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Meet the artists & win tickets to BVJ 2018! Contest ends July 20th

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The Big Valley Jamboree is getting closer and closer and you do not want to miss out!

**THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, THANK YOU!**

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Whether you’ve been heading to BVJ for years or are planning to make 2018 your first-ever trip to Camrose, Alberta for the party of the year, you have to remember three words: ‘Country for Everyone!

So set aside August long weekend (August 2nd to 5th), round up friends and family and make a plan!

 

Here’s a look at some of this year’s headliners!

 

Thursday (Kickoff Party):

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Celebrating their Golden (50th) Anniversary together, the iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, continues to add to their legendary status.With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles”, multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate.

Today, NGDB (Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, Bob Carpenter, John McEuen) continue their non-stop touring in their 50th year together. Recent tour stops included Stagecoach, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival and many more. The plans for their 50th Anniversary will be extensive! On September 14th, 2015 they played to a Sold out Crowd at The Historic Ryman Auditorium with some close friends to film a 50th Anniversary Special to air on PBS starting March of 2016.

 

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Location: Coors Banquet Saloon

Time: 9:30 pm

 

Luke Combs

A native of Asheville, North Carolina, country singer/songwriter Luke Combs took joy in singing from a young age. During his high school years, Combs split his time between football and singing in local vocal groups, eventually picking up the guitar while attending college at Appalachian State. Taking inspiration from some of country’s leading men like Tim Mcgraw and Luke Bryan, he began writing songs and soon released a pair of EPs in 2014. In 2015, his single “Hurricane” reached the Top Ten on iTunes’ country chart and he quickly followed up with his third EP, This One’s for You, later that year. Over the course of 2016, “Hurricane” continued to gain steam, winding up at number one on Billboard’s Country Airplay charts in May of 2017. The single’s success led to Combs signing with Riverhouse/Columbia Nashville, which released his full-length debut, also called This One’s for You.

 

 

Luke Combs BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018

Location: Coors Banquet Saloon

Time: 11:00 pm

 

Friday:

Billy Ray Cyrus

 Throughout the course of nearly three decades, Billy Ray Cyrus has achieved international success as a singer, songwriter, entertainer, and philanthropist. He has sold millions of albums, charted 35 singles, 16 of which are Top 40 hits and continues to receive critical acclaim as an actor, writer, and executive producer in film and television. 

 

Billy Ray Cyrus BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Location: Mainstage

Time: 5:00 pm

 

Paul Brandt

Paul Brandt is the most awarded male Canadian country artist in history. His 1996 debut RIAA certified Gold album Calm Before the Storm went on to sell one million albums internationally, propelled by the #1 single and wedding classic “I Do”. Stateside, his #5 and #1 charting songs “My Heart Has A History”, and “I Do” were the first to chart by a male Canadian Country artist on the US Billboard Top 20 since 1976. His 11 career albums have spawned hit singles, multiple Album of the Year awards, gold, platinum, and multi-platinum performances. According to Nielsen BDS, of the top 25 Canadian Country songs, 6 were released by Paul Brandt, and his song “My Heart Has a History” is the most played Canadian Country song since the chart began. Paul is also the most played Canadian Country artist on Country Radio in history (Nielsen BDS). He has had 26 top ten songs at Canadian Radio.

 

Paul Brandt BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Friday, August 3, 2018

Location: Main Stage

Time: 7:30

 

Thomas Rhett

Thomas Rhett is an American country music singer and songwriter who has released three studio albums for Big Machine Records.Thomas Rhett scored his first No. one hit in 2013 with “It Goes Like This,” introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of county music with pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut, and the anything-goes attitude of rock. During the years since, he’s become a husband. A father, too. And, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, a headliner of massive arenas. It’s funny how life can change so much in such a short period of time.

 

 

Thomas Rhett BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Friday August 3, 2018

Location: Mainstage

Time: 9:00pm

 

Saturday

Emerson Drive

Emerson Drive has been a part of the country music scene since they signed their first record deal with DreamWorks Records Nashville in 2001. The band’s first two singles, “I Should Be Sleeping” and “Fall Into Me,” peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and quickly became fan favorites but it was the career-changing song “Moments” that gave the band their first #1 single in the USA. Emerson Drive has been honored with awards and/or nominations from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Canadian Country Music Association, CMT, Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, Inspirational Country Music Association, Juno Awards, Music Row Magazine and Campus Activities Magazine. The band has toured with Toby Keith, Shania Twain and Big & Rich among other artists.

