April, 2011

Community Spotlight: Cristian S. Aluas – Artist and Teacher, Kanata, Ontario

by Shevaughn Battle

As many across the country are starting to organize activities for Culture Days 2011, people are writing in, sharing their stories and what they’re planning for this year’s event, happening September 30, October 1 & 2. Here, we’re profiling individual artists who will be sharing their craft with those in their communities over the 2011…

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Community Spotlight: Ed Schleimer – Woodcut Printmaker, New Hamburg, Ontario

by Shevaughn Battle

As many across the country are starting to organize activities for Culture Days 2011, people are writing in, sharing their stories and what they’re planning for this year’s event, happening September 30, October 1 & 2. Here, we’re profiling individual artists who will be sharing their craft with those in their communities over the 2011…

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Activity Ideas for Libraries

by Reuben Finley

In 2009, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ray Danyluk, communicated his support of Alberta Arts Days by challenging libraries to participate as activity hosts and organizers through local partnerships. Here are a few of the activities that were suggested in a newsletter from South-Central Alberta’s Marigold Library Network. The full article, which also provides…

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Innisfil Public Library – “Where Culture Lives”

by Reuben Finley

Nazanin Shoja, Ontario Arts Council Culture Days Animator/Coordinator, recently spoke with the Innisfil Public Library, which hosted a number of Culture Days activities in 2010. Here’s an account of their experience and thoughts on the active role that can be played by libraries in promoting local talent. Celebrating Culture Days 2010 Innisfil Public Library is…

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