Art Gallery of Alberta

AGA invites youth to help create logo for teen drop-in studio

November 9, 2010

EDMONTON, AB –The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is excited to announce Create Your Space: Studio Y Logo Contest; a challenge for youth aged 12-19 to re-design the logo for the Studio Y teen drop-in program. Starting November 26, teens are invited to post their logos to the Studio Y Facebook page for a chance to win a private party at the AGA studios with 30 friends and a prize pack from Shop AGA. The winning logo will also be featured on AGA digital screens and the Studio Y webpage.

Submissions will be accepted from November 26-December 3, 2010 and a winner will be determined based on the number of Facebook “likes” on December 20, 2010. For full contest details and some useful tips, please visit youraga.ca/art-classes/youth.

Participants can alter the logo on their own or join the AGA for a special Studio Y Friday workshop on November 19 at 3:30 pm where they can work with professional artists to re-imagine, re-interpret and re-design the Studio Y logo.

Studio Y is a fun and casual youth program at the AGA, designed especially for 12-19 year olds. Teens can choose from drop-in and registered art classes. Each class is led by a local artist and includes projects and activities that allow teens to explore their own style while learning about art fundamentals and contemporary art-making techniques. Drop-in Fridays feature a different theme and technique every week, while registered Saturday classes run in four-week sessions that focus on one medium, allowing for more in-depth explorations. No experience is required, and all materials are provided.

Studio Y Drop-in Classes
Fridays, 3:30-5:30 pm
$10/workshop
Instructor: Dara Armsden

Studio Y Saturdays
Saturdays, 1-4 pm
Next Session Starts Nov. 27
$60/session
Instructor: Leah Kudel

The Studio Y Logo Contest opens on November 26, and submissions will be accepted until December 3. The voting period is from November 26 until December 17, after which a winner will be determined based on the highest number of votes (likes) and announced on December 20. Entries are to be submitted to the Studio Y Facebook Fan Page.

Enrollment is now open and can be completed online at youraga.ca, by phone at 780.392.2479 or in-person at AGA Guest Services. For more information about AGA education programs please visit youraga.ca.

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For media information, please contact:
Alison Bulloch, Media Relations & Communications Coordinator
T: 780.392.2468 E: alison.bulloch@youraga.ca

ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of over 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc Restaurant; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.

The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.