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ASA Forest Show in Calgary

Leighton Centre Forest Show Invite

Leighton Centre Forest Show Invite

The Forest Show art exhibition that I’ve mentioned previously (here, here, and here) is moving from Edmonton to Calgary after this weekend. So if you’re in Edmonton and haven’t checked it out yet—now’s your chance, and if you’re in Calgary, watch for the show at the Leighton Art Centre from June 4 to July 9. There will be an opening reception in the afternoon of June 11. I will actually be out in the field doing songbird surveys at that time, but I may be in the area and will try to make it if I can. There is a lot of great art on display in this show, so definitely drop by and have a look if you get the chance.

The Forest Show art exhibition in Edmonton

Poster for The Forest Show art exhibition in Edmonton

Just a quick note to mention that the “Forest Show” art exhibition that I’ve mentioned before is moving to Edmonton, and will be on display at the McMullen Gallery at the University Hospital from March 19 to May 22. There will be an opening reception on March 24th—I’ll be there, and would love to see you all there.

ASA Forest Show in Edson

Forest Evite Edson

As I mentioned in a previous post a photograph of mine is on display as part of the “Forest Show” curated by the Alberta Soci­ety of Artists. I just thought I’d write this quick note to mention that the exhibition has just moved to the Edson Library (Feb 2–28), and later this spring will be moving to the McMullen Gallery in Edmon­ton (open­ing recep­tion on March 24, 7–9 pm), and the Leighton Gallery in Cal­gary (open­ing recep­tion June 4, 2–4 pm).

Winter Festival Art Market 2011

Deep Freeze Byzantine Winter Festival

Sorry for the short notice, I just found out that I’ll have a table at the “Deep Freeze” Artisan Market this coming weekend. I’m printing off a bunch of new, all-winter, prints and I’ll have a selection of blank, winter-y cards as well. I’ll be there (Old Cycle Building at 9141-118 Ave) from 12-6 pm on both Saturday and Sunday (the 8th & 9th). I always appreciate having a familiar face drop by—Keep warm!

King’s Guild Christmas Gift Sale 2010

I had a good time at the Gold Bar Art & Craft sale last weekend, and this coming Saturday (November 27th) I’ll have a table at the “Christmas Gift Sale” at the King’s University College (9125 – 50th street). I’ll be showing (and hopefully selling) a selection of prints and seasonal cards. The event runs from 10am-4pm, and there’ll be over 70 vendors. As always, it’s great to see a familiar face at these events—so if you’re in the area please drop by.

Gold Bar art and craft sale 2010

I’m going to be at the Gold Bar “Early Bird Christmas Art and Craft Show” on Saturday, November 20th at the Gold Bar Community Hall (4620 – 105 Ave) from 10 to 4. There is always a great selection of other vendors, and I would love to have some familiar faces drop by. Hope to see you there!

Trumpeter Swans at Ministik Lake

A Trumpeter Swan floats with a raft of ducks on Bray at the Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary

Trumpeter Swan at Ministik Lake

A pair of Trumpeter Swans float with a raft of ducks on Bray Lake at the Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary

Trumpeter Swan Pair at Ministik Lake

I was walking the Waskahegan Trail though the Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary a couple days ago (Oct 5th, to be precise), and came across this pair of swans. While it’s fairly common to see migrating Tundra Swans flying (and honking) overhead in flocks this time of year, I am pretty sure these are the much less common Trumpeter Swan—but I would really appreciate if someone more familiar with Trumpeters could confirm (or contest) my ID. These two birds were on Bray Lake, right in the middle of the sanctuary, and were there when I first passed the lake, and still there later in the afternoon on my way back. This is what I love about Ministik—there’s always something new to see, you just have to get out there and look for it.