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Thursday
Sep222016

Alberta Craft Awards Celebration, ACAD - Calgary, AB

Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
5:00 pm - Buffet Dinner, Main Mall ACAD (cash bar)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Premier Speaking Event & Awards Ceremony, Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, Room 340.

To purchase tickets click here
Premier Speaking Event & Awards Ceremony - $15
Buffet Dinner, Premier Speaking Event & Awards Ceremony - $45

2016 marks the 10th presentation of the Alberta Craft Awards. This year's celebration will be held in conjunction with the evening symposium of the Canadian Crafts Federation annual conference; Cultivating Craft: Pathways to Practice at the Alberta College of Art + Design.

The Alberta Craft Awards will be presented alongside the CCF/FCMA's National Robert Jekyll Award for Leadership in Craft. It follows ACAD's Visiting Premier Speaker, Shannon Stratton, an ACAD Alumni and William and Mildred Lasdon Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. The evening events also include a buffet dinner, performance and exhibition by Katrin Steiger, ACAD's 2016 "Craft at the Cutting Edge" Artist-in-Residence, an exhibition by ACAD's Craft Faculty and Alumni, and the ACC exhibition "Carrying On", an exhibition of bags, pouches and other cultural containers by Albertan indigenous artists.

Watch for an announcement on the Award nominees soon www.albertacraft.ab.ca/awards

Thursday
Sep222016

Save The Date: 'Twas The Night 2016

Mark your calendars for the upcoming 19th annual 'Twas the Night fundraiser event!

Date: November 25th from 7 - 10 pm

Enjoy fantastic door prizes & discounts of up to 40% in the Retail Gallery while toasting the season with live music, delicious treats and great company.

Tickets will be available to purchase at the ACC or by phone starting October 1.
Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door. 2 for 1 Tickets available to ACC members.

Thursday
Sep222016

Artists Quarters Update and Media Round-up

As a future anchor organization in Artists Quarters, (an innovative live/work space) the Alberta Craft Council is happy to announce the project is now one step closer to fruition. On Monday afternoon, October 19, Edmonton City Council approved a zoning change to permit the development in the Quarters area of downtown during a public hearing at city hall Monday afternoon.
 
There's a lot of excitement and buzz around the project, here's a round-up of recent media coverage:

CBC - Condo tower for artists in Quarters gets green light

Global News - Artists Quarters in downtown Edmonton given green light by council

Edmonton Metro - Edmonton Arts project now needs cash to move ahead

Edmonton Journal - Edmonton's Artists Quarters: Heating a condo with just a hairdryer

Edmonton Metro - Edmonton Arts Quarters building could be approved Monday

Global News - Artists Quarters up for debate at Edmonton city council Monday

Thursday
Sep222016

Ilya Oratovsky Featured by Custom Woolen Mills Ltd.

Master Weaver Ilya Oratovsky is the featured artist in a profile by Customer Woolen Mills Ltd. The profile explores how Ilya Oratovsky has honed his fine skills over many decades and how he initially started working with looms in the Ukraine.

To read the article click here

Thursday
Sep222016

Matt Heide Featured in Avenue Magazine Edmonton

Concrete sculptures by Matt Heide were featured in the article "Touches of Flair" in the September 2016 issue of Avenue Magazine Edmonton on pages 75 - 79.

To view a digital copy of the magazine click here