Art Gallery of Alberta



July Vibe

July Vibe

Wind down your work week with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. For the July edition of Vibe, come enjoy the music of singer-songwriter Nick Samoil and the folk musical stylings of Rebecca Lappa.

Relish in the long summer nights on our terrace or join Jennifer Poburan in a Blind Grab Mono-Printmaking Session.

Relax, recharge and get inspired, with Vibe at your AGA.

$12.50/$10 for members and Ultra members; available in advance or at the door.

Cash food and beverage bar provided by Zinc.

Friday, July 21
5-9 pm
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Nick Samoil

Nick Samoil is a composer and musician based in Edmonton Alberta. Nick plays mostly

Folk, Rock, and R&B influenced original songs and covers which reflect personal interactions with the people and world around him. Nick has been an active member of the local music scene for more than eight years performing and composing for theatre, film and video games. His band, Jericho West, can be seen regularly in the clubs and bars around town. In addition, he performs frequently as the keyboardist for Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Rebecca Lappa. Nick is now putting the finishing touches on his second album, Beautiful World, due for September 2017 release.


Rebecca Lappa

A highly recognized songwriter, Rebecca Lappa recently garnered a lot of media attention after winning the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta’s Spirit of Vimy Ridge Contest with her original song “The Valiant of Vimy”. Rebecca Lappa and the Revelry have just returned from their Prairie Express tour to support their WCMA nominated CD “Reckless Heart” and are excited to perform at the Ottawa Bluefest for the 2nd year.

Rebecca Lappa, Canadian Folk Music Awards recipient and Edmonton Music Awards winner is Canada’s brightest new folk-rock voice. Her music is a truly special combination of energetic rock melodies and warm roots influences tunes while throwing in a dash of blues. Her story based songs, about history, poetry and life events, carry the listener through a sea of emotions. She performs with her 4 piece band, Rebecca and The Revelry, who give Rebecca’s powerful voice and lush lyrics a rocking beat. The band is made up of Nick Samoil on keys, Madi Myhre on bass and Evan Stewart on Drums. The band has wowed audiences as a finalist in the 2016 She’s the One contest at the Ottawa Blues Festival, Secret Street Car Series, Nextfest, Canada Day at the Legislature, The Needle Vinyl Tavern, Sherwood Park Patio Series, K-Days, Edmonton Unplugged, Black Dog, Fort McMurray Fundraiser and the Sub Stage at the U of A. They have opened for the Pistol Whips, Leeroy Stagger and Jenn Grant.

Rebecca received a Factor Juried Sound Recording grant for her latest album, “Reckless Heart” and teamed up with JUNO-winning producer Russell Broom. While showcasing her compelling songwriting …“The singing is the true knock-out here, the passion of Sheryl Crow with the sensitivity of Sarah McLachlan.” (Mike Ross Gigcity 2016). “Reckless Heart” debuted as # 1 on CJSR’s Top 30 and #10 on iTunes Singer/Songwriter Album chart on Nov.3rd, 2016. Since then it’s charted on many other stations including 5 weeks on CILU Thunder Bay’s Top 10 Folk/Roots/Blues Chart. The singles Crock Pot Girl and Love in a Killing are being played on commercial radio. Russell Broom is nominated for Producer of the Year for “Reckless Heart” at the 2017 Western Canada Music Awards.

Jennifer Poburan

Jennifer Poburan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, and exhibits her paintings as a professional artist in Edmonton. Her portfolio explores ideas around growth and decay in local natural environments, and is expressed physically through patterns of layering and mixed media approaches to the canvas. Poburan has extended her practice through the field of teaching, as well as with other endeavours like providing court sketches to the media. She aims to make an impact in her community through her various roles as artist, teacher, and collaborator. When she is not working in her studio or teaching, she enjoys time well spent with her husband and one-year-old daughter.

Feel the Vibe

Live Music Pop Ups—Vibe


Wind down your workweek with live music, tapas and drinks at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Watch the sun set, listen to emerging and established musical acts and enjoy Zinc’s special menu, cocktails, beer and wine. Art activities round out the evening, and gallery exhibitions are open late.

Watch for summer outdoor editions on the 3rd Floor Terrace


Future Dates

The next Vibe will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

Upcoming Vibe dates:
July 21
August 18

Be Part of Vibe

We’re looking for artists and musicians that are interested in being a part of our mid-late 2017 Vibe events. Details.