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Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
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cSPACE King Edward
1721 29 Avenue SW, #280
587-391-0129 

Wednesday - Saturday: 12 - 6 pm
Street parking available


 

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
Sep262012

Kudo: Pete Shokal featured on CBC

Pete Shokal Drumheller artists Falcon Carvings' Pete Shokal and Violent Hippie Leaf Art's, Dessie Marshall will be showcasing their talent on CBC. Both artists utilize nature to create their original, highly detailed artwork.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday
Sep262012

Kudo: Keith Walker -Glass Sculpture Installed at EEHC, Edmonton

Glass Sculpture Installed at EEHC
East Edmonton Health Centre now home to Nina glasswork


Nina Haggerty A.D. Paul Freeman & Keith WalkerWith generous support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (project grant), Jamie L’Aventure and Roy Skoreyko from the Nina Haggerty Collective had the experience of a lifetime, working weekly at Blow in the Dark Glassworks hot glass studio alongside professional glass artist Keith Walker and Nina's Artistic Director Paul Freeman. Over the course of several months they gained a practical understanding of how to design, execute and embellish finished blown glass artworks. Initially expected to produce a a single exhibition, the project took on a new prominence when the opportunity arose to create a permanent public art piece for the new East Edmonton Health Centre. Already commissioned by Alberta Health Services to create a 3D seascape themed mural for a children's waiting area, project artists took on the challenge of creating blown glass sea urchins, fish and sea grasses. The result is a stunning glass chandelier-style installation now installed in the entry to the new Health Centre. A public open house is planned for fall 2012.

-Excerpt from the Nina News

Tuesday
Sep252012

Member Exhibition: Malcolm Macfadyen's "Foreign Objects"

Visitors from Mars? No, but Malcolm Macfadyen would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to his hand sculpted Friendlialiens, They will be on view at the Tittot Glass Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, from 18 Oct 2012 - 18 April 2013, as part of his 53 piece solo show Foreign Objects.

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Thursday
Sep202012

Research Participation for Textile Designers and Fibre Artists

Are you interested in textile design or consider yourself a fibre artist?

Participants are needed for a research project at the University of Alberta that investigates the use of inspirational sources by seasoned designers and the design process while creating a textile pattern. The primary aim of this project is to shed some light on the design process in order to better understand the use of inspirational sources and the importance of them during that process.

This research involves two parts: interviews and observation of you while you design. The duration of observation will be negotiated in advance, but will involve one or more instances of you creating a textile pattern. Both the interview and observation will be completed with as little disruption to your work as possible. The research investigators all have backgrounds in design education and practice, therefore are fully aware of time constraints. Precision and accuracy in data collection is important to us therefore video/audio equipment will be used along with occasional photo documentation and note taking.

The projected time you would be asked to commit to is approximately ½ hour for an interview and 4 to 5 hours for the design process. The study will be carried out in a design studio at the University of Alberta or in a location that suits your needs. Participants can work alone or in groups.

If you are interested in participating in this exciting project or would like more information, please contact me by October 15, 2012: lesleys@ualberta.ca

Lesley Stafiniak (MA candidate)
Clothing & Textiles
Department of Human Ecology
University of Alberta

Wednesday
Sep192012

Doors Open @ King Edward, Calgary

Doors Open @ King Edward, Calgary
September 28-30
King Edward School - 1720 - 30th Avenue SW

Over 70 organizations and artists, including the Alberta Craft Council, are participating in Doors Open @ King Edward.

Explore the 100 year-old heritage school first-hand as well as through the eyes of 20 photographers. Participate in a diverse mix of collaborative, family-friendly programming from some of Calgary's most engaging cultural and community organizations. Be inspired by artists creating work in front of you. Learn more about plans for cSPACE King Edward, Calgary's future arts hub & incubator.

cSPACE King Edward is the flagship project of cSPACE, a social enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city. Vacant for the last decade, cSPACE is excited to invite the community inside the 100-year-old sandstone school to celebrate its legacy before construction on the building begins. You are invited to a celebrate a diverse weekend of cultural, creative and community activity unlike anything you've seen before in Calgary.

cSPACE connects people and ideas through places that fuel creativity, foster community, ignite collaboration and inspire change.
Come experience how we're delivering that mission!

Visit www.cspaceprojects.com for more details or call Deeter Schurig at 403-264-5330 x209.

LOCATION:
King Edward School
1720 - 30th Avenue SW
South Entrance (off 30th Avenue)
Parking available on site

TIME:
Friday, September 28 - Pecha Kucha Night (6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) - Tickets available through www.calgaryculture.com
Saturday, September 29 (10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.)
Sunday, September 30 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)