artsPlace Canmore - Winter 2022 Program

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WE BELIEVE ART AND CREATIVITY ARE FOR EVERYONE. EVERY AGE, EVERY EXPERIENCE, EVERY CREATIVE PASSION! artsPlace is Canmore’s community arts centre – a welcoming, user-friendly space where our community gathers to explore, discover, and celebrate the adventure of art and creativity! WHAT CAN YOU DO AT ARTSPLACE? VISUAL ARTS STUDIO Animation; Cartooning; Digital Arts; DIY; Drawing; Family Workshops; Embroidery; Home Décor; Mixed Media; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Quilting; Sewing & Textiles; STEM and STEAM; Storytelling; Writing.

CERAMICS STUDIO Basic and Intermediate Pottery & Ceramics Techniques; Clay HandBuilding; Ceramics Nights; Independent Studio; Pottery Wheel-Throwing.

FABRICATION STUDIO Ceramics Glazing & Firing; Jewellery-Making & Casting; Leather Carving & Tooling; Stained Glass; Textiles; Wood Carving.

THEATRE Acting Classes; Artist Talks; Community Events & Presentations, Dance Workshops; Documentaries; Drama Courses; Drumming; Improv & Comedy; Live Music; Movies; Performing Arts Screenings; Song-writing; Spoken Word; Theatre.

HUB GALLERY Community Gatherings; Cultural Events; Local & Touring Art Exhibitions; RISE Emerging Artist Program; Stoney Language & Culture. We are a charity, operating independently from the Town of Canmore, and our goal is to offer community programming for people of all ages, backgrounds, abilities, and financial means. Our Charitable Registration Number is 876995671 RR 0001.



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10 Ages 9-13 Art-astic Fridays

4-5 Single-Session Workshops

11 Youth Arts Collective

What can you do at artsPlace?

Adult Programs

6 Ceramics 7 Visual Arts Paper Craft 8 Photography Glass Online Learning 9 Cultural Learning Circles Flower Arranging

Children, Teen & Family Programs

12 Mini Melodies Family Sunday artsPlay 13 Les Ateliers Artistiques en Famille Family Photo Clay Play Sessions 14 Family Week Workshops 15 Spring Break Camps


The Hub Gallery


Pottery Palooza

18 – 20 Live Music



22 – 23

Movie Theatre


Discover Art Access Program


Health and Safety at artsPlace

26 – 28 Donors and Sponsors


artsPlace Memberships

Photo credits, this page: Burnett Photography Opposite page, second from top: Burnett Photography On the cover: Kristy Wolfe Winter 2022 3





Intro to Contemporary Embroidery - Winter Scene

Feb 7 (single session) Monday, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | $45/ members $38.25 Save with CREATIVE ADVENTURE PASSPORT All materials included Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful winter scene embroidery that can be displayed as a work of art. Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment! Beginners welcome!


Instructor: Fonda Sparks

Pick three or five single-session workshops that match your interests. Choose now and guarantee your spot or pick later as your schedule allows. You can sign up for up to 5 workshops in one term, or spread them out over a full year! Your passport is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase. See the winter season workshops on pages 4 & 5.

3-workshop passport $120 *Save 12%

5-workshop passport $175 *Save 22%


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Mountain Bear Acrylics

Feb. 28 (single session) Monday, 6:30 - 9 p.m. | $45/ members $38.25 Save with CREATIVE ADVENTURE PASSPORT Looking for a fun workshop to get your creativity flowing? Learn basic techniques for painting with acrylics as you are guided through the steps to create a mountain bear painting. Beginners welcome! Instructor: Patti Dyment

*Suggested list for pre-purchase will be available online, or bring your own materials

Wet Felting Using Resists

March 16 (single session) Wednesday, 6:30 - 9 p.m. | $45/ members $38.25 Save with CREATIVE ADVENTURE PASSPORT Materials included Learning to wet felt using flat resists leads to seamless three dimensional objects. Once this skill is developed, we can create bags, tea cozies, hats, hollow three dimensional objects and more. While experience is not required, those with basic Felting experience will be able to take their projects to the next level. Instructor: Kate Plant

Ceramic Nights - Creative Kitchenware Workshop I: Saturday March 19 (single session) Workshop II: Sunday March 20 (single session) 2 - 4 p.m. | $45/ members $38.25 Save with CREATIVE ADVENTURE PASSPORT Materials included

Enjoy getting your hands on some clay! Learn hand-building techniques with clay that will help you create your own functional piece of pottery. This could be a platter, or a bowl or a mug, it’s up to you! Our artsPlace team will glaze your piece for you and it will be available for pick up approximately three weeks later. Beginners Welcome! Instructor: Joe Martin

Creative Crocus Canvases Mar. 9 (single session) Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 / members $38.25 Save with CREATIVE ADVENTURE PASSPORT Materials included Create a spring blossom painting to adorn your wall! The crocus is one of the first wild flowers of the season and it loves to make its presence felt. Enjoy a step by step guided painting session and create your very own to take home. With simple directions the colour of spring is all yours in this fun creative class. All materials and the starting image will be provided. Beginners welcome! Instructor: Wanda Ellerbeck

*Suggested list for pre-purchase will be available online, or bring your own materials

