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One of the longest-running and most most exciting sporting events of the season, The Silver Skate Festival will be returning for its 22nd year this week from February 17th – 21st in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.
Featuring an astounding array of art, culture and sports programming unlike anything else in the world, this all-age winter celebration features an enormous range of entertainment and fun including world-class snow sculptures, skate races, live music and the famed Baba Yaga Trail. Some of the most exciting events featured include:
Interactive Winter ProgrammingA gigantic assortment of free events and activities for every age group, including an ice slide, free cross country ski and snowshoe rentals, ice games, sledge hockey, family snow sculpting, horse drawn sleigh rides, facepainting and dog sledding demonstrations by the Northern Alberta Mushers Association.
Snow Sculpture CompetitionOne of the most notable competitions in this art form, the Silver Skate Sculpture Garden features twelve teams from around the world battle against each other to create the most impressive sculpture from enormous, eight foot tall blocks of snow.
Baba Yaga and the Firebird TrailOne of the most famed features of the festival, this performance spectacle uses ingenious combinations of lights, snow, ice and costumed actors to take audience members on a fantastical journey in search of the legendary Firebird, culminating in a breathtaking fire sculpture.
Edmonton Winter TriathalonA one-of-a-kind event for world-class athletes to novices, this intense course, featuring skating, skiing and running, this challenging 5-10 km course promotes friendly competition in skaters, skiers and runners of any age, allowing them to participate in either solo or team relay formats. Registration ends soon, however, so sign up now!
KortebaanThis traditional Dutch speed skating sprint race features a fun-filled competition has a long, storied history and was one of the first formats used to declare speed skating champions. Historically, the champion won prize money and a ham; Today, this good-natured race focuses on fun!
Night Works in the ParkEnjoy an unforgettable night of live music, dance and light spectacles! This year’s Night Works includes performances by Murdoch & Sparrow, folk-pop artist Jason Kodie, francophone folk-rockers Allez Ouest, singer-songwriter Terry Morrison, electronica group Neko Rei, Edmonton-based songwriters F&M, Donovan Workun & Atomic Improv, young up-and-coming rock group Psychic City, and interactive dance troupe Vibe Tribe.
This unique and enthralling festival features something for everyone. For more information, visit SilverSkateFestival.org
Silver Skate FestivalFebruary 17-21, 2012
Hawrelak ParkEdmonton, AlbertaCanada
The IFPDA Print Fair takes place November 3 - 6, 2011 at the Park Avenue Armory in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.
Presented by the International Fine Print Dealers Association, IFPDA Print Fair is the leading fair for prints and editions, and is unique for its focus on fine prints from all periods.
"Exhibitors present nearly six centuries of printmaking, from early woodcuts and traditional engravings, etchings and lithographs to innovative contemporary projects. The wide historical spectrum of artists' works on view" includes:
Members exhibiting at the Print Fair for the first time are:
Other exhibitors include:
Tours are conducted by guest artists of artworks from old master to contemporary works. The artist guides are:
Jane HammondPolly ApfelbaumAnton WürthJames Siena
Special Programs are:
Collecting Essentials: Finding Your Masterpiece
Conversation with a Curator: Christophe Cherix
For more information, visit www.ifpda.org/content/print-fair.
IFPDA Print Fair 2011November 3 - 6, 2011
The Park Avenue Armory643 Park Avenue at 67th St.New York City
For the fourth time, from September 10 - November 11, 2011, the three cities of Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Heidelberg will host Germany's most exceptional photography festival.
Entitled The Eye is a Lonely Hunter: Images of Humankind, the exhibition will include 56 artists from 32 countries, and is curated by Katerina Gregos and Solvej Helweg Ovesen. The 4. Fotofestival will focus on the new and critical ways photography transports anthropological knowledge and aims to be a photographic survey of the human condition as we enter the second decade of the 21st century, seen from a plurality of geographic angles, including Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. Using a variety of lens-based media, which reflect the expanded nature of contemporary photography, the artists' works draw on the traditions of documentary, ethnographic and staged photography to critically reflect on the anthropological role of photography today, often taking as their point of departure a humanist perspective in the tradition of documentary photography. What would a portrait of humankind look like in 2011? What are some of the key issues and challenges facing humanity today and how are they represented? How can photography create empathy and evoke affect?
The title of the exhibition 'The Eye is a Lonely Hunter' is inspired by Carson McCullers' book 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' (USA, 1940), in which the mistreated, rejected, marginalised and forgotten in society are given voice. Many artists in the exhibition operate as interdisciplinary researchers, spending time to gain in-depth knowledge about the context they live or worked within, in a process of long-term engagement. Their work explores the most important issues currently affecting humanity, the human condition and human experience in the light of post-colonial discourse, globalisation, multi-culturalism, and geo-political, economic and environmental shifts. In doing so, it reflects a renewed ethical engagement with photography and the issue of humanism.
For more information see: www.fotofestival.info
September 10 - November 11, 2011
Mannheim: Kunsthalle Mannheim / ZEPHYR of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen
Ludwigshafen: Kunstverein Ludwigshafen / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum
Heidelberg: Sammlung Prinzhorn / Heidelberger Kunstverein / halle 02 / Kunsthalle
The 29th edition of the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is taking place October 27 - 29, 2011 at Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York City.
This year, the Wedding and Portrait Photographer's International (WPPI NYC) show will be a part of PhotoPlus Expo (PPE), with a day-long series of wedding and portrait seminars scheduled for October 26.
Between the two Expos, more than 115 seminars including technology, business, wedding/portrait and video, will be presented.
"Our goal each year is to offer a robust selection of educational seminars for attendees. What we have been able to schedule this year is over the top for our industry," explains Jeff McQuilkin, Director - PDN PhotoPlus International Conference & Expo.
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