 

 

Emerson Drive BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Location: Coors Banquet Saloon

Time: 12:00 am

 

Jess Moskaluke

Growing up listening to, and falling in love with country music, Jess Moskaluke (MDM Recordings Inc. / Universal Music Canada) adored the greats, from Terri Clark and Carolyn Dawn Johnson to her idol, Shania Twain. Today, she is amazed at the road she now travels.  Acclaimed as the first Canadian female country artist to have a song in the Top 5 since 2008 (Drive Me Away – #3), and the first female Canadian country artist since [her childhood idol] Shania Twain to achieve PLATINUM single status (with her hit track “Cheap Wine and Cigarettes”), Moskaluke continues to dazzle the Canadian country music world achieving not one, but three Top 10 hits with her respective singles, “Kiss Me Quiet”, “Take Me Home” and “Drive Me Away”.  In 2016, Moskaluke had the #1 Most Played Song (“Take Me Home”) at Canadian Country Radio and was the top spun Canadian female artist for the second year in a row.

 

Jess Moskaluke BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Location: Mainstage

Time: 5:00 pm

 

Dallas Smith

Platinum selling Country star DALLAS SMITH “has blazed a path across genres in Canadian music” (CBCMusic) for nearly two decades and fans continue to prove they’ll follow him wherever he wants to go. On the heels of a career album (Lifted) earning critical acclaim, commercial success including a multi-week #1 single and an armful of JUNO and CCMA Award wins and nominations, Smith continues one of the most talked about journeys in Canadian country music with the latest marker, his fourth #1 single “SKY STAYS THIS BLUE” from the 2017 JUNO Award nominated and CCMA Awards Album of the Year release “SIDE EFFECTS” (604 Records) released last September (2016).

 

Dallas Smith BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018

Location: Main Stage

Time: 7:30

 

Alabama

It took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of mouth to earn the major label deal they’d been dreaming of, but then seemingly no time at all to change the face of country music. ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy, sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73 million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Some of the bands songs are among the most memorable in country history.

 

Alabama BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Saturday August 4, 2018

Location: Mainstage

Time: 9:00 pm

 

Sunday:

Brett Eldredge

Brett Eldredge is an American country music singer who grew up in Paris, Illinois. His parents bought him a guitar when he was young and by age 15, he was a performer in high demand for local functions. After he finished college, Brett moved to Nashville, relearning the guitar and becoming a singer-songwriter. When Brett broke out on his own, his first three singles charted, with his third, “Don’t Ya,” reached the Top 20 of the Hot Country Songs. The song reached the No.1 spot on the Country Airplay charts in Aug. 2013, the same month he released his debut, “Bring You Back. Brett’s rising success in the music world has led him to tour with some big names. He was on the Red Tour with Taylor Swift in 2013, the 2014 Painkiller Tour with Little Big Town and, in 2015, he joined Darius Rucker for the Southern Style Tour. That year, he co-headlined the Suits & Boots Tour with Thomas Rhett.

Brett Eldredge BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Location: Main Stage

Time: 7:30 pm

 

Florida Georgia Line

Florida Georgia Line came out of nowhere in 2012 to become the biggest country group of the new decade. The vehicle of their success was “Cruise,” a slick, shimmering ode to the wide-open road that became an unkillable crossover hit in 2013 and, eventually, the biggest country single of all time. After “Cruise” broke through on its own merits, reaching 16 on the Billboard Hot 100, its life was extended thanks to a remix featuring rapper Nelly. This unexpected collaboration pushed the single all the way to number four on the Hot 100, but at that point it was clear that the appeal of “Cruise” lay in Florida Georgia Line’s unabashedly polished pop perspective. Unlike some fellow contemporary country bros, the duo of Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard were bright, sunny, and friendly, qualities showcased on subsequent hits “Get Your Shine On” and “Round Here.” Florida Georgia Line stayed on the top of the charts with 2014’s “Anything Goes” and 2016’s “Dig Your Roots”.

Florida Georgia Line BVJ Performance Information:

Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018

Location: Main Stage

Time: 9:00pm

 

Again, here’s your chance to win your way in!

Just send an email to info@todayville.com with ‘Todayville BVJ Contest’ in the subject line. Could it be more easy?!

You’ll be entered to win:

Best of luck!
Entries will be accepted starting on April 25, 2018 at 08:00 MDT and ending July 20, 2018 at 12:00 MDT. 
Entrants must be 18 years of age or over.
The winner will receive 2 x 3-Day General Admission Passes, 2 x Thursday Kick-off Party Tickets and 1 x Country Nation Campsite. No cash or other prize substitutions.
The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

 

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‘Treated like mines:’ Feds mull stronger rules for Indigenous cultural property

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The federal government is considering how to legally enshrine Indigenous people’s ownership of traditional culture — from songs to art to the use of medicinal plants.

