Arts Week 2014 will be September 20-27 this year with many great art related events at locations throughout downtown Yellowknife. Aurora Arts Society is celebrating its 15th Arts Week this year and are looking forward to celebrating the arts within the community.
Below is a full schedule of events for the week along with a information on what you can expect:
Recycled Glass Workshops
Saturday, September 20
Old Town Glassworks
3510 McDonald Drive
Try your hand to working with recycled glass at Yellowknife’s now famous Old Town Glassworks. For available times and cost call 669-7654 or email email@example.com
Arts Week Kick Off
Saturday, September 20 from 6-9 pm
Join us at the Prince of Wale Northern Heritage Centre Café for the kick-off of Arts Week 2014. Here from different speakers and have a first hand look at this years Transhformation Exhibit. Beverages and snacks will be on hand.
Sept 21-27, museum hours
Stop in at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre Auditorium throughout the week and view this years submissions to the Trashformation Exhibit. Artist are challenged to create art pieces from 80% recycled material. They are encouraged to scavenge from their yards, friends yards, garage sales and the dump. As well as being on display all week, the winner of this competition will be announced at the Arts Week closing reception on the 26th.
Altered Books: Found Poems Workshop
Jessica Gowling (visiting artist)
Sunday, September 21, 1 – 4 pm
Jessica Gowling will be facilitating a found poem and altered book workshop. Participants will be creating a poem from a text in their book and altering the page by creating an image related to the poem they “discover”.
Participants will need to bring whatever materials they want to use to alter their books (paint, markers, ink etc.) We will have books for participants to alter OR they can bring their own.
Recommended materials: paint, brushes, water container; or markers, ink or pencil crayons; as well as some newspaper or newsprint, a glue stick, and scissors.
$25/per participant – Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Studio Tours
Sunday, September 21 from 12-4 pm
Various Locations – Start at G472
Take yourself on a self-guided tour through various artist studios in Yellowknife. This tour will give you the opportunity to see first hand how each artist creates their work and the chance to discuss it with them. Check our website for further information auroraarts.ca
Stolons: Interactive Installation presented by PWHNC
Monday, September 22 – Saturday, September 27
Courtney Chetwynd (visiting artist)
11 am -5 pm daily, PWNHC
Working from a Fort McPherson tent in the museum lobby, Courtney Chetwynd collects intimate ideas and memories Northerners have of their home.
This installation work explores the construction of identity, memory, and home as a spatial process that is not only physical, but investigated through the ‘invisible’ found within actions, relationships, and stories.
More information on this installation can be found on the PWNHC website: http://www.pwnhc.ca/visit/Event.asp?EventID=532
Artist Meet and Greet
Samantha Stuart (Photographer)
Monday, September 22, 5-8 pm
Going local Photographer Samantha Stuart at the Gallery on 47th Street as she hosts a public artist meet and greet.
Clients, artists and the public are welcome to come meet Samantha, view the AAS members exhibit that will be on display all week and have some fun with a photo booth.
Artist Talk: Mastering Etsy
Tuesday, September 23, 7-9 pm
Jessica Gowling is a visiting artist from Kootney Mountain area of BC, who will being a talking about her journey and art. She is a traditional printmaker, detailed illustrator, animal hugger, forest adventurer & creative blogger. You can read more about Jessica and follow her blog at naturesmyfriend.me.
Panel Discussion: Marketing Your Art
Jessica Gowling, Pat Kane, Alison McCreesh, Nancy Mullick
Wednesday, September 24 from 7-9pm
Join us for a panel discussion on Marketing Your Art at the Northern Frontier Visitor Centre. Each panelist comes from a different background and different approach to marketing their art and have both success and failure along the way. Through this discussion you might develop ideas on how to can approach it for your own artwork, whether online or within your community.
Artist Talk: Stolons
Thursday, September 25, 7-9 pm
Go visiting artist Courtney Chetwynd at The Gallery on 47th Street as she talks about her instalment Stolons, which is on display at the PWNHC.
Closing and Awards
Friday, September 26 from 6-10 pm
Finally, join us again at The Gallery on 47th Street for the Arts Week closing reception. Wine and snacks will be on hand while you once again enjoy the work of the Aurora Arts Society members. Winners of the Trashformation contest will also be announced.
PWNHC = Museum
NFVA = Visitors Centre
G47 = Gallery on 47th Street