| Posted: Sunday, Jan 13, 2013 06:00 am
Last call for Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Gala nominees
Do you know a very talented artist who deserves a big pat on the back? Then nominate him/her for a Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts award.
With the nomination deadline fast approaching next weekend, the clock is ticking down.
“This is just a reminder to people the deadline is coming up in case they’ve forgotten,” says gala chair Nancy Watt.
The ceremony salutes performers, filmmakers, visual artists, fibre artists and literary artists. No artistic discipline is shut out of the process.
This year, the mayor’s office presents eight awards. They include Lifetime Achievement Award, Emerging Artist Award, Youth Artist Award, Excellence in Teaching Award and Established Artist Award.
In addition, the gala recognizes arts advocates and groups through the Corporate Patrons Award, the Arts Leadership Award and the Community Group Award.
All winners receive an original piece of art from a St. Albert artist. As well, all categories with the exception of Corporate Patrons take home a $1,000 cash prize.
“There are so many people who are either artists or supporting the arts which makes St. Albert such a vibrant place to live. This is a chance to celebrate what they do,” Watt said.
Nomination forms can be found at www.stalbert.ca/mayors-art-gala and received no later than Friday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. The gala is Tuesday, March 19.
Special benefit jam night
Boogie Patrol has been pumping out their special brand of blues, funk, soul and R&B and it’s finally paid off. The band has been nominated as New Artist or Group of the Year at the 16th annual Maple Blues Awards on Monday, Jan. 21.
And they’re footing the travel bills to Toronto out of their own pocket. Since Boogie Patrol has been a huge booster of the LB’s Pub Tuesday Moosehead/Barsnbands Open Stage, co-hosts Mark Ammar, Jim Dyck and Randy Forsberg are hosting a special benefit jam for them.
“I am happy to help one of my personal favourite bands from Edmonton on this well deserved adventure, and I wish them the very best at the awards,” said Ammar.
The jam takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 15 starting at 9 p.m. LB’s is at 23 Akins Dr.
Tickets available for Diana exhibit
Diana, A Celebration, an award-winning touring exhibit that chronicles the life of Princess Diana runs at West Edmonton Mall from Feb. 9 to June 9.
The exhibit contains 150 objects, including Diana’s magnificent royal wedding gown with a 25-foot long train, 29 designer dresses, family heirlooms, personal mementos, paintings and home photos and movies.
Adult open admittance tickets are $27.30, an adult general ticket is $23.10. Information about tickets is available at 780-444-5308 or online at www.wem.ca/diana.