Announcing our Public Reception with the Artists for the current exhibitions in the Esplanade Art Gallery: Aaron Nelson: Connectivity and The Hat Art Club and Medicine Hat Potters Association, Thursday November 21 at 7pm.
Aaron Nelson: Connectivity
As a craftsman, a clay expert and the Artistic Director of the Shaw International Artist Residency program at Medalta Historical Clay District, Aaron Nelson has a very broad and deep view of making craft today. To create the art in this surprising, smart and fun exhibition he investigated how to mesh sophisticated digital technology with traditional ceramics, and explore ideas about networking and connectivity.
News Flash – This chandelier is hardwired to the internet. Constructed of over 7000 porcelain tea cup handles fused together into hundreds of chains and illuminated from within by 300 RGB LEDs, this piece responds to you. What colour would you like to see?
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Text the number, type a colour, and in 30 seconds… it changes.
Watch a live feed and watch it change. Learn more about this project and the exhibition Connectivity at:
On Thursday November 21, Aaron Nelson will give a free tour of his exhibition during the reception. Members of The Hat Art Club and Medicine Hat Potters Association will be on hand to welcome everyone to their exhibition at the Esplanade Art Gallery.
419 3rd Street SE Downtown
Thursday November 28, 2013
6pm to 11pm
Its that time of year again! Mark your calendars! Downtown Midnight Madness is Thursday November 28th. We will be filling our plaza hallways with a great variety of vendors including baking, face painting, crafts, entertainment and much more!
BRING YOUR CAMERA! Santa will be at our plaza from 8pm to 9pm!
Vendors so far include:
- Runwayz Boutique Medicine Hat
- Paintergirl Murals & Decorative Painting
- Smitten Kitten Mittens
- Blossoms Fresh Fruit Arrangements Medicine Hat (Grand Opening Celebration)
- Park Lane Jewelry
- It Works
- Beauti Control
- B2 Pur
- Toe Business Airbrushing and More
- Signature Homestyles
- Dejean Group
Vendors will be announced as confirmed.
Everyone welcome! Free to attend! Entertainment will be provided by Tone Dance & Fitness.
For more details please contact Angela Boschee at 403-866-9299 or Lorraine Dalla-Longa at 403-977-1363.
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Hamilton’s The Reason is coming through Medicine Hat with Denmark buzz band, Thee Attacks. They will be performing at Medicine Hat College on Monday, November 25th.
The Reason is an indie rock group from Hamilton, Ontario. Their last LP Fools was awarded both the Rock Album of the Year and People’s Choice Album of the Year at the 2010 Hamilton Music Awards. The single “The Longest Highway Home” hit the Top 5 on the Billboard Canadian Rock charts. The band is currently writing and recording a follow-up to their most recent EP Hollow Tree.
Thee Attacks are a rock band hailing from Denmark that play high energy, garage/retro/mod-style rock. They were recently featured on the Universal Music Canada November 19 release of Hockey Anthems: 2nd Period – The Rookies. They have also been featured (like many indie rock bands before them) in a couple of Mazda commercials with their hit track, “Stab”.
West 49 has kicked off their 11th year off their successful Coats for Kids campaign back in October, but there’s still time left to get your coats in! This year, West 49 has been collecting coats for the Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter Society. With less than 7 days to go, West 49 encourages tweens, teens and adults to add clean, insulated winter coats to the collection barrel until November 20th and receive $25 towards a new coat from West 49.
A bit of information on West 49 Coast for Kids:
- Since 2002 more than 85,000 kids have received winter coats as a result of this program.
- West 49 Coats for Kids campaign begins on October 17th and runs through to November 20th.
- Coat collection barrels will be placed in each and every store.
- Everyone who brings in a clean, insulated gently used winter coat to any West 49 store across Canada will receive $25 off any winter jacket. Donated jackets will then be given to various youth shelters and charities across the country.
Hope Street Compassionate Ministry Centre (Hope Street CMC) is more commonly known as Hope Street Church. Hope Street CMC is a safe, family friendly place you can visit on a Sunday afternoon and have a hot meal, experience fellowship and participate in a CMC Church Service.
At Hope, we see a large number of single parent families, homeless and chronic homeless individuals, the working poor and the impoverished. People who have tried most avenues to find help but have come up short. Hope Street CMC continues to fill a big hole in our local community to help those who need help.
In 2012 Hope Street CMC has served approximately: 5,025 meals, 35,000 peanut butter sandwiches, thousands of loaves of bread and other food items, 900 Burgers and 650 Hot Dogs during BBQ season and 100 Roast Beef Buns/Week (last 6 months). We have seen countless articles of clothing donated; including warm clothes, mitts, toques and scarves be for the cold winter months. We have seen an attendance by members of the local community that ranges from 80-100 people/week and have seen between 100-125 people/week over the summer BBQ season. We also see 120-150 people for each Christmas Meal.
Craig Cardiff will be travelling to Alberta to play a show in Medicine Hat at Inspire Café on November 16th. He’s also touring to promote his upcoming double album entitled “Love is Louder” (to be released on November 19th).