CANCELLATION POLICY All event and performance ticket sales are final and no refunds will be issued except in the event of cancellation by artsPlace. For course and workshop registrations, equivalent value credits will be issued to customer accounts for use against the cost of future programming up to two weeks prior to the start date of the relevant program. No credits will be issued less than two weeks in advance of program start dates. artsPlace recognizes that exceptional circumstances may arise beyond the control of ticket purchasers and program registrants. Exceptions will be considered on a case-bycase basis by contacting artsPlace at 403-609-2623 or Program-specific materials fees are non-refundable, nor will materials-related credits be issued once the program has begun. Winter 2022 5



Advanced Ceramics

Beginner Ceramics

Independent Studio Winter Term 2022

Ceramics Fundamentals Class A: Tuesday Evenings Jan. 18 - Mar. 22 (10 weeks) Tuesdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Katie Borrowman

Class B: Thursday Evenings Jan. 20 Mar. 24 (10 weeks) Thursdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

Class C: Friday Evenings Jan. 21 - Mar. 25 (10 weeks) Fridays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

Class D: Saturday Mornings

Jan. 22 - April 2 (10 weeks - no class Feb. 12) Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier $359 / members $305 Cost of the course includes a bag of clay (22 Ibs), firing and glazing. These classes are designed to lay the foundational skills for working in clay. Participants will learn about basic hand-building and wheel techniques, as well as processes for decorating, glazing, and firing. No previous pottery experience is necessary.

Intermediate Ceramics Intermediate Wheel Throwing Class A: Monday Evenings

Jan. 17 - Mar. 28 (10 weeks – no class Feb. 21) Mondays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Ciara Linteau

Class B: Wednesdays Evenings Jan. 26 - Mar. 30 (10 weeks) Wednesdays, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Instructor: Priscilla Janes

$359 / members $305 Cost of the course includes a bag of clay (22 Ibs), firing and glazing. This class is for potters ready to move beyond making basic cylinders to creating a range of dynamic forms on the wheel. Develop confidence and technical skills in wheel-throwing and glazing, as you make pots of your own design! Participants must have basic wheel throwing skills.

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Jan. 17 - Mar. 31 (10 weeks – no class Feb. 21 and Feb. 24) Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $295 / members $250.75 Orientation: Mon. Jan. 17 at 10 a.m.

Spring Term 2022

Dates to be Determined Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $295 / members $250.75

Fall Term 2022

Dates to be Determined Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. $295 / members $250.75 Are you an advanced potter looking for studio time and space to develop your skills? Independent Studio is an opportunity for developed potters to access the artsPlace ceramics studio and storage space. All participants must: • Have completed at least three artsPlace ceramics courses already. • Agree to take one intermediate level course or workshop between Winter 2022 and Fall 2022. • Be willing to offer a minimum of 3 hours of volunteer service to artsPlace during 2022. • Attend an orientation covering the independent studio guidelines. Space is limited, and registration will be approved by artsPlace staff to ensure potters are advanced and can work on their own. We will be accepting registration requests for the 2022 year in Independent Studio. Please indicate your first, second and third choices for which artsPlace term best suits your schedule, Winter, Spring or Fall. If artsPlace receives more applications than Independent Studio placements, then registrants will be chosen for their placements by lottery. A lottery for the 2022 placements was held on Dec. 1 2022. Further lotteries for applicants will be held on an as needed basis throughout the year.

There will be NO practice sessions this term.

*Suggested list for pre-purchase will be available online, or bring your own materials

Visual Arts Form and Figure Drawing

Jan. 26 – Mar. 2 (6 weeks) Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $180 / members $153 Materials extra* Learn how to accurately draw the human form! Each week you’ll have the opportunity to draw a model, exploring gesture and sketching simple and complex poses. Hone your craft at your own pace in this friendly studio environment. Beginners welcome! Instructor: Wanda Ellerbeck

The Painter’s Clinic – Intermediate Level

Feb. 3 - Mar. 31 (8 weeks – no class Feb. 24) Thursdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | $365 / members $310.25 Materials extra* Are you an experienced painter but feel a little rusty? Do you have a painting just waiting for the finishing touch? Need to get back into a routine? Alternating weeks and joining their set of skills, Pascale and Barb will help bring your oil or acrylic paintings to completion. Each class is four hours long to allow us the time to do constructive group critiques and get into the groove of creativity. So get those brushes out and join the fun in a helpful, supportive atmosphere! Instructors: Barb Fyvie & Pascale Ouellet

Drawing Fundamentals

Feb. 22 - Mar. 29 (6 weeks) Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $180 / members $153 Materials extra* Texture, Line, Shape and Space: the elements of art come alive in this charcoal drawing class. Practice different drawing challenges every week. Whether you’re a beginner, or already experienced, this class will help you hone your skills. No experience necessary. Instructor: Conrad Habing

Paper Craft Art Journaling

Feb. 3 - Mar. 3 (5 weeks) Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $140 / members $119 Materials included Explore the process of art journaling. You will play with acrylic paint, marker, paper collage, modge podge, stenciling, ink and stamping and other art mediums. We will start with a stepby-step process to create an art journal page, allowing you to develop the confidence and skills to create beautiful expressive art journal pages that are unique to you. No previous art expertise necessary. Instructor: Kat Tippe

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Photography Beginner Photography

