Alberta Arts Information Highway for May 2009 by jgd12409


									Alberta Arts Information Highway for May 2009
from Monika Dery

Calls for Submission
FURNAX 2009 with Fred Olsen, Sask Terra Sculpture
Last Mountain Lake Cultural Centre, Regina Beach, SK
Registration Deadline June 1
SASK TERRA is organizing an outdoor sculpture building and on site kiln building/firing
workshop at Last Mountain Lake from August 23 - 30, 2009. FURNAX 2009 is a
workshop for potters to discover challenges of working collaboratively in groups on outdoor
sculptures that will be fired on site. 5 teams of 4 will each conceive, construct and fire a
site-specific piece.

Costs: $475.00 (2009 Sask Terra members) $500.00 (non-members- includes 2009 Sask
Terra membership)
One scholarship available (earlier application date: May 15, 2009)
Information regarding clays and materials will be sent to participants. All clay and materials
are included in the workshop fee.
Catering: $25.00/day (optional) Covers lunch and supper for six days (Sunday to Friday)

Accommodations: A full list of accommodation options for participants, ranging from
primitive camping to B&B's and cabins, will be forwarded to participants. (At your own

FRED OLSEN Fredrick Olsen, author of The Kiln Book, has been a ceramic artist for over 40
years, making both functional forms and sculptural ceramics. He has specialized in wood
firing, using natural ash build up of fly ash falling and melting on the clay and glaze to give
it a rich and vibrant surface. He has also been very active in the building and designing of
many kilns in various parts of the world. For many years, he has been interested in the
concept of kiln as sculpture. His fascination in expanding the look of kilns as forms is
influenced by both buildings and sculpture. Kilns with unusual shapes and innovative firing
systems are some of his more recent challenges. Often held at his workshops, participants
are involved in every part of this fascinating creative process, from the construction and
firing to the unveiling, providing a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this unique
happening. He sees the potential of kiln designs as a sculptural statement or composition
that may expand the way we all perceive kilns and the possibilities that are within reach to
send kilns into the future. For Fred Olsen sculpture kilns go to:

For more information contact:
Jody Greenman-Barber 306-729-2969 or 306-376-4423
Call for Entry
The Distill Cup 2009
Application Deadline: May 10
Open to Canadian artists/craftspeople/designers to interpret ‘cup’ in any medium. For
prospectus please email or download application from Exhibition runs from June 9th to June 21st 2009 at distill,
located in Toronto’s distillery historic district, 55 Mill street, building #47, Toronto, Ontario,
M5A 3C4.

For additional information, contact Allison Skinner at 416-304-0033.

Call for Submissions:               Winifred Shantz Award for
Deadline July 31 by 5:00 pm

The Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics is a national award for ceramic artists and
potters. Thanks to the ongoing partnership with Mrs. Winifred Shantz and the Canadian Clay
& Glass Gallery, the award is presented to a practicing early career artist who has been
working professionally for between 5 to 10 years. The Award is intended to allow the artist
to undertake a period of independent research or other activities with the capacity to
advance their artistic and professional practice at a key moment in the artist's career. The
winner of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics receives $10,000. The selection
panel is comprised of experienced contemporary ceramic artists, potters and curators. This
jury will choose one winner and the results will be announced at a gala event on September
17, 2009. This award will be presented and announced at the same time as the winner for
the RBC Award for Glass.

All of the Winifred Shantz Award winners to date have represented the remarkable practices
that make up contemporary ceramic art. Previous winners include: Kasia Piech (2008), Rory
MacDonald (2007), Ying-Yueh Chuang (2006), Kate Hyde (2005), Joan Bruneau (2004),
Marc Vincent Egan (2003), Laurent Craste (2002), Susan Collett (2001)

To download a full copy of the call for entry visit

AWARD GALA: September 17, 2009

SEND TO: Robert Achtemichuk, Director Winifred Shantz Award Canadian Clay &
Glass Gallery 25 Caroline Street North Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5 519.746.1882, ext.

