Artist, printmaker, international lecturer, art educator and captivating storyteller, Stephanie Rayner has been named the 2016 Ashley Fellow and will be visiting Trent University this week, leading a series of public events and lectures.
“We’re excited to have Stephanie join us at Trent to offer students a glimpse into her life as an artist and offer a dynamic discussion about the themes of spirituality and transformative learning that run across her work,” said Melanie Sedge, head of Champlain College at Trent University, host of the 2016 Ashley Fellow.
Ms. Rayner’s art deals with themes and issues relating to spirituality and science and is shown widely and collected by major art museums globally. As the 2016 Ashley Fellow, Ms. Rayner will engage people throughout the Trent and Peterborough communities in a variety of free, public events, including:
- 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, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the 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, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at 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 on January 26, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. in Gzowski College room 108 discusses the 1988 expedition to climb to the glacier.
Ms. Rayner will also be available for a drop-in session where students have the chance to chat with her one-on-one on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at The Trend, Traill College from 1:00p.m. to 2:30p.m. and a travel experience panel discussion for Trent students taking part in the Study Abroad Program on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at Lady Eaton College, Senior Common Room from 5:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
About the Ashley Fellowship
The Ashley Fellow is a visiting scholar hosted each year by one of Trent University’s Colleges. The fellowship is funded by a bequest from the late Professor C.A. Ashley, long-time friend of Trent University and an enthusiastic proponent of the role that informal contacts of college life can play in the academic pursuits of the University. The Ashley Fellow usually resides at one of Trent's residential Colleges for part of the year, delivering lectures and meeting with faculty and students.
About Trent University
One of Canada's top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that's personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. Here, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent's unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent's students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent's Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.
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