Jan. 19 - Feb. 23 (6 weeks) Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | $249 / members $211.65 Materials included Are you ready to graduate from smartphone snaps to more creative images? Join writer and photographer Stephen Legault for an introduction to photography program that will take you step by step from how to hold your camera to how to master composition, lighting and the use of colour and black and white. This course will include lessons on a basic understanding of the photographic process, how to use whatever camera you have, the basic photographic techniques, how to process your images once you get them onto a computer, tablet or smartphone, and digital storytelling basics. You’ll need a DSLR and a computer with any free or paid subscription photo editing software suite. Instructor: Stephen Legault

Online Learning Online format: Online courses will be delivered in a Zoom Meeting. A meeting link and password will be emailed to you in advance of the start of the sessions. Please download the Zoom Application from

Nature Motifs - Acrylic Painting Course

ONLINE Jan. 24 - Feb. 14 (4 weeks) Mondays, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. $140 + Creative Kit ($40) / members $119 + Creative Kit ($40) Inspirational patterns surround us in nature. As we explore them through painting, it offers us the opportunity to feel more connected to ourselves and the beautiful natural world around us. In this acrylic painting program, we will observe some of the different patterns in nature and bring that repetition of color line and shape to our artwork. We will paint a new canvas every week! Suitable for beginners and intermediate painters alike. Instructor: Lucie Bause

Playful Patterns - part of the JoyMakers Series

ONLINE Feb. 3 – Mar. 10 (6 weeks) Thursdays, 7 – 8:30 p.m. $140 + Creative Kit ($40) / members $119 + Creative Kit ($35) Are you seeking a little joy? Join artist Barb Fyvie on Zoom as she leads you in a journey of self-discovery through art making. If you haven’t created anything in a while or you are looking for a creative recharge, this is the perfect way to get started. Play, relax and enjoy being in the moment while creating colourful patterns using watercolours. Beginners Welcome! *This class is great for those who have already taken a JoyMakers course before, but will also be good fun for those who are taking a class from the JoyMakers series for the first time.

Glass Beginner Stained Glass

Thursday. Jan. 27 - Feb. 24 and Friday Feb. 25 (six sessions) 6:30 – 9 p.m. | $295 / members $250.75 Materials included Learn the basics of stained glass: how to select glass, design patterns, prepare and lay out your work, cut, shape and grind glass, and assemble your project using copper foiling and soldering techniques. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of the stained-glass process and a finished panel (approx. 9”x 9”). Instructor: Earl Takahashi

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Instructor: Barb Fyvie

Every Life is a Story: Memoir Writing Jan. 18 - Mar. 1 (six weeks - no class Feb. 8) Tuesdays, 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. $140 / members $119


Learn the art of telling the most compelling story you can: your own. Guided by Stephen Legault, author of fifteen books, you will learn how to create a narrative that is captivating, honest, and transformative. The fundamentals of storytelling, creating an authentic voice and developing drama through pacing and plot will be features of this course. Instructor: Stephen Legault

*Suggested list for pre-purchase will be available online, or bring your own materials

Cultural Learning Circles


Building on their success in 2021, artsPlace will continue to host Cultural Learning Circles throughout 2022. These will be led by a diversity of facilitators, from Stoney Nakoda knowledgekeepers to Local Community Members to Experts in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education. Cultural Learning Circle Latina Culture in the Bow Valley

ONLINE In partnership with Settlement Services in the Bow Valley Wed. Feb. 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m. | FREE A group of amazing Bow Valley local Latina women gather for this inspiring online event. Together they will laugh and joke as they share some surprising ‘secrets’ of their personal Latina identities, and what it means to them to be a Latina person here in the Bow Valley. Hailing from several countries of origin, such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico, this group of women will consider the many cultural links that bind them together, while also celebrating their differences.

Flower Arranging Make a Spring Flower Arrangement April 12 (single session) Tuesday, 6:30 - 9 p.m. | $95/ members $80.75 Approx. $50 of flowers and greenery included!

Create and take home a luxurious spring floral arrangement! Master Floral Designer Ralph Dekker has more than 25 years of experience in floral design and has taught internationally on four continents. He will bring his wealth of experience to help you make the most marvelous creation for your holiday celebrations. Please bring your own flower cutters or scissors and a knife. Instructor: Ralph Dekker

Cultural Learning Circle Celebrating Bow Valley Women From Far and Wide ONLINE

In partnership with Settlement Services in the Bow Valley Tue. Mar. 8, 7 – 8:30 p.m. | FREE Women’s rights are not the same the world over. This Cultural Learning Circle brings together a panel of diverse women, each of whom were born in another country but who call the Bow Valley home. Each one has a different story about how women are treated in their home countries, and how it feels now to be a woman in the Bow Valley. We will consider together how to be good allies for women’s rights at home and around the world. Presented by

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All of our children, family and youth programs are taught in person unless stated otherwise. Please be aware that these classes might be fully or partially cancelled if health and safety measures prevent in-person class delivery.

