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HOT ART: The Sunny Side of Edmonton

By Lindsay Shapka

Garneau Theatre – Image courtesy of Jason Blower

The climate in Edmonton can go through some pretty extreme changes, but with summer on the horizon both Edmontonians and visitors alike are ready to soak up the parks, festivals, events, and seasonal facilities that the city has to offer.  In his exhibition, The Sunny Side of Edmonton, Jason Blower celebrates the season by bringing a happy and whimsical interpretation to Edmonton’s landmarks in the hopes that it will “encourage viewers to appriciate, participate and build upon [the] culture and legacy” of the city.

Blower’s need to create things based on his imagination comes from a youth filled with make-believe and fun. It was the need to find an outlet for his creativity that led him to study Design and Illustration at the Alberta Collage of Art and Design and to devote his adult life to creative projects.

WEM Whale – Image courtesy of Jason Blower

Chat with Blower about his “sunshine and lollipops” point of view at the opening reception on June 14th from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm, or drop in and enjoy his work anytime between June 14th and June 30th.

The Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists (SNAP) Gallery, 10123 –121 Street, 780-423-1492. Open Tuesday – Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm.


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