MIWSFPA Experience Passport

Welcome to the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts! As a student of the school, you are now part of a vibrant and active artistic community with access to events and experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.

About the Passport

The MIWSFPA Experience Passport is designed to help you make the most of your time as a student as you participate in activities taking place around campus and in the local St. Catharines area.

As a first-year student, you will have received a passport at the Academic Orientation Luncheon that took place in the MIWSFPA lobby on September 4. Otherwise, copies of this passport are available in the Learning Commons, located in room 229 of the School.

Listed in the passport is information about our Department of Visual Arts, Department of Dramatic Arts, Department of Music and Centre for Studies in Arts and Culture, as well as our Learning Commons, nearby partner, the Rodman Hall Art Centre, our social media and a few of our significant art pieces.

Outlined in the passport are 10 different tasks that will familiarize you with the school and allow you to experience all of the unique events hosted by each of the School’s departments.

How It Works

Whenever you participate in an event, you will receive a sticker in your passport.

If you complete all 10 tasks, you will be entered into a draw to win prizes including: campus store gift cards, credit for purchases at the VISA Kisok, tickets to local upcoming events with our nearby community partners and more!

Completed
passports must be completed by April 4 and submitted to to Max Holten-Andersen in the Learning Commons in order to be eligible.

 *Don’t forget to also register with Experience BU for many events in this passport by visiting https://experiencebu.brocku.ca/events. When you attend an official Experience BU event, please bring your student card with you and check-in with a member of the MIWSFPSA team upon your arrival.

Qualifying Events

Below is the complete listing of all of the programs, events, and services that qualify for each of the 10 tasks required to complete this passport.

*All events are also listed in the MIWSFPA Season’s Brochure, available online and in the school’s main lobby.

Connect with us

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@miwsfpa) and like one post on each channel to complete this part of the passport.

We have a vibrant, active community on social media where you can learn about upcoming events and important university information, communicate with your peers, make connections with faculty, alumni and community partners, learn about job openings and share your work and successes.

Sabina’s Splendid Brain
Sept. 14 to 16 and  20 to 23, 7:30 pm
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca


Public Talk and Demonstration: Walker Cultural Leader Fides Krucker
Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Studio A (MW 251), MIWSFPA


Antigone
Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 2,3, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca


DART 4F56 presents: A History of Everything
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1 & 2, 2 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca


Artist Talk & Workshop: Walker Cultural Leader David Psalmon
Jan 10, 7 p.m.
Workshop for DART Students: Jan 12, 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA


King Ubu
March 1, 2, 8 & 9, 7:30 p.m.
March 3, 2 p.m.
March 8, 11:30 a.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca


One Acts Festival 2019
March 23 & 24, 7:30 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA


DART 4F56 Students’ final public project
April 13 to 14, 7:30 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca

Three to Eight – Murray Kropf
Sept. 4 to Sept. 22
Opening reception – Sept. 7, 4 to 7 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


A Presidential Guide to Selfies – Walker Cultural Leader Alejandro Cartagena
Oct. 4 – Nov. 7
Opening reception – Oct. 17, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Public lecture: Visualizing space and some ideas of homeownership 2006-2018
By: Alejandro Cartagena
Oct. 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Maybe You Should Drive – Emma Mary Sked
Nov. 13 to 27
Opening reception: Nov. 15, 5 to 8 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Art Block – BAC on the block
Dec. 4 to Dec. 20
Opening Reception, Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Not Dark YetKylie Haveron
Jan. 5 to 26
Opening Reception, Jan. 10, 5 to 8 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Permanent Vacation
Jan. 31 to Feb. 28
Opening Reception, Feb. 7, 5 to 8 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


The Road to Tepeyac – Walker Cultural Leader Alinka Echeveria
March 5 to 26
Opening Reception, March 7, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Public Lecture: Looking Back to Look Forward: the history of photography in contemporary image-making
By: Alinka Echeverria
March 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Erasures –Departmental Student Collaboration between VISA 4P03/4P04 & STAC 3P01
April 2 to 27
Opening Reception: April 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA

RBC Foundation Music@Noon
Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Oct. 2: Patricia Dydnansky (flute)
Oct. 16: Gordon Cleland (cello)
Oct. 23: Zoltan Kalman (clarinet) and Gary Forbes (piano)
Oct. 30 (Piano, vocal and instrument students)
Nov. 6: Tim Phelan (guitar)
Nov. 20: Voice, Guitar and Piano Students
Nov. 27: Instrumental Students
Dec. 4: Piano Students
Jan. 8: Rebecca Hall (flute) and Karin Di Bella)
Jan. 29: Devon Fornelli (percussion) and John Sherwood (piano)
Feb. 5: Voice, guitar and piano students
Feb. 12: Instrumental students
Feb. 26: Karin Di Bella (piano)
March 5: Walker String Quartet
March 12: Piano students
March 19: Instrumental students
March 26: Voice, guitar and piano students
Apr. 2: Piano students


Encore! Professional Concert Series
Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca

David Jalbert: Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
TORQ Percussion Quartet: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Libre with Amanda Martinez: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Quartet for the End of Time: March 22, 7:30 p.m.


