MEDICINE HAT FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Event at the Esplanade Other Community Event FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 7 – 10 p.m. Art And LibrAry dispLAy pLAyfuL reveLAtions pArty on 2nd Vera Bracken Library Esplanade Heritage Gallery Framing & Art Studio, 628 2nd St. SE Medicine Hat College 401 First Street SE Inspire Studio & Gallery, 659 2nd St. SE 299 College Drive SE Sandfly Gallery & Gifts, 519 2nd St. SE Playful Revelations exhibits a century The Vera Bracken Library, Medicine of classic toys, some unique to Medicine You’re invited to celebrate Alberta Hat College is home to a wonderful Hat, exploring the profound effect they Arts Days Friday, September 18 from collection of artwork by a variety of had on shaping adult perceptions and 7 to 10 p.m. at a “pARTy on 2nd” - a artists. Featured in the Vera Bracken behaviors. roving reception to celebrate our Library from September 18-20 will downtown art scene! pARTy on 2nd be a display of books and audiovisual is brought to you by the City Centre materials focusing on the arts in Alberta. noon – 5 p.m. Development Agency, the Framing & rotAry Music festivAL Art Centre, Inspire Studio & Gallery and Sandfly Gallery & Gifts. There will 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. info booth be entertainment at each location by JordAn broAdworth: Esplanade Main Lobby local musicians along with food and 401 First Street SE refreshments. turn Drop by the Medicine Hat Rotary Music Esplanade Art Gallery 401 First Street SE Festival information table for details 8 p.m. about the festival and how you might Ontario-born and Brooklyn-based artist become involved! The MUSIC Festival coMediAn Gerry dee Jordan Broadworth’s recent abstract is March 8 – 21, 2010 and the BAND Esplanade Main Theatre paintings are layered and complex and Festival is March 25-27, 2010. 401 First Street SE add a colorful backdrop to Alberta Arts Days in Turn, the latest exhibition in the Gerry Dee recently won Best Comic in Esplanade Art Gallery. 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Canada at the 2008 Canadian Comedy Awards. You can also watch Gerry suMMer Arts encore weekly on “The Score” with his very 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Esplanade Studio Theatre humorous segment called “Gerry Dee- 401 First Street SE Sports Reporter”. This is a ticketed this is forthe birds. event. Students from the Esplanade’s Summer Esplanade Art Gallery 401 First Street SE Art Camp return to showcase their artwork and dramatic performances as New paintings by Medicine Hat’s part of Alberta Arts Day. Maureen Newton depict life’s serious – and not so serious – situations, with rich coloration and bold compositions of man, woman, beast and bird. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 All day 10 a.m. – noon (with Colleen Garland) at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm. There will also be a hymn sing with freetrAnsit st. pAtrick’s roMAn meditative music. Make a dove and say a To celebrate the launch of their new CaTholiC ChurCh -Tour of prayer for peace. and improved transit services, the nAtionAL historic site City of Medicine Hat will provide free bus St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church noon – 4 p.m. service from all locations on Saturday, 238 2nd Avenue NE September 19. MAsk MAkinG/decorAtinG Enjoy a tour of St. Patrick’s Church – a National Historic Site – and an arts workshop All day display by resident priest, Reverend Esplanade Discovery Centre 401 First Street SE Father Gilles Leblanc. Refreshments will free pArkinG At espLAnAde be served in the parish hall. Everyone is Children may drop in and decorate their Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre welcome! very own mask to take home! (Children 401 First Street SE must be accompanied by an adult.) The Surface Lot and Underground Art Instructors will lead mask-making Parkade at the Esplanade will be free all 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. demonstrations periodically throughout day on Saturday, September 19. free MuseuM dAy Atthe the day. historic cLAy district 9 a.m. – noon Medalta Potteries National Historic Site noon – 5 p.m. 713 Medalta Avenue SE JiM MArshALL Art wALk ArtisAns fAir On Saturday, September 19, the Historic Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre Starting at City Hall Clay District will be granting free museum 580 First Street SE 401 First Street SE entry to the public. With new museum Jim Marshall has been an artist all his galleries opening in June of this year, Artists from Medicine Hat and life, using pen and ink, pottery, small it is a great opportunity for members surrounding region converge for one sculptures, and more. In 1983, he made of the community to see them. The large showcase and sale celebrating his first sculptured brick mural and the Historic Clay District’s Working Pottery our local talent in a variety of media, rest is history… Over the last 26 years, will also be in operation that day, with including craft, paint, print, wood, Jim Marshall has installed his brick murals demonstrations on Medalta’s original photography, sculpture, fibre art, ceramic all across Canada and overseas. Take a pottery machinery. and more. walking tour, led by Jim Marshall himself, to see some of his artwork right here in