Call for Submissions:               RBC Award for Glass
Deadline July 31 by 5:00 pm

The RBC Award for Glass is a national award for glass artists. Thanks to the recent
partnership with the RBC and the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, the award is presented to
a practicing early career artist who has been working professionally for between 5 to 10
years. The Award is intended to allow the artist to undertake a period of independent
research or other activities with the capacity to advance their artistic and professional
practice at a key moment in the artist's career.

The winner of the RBC Award for Glass receives $7,000. The selection panel is
comprised of experienced contemporary glass artists and curators. This jury will choose a
finalist list and the winner will be announced at a gala event on September 17, 2009. This
award will be presented and announced at the same time as the winner for the Winifred
Shantz Award for Ceramics. All of the RBC Glass Award winners to date have represented
the remarkable practices that make up contemporary glass art. Previous winners include:
Julia Reimer (2008)

To download a full copy of the call for entry visit

AWARD GALA: September 17, 2009

SEND TO: Robert Achtemichuk, Director RBC Award for Glass Canadian Clay &
Glass Gallery 25 Caroline Street North Waterloo, ON N2L 2Y5 519.746.1882, ext.

Lee Fund for the Arts 2009
Deadline to Apply May 1 - 4:30 pm

Since 1969, the Clifford E. Lee Foundation has enhanced the quality of life for people living
in the Edmonton area. Throughout its history, the arts have been a major focus of the Lee
Foundation. The Lee Foundation ceased operations in 2003, but continues its commitment
to supporting the arts through the Lee Fund for the Arts, a permanent endowment fund
administered by the Edmonton Arts Council.

The Lee Fund for the Arts will maintain and build on the arts legacy established by the
Clifford E. Lee Foundation. The Lee Fund for the Arts will invest in Edmonton's community
by providing funding for community arts projects which are described as collaborations
between professional artists and a distinct community (as defined by factors including but
not limited to ethnicity, living conditions, geographic location, age, beliefs, traditions, social
or economic strata). Community arts uses artistic activities and expressions to support the
development and improvement of the quality of life of a community. It can involve one or
more art practices, such as music, dance, theatre, visual arts, new media or storytelling,
but the collaborative involvement of professional artists with community members is a
necessary component. Level of Support: Grants may be awarded to a maximum of

Funds from the Lee Fund for the Arts shall not constitute more that 50% of the total
expenses required for the project. Both verifiable in-kind and cash contributions will be
recognized as matching funds. Grants will be allocated by August 31, 2009.

Please Note: The Lee Fund for the Arts is an endowment fund and grant funds are derived
from interest earned on the endowment. In 2009, revenue generated from this endowment
will be less than in previous years, therefore the maximum grant amount is reduced for
2009 from $15,000 to $10,000.

Athabasca Pottery "Discovery Day"
June 21

Everyone's familiar with Medalta pottery. Who didn't grow up with their crocks and bean
pots? But excellent pottery-making clay was discovered in other places besides Medicine
Hat. Athabasca Clay Products Ltd., a pottery founded by cable TV pioneer Ed Polanski,
began in 1964 in the town of Athabasca. In business for four years, it produced about
150,000 wheel-turned and moulded items. Both functional and delightfully decorative, these
pieces were sold throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. At first, local
residents and tourists appreciated their truly Western Canadian designs: the Rockies,
whooping cranes, Canada Geese, bulrushes, Alberta's wild rose, and Haida totem pole
thunderbirds and bears. Later enthusiastic collectors became interested.

Conrad Biernacki at the Royal Ontario Museum has been researching the pottery, and along
with Marilyn Mol at the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives, they have organized an
Athabasca Pottery "Discovery Day" on Sunday, June 21. Invited guests include the
pottery founder and past employees, the mayor of the town of Athabasca, curators from the
Royal Alberta and Royal Ontario Museums, and collectors.

