Carleton Faculty and Alumni Take Part in Panel on the Arts in Ottawa

Carleton University professors and alumni will be participating in a panel discussion on whether Ottawa is leading or lagging, promoting or simply observing artistic change.

When: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Where: Ottawa Public Library, Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON.

Panelists will include:

  • Michael Bloom, moderator, Carleton graduate and the vice-president of industry and business strategy at the Conference Board of Canada.
  • John Buschek, teacher in the Technology, Society, Environment Studies program at Carleton. He is the publisher and owner of BuschekBooks.
  • Lilly Koltun, former director general of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada. She currently sits on the board of the Ottawa Art Gallery and is a successful practising artist.
  • Alvina Ruprecht, professor emerita from Carleton. She is an adjunct professor in the Theatre Department of the University of Ottawa. She has published extensively on francophone theatres in the Caribbean and elsewhere. She was the regular theatre critic for CBC Ottawa for 30 years.
  • James Wright, composer and professor of music at Carleton. He was awarded the 2002 Governor-General’s Gold Medal for his dissertation on Schoenberg and Wittgenstein. He is an Ottawa arts education advocate and author of a number of books on musicological topics. Wright sits on the Chamberfest Board of Directors and has served as vice-president of Ottawa New Music Creators (ONMC).

Attendees are invited to attend an informal reception after the presentation at the Indigo Hotel Phi Bistro and Bar directly across the street from the library,where a cash bar for wine and beer will be available.

Media Contact
Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600 ext. 8718

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