Cultural Program Guide: winter 2013
A showcase of the various programs, events and exhibits housed in the Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station, the Okotoks Museum and Archives at Heritage House and the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.
TOWN OF OKOTOKS C ul Tur e P r O g r a m g uid e winter 2013 O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 Welcome The Town of Okotoks is pleased to present the Winter 2013 Culture Program Guide. This publication serves to showcase the various programs and exhibits housed in the Okotoks Art Gallery Cover Image: CAMP, All Family Lodges | Janice Tanton Image: artwork by Anna Forseth at the Station, Okotoks Museum and Archives at Heritage House and the Rotary Performing Arts Centre. We take pride in providing our residents, artists and visitors with enriching cultural experiences. 1 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Table of Contents 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11-12 13 14 15 Image: artwork by Bethany Bromfield WELCOME TAbLE Of COnTEnTS CAMP @ Okotoks Art Gallery Inviolable @ OAG Serendipity @ OAG Virtual Music @ OAG family Programs @ OAG Teen Programs @ OAG Adult Programs @ OAG Upcoming Exhibits @ OAG Calendar of Events On Exhibit @ Okotoks Museum and Archives Treasures from the Collection @ OMA family Programs @ OMA Adult Programs @ OMA Rotary Performing Arts Centre Upcoming Performances @ RPAC Education Programs birthday Parties for Artists Membership 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 2 CamP Janice Tanton Jan 11 to Feb 23 | Large gallery CAMP is a multimedia visual-arts project examining the occupancy of temporary space, and Image: CAMP, The Little Dance, oil and mixed media on linen | Janice Tanton Inspired to consider how our relationships are affected by the presence or lack of materialism in the act of camping, encampment and entrenchment within a cross-cultural context, this exhibition focuses the lens on camp structures, spaces, mode and act of transport, enjoyment and motive and time & the claims and use of the temporary space. Illusion, reality and the spiritual spaces between are key elements that link us together in the ultimate question of, “Why Do We Camp?” and lead us to consider and discover the root of our contemporary and historic nomadic quest, separately… and together. O pen i n g r e c e p t i O n Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council eX H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS O K AY. cL U B @ O A g the Art of the tipi 38604 Sat, January 19 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Janice tanton 38610 Wed, January 16 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm identity and contemporary Using nomadism through the eyes of indigenous, non-indigenous Canadians. installation, painting, photography and multimedia works, Tanton asks the question, “Why Do We Camp?” Is it for access to resources, claims to space, play, culturally rooted, or the need for a deeper connection to stillness. The act of camping, as our recreational modality, has become a reflection of how we conduct a relationship with temporal place and resources in community. We “camp” politically, corporately, personally and in our everyday lives. CAMP is a project by which to surface and awaken insights and ways of knowing by taking the time to listen deeply between cultures and artforms; and to discover their relationship to claimed space and resources relative to diversity and commonality. 3 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE inviolable Bruno Canadien Jan 11 to Feb 23| Small gallery bruno on the Canadien’s addressing of work issues first is focused At the heart of the matter, the sprawling Athabasca Tar Sands complex has caused huge concern for the increases in greenhouse gases, significant loss of boreal forest, declining air and water quality, and their cumulative effects on northern wildlife and people. ‘Inviolable’ conveys some of the opposition, the concern, and the determination to resist any effort to violate our lives, our territories, or our sovereignty.” O pen i n g r e c e p t i O n Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council eX H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rtS . A L i V e @ O A g “Oil is a Sacred thing” 38608 Sat, February 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Bruno canadien 38617 Wed, February 13 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm surrounding nation/Tribal and intersection sovereignty, resource exploitation environmental concerns. He uses collage, adornment, painting and drawing to present evidence of contemporary indigenous resistance in his series of paintings titled the ‘freedom fighter Series’. Just as first nations’ struggles are ongoing, his series is an ongoing and evolving work, Image: Pipe Dreams, mixed media | Bruno Canadien an attempt at honouring nations and People. ‘Inviolable’, a collection of new work, explores