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Navigating Your Own Theatre Adventure with “Tracks”
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Navigating Your Own Theatre Adventure with “Tracks”
The ambulatory theatre project Tracks by playwright Mac Brock (Vena Amoris Projects), was set to close out the Off Season of Fringe Theatre Adventures (FTA) but with stages going dark, “My gut instinct was to hold the show until later,” admits Brock. Instead, the show’s director, Beth Dart, stepp...
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Artist-in-Residence Update: Poems Are Still Blooming with Brandon Wint
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Artist-in-Residence Update: Poems Are Still Blooming with Brandon Wint
Our normal schedules and best laid plans may have come to a screeching halt, but Brandon Wint wants everyone to know that poetry continues to bloom in Edmonton.As the current artist-in-residence at the Gateway Association of Edmonton, Brandon’s residency has taken on a much different shape than w...
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Artist Profile: Lance Cardinal
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Artist Profile: Lance Cardinal
Lance Cardinal and his miniature of Stephen King’s “House on Neibolt Street” from the movie It. The model is now in the lobby of Vertigo studios in L.A. Photo supplied.A Two-Spirited Indigenous Artist and member of the Bigstone Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory, Lance Cardinal now calls Treaty 6 ...
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Artist Profile: Shawn Tse
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th marks Chinese Language day and Edmonton is fortunate to have a vibrant and artistic Chinese community.  Shawn Tse is an Edmonton based artist, educator and community advocate. He was a part of this year’s #YEGCanvas campaign with his work “88 Maple Fooks”. Fook/福 is the Chinese character for f...
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2019 Cultural Diversity in the Arts and Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award Recipients
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2019 Cultural Diversity in the Arts and Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund Award Recipients
On Monday, March 9, 2020, the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) announced the recipients of the 2019 Cultural Diversity in the Arts project grants (CDA) and the 2019 Edmonton Artists’ Trust Fund awards (EATF) at the annual EAC Social.2019 EAC Social at NorQuest College. Photo by Stephen Williams. The f...
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Artist Profile: Titilope Sonuga
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(Titilope Sonuga. Photo supplied by the artist.) Only a poet like Titilope Sonuga could draw such eloquent parallels between engineering and poetry working seamlessly together, “Being an engineer gave me an approach to problem solving that inspires the way that I write – it’s important to b...
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Mission Mural Rescue: The Final Installment
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This is the final post about a multi-year project which has been documented on the YEGArts blog. In early 2017, the Edmonton Arts Council’s Conservation team embarked on their most ambitious project to-date: the removal, restoration, and re-installation of a 50-year-old, approximately 160 square ...
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2019 Travel Grant Recipients (last round)
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From Vancouver, Amsterdam, Tokyo, and Glasgow, 34 local artists have stamped their passports with support from the EAC’s travel grant program. Edmonton’s artists are constantly creating innovative and inspiring new work that begs to be shared with the world. With the support of programs like the ...
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Meet the Gateway Association Artist in Residence: Brandon Wint
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Meet the Gateway Association Artist in Residence: Brandon Wint
As we begin a new year, the Edmonton Arts Council and the Gateway Association of Edmonton are thrilled to welcome nationally acclaimed poet, spoken word artist, and arts educator, Brandon Wint, as the Gateway Association’s inaugural Artist in Residence.This month, Brandon Wint begins his post as ...
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Myth, metadata, and community: Creating public art for Capilano Library
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Untitled (Capilano Schema) by Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart. Photo by provided by the artists. “Libraries are a radical concept,” say Edmonton artists Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart. Caught during the final stages of fabrication for their artwork for Capilano Library, the duo dove in...
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Breaking boundaries and amplifying Edmonton’s creative community
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Breaking boundaries and amplifying Edmonton’s creative community
Meet the 31 large Artist Project grant recipientsWith so many artists pursuing various ideas and disciplines, it’s inspiring to see what Edmonton’s arts community is creating. As our artists share stories of the past, present and imagined futures, experiment with new ways of transforming the audi...
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It’s a bus... It’s a train... It’s #YEGCanvas
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It’s a bus... It’s a train... It’s #YEGCanvas
Commuting becomes a lot more colourful thanks to local Edmonton artists As winter descends upon Edmonton, there are going to be some new splashes of colour moving across the city. Twenty-two local artists have created pieces that are now displayed on buses, trains and in transit stations as part ...
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Planting new roots with Platanos
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Planting new roots with Platanos
(Platanos by Karen Michelle Campos Castillo, at the Belvedere Transit Centre. Photo: EAC)  There are many ways to find a way home - Dorothy had ruby slippers, Edmonton artist Karen Michelle Campos Castillo has green plantains. An homage to her cultural heritage and the many communities that call ...
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Artist in Residence Recap: Luciana Erregue-Sacchi
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Artist in Residence Recap: Luciana Erregue-Sacchi
The EAC met with Luciana Erregue-Saachi to talk about her residency at Action for Healthy Communities and her final project, Knowledge Translation: A Memoir in 14 Tour Stops. Join Luciana for a reading from Knowledge Translation on September 26, 2019 from 12-1pm at the Action for Healthy Communit...
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Festival in a Box Roundup
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Festival in a Box Roundup
(Left: Erik de Waal performs in the Pyramid of Seasons; Right: Stilt walking at Spruce Avenue Festival in a Box. Photos: EAC)A massive pyramid, ice cream, puppets, drums, marimbas, and mini public art models animated Festival in a Box, the new incarnation of the Edmonton Arts Council’s popular co...
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