April 6, 2011

Keycon, Jill Brooks, Michelle Grégoire & Jim Silver

Monday April 11, 7:00 pm
Grant Park in the Atrium

Please come and meet the organizers of Keycon, Winnipeg’s longest running Science Fiction & Fantasy Literary Convention, at an orientation evening. 
Find out what it is all about, the events that surround it and how you can be a part.
Come and find out why it has been such a grand success for 28 years.

Light/Lumiére is the latest installment in McNally Robinson’s Small Works Series, a monthly exhibition of works by Winnipeg artists at Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery.

Jill Brooks' talk will begin at 7:30 pm on Monday, April 11, with reception to follow.

In the course of one’s daily life, whether creating a meal or digging in the garden, one encounters moments of great beauty. Those moments are what inspire Jill Brooks to paint.

For many years Jill Brooks painted large-scale, light-splashed domestic landscapes in oils. When she began to paint in watercolour, she carried with her a love of strong, rich colour. This fondness for light and colour and her passion for gardening and flowers have resulted in paintings which are both representational and metaphorical in content.

Wednesday April 13, 7:30 pm
Grant Park in the Travel Alcove

Winnipeg based pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire has been celebrated as one of Canada's most significant jazz talents. Her music has made several top ten lists on programs all over North America. She has toured across Canada with her quintet, and has performed with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra since its inception in 1997 in addition to appearing as a guest performer and composer with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra as well as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.

Host Owen Clark is a drummer, vocalist, percussionist, bass player, composer, historian, author and radio announcer. He performs with the Owen Clark Band, among many others, and is the author of Musical Ghosts: Manitoba's Jazz and Dance Bands, 

Wednesday April 13, 8:00 pm
Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant

Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed, ostensibly for these reasons but also because the land on which they are located has become so valuable. 

In Good Places to Live, Jim Silver contends that public housing projects can be good places to live — if the political will exists.
A professor at the University of Winnipeg, he has received the UW’s Robson Award for Excellence in Teaching, the UW’s Atchison Award for Community Service and the Joe Zuken Citizen Activist Award, and was the 2007 recipient of the UW’s Erica and Arnold Rogers Award for Excellence in Research.

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