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centennial program guide medalta.org 403.529.1070


Mayor Norm Boucher What an exciting world of possibilities for you and your family right here within the pages of the Medalta 2012 Program Guide. Choose an interactive field trip for children, pottery classes for adults, ceramic workshops for artists and community workshops that could make you a pickling expert or master bread-maker. On behalf of all members of Medicine Hat City Council, I’d like to say how gratifying it is to see the growth and expansion of Medalta in the Historic Clay District of Medicine Hat. In this, Medalta’s Centennial year, it’s the perfect time for everyone to visit and take a closer look at one of the industries that established Medicine Hat as an industrial center in Western Canada. Brick, pottery and sewer pipe formed the original backbone of this city in the beginning of the Twentieth Century and now we welcome visitors from all over the world looking to reconnect with this interesting past. Congratulations on achieving this important milestone and to the many businesses and residents who have worked tirelessly to present the Medalta story, we thank you for all your efforts and we take pride in this wonderful facility.

Cypress - Medicine Hat MLA Len Mitzel On behalf of the constituents of Cypress – Medicine Hat, my colleagues at the Alberta Legislature, the Government of Alberta and the Honourable Premier, Alison Redford, we are proud to honour Medalta’s Centennial this year. Please take time to reflect on the accomplishments over the past 100 years of this facility that promotes service, fellowship, positive values and national pride and has made such a positive impact here in Medicine Hat.

GREETINGS

I see this as learning of not only the history of Medicine Hat and why we became an important city, but also as a renowned centre for artists to come and “hone” their skills. It truly is a living history and will serve as a “Hub” for clay products throughout the world. Congratulations!

Medicine Hat MLA Rob Renner The 100th Anniversary of Medalta is certainly an occasion to celebrate. Not only should we be celebrating the great industrial heritage of our City, but also the vision of the Friends of Medalta, who have helped pave the way for this wonderful hub of arts and culture in the Historic Clay District. It is where we can come together to pass on stories and knowledge to our children and grandchildren so they can share our pride in the history of our City. Over the past 18 years I have had the privilege of serving as your MLA. I would like to commend the dedication of the volunteers putting in thousands of hours and raising millions of dollars to restore this industrial icon in Medicine Hat. It has been an inspiration to us all.

Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne Dear Citizens of Medicine Hat, I would like to invite you to visit Medalta, in the Historic Clay District.  This is such an important part of local and Alberta history that the Government of Canada has consistently provided funding in the form of grants to ensure that this site will continue to draw tourists and local citizens alike.  It is a great place to take your family and it offers a number of children’s programs.  It also accommodates many school field trips, and is a very unique tourist destination in Alberta. I hope that you will be able to make a visit to the Historic Medalta Clay District sometime soon, and enjoy a world full of exciting events and venues.

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Greeting from the Chair, Friends of Medealta Society When Medalta Potteries began operations in 1912 as the Medicine Hat Pottery Company, no one could have imagined that it would one day be a leading centre for heritage preservation and contemporary ceramic art. The men and women who once worked in this factory probably didn’t think that the work they were doing had significance beyond their own lives. But it did. We have recently completed an archaeological dig which – as you will read on page 4 – has solidified Medicine Hat’s place as a leader in the emerging field of Historic Industrial Archaeology. That’s a rarity – especially in Western Canada, which is a very young region – and is something of which I feel all Hatters & Canadians should be proud. This work will significantly add to our museum and education programming, leading to a deeper level of understanding and connection to our heritage. The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics is quickly building a reputation as a true international ceramic arts centre. We currently have two artists from the United States and one from Germany in our studios, along with artists from across Canada. Everyone who attends a residency at Medalta has an innovative spirit which contributes a great deal to the world we all share. These people are finding ways to reduce our carbon footprint through experimenting with new clay bodies and finding creative, useful ways to re-use and recycle old pottery. They’re reaching back out to the world in new and imaginative ways and helping us create better communities for everyone. Thank you to everyone who has been involved with Medalta over the last 100 years. Whether you want to hold your own event at Medalta, order personalized Medalta coffee mugs, attend a Shaw Centre Open House, Artist Talk or any of our interesting and informative workshops, we encourage you and your friends to become connected with us. There’s no telling where we go in the next 100 years but if the past century is any indication, it will be exciting. Sincerely,

