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Get Arty This Weekend with #ArtScene13

The snow can do what it wants, but spring is indeed here. We’ve got Mother’s Day, markets and some brand new galleries to check out, so let’s get artin’.

Here are 13 bits and bites to keep you arty this fine weekend. It’s another #ArtScene13!

  1. Edmonton poet Stephen Berg wants you to know that he writes best in burgundy underwear.
  2. Speaking of Edmonton poets, the Arts Council is seeking nomination’s for our sixth Poet Laureatte.
  3. One of my favourite galleries, the Peter Roberston Gallery, has a new home on 124th street. Check it out and take in the bright, bold canvasses of Steve Driscoll’s ‘Actually, Everything is Just About the Same”.
  4. So does one of my other favourite galleries. The Front Gallery is launching it’s new 124th street space with works from painter Blake Ward and sculptor Jeff Sylvester.
  5. Before you leave 124th, check out these colourful explorations by Blu Smith at the Daffodil Gallery.
  6. Why not make it a gallery day tomorrow, and visit the great spots of 118th Avenue too? The Nina’s Stollery Gallery is open from 1-3 PM.
  7. Take your mom to The Carrot on Friday or Saturday and experience visual art and storytelling with Rebecca and Mary Ann Lippiat’s Mother Love.
  8. The Bleeding Heart Art Space is showing fantastic poetry along with some of the best linocuts I’ve ever seen. A great Mother’s Day gift, perhaps?
  9. A good friend of ours, Artist Marcie Rohr, is praying for Nepal in pictures. Join her, and get ready for the culination of her 40 day project on June 4. See the image below.
  10. Want a great website for your art? I’m leading a workshop for that next week with space for 6.
  11. Spend some quiet time with a pencil this weekend. Be like Le Corbusier.
     

    "I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies."

    Le Corbusier

  12. Those aren’t just treehouses in Churchill Square–they are houses in the trees. So head downtown and look up.
  13. Dead Venues premiers tonight at Metro Cinema as part of the Global Visions film festival. Take a walk with the ghosts haunting the YEGArts memory lane.
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So much to do, so little time. Have fun, get arty, and don’t forget yo’ mamma.





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People Will Surprise You

People Will Surprise You

I am always surprised when people are given permission. 

When we ask people to speak and we open our ears, they say the most amazing things. When we give a platform, we discover latent talents. When we listen first, we hear what we've been missing.

It's Saturday night. I am hosting at Open Mic at The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse. This is no ordinary open mic. There is brittle discomfort. An palpable air of sorrow. Smiles must push through tension. One of our community died last week. I imagine that when I share this news, many are hearing it for the first time.


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Sell Your Wares at The Carrot Christmas Arts Bazaar

The Carrot is hosting a Christmas Arts Bazaar and you could sell your wares right here in Alberta Ave.

Here are the deets straight from the fine folks at Arts On The Ave ...

"On Friday November 28th and Saturday November 29th the Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse will be hosting the 2014 Carrot Christmas Arts Bazaar in conjunction with Just Christmas, a Christmas craft fair at the Alberta Ave Community League. 
 
This year we will feature 6 indoor artisan spaces inside the Carrot and 6 outdoor artisan spaces in heated winter huts outside the Carrot.
 
Venue: The Carrot Community Arts Coffeehouse (9351-118 Ave)
Dates: Friday November 28 (7:00PM-9:00PM) & Saturday November 29 (10:00AM-4:00PM)
Cost: $80 per table (for both days)
 
To apply for a table at this year’s Christmas Arts Bazaar please fill out the attached form and return it to carrotassist@gmail.com or drop it at the Carrot (9351-118 Ave) by Friday November 7th, 2014."

And that form? That's right here.

 

 

 


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