Retirees inspire in words and pictures

Fish Church
Fish Church by Pat George

The Masterminds Art Show returns to the Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, March 12 through April 23, featuring the internationally known work of 27 UVic retirees and showcasing their talents in painting, printmaking, photography and pottery. Frances Baskerville, Rachel Coward, Bill Zuk, Pat George and Deirdre Roberts are just some of the artists whose work will be featured.

The popular Masterminds Lecture Series begins April 7 with sports psychologist (emeritus) Bruce Howe’s lecture, “Winning Is a Mind Game: Reflections on the Olympics,” focusing on the sheer mental strength it takes to perform successfully and win a medal. On April 14, law professor (emeritus) John McLaren will present “Dewigged, Bothered and Bewildered: British Colonial Judges on Trial, 1800–1900”—stories about colonial judges who “misbehaved” themselves. On April 21, education professor (emeritus) Margie I. Mayfield will explore the issue of kindergarten for young children in her lecture, “Why Kindergarten for Three- to Five-year-olds?” On April 28, chemistry professor (emeritus) Reginald Mitchell will debunk some of the “cures”—found both online and in print—that target the elderly, in his lecture, “A New Era of Snake Oils: Chemically Ripping off the Elderly and the Not So Old.”

Supported by the university and co-sponsored by the Centre on Aging, the art show and lecture series profiles retirees who continue to contribute to both the university and the community. Info »

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