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Alberta Culture Days 2018 Event Schedule

Organized by the Centre for Creative Arts, City of Grande Prairie & Grande Prairie Public
Library

Friday, September 28

Alberta Provincial Building

Coffee Kick Off
10320 99 Street, Main Foyer
Friday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
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 by local performers and the talented students from The
Academy Dance. Pick up your Grande Prairie Alberta Culture Days Guidebooks here and get
information on all of the weekend’s exciting events.

Grande Prairie Museum

Multicultural Crafts
Community Room
Friday 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy this all-ages program offered in partnership with the Grande Prairie Centre for
Newcomers where you can make different crafts based on a variety of cultures from around the
world.

Cultural Themed Scavenger Hunt
Museum Gallery
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Learn about different cultures from around the world through this unique cultural themed
scavenger hunt at the Grande Prairie Museum.

Heritage Discovery Centre

Exhibit Grand Opening: “In the Shadow
of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch
Stories”
11330 106 Street
Lower Level Centre 2000

Friday 4:30 p.m.
British Columbia gets most of the Sasquatch media attention, but Alberta has its part to play in
the Sasquatch mystery too. Sasquatch sightings are very common in our Province and even
occur around Grande Prairie. Come and explore five “classic” Alberta stories about Sasquatch.

Centre 2000

Lecture: Sasquatch in Alberta
11330 106 Street
Friday 7 p.m.
Thomas Steenburg has been an active Sasquatch researcher since 1980. He was among the
first to explore the Sasquatch mystery in Alberta, has written three books and has appeared in
countless television and movie documentaries on the subject.

Letterboxing
11330 106 Street
Lower level Centre 2000
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing program, a twist on the
increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the
museum to find hidden letterboxes.

Montrose Cultural Centre

On Beat, Off Beat
Montrose Cultural Centre
Friday during facility hours
Video Art Installation
PRIMAA & Reel Shorts Film Festival
Come and take in PRIMAA’s premier video art installation; On Beat, Off Beat.  Four Artists from
diverse artistic disciplines, present a visual kaleidoscope of images, set to a common
soundscape composed exclusively for the installation.

Saturday, September 29

Centre for Creative Arts

Itch to Stitch
9904 101 Ave
Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Never sewn before but got the itch to stitch? Drop into our Sewing Studio anytime during this
event to receive a free 30 minute sewing lesson, create a small project using our sewing
machines and learn some basic skills. Lots of fun for anyone ages 8+. Bring the whole family.

9th Annual Wearable Art Show
9904 101 Ave
Saturday 5 p.m.: free showing, everyone welcome
Saturday 7 p.m.: tickets $30, includes after party (purchase in advance at the Centre for
Creative Arts)
Back by popular demand, this high energy event features unique art pieces crafted to be worn
on the body. The event will feature a catwalk style showing that incorporates music, lights,
performance, and art. The 5 p.m. show is free to the public, all ages welcome. Select pieces
will remain on display at the Centre for Creative Arts for the duration of the weekend.

Centre 2000

Lecture: Sasquatch in B.C.
11330 106 Street
Saturday 10:30 a.m.
Thomas Steenburg has been an active Sasquatch researcher since 1980. He was among the
first to explore the Sasquatch mystery in Alberta, has written three books and has appeared in
countless television and movie documentaries on the subject.

Grande Prairie Museum

Cultural Themed Scavenger Hunt
Museum Gallery
Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Learn about different cultures from around the world through this unique cultural themed
scavenger hunt at the Grande Prairie Museum.

Grant Berg Gallery

Sculpting Demonstrations
9907 100 Ave Unit 3
Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Grant Berg will be doing sculpting demonstrations throughout the day. Stop by to view the artist
at work and take in impressive art displays.

Heritage Discovery Centre

Letterboxing

11330 106 Street
Lower level Centre 2000
Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing program, a twist on the
increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the
museum to find hidden letterboxes.

Montrose Cultural Centre

GP Photo Club Photo Booth
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
We will set up a photo booth to take photos of people participating in the events that day as well
we will be roaming the events to capture the other events and people participating.

Mamawe Chalk Art
Mamawe Concourse
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bring your imagination and chalk art talent to the Mamawe Concourse on Saturday and show
Grande Prairie your artistic abilities.

On Beat, Off Beat
Montrose Cultural Centre
Saturday during facility hours
Video Art Installation
PRIMAA & Reel Shorts Film Festival
Come and take in PRIMAA’s premier video art installation; On Beat, Off Beat.  Four Artists from
diverse artistic disciplines, present a visual kaleidoscope of images, set to a common
soundscape composed exclusively for the installation.

