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Explore the Electronic Age

McLuhan House

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Join the cultural and social happening October 4, from 6 to 8 PM McLuhan House (11342 – 64 Street) Turn out. Tune up. Drop into First Wednesday each month! Light refreshments provided. Open to the public. Admission by donation. Go to Eventbrite to R.S.V.P! 6 p.m. // Television Part 1, with McLuhan Literati Join Marco Adria and Stuart MacKay, McLuhan House’s resident scholars to learn how TV has evolved. Try out McLuhan’s useful research method called the tetrad and apply to the medium of television in its traditional format. They will illuminate the subject with their knowledge from Marshall’s published...

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Work-in-Progress

Artists Quarters

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Community Art Workshop On Saturday, September 16th, we hosted an exciting event for Community League Day 2017 at Koermann Block (10220 96 Street) to create transitory public art at the future home of Artists Quarters. Engagement sessions throughout the summer organized by artist-facilitator, AJA Louden and Arts Habitat’s Community Programmer, Chelsea Boos included diverse artists and supporters. We thank everyone who took part! We can hardly wait to be a neighbour in this community. Pysanky, Ukrainian Easter eggs by Kathleen Day on the North facade along 102A Avenue. The workshop over the weekend began with discussion bridging the history and...

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Discover Your Connection to the Cosmos of Comics

McLuhan House

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Turn out. Tune up. Drop into McLuhan House The public is welcome to participate in a dynamic social and cultural event that draws people and ideas together. New Media Seminar 10 September 6, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. McLuhan House Centre for Art and Ideas (11342 – 64 st) Edmonton-amiskwacîy You’re invited to our social and cultural event! Build community and meet artists, researchers, and community members who are continuing Marshall McLuhan’s legacy of probing new media in the global village! Please R.S.V.P.! 6 to 7 pm | Comics Through the Ages with McLuhan Literati Stuart Mackay and Dr...

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Artelier by Paint Spot Coming Soon

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Develop Your Own Space, News

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Get in on the ground or second floor! Artelier is a 2-storey centre for visual art located at 10007 80 Avenue. The new studios are run by The Paint Spot, a locally owned art materials shop located one block north at 10032 81 Avenue. The Artelier is a versatile space used for classroom space, collaborative workspaces and studio rentals. Daily rentals start at $50. The calendar fills quickly so plan about 3 to 4 months ahead. The main floor is primarily booked for workshops and art classes run by The Paint Spot. Ground Floor The Lobby The open lobby area...

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New Opportunity for Theatre Facility Operator

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Develop Your Own Space, News

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The City of Edmonton is seeking a Expression of Interest from organizations or businesses to operate and manage the MacEwan West Theatre and Black Box Studio. Preference is that one operator would coordinate and manage both spaces however we also welcome submissions from operators interested in only one of the spaces.  Information Meeting:​ City Administration will be convening an Open House on Monday June 12, 6 – 8 pm at John L. Haar Theatre​. The purpose of the gathering is for prospective theatre operators to meet with City staff, ask questions and get detailed information regarding the theatre. Participants will get an opportunity...

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SpaceFinder Road Show

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Develop Your Own Space, Edmonton SpaceFinder

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Arts Habitat is taking the SpaceFinder Show on the Road We’re thrilled to show off SpaceFinder to the Edmonton Metro Area, the online dating service for creative spaces! Learn all the details of this service and sign up on the spot. Look for our SpaceFinder booth and Outreach Assistant Abbey’s friendly face during our roadshow this summer! Check back here for a schedule of all our picks for festivals and cultural events. NextFest 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday, June 2 at L’UniThéâtre in La Cité Francophone | 8627 91 St Check us out on your way to see Antiquation...

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Call for submissions from Alberta artists

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Events, News

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Alberta Branded Store in the Legislature Visitor Centre at the Federal Building is now calling for submissions from Alberta artists for their 2018 Showcase Gallery. The following link will take you to a page featuring the Alberta Branded Store , and more information about this call for artists can be found on the right, bottom side of the page.

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Say Goodbye to Tennis Club and Welcome to Black Girl Magic

Events, McLuhan House, News

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The Inaugural Artist Studio Residency at McLuhan House is coming to a close at the end of the month. Since June 1, 2016, Tennis Club, a collective featuring emerging artists Alyson Davies, Megan Gnanasihamany, Morgan Melenka, Renée Perrott, and Marie Winters, have been working in a variety of contemporary modes exploring themes of femininity, sport, and class through performed identities. During Tennis Club’s time at McLuhan House, projects have included a multi-town provincial parade tour, collaborative bookmaking, and celebration of papier-mâché. For their final project, they will be creating a mural on the McLuhan House Studio wall (11342 64 St...

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PSA | Art Can Happen Anywhere

Creative Space Needs & Issues, Edmonton SpaceFinder

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Be a part of SpaceFinder Edmonton Launch to Community Space Arts Habitat Edmonton invites you to list your space on SpaceFinder Alberta, a searchable online marketplace connecting those who have a space with those who need a space. Whether it is a community hall, café, a church, or a reclaimed space, artists, event planners and not-for-profit organizations need space for everything from producing to rehearsing to storage. Venues can be listed with hourly, daily and monthly rates as well as long-term rentals. SpaceFinder Alberta currently has 80 venues listed in the Capital region, with a goal of 250 by the...

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First Wednesday of May

McLuhan House, News

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When I say the medium is the message, I’m saying that the motor car is not a medium. The medium is the highway, the factories, and the oil companies. That is the medium. In other words, the medium of the car is the effects of the car. When you pull the effects away, the meaning of the car is gone. The car as an engineering object has nothing to do with these effects. The car is a FIGURE in a GROUND of services. It’s when you change the GROUND that you change the car. Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Me: Lectures and...

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