September is a great month for the arts! It’s both Month of the Artist and when we celebrate Culture Days in Alberta. Visit us at the AGA to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture including the activities below:
- Sept 9: #AGAlive Community Tour with Arlo Maverick of Black Every Day, register here.
- Exhibitions: Be sure to catch Black Every Day, Anna Hawkins and the Africa Centre’s showcase of artworks in the Community Gallery before they close in September.
Sept. 25 & 26: Close out the last weekend of Alberta Culture Days with $5 admission for adults, seniors and students and free admission for kids 12 and under. Enjoy our current exhibitions and two days of family-friendly activities including:
- 12-3pm: Braxton Santiago-Garneau will lead another hands-on workshop that will encourage participants to create a colorful portrait. These portraits will be displayed throughout the Gallery, building a community collage of people who visited the AGA during Alberta Culture Days. Santiago-Garneau is a multimedia Albertan artist whose work is currently on display at the AGA in the exhibition Black Every Day.
- 3pm: Saturday Intro to Breaking with Creeasian -3pm open to everyone, pre-registration recommended. We have developed a DJ workshop for teens and young adults with Edmonton’s current Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Creeasian, who fuses cultural traditions with hip hop in his music and dancing practice. Register here.
- 12-3pm: We will host a recycled plastic lantern-making workshop geared to families by Yong Fei Guan, a Chinese-Canadian artist featured in our exhibition The Scene. In her work, Guan explores multicultural identity, politics and our relationship to environmental issues. This workshop will transform single-use plastic into art.
- 3pm: Intro to Beat Making with Creeasian for teens only. Pre-registration recommended.We have developed a DJ workshop for teens and young adults with Edmonton’s current Indigenous Artist-in-Residence, Creeasian, who fuses cultural traditions with hip hop in his music and dancing practice. Register here.
The AGA’s Culture Days activities are generously supported by Capital Power.