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The Rhyme & Reason Writers Club and the Medicine Hat Photography Club present: “Is a Picture Worth a Thousand Words?”
An exhibit featuring a fusion of images and the written word.
It will be held at The Medicine Hat Cultural Centre, 299 College Drive SE, Medicine Hat from Sunday, December 10, 2014 to Tuesday, January 6, 2015.
Don’t miss the opening reception on Sunday, December 14th from 2pm to 5pm. Refreshments & admission are FREE!
The Esplanade Art Gallery is proud to present its two new exhibitions until December 6, 2014: Deborah Forbes’ The Princess and the Plesiosaur and Shirley Brown’s Birds: The Apocalypse. There will be a public reception with the artists, and Downtown Art Walk’s Roving Reception, Friday, November 21 at 7 PM.
Deborah Forbes: The Princess and the Plesiosaur
Deborah Forbes’ small steel figures in classic ‘princess’ dresses made of lace, crochet and tatting move through a constellation of light cast onto the darkened gallery floor. The starry constellation takes the form of a plesiosaur fossil, with its background shifting through outer space, fire, water, and wind in grass. In this mysterious and magical environment the Medicine Hat artist and educator invokes the mantra that ‘nothing is lost’ throughout time: energy simply transforms from one state to another. Forbes’ installation interweaves the pioneering work of early 19th century female paleontologist Mary Anning in revealing and analyzing fossils, with the equally enduring icon of the princess in European history; with textile handiwork traditionally associated with women, and with the uses of children, especially girls, for economic gain through the centuries. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
.vId will be taking place at the front lawn of the Esplanade during the Culture Days Art Walk on September 26th, at 8:30-10:00PM. There will be a DJ and beverages will be provided by Station Coffee Co.
Videos will be presented on the Park After Dark outdoor movie screen.
In Defiance of Floral Snobbery
Solo art show-featuring work by Theresa Eisenbarth
The Hive Artists Hub & Gallery
569 2 St SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 0C5
Opening Night Reception: June 20 from 5pm to 9pm
“Kick-off to Summer” Lemonade Reception: June 27 from 5pm to 9pm
Monday -Wednesday from 12pm to 5pm
Thursdays & Fridays from 5pm to 9pm
The show continues until July 2nd, 2014
Artwork by Terre Crew member Gordie Ishizuka
ARTISTS’ EXHIBITION & RECEPTION @ MEDALTA
TUESDAY, MAY 27
7pm – 9pm
Through the month of May, Medalta has been a flurry of creative energy, thanks to a full-house of creative artists in our contemporary artists studios and even our industrial museum!
Terre Crew – a Quebec-based group – is an invitational residency featuring five ceramic artists. Joining them are three Medalta Award recipients (from Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia), another ceramic artist who has been with us from British Columbia since early spring and a Saskatoon-based artist who is creating a 3 meter by 6 meter charcoal drawing inspired by Medalta’s old factory.
Together, this group of 10 artists represents 6 provinces – incredible diversity all brought together in Medicine Hat.
With such a diverse group wrapping up their time in Medicine Hat, we’re giving them a suitably interesting send-off by hosting an exhibition and public reception in our dome-shaped beehive kilns and old factory.
This is a great opportunity to meet excellent, creative artists from across Canada. Many of whom are on their first visit to Medicine Hat. They’re an engaged group who have thoroughly enjoyed their time in Medicine Hat (and riding those fantastic bikes so many of you donated through Medicine Hat’s trails).
Help us give them a proper farewell and enjoy yourselves in the most unique setting in Southern Alberta. Join us for this free evening celebrating Canadian artists.
EXHIBITION & RECEPTION
Tuesday, May 27
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Medalta’s Beehive Kilns
Announcing our public reception with artist Linda Gordon and special guest Louise Thomas for the current exhibitions in the Esplanade Art Gallery: Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas and Linda Gordon: The Eye of the Heart, Thursday January 16 at 7pm.
This large retrospective highlights the richness of the Ojibwa Woodland art of Thunder Bay’s Ahnisnabae-born Roy Thomas (1940 – 2004), from his earliest drawings to his monumental public commissions. Thomas’ vibrant paintings evoke spiritual connections to the natural world around us. In the exhibition catalogue, writer Joseph Boyden says “My favorite quote from Roy is this: ‘When I use my paintbrush I understand that I am not the only one doing the painting even though my name goes on the finished work.’ In these few words, Roy captures the spirit of the Ahnisnabae. And he captures the spirit of his art. We are all inter-related. We are all connected. We are all one family in the same boat.”
We are pleased to announce that special guest Louise Thomas will be with us from Thunder Bay and will give a tour of the exhibition during the reception.
Vision Circle: The Art of Roy Thomas is curated by Dr. Elizabeth McLuhan and its tour organized by the Thunder Bay Art Gallery. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »
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?
Text 647 560 0728
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.
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.
On Monday July 15, at 7 PM, on the Esplanade Terrace, the Esplanade Museum is having a reception to open an exhibit, to celebrate a recent recognition and to celebrate its 62nd anniversary.
PORTRAITS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAZZ
Photographs by William Gottlieb (1917-2006)
The Esplanade Museum is pleased to present PORTRAITS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF JAZZ: Photographs by William Gottlieb, a fascinating exhibition of approximately seventy-five photographs on display through August 24 in the Heritage Gallery.
During the 1930s and 1940s, William Gottlieb photographed the contemporary jazz scene to illustrate his columns in The Washington Post, Down Beat magazine, and other publications. The photographic negatives were stored for more than thirty years until Gottlieb’s retirement in 1979, when he began printing the negatives. The rest, literally, became history. Gottlieb is now one of the most honored jazz photographers.
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The event has been postponed due to the state of emergency in Medicine Hat from the flooding. The new date is Saturday, July 20th, 2013.
Medicine Hat Fan Roundup is back this year and is happening… tomorrow! The event is a one day expo in Medicine Hat for fans of anime, fantasy, sci-fi, video games, card games, board games, and pretty much anything else geeky.
You can expect lots of game playing, lots of anime, art, vendors, and plenty of presentations and workshops. You can kind of think of it as a mini Otafest.
Saturday, June 22nd
10am – 8pm
Medicine Hat College
S Wing/Centennial Hall/B Wing/Lobby
5 and under: Free!
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