AB Culture Days at cSPACE

Experience Alberta Culture Days
September 27 & 28

Alberta Culture Days is the perfect time to experience the diverse, living, breathing, and ever-changing arts hub that is cSPACE. Be a part of the cultural thread and introduce yourself to an arts community that will shape where Calgary is going.

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Located at cSPACE King Edward

When:

Friday September 28, 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Saturday September 29, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

 

Where:

cSPACE King Edward
1721 29th Avenue SW
T2T 6T7
Tours, workshops and demonstrations take place at various locations throughout the building and grounds

 

Join us Friday, September 28th for various arts & culture exhibits, tours and demonstrations. Saturday September 29th will feature our Farmers Makers Market and Dandy Brewing Beer Garden, located in the cSPACE Park.

Join the cSPACE Residents for Alberta Culture Days Events

cSPACE King Edward is open to the public and free to attend for AB Culture Days! Now is your chance to register for free classes, or drop-in to learn more about our resident businesses. See some highlights below.

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Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society

AWCS is here to help you tell your story. The society was created to help hobby writers, professionals, and screen writers hone their skill or provide guidance for publishing. Whether you are seeking creativity or looking to improve technical writing skills, you can join hundreds of other writers ranging in all ages and subject matter. Drop by during AB Culture Days to explore workshops, or view the entire course offering online:

 

 

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Alliance Française

Founded in 1947, Alliance Française is not only an educational organization but also a Global network with deep roots in the French language and francophone culture. The Calgary chapter hosts many cultural events and gatherings, be sure to check out Café Croissant – a French breakfast at cSPACE King Edward on September 29th. Browse the beautiful library located on the 3rd floor of the cSPACE King Edward Building, or take up a French language class for any level of learning. Alliance Française provides beginner to advanced classes and action-based teaching to prepare you for travel, business, or just casual conversation.

 

Register for Café Croissant, September 29th at cSPACE King Edward:


REGISTER ONLINE

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Atelier Artista

ATELIER ARTISTA is the working studio of Brian Batista, an artist, educator, and mentor with a diverse artistic background in animation, video, sculpture, painting, and drawing. Brian currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design, Quickdraw Animation Society, and at Swinton’s, and will be opening a private atelier and school at cSPACE King Edward.

Be sure to stop by Atelier Artista on Alberta Culture days for a drop in demonstration and open house as well as drop in clothed figure life drawing session. Learn more about available courses:


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Calgary Allied Arts Residency

The CAAF Residency is a program offered by the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports and encourages the development of art and culture in Calgary. Drop by the 4th floor studio acting as an “arts incubator” with an open exhibition during AB Culture Days.

 

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Feast Letterpress

Feast Letterpress takes us back to the days of analog printing, operated by humans. Offering creative design + printing services, Feast uses top notch methods to create finished products that look and feel beautiful. Stop by during AB Culture Days to test this unique printing press out yourself, and take advantage of Feast’s business card promo!

 

Get in touch with Feast for custom notebooks, wedding invitations, business cards, or any stationery project. Visit their website for more:

 


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Metrographics

Metrographics was founded in 1981 and continues to be at the forefront of where artistic vision meets communications. From public art installations, identity development, and interpretive design, to corporate communications, Metro’s distinctiveness comes from a seamless blend of graphic design and fine art.

 

Learn more about this award-winning design and production studio:

 

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Natalie Gerber Studio

Natalie Gerber hosts Studio Workshops and produces a sophisticated lifestyle collection of home décor, fashion accessories, and textile collections. Learn a range of skills such as Yardage Printing, Screen Printing, Block Printing, Natural Dyeing, and Indigo Dyeing for beginner to advanced techniques. Join Natalie in her cSPACE King Edward studio during AB Culture Days for free demos and workshops.

 

Save your spot and register for Free Demos and Workshops during AB Culture Days:

 

REGISTER ONLINE

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Paula Timm Artist+Studio

Paula Timm is a visual artist, instructor and writer inspired by observing the narrative in urban and rural life. An advocate for Creativity, Paula partners with Calgary artists and not-for-profit organizations to foster community engagement initiatives that promote and encourage the healing relationship between wellness and creativity. Her hope is to inspire others to consider their own personal journey and its important connection to self-expression.

 

Join Paula Timm in her studio on Friday evening for a Fireside Chat for a lively discussion on her journey to entrepreneurship, through creativity and  wellness. Don’t forget to sign up for creative demonstrations and mixed media workshops on Saturday or pop in to meet some of our other talented instructors.

 

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Quest Theatre

Come visit Quest Theatre on the 3rd Floor of cSPACE King Edward School for some shadowy adventures. Bring your parents, come play in the lights, and make some amazing stories! If you bring your imaginations, we’ll bring the fun. Enjoy our mini shadow theatre or go big with wall projections. We’ll be there to explore with you from 10am – 2pm on September 28 & 29! Who says you can’t play in the halls? We may even have some special guests come out to visit… SEE YOU THERE!.

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Riyoko Clothing + Workshops

Designed by Kristi Woo, Riyoko is a sustainable clothing brand that is ethically sourced and sewn in Calgary. Find pieces tailored for freedom while travelling by bike, plane, or foot, to anywhere.

