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Edson Creative Arts Society's upcoming exhibit at Red Brick

by Cassie Kushniruk a lot of different mediums they
explore and create in,” said Felsing.
The Red Brick Arts Centre and Members of the Edson Creative
Museum will be hosting an art Arts Society will have the
exhibition in collaboration with the opportunity to showcase their unique
Edson Creative Arts Society art with the community until
beginning on Monday, January 29. February 21. “We're trying to bring in
Edson, as a community, is blessed the clubs and show all the fantastic
to be the home to many different art in the area and the people that
creative and inspiring artists. “The make it,” said Felsing.
Red Brick really wants to support all Beth Schaffer is one of the Passport•Citizenship•Rifle Arms Licence•
the different artistic genres,” said participating artists for the Permanent Resident•Photos & more
Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum exhibition, and will have beautiful
coordinator, Lara Felsing. acrylic paintings and tiles showcased
At the Red Brick artists are able to and available for purchase. “I've been DROP IN AND SEE!
showcase their talents, whether making paintings for two years but
through the Special Touch Gift Shop I've been painting and drawing since 5040 3rd Avenue, Edson
where artists are able to sell their I was a kid.”
pieces, or through exhibitions which Inspired by local animals, such as
are held by different art groups wolves and deer, Schaffer said, “I 780-723-5787
throughout the year. seem to go towards painting animals
“We are a very creative community. but I'm trying to expand.” The Weekly Anchor
There are not only a lot of artists, but Schaffer creates and experiments
Beth Schaffer is only one of the many artists showcasing her art at the Edson
Creative Arts Society's upcoming exhibition running from January 29 to
February 21at the Red Brick. photo Cassie Kushniruk Edson Funeral Home
Upcoming Annual KidFest hosted

by Early Childhood Matters with different artistic elements paintings out of the eight she had FIRST WEEK OF THE MONTH
within her paintings, such as the brought, and even had one of her
d i f f e r e n c e b e t w e e n u s i n g pieces featured for the raffle. Must stay on page 7
by Deanna Mitchener Parents are encouraged to stop by monochromatic colors, to a vast To learn more about Schaffer's art,
each of the tables, check them out
The Early Childhood Matters and gather information on the array of colors to stress different be sure to pay a visit to the Red Brick As per Sue
Coalition will be hosting their various programs available in the ideas within each of her paintings. Arts Centre and Museum on
annual KidFest on February 3. The area. It's a great opportunity to ask Schaffer has only been a part of one February 2 for the opening reception. On right hand side
The Edson Creative Arts Society's
event will be taking place at Pine the professionals questions without other exhibition, but it's only the
Grove Middle School from 10 a.m. waiting to book an appointment. beginning for her. “I always want to exhibition will be open until of the page
to 2 p.m. They will be eager to help and share be part of more exhibits,” she said. February 21 so make sure to check
"We have a lot of tables booked what information they have. “That's the whole idea.” As a part of out all the other local art, and get a
with a ton of new tables that will be The event is free for everyone to an exhibition in Grande Cache, glimpse of how creative our
there. We are really excited to have attend and also watch for the fire Schaffer was able to sell three community is!
more Health Services that are linked trucks outside as they are always a
to Early Childcare with us this year," big hit with the kids. Feel free to
says Kristie Gomuwka, on behalf of stop and talk with the firefighters
Early Childhood Matters. and check out the trucks and
"All the activities will be based equipment.
around the five main domains of The Coalition has also applied for
early childhood and each of the five some summer students, and if all
domains will have a play centre with goes as planned, Edson and
fun activities," says Gomuwka. Yellowhead County could expect to
Edson Tumblers will be there with see some extra activities happening
the physical domain, and the Day over the summer months.
Care and Brighter Futures will each Donations of gently used toys for
be doing a separate domain. All five any of the Green Shacks, operated
domains will be set up in the middle by the Early Childhood Matters, are
of the gym structured around how welcome. Toys should be geared
each domain coincides with towards children ages 0-6.
activities for the kids. "All around If you see items left outside a
the outside of the gym specialists Green Shack please take a few
will have their tables and minutes to put them inside. Any help
information set up for parents to looking after the Shacks for the
stop by and ask questions," says community is greatly appreciated.

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