RADIANT – Shelley Ouellet

A performance and dance party by Calgary 2012 Artist in Residence Shelley Ouellet

Friday, March 8, 2013
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association
1320 – 5 Avenue NW

Doors open at 8PM
Musical Architecture by DJ Mary Flavors
Dancing! Cash bar! Free admission. Everyone welcome.

Shelley Ouellet is assembling the original cast from Radiant, a performance project originally created for the “New Faculty Show” at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery in 2009. With the support of Calgary 2012, EMMEDIA and the Radiant Ladies, she is restaging Radiant for International Women’s Day. While in residence at EMMEDIA, she will develop a website to publish biographical information about each performer marking this time in Calgary’s cultural history and creating a valuable resource for the future.

For more information about the project, go to: shelleyouellet.com/RADIANT

“When I imagined the performance, I saw a big crowd dotted with women waving fans. Each woman fanning in her own way while doing what she does. Creating movement in the air that will touch everyone around her. I imagined gathering 100 women who individually contribute to Calgary arts community in a myriad of celebrated and understated ways. Artists, writers, historians, students, teachers, administrators, mentors, and supporters, who through waving a fan, can collectively change the temperature.” - Shelley Ouellet

About the Artist in Residence:

Shelley Ouellet is an artist working across a variety of media and focusing on community-based projects. After studying at the University of Calgary, she then received an invaluable education when she became Director of the city’s Stride Gallery. She has subsequently worked as an art consultant, a web designer and is currently an instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design. She ran the Carpet ‘N Toast Gallery in her home presenting brief exhibitions of work by local and regional artists. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and the United Kingdom the Globe Gallery in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and recently at Stride Gallery, Illingworth Kerr Gallery and MoCA in Calgary.

This project is supported by Calgary 2012’s Artist in Residence program hosted at EMMEDIA.

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