Happenings 8

Mon April 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Happenings 8

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Price Range FREE!

Show Dates Mon April 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Presenter Arts Commons Arts Commons Presents

Venue Throughout Arts Commons

Arts Commons Presents
Happenings 8: Contemporary Craft

Monday, April 24, 2017 from 6-9pm
Mezzanine Level of Centre Court above Ca' Puccini
Film Screening starts at 7pm

This isn’t your grandmother’s craft party! The current exhibiting artists push the boundaries of what craft can by using concepts that question social and political concerns. These artist receptions and art parties are designed for you to self-curate your own art experience. Happenings is a FREE event open to the public so bring your friends! And, Happenings #8 is a party that you won’t want to miss!

Happenings 8 will also feature a screening of The Jazz Loft According To W. Eugene Smith in the Hub (located on the +15 level of Arts Commons outside Jack Singer Concert Hall) at 7pm as part of International Jazz Day. Admission to the film is free on a first come, first served basis. Stay for a talk back with John Charles Reid from the Canadian Music Centre after the film.

We are celebrating the following exhibitions in the Arts Commons galleries:  

The Ledge Gallery: Eveline Kolijn

Window Galleries: Dayna Ellen, Felicity Hart, Jocelyn Reid, Violet Costello

Broadcast Lab (formerly Gallery of Alberta Media Arts): Philip Hoffman (March), Mary-Anne McTrowe, The Burn Family, Rosanna Terracciano (April - May)

Lightbox Studio: Chelsea Ruston

+15 Soundscape: Chandra Melting Tallow


Pop-up Market with Market Collective! Come check out the specially curated artists, artisans, makers and shakers for Happenings #8!

Don’t have a loom at home? No worries! Natalie Lauchlan will show you how to create a miniature weave that you can create anywhere!

Learn traditional beading art forms with multi-disciplinary Kainai (Blackfoot) artist Jared Tailfeathers!

Live copper weaving demonstration with Anna Burger Martindale!

Roll up your sleeves and help collaborative with Stash Needle Art Lounge to create a special crafting project!

Checkout Maker’s Faire and make a LED throw!

Live performances by I AM THE MOUNTAIN and Jess Knights

So many more opportiunities to engage with artists and the work that they create. There will also be three live performances throughout the evening and artist talks lead by Pete Meadows founder of Tiny Gallery.

Thirsty? Well there will be a CASH BAR!

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