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Art around town in October – Including First Friday Receptions

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Wandering Soul.     Artist:Dieppe

The Velvet Olive Lounge, 4928C 50 Street (access via back alley/51st Street)

Media: Photography

Dates:October 1 – 31, 2019

Opening Reception on October 4th from 6 – 8pm.

Strange and Unusual Things

Artist:Group show featuring: Michael Huyzer, Amanda Frost, Sandy Roenspies, Hilda Valdes, Marianne Harris, Jessica Pettit, Mike Villasana, Maggie Mylow, Tami Jo Shaw, Meghan Harkins, Joshua Alexander, Holly Mayoh, Pachamama, Gordon Hiebert, Gordon Klaassen, Rita Schoenberger and more

A + Art Gallery & Unique Collections,  Unit 203, 4919 49th Street

Media: Alcohol inks, Acrylics, Oils, Mixed Media, Resin, Sculptural, Watercolor

Dates:October 1 – 31, 2019

Gallery viewing times: 11am – 5pm  Tuesday Friday (closed Monday). Saturday open 12pm – 6pm.  

Opening Reception: First Friday October 4th from 4pm – 6pm with refreshments provided and the artist in attendance.  

https://www.facebook.com/events/655529371636211/  

 

The View From Here     Artist:Sheena McNiff-Wolfe

Viewpoint Gallery, Culture Services Centre, 5205 48 Street

Media: Ceramics

Dates:October 3 – 26, 2019

Exhibition presented by the Harris-Warke Gallery.  

Opening reception Friday October 4th from 6 – 8pm with the artist in attendance.  

 

da.’t.’um.     Artist:Leah Scott

The Hub on Ross Art Gallery, 4936 Ross Street

Media: Photography and Paintings

Dates:October 1 – 31, 2019

Opening reception Friday October 4th from 1 – 3pm.

 

Artist:Jeri-Lynn Ing

Sunworks Gallery, 110-4913 50 Avenue

Media: Paintings

Dates:October 1 – 31, 2019

Opening reception Friday October 4th from 68pm with the artist in attendance.

Gallery shows new and continuing with no receptions, although spaces are open to the public.

 

Bron      Artist:Chance Ogilvie

Marjorie Wood Gallery in the Kerry Wood Nature Centre, 6300 45 Ave

Media: Acrylic

Dates: August 30 – October 29, 2019

Gallery viewing times are 10 am – 8 pm everyday.

 

A Moment of Their Time.     Artist: Kim Mortimer

Media: Digital Photography

Corridor Community Gallery, in lower level of Recreation Centre, 4501 47 A Ave

Dates: August 30 – October 31, 2019

Hours MonThu 5:30am10pm, Fri 5:30am5pm, Sat 8am5pm, Sun 12pm–5 pm

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Because it’s Friday – Here’s WAFFLE NYC – Unbelievable video shot in a moving train

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Happy Friday from Todayville!

Here’s a short pick me up that you’ll want to be watching and sharing all weekend.  This incredibly talented group is WAFFLE.  Their bio is below.  You may want to hit up their Facebook page if you just can’t get enough.  Get ready for the best subway ride of your life!

Hands down the Best Subway Ride ‼️🚇🕺🔥🧇

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Posted by WAFFLE NYC on Friday, July 10, 2020

WAFFLE (We Are Family For Life Entertainment) is an innovative New York City-Based artist collective from almost all 5 boroughs. The group was founded by Andrew Saunders (Goofy), Yushon Stroughn (Sonic), and Joel Leitch (Aero Ace) in 2011. The inspiration behind the name came from hearing “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge.

Many of the members knew each other in their mid teens through weekly LiteFeet battle events but were in different crews at the time. On their way downtown to these events, they would perform on the subway to be able to pay the entrance fee. You wouldn’t win anything but it was a way to gain exposure in the neighborhood/NYC boroughs. After a while it became very repetitive and the exposure wasn’t enough. Select members from other crews came together with the common goal to branch out and reach a bigger, more diverse audience. What better way to achieve this? Continuing to perform on the NYC subway was just the thing to do and this was the beginning of WAFFLE.