the resistance mounted against Alberta’s oil & gas industry by indigenous people and communities in western Canada and the U.S. “first nations have declared their opposition to some of the more aggressive and destructive industrial projects, both existing and proposed, that threaten the integrity of our lands, the health of our people, and our legacy for future generations. O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 4 Serendipity Okotoks High School Students Mar 1 to Apr 20 | Large gallery ‘Serendipity’ can be described as things coming together and developing in beneficial ways. The contributing artists chose this theme because their exhibition is the coming together of students from Holy Trinity Academy and the Alberta High School of fine Arts / foothills Composite High School in a collaborative effort to showcase the talents of youth in Okotoks. The group includes students from Grades 11 and 12 plus some recent graduates, who are combining many artistic styles and mediums, including metal work, photorealistic drawings, paintings and photography. Image: artwork by Kalen Wolfe The traditional competition usually found between high schools disappears as these young artists show off their talents together as a group. It is said that today’s youth will become tomorrow’s leaders in politics, fashion, science and much more. This exhibition may be the coming together of some of tomorrow’s leaders in the world of fine art. O pen i n g r e c e p t i O n Friday, March 1 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm eX H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rtS . A L i V e @ O A g Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! 38609 Sat, March 16 | 10:00 to 4:00 pm AnD Sat, March 23 | noon to 4:00 pm O K AY. cL U B @ O A g Serendipity – “people gather and Art Happens” 38606 Sat, April 6 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 5 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Virtual music Bev mazurick Mar 1 to Apr 20 | Small gallery Can you hear music if there is no sound? “The solo exhibition Virtual Music is a series of abstract paintings that explore the idea that sensory experiences such as music may be translated into visual art. I became interested in parallels between music and visual art in 2009 after attending a performance by Canadian brass. There was a perception among whether of the conversational instruments. I exchange wondered Although mainly contemporary compositions, the music encompasses combinations of classical instruments, voice, some nonwestern instruments and ethnic sounds. The variety of music and interesting rhythms has resulted in an eclectic group ofpaintings. I found the idea interesting to explore and hope you will find it just as interesting to see.” bev Mazurick is an Alberta artist whose work encompasses a range of media and styles. O pen i n g r e c e p t i O n Friday, March 1 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council eX H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS O K AY ! c L U B @ O A g Listen to the colours 38605 Sat, March 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Bev Mazurick 38611 Wed, April 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm translating those musical interactions into a visual art form would be reasonable. My focus became the correlation between the structure Image: Tubular Bells, acrylic | Bev Mazurick of the music – the relationship between instruments and parts, and the elements of visual design. Virtual Music as the title for the series, suggests a sense of morphing sensory experience from one art form to another. O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 6 Family Programs @ OAG OK AY ! Club @O A G OAG Art Studio | $7 registration fee OKAY.CLUB@OAG is a monthly program at the art gallery from September to June. Ages can vary depending on each program, but are suitable for ages 6 through 12 Image: Assail, Fight, Protest, Slam (detail), mixed media | Bruno Canadien Listen to the Colours Find out how music can influence the making of art by combining the two. Program includes a tour of Bev Mazurick’s exhibition plus hands-on in the studio, creating to the sound of music. Let’s get lyrical! 38605 Sat, March 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm during this quarter. Youngsters can be dropped off or adults are welcome to stay and join in. Each program is based on a current exhibition in the gallery, and a brief tour is followed by a hands-on activity. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca The Art of the Tipi The tipi has been and still is suitable for a nomadic lifestyle. Tipi designs have historically had a special significance and are supposed to protect the family inside. Learn how the design on a tipi is more than just art and create a unique miniature to represent your own family. Program includes a tour of Janice Tanton’s exhibition: CAMP. 38604 Sat, January 19 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Serendipity – “People Gather and Art Happens” Tour the high school art students’ exhibition followed by happy accidents in art in the studio. Let’s experiment with materials and methods! 