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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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Wednesday
Jul252012

CERF+ Tip of the Month: When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

You are at an outdoor art fair when a band of thunderstorms rolls in. What do you do?  The National Weather Service says that there is little you can do to substantially reduce your risk of being struck by lightning if you are outside. The only safe action is to get to a safe building or vehicle as quickly as possible after you first hear thunder, and stay there for 30 minutes after the storm has ended.

  • Safe buildings: fully-enclosed building with plumbing or wiring such as a home, school, office building, shopping center
  • Stay away from: corded telephones, electronic equipment, computers, showers, sinks, bathtubs – anything that can transmit electricity from a nearby lightning strike
  • Unsafe buildings: tents, picnic shelters, sheds, open garages, covered patios
  • Safe vehicles: fully-enclosed metal vehicles such as hard-topped cars, vans, trucks.  Do not touch metal surfaces or use electronic equipment while inside
  • Unsafe vehicles: convertibles, golf carts, open cab construction equipment, boats without cabins

At an arts fair, you should at least be able to get to a safe vehicle. The National Weather Service has recommendations on what to do if you cannot get to a safe shelter, but these only slightly improve your chances. There is no truly safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm!
Lightning strikes are tough on sensitive computer equipment. The Studio Protector Blog has a post on what one artist did to protect his equipment on his studio/home computer network.

Wednesday
Jul252012

ACC visit to Summer Series at Red Deer College

Red Deer College’s Series of summer art and fine craft workshops always provide a wide array of classes and talented instructors. From bronze casting to wheel throwing as well as numerous hot glass workshops you can find a class for any skill level. I drool over the Series class brochure each spring…. highlighting workshops I wish to attend, noting which instructors are teaching that year, and dreaming about a time when I too can be a Series participant. Yesterday I was so happy when Laura and I were able to go down to Red Deer College (RDC) to check out the Series program as well as the brand new Centre for Visual Arts.

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Tuesday
Jul242012

ACAD Extended Studies Spring + Summer courses, Calgary

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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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