Marja-Leena Rathje
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Congrats, Grads!


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One of the more splendid events in the merry month of May is graduation. This year we join many proud parents of sons and daughters who are graduating this month from institutes of higher education. Our daughter Erika has completed four years of study at Emily Carr Institute. On Saturday, May 5th we will be watching her receive her Bachelor's in Communication Design. Congratulations, Erika, we are so very proud of you!

ECI has a huge graduating class from their many programs, so it will be a long afternoon of speeches, honours, cheering, clapping and a few sentimental tears at the Chan Centre at UBC. Then Erika's family in Vancouver will celebrate over dinner in her favourite restaurant. The evening will see a very lively party scene at ECI with the opening of the grad exhibition.

Here's what Erika wrote on her blog:

My project AfterTASTE is exhibiting in the design part of the Undergraduate Exhibition at Emily Carr Institute! I'm also on the design team for the show's website, which showcases about 240 students' work, so I technically get two exhibits ;) The website will be displayed at computer kiosks throughout the two buildings. The show runs for two weeks so I hope you can come check it out! Grad catalogues will also be available. Please pass on this info and enjoy!

Undergraduate Exhibition 2007 
Emily Carr Institute 
1399 Johnston Street, Vancouver BC

Exhibition May 6-21st
 Open daily 10am-6pm

Opening Night May 5, 7-11pm

More info: 604-844-3075 grad2007.eciad.ca

I noticed that the exhibition website has its online exhibition coming May 5th. If you can't make it to Vancouver for the show, do view all the best work by this year's graduating class on their website.

UPDATE May 5th: The grad website is launched! Please check out thirteen cent pinball for more details.

Marja-Leena | 02/05/2007 | 6 comments
themes: Being an Artist, Current Events, Other artists


6 comments

Congratulations! Hope you had a lovely time. What did you have to eat at your favourite restaurant? (Hmm, must be coming up to breakfast time...)

Lucy, thanks! It's all happening on Saturday, but I'm sure we'll have a great time. We'll be eating at an Afghan restaurant - the food is fabulous there!

Congrats! :)

Rana, thanks! And welcome to my blog!

Tall Girl and I used to eat at the only Afghan restaurant in London about 20 years ago! It was good, rice with carrots and almonds, lamb and aubergines, naan bread...

Lucy, how interesting! Our oldest daughters first discovered this place and it's become the family favourite for celebrations, for many years now. The food has some similarities to Greek, we find. I adore their cardamom tea.