Please join us for a NEW art history series featuring the talented and entertaining William Huffman. Each session begins with a video or audio presentation, a single work of art will be considered and discussed by the group. Sessions are fully illustrated using PowerPoint projection along with video and audio enhancements. $25.00 per session – limited space.
William Huffman is an arts administrator, educator and sometimes curator with a history of involvement in local, national and international cultural initiatives. With more than 12 years of experience in the municipal and federal public service at Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council respectively, his last seven years has been working with Inuit artists first at Inuit Art Foundation and currently with the West Baffin Eskimo Cooperative.
1. Friday 27 March 2020 from 1 to 3pm
From New France to New Media: The Evolution of Canadian Art – provides a survey of Canadian art history from early colonial expression to present day. In addition to important art and artists, there will be a focus on seminal exhibitions, artist-run-centre culture and creative collectives. Click Here to Register
2. Friday 3 April 2020 from 1 to 3pm
Front and Centre: Canadian Indigeneity in the Visual Arts – will focus on key Canadian Indigenous artists whose work has propelled the milieu and have been defining moments in the evolution of this creative expression. There will be an emphasis on the current practices of select Indigenous artists like Kent Monkman, Meryl McMaster and Shuvinai Ashoona. Click Here to Register
3. Friday 17 April 2020 from 1 to 3pm
Northern Expressions: The Rise of Inuit Art –will provide an initial overview of art from all four Inuit regions and from urban Inuit creators. Further content will focus on the history of Cape Dorset from its early stone carving and print production to its current role as one of the most prolific contemporary art communities in Canada. Click Here to Register
4. Friday 24 April 2020 from 1 to 3pm
Women’s Work: The Foundations of Feminism – This session will generally examine the underpinning and specific visual vocabularies of feminist art practice. There will be an emphasis on the work of select female artists like Suzy Lake, Jana Sterbak, Joyce Weiland and Irene Whittome. Click Here to Register
5. Friday 1 May 2020 from 1 to 3pm
Biennales and Beyond: Canada on the World Stage – will showcase significant contributions made by Canadian artists to important international exhibition and cultural presentations. Looking at both museum or gallery contexts and major festival formats, this module will celebrate the influence of Canadian visual art around the world. Click Here to Register