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

To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

by Zosia Czarnecka As you enter The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition, you pass the life size cut outs of Sully and Mike and are welcomed by a short film introducing the general creation process at Pixar Studios. The exhibit, now open at Edmonton’s Telus World of Science, showcases the tremendous time, precision, and attention to detail that goes into creating Pixar’s fan-favorite films. The short … Continue reading To Infinity and Beyond: TWOS presents The Science Behind Pixar

Re-Painting Edmonton

by Zosia Czarnecka A good friend once told me that the only rule of graffiti is that whatever you paint has to be more beautiful than what was already there. As I wandered around Edmonton, exploring the new murals painted in the Rust Magic Festival last fall, those words echoed around my head. Unfortunately, if you look up any definition of graffiti, almost every version … Continue reading Re-Painting Edmonton

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

Political Redux – May 2017

by Chris Berger It’s an interesting time to be a politico in Alberta, and depending on how one is engaged, that could be good, bad, exciting, ominous, or just plain confusing and frustrating. Theoretically, the next formal political milestones should be the municipal elections in Edmonton and Calgary this fall. Practically, however, all eyes are on the recently announced agreement in principle between the Wildrose … Continue reading Political Redux – May 2017

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

Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

by Monika Viktorova Hot dogs are the newest ‘lowbrow’ street food to get a gourmet makeover. And if hot dogs are a foodie’s Cinderella, then Justin Benson is the Edmonton food scene’s edgy, tattooed Fairy Godmother. And he’s here to deliver gourmet but accessible dogs to Edmonton’s downtown core with his newest project, Mayday Dogs. When asked why he wanted to make hot dogs, Justin … Continue reading Mayday Dogs – Edmonton’s New Best Friend

Splash Poke Already a City Favorite

by Zosia Czarnecka Edmonton is well known for its delicious food scene and extensive network of world-class restaurants. Unfortunately, given our location between the Rocky Mountains and prairies, we often miss good quality seafood. Despite the city’s numerous sushi restaurants, Edmontonians have been longing for a Poke spot for a while. So it came as no surprise when last Tuesday, for Splash Poke’s grand public … Continue reading Splash Poke Already a City Favorite