Art-astic Fridays

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This multi-disciplinary approach is a buffet of fun for young artists to taste new ways of expressing themselves. Every session is a new adventure with a mix of arts activities such as: • Painting • Drawing • Mixed Media

• Storytelling • Drama • Creative Games

THE FOCUS OF THESE SESSIONS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, IS FUN, BUT THE YOUNG ARTISTS WILL ALSO BE GAINING VALUABLE LIFE SKILLS. • Developing cognitive flexibility through creative art making • Cultivating collaboration by working on creations as a team • Building self-esteem through individual art-making projects

Ages 6-8


Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 4, Mar. 18 and April 1 5 sessions Fridays, 12:30 – 5 p.m. | $180 / members $153 Materials included

Beginner Wheel – Tuesdays

Ages 9-13

Jan. 25 - Mar. 22 (8 weeks - no class Feb. 22) Tuesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. | $170 / members $144.50 Materials included

Beginner Wheel – Wednesdays

Jan. 26 - Mar. 23 (8 weeks - no class Feb. 23) Wednesdays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. | $170 / members $144.50 Materials included

Beginner Wheel – Fridays

Jan. 28 - Mar. 25 (8 weeks - no class Feb. 25) Fridays, 4 – 5:30 p.m. | $170 / members $144.50 Materials included Has your child taken a clay class before and feels ready to try out a new adventure? In this class, participants will learn to centre clay on the wheel and practice making good forms that can be used to build mugs and bowls. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

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Jan. 14, Feb. 11, Mar. 4, Mar. 18 and April 1 5 sessions Fridays 12:30 – 5 p.m. | $180 / members $153 Materials included



Pottery Workshop: Wheel-Throwing Jan. 23 - Mar. 13 (8 weeks) Sundays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | FREE

This hands-on program is a great introduction for teens who want to explore hand building, wheel throwing and sculpting. We will work towards a pop-up exhibition of your work in the HUB Gallery at artsPlace! Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

Teen Embroidery Workshop

Mar. 12 (Single Session) Saturday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | FREE Some basic materials included Materials for Final Project will need to be purchased separately Learn basic embroidery stitches while creating a beautiful winter scene embroidery that can be displayed as a work of art. Come learn with us in this easy and fun environment! Beginners welcome! Instructor: Fonda Sparks

*Suggested list for pre-purchase will be available online, or bring your own materials

Join YAC for programs and workshops throughout the school year – painting, ceramics, drawing, mixed media - guided by an artist mentor! Winter 2022 11


Mini Melodies

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Ages 0-5 (with an adult)

Feb. 1 - Mar. 22 (8 weeks) ONLINE Tuesdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m. I FREE! Ages 0-5 with an adult Materials: Participants will only need simple materials found in their homes (e.g. wooden spoons or chopsticks) Spots are limited, please register online. Enjoy a music moment and encourage your child’s musical literacy skills such as rhythm, pitch-matching and beat awareness. Storytelling, instrument playing, movement and puppet play make each week a new adventure while empowering children to enjoy music in a safe, playful and interactive online environment. These activities require active parent/guardian participation. Instructor: Tangle McClaron


Family Workshops

Jan. 23 - Mar. 27 (10 weeks) Session 1: 10 – 10: 45 a.m. Session 2: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Materials included This is no longer a drop-in program. Number of spots are limited, please register online.

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Les Samedis, Gratuit!

5 Février - 26 Février (4 semaines) Session 1: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Session 2: 11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. Faites le plein d’activités artistiques amusantes et conviviales durant nos samedis créatifs en famille. Profitez du temps ensemble partagé entre parents et enfants et plongez-vous dans le monde fascinant de la création artistique. Venez créer, apprendre et vous amuser! Les matériaux sont inclus Pré-inscription requise. Les places sont limitées, veuillez vous inscrire en ligne.

Family Photo and Clay Play Sessions *NEW* IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BOW VALLEY IMMIGRATION PARTNERSHIP AND SETTLEMENT SERVICES IN THE BOW VALLEY AND COMMUNITY SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT For newcomer families with children under 10 yrs. of age AND longer-term residents of the Bow Valley with children under 10 yrs. of age.

A FREE Art-making Session with Family Photos Tuesday, March 29 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, March 31 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.

Play with clay and make art together as a family! These sessions bring together a diversity of Bow Valley families, from longer-term residents to newcomers. We will start the workshop with some activities that will help everyone get to know each other, then will dive into making fun creative projects with clay. A professional photographer will take marvellous photographs of you and your family as you make art together. You will receive a free package of digital photos after this session. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier / Photographer: Kristy Wolfe Half of the registration spots in these sessions are specifically for Newcomer Families. If you, your spouse, or your child moved to Canada in the last 10 years, this program is for you. Space is limited! Registration is required.

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FAMILY WEEK WORKSHOPS SIGN UP FOR ALL FOUR DAYS AND RECEIVE A 10% DISCOUNT You can choose to come for one day or all four!

FULL WEEK: Feb. 22 – Feb. 25 Tuesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-8: $208 / members $177.48 Ages 9-13: $208 / members $177.48

Tuesday, Feb. 22 Drama and Clay Play

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-8: $58 / members $49.30 Ages 9-13: $58 / members $49.30 How many fun characters can you portray through acting or through clay? Learn acting skills through drama games, creative movement, role playing, and group collaborations. The creativity continues as you create interesting creatures through clay.

Wednesday, Feb. 23 Drawing and Clay Play

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-8: $58 / members $49.30 Ages 9-13: $58 / members $49.30 Doodle, draw and delight in the wonders of a sketch pad and paper. Find all the fun ways you can draw in one half of this day while experimenting with different mediums such as conté and pastels. Then explore stamping techniques and new textures in a fun half day of clay play.

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Thursday, Feb. 24 Inventing and Clay Play

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-8: $58 / members $49.30 Ages 9-13: $58 / members $49.30 Calling all innovative thinkers! This day will stretch your imagination to find new and interesting ways to put materials together. Glue, tape, staple and tie mixed media materials to make your own inventions during one half of the day, and then play with inventing new creatures with clay in the other half of the day.

