30 Events in 30 Days for 30 Years of Eastern Edge: Week 1
by Lauren Power
Eastern Edge Gallery is turning 30! Instead of having an existential crisis and freaking out about student loan payments, the gallery is throwing a month long party, with a new artistic activity, happening, exhibition, or performance every single day of November.
“The whole idea behind the project was to return the space to its members,” says EEG Director Mary MacDonald. “We wanted to re-imagine what EEG is and envision what it could be by celebrating the past with the future.”
Every Monday on The Overcast blog, we’ll profile one or more of the events happening in the coming seven days, and highlight the ways you can get involved.
All events at EEG are open to the public and free, unless otherwise listed.
Here’s what’s on the go this week:
Monday, November 3rd 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Yoga, hosted by Eastern Edge member Jen Cake.
Tuesday, November 4th 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Dad Day, hosted by Joe Fowler, is a projection-based project designed to honour the people we view as fatherly figures. The public is invited to both add to and view the series of Dad Day images. Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: DAD DAY.
Wednesday, November 5th 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Thirty Somewhere, hosted by local artist David Tuck, is a projection-based project that encourages people to take a digital image of house, structure, or business with the number 30 on it. Email your photo to email@example.com.
Thursday, November 6th 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Extracting Time, hosted by Dona Bulgin, features excerpts from Dona Bulgin’s ongoing project, Time Piece, that includes ink drawings, interviews, descriptions, and research all related to the many facets of time, made over the last 30 years.
Friday, November 7th 12:00-1:30 p.m.
A discussion on feminism and art, hosted by Awesome Ladies Club and facilitated by publisher and author Beth Follett. Ladies and genderqueer artists are encouraged to swing by, bring your lunch, and listen, talk, and think.
Saturday, November 8th 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
“Wade In” workshops, hosted by Eastern Edge and Vanl-Carfac. This is a suite of professional development workshops for artists.
You can learn how to design the best application and manage your artistic career with Toronto based curator Zach Pearl (10 a.m.), discover how to make it as an independent artist with Peter Wilkins (1 p.m.), or strategize with Christina Parker and Mary MacDonald about how to pitch to commercial and artist-run galleries (3:00 p.m.).
“The goal was to bring in workshop leaders to discuss areas of artistic practice that formal art education or local art organizations rarely cover,” says Mary MacDonald. “We really want to see our artists succeed both here at home and across the country. As we all know practicing art in Newfoundland can often feel lonely, so we wanted to help artists make those connections.”
More info, screening times, workshop bios, and admission fees, go to www.wadeinvideo.com.
Eastern Edge Gallery is located at 72 Harbour Drive. Go to www.easternedge.ca, or call (709) 739-1882.