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MEDALTA Mary Stankevicius

Shane McNutt

Annette ten Cate

2013

PROGRAM

GUIDE JULY - DECEMBER

Ben Hatfield

Jim Marshall


Medicine Hat MP LaVar Payne Thank you for your interest in the Medalta Potteries, in the heart of Medicine Hat’s Historic Clay District. This gem is one of the most sought out tourist attractions in the City of Medicine Hat, and with good reason. With history dating back to 1885, Medalta boasts a state-of-the-art studio that attracts talented artists from all over the world. Every year, thousands of tourists visit Medalta to see just what this National Historic Site has to offer. There are plenty of classes and workshops for people of all ages. There are several children’s programs which make Medalta an incredibly family friendly place to spend an afternoon. You can find plenty of souvenirs and gifts for relatives and friends in the gift shop. I would highly encourage you to visit Medalta, as it is an experience not to be missed. I would also encourage you to become a member to support this important piece of our local history. I am proud to be able to represent the Riding that contains Medalta. It is an integral part of our community, and I look forward to seeing it grow in the coming years.

Alberta Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk The rich heritage of Medicine Hat and southern Alberta comes alive for visitors to Medalta Potteries and the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District. As Minister of Culture, I am delighted to welcome you to experience the craftsmanship of local artisans as you explore the early roots of industrial development in Alberta.

GREETINGS

A visit to Medalta is an opportunity to step back in time and connect with a vital period of our province’s history. Through entertaining and informative programming set against the many facets of the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District, you will discover the ingenuity and vision of some of our earliest pioneers. Medalta Potteries is a wonderful starting point to a visit to Southern Alberta and I want to encourage everyone to fully enjoy the warm hospitality of Medicine Hat and the communities of Cypress County and beyond. Enjoy your visit!

Cypress - Medicine Hat MLA Drew Barnes History has been referred to as “just old, bad news”. NOT AT MEDALTA. An interactive museum draws us in to actually see the sights and hear the sounds surrounding these artisans of yesteryear in their daily work. We are delighted by the beautiful results on display in Medalta’s galleries”. The gift shop offers the opportunity to take a little piece of history home with us. Art studios, education programs and community workshops promote and support today’s talent. Alberta Culture Days activities and the annual Black & White Gala fundraiser bring our community together in celebration of it all. And just when we think they could offer no more, this year the official opening of the Brick & Tile plant as an interpretive site will add a new and exciting layer to the experience. I applaud the dedication and commitment of the staff and volunteers who are there to remind us that history can be engaging, fun, and something to be very proud of. I look forward to the next six months of activities, and what surprises will be in store for 2014! Please join me and enjoy the best of the past and present of arts and culture in southeastern Alberta.

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Medicine Hat MLA Blake Pedersen I am honored as the MLA for Medicine Hat to bring greetings on behalf of the constituents, and to highlight the rich and historical cultural benefits that Medalta, The Historic Clay District as well as the newly acquired IXL Brick Plant provides to our City. Whether it is in Medicine Hat, throughout Alberta, or across Canada,  Medalta is a name that is known, recognized and respected among those in the world of art, culture and history. The fact that the Artist in Residency Program is always oversubscribed is proof alone that what we have in our own back yard is a dream for others to come and visit, as well as to practice and hone their skills. I offer my congratulations to the past and current employees, volunteers and supporters at Medalta for having the vision, intestinal fortitude and ongoing desire to make our history relevant in today’s world.

Table of

CONTENTS • Made. Here. Now. Gift Shop..... p. 3-4 • ACE Programming (artistic, community, education) p. 5-6 • Methanex Black & White Gala.... p. 7 • Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Plant.. p.8

Mayor Norm Boucher Summer is here and along with Medalta and its Historic Clay District I am delighted to welcome you to the pages of the 2013 Program Guide covering July to December. If you and your family are looking for ways to expand the art and culture opportunities in your life there is no better place to start than right here. There are many interesting programs available in the museum for the remainder of the year and of course the artists in residence program and their exciting creations for sale and display are always a highlight of a trip to Medalta. This year along with an outstanding line up of events planned in celebration of Alberta Culture Days in September, there’s the always popular Black & White Gala in October and the official opening of the Brick & Tile Plant site which kicks off later this summer. The former IXL Brick Plant will offer facility tours and a soft‐mud brick interpretive experience. It will be an exciting few months throughout the historic site and its facilities and I hope you take time to explore all the great events and features available to our visitors.

