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February 14, 2011
EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is shifting into party mode with the next installment of its popular late night series, Refinery. The first Refinery party of 2011 is inspired by the current exhibition BRIAN JUNGEN, and will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 9 pm-2 am.
Tickets for the event are on now on sale to the general public. Tickets are available to those 18 years of age or older at the AGA or online at youraga.ca; prices are $25 for the general pubic, $20 for AGA Members and $10 for AGA Ultra Members. The last Refinery party sold out, with more than 800 people in attendance.
The March 5 event will feature performances by Rhythm Speaks, an Edmonton-based dance crew who fuses First Nations and Hip Hop influences in their work. Hands-on art projects and group installations, inspired by Brian Jungen’s famed works, Shapeshifter and Carapace, will take place throughout the night. Party-goers will be able to create their own art from mass-produced objects and make model habitats for a suburban scene. Exhibitions, including BRIAN JUNGEN; Nature and Spirit: Emily Carr’s Coastal Landscapes and Haida Art: Mapping an Ancient Language will also be open for viewing. Music by DJ Junior Brown (www.djjiuniorbrown.com – Halo) and refreshments by ZINCatering will round-out the night.
The AGA’s Refinery parties feature interactive art projects, performances, music and access to AGA exhibitions. Each party includes new Alberta-based talent, and is inspired by a different AGA exhibition.
Refinery Late Night Art Party
Saturday, March 5, 9 pm–2 am
Art Gallery of Alberta
$20 Members / $10 Ultra Members / $25 Non-Members
Must be 18+ to attend
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 more than 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.
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