Medicine Hat. noon – 3:30 p.m. noon – 5 p.m. “hAnds on” At st. John’s! treXvideo screeninG 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. St. John’s Presbyterian Church Esplanade Studio Theatre 401 First Street SE 504 2nd Street SE Art And LibrAry dispLAy The Alberta Foundation for the Arts This is your chance to try your hand at Vera Bracken Library creating something artsy! No experience Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX) Medicine Hat College provides every Albertan with the 299 College Drive SE necessary – only the desire to try! Materials will be on hand. Spend about opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions The Vera Bracken Library, Medicine Hat 20 minutes doing a “Hands On” Art in their community. The first in a new College is home to a wonderful collection Experience with local artist Evelyn Kleis series of TREX documentaries, this of artwork by a variety of artists. in the gym. Sessions begin at Noon and 9-minute video presents a profile Featured in the Vera Bracken Library run every half hour. Last session begins of Calgary artist Simon Wroot, his from September 18-20 will be a display of at 3 p.m. Sessions will be limited to 12 studio practice and connection to the books and audiovisual materials focusing participants each. Guided tours of the community through his exhibition on the arts in Alberta. Church are also offered throughout the Remnants of Community. The video afternoon. captures Simon’s fine skills as he works with various metals to create unique, 10 a.m. one-of-a-kind miniature portraits of rural heritAGe church wALkinG noon – 4 p.m. Alberta churches. The video will be shown fifth Avenue MeMoriAL at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 4:45 Tour – NorTh Side p.m. Starting at St. Joseph’s Home united church open house 156 3rd Street NE Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church The Heritage Church Walking Tour 476 4th Street SE – North Side – begins at St. Joseph’s Enjoy an arts and crafts display and Home with a guided talk and tour of the demonstrations by Fifth Avenue Stations of the Cross and the St. Joseph’s Memorial folks. Visitors may walk Chapel, and continues to St. Patrick’s the labyrinth, enjoy the pesticide-free Roman Catholic Church – a National gardens and lawns, tour the historical Historic Site. building and find handcrafted treasures! Explore the Spirituality of Drumming SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2009 noon – 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. M.A.s.s. instruMents douG hAsLAM’s cAbinet of sid MArty book reAdinG Esplanade Main Floor Lobby curiosities Medicine Hat Public Library 401 First Street SE 414 First Street SE Esplanade Gallery Foyer Musicians from the band Paramedic will 401 First Street SE Alberta poet and author Sid Marty reads combine forces with musicians from Artist Doug Haslam will present his work from his recent book, The Black Grizzly across the street, the region and the Cabinet of Curiosities at 1 p.m. and at of Whiskey Creek, a recounting of a series province for a day of improvisational 3:30 p.m. Haslam’s Cabinet of Curiosities of bear attacks in the Banff area in 1980. music played on enormous M.A.S.S. was inspired by aspects of To Pao Ko, He examines the situation of bear versus Instruments in the Esplanade lobby. 17th century Chinese curio cabinets, and man and the changing habitat which M.A.S.S. Instruments are architectural Wunderkammer, curiosity rooms found in may spur these incidents. Sid Marty was marvels that give patrons the feeling Renaissance Europe. awarded the Grant MacEwan Literary of being enveloped by the instrument, Arts Award on 2008’s Alberta Arts Day. truly being a part of the music itself. His reading is sponsored by the Canada They are hung from the ceiling, strung 1 p.m. Council of the Arts and the Alberta across the room… This is a once-in-a- Foundation for the Arts. The reading will lifetime opportunity – you might even heritAGe church wALkinG be followed by book sales and signings get to try to play them yourself! Improv Tour – SouTh Side and a reception. performances will take place periodically Starting at St. John’s Presbyterian Church throughout the afternoon at 1:30, 2:30, 504 2nd Street SE 3:30, and 4:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. The Heritage Church Walking Tour – South Side – begins at St. John’s douG hAsLAM’s cAbinet of noon – 5 p.m. Presbyterian Church, and continues to St. curiosities Barnabas Anglican Church and the Fifth JordAn broAdworth:turn Avenue Memorial United Church. Esplanade Gallery Foyer 401 First Street SE Esplanade Art Gallery 401 First Street SE Artist Doug Haslam will present his work Free Admission Saturday 2 p.m. Cabinet of Curiosities at 1 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. Haslam’s Cabinet of Curiosities Ontario-born and Brooklyn-based artist Guest Artisttour was inspired by aspects of To Pao Ko, Jordan Broadworth’s recent abstract Esplanade Art Gallery 17th century Chinese curio cabinets, and paintings are layered and complex and 401 First Street SE Wunderkammer, curiosity rooms found in add a colorful backdrop to Alberta Arts Renaissance Europe. Days in Turn, the latest exhibition in the Medicine Hat artist Maureen Newton will Esplanade Art Gallery. lead a tour through her exhibition This is for the birds. 