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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."

Click here to read the full article.
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

Wednesday
Jun272012

How Will You Celebrate Craft Year 2015?

The Canadian Crafts Federation (CCF) is excited to announce our next national festival of events: Craft Year 2015. Just over 2 years away, this special celebration of Canadian Craft will draw attention to the diverse range of work being made, sold, shown and studied all across the country.

This announcement is intended to plant a seed. We want to inspire you and those in your community to connect with Craft, to plan events, to think big and to get started in preparation for this special year.

Click here to visit the CCF website to learn more and start brainstorming.

Tuesday
Jun262012

When your surgeon has an art-school diploma on the wall

James Martin from the Globe and Mail interviews John Semple, the chief surgeon at Toronto's Women's College Hospital and graduate of OCAD University, about his experience studying art and how it contributes to his medical career. The article includes a few great quotes about vision and creativity including this little gem: "Thinking as an artist means connecting the dots that aren't next to each other."

Read the full article here
Article written by James Martin

Thursday
Jun212012

ACC Annual General Meeting - Saturday, June 23 in Red Deer

Saturday, June 23 - AGM 1:30 &
Prairie Ecellence Reception & Tour at 3 pm

Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery: 4525-47a Avenue, Red Deer, AB

The purpose of the AGM is to receive the annual report, elect new board members and conduct other business. Take this opportunity to meet with the Board of Directors, Executive Director, the staff of the ACC, and other members.

After the AGM stay and cruise through to see the exhibition “Prairie Excellence”. This unique project was jointly organized by the Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba Craft Councils.   The exhibition highlights a cross-selection of the best in fine craft in the prairie provinces.  For more information go to www.prairie-excellence.ca.  

ACC member Matt Gould's new exhibition, Uncommon Threads opens June 23 at the RDMAG.