Arts Matter Lecture Series

Between October 2011 and June 2013, several prominent artists and educators will share their experiences and address the topic "Arts Matter" as part of the Arts Matter Lecture Series presented by Langley Fine Arts School, SFU’s Faculty of Education and Research for Youth, Music and Education,

The Series opens with an address by noted educator Sir Ken Robinson on October 14. Sir Ken is an internationally recognized leader in the development of education, creativity and innovation.

Arts Matter provides opportunities for Langley Fine Arts students, staff, parents, and the community to become engaged with prominent artists, arts educators, scholars, and researchers.

Arts Matter will also feature dancer Margie Gillis (Nov. 18), painter Tony Scherman (Feb. 3), and conductor Bramwell Tovey (Feb. 24) at the Chief Sepass Theatre at the Langley Fine Arts School.

During the day, Langley Fine Art School students will have access to the artists during workshop presentations, artist critiques, and/or class seminars. In the evening, the featured artist will present their ideas to the community.

All are welcome to attend. Each evening presentation will open with Langley Fine Art School student performances with the speaker to follow. There will be a question and answer period to conclude the event.

Additional Arts Matters events will include a Post-Secondary Forum on January 13 2012, where several schools from British Columbia will present their program and address the topic “Art Matters”. Running concurrently to Arts Matter is the Arts Matter Curriculum Project, Student-led Arts Research, Arts Educators' Workshop, and a Dialogue Event for artists and arts students, teachers, scholars and researchers.

These projects are led by Dr. Susan O'Neill, director of Research for Youth, Music, and Education (RYME) and an associate professor at SFU.

For further information and to purchase tickets visit the Arts Matter website or call 604-888-3113.



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