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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
Jul242012

ACAD Extended Studies Spring + Summer courses, Calgary

Register Today

Make space for your creative side. Take part in one of ACAD’s Extended Studies courses this spring and summer. Get covered in creative in the credit, credit-free, teen, college-prep or workshop of your choice, and reconnect with your creativity today!

ACC Member instructors:
Linda Chow, Dylan Eddy, Jennea Frishke, Tara Griffiths, Joan Irvin, Charles Lewton-Brain, Lyn Pflueger, Shona Rae, John Smith-Jones, Kari Woo, Dirk van Wyk

With courses like:
SAND CASTING [NEW COURSE]
INSTRUCTOR Dylan Eddy
Sand casting is one of the simplest ways to cast metal from a simple design for lightweight rings, bracelets, or medallions. It does not require elaborate or expensive equipment or tools. Your instructor will guide you through the process from start to end, including how to properly finish your piece. Please see your course supply list online. Be sure to come prepared for the first class.
15027 Sat + Sun, Aug 11 + 12, 9:00am - 4:00pm
fee $199 + GST (12 hours)

Click here to download the full schedule

Tuesday
Jul172012

Alaynee Goodwill 's "Arist Insite"

Alaynee Goodwill was one of the artists to participate in this years centennial western art showcase and auction at the Calgary Stampede. Alaynee had her own feature presentation called "Arist Insite" where she met buyers and collectors, providing interviews and demonstrating the various techniques and mediums used in traditional art. In addition to her work being featured in the Gallery it was also in the auction catalog and available online on the western showcase artist bio page.

Monday
Jul162012

Tips for Businesses Participating in Festivals or Events

With the arrival of festival and event season and the much anticipated centennial celebration of the Calgary Stampede (July 6-15, 2012), Alberta is bustling with loads of energy and many opportunities to promote your business. In Calgary, the Calgary Stampede offers small businesses an opportunity to showcase and sell their products and services to millions of visitors at "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". In addition to the Calgary Stampede, check out Alberta events and festivals to identify which events would be a good fit for your business to participate in!

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Monday
Jul092012

YMCA Youth Tour at the Alberta Craft Council Gallery & Shop

Thirteen kids, ranging from 6 to 12 years of age, visited the Craft Council as part of their YMCA Art Camp.  Tom McFall, ACC Executive Director, gave a spirited tour and inspired new craft makers or future customers.

Wednesday
Jul042012

Rachelle LeBlanc's "Finding Home", Stony Plain 

Rachelle LeBlanc's "Finding Home"- Contemporary Fibre Hooking
July 15 - August 15
Artist Reception: July 15, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery 5411 – 51st Street, Stony Plain

This important solo exhibition "Finding Home" - Contemporary Fibre Hooking presented by the Multicultural Center Art Gallery is a great example of her contemporary voice with imagery that expresses the importance of valuing our own experiences and crafting work that honors both life and place. Every piece invites the viewer to linger over the unanswered questions it provokes, with hopes that the tension stays with them after they have stepped away.

Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery
5411 – 51stStreet
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1X7
Tel: 780-963-2777
www.multicentre.org

Friday
Jun292012

Search for compelling art well worth the walk downtown through Works festival

"In terms of a transcendent art experience, this year’s Works Art and Design Festival is hit and miss — but worth the archeology.

In my tour of its two-dozen-plus venues over two days (with a soundtrack of Judas Priest and Neutral Milk Hotel), I saw the festival’s purported theme of collaboration bucked by the strength of its orbiting solo shows and the relative weakness of the headliners — if such a thing can be said to truly exist in an ambitious art event occupying several square blocks of our downtown core."

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Article by Fish Griwkowsky for the Edmonton Journal

ACC member's included in his hightlights of the festival: Margie Davidson, Jill Nuckles, & Susan Thorpe.

Thursday
Jun282012

Easy to discover visual treasures in a walk around downtown Edmonton

Right Brain/Left Brain (detail) by Barbara Rumberger“Treat The Works as a treasure hunt,” says Dawn Saunders Dahl, director of programs and marketing for The Works Art & Design Festival. The treasures she’s referring to are the unique, one-of-kind art gems on display until July 3. With 31 sites boasting great art, the best way to see it is to set off on an urban walkabout.

A good starting point is City Hall, where Margie Davidson’s knitted scarf in the City Room West measures a year, one stitch at a time. “Obsession,” in the City Room East, is a group exhibition showcasing the talents of six elite artisans. “Obsession is defined as the domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image or desire,” says Calgary curator/artist, Jill Nuckles. “For myself and the other artists in this exhibition, obsession reveals itself in unique and thought provoking ways.” Nuckles was interested in artists’ obsessive or compulsive approaches to material, technique and repetition. Five Calgary artists [ Joan Irvin, Jill Nuckles, Natali Rodrigues, Barbara Rumberger and Susan Thorpe] and one Edmontonian, Laura O’Connor, collectively tell the visual story of obsession".

Read the full article here
Article written by Janice Ryan for the Edmonton Journal