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TOWN OF OKOTOKS

C ul Tur e P r O g r a m g uid e

winter 2013

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Welcome

The Town of Okotoks is pleased to present the Winter 2013 Culture Program Guide.

This publication serves to showcase the various programs and exhibits

Cover Image: CAMP, All Family Lodges | Janice Tanton Image: artwork by Anna Forseth

housed in the Okotoks Art Gallery

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at the Station, Okotoks Museum and Archives at Heritage House and the Rotary Performing Arts Centre.

We take pride in providing our residents, artists and visitors with enriching cultural experiences.

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Image: artwork by Bethany Bromfield

Table of Contents

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WELCOME

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TAbLE Of COnTEnTS

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CAMP @ Okotoks Art Gallery

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Inviolable @ OAG

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Serendipity @ OAG

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Virtual Music @ OAG

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family Programs @ OAG

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Teen Programs @ OAG

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Adult Programs @ OAG

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Upcoming Exhibits @ OAG

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Calendar of Events

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On Exhibit @ Okotoks Museum and Archives

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Treasures from the Collection @ OMA

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family Programs @ OMA

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Adult Programs @ OMA

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Rotary Performing Arts Centre

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Upcoming Performances @ RPAC

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Education Programs

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birthday Parties

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for Artists

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Membership

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CamP

Janice Tanton

Image: CAMP, The Little Dance, oil and mixed media on linen | Janice Tanton

Jan 11 to Feb 23 | Large gallery

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CAMP is a multimedia visual-arts project

Inspired to consider how our relationships

examining the occupancy of temporary

are affected by the presence or lack

space,

contemporary

of materialism in the act of camping,

nomadism through the eyes of indigenous,

encampment and entrenchment within

and

Using

a cross-cultural context, this exhibition

identity

and

non-indigenous

installation,

Canadians.

photography

focuses the lens on camp structures, spaces,

and multimedia works, Tanton asks the

painting,

mode and act of transport, enjoyment and

question, “Why Do We Camp?” Is it for

motive and time & the claims and use of

access to resources, claims to space, play,

the temporary space.

culturally rooted, or the need for a deeper connection to stillness.

Illusion, reality and the spiritual spaces between are key elements that link us together

The act of camping, as our recreational

in the ultimate question of, “Why Do We

modality, has become a reflection of how

Camp?” and lead us to consider and discover

we conduct a relationship with temporal

the root of our contemporary and historic

place and resources in community. We

nomadic quest, separately… and together.

“camp” politically, corporately, personally and in our everyday lives. CAMP is a project by which to surface and awaken insights and ways of knowing by taking the time to listen deeply between cultures and artforms; and to discover their relationship to claimed space and resources relative to diversity and commonality.

Opening receptiOn Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS O K AY. cL U B @ O A g the Art of the tipi 38604 Sat, January 19 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Janice tanton 38610 Wed, January 16 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

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inviolable Bruno Canadien Jan 11 to Feb 23| Small gallery

bruno

Canadien’s

on

addressing

the

intersection

sovereignty,

work issues

of

first

focused

At the heart of the matter, the sprawling

surrounding

Athabasca

nation/Tribal

caused huge concern for the increases in

exploitation

Tar

Sands

complex

has

and

greenhouse gases, significant loss of boreal

environmental concerns. He uses collage,

forest, declining air and water quality, and

adornment, painting and drawing to present

their cumulative effects on northern wildlife

evidence

and people.

of

resource

is

contemporary

indigenous

resistance in his series of paintings titled the ‘freedom fighter Series’.

‘Inviolable’ conveys some of the opposition,

Image: Pipe Dreams, mixed media | Bruno Canadien

the concern, and the determination to resist Just as first nations’ struggles are ongoing,

any effort to violate our lives, our territories,

his series is an ongoing and evolving work,

or our sovereignty.”

an attempt at honouring nations and People. ‘Inviolable’, a collection of new work, explores the resistance mounted against Alberta’s oil & gas industry by indigenous people and communities in western Canada and the U.S. “first nations have declared their opposition to some of the more aggressive and destructive industrial projects, both existing

Opening receptiOn Friday, January 11 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rt S . A L i V e @ O A g “Oil is a Sacred thing” 38608 Sat, February 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Bruno canadien 38617 Wed, February 13 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

and proposed, that threaten the integrity of our lands, the health of our people, and our legacy for future generations.

