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Must-Sees This Week: October 8 to 14, 2015


The lauded crime-scene photographs of the enigmatic Weegee open at the Ryerson Image Centre on October 14 in “Murder is My Business.” Current Sobey Art Award finalist Abbas Akhavan gives a talk related to his show at Mercer Union on October 14 at 7 p.m. Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art presents a talk and reception for Charles Stankievich’s show October 8, 7 p.m.


In conjunction with their commemorative exhibition, “Walking With Our Sisters,” Carleton University Art Gallery hosts a panel discussion for the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on October 8 at 7 p.m. At Studio Sixty Six, Laura Demers blends photographic collage into painting in “Unknown Destinations,” opening October 8 at 6 p.m.


At 221A on October 8 at 8 p.m., Benjamin Seror will perform a chapter from his oral novel, Mime Radio, which revolves around characters who meet at “Tiki Coco, a bar in Los Angeles that holds ‘Challenging Reality Open Mic’ nights for amateur inventors and performers.” In honour of the 20th and final issue of the magazine, Fillip is presenting a lecture by John C. Welchman on Joseph Kosuth at the SFU Audain Gallery on October 14 at 7 p.m. Western Front presents a performance by Zoe Kreye and a screening of Lindsay Ljungkull’s Darkness Silence Touch on October 8 at 7 p.m.


Shows turn over at the Orillia Museum of Art and History, where “Tradition Transformed” highlights Group of Seven member and Orillia native Franklin Carmichael; a showing of permanent collection work highlights pieces by Franklin Carmichael and others; and “The Man in the Little Black Dress” presents work by OMAH’s first artist-in-residence, James Ireland. All three shows open on October 8 at 6 p.m.


Adrian Stimson gives a keynote lecture for the Gender Frontiers Speaker Series at Brandon University (in Clark Hall, 212) on October 8 at 12 p.m.


Mathieu Lévesque tests the limits of painting in “BF4E,” opening at Galerie Trois Points on October 10 at 3 p.m. La Nuit MPM kicks off at Parisian Laundry on October 8 at 8 p.m. Manuel Bisson opens “New Ground” at Galerie Bernard on October 8. Eric Cameron, an important figure of the NSCAD University’s lithography workshop, gives an artist talk at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal on October 8 at 7 p.m. Julie Ouellet’s intricate works, which echo mazes or forests, open at Galerie Simon Blais on October 14. At Patrick Mikhail Gallery, former RBC Canadian Painting Competition finalist Amy Schissel opens a series of paintings, drawings and new video work on October 8 at 6 p.m. Contemporary painters Marie-Claude Bouthillier, Wanda Koop, Christine Major, Angèle Verret, Carol Wainio and Janet Werner are brought together in “HER Story Today,“ which opens at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on October 8.


Rosalie Favell, whose portraits of  Indigenous curators, writers, academics and community advocates are currently on view at the MacKenzie Art Gallery, gives an artist presentation at the gallery on October 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Annapolis Royal

New acquisitions from the Nova Scotia Arts Bank, including pieces by Melanie Colosimo, Anke Fox, Wayne Boucher and F. Scott McLeod, open at Arts Place Gallery on October 11 at 1 p.m.

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