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Social Intercourse: October 4

Enjoy exhibits and public art as the weather starts to cool down!

In our biweekly column Social Intercourse, we share our picks for notable things happening on campus and in Edmonton. Check out all these amazing local events!

What: Butler Memorial Park public art celebration
When: October 6, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Butler Memorial Park
Admission: Free to attend

Edmonton’s plethora of public art is welcoming a new addition! Play It By Ear, created by artists Caitlind r.c. Bown and Wayne Garrette, is an interactive sound structure. Multiple telephones are stationed around the Butler Memorial Park. When one is picked up, a matching phone somewhere else in the park rings! The event will feature a fun game of telephone and a brief artist talk.

What: Everybody
When: October 13 to 21, evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Timms Centre for the Arts
Admission: $14 for students

Everybody, by Branden Jacob-Jenkins, is a contemporary adaption of the medieval play Everyman that asks questions about life. The play is the University of Alberta Studio Theatre’s season opener, and is directed by alumna Liz Hobbs. Excitingly, the cast will be chosen by lottery each night, providing the opportunity for multiple different viewings!

What: Ghost Stories
When: September 16 to November 25, Wednesday to Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Ociciwan Contemporary Art Centre
Admission: Free entry

Ociciwan, which supports Indigenous artists and contemporary art, currently displays an exciting exhibition in its gallery. The exhibition speaks to the importance of ghost stories to Indigenous cultures. Artists Whess Harman, Dean Hunt, Cree Sewap, and Jennie Williams have created an experience that reflects on the impact that ghostly experiences and stories have on individual lives.

What: Implicit Grid
When: October 10 to November 3, Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: FAB Gallery Main Floor
Admission: Free admission

Riddhi Patel’s exhibit looks at senses, asking questions such as “how does the eye visually experience a touch?” Patel, a newcomer to Canada, intertwines her knowledge as a Kathak dancer with observations of land and architecture. She expresses her artwork through grids, which allow the viewer to observe implied meanings along with what is presented at first-glance.

What: The Market off Whyte: Indie Craft & Art Show
When: October 14, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre
Admission: Free entry

The Market off Whyte is a pop-up shopping event that features local and provincial vendors! The market is known for its unique artisans, crafters, and designers. Take this opportunity to buy gifts ahead of time while supporting local businesses!

What: want and fear
When: October 10 to November 3, Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: FAB Gallery Main Floor
Admission: Free admission

This new exhibit was created by Emily Legleitner, a Master’s of Fine Arts student in printmaking at the U of A. The auto-biographical collection examines contradictory feelings such as anxiety and choice-making. More broadly, Legleitner makes the viewer think about what it means to live, and how mortality, choices, and longing affect our lives.

Lily Polenchuk

Lily Polenchuk is the 2024-25 Editor-in-Chief of The Gateway. She previously served as the 2023-24 Managing Editor, 2023-24 and 2022-23 News Editor, and 2022-23 Staff Reporter. She is in her second year, studying English and political science.

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