38606 Sat, April 6 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 7 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Teen Programs @ Oag NEW! Art S. AL i V e@O Ag ARTS.ALIVE@OAG ever-changing is Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! Tour the high school students’ exhibition, ‘Serendipity’ and join Kalen Wolfe in the art studio to create your own imaginary, mache creature. bring your wildest thoughts to reality with simple flour and water as your media. Come with an idea for your creature to build on March 16, and return on March 23 to bring it alive with colour and embellishments! This two-day workshop is geared towards ages 13 to 17. 38609 AnD Sat, March 16 | 10:00 to 4:00 pm Sat, March 23 | noon to 4:00 pm towards OAg Art Studio | $10 registration fee directed in teens, and themes are related to the exhibitions the two art galleries at the Station. All programs include gallery tours plus a hands-on art component upstairs in the studio. Ages 13 to 17. Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca “Oil is a Sacred thing” Tour ‘InVIOLAbLE’ by bruno Canadien. This black Diamond artist is a member of ́ a northern first nation (Deh Gah Got’ıé Kǫ́ę́, Deh Cho Region) and is passionate about many first nation issues, resource exploitation and environmental concerns. Image: art work by Sarah Clark This program will include a hands-on art component in the studio to express your thoughts about this exhibition. 38608 Sat, February 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 8 Adult Programs @ OAG A RT. ATTAC K @O A G OAG | $10 registration fee ART.ATTACK@OAG is a monthly event for adults and seniors from 18 to 108. Each program is unique to a current exhibition and may include a Tour and Talk with the artist. Often a hands-on art project is part of the program. No art experience required – just a desire to enjoy some creative time with others. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca Image: Iconography, photograph on metal | Ken Dalgarno Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick Can you hear music if there is no sound? Mazurick has followed many early 20th century abstract painters, including Wassily Kandinsky, in the quest to explore the relationship between music and visual artists in her own work. Enjoy an evening of viewing the results of her journey that turns sounds into visual experiences. 38611 Wed, April 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm Tour & Talk with Janice Tanton The artist will link her exhibition presentation with a hands-on activity to learn about yourself and others through the metaphor of a painted tipi and the stories they tell. 38610 Wed, January 16 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno Dalgarno’s exhibition is based on the mysterious, mutated aspens found near Hafford, Saskatchewan. Visitors have speculated the cause as damage from an alien landing craft. The twisted and contorted trunks and branches are directly adjacent to an aspen grove of perfectly straight and tall trees. Join the speculation of what could have happened to result in the mutant growths, and enjoy the artist’s photographs that share the spirit and rhythms of the Crooked Trees. 38613 Sat, April 27 | 10:00 to 11:30 am Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien Bruno Canadien, from Black Diamond, will discuss the history of his work and what motivates him, including the current state of First Nation resistance to the aggressive aspects of the oil and gas industry. This promises to be an informative and thoughtprovoking evening at the gallery. 38617 Wed, February 13 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm 9 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE upcoming exhibits children of icarus | Keith Harder April 26 to June 16 | Large gallery beside the secondary highway between High River and Cayley there is a land art installation titled â€œGravitasâ€? that Keith Harder created in 2009. It is a 300-foot compass that uses derelict aircrafts from bomber Command Museum in nanton to mark the 12 points of navigation. Two other sections of that project which were also generated in the region will be shown here at the Okotoks Art Gallery. One section of works consists of drawings from the storage yard of the bomber Command Image: Boneyard, digital print | Keith Harder the crooked trees of Alticane | Ken Dalgarno April 26 to June 16 | Small gallery The Crooked Trees of Alticane are a grove of trembling aspen that have genetically mutated. So much so, their trunks and branches twist and contort at incredible angles. The spirit of the trees is palpable. There are so many rhythms flowing in this small tract of land located near Hafford, Saskatchewan. And yet amazingly this place has remained virtually unknown. To add to the