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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 »
Esplanade Museum and the Archaeological Society of South East Alberta are presenting “Stones and Bones”, a workshop on Saturday, May 24 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Cutbanks Room at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre.
The workshop is designed for local collectors of arrow heads, stone tools, ancient animal remains and geological specimens. Curators from the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton will be available to examine, identify and discuss these items.
Ancient items frequently turn up in farmers’ fields and on ranch land in this area. Some are easy to identify, but many are not. Here is an opportunity to learn more about these collections found in our community and local vicinity.
Visitors from outside of Medicine Hat are welcome to attend the workshop as well as a presentation by Chris Jass, an Ice Age specialist from the Royal Alberta Museum. “Of Mammoths and Mice: Explorations into Alberta’s Ice Age Fossil Record,” will begin at 7:30 PM in the Cutbanks Room at the Esplanade.
Visitors are also invited to tour the Esplanade Museum’s feature exhibit, “Ice Age Mammals,” at no charge throughout the day and prior to the presentation.
Time to polish up those pitches; DRAGONS’ DEN producers are hitting the road this January to find the brightest business ideas in Canada. The 2014 Audition Tour will be visiting more than 30 cities from coast-to-coast in search of enthusiastic entrepreneurs hoping for a chance to enter the Den and make a deal with a Dragon.
Open auditions are coming to Medicine Hat at the Esplanada Arts and Heritage Centre (401 First Street SE) on February 21 from 11:00am-6:00pm. Complete audition dates and locations are listed below. Tour dates will continue to be updated on the website at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.
The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with no prior television experience required. With the highly-rated ‘All-Student’ episode and the recent launch of Kevin O’Leary’s Future Dragon Fund, DRAGONS’ DEN continues to seek out and support young Canadian entrepreneurs.
Aspiring entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS’ DEN producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers that they’ve got the chops to land financial backing for their business venture, they could be invited into the Den to brave the Dragons. Prospective pitchers are encouraged to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.
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The current season of DRAGONS’ DEN airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), with an encore episode on Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television.
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?
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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.
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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Medicine Hat’s outstanding young talent, the 18-year-old Paul van der Sloot joins the CPO as special guest at the Esplanade Theatre on May 9th. Winner of the coveted Rose Bowl at the 2012 Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, for being the most outstanding performer during the entire completion, Paul started playing the cello at the age of 7 under the teaching of John Kadz at the Mount Royal University Conservatory.
In 2012, Paul competed in the finals for the National Music Festival, both solo and in his chamber group, placing 1st with his string trio. He recently won the Calgary Youth Orchestra’s Frank Simpson Concerto Competition and the Calgary Civic Symphony’s C3 Competition. In 2012, he performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with both orchestras. Accepted as one of 13 cellists from around the world, Paul traveled to Washington D.C. in 2012 to compete in the finals of the prestigious Johansen International Competition and in May 2013, he will be competing as one of 6 finalists in the Shean Strings Competition. Praised for his sound and colorful interpretations, Paul has attracted many with his playing.
Tickets available now. Get your tickets by calling The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre at 403.502.8777 or order online.
Thursday, May 09, 2013 – 7:30 pm
Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre
Mélanie Léonard, Associate Conductor
Paul van der Sloot, Cello
Join the Miywasin Society and the Esplanade Archives on Tuesday April 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM for a feast and Round Dance at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre.
Participants will join hands in a circle and dance around the drummers and singers. The beat of the drum is like the heartbeat of the community, and everyone moves as one. It’s a dance for everyone: children, friends, families, youth and Elders.
Buffalocalf Crossing will kick off the dance at 7 PM. Participants will experience the traditions of First Nations Dance as well as teachings and customs.
This event also showcases Profit & Ambition: The Canadian Fur Trade Exhibit, organized by the Canadian Museum of Civilization. This exhibit is currently on display in the Esplanade Museum’s Heritage Gallery until April 27, 2013.
Everyone is welcome to gather with us to share this evening at no charge!
The Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre and The Hive Artists’ Hub Society are pleased to announce the official opening of The Hive Gallery & Boutique in the gift shop area of the Esplanade.
The new boutique is the perfect place to find unique local and regional artwork as well as handmade products such as paintings, photographs, jewelry, woodwork, one-of-a-kind clothing books on local history and more. The presence of The Hive in the Esplanade makes sense as both actively promote local artists and artisans. The consigning artists are mainly from Medicine Hat and area, and most of the sales items are created in The Hive Studios located at 569 Second Street Southeast. Hours of operation of The Hive Gallery & Boutique are Wednesday through Friday, 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, noon to 4 PM and during most Esplanade events.
“We are very pleased to welcome The Hive Gallery & Boutique to the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre. We’re certain our patrons will enjoy the access they provide to local handmade products,” says Manager of Cultural Development Carol Beatty.
The Hive is regularly seeking new consignment artists and artisans for the Gallery & Boutique. For more information, interested parties may contact The Hive at email@example.com and/or attend the first Annual General Meeting taking place on Friday March 29th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, at The Hive Studios location (569 2nd Street Southeast).
Local Art Studio provides artists with space, opportunities, and community
The Hive Artists’ Hub Society is excited to announce a call for applications for studio artists and submissions for consignment work from artists and artisans!
Located in historic downtown Medicine Hat, The Hive is Medicine Hat’s premiere non-profit independent artists’ hub. Founded in 2011, The Hive Artists’ Hub Society offers safe and affordable studio spaces and a window into the art community for local artists of all ages and professions. The Hive has recently created additional studio spaces, and is now accepting applications for studio membership for their vibrant Second Street location. Studio members benefit from an energetic and supportive working studio environment, as well as from unique business, educational and promotional opportunities.
“The Hive is an active member within Medicine Hat’s art community, offering classes and workshops, participating in many local festivals and events, and acting as an important catalyst for the revitalization of downtown Medicine Hat,” says Stephanie Dalla-Longa, a Hive studio member.
In addition, The Hive strives to support and promote local and regional artists and artisans through the sale of artworks in The Hive Boutique, located in the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre on first street. With the spring season fast approaching, The Hive Boutique is currently seeking work from artists and artisans for new consignment opportunities.
All artists, artisans, musicians, fashion designers, graphic designers, photographers, tattoo artists, illustrators, painters, sculptors, jewelry designers, ceramic artists, woodworkers, printmakers, students, and any other creative individuals that are searching for a studio or a venue to display and sell their handmade and original work are encouraged to contact The Hive today!
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