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Serendipity

Okotoks High School Students Mar 1 to Apr 20 | Large gallery

‘Serendipity’ can be described as things

The traditional competition usually found

coming

between

together

and

developing

in

beneficial ways.

high

schools

disappears

as

these young artists show off their talents together as a group. It is said that today’s

The contributing artists chose this theme

youth will become tomorrow’s leaders in

because their exhibition is the coming

politics, fashion, science and much more.

together of students from Holy Trinity

This exhibition may be the coming together

Academy and the Alberta High School of

of some of tomorrow’s leaders in the world

fine Arts / foothills Composite High School

of fine art.

in a collaborative effort to showcase the talents of youth in Okotoks. The group includes students from Grades 11 and 12 plus some recent graduates, who are combining many artistic styles and

mediums,

including

metal

work,

photorealistic drawings, paintings and Image: artwork by Kalen Wolfe

photography.

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Opening receptiOn Friday, March 1 | 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS A rt S . A L i V e @ O A g Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! 38609 Sat, March 16 | 10:00 to 4:00 pm AnD Sat, March 23 | noon to 4:00 pm O K AY. cL U B @ O A g Serendipity – “people gather and Art Happens” 38606 Sat, April 6 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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Virtual music Bev mazurick

Mar 1 to Apr 20 | Small gallery

Can you hear music if there is no sound?

Although mainly contemporary compositions, the music encompasses combinations

“The solo exhibition Virtual Music is a

of classical instruments, voice, some non-

series of abstract paintings that explore

western instruments and ethnic sounds.

the idea that sensory experiences such as

The variety of music and interesting

music may be translated into visual art. I

rhythms has resulted in an eclectic group

became interested in parallels between

ofpaintings. I found the idea interesting

music and visual art in 2009 after attending

to explore and hope you will find it just as

a performance by Canadian brass. There

interesting to see.”

was

a

exchange wondered

perception among whether

of the

conversational instruments.

translating

I

those

musical interactions into a visual art form would be reasonable. My focus became Image: Tubular Bells, acrylic | Bev Mazurick

the correlation between the structure of the music – the relationship between instruments and parts, and the elements of visual design. Virtual Music as the title for the series, suggests a sense of morphing sensory experience from one art form to another.

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bev Mazurick is an Alberta artist whose work encompasses a range of media and styles. Opening receptiOn Friday, March 1 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council e X H i B i t- r e L At e D p r O g r A MS O K AY ! c L U B @ O A g Listen to the colours 38605 Sat, March 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm A rt. At tA c K @ O A g tour & talk with Bev Mazurick 38611 Wed, April 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

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Image: Assail, Fight, Protest, Slam (detail), mixed media | Bruno Canadien

Family Programs @ OAG

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O K AY ! Club @ OA G

Listen to the Colours

OAG Art Studio | $7 registration fee

Find out how music can influence the

OKAY.CLUB@OAG is a monthly program

making of art by combining the two.

at the art gallery from September to June.

Program includes a tour of Bev Mazurick’s

Ages can vary depending on each program,

exhibition plus hands-on in the studio,

but are suitable for ages 6 through 12

creating to the sound of music. Let’s get

during this quarter. Youngsters can be

lyrical!

dropped off or adults are welcome to stay

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Sat, March 2 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

and join in. Each program is based on a current exhibition in the gallery, and a brief

Serendipity – “People Gather and

tour is followed by a hands-on activity.

Art Happens”

Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Tour the high school art students’ exhibition followed by happy accidents in art in the

The Art of the Tipi

studio. Let’s experiment with materials and

The tipi has been and still is suitable for

methods!

a nomadic lifestyle. Tipi designs have

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historically

had

a

special

Sat, April 6 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

significance

and are supposed to protect the family inside. Learn how the design on a tipi is more than just art and create a unique miniature to represent your own family. Program includes a tour of Janice Tanton’s exhibition: CAMP. 38604

Sat, January 19 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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Teen Programs @ Oag

Art S. AL i V e @ OA g

NEW!

Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache!

