Art Gallery of Alberta

2010 Alberta Biennial artists to perform live on AGA terrace

The Cedar Tavern Singers help celebrate the closing of the exhibition TIMELAND with special musical performance

August 24, 2010

EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) invites the public to celebrate the last weekend of TIMELAND: The 2010 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art with a live performance by featured Lethbridge artists The Cedar Tavern Singers. Join the AGA on Friday, August 27 at 7 pm for a musical show and cocktails on the City of Edmonton Terrace. A tour of the exhibition will be offered at 8 pm. Tickets are $10 or free for AGA Members, and can be purchased/reserved online at youraga.ca.

On the Deck with the Cedar Tavern Singers
Friday, August 27, 7 pm
$10 / Free for AGA Members (includes admission to and tour of TIMELAND)
Art Gallery of Alberta, City of Edmonton Terrace
Tickets at youraga.ca

The Cedar Tavern Singers (AKA Les Phonoréalistes) are Daniel Wong and Mary-Anne McTrowe. Formed in 2006 during a thematic residency at The Banff Centre, the band uses ukulele, art history and popular culture to create ironic yet sincere folk-satire. For more about The Cedar Tavern Singers visit their website: www.thephonorealistes.com

The 2010 Alberta Biennial, titled TIMELAND, comprises of works by 24 emerging and established Albertan artists. This is the 7th installment of the exhibition and is guest curated by Richard Rhodes, Editor of the national visual arts magazine, Canadian Art. Presented by ATB Financial, the Alberta Biennial highlights the diversity of contemporary art in Alberta. The exhibition runs until August 29, 2010. More information about the exhibition, including full artist bios, can be found online at albertabiennial.youraga.ca

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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. It is 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 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.