Ottawa has signed agreements with the Assembly of First Nations and the Metis National Council to explore ways for Aboriginal communities to control and benefit from their cultural knowledge.

“We want Indigenous people to understand … that their traditional knowledge and traditional culture expressions are protected in a manner they feel comfortable with,” said an official, speaking on background, from Innovation, Science and Economic Development. 

It’s an attempt to reconcile western individualist concepts with Aboriginal ideas of common inheritance. It must balance ownership against stewardship and temporary rights with permanent protection.

“When it comes to First Nations knowledge and cultural expression, every copyright, trademark or patent regime does not accommodate First Nations interest,” said Stuart Wuttke, an AFN lawyer who was in Geneva last week for international meetings on the issue. 

“There’s no protection for that knowledge. Anybody can come and use that knowledge for themselves.”

The question has deep roots in Indigenous communities, said Niigaan Sinclair of the University of Manitoba’s Native Studies Department.

“This is absolutely huge,” he said. “Indigenous peoples are treated like mines. We’re like things to be extracted and stolen from and then turned back to those communities and charged triple the price.”

Canada is just at the start of a long and complex discussion, said University of Ottawa law professor Jeremy de Beer. Copyright law may not even be the right way to address it.

“Copyright and patent law lack the legal tools to allow for truly collective ownership of content or ideas. It’s a poor fit.”

The Constitution guarantees Indigenous people the right to a cultural heritage, de Beer said, but it may be up to the courts to decide what that means.

“I won’t be surprised to see this issue arising in litigation in the context of (the Constitution).”

There are few precedents aside from the well-known Igloo trademark on Inuit art that was transferred to an Inuit organization in 2017.

Part of any talks will be about protecting Indigenous intellectual property. Another part will be on setting terms for its use by non-Aboriginals.

“There’s ability for outside parties to gain some of that knowledge,” said Wuttke. “It is possible, but there’s a process involved instead of someone just taking the knowledge and registering it, and they become the owner of it.”

Engagement is the difference between appropriation and what Sinclair calls appreciation.

“Appropriation is not free speech. Appropriation is theft. Appreciation is relationships,” he said. “When you appreciate something, you use it in your art or in your medicines. You appreciate it by making sure that it is better off because of your involvement.”  

De Beer said it will be crucial for copyrights around Indigenous knowledge to be led and designed by the people who will be most affected.

“The most important thing is that Canadians not attempt to define for Indigenous peoples what protection of Indigenous people’s traditional knowledge or cultural expression should look like.”

What happened at the Vancouver Olympics — an Inuit Inukshuk was used as a Games symbol without consultation — should never happen again, said Sinclair.  

“Whether it be stealing the land or stealing the stories, it’s the same stealing. Stealing is stealing is stealing.”

— Follow Bob Weber on Twitter at @row1960

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

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Open Studio Tour 2019

4th Annual Open Studio Tour – 2019

The Red Deer Arts Council is thrilled to announce its fourth Open Studio Tour, June 22 and 23, 2019! This is a self-guided tour of artist studio spaces and free to the public.

Twenty-one visual artists in fifteen studios bring you this amazing experience. They will open the doors to their private art studios from 12:00 to 4:00 pm, and welcome the public to see the process of creating fine art as each artist demonstrates their processes. From sculpted clay to sculpted metal, from paintings to silk, from jewellery to glass, the fascinating techniques and works of some of Red Deer and area’s most recognized artists will be on display for visitors.

This self-guided tour is free of charge. Visitors can download or print the tour brochure and a map to help find all the studios, and artist bios to read before arriving on scene. The artists will not only demonstrate the processes they use, but happily take questions about their media, style, technique or anything related to art. Artists love to answer questions about their art!

Please Note: some artists are open both days, others open either Saturday or Sunday only. The brochure is divided into each day and which artists are participating on that date. Additionally, Vivian, Emily & Naomi Williamson have had to withdraw from participation so their Sunday studio is no longer going to be open.

Each studio is also offering a door prize for visitors. Eligible to win one prize only. Must be 18 years or older. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email. 

The downloadable/printable brochure and map are available below!

Participating studios in the 2019 Open Studio Tour

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Marianne Harris PAINTWERX STUDIOS

95 Piper Drive, Red Deer, AB

www.MarianneHarrisArt.com 403-350-8106 (C)

Marianne’s home is a gallery FULL (200+on the walls) of water-based media artworks (watercolours, acrylics, mixed media) of every size, shape, & subject matter! Photo-inspired, to imagination-inspired, and everything in between will delight your eyes, with something for everyone’s taste in art!

Marianne will demonstrate watercolour make-and-take minis.

Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt KALLSTROM STUDIO

5750 41 Street Crescent, Red Deer, AB

www.kallstromstudio.com 403-307-3620

For her abstract-realism paintings, Marlene Kallstrom-Barritt uses a combination of painting and drawing with watercolour, acrylic and ink. She draws inspiration from the Canadian landscape. She participates in art shows in Red Deer, Lacombe and Calgary.

Marlene will be working on paintings and art cards.

Roberta Murray

63 Oxley Close, Red Deer, AB

uncommondepth@gmail.com www.robertamurray.ca 587-457-1201

Roberta Murray is a poetic impressionist painter. Working mostly in oils, Roberta seeks to create paintings that contain elements of light, atmosphere, and emotion reminiscent of the Soviet, Dutch, and British impressionists.

Roberta will be doing a painting in progress. Visitors can try mixing a colour and adding a few marks to the canvas.

Roberta is sharing her studio with Larry Reese

Larry Reese

larryreese51@gmail.com 403-396-0970 (C)

Larry’s oil paintings are based on direct personal plein air experiences within a 150 kilometre radius from his front door in Half Moon Bay, Alberta. Whether outside or in the studio, Larry tries to replicate an emotional experience to the subject rather than a documentation of the scenery.

Larry will be demonstrating small oil painting landscape techniques.

Darcy Gusse Edinga SILK CONCEPTS

152 Allwright Close, Red Deer, AB

www.silkconcepts.ca 403-396-8781

Darcy Gusse Edinga creates luxurious, vibrant hand-painted silk artwork, scarves, garments, banners, and prints. Most of her work is Canadian-inspired, with images of wildflowers, mountains, prairies, tundra, northern lights, wildlife, and cultural history.Her work is in galleries and gift shops across Canada.

Darcy will be demonstrating painting on silk.

Darcy is sharing her studio with Margriet Hogue

Margriet Hogue

www.margriethogue.com margriethogue@gmail.com 403-347-3574

Margriet’s work is mixed media paintings in which she uses her own photos and makes her own papers.

Margriet will be demonstrating mono-printing and collage.

Margaret R. Hall HAPPY YAK FELT

48 Good Crescent, Red Deer, AB

mrhall_ca@yahoo.com 403-346-8289

Margaret Hall, fibre artist, enjoys creating whimsical andfunctional items to be worn or for the home. Working mostly in wool she enjoys exploring the sculpturalproperties of wool fibre and uses the natural world asher inspiration.

Margaret will demonstrate felting a hat from wool fibre and weaving and spinning.

Jeri Lynn Ing GALLERY IS STUDIO

5123 Alexander Way, Red Deer, AB

www.jerilynning.com 403-341-0340 (C)

Jeri Lynn Ing is a contemporary abstract painter living and working in Red Deer Alberta. Jeri Lynn has converted her former gallery space to become her studio, situated in historic downtown Red Deer. Jeri Lynn continues to develop and explore abstraction and light in her large contemporary paintings.

Jeri Lynn will be demonstrating acrylic painting and collage in different stages of development to better show the viewer her process.

Shirley Rimer WORKS IN CLAY

24 Springfield Ave, Red Deer, AB

shirleyrimer@shaw.ca www.shirleyrimer.com 403-347-2634

Shirley has been working in clay for the past 40 years. Her work is both sculptural and functional and she will have a selection of works to view in both categories during the tour.

Shirley will demonstrate her throwing skills and answer any questions you might have.

YOUR CHANCE TO WIN ART!

Tour the studios and enter for a chance to win a unique door prize created by one of the participating artists.You can only win once, but may enter at each studio to increase your chances of winning.

Saturday Only

Leanne Keyes CHARMED BEADS

4723 56 Street, Red Deer, AB

www.charmedbeads.ca leanne@charmedbeads.ca 403-343-1841

As a kid, Leanne spent hours sorting through her mom’s button box, fascinated with the colours, shapes and designs. As an older kid, she’s thrilled to create a bowl of glass beads, her own “button box”. She is inspired by bright colours and simple, clean designs.

Leanne will be making Lampwork glass beads using a torch and kiln.