OAg Art Studio | $10 registration fee

Tour the high school students’ exhibition,

ARTS.ALIVE@OAG

towards

‘Serendipity’ and join Kalen Wolfe in the

teens, and themes are related to the

art studio to create your own imaginary,

ever-changing

mache

is

directed

exhibitions

in

the

two

creature.

bring

your

wildest

art galleries at the Station. All programs

thoughts to reality with simple flour and

include gallery tours plus a hands-on art

water as your media. Come with an idea

component upstairs in the studio.

for your creature to build on March 16, and

Ages 13 to 17.

return on March 23 to bring it alive with

Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

colour and embellishments! This two-day workshop is geared towards ages 13 to 17.

“Oil is a Sacred thing”

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Sat, March 16 | 10:00 to 4:00 pm

Tour ‘InVIOLAbLE’ by bruno Canadien.

AnD

Sat, March 23 | noon to 4:00 pm

This black Diamond artist is a member of a northern first nation (Deh Gah Got’ı ́é Kǫ́ę́, Deh Cho Region) and is passionate about many first nation issues, resource Image: art work by Sarah Clark

exploitation and environmental concerns. This program will include a hands-on art component in the studio to express your thoughts about this exhibition. 38608

Sat, February 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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Image: Iconography, photograph on metal | Ken Dalgarno

Adult Programs @ OAG

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A RT. ATTAC K @ OA G

Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick

OAG | $10 registration fee

Can you hear music if there is no sound?

ART.ATTACK@OAG is a monthly event for

Mazurick has followed many early 20th

adults and seniors from 18 to 108. Each

century abstract painters, including Wassily

program is unique to a current exhibition and

Kandinsky, in the quest to explore the

may include a Tour and Talk with the artist.

relationship between music and visual

Often a hands-on art project is part of the

artists in her own work. Enjoy an evening

program. No art experience required – just a

of viewing the results of her journey that

desire to enjoy some creative time with others.

turns sounds into visual experiences.

Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

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Tour & Talk with Janice Tanton

Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno

The artist will link her exhibition presentation

Dalgarno’s exhibition is based on the

with a hands-on activity to learn about

mysterious, mutated aspens found near

yourself and others through the metaphor

Hafford,

of a painted tipi and the stories they tell.

speculated the cause as damage from

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Wed, January 16 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Wed, April 10 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Saskatchewan.

Visitors

have

an alien landing craft. The twisted and contorted trunks and branches are directly

Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien

adjacent to an aspen grove of perfectly

Bruno Canadien, from Black Diamond, will

straight and tall trees. Join the speculation

discuss the history of his work and what

of what could have happened to result in

motivates him, including the current state

the mutant growths, and enjoy the artist’s

of First Nation resistance to the aggressive

photographs that share the spirit and

aspects of the oil and gas industry. This

rhythms of the Crooked Trees.

promises to be an informative and thought-

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Sat, April 27 | 10:00 to 11:30 am

provoking evening at the gallery. 38617 Wed, February 13 | 7:00 to 8:30 pm

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upcoming exhibits

children of icarus | Keith Harder beside the secondary highway between

the crooked trees of Alticane | Ken Dalgarno April 26 to June 16 | Small gallery

High River and Cayley there is a land art

The Crooked Trees of Alticane are a grove

installation titled “Gravitas� that Keith

of trembling aspen that have genetically

Harder created in 2009. It is a 300-foot

mutated. So much so, their trunks and

compass that uses derelict aircrafts from

branches twist and contort at incredible

bomber Command Museum in nanton

angles. The spirit of the trees is palpable.

to mark the 12 points of navigation. Two

There are so many rhythms flowing in this

other sections of that project which were

small tract of land located near Hafford,

also generated in the region will be shown

Saskatchewan. And yet amazingly this

here at the Okotoks Art Gallery. One

place has remained virtually unknown. To

section of works consists of drawings from

add to the allure, in an adjacent grove, not

the storage yard of the bomber Command

more than 15 meters away, the trembling

Museum before it was dispersed. The other

aspen grow perfectly straight and tall.

Image: Boneyard, digital print | Keith Harder

April 26 to June 16 | Large gallery

is a set of digital prints of those same derelict aircrafts.

