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FIXFIX: A painting exhibition by Stephanie Dalla-Longa

Opening reception Friday, December 9th at 7:00pm-10:00pm at The Hive Artist’s Hub.¬†Refreshments will be served.

569 2nd Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C5

Regular Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday: 9:00-5:00
Saturday: 12:00-5:00

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The Hat Art Club (also known as the Medicine Hat Art Club) is a non-profit organization for artists in the city. It is also known to most as “what the Cultural Centre by the Medicine Hat College is used for”. Like I stated, the club’s main residence is in the Cultural Centre’s various studios and features many programs including classes and workshops to the public.¬† Unfortunately I have posted this a little late in the game as most of the classes are ending this year until September but I may post an update later when they begin again.

The mandate of the club is to promote awareness of the various media of visual art and to encourage personal development and growth. The membership costs $100 a year but considering membership gets you studio space and access to things like a printing press, easels, drawing tables, etc. it’s well worth it even without doing any of the classes. Continue reading for the full list of both programs and benefits:

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I felt kind of guilty by not posting this before with my Mary Anne Barkhouse posting on February 12th. At the time, I didn’t even know Dean Francis was also having a show on the same night. Well, no problem – you might have missed out on the reception but his work is still being displayed until April 1st, 2009.

Light Magic - Dean Francis, 2009 - Photography via the Esplande site

Light Magic - Dean Francis, 2009 - Photography via the Esplande

His work involves very technical, almost photo realistic oil paintings about wildlife, nature, and the open landscape. In some instances his brush strokes appear to be looser on some paintings, especially when painting grass and tree branches, but in other cases, when he is painting clouds and animals, they seem very detailed and the brush strokes are not as apparent. I believe all the paintings he has in the Esplande are new works from 2008 and 2009.

Dean Francis has been painting for over 30 years, being outside recording and analyzing the landscape, nature and the animals in the outdoors. His paintings are very vibrant which is odd considering much of the subject matter that some would consider “the boring prairies”, but I think he captures the settings in his own “light” and conveys their real beauty without being over the top.

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Starting December 16, 2008, at the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, begins Whole Being, the biannual faculty exhibition from the staff of the Medicine Hat College Visual Communications program. The program of which is founded from the collaboration between fine art and design. The staff consists of a world-wide variety of skilled artisans, all specialized in their own way. Whole Being includes the professionals, Laara Cassells, Craig Cote, Deborah Forbes, Mato Higashitani, Rory Mahony, Micheal McClary, Poul Nielsen, Dean Smale, Yulin Wang, Giles Woodward, and Nelson Yuen. Poul Nielsen has also recently been a featured artist here at Medicine Hat Media; he specializes in drawing and painting. With all types of media combined, the show is surely to strike at all the senses, as well as instill deep thought about how we relate to the world in which we live.

Whole Being Handout

Whole Being Handout

The reception begins Thursday, January 22, 8PM, and is also free admission. The show ends February 1, 2009, making it the grand show to carry the Esplanade into the 2009 New Year. Here is the summary statement presented to you by the Esplanade:

“Artists and designers from the faculty of the Visual Communications Program at Medicine Hat College show exciting new works in all media which embrace art as a way of making sense (by every means) of the existing world and our place in it.”


Blue Cat Eight cordially invites you to their painting show at the Medicine Hat Cultural Center on the evening of December 3rd, 2008. The show starts at about 8:00PM. As always, free wine and perhaps beer will be available, and even perhaps delicious fruits, vegetables, crackers and maybe meats will be up for grabs by the attendees. If you are in College, it is a good way to socialize or get lots of vegetables and fruits to fight scurvy, whichever you prefer the most. Blue Cat Eight features student’s work from the Painting I class in the Visual Communications program at the Medicine Hat College.

The event will show the artwork of the following artists:

Emily Borody, Chelsey Buchinski, April Dammann, Lacey Fehr, Jessica Hayward, Jane Jacoby, Carol Jordan, Kristian Jungk, Safira Lachapelle, Amanda Lowey, Allison Martin, Vincent Matt, Kaitlyn Mckinley, Jonathan Moscoso, Meredith Penner, Matthew Shorten, Charis Slusar, Laura Sou, Erin Stankewich, Kathlene Steel, Ashley Steier, Matthew Valgardson.

Apologies if I got anyones name wrong, I got the list of names from the invitation.

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Poul Nielsen is a renaissance man of the art community. Actually, The word ‘community’ does not
actually do his name and accomplishments justice, a more appropriate term would be a renaissance
man of the art world, because world indeed, Poul has traveled far and wide in his pursuit of
not only artistic knowledge and discovery, but also far and wide to show his artistic expression
and talent.

Portrait of Terrin

Poul Nielsen is no stranger to the Medicine Hat community at large, and it is not unusual to see
his artwork anywhere you might look in The Medicine Hat College. As a teacher for Visual
Communications, he has influenced countless individuals with his artistic insight and creative
suggestion, but his career is not confined to Medicine Hat. Poul has had exhibitions in many
places outside of Canada, including Denmark, The United States, and China.

Inside / Out #7

Inside / Out #7

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