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  • April 12, 2018 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking forward to our AGM 12th April - please mark your calendar's. We also would like to welcome new members to the Board. There are several positions available to suit your commitment level and interest, so please email info@accsc.ca if you are interested.


    Future plans will be discussed as well as the election of Board members. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the arts & culture of Strathcona County it is well worth joining. There are multiple positions - some new - and for 3 or 1 year terms.


    You must be a current, fully paid up member to vote.


    Location: County Meeting Room #1

  • February 05, 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    “The Art of Truth and Reconciliation” by George Littlechild

    March 9 – April 29, 2018
    Unveiling Reception, March 9 @7pm

    Artist in attendance.

     

    George Littlechild, through his art-practice discusses identity displacement and cultural genocide from his own personal experience. George was part of a large-scale scoop where aboriginal children were taken from their home communities and placed into white adoptive or foster families in the 1950s and ’60s. It wasn’t until George was in his twenties that he reconnected with the Hobbema community where his birth family were from and met aunts, uncles, and siblings he never knew he had.  Unfortunately, George’s birth parents had passed away before he had a chance to meet them. Both of George’s parents attended a residential school, as did his aunts and uncles.  George delivers his work to audiences to create a dialogue between both the Aboriginal communities and the Colonial communities as a method of healing through shared experience.

     

    “The Art of Truth and Reconciliation” will be opened with a prayer by Elder Wilson Bearhead. The students at Pine Street Elementary School, under the guidance of Elder Wilson Bearhead, will also be performing a smudging ceremony as well as traditional drumming and an original song written in keeping with First Nations tradition of storytelling through music. George Littlechild will be the Artist in Residence at Pine Street Elementary the week following the opening of his exhibition. Here George will facilitate workshops and guide the students in creating an artwork themed in “social justice” as a part of the ‘Project of Heart’, a Canada wide program directed at teaching students about the Indian Residential Schools and their effects on children, families and communities.  

     

    This exhibition marks the an important new direction for Gallery@501; moving forward we will present an annual exhibition in partnership with indigenous people and in acknowledgement of the Treaty 6 land that we share with the Cree and Métis people.
  • October 31, 2017 10:30 PM | Anonymous
  • April 25, 2017 8:27 AM | Anonymous

    May 2017 Newsletter ACCSC.pdf


    If you would like to have your events or be our spotlight member for the next issue please email info@accsc.ca

  • April 12, 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous

    Please join us on April 12th for our AGM and general members meeting.


    Future plans will be discussed as well as the election of Board members. If you are interested in becoming more involved in the arts & culture of Strathcona County it is well worth joining. There are multiple positions - some new - and for 3 or 1 year terms.


    You must be a current, fully paid up member to vote.


    Location: County Meeting Room #1

  • March 06, 2017 2:53 PM | Anonymous

    Strathcona County’s Art Collection Advisory Committee is seeking submissions for our 2017 Art Acquisition Program. The program is open to visual artists who live in Strathcona County or who have strong ties to our community.

    All artwork submitted will be included in the “Strathcona Salon Series” exhibition at the Gallery @ 501 from May 8 to June 25, 2017. Work will be juried by a group of 3 independent art professionals and their recommendations will be announced at the Unveiling Reception, Thursday, June 8 at 7 pm. A “People’s Choice” Award will also be given at this time, with voting in the Gallery from May 8 to June 7.

    Basic information is included in the attached poster and more details can be found at www.strathcona.ca/artcollection. You may also contact Barb Chapman, Public Art coordinator at 780-449-1139 or Barbara.Chapman@strathcona.ca

  • March 03, 2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    Strathcona County is seeking panel members for art selection panels (for both public art and our annual art acquisition). The application deadline is March 3, 2017.

    Call for Applicants: Art Jury Roster


    Strathcona County is requesting applications for its Art Jury Roster.


    Eligible jurors include artists, art professionals, educators and design professionals (ie. architects, landscape architects, urban designers and planners). Strathcona County employees or their families are ineligible.

    Panel members are needed for :

    A) Public Art Selection Committees which are created for public art projects as needed. Jurors should live in the greater Edmonton area.

    B) Annual Art Acquisition Selection Committees, which consider smaller works of art by local artists for display in County buildings; committees meet annually in May. Jurors should live in the greater Edmonton area and cannot be residents of Strathcona County


    Information on Strathcona County’s public art and the Annual Art Acquisition Program can be found online at www.strathcona.ca/artcollection

    Application Process:

    Please submit a letter of interest that details your professional experience in and/or understanding of visual art and design as well as an up to date curriculum vitae (CV) via email to Barbara.chapman@strathcona.ca by March 3, 2017. All applications will be kept on file for a period of two (2) years.


    Please indicate if you are interested in public art selection committees, Annual Art Acquisition selection committees, or both.

    Applicants will be contacted as needed and jurors will be appointed on an ad hoc basis. Submission to this call is not a guarantee of being chosen for a selection committee. Jurors are paid according to CARFAC rates.

    For more information, please contact Barb Chapman at Barbara.chapman@strathcona.ca or 780-449-1139.


    Deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017

    We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected will be contacted.

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