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For the months of July & August Eastern Edge shares news and updates about our annual summer festival HOLD FAST (August 18-21), our largest and most anticipated event of the year!
 
Eastern Edge Gallery 
72 Harbour Dr.
St. John's, NL A1C 1B1

 
709-739-1882
gallery@easternedge.ca
easternedge.ca
HOLD FAST ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

ARTIST PROFILE: Versa

This week, we're profiling Versa. Versa is an experimental performance collective led by process-based artist Monika Hauck and musician Alex Ricci. They combine loop-based instrumental music compositions with cymatic video projections and live printmaking. Versa employs the physics of music, rendering low frequencies visible by passing them through a basin of liquid and projecting the results. Versa was initially commissioned as part of the Look/Hear grant by Kazoo! Fest and Ed Video, and has since performed at cultural events around Ontario, including Supernova Burlington, Hamilton Art Crawl, Nuit Blanche Ottawa/Gatineau, Futurera and Wavelength Music Festival.

We are excited to see this duo's unique blend of sound, visual art, and video at this years' HOLD FAST festival, happening August 18-21.

Versa is being co-presented by Rehearsals Rehearsals and Mighty Pop.

http://www.rehearsalsrehearsals.com/
http://www.mightypop.ca/
instagram: @versavisuals
versavisuals.com

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April White
Festival Manager
HOLD FAST Contemporary Arts Festival
709-739-1882
eegholdfast@gmail.com

 


Penelope Smart
Director
Eastern Edge Gallery
709-739-1882
gallery@easternedge.ca
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LOCAL EVENTS & OPPORTUNITIES

St. John's International Women's Film Festival is excited to announce that we will be accepting applications to 2016 RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award until 5:00pm on Thursday, August 18th.

Established in 2010 in memory of filmmaker and mentor Michelle Jackson, this annual peer-juried award is open to emerging women film directors who reside in Newfoundland and Labrador and have not yet directed a feature film.

The award provides services and cash towards the creation of a six-minute film. The final film will screen at the Closing Night Gala of the 28th annual St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.

Described by the St. John’s Telegram as a ‘coveted award’, the RBC Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmaker Award has become recognized as an important springboard for the careers of women filmmakers in Newfoundland and Labrador.  

Please see the link below for more details about the award and the application process: http://www.womensfilmfestival.com/rbc-mj-award/
We're open, and you're invited!
  
The Wandering Pavilion is a temporary structure composed of a kit of parts: floor, wall and roof. (Four pieces of each) The Pavilion “wanders” from neighbourhood to neighbourhood in St. John’s throughout the summer. Its function changes in each location.  For examples of potential uses see here: http://wanderingpavilion.com/

The Wandering has two main goals:

  1. Promote an appreciation and understanding of architecture and urban design.
  2. Give a platform for people to test their ideas about how to make our city better and build community.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KE’TIPNEMK (HARVEST) FUNDRAISING DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION

On October 22nd, 2016, there will be a silent auction of fine art and craft as a part of the dinner fundraising event in support of The Qalipu Cultural Foundation. The Qalipu Cultural Foundation was formed in 2014 to support Mi’kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador. The foundation exists to ensure cultural documentation, and promote the involvement of youth and elders in cultural activities within the board.

In times of oppression, art has played and even bigger role in allowing societies to maintain some level of identity. Going further, art is a conversation starter, a focus for discussion and often a display of pride that allows us to demonstrate who we were, who we are, and who we plan to become. By supporting aboriginal fine art and crafts you are supporting our voice.

We are inviting artists to submit traditional and contemporary pieces of fine art and crafts that are inspired by aboriginal culture, heritage, or the environment for a silent auction to help raise funds for this event. Artists will have the option of receiving 50% of the final selling price of the work, or donating the entire amount and receiving a charitable tax receipt.
If you are interested in submitting work, please email images of a maximum of five pieces of work along with the title, medium, size, reserve, retail value and brief statement to:


mblanchard@qalipu.ca

Deadline: 4 pm, September 30th, 2016

 
Spirits Sheltered

An exhibition of artworks by Anna Templeton Centre instructors
Hosted at the Salmonier Nature Park Pavilion


July 8 – October 7, 2016


We are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Salmonier Nature Park for a summer-long exhibition of works by Anna Templeton Centre instructors. Inspired by long walks and long conversations with park staff, these artworks meditate on the relationship between humans and the natural world, bringing affection, poetry, and humour into their expressions. 

