Art Gallery of Alberta



March Vibe

March Vibe

Join us on Friday, March 17 for our next edition of Vibe.

Soft March and Funk Velvet will provide the tunes, while you join artist Robert Harpin in an art activity.

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

$20/$15 for members and $10 for Ultra members; available in advance or at the door.

Cash food and beverage bar provided by Zinc.

Friday, March 17
5-9 pm
Tickets available now

Funk Velvet

Funk Velvet is an energetically groovy trio of young and hip artists, based out of Edmonton, AB, who generally play funk, but who often delve into a variety of other tasty genres such as jazz, swing, R&B, blues, rock and what ever else floats their boat. The group was started in 2009 by Nico Humby and Federico Sacchi, and evolved over the years to become a trio composed of Nico Humby, Taylor Rault and Gareth Gilliland. Taylor and Gareth played together in the Littlebirds Big Band at the Yardbird Suite, where they grew to become strong and technically accomplished jazz musicians. Funk Velvet began writing songs inspired by groups such as Led Zeppelin, the Meters and various others spanning over a variety of genres. Over the years, they have hosted and played several concerts at Cha Island and they regularly perform Saturday mornings at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market. Their 11 track debut album “Tasty Snacks” was released in March, 2016.

“Audible Chocolate.” – Zach Lewis

Soft March

Soft March began in 2013 with the songwriting partnership between Joel Kleine and Paul Jensen. Their first collaboration, ‘QEII’, a rootsy singalong song set on Alberta’s highway, was selected as a finalist in ATB’s All-Alberta Songwriting contest from over 130 entries. Since then, they’ve been joined by drummer Tanner Onciul and singer/multi-instrumentalist Rachel Gleddie to create an original folk-pop-rock sound. Lyrically, their songs explore togetherness, separation, loneliness and celebration of their home province.  Musically, they’re at home with Jason Collett, Blue Rodeo and Bahamas with a focus on melodic hooks, full band harmonies and engaging arrangements. Their performance suits an intimate folk club setting as much as it does a big stage.

Robert Harpin

Robert Harpin graduated with a bachelor of fine art degree in drawing from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2006. Since then he has been heavily involved in Edmonton’s art community as a curator, administrator, and artist. Robert Harpin worked on the production team at the Works Art and Design Festival, and at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Culture. Harpin has co-curated The Apartment Show, curated Text Crutch at The Works Gallery at Jackson Power, participated in Gastrosophy and Transmutation, and shown at the Bleeding Heart Art Space and SNAP. Currently, Robert Harpin is a Public Art Officer at the Edmonton Arts Council.

Feel the Vibe

Feel the Vibe

The third Friday of each month, the Art Gallery of Alberta is the after-work place to be as the gallery is transformed into a laid-back lounge with Vibe, a pop-up live music showcase to wind down your week. 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.


Future Dates

The next Vibe will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017. Stay tuned for more details!

Upcoming Vibe dates:
Friday, March 17
Friday, April 21
Friday, May 19

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.