In this month’s edition of Hello, My Name is Art we invite you to join us in the exhibition Peter von Tiesenhausen: Songs for Pythagoras for a deep looking session focused on one piece in the exhibition.
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has the letterpress survived in a digital age?
Create movement in a piece of art by using a technique called assert and obliterate. Draw something with charcoal, cover it with white acrylic paint, draw some more, cover some of it up again. Going back and forth between these media will produce interesting results, surprise and satisfy you.
Have a project you want to finish? How about something you want to start making? Or maybe you just want to tinker with some new mediums or techniques? Come make use of our open studio and array of resources to create whatever’s been stuck in your head.
Do you have a favourite word? A phrase you would love to see and hear, again and again? Explore creating text in textile! Amy Malbeuf, a Metis artist in the exhibition WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project, explores words and phrases in Cree, English, and Michif using traditional crafts. Learn the traditional craft practises of stitchery, cloth, thread and felting, and make your own art/craft piece!
The next in our Community Tour series will be lead by Debra Davidson, a professor at the University of Alberta specializing in environmental sociology, climate change and the politics of natural resource use and extraction.