 

You can find Kristi Woo’s studio on the 4th floor of cSPACE, or stop by the Riyoko booth at the Farmers Makers Market during Alberta Culture Days. For those more curious about the craft behind the clothes, Kristi Woo offers Pattern Making and Repair Workshops. Register for workshops and shop online:

 


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Shona Rae + Blackboard Gallery

Blackboard Gallery is a commercial jewellery gallery curated by artist and maker, Shona Rae. Shop a curated collection produced by Fine Art Jewellers, located on the 2nd floor of the cSPACE King Edward building. Every artisanal piece is hand crafted with Goldsmith standards and precision.


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Full Schedule – Alberta Culture Days
September 27 & 28

A detailed look at the events, workshops, demos, and drop-in programs at cSPACE King Edward.

10:00am – 5:00pm

Cecile Albi Artist Studio
Open Studio & Artist Reception
Suite 420

Painting exhibited on the fourth floor in the Cupola gallery and L4 Hallway Gallery.

Paintings are available for sale.
cecilealbi.com

10:00am – 5:00pm

Quest Theatre
Shadow Nook

Come and play with shadows! Overhead projectors, life-size and mini shadow screens, and lots of solid and coloured cut outs delight curious and creative kids of all ages. Hosted in Quest Theatre’s rehearsal hall on the 3rd floor!
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12:00pm – 5:00pm

Feast Letterpress
Open Studio – Hand printed postcards
Suite 210

Using a combination of antique equipment and modern techniques we create beautifully crafted letterpress pieces. Visit us and experience this unique process for yourself and hand print a postcard on our 100 year old press. Explore the studio, see the letterpress goodness up close and shop for hand printed stationery and paper goods.
feastletterpress.com

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Blackboard Gallery
Goldsmithing Demonstrations
L2 Studio

Come into our studio to get a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of goldsmithing. Learn about tools of the trade, techniques, and more. Witness jewellery making in action by Shona Rae Studios students and Blackboard Gallery artists.
blackboardgallery.com

5:00pm – 8:00 pm

Atelier Artista
Fine Art Tasting Menu
Suite 410 & L4 Hallway Gallery

Gallery opening, open house, and demonstrations. Drop into our studio, and check out our student exhibition on the fourth floor.
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5:00pm – 8:00 pm

Assemble Work/Shop & Riyoko Studios
L4 Studio 445

Come see a how a local designer’s responsible fashion process works! There will be a demonstration inside the studio about how Riyoko’s small manufacturing process works from pattern to finished piece.

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Studio C
Collaborative Art Centre Drop In
Suite 235

In the studio: painting demo
In the gallery: pop-up project
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6:30pm – 9:00pm

Springboard Performance
Community Lantern Building
L1 Studio Theatre

Come out to honour and celebrate the Iinii, the buffalo that once were a part of this robust environment. Create beautiful lanterns to carry in procession, watch films, share in song, dance, and story, and celebrate the history of the buffalo of this land.

Guided by Blackfoot Elder, Raymond Many Bears with additional stories by Troy Emery Twigg, and lantern-puppets from “Iinisikimm” a homecoming for the buffalo of Canada. Drumming by Anders Hunter of Eya Hey Nakoda. Build lanterns in free workshops and join the procession that will end in a round dance.

1:00pm-4:00pm

Alberta Craft Council
Finding a Common Thread

Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary will be doing interactive demonstrations with spinning wheels and looms—the tools they use to create cloth from scratch! They will explain how these work and invite you to explore the possibilities. Guild members will also be on-hand to discuss the 40 Mile Coat project, and how they collaboratively used materials sourced within a 40-mile radius of the Calgary Ring Road. The 40 Mile Coat exemplifies the guild’s mandate “to provide a forum for creative inspiration and shared knowledge in weaving, spinning and related fibre-arts”, and will on display until September 30. The Heritage Weavers and Spinners began in 1978 and continue to be actively involved in the Calgary fibre arts community. We offer weaving, spinning, dyeing and related fibre art workshops and classes throughout the year, and hold an annual fall sale.

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Wolves Unleashed – free screening
L1 Studio Theatre

Wolves Unleashed – Against All Odds, is the next film in the award-winning series which follows world renowned animal trainer, Andrew Simpson.

Andrew’s Alberta based company, Instinct Animals for Film, trains and cares for wolves featured in major motion pictures like The Revenant. Perhaps most famous is Quigley, the wolf who starred as Jon Snow’s direwolf  “Ghost” in Game of Thrones.

*Generously donated by the Calgary Underground Film Festival.

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5:30pm – 9:00pm

OBAD
Art, Music, and Wellness
L4 in the RGO Treehouse

This community outreach event comprises two engaging presentations built around the 2019 Culture Days theme of Creativity, the Arts, and Wellbeing. Attendees will gain insight to research linking creativity and wellness. 

 6:00pm

Music for Mental Health
A talk given by music therapist Jennifer Buchanan.

7:00 pm

Prescriptions for Art
Presented by artist Dick Averns.

