Edmonton Arts Council

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Life, Death, and Public Art
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Life, Death, and Public Art
(Brendan McGillicuddy & Jeffrey Riedl’s Veil flutters across the wintery view from the South Haven Cemetery administrative building reception area)Cemeteries aren’t usually associated with contemporary public art practice. If the subject of art in this context comes up, things like weeping an...
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2018 Third Round Travel Grant Recipients
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2018 Third Round Travel Grant Recipients
Scenic Route to Alaska received a travel grant to tour their new album Tough Luck in Canada and the United States.During the third round of travel funding in 2018, awarded in November, the Edmonton Arts Council (EAC) approved support for 48 artists and projects travelling to over 32 different cit...
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Myth, Metadata, & Community ~ creating public art for Capilano Library
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Myth, Metadata, & Community ~ creating public art for Capilano Library
(Artists Sergio Serrano [left] and Alexander Stewart [right] with one of the sculptures for their Capilano Library public artwork)Libraries are radical, say Edmonton artists Sergio Serrano and Alexander Stewart. Caught during the final stages of fabrication for their as-yet-untitled artwork for C...
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Kids connect with Edmonton’s past, present & future
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Kids connect with Edmonton’s past, present & future
(The Virginia Park Elementary School Grade 5 class with Amy Malbeuf’s Iskotew - photo courtesy of the school)They journaled, they jumped, and they connected with the stories of this place. The Grade 5 class from Virginia Park School visited ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞, Edmonton’s Indigenous art park...
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The Art of War and the Killing Joke - The Comedy Company
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The Art of War and the Killing Joke - The Comedy Company
(The PPCLI Comedy Company circa 1917-1919 - photo, public domain)From 1914-1918, more than 600,000 Canadians packed up their troubles and merrily marched, flags waving, into the trenches and foxholes of Flanders and France. By the time the Armistice was signed at 11:00 am on November 11, 1918, mo...
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New Public Art Nests in Rossdale
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New Public Art Nests in Rossdale
Raucous, beady-eyed, inquisitive, and elegant, the magpie’s ubiquitous presence has made it Edmonton’s unofficial mascot. Love them or hate them, the Black Billed Magpie (Pica Hudsonia) is undeniably one of the most intelligent species on the planet. Their cheeky personalities, gregarious ways an...
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Anticipating Spring - Public Art Hibernates in Dermott Park
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Anticipating Spring - Public Art Hibernates in Dermott Park
(A detail of Spring is Sprung, the Grass is Riz by Karen Klassen & Erin Pankratz - photo courtesy of the artists)As you stroll past the old Idylwylde School and under-construction Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre on 81 Street and 90 Avenue, you may catch sight of an undulating wall and a flash o...
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'We shared Dad with a lot of people': Drama teacher a titan of Edmonton arts community | CBC News
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'We shared Dad with a lot of people': Drama teacher a titan of Edmonton arts community | CBC News
'We shared Dad with a lot of people': Drama teacher a titan of Edmonton arts community | CBC News: Ken Agrell-Smith was a force in Edmonton’s theatre community for four decades. Here he plays ‘Old Solchuk’ with Ted Dykstra and Janet Daverne in the 1976 CBC TV remount of the Theatre 3 stage pr...
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Local playwright Matthew MacKenzie scoops national award for Bears
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Local playwright Matthew MacKenzie scoops national award for Bears
Local playwright Matthew MacKenzie scoops national award for Bears: Bears is a play by Matthew MacKenzie starring Christine Sokaymoh Frederick, left, and Sheldon Elter. It won the prestigious Carol Bolt Award on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 in Toronto.
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Tune into @cbcedmonton for an “Autumn Extravaganza” episode of...
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Tune into @cbcedmonton for an “Autumn Extravaganza” episode of...
Tune into @cbcedmonton for an “Autumn Extravaganza” episode of @ouredmonton with @adrienne.lamb and featuring their tour of ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ Tune In Saturday 10am, Sunday noon, and Monday 11am. #yegarts #yegpublicart #cbc #ᐄᓃᐤînîwriverlot11 (at ᐄᓃᐤ ÎNÎW River Lot 11∞ Indigenous Art Park)...
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