Hockey player Cammi Granato, captain of the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic team, has achieved the status of sports icon. TheGazette's Mitch Garber says she's "America's newest heroine, Wheaties poster-girl and a legend at Concordia University." Moreover, she's all over the Web, including a poem written in her honour.
Artist Frank Mulvey has a major exhibit at the Galerie de Bellefeuille that was given a favourable full-length review by TheGazette's Dorota Kozinska. Mulvey gave credit to his professors in Fine Arts 20 years ago for not freezing him out for his then-unfashionable figurative, symbolist style.
Nathalie Bonjour, a Communication Studies graduate, was interviewed by The Gazette's Pat Donnelly. Until recently artistic director of the Saidye Bronfman Theatre, she will go to the Stratford (Ontario) Festival to be assistant director of this summer's production of A Man for All Seasons.
The current issue of the national magazine Elm Street includes a feature article about artist Landon Mackenzie, whose rich abstracts have been acquired by the Art Gallery of Ontario and won top prize in the Quebec Biennial
of Painting. Toronto-born, now based in Vancouver, Mackenzie especially loves the inspiration of Saskatchewan's landscape. She did an MFA at Concordia under Guido Molinari and Irene Whittome, both great artists in their own right.