Table of

CONTENTS • Gift Shop......................................p. 3 • Archaeological Dig.......................p. 4 • Artists in Residence......................p. 5, 6 • Reception Gallery.........................p. 7 • Historic Clay District.....................p. 8 • Medalta Museum..........................p 9, 10 • CALENDAR of EVENTS.................p. 11, 12 • PROGRAMMING...........................p. 13-20 • Contact Information......................p. 20 • Membership.................................p. 21 • Program registration......................p. 22 HOURS Check medalta.org MUSEUM ADMISSION RATES • Adult: $10 • Youth (6-17) / Senior (60+): $8 • Family (2 adults, 2 children): $25 • Children (5 & under): Free CLAY TABLE • $15/person • $50/family

Adolf Seiler

• Please book Clay Table 1 day in advance.

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Because Medicine Hat’s clay factories were so prolific in the 20th Century, the pottery they produced is a wonderful way to connect with our own past. Our gift shop features vintage and vintageinspired ceramics, located right at Medalta, in the Historic Clay District. Retro Medalta products are created on-site and are inspired by original Medicine Hat pottery. Today, a century after Medalta opened its doors, we continue to innovate by blending modern innovations with historic forms to create a truly unique selection of ceramic ware. Gift Registry If you have a special occasion coming up – especially if it’s being held at Medalta – our gift registry may be of interest to you. Visit the gift shop to create your wish-list and let everyone know where to shop. Customized Corporate Coffee Mugs If you’re looking for something special to show your clients you care, ask us about customized Medalta coffee mugs. We have the capability of putting your logo on our mugs. This is a great idea for organizations looking for a unique, locally-produced, useful gift which will stand the test of time. We’re able to produce full-colour images on our mugs.

gift

SHOP

photo by CHELSEA SCOTT

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Contact us today for more information or a quote. 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org

photo by CHELSEA SCOTT

photo by CHELSEA SCOTT


In fall 2010, the Friends of Medalta Society contracted an archaeologist to conduct a scientific examination of Medalta’s original kiln room. The building – which is a century old in 2012 – was the original envelope for three dome-shaped, beehivestyle kilns, which were demolished in the 1960’s. The physical work of conducting the archaeological dig was completed in spring 2011 and revealed six kiln foundations in all: four circular downdraft kilns (commonly referred to as beehive kilns), one portion of a tunnel kiln foundation and one small muffle kiln, which was likely used as a test kiln. The project provided valuable information to the emerging field of industrial archaeology and spotlighted the need to have serious discussions about industrial archaeology’s place in academia. This is all fairly involved stuff for a museum and National Historic Site which was essentially an unknown, even within its own community.

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DIG

It demonstrated, in a very systematic and empirical way, that facilities such as these which have been targeted for demolition across the country for decades do have value. In the case of Medalta, it validates all the work done by the Friends of Medalta Society over the past 26 years. With the scientific community beginning to look at and eventually use data uncovered here, it encourages the community to refocus on heritage preservation. Not for the sake of nostalgia (which is an assumed, and often misguided, way of addressing the issue), but for the sake of scientific advancement. Currently, there is relatively little information on industrial archaeology – especially in Canada. With this archaeological dig complete, Medalta has staked a claim among the earliest sites to contribute solid scientific data to this emerging scientific discipline. This data will serve as a baseline for further studies across the country and possibly into the United States. Scholars from across North America will be looking to Medalta and Medicine Hat to be leaders in this emerging field. One of the common mis-perceptions about the loose term “heritage preservation” is that it saves old sites in depressed parts of our communities which would be better off being re-developed. This project – and the entire Medalta project in general – shows specifically why heritage preservation is important. Heritage preservation isn’t about saving derelict buildings. It’s about providing opportunities for scientific advancement. Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District holds over a century’s worth of important scientific data which, when uncovered, will continue to propel this community further into the future.

