About the February 2016 Art & Musical Production
5 Artists 1 Love is an annual Black History Month event that provides Edmonton residents the opportunity to celebrate the cultural mosaic within the black Community. It explores the rich history of the African diaspora through art, music, dance, and poetry.
This exclusive one-night engagement explores the evolution of Black Music as it left Africa and landed on the shores of North America. From soul to R&B, jazz, gospel, reggae and contemporary sounds it’s all here. Even other genres such as country, folk and classical music have received unique soulful interpretations in the show. This along with a few surprises and you will be treated to a truly immersive musical journey.
The Art Showcase
Several of Edmonton’s talented Black artists who have been featured in previous shows over the last 10 years have returned for a retrospective year. They will showcase their works at the prestigious Alberta Gallery of Art (AGA) and for the first time, in other selected in galleries across the city during the month of February. These venues include the Garneau Theatre, Latitude 53, Scott Gallery, and the University of Alberta’s Augustana campus (Camrose) Each artist is chosen based on the quality and uniqueness of their pieces as well as their personal stories.
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
|Feb 6 – March 1|
UofA / at theUniversity of Alberta
|Feb 1 – 26|
8712 -109 St
|Feb 6 – March 1|
|Feb 5 – March 1|
10411 124 St
|Feb. 5– Feb. 27|
This part of the exhibit is dedicated to a unified theme. Here anyone from the general community at large can submit a piece on a 12 x 12 inch (2 inch width canvas) on gallery ready canvas that represents images and themes conjured up by the chosen topic. Themes in past have included, “Obama’s election to the Democratic Party,” “There goes the Neighborhood,” “The Civil Rights Movement,” and the term, “Got Soul.” This inclusive part of the exhibit has garnered outstanding feedback and growing interest yearly.
This years theme is: “IMMIGRANT”
Please send your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27, 2016.
The dictionary defines the word immigrant as “a person who comes to live permanently in a foreign country.”
“Immigrant” is a word that evokes many different, and sometimes opposing, feelings and images. Its interpretation can reflect public opinion during a particular time or harbour political undertones. A person often arrives here…or there in hopes of making a better life for themselves and their family.
Some would say that, with the exception of Indigenous people, we are all immigrants in some fashion. Others would beg to differ. Put paint to canvas and share your opinion. Photographs, ink, charcoal etc. are all welcome.