Friends of Medalta Society Chair Dave Sherwood & Historic Clay District Executive Director Barry Finkelman If you want to see the character of a community, introduce a little adversity. In late June, for the second time in four years, Medicine Hat was affected by flooding. Medalta, Hycroft China and the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Plant are all part of the River Flats neighbourhood, which was the hardest hit area in the city. Medalta and the Brick & Tile Plant both flooded, while Hycroft China was spared. Watching our community come together during this time has been nothing short of amazing. The level of support from the community has been tremendous, not just for us in the Historic Clay District, but for everyone affected by the flood. Every call for volunteers from the City of Medicine Hat was met with overwhelming response. Donations, fundraisers and offers to help popped up everywhere - even before the floodwaters subsided. Such a strong show of support for others in our community makes us realize just how incredibly proud we are to be a part of Medicine Hat. Everyone is helping each other and getting our great community back on track. With lots of help from volunteers, we worked hard to re-open Medalta. We are fortunate that most of our programming was unaffected. This program guide reflects that. We feel fortunate to have escaped the worst and our thoughts are with all those in our community who weren’t as fortunate. As always, thank you for your support. We look forward to contributing to Medicine Hat as we rebuild and grow together.

• Medalta Facility Rental............... p. 9-10 • Calendar of Events..................... p. 11-12 • Exhibitions, Programs & Events.. p. 13-20 • Medicine Hat & Area Map......... p. 19-20 • Membership ............................. p. 21 • Program registration.................. p. 22

2013/2014 MUSEUM HOURS Summer Season (May 18 - September 2, 2013) 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily Winter Season (September 3, 2013 - May 19, 2014) Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm Holiday Weekends: Daily from 10:00am – 4:00pm We will be closed Remembrance Day (Monday, November 11, 2013)

2013 MUSEUM MUSEUM ADMISSION RATES • Adult: $12 • Youth (6-17) / Senior (60+): $10 • Family (2 adults, 2 children): $30 • Children (5 & under): Free

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MADE. HERE. NOW.

(Medalta Gift Shop)

The difference between owning a beautiful item made thousands of miles away and owning one made in the community you live in is greater than just the distance. When you can actually know the producer, it becomes personal instead of just financial. It gains a much deeper level of meaning when you know the item in your house was made in your community. That deep, personal connection happens every day at Medalta. You are encouraged to visit the open studio where skilled workers hand craft iconic Medalta pottery that is sold a few feet away in the gift shop. The clay for these pieces comes from within 100 miles and is mined by Plainsman Clays Ltd., which has been operating locally for decades just a couple blocks from Medalta. In a time when everything seems to come from somewhere else and authenticity seems so hard to find, it is nice to know that at Medalta, our craftspeople are currently creating beautiful, high-quality pieces for you. Everything in our Gift Shop is Made Here Now.

Medalta Ware

Crafted in the same building it’s sold in by people who live in this community. Support local with an iconic set of heritage-inspired Medalta ware.

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Medalta Re-Designed Vintage, locally-produced dishes from decades past are given a makeover with contemporary, limited edition designs from artists associated with Medalta’s international artist residency program.

Contemporary Ceramic Art

Beautiful contemporary ceramic art created by artists associated with Medalta’s international artist residency program. Showcase your style with art like high-quality porcelain jewelry, pottery, relief tiles and more.


Hycroft Original

For those who want an un-interrupted reminder of our heritage, these timeless dishes have been re-fired in Medalta’s kilns to look like new. They’re equally at home serving 16 oz. rare Porterhouse or bison Carpaccio.

Custom Orders

Do you have a special design request? Your logo, name or monogram on our locally-produced ware would be a thoughtful gift for your clients or guests.

Contact us today for more details. aaron@medalta.org or 403.529.1070

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ACE Programming (Artistic, Community, Education) Our Artistic, Community and Education programs are what make Medalta relevant. The facility – one of the most beautiful manmade settings in Alberta – is a stunning piece of architecture with a perfect mix of heritage and contemporary elements. But without programming designed to inspire creativity & experimentation, celebrate & interpret our heritage or educate youth in an engaging way, Medalta would not be as successful. These programs are what give life to this facility, making it even more dynamic. Over the past few years, our focus on programming has increased dramatically, thanks in large part to the tremendous community support we have received.

