The Ottawa Society for the Arts and Sciences (OSFAS) is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 meetings.
Our first meeting will take place at the Auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th.
Paul Beckwith, a leading climate system scientist and professor in climatology with the Department of Geography at the University of Ottawa, will speak on:
Abrupt Climate Change Driving Weather Mayhem: Where we were, where we are, and where we are going.
For more information about Paul, please visit his website http://paulbeckwith.net
Then, on Thursday, May 17th at 7 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library Main Branch, Derek Knight,Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Brock University, will present a talk entitled:
Art Confidential: Trends and Obsession(s) in Recent Art.
2017 saw the confluence of the Whitney Biennial, Münster Sculpture Project, Kassel’s Documenta 14, and the Venice Biennale. Derek Knight discusses the pros and emerging cons of the international blockbuster exhibition as well as his top picks, from Pierre Huyghe to Phyllida Barlow to Geoffrey Farmer.
Professor Knight was formerly Marilyn I. Walker Chair in Imagination, Creativity and Innovation, Dept. of Visual Arts, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.