March 2013 e-newsletter
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Harcourt House turns 25

March 7 - April 12, 2013

Main Gallery Space
Steve de Bruyn | Of/Off (Course)

Steve deBruyn is an artist living and working in London, Ontario, Canada. His main artistic output consists of large-scale installation art. Usually his work is focused around the culture and esthetics of skateboarding. As a 30-something Canadian, he takes into account his rural upbringing and lack of actual skill on the board itself. He also enjoys the traditional skater ethos of building things for free from whatever is available. He has also been known to create book works, paintings, collages and zines. He frequently collaborates with others. He prefers to exhibit in artist run centers and institutional galleries. He is currently working on a series of solo shows across Canada.

Front Room Gallery Space
Laura O'Connor | Little Fears

“Little Fears” is a personal exploration of the fixations that O’Conner has become the source of her own measures of unease. Ranging from clowns and dentists to detached retinas and hoarding, these pieces represent the personal demons that she has developed through her life experience. She explores the fears that she has conquered but most that are ongoing. By sharing this personal exploration of fear, a light-hearted and positive discourse with the viewer is established, encouraging an empathetic reaction to the recognition of their own anxieties as being significant part of their own emotional maturation.

Upcoming Show

Art Market Call for Submissions!

The Harcourt House Art Market is a table-based gallery, open to individual and collaborative artists to display and sell their most current works to the public. This market will feature over 25 Alberta artists whom are awarded a 6’ table to make all their own. We encourage all emerging/ experimental artists to submit and we open to all varieties of mediums including but not limited to the following: painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, collage, performance (oh yes), video, photography, etc.

We are looking to spice things up by providing support and exposure to Alberta’s hard working artists and designers.

For more info go HERE!

Summer paid internships!

Gallery Assistant & Special Events Planning and Coordination
The recipient of this position will work both independently and with a team, and will report to the Programming Manager. The recipient will be hired to assist with the ongoing development, coordination and implementation of Harcourt House Artist Run Centres marketing plans and special events. They will also be involved in expanding our current avenues of media, community connections, and methods of communication, primarily in the digital arena. The Special Events & Gallery Assistant will also be closely involved with the development of Harcourt House Artist Run Centres Annual Members’ Show and Sale and the annual collaborative event and exhibition “Illuminate”.

For more info go HERE!

Summer Art Educator & Youth Art Camp Coordinator
This position was created to expand awareness and participation in Harcourt House Artist Run Centre’s art education programs, as well as to create further accessible programming for children and youth to run alongside our existing art education and enrichment programming.

The person hired for this position will be asked to organize and implement the 2013 Art Expressed summer art camps to run in July – August. This initiative will be a continuation of last year’s extremely successful summer camp program, and set the tone for future art programming involving children’s art instruction.

For more info go HERE!
Classes and Workshops

Winter/Spring 2012/13 Classes

We are right in the neighborhood and have several new exciting art classes and some classic favorites for children, teens and adults. Classes are suitable for beginner artists to advanced artists looking to pick up a new technique. All of our classes are reasonably priced and taught by local, professional artists.

Harcourt House Artist Run Centre runs a variety of art classes and workshops for adults, teens and children, as well as uninstructed drop-in drawing and sculpture sessions with
live models.

Birdhouses-Adult & Youth: Instructor: Melissa Baron | Saturday, April 27, 2013 | 1 - 4 pm

For info on all our classes visit our go HERE!

Call us at 780.426.4180 or email us at if you have any questions or would like to register for a class / workshop!
Voice of the Gallery
We want your feedback!  |  Communications
Harcourt House has so many great things going on. Whether it be exhibitions, special events, art education or drop-in classes, there is something for everyone here at the house. 

We want to make sure that the public is aware of all of these great opportunities and we'd like your help in finding out how to make sure this happens!

Please email us at to let us know what forms of communication you find most helpful (i.e. monthly e-newsletters, email notifications, Facebook updates, Twitter updates, blog posts, etc.)

Feel free to let us know if you think there are things we can do better to get in touch with all of you!

Thanks for your cooperation,
Alexandra DesCotes
Design & Communications
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre
Art & Mind Yoga

Saturday yoga cancelled
So see you at Yin Tuesdays!

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Spanning from beginner to intermediate these basic classes offer a time to play with a variety of postures where modifications will be shown to allow for a slow ease into the final form.  A creative way to find the perfect stretch in strength based and softer poses alike, helping to build confidence in your body & its abilities.

Volunteer with us

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities!

Thursday April 18, 2013
Opening Reception. Jobs include set-up, clean-up and bartenders

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra DesCotes

drop in classes
Drop in drawing & sculpture
are uninstructed sessions
with live models.
Payment can be made
upon arrival 
to a
drop-in session.

Fee: $10 per session
$70 for block of eight ($63 members)
No Class on holidays

Life Drawing: Monday,
1- 4pm, Wednesday & Friday,
7 - 10pm

Long Pose Life Drawing: First Sunday of the month, 1 - 4pm

Sculpture: Monday, 7 -10pm

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