Elephant Artist Relief

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Elephant, Calgary's Artist Relief Society, is a charitable organization that exists to provide a support framework for visual artists practicing in Calgary. We celebrate the diversoty of artistic expression that exists but is sometimes challenged to thrive and propser in our city.

for more information, visit: www.elephantartistrelief.com/

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September 14, 2007 to October 17, 2007

With Elephant Artist Relief (E.A.R.) (Calgary, AB)

Elephant Artist Relief, or E.A.R., is a group of artists who have organized themselves to raise awareness surrounding the health, well being and livelihood of artists in Calgary. Current members are: Kerry Clarke, Mark Dicey, Johanna Schwartz, Leslie Sweder and Janet Turner.They plan on connecting with the arts community as well as the general public by performing, playing music and speaking, in hopes of trading ideas and information aimed at supporting their cause. Participants can acquire a patch by involving themselves in the ongoing discussion or by taking away an "impression" (elephant footprint) on which to create original works of art that will be later displayed and possibly sold as a fundraising initiative.

Dixie Two Doors Down (as part of Les Voisins/Neighbours)

January 1, 2009 to January 31, 2009

Presented in conjunction with the 2009 International Festival of Animated Objects

As part of the collaborative project entitled Les Voisins/Neighbours taking place within the window galleries of the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, Elephant Artists Relief (EAR) brings you Dixie Two Doors Down

Isolated compartments, a glimpse through an open window, a private public online profile. We do not understand the whole of a life from these brief glimpses, but are given snapshots from which we interpret, and misinterpret many things. Les Voisins are neighbours living next door to each other in the +15 window galleries. Day by day their lives are animated, one frame at a time, by collaborative but independent artists. Beneath even the most benign and placid smiles lurks unspeakable intrigue...