January 11, 2013

Nobuyuki Tsujii: FREE screening and in Recital l "Persepolis" l Found Object Marionettes l Frank Shebageget l Dance of Death

WSO Virtuosi Event
January 17, 7:30 PM
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, University of Winnipeg

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Virtuosi Concerts Inc, along with 
the Arts and Disability Network Manitoba, is proud to present a FREE screening 
of the 90 minute PBS documentary.

Nobu will appear with music director Alexander Mickelthwate before the screening to talk about preparing for the upcoming concerts with the WSO. A reception will follow hosted by the Canadian Japanese Cultural Centre in the area outside the Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall. Limited seating available.

Virtuosi Concert
Nobuyuki Tsujii in Recital
Sunday, January 20, 3:00 PM

Experience Nobuyuki's exquisite technique in an intimate afternoon recital of Debussy and Chopin. You must be here to understand why Van Cliburn himself said, "Nobu's performance had the power of a healing service; you feel God's presence in the room."

TICKETS: Adult $33.00; Student $15.00; High School Student $5.00.
 Call 204.786.9000 or WSO Box Office at 204.949.3999.

Thursday, January 17, 7:30 pm
Pauline-Boutal Hall in Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, 340 boulevard Provencher

CFIC (Centre for Friends of Iranian Culture) will be presenting "Persepolis"
by Marjane Satrapi, in French with English subtitles.

Persepolis is a 2007 French animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent Paronnaud. The story follows a young girl as she comes of age against the backdrop of the Iranian Revolution. The story ends with Marjane as a 24-year-old expatriate. The title is a reference to the historic city of Persepolis.

The film was co-winner of the the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In her acceptance speech, Satrapi said "Although this film is universal, I wish to dedicate the prize to all Iranians." The film was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Tickets can be purchased from:
The Cottage Bakery, 1382 Pembina Hwy.; McNally Robinson Booksellers;
Tehran Market, 88-1875 Pembina Hwy.
For reservations call Allan at 204-899-1347; or CFIC at 204-415-3969.

UPCYCLING WORKSHOP: Found Object Marionettes
The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
January 17, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Cost: $15 (supplies included)
Edge Members receive 10% off workshop costs.

For more information or to register, please call (204) 260-0756 or email

Frank Shebageget
January 17 – February 16 

Artist talk: January 17 at 1:00 pm. in Room 2C13 (2nd floor of Centennial Hall), University of Winnipeg 
Opening reception at Gallery 1C03:  January 17, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Admission is always free and all are welcome!
Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Gallery 1C03 is proud to present a solo exhibition of two new sculptural installations by this respected Ottawa-based Anishinabe artist.

Shebageget uses modernist forms and repetition to critically investigate symbols of cross-cultural contact that have personal historical resonance. This show includes a new iteration of his acclaimed large-scale work Cell, originally produced in 2010 for a solo exhibition at Carleton University Art Gallery, as well as a series of smaller works titled Castor’s Castoreum.

Gallery 1C03 will produce a publication related to this exhibition featuring a critical essay by Jenny Western.

Dance of Death

Cre8ery gallery & studio, 125 Adelaide Street
January 18 to 29

Louise Valcourt's first solo art show!
The opening is on January 18, 7-10:30 pm, with Louise Valcourt in attendance.

Across the hall, opening on the same, night will be Art of Installation.

1 comment:

  1. From the warmer climate in California: I SO envy the folks in Winnipeg to have a chance to see "A Surprise in Texas" together, and in the presence of Mr. Nobuyuki Tsujii. You are in for a treat.

    Do I sound like a rabid fan of this remarkable young man, I AM! For a sample of his Debussy, please check out this video

    By the way, I am among the fortunate people who saw Nobu performed Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia in London last May. He has not performed the work since. An absolute thrill.