The New Gallery is pleased to be a host celebration site for Alberta Arts Days for from noon to 6pmon Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Official Launch Party is TONIGHT Friday, September 30th from 7 – 9 PM. Featuring a musical performance by pianist, Colleen Athparia at 8 PM.
The Alberta Printmakers’ Society and The New Gallery (TNG) are pleased to announce that TNG’s satellite research and community space, the John Snow House, has been chosen as a host celebration site for the 2011 Alberta Arts Days.
Alberta Arts Days is an annual celebration of our culture, heritage, artistic diversity and provincial pride. This province -wide initiative is part of Culture Days – a national movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. To learn more visit www.AlbertaArtsDays.ca
Marking a centenary celebration of Dr. John Harold Thomas Snow, LL.D., R.C.A., A.S.A. (1911 – 2004), TNG will be hosting all-ages weekend activities celebrating the man, his artistic legacy, and historic residence. Programming includes: etching demos by members of Alberta Printmakers’ Society (A/P), a 16th Anniversary Artist-trading cards workshop; historic tours and an exhibition of Dr. Snow’s artwork from the Calgary Civic Art Collection. In addition, etching demos will occur every hour over the two days with half hour tours commencing every two hours between 1-5 on Friday and 12-4 on Saturday. In the evening guests will be treated to a musical performance by Colleen Athparia, a pianist, who previously entertained Dr.Snow and his wife Kathleen on an upright piano they had in their house. This performance is presented courtsey of by New Work, an organization co-founded by Dr. Snow.
Dr. Snow is highly regarded as an important painter, printmaker, banker and contributor to the arts in Calgary. His many accomplishments earned him an induction into the Alberta Order of Excellence in 1996 and now his legacy continues to influence artists through TNG’s programming in the home in which he spent the most artistically productive years of his life.
The New Gallery is pleased to be a host celebration site for Alberta Arts Days for from noon to 6pm on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Official Launch Party is Friday, September 30th from 7 – 9 PM. Featuring a musical performance by pianist, Colleen Athparia at 8 PM.
We hope you will join us for this exciting event!