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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 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 Cover Image: CAMP, All Family Lodges | Janice Tanton Image: artwork by Anna Forseth housed in the Okotoks Art Gallery 1 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. OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Image: artwork by Bethany Bromfield Table of Contents 01 WELCOME 02 TAbLE Of COnTEnTS 03 CAMP @ Okotoks Art Gallery 04 Inviolable @ OAG 05 Serendipity @ OAG 06 Virtual Music @ OAG 07 family Programs @ OAG 08 Teen Programs @ OAG 09 Adult Programs @ OAG 10 Upcoming Exhibits @ OAG 11-12 Calendar of Events 13 On Exhibit @ Okotoks Museum and Archives 14 Treasures from the Collection @ OMA 15 family Programs @ OMA 16 Adult Programs @ OMA 17 Rotary Performing Arts Centre 18 Upcoming Performances @ RPAC 19 Education Programs 20 birthday Parties 21 for Artists 22 Membership O K O T O K S C U LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 2 CamP Janice Tanton Image: CAMP, The Little Dance, oil and mixed media on linen | Janice Tanton Jan 11 to Feb 23 | Large gallery 3 CAMP is a multimedia visual-arts project Inspired to consider how our relationships examining the occupancy of temporary are affected by the presence or lack space, contemporary of materialism in the act of camping, nomadism through the eyes of indigenous, encampment and entrenchment within and Using a cross-cultural context, this exhibition identity and non-indigenous installation, Canadians. photography focuses the lens on camp structures, spaces, and multimedia works, Tanton asks the painting, mode and act of transport, enjoyment and question, “Why Do We Camp?” Is it for motive and time & the claims and use of access to resources, claims to space, play, the temporary space. culturally rooted, or the need for a deeper connection to stillness. Illusion, reality and the spiritual spaces between are key elements that link us together The act of camping, as our recreational in the ultimate question of, “Why Do We modality, has become a reflection of how Camp?” and lead us to consider and discover we conduct a relationship with temporal the root of our contemporary and historic place and resources in community. We nomadic quest, separately… and together. “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. Opening receptiOn Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X 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 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE inviolable Bruno Canadien Jan 11 to Feb 23| Small gallery bruno Canadien’s on addressing the intersection sovereignty, work issues of first focused At the heart of the matter, the sprawling surrounding Athabasca nation/Tribal caused huge concern for the increases in exploitation Tar Sands complex has and greenhouse gases, significant loss of boreal environmental concerns. He uses collage, forest, declining air and water quality, and adornment, painting and drawing to present their cumulative effects on northern wildlife evidence and people. of resource is contemporary indigenous resistance in his series of paintings titled the ‘freedom fighter Series’. ‘Inviolable’ conveys some of the opposition, Image: Pipe Dreams, mixed media | Bruno Canadien the concern, and the determination to resist Just as first nations’ struggles are ongoing, any effort to violate our lives, our territories, his series is an ongoing and evolving work, or our sovereignty.” 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 Opening receptiOn Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rt S . 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 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 4 Serendipity Okotoks High School Students Mar 1 to Apr 20 | Large gallery ‘Serendipity’ can be described as things The traditional competition usually found coming between together and developing in beneficial ways. high schools disappears as these young artists show off their talents together as a group. It is said that today’s The contributing artists chose this theme youth will become tomorrow’s leaders in because their exhibition is the coming politics, fashion, science and much more. together of students from Holy Trinity This exhibition may be the coming together Academy and the Alberta High School of of some of tomorrow’s leaders in the world fine Arts / foothills Composite High School of fine art. 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 Image: artwork by Kalen Wolfe photography. 5 Opening receptiOn Friday, March 1 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rt S . 