Shane McNutt

Artistic

Artists are experimenters, looking at new ways of using existing technologies or developing new technologies to solve their own technical problems. Artists today are not primarily focused on the final product. For every piece in an art gallery, there are 100 piled in the corners of studios. It is about the process; the experiments which yield new information. Artist residencies are the creative equivalent to scientific laboratories – ideas come together and are explored to their natural end. Sometimes these ideas stay in the studio, awaiting further exploration. In other times – exciting times – an idea produces something extraordinary. When that happens, change happens. The goal is to push new ideas to their absolute limit in order to see further into the future. By pushing further than before, artists at Medalta are able to help others see the future. By experimenting and sharing, progress can (and will) happen in positive, unexpected ways. That is the relevance of an artists’ work. To endlessly experiment, share ideas, build on ideas, combine ideas and move this world forward. Medalta’s artist residency program seeks to interpret our past and our present for the future. This program respects the process of making and understands that process based learning produces new knowledge that expands the definition of ‘possible.’

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Community The belief at Medalta is that for a museum and contemporary arts facility to reach its full potential, it needs to actively engage the community. That doesn’t happen simply by opening the doors – it happens by offering a wide range of relevant opportunities for people to pursue their creative desires and engage with their own heritage in meaningful ways. Our workshops reintroduce participants to traditional uses for our ware, including pickling, baked beans and making wood-fired bread. Our museum inspires nostalgia through the stories related to each piece of pottery while interpreting the early industrial processes used to create thousands of pieces. Our contemporary ceramic artists engage the public through exhibiting in the beautiful and spacious Yuill Family Gallery and by teaching community art classes for people ages eight to eighty. These artists offer endless inspiration as they bring ideas from around the world to Medicine Hat. Our mandate is to bring culture to as many people as possible in as meaningful a way as we can. Our community programming achieves that.


Evan Hobart

To book or for more info, contact: Ron Mason, Education Coordinator

Education

403.529.1070 ron@medalta.org

Education over the years has made a fundamental change. Long gone are the methods of lecturing and note-taking. Today, engagement and hands-on experimentation are the keys. And Medalta is at the forefront of that change. Medalta’s education programs are based on the Alberta Education Curriculum which means that a field trip to Medalta is not just fun – it’s educational too! Teachers and parents appreciate the fact that core education objectives are being met and students appreciate the opportunity to get their hands dirty through working with clay! Initially, Medalta’s education programs primarily featured half-day field trips. Although those are still in operation and very popular, additional community support from Short Grass Ranches Ltd and Cancarb Ltd have allowed us to offer a new and very exciting education opportunity. Medalta’s Open Minds project opens the door to weeklong cultural immersion at Medalta. Through this project, students have the opportunity to turn Medalta into their classroom for an entire week! Each of their subjects will be tailored to fit their new surroundings. They will take hikes, explore the museum, work in our pottery studio and maybe even use our wood-fired pizza oven!

Thank you to the following organizations for supporting our education programs in 2013.

It is a rich, rewarding experience for everyone and nearly every classroom comes back year after year.

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METHANEX BLACK & WHITE GALA 2013 The Black & White Gala is a fundraiser for Medalta’s Artistic, Community & Education programming, giving us the opportunity to continue offering exceptional artistic and cultural programming to thousands of visitors annually in one of Alberta’s most unique spaces – the Medalta Potteries National Historic Site. The Black & White Gala at Medalta has quickly become one of Medicine Hat’s most prestigious events. This black-tie gourmet dinner and wine-pairing event showcases artwork from some of the finest artists with whom Medalta is fortunate enough to be associated with. You can bid on in our Live or Silent Auction. It is an evening which is talked about long after it’s over by those who were there. Community support is what makes this evening successful. In 2013, we received a two-year commitment from Methanex to be the Title Sponsor of this event and a number of 2012 sponsors have already renewed their commitment for 2013. Only 200 tickets are available and they sell out early. Don’t delay – if you want to attend one of Medicine Hat’s finest affairs, purchase a ticket today.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Medalta (see Map on pg. 19-20) Tickets $100 + gst. Purchase tickets at: Medalta (see Map on pg. 19-20) Online at www.medalta.org/ MethanexGala13

