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Downtown Artwalk Roving Reception

Friday May 2nd 7-10pm
Featuring artwork by the studio artists; Jessica Plattner, Stephanie Dalla-Longa, Stephanie Muhr, Lenore Giesbrecht, Amy Trevena, Wendy Struck, Ingrid Klassen, Susan Knight, JP Buijs, Pat Burke, Shirley Trembley and Walter Davidson.

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Art Classes at the Hive

Art Classes are ongoing at the Hive with more classes starting tomorrow, Saturday Feb 23rd.  We have room with Little Artists 4-6yrs, Saturdays 1:30 to 2:30, and Youth 7-12yrs Saturdays 3 to 4:30. This session runs until April 20th, with March 30th off for Easter weekend. Our Saturday Youth class at 11:30 to 1pm is currently taking drop-in students for $12/session. Come in to the Hive studios @ 569 2nd Street SE. OR, Call our Hive Boutique to register 502-8790, or in person at our new boutique location, the Esplanade lobby.

June Reception

Friday June 15th was the first Roving Art reception of the year hosted by the Downtown Medicine Hat Artwalk venues. Each of the locations were open between 7:00-10:00 with refreshments and music and a fun atmospher all around.

The Hive featured an exhibition of our in-house artists, which was accompanied by the musical talents of Mike Wilson.

Hoppin’ at The Hive!

The CCDA’s annual Easter Egg Hunt was this morning and the Hive was Hoppin’ with activity! We had 100s of little folks stop in to gather eggs and have their face painted by residence artist Stephanie Dalla-Longa.

Curious Grand Re-Opening

Wow, that was…amazing!

The opening night for our Curiosities exhibition was one of the most successful shows we’ve ever had, and we have the artists involvd to thank for that! The only way it could have been a better night was if all of the artists who participated were able to join us in the celebration of our first exhibition opening as a society.

Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communiations students were here with thier Pop-Up Swap Shop, which was a big hit and certainly added another element of interest. It was exciting to overhear comments from visitors throughout the night too! “This place is really cool”, “There’s some really cool stuff here”, “This is impressive for Medicine Hat”, and on and on and on.

The traveling musicians (D&D Foodmart) were the icing on the cake, lending a really festive and cultural atmosphere to it all!

If you weren’t able to make it last night the exhibition will be up until April 30th. Be sure to stop in and have a look at the amazing pieces from over 60 artists in Western Canada.

 

Curiosities Exhibition

A call went out last month for artists to submit small scale work under the theme of curiosities. There was an overwhelming response with more than 30 artists submitting works of all types. The exhibition will open later this week and will remain on display until the end of April. Join us on Friday for the opening reception!

 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday March 30, 2012
7:00-10:00 pm
Live music & refreshments

 

*financial support provided by The City of Medicine Hat

Call for submissions for Curiosities exhibition. Deadline March 15, 2012

This is a call from The Hive Artists’ Hub for artists of any discipline to submit 2 to 6 pieces of work in any medium for an exhibition entitled Curiosities.

  • Each piece must not exceed a maximum of 12 inches in any direction.
  • The theme is Curiosities.
  • Artists mailing their pieces must include return envelope or package and postage. Mailed submissions must be postmarked. Anything received postmarked later than the submission deadline will be returned to sender.
  • Pieces must be ready to hang or display.
  • Pieces can be for sale. Price must be provided by the artists at time of submission. The Hive collects a 40% commission on all sales, and will be using 50% of its proceeds from this exhibition to provide subsidized art classes for children.
  • The Hive Artists’ Hub Society reserved the right to accept or refuse pieces.

Submission fee: $10 for The Hive Artists’ Hub Society Membership (receive 10% off on art supplies at Medicine Hat College bookstore and other Hive benefits) + $5 for administration = $15

Please make cheques payable to: The Hive Artists’ Hub Society

 

Artwork, completed application form, and submission fee must be submitted on or before 4:00 PM March 15, 2012 to The Hive Artists’ Hub 569 2nd Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 0C5.

Curiosities_Individual Artist Application Form

Curiosities_Group submission Application Form (reserved for school groups, classes and organized artists’ co-ops and collectives)

For more information please call 403-504-5371 or email info@hivehub.ca

The Future is Bright for The Hive!

Exciting things are happening at The Hive!

A group of past and present hive artists are poised to launch the new era of The Hive Artists’ Hub. Over the past month we have weighed our options for the future and have begun the process of formalizing as a Society. We plan to have this transition completed for January so we don’t see any lag time in operation.

Our current programming as an incubator site for artists to develop their micro businesses will change into more of a traditional studio rental space with attached boutique gallery. We will still help foster the business development aspect but it will be less formalized and done more on the initiative of the artists themselves. It has been a really great experience to this point and we are all looking forward to what the future holds for the Hive!

We will have 11 studios for rent ranging in size from roughly 60 square feet to nearly 240 square feet, with the average space being around 100 square feet, the majority of which will be open to a common area and open to public visitation during regular business hours. This is one of the features that makes The Hive a unique experience. The open studios not only allow the public access to the artists at work, but allow a great level of collaborative thought amongst the artists and foster a real sense of community. We will also be offering a few private, locked studios as well.

We are still working out the details on how much the studio rents, and what the application process for them will be, but we aim to make the Hive a safe and affordable place for all artists to create, display and promote their work.

To stay up to date on everything that is happening, sign up for our mailing list, or contact Susan for more information.

susan@hivehub.ca

403-504-5371