University of Lethbridge highlights for the week of January 19 to January 24

Monday, January 19, 2015

The University of Lethbridge has a number of events lined up this week that me be of interest to your readers, viewers and listeners. Members of the media who are interested in covering these events are encouraged to contact the individual event organizer directly.

Art Now — David Miller

Monday, Jan. 19, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, Room W570

David Miller, the 2014 winner of the Duke and Duchess of York prize in Photography and a former instructor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, returns to campus to talk about his art. His photos have been described as testaments to the power of photographs as objects. He has explored the concept of photographs as memorials and for several projects he travelled to Central Europe photographing people at sites such as Auschwitz.

Contact: Jarrett Duncan,

Music at Noon Series — Musaeus String Quartet

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 12:15 to 1 p.m., Recital Hall, Room W570

Lethbridge Symphony’s professional string quartet presents a concert highlighting music from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Contact: Naomi Sato,

Art Now — Janet Morton

Wednesday, Jan. 21, noon to 12:50 p.m., Recital Hall, Room W570

Janet Morton, a Toronto artist, uses knitting and sewing in her artworks in ways that have been described as symbolic and subversive. In 1999, she installed ‘Cozy,’ a knitted cover for her house. An exhibition in 2000 featured a domestic interior with furniture, a lamp, a telephone and a vacuum cleaner covered in materials from recycled sweaters.

Contact: Jarrett Duncan,

Media Call — Selfies

Thursday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m., U of L Main Gallery

Dr. Josephine Mills, director/curator of the U of L Art Gallery, will be available to talk about the Selfies exhibit that explores the much maligned social media phenomenon through art works from the U of L’s collection. The exhibit opens at 4 p.m. Thursday.

Contact: Katherine Wasiak, 403-393-4928,

PUBlic Professor Series — Dr. David Naylor

Thursday, Jan. 22, 7 to 9 p.m., Dr. Foster James Penny Building, 324 5 St. S.

Naylor will talk about the reasons to invest in space exploration in this free talk at the U of L’s downtown Penny Building. Appetizers will be served and a host bar is available.

Contact: Catharine Reader, 403-382-7154,

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Caroline Zentner, public affairs advisor


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