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					           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!

				
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