First Wednesday of April

Join us at McLuhan House Center for Art and Ideas
Wednesday, April 5 from 5 to 8 PM
at Arts Habitat (11342 – 64 Street)
Edmonton – amiskwacíy wâskahikan

Please RSVP on Eventbrite


New Media Seminar No. 6
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Special guest Jesse Lipscombe will discuss how he has used film, television, and social media to influence social change for the better. Jesse has used media as part of a career that includes sports, arts, and activism. He will explore the advantages and disadvantages of having yourself at the centre of social media messages. The #makeitawkward campaign, which he cofounded in Edmonton last year, has attracted attention across Canada.

Tennis Club Collective
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Visit Artists-in-Residence in their clubhouse for a video screening of shorts with popcorn. In the past they have taught participants how to make piñatas, tie-dye pennants and greeting cards with potato stamps. Please join them in the garage workshop to see the artists at work.

McLuhan Literati
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Join McLuhan House’s resident scholars Stuart MacKay and Marco Adria in a discussion of how the telegraph, also called the “Victorian Internet,” has changed how we see the world and whose effects are still felt today.
Stuart MacKay—librarian, genealogist, local historian, and Marshall’s cousin once removed—also shares his knowledge about the McLuhan Family’s Portrait Gallery, published works, ancestry, and personal legend.
This event will be recorded for archival purposes. We ask all participants to consent to photo and audio documentation. If you can’t attend in person, note that we will livestream on Periscope beginning at 7 p.m. MST, @madria40

Drop into McLuhan House Centre for Art and Ideas between 5 to 8 PM, on the first Wednesday of each month

Free and open to the public.
Our apologies, wheelchair accessibility is not currently available.

Arts Habitat acknowledges that McLuhan House is situated on Treaty 6 territory and traditional meeting ground of many Indigenous peoples for tens of thousands of years. In gathering here, we respect the history, languages, and cultures of the Cree, Dene, Anishinaabe, Blackfoot, and Nakota Sioux First Nations, Inuit and Métis, whose presence continues to enrich our community.

We thank everyone for contributing to a safe, inclusive environment • Show respect for the space • Listen well and do not interrupt • Support each individual present • Keep an open mind to others and their perspectives • Validate one another’s feelings and experiences • Encourage empathy and consideration • Refrain from judgement • Respect each other’s pronouns and identities • Be accountable for your words and actions

Light Refreshments provided.
Please RSVP for the seminar event at Eventbrite.
Attendees will be asked to sign a photo and audio release form.

Parking is available at the back for people with limited mobility.
Nearest Bus Routes are 2, 8, 141, 142.

Chelsea Boos, Community Programmer, Arts Habitat
780.474.0907 |