Industrial Fabric 5: Festival of the Arts

Industrial Fabric is a festival of student art, imaginative performances and musical collaboration presented by the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts.

Engage in two months of events that will demonstrate the vitality of the Arts at Brock University – on stage, in studios and galleries, and at regional venues.

Download the Industrial Fabric 5 Brochure here.

Visit the MIWSFPA event site for information on all our programming.


One Acts Festival (DART 3P54)
March 20 & 21 at 2 pm & 7 pm
Upper year directing students present a series of short plays featuring student actors.
Location: Rooms ST107 (Studio Theatre) and ST103, Schmon Tower, Brock Campus  
Admission: Donations accepted

Visitatio Sepulchri
Tuesday, April 7; Talk 7 pm | Performance 7:30 pm
A special Brock preview of a 12th century Easter production, which will be part of the Poculi Ludique Societas (PLS) at the University of Toronto’s 50th anniversary Festival of Medieval theatre in June 2015. Performed by MIWSFPA students with music direction by Dr. Brian Power (Music) and stage direction by Virginia Reh (Dramatic Arts). A collaboration between Dramatic Arts, Music and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Location: Concordia Seminary Chapel, Brock Campus  Admission: Donations accepted

Beethoven Lives Upstairs
Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 pm
A partnership between the Niagara Symphony (NSO) and the Department of Dramatic Arts, presenting the story of young Christoph, who develops a unique relationship with his family’s very unusual upstairs tenant: Ludwig von Beethoven. Elizabeth Pereira and Evan Mulrooney, under the direction of DART professor Virginia Reh, will join Bradley Thachuk and the musicians of the NSO for this delightful tale of eccentric genius.
Location: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock Campus. Tickets: $28.00 adults; $12.00 children (+HST)

Awkward and Uncomfortable (DART 4F56)
April 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm
Three interlocking stories explore how to survive the turbulence that washes over us when we question fundamental aspects of our identities. Is it better to find the answers to our secrets or to leave them locked away? And where is that elusive happy ending?
Location: Room ST107 (Studio Theatre), Schmon Tower, Brock Campus. Admission: Donations accepted


Student Recitals 
Saturday, March 14 at 7:30 pm    Sabrina Xin Liu, piano
Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm        Serena Atallah, piano
Saturday, March 21 at 7:30 pm    Victoria Hoshowsky, soprano with Lesley Kingham, piano
Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 pm       Negin Rezaei Asl, piano
Location: Concordia Seminary Chapel, Brock Campus
These are free community events

ENCORE! Professional Concert Series
Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
Trio Surgite: Voices of Eastern Europe – Transcendent Music from Troubled Times –  INFO/Tickets

VIVA VOCE! Choral Series
Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert
The Brock University Choirs with guest conductor Glenda Crawford –INFO/Tickets

Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Avanti Chamber Singers with conductor Harris Loewen
Folk Song Sweets –  INFO/Tickets

RBC Foundation music@noon Recital Series
Generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation, this Tuesday lunchtime recital series is free and open to the public, featuring our performance faculty, talented students and alumni, as well as special guests.
March 3
Recital: Piano Students
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock Campus
March 10 – RESCHEDULED to April 7
Recital: Music Ed Plus Ensembles
Concordia Seminary Chapel,
Brock Campus
March 17
Recital: Voice Students
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock Campus
March 24
Recital: Instrumental Students
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock Campus
March 31
Recital: Piano Students
Sean O’Sullivan Theatre, Brock Campus

The University Wind Ensemble
with conductor Zoltan Kalman
Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 pm
This ensemble enjoys a rich tradition of nurturing individual artistic excellence through the study and performance of wind band literature. INFO/Tickets


February 2 to March 27
Screening of video work by Arnold McBay.
Location: James A. Gibson Library, Brock Campus

February 7 – March 22
Opening reception: Sunday, February 8, 2 – 4 pm
Exhibition of recent works by Duncan MacDonald and Arnold McBay.
Location: Grimsby Public Art Gallery, 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, ON

Focal Point
February 23 – March 2
Opening reception: Monday, February 23, 3 – 5 pm
A photography exhibition by current and past Visual Arts students.
Location: Sean O’Sullivan Theatre Lobby, Brock Campus

Migration Juried Art Show
Friday, March 6 at 7 pm
The annual Juried Art Show is a year-end exhibition of the best student works from throughout the year. “Migration” is in honour of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts’ move to downtown St. Catharines. Art works will be available for purchase.
Location: Niagara Artist Centre (NAC), 354 Saint Paul Street, St. Catharines

Time and Space (VISA 2P98 & 3F96)
Monday, March 23, 8 – 10 pm
An exhibition of intermedia works.
Location: Market Square, 91 King St., St. Catharines

Honours Exhibition (VISA 4F06)
Curated by Stuart Reid and Marcie Bronson
Presented in two chapters, this exhibition displays the work of graduating Brock University Visual Arts students. Occupying Rodman Hall’s third floor studios during the academic year, students in the Honours Studio course have been mentored by professors Duncan MacDonald and Shawn Serfas, learning how to develop a focused body of work from concept to public exhibition.

Honours Exhibition I (VISA 4F06)  March 28 – April 12, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m.

Honours Exhibition II (VISA 4F06)  April 18 – May 3, 2015
Opening reception: Friday, April 17 at 7 p.m.

Location: Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines.

Walker Cultural Leader Series 2014-15
The Walker Cultural Leader series brings leading artists, performers, practitioners and academics to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University. Engaging, lively and erudite, these sessions celebrate professional achievement, artistic endeavour and the indelible role of culture in our society. This educational program is generously funded by Marilyn I. Walker.

Janet Werner 
A free community event
Janet Werner is an acclaimed Canadian painter with an international reputation who teaches at Concordia University. As part of a visit to Brock University – in which she will be selecting works by senior Brock University Visual Arts students to be exhibited in the upcoming exhibition, From likeness to fiction: the portrait inside out – she will also give a public presentation entitled Painting the Imaginary Portrait.
“In Werner¹s current practice […] an argument erupts between beauty and the grotesque and the figure itself becomes the site of contest.” ~ Parisian Laundry, 2012

Public Presentation: Painting the Imaginary Portrait  
March 5, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Exhibition: From likeness to fiction: the portrait inside out
April 1 – 26, 2015

Location: Rodman Hall Art Centre, 109 St. Paul Cres., St. Catharines. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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