On Jan. 20, four experienced ice carvers coached seven participants in a day-long ice carving workshop on the front patio of Alberta Avenue Community League.
The group worked collectively on a chair and individually on a series of smaller sculptures to show different aspects of the art. Continue reading Came for the ice and stayed for the chainsaw Veteran ice carvers coached participants during workshop
Tradition is important for our family and Valentine’s Day is one of our favourite celebrations. It wasn’t always that way, and it’s taken work to get there. Continue reading Sharing love and community on Valentine’s Day How a holiday became a beloved and treasured family tradition
History and heritage provided organizers with inspiration for this year’s Deep Freeze Festival on Jan. 13-14. Continue reading Evoking our area’s history and heritage Deep Freeze delves into richness of homesteading past
Yule Ave brings the holidays home for people this December with an emphasis on the values of the season.
The event returns for its sixth year at Alberta Avenue Community Centre on Dec. 16 to bring free fun for the whole family.
“I want people to create Christmas, not to buy it,” said organizer Frank Zotter about the upcoming one-day event. Continue reading Annual festival returns to the Ave for a one-day event Yule Ave celebrates the holiday season with families in mind
Christmas is celebrated around the world in many different ways. Now that I’ve been in Canada for four Christmases, I understand Christmas as a good spirit that affects everyone. Continue reading Christmas encourages the spirit of sharing An African immigrant contemplates Christmas traditions
Kaye Ly, a photographer who also wants to work as a community coordinator, created 1,001 Community Cranes, her first art installation for Bleeding Heart Art Space. The installation welcomed guests to the new space on the second floor of 9140 118 Avenue. Continue reading Making community cranes for a great cause
California-based composer Vivian Fung is known for weaving disparate influences into her music. But her latest project, Humanoid, represents her first major piece for electronics, bringing a cellist in dialogue with pre-recorded machine sounds for a 13-minute performance.
“I’m trying to stretch the boundary of what is possible with a single cello,” Fung said. “How many ways can you have an interaction between machine and cellist? That was my idea behind the piece.” Continue reading Composer makes rooftop music at Kaleido Vivian Fung premieres Humanoid on Alberta Avenue
At this year’s Kaleido Family Arts Festival, you might find an alligator lurking along Alberta Avenue. Moulded out of old tires, the treaded reptile will be one of a handful of community art projects created from reused and recycled materials. Continue reading Used materials get a second life as art Kaleido Festival to roll out tire sculptures along the Ave
You’d think that after 12 years of running Kaleido Family Arts Festival, organizers would run out of new ideas, but happily there are plenty of new features to experience from Sept 15-17.
This year, the festival starts at 5 pm instead of 7 pm. Christy Morin, artistic director, describes it as a “soft start” and said food trucks will be on site. Continue reading Take in an action-packed Kaleido Festival Local festival brings artistic treats to the Avenue
Recently, Bowfort Towers, a piece of public art installed in Calgary, caused an uproar. The first theme of criticism was that the cost, $500,000, was wasteful in this economic downturn. The second was aesthetic and cultural, that the art was unattractive. A secondary argument to that was that it resembled Blackfoot burial structures, and that a non-indigenous American artist created this work using indigenous influences without understanding the symbolism. Continue reading Great public art inspires and becomes iconic Become involved and educated before forming an opinion