Refinery | Danse Macabre
Saturday, October 29, 9pm-2am
Thank you to everyone who joined us to celebrate the darker side of Refinery this Halloween with Danse Macabre – the Dance of the Dead. Taking inspiration from current exhibitions, this late-night art party conjured ideas of morality and mortality.
Brandon Mario Bilhete
From a young age Brandon has been thoroughly steeped in the world of the arts. His work touches on subjects of addiction, depression, lost innocence and the beautiful ugly, Brandon uses the perceived lightness of classic cartoon characters and angelic creatures to contrast and accentuate these heavier themes. His works blend elements of the macabre, counter-culture, psychedelia and his own observations of culture and modern city living.
Paul Freeman currently resides in Edmonton Alberta where he the founding artist and artistic Director at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts and is a contract Drawing instructor in the department of Art & Design in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. Freeman is a practicing artist with numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1998, and has work in public and private collections. Freeman has been a resident artist at numerous public schools and both the iHuman Youth Society, the Strathcona youth Drop-in centre and Boyle Street Community Services.
Robert Reid is an Edmonton based photographer, specializing in artistic and ethereal portrait photography. With a style consisting of colourful imagery, razor-thin depth of field, and a fearless use of negative space, Robert Reid’s photographs truly come to life.
The Edmonton Calligraphic Society
The Edmonton Calligraphic Society is a group of calligraphers, lettering artists and advocates of handwriting. Their passion is to study, to write and to promote hand lettering as a visual art form in Edmonton, Alberta and the surrounding area. The mission of the ECS is to develop and refine calligraphy and related arts among members, and to introduce and promote the art of calligraphy to the general public in the Edmonton area.
Byron is an Edmonton based performer that works professionally as an improviser, actor and magician. As a magician he has toured around western Canada busking, doing corporate events and performing in Fringe Festivals. Byron is the Founder and Artistic Director of Grindstone Theatre and performs regularly in their hit show The 11 O’clock Number; The Improvised Musical. Byron’s Acting credits include A Christmas Carol (Citadel Theatre), Bombitty of Errors (Edmonton Actors Theatre), Bone Cage (Theatre YES), The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged (Grindstone Theatre), Pinocchio, Aladdin (Alberta Opera) and The Vibrator Play (Trunk Theatre). Byron is a graduate of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland MA Musical Theatre Performance and MacEwan University Theatre Arts Program.
DJ L.A. FOSTER
Edmonton born – Montreal raised – Buenos Aires taught. A wild singer with a strong bass drum. Tinged with sadness, the EP Saudade is full of heartfelt and intelligent future hits. Currently collaborating with UK artists Brother May and TØNE, L.A. is planning a South American tour for the end of 2016.