FortisAlberta has joined in partnership with Creative Airdrie to promote the work of local artists in the Airdrie area while helping to deal with a vandalism issue on utility boxes. Five artists’ works will be selected and turned into giant shrink-wrap polymer canvases that are applied (similar to wallpaper) around five FortisAlberta switching cubicle boxes in Airdrie.
All artists need to do is submit a previous work in a high resolution jpeg format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sept 12, 2012.
“This is similar to the Art in Motion submission process,” explains Sherry Shaw-Froggatt, Vice Chair of Creative Airdrie, “ all we need is a good quality photo of the work to turn it into a 3D piece of public art. We encourage youth to participate as well.”
FortisAlberta will narrow the choices down to 12 and the public can then vote on their favourite by visiting the FortisAlberta Airdrie office at 15 Kingsview Road SE (7:30 – 4:30, M-F) or by going online to creativeairdrie.ca and viewing the images. Voting will take place September 14 – 30 to coincide with ARTember.
FortisAlberta is “wrapping” 100 boxes across their service territory; Airdrie is the only city involving local artists. “Creative Airdrie approached us to team up and feature the work of local artists. We both win – Creative Airdrie and FortisAlberta while creatively addressing the vandalism of some of our facilities,” says Tom Janzen, Manager of Asset Maintenance for FortisAlberta.
For more information contact:
FortisAlberta Mona Bartsfoff email@example.com
Creative Airdrie Sherry Shaw-Froggatt firstname.lastname@example.org
The BCT is pleased to announce that Season Passes for both the Professional and Family Series are available now. The complete season is listed at www.thebertchurchtheatre.com.
Individual tickets for all shows will be available for purchase online on August 3
Due to the increasing popularity, The Bert Church LIVE Theatre will be offering an expanded P.A.C.K. program beginning this fall which will consist of two classes (juniors; age 7-11 & seniors; age 12-16) scheduled to run from September 10 – November 27 and then again from January 7 – April 16. Depending on your child`s age, the class wìll run for two hours on either a Monday or Tuesday evening (exact times TBA…) and culminate in a public performance at its conclusion.
More information and registration instructions will be posted at www.thebertchurchtheatre.com soon.
The 2012 AIRdirondack Art Project and Gala presented by Qualico and Cam Clark Ford is back for the third year after an incredibly successful event in 2011.
This year the event includes not only twelve incredible works of art made of adirondack chairs, but exclusive silent auction items that all tie into the “If you want to sit on it you have to bid on it” theme and includes a seasons pass for Woodside Golf Course and Box Seats for 12 for a Calgary Hitmen Game.
The evening is a formal affair (black tie is optional) and includes gourmet tapas style food service, champagne reception and two host bars with Calgary Co-op Wines sommelier and a representative from Wildrose Brewing offering wine and craft beer tastings all night long.
Before and after the lively auction (last year’s highest bid chair was $2000) the Deanne Matley Jazz Septet take the stage for lots of swinging jazz. The whole evening takes place at McArthurs Furniture in Airdrie – the owners turn the second floor into the largest living room in town for a party that can accomodate 250 guests.
Tickets are only available online at airdirondackgala2012.eventbrite.com
Meet the artists