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April 2014

Art for Lunch

April 17 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

Photographing the Rockies: Byron Harmon and the Columbia Icefields In 1924, photographer Byron Harmon set out on a large expedition to photograph the Columbia Icefields. Equipped with a motion-picture camera and multiple still cameras, Harmon brought back images for a public desiring sights of this rugged terrain. In this Art for Lunch, learn more about Harmon’s daunting trek and the legacy of his photography in the early years of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. Held in conjunction with High Adventures:…

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Studio Y

April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$12/workshop Studio Y is a space where youth can explore art-making, self expression and meet other teen artists. Taught by experienced artist-instructors, Studio Y Workshops are designed for youth aged 13-17 and aim to offer young artists opportunities to explore their own artistic style while learning about contemporary art-making techniques. Studio Y workshops introduce projects and ideas that give the space for youth to discover their creative voice, develop their range of technical skills, and explore materials in a supportive,…

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High Altitude Film Series: 127 Hours

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metro Cinema,
8712 109 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Canada
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127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ralston examines his life and survives the elements to finally discover he has the courage and the wherewithal to extricate himself by any means necessary, scale a 65 foot wall and hike over eight miles before he is finally rescued.…

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The AGA Presents: W. Brett Wilson

April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Your AGA is pleased to present a special talk by W. Brett Wilson, well-known Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and ‘Dragon Emeritus’ from the hit CBC show Dragons’ Den. Wilson will be speaking, for the first time ever, on the subject of his two very unique prairie influenced collections. W. Brett Wilson is a Canadian entrepreneur, philanthropist and still the all-time leading deal maker on CBC’s hit TV show, Dragons’ Den. Hailing from North Battleford, Saskatchewan, he has a regular column on…

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AGA Book Club: Silent Spring

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Considered the inspiration for the environmental movement, Silent Spring has also been dubbed one of the most harmful books of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Rachel Carson was a respected scientist and an award-winning writer when she wrote about the impact of chemicals on the environment and unleashed a storm of controversy that continues more than fifty years after the publication of her ground-breaking work. Join the AGA Book Club on April 23, at 7 p.m., when we discuss Silent…

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Studio Y

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$12/workshop Studio Y is a space where youth can explore art-making, self expression and meet other teen artists. Taught by experienced artist-instructors, Studio Y Workshops are designed for youth aged 13-17 and aim to offer young artists opportunities to explore their own artistic style while learning about contemporary art-making techniques. Studio Y workshops introduce projects and ideas that give the space for youth to discover their creative voice, develop their range of technical skills, and explore materials in a supportive,…

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Servus Night

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free Gallery admission from 6-9 pm on the last Thursday of every month. Courtesy of Servus Credit Union

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All Day Sunday: Rocky Mountain Adventures

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What does it mean to document something? Take a closer look at different ways artists from the past have captured our environment and our home in Jasper/Robson, featuring Lawren Harris and AY Jackson, and High Adventure: Byron Harmon in the Columbia Icefield, 1924. Then draw, paint and create your own unique point of view. Activities | 12-4 pm Family Fun Tour | 2 pm Free with Gallery Admission BMO All Day Sundays at your AGA feature an afternoon packed full…

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May 2014

Studio Y

May 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

$12/workshop Studio Y is a space where youth can explore art-making, self expression and meet other teen artists. Taught by experienced artist-instructors, Studio Y Workshops are designed for youth aged 13-17 and aim to offer young artists opportunities to explore their own artistic style while learning about contemporary art-making techniques. Studio Y workshops introduce projects and ideas that give the space for youth to discover their creative voice, develop their range of technical skills, and explore materials in a supportive,…

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Art On The Block

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One night. Over 100 incredible auction items. An infinitely fantastic time. Capturing a great piece of art by a recognized Canadian artist requires focus, agility and one fierce outfit. Art on the Block returns with 100 art auction items for art enthusiasts and collectors alike. Add cocktails, canapés and conversation to the mix and you the social event of the season. Proceeds raised continue to help your AGA bring outstanding programming to our community — as we have been doing…

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