ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Image credit: Wayne Salmon, On the Wharf,2000, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the Artist.
NEW-FOUND-LANDS: Exploring historical and contemporary connections between Newfoundland and the Caribbean diaspora
curated by Bushra Junaid and Pamela Edmonds
September 9th – October 18th, 2016
Through performance, installation, cuisine, and an exhibition of new and existing works by Canadian-based artists, New-Found-Lands investigates historical and contemporary connections between Newfoundland and the Caribbean diaspora. This multidisciplinary project explores the 300-year history of Newfoundland-Caribbean trade in salt, cod, rum and other mercantile products; reflects on personal ties and varied histories of movement and migration; reveals connections between Newfoundland and Caribbean culture and language; and includes an Afrofuturist performance and archival laboratory which uncover buried truths about Canada’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. Together this engaging work brings new perspectives to the respective islands from a diversity of practices and approaches.
LOCAL EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
SILENT AUCTION +
WIN A BONAVISTA GETAWAY WEEKEND
Sinatra on the Rocks, a fundraiser for Eastern Edge Gallery
Doors open at 6:30PM and dinner starts at 7:00PM.
Masonic Temple, 6 Cathedral St.
Tickets are $80.
Please join us for a dinner and musical comedy performance, while supporting Eastern Edge Gallery at the same time. This show is a comedic look at the career of Frank Sinatra with a Newfoundland twist.
Before the performance enjoy a drink and a three-course meal - your choice of either pork, fish, or veggie.
There will be a silent auction throughout the evening and a raffle for a weekend getaway to the Bonavista peninsula. Start your holiday shopping with us during what will certainly be an enjoyable evening! There will also be a 50/50 draw!
* A charitable receipt for a portion of the costs can be issued ($32).
*if purchasing online, be sure to drop us an email or call Eastern Edge to let us know if you request a vegetarian, gluten-free or lactose-free meal!
The St. John's Storytelling Festival is a not-for-profit organization that has been active in the Storytelling community of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2004. The St. John's Storytelling Festival hosts and organizes an annual Storytelling festival bringing storytellers from across the Province, Canada and internationally to the stage in St. John's. We host the Storytelling Circle on the second Thursday of the month in St. John's, and we offer school visits to local schools, and children's charities in conjunction with our annual festival. The function of this organization is to showcase Newfoundland storytellers and contribute to the development of new storytellers in the province. The St. John's Storytelling Festival also conducts workshops annually to highlight and explore the oral traditions of the Province. The activities of the St. John's Storytelling Festival are directed by a Board of four to eight volunteers.
The mandate of the St. John's Storytelling Festival is to promote the art and tradition of storytelling in Newfoundland and Labrador and throughout Canada; to foster creative expression of this art; and to promote cooperation among organizations related to the art and tradition of storytelling in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Where: St. Michael's Printshop Gallery, 72 Harbour Drive, upstairs
When: 7–9:30pm, every Wednesday, beginning October 19th
$30 a week per person (or pay what you can)
*bring your own supplies*
Bring your watercolour supplies, a project you're working on or want to start, and paint in a group atmosphere with experienced watercolourist, April White. April will be working on her own projects, but will be present to answer questions, help you with your technique, and offer moral support. You will set up and paint around the large table in the St. Michael's Printshop Gallery. April encourages the following: talking about ideas, experimenting, never knowing when you're finished, mixed media, and breaking and/or following the rules.
If you've taken any sort of watercolour intro lesson, then this is a great way to keep painting in a supportive environment.
There is no need to register. These are drop-in sessions with no instruction.
Participants bring their own drawing (or painting) materials. Easels, drawing boards and work tables are available in the workroom.
By general agreement, oil paints, smelly-solvent media, and spray fixatives (unless water-based) are ordinarily not used in the room.
NO PHONES: In order to maintain calm and concentration during sessions, and for the comfort and security of models, CELL PHONES ARE TO BE TURNED OFF AND KEPT STOWED AWAY. This is now general practice in life drawing sessions.
COFFEE AND TEA: Generally, coffee and tea are available during the break in the session, at 11 am or so. Please bring your own mug.
CREATIVE GROS MORNE: OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS
Gros Morne Public Art Initiative for Canada 150
Submission Deadline: 4 November 2016
Creative Gros Morne seeks a work of public art that will be situated in the Gros Morne region of Newfoundland and Labrador. Outdoor, site-specific work will be commissioned, with a completion and installation date planned for summer 2017. The work should: connect with a broad audience, including adults and youth, visitors and local residents; include interactive elements where possible; engage the public in ways that reflect the environment, people and culture of the region; and, celebrate the region’s place and interconnectivity within the diversity of the Canadian experience. Artists from across Canada are invited to apply.
Commission overview: one commission is available to create one or more pieces of public art with a final budget of $50,000. This includes all artist fees and fabrication/installation fees. Additional funds for site visits to Gros Morne are available.
Required submission materials: Curriculum Vitae, Expression of interest and proposal, References, Budget, and Sketches of proposed work. Full submission guidelines and application materials can be accessed at:
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!