Professor’s stories to launch labour arts festival

A reception at the One Ten Park studio on May 1 will highlight a collaboration between philosophy professor Jeff Noonan and Windsor photographer Doug MacLellan.

The Stories to the Streets project created posters pairing MacLellan’s images with text by Dr. Noonan — they will appear at random locations around the city during the month of May.

“The poster continues to be the quintessential mode of public communication and a vital part of an urban aesthetic,” Noonan says. “Even in today’s wired world, meetings, concerts, events of all sorts are announced, cost free to the readers, through posters.”

He and MacLellan will lead a discussion of their project and readings of the stories during Monday’s event, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at 110 Park Street West.

The studio is also exhibiting an installation by arts professor emerita Susan Gold Smith and alumni Collette Broeders (BFA 2009) and Mark Gasparovic (BFA 2015), entitled “You got me singing.”

The May Day after party will open the 2017 MayWorks festival, billed as a celebration of labour, arts and community, with activities running through the month. The festival’s sponsors include the Windsor University Faculty Association and Local 1393 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents campus trades, technical and professional staff.