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 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? Although mainly contemporary compositions, the music encompasses combinations “The solo exhibition Virtual Music is a of classical instruments, voice, some non- series of abstract paintings that explore western instruments and ethnic sounds. the idea that sensory experiences such as The variety of music and interesting music may be translated into visual art. I rhythms has resulted in an eclectic group became interested in parallels between ofpaintings. I found the idea interesting music and visual art in 2009 after attending to explore and hope you will find it just as a performance by Canadian brass. There interesting to see.” was a exchange wondered perception among whether of the conversational instruments. translating I those musical interactions into a visual art form would be reasonable. My focus became Image: Tubular Bells, acrylic | Bev Mazurick the correlation between the structure 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 bev Mazurick is an Alberta artist whose work encompasses a range of media and styles. Opening receptiOn Friday, March 1 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X 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 6 Image: Assail, Fight, Protest, Slam (detail), mixed media | Bruno Canadien Family Programs @ OAG 7 O K AY ! Club @ OA G Listen to the Colours OAG Art Studio | $7 registration fee Find out how music can influence the OKAY.CLUB@OAG is a monthly program making of art by combining the two. at the art gallery from September to June. Program includes a tour of Bev Mazurick’s Ages can vary depending on each program, exhibition plus hands-on in the studio, but are suitable for ages 6 through 12 creating to the sound of music. Let’s get during this quarter. Youngsters can be lyrical! dropped off or adults are welcome to stay 38605 Sat, March 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm and join in. Each program is based on a current exhibition in the gallery, and a brief Serendipity – “People Gather and tour is followed by a hands-on activity. Art Happens” Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca Tour the high school art students’ exhibition followed by happy accidents in art in the The Art of the Tipi studio. Let’s experiment with materials and The tipi has been and still is suitable for methods! a nomadic lifestyle. Tipi designs have 38606 historically had a special Sat, April 6 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 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 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Teen Programs @ Oag Art S. AL i V e @ OA g NEW! Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! OAg Art Studio | $10 registration fee Tour the high school students’ exhibition, ARTS.ALIVE@OAG towards ‘Serendipity’ and join Kalen Wolfe in the teens, and themes are related to the art studio to create your own imaginary, ever-changing mache is directed exhibitions in the two creature. bring your wildest art galleries at the Station. All programs thoughts to reality with simple flour and include gallery tours plus a hands-on art water as your media. Come with an idea component upstairs in the studio. for your creature to build on March 16, and Ages 13 to 17. return on March 23 to bring it alive with Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca colour and embellishments! This two-day workshop is geared towards ages 13 to 17. “Oil is a Sacred thing” 38609 Sat, March 16 | 10:00 to 4:00 pm Tour ‘InVIOLAbLE’ by bruno Canadien. AnD Sat, March 23 | noon to 4:00 pm This black Diamond artist is a member of a northern first nation (Deh Gah Got’ı ́é Kǫ́ę́, Deh Cho Region) and is passionate about many first nation issues, resource Image: art work by Sarah Clark exploitation and environmental concerns. 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 8 Image: Iconography, photograph on metal | Ken Dalgarno Adult Programs @ OAG 9 A RT. ATTAC K @ OA G Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick OAG | $10 registration fee Can you hear music if there is no sound? ART.ATTACK@OAG is a monthly event for Mazurick has followed many early 20th adults and seniors from 18 to 108. Each century abstract painters, including Wassily program is unique to a current exhibition and Kandinsky, in the quest to explore the may include a Tour and Talk with the artist. relationship between music and visual Often a hands-on art project is part of the artists in her own work. Enjoy an evening program. No art experience required – just a of viewing the results of her journey that desire to enjoy some creative time with others. turns sounds into visual experiences. Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca 38611 Tour & Talk with Janice Tanton Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno The artist will link her exhibition presentation Dalgarno’s exhibition is based on the with a hands-on activity to learn about mysterious, mutated aspens found near yourself and others through the metaphor Hafford, of a painted tipi and the stories they tell. speculated the cause as damage from 38610 Wed, January 16 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm Wed, April 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm Saskatchewan. Visitors have an alien landing craft. The twisted and contorted trunks and branches are directly Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien adjacent to an aspen grove of perfectly Bruno Canadien, from Black Diamond, will straight and tall trees. Join the speculation discuss the history of his work and what of what could have happened to result in motivates him, including the current state the mutant growths, and enjoy the artist’s of First Nation resistance to the aggressive photographs that share the spirit and aspects of the oil and gas industry. This rhythms of the Crooked Trees. promises to be an informative and thought- 38613 Sat, April 27 | 10:00 to 11:30 am provoking evening at the gallery. 38617 Wed, February 13 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE upcoming exhibits children of icarus | Keith Harder beside the secondary highway between the crooked trees of Alticane | Ken Dalgarno April 26 to June 16 | Small gallery High River and Cayley there is a land art The Crooked Trees of Alticane are a grove installation titled â€œGravitasâ€? that Keith of trembling aspen that have genetically Harder created in 2009. It is a 300-foot mutated. So much so, their trunks and compass that uses derelict aircrafts from branches twist and contort at incredible bomber Command Museum in nanton angles. The spirit of the trees is palpable. to mark the 12 points of navigation. Two There are so many rhythms flowing in this other sections of that project which were small tract of land located near Hafford, also generated in the region will be shown Saskatchewan. And yet amazingly this here at the Okotoks Art Gallery. One place has remained virtually unknown. To section of works consists of drawings from add to the allure, in an adjacent grove, not the storage yard of the bomber Command more than 15 meters away, the trembling Museum before it was dispersed. The other aspen grow perfectly straight and tall. Image: Boneyard, digital print | Keith Harder April 26 to June 16 | Large gallery is a set of digital prints of those same derelict aircrafts. O K O T O K S C U LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 Opening receptiOn FOr BOtH eXHiBitS Friday, April 26 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council 10 JANUARY S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 Fri, Jan 4 A Trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams Launch Wed, Jan 9 Okotoks Pastâ€“Life on the Farm p 16 Thu, Jan 10 Scheduling Charrette & Open House @ RPAC p 18 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Fri, Jan 11 Opening reception @ OAG p 3/4 Sun, Jan 13 CPO Ensemble @ RPAC p 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Wed, Jan 16 Tour and Talk with Janice Tanton p 09 27 28 29 30 31 Sat, Jan 19 The Art of the Tipi p 07 Sat, Jan 20 Artists Workshop p 21 Sat, Jan 26 Apple Head Dolls - PART 1 p 15 Sat, Feb 2 100 Mile House @ RPAC p 17 Sat, Feb 9 Oil is a Sacred Thing p 08 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 p 13 FEBRUARY Image: Novus, acrylic | Bev Mazurick S M 11 T T F S 1 2 3 4 8 9 5 W 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Wed, Feb 13 Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien p 09 Sun, Feb 17 CPO Ensemble @ RPAC Wed, Feb 20 Pioneer Sweethearts Sat, Feb 23 Apple Head Dolls - PART 2 p 18 p 16 p 15 24 25 26 27 28 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Calendar of Events January to April 2013 MARCH S M T F S 1 2 3 4 9 5 W 6 T 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Fri, Mar 1 Opening reception @ OAG p 5/6 Sat, Mar 2 Listen to the Colours p 07 Sat, Mar 2 Tom Jackson @ RPAC p 17 Sun, Mar 10 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 18 Life of a Wife p 16 Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 1 p 08 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 18 Sat, Mar 23 Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 2 Sun, Mar 24 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 08 Wed, Mar 13 Sat, Mar 16 Sun, Mar 17 p 18 Sat, Mar 30 Letâ€™s Make a Kite! p 15 APRIL S M T W T F S Sat, Apr 6 Serendipity - People Gather and Art Happens p 07 1 2 3 4 5 6 Sun, Apr 7 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 18 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Wed, Apr 10 Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick p 09 Sun, Apr 14 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 18 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Wed, Apr 17 Whatever Did They Use That For? p 16 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Sat, Apr 20 Smashed Soda Can Animals p 15 Sun, Apr 21 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC p 18 28 29 30 Fri, Apr 26 Opening reception @ OAG p 10 Sat, Apr 27 Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno p 09 Sun, Apr 28 