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First Wednesday 15 :: Detangling Black Identity

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You’re invited to celebrate Black HERstory Month McLuhan House Artists-in-residence, Black Girl Magic Collective is hosting a discussion on the experience of black people living in Canada, particularly, Alberta and their experiences around their hair. We will be hearing from barbers to hairdressers to community organizers on the history of black hair care, the challenges in finding resources, self-perceptions, misconceptions, and transferring knowledge to the next generation. Turn out. Tune up. Drop in! Please R.S.V.P.. Seating is limited. Suggested donation of $5. Admission is paid at the door or through Eventbrite. Light refreshments provided. Questions? Contact Chelsea Boos at 780.474.0907...

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First Wednesday 14 :: Telly Talk

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Turn out. Tune up. Drop in! 11342-64 Street on Wednesday, January 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. 6 PM :: TV Part 2, by McLuhan Literati Join us for insights on the history, social environment, and meaning of Television. Our resident McLuhan scholars Marco Adria and Stuart MacKay will illuminate the subject with their knowledge of Marshall McLuhan’s published works, ancestry, and personal legend. 7 PM :: Superfans, by Sunil Agnihotri Oiler fans are known for their commitment to the team through the good times and bad. And using the tools available to them, they’ve been able to do more than just sit in...

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First Wednesday 13 :: What the Fach?

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Wednesday, December 6, from 6 to 8 PM McLuhan House (11342 – 64 Street)* Turn out. Tune up. Drop in! Light refreshments provided. Admission is Pay What You Can. Register at Eventbrite to R.S.V.P! Questions? Contact Chelsea Boos at 780.474.0907 | [email protected] Spread the word! Share the event on Facebook 6 P.M. // Understanding History of Opera, by Stuart MacKay Join Stuart for insights on the history, social environment, and meaning of Opera. Our resident McLuhan scholar will illuminate the subject with his knowledge of Marshall’s published works, ancestry, and personal legend. Building on the legacy of McLuhan’s indomitable curiosity...

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First Wednesday 12 :: On Dialogue

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Wednesday, November 1, from 6 to 8 PM McLuhan House (11342 – 64 Street)* Turn out. Tune up. Drop in! Light refreshments provided. Please pay what you can. Register at Eventbrite to R.S.V.P! Questions? Contact Chelsea Boos at 780.474.0907 | [email protected] Spread the word! Share the event on Facebook 6 p.m. Understanding Animated Film, with McLuhan Literati Join Marco Adria and Stuart MacKay for insights on the history, social environment, and meaning of animation. Our resident McLuhan scholars will illuminate the subject with their knowledge from Marshall’s published works, ancestry, and personal legend. The presentation also features an NFB screening...

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First Wednesday 11 :: Explore the Electronic Age

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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

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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

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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

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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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Call for submissions from Alberta artists

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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

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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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