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Iain Baxter&

Faculty, staff and board members among Diamond Jubilee honourees

A significant number of University of Windsor staffers, faculty members and both past and present members of the board have been awarded for their contributions to country in conjunction with the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne.

The following people have received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal:

Film festival to screen artist’s Super 8 works

The 18th annual Media City Film Festival opens on Wednesday, May 23, with a special program of the films of UWindsor arts professor emeritus Iain Baxter&.

The screening, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, is the first public presentation of Baxter&’s Super 8 films created from the mid-1960s through the 1970s, of historical significance to his practice and the larger field of conceptual art. It will feature 13 single-reel Super 8 films, shown in their original format, accompanied by an animated talk by Baxter& himself.

Baxter&’s art is all over new book

The work of renowned Canadian conceptual artist and UWindsor professor emeritus Iain Baxter& is the subject of Iain Baxter&: Works 1958-2011, published this month by Goose Lane Editions.

The book takes a retrospective look at the artist who was called “the Marshall McLuhan of the visual arts,” by the Canada Council Molson Prize committee, and whose pioneering works explore a wide range of media, including the blending of painting and sculpture, conceptually based photography and gallery-transforming art installations.

Curator to lead tour of AGW art exhibition

This year’s AGW Biennial has a great array of works, which curator Iain Baxter& says represent the new energized spirit of Windsor. A professor emeritus of visual arts, he will lead a tour of the exhibition at the Art Gallery of Windsor this Friday, October 14.

Baxter& is not the only participant with a UWindsor connection. Most of the more than 30 local artists showcased have studied or taught at the School of Visual Arts.