Harcourt Open House Party

Harcourt Open House Party
Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton
The Main + Annex Buildings
Admission is free

Join us for the official opening of the 30th Annual Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale – In Search of the Human Essence: Humankind at the Beginning of the 21st Century and celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Harcourt House Artist Run Centre.

The official opening will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 12 pm to 5 pm during the Harcourt Open House Party with MLA David Shepherd officiating the event. Many exhibiting artists and community leaders will be in attendance. Admission is free.

This special day features:

  • Opening Reception of the Annual Member’s Exhibition + Art Sale – In Search of the Human Essence: Humankind at the Beginning of the 21stCentury. More information here
  • Roaming Artists’ Studios. Artists: Christa Chapman, Giuseppe Albi, Edmund Haakonson, Kelsey McMillan, Robert Thorne, Julian Forrest, Debra Bachman, Stephanie Jonsson, Mary Whale, Darren Kooyman, Ben Sures, Robert Harpin, Tess Wallsten, Betty-Jo Lecours, Fran Cuyler, Natalie Jachyra (AIR), Betty Lawlor, Katherine Lachacz, Ritchie Velthuis
  • Creative Workshops + Family Fun in the Annex Building @ 12 – 5 pm. See the full program below.
  • Treats + Birthday Cake + Speeches and Toast @ 12:30pm
  • Groovy Music by James Anderson (keyboard) @ 1 – 4 pm
  • and much more ..


Art Workshops Program for Families
10211 – 112th Street NW; Free Admission

A. Art Education Room 1 (Drawing Room)
From 12:00 am to 2:30 pm

  1. Origami and Paper Art – workshop to be conducted by Micheal Cor; quick creative fun projects made with paper in two- and there- dimensions. Fold like a master in no time. Material will be provided.
  2. Neo-Geo Abstract Project – communal interactive work station project to be lead by Steven Ferris; work with other participants to create a large- scale, coloured, abstract-geometric painting. Material will be provided.

A. Art Education Room 1 (Drawing Room)
From 2:30 pm to 5 pm

  1. Building with Playing Cards – workshop to be conducted by Debra Rusler; make your own creative structure with scissors, duct tape and playing cards or create a master piece as a group. Material will be provided.

From 3:00 pm to 5 pm

  1. Surrealist Adventure Drawing – workshop to be conducted by Maren Elliott; use your imagination and delve a little deeper into your process of artistic communication to create unusual and dream-like objects of art. Material will be provided.

B. Art Education Room 2 (Sculpture Room)
From 2:30 pm to 5 pm

  1. DIY Printmaking – workshop to be conducted by Roger Garcia; create and print unique images with scratch foam and block printing ink. Material will be provided


Special Thank You to the Local Omnivore for their incredibly tasty Butcher’s Boards that will be served during the event.