Latitude 53 is always on the lookout for volunteers. Always always. Currently, the search is for a bit of extra help for the 2013 Parka Patio Party. Sounds like a heckuva lotta fun.
Speaking of fun art parties: happening tonight at the AGA is the sold out Interface Refinery Party, where you will be able to find me in 100% authentic volunteer form.
The above comic was drawn in my sketchbook, and cleaned up in Photoshop. Size: roughly 2 ¾” x 3”. Pretty straightforward stuff!
Dancing Under The Winter Stars
What are you doing this Saturday? Why not join us at McCauley Community rink (96 St and 107 A Ave) between 5 and 10 pm for a free all-ages skating party with DJs D Pro, Campos and Alistair Henning.
It’s part of Frostival, the McCauley festival of winter activities, and we’ve also got a team of artists out in the neighborhood that afternoon to work on ice sculptures:
Location One: East side of 97 Street adjacent to the Chinese Zodiac Public Art piece outside the parking lot of Lucky 97 Foods;
Location Two: The north east corner of 95 Street and 108 Avenue (Giovanni Caboto Park), just across the street from Sorentino’s
Location Three: Directly west of the McCauley Skating rink on the north side of 107A Avenue.
Here’s what Executive Director Todd Janes says about the event:
The event is inspired from my childhood and our community outside rink when we would skate in the evenings with friends and just have fun while hit songs flowed over the crappy outside winter speakers. We are hopeful that a lot of kids and some families will come out and then teens from the hood later and it would be great to have you as part of the event called - Dancing Under the Winter Stars.
That’s right: we’ve marked the date for The Fine Art of Schmoozy, our annual winter fundraising gala, for December 3rd this year, and tickets are now on sale at www.latitude53.org/schmoozy at a special advance price of $25 during the month of October. We’ll have lots of previews during the run-up, but: don’t you want to hang with those foxes? Thanks to Mariya Karpenko for the amazing illustration.
Tickets for Splash! now available
Splash! is the official after-party of Western Canada Fashion Week, hosted by Latitude 53. It takes place on 1 April at 8:00 PM at North Point on Ninth (10507 109 St) and it’s going to be a good one. Expect a silent auction of creations by local artists and fashion designers constructed from Edmonton Leisure Centre uniforms donated by the City, great DJs playing all night, delicious food and drink from Edmonton’s best eateries and the fantastic party atmosphere that you can always expect from both Latitude 53 and Western Canada Fashion Week.
Advance tickets are $25—or free for WCFW pass holders—and are now available at www.latitude53.org/splash.
Of course, we’ll be bringing you much more on the event as it approaches. So pay attention!
Our summer intern Annalise Prodor is practicing her collage skills and getting excited for Draw.
We’ve been running a 12-hour drawing party for a few years now, but this year it’s going city-wide with events in the afternoon at SNAP and Harcourt House where you can take part in printmaking and life-drawing sessions. In the evening the party comes home to Latitude 53 and we’ll have all of the classic components: collage materials, empty walls to hang your work, a FAVA scratch-animation workshop, CJSR DJs as well as snacks and a bar.
Get the complete details over at our website.