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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
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.

Wednesday
Jun132012

Sam Uhlick featured in TableSpace catalog

Ardrossan potter Sam Uhlick was one of 14 ceramic artists from North America, Europe, and Asia featured in the exhibition and catalog TableSpace.

Click here to view the full catalog online.  

 

Tuesday
Jun122012

Janet Grabner featured in an article for East Coulee, AB

Janet Grabner & John Dahm

Janet Grabner was recently featured in Calgary based Swerve magazine's website in the article Finding Ground. "A former coal-mining town is slowly being settled by Calgary artists and artisans lured by the beauty of the Badlands, a like-minded community-and the prospect of finding an affordable piece of real estate."

Click here to read the full article.
Article written by Val Berenyi | Photos: George Webber

Tuesday
Jun122012

City of Edmonton Public Art Collection online gallery 

Public art is art that exists in the public realm and is freely accessible by everyone. Public art is intended to engage the community and to stimulate thought, feeling and discussion.

City of Edmonton Public Art Collection is a collection of works that the City has acquired in various ways over its history: some may have commemorated a special event, some may have been gifts to the City. Many of the artworks acquired in recent years have been generated by the City's Percent for Art to Provide and Encourage Art in Public Areas Policy.

The Edmonton Arts Council provides vision for and stewardship of the City of Edmonton Public Art Collection. This collection is owned by the City of Edmonton, and exists for the enjoyment of Edmonton residents and visitors to our city. This public art online gallery is a work-in-progress. There's more to come, so keep checking back as Edmonton Arts Council continues to add to the gallery in an ongoing project to represent the full collection.

Craft is an excellent medium for public art which can be seen by the number of ACC member's showcased on this public art online gallery.

 

Wednesday
May302012

ACC members at The Works Art & Design Festival, Edmonton

The Works Art & Design 2012 Festival
June 21 - July 3
Downtown Edmonton

Alberta Craft Council members at The Works festival:
Margie Davidson, Jill Nuckles, Barbara Rumberger, Natali Rodrigues, Susan Thorpe, Joan Irvin, Laura O'Connor, Ross Bradley, Keith Turnbull, and Virgina Stephens

The full lineup can be found in the festival guide, get your copy today on The Works website! http://www.theworks.ab.ca/festivalfolder/festival/festival.html

 

Wednesday
May092012

MEASURING a YEAR by the MINUTE (installation / performance)

Sunday May 13 (Mothers Day)
12:00 to 5:00 (ARTIST TALK - 2:00)
DaDe Art & Design Lab,1327 9 AVE SE Calgary

Margie DavidsonThis year long process started with continuing my interest in colour study of seasonal change, a desire for a daily meditative art practice, and a curiosity about the visual representation of a year. What would a year measured by one knitted stitch for every minute actually look like?
 
My goal was to knit 60 stitches in a row and complete 24 rows a day to represent that day as measured by the minute.  I recorded each days knitting progress with a date tag. As the project grew, I dealt with tangled yarn and competing priorities. It was a challenge to find 3 hours each day to complete 24 rows of knitting.

 It has been an insightful process. I have learned about myself as I came to terms with the evolution of the artwork and the divergence of two types of measurement.  I learned about making space physically for the artwork as it grew and about the rigor of a daily commitment of time.  I learned about the value of holding the intention of a daily meditative practice.(installation / performance) -Margie Davidson

Photo taken by Seann Childs of LightArt Photography