Visual Arts

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 – 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.

1:30 PM  – 5:00 PM       Canada 150 Public Art Unveiling     St. Anne Street Roundabout

The City of St. Albert Art in Public Places invites you to journey home and celebrate Migration by Quebec-based artist team of Jean-Francois Cooke and Pierre Sasseville.  A brief presentation, cultural engagement activities and light refreshments.  

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM      Tipi Painting and Printmaking   Art Gallery of St. Albert, 6D Perron Street

Open to all ages. Participants will decorate their own scale replica tipi covering using traditional symbols of land, plants and animals. Using Medicine Wheel colours, participants will select a word or symbol of reconciliation, print it twice, taking one to display at home and leaving one for the Gallery to display during National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2019. All materials included. Drop in or contact the AGSA (780-460-4310) to secure your spot. This is a free program but donations are welcomed. 

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM      Paint Parties!   Skybox Grill, Beer Factory, Art Gallery of St. Albert

Three different paint parties to choose from!  A larger party (75 people) at Servus Place; two smaller parties at the Beer Factory and The Art Gallery of St. Albert, hosted by Tyler Dianocky of Art After Dark, Denise Lefebvre and Heather Langdale, respectively. All supplies provided. For ages 16 and up. Free tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis through Eventbrite as of  September 10th. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM      Tipi Painting and Printmaking   Art Gallery of St. Albert, 6D Perron Street

Open to all ages. Participants will decorate their own scale replica tipi covering using traditional symbols of land, plants and animals. Using Medicine Wheel colours, participants will select a word or symbol of reconciliation, print it twice, taking one to display at home and leaving one for the Gallery to display during National Indigenous Peoples Day in 2019. All materials included. Drop in, or register in advance to secure your spot (registration link forthcoming.) This is a free program but donations are welcomed. 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM       Drop-in Art         Pygmalion School of Fine Art, 86 McKenney Avenue

Individuals develop their artistic “eye” by matching shapes and colors of a small section of a picture and replicate it with a medium of their choice.  A picture for each project will be divided into multiple sections. Each person will take one section, copy it using acrylic paint, coloured pencil, watercolour, soft pastel or oil pastel. The artwork will be displayed in the correct position to create a larger version of the original picture. Participants will have a chance to drop into the studio at Pygmalion between 10 am and 2 pm to work on the project. Finished pieces will be on display at Pygmalion on the Saturday; at St. Albert Place on the Sunday. Pygmalion’s students will help with the process, teaching participants how to work with the different mediums.

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.

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM  Colours n Canvas Studio & Gallery Opening    Big Lake Art Centre, 33 Rayborn Crescent

Join in the celebration and opening of St. Albert’s newest Art Gallery and Studio space. Lynn Lawson-Pajunen and Bruce Thompson, artists from the Big Lake Artists’ Studios, have created Colours N Canvas Studio and Gallery on the main floor of the Big Lake Art Centre. The works of these two artists as well as that of Ceno, an indigenous artist, will be showcased at this opening celebration. 

 

 

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, Mayor Cathy Heron and Michael Cooper, MP, St. Albert-Edmonton, on September 29 at 2:30 pm.  Drop by to see their work and attend the reception.

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM      Paint Party 4!   Ironwood Estates

Our fourth paint party is being held at Ironwood Estates, including residents and their families and friends in the Paint Party experience. For more information email info@startsfest.ca   

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM     Get Creative!      St. Albert Public Library

Our culture is creative! Join us and get creative with crafts before you go to the Fred Penner show at the Arden Theatre. Or choose to cozy up with the family and enjoy the creativity of the National Film Board on our big screen with some popcorn in the Library. No tickets required.

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.