OX: A Crash Course on Loving Calgary

OX: A Crash Course on Loving Calgary

Saturday, September 19, 2009
A FREE Workshop @ 2 – 4 PM
At EMMEDIA, In the Screening Room

Join one of EMMEDIA’s 2009/2010 Artists in Residence, Sharon Stevens, for some guerrilla art-making.

In the year of the OX, take a crash course on loving Calgary! Show up at EMMEDIA, sign out a specially designed, silkscreened OX flag, venture out to your favourite spot in Calgary – and stake your claim! Bring your low-tech or hi-tech documentation instruments and become an OX’r …your cellphone cameras, audio recorders, sketch pad, however you want to document your claim. There will be a pre-ox discussion, followed by a post-ox debrief and uploading. (and ok, you can be let off the hook, you can pick up your OX flag and then send in your claim to ox.calgary@gmail.com).

Limited to 30 participants who will each receive an OX Crash Course special edition button.

For more information contact Sharon at: sgstevens@shaw.ca

Artist Bio:

Sharon Stevens is an activist, an award winning video artist, and a community collaborator. She has been an independent video producer since 1989 and is committed to production values that include collective process and a feminist analysis. Having made a dozen collaborative and solo videos in as many years, Sharon has received two Alberta Motion Picture Industry (AMPIA) nominations, winning one in 1996 for her documentary, Doodlebugs: the Video. Sharon’s work has been broadcast and screened at various festivals across Canada. Sharon has volunteered for artist-run organizations in Calgary including herland feminist film festival and was co-founder for herland’s InCamera Film/Video Production Workshop. Currently, she is on the board for the Folk Music Festival, as well as Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS) and has served on two Steering Committees for the Calgary Arts Development Authority. Sharon has integrated art, activism, feminism, and social justice into her life, and still has fun. Seriously.

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