The local Canmore newspaper, the Rocky Mountain Outlook, covered our community art making workshops for this year's month-long gallery exhibit at artsPlace.
It is a pleasure being part of the heARTburn festival, said artsPlace program manager Nicole Fougère, because it brings life to the community through the amazing creative art initiatives created by the festival's encouragement of transformation.
“HeARTburn is a vivacious, artistic invasion of the artsPlace facility – with community, culture and fun,” Fougère said, explaining that the festival will take over every room in the building. “It is a fantastic party … it’s fun in a bottle.”
The art opening, on January 25, 2020, was a smashing success. ArtsPlace provided an infinite supply of cheese to go with wine, and the event was packed with locals and supporters from Calgary. Local musical duo The Dirty Shirts sang some sweet tunes, and one of HeartBurn's own DJs, Joel Fingertips, provided chill beats throughout the evening. A sexy dance performance errupted on an ad-hoc stage. ArtsPlace staff told me it was their busiest exhibit opening to date, "It's like HeartBurn lite!". 🍷🧀
We accepted donations at the event, and raised $260 dollars, which will be sent to the Eagle's Nest Stoney Family Shelter, a safe haven for victims of family violence.