Photo by Ming Loo. Provided by Borrowed Blue Event Design

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MEDICINE HAT BRICK & TILE PLANT For the second time in four years, the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile plant flooded. However, the berms were not breached. The water entered that site through backed-up storm drains. Although these drains were plugged by staff in anticipation of the flood, unfortunately those plugs did not hold. The issues we are dealing with at the Brick & Tile plant are surely of little significance compared to the thousands of people in Medicine Hat – and across most of Southern Alberta – who were also affected by the flood. The initial plans for the Brick & Tile Plant were to open it for tours this summer. A great deal of work has gone into making that happen, including cleaning the site, building walkways and even a pedal car which would take visitors through one of the tunnel kilns. Unfortunately the flood waters have forced us to do another extensive cleaning before you can enjoy the site. Our plans now are to open the site to tours in the summer of 2014 and we will be working until then to make that happen. As Alberta’s oldest continually operating industrial site (from the 1880’s until 2010), it is an amazing site which highlights nearly every era of industrialization in Alberta, showing evidence of technological and industrial growth – from a simple manually-operated soft-mud brick yard to advanced robotics.

FLOODING IN THE RIVER FLATS NEIGHBOURHOOD

Surrounded by two beautiful parks (Lions & Strathcona), home to some of the city’s most iconic architecture (Elm Street, St. Louis & CAPE Schools) and a hub of culture and heritage with the Historic Clay District, the River Flats is one of Medicine Hat’s most beautiful, established and diverse neighbourhoods. And when the South Saskatchewan River rose in late June, this neighbourhood was the hardest-hit. Medalta and the Historic Clay District are extremely proud to be a part of this neighbourhood. As much as we are preserving the stories of industrialization in Alberta, we are preserving the story of this neighbourhood and the people who live in it. Medalta and the Brick & Tile Plant received some flooding. However, due to our own flood preparedness over the past eighteen years (including the construction of permanent berms), we were able to mitigate much of the impact. We were closed temporarily to clean and get back on track but Medalta is again open and fully operational. Medicine Hat is a strong, helpful community. We have seen an incredible response, with many people calling, emailing or tweeting to ask how we’re doing and to offer assistance. We have seen a similar response towards others affected. As we move forward, it will be this positive, cooperative spirit that will see us through. A lot of time and effort will go into rebuilding the River Flats neighbourhood and it will emerge even stronger than before.

The Art of James Marshall book for sale Photo by Luke Fandrich

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MEDALTA FACILITY RENTAL Medalta has quickly gained a reputation as one of Southern Alberta’s most breathtaking event spaces. Within the walls of our centuryold factory are a number of options to suit your needs, from small corporate events or luncheons in our Yuill Family Gallery to large banquets, dances, wedding ceremonies and receptions or trade shows in our Reception Gallery. Medalta’s heritage industrial setting has been complemented with tastefully elegant, modern touches to set the stage for an event your guests won’t soon forget. We don’t restrict your catering options and don’t charge corkage fees, which frees you to easily create the event of your dreams.

Yuill Family Gallery Specs Capacity: 60-120 guests Best for: Small corporate events, meetings, luncheons

Reception Gallery

Reception Gallery Specs Capacity: 200 – 400 people Best for: Large corporate events, wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, banquets, trade shows

Rental includes: Set-up and take-down of tables and chairs 6-foot rectangular and 5-foot diameter banquet tables Two portable bars Wireless internet connection Up to 24’ X 12’ Staging (with draping & skirting) Simple P/A system with wireless microphone For a small additional fee, you can have access to: Audio-Visual equipment Includes wireless and wired microphones, commercial speakers, mixing board (experienced audio technician required), wall-mounted screens & projectors Use your own caterer (must meet guidelines) At Medalta, we don’t restrict which caterers you can use. We have a set of guidelines caterers are asked to follow. Once they agree (and most have), you’re good to go! No corkage fees You are free to run your own bar, provided you supply proper insurance permits and meet AGLC guidelines. Self-guided tours for Guests For a small fee, you can offer all your guests the opportunity to tour our fascinating industrial museum when they have a moment of down-time. For out-oftown guests, this is a great way to be introduced to the interesting story of Medicine Hat in one of Alberta’s most unique and engaging museums.

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Medalta Wedding Registry Clay is an archival medium – it lasts forever. So what better way to celebrate your love than by registering with Medalta? Our timeless, locally-produced ceramic ware will be an icon of your new life together. Contact us today to find out more.