Anyone curious about Athabasca pottery is invited to attend this educational and
social event from 2 - 4 pm at the Athabasca Seniors Centre, 4810-48 Street,
Athabasca. For more information go to, or contact
archivist Marilyn Mol at the Alice B. Donahue Library and Archives: or 780-675-2735
Call to Artists
Public Art Competition: Project Title: Red Deer Public Sculpture Loan Project
The City of Red Deer
Red Deer College and The City of Red Deer is inviting submissions of interest in a unique upcoming public art loan
The project will place the work of two prominent Alberta sculptors in two significant sites within the Red Deer
Waskasoo Park system. The selected sculptures will become part of an outdoor exhibition space that was developed
as part of the Red Deer Cultural Master Plan and the Trails and Pathways Master Plan, with the funding from the
Culture Capital of Canada Grant. This initiative has come as a result of the community collaboration between The
City of Red Deer and Red Deer College with funding from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts as a means of
enhancing the presence of art within the community.
Installation of a large-scale sculpture of either new or pre-existing work will be place on pre-constructed concrete
pads measuring 12' x 20' for a period of five years. It is recommended that the artwork should be made of durable,
non-light sensitive materials that can withstand year round Alberta weather conditions and be safe to unmonitored
public exposure. Suggested materials include, but are not exclusive to, brick, tile, glass mosaic, glass panel, bronze,
aluminum, steel, etc. This public art project will cover the transportation costs of each sculpture to and from Red
deer as well as an exhibition fee of $3,000 for a five year exhibition period for each sculpture and a $500 lecture fee
for each of the chosen artists to deliver a community presentation on their work.
Deadline for submissions of interest is May 22, 2009 @ 4:30pm. Selected Artists will be notified with terms of
reference by May 29, 2009.
If you are interested in participating in these competititons, your submission of interest should include:
- a letter of interest
- qualifications and/or resume
- photos/slides/dvd up to 20 imates of available works
- descriptions of previous projects and/or commissions if available
Submissions will be evaluated through a public art jury process.
For more information caa:
Pat Matheson at 403.309.4775 or email:
Submissions may be mailed or delivered to:
Red Deer College
100 College Blvd.
Box 5005
Red Deer, AB
T4N 5H5
Call to Artists
Open Spaces: Windows to a View, Calgary
Deadline May 25

In order to celebrate the diversity and quality of Calgary artists while enlivening the
downtown 7th Ave transportation corridor, The City of Calgary Public Art Program is seeking
local artists interested in exhibiting their work for six-week stints from July 2009 to April
2010. The exhibition opportunity titled OPEN SPACES: Windows to a View will see chosen
artists exhibiting their works in two highly visible windows along the Telus Convention
Centre LRT Platform (located between 1st St and Centre St S.E.). T

he exhibition spaces are each approximately 100 sq. feet and can accommodate a variety of
installations. The artist(s) selected to participate in this initiative will have their proposal
reviewed by the Public Art Program, and must be able to execute visually engaging and
stimulating work within the parameters of this opportunity. Successful artists will be called
upon to design, create and install their work(s). Interested artists are asked to submit
qualifications for consideration by May 25, 2009.

For more information on this opportunity, visit or contact Jon
Waks at 403-268-5794 or

Show Openings &
ASA - Small is All Upcoming Touring Schedule
Exhibition Schedule:
Leighton Centre, Calgary, May 3 – 19, 2008, Opening Reception May 3, 2008
Spruce Grove Art Gallery, Spruce Grove, AB, July 28 – September 6, 2008, Opening Reception, August 2, 2008
Crowsnest Pass Allied Arts Association, Frank, AB, October 18 – November 16, 2008, Opening Reception,
October 18, 2008
Hinton Public Library, Hinton, AB, January 11 – February 28, 2009
Edson Public Library, Edson, AB, March 1- April 25, 2009
Centre d’Arts Visuel d’Alberta, Edmonton, AB, May 4 – 20, 2009, Opening Reception May 8, 2009
Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Dawson Creek, BC, August 12 – October 3, 2009
Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre, Grande Cache, AB, October 10 – 30, 2009
November-December , 2009: Work returned to artists
Small Is All, is an outstanding collection of 81 small format artworks in matching 12 x 12 in. black frames. The
uniformity of presentation allows for a great variety of approaches and media, and this makes the show a very
flexible but interesting exhibition that easily adjusts to various gallery spaces. Custom made crates were built to
facilitate the transportation of the show from place to place. A beautiful full colour catalogue was prepared by
Nadien Cole to accompany this show.
CAVA - Centre d'Arts Visuels de l'Alberta
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Société francophone des arts visuels de l'Alberta
9103-95 Avenue
Edmonton (Alberta)
T6C 1Z4
Phone: (780) 461-3427
Fax : (780) 461-4053
Business hours:
Monday to Friday 9am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Closed Sunday
CAVA workshops
May 9-10: Monotypes with Valerie Solash
May 31-31: Oil Painting with Doris Charest
FACES AND SPACES Art Show and Sale
featuring new paintings by
Denise Lefebvre
Chris Riley
Phil Alain
Oksana Zhelisko
Thursday, May 14, 2009. 6pm - 2am with duelling pianos entertainment from 9pm-2am
Where: The Ivory Club and Ebony Grille. There will be tapas and live music at 9. Minors are allowed until
Please RSVP at to confirm attendance so you are on the guest list and there is
no charge at the door. For more info, call Denise at (780)488-7070.
10304-111 street
Denise Lefebvre
Willock and Sax Gallery - Banff
April 30 to May 6
Margaret Shelton loved spending time in Banff National Park.
She created watercolors, oils, and lino-block prints, which still give us pleasure as well as an understanding of
her incredible skill as an artist.
The works in this exhibition are from her estate, some date from the late 1930s, and include oils, watercolors,
and lino-block prints.
Polaroids: Attila Richard Lukacs
and Michael Morris
Now to May 18, 2009

