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Alberta Culture Days 2020, Grande Prairie
Sept 1-30, 2020

Take Home Art Activities:

Free Creativity Kits
September 1 – 30
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
As part of our Art at Home online initiative, we have created FREE take home creativity kits
for you to explore your creativity and enjoy art-making your way! Glue, stick, twist and tie,
build and have fun! Feel free to mix and match the materials provided how it makes sense
to you! You can pick up your FREE Creativity Kit at the gallery during our regular hours. Kits
are for all ages. Limit 1 per person. *while quantities last

Chalk the Walk
Sept 12-28
The Centre for Creative Arts
Chalk the Walk around Grande Prairie and share your creations on our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/TheCentreForCreativeArts to be entered to WIN PRIZES for
participating. Pick up your FREE package of sidewalk chalk from the Centre for Creative
Arts starting on September 12 while supplies last. All ages! Drawings, positive messages,
games, you can create anything! Help us to spread creativity and cheer throughout our city
during Alberta Culture Days.

Spiral of Breath: Community Art Kit
Sept 16–22
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Everyone is invited to participate in Spiral of Breath, a community art project that explores
the community's individual and collective experience in 2020. Displayed as a temporary
public visual poem in the common area on the North Side of the Montrose Cultural Centre, it
will create an emotional picture of our community.
To contribute to this unique project, pick up a FREE take home activity kit at the front desk
of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, complete your card and return it to the Art Gallery by
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 5:00 pm. *while quantities last
For more information: https://aggp.ca

GP Creates
Sept 25-27
Grande Prairie Museum and Heritage Village
Get creative with GP Creates! The City of Grande Prairie has partnered with the The Centre
for Creative Arts and the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to bring residents of all ages at-home art kits!

The FREE art kit includes two projects to create: a pop-up paper landscape and an
owl marker painting project. Pick up your kit from the Grande Prairie Museum Sept 25-27
and start creating! While you are there make sure to visit the museum and Heritage Village.
Admission is always free!

 

Call for Artists:

Call for Artists, Media Arts Collaboration
Sept 3-10
PRIMAA / The Centre for Creative Arts
PRIMAA is excited to be launching our new Peace Region online media artist directory
during Alberta Culture Days and using the occasion to offer project bursaries to two local
artist teams to create a new work using media art. The program is designed to pair local
visual artists or craftspeople with a filmmaker or other media artist to create a new work
together. We encourage applicants to get creative with their project plan, which could
include a mix of traditional mediums (like sculpture, painting or other physical media) and
media art (like sound, film, video, digital, and other new media). The new work will be
showcased as part of Alberta Culture Days via online distribution and will go on display at
the Centre for Creative Arts Sept. 28 to Oct. 3.  The program is ideal for visual artists who
would like to explore media art but maybe haven't had the access to expertise or equipment
in the past. All applicants must be residents of the Peace Region. Watch for the Peace
Region Media Arts Collaboration Showcase to view the completed projects.
KEY DATES:
Sept 10 – Applications Close
Sept 11 – Successful applicants will be notified and visual artists will be free to pair up with
their media artist of choice.
Sept. 15 – Visual artists will need to confirm their media artist partner and are free to start
the project.
Sept. 28 – Artwork must be complete.
Sept. 28 to Oct. 3. – The completed artwork will go on display at the Centre for Creative Arts
and be shared online.
APPLICATION GUIDELINE AND RULES
Artists are encouraged to view the full guidelines and apply here:
https://forms.gle/fTuPigvve6kzDyAJA on or before Sept 10 th 2020

 

Live Events:

Caribbean Fashion Show
Sept 25-26
Montrose Cultural Centre, hosted by CAGP
In celebration of Alberta Culture Days 2020, CAGP presents a free Caribbean Fashion
Show! Caribbean fashion, like other aspects of the Caribbean culture, is influenced by many
cultures. All these influences have led to beautiful, colourful traditional outfits
On opening day, traditional Caribbean wear will be on display accompanied by a hair show.
Attendees will also get a chance to learn how to speak various Caribbean patois and see
Caribbean treats. On September 26, be entertained by models strutting traditional Caribbean

wear along with performances from local cultural groups.  Visit the Caribbean
association of Grande Prairie Facebook page for a detailed schedule.
https://www.facebook.com/caribbeanassociationgp Catch the live stream on Facebook &
Instagram if you can’t be there in person.