photos by VISUAL MUSINGS

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The Medalta International Artists in Residence Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their careers. Students, emerging and established artists are able to work together in our open, spacious, semiprivate studios for a time between one month and one year. The purpose of this residency is to allow an artist the extended period of time to develop their work, all while becoming part of the Medicine Hat community. Throughout the year, this core group of eight artists further their explorations in our spacious, semi-private studios. Throughout the year, we host artists’ talks, studio open houses and other events to encourage our visiting artists to connect with the community. If you’re interested in attending one of these free events, upcoming dates are listed in the calendar in this program guide as well as online.

KOI NENG LIEW

artists in RESIDENCE ANDREW HOEPPNER Medalta 2012

EVAN HOBART

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Artists have 24 hour access to all ceramic equipment such as slab rollers, extruders, ball mills, blungers and a digital ceramic decal printer. There is a soda kiln, a salt kiln, a large gas car kiln, 7 electric kilns, and a wood kiln. There is a waterfall spray booth, fully stocked glaze lab with task area ventilation, a plaster area, showers, washer and dryer, a resource library, kitchen and meeting room

JODY GREENMAN-BARBER

LES MANNING

XANTHE ISBISTER

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reception GALLERY There are few places in Southern Alberta which can match the character of Medalta’s Reception Gallery. This space, set among the historic Medalta Potteries National Historic Site, is a fantastic example of historic, century-old industrial architecture brushed with elegant, modern touches. The 50’ by 150’ space is ideal for weddings, conferences, trade shows, performances and just about anything you might imagine. If you think you may be interested in holding your event at Medalta, please email events@medalta.org for our space specifications, guidelines and booking details. Contact us today for more information. events@medalta.org 403.529.1070

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Photo by MARK DERRY


historic CLAY DISTRICT Medalta Society and in 1995 it was named a Provincial Historic Resource.

A large part of Medicine Hat’s story is about the early industrialization of Alberta. That history begins with our community’s clay industries, including Hycroft China and the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile plant, in addition to Medalta. Hycroft China Hycroft China was founded in 1937 by Harry Yuill as Medicine Hat Potteries Ltd and quickly emerged as Medalta’s main competitor – both for customers and staff. As the story goes, one of Medalta’s best employees demanded a raise to 50¢ per hour or he too was going to leave for a similar position at Hycroft China. Lucky him, he got the raise he asked for. The factory changed hands several times, eventually being acquired by local businessman and Medicine Hat’s Mayor – Harry Veiner – in 1957, who operated it until it finally closed for good in 1989. In 1992 it was acquired by the Friends of

Although closed to the public, the Friends of Medalta Society plans to restore the facility, which sits within the 150-acre Historic Clay District – a National Historic Site in its own right. Medicine Hat Brick & Tile The Brick & Tile site is an important part of Medicine Hat’s heritage. With over a century of history dating back to 1886 it is believed to be one of the oldest continuously operating industrial sites in Alberta until the flood of June 2010 forced the plant to cease operations. In December 2011, the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile site was acquired by the Friends of Medalta Society from I-XL Industries Ltd., who had owned and operated it since 1929. The vision for the site includes tours of the historic brick plant, the re-creation of a soft mud brick interpretive site, which will explain the brick-making process as it was done in the late 19th Century, as well as residence facilities for visiting artists to Medalta’s International Artists in Residence program.

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Medalta has transformed from a busy pottery factory to an industrial museum which preserves and tells stories of its past. Its impact goes far beyond being a simple regional museum – it is National in scope. We hope you are able to visit us this year as we celebrate our Centennial. Turning Room Gallery See how Medalta reached across Canada from Medicine Hat through entertaining stories and interesting facts. View vibrant, creative displays, enter the re-creation of a portion of a tunnel kiln or go subterranean and see what lies under the floor. Yuill Family Gallery

collectors’ gallery &

MUSEUM

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Changing exhibits of contemporary art and Medicine Hat clay products means there’s always something fascinating to see in Medicine Hat’s most unique art gallery. View an exposed century-old beehive kiln foundation unearthed during a recent archaeological dig. Reception Gallery Spend some time learning about how dynamite was used in the blast shack, peer through the windows to see a very busy 1930’s


pottery factory in action and stand by as workers load train cars destined for locations across Canada. The Reception Gallery uses multimedia displays to introduce you to stories of those who once worked here.

