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Alberta Culture Days 2019 Event Schedule

 

Alberta Culture Days 2019 Sept 27th-29th

 

Friday

Coffee Kick Off

Friday 10am – 11am

Provincial Building, main foyer

Co-hosted by The Centre for Creative Arts 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.

 

Vermicomposting Workshop

Friday, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Mamawe Concourse Patio

Montrose Cultural Centre

Registration required as space is limited.

Build your own vermicomposting bin (worm compost bin) during this free workshop. Participants are provided with the bin, soil, worms and all the knowledge required to have an indoor compost system. Maximum of 10 participants. Register by email to jfoley@cityofgp.com

 

 

Family Coat of Arms Activity

Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Grande Prairie Museum

Did you know that each province and territory of Canada has a unique coat of arms? These coat of arms embody the identity of each province or territory they represent. Guests can create their own family coat of arms with a variety of images that may symbolize their family and culture.

 

Community Mural Painting Activity

Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.:

Grande Prairie Museum

Participate in a large scale community mural painting activity. Bring your family and paint a piece of a much larger work of art. See all of the pieces come together on display at the Grande Prairie Museum after Alberta Culture Days.This activity will also be held on Sunday from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. as long as there is still part of the mural to be painted.

 

Fact & Fiction

Friday and Sunday 7:30pm-9:30pm

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

PRIMAA proudly presents Fact & Fiction, a two-night screening at Grande Prairie Live Theatre featuring local Peace Region short films produced within the last two years. Here’s your chance to join us and celebrate local filmmakers while experiencing our unique region from behind the lens. All ages welcome. Hosted by PRIMAA and GPLT.

 

 

 

Saturday

 

Itch to Stitch

Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm (lessons start each hour on the hour)

Centre for Creative Arts

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 your own tote bag using our sewing machines and learn some basic skills. Lots of fun for anyone ages 6+ Bring the whole family.

 

Craft Party

Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm

Rotary Community Room

Montrose Cultural Centre

Come be crafty and celebrate Alberta Culture Days at Grande Prairie Public Library! There will be a variety of free crafting stations for participants of all ages to enjoy at this drop-in program. Children under the age of 12 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

 

Conversation Ecology – Artist & Curator Talk

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie 

Join artists Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal and Clint Wilson talking about their work in our current exhibition Ecology is: Human | Nature. Derrick Chang, Exhibitions and Collections Curator at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, will be leading this public talk through the exhibition. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

 

Orphan Well Adoption Agency

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

Curious about adopting an Orphan Well? The Orphan Well Adoption Agency (OWAA) within the Ecology Is: Human| Natureexhibition at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie is dedicated to finding caretakers for abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta through symbolic adoptions. Stop by the Orphan Well Adoption Agency and meet with an OWAA representative and apply to adopt a well. If approved, caretakers will receive a certificate of adoption with the name and location of an orphan well in Alberta.

 

Mekinawewin: to give a gift

Handmade Paper Making Workshop with Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

This workshop will take participants of all ages through the process of creating handmade paper. In keeping with Cardinal’s nêhiyawtradition, the first handmade paper sheet pulled will be gifted away to the artist’s Mekinawewin: to give a giftproject, while the participant has a choice to bring the rest of their pulled sheets home with them.

This program is free. All materials will be provided. Light refreshments will be offered.

Bring your own natural or collage materials you wish to embed in the handmade paper you create.

Everyone welcome. Space is limited to 22 participants. Please register by Friday, September 27 by calling (780) 532-8111, or e-mail: info@aggp.ca.

 

Multicultural Crafts

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grande Prairie Museum

Explore different forms of cultural art. Enjoy making an African (Maasai – Kenyan) necklace, Korean paper fan and Sri Lankan batik space painting. This program is offered in partnership with the Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers.

 

10th Annual Wearable Art Show

Saturday 5pm free showing, everyone welcome

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

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. 5pm 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.

 

 

In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories”

Saturday 10am-4:30pm

Centre 2000

Free admission to visit the exhibit “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” currently on display at the Heritage Discovery centre in Centre 2000

 

Sasquatch Symposium

Saturday, Afternoon & evening sessions

This is a ticketed event ($30), please call Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090

Centre 2000

Held in conjunction with the exhibit “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” at the Heritage Discovery Centre, the afternoon session features a lecture by Keenan Geiger and a documentary by Justin Chernipeski of Alberta Sasquatch.

The evening Session keeps the mystery going with special guest Dr. Jeffrey Meldrum who will give a lecture and retrospective on the Patterson-Gimlin film, an American short motion picture which filmmakers claimed was a Bigfoot over 50 years ago. The “Bigfoot” footage taken by Roger Patterson and Bob Gimlin at Bluff Creek, was recorded in California in 1967 and the film remains the most persuasive image of Sasquatch’s existence to this day.

For more information, please call Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090.

 

Sunday

Caribbean Association

Sunday 1pm-4pm

Grande Prairie Museum

Meet members of Grande Prairie’s newly formed Caribbean Association.  Caribbean arts, crafts and Fashion will be on display.

