This Weekend’s Whirlwind Arts Scene

I’m all giddy with excitement over this weekends fantabulously frantic art scene happenings. I might have to invest in some astronaut diapers I’m so excited…(and please don’t pat my ass to see if I’m wearing any).

THURSDAY
If you include Thursday night as the warm-up to your weekend check out the Rob Bos Art Projects Gallery at 1401 11th Avenue. Allan Dotson’s Game Show is a night of analog games that he has created with his own bare hands. Game chat can be done in person and the only avatar you need is your sexy smile. It’s rated E for everybody. Tonight and Friday from 7-9 pm.

FRIDAY
The Friday arts scene begins at the ungodly hour of 11 a.m. Sheesh, who gets up that early? The 2012 Arts Congress: Matters of Engagement at The Artesian will be the crème de la crème of the Canadian arts scene. Participants include Margie Gillis, Neal McLeod, Adrian Stimson, Robert Enright and many more.

There’s a fine wine, yummy appetizers and live music to follow but who has time when there is another art reception at The Mackenzie Art Gallery?

John Noestheden: Sky & Shuvinai Ashoona: Earth “Come for an astronomy talk by author Mark Bratton at 7 pm, a tour with John Noestheden at 8 pm, and reception to follow. Presented in collaboration with The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Regina Centre.”

[Edit] There’s an art reception at The Assiniboia Gallery featuring Eltje Degenhart, Gordon Lewis, Lindsey Love, Erin Ross and Carl Schlademan. The reception begins at 5 p.m. and the gallery is located at 2266 Smith Street.

[Edit]  Neal McLeod will be doing a reading at The Saskatchewan Writer’s Guild office  at from 7-9 p.m. The office is located at 1150 8th Avenue.

SATURDAY
The Saturday art scene begins all over again at The Artesian for the continuation of 2012 Arts Congress at 8:30 a.m. (and I thought 11 a.m. was early!) and wraps up at 3:45 There is also an artist talk by John Noestheden at the Makenzie at 2 p.m.

You’ll have to pace yourself because one of the highlights of the weekend will be David Sprigg’s Holocene at Neutral Ground. It promises to be a “monolithic portrait of human geological existence… First presented at the Prague Biennial V in 2011, Holocene is an analysis of space, perspective, and perception.” Reception at 8 p.m.

There’s also a SUPERMOON to marvel at outside your window. Just look up.

SUNDAY
You can ease yourself out of your art hangover at The Artesian on Sunday starting at 1:30 for CVAF Film Premiere: Hats Off! Cathedral Village Arts Festival Legacy Celebration.

I’m worn out just writing about it all. My next blog report will be investigative journalism at it’s finest: Who has the best art reception food and wine?

2 thoughts on “This Weekend’s Whirlwind Arts Scene”

  1. I’ll pay cash for a non photo-shopped image of this Saturday’s Moon , with the GRAIL project obviously visible in the image.

    I just hope it isn’t cloudy outside.

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