photo by VISUAL MUSINGS

Collector’s Gallery (Featuring the A.T. Schlachter Collection) Here, the largest known collection of Medicine Hat pottery is on display. Enter one of Medalta’s beehive kilns – one of Medicine Hat’s iconic images – and get a first-hand look inside one of these fascinating structures. Working Pottery Visit the Working Pottery – where traditional Medalta and Hycroft ware is made for sale in our gift shop. Meet and speak with the people who create the pieces and add an extra level to the terms ‘hand-made’ and ‘locally made.’

photo by VISUAL MUSINGS

Old Factory See Medalta as it was the day it closed. Left un-touched for decades, these buildings still have most of their original machinery. See the original wooden wheels and drive train turn, bringing the factory back to life. Don’t worry – it’s much cleaner and quieter these days.

photo by DECEMBER 2ND

photo by VISUAL MUSINGS

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2012

CALENDAR OF EVENTS JANUARY Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Thursday

Jan 26

7:00 - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Open House

FREE

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Mondays

Feb 13 - Apr 23

10:00am - 11:30am

Moms & Tots

$100.00 (10 weeks)

Mondays

Feb 6 - Apr 9

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Tuesdays

Feb 7 - Apr 3

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Wednesdays

Feb 8 - Apr 4

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Mon-Fri

Feb 20 - 24

10:00am - 4:30pm

Family Week Kids’ Pottery & Drawing Class

$170.00

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Sunday

Mar 18

10:00am - 4:00pm

Photography in the Historic Clay District

$75.00

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Saturday

Apr 7

10:00am - 2:00pm

Flower Arrangements with Fresh Flowers & Gifts

$95.95

Thursday

Apr 19

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Volunteer Appreciation Wine & Cheese

FREE

Thurs - Mon

Apr 19 - May 7

Reg. Museum Hours

Pia Gruter Art Exhibition

Regular museum admission price

Monday

Apr 19

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pia Gruter Art Exhibition Opening

FREE

Saturday

Apr 21

10:00am - 4:00pm

Ceramics Now

FREE

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Thursday

May 3

7:30pm - 9:30pm

Maria Dunn Folk Music Concert

TBA

Friday

May 11

8:00pm - Midnight

Pottery Dance at Medalta

$35.00 ($30.00 in advance)

Saturday

May 12

10:00am - 2:00pm

Flower Arrangements with Fresh Flowers & Gifts

$95.95

Sat - Sun

May 26 - 27

10:00am - 4:00pm

Artisanal Bread and the Wood-Fired Oven

$110.00

Saturday

May 26

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Medicine Hat Community Band Concert

FREE

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Friday

June 1

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Yuill Family Gallery Exhibition Opening

FREE

Tues & Thurs

June 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Shaw Centre Artists’ Talks

FREE

Thursday

June 21

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Friends of Medalta Society Annual General Meeting

FREE

Saturday

June 23

10:00am - 4:00pm

Photography in the Historic Clay District

$75.00

Wednesday

June 27

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Members’ Pizza Party

FREE (Members only)

Wednesday

June 27

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Shaw Centre Open House

FREE

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

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JULY Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Tuesday

July 1

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Yuill Family Gallery Exhibition Opening

FREE

Mon - Fri

July 9 - 13

9:30am - Noon

Summer Clay Camp - Clay Magic

$110.00

Mon - Fri

July 9 - 13

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Clay Camp - Teen Pottery Wheel

$110.00

Mon - Fri

July 16 - 20

9:30am - Noon

Summer Clay Camp - Clay Magic

$110.00

Mon - Fri

July 16 - 20

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Clay Camp - Teen Pottery Wheel