Learning how to work together and taking commuter’s advice built their character as young entrepreneurs and helped save their parents’ money. After a while, other LiteFeet dancers caught on to what WAFFLE was doing routinely. Many were afraid of judgment so they didn’t perform. Other dancers started catching on and non-dancers started copying their daily routines. Many didn’t know how to make the transition from just dancing to actually entertaining. At first people enjoyed the performances but due to the rapid growth, there were more complaints.

Luckily the crew’s mindset was on reaching above ground before this all occurred. The money earned was invested into growing the crew. Buying uniforms & business cards helped separate them from others around this time. The crew would randomly hand out business cards without knowing whom exactly they were given to until people started to reach out. Social media also played a big role in their success.

WAFFLE has also had the opportunity to do work outside of New York City. They’ve traveled to Los Angeles, Atlanta, Paris, Argentina, London, and Turkey. People weren’t exactly familiar with LiteFeet so they would label them as break-dancers and call them “Showtime Dancers,” which is the popular catch phrase for subway performances. Most people had some knowledge of what LiteFeet was but for those who didn’t, a brief explanation was given to them.

LiteFeet is an underground dance style that originated in Harlem in 2005 and ventured into all five boroughs of NYC. Its creativity began once it hit the Bronx. It has even expanded to countries such as Japan, Paris, Argentina, Russia, etc. The term means being light on your feet while dancing. Some of the basic moves of LiteFeet consists of dance trends blended together such as the “Chicken Noodle Soup,” the “Harlem Shake,” “Tone Wop,” and the “Bad One.” There are many more. You can also blend any type of dance style with LiteFeet as long as you use some of the basic moves and lock in. “Lockin’ in” is the term used to describe the finishing move just as a period would end a sentence. What differentiates LiteFeet from any other dance style is the use of props such as sneakers and baseball caps. Using any type of sneakers doesn’t work so Adidas Superstars are favored when doing shoe tricks. Many believe LiteFeet is the rebirth of hip-hop culture not only from dance, but also from the music aspect of it. It has a boom bap feel with an extra kick to it. The thumping beat box tunes is called LiteFeet Music, which mixes hip-hop, funk, electro beat & any other genres with a hip-hop structured sound.

WAFFLE Members Kid The Wiz, Chris Designs, & Lil Live serve as producers to help create the unique sound for the LiteFeet community. People don’t realize that the culture is still growing. WAFFLE’s ultimate goal is to expand the knowledge of LiteFeet and to be a positive influence to everyone around the world

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COVID can’t stop CAFF

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Central Alberta Film Festival to proceed in Red Deer in partnership with CMHA

Screenings and Awards Show to take place in-person at Festival Hall in Red Deer with help from Canadian Mental Health Association

The 2020 Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF) will take place onsite at Festival Hall in Red Deer October 14, 15, 16, and 17. Canadian Mental Health Association will run the box office and earn a portion of the ticket sales.

“The partnership between CMHA and CAFF is a perfect fit,” says Ranjit Mullakady, President of CAFF. “CMHA has volunteers in place, and CAFF has a way to contribute to CMHA fundraising.”

Organizers are preparing to offer an in-person festival experience in a safe environment, allowing for social distancing.

Tickets will be sold for blocks of time instead of individual films. Screenings will run 6:00-9:00 p.m. on October 14 15, and 16. Screenings will run 12:00-2:00 and 3:00-5:00 p.m. on October 17, followed by an awards show at 6:30-9:00 p.m.

A variety of short and full-length films will be shown during the blocks without intermission.

“People can take breaks throughout the screenings if they need to, with social distancing protocols in mind,” says Mullakady.

Seating will be at tables this year, so groups of attendees will remain socially distant from other groups.

“We’ve always known the Festival would go on, even with worries about COVID-19,” says Mullakady. “We have a backup plan if things change. The festival will go on.”

CAFF is prepared to go forward as a drive-in event if government regulations about indoor gatherings change.

About Central Alberta Film Festival (CAFF)

Central Alberta Film Festival is a not-for-profit cultural organization with a mission to educate, support and promote cinematography and film making in Alberta and Canada. CAFF is a bridge between the audience, critics and the contemporary filmmakers who want to showcase and discuss their work. This festival is a platform to incubate Albertan, Canadian, and international talent. The fourth annual Central Alberta Film Festival will take place October 14-17, 2020.

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