Friday, Feb. 25 Painting and Clay Play

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Ages 6-8: $58 / members $49.30 Ages 9-13: $58 / members $49.30 Paint on canvas and paint on clay! Experience the joy of colour in this full day of fun. Explore the exciting world of hues, tints and shades through a variety of mediums and techniques and take home a painted canvas.


Week 1: April 4 - 8 (5 days) Clicbitz Graphics Design Ages 6-8: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 9-13: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $150 / members $128

Create custom stickers and decals! Develop graphic design skills such as uploading, slicing, cutting, flattening, changing backgrounds that will give you a head-start to be successful with almost any computer design program in the future. This course includes a free custom Clicbitz t-shirt, and 10 custom clicbitz*. *clicbitz are 3-D printed buttons Instructor: Tracey Herriot from Clicbitz

Clay Camp - Week 1

Ages 9-13: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $150 / members $128 Be ceramics savvy! Practice hand-building pottery and even try out throwing on the wheel. Whether you are an artsPlace clay expert or a novice, we will teach you skills to suit your level of experience. Take both fun weeks of Clay Camp, or just do whichever one best suits your schedule. Finished pieces will be glazed, fired, and available for pick-up after a few weeks. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

Clicbitz camp

Week 2: April 11 - 14 (4 days) Clay Camp - Week 2 Ages 6-8: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 9-13: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $120 / members $102

Enjoy sculpting, pinching, rolling, stamping and building a variety of exciting projects that can be functional as well as fun! Even try your hand at wheel throwing! Take both fun weeks of Clay Camp, or just do whichever one best suits your schedule. Finished pieces will be glazed, fired, and available for pick-up after a few weeks. Instructor: Jennifer Poirier

Story to Stage Drama Camp! Ages 9-13: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Ages 6-8: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. $120 / members $102

Explore magical worlds while learning basic acting skills and building confidence and creativity along the way. Work as a team to create a script, then learn lines and be ready to share your performance on the last day of camp. Please note the final performance of this camp will be videoed and shared using a private link with families of the campers. Instructor: Candise McMullin – Miss Candy

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Be Inspired!

“Coexist” Photo: Nahanni McKay / Artwork: Cecilia Leddy



Jan. 6 - Feb. 21, 2022 Reception: Thursday, January 13, 6 - 8:30 p.m. Registration Required Using analog 35mm photography and digital drawings, two creative artists combine their practices for this exhibition. Nahanni and Teenybotanist both live in Banff National Park and their artwork plays with the relationships between tourism and wildlife, expressing the need to learn to coexist with nature in order to prevent further harm to the environment.

“Coexist” Photo: Nahanni McKay

RISE Emerging Artist Exhibition TO BE ANNOUNCED

Feb. 26 - April 3, 2022 The aim of RISE is to cultivate Alberta’s emerging artists by pairing an exhibition opportunity with mentorship by local arts professionals. Participating artists will build experience in exhibition design, installation, business skills and professional practice. This program will foster community awareness of contemporary arts and prepare emerging artists for a professional career in the arts. Generously supported by

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POTTERY PALOOZA 2022 CLAY OPEN STUDIO AND STUDENT POTTERY SHOW & SALE MAY 8, 2022 Free Workshops Join us for a full day of clay play! We will open our ceramics studio to everyone willing to participate in this all-ages, free, interactive studio time. With the help of our skilled instructors, you will be able to try the techniques involved in clay hand-building and wheel-throwing. This hands-on experience will get you hooked! Creations will not be fired. Space is limited and registration will be required. Registration will open in Spring 2022. Ceramics Sale Come celebrate our amazing ceramic student talent. artsPlace students will be selling their one-of-a-kind ceramic art! Come find your very own treasure. A percentage of proceeds will go to supporting the Discover art Fund at artsPlace. Check out for the latest on all things Pottery-Palooza. Stayed tuned for more information! Winter 2022 17

LIVE MUSIC The Fretless ~ ROOTS/TRADITIONAL Thur. Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m. $30/25.50 Members Four ferocious players, masterful composition, and a genrebending sound — Juno award-winning The Fretless is a Canadian quartet that has firmly taken its place on the map to a progressive form of “trad”. Within what appears to be a simple and classical construct — two fiddles, a viola, and a cello — The Fretless has created a sound that is distinctly rich, multilayered, and uniquely percussive.

The Fretless. Photo: Matthew Burditt

Dave Gunning


Mon. Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. $30/25.50 Members

Bouey Doucet Duo

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals.

Janelle Fung & Marina Thibault


Bouey Doucet Duo

~ CLASSICAL In partnership with Prairie Debut

Sun. Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. $35 / members $29.72

Fri. Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. $35 / members $29.72

Piano & Viola Marina and Janelle perform a compelling programme: Elles, a tour-de-force exploration of works by female composers from across the centuries.

Piano & Violin Emerging violinist Christina Bouey and Acadian pianist PierreAndré Doucet pair up for an unforgettable performance.

Small Glories

~ FOLK/ROOTS In partnership with Canmore Folk Music Festival Sat. Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m. $30/$25.50 Members Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singersongwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band — writing the songs, living the songs, performing the songs.

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Small Glories

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Regard Persan

~ WORLD In partnership with Prairie Debut Thur. Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. $30 / members $25.50 Founded by three Irano-Canadian musicians living in Montreal, Trio Regard Persan is an innovative musical ensemble in which each member explores a new sound of Persian music through their respective instruments.