$110.00

Mon - Fri

July 23 - 27

9:30am - Noon

Summer Clay Camp - Clay Magic

$110.00

Mon - Fri

July 23 - 27

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Summer Clay Camp - Teen Pottery Wheel

$110.00

Tues & Thurs

July 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Shaw Centre Artists Talks

FREE

Friday

July 27

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Open House

FREE

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Wednesday

Aug 1

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Yuill Family Gallery Exhibition Opening

FREE

Tues & Thurs

Aug 7, 9, 14, 16

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Shaw Centre Artists’ Talks

FREE

Wednesday

Aug 22

7:00 - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Open House

FREE

Sat & Tues

Aug 25 & 28

10:00am - 2:00pm

Pickling Workshop with Joanne Smith

$124.99

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Sat - Sun

Sept 15 - 16

10:00am - 4:00pm

Artisanal Bread and the Wood-Fired Oven

$110.00

Saturday

Sept 22

10:00am - 4:00pm

Photography in the Historic Clay District

$75.00

Friday

Sept 28

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Open House

FREE

Saturday

Sept 29

10:00am - 4:00pm

Alberta Arts Days @ Medalta

FREE

Sat & Thurs

Sept 29 & Oct 4

10:00am - 2:00pm

Home-made beans in a Medalta bean pot

$150.00

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Mondays

Oct 15 - Dec 10

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Tuesdays

Oct 9 - Dec 4

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Wednesdays

Oct 10 - Dec 5

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Thursdays

Oct 11 - Dec 9

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Intermediate Adult Pottery Class

$149.00

Saturday

October 27

5:30pm - 11:00pm

Black & White Gala

$100.00

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Friday

November 23

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Artists’ Holiday Exhibition Opening

FREE

Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Fri - Sat

Nov 30 - Dec 1

10:00am - 4:00pm

Heritage Christmas Art Market

FREE

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

** 5% GST WILL BE ADDED TO ALL PRICES

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CLAY TABLE One of our most interesting and requested family activities is the Medalta Clay Table. Once you register (minimum one day in advance), you and your child will receive a short orientation session and have the opportunity to create a charming masterpiece. When you finish your work of art, you will have access to Medalta’s museum where you will be able to compare your work to the workers who came before you. Year-round (by appointment) ❍ $15/person ❍ $50/family Includes: ■ 10-15 minute orientation ■ Clay ■ Kiln firing ■ Museum admission

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TRAVEL ALBERTA

YEAR ROUND!

PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE HISTORIC CLAY DISTRICT Come spend the day at the Historic Clay District and gain access to areas normally not available to the public. You will be able to photograph inside a decommissioned China Factory at Hycroft, go behind the scenes at Medalta and gain access to The Friends of Medalta’s newest acquisition, the Medicine Hat Brick and Tile Plant. The day will be facilitated by a professional photographer and will provide participants with a rare opportunity to turn their lenses on one of Medicine Hat’s aesthetic and cultural treasures. ❍ Session 1: Sunday, March 18 ❍ Session 2: Saturday, June 23 ❍ Session 3: Saturday, September 22 10:00am – 4:00pm $75.00 + gst Lunch will be provided

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Session 2: Saturday, June 23

Session 3: Saturday, September 22


FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS WITH FRESH FLOWERS & GIFTS Crocks were once the most recognizable items produced by Medalta. Originally used for food storage, they have recently become popular as planters. With this workshop, participants will spend half a day learning flower arranging from one of the most contemporary, creative florists in Medicine Hat – Fresh Flowers & Gifts. ❍ Session 1: Saturday, April 7 ❍ Session 2: Saturday, May 12 10:00am – 2:00pm $95.95 + gst Includes: ■ Medalta Quarter-Gallon Crock ■ Flowers & Greenery ■ Lunch (Inspire Cafe) First 12 registered.

