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April 2014

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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Road Trip Refinery tickets on sale

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Art Gallery of Alberta,
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2C1 Canada

Hit the open road with your AGA for Road Trip Refinery! Under the creative direction of Edmonton-based artist and illustrator Jill Stanton, Road Trip Refinery takes you off the beaten path with a nostalgic twist and some stellar roadside attractions along way! Featuring work by local artists Nickelas “Smokey” Johnson, Laurel Westlund and Creative Director Jill Stanton, along with help from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts Collective, Road Trip Refinery will have you singing along to your favourite…

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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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Studio Y

May 8 @ 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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In-Gallery Talk: Jasper / Robson, 1924

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With Douglas Maclean Walk through the exhibition Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924 with Canadian Art Gallery Director Douglas Maclean. In this informal in-gallery talk, Maclean will explore the differences that Jackson and Harris had about their ideas and contributions to Canadian art. He will also discuss the two painters in relation to the value and perceptions of their work in the Canadian Art market. Canadian Art Gallery Director, Douglas Maclean, is a Canadian art dealer with…

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