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Sir Ken Robinson
Arts & Education Advisor
October 14, 2011
Gillis
 
Margie Gillis
Choreographer & Dancer
November 18, 2011
Scherman
 
Tony Scherman
Encaustic Painter
February 3, 2012
Tovey
 
Bramwell Tovey
Music Director, VSO
February 24, 2012

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Arts Matter- Langley Fine Arts Lecture Series


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Arts Matter because the arts connect and define us; the arts are a way to celebrate life.

Between October 2011 and June 2013, several Canadian artists will share their experiences and address the topic "Arts Matter". We are honoured and excited to welcome dancer Margie Gillis, painter Tony Scherman, conductor Bramwell Tovey, and many more artists to the Chief Sepass Theatre at the Langley Fine Arts School. To start the series, we are thrilled to welcome Sir Ken Robinson, internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. See you all there on October 14th 2011.

During the day, Langley Fine Art School students will have access to the artists during workshop presentations, artist critiques, and/or class seminars. In the same evening, the featured artist will present their ideas to the community, all are welcome to attend. Each evening presentation will open with Langley Fine Art School student performances with the speaker to follow. There will be a question and answer period to conclude the event.

Arts Matter Lecture Series is in partnership with Langley Fine Arts School, Research for Youth, Music and Education (RYME), and the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University.

Additional Arts Matters events include a Post-Secondary Forum on January 13 2012, where several schools from British Columbia will present their program and address the topic “Art Matters”. Running concurrently to Arts Matter is the Arts Matter Curriculum Project, Student-led Arts Research, Arts Educators' Workshop, and a Dialogue Event for artists and arts students, teachers, scholars and researchers. These projects are led by Dr. Susan O'Neill, Director of RYME and Associate Professor at SFU.

Tickets are available online or can be purchased at the Langley Fine Arts School Office. For more information, please call 604-888-3113. Langley Educators are eligible for a $40.00 discount for Sir Ken Robinson (use discount code LANG35 when ordering on-line) please bring proof to door. Students prices 50% off regular ticket prices (excluding Sir Ken Robinson) please use student discount code (STU35).

The Arts Matter Lecture Series is to bring the arts to the community to celebrate the arts and promote arts education.

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Arts Matter   Artist Series October, 14 2011  

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Sir Ken Robinson- October 14, 2011
Arts & Education Advisor



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Arts Matter lecture series and the Langley Fine Arts School community is excited to welcome Sir Ken Robinson on October 14th, 2011 to the Chief Sepass Theatre.

Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation. He is also one of the world’s leading speakers with a profound impact on audiences everywhere. The videos of his famous 2006 and 2010 talks to the prestigious TED Conference have been seen by an estimated 200 million people in over 150 countries. Visit Sir Ken Robinson's TED talks: School's Kill Creativity and Bring on the Learning Revolution. Also, see his cleaver animation Changing Education Paradigms for a visual representation of Sir Ken Robinson's ideas.

He works with governments in Europe, Asia and the USA, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government.

For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. In 2003, he received a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts. He speaks to audiences throughout the world on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies.

Visit Sir Ken Robinson's TED talks: School's Kill Creativity and Bring on the Learning Revolution. Also, see his cleaver animation Changing Education Paradigms for a visual representation of Sir Ken Robinson's ideas.

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Arts Matter   Artist Series November 18, 2011  

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Margie Gillis- November 18, 2011
Choreographer & Dancer



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Arts Matter lecture series and the Langley Fine Arts School community is honoured to welcome Margie Gillis on November 18th, 2011 to the Chief Sepass Theatre.

As choreographer and performer of more than one hundred solo dance works, Margie Gillis has earned rave reviews in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and in South and North America. A passionate and steadfast artist, she has worked with the greatest dancers and artists of her time either including them in her own personal projects or by participating in the productions of her peers. Concerned with the durability of her unique approach to art, Margie Gillis teaches often in different institutions such as the Juilliard School of New York.

Margie Gillis has been a member of the Order of Canada since 1988 and she was appointed Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2009. Also, the Canadian and Quebec governments have each given her the honorary title of Cultural Ambassador. In 2001, in recognition of her exceptional contribution to national culture, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec awarded her their Career Grant. In May 2011, she received the Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award from the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Foundation.

For more information about Margie Gillis, visit the Margie Gillis Foundation Web site: www.margiegillis.org. Margie Gillis is a gracious advocate of the Arts; to get a flavour of how the Arts really matter to her and to the country, watch her interview with the Toronto Sun. Sun News Interview.

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Arts Matter   Artist Series February 3, 2012  

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Tony Scherman- February 3, 2012
Encaustic Painter



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Arts Matter lecture series and the Langley Fine Arts School community is thrilled to welcome Tony Scherman on February 3rd, 2012 to the Chief Sepass Theatre.

Canadian artist Tony Scherman, born in Toronto in 1950, received an M.A. from the Royal College of Art in London, England, in 1974. Since then he has had his work in various corporate and public collections and has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in both North America and Europe. He has also participated as a visiting critic and lecturer at universities, art colleges and art galleries in North America and Europe.

His encaustic method of painting combines pigment and wax to create works with multiple layers. The dripping and heavily built up wax surface gives the work a visceral edge and a remarkable sense of depth. Tony is considered the leading exponent of the encaustic medium.


For more information about Tony Scherman, visit www.tonyscherman.com.

 

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Arts Matter   Artist Series February 24, 2012  

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Bramwell Tovey- February 24, 2012
Music Director


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Arts Matter lecture series and the Langley Fine Arts School community is delighted to welcome Bramwell Tovey on February 24th, 2012 to the Chief Sepass Theatre.

Bramwell Tovey is Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, a post he has held since 2000. He continues as Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and as founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall.

In 2008, he received a Grammy award for his recording of the Barber / Korngold / Walton: Violin concertos with James Ehnes and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra on the CBC Records label.

With a profound commitment to new music, Tovey has established himself as a formidable composer and is the first artist to win a Juno Award in both conducting and composing. Tovey’s other successes as composer include the well-received Urban Runway, co-commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and his Requiem for a Charred Skull, performed and recorded by the Amadeus Choir and the Hannaford Band in Toronto which received the Best Canadian Classical Composition 2003 Juno Award.

For more information about Bramwell Tovey, visit the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra web site: www.vancouversymphony.ca.

 

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Arts Matter   Post-Secondary Forum January 13, 2012  

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Post Secondary Arts Matter Forum- January 13, 2012


Local Universities shared perspectives of why the Arts Matter at the Langley Fine Arts School. There were panel discussions following the presentations and each school will have representitives to showcase their various unique programs.

Attending post-secondary schools: Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University, Kwantlin Polytechnical University, University of the Fraser Valley, Capilano University, University of Victoria, Camosun College, Langara College.

This session was ideal for high school students and parents to connect with prospective post secondary schools.

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