York U Sculptor-in-Residence Marlon Griffith uses Carnival ‘mas’ to raise awareness around accessibility

Originally from Port of Spain, Griffith began his artistic practice as a Carnival designer, working in the “mas” (or masquerade) tradition of Trinidad. With a group of 15 York U students, Griffith is now building seven large-scale, wearable costumes to be featured in a 300-person procession Aug. 9, titled “Ring of Fire.” The project was commissioned by the Art Gallery of York University.

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York hosts American Musicological Society conference May 1 to 3

Scholars and musicians from New York State, eastern Ontario and western Quebec are converging on York University’s Keele campus May 1 to 3 for the spring 2015 meeting of the New York State/St. Lawrence Chapter of the American Musicological Society. The conference coincides with the North American premiere of Hubert Parry’s oratorio “Judith”.

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