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2015 Alberta Culture Days

Celebration Site Programming Outline

Centre for Creative Arts “Grande Prairie Celebrates Alberta Culture Days”


Friday September 25th


Coffee Kick Off

Provincial Building, main foyer

Friday 10am – 11am

Co-hosted by The Centre for Creative Arts, Alberta Culture and local cultural organizations, everyone is welcome to attend this refreshing event.  Enjoy coffee and goodies, meet volunteers from local arts and culture groups and find out more about their programs, take in some great art displays and enjoy live music and dance by local performers. Pick up your Grande Prairie Alberta Culture Days Guidebooks here and get information on all of the weekend’s exciting events.


Art of the Peace Magazine Launch

Provincial Building, main foyer

Friday 10am – 11am

Art of the Peace Visual Art Association will be launching their fall 2015 magazine during the Culture Days Coffee Kickoff party. Come by to meet featured artists, view works on display and pick up the latest edition of Art of the Peace.


“Hip Flick Hoops” Spin Jam

Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre

Friday 5pm – 7pm

Join Hip Flick Hoops at Muskoseepi Park for a Spin Jam fun filled with spinning and dancing with both adult and child hula hoops and other flow toys. While this is not a structured workshop a hoop dance instructor will be on site to share some amazing hooping moves! This is a great opportunity to try something new or share your skills with others and have fun in the great outdoors! Hoops and other props will be provided but please feel free to bring your own if you have them.


Peace Region Media Arts Association, Movies in the Park

Muskoseepi Park

Friday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join the newly formed coalition of artists, the Peace Region Media Arts Association for this premiere event. Bring a blanket and join us on the hill at the Muskoseepi Park Amphitheatre to take in an outdoor screening of independent films produced right here in the Peace region. Watch our local stars shine under the stars at this free event. Due to mature subject matter suggested audience is 14+.


Art of the Peace Pop up Show and Sale

Theresea Sergeant Hall

Friday 7pm-10pm

View new works by members of The Art of The Peace Visual Arts Association. Don’t miss out because this impressive exhibit will only be on display for one special night.



40th Anniversary Celebration

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Friday 7:00 pm – midnight

Please join us in celebrating the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s 40th Anniversary with the official naming of the Euphemia McNaught Gallery and the Evy McBryan Gallery, and the unveiling of Night School, a public sculpture commissioned by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and created by Lethbridge-based artist David Hoffos. Night School will be a permanent feature on the west side exterior of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.


Saturday September 26th


Literary Craft Workshop

Discovery Room, GPPL

Saturday 10:30am

Join Grande Prairie young adult authors, Karen Bass and J.M. Lavallee for this unique workshop featuring crafts inspired from their novels!  Create your own protest graffiti like Wilm in Graffiti Knight and learn how to craft Celtic charms like Melanie and Shawn in Deep Calling.  Registration required.  Register online or call 780-357-7455.  Maximum: 20 participants.  Audience: ages 12+


Book Talk: “Uncertain Soldier” and “Deep Calling”

Reading Lounge, GPPL

Saturday 1:30pm

Hear an excerpt from the novels Uncertain Soldier (Karen Bass) and Deep Calling (J.M. Lavallee) read by the author.  And find out a little bit more about the inspiration behind these novels.  Coffee and cookies will be provided.



Sketch Party

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Saturday 1:30– 4:00 pm

We’re having a sketch party and you’re invited! This event is for artists and art appreciators of all ages. The Art Gallery is featuring art-making activities inspired by the current exhibitions within some of the exhibition spaces and in the interactive gallery, the Carlstrom Family Green Space. Bring your sketchbook or journal – we provide the art supplies.


