Friday, June 10, 2011

What To Do in Medicine Hat This Weekend

Are you looking for something to do tonight?  Maybe you should head downtown with your walking shoes to check out the "Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk" Roving Art Reception from 7-10pm in partnership with the Alberta French Film Festival taking place June 10-12 at the Monarch Theatre. (Inspire Café is selling Film Festival passes).  Each of the locations has refreshments, live music by local musicians and food.  The weather is going to be perfect for it!

Beveridge Building located at 620 2nd Street S.E. Featuring an installation of original French magazines for the French Film Festival Cinemagine from Alain Dubreuil's private collection.

The Esplanade Gallery at 401 1st Street S.E. Featuring  art work by Les Manning, the Hat Art Club and the Medicine Hat Potters' Association, informal curator's tour at 8:00pm.

The Framing and Art Centre at 628 2nd Street S.E. is having their grand opening of "The Clay Trade" - unique pottery and ceramic sculpture from local and international artisans.

The Hive Artists' Hub located at 569 2nd Street S.E. is featuring "Seven", a group showing of the Hive artists which include Connor Kenny, Susan Knight, Wendy Struck, Susan Waters, Hayden Werezak and Kevin Werre.

Inspire Studio, Gallery and Café at 669-675 2nd Street S.E. features artwork by Maureen Newton, Gena LaCoste, Erin Stelmaschuk, Garry Newton, Carol Moen, Harvey Fix, Angie Cramer and so many more. Tina Bannow will be playing at 7:00pm.

Luna Fresca located at 519 2nd Street S.E. (formerly Struck Gallery) is above the new Sharkley's Café (formerly Prickly Pear).  Featuring a variety of art, pottery and jewelry. You can also design your own hair wraps.

Remenda Designs is located at 505A N. Railway Street and is Susan Remenda's studio and gallery. Susan is featuring her funky metal yard art as well as her pottery and other gift ideas.

Here's something art related for you to ponder today.  Dr. Doreen Barrie made an interesting point at the Friends of Medicare Annual General Meeting a couple of weeks ago.  Since our ability to access healthcare is not tied to our employment (like much of the world), it gives people the freedom to pursue their dreams, whether it be the arts, entrepreneurship or education.  How lucky are we!

Whether you speak French or not, you'll want to check out the French Film Festival happening at the historic Monarch Theatre this weekend.  Don't worry, the movies have English subtitles!

And remember that every Saturday morning from 9 am - 1 pm, May 21 to October 1, the Farmer's Market sets up in the Cypress Centre Fieldhouse or Pavilion on the Stampede Grounds.

Let's see how much I can pack into this weekend, shall we?

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