In addition to the film, a 103 page full colour art book, “Human Rights and Citizenship Through the Eyes of Artists,” edited by Harold Pearse, Paul Freeman and Wendy Hollo, has also been published.

Through biography, self portraiture, direct quotes and colourful art reproductions, this book captures the personal and collective journeys of self-discovery as this group of artists explored human rights, citizenship and disability through conversation and art. The images and quotes deliver powerful messages.

The book is available for purchase at a cost of $25.00 through the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts (plus $5.00 fee for shipping and handling for mail orders). Or purchase the DVD (Through the Eyes of Artists) for $99.00 and receive a copy of the book FREE.

The documentary (51 minutes), an ArtHOUSE Production, has been well received by audiences.

“Poignant, funny, inspiring – a triumph.”

Special rates may be available to non-profit organizations and people with disabilities. Call for more details.

Community Arts Night at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

The Centre has studio hours Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In addition to this, we schedule art exhibitions in the Stollery Gallery, offer summer art classes for children and youth and host several community groups.

Since April 2004 we have been offering art classes on Tuesday evenings for the general public, and particularly to our neighbours in Norwood and Alberta Avenue.

Thanks to a Community Grant, we are able to offer free weekly sessions throughout the year to anyone (adult) who has an interest in art. Evening includes the opportunity to learn more about a particular form of art from our on-site or guest artists.

You provide the talent – we provide studio space and materials! If there is an interest, we will also offer opportunities to exhibit your work in the Stollery Gallery.

Please Click this link to view the Schedule & more information about the Community Arts Night.

 Family Art Night at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts

Starting in January 2005 we are offering family art classes every Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m – 8:00 pm. Thanks to a Community Grant, these classes are free. You provide the talent – we provide studio space and materials!

We have put together a series of art nights that touch on a variety of art forms. Future sessions will be based on suggestions from the community. We hope something here will be of interest to you.

Please Click this link to view the Schedule & more information about Family Art Night.

Upcoming Exhibitions and events

Watch for “Come What May,” featuring the latest works by Nina Haggerty Centre artists in February. Thanks go to Heather Hamel of the Edmonton Art Gallery (Art Sales and Rentals) for her help jurying this exhibition.

Please join the artists for an opening reception on Thursday, February 24 from 4:00 – 7 p.m. in the Stollery Gallery.

In March, the Nina Haggerty Centre is proud to host the Tibetan Nuns Project – a photo exhibition titled “The Path of Promise.” This project is based in Berkeley, California. The Path of Promise has been exhibited in San Francisco, Vancouver, Seattle, Colorado, and most recently in Banff, Alberta.

The Exhibition runs from March 10 to April 7.

Watch this site, or call the Nina Haggerty Centre for information about the Opening Reception and opportunity to meet photographer Jeffrey Davis. For more information about the Tibetan Nuns Project.

An Art Exhibition and Silent Auction sponsored by City Centre Schools and the Nina Haggerty Centre, is set for Friday, April 29th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will raise money to support art programs in inner city schools.