Yuill Family Gallery

Photo by Ming Loo. Event design by Borrowed Blue Event Design

Photo by Ming Loo. Event design by Borrowed Blue Event Design

Custom Medalta Orders

Contact

On its own, Medalta pottery is an iconic, timeless gift that anyone would appreciate. With your name or logo on it, it also becomes a personal reminder to everyone of your thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Contact us today to find out more.

If you’re interested in hosting an event of any kind at Medalta, contact us and we’ll be happy to set up a meeting and help you through the steps.

events@medalta.org 403.529.1070

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS JULY Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Daily

July 4 - August 5

Regular Museum Hours

African Mammals and Montages photography exhibition (Elaine Freedman)

FREE

Daily

July 15 - August 30

Regular Museum Hours

Animal Forum ceramic art exhibition (Mary Stankevicius)

FREE

Daily

July 15 - August 30

Regular Museum Hours

Atmosphere ceramic art exhibition (Ben Hatfield)

FREE

Tuesday

July 16

7:00pm

Opening Reception (African Mammals & Montages, Animal Forum, & Atmosphere

FREE

Mon-Fri

July 8 - 12

9:30am - Noon

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Clay Magic* (8-11 years old)

$110.00

Mon-Fri

July 8 - 12

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Teen Pottery Wheel* $110.00 (12-17 years old)

AUGUST Day

Date

Time

Saturday

August 3

Mon-Fri

August 12 - 16

Mon-Fri

August 12 - 16

Daily

August 23 - September 28 Regular Museum Hours

Event

Price

Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Grand Opening

FREE

9:30am - Noon

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Clay Magic* (8-11 years old)

$110.00

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Teem Pottery Wheel * (12-17 years old)

$110.00

First Annual Medalta International Cup Show

FREE

SEPTEMBER Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Tuesday

September 3

10:00am

Museum Winter Hours begin

See pg 2

Thursday

September 5

4:00pm - 7:00pm

Pickling Workshop

$129.95

Saturday

September 7

10:00am - 2:00pm

Pickling Workshop

$129.95

Saturday

September 14

10:00am - 4:00pm

Artisanal Bread & the Wood-Fired Oven

$149.95

Saturday

September 21

10:00am - 4:00pm

Artisanal Bread & the Wood-Fired Oven

$149.95

TBD

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Shaw Centre Open Houses

FREE

Alberta Culture Days at Medalta

FREE

Friday - Saturday September 27-28

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OCTOBER Day

Date

Time

Event

Price

Thursday

October 3

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Bean Recipe Workshops

$149.95

Saturday

October 5

10:00am - 2:00pm

Bean Recipe Workshops

$149.95 $25.00

Sunday

October 6

6:30pm (Doors)

The Steel Wheels (Medicine Hat Folk Music Club concert)

Mondays

October 7 - December 9

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Classes*

$169.00

Tuesdays

October 8 - December 3

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Classes*

$169.00

Wednesdays

October 9 - December 4

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Classes*

$169.00

Saturdays

October 12 - December 7

10:00am - 1:00pm

Beginner Adult Pottery Classes*

$169.00

Thursdays

October 10 - December 5

6:30pm - 9:30pm

Intermediate Adult Pottery Classes*

October 10 - November 9

Regular Museum Hours

World Up Close: Medicine Hat Photography Club

FREE

October 17 - 19

Regular Museum Hours

Stephen Lewis Foundation Art Exhibition

FREE

October 26

5:30pm - Midnight

Methanex Black & White Gala

$100.00

Saturday

$169.00

NOVEMBER Day Sunday

Thursday

Date

Time

Event

Price

November 3

6:30pm (Doors)

David Francey (Medicine Hat Folk Music Club concert)

$25.00

November 16 - January 8

Regular Museum Hours

Third Annual Medalta Artists in Residence Holiday Exhibition

FREE

November 21

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Opening Reception: Third Annual Medalta Artists in Residence Holiday Exhibition

FREE

DECEMBER Day Fri - Sat

Date December 6, 7

5% GST will be added to all prices. 

Time 4:00pm - 9:00pm Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm Saturday

Event Thirteenth Annual Heritage Christmas Art Market

Price FREE

*Register via MHC Continuing Studies

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EXHIBITIONS

African Mammals and Montages photography exhibition (Elaine Freedman) NO CHARGE Photographs by Elaine Freedman, Medicine Hat photographer July 15 - August 30 Solo Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery Opening Reception Tuesday, July 16 7:00pm – 10:00pm Yuill Family Gallery Photography and photo collages from Africa.