Artist Talk: Chris Beauchamp
Sept 26, 11 am – 12 pm
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Join Grande Prairie based photographer Chris Beauchamp talking about his collection of
photographs in The Curve: Community Art Installation which explore some of the changes
in our community and the resilience of individuals to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic
in Grande Prairie. Chris Beauchamp also has an extensive background in journalism,
advertising, communications, and graphic design.
Everyone is welcome to this free event. Space is limited to 10 participants. Please register
by Friday, September 25 by calling 780 532-8111, or email: info@aggp.ca.
For more information: https://aggp.ca

SPIRAL OF BREATH: COMMUNITY ART ACTIVITY
Sept 26, 1:30 pm – 4 pm 
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Everyone is invited to participate in Spiral of Breath, a community art project that explores
the community's individual and collective experience in 2020. Displayed as a temporary
public visual poem in the common area on the North Side of the Montrose Cultural Centre, it
will create an emotional picture of our community.
Stop by the Art Gallery to complete this FREE activity. All materials are provided. *while
quantities last
For more information: https://aggp.ca

ZACHARY KAY: MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Sept 27, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie 
Zachary Kay is a local singer-songwriter who has garnered a cult following in the Peace
Country Region with his band, The Northbloods. Zachary will be performing his latest
original song featured in The Curve: Community Art Installation, Strange Dreams, a
reflection of the unexpected emotions associated with quarantine isolation. He will also be
playing some of his new originals from his soon to be released solo album as well as some
of his songs from his band catalogue.
Everyone is welcome to this free event. Space is limited to 20 participants for each
performance. Please register by Friday, September 25 by calling 780 532-8111, or email:
info@aggp.ca
For more information: https://aggp.ca

 

Virtual Events:

GPRC INDEPENDENT STUDIES, TEN-FOUR
September 1-30
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie in partnership with Grande Prairie Regional College are
pleased to present Ten-Four, an online group exhibition highlighting work created by
students in the College’s Special Projects in Art program. These students work under
mentorship in a studio environment to build and expand their self-directed art practice. The
work on display reflects the diverse perspectives and approaches of the students, in both
medium and subject. View online at www.aggp.ca

Wearable Arts Film, Digital Premiere
Sept 26
The Centre for Creative Arts
The Centre for Creative Arts has partnered with Jimber Jam Studios and local artists to tell
the story of Wearable Arts in Grande Prairie. The Wearable Arts Show has been a popular
event at the Centre for Creative Arts for 10 years with a new live show each year in
celebration of Alberta Culture Days. Due to Covid, this year’s live show has been cancelled
but the creativity lives on. Join us online Sept 26 th to be one of the first to view the short film
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgm08GNUrtxHuOQEcAD6mKQ

Peace Region Media Arts Collaboration Showcase
Sept 28-30
The Centre for Creative Arts
View the exciting new work created by local visual artists and media artists in collaboration
with The Peace Region Independent Media Artist Association and the Centre for Creative
Arts to Celebrate Alberta Culture Days 2020. The new work will be showcased as part via
online distribution and will be on display at the Centre for Creative Arts Starting September
28th.

 

Exhibitions on Display:

THE CURVE: COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION
Sept 1-28
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
The Curve is a multi-disciplinary community art installation. It honours those in the Peace
Region who passed, who served, and who lived through the largest public health pandemic
in generations.

50 YEARS OF COLLECTING
September 1-30
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
50 Years of Collecting takes a comprehensive look at the Permanent Collection at the Art
Gallery of Grande Prairie. Dedicated to the preservation of artistic legacies and regional
aesthetics, the Collection has grown to include works that reflect a diversity of historical and
contemporary Canadian artists. The gallery proudly presents a sampling of our hundreds of pieces of work, curated into
three ‘miniatures’; Land of the People – this package represents just some of the strongest styles and
thematics in the entire Collection; the land on which we live, work and play.
Pushing Norms + Forms – often perceived as some of the more challenging and ground-
breaking pieces in the Collection, this is a package of abstract and post modern work from
visionary artists.
Etches+Sketches@Whimsy – these drawings and prints are alternately disturbing, delightful
and a real source of surprise from the Collection.

Art Squared
Sept 4-26
The Centre for Creative Arts, Centre Gallery
This exhibition and silent auction fundraiser features over 30 diverse, original creations
generously donated by talented local artists. There is some thing for everyone! All funds
generated through the silent auction will support programs at the Centre for Creative Arts,
including our Healing Arts Program. The silent auction will run from September 4-26 th . The
exhibition can be viewed in person at the Centre for Creative Arts or online
www.creativecentre.ca

Karl Anderson, Still Standing
Sept 4-26
The Centre for Creative Arts, Wall Gallery
Local Artist Karl Anderson is still making his mark and marking his 100 th birthday with a solo
exhibition. Karl began painting at age 90 and continues to create, developing his work
through weekly classes, sharing his creations in exhibitions and inspiring artists of all ages.
Its never too late to unlock your hidden talents. This special exhibit features colorful
landscapes created from Karl’s imagination and memory. The exhibition can be viewed in
person at the Centre for Creative Arts or online www.creativecentre.ca

Wearable Arts Exhibition
Sept 24-28
The Prairie Mall, Centre Court
The Centre for Creative Arts has partnered with the Prairie Mall to present a unique exhibit
of Wearable Arts Pieces Created by local artists. Visit our runway in centre court to
experience a unique fusion of fashion, art and creativity. The Exhibition will include
interesting pieces from past Wearable Arts Shows and new creations never seen before.

 

 

 

 

 


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