allure, in an adjacent grove, not more than 15 meters away, the trembling aspen grow perfectly straight and tall. Opening receptiOn FOr BOtH eXHiBitS Friday, April 26 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council Museum before it was dispersed. The other is a set of digital prints of those same derelict aircrafts. O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 10 JANUARY S M T 1 8 W 2 T 3 F S Fri, Jan 4 Wed, Jan 9 Thu, Jan 10 Fri, Jan 11 Sun, Jan 13 Sat, Jan 19 Sat, Jan 20 Sat, Jan 26 A Trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams Launch Scheduling Charrette & Open House @ RPAC Opening reception @ OAG CPO Ensemble @ RPAC The Art of the Tipi Artists Workshop Apple Head Dolls - PART 1 p 13 6 7 4 5 Okotoks Pastâ€“Life on the Farm p 16 p 18 p 3/4 p 18 p 07 p 21 p 15 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Wed, Jan 16 Tour and Talk with Janice Tanton p 09 FEBRUARY S M Image: Novus, acrylic | Bev Mazurick T W T F 1 8 S 2 9 Sat, Feb 2 Sat, Feb 9 Sun, Feb 17 Sat, Feb 23 100 Mile House @ RPAC Oil is a Sacred Thing CPO Ensemble @ RPAC Apple Head Dolls - PART 2 p 17 p 08 p 18 p 16 p 15 3 4 5 6 7 Wed, Feb 13 Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien p 09 Wed, Feb 20 Pioneer Sweethearts 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Calendar of Events January to April 2013 MARCH S M T W T F S 2 9 Fri, Mar 1 Sat, Mar 2 Sat, Mar 2 Wed, Mar 13 Sat, Mar 16 Sun, Mar 17 Opening reception @ OAG Listen to the Colours Tom Jackson @ RPAC Life of a Wife Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 1 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 5/6 p 07 p 17 p 18 p 16 p 08 p 18 p 08 p 18 p 15 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sun, Mar 10 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sat, Mar 23 Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 2 Sun, Mar 24 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC Sat, Mar 30 Letâ€™s Make a Kite! APRIL S M 1 T 2 W 3 T F S 6 Sat, Apr 6 Sun, Apr 7 Sun, Apr 14 Sat, Apr 20 Sun, Apr 21 Fri, Apr 26 Sat, Apr 27 Sun, Apr 28 Serendipity - People Gather and Art Happens MRU Conservatory @ RPAC MRU Conservatory @ RPAC Smashed Soda Can Animals MRU Conservatory @ RPAC Opening reception @ OAG MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 07 p 18 p 18 p 15 p 18 p 10 p 18 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Wed, Apr 10 Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick p 09 Wed, Apr 17 Whatever Did They Use That For? p 16 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno p 09 O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 12 Permanent and Seasonal exhibits AL O ng t H e SHe e p r iV e r : Stories of Okotoks This permanent exhibit explores Okotoks’ special landscape, compelling characters, and bright future. Photos and artifacts bring to life the stories of the town’s rich natural and cultural heritage, with a focus on early immigration, domestic life, education and commerce. A trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams January 4 to May 18 | temporary exhibit Many early immigrants came to Western Canada with the hopes of providing a better life for their families. These are stories of local families who demonstrated an unwavering spirit of adventure, patience and persistence. These Okotoks families will amaze you – from their long ocean voyages to their first impressions of the barren prairie. HiStOrY in tHe HALL Okotoks Municipal centre | 5 elizabeth Street January | Advertising cards from the 1890s february | Winter pastimes photo exhibit U p c OM in g eX H iBitS international Museum Day – Social change May 18 to May 31 | temporary exhibit International Museum Day is on May 18 and the theme is “Museums (Memory + Creativity) = Social Change.” How do museums deal with Canada’s not-sopolitically-correct history? We don’t brush it under the carpet but share it as part of our history. Sharing history, warts and all, promotes awareness and helps lead to social change. Our Sheep river June 1 to September 30 | temporary exhibit The United nations has declared 2013 as International Year of Water Cooperation. This exhibit celebrates our relationship with the Sheep River including its vital role in our community’s history and in our present lives. The exhibit aims to provide visitors with a multi-layered understanding of the Sheep River (geologically, environmentally, culturally and socially), and to improve awareness existence. and appreciation for its Image: Early settlers coming to Okotoks by covered wagon. 