MTA, UVic receive significant contributions from Canadian artists

October 5, 2016

Mount Allison University and the University of Victoria both recently received significant contributions from Canadian artists. MTA received painter Alex Colville’s studio—including Colville’s paints, brushes, easels, and other resources—which will be permanently housed at the Colville House on MTA’s campus. “This is a unique and consequential gift,” said MTA President and Vice-Chancellor Robert Campbell. “Visitors, admirers of Colville’s work, and those who wish to make a study of it, will be able to come to Mount Allison, step into his studio, visit his home, view his pieces, and literally walk in his footsteps around the community.” In British Columbia, UVic has received its largest ever donor-funded endowed award from sculptor Jeffrey Rubinoff and the Jeffrey Rubinoff Foundation, which will establish a recurring four-year PhD fellowship in the area of modern and contemporary art history. “Jeffrey’s sculptural work is monumental in its scope and his legacy will now create a monument to future scholarship,” commented UVic Dean of Fine Arts Susan Lewis. MTA | CBC (MTA) | UVic