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Released on 19 March 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut remains a landmark of popular culture

Monday, March 19th, 2018


On this day in history

Monday, March 12th, 2018

“Because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candle exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awwww!’ “

~  Jack Kerouac, born March 12, 1922

William Perehudoff

Monday, February 26th, 2018

William Perehudoff a master of colour and paint passed away on this day in 2013. He is an inspiration for many artists in Canada and beyond. We miss him.


Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

The passing of Doug Haynes

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Great painter and friend Doug Haynes passed away on this day in 2016.


Doug lived in Edmonton and was a stalwart of the Canadian art community. He was an exemplary artist who cared much about what he did and about people. One of the most stunning shows for me in recent memory was the complete Toledo Series shown just last year at the Art Gallery of Alberta.  I had the great opportunity to work with Doug in the print studio at Keyano College in Fort McMurray. On two separate visits (totaling about ten working days), he created over 150 monotypes. He liked to tease me after that about being a “task master”. But I think he was simply showing me the enthusiasm for work that permeated his life. For several years, Doug served as the chairperson of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Alberta,

Gone six years ago today

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Alan Shields great friend and artist

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

Few artists could match the range of materials with which Shields worked. He himself described this versatility in characteristically agricultural terms: “It’s just like farming. It’s good to rotate crops. It’s good to change media.”

On this day in history – 1933

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Josef and Anni Albers arrive in America on their way to Black Mountain College.

Looking into the litho studio at the new Emily Carr campus

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Photo credit to Leslie Urquhart.

On this day in history – 1952

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Helen Frankenthaler finished her groundbreaking painting Mountains and Sea.

Opening Splash Animation by Ray Statham,
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