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The Animal Forum A Ceramic Art Exhibition Mary Stankevicius

Atmosphere A Ceramic Art Exhibition Ben Hatfield

2012-13 Medalta Resident Artist (Full-year)

2012-13 Medalta Resident Artist (Full-year)

NO CHARGE July 15 - August 30 Solo Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery Opening Reception Tuesday, July 16 7:00pm – 10:00pm Yuill Family Gallery Following her graduation from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) in 2012, Mary moved to Medicine Hat to expand her practice by participating in Medalta’s international residency program for ceramic artists. Her lifelike large scale coil-built animal sculptures are completely hand-built and do an excellent job of capturing the personality of each animal, whether it is a gorilla, elephant, goat or anything else. She brings the clay to life through these forms, even showing emotion through the animal’s eyes. This exhibition is the culmination of a year’s work at Medalta and will be on display to the public this summer.

NO CHARGE July 15 - August 30 Solo Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery Opening Reception Tuesday, July 16 7:00pm – 10:00pm Yuill Family Gallery Ben is a Montana-based ceramic artist who received his degree in ceramics from the University of Montana. He has a love of process - especially atmospheric firing. Ben’s work is inspired by science fiction literature.


First Annual Medalta International Cup Show August 23 – September 28 Juried Group Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery Medalta’s first annual International Cup Show is a showcase of some of the finest and most interesting work created by artists from around the world, including Canada, the United States, Tasmania, Singapore and England. Nearly 200 artists submitted over 500 entries, which have been juried by Canadian ceramic artist and Musing about Mud blogger, Carole Epp. Carole is a graduate of the Australian National University and is well-known in international ceramic art circles for her community-building efforts. This is an excellent opportunity to see a wide cross-section of artistic styles and interpretations of the cup from around the world, or add to your cupboard as all cups are available to purchase.

Stephen Lewis Foundation Art Exhibition NO CHARGE October 17 – 19 Yuill Family Gallery Fundraiser October 18th Celebrating African Grandmothers, Heroes of the Continent. 40 fabulous pieces of art have been selected & are being exhibited across Canada to raise awareness of the heroic grandmothers of Africa and raise funds in support of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in March 2006, in response to the emerging crisis faced by African grandmothers as they struggled to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS. The Campaign aims to raise awareness, build solidarity and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers. The Campaign has since evolved into a dynamic and responsive national movement, and currently boasts more than 240 grandmothers groups across the country.

Third Annual Medalta Artists in Residence Holiday Exhibition NO CHARGE November 16 – January 8 Group Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery Thursday, November 21 Opening Reception 7pm - 10pm This exhibition is the first public display for new visiting artists to Medalta’s international artists in residence program. These artists are new to Medicine Hat, having relocated to this community to expand their art practice. It is an excellent opportunity to find a great one-of-a-kind Christmas gift for someone on your Christmas list.

This traveling exhibition is hosted in Medicine Hat by the Hat Grannies for Africa, at Medalta.

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PROGRAMS

Medicine Hat Photography Club Photography Exhibition World Up Close NO CHARGE October 9 – November 9 Group Exhibition Yuill Family Gallery The Medicine Hat Photography Club is an active collection of many of Medicine Hat’s most energetic photographers. Each year the club is given a theme in which to photograph with their interpretations put on display on Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery walls.

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Clay Magic Ages 8-11 years old Session A: July 8 – 12 Session B: August 12 – 16 9:30am – Noon $110 + gst (each session) Medalta (Shaw Centre) This is a class where children learn and practice many hand-building techniques in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Kids’ Summer Clay Camps: Teen Pottery Wheel Age 12 – 17 Session A: July 8 – 12 Session B: August 12 – 16 1:00pm – 4:00pm $110 + gst (each session) Medalta (Shaw Centre) Uncover the mysteries of the potter’s 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.

This is the sixth consecutive year for this exhibition at Medalta, which always draws an energetic crowd.

Watch for our next Program Guide in late November 2013!