13 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Treasures from the Collections tr eASUr eS F r O M t H e Ar c H iVAL c OLL e c t iOn It was customary in the late 1800s for Image: Hecker’s Buckwheat, Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company trade card, 1893. t r e A SU reS FrOM t He M U SeU M cOLLectiOn A century-old pitcher and basin along with a chamber pot, soap and razor holder have recently been donated to the museum by descendants of the Harold Thomas family. Harold came to the Okotoks area in 1901 from north Wales and owned a farm west of Okotoks plus a residence in town where he and his wife Edith raised three children. The family has also donated the wooden washstand upon which the beautiful porcelain set had sat in the Thomas home. merchants and manufacturers to produce trade cards to advertise their wares. Collecting these colourful trade cards became a popular pastime. The popularity of trade cards peaked around 1890, and then almost completely faded by the early 1900s when other forms of advertising in colour, such as magazines, became more cost effective. Alberta (Watt) Daggett began collecting trade cards when she was growing up in Grand Manon Island, new brunswick in the 1880s and 1890s. Alberta brought her collection to Okotoks in 1899 after marrying Ernest Daggett in 1898 after a nine-year engagement. Her extensive collection now resides at the Okotoks Museum and Archives. During the month of January, some of these cards will be on display in the hallway of the Okotoks Municipal Centre. These items are now on display near the museum’s recently renovated second floor bathroom and offer a glimpse of how a trip to the ‘loo has certainly changed! O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 14 Family Programs ADV ENT U RE S@OM A C L UB In the Attic | $10 registration fee ADVENTURES@OMA is a creative way to explore the history of Okotoks and learn about heritage crafts that are slowly disappearing. Ages vary according to each program. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca Apple Head Dolls Revive the spirit of simpler days when early settlers made these for their children. Carve the head in session one and return after it shrinks/dries to create the body and clothing in the second session. (Some simple supplies required.) Ages 9 to adult. (Under 12 requires an adult to stay and assist.) AND Image: Okotoks Kite Day, 2010. Let’s Make a Kite! Sled, diamond, barn door, delta . . . Explore the history of kites and make your very own to take to Okotoks Kite Day! Let’s recycle materials for this project. Ages 6 to adult. Great project for the entire family! 38618 Sat, March 30 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Smashed Soda Can Animals Learn how and what pioneers recycled over a hundred years ago, and then celebrate Earth Day by creating a cow, bear or pig from a soda can. Who can? Everyone can – ages 6 to 16 38599 Sat, April 20 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Sat, February 23 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 15 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Soda can animal: artistshelpingchildren.org 38620 Sat, January 26 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm adult Programs reM e M B er.W He n @OM A Heritage House | $5 registration fee Adults and seniors are invited to join us one Wednesday afternoon each month for a taste of history and a touch of reminiscing. Program includes time to tour the displays. This is a great outing for a group, club or individuals. Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca Life of a Wife There is such a difference between then and now in the life of a wife! In the early days of Okotoks, you could not work outside the home after you married. Jobs were for single women who were eager to be married and raise a family. 38595 Wed, March 13 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Whatever Did they Use that For? Okotoks past â€“ Life on the Farm Image: Margaret and Harry Lusk with team of horses and wagon at their farm near Aldersyde, circa 1930s. browse through items that may have been commonplace 100 years ago but are a mystery today. 38596 Wed, April 17 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Old photos and artifacts will take you back to early settlers who came to this area for new beginnings. They brought what fit in a trunk plus their hopes and dreams for a prosperous life for their families. 38593 Wed, January 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm pioneer Sweethearts Hear stories about some of the couples who settled in the Okotoks area in the early days and those who met at the dances, later called Cupidâ€™s Club. 38594 Wed, February 20 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 16 upcoming Performances 100 Mile House Saturday, February 2 | 7:00 pm tickets $20 +gSt 100 Mile House is the Edmonton based rootsy husband and wife duo of Peter Stone and Denise MacKay along with multiinstrumentalist Scott Zubot. Since playing their first show together in 2009 these three musicians have been winning over audiences with their energetic yet intimate live shows. tom Jackson Saturday, March 2 | 7:00 pm tickets $70 +gSt a fundraiser for Literacy for Life and the Okotoks Arts Council for over 40 years, actor, singer, producer and activist, Tom Jackson has crafted a compassionate stage of caring. He has embraced his life