Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.16

May 20, 2004


In brief


Whittome: Conversations Adru

As part of its Carte Blanche series, the Art Gallery of Bishop’s University presents Conversations Adru, a new site-specific installation by celebrated multidisciplinary artist and Concordia teacher Irene F. Whittome.

This newest work is a culmination of her ongoing research into a series of abandoned granite quarries located in Stanstead. Whittome has spent the last three summers there, exploring granite as one of the Eastern Townships’ most precious resources and a cornerstone of its local economy.

Guest curator of the show is Laurier Lacroix, and it runs from May 12 to June 26. Hours of the gallery are Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bishop’s University is located near Lennoxville, Quebec.


Pat Pietromonaco has recently been appointed Property / Operations Manager, Facilities Operations for the Loyola Campus. Pat has been with Concordia since 1992, and has held various positions within the Facilities Management Department, most recently Manager, Distribution, Transportations and Mail Services.

He will report to Rick Young, Director, Facilities Operations, who made the announcement.

Best wishes, Pat.

Student quilts keeping others warm

When Fibres instructors Barbara Todd and Mindy Yan Miller asked their students to make quilts this year, they suggested that the students include in the designs the names of people who had inspired them in their lives. Some chose famous people; others chose friends and family.

As well as stitching these meaningful names into their quilts, the students wrote about the choices they had made, and their essays were printed up in booklets.

One quilt was auctioned off at a benefit on April 24, and was donated to the Mile End Mission. The second went to Auberge Madeleine for homeless women on May 4, along with $250 in cash, which the students had raised in a bake sale.