ArtSpirit Festival 2014


Join us for the 2nd Annual Holy Trinity ArtSpirit Festival!

May 25 to 31, 2014

For seven days in May, Holy Trinity Anglican Church will open its doors to artists and audiences to celebrate the arts in our community. Believing creativity and spirituality are closely related, we’ve invited actors, painters, dancers, writers, filmmakers, and musicians to share their talents with all of Edmonton.

All events are Pay What You Will.

Sunday, May 25

Bach and Beyond: Organ Recital 

2:00-3:00 pm, Sanctuary

Host: Dr. John Brough

Organ Scholar, Cari Astleford will perform J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D Minor (BWV 596), Maurice Duruflé’s Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d’Alain, and other works by Bach, Samuel Scheidt, Alexandre Guilmant, and Gerhard Krapf on the recently refurbished 90-year old church organ. Join us and witness an historic instrument played by a consummate performer.

Sunday, May 25

ArtSpirit Opening Reception and Visual Arts Exhibition 

3:00-4:00 pm, Upper Art Space

Host: Marguerite Trussler

This reception features new original art works by a local artist as well as a kick off for our second annual ArtSpirit Festival. Proceeds from Lorie Key’s “Abstractions” and Madeline’s: “Flowers for the Philippines” will support relief work in developing countries through the PWRDF and MCC respectively.

Monday, May 26

Indie/Under Cabaret 

Doors at 7:00 pm / Show 7:30-9:30 pm, Lower Art Space

Host: Victoria Jones

This cabaret evening of musical and dramatic performances by young independent artists under the age of 30, promises to be a discovery of new voices. Be inspired by fresh talent and join us in witnessing the energies of Edmonton’s next generation of emerging artists. Special guests include Hannah Mazurek, Gareth Gilliland, Luke Pretty, Aaron Pack, and others. Theatre License/Cash Bar. 

Tuesday, May 27

Sound Spiritus: An Evening of Words & Music 

Doors at 7:00 pm / Show 7:30-10:00 pm, Lower Art Space

Host: Kathy Fisher

Savour the interplay of text and music in performance with a roster of River City’s celebrated poets and musicians. Featuring former Raving Poets frontmen Mark Kozub and Mike Gravel, Tamara Carlson, Laurie MacFayden, Suite Tweet, Nancy MacKenzie, Trio Avec Brio, Roylin Picou, and other special guests. Surely a feast for the senses. Theatre License/Cash Bar.

Wednesday, May 28

Senior’s Spring Tea and Concert 

2:00-4:00 pm, Lower Art Space

Host: Darlene Kunitz

Don your best hat or fascinator, grab a donation for our jar, and join us for our annual Senior’s Strawberry Tea and Social. Musical performances will feature father/daughter duo Francis and Glynis Price accompanied by pianist extraordinaire Devin Hart.

Wednesday, May 28

Film Evening with Filmmakers 

6:30-11:30 pm, Lower Art Space

(Sets of films start at 6:30/8:00 and 9:30 followed by Q & A)

Host: Eva Colmers

An evening filled with an exciting variety of films – documentaries, dramatic short films and animations – all made by award winning, local filmmakers. Be intrigued and inspired by the films and participate in an engaging Q & A with the creative teams. Filmmakers include Ava Karvonen, Norm Fassbender, Brandy Yanchyk, Shreela Chakrabartty, Geraldine Carr, Eric Spoeth, Eva Colmers, Adam Bentley, John Osborne, and Beth Wishart MacKenzie. Theatre License/Cash Bar. 

Thursday, May 29

Celtic Spirit Night 

Doors at 7:00 pm / Show 7:30-10:00pm, Sanctuary

Host: Fiona Connell

In the spirit of the ancient Celts, this evening promises everything from traditional highland dancing to the 10-piece Rock & Roll band, Celtic Fusion Illusion. It’s a ceilidh featuring poetry by Robbie Burns, The Kelts Dance Academy, and Miss Fiona’s Studio dances. Don kilts and prepare for pipes! Theatre License/Cash bar.

Friday, May 30

Exporting Alberta Gala and Awards Night 

Doors 7:30 pm / Awards 8:00-10:00 pm, Upper Art Space

Host: Jana Rieger, President, Canadian Authors Association (Alberta Branch)

Join us for a literary reception and readings of Alberta authors who published new works in 2013. A prize for the best book will be awarded following the readings. The juried Exporting Alberta Award supports the winner in promoting their work outside the provincial boundaries. Theatre License/Cash Bar.

Saturday, May 31

Trinity Players – Songs From the Front 

Doors at 7:00 pm / Show 7:30-10:00 pm, Lower Art Space

Host: Morgan Kunitz

Narrator: Ed Brownfield

Songs from the Front is a cabaret style evening of songs and sketches celebrating the unique voices emerging from a wartime era. This lively troupe of musical theatre enthusiasts, the Trinity Players, promises to make you laugh and cry and celebrate our fabled history in a profound new way. Theatre License/Cash Bar.

Come. Be Engaged. Be Provoked. Be Inspired.

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