Community Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

9:00 AM – 3:15 PM   Celebration of the Arts    Leo Nickerson School, 10 Sycamore Avenue
The immense and surprising talent of local artists (in all genres) fills school halls!

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM      Watch & Create with SAPVAC       St. Albert Place  
The St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council will be set up in the studios and halls of St. Albert Place for the following exhibits and interactive demonstrations:

  • Painters Guild – hands on activity – TBA
  • Paper Arts Guild – member demonstrations
  • Floral Arts Society – boutonniere / corsage making activity
  • Quilters Guild – member demonstrations
  • Potters Guild – member demonstrations

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   In Their Footsteps            Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place

The Musée Heritage Museum’s exhibitIn Their Footsteps, emphasizes the diversity, innovation and creativity of artistic expression found in the strong traditions of the Dené, Cree and Métis people of Western Canada. A colourful and inspiring exhibition featuring several know makers and their stories, spanning several generations of craft.  This exhibit will be accompanied by an interactive beading craft for all ages.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM       It Starts with Me Pop-Up Exhibit     St. Albert Public Library

 An interactive exhibit.  Prior to Culture Days St. Albert Community & Social Development (CSD) engaged with residents to listen to their stories. From this engagement an interactive display was created with photos, stories and audio recordings of community members (including those who face barriers to inclusion.) The focus question: “what is one thing that makes you unique or that you are proud of.” This engagement becomes an interactive exhibit over Culture Days weekend. 

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM   In Their Footsteps            Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place

The Musée Heritage Museum’s exhibitIn Their Footsteps, emphasizes the diversity, innovation and creativity of artistic expression found in the strong traditions of the Dené, Cree and Métis people of Western Canada. A colourful and inspiring exhibition featuring several know makers and their stories, spanning several generations of craft.  This exhibit will be accompanied by an interactive beading craft for all ages.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Authentic Art       Visual Arts Studio Association  (VASA),  25 Sir Winston Churchill Avenue

VASA will have on display the work of their Authentic Art classes. Authentic Art is a program developed by VASA for individuals with developmental disabilities. During the classes students are introduced to several subjects that are relevant to their experiences. They are given drawing exercises to develop fine motor skills and introduced to a variety of techniques in water-based media. There is an exhibition of their work during Culture Days weekend with a celebratory reception with the students on September 29 at 2:30 pm.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Open Mic Showcase    Good Earth Coffeehouse, 130 Bellerose Drive

Come discover, experience and celebrate the creative endeavors of St. Albert artists and performers. This open mic event will showcase short, original works by local teens and adults.  Excerpts from memoir, short story, or novella, poetry, flash fiction, and playwriting  – all are possibilities at this afternoon showcase. Interested in presenting at this Open Mic event?  Email: julialsorensen@gmail.com

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM       It Starts with Me Pop-Up Exhibit     St. Albert Public Library

 An interactive exhibit.  Prior to Culture Days St. Albert Community & Social Development (CSD) engaged with residents to listen to their stories. From this engagement an interactive display was created with photos, stories and audio recordings of community members (including those who face barriers to inclusion.) The focus question: “what is one thing that makes you unique or that you are proud of.” This engagement becomes an interactive exhibit over Culture Days weekend. 

ONGOING

KEYS FOR THE CITY     Various locations
Take a turn playing the pianos embellished by local artists at the following locations:

 

MEASURING ST. ALBERT     St. Albert Place Lobby

In partnership with Pygmalion School of Fine Art. This project combines a physical height measurement of St. Albertans evolving into an installation piece. Individuals will have their height marked on blank white boards with a line measurement, name and date using a black sharpie.