Hear My Conversation with Poet Tania Runyan

Hear My Conversation with Poet Tania Runyan

Tania Runyan is a poet from Illinois who will be leading the poetry track of our Small, Slow & Beautiful retreat. In this conversation, you'll hear her hopes for the retreat, who it will be a good fit for, the way I screw up her name, and a fair bit of laughter.

You'll also hear Tania Runyan read her lovely poem, "No One Can Boast".


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Are You an Artist?

Are You an Artist?

Are you an artist?

I am a lot of things.  So are you.  

You might be a dog-lover or an avid reader.  An extrovert, nature-lover or traveller.

But are you an artist?  

Of course you are.  But precious few of us would ever describe ourselves that way.


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On Stepping Up My Local Arts Game (A 20 AND 17 Update)

On Stepping Up My Local Arts Game (A 20 AND 17 Update)

January. I put out a challenge. Support more local artists this year. Tangibly. With money. I’m not out to blow the bank or revolutionize the local arts scene singlehandedly. We’re going to do that together. You and me. We are going to ‘vote with our wallets’ in 2017 and see what we can do collectively for the Edmonton arts scene.

The breakdown? $20 dollars towards local arts experiences and $17 towards local arts products. Every month. That’s my goal, so what’s my reality?


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Today is the final day for WILD FOLK

Photography by Rebecca Lippiat

Photography by Rebecca Lippiat

Today, the gallery is open from 11 AM to 3 PM. Then, these WILD FOLK are gone. GONE! Don't miss this show from HIlary Mussell featuring video and sculptural works. 


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Workshops Are Back! Make Block Prints with Stephanie Medford

Workshops Are Back! Make Block Prints with Stephanie Medford

Starting this month, on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30 PM, we're offering workshops again!

Stephanie Medford will be leading us in Block Printing using the linocut technique. For just $25, you'll walk away with 5 prints on some lovely paper, and a linocut to take home and print to your heart's content (you'll have learned how to do that by the evening's end).


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Nine Women Artists with a Bleeding Heart

Nine Women Artists with a Bleeding Heart

In just over two years being open on Alberta Avenue, we’ve worked with so many incredible female artists here at Bleeding Heart Art Space. Today we celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting the work of nine of the wonderful, creative, world-changing women we’ve worked with right here in Edmonton. 


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Call for Submissions: TEXT+IMAGE

Call for Submissions: TEXT+IMAGE

We are excited to share this opportunity to have your work displayed at the Bleeding Heart Art Space this spring in a new group show, curated by local poet and artists, Edward Van Vliet.


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I dare you to invest in yourself today.

I dare you to invest in yourself today.

Today is the final day to register for our summer retreat–Small, Slow & Beautiful–before the price goes up by$100. The early bird deadline. Midnight tonight.

Small, Slow & Beautiful happens this June 29-July 2 along the Elbow River in Calgary. 

This retreat is a risk for us here at Bleeding Heart Art Space. We are betting that a group of creatives are looking for a slow, beautiful space to grow their art and their faith. We are betting that you want to get better at your craft, that you desire creative community, and that you are willing to spend some time and money on these things. 

We haven’t done this before, but I’m hoping this is the start of a long-standing tradition in our province. I’m hoping we gather once a year and grow a community unlike any other in the world. Because it will be you and me and some other beautiful souls. 


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Seeking Common Ground

Seeking Common Ground

I've been thinking a lot lately about the theme of common ground. I'm sure many of us have been. It's a frightening, divisive time politically and culturally, and the volume of this noise seems to have increased greatly in the past couple of months. 

I believe and hold onto the hope that if two parties that are diametrically opposed had the opportunity to sit down with one another one on one, slogans and banners and prejudices aside, we would see some sort of common ground we have as humans.

This is to say that at our core, most of us share the emotions of fear, hope, desire, anger, joy, despair - those are all HUMAN feelings. They do not belong to the left or the right; to people with any certain shade of skin. They are common ground. 


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Macro Images to Get You Inspired For Small, Slow & Beautiful

Macro Images to Get You Inspired For Small, Slow & Beautiful

If you are a visual artist, you may be wondering about Macro Painting & Painting. What the heck is it? Is it for you? What can you expect to make over a long weekend at Small, Slow & Beautiful?

Macro images take a close-up look at our world. They train our eyes to pay attention. They show us 'the world in a grain of sand', as William Blake put it.

Here are some examples of wonderful macro images I've found online and from the work of friends, to get your creative imagination in gear.


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