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Opening receptiOn FOr BOtH eXHiBitS Friday, April 26 | 7:00 to 9:00 pm Wine proceeds to support Okotoks Arts Council

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Fri, Jan 4

A Trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams Launch

Wed, Jan 9

Okotoks Past–Life on the Farm p 16

Thu, Jan 10

Scheduling Charrette & Open House @ RPAC

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Fri, Jan 11

Opening reception @ OAG

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Sun, Jan 13

CPO Ensemble @ RPAC

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Wed, Jan 16 Tour and Talk with Janice Tanton p 09

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Sat, Jan 19

The Art of the Tipi

p 07

Sat, Jan 20

Artists Workshop

p 21

Sat, Jan 26

Apple Head Dolls - PART 1

p 15

Sat, Feb 2

100 Mile House @ RPAC

p 17

Sat, Feb 9

Oil is a Sacred Thing

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Image: Novus, acrylic | Bev Mazurick

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Wed, Feb 13 Tour & Talk with Bruno Canadien p 09 Sun, Feb 17

CPO Ensemble @ RPAC

Wed, Feb 20 Pioneer Sweethearts Sat, Feb 23

Apple Head Dolls - PART 2

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Calendar of Events January to April 2013 MARCH S

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Opening reception @ OAG

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Sat, Mar 2

Listen to the Colours

p 07

Sat, Mar 2

Tom Jackson @ RPAC

p 17

Sun, Mar 10 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

p 18

Life of a Wife

p 16

Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 1

p 08

MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Sat, Mar 23 Marvellous, Messy, Malleable Mache! - PART 2 Sun, Mar 24 MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Wed, Mar 13 Sat, Mar 16 Sun, Mar 17

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Sat, Mar 30

Let’s Make a Kite!

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Serendipity - People Gather and Art Happens

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MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Wed, Apr 10 Tour & Talk with Bev Mazurick p 09 Sun, Apr 14

MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Wed, Apr 17 Whatever Did They Use That For? p 16

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Sat, Apr 20

Smashed Soda Can Animals

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Sun, Apr 21

MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Fri, Apr 26

Opening reception @ OAG

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Sat, Apr 27

Tour & Talk with Ken Dalgarno p 09

Sun, Apr 28

MRU Conservatory @ RPAC

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Permanent and Seasonal exhibits

AL O ng t H e S H e e p r iV e r :

U pcOM in g eX H iBitS

Stories of Okotoks

international Museum Day – Social change

This permanent exhibit explores Okotoks’

May 18 to May 31 | temporary exhibit

special landscape, compelling characters,

International Museum Day is on May 18

and bright future. Photos and artifacts

and the theme is “Museums (Memory

bring to life the stories of the town’s

+ Creativity) = Social Change.” How do

rich natural and cultural heritage, with a

museums

focus on early immigration, domestic life,

politically-correct history? We don’t brush

education and commerce.

it under the carpet but share it as part of

deal

with

Canada’s

not-so-

Image: Early settlers coming to Okotoks by covered wagon.

our history. Sharing history, warts and all,

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A trunk Full of Hopes and Dreams

promotes awareness and helps lead to

January 4 to May 18 | temporary exhibit

social change.

Many early immigrants came to Western Canada with the hopes of providing a

Our Sheep river

better life for their families. These are

June 1 to September 30 | temporary exhibit

stories of local families who demonstrated

The United nations has declared 2013 as

an

adventure,

International Year of Water Cooperation.

patience and persistence. These Okotoks

This exhibit celebrates our relationship with

families will amaze you – from their long

the Sheep River including its vital role in

ocean voyages to their first impressions of

our community’s history and in our present

the barren prairie.

lives. The exhibit aims to provide visitors

unwavering

spirit

of

with a multi-layered understanding of the HiStOrY in tHe HALL

Sheep River (geologically, environmentally,

Okotoks Municipal centre | 5 elizabeth Street

culturally and socially), and to improve

January | Advertising cards from the 1890s

awareness

february | Winter pastimes photo exhibit

existence.

and

appreciation

for

its

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Image: Hecker’s Buckwheat, Hecker-Jones-Jewell Milling Company trade card, 1893.

