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2018 McLuhan House Residency Awarded to Lauren Crazybull

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McLuhan House Centre for Art and Ideas is proud to announce the Art Studio Residency Program will continue for its third year engaging with local artists and community residents. Awarded to emerging visual artist, Lauren Crazybull is taking over the role of Artist-in-Residence from a collective of local performing artists known as Black Girl Magic. Arts Habitat Edmonton is a non-profit organization engaged in finding, managing and developing space for the arts. McLuhan House is one of the many projects Arts Habitat that allows us to nurture, advocate for and build vibrant, healthy, and creative arts spaces in the City...

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Making Space for a Culture Shift

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What if we brought together a number of different people from across government, social agencies, local businesses, and community members to create feasible, scalable models that will enable a culture shift or allow reframing to take place with long standing issues in communities in Edmonton? What if the focus of these models looked at making an impact of five core neighborhoods such as Boyle Street, Central McDougall, Downtown, McCauley and Queen Mary Park where the need for a concentrated effort to impact the social, physical, and economic conditions is great? One of these scenarios was to share a scalable model...

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McLuhan House Book Club - May 31st

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The next local author we are featuring for the McLuhan House Book Club is Rayanne Haines and her newly released book Stained With the Colors of Sunday Morning. We invite you to join us on May 31st at 6:30 pm at McLuhan House to discuss the book and share your thoughts. Rayanne Haines is a bestselling fiction author and award-winning performance poet. She is the executive director of the Edmonton Poetry Festival. This fictional novel-in-verse will take you on a journey through one woman’s life told from three different perspectives. Space is limited, and we only have room for about...

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Sonic Play School -Vocal Improvisation with Karen Porkka

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New Music Edmonton – May 10th Vocal Improvisation with Karen Porkka Join musician, music educator, improviser, collaborator, and choir director for an evening you won’t soon forget. Bio: Karen is an active member of the Edmonton music community. She teaches in her home studio offering lessons in voice, saxophone, songwriting, theory, and improvisation. Karen also received certification as a holistic health practitioner, focusing her studies on Sound, Breath and Body awareness utilizing various techniques that are helpful for students and anyone else wishing to learn ways to release tension, rejuvenate and become more in tune with themselves Newcomers welcome! Sonic...

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McLuhan Monday — Intermedia Research

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You’re invited to the monthly Media Seminar at McLuhan House! The year was 1968. New ideas about art and media were being transformed into mass confrontations and demonstrations on the streets of France. Join McLuhan House literati Stuart Mackay and Marco Adria as they discuss the rise of the poster as a call to action, the rapid creation of new hybrid artistic forms, and the end of what Marshall McLuhan called “polite society.” Intermedia Arts-Based Research Sourayan Mookerjea, director of the Intermedia Research Studio at the Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, will give a presentation on intermedia research and...

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McLuhan House Book Club - April 26th

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Join us as we explore “You Haven’t Changed A Bit” by Astrid Blodgett on April 26th. We had a great turn out for our last book and are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this book packed with short stories.  Astrid Blodgett is an Edmonton short story writer and editor. Her stories have been read on CBC radio’s Alberta Anthology and appeared in The Journey Prize Anthology, Meltwater: Fiction and Poetry from the Banff Centre for the Arts, and "*several Canadian literary magazines*":https://astridblodgett.wordpress.com/publications/. Her writing has received a number of awards, including the City of Edmonton’s Seven Arts Club Scholarship and the James Patrick...

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McLuhan House Book Club - A Wake for the Dreamland

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Focussing on local authors, McLuhan House Book Club is exciting to discuss our first book. A Wake for the Dreamland, written by Laurel Deedrick-Mayne who will be joining us to delve into the story. The McLuhan House Book Club has a number of great books lined up for you to enjoy. Join in the discussion at McLuhan House, the last Thursday of each month while meeting new people and enjoying an evening of literary delight! We would love for you to join us on March 29th, at 6:30 at McLuhan House for an evening of lively discussions, fun, and new...

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History of the Koermann Block - Artists Quarters

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*Picture is the replicated version at Fort Edmonton Park The site of the future Artists Quarters project sits on the oldest remnant of Edmonton’s first commercial district. The early 1900s were great economically, and it was evident when the banks, livery stables, saloons, hotels, office buildings, Chinese restaurants, and laundries started to appear to the east of what is now Canada Place and the Shaw Conference center on was then called Kinistino Avenue. It is currently known as 96th street. Kinistino is an anglicized spelling of the Cree word Kinsitinâw, meaning ‘us three.’   As this commercial area grew, more...

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McLuhan House Art Studio Residency

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Artists need space in which to create, gather, perform, and to live. There are multi-disciplines within the artistic community that have different needs for creative space that is affordable, suitable and sustainable. We currently have a call for application submissions to local artists for the McLuhan House Art Studio Residency. We invite all genres from the creative community to submit to the Residency position for consideration. Emphasis will be placed on finding an artist or artists with strong artistic work, and good potential to succeed in producing artwork in the available space/time. Applications can be sent to Arts Habitat up...

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McLuhan Mondays

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March 5th 6:30 pm McLuhan House Formerly First Wednesday, we have moved this popular event to Monday evenings. Here is a look at what is happening the first Monday! Michelle Lavoie will be the guest speaker at our McLuhan Mondays. Michelle Lavoie is a professional visual artist and a studio art instructor. Her visual art research utilizes drawing, printmaking, painting, photography, digital media and multi-media text and image installation. Michelle is drawn to arts-based research methods because it allows her to explore the use of fact and fiction as well as the aesthetics and beauty of art forms as they...

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