Q&A with Eric Dyck

Over the years, I’ve seen the artwork of illustrator Eric Dyck spread itself around Lethbridge more fierce than the 2017 coulee fire. His style of art and humour is well-known in Lethbridge, and I wanted to introduce Eric to those who haven’t yet heard of Slaughterhouse Slough. Let’s get to know Eric.

Giant Incandescent Resonating Animation Festival

My best friend Martin Warszawski has a piece in Calgary’s only animation festival, “Animated City!” GIRAF Animation Festival is pleased to announce a brand new project literally animating the streets of Calgary! Animated City is a two part initiative: a series of large-scale projections on the sides of buildings in downtown Calgary, and a collection …

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Good Medicine

My friend Stuart Mueller wrote in to give a heads up about the latest gallery opening being held at Mueller Art Photography: The public is invited to attend the opening and sale of recent paintings by George Kush. George Kush paints deeply researched views of this areas’ not too distant past. Historically accurate and skillfully …

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Alberta ArtsDays is this weekend

Ashley sez: Lethbridge has been designated as a “flagship city”‘ by the provincial government for Alberta ArtsDays 2010. Only 5 cities get this every year. So we are expanding our annual ArtWalk into a whole weekend’s worth of events, including the SAAG grand opening, Artwalk, AB(original) Fest and ArtsFest. Overall there’s over 200 different artists …

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Art sale this Saturday

Edit Shoppe is hosting “Inspiration,” an art show and sale on Saturday, April 10 from 4-8PM. Works by David Guenther, Jaime Vedres and Justina Smith will be featured. Some seriously good work, and it can be yours! JonnyI’m a webslinger located in Lethbridge, AB. I love all things nerdy, like cartoons and videogames, and am …

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Art is the proper task of life

So, I have ridiculously talented and good-looking friends who are art geeks. Julia M. is one of those, and she’s got some of her work up in the University of Lethbridge’s art gallery as part of a student exhibition. The Annual Curated Student Exhibition provides a showcase of excellent work by Art Studio majors in …

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Featured Artist: Martin Warszawski

I’ve recently been asked, “What aspect of Lethbridge stands out for you the most?” And, besides the stupid ridiculous amount of trucks that plague this city, I would have to say it’s the amount of talented people I have met along the way (Lethbridge is also full of them).

In particular, I am proud to feature an amazing artist, and one of my best friends, Martin Warszawski. Since back in the day, he and I were creative influences upon one another, drawing comics, recording puppet shows and a Shakespeare video assignment featuring a dead gopher (we found it like that).

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Team Jetpack 104 rockets off

Recently, I had the opportunity to contribute a guest strip for Zac Erickson‘s web comic, Team Jetpack 104. I thought it’d be cool to interview Zac and let Lethbridge in on his work. And since we’re both geeks, we did it using Google Wave (verdict: cool).

Interview is after the jump. Enjoy!

Team Jetpack 104 rockband

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More free movies, courtesy the U of L Film Club

If you’re looking for a movie to broaden your horizons, I don’t suggest Battlefied Earth (unless you’re a Scientologist). Rather, look to The University of Lethbridge Film Club. The club screens everything from animation to documentaries twice weekly: Sundays – faculty select the film. Screenings are at 6PM in PE275. Mondays – the Film Club …

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Local graffiti

While on the topic, I thought I’d take the opportunity to showcase this Flickr group highlighting some local graffiti art. One of my favourites: Also, make sure to check out the Facebook group, Lethbridge Graffiti Safe Walls: The goal of this group is to urge Lethbridge City council to provide “safe” areas in the city …

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Artists lose only graffiti-friendly area

Lethbridge graffiti artists can now look forward to (one day) requesting permits or risk paying $10,000 in fines after losing their only graffiti-safe area. Parks Operations Manager Kevin Jensen has convinced City Council to toughen its graffiti bylaw, banning local artists from practicing their craft at the city’s skatepark. “This whole thing about free walls …

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