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CUAG Spring Art Party

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 7:00 p.m.

CU students and friends! This spring at Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), we’re having another after-hours Art Party 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.!

Explore our exhibitions with art-making activities organized by the Carleton Art History Students Association, including special guest artist Ojo Agi. Inspired by the faces of Canada in The Other NFB and Outside These Walls, Ojo who will be leading a drop-in workshop on drawing portraits with chalk and charcoal. All materials are provided.

Along with awesome Carleton musicians and performers, catch our co-headliners: spoken word poet and hip hop artist ApolloTheChild (Khaleefa Hamdan) and jazz musician Dynamite Motel (Mindy Amelotte).

We’ll be serving pizza, coffee, tea and pop!

Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances begin at 8 p.m. Admission is FREE and everyone is welcome! Post your photos on Instagram with #CUAGArtParty.

Organized in collaboration with Campus Activity Board (CAB) and the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society.


Lunchtime Lecture: Outside These Walls w/ Ben Gianni

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 12:15 p.m.

12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Each semester, we showcase a Carleton faculty member whose academic interests complements one of our current exhibitions, and invite them to give a talk on their research.
Join us for a lecture on Regent Park, the divisive and diverse Toronto neighbourhood seen in the photographs by David Ofori Zapparoli in Outside These Walls: Photographs by Yannick Anton and David Ofori Zapparoli. Prof. Ben Gianni (Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism) will discuss the history of the area, the structure of Regent Park as it took form in the 1940s and 1950s, and a reflection on the circumstances leaving to its redevelopment.
Bring your lunch, the gallery will provide coffee and tea, and we’ll all learn something new!
Professor Ben Gianni’s research interests focus on the areas of housing and urban development. Of particular interest is public housing constructed in the decades following WWII in Europe and North America, and its redevelopment from the 1990s onward. He is currently finishing a book on pre-WWII suburbanization in Pittsburgh, comparing the form of automobile suburbs from the 1920s with the streetcar suburbs that preceded them. Prof. Gianni teaches courses on housing and urban history, as well as leading the housing studio in the 4th year of the BAS program. A former Director of both the School of Architecture and the School of Information Technology at Carleton, he is currently coordinating the School’s Urbanism major.