Although it was included in yesterday’s Media Mondays, I would like to share (again) my most recent article for The Wanderer.
PrairieSeen’s Tori McNish’s latest article for The Wanderer is about local Art Historian and performative researcher Lianne McTavish.
Local artist Aaron Paquette is speaking at this week’s installment of Percolate. Here’s how he describes his talk on its Facebook event:
What is the role of the artist in a modern, connected society? Does art reflect the culture, or shape it?
And what about sustainability? Do the old forms still work, or is there a new movement rising?
Independent, untrained artists are capturing the public’s attention and shaping the social discourse. Why? And how is this happening?
An evening with artist, writer and speaker Aaron Paquette will shed light on these questions as he walks with you through this exciting new world where technology, social change, and humour converge. You will be challenged to re-evaluate your perceptions of what art is in the 21st century and where it is taking us on the uncertain road ahead, and why that’s a very good thing.
The talk happens this Thursday at 7:00 pm. Get tickets at the Citadel Theatre site or stream the talk live.
Latitude 53 Video Podcast
We’re excited to debut our artist feature for April in the form of a video interview! Borys Tarasenko agreed to chat with us about finishing up art school, making art in Edmonton, and embarking on new mediums and techniques.
Please have a look and don’t forget to let us know what you think on Twitter and Facebook.
Special thanks to Giulliano Palladino for lending his videography and editing skills. Check out Giulliano’s video talents on his own space here.
Be sure to watch this great artist feature by PrairieSeen.
Harcourt House is planning a craft-fair style gallery/sales event—which you can apply for space at until the 20th.
The Harcourt House Art Market is a table-based gallery, open to individual and collaborative artists to display and sell their most current works to the public. We encourage all professional/ emerging/ experimental artists to submit. We are open to all varieties of mediums including but not limited to the following: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, collage, performance (oh yes), video, photography and soo many others!
Title: ART MARKET | Featuring work made by local artist and designers
Date: May 25th, 2013
Time: 1 – 7pm
Location: Harcourt House Gallery, 10215 – 112 Street
Table price: $100 Full Table, $50 Half Table
—100% of sale profits go to individual artists & designers—
Find the full details on their website.
We’re excited to welcome our first Resident Designer to Latitude 53—Skye Oleson-Cormack will be working on all of our visual materials over the coming year.
Going into Latitude 53’s 40th-anniversary year, Skye will inject a sense of play into Latitude 53’s visual presentation. Connecting the identities of our programming, special events, and day-to-day materials, the Resident Designer’s vision will provide a foundation for experimentation—visibly recognizing our values of risk-taking and experimentation in every part of Latitude 53’s operations.
We hope it’s going to be a great opportunity for Skye to work on a body of work with that kind of encouragement to take risks. Here’s what she has to say:
I’m extremely honoured and excited to have been chosen as Latitude 53’s first Resident Designer.
Latitude 53 has a great tradition of showcasing artists from a wide array of fields and artistic approaches and over the next year it will be my goal to create a visual identity that reflects the energy, creativity, and sense of artistic community that Latitude 53 has come to represent.
At this point I can only make predictions of the kind of projects that will be undertaken over the next year, but I see this opportunity as a great way to hone my skills as a designer while I attempt to create a more unifying and recognizable visual system for Latitude 53.
Throughout the year, I plan on documenting my work on a blog with the purpose of not only capturing the finished products I create but demonstrating the process along the way, as I find the journey is just as important as the destination.
I have always had the pleasure of being surrounded by creative people, especially throughout my education, and I am looking forward to the diversity of people that I will meet through Latitude 53. I believe that being in this environment will help me create stronger designs for Latitude 53 as I pull inspiration from a variety of creative fields and perspectives.
You can look forward to seeing her work here soon!