School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2010/2011 Events

A Parade Marching Backwards in Time:
Senior Art Show

March 31 - April 30, 2011
Opening Night Reception: March 31, 6:30 pm
Langley Centennial Museum, Fort Langley

A Parade Marching Backwards in Time is the 2011 Trinity Western University Senior Art Show running from March 31 to April 30. The exhibition, in partnership with the Centennial Museum in Fort Langley for the third consecutive year, will showcase paintings, photography, sculpture and interactive installations by TWU senior art students.

“The process that happens within each student is remarkable,” says TWU associate professor Doris H. Auxier, M.A., M.F.A. “They usually start with broad issues that they care about. Through many trial works, and hours of critique with peers and faculty, their final pieces carry a confident voice that is unique to them."

For the past four years, the students have learned and practiced within a studio setting, while also studying art history and theory, and a variety of other academic disciplines. They have explored an assortment of traditional and contemporary artistic media, and have developed distinctive abilities to conceive and execute technically demanding, creative work.

In Marching Backwards, the students pay homage to their own growth by tackling themes such as literature, philosophy, psychology, history, and communications— themes that go beyond mere art in practice. Notions of memory, the production of fear, and profoundly personal narratives are demonstrated by the senior students—a diverse group unified by their ability to express their unique experiences, to comment on humanity, and to engage with social issues.


Opening night at Langley Centennial Museum will be from 6:30 – 9 p.m. on March 31, 2011. There will be food and drink and an opportunity to speak with the artists.

Langley Centennial Museum, (604) 888-3922,
Hours: M-Sat 10 - 4:45 p.m., Sun 1 - 4:45 p.m.

Event at a glance:

What: A Parade Marching Backwards in Time: The Trinity Western University Senior Art Show
Who: A showcase of work by TWU senior art students
Where: Langley Centennial Museum, 9135 King Street, Fort Langley, B.C.
When: Show runs from March 31 to April 30, 2011
Time: Opening reception 6:30 – 9 p.m., March 31, 2011
Cost: Admission by donation

This event is part of the Festival of the Arts, Media + Culture at Trinity Western University, March 29 - April 11 — two weeks of art, literature, music, film, and theatre events that showcase and celebrate the creative activity of TWU students and faculty.