Treasures from the Collections

tr eASUr eS F r OM t H e Ar c H iVA L c OL L e c t iO n

treA SU reS FrOM tHe M U SeU M cOLLectiOn

It was customary in the late 1800s for

A century-old pitcher and basin along with

merchants and manufacturers to produce

a chamber pot, soap and razor holder have

trade cards to advertise their wares.

recently been donated to the museum by

Collecting

cards

descendants of the Harold Thomas family.

became a popular pastime. The popularity

Harold came to the Okotoks area in 1901

of trade cards peaked around 1890, and

from north Wales and owned a farm west

then almost completely faded by the early

of Okotoks plus a residence in town where

1900s when other forms of advertising in

he and his wife Edith raised three children.

colour, such as magazines, became more

The family has also donated the wooden

cost effective.

washstand

these

colourful

trade

upon

which

the

beautiful

porcelain set had sat in the Thomas home. Alberta (Watt) Daggett began collecting

These items are now on display near the

trade cards when she was growing up in

museum’s recently renovated second floor

Grand Manon Island, new brunswick in

bathroom and offer a glimpse of how a trip

the 1880s and 1890s. Alberta brought her

to the ‘loo has certainly changed!

collection to Okotoks in 1899 after marrying Ernest Daggett in 1898 after a nine-year engagement.

Her

extensive

collection

now resides at the Okotoks Museum and Archives. During the month of January, some of these cards will be on display in the hallway of the Okotoks Municipal Centre.

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Family Programs

ADV ENT U RE S @ OMA C L U B

Let’s Make a Kite!

In the Attic | $10 registration fee

Sled, diamond, barn door, delta . . . Explore

ADVENTURES@OMA is a creative way to

the history of kites and make your very

explore the history of Okotoks and learn about

own to take to Okotoks Kite Day! Let’s

heritage crafts that are slowly disappearing.

recycle materials for this project. Ages 6 to

Ages vary according to each program.

adult. Great project for the entire family!

Online Registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

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Apple Head Dolls

Smashed Soda Can Animals

Revive the spirit of simpler days when

Learn how and what pioneers recycled over

early settlers made these for their children.

a hundred years ago, and then celebrate

Carve the head in session one and return

Earth Day by creating a cow, bear or pig

after it shrinks/dries to create the body and

from a soda can. Who can? Everyone can

clothing in the second session. (Some simple

– ages 6 to 16

supplies required.) Ages 9 to adult. (Under

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Sat, March 30 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Sat, April 20 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

38620 Image: Okotoks Kite Day, 2010.

AND

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Sat, January 26 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm Sat, February 23 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Soda can animal: artistshelpingchildren.org

12 requires an adult to stay and assist.)

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adult Programs

r eM e M B er.W H e n @ OMA

Life of a Wife

Heritage House | $5 registration fee

There is such a difference between then

Adults and seniors are invited to join us one

and now in the life of a wife! In the early

Wednesday afternoon each month for a

days of Okotoks, you could not work

taste of history and a touch of reminiscing.

outside the home after you married. Jobs

Program includes time to tour the displays.

were for single women who were eager to

This is a great outing for a group, club or

be married and raise a family.

individuals.

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Wed, March 13 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Online registration: netreg.okotoks.ca

Image: Margaret and Harry Lusk with team of horses and wagon at their farm near Aldersyde, circa 1930s.

Whatever Did they Use that For? Okotoks past – Life on the Farm

browse through items that may have been

Old photos and artifacts will take you back

commonplace 100 years ago but are a

to early settlers who came to this area for

mystery today.

new beginnings. They brought what fit in

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Wed, April 17 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

a trunk plus their hopes and dreams for a prosperous life for their families. 38593

Wed, January 9 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

pioneer Sweethearts Hear stories about some of the couples who settled in the Okotoks area in the early days and those who met at the dances, later called Cupid’s Club. 38594

Wed, February 20 | 1:30 to 3:00 pm

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upcoming Performances

100 Mile House

tom Jackson

Saturday, February 2 | 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 2 | 7:00 pm

tickets $20 +gSt

tickets $70 +gSt a fundraiser for Literacy for

100 Mile House is the Edmonton based rootsy husband and wife duo of Peter Stone and Denise MacKay along with multiinstrumentalist Scott Zubot. Since playing their first show together in 2009 these three musicians have been winning over audiences with their energetic yet intimate live shows.

Life and the Okotoks Arts Council

for over 40 years, actor, singer, producer and activist, Tom Jackson has crafted a compassionate stage of caring.