Attendees can share their own insight by contributing personal narratives in either of the Q+A sessions following each talk and during the discussions. Art, Music and Wellbeing is a SITE cPROJECT promoting wellbeing through artistic programming and creative peer support, for anyone touched by mood disorders. cPROJECTS are an initiative of OBAD (Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorder). Buchanan’s book, Wellness Incorporated, will also be for sale.

This event is free. You may attend either the whole event or just one or two components.

Pre-registration via Eventbrite is encouraged. Drop-in attendance welcome based on space.

REGISTER 

10:00am – 1:00pm

Atelier Artista
“Make & Take” Adult and Kids Class
Suite 410

All art supplies included and all skill levels welcome.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Open house, demonstrations, and drop-in figure drawing.

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Drop-in clothed figure drawing.

10:00am – 5:00pm

Cecile Albi Artist Studio
Open Studio & Artist Reception
Suite 420

Painting exhibited on the fourth floor in the Cupola gallery and L4 Hallway Gallery.

Paintings are available for sale.

cecilealbi.com

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Springboard Performance
Community Lantern Making Workshop
L4 Treehouse South
Come out to honour and celebrate the Iinii, the buffalo that once were a part of this robust environment. Create beautiful lanterns to carry in procession, watch films, share in song, dance, and story, and celebrate the history of the buffalo of this land. Guided by Blackfoot Elder, Raymond Many Bears with additional stories by Troy Emery Twigg, and lantern-puppets from “Iinisikimm” a homecoming for the buffalo of Canada. Drumming by Anders Hunter of Eya Hey Nakoda. Build lanterns in free workshops and join the procession that will end in a round dance.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Quest Theatre
Shadow Box Theatre

Come and play with shadows! Overhead projectors, life-size and mini shadow screens, and lots of solid and coloured cut outs delight curious and creative kids of all ages. Hosted in Quest Theatre’s rehearsal hall on the 3rd floor!

10:00am – 1:00pm

Atelier Artista
“Make & Take” Adult and Kids Class
Suite 410

All art supplies included and all skill levels welcome.

1:00pm – 5:00pm

Open house, demonstrations, and drop-in figure drawing.

5:00pm – 8:00pm

Drop-in clothed figure drawing.

11:00am – 4:00pm

Studio C
Collaborative Art Centre Drop In
Suite 235

In the studio: interactive mural
In the gallery: photo booth

 

Studio C

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Blackboard Gallery
Goldsmithing Demonstrations
L2 Studio

Come into our studio to get a behind the scenes glimpse into the world of goldsmithing. Learn about tools of the trade, techniques, and more. Witness jewellery making in action by Shona Rae Studios students and Blackboard Gallery artists.

Blackboard Gallery

9:30am – 12:30pm

Café-Philo
AFC

10:00am – 3:00pm

Farmers Makers Market
The Park (Off 30th Ave SW)

10:00am – 3:30pm
Splish, Splash, take Shape

Get your feet wet with wet felting and fibre artist, Cindy Giesbrecht. Fun for all ages!

In 15 minutes, create a small fun felted piece to take home. Try this centuries-old technique in a decidedly fun manner as Cindy walks you through the different types of wool and how they are used to create everything from a yurt to a mohair sweater.
10:00am – 5:00pm
Heritage Weavers and Spinners Guild of Calgary will be doing interactive demonstrations with spinning wheels and looms—the tools they use to create cloth from scratch! They will explain how these work and invite you to explore the possibilities. Guild members will also be on-hand to discuss the 40 Mile Coat project, and how they collaboratively used materials sourced within a 40-mile radius of the Calgary Ring Road. The 40 Mile Coat exemplifies the guild’s mandate “to provide a forum for creative inspiration and shared knowledge in weaving, spinning and related fibre-arts”, and will on display until September 30. The Heritage Weavers and Spinners began in 1978 and continue to be actively involved in the Calgary fibre arts community. We offer weaving, spinning, dyeing and related fibre art workshops and classes throughout the year, and hold an annual fall sale.
11:00am – 3:00pm
Assemble Work/Shop & Riyoko Studios
L4 Studio 445
Learn how to make felt beads & bowls! Come join in an interactive Felting demo inside the studio with Katherine Bohnam from Heritage Weavers & Spinners.
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Assemble Work/Shop
L4 RGO Treehouse North
Alma Newton, Assemble Work/Shop’s prolific master dyer for Anne Kirsten & Aileen B’s designs, will demonstrate needle felting. Come give it a try!
12:00pm – 5:00pm

Feast Letterpress
Open Studio – Hand printed postcards
Suite 210

Using a combination of antique equipment and modern techniques we create beautifully crafted letterpress pieces. Visit us and experience this unique process for yourself and hand print a postcard on our 100 year old press. Explore the studio, see the letterpress goodness up close and shop for hand printed stationery and paper goods.

feastletterpress.com

10:00am – 3:00pm

Youth Booth
AWCS
Think AWCS is just for adults? Think again Bruh. Meet some of our Youth Program participants and get the goods on all of our youth-approved classes and clubs. From home school to after school, homework help to dungeons and dragons. Write a novel, create a comic, dabble in poetry, or simply get your creative on.

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