Art Gallery of Alberta

Just announced! Megan James of Canada pop-synth duo Purity Ring to give rare piano performance at your AGA’s Cloud Nine Refinery!

Limited number of public tickets now on sale for this must-attend event!

Edmonton, AB (February 6/14)The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is thrilled to announce that Megan James from Canada pop-synth duo Purity Ring will give an exclusive piano performance as part of Cloud Nine Refinery late-night art party on February 15, 2014! James will also join former Edmonton Poet Laureate Cadence Weapon as one of the night’s DJs.

A limited number of tickets to this must-attend event have been released to the public and can be purchased in person at AGA Member and Guest Services or online at youraga.ca.

In addition to the performances by Megan James and Cadence Weapon, Cloud Nine Refinery will have guests feeling the love with two interactive art projects, one by Ashley Green of Love Letters 2 Strangers and the other by Ashley Yacyshyn, presented alongside a series of dreamy short film projections by local interdisciplinary artist Mo Ossobleh.

Cloud Nine Refinery is inspired by the elevating elements of your AGA’s popular exhibition Of Heaven and Earth: 500 Years of Italian Painting from Glasgow Museums. This exhibition features artworks by some of the greatest names in European art history including Giovanni Bellini, Sandro Botticelli, Titian and more, and vividly traces the achievements in Italian art over five centuries. The AGA is the only Canadian destination for this exhibition. It’s on view until March 9, 2014 and is organized by the American Federation of Art and Glasgow Museums.

Refinery guests are invited to come looking heaven sent in glowing metallics and soft pastels. Visit your AGA’s Pinterest page for more dress inspiration.

Cloud Nine Refinery
Late-Night Art Party
Saturday, February 15, 9 pm-2 am

$45/$39 AGA Members | AGA Ultra Members 2 for 1 Tickets.
Prices do not include GST. Tickets available for purchase in-person at AGA Member & Guest Services or online at youraga.ca. Refinery is an 18+ event. Guests will be asked for ID at the door.


For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse, Communications Specialist
T: 780.392.2468 E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@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 Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.