2016 Ashley Fellow Stephanie Raynor will be hosting a series of public events this week. Raynor, an artist, printmaker, educator, storyteller and lecturer, will be visiting Trent University to share her experiences with students, and discuss the spiritual and transformative learning process that has taken place through her work.
Her artwork focusses on themes and issues relating to spirituality and science, and is displayed and collected by major art museums globally. As this year’s Ashley Fellow recipient, Raynor will conduct a series of free public events for the Trent and Peterborough community this week, such as:
*The Odyssey: Fourteen Years to Build The Boat of Eternal Return, a lecture about the artistic journey to build a thirty foot work of art.
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Champlain College Living Learning Commons
*Film Screening: What Remains: the Life and Work of Sally Mann, a documentary on Stephanie Rayner’s body of work.
Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Venue: Bagnani Hall, Traill College.
Following the screening, Ms. Rayner will discuss the importance of the film and answer questions.
* The Octagon Expedition is a true story of a group of artists and Indigenous Kwakiutl people going together to live on the top of the glacier Queenesh – a glacier sacred to the people and an important part of their creation story. This talk by Ms. Rayner discusses the 1988 expedition to climb to the glacier.
Date: January 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m.
Venue: Gzowski College room 108