experiences, championed for the marginalized, and entertained a continent of concert-goers and TV watchers. His him acumen has earned amongst recognition his peers, yet he humbly perseveres as itâ€™s the reward Image: Tom Jackson | photo by Craig Koshyk he seeks, not the award. For tickets or information please visit the Okotoks Art Gallery at 53 North Railway Street or call 403.938.3204. Produced in partnership with 17 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Winter Classical music Series calgary philharmonic Orchestra ensemble in Okotoks We are pleased to partner with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble and the Mount Royal University Conservatory to bring a taste of classical music to Okotoks. Sunday, January 13 | 3:00 pm Sunday, February 17 | 3:00 pm Mount royal University conservatory in Okotoks Sunday, March 10 | 3:00 pm Sunday, March 17 | 3:00 pm Sunday, March 24 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 7 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 14 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 21 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 28 | 3:00 pm Tickets for our Winter Classical Music Series are $30 +GST for any three performances. Single performance tickets are $15 +GST. rpAc Scheduling charrette & Open House thursday, January 10 | 7:00 pm Help build Our Programming Schedule for 2013 â€“ The Cultural Services team at the Town of Okotoks would like to invite you to Image: 100 Mile House This evening will be a great opportunity for community groups to see the space, provide input, ask questions regarding rental particulars, as well as book theatre space for the 2013 season. We are looking forward to meeting and hearing from all of you who contribute to and help build our vibrant arts community! RPAC, 3 Elma Street, Okotoks food and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation. a scheduling charrette and Open House for the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). We are inviting current users and interested members of the community to help us build our programming schedule for 2013. O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 18 Education Programs Education programs are curriculum-based and designed for various grade levels. Most run 1.5 to 2 hours and are available for area schools and home school groups. Fees are $50 per group (plus GST), maximum 25 students. A fee subsidy is available through the generous support of FIRST CALGARY FINANCIAL and can be applied towards transportation costs and/or program fees. Subsidies are available on a first-come, firstserve basis. Contact the Education Program Specialist for further information: culture@ okotoks.ca Ask us to email you a program booklet. MUSEUM PROGRAMS are based on the history of Okotoks and area and connect to Alberta education curriculums from grades K to 5. We also offer seasonal programs, general interest programs and a downtown heritage walk for all grades. ART PROGRAMS connect gallery exhibitions with art education concepts from K to grade 12 and may include a hands-on component. Exhibitions change approximately every five to six weeks. Note: There is no fee to bring your class or group for a self-guided tour of any exhibition, but calling to book ahead is advised. ART AND HERITAGE BADGE PROGRAMS are available for all age levels in the Scout and Girl Guide programs. LEADERS can email email@example.com for more information or call 403.938.8969 Image: artwork by Jason Vandenberg supports education programs 19 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Birthday Parties For a birthday to remember, bring your party to the Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks Museum and Archives or Rotary Performing Arts Centre. The first hour is with a talented facilitator and the second hour is for parents to serve refreshments. Pa in tin g @ OA G • Tie-dye: Bring shirts, leggings, pillow cases or socks and color them beautiful! 9+ • Canvas Painting: After a tour and talk in the gallery, create your own work on art! 8+ • No Brushes! Painting on canvas using everything but paint brushes! 5+ • Musical Masterpiece: Just like musical chairs. 5+ • Canvas Board Portraits: Learn about a famous artist like Picasso or Warhol and paint your own portrait. 8+ Pa rti e s @ OMA • Princess & the Frog Tea Party: Young ladies enjoy tea in china cups and create a tiara or bracelet to complete your royal attire. Hear the story about Farley the Frog. 4 to 6 • Pioneer Party: Tour the museum and learn how things were done 100 years ago. Ages 6+ • Scavenger Hunt: Earn your “Sleuthing Badge” by searching out some interesting artifacts from the past. Hear the story of the museum ghost. Ages 8+ Light Up the Stage @ RPAC NEW! • Kerfunkle Orchestra: create your own instruments with a musical performance for parents. 4+ • Improv Theatre: Learn the art of improv with a drama professional. 8+ • • Pirate Party: Ahoy! Come dressed as a pirate and learn the walk, talk and choreographed stage fight under the lights. 