On site art and craft workshops with instructors Catherine McCausland, Susan Furneaux, and more! Please see website for details:

http://www.annatempletoncentre.com/

Artworks are for sale as a fundraiser for the Anna Templeton Centre & the Salmonier Nature Park.

~ EXHIBITING ARTISTS ~


Anita Singh
April White
Barry Buckle
Catherine McCausland
Jeanette Jobson Fine Art
Katie Vautour
Pepa Chan
Sarah Minty
Stephanie Stoker
Susan Furneaux (
Black Hen Studio)
Susan Lee Studios

Please stay tuned for more details!
A Breath of Fresh Air at MUN Botanical Garden

July 15 to August 22

You are invited to the annual exhibition of works by the artists of "Monday's Company" 
 
Our exhibitors this year are:

Barbara Burnaby | Cynthia Brown | Nancy Cook
Marjorie Corbett | Marcia Deibel | Sheena Findlay
Edie Dunphy | Betty Hall | Karen Misik | Ivan Palmer
Genevieve Parsons | ElizabethAnn Murphy| Eve Roberts 
HelenMarie Roche | Bobbi Sidel | Laura Williams

As the exhibition room is sometimes used for meetings, 
please telephone first: 864-8590
NATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Call For Submissions | 2017 AGW Triennial of Contemporary Art

Downtown/s: Urban Renewal
Today for Tomorrow

The 2017 AGW Triennial of Contemporary Art

Submission Deadline
Friday, August 5, 2016, 5 pm

Exhibition Dates
September 29, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Curated by Jaclyn Meloche, PhD, Interim Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of Windsor

The Art Gallery of Windsor (AGW) is pleased to invite proposals for new or recent artworks for Downtown/s: Urban Renewal Today for Tomorrow, The 2017 Art Gallery of Windsor Triennial of Contemporary Art which brings together examples of contemporary art made by artists in southwestern Ontario, Windsor-Essex, and Detroit surrounding the theme of downtown/s -- downtown destruction and downtown renewal. In response to this theme, artists are to consider the many ways in which they experience, understand and frame the notion of downtown within their community in all its locational precarity and multiplicities.

The strategic plurality of the word downtown speaks to current and timely conversations about global architecture, culture and economic renaissance, topics that are changing the nature of what a downtown looks like, how it functions, and for whom. In an effort to expand the AGW’s notion of downtown and collaborate with other sites in and around the city, additional locations will serve as a stage for the presentation of art, such as the University of Windsor and its newly relocated School of Creative Arts, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, the Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, and other sites to be determined. In the spirit of an intervention, we invite artists to submit recent works, or proposals for new work to be exhibited in a variety of spaces. Artists are encouraged to share their stories with us. We want to know how artists are responding and re-imagining their experiences and understandings of downtown in times of urban renewal. Works in all media will be considered, including sculpture, performance, video, audio, installation, photography, painting, drawing and digital media.

For eligibility and submission guidelines click here.

Image: Charlie O'GeenLimber (Zero Drouillard Road), 2014; installation image from Possible Futures: What is to be done? The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art

Art Gallery of Windsor
401 Riverside Drive West

www.agw.ca

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Membership continues to be an vital component of Eastern Edge Gallery. With your support, we are able to continue to bring you the best of local, national, and international contemporary art through the programming of our Main Gallery, the Rogue Gallery, and our newly re-named summer arts festival, HOLD FAST. Eastern Edge also facilitates over forty creative events annually, including artist talks, workshops, members’ events, music nights and much more!
 

Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.
St. John's, NL A1C 1B1

709-739-1882
gallery@easternedge.ca
easternedge.ca

 
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