This exhibition showcases over 3,000 Polaroid photographs taken by acclaimed Canadian
painter Attila Richard Lukacs over the past twenty years. While internationally known for his
monumental paintings, Lukacs has also been creating small, intimate Polaroid photographs
that, in many cases, served as studies for his larger works. In a unique artistic
collaboration, the photographs were selected and assembled by fellow artist Michael Morris
and offer a new look into Lukacs' working process. This exhibition will be the AGA's first to
travel internationally.

The history of art is rich with images that are provocative and challenge societal norms.
Sexuality and violence are integral to this history. POLAROIDS addresses questions of
power, masculinity and desire with images of nudity and sexual activity. This content will
disturb some and inspire others. Parents and educators are encouraged to preview the

Leading Edge Art Gallery
invites you to view the work of
Taisske Kinoshita
and other artists on the
Leading Edge Website Gallery at
Art Gallery of Alberta - ANNUAL AUCTION
ART ON THE BLOCK is Edmonton's annual art auction and one of your best opportunities to purchase original art
and art-inspired items and adventures, while supporting the Art Gallery of Alberta's exhibition and education
programs. We'll have over 80 items on the block, including works from Catherine Burgess, Edward Burtynksy, Joe
Fafard, Douglas Haynes and many other notable artists. Part of the fun is outbidding other art lovers. Cocktails,
conversation and gourmet food add to the evening.

May 13.09, 6:30 pm | Art Gallery of Alberta
Tickets: $100 | Dress: Evening cocktail
SOUNDSCAPES - Spirit of the Rockies Women's Choir Concert
April 17 and 18, Gateway Community Church - 7:30pm
Adults: $10.00 Families: $25.00
Accompanist: Sharon Gaytan
Special Appearances by:
Miette Brass, Singspiration (Children's choir), Double Treble, Stephanie Fehler,
Nikki Holwerda,
Jerome Cranston, Joan Udell, Theresa Hannah, Alan Fawcett, Vocal Vanguard
Please join us as we paint a picture of sound through the vocal and
instrumental talents of our community!
               Call for Tri-Municipal Invitational Art Show
                                     SPRUCE GROVE ART GALLERY
                                         Spruce Grove, Alberta
                                  The Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove are hosting
   The First TriMunicipal Invitational Art Show and invite all Artists who live in the Tri-Municipal Area, to
 participate. It will be held in the Program Room in the Melcor Cultural Centre located at 35 – 5th Avenue, in Spruce Grove.
                                                   Any and all mediums are welcome, excluding 3D.
                                             All AAC Standards for hanging art must be strictly adhered to.
                                                                           And can be found on our web site.

                                                                    Continuing to May 9, 2009 with an
  For an application and more information contact the Allied Arts Council at 780-962-0664, email at
                      or go to and print one off.

Workshops, Symposia, Lectures &
‘A Week in The Badlands’ …with Jim Davies 2009 BFA. MFA.
This general interest-course is offered privately by one of Alberta’s leading landscape painters.
Jim Davies has taught drawing / painting for University of Alberta (Liberal studies/fine Arts) for many years. He has exhibited nationally, and has
been the recipient of many awards and several art commissions. Jim has had 32 one man exhibitions since 1976

This course is open to all those of love the west, its natural history and lore.

When?... Sunday, August 23 thru to Friday, August 28th / 2009

Location?... Drumheller, vicinity, and location in central Alberta.

Style of Workshop?... 9am to 4pm structured drawing/ painting/
watercolour classes. Scheduled
entertainment such as informal slide
talks on: natural history, geological history of
area, mid-western Canadian and American art.
Entertainment and attractions such as a
campfire cookout with poetry and folk music,
tours of Tyrell Museum, art gallery, day hikes,
student art show/catered reception.
Cost?... $400.00 per person (not including personal
expenses such as choice of accommodation in
What you get in return: - Introductory meet / greet buffet
style dinner included in course cost.
- New appreciation of western Canadian
landscape, history, and lore.
- Professional entertainment (poetry and
music) by Albert literary and musical
- One to one student/instructor critiques
and assistance in artwork

Please contact Jim Davies at: or Tel: 1.780.455.6039
Robert Sinclair - A Visual Haiku Retreat in Banff.
You are invited to register for a our Robert Sinclair Retreat. Join internationally recognized Canadian artist Robert Sinclair RCA for a watercolor/drawing and mindfulness
retreat in the spectacular surroundings of Banff National Park.
Friday, May 15 to Wednesday, May 20.
Special optional accommodation rates are available for participants at the Juniper Hotel & Bistro.
Please register through the gallery.

Following Betty's Trail
Spring Workshops & Retreat at the McNaught Homestead
4 miles southwest of Beaverlodge on Hwy.722
Instructor: Don Pettit
Dates: June 6th and 7th
Cost: $130

Indoors and Out
Instructor: Sharon Lynn Williams
Dates: June 12th, 13th, and 14th
Cost: $250
For more information and to register call
780-354-3600 or email
For Information on the McNaught Homestead Preservation
Society see
Brought to you by The McNaught Homestead Preservation Society and the Peace Watercolor Society
Working from the Landscape
— A Fine Arts Summer Retreat at the Banff Centre
All visual artists are invited to participate in this program, led by nationally recognized artist and instructor Wayne Boucher. The workshop will include discussions, as well as
extensive plein air and studio work, and will facilitate students’ artistic, leadership, and community aspirations. Participants will have exclusive access to a studio shared with 1 or
2 other students. Students will also have access to the amenities at the Banff Centre, including a library, wireless Internet, fitness and aquatic centers.
View the retreat details at

How to Register
Cost: $1575.00 including GST
(includes registration, meals, studio and double occupancy accommodation; for single occupancy add $165.00)
Registration/Deposit Deadline: July 8, 2009
Course #3520su1
This course counts as 30 hours of elective credit towards the Extension Fine Arts Certificate.
For more information, or to register, contact Liberal Studies at the Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta. Call 780.492.2408 or

MacEwan Arts and Cultural Management:

or full-time,

online or in the classroom
Whether your passion is in the performing arts like theatre, dance, or music,
the visual arts, or cultural industries like publishing or film, MacEwan’s Arts
and Cultural Management program can help prepare you for a career in the
arts. MacEwan's unique certificate program can be completed online or in the
classroom, either part or full-time.
As a student in this one-of-a-kind program, you will acquire a well-rounded
education in all essential aspects of arts management and practical skills that
prepare you for the real world experience.
Our curriculum, specifically focused on managing in the arts, includes courses
in marketing, fundraising and grants, financial management, advocacy and
lobbying, publicity and media relations, human resource management, facility
management, museum and gallery management, and computer applications
for the arts.
For more information, contact Alana Broomfield at 780-497-4408 or attend an

Information Session:
June 3, 2009
7:00 pm
Room 296 (second floor), 10045 ‐ 156 Street, Edmonton
Grant MacEwan College
Centre for the Arts and Communications campus
June 4, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Kahanoff Centre
1202 Centre Street SE
No rsvp required for these information sessions

