meet Pedro [Picasso], Yvette and Aba

meet Pedro [Picasso], Yvette and Aba Every now and then, you read a story or see a film clip that totally captures your attention.  You forget, for just a moment, about everything else and you are in the moment, totally captivated and engaged.  This week, we are...
for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes Cynthia’s Story  We almost lost her.  We arrived at the Nina studios, the old space on 111 Avenue, and were told that one of our lead artists, Cynthia had been rushed to hospital with a stroke.  She was barely past 30 –...
a life in three minutes

a life in three minutes

a life in three minutes “We tell stories in order to live.” Joan Didion  On March 30th, over 70 people squished into the Stollery Gallery to see Brief & Bracing, digital stories from the Nina. We thank the Edmonton Community Foundation for its generous...
new voices hit all the right notes

new voices hit all the right notes

new voices hit all the right notes   Angela Trudel performs I’m Done Packing, written by Amber Strong (on piano)   For artists and audience alike, March 3 was a magical night at the ATB Arts Barns.  ATB Financial presented New Voices – six original songs...
red carpet affair for the Ninas

red carpet affair for the Ninas

Last year, the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts launched Edmonton’s newest arts awards, the Ninas,  to recognize deserving artists from the Nina Collective in the categories of Create, Connect, Changed Lives and Stantec Artist of the Year.  Jamie Howarth,...