ENLIGHTENING INFORMATION

T h e L u n c h H o u r Talk @ Expressionz Cafe / 9142 St. & 118 Ave.
Infoline: 474-6058 – Admission is free
February 21, 2002 / N o o n – 1:00 p.m.

Civil Society: What is it?
with Martin Garber-Conrad & Scott Harris

Join us for a lunch hour conversation on the topic of civil society, as we explore some definitions & understandings, and examine the role of citizens in shaping it…

About our guests: Martin Garber-Conrad is the executive director of the Edmonton City Centre Church Corporation (E4C) — a community agency that runs a variety of programs for women, children and youth-at-risk. E4C works in the areas of housing, feeding, employment and outreach. Martin chairs the Success By 6 Council of Partners and serves on the board of Edmonton’s Food Bank.

Scott Harris is the executive director of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation (ACGC), a coalition of development and social justice organisations in Alberta, and is active in numerous areas of civil society from direct action groups to nongovernmental organizations (NGO’s).

February 21th, 2002 / Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Expressionz Cafe, 9142 – 118 Avenue
Infoline: 474-6058 – Admission is free

A presentation of:
The Community Networks Group (c)
6819 – 119 Avenue, Edmonton (Canada) T5B 4L9
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 / Pager: (780) 419-7654

HAUNTED LAND
A documentary by Mary Ellen Davis
Canada-Guatemala 2001, 74 minutes
Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 PM @ Metro Cinema

Zeidler Hall, Citadel Theatre / Tickets: $7.00 at the door
INFOLINE: 471-6512

About the Film…
Two paths cross on a descent into Guatemala’s past: that of Mateo Pablo, a Maya survivor of one of many massacres committed by local government troops, and Daniel Hernandez-Salazar, a concerned Guatemalan artist and photographer. Together they travel to a remote site in the highlands where the community of Petanac once stood. The bones found there by archaeologists tell a mute story of agony… A lyrical and unsettling “road-movie” documentary… A unique opportunity to see it…

“A moving work, and a great testimony to break the silence about the genocide in Guatemala.” – Nov. 2001, Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Nobel Peace Prize winner.

“An unforgettable feature documentary.”, John Griffin, The Gazette, Montreal, Jan. 30/02

“An incredibly powerful film.”, Matthew Hayes, Mirror, Montreal, Jan. 24/02

Haunted Land and Mateo Pablo are travelling to Edmonton, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Victoria, Port Alberni, Prince George, Calgary and Winnipeg. This tour is organized by the Guatemala Canada Solidarity Network. Please visit us: http://www.gcsn.org

The Edmonton screening of Haunted Land is sponsored by the Guatemala Solidarity Committee of Change for Children Association and Metro Cinema.

Courtesy of:
The Community Networks Group (c)
6819 – 119 Avenue, Edmonton (Canada) T5B 4L9
Tel/Fax: (780) 474-6058 / Pager: (780) 419-7654

The NEW Gallery Press for Immediate Release

The NEW Gallery 516 D 9th Ave. SW
(403) 233-2399
http://www.nucleus.com/~thenewgallery
thenewgallery@nucleus.com

FEBRUARY 2002

Main Space
February 8 – March 2
Opening: February 8 @ 7 PM
Artist Talk: February 9 @ 2 PM
Title: DRIVING
Artist: Lee Goreas (Toronto)
Goreas will create an interactive installation surrounding our relationship (and more specifically the male relationship), to both institutional and popular culture through the use of humour. The exhibition will include: Par 2 Golf Course, an interactive sculpture based on the miniature golf course and Slow Down Show Down, a customized figure-8 race track that allows members of the audience to compete with each other using remote control racecars and other components. The video Ring of Fire will document the artists’ view out of the front window of his automobile as he travels down the spiral exit ramp in a parkade. The car stereo plays Burning Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash.

The artist incorporates elements from contemporary film dialogue, Modernist Literature, North American car culture and urban architecture for both beauty and social criticism.

Front Space
February 8 – March 2
Opening: February 8 @ 7 PM
Artist: Richard Smolinski (Calgary)
Calgary artist, SMOLinski will exhibit approximately 20 black and white images executed on paper with water-based media that portray male figures in a variety of roles. By examining the male gender’s conventions, stereotypes and roles, the artist illustrates a number of motivating factors and societal influences that contribute to this behaviour.

+15 Window Space Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts
February/March
Opening: February 21 @ 8 PM.
Title: PLASMODESMATA
Artist: James McDougall (Calgary)
McDougall will combine biology and art to create drawings of botanical diagrams. These drawings become abstract through layering, repetition and superimposing the diagrams one after another with oil pastel and coloured pencil. Plasmodesmata is a term used to refer to narrow tubes that connect one cell to another in plants. The work uses biological theory and art to display basic life processes: cell division, maturation and growth. The artist uses these links to parallel the ever changing yet similar cycles of all organic beings. This exhibition will examine the relationship between scientific thought and practice possibilities.