Coordinator Job Call – Arts                  at the Assembly 2009
This is an opportunity to be a part of an awareness and advocacy campaign from its very
roots, to help design and co-ordinate an Alberta-based event that could grow in magnitude
and influence in the years to come. The campaign is being spearheaded by the
Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton (P.A.C.E.), along with the support of other arts
organizations throughout Alberta.
The intent of the campaign is for professional artists and arts organizations in Alberta to
create awareness and continued support among our elected Members of the Legislative
Assembly. Alberta’s artists have enjoyed an increasing level of support in recent years, and
we want to acknowledge the importance of government support for our industry and
encourage our elected officials to stay the course, and continue to support the arts.
P.A.C.E. is seeking an enthusiastic person to help co-ordinate this campaign. Your
background in arts administration, special events coordination and production has helped
you develop an awareness of the provincial arts funding landscape. Your undergraduate

Other Items
Call for Vendors
Annual Outdoor Street Market and Festival in Highlands / Edmonton

Annual Outdoor Street Market and Festival in Highlands located in the Parking lot East of Direct Line Insurance. $25 per table. Table
Space is available up to 10 by 10 feet. Please bring all necessary items for set up, including tables. If you have your own tent, please advise
us. As we are planning to have one big top tent but only a few tables can set up under it. The event will happen Rain or Shine. Market runs
from 10 - 5 p.m. Set up is from 9 - 10 in the morning. IF you need more time for set up, please let us know. Payment for your table will need
to be made in person with cash and application form at "Sabrina Butterfly Designs," 6421-112 Ave. The store is open Wednesday - Saturday
11:00 - 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Please email to book a space. Deadline for payment is May 2nd.
Image and Imagination in Early Japanese Photographs
Dartmouth University Professor Allen Hockley offers unique insight into the circulation of 19th century photographs of Japan. Focusing on
photographs sold primarily to Western tourists, he explores how these photographs constructed an image of Japan that was skewed for
foreign consumption. His lecture raises questions about the accuracy of this image and the broader impact it had on western perceptions of
Japan during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. LECTURES TAKE PLACE AT ENTERPRISE SQUARE, JASPER AVE & 102 ST
ASA Raffle update.
The early bird prize was drawn on Saturday April 25th, 2009 and the winner is Judi Cook of Edmonton. At this point in time OVER 75% of the tickets have been sold.
You can buy a ticket for yourself (tickets can be sold in Alberta only) or a friend. The prize is a trip for 2 to New York or cash equilavent of $4000. Only 1000 tickets
printed. Contact (Chris is the Artistic Director of ASA)
If you are interested in buying a ticket (s), please send a cheque for $10.00 for each ticket requested to:
The Alberta Society of Artists
Box 11334 Main Post Office
Edmonton, AB T5J 3K6

                                                                  YOU ARE INVITED TO THE
                                                         HINTON ART CLUB AND CKUA RADIO
                                                                             JUNE 5, 2009
                                                                              5PM TO MIDNIGHT
                                                               HOWARD JOHNSON'S HOTEL BALLROOM
                                                                         the former Crestwood Hotel
                                                                  ASSEMBLY AND UNVEILING OF THE
                                                           "HINTON THROUGH THE AGES" MURAL MOSAIC
                                                           CKUA'S LIVE BROADCAST - FIRST FRIDAY Event
                                                                  ANDY DONELLY with the RENOWNED

                                                                    POLYJESTERS from Calgary
                                                              LIVE MUSIC - DANCING AND ENTERTAINMENT
                                                  1ST PRINT AND SELECTED PRINT AUCTION, ART EXHIBIT AND SALE
                                                                    FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE
                                                                             NO COVER CHARGE
                                                               Call 865 7429 or 865 4853 for more information

Talk about body art! How do they get the CATS to sit still for that long?
This is my last newsletter of the season. Best wishes for a wonderful, artful summer to everyone!
An artist is not one who has solved life's problems. He/she is one who accepts life's problems. (Anonymous)
Monika Dery, ASA
Once In A Blue
261 Eaton Drive
Hinton, AB, Canada T7V 1Y5
Wir sprechen Deutsch, English et, Francais

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