Avanti Chamber Singers
St. Thomas Anglican Church
Tickets: www.avantisingers.com

Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 27, 7:30 p.m.


The University String Orchestra Series with Conductor George Cleland
Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca

Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m
Apr. 3, 7:30 p.m.


Brock University Choirs Conducted by Rachel Rensink-Hoff
Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca

Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
March 30, 7:30 p.m.


The University Wind Ensemble with Conductor Zoltan Kalman
Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: firstontariopac.ca

Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Tic-tac
Tuesdays, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
103.7 FM (local) and www.cfbu.ca (streaming)


Walker Cultural Leader Christine Cucciniello: Zine-Making Workshop
Oct. 18, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learning Commons, MIWSFPA


Art-Brut Berge/Art-Brut Mountains/ Les montagnes de l’art brut
Radio series, Freirad Radio www.freirad.at
October 2018 to April 2019


Maisons de l’art: Conversations en français et visite des expositions
17 nov., 14 à 15h
Nov. 17, 2 to 3 p.m.
Rodman Hall Art Centre


Manifestos in a Room/ Manifestes dans une piece with Curators/ Commissaires Catherine Parayre and Donna Akrey
Nov. 29 to Dec. 30
Opening reception: Nov. 29
Studio Gallery, Rodman Hall Art Centre


African Voices/Voix africaines/Sauti za Afrika
*More details to come ..
Rodman Hall Art Centre


Maisons de l’art: Conversations en français et visite des expositions
2 mars, 14 à 15h
March 2, 2 to 3 p.m.
Rodman Hall Art Centre


Author’s Talk: Walker Cultural Leader Adam Dickinson
March 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
MWS 156, MIWSFPA


Erasures – Departmental Student Collaboration between VISA 4P03/4P04 & STAC 3P01
April 2 to 27
Opening Reception: April 4, 5 to 8 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA

Complete one of the following activities in the Learning Commons:

  • Book space for private group study or a presentation
  • Use the 3D printer
  • View the Learning Collections Zine Collection, Art Collection and Catalogue Collection
  • Learn about the equipment rental process and the software available for student use.

Located in room 226 at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, the Learning Commons is a subdivided quiet study space that welcomes students from all departments. It features a large format scanner especially useful for transparent media, and a large pen-and-touch Wacom Tablet. Two iMac work stations focused on image capture/digital editing and music composition/editing, a full-sized keyboard with midi capability, a light-table, and a 3D printer are also available for student use. Additional equipment is available for rent in the kiosk located just outside of the Learning Commons.

Visit Rodman Hall

Take a trip to the nearby Rodman Hall art Centre, located at 109 St. Paul Crescent, St. Catharines.
Have one of the gallery attendants affix a ticket to your passport for verification of completion of this task.

Located only a 15-minute walk from the MIWSFPA, Rodman Hall Art Centre is Brock University’s professional contemporary art gallery housed in the historic Thomas Rodman Merritt House. Award-winning programs connect you with thought-provoking collections, exhibitions and events that will help you, as a student, gain a greater appreciation for visual art and the inner-workings of a professional art gallery.

Public Talk and Demonstration: Walker Cultural Leader Fides Krucker
Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m.
Studio A (MW 251), MIWSFPA


A Presidential Guide to Selfies – Walker Cultural Leader Alejandro Cartagena
Oct. 4 – Nov. 7
Opening reception – Oct. 17, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Public lecture: Visualizing space and some ideas of homeownership 2006-2018
By: Alejandro Cartagena
Oct. 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Walker Cultural Leader Christine Cucciniello: Zine-Making Workshop
Oct. 18, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Learning Commons, MIWSFPA


Encore! Professional Concert Series presents Walker Cultural Leader David Jalbert
Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tickets: firstontariopac.ca


Artist Talk & Workshop: Walker Cultural Leader David Psalmon
Jan 10, 7 p.m.
Workshop for DART Students: Jan 12, 13, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA


The Road to Tepeyac – Walker Cultural Leader Alinka Echeveria
March 5 to 26
Opening Reception, March 7, 5 to 5:45 p.m.
VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA


Public Lecture: Looking Back to Look Forward: the history of photography in contemporary image-making
By: Alinka Echeverria
March 7, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Robertson Theatre, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre


Author’s Talk: Walker Cultural Leader Adam Dickinson
March 18, 1 to 2 p.m.
MWS 156, MIWSFPA

Selfie with Michael Snow’s Piece

Post a selfie to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram of yourself with the newly installed Michael Snow piece in the second floor hallways beside the Learning Commons.

Hashtag #SnowSelfie, tag @miwsfpa in your post, and print and affix a screenshot of your entry to this passport for verification of completion.


Selfie with the Tree of Learning quilt

To complete this task, post a selfie to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with Marilyn I. Walker’s quilt, located in the first floor hallway.

Hashtag #TreeofLearning and tag @miwsfpa in your post, then print and affix a screenshot of your entry to this passport for verification of completion.