Would you like to contact us?
The New Gallery
516D – 9th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, AB T2P 1L4
P: 403-233-2399 F: 403-290-1714
E: thenewgallery@nucleus.com
W: http://www.nucleus.com/~thenewgallery
Candice Noakes, Administrative Coordinator; Tammy McGrath, Programming Coordinator;
Melody Jacobson, Resource Coordinator / Web Editor;
The New Gallery–supporting and promoting contemporary art and artists since 1975

Main Space at Stride Gallery
Reginald Baxter
King Charles Cavalier Spaniel
February 22 – March 23, 2002
Opening Reception: Friday, February 22 @ 8PM
Artist Meet and Greet: Saturday, February 23, 2002

Since 1990 Reginald Baxter has been painting copies of a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel that at a rate of about 4 to 8 each year. The source for this image itself is a bit of a mystery as it was extracted from an “original art” catalogue where the artists’ names appeared to have been fabricated. Upon the first examination the 30 or so dog paintings appear to be replicas of one another, but on closer inspection it is quite easy to spot subtle differences that render each work as a unique original. The paintings are a crude counterpart to current technologies (like photography or videography) where there is no such thing as an original, but only mechanically-made duplicates. These collection of paintings that begun as a mechanically reproduced image of a forgery painting have ironically ended up as original pieces revealing the non-mechanical nature of the human touch and our ways of seeing.

Reginald Baxter graduated from the Ontario College of Art with an Honours in Fine Art in 1989. His work has been widely exhibited in Canada and abroad in various galleries including Kenderline Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Mercer Union, Toronto, ON; and 494 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and the Venice Biennial, Canadian Pavillion (collaborative bookwork with Tom Dean), Venice, Italy.

The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception. A brochure will accompany the exhibition.

Stride Gallery 1004 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB CANADA T2G 2M7
Hours of operation: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11 – 5 p.m.
Storefront. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.
URL: http://www.stride.ab.ca
eMail: stride2@telusplanet.net
PHONE: 403.262.8507
FAX: 403.269.5220

For further information about Stride Gallery’s upcoming program, please contact Lissa Robinson, Director at 403.262.8507. The Stride Gallery is an artist-run gallery that is funded in part by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, the Calgary Region Arts Foundation, the Canada Council and the generous support of the Calgary community.

Global Village Backpackers Banff

Our hostel opened June 1, 2001 right in downtown Banff. Formerly the Woodland Village Inn, we are a unique hostel as all our rooms have ensuite bathroom facilities. We have a hot tub, sauna, internet access, kitchen facilities, pool table, tour desk, TV room, bike rentals, laundry facilities, lounge and a large outdoor courtyard patio.

A majority of our rooms are spacious 4-8 bed dorms. We also have, what we call, semiprivate rooms. Each has a double bed in a loft above a 4 bed dorm. You share the washroom facilities with the dorm.

Room rates
October 1, 2001 – April 14, 2001

Dorm Beds $25.00 $22.00

Semi-private $55.00 $51.00

Weekly rate in a dorm room $129.50 (non-refundable)

All prices include taxes and linen. Discounts are available to travelers carrying YHA, ISIC, VIP or GO cards.

2001/2002 Ski packages
3 Nights/2 days – only $169
3 Nights shared accommodation
2 days ski passes (Lake Louise/Sunshine Village/Mount Norquay)
Transport to/from ski hills
Free pancake breakfast daily.

6 Nights/5 days – only $369
6 Nights shared accommodation
5 days ski passes (Lake Louise/Sunshine Village/Mount Norquay)
Transport to/from ski hills
Free pancake breakfast daily.

We require credit card details to guarantee reservations.
We welcome group bookings. Please call the hostel directly for details.

Cheers

The Staff at the Global Village Backpackers Banff
449 Banff Avenue BOX 398
Banff AB Canada T1L 1A5
1-403-762-5521 Toll-free in North America 1-888-844-7875 fax 1-403-762-0385

Are you an Artist? AUSU supports the arts!

AUSU is interested in purchasing original works of art from students for use in promotional purposes. These promotions may include: gifts from AUSU to graduates at convocation, tokens of appreciation for volunteers, special presentations, etc.

The works of art must:
-be created by an AU Student
-be within a value range $0-$500.
-be accessible or easily transportable to Alberta

If you are an artist of any kind who creates a product you feel we would be able to use for such a purpose, please contact djabbour@ausu.org. Supply a brief description of the art object, a picture if you have it, and its market value.

WRITE FOR THE VOICE!
Please contact Tammy Moore at tmoore@ausu.org.

%d bloggers like this: