Archive for January, 2018

Coming soon: “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

AnthropoceneThe University of Alberta Press will release Alice Major’s 11th poetry collection early in 2018. Welcome to the Anthropocene continues her long engagement with science and math for finding significance in human life and in the universe. In these poems she observes the comedy and the tragedy of this human-dominated moment on earth.

For more information: WelcomeAnthropocene

Distinguished Artist Award

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Alice Major has been named one of three recipients of the 2017 Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Award. The awards, the province’s most prestigious recognition for accomplishment in the arts, are presented every second year. Alice’s co-recipients are:

  • Alex Janvier, the nationally recognized artist and activist, a member of what has been called the “Indian Group of Seven,” whose work has been shown at the National Gallery to great acclaim.
  • Composer John Estacio, whose work has been commissioned and performed by orchestras and opera companies across Canada. His opera, Filumena, has even been featured on a postage stamp.

A video about Alice and her work was made for the awards ceremony.

Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist Awards Recipients: John Estacio, Alex Janvier, Alic Major Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Lois E. Michell Emcee Shelagh Rogers Board Chair Phil Ponting Banff Centre President Janice Price Blessing and Welcome:Elder Sykes Powderface Performers: Laura Brandt and Mel Kirby (Calgary Opera) Poetry Readings: Peter Balkwill and Denise Clark Eya-Hey Nakoda Drum group

CBC broadcaster Sheelagh Rogers hosted the awards ceremony at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

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