5:30 – 8 p.m. noon – 5 p.m. robert hArrisontALk 2 – 4 p.m. Historic Clay District this is forthe birds. st. bArnAbAs churchtour Medalta Potteries National Historic Site Esplanade Art Gallery 713 Medalta Avenue SE 401 First Street SE And Art dispLAy At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, Free Admission Saturday St. Barnabas Anglican Church artist Robert Harrison will be speaking at 635 4 Street SE th New paintings by Medicine Hat’s the Medalta Potteries National Historic Maureen Newton depict life’s serious – Take a tour of the Church displaying Site. Harrison was the one behind the and not so serious – situations, with rich the large collection of stained glass recognizable “Medaltarch” sculpture in coloration and bold compositions of man, and woodcarvings from 1912 onwards, front of Medalta Potteries. He is a world- woman, beast and bird. some by local stonemasons, others from renowned ceramic artist. The talk is open Montreal and the old firms of Canada. to the public and is free of charge. There will be printed material to guide noon – 5 p.m. people from piece to piece. Local Church pLAyfuL reveLAtions members will display artwork and crafts. 8 p.m. Esplanade Heritage Gallery M.A.s.s. enseMbLe / 401 First Street SE pArAMedic concert Free Admission Saturday Esplanade Main Lobby Playful Revelations exhibits a century 401 First Street SE of classic toys, some unique to Medicine PARAMEDIC will give a full performance Hat, exploring the profound effect they using the M.A.S.S. instruments in the had on shaping adult perceptions and lobby. This full-length performance is behaviors. free to everyone. Sunday, September 20, 2009 9 a.m. – noon noon – 5 p.m. 2 – 5 p.m. fifth Avenue MeMoriAL pLAyfuL reveLAtions open house united church open house Esplanade Heritage Gallery Cultural Centre Gallery 401 First Street SE Medicine Hat College Campus And service 299 College Drive SE Fifth Avenue Memorial United Church Playful Revelations exhibits a century 476 4th Street SE of classic toys, some unique to Medicine Open House featuring the art works Hat, exploring the profound effect they of Medicine Hat artist Fran Lauzon Walk the labyrinth, view the art work, had on shaping adult perceptions and (paintings, pastels, quilts, soapstone, and then come to the Sanctuary just before behaviors. more) Light refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. to enjoy the service with us. Everyone is welcome and there is plenty Refreshments afterward in the gym. of parking! 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Art And LibrAry dispLAy 2 – 5 p.m. Vera Bracken Library MorninG worship: Medicine Hat College rotAry Music festivAL info “GrowinG froMthe roots” 299 College Drive SE booth St. John’s Presbyterian Church The Vera Bracken Library, Medicine Hat Cultural Centre 504 2nd Street SE College is home to a wonderful collection 299 College Drive SE Local artist Evelyn Kleis will create a of artwork by a variety of artists. Drop by the Medicine Hat Rotary Music visual expression in response to the Featured in the Vera Bracken Library Festival information table for details Word, spoken and sung. Come and be from September 18-20 will be a display of about the festival and how you might inspired with us! Everyone is welcome. books and audiovisual materials focusing become involved! The MUSIC Festival is Refreshments will follow. on the arts in Alberta. March 8 – 21, 2010 and the BAND Festival is March 25-27, 2010. noon – 5 p.m. 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. JordAn broAdworth:turn “the book Arts” eXhibition 7:30 p.m. Esplanade Art Gallery LAunch bridGes of hope presents 401 First Street SE Medicine Hat Public Library nouMoufAssA Ontario-born and Brooklyn-based artist Currie Room, 414 - 1 St. SE Esplanade Main Theatre Jordan Broadworth’s recent abstract Join us for the exhibition launch and 401 First Street SE paintings are layered and complex and reception for The Book Arts exhibition. Bridges of Hope presents the exploding add a colorful backdrop to Alberta Arts The Book Arts is a travelling exhibition cultural music of Noumoufassa, Days in Turn, the latest exhibition in the focused on the art of the book including members of international touring group Esplanade Art Gallery. book binding, fine press, paper making, Manding Jata. This ticketed event illustration and artists’ books. It features authentic West African music features 25 examples of current work and dance from the home of the fabled noon – 5 p.m. by 15 western Canadian artists, many of city Timbuktu. This is a ticketed event. this is forthe birds. whom are members of the Calgary and Esplanade Art Gallery Edmonton chapters of the Canadian Book 401 First Street SE Binders and Book Artists Guild (CABBAG). Some artists may be in attendance. The New paintings by Medicine Hat’s launch will be followed by a reception. Maureen Newton depict life’s serious – This is the first stop for this exhibition and not so serious – situations, with rich of a two year tour of Alberta schools, coloration and bold compositions of man, libraries and other venues as part of the woman, beast and bird. Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition (TREX) Program. Visit albertaartsdays.ca or esplanade.ca for the most up-to-date schedule of events for Alberta Arts Days 2009. Something for everyone... See you September 18 - 20!