Eamon McGrath

Redline Trio

Regard Persan

Dione Taylor

~ BLUES In partnership with Canmore Folk Music Festival Thur. Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. $30 / members $25.50 Canmore welcomes Dione back after her debut Canmore Folk Festival appearance. Continuing on with her unmistakable ‘Prairie Blues’ sound, Dione’s music is a mixture of Roots, Blues and Americana. Dione’s sharply honed songwriting chops shine through on original songs featuring both intellectual depth and emotional eloquence.

Eamon McGrath


Sat. Mar. 5 at 7:30 p.m. $25.00/21.25 Members Based in Toronto, Ontario, Eamon McGrath has developed a body of work that could rival that of any artist 15 years his senior. McGrath continues to blaze an impassioned trail of music that finds a sound and voice somewhere between punk rock, country, folk and rock and roll.

Catherine MacLellan


Catherine MacLellan. Photo: Dave Brosha Eamon McGrath

Sun. Mar. 13 at 7:30 p.m. $30/$25.50 Members Catherine MacLellan, one of Canadian folk music’s true gems, returns with her anticipated seventh album, COYOTE. This selfproduced release is a travelogue through heartbreak, loss and the joy of life.COYOTE adds some of that traditional East Coast instrumentation of accordions, fiddles and bouzouki. Winter 2022 19



Mon. Mar. 14 at 7:30 p.m. $40.00/34.00 Members Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio de janeiro to Glastonbury. Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s bestknown singers, Cathy Jordan.

Duo Beija Flor


Thur. Mar. 17 at 7:30 p.m. $35 / members $29.72

Dione Taylor

Flute & Guitar With its unique brand of ethno-classical music, Duo Beija-Flor is a flute and guitar pairing presenting a varied repertoire of works inspired by traditional and folkloric music found around the world.



Tue. Mar. 20 at 7:30 p.m. $30/25.50 Members *2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards Winner* *2020 East Coast Music Awards nominee* Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments.

Carlos del Junco


Fri. Apr. 1 at 7:30 p.m. $30/25.50 Members


Returning to artsPlace, Canmore Folk Festival veteran Carlos is simultaneously sophisticated and raw, his playing blurs the boundaries between blues and jazz (hence the name for his band “The Blues Mongrels”).

Lonesome Ace String Band ~ ROOTS/BLUEGRASS

Tue. Apr. 5 at 7:30 p.m. $30/25.50 Members The Lonesome Ace Stringband is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that plays some righteous folk and country music. There’s a depth of groove and sense of space not often heard in bluegrass today, a level of instrumental interplay and vocal blend uncommon in old-time, and an on-stage rapport that transcends all of this.

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Lonesome Ace String Band


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There is laughter in the mountains! Every month, local host Scott Dumas presents hilarious stand-up from some of Canada’s funniest comedians. $25 / members $21.25 Headliner: Mike Dambra Fri. Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Headliner: Paul Kuster Fri. Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Comedy Host Scott Dumas

Headliner: Bob Beddow Fri. Mar. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

SNOWED IN COMEDY TOUR Thur. Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. $40 (no Member Price) The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its thirteenth year! The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland and has now grown to become the biggest comedy tour in Canada.

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Proud Co-Sponsor of Movie Creativity:

Proud Co-Sponsor of Movie Creativity:


Special Screenings National Theatre Live Encores $19.95 / members $16.95 / youth $9.95

Hollywood, Mountain Culture, Family, Foreign, Documentary Regular screenings most Tuesdays!

French Films // Ciné Français FREE En collaboration avec L’ACFA Régionale Canmore-Banff, nous vous présente des films en français chaque mois. // In collaboration with ACFA Canmore-Banff each month we present films in French.

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Follies Fri. Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

No Man’s Land Fri. Mar. 4 at 7 p.m.

New York, 1971. There’s a party on the stage of the Weismann Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical was directed by Dominic Cooke and filmed live on stage at the National Theatre.

Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham’s Theatre, London. One summer’s evening, two aging writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby. The lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

In The Gallery $14.95 / members $12.75 / youth $8.95 Tutankhahmun: The Last Exhibition Thur. Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. BEHIND THE MASK OF TUTANKHAMUN. A LIVING EXHIBITION A living Exhibition offers spectators, for the first time ever, an extraordinary opportunity to meet the Pharaoh, and relive those unique moments on the big screen following exclusive coverage of how 150 items from among his treasures, were moved to become part of the biggest international exhibition ever dedicated to the Golden Boy. Napoleon: In the Name of Art Thur. Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. To mark the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death, this documentary explores the complex relationship between Napoleon, culture and art. A unique tour from Brera Academy in Milan to the Louvre in Paris in the company of the best art historian experts and Jeremy Irons who passes his fascination to the viewers. The Danish Collector: Delacroix to Gaughin Thur. Mar. 10 at 7 p.m. Exhibition on Screen tells Wilhelm Hansen’s fascinating story and, with exclusive access to a sellout exhibition at London’s Royal Academy, brings the extraordinary collection to the big-screen in glorious high-definition. From Hansen’s beautiful house and gardens at Ordrupgaard to the streets of bohemian Paris, this film takes you on a journey to discover some of the best examples of 19th-century French art ever collected.

