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Edmonton creates public art fund to replace 30-year policy

The City of Edmonton is shifting its public art policy from a 30-year practice of tying funding to specific capital projects to a new funding reserve.  Council's executive committee agreed to the shift at a meeting Monday. The change means, starting in 2023, the city will transfer an annual amount into a single reserve pool for the public art program. Since 1990, the city's per-cent-for-art policy ...

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Unlikely hockey fan catches attention of Edmonton Oilers with Connor McDavid portrait – Edmonton

Rebecca Thomson lives in the Scottish seaside town of Kirkcaldy, near Edinburgh. Not exactly a hockey hotbed — but Thomson has been taking in the game for most of her life.“My granddad’s a massive ice hockey fan so he’s been watching hockey in Scotland since I was tiny,” said the 22-year-old. “And well before that, when my mom and dad, uh, my mom was tiny. ...

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‘Feeling of dread’: Artist creates apocalyptic series showcasing a desolate Edmonton – Edmonton

An Edmonton artist has taken the anxiety he’s been feeling over the COVID-19 pandemic and channeled it into an art series that capture what a post-apocalyptic YEG would be like.“I think it shows the collective anxiety and dread we’re all going through,” said artist Mike Roshuk.“Sometimes it almost feels like — when you watch the news or see what’s going on — it feels ...

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Edmonton Art Parks: 7 outdoor staycation spots

If you're on staycation and you like to mix art and nature, here's seven Edmonton art parks you don't want to miss. ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞  The first part of the name ᐄᓃᐤ (ÎNÎW) River Lot 11∞ means "I am of the Earth" and is an ode to the ancestral lands of the Cree. River Lot 11 is a nod to Joseph McDonald, a ...

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