YORK, coming to Kelowna

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We are very happy and excited to be bringing YORK to Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art in Kelowna, BC!

In addition to the gallery exhibition, we will be presenting YORK:fragments – a brand new video work – as offsite programming.

The Opening Reception will be Friday March 11 – starting at 7pm.

Hope you can join us!

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(at least) two cities

1297452288978_originalWanted to share this post I wrote a little while back over on my personal web site:

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It’s as good a time as any in the year – a day many devote to the idea of love –  to take a minute to stop and think about what kind of community we want, and what we can each do to help make that happen, no matter how small that contribution may be.

Here’s to showing some openness and kindness – and love –  to all our neighbours in YEG,  every day of the year.

The View from Here

A lovely series of postcards and images of Edmonton over the years, as found in the Peel Collection at the University of Alberta – click on the image for the link:

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Jasper Avenue looking west, about 1930

Photo: Peel’s Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries

As much as I love these images, they also make me sad.

We have lost so much of the fabric of this place – it is a young, dynamic city still – but increasingly homogeneous, bland, faceless, characterless.

And with those incremental losses of the built history of this city, we lose the personality, and sense of place and identity, that will continue to make this city (ANY city) a place people frame as their home – their neighbourhood – the place they belong.