Ariadne auf Naxos

The Danish Collector

Metropolitan Opera Live $25 / $21.74 members / $15 youth Cinderella - Massenet Sat. Feb. 5 at 10:55 a.m. Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess. Rigoletto – Verdi Sat. Feb. 26 at 10:55 a.m. New Production! Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher creates a bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy, resetting the opera’s action in 1920s Europe, with Art Deco sets by Michael Yeargan and elegant costumes by Catherine Zuber. Ariadne auf Naxos – R. Strauss Sat. Mar. 12 at 10:55 a.m. The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece. Winter 2022 23


The Discover Art Access Program We believe that experiencing the arts is a right regardless of financial means. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE A 65% DISCOUNT OFF REGULAR PRICES FOR COURSES AND A 50% DISCOUNT OFF WORKSHOPS, MOVIES, SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND LIVE PERFORMANCES.** artsPlace works with the Towns of Canmore and Banff and their respective affordable services programs to identify residents eligible to receive subsidies of 50-65%. These subsidies are funded by artsPlace through the generosity of our donors. By ensuring our programs are accessible to every member of the Bow Valley community, we are part of a coordinated community response that provides eligible residents with increased access to supports aimed at making the Bow Valley a livable community for all. For more information about eligibility or to apply, visit or *Discover Art Access Program participants are not eligible for early program registration privileges. **Discover Art Access Program benefits and artsPlace Membership benefits cannot be combined.

Supported by:

Priscilla and Robert Janes, Georg McKay, Chris Bartolomie, Eleanor Benham, Castle Mountain Home Furnishings, Stephen Kennedy, Susan and Taso Palidis, Stanley Semrau, Silvia Stettler, and many other generous community members.

RESTRICTIONS EXEMPTION PROGRAM & HEALTH AND SAFETY artsPlace is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program to keep all of our programming running and our facilities open and safe for our staff, artists, instructors, visitors and participants. Effective Nov 15., 2021, anyone aged 12 or older who will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days from the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine or a single dose of Janssen), a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours, or a medical exemption letter AND government-issued I.D (for those 18 and older). Registration is required for all programs and events ahead of time. We will not be offering drop-ins at this time. As our programs and events will accept smaller participant numbers, be sure to register in advance to avoid disappointment. We will maintain limited capacity and small group sizes in all our classes to allow for physical distancing in our large studio spaces.

Your #1 Source For Bow Valley Arts & Entertainment 2019 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards

Best All-Round Newspaper* First Place – Coverage of the Arts 2019 Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Awards

First Place – Arts & Culture Writing *Circulation 6,500 – 12,499

artsPlace would like to thank our Donors and Sponsors for their extraordinary generosity CURRENT SUPPORTERS Three Sisters $100,000+

Mount Rundle $50,000-$99,999


Mount Lady MacDonald $20,000-$49,999

Stephen Kennedy


Grotto Mountain $10,000-$19,999 Judy and Herman Cooper

Patricia Johnston

The Paterson Foundation

Mt Lawrence Grassi $2,500-$9,999

Eleanor Benham

Anonymous (2)

Darcey-Lynn & Bob MacArthur

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George McKay

Michael Potter

Nan Hughes Poole and Peter Poole

Priscilla & Robert Janes

Edward and Ann Kerwin

Hendri and Carol Vorster

Ha Ling Peak $1,000-$2,499

Friends $100-$499

Anonymous Fund at Calgary Foundation, Ana Araujo and Duncan Highsmith, Bow Valley Community Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation, Cadmus Fund at Calgary Foundation, Castle Mountain Home Furnishings, Dan Sparks and Associates, Glyn and Allison Edwards, Donna Egglestone, Steven & Patty Glover Family Fund at Edmonton Community Foundation, Stewart Hamilton, Hawthorn Blossom Investments Ltd., Katharine Mills, Pam and Dale Jenks, Maggie Mitchell, Lilla Molnar and Marc Piché, Patricia and Norbert Morgenstern, Susan and Taso Palidis, Margaret and Michael Perlette, Nellie and John Radomsky, Ann Ross, Jeri-Lynn and Lauren Robertson, Dick Schwann, Scotiabank, Stanley Semrau, Jane Stevenson, Charlene Todd, Jennifer Tweddell, Tom Wanless, Wheaton Family Foundation, Jean-Michel Worms – in memory of Penny Worms, Mary Young.

