual Art Studio students in the VISA 1010 6.0-Art Fundamentals: Concept, Creativity and Production. Art Fundamentals introduces students to the visual arts studios, faculty and a spectrum of production methods addressing two dimensional, three dimensional and the element of time in art making. An established theme provides students with a starting point for research, conceptualization and the exploration of fundamental processes as a means of visualizing their creative ideas.

Gallery Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm

Reception: Monday, November 25, 12:00-1:30pm

Nov
25
Mon
FREE drop-in yoga classes
Nov 25 2019 @ 3:00 pm – Feb 1 2020 @ 4:00 pm
FREE drop-in yoga classes @ Senior Common Room, 021 Winters College

Mark your calendar!!! Starting Monday, September 16th, do your body some good by coming to our FREE drop-in yoga classes. Don’t forget to bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Nov
26
Tue
Music@Midday: World Music Showcase
Nov 26 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Music@Midday: World Music Showcase

Please join us for an exciting concert filled with music from around the world.

Free Admission.

 

Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Cinema Politica Present: La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016)
Nov 26 @ 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm

La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016)

Nat Taylor Tuesdays and Cinema Politica Present:La Soledad (dir. Jorge Thielen Armand, 2016). Please join us for a free screening and question and answer period with Rodrigo Michelangeli (co-writer & cinematographer)

Tuesday, November 26 | 12:45 – 2:30 PM
Nat Taylor Cinema (N102 Ross Building), York University
FREE + open to the public!

 

Time: 12:45pm
Location: Nat Taylor Cinema (N107 Ross Building)
Free Event

 

 

 

Nov
27
Wed
Music @ Midday: York University R&B Ensemble
Nov 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Professor Mike Cadó directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.

The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.

Admission is free and open to everyone.

Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult
Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet with Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult

The Department of Cinema and Media Arts (CMA) is proud to present Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky and Kiera Boult in conversation on Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet

Date: November 27th, 3-5pm
Place: 206 (ACW) Accolade West Building
Reception: 024 (CFA) Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, following the event

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky will be speaking about Quantopia: The Evolution of the Internet, his musical investigation of the Internet, from its birth as ARPANET in 1969 (the same year as CMA), to its impact on our society over the last 50 years, particularly in terms of connectivity, quantification, and human rights. Miller is a composer, multimedia artist, and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. He has collaborated with an array of recording artists, including Metallica, Chuck D, Steve Reich, and Yoko Ono. His books include the award-winning Rhythm Science, published by MIT Press in 2004; Sound Unbound, an anthology about digital music and media; The Book of Ice, a visual and acoustic portrait of the Antarctic, and; The Imaginary App, on how apps changed the world.

Kiera Boult is an interdisciplinary artist and performer from Hamilton, based in Toronto. Boult’s practice utilizes camp and comedy to skeptically address issues that surround the role and/or identity of the artist and the institution. In 2019, Boult was the recipient of the Hamilton
Emerging Visual Artist Award. Her work has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, and Trinity Square Video. She has participated in the Art Gallery of York University’s final Performance Bus, 7a*11D’s 7a*md8 – ON LINE  and Life of a Crap Head’s Doored. She holds a BFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University and is currently Vtape’s Submissions, Collections & Outreach Coordinator.

This event is part of CMA’s 50th year anniversary celebrations, as well as the occasion of the launching of BetaSpace (the new Media Arts Co-Working Space, named after industry parlance for a project that is in the final stages of development and ready for testing). CMA’s first graduating cohort of Media Arts BFA students will also be exhibiting their end of term work in augmented reality, app development, video documentary and fiction, and more!

Nov
28
Thu
Music @ Midday: Classical Piano Showcase
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

two hands on a piano keyboardClassical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.

Free admission. Everyone welcome.

York University Symphony Orchestra
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Interim Director’s David Lum and Mark Skazinetsky, conduct the York University Symphony Orchestra.

Admission: $15 | $10 for students & seniors. 

Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone

Maps & Directions

Nov
29
Fri
York University Gospel Choir
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day

The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other gospel greats.

The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler.

Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.

Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors

Friday, November 29th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, November 30th – 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

Nov
30
Sat
Music Audition Prep Workshop 2019
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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Want to study music at York?

Our Music Audition Prep Workshop is for you!

In this 90-minute session, you will:

  • learn how to prepare for all the elements of our music audition: sight reading, performance and interview
  • get tips on how to choose your audition pieces
  • find out more about our music program and admission process

You’ll also have the opportunity to:

  • chat with professors
  • meet current students in the program
  • enjoy live performances by our faculty members

Following the workshop, take a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment available to York music students. Check out the classrooms, studios, labs, informal study spaces and concert venues where you’ll learn, compose, conduct research, rehearse and perform as a music student at York.

Bring your questions! Friends and family are welcome.

Admission to the Music Audition Prep Workshop is free but pre-registration is required.

Reserve your spot now by emailing musicprg@yorku.ca. Please let us know how many people will be in your party.

We look forward to meeting you!

Dec
1
Sun
Still Beginning: New Short Films about HIV/AIDS
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AIDS Action Now!, Vtape, Archive/Counter Archive and Visual AIDS present
STILL BEGINNING

A program of passionate and poetic new short films about HIV/AIDS by Alison Duke, Phillip Pike, Andrew Zealley, Shanti Avirgan, Carl George, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Viva Ruiz, Iman Shervington, Jack Waters/Victor FM Torres, Derrick Woods-Morrow. Please join us for this powerful presentation in film followed by a discussion.

Date|Time: Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:00-5:00 PM
Place: Bachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond St. W (at Spadina), 4th floor
Cost: Free

Canadian and American film/video artists explore HIV and AIDS today, across generations of activism and expression. Featuring….

Promise Me, Alison Duke
Black HIV+ mother and daughter battle (Work-in-Progress Excerpt)

 

 

 

 

 

Beat Goes On, Shanti Avirgan
Portrait of Keith Cylar, the sassy New York-based ACT UP/harm-reduction activist and co-founder of Housing Works

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lie, Carl George
“Ruminations on ruined nations,” exposing links between war, poverty, AIDS & capitalism.

 

 

 

 

I Remember Dancing, Nguyen Tan Hoang
An intergen dialogue between trans/queer Asians about about AIDS, activism, love and (un)safe sex.

 

 

 

 

My Overlookedness, Andrew Zealley
The virus speaks… about lures, points of disclosure, and life overlooked.

 

 

 

 

Chloe Dzubilo: There is a Transolution, Viva Ruiz
Vivacious declarations by the incandescent trans/AIDS activist and artist Chloe Dzubilo (1960-2011).

 

 

 

 

 

I’m Still Me, Iman Shervington
Sian, an HIV+ Black woman, speaks eloquently about living with AIDS in Louisiana.

 

 

 

 

eye/virus, Jack Waters/Victor F.M. Torres
This experimental collage weaves together experiences of disclosure and stigma across generations.

 

 

 

 

 

Much Handled Things Are Always Soft, Derrick Woods-Morrow
History of public sex in Black Chicago, as told by HIV+ photographer Patric McCoy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Dance of Revolution, Phillip Pike (excerpt)
Four decades of passionate activism in Toronto’s Black queer communities

 

York University Wind Symphony
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

The York University Wind Symphony presents a concert featuring various classical works.

William Thomas, conductor
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Box Office: Purchase tickets online or phone 416-736-5888

Map & Directions

Dec
2
Mon
Music @ Midday: Instrumental Masterclass in Concert
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Master ClassStudents in the Department of Music’s Wind Masterclass perform works under the direction of Professor Patricia Wait.

Free admission. All welcome.