Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
38 THE LETHBRIDGE HISAID Wcclnesdoy, August 25, 1971 superstar is not easy Leiffhton makes grade as Banff School of Fine Arts director lly VMM BAN ll'I'i a .suiwfbr Ins held llu> post for -iii vrars, it's :i Imigh act lo follow, Diiviil U'iiili- lon (lid it iincl lln' re- views say lie's ;i MI Dr. I.riglitim luok HUT a year afio frdin Donald Cameron as diivclor of the Banff School of Fine Ails. During the .Senator's Icnurc, the school I'wainc known throughout the nralLnciil ('.'i' its execllenl MiminiT pro- grams in the arl.-. and fur its shorl-lcnn, liigh.-qiiNluy liu.-ii- r.css inanageinont c o u i- s e durinp the suid Dr. Dr. Cameron hivami' its first fiill-tiuic direi-lur in ID.lt'i. after if became a M'parafe. entity nnlier lha.ii a Mimmcr branch of ihe I of Alberta. Through thr lie cadged and cajoled the money, the site awl expor- li.ic (hat made it viia' it is today. Cut Dr. l.i'idiion. an inter- national lecturer on business administration and author of several business management texts, brought some of his own new ideas to the school. FESTIVAL OF Oiii1 innovation was lo start Ihe Banff Festival of the Aits, held al the end of the refiular summcr session. Its 11171 ses- sion was completed bile this month. "It's a showcase of we're doing." the director said in an interview. "It's a festival of the work of Ihe students and teachers of the school." The suinmcT school gained a fine rcpulation for I its programs in ballet, drama, visual arts, music, figure skating, writing and photogra- phy, he' said. Many of ils for- I mcr students now arc artists of international rcpulc, such as Frances Hyland and Bruno Cernssi in drama, Jennifer Penny, Richard Crogan, Anna Marie and David Holmes in ballet and Marck Jablonski and Dale Barlletl in music. "The festival slill serves an or nt is rl KI ir LS at Id V. of IS or a, a-r-ts Ji no cr la in ki Roal. it's nol an end in itself." Dr. LciRhton has had a lifelong interest in the arts and cl u r i M K liis umlcrRrflfliinlc vrars at Ihe Uniycrsity of Western Ontario, London, he was a member of Ihe symphony. Later he took his doctoral degree in business administration at Ilaivard, but he iici-cr lost his interest in the arts. Uli.VU' BEST STl'DENTS lie described some of his plans fur the next five years al Ihe school. To begin, lie doesn't believe the school should grow much. Today, it has a residential capacity of about MO students and this may be extended gradually to about "We should aim al being a school of international quality, drawing the best students in-teniationally, with Alberta and Canadian students com-peling equally with that quality." It will be his job lo find and attract strong, and capable persons lo head each department. "Ballet at the moment is very strong. I doubt if there is a heller ballet school anywhere-." The faculty this .summer included Arnold S'pohr, Vei a Volkova, Belly Fan-ally and Kva von Gencsy. Ur. Lcighton's second objective is to fill out tin.1 range of creative courses UuiyliL at the school. He wants lo see Ihe school offer p i" o g r a m s in sculpture and poetiy and to gel hack inlo courses m choral singing, for inslance. TWO SESSIONS As well, he aims lo cxlend the programs throughout the year. To begin, the s u m m c r school program will he offered in Iwo sessions next summer rather than the one six-week session that has been given in the past. The main session still will b" offered in July to mid-Au gust but a raid-May to session be given as well. A year-round program of French language instruction will begin (his fall, anrt (ho school has been selected by the federal government to offer shorl intensive up-grading courses for senior civil servants, he said. Dr. Leighlon also is talking about an arlist-in-rcsidcncc program. 'This is in the idea slagc al the he said. "We would want to attract topflight people, artists of internal ional stature, who would come and live here for a year and who would be willing lo work with small groups of lop-flight students.'1 Bui Dr. still wants Banff programs Lo be, in the in a i n. self-supporting. This means Ihe use of the school for conferences and the money-making short courses i-. advanced business management would conlinue. I'OOII .MANAGEMENT He'll he leaching in (he advanced management programs next winter. ''I'm appalled at the poor management Dial exists in Ilia he said. "Good management helps the creative artist and poor management can kill him." Many of the organizations thai, raise money for support of the ails arc lazy, he said. They expect and get inlo the idea that the world owes them ;i living. "A lot more of (hem could he self-sustaining." But they have to work at being economically viable, lie Hi inks commurilios nuisl he involved and he is working toward greater liaison with the townspeople of n and his wife and five children have a home on the grounds overlooking the river valley and mountains and they ski in winter and hike in summer. In September, he goes to Austria for a teaching stint on business management and later he will tour in the United States in his position as president of the American M ..keling Association. MONTREAL (CP) The American Risk and Insurance Association was told Monday Ihal social and political pressures have caused the government (o encroach inlo many areas previously considered the sole preserve of insurance companies E. S. Jackson, executive vice-president of Manufacturers Life Insurance Co. of Toronto, said the insurance industry therefore musl give more consideration lo the v a r i o u s factors industry fat "determine where the line of demarcation lies between business and government." Mr. Jackson lold the association, holding ils annual meeting (iiili-ide (he United Stales for Ihe firsl lime, the insurance industry also musl be sure Ihal the products and services it offers are fulfilling their purpose. "Government encroachment can be viewed as a (lireal as indeed il sometimes is lo our he added. "It also can be viewed as test a challenge that the life insurance products we offer nccl Ihe needs of the public at cost and that as an r.duslry we seek new areas of niblic need which we can nccl." I'PEPAIIED SLOUGH, England (AP) John Clements took out a insurance policy to pay for damage done lo neighbor s' properly by liis four young children. Go Back to School on Time EATON'S WATCH SALE Sale Pried Watches All Swiss Incabloc Find His and Hw models to suit most tastes and all occasions. Fashioned with jewelled lever movements K. second hnnd. I SALE, cnch 29.93 vnkh. SALE, 19.95 modern dial, sweep second hand. Chromium plalcd case, slninlrps steel back. Leather Q QC strap. 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