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Participating artists: Nicole Baxter, Linda Chow, Robin Dupont, Milt Fischbein, Matt Gould, Terry Hildebrand, Brad Keys, Eveline Kolijn, Diane Krys, Darren Petersen, Jean-Claude and Talar Prefontaine, Shona Rae and Simon Wroot.

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Tuesday
Aug012017

Canadian Craft Biennial Exhibition Can Craft? Craft Can! 

Detail of Up at the Stars by Matt Gould. 2017.The Canadian Craft Biennial exhibition Can Craft? Craft Can! brings together over 60 craft artists from across Canada. The exhibition presents works in glass, ceramics, wood, metal and fibre that address three sub-themes exploring ideas of Identity, Sustainability and Materiality. The exhibition takes place at Art Gallery of Burlington, Burlington, ON from August 19, 2017 - October 29, 2017. ACC members participating in the exhibition include: Karen Cantine, Robin DuPont, Matt Gould, Greg Payce, Anne Drew Potter, Shona Rae and Barbara Tipton. 

Read more here.

Tuesday
Aug012017

EAC Blog on Allison Tunis 

ACC member Allison Tunis is featured on the Edmonton Arts Council blog.

"Just off Whyte Avenue, we travelled to the YESS: Youth Empowerment & Support Services Armoury Resource Centre to visit their artist-in-residence. On this delightful day, we were greeted by the equally sunny Allison Tunis for a tour of her studio, and of the Resource Centre – a remarkable open facility offering programming, resources, and support for youth."

Read more here.

Tuesday
Aug012017

Ken Lumbis in Vue Weekly 

Ken Lumbis is featured in the current issue of Vue Weekly. He was interviewed for a preview article about his Discovery exhibition Painted with Fire (runs until September 2).

Albertan Artist Paints With Fire was on page 8 of the July 20 - July 26, 2017 issue of  Vue Weekly. Read the article here.


Friday
Jun302017

Capital Boulevard Legacy Public Art Project – Canada 150 Launch

Date: July 1, 2017
Time: Saturday, 1pm
Location: Alberta Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre, Edmonton

Hosted by The Places, the launch event will celebrate the permanent installation of Transect by Firebrand Glass (Julia Reimer & Tyler Rock) on Site 1, Star Gazer – Koo-koo-sint by Voyager Art & Tile (Dawn Detarando & Brian McArthur) on Site 2.

The artists will be present between 2:15pm and 3pm to meet with public on Site 1 & 2, after a short speakers program.

Find out more here.

Friday
Jun302017

Public Art Installed on Capital Boulevard in Time for Sesquicentennial  

The pieces are part of a series to commemorate Canada’s 150th July 1. In total, five sculptures have been commissioned for the Capital Boulevard, Edmonton – and two were installed this week.

The installed pieces, Transect by artists Julia Reimer and Tyler Rock and Star Gazer – Koo-koo-sint by Dawn Detarando and Brian McArthur, will also eventually stand with three others.

View photos of Transect by the Edmonton Journal here.


Watch CTV's story on the new pieces here.

Wednesday
Jun282017

Thanks Joining us to Celebrate the new Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary

The Alberta Craft Council extends a big thank you to all those who celebrated with us on June 17, 2017 at the new Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary and joined us bidding farewell to Tom McFall, our retiring Executive Director.
 
Thank you to the evening's sponsors:
Wild Life Distillery, CakePunk, Springbank Cheese Company,  Performance by Shona Rae and the VooDoo Hand, Photographer Jeff Yee at Rain Drop Images, Second Cup, Safeway.

Thank you to the following volunteers:
Mindy Andrews, Sarabeth Carnat, Linda Chow, Crys Harse, Joanne Johnson, Suzette Knudsen, Lisa McGrath, Liv Pedersen, Toni Ros, Darlene Swan, Monika Smith, Susan Thorpe

Thanks to the following sponsors who also volunteered their time:
Heather McGrath (CakePunk), Matthew Widmer (Wild Life Distillery), Jeff Yee (Photographer).

Thank you to everyone who donated toward the Light the Gallery campaign:

Donated 2 lights:
Jade Ansley, Alison & Peter Faid, Gust Gallery, Doug Galloway, Evelyn Grant, Kai Scholefield, Richard Sunde, Will Truchon.

Donated 1 light:
Mindy Andrews, Lindsay Boon, Marsorie Cameron, Sarabeth Carnat, Al Chapman, Linda Chow, Connie Cooper, Dawn Detarando, Linda Frena, Ann Haessel, Crys Harse, Doug Haslam, Martha Henry, Fay Hodson, Carol Kehoe, Susan Kristoferson, Brenda Malkinson, Letisha & Tom McFall, Keith Mcphedran, Rosemary McRae, Tami Miller, Barry Moss, Tara Owen, Elizabeth Parker, Carolyn & Bruce Patterson, Jennifer Salahub, Michael Saroka, Bart Simpson, Monika Smith, John Smith-Jones, Jenna Stanton, Jeanne Watson, Julie Wons, Kari Woo and Simon Wroot

Thanks to the following for also donating to the Square Foot Campaign:
Linda Chow, Doug Haslam, Tami Miller, Barry Moss and Kai Scholefield.

Photographer Jeff Yee captured the evening, view the Facebook album here.

Wednesday
Jun142017

Speaking Notes: Nickle Galleries’ Recent Acquisitions - Calgary, AB 

Mary by Kari Woo, one of the acquisitions featured in the exhibition.Exhibition Dates: June 8 - August 18, 2017
Location: Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary

Since opening its doors to the public in 1979, Nickle Galleries has benefited from the generosity of countless individuals who have donated precious art objects, time, and occasionally, funds.  Each new arrival not only expands the collections, they help to rejuvenate them—facilitating new connections and narratives.   Speaking Notes introduces a selection of recent donations and purchases, and promises of stories to come.

Recent aquisitions in the exhibition include Mary by Kari Woo.