Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Creative Kids Museum Celebrates Alberta Art Days!

Recreating Alberta with Reinvented Materials

Creative Kids are invited to Recreate Alberta using found materials!
Explore, glue, hammer, tape, paint and fold everyday materials to create
an interactive exhibit. Young Artists and their families will recreate
some of our great Alberta Landmarks and have a hand in creating the future
by designing and building their very own landmarks.

Join us at Creative Kids Museum! Workshop times are
11am -2pm Friday September 18, and
10am-1pm Saturday September 19.

Additional to all provincially owned historic sites and museums open for free during this period, if you walk around Calgary - our very own city is RICH in public art and art spaces!

Some examples of Alberta/Calgary Landmark...
Shaw Millennium Park.
- "North America's largest free outdoor, 24 hour skatepark located at 1220 9 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on the Westside of downtown (Southwest of the TELUS World of Science)"-City of Calgary.

Statue on 8th Avenue S.W., Calgary

Windmill at Fort Calgary

Pow Wow Teepee Village near Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta.

World's Largest Pyrogy - Glendon, Alberta

For more information on Alberta art days visit: - AlbertaArtDays.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 4 - October 7::: Imagined Texts: Exploring Community

The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program managed
by the Alberta Society of Artists is featuring the exhibition "Imagined
Texts: Exploring Community" in the Artist Space from September 4 –
October 7.

Featuring 76 art works in 15 presentation units by approximately 100 participants, this exhibition was curated by Les Pinter and developed by the Alberta Society of Artists in partnership with the Alberta Printmakers Society, the Alexandra Writers' Centre Society and the Calgary Chapter of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Workshop times are:

Saturday September 19 3-4:30pm - Calgary Chapter of the Canadian
Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Saturday September 26 3-4:30pm - Alexandra Writers' Centre Society.

Saturday October 3 3-4:30pm - Alberta Printmakers society.

All ages welcomed!

Here is an example text from the collaborative efforts of a community of printmakers, bookbinders, writers and members of the general public in Calgary, Alberta during September 2008.
imaGined texts/conTextualized imagery.

The "catalogue includes a gallery of prints and book forms, an introductory essay describing the project; and essays by three local writers: Johanna Plant on text and image, A. Ellen Kelly on community, and Janelle Dubeau on collaboration. Exquisitely designed by Koren Scott, the catalogue is accompanied by a DVD by William Bartlett. The DVD documents the processes used and the interaction among participants during the project."