5+ A Magical Fairy Birthday: Girls come dressed as your favourite fairy. Decorate a mask or wand and step onto the stage to learn the special fairy dance and song. 5+ Image: artwork by Sophia Cowley Book parties at least 2 weeks in advance by calling 403.938.8969. Max 15 children / parents supply refreshments / parties can be adapted to adults. O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 20 For Artists A rt i n th e H a l l Okotoks Municipal Centre 5 Elizabeth Street January & February Okotoks Museum and Archives March & April Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy A rt i s ts ’ W o r ksho ps Professional Development workshops for adults are facilitated by working artists with teaching experience. Programs vary from a few hours to one day to a full weekend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. ‘Draw Then Paint – The Valuable Connection’ with Michael Downs | $90+GST Beginning or frustrated? Learn a three-step process to begin your drawing journey or to overcome frustration and enhance already established skills. Then building upon the drawing skills, Michael will show how dramatic light in your painting can be achieved by understanding values. You will work your way through exercises to acquire a skill set that rapidly increases your ability to observe and render any subject matter. These are skills that anybody can learn. This workshop is designed to assist all levels of students, from providing a solid foundation for absolute beginners, to strengthening the skills and approach of those at an intermediate to advanced level. A supply list is available. 38633 Sat, January 20 | 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Okotoks Rec Centre 99 Okotoks Drive January & February Jana Milne Image: Winter Whites, acrylic | Jana Milne March & April Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy 21 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Membership IN D I V I DUA L M EM B ER S H IP BENEF IT S $40 per calendar year (includes GST) A Cultural and Historical Services membership is a wonderful way to support exhibitions, educational programs and workshops for children, youth and adults as well as keep current about all that is happening in culture and heritage in Okotoks. You will receive the following benefits for one full year: • Culture program guide e-mailed to you with upcoming events and exhibits three times a year. • First opportunity for tickets and invitations to events and exhibits. • Participation in the exhibition program, including requesting exhibitions and entry into group shows. • Artist-related workshops and seminars. • 10% off in the Gallery Shop (on non-consignment items). NEW! Studio time can be booked for art club members in the art studio during regular business hours. Some restrictions apply. Phone 403.938.3204 for further information. A RT C LU B M E M B ER SH IP B ENEFIT S $80 per calendar year (includes GST) Belonging to an Art Club is an excellent way to share ideas and inspiration. A complementary Cultural and Historical Services membership is included with an art club membership. Art Club members receive studio use with the following clubs. • The Station Painters meet every Monday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm in the community room at the RPAC. These talented artists paint in a variety of mediums. • The Phoenix Art Club meets every Monday between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Artists who join the Monday night club explore a variety of art forms, while enjoying the camaraderie of working together. • The Silversmithing Club meets every Thursday evening between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm to explore the world of metal. Those interested in participating in the Silversmithing Club MUST have completed a previous silversmithing course or have experience in metalsmithing and know the basics such as cutting, spacing, soldering and finishing. Image: artwork by Chelsea Wiigs O K O T O K S C U LTU R E . CA | W INT ER 20 13 22 OKOTOKS arT gallerY aT THe STaTiON 53 North Railway Street | Okotoks, AB Winter Hours (September long weekend to may long weekend) Tuesday to Saturday | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays Contact P: 403.938.3204 E: email@example.com OKOTOKS muSeum aNd arCHiVeS aT HeriTage HOuSe 49 North Railway Street | Okotoks, AB Winter Hours (September long weekend to may long weekend) Tuesday to Saturday | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays Contact P: 403.938.8969 E: firstname.lastname@example.org rOTarY PerFOrmiNg arTS CeNTre 3 Elma Street | Okotoks, AB The Rotary Performing Arts Centre is now available for performance and meeting rentals. Contact P: 403.938.3204 E: email@example.com For more information about Town of Okotoks Cultural and Historical services, visit our website at: www.OkotoksCulture.ca A publication of OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE