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May 5, 2010
EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) will shake things up for Mother’s Day with a Make Some Noise! themed All Day Sunday on May 9 from 10 am to 5 pm. Taking inspiration from Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s audio installations, The Murder of Crows and Storm Room, the All Day Sunday event will include art-inspired activities designed for Gallery patrons of all ages. Visitors will be able to create musical instruments, listen to a storyteller from T.A.L.E.S., participate in a dance-off and join in the production of an AGA music video. Working with equipment supplied by Film and Video Arts Society of Alberta (FAVA) and led by local filmmaker Katrina Beatty of Loud Whisper Productions, kids and adults alike will get to participate in the filming of a music video with music supplied by local musician Rob Batke from Edmonton-based band The Faunts.
All Day Sunday: Make Some Noise!
Sunday, May 9, 10 am-5 pm
Free with Admission
All Day Sunday takes place on the second Sunday of every month from 10 am to 5 pm. All visitors to the Gallery can participate in programs and projects scheduled throughout the day. Activities are themed around current exhibitions with new art adventures for people of all ages each month. Join us for inspiring hands-on workshops, wacky exhibition tours and unique activities that explore, expand and animate AGA exhibitions. For upcoming All Day Sunday dates and themes, please visit youraga.ca
This weekend is also the last chance to see two exhibitions, The Murder of Crows and Storm Room, closing on May 9. After May 9, the two gallery spaces will be closed to prepare the upcoming summer exhibitions, TIMELAND: 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art and Sandra Bromley: FIRE, opening on May 29, 2010. Beginning on May 10, 2010, special admission rates will be in effect during the closure of these galleries. For more information on the special admissions, please visit youraga.ca
For more information, please contact:
Sarah Hoyles, Media Relations & Communications Coordinator
T: 780.392.2468 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 opens 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 resto lounge; 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.
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