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org Session 1: Saturday, April 7

Session 2: Saturday, May 12

VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WINE & CHEESE We wouldn’t be able to do as much as we do for the community without the help of all our volunteers. As we celebrate Medalta’s Centennial in 2012, we also want to take the time to celebrate all the volunteers over the year who have pitched in. Thursday, April 19 7:00pm – 9:00pm FREE by invitation

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CERAMICS NOW Come down to the Shaw Centre International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics for this free day of workshops with our resident artists. All of our resident artists will be demonstrating various techniques throughout the day. From large figurative sculpture to expressive wheel thrown vessels, a variety of techniques will be covered in this relaxed environment where conversation is encouraged. This is a great chance to meet our resident artists and learn a little about the behind-the-scenes of their art practice. Saturday, April 21 10:00am – 4:00pm FREE

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org Saturday, April 21 FREE!

POTTERY DANCE AT MEDALTA **** When Medalta employees weren’t working in the factory, they liked to get their dance on with what came to be known as Pottery Dances. These dances took place after hours, at Medalta. And they were fun! As part of our Centennial celebrations, we’re bringing this tradition back. We have excellent live entertainment lined up and for those of you with two left feet, we’re even offering pre-party dance lessons. Friday, May 11 8:00pm – Midnight $30 ($35 at the door)

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ARTISANAL BREAD AND THE WOOD-FIRED OVEN Bread is a simple process. Mix flour with water, add a leavening agent (like yeast) and some salt; then knead, rest, form and bake. Simple and yet open to a myriad of interpretations. Artisanal breads, made with yeasted pre-ferments, then baked in a wood-fired oven, provide a richer, more complex crumb and crust. They also provide a satisfaction of feeding both the heart and the home.  Red-Seal Chef and Artisanal Baker, Elizabeth Mahony, has been enlisted to provide a weekend introduction to the ease of making the perfect loaf. Elizabeth will guide the bread-lo(a)ver, through the use of three types of dough production: ■ The “straight dough” method ■ Poolish as a pre-ferment ■ Pate Fermente as a pre-ferment Each dough will be prepared and then baked in the form of a flat-bread and as a loaf in Medalta’s bread kiln: Pizza, Fougasse, Focaccia, Raisin Pecan, the Mighty Oat and Roasted Potato and Onion Bread. Come make a loaf of bread — ephemeral, fragrant and alive. It will make your heart sing. ❍ Session 1: May 26-27 ❍ Session 2: September 15-16 10:00am – 4:00pm $110 + gst

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org Session 1: May 26-27

Session 2: September 15-16

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SUMMER CLAY CAMP - CLAY MAGIC (registration through MHC Continuing Studies)

Clay Magic is a class where children learn and practice many handbuilding techniques in a fun & supportive atmosphere. Ages 8 – 11 years old ❍ Session 1: Monday July 9 – Friday July 13 ❍ Session 2: Monday July 16 – Friday July 20 ❍ Session 3: Monday July 23 – Friday July 27 9:30am – Noon $110.00 + gst At Medalta (713 Medalta Ave SE) Register through Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies

TRAVEL ALBERTA

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org CLAY MAGIC AGES 8 - 11

SUMMER CLAY CAMP - TEEN POTTERY WHEEL (registration through MHC Continuing Studies)

Uncover the mysteries of the potters’ wheel in this fun week of hands-on “throwing.” Create pots or flatware under the guidance of an experienced instructor while learning new skills and making new friends. Ages 12 – 17 years old ❍ Session 1: Monday July 9 – Friday July 13 ❍ Session 2: Monday July 16 – Friday July 20 ❍Session 3: Monday July 23 – Friday July 27 1:00pm – 4:00pm $110 + gst At Medalta (713 Medalta Ave SE) Register through Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org CLAY CAMP AGES 12 - 17

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PICKLING WORKSHOPS In this workshop, participants will learn how to make delicious pickles from scratch with Joanne Smith of the Big Cook Cookbook. All ingredients will be sourced locally and will be stored in Medicine Hat-made Medalta crocks, adding an extra level to the term “locally made.” Joanne Smith is one of the authors of the bestselling Big Cook cookbook. And she writes a column for the Medicine Hat News. She is a Registered Dietician and her belief that knowledge can provide the means to attain a healthy lifestyle has lead to an active publicspeaking schedule. ❍ Session 1: Saturday, August 25 ❍ Session 2: Tuesday, August 28 10:00am – 2:00pm $124.99 + gst

