Your latest and greatest arts and culture news to wrap up the summer months with goodbyes and new beginnings.
The CBC's decision to air the Tragically Hip's farewell concert last Saturday was a stroke of public broadcasting genius. Better than almost any event one could imagine, it demonstrated the power of a national public broadcaster to bring a nation together to celebrate its shared values, to honour its prodigies, to connect.
Bharti Kher presents a major solo exhibition, Matter, at Vancouver Art Gallery from 9 July to 10 October 2016. The exhibition, curated by Daina Augaitis and Diana Freundl, is the first of its scale to be shown in North America. The exhibition is supported by the Institute of Asian Art and was part of Indian Summer Festival, a city-wide programme of events celebrating Indian culture, from 7-16 July 2016.
Karl Schwonik, President and Artistic Director of the Wetaskiwin Jazz Society and former board member of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, reviews the value of the arts (and the lack of funding in Alberta, in particular) for the Globe and Mail.
"When it comes to economic development and competitive communities, culture is often overlooked, but recent studies confirm it plays a major role in our economy. It’s also a driving factor for skilled workers looking to relocate."
Established Ontario artists are invited to submit proposals to produce new artworks to be featured in an Ontario-wide Culture Days 2017 project, Roots & Routes. The project will take place at Toronto’s Union Station and in municipalities across Ontario from Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017. Commissioned artists will also mentor the creation of related new works by emerging artists from their own communities.
The Stratford Festival is offering a deal on upcoming Forum events for readers of Stratford Festival Reviews.
For all you percussionists out there, Meini Cymbals Artist Adam Tuminaro put together a video to help you with navigating endorsements in the drum world.
A roundup of newly released, crafted pins that celebrate geekdom in all it's glory.
Winnipeg's Wall to Wall Mural and Culture Festival shows that "a mural can be much more than just an image on a wall".
“True Blood” star Anna Paquin has joined the small-screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s historical novel “Alias Grace.” Shooting began on August 15th.