Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Art's Birthday January 19th 2019!

Ortona Armoury Art's Building
Saturday, January 19th 2019
9722 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB
7:30 PM
$10 Admission

This year there will be live performances by local Edmonton artist's. Audio/Video pieces by Artists local and abroad. An art gallery and sale. 50/50 Raffle ($5 a ticket).

~Preforming Artist's

Ninjam Experimentalists with Abram Hindle
Raylene Campbell
Stephen Sereda
Hitoshi Sugiyama
Wayne DeFehr
Golden Grey
Amir Salimi
Pizzarrhea !
Noah Weninger
Shawn Pinchbeck
~Audio/Video Works

Voice industrie
Christine Miller
Dawn Tuesday
Paul Morris
minima moralia
Philippe Neau
Hari Maia
Mental Escape Pod


Art’s Birthday originated in 1963 when French surreal artist Robert Filliou declared that art didn’t exist until a million years ago when someone dropped a dry sponge into a pail of water. Choosing his own birthday of Jan. 17 to celebrate the event, Filliou proposed a public holiday, which has since been adopted by arts organizations and collectives in more than 20 nations worldwide.

~BEAMS History

Edmonton first held such an event in 2008, presented by the Film and Video Arts Society at the now-defunct ARTery. The Edmonton Arts Council staged Art’s Birthday at Scona Pool the following year. Since 2010, BEAMS has facilitated the event annually.

2008: ARTery
2009: Scona Pool
BEAMS takes it over next
2010: Naked Cyber Cafe
2011: Bohemia
2012: Ortona
2013: Bohemia
2014: Brittany's Lounge
2015: Ortona
2016: Bohemia
2017: Ortona
2018: Ortona
2019: Ortona