Trenton Thomas Leach & Holly Elliott ROGUE ART AND DESIGN

4026 50 Street (Ross), Red Deer, AB (Beside the Little Ice Cream Store, Back Alley Entrance)

rogueartanddesign.com rogueartanddesign@gmail.com 403-755-1548

Trenton Leach and Holly Elliott design and create primarily one-of-a-kind sculpture, mosaics and interior/exterior design pieces for individuals, commercial and public enjoyment. Their mediums include metal, glass, fabric and photography, and they take inspiration from nature, music and travel.

Trent and Holly will be demonstrating stained glass.

Wendy Meeres. ART & LAMPWORK BEADS STUDIO

600 Lancaster Drive, Red Deer, AB https://www.facebook.com/WendyMeeresArt/ raku_wm@telus.net
403-318-8638 (C)

Wendy expresses her creativity through two media: lampworking and painting. Her mixed media paintings use colour and composition to bring places and objects together, often including photographs from her travels. The Lampwork beads are bright and playful. She makes pendants, earrings and necklaces with her beads.

Wendy will be demonstrating glass bead-making.

Out of Town Saturday Only

Bobbie Seright Palanuik BOBBIE SERIGHT ART STUDIO

4837 50 Avenue, Bentley, AB (Directly across from The Kite Guys) info@BobbieSerightPalanuik.com www.BobbieSerightPalanuik.com

Bobbie Seright Palanuik is an Alberta visual artist, landscapephotographer and writer. Her artwork reflects and is inspiredby her passion for nature.

Bobbie will be demonstrating her work with pastels/oil.

Pat Matheson THE FARM STUDIO

www.patmatheson.com 403-748-2557

Directions: Go 1.5 km west from the Highway 20 and Aspelund Rd intersection (6 km north of the Sylvan Lake Roundabout on Highway 20). At RR 1-4 turn right and go North 1.5 km. Watch for signs “The Farm” and (Site #) 39423.

Pat Matheson creates one-of-a-kind hand-built Raku-fired ceramic forms, bowls,boxes, and more in his studio, that at one time was his grandparent’s homestead.

Pat will be demonstrating the Raku-fire process which involves removing his pieces from a red hot kiln – lots of fire, smoke and fun!

SUNDAY ONLY

Gordon Hiebert GORDON HIEBERT PHOTOGRAPHY

100 Pamely Ave, Red Deer, AB

gordonhiebert.com 403-877-1556 (C)

Gordon Hiebert is a unique panoramic landscape photographer, specializing in very wide angle views of the prairie sky, landscape, and heritage landmarks. He tends to follow dramatic weather, and photographs older buildings and vehicles in ways that give a sense of history.

Gordon will demonstrate detecting colour accurately in the landscape.

Vivian Williamson CALLIGRAPHIC ART WORKS STUDIO
Naomi Williamson- Artistic Inspirations
Emily Williamson – Emily’sExuberant Photography

34 Rutledge Crescent, Red Deer, AB calligrav8@gmail.com http://facebook.com/pg/ calligraphicartworksbyvivian 403-358-9020

Vivian Williamson creates mixed media artwork with calligraphy including batik, watercolor, chigiri-e (Japanese paper tearing) and alcohol inks and incorporates a variety of lettering styles with her artwork.

Vivian is joined by her two daughters, Naomi and Emily, in their family studio showcasing photography, drawing and Zentangle artwork.

Vivian will demonstrate decorated letters on watercolour paper and calligraphy on a watercolour background.

Suzanne Le Beau SPIRIT OF CLAY CERAMICS STUDIO

30 Manning Street, Red Deer, AB Studio is in the detached garage spiritofclay@hotmail.com 403-342-6344

Suzanne Le Beau is a local ceramic artist and graduate of RDC’s Visual Arts Program. Her original hand-built and carved ceramic work shows Oriental, modern and primitiveinfluences.

Suzanne will be demonstrating a hand built maple leaf bowl.

Sharing her studio with

Kristina Cryderman KRISTINA’S WHEY ART

kristinaswhey@icloud.com

Kristina creates detailed wire wrappedfigures and creatures with sea glass,shells and beads with individual whimsical personalities. Her love of the sea gives hercreations a seaside feeling, influenced byliving on both Hornby and Saturna Islands for many years.

Kristina will be demonstrating a wirewrapped dragonfly.

12–4:00pm SATURDAY, JUNE 22and 12–4:00pm SUNDAY, JUNE 23

For studio map and tour details, visit www.reddeerartscouncil.ca/news/events or call 403-348-2787

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