Rodman Hall Art Centre closed with the COVID pandemic, but is likely to never re open. This is more so a culmination of Brock University’s ‘demolition through neglect’ than anything caused by COVID. Some final thoughts on the saga of this soon to be lost site of culture and history in Niagara.
If we play our cards right we might not only recover from this pandemic, but come back stronger than we were before.
The City of St. Catharines assembled a Rodman Hall Task Force this past year: an online survey about RHAC can be filled out, until this Monday, April 13, 2020. I offer some reasons why this is important, that are both current and looking back over the past few years.
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The current exhibition at the Welland Historical Museum is both necessary in speaking to an ignored chapter of Canadian history, but also to inform a more considered debate about where ‘we’ are now.
Sandy Fairbairn’s solo exhibition Welland: Times Present Times Past, curated by Bart Gazzola, is a personal, but also very public, history of Welland. James Takeo offers a response.
Imagined Urban Gardens is an exhibition of works by Brock Students that offers both positive, and more edged, responses, ‘dreaming of green spaces and pleasantly warm cities.’
Since Trump’s election in 2016, both citizens and scholars of liberal democracy have beat their hands bloody in an attempt to understand just how such a man could find himself the President of the United States.
It’s looking like 2020 is going to be a knock-down drag-out in UK politics.
The starting point for dialogue is mutual respect: something which has long been lacking from Niagara regional council.