 

Live Art Demonstrations

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grande Prairie Museum

Meet a variety of local artists and watch them as they demonstrate their talent. Get a chance to try some of the unique mediums they are skilled in.

 

Community Mural Painting Activity

Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:

Grande Prairie Museum

Participate in a large scale community mural painting activity. Bring your family and paint a piece of a much larger work of art. See all of the pieces come together on display at the Grande Prairie Museum after Alberta Culture Days. This activity will be held on Sunday as long as there is still part of the mural to be painted after Friday night’s session.

 

Round Dance

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: Teresa Sargent Hall

The Grande Prairie Friendship Centre will be hosting another Round Dance in celebration of Alberta Culture Days.  Bannock and stew will be served followed by The Krazy Stone Drummers.  Everyone is welcome at this fun, family event.

 

Art Squared, Closing Reception

Sunday 2pm-4pm

Centre for Creative Arts

Over 30 local artist have contributed to The Centre for Creative Arts annual silent auction. Join us for refreshments and fun as you take this final opportunity to view the exhibit and place your bids. Including work by Jim Stokes, Janet Enfield, Kiren Niki Sangra, Sean Trostem, Serena Love and more!

 

 

Exhibits/Events all Weekend

 

Pop-Up Art Show
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grande Prairie Museum

Enjoy a display of art throughout the Museum’s gallery by local artists.

 

Cultural Themed Scavenger Hunt

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Grande Prairie Museum

Enjoy a cultural themed scavenger hunt throughout the Museum’s gallery during Alberta Culture Days.

 

Centre for Creative Arts

Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday 11am-4pm

Sunday 2pm- 4pm

Art Squared

Over 30 local artist have contributed to The Centre for Creative Arts annual silent auction, featuring a variety of styles and mediums all on a 16×16 square surface. Including work by Jim Stokes, Janet Enfield, Kiren Niki Sangra, Sean Trostem, Serena Love and more!

Wearable Arts Photographic Retrospective

In Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Centre for Creative Arts Wearable Arts Show. This photographic retrospective showcases all 170 pieces that have been created for the past 9 shows.On Sunday, enjoy the addition of select pieces from our 10thannual live show on display.

 

“Putting your Best Foot Forward”, Art on Sneakers

The Prairie mall has invited the participants of their Be You and Be Social Sleepover to create a piece of art using a blank canvas shoe and markers to tell a story of empowerment. How they feel, what empowerment looks like to them and what “Putting their Best Food Forward” looks like in art form. Check out the sneaker display all weekend

 United Way Photo Contest  #UnignoribleYou can’t solve a problem if you don’t know it exists. In our busy world, important local social issues can often go unnoticed. United Way Alberta Northwest wants to change that. View finalists from the United Way Photo contest and vote for your favorite

 

 

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.

Ecology is: Human | Nature

Alana Bartol, Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, Carley Friesen, Lyndal Osborne, Marina Roy & Clint Wilson

Ecology is: Human | Nature points out that at its core, ecology is the biological need to co-exist with nature. The impact of human influence and economic development foregrounds the urgent need for a balanced conversation between industry and the environment.

Pioneering Portraits

Pioneering Portraits showcases works that explore the tradition of collecting portraiture that reflects the spirit of this region. It is comprised of portraits created by, or of, pioneering citizens of the Peace Region. The exhibition features work from the Estate of Bert Tieman, James Agrell-Smith, Edward Bader, Donna Barrett, James Daubney, Ken HouseGo, Harold Klunder, RFM McInnis, Judi Moscovitch, Holly and Gordon Perret, Walter J. Phillips and Jeanette L. Walker.

Rust Daughters Say It With Flowers and St. Agatha’s Stink Script, Tiziana La Melia

Visitors to the gallery, whether conscious of it or not, wander through spaces dedicated to the memory of Euphemia ‘Betty’ McNaught (1901 – 2002) and Evy McBryan (1911 – 1985) whose work was germinal in the establishment of an artistic scene in the Peace Region.

Gifts & Gestures, William Perehudoff:

Consummation by Abstract Expressionist William Perehudoff is the most anticipated unveiling of an acquisition into the Permanent Collection in recent history. The painting represents the largest undertaking the gallery has made in the conservation of a work of national significance for future generations.

 

Grant Berg Gallery

Friday 10:00am-5:30pm

Saturday 10:00 am- 5:30pm

The Grant Berg Gallery represents over 50 artists from across Canada, over 1/2 being local.  Visit their current exhibit featuring historical work highlighted by pieces from Alex Janvier, Margaret Shelton and local artists Robert Guest and Euphemia McNaught

 

*After the Weekend*

Orange Shirt Day

Monday, Sept 30

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Muskoseepi Park

Gather with us on Monday, 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. This year will see an unveiling of a memorial to acknowledge the past, remember the sorrow and strength and celebrate resilience – for all of those impacted by Residential Schools.  The “Past, Present, Future” theme also will and feature three intergenerational speakers, as well as offer a unique interactive experience to highlight Indigenous culture pre-Residential School, a glimpse of Residential School time and a look at the future beyond Residential Schools. A free stew and bannock lunch will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend and the event is free for all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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