ACC Around Alberta
Alberta Craft Council + 15 Window, Calgary
Alberta Craft Council + 15 Window exhibitions display exciting new work for two month periods by ACC members, partner organizations and cross-promote arts events in Calgary. The window is located in the busy + 15 pedway system with a diverse range of Calgarians walking through daily.
Current + 15 Exhibition:
Exhibition Dates: September 15 - November 12, 2016
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary AB
In June 2015, through the Alberta Craft Council, I had the opportunity to be a homestay host for two paper artists from Wonju, Korea. Edmonton and Wonju have a cooperative cities agreement, and the Korean artists were visiting to celebrate Craft Year 2015.
The idea for this series was born out of my longing to combine my sunprinted fabric and the sunprinted Hanji papers as a way to physically create a remembrance of this cultural exchange experience.
By spending time with the Korean artists, I saw Edmonton through new eyes. With a new bike and a newly retired husband, I explored the city and collected different leaves on my bike rides.
- Margie Davidson (Edmonton)
ACC @ the YEG
The Alberta Craft Council has two mini exhibitions in the Rotational Art Program at the Edmonton International Airport. The EIA is home to six rotational displays and five partner displays that are integrated as part of the building. Currently the Rotational Art Program features work by ACC member Brenda Malkinson and JoAnna Lange.
Brenda is a glass artist, wood cut print artist and educator. She attended the Alberta College of Art + Design, graduating with distinction in 1975. Malkinson’s work has focused on large-scale contemporary glass installations. Current work in glass and woodcut printmaking draw from intimate interpretation of natural forms integrating fragments of foliage, ancient iconography, colour gradations, and patterns.
JoAnna Lange (Edmonton) is a ceramic artist transplanted from Winnipeg, Manitoba and now living and working in Edmonton. Her production line, Stoneboat Pottery, is a reflection of her rural Saskatchewan roots and celebrates functional ware through the use of colour and motifs reflecting the natural world. JoAnna has been active at the community level, teaching clay classes for the past twenty-some years and has served on the boards of Clifton Studios Co-op and the Manitoba Craft Council.