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Art In The Park Sunday Social
August 2 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
With the gardens in full bloom and summer finally making an appearance, it is time to celebrate the summer season properly. The NWMP Barracks Provincial Historic Site is delighted to announce the return of a popular summer program this year on Sunday afternoons in August from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Art in the Park: Sunday Social is our nod to past traditions of gathering up the entire family and bringing them to the mountains for fresh air, picnics, and impromptu socials. With the amazing work our volunteers have put into the gardens and grounds at the NWMP Barracks, a Sunday Social seemed the perfect excuse to invite our friends to come round.
If the picturesque setting of the NWMP Barracks was not enough of a draw, local musicians will play between 1:30pm and 3:30pm. You can expect to see musicians delivering everything from classical to jazz standard to world music while guests relax next to our amazing gardens. You can also sip from another stream of creativity while on site as we will be working with local artists and artisans to host demonstrations and “live art” while offering their pieces and products for purchase.
Christopher Davis, TOFA | Illuminating the dance floor with intelligent and deep reverberation, Calgary-based visual artist and producer TOFA is pushing DoYu Digital’s reputation for delivering unhinged bass music even higher. Only vaguely aware of the existence of Calgary’s bass community, TOFA began creating productions in solitude that sought to emulate the low-end intensive sounds emerging from the United Kingdom. Submitting his track “Clockwork” to a listening panel at the 2019 Alberta Electronic Music Conference is what brought TOFA into the fold of the local community, shifting him from bedroom producer into an artist with a vision. The track caught the attention of DoYu Digital founder Smol, who quickly signed the fledgling producer and gave “Clockwork” an official release. Smol’s guidance on navigating the music industry opened the floodgates of inspiration, and TOFA embarked on a fervent release schedule that saw him creating a new track every week. Shortly after his signing he released his debut EP Mulfuktion, a free download on DoYu’s Soundcloud page. TOFA also became the force behind DoYu’s new art aesthetic, using his signature brand of digital psychedelic art for official releases and promotional videos.
At the onset of the new decade TOFA shows no signs of slowing. Thus far he’s contributed an original production to DoYu’s latest compilation In Bloom, appearing on stage at the album’s official release party at The Hifi Club. His track “Mind Tricks” was also featured on “Pigeon Hole Selects,” a Spotify playlist showcasing bass music’s global vanguard. While his play counts keep rising, TOFA’S continued focus on free online releases and innovating his craft firmly aligns him with DoYu’s spirit of unification and empowerment through music.
Lucie Bause, Demonstrating Artist | Lucie’s home base has been in the Bow Valley since 1989. Over the years, she has been involved in numerous group and solo art exhibitions in Canmore, Banff, Calgary and Edmonton. She has received commissions by the Town of Canmore and The Albertan Foundation for the Arts to create several public art works, including paintings, a road mural and two large-scale interactive sculptures. Lucie’s artwork is inspired by Nature. Patterns and cycles and rhythms in Nature on both micro and macro levels inspire and inform her work and life. She is also interested in exploring media and enjoys working in painting, printmaking, photography and mixed media. She is interested in sharing the exciting process of creativity by collaborating and by designing and delivering creative art workshops for all ages.
To protect the health of our guests, a number of measures will be in place during the Art In the Park event, including capacity management on the grounds, a 6 foot distance between artists, and hand sanitizer at the entrance and at each artist tent. Visitors are highly encouraged, though not mandated, to wear masks.