East Village provides setting for cultural residency program
In celebration of culture month in Calgary and to commemorate the city’s designation as cultural capital of Canada, Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC) and Calgary artist Kathy L. Fedori have joined forces in the Calgary 2012 Artist in Residency Program, to offer a walk down memory lane.
Earlier this year CMLC became a host sponsor of the Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program and chose to work with local film artist, Kathy L. Fedori to create an old-fashioned drive-in movie event for RiverWalk Plaza in East Village. Additionally, Fedori, was commissioned to produce a short film, to describe Calgarians collective nostalgia for the drive-in movie experience.
“I wanted to create a family experience for everyone to enjoy, but with a few twists’, says Kathy Fedori, 2012 Artist in Residence. The evening combines retro movie favourites with some new ideas; so bring a lawn chair, blanket and enjoy a classic film under the stars along the Bow River.”
The event also includes the premiere of Fedori’s residency film “A Lot Going On” – a 10-minute short movie about Calgarians collective nostalgia for the drive-in movie. along with 30 minutes of retro Looney Tunes and features the film classic, The Princess Bride.
“We were thrilled to participate with Calgary 2012 in the residency program,” says Clare Nolan, senior manager, marketing communications, CMLC. “We consider the programming of art and cultural initiatives in East Village an important element in the development of the community. And, what better setting than RiverWalk Plaza, to welcome the public to witness the event.”
“The AiR program was designed to explore the Calgary 2012 themes of Looking Back, Calgary Now and Looking Forward and connects artists with Calgary’s diverse identity,” says Alyssa Berry manager marketing & communications, Calgary 2012. “This event is one of many ways Calgarians can engage with exciting cultural initiatives taking place around the City.”
The drive-in event, takes place Thursday, September 27 at 6:00 PM. Family-friendly activities kick-off the evening and the YYC Food Trucks will be in attendance. Additionally, Kathy Fedori will be on hand to introduce her short film and welcome all guests.