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REGISTER THROUGH MHC CONTINUING STUDIES 403.529.3844

REGISTER THROUGH MHC CONTINUING STUDIES 403.529.3844


Pickling Workshops Session A: Thursday, September 5 4:00pm – 7:00pm Session B: Saturday, September 7 10:00am – 2:00pm Medalta $129.95 + gst (each session) 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 public-speaking schedule.

Register by: ■ medalta.org ■ form on page 22 ■ phone 403.529.1070

Artisanal Bread and the Wood-fired Oven Session A: Saturday, September 14 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bean Recipe Workshops Session A: Thursday, October 3 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Session B: Saturday, September 21 10:00am – 4:00pm

Session B: Saturday, October 5 10:00am – 2:00pm

Medalta $149.95 + gst (each session)

Medalta $149.95 + gst (each session)

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 preferments, 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 M., has been enlisted to provide an introduction to the ease of making the perfect loaf.

Register by: ■ medalta.org ■ form on page 22 ■ phone 403.529.1070

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.

Register by: ■ medalta.org ■ form on page 22 ■ phone 403.529.1070

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PROGRAMS

Beginner Adult Pottery Classes Session A: Mondays (October 7 – December 9) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Session B: Tuesdays (October 8 – December 3) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Session C: Wednesdays (October 9 – December 4) 6:30pm – 9:30pm Session D: Saturdays (October 12 – December 7) 10:00am - 1:00pm $169.00 + gst Medalta (Shaw Centre) Beginners and those with some clay experience can gain confidence by creating artistic and functional pottery pieces that are glazed and fired. Enjoy the thrill of bringing clay to life with your own hands! Instructors for these courses are visiting artists who are participating in the Medalta International Artist in Residence Program.

Intermediate Adult Pottery Classes 6:30pm – 9:30pm Thursdays (October 10 – December 5) $169.00 + gst Medalta (Shaw Centre) REGISTER THROUGH MHC CONTINUING STUDIES 403.529.3844 For those with some experience working with clay, this is an excellent opportunity to refine your craft. Work with experienced artists participating in the Medalta International Artist in Residence Program and experiment with new ideas that you can incorporate into your own practice.

Medicine Hat Folk Music Club Concerts at Medalta October 6, 2013 The Steel Wheels From their website (www. thesteelwheels.com): “The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community” November 3, 2013 David Francey From his website (www. davidfrancey.com): David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). Tickets are available at: Medalta (713 Medalta Ave SE) Framing & Art Centre (628 2nd St SE) Mike’s Meats (1056 Foundry St SE)

REGISTER THROUGH MHC CONTINUING STUDIES 403.529.3844

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Zucchini Blossom Market & Café (62 – 3rd St NE) $25 per ticket


EVENTS

Shaw Centre Open Houses NO CHARGE

September 27 – 28 FREE ACTIVITIES!

Thursday, September TBD 7:00pm – 10:00pm Shaw Centre Check medalta.org for updates Shaw Centre Open Houses are some of our most interesting and understated evenings at Medalta. Usually scheduled during the summer months when we host the most resident artists, these free public events give visitors a rare opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at our visiting artists’ private art studios. By meeting the artists and seeing works of art in different stages of completion, the goal is to reduce the barrier between art and the general public. Everyone is encouraged to attend these evenings.

Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities. Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, provincewide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days - a pan-Canadian movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. www.culture. alberta.ca/culturedays/ Medalta has been a part of every Culture Days weekend, beginning with a visit from then-Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett during a photography exhibition. Since then, Culture Days at Medalta has grown into a multi-day event and two-time Host Celebration Site that now features live music, dancing, rakufiring pottery, bouncy castles, face painting and home-made wood-fired pizza. It’s a great way to spend time with family and engage with Medicine Hat’s exciting culture. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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MARKET at MEDALTA Every Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm No charge entry Medalta Reception Gallery The Market @ Medalta has quickly become one of Medicine Hat’s most popular events. This independent market, organized by TLC Farms, features fresh local produce, locally-grown meat, locally-roasted coffee, home-made pie, art & craft and more. Delicious dinners are also on offer, from fresh wood-fired pizza to home-made meat pies to soup & sandwiches. Hundreds of families come out each week to support local and spend time together in one of Medicine Hat’s most unique locations.