Artist Talk

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Lower Level


A Cup at a Time: Tea with Bibi

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Lower Level

Saturday 12:30 – 1:30pm

Join the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie and renowned potter Bibi Clement of Hythe Alberta for this special artist talk.  Bibi will discuss her work, her life in clay and her new exhibition on display now at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie


In Conversation: Elisabeth Belliveau

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Lower Level

Saturday 2:30 – 3:30pm

Interdisciplinary artist and published author Elisabeth Belliveau will be at the Art Gallery to speak about her work and her exhibition Margaret’s Mountain, currently on display. The artist talk will be held within the exhibition space, which screens a 13:06 minute stop-motion video animation.


GP Photo Club Photo Walk

Meet at the Discovery Room, GPPL

Saturday 3:00pm-5:00pm

Ages 14+

Photo Walk led by members of the GP Photo Club. Bring your camera and be ready to shoot.


Sixth Annual Wearable Art Show

Centre for Creative Arts

Saturday 5pm free showing, everyone welcome

Saturday 7pm, tickets $30 includes after party, purchase in advance at the Centre for Creative Arts

Back by popular demand, this high energy event shines a spotlight on contemporary art in Grande Prairie. The event will feature a catwalk style showing of wearable art pieces created by local artists. 5pm show is free to the public, all ages welcome. The 7pm showing also includes entrance to our after party. Select pieces will remain on display at the Centre for Creative Arts for the duration of the weekend.


Sunday September 27th


GP Photo Club Exhibition

Grande Prairie Public Library, Reading Lounge

Sunday 1:00-3:00pm

Join the Grande Prairie Photo Club at their special reception celebrating this exhibit of members work in the Grande Prairie Public Library. Complimentary refreshments. Are you a Shutter Bug? Come meet the artists and find out how you can get involved with the Grande Prairie Photo Club. Free and Family Friendly.


“Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition” Reception

Centre for Creative Arts, third floor

Sunday 2pm-4pm

Join us in celebration of the 6th annual Five Alarm Photo Project, a friendly competition between 5 local photographers who will compete head to head in 5 creative categories, each supported by a team of local talents including models, hair and makeup artists and assistants. Celebrate collaboration, creativity and community. Free and family friendly, join us for refreshments and to meet the photographers: April Allison, Alicia Beisel, Chyanne Freemantle, Jaydon Hudson, Kishia Talon.


Prairie Tales 17 – Alberta Short Films

Rotary Community Room, GPPL

Sunday 3:00 -4:30pm

The Prairie Tales Media Arts Tour is making a stop in Grande Prairie.  These short films celebrate the diversity of work created by media artist in our province. Complimentary movie snacks. Due to mature content ages 14+


Reel Shorts Sneak Preview

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Reel Shorts Sneak Preview – You’ve Got Male

Grande Prairie Live Theatre – FREE ADMISSION

Sunday 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

The Sneak Preview of the 2016 Reel Shorts Film Festival is called You’ve Got Male, a package of 6 short films from the US and Europe that show the challenges that a man can face as he tries to live up to the often contradictory expectations of family and society in today’s complex world. Dialogue is in English, French, Flemish, German, Norwegian and Spanish with English subtitles where applicable. Rated 14+ (Crude Coarse Language, Sexual Content, Nudity), this package is not appropriate for pre-teens:

The Jacket (Die Jacke), Austria, 9 minutes (German)

Coach, France, 14 minutes (English)

A Good Feeling (De Bonnes Sensations), France, 21 minutes (French)

You’re Dead to Me, USA, 13 minutes (English/Spanish)

Brother (Bror), Norway, 13 minutes (Norwegian)

De Smet, Belgium/Netherlands, 15 minutes (Flemish)

For details, see

Exhibitions on display through the weekend:

Centre for Creative Arts

Peace Water Color Society: Fall Show and Sale

Lynne LeCorre: Naature’s Bounty is Beautiful

5 Alarm Photography

Select Wearable Art Pieces


Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Carl Beam: Collection of Grande Prairie Regional College

Elisabeth Belliveau: Margaret’s Mountain

Bibi Clement: A Life in Clay

Wilf Perreault: In the Alley

Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ether and Procession


Grande Prairie Public Library

Grande Prairie Photography Club Exhibition


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