Five Finger Friday Waits in the Woods

Index: The Leader

Waiting Room

So quickly it has arrived. This new installation by Alysha Creighton comes at a time of waiting for all of us. Advent season begins. We are all waiting for something.

We will wait together, down by the riverside, as we enter this temporary space crafted by multimedia artist Alysha Creighton. The show features sound and video, and tomorrow’s opening, from 3:30-5:30, includes an artist talk at around 4:30 PM.


Get the details on Facebook and RSVP here.


Middle: The Attitude

Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ever Widening Rings

I cannot say strongly enough that YOU NEED TO SEE THIS SHOW. Beautiful works, ranging in media from painting to sculpture to installation to drawing to video to dance to … you get the picture. Motifs repeat to tie all of this together. Boats. Ash. Bronze. Trees. Maps. Nails. Human forms called ‘Watchers’.

von Tiesenhausen works with the land (literally) to create work about the land and our relationship to it. He has in fact copyrighted his own piece of property as a work of art. Legally.

This is not protest art. Or not only. This is not political art. Or not only. This is the art that shows up as the by-product of a life lived in harmony with a single patch or Norther Alberta land for decades.

See the works and get hours and directions at


Ring: The Faithful

Reign of Christ the King

Looking for a church experience that fuses art and faith into a beautiful dance over an evening of shared liturgy? Head down to St.Paul’s Anglican Church this Saturday night.

Interface Worship and St. Paul's Anglican will close the church year and celebrate the Reign of Christ the King in an alternative worship service on Saturday, November 21st, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. This year's theme is "God rules through the wood of the cross."

This interactive worship service, part of the Throne Room Series, is artistically crafted to help participants encounter, experience and engage in the Gospel.

Visit or email Jim Robertson:

Read my review of last year’s event - complete with photos and video - here.


Pinky: The Outlier

Tête Jaune

My ‘outlier' pick doesn’t technically send you out of town, because you’ll be able to travel the prairies from the cool comfort of DC3 Art Projects at Tête Jaune. This is Edmonton's very own industrial design showcase and sale. Find everything design–from handcrafted wooden furniture to concrete earrings fashioned after the Muttart pyramids.


Thumb: The Unsung Hero

Vixens of Vintage Market

Not an art show, per se, but a vintage market that is sure to inspire many a project, and check many a gift off many a list.

The Vixens of Vintage Holiday Market Edmonton, 70 vendors selling all things vintage inspired, upcycled vintage, TRUE vintage and anything else with an old school panache. $3 admission at the door, with a portion of the admission proceeds going to the Edmonton Poppy Fund. Prince of Wales Armouries Sat 10am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 4pm.

November 21 – 22, 2015 @ Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre, 10440 108 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton


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