Includes: ■ Medalta one gallon crock ■ All ingredients ■ Lunch (Inspire Cafe) First 10 registered.

photo by CHELSEA SCOTT

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org Session 1: Saturday, August 25

Session 2: Tuesday, August 28

HOME MADE BEANS IN A MEDALTA BEAN POT In this workshop, participants will spend half a day learning how to make a delicious, healthy Bean recipe from scratch using Medalta’s Bean Pots. In this relaxed, engaging atmosphere lead by Joanne Smith, you will learn traditional cooking techniques as well as the modern science and nutritional value of a delicious bean dish. Joanne Smith is one of the authors of the Bestselling Big Cook Cookbook. She writes a weekly column for the Medicine Hat News. She is a Registered Dietician and her belief that knowledge can provide the means to attain a healthy lifestyle has lead to an active publicspeaking schedule. Includes: ❍ Session 1: Saturday, September 29 ■ Medalta bean pot ❍ Session 2: Thursday, October 4 ■ All ingredients ■ Lunch (Inspire Cafe) 10:00am – 2:00pm $150.00 + gst First 10 registered.

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org Session 1: Saturday, September 29

Session 2: Thursday, October 4

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ALBERTA ARTS DAYS AT MEDALTA We have grown this event every year since it began in 2008 and this year is no different. Visitors to this Medalta Signature event will again be able to take in our annual Raku Fest where you’ll be able to choose a piece of ceramic work, glaze it yourself and have it fired so you can take it home that day. You’ll also be able to participate in short, interesting workshops and other activities as we celebrate arts & culture in Medicine Hat. Saturday, September 29

CAROL GRANT

FREE (some activities may involve a fee)

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JENN DEMKE-LANGE

BLACK & WHITE GALA The second annual Fundraising gala & auction is one of four Medalta Signature events. In our first year, we received enormous support from the community with Rotary International acting as the title sponsor and a number of others graciously sponsoring the event. As we plan for 2012, we want to take the time to thank all the community sponsors who made this event such a success. When the dust settled on a very successful and exciting evening, we had raised nearly $50,000 which was directed towards our community, education and artistic programming. As we celebrate our Centennial in 2012, we’re looking forward to making this event even better. Silent auction items have already been donated by visiting Medalta artists and we’re working on some very exciting live auction items as well. We hope you will be able to join us this year as we celebrate community, heritage and innovation. Saturday, October 27 Cocktails: 5:30pm Dinner: 7:00pm Live Auction to follow

MAUREEN NEWTON 2011 Live Auction Item

$100 + gst 200 tickets available

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Simpson Roberts

Architecture Interior Design Inc

Burns Valkenburg & Associates LLP

Plato’s Superior Roofing Ltd.

Pritchard & Company LLP

StayInMedicineHat.com BRC Construction INC.

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HERITAGE CHRISTMAS ART MARKET**** Another Medalta Signature event is our annual Heritage Christmas Art Market. Held on the first Saturday in December each year, this event brings together the finest artists & artisans in Medicine Hat & Southern Alberta. We’re also expanding from one to two days so you have more time to take in our biggest event of the year. With new galleries now open at Medalta, we’re excited to expand the number of artists and offer additional activities sure to entertain everyone. It’s a great place to find a unique, one-of-a-kind gift and spend some time with friends. We look forward to seeing you!

medalta.org 403.529.1070 info@medalta.org

Friday, Saturday November 30, December 1 10:00am – 4:00pm both days

email

Reception Gallery rental events@medalta.org 403.529.1070

email

Museum/Gift Shop info@medalta.org 403.529.1070

email

Artists in Residence miair@medalta.org 403.504.4653

email

Education/Workshops info ron@medalta.org 403.529.1070

email

Collections info@medalta.org 403.529.1070

email

FREE

Fundraising & Volunteering info@medalta.org 403.529.1070

CONTACT

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COMMUNITY BENEFITS Part of being a member of Medalta and the Historic Clay District is the community you enter into. We have fantastic friends who have asked us to extend additional offers to you. Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Medicine Hat) Free Museum & Art Gallery admission Mad Hatter Roastery (Medicine Hat) $1.00 discount on coffee beans

