Art Gallery of Alberta

Hit the road with your AGA for Road Trip Refinery—this May!

Kick-off summer with tickets to this must-attend art party—tickets on sale to AGA Members today.

Edmonton, AB (April 29/14) – Celebrate Alberta with Road Trip Refinery, the Art Gallery of Alberta’s (AGA) next installment of its popular late-night party series on Saturday, May 24, 9 pm-2 am. Tickets are now on sale to AGA Members. Remaining tickets, if available, will be on sale to the public on Tuesday, May 13 at 10 am. Tickets and AGA Memberships are online at youraga.ca, in person at AGA Member and Guest Services or by phone at 780.422.6223.

Road Trip Refinery will take you off the beaten path with a nostalgic twist and some stellar roadside attractions along the way. Under the creative direction of Edmonton illustrator and artist Jill Stanton, whose floor to ceiling, hand-painted mural is currently on view in your AGA’s Manning Hall, this Refinery features work by Stanton and local artists Nickelas “Smokey” Johnson, and Laurel Westlund, along with help from the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts Collective. Together, the artists will take you on trip through Alberta’s landscape and landmarks with large-scale, comic-influenced paper installations and a giant game of Eye-Spy. Plus, like all good road trips there will be plenty of photos and rockin’ tunes courtesy of DJ Renny Wilson and Zebra Pulse.

According to Stanton this Refinery is “a version of a crazy Alberta road trip, filtered through the lens of kids’ brains, fever dreams, altered memory and comic books.”

This Road Trip calls for some cool travel threads! Pop on your Ray Bans and be casual chic in socks and sandals, flowing sundresses, shorts and a lot of denim. Strap on a fanny pack, grab your camera and be ready for adventure! Visit your AGA’s Pinterest page for more dress inspiration.

Road Trip Refinery is inspired by the exhibitions High Adventure: Byron Harmon on the Columbia Icefield, 1924; Lawren Harris and A.Y. Jackson: Jasper / Robson, 1924; and 90 x 90: Celebrating Art in Alberta, presented as part of your AGA’s 90th birthday. So, go ahead—party like you’re 90!

Road Trip Refinery late-night art party is sponsored by Langham Developments.

For more information on the Road Trip Refinery program and for contributor bios please visit youraga.ca/roadtrip.

Road Trip Refinery
Late-Night Art Party Saturday, May 24, 9 pm-2 am

$45/$39 AGA Members | AGA Ultra Members 2 for 1 Tickets.
Prices do not include GST.

Tickets on sale to AGA Members April 29 at 10 am; public tickets on sale May 13.
Tickets available for purchase online at youraga.ca, in person at AGA Member and Guest Services or by phone at 780.422.6223.

Refinery is an 18+ event. Guests will be asked for ID at the door. Only official tickets printed by the AGA will be accepted at the event. Guests will receive their official Refinery tickets in the mail. Tickets are non-refundable.


For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse
Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468
E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca

Oksana Gowin
Director of Marketing and Communications
T: 780.392.2466
E: Oksana.Gowin@youraga.ca


ABOUT REFINERY LATE-NIGHT ART PARTIES
Refinery is one of Alberta’s must-attend events, hosting a sold-out crowd of 800+ people at each party. Thousands of guests have taken part in this series. Parties are often themed around current AGA exhibitions and feature projects by artists, designers and performers from the local arts community. Refinery aims to provide audiences with access to art in its many diverse forms, media and manifestations. Refinery is not an AGA fundraising event but one of the unique ways the Art Gallery of Alberta connects people, art and ideas.

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 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 Edmonton Arts Council, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.