Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Action is Downtown this Friday Night in Medicine Hat

I've missed a couple, but I'm bound and determined to make it to the Downtown Artwalk this Friday night, since I enjoyed it so much when I went earlier this year.

The Esplanade Art Gallery is featuring the opening reception for 'Craig Cote: Surfacing: Metaphor and Meditation' and 'Michael Campbell: Field Recordings of Icebergs Melting'.  Craig is an art instructor at the College and a wonderful printmaker.  Some of his etchings and woodcuts are on display at Inspire.  They will also be celebrating the installation of the AFA sculpture commission 'Turn Turn Turn (A Resting Place)' by Blake Senini on the front lawn.  Remember that the Esplanade is the only location on the roving reception that closes down a little earlier at 9:00pm.

The Beveridge Building will be part of the roving reception and will feature antique and collectible art from Alain Dubreuil's private collection.  Alain is the owner of the Beveridge Building and is a dealer and collector of antiques and antique architectural components.

Framing and Art Centre will feature the photography of owner Bruce J. Dynes and The Clay Trade which is located in the front of the gallery will feature pottery by Jane MacKay, Hedy Stabler, Zach Quin, Bruce Cochrane, Les Manning, Marilyn Pacheko, Louise Maier, Renata Maruska and Dixie Baker.

The Hive Artists' Hub is featuring a group show called 'Shift' exploring the idea of transition. 

Luna Fresca is featuring a variety of art, pottery and jewelry by owners Krista and Andres Mendez and more. 

Remenda Designs is featuring functional pottery, funky steel sculptures, unique jewelry and artwork by owner Susan Remenda and others.

Street Art Works is a newly formed group whose mandate is to beautify our city (in particular the Downtown) with public art.  Their latest project is called 'Tunnel Vision' and the roving reception will celebrate the installation of artwork by local artists in the entrances to the pedestrian underpass on North and South Railway Streets.

Inspire Studio, Gallery and Café will feature new artwork by Evelyn Kleis and drawings by Patti Garn in the café, as well as the artwork of Maureen Newton in her studio.  The ever crazy and talented duo D&D Foodmart (AKA Derek Hintz and Dean Smale) will be making a repeat performance as this is the third year that they have played at Inspire for pARTy!

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