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Sep 27, 2019


Celebrate the launch of the new School of Creative Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley.

The University of the Fraser Valley is excited to announce that the Theatre, Visual Arts, Art History and Media Arts Departments have united to form the School of Creative Arts (SoCA), and will be hosting a launch party to celebrate the dynamic and interdisciplinary learning opportunities that SoCA has to offer. By combining digital technologies and media with traditional art practices and performance, SoCA aims to serve as a cultural hub and centre of creative innovation in the Fraser Valley.

Join us and participate in a free interactive evening offering art and performance lessons led by UFV faculty members.

Some of the lessons that will be offered are beginner drawing, printmaking, stage fighting, media art, and art history, among many others.

Celebrate with community members while enjoying UFV Alumni wine and catering by Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar. This event also features a gallery exhibition and DJ music by CIVL Radio.

All ages welcome. UFV Alumni wine will be served and due to the nature of the event, all entrants to the tent will be required to provide ID.

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Questions? Contact [email protected]


5:30–6 pm Registration opens Main tent
6–6:15 pm Welcome reception Main tent
6:20–6:50 pm Art and performance lessons Various locations
6:50–7:30 pm Break for refreshments Main tent
7 pm “Why creative arts matter” by keynote speaker, Adrienne Fast, Reach Gallery and Museum Main tent
7:30–8 pm Art and performance lessons Various locations

Art and performance lesson schedule

Architecture and Performance Art – inspired by Bruce Nauman’s ‘Body Pressure’ to map architecture/space through human bodies
Instructor: Anna Griffith | 7:30 pm | Building D, Room: D104

Chroma Keying — an interactive demonstration with setup, light, film and composition of a scene using a green screen background
Instructors: William Maher and Parjad Sharifi | 6:20 pm and 7:30 pm | Building D, Room: D115

Looks like it hurts: Key moves all actors should know for staged violence
Instructor: Phay Moores | 6:20 pm and 7:30 pm | Building D, Room: D105

Performance and Human Connection — eye-gazing and other performance exercises inspired by Marina Abramovic
Instructor: Toni Latour | 6:20 pm | Building C, Room: C1401

The Naked Truth: Revealing the Nude in Western Art — what ideas are embodied in the clothed, the nude and the naked? a brief foray into the historical meanings of the nude and the naked via selected images.  Please attend with an open mind, but fully clothed.
Instructor: Jill Bain | 6:20 pm and 7:30 pm | Building C, Room: C1420

Exploring Print Media
Instructor: Aimee Brown | 6:20 pm and 7:30 pm |  Building C, Room: C1127

What would happen if I did this? – introductory painting
Instructor: Chris Friesen | 6:20 pm & 7:30 pm | Building C, Room: C1043

Gallery Exhibition: I Went to Art School – Showcasing UFV SoCA faculty, staff, student, and alumni artwork to demonstrate the importance of art education and mentorship.
September 25 – October 25, 2019 | S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, Building B, Room: B136


Sep 27, 2019
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