Morning Yoga
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Join local yogi Kellie Timmins in this gentle morning yoga session celebrating active and healthy
Albertans! No experience necessary. Please bring your own mat.

Live Art Demonstrations
Rotary Community Room
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Meet and greet local Peace Region artists and watch their art making process first hand. Artists
will be demonstrating a variety of mediums including pyrography (wood burning), airbrushing,
painting and more. Spectators are welcome to ask questions about techniques, how they
became artists and get inspired to try something new!

Vermicomposting Workshop
Mamawe Concourse
Saturday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Build your own vermicompost bin (worm compost bin) for free. You will be provided with the bin,
soil, worms and all the knowledge you need to have an indoor compost system. Maximum of 10
participants. Register by visiting www.cityofgp.com/environment.

GP Photo Club Workshop: Basics of Photography
Rotary Community Room
Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join us for this beginner workshop that will cover the basic elements of photography, focusing
specifically on what makes a good image as well as helping people understand how to use their
camera equipment better.

GPPL Cultural Tradeshow
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The annual Alberta Culture Days tradeshow, hosted by the Grande Prairie Public Library,
highlights the diverse talents, cultures and skills found here in the community. The show
includes performers, demonstrations and tradeshow style booths aimed at raising awareness,
entertaining and engaging the residents of Grande Prairie in the diverse arts and cultures found
here.

Kickin’ It Country
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Peace Country Western Dance Club will give a two-step dance lesson for beginners in a
fun, social atmosphere. Following the lesson, the floor is open to dance along to popular country
tunes. All ages welcome and guests can participate individually or with a dance partner.

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre New Horizons Senior Mentor Program Community Round Dance and Art Showcase
Teresa Sargent Hall
Saturday 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

GPFC will be hosting a community Round Dance with stew and bannock dinner, and an
Art Showcase by Indigenous Artists with the theme of Residential School Survivors.
There will be an open call for youth and adult Indigenous Artists. Voting to take place until 5
p.m. with winners announced by 6 p.m.

Sketch Party
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Saturday 1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
We’re having a sketch party and you’re invited to draw the artworks in our current
exhibitions! The Art Gallery is also featuring art activities in the Carlstrom Family Green Space,
our interactive gallery, including a community art project where every visitor may contribute.
This event is free and all materials are provided. Everyone welcome!

Mamawe Food Trucks!
Mamawe Concourse
Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Come out and enjoy some of the Peace Country’s favourite food trucks! A variety of trucks will
be posted outside on the Mamawe Concourse, directly south of the Montrose Cultural Centre on
Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, September 30

Centre 2000

Orange Shirt Day
11330 106 Street
Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Gather with us on Sunday, September 30 for Orange Shirt Day to continue the dialogue on the
effects of the residential school system and how we move forward as a community. The theme
of the day is 'Past, Present, Future' and features three intergenerational speakers, student
displays from each of the local school districts, a historical trivia game for families with prizes, a
booth from the Grande Prairie Public Library highlighting Indigenous authors and signing people
up for free library memberships and a free BBQ. Everyone is welcome to attend and the event is
free for all.

Centre for Creative Arts

Five Alarm Photography Competition and Exhibition Reception
9904 101 Ave, third floor
Sunday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us in celebration of the 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 artists.

Hula Hoop Circus
9904 101 Ave, front lawn
Sunday 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Join the performers from Hula Hoop Circus outside at the Centre for Creative Arts for a Spin
Jam using both adult and child hula hoops and other flow toys. An instructor will be on site to
share some fun hoop moves. This is a great opportunity to try something new, practice your
skills or share your knowledge with others. Hoops and other props will be provided but please
feel free to bring your own. If weather is poor, this event will be moved indoors to the Centre for
Creative Arts dance studio.

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

DEMONETIZED / WALL – rated PG
10130 98 Ave
Sunday 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Presented by the Reel Shorts Film Society and PRIMAA (Peace Region Independent Media
Arts Association), DEMONETIZED and WALL cover most of the province artistically speaking.
DEMONETIZED is a 10-minute Grande Prairie documentary directed by Patrick O’Connor
(Jimber Jam Studios) and produced by Rew Jones (Checkered Owl Media & Arts) about
Internet content creators in Grande Prairie and Edmonton who were, and still are in some
cases, making money with their YouTube channels. After a Q&A with these filmmaker(s), the
second film will screen. WALL is a 79-minute animated documentary produced by the
Edmonton office of the NFB (National Film Board of Canada), directed by Calgary animator
Cam Christiansen, and written by UK playwright and screenwriter Doug Hare about the wall
separating Israel and Palestine. With powerful images, it portrays life in the shadow of the wall,
the reasons it came into being, and what it means to build a wall physically and philosophically.
Local, Albertan, and global – in a span of two hours with two insightful documentaries!

