September 26, 2012: Media advisory - $1 million gift establishes artist-in-residence program at Capilano University

      Media Advisory/Photo Opp:

      Advisory release date: Wednesday, September 26, 2012
      Contact: Jennifer Moore, 604.990.7801; 

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Capilano University is celebrating a generous planned gift commitment from former Dean of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano, Dorothy Jantzen. The $1 million gift enables the establishment of the Dorothy Jantzen Artist-in-Residence program, which will support the involvement of distinguished creative artists in the university’s intellectual community. The official program launch will take place on Friday, September 28 at a reception from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Media are welcome. 

      The private reception will be followed by a public artist’s talk by Capilano University’s inaugural artist-in-residence Lynda Barry who is best known for her weekly comic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek about family life from the perspective of pre-teen girls, which ran for two decades in non-mainstream weeklies. The acclaimed American cartoonist and author will present What It Is, a talk exploring the role images play in day-to-day life, focusing on the relationship between the hand, brain and spontaneous images, both written and visual.  

      As Capilano’s artist-in-residence, Barry will also meet with students from the university’s Fine and Applied Arts programs from September 24 to 28, 2012 to share her thoughts on the creative process. 

      WHERE & WHEN

      Friday, September 28, 2012
      Capilano University,
      2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C.

      Reception: 5:30-7:15 p.m.
      Capilano Students’ Union Lounge
      Library building, room 195

      Artist Talk: 7:30-9 p.m.
      North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts
      Birch building, main floor