Dean Allatt, Gail Allford, Cindy Ansley, Pia Anthony, Lynne Atkinson, Elizabeth & Hillar Auksi, Leta Babb, Bantrel Co., Sandi and Arif Boga, Samantha Bond, Joan and Sean Booth, Bow Valley Music Festival, Andrea Cameron, Colleen Catley, Sally Caudill and Rob Buffler, Desmond Chow, Esme Comfort, Jennifer and Michael d’Entremont, Anne deSoto, Susan Dorion, Stephen Doyle, Blair Dunbar, Wanda Ellerbeck, Joan Dunkley and Don Gardner, Penney Gaul and Martin Armitage, Marianne Engel, Entangled Puppetry, Joan Fargey, Steve Fedyna, Jennifer Feikes, Hamish Ferguson, Marleen Ferguson, Catharine Findlay, Cameron Fisher, David Flaschner, Dave and Nancy Foreman, John and Mary Ellen Frederick, Tina Fumo-Martin, Barb Fyvie and Peter Roginski, Deb Grady, Reta Green, Fred and Connie Hall, Karen Hanlon Kinsberg and Peter Kinsberg, Murray Hanna and Janice Tye, Gaye Harden, Shelley Harris, Janice Henderson-Lypkie, Linda Heywood, Tom and Patricia Hjorleifson, James B. Howe, Ken Hughes, Frances Hunter, Kathi Irvine, Christine Iversen, Linda Jackson, Rob and Elizabeth Jennings, Cy and Carolann Johnson, Evan Owen Jones, Kim and Bruce Jones, Carolyne Kauser-Abbott, Karen and Bill Keech, Nancy Keane, Sheila Kelly, Duane Kohut and Carol Poland, Anna Konye, Cécile Lafleur, Marcia Langenberg, Monique Larose and Robert Hudson, Laurie Lemieux, Richard LeSueur, Ron and Leslie Lewis, The MacIntosh Family, Kathryn MadillScott, Pauline Martin, Evelyn Matthews, Lynne MacLeod, Deb Mayberry, Ross McIntyre – in memory of Mike Sakatch, Marie C. McLean, Scott McLeod, Barbara McNeil, Patricia Meta, James Millard, Karen Minish, The Mountain Cabin Quilters Guild, Javan Mukhtarov, David Neish, Meg Ohsada, OK Tire Canmore, Debbie Lynne Pagee, Rudi Peet Goldsmith, Alison Pennie, G and R Perla, Hanna and Donald Pestell, John Pizale, Sue Praught, Meagan Reid, Deborah Rhodes, Cathy Robinson – in memory of Keesha Crawler, Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Susanne Ruberg-Gordon, Vi Sandford, Cheryl Sanford, Alice Schultz, Mary Shearer, Shoes t’Boot, Michelle Skinner, David Strand, Sanae Takahashi, Lucy Taylor, Deanna Thompson, Jason Thompson, John and Ann Thorburn, Suzanne Toal, Bellanne and Hanoch Toren, Kelly VanderBeek, E G. Vandervoort, Michelle Vincent, Glenda Waddingham, Mary and Karl Wahl, Heather Walter and Patrick McCloskey, Kathleen Watson, Lana Wells, Buddy Wesley, D. Dianne Wheeler, Terrance and Susan White, Jim Wilker, Madeleine Williams, Marilyn Wilson, Shirley and Kelly Woolsey, Naomi Wyse, MaryAnna Zelenka.

Yamnuska $500-$999 470719 Alberta Ltd (Gordon March, Micheal Petroff ), ATB CARES, Chris Bartolomie, Al and Nancy Bellstedt, Cori Brewster – in honour of Eleanor Benham, Melanie Busby and Goldie Edworthy, Business/ Arts, Tom Ebbern, Nicolaas Eelhart, Suzanne Morley and Jon Frolick, Katherine Govier, Mette Hoegh-Peterson, Ronda Krasnodemski, Patrick and Sharen Lipton, Sandy and Duncan McCaig, Lisa McDowell, Audrey and Hart Nessler, Frank and Sheila Raboud, Heather Rae, Sheilagh A. Ross, Mark Saar, Jean Slaght, Cody Slater, Silvia Stettler, Suncor Energy Foundation, Cliff Swanlund, Robert Cleland Tedford, Brian and Diane Travers Family Fund at ECF, Phillip Van Der Merwe and Michael Shugarman, Bill Walker.

For more information on becoming a donor or sponsor, or if you have any concerns about the way your gift is being acknowledged, don’t hesitate to contact: Becky Lipton Fournier, Fund Development Manager or 403-609-2623 This page includes all donors and sponsors that have given $100 or more within the 12 months leading up to November 6th, 2021.

Media Sponsors:

In-Kind Northern Vision Development LP., Alexis McKeown Portrait, Air North, Jon Frolick, Kristy Wolfe Photography, Who What When Tours, Dirty Laundry Vineyard, Project A. Winter 2022 27

LIFETIME SUPPORTERS The following donors and sponsors made a significant commitment to supporting artsPlace in its goal to enrich our community through arts and creativity. $250,000+

$50,000- $249,999

Stephen Kennedy

Judy and Herman Cooper

Anonymous (2)


Eleanor Benham

Priscilla & Robert Janes

Jeff Kovitz, QC and Dr Micheline Maylor

The Paterson Foundation

Hendri and Carol Vorster


Lorna McCubbin

Patricia Johnston

Nan Hughes Poole and Peter Poole

Barry Taylor

Art and Creativity It’s how we express ourselves. It’s what inspires us to imagine and dream.

BECOME AN ARTSPLACE MEMBER TODAY! Help your community to aspire and grow, and save 15% on all programs!

CHOOSE THE MEMBERSHIP THAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU! All memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Individual $80 Good for one person (non-transferable) • 15% discount on all artsPlace programs, performances, movies, and other screenings • Priority advance booking

Family $130 Good for two adults and up to four children (18 and under) • Discounts and other benefits apply to the entire family (see Individual above)

Group $155 to $255 Price varies by group size and non-profit status • 10% discount on all artsPlace programs, performances, movies, and other screenings • 20% discount on facility rentals (liability insurance included) • Priority advance booking

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Where community meets creativity

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HOW TO REGISTER 403.609.2623 950 8 Ave, Canmore, AB

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Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Closed on Statutory Holidays Thank you to our major supporters:

Stephen Kennedy

Judy & Herman Cooper

Patricia Johnston

The Paterson Foundation

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