October 29, 2010

John Waters: My City's Still Breathing

John Waters, the pioneer filmmaker whose movies have gone from art-houses to the big screen to Broadway, will be in Winnipeg to deliver a public address at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Muriel Richardson Auditorium on November 4 at 7:00 p. m. 

Musical guest is John K. Samson, Poet/ Publisher/Front man for The Weakerthans.

The event will help kick off My City’s Still Breathing, a symposium, running from November 4 to 7, exploring the arts, artists and the city . 
Local, national and international experts will gather in Winnipeg to debate the relationship of art and design to city-making, and the relationship between artists and their cities.

Topics include: City as Generator, Performing the City, Cultural Cities, Uncovering the City, and Art in Discounted Spaces.
Michael Van Rooy will be speaking at the Discounted Spaces Panel.

My City’s Still Breathing is FREE for students!!

Tickets are $25
Individual days are $175
Group rates are available
and are available at 
The Winnipeg Arts Council at 103 - 110 Princess Street in the Fairchild Lofts Building.
Call (204) 943-7668
Cash only.

Conference Registration: $350
For information, or to purchase tickets through PayPal visit artsforall.

John Waters will talk about his life, career and the city that helped shape him.
A life-long Baltimorean, Waters’ movies are all set in Baltimore, Maryland, where he still lives.

"John Waters is an artist whose work is so influenced by his city.  And in turn the city he lives in has been influenced by his work.  He is a perfect example of the symbiotic and essential relationship between culture and city-living,"  says Executive Director Carol Phillips.

Have a great day.  How can you miss - you're in Winnipeg!

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