Alberta Culture Days 2020

Alberta Culture Days is an opportunity to discover, experience, and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in-person and online across the province.

This September you will be able to find many cultural experiences throughout Stony Plain including online.

Alberta Culture Days Schedule of In-Person Events 

 

Friday, September 25


Event: Professional Development for Artists
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre PERC Building
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Description: September 2020 is Month of the Artist, to engage with our local artist population we are hosting 2 hours of professional development for artists. Artists will be invited to learn how to use social media effectively to promote or even sell their work. We will hire industry professionals to take artists through the nuances of various social media platforms.

Event: Artist Screening Party: “Deepening a Sense of Belonging through arts and Culture”
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre PERC Building
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Description: We are inviting local artists together for a video screening that promotes a deepening sense of belonging using arts and culture, this event is a learning opportunity and will leave the participants feeling that they can make a difference.

Event: Alberta Author Celebration with Mark Ivanic
Location: Stony Plain Public Library or Online LiveStream
Time: 2:00 PM
Description: Mark Ivancic is a former teacher who specialized in empowering youth. He loves being active, playing in sports, especially hockey and is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves rock climbing and scrambling in the mountains. He suffered a massive stroke which greatly impaired his mobility. Join him on his journey from being bedridden to climbing to the top of a mountain ridge in the Canadian Rockies.

 

Saturday, September 26

Event: Visual Art Fair & Community Canvas at a Distance
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre Grounds
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Description: Local artists who have missed opportunities to engage with the public because of  Covid-19 are invited to set up a market booth on the grounds of the Centre to show and promote their work. We will invite the public to come and meet local artists, and provide all necessary public health measures to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Community Canvas at a Distance project is a free activity for community members to add to a community canvas while using tools that keep them 6 feet away from the canvas. Promoting the message that we can still be creative even though we need to pay attention to safe distances.

Event: Pottery Demonstrations and Indigenous Storytelling
Location: Crooked Pot Gallery, 4912 51 Ave, Stony Plain
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Description: Professional potters will be in the gallery doing pottery demonstrations and discussing their newest addition of a RAKU Kiln. Visitors will be able to choose a fired token made from the new kiln to commemorate their visit.

The Parkland Potters Guild & Crooked Pot Gallery will host Indigenous Storytelling with local Indigenous author Diane Mieli. Diane has published several works and is passionate about the art of oral storytelling.

Event: Tipi Teachings with Phillip Campiou of Grasslands Tipis
Location: Stony Plain Public Library
Time: 1:30 PM
Description: Phillip will describe the process and meaning of putting up Tipi. Once the Tipi has been erected, Phillip will provide teachings around Indigenous daily life and the role of the Tipi in Indigenous cultures.

 

Sunday, September 27

Event: Red Brick Performing Arts presents: Readers Theatre
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre PERC Building
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Description: On Sunday we celebrate the performing arts. We will host a series of acting challenges for visitors of all ages in our Readers Theatre. Facilitators will engage visitors in a variety of genres of acting styles within small groups.

Event: Let’s Talk Poetry Process: How to Make a Poem
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre PERC Building
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Description: Poet Laureate for the Town of Stony Plain will host a special presentation by the poets of Parkland Poets’ Society in which they discuss how poetry is made. Members of this local non-profit organization will talk about where poems come from, what they do when they feel blocked, how rhymes and images work in their poems, and how they go about revising and editing their drafts. Members of the audience/public will be invited to pose questions to the poets. The recording will be made available Online.

Event: Cultural Campfires
Location: Multicultural Heritage Centre Amphitheater
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Description: Cultural Campfires create an opportunity for local community members to share stories, history, and customs from their heritage. We operate this series in the summer months and Alberta Culture Days gives us an opportunity to bring a returning storyteller to a new audience.

 

Alberta Culture Days Schedule of Online Events 

Event: Pathway Poems and Performances
Location: Town of Stony Plain / Online
Organization: Parkland Poets Society
Description: This will be a month-long interactive public exhibit of poetry and performance. The work of local poets will be showcased on signs situated on public pathways. Each 16 x 20 sign will feature a QR (Quick Response) code that members of the public can scan to watch a video performance by the poet.

Event: Online Photo-Poetry Exhibit with Virtual Launch and Discussion (Date TBD)
Location: Online
Organization: Parkland Poets Society
Local poets and photographers will be invited to collaborate on creating pieces of visual art that combine images with poetry. The artwork will be compiled into an online exhibit that will be launched during a Zoom Presentation and Virtual Meet-and-Greet with the artists. The artwork and recorded discussion will remain available for the public to view Online at their leisure for the remainder of the year.

Event: Together We Shine Patchwork Puzzle
Location: Social Media
Organization: Stony Plain Family and Community Support Services
Description: Throughout the month we will be promoting a social media project that celebrates diversity. Citizens will be encouraged to share what makes them unique on social media and stations will be set up at various Alberta Culture events in September in Stony Plain.

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In response to Covid-19, activities have been developed with consideration to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. In-person activities will include measures for disinfection and may include PPE, and you will be encouraged to allow for appropriate physical distancing and follow the current mask recommendations.