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Friday, September 27, 2013

Prairie Tales in Hobbema for the Culture Days 2013

Prairie Tales in Hobbema for the Culture Days
Zoe and Bailey delivered a film making workshop followed by screening of PT 15 films on September 27, 2013 from 9:30 to 11:30 am.  Twenty eight participants attended the workshop.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes Exhibit in Wetaskiwin from October 10 – 20, 2011

Exhibit in Wetaskiwin from October 10 – 20, 2011
(Canadian Commission for UNESCO Press Release) – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom have launched a traveling exhibition of editorial cartoons entitled Freedom of Expression in Broad Strokes.
The exhibit is being shown at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on May 3, UNESCO World Press Freedom Day. It will then travel across Canada where it will be displayed in cities that are members of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination. Liberty of expression and freedom of the press remain elusive, as cartoonists working under repressive regimes ‐ and even in some democratic countries ‐ face very real threats and dangers. In some countries, cartoonists, like their journalistic colleagues, are threatened with intimidation and physical assault. But as the exhibit shows, the clever cartoonist often uses humour or a nuanced message to escape the direct attention of the censor.  
“The editorial cartoon offers a daily commentary on a current news event. Through satire, humour and caricature, cartoonists offer a unique point of view. Freedom of expression is as critical to the cartoonist’s work as it is to all journalists. The exhibit presents many facets of freedom of expression and freedom of the press as depicted by cartoonists from around the world”, said David A. Walden, Secretary‐General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Since 2001, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom (CCWPF) have organized an annual international competition for editorial cartoonists in conjunction with the awarding of the CCWPF Press Freedom Award to a Canadian journalist who has suffered in the cause of press freedom. Over 700 cartoons are received each year, and the winners are honoured in Ottawa on World Press Freedom Day. The exhibit presents the best editorial cartoons received since the beginning of the competition.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 as World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Day is also now used to draw attention to the dangers faced by journalists when reporting the news.  In 2010, 87 journalists were killed, while a further 51 were kidnapped, and more than one thousand media workers including cartoonists were physically attacked or threatened with violence while doing their job.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book shelves

Scroll Writing and Calligraphy

Come and see scroll writing and calligraphy by Lorraine Fork. There will be a combination of pictures, cartoons and writing. This special blend of art is what Lorraine learned from her father. She used to dream about being an artist. Now, she has time to do art. She is also interested in learning acrylic painting from other artists. Lorraine is back home in Wetaskiwin and she likes our friendly people and our efficient healthcare system. Some of her friends are in senior homes and life changes all the time. She heard about Alberta Arts Days when she visited the library.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Magazine Gallery

October 1, 12-3 p.m., City Hall lawn

The community book launch will be October 1 on the lawn of City Hall.  Noon to 3 p.m.  The author, Ian Ferguson, will be there and a local band playing, Drummers, a Play based on the book by Sacred Heart School, art display by Betty Dragon, 150 free hot dogs, make your own bird house (small house), and everyone is encouraged to bring a quilt to sit on.  "Village of the Small Houses"   Please visit

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fwd: RE: Alberta Arts Days

Certainly you can post the info on the web. 

>>> Betty Dragon  9/6/2011 2:35 PM >>>
Hi Manisha,
Juat want to let you know what I've come up with so far in regard to art demos for Sunday the 2nd. 
Nancy Strandquist:
Will demonstrate how to paint a tree with water colors. 
Betty Dragon:
Will present an example  of keeping things in perspective using simple geometry.
Joan Fitzner:
How to do realistic drawings from photographs.
Christine Thompson:
Will do painting on a china plate demonstration.
Each artist will display three or four examples of their finished work  from thursday to sunday.
If you would like me to have more art on display let me know soon and I'll get other artists to contribute.

Encaustic Season

Rae-of Light Artworks Presents

2011/2012 Encaustic Season

Beginner's – recommended for those with little or no experience in encaustic

Encaustic Circle – a drop-in for those who want to try out techniques in the company of supportive friends.  Spots are only available when no beginner students have booked

Only 3 students allowed for each class.

A $20 reservation fee is required which will NOT be refunded if student cancels, but will be refunded if teacher cancels or class date has to be changed.  Once the $20 reservation fee has been given, it will be deducted from the class fee.


Class Price List 2011/2012

Encaustic Circle Drop- in Price $10 /class (must have your own wax kit)

Encaustic Class $35/class (must have own wax kit but teacher will supply extra supplies for said theme unless teacher specifies otherwise)

Encaustic Kit Rental $55/class (all you need for the class is supplied by the teacher unless teacher specifies otherwise)

Encaustic Class plus Wax Kit $110 (includes the class fee and a wax kit for you to keep)

Only 3 students allowed for each class.

A $20 reservation fee is required which will not be refunded if student cancels, but will be refunded if teacher cancels or class date has to be changed.  Once the $20 reservation fee has been given, it will come off the final class fee.

Payments made in cash or cheque

Cheques made payable to Carmen Bruce

All classes held at teacher's home unless otherwise specified

Teacher:                                            Contact by:

Carmen Rae Bruce                           Phone: 780-352-2091

4615 48 Ave                                     Email:

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

T9A 0M2