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Tory James

Artist Alex McKay discusses his work with student Michelle Rovere.Artist Alex McKay discusses his work with student Michelle Rovere.

Aboriginal Education Centre plays host to communal art project

Dozens of people turned out February 14 for an art event co-hosted by the Aboriginal Education Centre—and a chance to get creative themselves.

Artist Alex McKay and UWindsor photographer Tory James brought their 12-foot sculpture Treaty Canoe to St. Paul’s United Church. The project is constructed like a birch bark canoe, but made up of paper covered with handwritten text.

Literary laughter to drive worthy cause

Director Tory James has put together a “wonderful cast” drawn from the campus and surrounding community for a staged reading of Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, tonight—Friday, December 7.

“We have a great group this year,” says James, a photographer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. “And you can’t go wrong with this material. I guarantee that people will be laughing until they cry.”

James describes the seven women who will read:

Reading promises a few laughs to make the season bright

Seven women from the UWindsor faculty, alumni and broader community will read from David Sedaris’ seasonal masterpiece Santaland Diaries Friday in support of the Windsor Youth Centre.

“This is a very adult story,” says University photographer Tory James, who organizes the annual benefit event, “and quite possibly the funniest 33 pages ever written in English.”

The staged reading will start at 7:30 p.m. December 7 at Lefty’s Underground, 89 University Avenue West. The doors open at 6 p.m.; admission is by donation.

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