Train of Thought– a project that is about reconciliation and collaboration through participatory art-
making between First Nations and settler/immigrant artists and communities, involving a cross-Canada tour with stops in 20 communities – will be in Edmonton May 16 – 19.
Closing this week:
Becoming Sharpat the Backstage Theatre at the ATB Arts Barns, closing May 17.
The Nextfest 20th Anniversary Showcase, featuring Code Word: Time and No One Showed Up to the Anarchist Rally, closes May 17 at the Mercury Theatre (formerly The Livingroom Playhouse, 11315 106 avenue).
The Edmonton Galleria Project has announced the creation of The Edmonton Cultural Trust Foundation, which will use any revenue from the Galleria to provide support to Edmonton’s Arts & Culture scene. The Trust is modeled after a similar organization in Pittsburg, which the group says has been very successful. The model seems to depend on the Galleria being independently profitable. I’m not as knowledgeable about the Galleria project as I should be, so it would be great if readers could leave a comment below on what they think of this development and how it will affect Edmonton’s arts scene.