why MEMBERSHIP? A Medalta membership is a great way to plug in to the Medicine Hat community and depending on your level of involvement (ranging from $25 to $500), you will receive a great Canadian novel, customized, high-quality Moleskine notebook, a Galleries West magazine subscription and more. Many of our favourite local and regional businesses offer special deals to our members, including two free passes to the Monarch Theatre ($16.00 value), free admission to the Esplanade museum & art gallery and discounts at some of our favourite locally-owned restaurants, art galleries and shops. The idea is to give as much back to you as we can. We appreciate your support and look forward to you joining us as a member as we celebrate our Centennial year.

Monarch Theatre (Medicine Hat) Two free movie tickets Inspire Studio, Gallery & Cafe (Medicine Hat) 15% discount (applied to cafe, art & art classes) Medicine Hat Jazz Society $15 Jazz Concert Series tickets (excludes Jazz Festival) Medicine Hat Folk Music Club One free admission to Singer-Songwriter night and Side Stages as part of Tongue on the Post Folk Music Festival (value $15) Clay Trade 10% shop discount Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (Alberta) 15% gift shop discount (excluding books) Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (Cluny) Free museum admission Galt Museum & Archives (Lethbridge) 2-for-1 museum admission

All-member benefits • 15% Medalta gift shop discount • Free Medalta museum & Yuill Gallery entry ($10 value) • Medalta e-newsletter subscription

Sabi Noodle House (Medicine Hat) 15% discount on one entree per visit Paradise Valley Par 3 Golf Course (Medicine Hat) Visit the Clubhouse and enjoy 1 menu item at 25% off (one discount per visit)

photo by VISUAL MUSINGS

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2012 MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

PROGRAM & MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

(please indicate)

Name

■ Runner ($25) - Annual BBQ

■ Decorator ($50) - One Book One Community Novel - Annual BBQ

■ Jigger ($150) - Custom Moleskine Notebook - One Book One Community Novel - Annual BBQ - Galleries West Magazine Subscription

■ Executive ($500) - Custom Moleskine Notebook - One Book One Community Novel - Annual BBQ - Galleries West Magazine Subscription - Custom hand-made pen - Photography book - Annual Cypress Club dinner

I prefer you to contact me by: ❍ Email ❍ Phone

Payment method: ❍ Credit Card

❍ Cash

❍ Cheque (Cheque payable to Friends of Medalta Society)

Card type & number Name on Card Expiry Date

Subtotal

Verification #

5% GST

TOTAL

Signature

I WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR: ❍P  hotography in the

Historic Clay District March 18 $75 ❍ F lower Arrangements with

Fresh Flowers & Gifts April 7 $95.95 ❍ Flower Arrangements with

Fresh Flowers & Gifts May 12 $95.95 ❍A  rtisanal Bread and the

Wood-Fired Oven May 26-27 $110 ❍P  hotography in the

Historic Clay District June 23 $75 ❍P  ickling Workshop

with Joanne Smith August 25 $124.99

❍P  ickling Workshop

with Joanne Smith August 28 $124.99 ❍H  ome-made Beans

in a Medalta Bean Pot September 29 $150.00 ❍A  rtisanal Bread and

the Wood-Fired Oven September 15 - 16 $110 ❍P  hotography in the

Historic Clay District September 22 $75 ❍H  ome-made Beans

in a Medalta Bean Pot October 4 $149.95 ❍ Black & White Gala

October 27 $100

All prices + GST

To register for Clay Magic,Teen Pottery Wheel Summer Camps or Adult Pottery Classes please contact Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies.

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713 Medalta Ave. SE Thank you to the following organizations for thier support:

SHORT GRASS RANCHES LTD.

photo by ANGIE CRAMER


Medalta Centennial Program Guide  

Medalta's Program Guide showcases all our workshops, classes, art exhibition openings and special events. Based in Medicine Hat, Alberta, C...

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