The show will start a 6PM. Tickets are available on donation basis. The suggestion donations of $20. To donate in advance, please visit: http://www.agentless.ca/craigcardiff?dGlja2V0cz0yMTA4
More information on Craig Cardiff:
With 15 albums in 16 years, Craig Cardiff is used to putting out a lot of new music. But this November, he’ll do something he’s never done before – release a double album.
On Nov. 19, the Arnprior-based folk singer will release Love Is Louder (Than All This Noise), a new double album featuring full-band versions of some songs and quieter, stripped-down versions of others, gentle whispers and powerful cries.
Cardiff is excited to share these new songs during an Alberta tour Nov. 13-17 that includes shows in Lethbridge, Calgary, Cochrane, Medicine Hat and High River.
Cardiff has been working with producer Ben Leggett of North Bay, and he is excited to work with Leggett again on a follow up to Floods and Fires, the album that earned Cardiff a nomination for a 2012 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year: Solo and a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination as 2012 Contemporary Singer of the Year. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday October 19, 2013
11am to 5pm
It’s that time of year again!
Join us in the Kinplex Kin Social Room for our annual shopping event. There will be tons of gift ideas and goodies from a variety of local area businesses!
FREE to attend! Everyone welcome.
Hosted by Runwayz Boutique.
Contact Angela at (403) 866-9299 or via email to email@example.com for more details.
Participating businesses names will be announced as confirmed… so far we have:
- Runwayz Boutique Medicine Hat
- Park Lane Jewelry
- Discovery Toys
… and more to be announced.
The view updated information and participants, please check out the event page on Facebook:
Immersed in Waterton is a solo exhibition of works by photographer Tom Willock which features eighteen traditional silver gelatin black-and-white prints from two of his earlier series titled The Elements of Wilderness and Images of Waterton Glacier International Peace Park.
The photographs express the power of the vastness and beauty of this breathtaking mountain park which straddles the Canada-U.S. border in southern Alberta. The subjects depicted in the images range from frozen cascades to reed-filled ponds and from groupings of delicate maple leaves to forests dense with lodgepole pine.
Willock captures a sense of place with each photograph and explores our inherent connection to nature. The images are intimate and intuitive records that are infused with our sense of belonging.
“My sense of myself is inseparable from the land,” he writes in his biography at willockandsaxgallery.com. “My photographs have no purpose, no intention beyond the truthful expression of my own inner vision, reflections of human experience and the natural landscape. A quality of art is its simultaneous expression of particular and universal. For each of us, the expressive print will hold its own particular meaning and beauty.”
For more than forty years, Willock has been photographing the natural environment of southern Alberta in the large-format medium and developing film himself in a traditional darkroom to produce skilfully composed and technically impressive works. The director of the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery from 1978 to 1998, he now lives in Banff, Alberta, where he runs the Willock and Sax Gallery with his wife, Susan Sax-Willock.
CULTURE DAYS RECEPTION AND ARTIST TALK
Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
MEDICINE HAT PUBLIC LIBRARY Honor Currie Room, 414 First Street, Medicine Hat, AB
EXHIBITION RUNS September 3 – 30, 2013
FOR MORE INFORMATION www.trexprogramsoutheast.ca or 403-502-8586
3rd Street Market and Bistro is located in the heart of downtown Medicine Hat. We specialize in fresh local and organic produce, gluten free products and baking needs, dairy alternatives, organic meats and diabetic friendly substitutes. We also sell fresh bulk herbs and teas! Come in and check out our vast selection of supplements and vitamins or enjoy an organic and gluten free lunch in our quaint bistro from our made-fresh daily deli!
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From August 23 to September 28, Medalta is hosting its first annual International Cup Show in the Yuill Family Gallery. The exhibition features 150 pieces of artwork from 10 different countries. Saskatoon-based ceramic artist and international blogger Carole Epp juried the exhibition, which received over 450 submissions. The pieces, which all showcase the artists’ interpretation of a cup, showcase a wide range of styles and personalities.
The goal of the exhibition, according to Medalta Curator Jenna Stanton, is to “expose Medicine Hat to a wide range of artistic styles and show the creative possibilities that exist in an everyday object, like a cup.” The exhibition features both functional and non-functional pieces which take the idea of a cup to the extreme. According to Stanton, “we’re excited for this exhibition to push people’s perceptions of what is possible in ceramic art.”
Medalta has partnered with Medicine Hat College to emphasize the community-building aspect of the International Cup Show by offering one-month artist residencies & accommodation as well as a purchase prize for exceptional works of art from the show.
The Medicine Hat College Purchase Prize will be juried by Carole Epp, with those pieces becoming an identified part of the Friends of Medalta Society public collection. The Medicine Hat College has also offered one month’s accommodation to the artist selected to participate in Medalta’s one-month artists’ residency in the summer of 2014.
According to Medicine Hat College Director Advancement Mark Keller, “Medicine Hat College recognizes the positive impact of arts in our community. We’re pleased to welcome artists to the community and look forward to another success for Medalta.”
The Opening Reception for the First Annual International Cup Show is Friday, September 6 at 7:00pm in Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery. The online sales gallery will be open at the same time. There is no charge for the opening reception and everyone is encouraged to attend and/or purchase a piece of work online.