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC O K O T O K S C U LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 p 18 12 Permanent and Seasonal exhibits AL O ng t H e S H e e p r iV e r : U pcOM in g eX H iBitS Stories of Okotoks international Museum Day – Social change This permanent exhibit explores Okotoks’ May 18 to May 31 | temporary exhibit special landscape, compelling characters, International Museum Day is on May 18 and bright future. Photos and artifacts and the theme is “Museums (Memory bring to life the stories of the town’s + Creativity) = Social Change.” How do rich natural and cultural heritage, with a museums focus on early immigration, domestic life, politically-correct history? We don’t brush education and commerce. it under the carpet but share it as part of deal with Canada’s not-so- Image: Early settlers coming to Okotoks by covered wagon. our history. Sharing history, warts and all, 13 A trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams promotes awareness and helps lead to January 4 to May 18 | temporary exhibit social change. Many early immigrants came to Western Canada with the hopes of providing a Our Sheep river better life for their families. These are June 1 to September 30 | temporary exhibit stories of local families who demonstrated The United nations has declared 2013 as an adventure, International Year of Water Cooperation. patience and persistence. These Okotoks This exhibit celebrates our relationship with families will amaze you – from their long the Sheep River including its vital role in ocean voyages to their first impressions of our community’s history and in our present the barren prairie. lives. The exhibit aims to provide visitors unwavering spirit of with a multi-layered understanding of the HiStOrY in tHe HALL Sheep River (geologically, environmentally, Okotoks Municipal centre | 5 elizabeth Street culturally and socially), and to improve January | Advertising cards from the 1890s awareness february | Winter pastimes photo exhibit existence. and appreciation for its OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Image: Hecker’s Buckwheat, Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company trade card, 1893. Treasures from the Collections tr eASUr eS F r OM t H e Ar c H iVA L c OL L e c t iO n treA SU reS FrOM tHe M U SeU M cOLLectiOn It was customary in the late 1800s for A century-old pitcher and basin along with merchants and manufacturers to produce a chamber pot, soap and razor holder have trade cards to advertise their wares. recently been donated to the museum by Collecting cards descendants of the Harold Thomas family. became a popular pastime. The popularity Harold came to the Okotoks area in 1901 of trade cards peaked around 1890, and from north Wales and owned a farm west then almost completely faded by the early of Okotoks plus a residence in town where 1900s when other forms of advertising in he and his wife Edith raised three children. colour, such as magazines, became more The family has also donated the wooden cost effective. washstand these colourful trade upon which the beautiful porcelain set had sat in the Thomas home. Alberta (Watt) Daggett began collecting These items are now on display near the trade cards when she was growing up in museum’s recently renovated second floor Grand Manon Island, new brunswick in bathroom and offer a glimpse of how a trip the 1880s and 1890s. Alberta brought her to the ‘loo has certainly changed! 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. O K O T O K S C U LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 14 Family Programs ADV ENT U RE S @ OMA C L U B Let’s Make a Kite! In the Attic | $10 registration fee Sled, diamond, barn door, delta . . . Explore ADVENTURES@OMA is a creative way to the history of kites and make your very explore the history of Okotoks and learn about own to take to Okotoks Kite Day! Let’s heritage crafts that are slowly disappearing. recycle materials for this project. Ages 6 to Ages vary according to each program. adult. Great project for the entire family! Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca 38618 Apple Head Dolls Smashed Soda Can Animals Revive the spirit of simpler days when Learn how and what pioneers recycled over early settlers made these for their children. a hundred years ago, and then celebrate Carve the head in session one and return Earth Day by creating a cow, bear or pig after it shrinks/dries to create the body and from a soda can. Who can? Everyone can clothing in the second session. (Some simple – ages 6 to 16 supplies required.) Ages 9 to adult. (Under 38599 Sat, March 30 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Sat, April 20 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 38620 Image: Okotoks Kite Day, 2010. AND 15 Sat, January 26 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Sat, February 23 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Soda can animal: artistshelpingchildren.org 12 requires an adult to stay and assist.) OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE adult Programs r eM e M B er.W H e n @ OMA Life of a Wife Heritage House | $5 registration fee There is such a difference between then Adults and seniors are invited to join us one and now in the life of a wife! In the early Wednesday afternoon each month for a days of Okotoks, you could not work taste of history and a touch of reminiscing. outside the home after you married. Jobs Program includes time to tour the displays. were for single women who were eager to This is a great outing for a group, club or be married and raise a family. individuals. 