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Nocturne 2020 combines in-person and online art and awareness events – The Guardian

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Traditionally Nocturne is a single night of memorable visual art and installations in venues and locations all over Halifax. But this year has been anything but traditional, and art has an incredible ability to reflect, adapt and react to the world around it.

Nocturne 2020 will be an extended event taking place from Monday, Oct. 12 to Saturday, Oct. 17, combining interactive, online programming and physically distanced installations, with more time to take everything in and observe COVID-19 health protocols.


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Under the artistic leadership of curator Lindsay Dobbin, Nocturne 2020 carries the theme Echolocation, a term the festival describes as being “about connection, relationships, the environment, and community; all valid and important concepts to bring forward amidst a global pandemic, racial and civil unrest, and at a critical point in our fight against climate change.”

While many festivals have moved to strictly online programming during the pandemic, Nocturne 2020 offers 28 physical exhibitions, installations and events over the course of the week, along with 29 virtual programs, with some combining both in-person and online elements.

A complete guide to all Nocturne 2020 programming, both physical and virtual, is available at nocturnehalifax.ca/nocturne-guide.

Following Monday’s online What Does the Earth Ask of Us? keynote Q&A event with Robin Wall Kimmerer and Dobbin, Nocturne branches out to a daily lineup of virtual and physical programming. Participating galleries include the Centre for Art Tapes, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Argyle Fine Art, the Dart Gallery and 1313 Hollis. Public locations range from the installations and projections at the Halifax waterfront and Halifax Central Library courtyards to Halifax Common baseball diamond #2 for De-Position, a collective dance piece addressing understanding the Black experience.

On the event website, there are guides to planning your own Nocturne experience, or taking a curated tour of what it has to offer through the week.

There is also a rundown of COVID-19 precautions and accessibility to online and in-person programming, which includes ASL and closed captioning wherever possible.

Participants can stay up to date by following @NocturneHalifax on social media and use the hashtag #NocHfx20.

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre to host annual Christmas art show – Spruce Grove Examiner

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The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season and is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is hosting a Christmas arts sale in November, with attendance by ticketed appointment to control crowds. (Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre)

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season so is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Deck the Halls craft sale will feature original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and quilted items, and run for three days from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.

To accommodate crowd size limits and safe social distancing, people are asked to register for a ticket and attend during a designated 45-minute time slot. Tickets are free, and masks are mandatory.

After the three-day sale, many goods will be available in the gallery during regular hours.

Find more information and tickets at creativeartscentre.com.

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Southern Alberta Art Gallery Is Honoured With A Blackfoot Naming Ceremony

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(Lethbridge) – A Blackfoot Naming Ceremony was held at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery (SAAG) on Friday, October 23, 2020.

The event began with a Treaty and Metis land acknowledgment. “We would like to acknowledge that the Southern Alberta Art Gallery is located on Treaty 7, as well as Métis Region 3, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy, a historic collective name of the four bands that make up the Blackfoot or Blackfeet people: Siksika (Blackfoot), Kainai (Blood), Northern Piegan (Piikani), and Southern Piegan (Blackfeet, Montana). We also acknowledge the Stoney Nakota, Tsuu’tina, Inuit and Métis peoples of this area.”

The ceremony was then led by Elder Bruce Wolf Child and First Nations Education, Language & Cultural Consultant and Elder Mary Fox, and the SAAG was greatly honoured to receive the Blackfoot name Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin.

“The SAAG Board of Directors and Staff are extremely grateful that the gallery was gifted with a Blackfoot name by local Kainai Elders, and we are committed to our journey of living into this name,” stated SAAG Executive Director Kristy Trinier. “We are honoured to share the Blackfoot name and its meaning with our community.”

The name Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin connects the Blackfoot language words: maan it is new, siksikaitsitapii (of) our Blackfoot people, tsinikssin relating stories through the process of images and writings.

Bryce Singer, Niipáítapiiyssin (Life), 2019. Mixed media, limited edition print.

On the occasion of receiving Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin, local Kainai artist Bryce Singer was commissioned to create a limited series of commemorative artwork prints.

 

Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin can be interpreted as the new making of images, related to the telling of the Blackfoot peoples’ stories.

The name is well suited to SAAG and its leaders are honoured by the ceremony.

Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin describes contemporary art as the new process of making images and writings, related to the telling of ancient stories by Blackfoot people within Blackfoot territory: a continuation across time in the sharing of knowledge, culture, and history across southern Alberta.

“In prioritizing the health and safety of our community,” explained Trinier, “the Blackfoot Naming Ceremony took place with limited invitation-only capacity and precautionary measures, to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

“We plan to have a celebration with the greater community in the future when it is safe to do so.”

 

For more information and to view current and upcoming exhibits, visit saag.ca

Source: – WellandTribune.ca

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Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre to host annual Christmas art show – Hanna Herald

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The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season and is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is hosting a Christmas arts sale in November, with attendance by ticketed appointment to control crowds. (Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre)

The Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre is encouraging people to shop local this holiday season so is hosting a craft show next month featuring local artists.

The Deck the Halls craft sale will feature original paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and quilted items, and run for three days from Nov. 20 to Nov. 22.

To accommodate crowd size limits and safe social distancing, people are asked to register for a ticket and attend during a designated 45-minute time slot. Tickets are free, and masks are mandatory.

After the three-day sale, many goods will be available in the gallery during regular hours.

Find more information and tickets at creativeartscentre.com.

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