Vendors always welcome If you’re interested in being a vendor, contact Lynn at marketatmedalta@gmail.com

No charge entry Every Thursday 4:30pm – 8:30pm

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Thirteenth Annual

HERITAGE CHRISTMAS ART MARKET Medalta’s Heritage Christmas Art Market has grown over the years into our largest event and one of this city’s most highly-anticipated winter art markets. In 2012, this market featured thirty of Medicine Hat & Southern Alberta’s finest artists (in a wide variety of media), who displayed & sold their work in our Yuill Family and Reception Galleries.

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HERITAGE CHRISTMAS art market

No charge entry

713 Medalta Ave SE Fri, Dec 6 (4pm - 9pm) Sat, Dec 7 (10am - 4pm)

FINE ART VENDORS & ARTISANS

Ceramic artwork Original paintings & prints Photography Fibre art

Friday, December 6 4:00pm – 9:00pm Saturday, December 7 10:00am – 4:00pm

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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.

why MEMBERSHIP? Medalta and the Historic Clay District didn’t just happen. The fact that, today, thousands of visitors (whether they’re schoolchildren, international artists, collectors, curious visitors, academics or someone else) interact with Medalta in such personal, engaging ways is a tribute to the hundreds of people who gave of themselves for so many years to ensure these Artistic, Community and Education programs came to life. Yes, Medalta has grown dramatically over the past few years. First it was the restoration and preservation of this stunning facility. Now it is the growth of our programs. We’re always adding new ways to engage with your heritage, your creativity and your family. A membership - even a basic Runner membership - is an important part of that support and ensures the long-term health of all our programming. So if you or someone you know has participated in a Medalta program, please consider membership as a way to support all of our community efforts.

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Medicine Hat) Free Museum & Art Gallery admission Mad Hatter Roastery (Medicine Hat) $1.00 discount on coffee beans 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

All-member benefits • 15% Medalta gift shop discount • 15% Medalta Workshop discount (excludes courses offered via MHC Continuing Studies) • Free Medalta museum & Yuill Gallery admission • Medalta E-newsletter subscription • Community benefits

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Galt Museum & Archives (Lethbridge) 2-for-1 museum admission Sabai Infusion Thai Restaurant (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)


PROGRAM & MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION FORM

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIPS (please indicate)

Name:

■ Runner ($25) - Annual BBQ/Members appreciation - Community benefits - All-member benefits

Address: City:

■ Decorator ($50)

- Annual BBQ/Members appreciation - Community benefits - All-member benefits - One Book One Community Novel

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Postal Code:

I prefer you to contact me by: ❍ Email

■ Jigger ($150)

❍ Phone

- Annual BBQ/Members appreciation - Community Benefits - All-member benefits - One Book One Community Novel - Custom Moleskine Notebook - Galleries West Magazine Subscription - Tax receipt for $75 donation

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Card type & number Name on Card

GROUP MEMBERSHIPS

Expiry Date

Verification #

■ Family ($50)

- Annual BBQ/Members appreciation - Community benefits - All-member benefits - Vaild for up to 2 adults and 2 children

I would like to make a donation: $ Subtotal

■ Corporate ($500) - Five membership cards - BBQ/Members appreciation for up to 10 people - Community benefits - All-member benefits - 5 votes at AGM - Includes tax receipt for $350

5% GST

TOTAL

Signature

Payment method: ❍ Credit Card

❍ Cash

❍ Cheque (Cheque payable to Friends of Medalta Society)

I WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR: ❍ P ickling Workshop with Joanne Smith Thursday, September 5. 4:00pm – 7:00pm $129.95 + gst

❍ P ickling Workshop with Joanne Smith Saturday, September 7. 10:00am – 2:00pm $129.95 + gst

❍A  rtisanal Bread & the Wood-Fired Oven Saturday, September 14. 10:00am – 4:00pm $149.95 + gst

❍A  rtisanal Bread & the Wood-Fired Oven Saturday, September 21. 10:00am – 4:00pm $149.95 + gst

❍ B ean Recipes with Joanne Smith Thursday, October 3. 4:00pm – 7:00pm $149.95 + gst

❍ B ean Recipes with Joanne Smith Saturday, October 5. 10:00am – 2:00pm $149.95 + gst

❍ K ids Summer Clay Camps: Register via Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies 403.529.3844

❍A  dult Pottery Classes: Register via Medicine Hat College Continuing Studies 403.529.3844

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Ben Hatfield

Thank you to the following for their generous support in 2013.

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Medalta: July - December 2013