Grande Prairie Museum

Craft Zone
Community Room
Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Community members are welcome to join the Dave Barr Community Centre, hosted at the
Grande Prairie Museum, in making a variety of crafts to celebrate Alberta Culture Days,
including dream catchers and more.

Cultural Themed Scavenger Hunt

Museum Gallery
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Learn about different cultures from around the world through this unique cultural themed
scavenger hunt at the Grande Prairie Museum.

Heritage Discovery Centre

Letterboxing
11330 106 Street
Lower level Centre 2000
Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Come down to the Heritage Discovery Centre and try the Letterboxing program, a twist on the
increasingly popular Geocaching; the ultimate scavenger hunt. Follow clues around the
museum to find hidden letterboxes.

Montrose Cultural Centre

The Handmade Marketplace
Teresa Sargent Hall
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Stop by the Handmade Marketplace and see what our Peace Country artisans have in store!
They are proud to host 100% handmade events and support the local art and culture scene.
Join in on a free workshop and pick up a gift for yourself or others.

Making Textiles
Rotary Community Room
Sunday 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Learn about traditional textile techniques in this interactive program. Create your own pot holder
with a loom, try French knitting to create your own bracelet out of yarn, or try needle felting a
unique design.

On Beat, Off Beat
Montrose Cultural Centre
Sunday during facility hours
Video Art Installation
PRIMAA & Reel Shorts Film Festival
Come and take in PRIMAA’s premier video art installation; On Beat, Off Beat.  Four Artists from
diverse artistic disciplines, present a visual kaleidoscope of images, set to a common
soundscape composed exclusively for the installation.

Mamawe Food Trucks!
Mamawe Concourse

Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Come out and enjoy some of the Peace Country’s favourite food trucks! A variety of trucks will
be posted outside on the Mamawe Concourse, directly south of the Montrose Cultural Centre on
Saturday and Sunday.

Ongoing Exhibitions

Centre for Creative Arts

9904 101 Ave
Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

5 Alarm Photography Group Exhibition

Select Wearable Art Pieces

Group Exhibition
Art Squared

Group Exhibition
Art Zoo

Featuring artists from the Healing Arts Program

Grant Berg Gallery

9907 100 Ave Unit 3
Friday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Grant Berg Sculptural Exhibition
Featuring Stone and Cedar Sculptures by local artist and gallery owner, Grant Berg.

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Montrose Cultural Centre
Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wearable Art
Tammy Baduk, Joanne Cousins, Rebecca Johnston, Mandy Kozie, Cristy Ellen, Felicia Nazon
Guest Curated by Marty Johnson
July 26, 2018 – November 23, 2018
Each piece will participate in the Centre for Creative Arts’ ‘Wearable Art’ fashion show on
September 29, 2018.

Wearable Art is a look into the creative process of six local designers. Getting started can
sometimes be difficult, but inspiration can come from anything and anywhere. For this
exhibition, the designers drew their inspiration from works of art from the Permanent Collection
of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
The creative process can look very different from the perspective of each designer. In creating a
statement piece for the exhibition each designer takes a different approach, there is no wrong
way to get started and that is what makes the creative process so amazing. Each of the pieces
in Wearable Art makes a statement about the creative spirit that guides both artists and
designers.
– Marty Johnson, Guest Curator

The Rich Interior Life: Amanda McCavour, Eileen Murray & Linda Craddock
September 7, 2018 – December 2, 2018
This is a group exhibition featuring work by three women, 2 from Alberta and one from Eastern
Canada; Amanda McCavour (Toronto), Eileen Murray (Brooks, AB) and Linda Craddock
(Calgary).
The domestic interior is a personal reflection of the harmony and spirit that resides within our
interior life. It is where we the place the things that are important to us: family, life, love and
laughter. How we choose to furnish our lives is a reflection of how we see ourselves. The artists
within the exhibition have chosen the interior as a metaphorical subject that connects the
material world to our unconscious mind. Through memory and nostalgia we can connect with
the past and the spirit of familial history that lives within The Rich Interior Life.

Reverend Forbes Homestead

10424 96 St.
Friday – Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Guided tours available with no registration required. Learn about how Reverend and Mrs.
Forbes contributed greatly to the development of religion, education, health and culture in the
City of Grande Prairie.


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