38595 Wed, March 13 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca Image: Margaret and Harry Lusk with team of horses and wagon at their farm near Aldersyde, circa 1930s. Whatever Did they Use that For? Okotoks past â€“ Life on the Farm browse through items that may have been Old photos and artifacts will take you back commonplace 100 years ago but are a to early settlers who came to this area for mystery today. new beginnings. They brought what fit in 38596 Wed, April 17 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 16 upcoming Performances 100 Mile House tom Jackson Saturday, February 2 | 7:00 pm Saturday, March 2 | 7:00 pm tickets $20 +gSt tickets $70 +gSt a fundraiser for Literacy for 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. 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 recognition earned amongst his peers, yet he humbly Image: Tom Jackson | photo by Craig Koshyk perseveres as itâ€™s the reward 17 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 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Winter Classical music Series calgary philharmonic Orchestra ensemble in Okotoks Mount royal University conservatory in Okotoks We are pleased to partner with the Calgary Sunday, March 10 | 3:00 pm Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble and the Sunday, March 17 | 3:00 pm Mount Royal University Conservatory to Sunday, March 24 | 3:00 pm bring a taste of classical music to Okotoks. Sunday, April 7 | 3:00 pm Sunday, January 13 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 14 | 3:00 pm Sunday, February 17 | 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 This evening will be a great opportunity thursday, January 10 | 7:00 pm for community groups to see the space, Image: 100 Mile House provide input, ask questions regarding Help build Our Programming Schedule for rental particulars, as well as book theatre 2013 â€“ The Cultural Services team at the space for the 2013 season. We are looking Town of Okotoks would like to invite you to forward to meeting and hearing from all of a scheduling charrette and Open House for you who contribute to and help build our the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). vibrant arts community! 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 RPAC, 3 Elma Street, Okotoks food and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your participation. 18 Education Programs Image: artwork by Jason Vandenberg 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. 19 supports education programs 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 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. Image: artwork by Sophia Cowley 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+ 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 LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 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+ 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+ 20 For Artists A rt i n th e H a l l Okotoks Municipal Centre A rti s ts ’ W o r ksho ps 5 Elizabeth Street adults are facilitated by working artists Professional Development workshops for with teaching experience. Programs vary January & February from a few hours to one day to a full Okotoks Museum and Archives weekend. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for March & April further information. Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy Okotoks Rec Centre Image: Winter Whites, acrylic | Jana Milne 99 Okotoks Drive ‘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 January & February overcome frustration and enhance already Jana Milne established skills. Then building upon the March & April Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy 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 21 OKOTOKS C U LTU RE PROGRAM GU IDE Image: artwork by Chelsea Wiigs Membership IN D I V I DUA L M E MB ER S H IP B ENE F IT S A RT C LU B M E M B ER SH IP BENEFIT 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. $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. • 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. O K O T O K S C U LTUR E. CA | WI NTER 2 01 3 • 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. 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