He has

embraced his life experiences, championed for the marginalized, and entertained a continent of concert-goers and TV watchers. His him

acumen

has

recognition

earned amongst

his peers, yet he humbly Image: Tom Jackson | photo by Craig Koshyk

perseveres as it’s the reward

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he seeks, not the award. For tickets or information please visit the Okotoks Art Gallery at 53 North Railway Street or call 403.938.3204. Produced in partnership with

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Winter Classical music Series

calgary philharmonic Orchestra ensemble in Okotoks

Mount royal University conservatory in Okotoks

We are pleased to partner with the Calgary

Sunday, March 10 | 3:00 pm

Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble and the

Sunday, March 17 | 3:00 pm

Mount Royal University Conservatory to

Sunday, March 24 | 3:00 pm

bring a taste of classical music to Okotoks.

Sunday, April 7 | 3:00 pm

Sunday, January 13 | 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 14 | 3:00 pm

Sunday, February 17 | 3:00 pm

Sunday, April 21 | 3:00 pm Sunday, April 28 | 3:00 pm Tickets for our Winter Classical Music Series are $30 +GST for any three performances. Single performance tickets are $15 +GST.

rpAc Scheduling charrette & Open House

This evening will be a great opportunity

thursday, January 10 | 7:00 pm

for community groups to see the space,

Image: 100 Mile House

provide input, ask questions regarding Help build Our Programming Schedule for

rental particulars, as well as book theatre

2013 – The Cultural Services team at the

space for the 2013 season. We are looking

Town of Okotoks would like to invite you to

forward to meeting and hearing from all of

a scheduling charrette and Open House for

you who contribute to and help build our

the Rotary Performing Arts Centre (RPAC).

vibrant arts community!

We are inviting current users and interested members of the community to help us build our programming schedule for 2013.

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RPAC, 3 Elma Street, Okotoks food and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to culture@okotoks.ca to confirm your participation.

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Education Programs

Image: artwork by Jason Vandenberg

Education programs are curriculum-based and designed for various grade levels. Most run 1.5 to 2 hours and are available for area schools and home school groups. Fees are $50 per group (plus GST), maximum 25 students. A fee subsidy is available through the generous support of FIRST CALGARY FINANCIAL and can be applied towards transportation costs and/or program fees. Subsidies are available on a first-come, firstserve basis. Contact the Education Program Specialist for further information: culture@ okotoks.ca Ask us to email you a program booklet.

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supports education programs

MUSEUM PROGRAMS are based on the history of Okotoks and area and connect to Alberta education curriculums from grades K to 5. We also offer seasonal programs, general interest programs and a downtown heritage walk for all grades. ART PROGRAMS connect gallery exhibitions with art education concepts from K to grade 12 and may include a hands-on component. Exhibitions change approximately every five to six weeks. Note: There is no fee to bring your class or group for a self-guided tour of any exhibition, but calling to book ahead is advised. ART AND HERITAGE BADGE PROGRAMS are available for all age levels in the Scout and Girl Guide programs. LEADERS can email culture@okotoks.ca for more information or call 403.938.8969

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Birthday Parties

For a birthday to remember, bring your party to the Okotoks Art Gallery, Okotoks Museum and Archives or Rotary Performing Arts Centre. The first hour is with a talented facilitator and the second hour is for parents to serve refreshments.

Image: artwork by Sophia Cowley

Pa rti e s @ OMA • Princess & the Frog Tea Party: Young ladies enjoy tea in china cups and create a tiara or bracelet to complete your royal attire. Hear the story about Farley the Frog. 4 to 6 • Pioneer Party: Tour the museum and learn how things were done 100 years ago. Ages 6+ • Scavenger Hunt: Earn your “Sleuthing Badge” by searching out some interesting artifacts from the past. Hear the story of the museum ghost. Ages 8+

Book parties at least 2 weeks in advance by calling 403.938.8969. Max 15 children / parents supply refreshments / parties can be adapted to adults.

