The Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (MIWSFPA) houses the finest of Brock University’s artistic, musical and dramatic arts talents. Named after the philanthropist Marilyn I Walker, who donated significantly to the project, this building serves in revitalizing the landscape of Downtown St. Catharines and the dynamic of Brock’s fine arts faculty.
Students are being taught and trained with exceptional equipment and facilities in performing and dramatic arts. This lends in creating a network of graduates who are skilled and trained to the highest degree while fostering this culture for generations to follow along.While the state -of -the -art campus is primarily designated for those belonging to the respective faculties based at the Downtown St Catharines Campus, it welcomes fellow Badgers to come see what they have to offer.
Coming up on the calendar, Brock’s very own comic book will be offered at their booth at Fan Expo Canada this year. Be sure to stop by the booth if you are planning on attending.
Next, MIWSFPA is scheduled to participate in Culture Days 2017. This is a chance for not only fellow Badgers to see what MIWSFPA offers but the wider community of the Niagara region to appreciate the art, music and productions showcased by the students. This is carded for September 29 – October 1 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, every hour on the hour guided tours would be conducted. However, patrons have the option of touring the campus on their own with the company of a campus map and directory.
Also being held during the Culture Days celebration is the Awakening The Spirit art exhibition, portraying pieces from Suzanne Rochon-Burnett Collection at the Visa Gallery at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts,
Additionally, in the area, at that time as a part of Culture Days 2017, Emotional Garbage Disposal installation at the FirstOntario PAC. According to the Culture Days website, “this is an interactive installation that takes anonymous confessions from participants and at a later date recycles them into various art forms from art installations to performance pieces.” The installation emplores patrons to capture and release their ‘emotional garbage’ transforming both physical and emotional unrest into something beautiful. The paper mache creation would definitely be a sight to see. The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will be hosting the unit Saturday, September 30 between 10:00 am – 3:00pm
A quick bus ride on the 16 or 216 from main Glenridge campus will get you to the downtown campus in approximately fifteen minutes. This way you do not have to worry about parking downtown as it is already limited. The Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, serves to cater aptly to its students. With showcases of their hard work and dedication being displayed year round. Stay tuned for more that these talents have to offer.