Garden Gossip: Secret Worlds and Private Stories

by Elisabeth Hill Walking into Garden Gossip, a recently opened exhibition at the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, I am slightly self-conscious. I must have arrived not long after the artist’s talk because there are still a few groups of people gathered in the gallery and just outside the entrance. I hope that I look like I belong and know what I’m doing, with my … Continue reading Garden Gossip: Secret Worlds and Private Stories

Celebration of the Spoken Word: Slam Poetry Event Review

by Rita Neyer It’s a mild Wednesday evening in October. The heaters on most restaurant patios are already on. Around forty people have gathered at Kasbar, the downstairs Lounge at Yiannis on Whyte on an evening dedicated to the spoken (or sung) word. The sign on the door upstairs says ‘poetry.’ For the performers, it is the second slam event in two days. Their goal … Continue reading Celebration of the Spoken Word: Slam Poetry Event Review

Starlight Dash

by Hersharon Sandhu Amidst a small crowd of cheering supporters and cameras, an excited 10 year old waits hand in hand with her sister to start her toy shopping spree. Sadie Martin was one of the few children chosen across Canada for Starlight Children Foundation’s 3-minute shopping dash at the Toys-R-Us today. Accompanied by mascot ‘Captain Starlight’, Sadie and her sister Kendrie got the chance … Continue reading Starlight Dash

“A Place for Everyone” – Edmonton Expo Preview Media Launch

by Hiranyaa Sahadevan Did you know that Gimli from The Lord of the Rings or the writer for GI Joe, Wolverine, and The Death of Captain America will be coming to Edmonton this weekend? Where you ask? They will be attending the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, taking place on Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24.  The Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo, a three … Continue reading “A Place for Everyone” – Edmonton Expo Preview Media Launch

Edmonton Music Awards: A Step in the Right Direction

by Sibel Yesilkaya It’s no secret that the Edmonton community proudly supports local art and culture. The Fringe, Taste of Edmonton, Folk Fest, Heritage Days – whichever events you frequent over our short, event-packed prairie summer, you’re sure to feel the creative energy that permeates through the veins of our city. When Edmontonians gathered at the prestigious Winspear Centre on Thursday, June 29th to honour … Continue reading Edmonton Music Awards: A Step in the Right Direction

Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning

by Juanita Gnanapragasam Edmonton’s public art scene is thriving. While some artwork like Mural Alley has been influential in beautifying Edmonton’s landscape, other artwork, such as the Talus Dome or “balls”, have become infamous leaving citizens to wonder who decides what is public art in the first place. In this article, we outline what is public art and the steps taken to get public art … Continue reading Who put that there? – A Look Into Edmonton’s Public Art Commissioning

Debating Canada – A Reading List for Canada’s 150th

by Chris Berger This year, 2017, marks the sesquicentennial of Canada’s founding. With Canada Day upon us, you’re probably busy planning weekend camping trips and backyard barbecues. Me being me, however, I’m using the occasion to fill any time not spent prepping for the aforementioned parties with my nose buried in books about the birth of Canada and its continuing trials and debates. Perhaps now … Continue reading Debating Canada – A Reading List for Canada’s 150th

An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

by Maja Staka Looking up at the cream-colored blanket hanging from a few simple threads, you see lights flickering through the diamond-shaped holes which decorate the woven fabric and can’t help but get lost in its shape: a kind of hypnotic sacred symmetry that resonates with power. Called “Akohp: A Blanket”, the work designed by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, an Oskâpêwis storyteller, multi-media artist, and activist, … Continue reading An Ambitious & Messy Homage to Life: Alberta’s Biennial of Contemporary Art

A dialogue about the 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival

by Jacqueline Withers While Edmonton’s festival scene operates year-round, the ‘Festival City’ moniker is most fitting in the summer. The 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival, regarded by many Edmontonians as the unofficial start of the summer festival season, runs from June 22 until July 4, 2017 at Sir Winston Churchill Square and at smaller satellite locations across downtown. North America’s largest outdoor art … Continue reading A dialogue about the 32nd annual The Works Art & Design Festival