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Artisan Spotlight: Marrisa Mitsuing

Artisan Spotlight: Marrisa Mitsuing

Monday, December 14th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Tansi, my name is Marrisa Moccasin. I am a Cree artist who currently resides in Sylvan Lake, Alberta with my husband Patrick and our four children. My interest in the world of art blossomed after the birth of my first child, Leland. I was...

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The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

The Third Grade Chorus II, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 10th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

Each Thursday this December we are looking at the work of Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye via her Country School Christmas series. This week's Work of the Week is: The Third Grade Christmas Chorus II, Margaret Seelye. Monoprint...

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December 2020 COVID-19 Closure

December 2020 COVID-19 Closure

Wednesday, December 9th 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements

Important Announcement: December 2020 COVID-19 Closure Effective end of the day Saturday, December 12th, the MAG will be closed until further notice due to the December 8th announcement of increased public health measures by the Alberta...

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Roar! 3D Animal Heads

Roar! 3D Animal Heads

Wednesday, December 9th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - 3D Animal Heads What’s your favourite animal?!? Do they go grrrr? Or perhaps meow? Paint and stack cardboard shapes to make your favourite ferocious animal head. Download Instructions here What you need...

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RDPL Cookbook: 5 Sweet Treats to Try

RDPL Cookbook: 5 Sweet Treats to Try

Wednesday, December 9th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

MAG staff will be trying out as many baking recipes as we can from the cookbooks in our Library as part of our Historic Baking: Holiday Edition series this December. Check back throughout the month for some new (old) recipes to try! In the...

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Historic Baking: Cinnamon Twists

Historic Baking: Cinnamon Twists

Tuesday, December 8th 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Cinnamon Twists with Kirstin, MAG Marketing Associate Last week my cousin sent me a photo of Sour Cream Twists he made. My immediate response was to exclaim “whoa!” – I had not eaten (or seen) one of these in over...

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The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

The Origin: Women's Jingle Dance

Monday, December 7th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Knowledge Keeper Shelda Thom of Whitefish Bay, Ontario shares the story of the Women’s Jingle Dress. This healing dance came as a result of a Grandfathers dream. The jingle dress and dance is an Ojibwe healing dance...

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Trimming the Christmas Tree I, Margaret Seelye

Trimming the Christmas Tree I, Margaret Seelye

Thursday, December 3rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

For this month's Work of the Week we will be celebrating the work of Red Deer artist Margaret Seelye. Check back each Thursday to see another of the four prints in her Country School Christmas series that we have in our collection! While...

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Tarantulas

Tarantulas

Wednesday, December 2nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

miniMAG at home - Tarantulas Did you know that Tarantulas are burrowers and typically live in the ground? Also they are hairy!!! In honour of these super cool arachnids you’re going to create your very own giant tarantula out of PAPER...

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COVID-19 Program Cancellations

COVID-19 Program Cancellations

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Posted in: News & Announcements

Good afternoon MAG Community, Due to the November 24th declaration of a public state of emergency by the Alberta Government, and the enhanced public health measures that have come with that announcement, the following MAG programs are...

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Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Historic Baking: Mint Chocolate Chip Macarons

Tuesday, December 1st 2020

Posted in: Historic Baking

Making Mint & Chocolate Chip Macaroons, Recipe c.? with Joanne, MAG Art Curator I made a recipe from this tiny cookbook in our museum library called Family and Party Fare from the Gaetz Memorial Evening Group. I can only assume this was a...

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Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Artisan Spotlight: Curtis Miller Joe

Monday, November 30th 2020

Posted in: Exhibits

Curtis Miller Joe (pictured left) was born December 28, 1960, in Shishalh (Sechelt), British Columbia, and is a member of the Coast Salish Nation. He began carving in 1988 with his cousin, Sid Lamarche, a highly regarded artist from the Bella Coola...

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