Arts at the Farm

Presented by EPCOR

Celebrate Alberta Culture Days at the Northlands Urban Farm!

Sept 5 & 6, 2020

EPCOR - Providing More
Alberta Culture Days
Government of Alberta

Schedule

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday, Sept 5 & 6

Register

Event is free! Pre-registration is required.

Directions

Northlands Urban Farm, 11312 – 79 Street.

About The Event


Welcome to Arts at the Farm presented by EPCOR! A family-friendly, interactive and free celebration of Alberta Culture Days at the Northlands Urban Farm.

Experience sketching and painting throughout the garden, willow weaving and indigenous crafts at our workshops, enjoy heritage arts like auctioneering, square dancing and cultural performances and a theatrical performance to end the day.

We’ll have you leaving the farm with a takeaway craft, a new skill, and a greater appreciation for the many local artists in our community!

Event Schedule


Make sure to pre-register to enjoy a wide variety of artistic disciplines with local artists and musicians who take you through their passion for the arts!

Space is limited.

Saturday, Sept 5

Time Event Register Location
10:45 a.m. Indigenous Blessing with Elder Sharon Pasula N/A General Area
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Red Shed Gallery Urban Gardens – Paintings by Jill Thomson N/A Red Shed
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Ashleigh Taillefer Live Painting N/A General Area
11:30 a.m. – noon The Art of Auctioneering Register Gazebo
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Urban Sketchers – Edmonton sketch out N/A Garden
noon – 1 p.m. Northlands Urban Farm Tour Register
1 -2 p.m. BREAK
2 – 4 p.m. Make Your Own Indigenous Dream Catcher Workshop with Nadine Chalifoux Register Workshop Tables
2:30 – 3 p.m. Chinese Cultural Performance Register Gazebo
3  – 4 p.m. Northlands Urban Farm Tour Register
4 – 5 p.m. BREAK
5 – 6 p.m. Lodestar Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by William Shakespeare Register Gazebo

Sunday, Sept 6

Time Event Registration Location
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Red Shed Gallery Urban Gardens – Paintings by Jill Thomson N/A Red Shed
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mini-Planters, Coasters, and Functional Art Workshop with Enmy Moghrabi Register Workshop Tables
11:30 a.m. – noon The Art of Auctioneering Register Gazebo
noon – 1 p.m. Northlands Urban Farm Tour Register
1 -2 p.m. BREAK
2 – 4 p.m. Willow Weaving Workshop with Maryann Borch Register Workshop Tables
2 – 4 p.m. Plein Air Painting with Richard Dixon Register Garden
2:30 – 3 p.m. Moza Africa Cultural Performance Register Gazebo
3  – 4 p.m. Northlands Urban Farm Tour Register
4 – 5 p.m. BREAK
5 – 6 p.m. Sticks & Stone Percussion Performance Register Gazebo

Pre-Register

This event is FREE! But pre-registration is required.

Please do not attend if you are showing any symptoms–such as fever, cough, or runny nose. Hand sanitizer will be available and social distancing protocols will be in place. Masks will be required.

Our venue is 100% outdoors. Please dress for the weather. There is no water available onsite.

Artists / Workshops / Tours


Ashleigh Taillefer Live Painting

Ashleigh Taillefer Live Painting - Alberta Culture Days

Saturday, Sept 5
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Art of Auctioneering

Saturday & Sunday
11: 30 a.m – noon

Not everyone can get to an auction, so the auction is coming to you! Auctioneering is a mysterious art full of strange words and crazy rhythms. Long-time Northlands volunteer Ed Pietsch lets you in on its secrets. What is he really saying as he demonstrates this long-time rural skill? Come and find out.

Chinese Cultural Performance

Saturday, Sept 5
2:30 – 3 p.m.

Jufen Peng will perform Zhuoma Spring, a traditional Tibetan dance. The elegance and beauty of this dance is a special treat for these late summer days.

Chen Style Tai Chi—or Taiji–was founded in China in the late 16th century. It is the oldest style of Tai Chi. Xiaoqing Zhou demonstrates its movement and power with a performance of the routine 56 forms.

Lodestar Theatre Presents: A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare

Lodestar Theatre - Alberta Culture Days

Saturday, Sept 5
5 – 6 p.m.

Shakespeare’s riotous comedy is presented by a traveling troupe of six actors. Featuring puppets, live music and magic, Lodestar have squeezed the full show into 75 minutes. Suitable for a family audience, come and see how true love conquers all!

Instagram, Facebook @lodestartheatre

Make Your Own Indigenous Dream Catcher Workshop with Nadine Chalifoux

Dream Catchers - Alberta Culture Days

Saturday, Sept 5
2 – 4 p.m.

Join Nadine Chalifoux to learn the story of the dream catcher and create your own to take home.

Instagram @CWFDreams18

Mini-Planters, Coasters, and Functional Art Workshop with Enmy Moghrabi

Mini Planters - Alberta Culture Days

Sunday, Sept 6
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Reimagine what it means to fill your space with this art and design workshop! We’re going to be working with wood, metal, fabric, and paint to create two functional pieces of art: a coaster and a mini-planter box. Here’s the catch – we’re going to be using salvaged wood, metal, and fabric to create these pieces! Join us for a fun and informational session on the environmental and economic benefits of finding used materials for your new projects and learn more about the Edmonton Tool Library – a local organization working hard to make tools and knowledge more accessible to the Edmonton community!

Instagram @em_isalive

Moza Africa Cultural Performance

Sunday, Sept 6
2:30 – 3 p.m.

“When we are gardening, we are always singing!”

Moza Africa performs traditional music of central Mozambique. Through their songs, they keep alive their connection to Mozambique and the Chisena language; they celebrate their appreciation for Canada; and they raise funds for youth programs in rural Mozambique (see CaiaConnection.org).

Enjoy the tunes brought to you by this musical family!

Northlands Urban Farm Tour

Northlands_Urban_Farm

Saturday & Sunday
noon – 1 p.m. & 3 – 4 p.m.

Take a guided stroll through Northlands Urban Farm. You’ll see amazing vegetable gardens, herb beds, pollinator patch, bee hotels, honeybee hive, and more. It’s an urban agricultural gem in the heart of Edmonton.

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @Northlands

Plein Air Painting with Richard Dixon

Plein Aire - Alberta Culture Days

Sunday, Sept 6
2 – 4 p.m.

Calling all painters! Grab your easels, paints, and brushes, and join Richard Dixon in the open air at Northlands Urban Farm. Immerse yourself in the gorgeous gardens as an experienced plein air painter leads you through the process of painting onsite. You’ll create a unique and beautiful piece inspired by the Urban Farm’s natural light, various viewpoints, and amazing plants.

Sticks and Stone Percussion

Sticks And Stone - Alberta Culture Days

Sunday, Sept 6
5 – 6 p.m.

Sticks and Stone will bring you on a fun journey, taking you through a little of *every* style of music via the marimba (also known as the “grand piano of xylophones”) and other percussion instruments. Expect to hear music you recognize on an instrument you don’t…and also to be challenged with the unfamiliar!

Facebook, Instagram @sticksandstonepercussion

Urban Sketchers Edmonton Sketch-Out

Urban Sketchers - Alberta Culture Days

Saturday, Sept 5
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Urban Sketchers Edmonton is a casual group of sketchers formed in 2011 as a part of the international urban sketching movement. They meet at 11 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month to sketch together in different locations around the city. During the pandemic that has changed to outdoor locations only, so they have also been sketching weekly on their own and posting sketches on their Facebook page and blog. They are excited to be sketching at Northlands Urban Farm on September 5, and anyone is welcome to come and sketch with us!

Facebook Sketchers Edmonton

Willow Weaving Workshop with Maryann Borch

WIllow Weaving - Alberta Culture Days

Sunday, Sept 6
2 – 4 p.m.

We will use locally harvested willows to create: first a small wreath and then learn the basic over under weaving technique to create a soap dish. This is called a tension tray. This technique can eventually lead to a large garden gathering basket or cheese tray. Samples of these will be available for viewing as well. All willows will be soaked ahead for each participant and individually packaged.

*If possible, please bring your own pruning shears as we will NOT be able to share tools. Limited quantity will be available onsite.*

Facebook @goodnotecommunityfarm

Red Shed Gallery Urban Gardens – Paintings by Jill Thomson
Red Shed Gallery - Alberta Culture Days

Saturday & Sunday
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Jill Thomson’s Urban Garden paintings celebrate creative life in cities, tending gardens in all manner of livingsituations: front yards, balconies, rooftops and community plots; with a renewed connection to small, regional farms. They are inspired by cities stablishing “within walking distance” escapes into nature and bicycle paths to local shops; offering breathing space to congested urban quarters and breaking the grid of city life with organic growth and flora. She received her B.F.A. from Concordia University in Montreal and is currently pursuing a Masters in Human Ecology Material Culture at the University of Alberta with her main project being a series of Urban Garden paintings. She is represented by AGA Art Rental and Sales in Edmonton and Gibson Fine Art in Calgary. Nine of her paintings are featured in a permanent alley installation as part of a revitalization initiative for Arts on the Ave in Edmonton. She has artwork in The Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Edmonton City Hall and in private national and international collections.

Thank you to our Sponsors


PRESENTED BY EPCOR

EPCOR - Providing More
Alberta Culture Days
Government of Alberta

Thank you to our Community Supporters

Northlands Resident Urban farmers:

  • Milk Thistle Farm
  • Forest City Plants
  • Global Gardeners (EMCN)
  • Pocket Gardeners
  • Gardeners of the Galaxy

Location and Parking

Northlands Urban Farm

11312 – 79 Street

Visit here for directions.

Parking

Free parking is available for all attendees in the East gravel parking lot across from the Northlands Urban Farm.

 

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