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Pa in tin g @ OA G • Tie-dye: Bring shirts, leggings, pillow cases or socks and color them beautiful! 9+ • Canvas Painting: After a tour and talk in the gallery, create your own work on art! 8+ • No Brushes! Painting on canvas using everything but paint brushes! 5+ • Musical Masterpiece: Just like musical chairs. 5+ • Canvas Board Portraits: Learn about a famous artist like Picasso or Warhol and paint your own portrait. 8+

Light Up the Stage @ RPAC NEW! • Kerfunkle Orchestra: create your own instruments with a musical performance for parents. 4+ • Improv Theatre: Learn the art of improv with a drama professional. 8+ •

Pirate Party: Ahoy! Come dressed as a pirate and learn the walk, talk and choreographed stage fight under the lights. 5+

A Magical Fairy Birthday: Girls come dressed as your favourite fairy. Decorate a mask or wand and step onto the stage to learn the special fairy dance and song. 5+

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For Artists

A rt i n th e H a l l Okotoks Municipal Centre

A rti s ts ’ W o r ksho ps

5 Elizabeth Street

adults are facilitated by working artists

Professional Development workshops for with teaching experience. Programs vary

January & February

from a few hours to one day to a full

Okotoks Museum and Archives

weekend. Contact culture@okotoks.ca for

March & April

further information.

Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy

Okotoks Rec Centre

Image: Winter Whites, acrylic | Jana Milne

99 Okotoks Drive

‘Draw Then Paint – The Valuable Connection’ with Michael Downs | $90+GST Beginning or frustrated? Learn a three-step process to begin your drawing journey or to

January & February

overcome frustration and enhance already

Jana Milne

established skills. Then building upon the

March & April Shirley Paradis and Tia Kennedy

drawing skills, Michael will show how dramatic light in your painting can be achieved by understanding values. You will work your way through exercises to acquire a skill set that rapidly increases your ability to observe and render any subject matter. These are skills that anybody can learn. This workshop is designed to assist all levels of students, from providing a solid foundation for absolute beginners, to strengthening the skills and approach of those at an intermediate to advanced level. A supply list is available. 38633 Sat, January 20 | 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Image: artwork by Chelsea Wiigs

Membership

IN D I V I DUA L M E MB ER S H IP B ENE F IT S

A RT C LU B M E M B ER SH IP BENEFIT S

$40 per calendar year (includes GST) A Cultural and Historical Services membership is a wonderful way to support exhibitions, educational programs and workshops for children, youth and adults as well as keep current about all that is happening in culture and heritage in Okotoks. You will receive the following benefits for one full year: • Culture program guide e-mailed to you with upcoming events and exhibits three times a year.

$80 per calendar year (includes GST) Belonging to an Art Club is an excellent way to share ideas and inspiration. A complementary Cultural and Historical Services membership is included with an art club membership. Art Club members receive studio use with the following clubs. • The Station Painters meet every Monday between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm in the community room at the RPAC. These talented artists paint in a variety of mediums. • The Phoenix Art Club meets every Monday between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Artists who join the Monday night club explore a variety of art forms, while enjoying the camaraderie of working together.

• First opportunity for tickets and invitations to events and exhibits. • Participation in the exhibition program, including requesting exhibitions and entry into group shows. • Artist-related workshops and seminars. • 10% off in the Gallery Shop (on non-consignment items). NEW! Studio time can be booked for art club members in the art studio during regular business hours. Some restrictions apply. Phone 403.938.3204 for further information.

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• The Silversmithing Club meets every Thursday evening between 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm to explore the world of metal. Those interested in participating in the Silversmithing Club MUST have completed a previous silversmithing course or have experience in metalsmithing and know the basics such as cutting, spacing, soldering and finishing.

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OKOTOKS arT gallerY aT THe STaTiON 53 North Railway Street | Okotoks, AB Winter Hours

(September long weekend to may long weekend)

Tuesday to Saturday | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays Contact P: 403.938.3204 E: culture@okotoks.ca OKOTOKS muSeum aNd arCHiVeS aT HeriTage HOuSe 49 North Railway Street | Okotoks, AB Winter Hours

(September long weekend to may long weekend)

Tuesday to Saturday | 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays Contact P: 403.938.8969 E: culture@okotoks.ca rOTarY PerFOrmiNg arTS CeNTre 3 Elma Street | Okotoks, AB The Rotary Performing Arts Centre is now available for performance and meeting rentals. Contact P: 403.938.3204 E: culture@okotoks.ca

For more information about Town of Okotoks Cultural and Historical services, visit our website at: www.OkotoksCulture.ca

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Cultural Program Guide: winter 2013