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A presentation showcasing the arts community in the Town of Okotoks

A presentation showcasing the arts community in the Town of Okotoks


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  • 1. It’s an upcoming art show in Okotoks.
  • 2. But it’s also a movement.
  • 3. About a break from the ordinary.
  • 4. Meet Cheryl Taylor.
  • 5. She lives in Okotoks.
  • 6. She moved here 
 14 years ago.
  • 7. When Okotoks was just a tiny bedroom community.
  • 8. Today there are 
 26,000 people. http://www.albertacommunityprofiles.com/profile/ okotoks
  • 9. Including many artists
  • 10. Like Cheryl.
  • 11. She just launched the Rabbit Hole Gallery.
  • 12. In the basement of the Emporium of Impossible Things.
  • 13. There’s really 
 cool stuff upstairs.
  • 14. Downstairs
  • 15. is the gallery.
  • 16. Whose mandate is support local talent and shopping opportunities.!
  • 17. And to host the fifth-annual 
 Rage Against Beige show featuring 
 local artists. • Aaron Sidorenko • Cheryl Taylor • Alana Goodfellow • Janifer Calvez • MaryAnne Jesperson • Melanie Pope • Michelle Austen
  • 18. This is Erica Neumann.
  • 19. Her oil paintings come alive.
  • 20. The eyes in her wildlife works stare back.
  • 21. Janifer Calvez is also inspired by nature.
  • 22. And colour.
  • 23. Colour was the inspiration for Rage Against Beige.
  • 24. Now it’s about artists getting out of their own ordinary.
  • 25. A show to “keep us all fresh and honest,” says Cheryl.
  • 26. Cheryl’s work is about sustainability.
  • 27. “We can’t eat art.”
  • 28. “But I’m trying to create art that makes us think about how we live.”
  • 29. Like endangered species.
  • 30. And disappearing bees.
  • 31. Because there are challenges ahead.
  • 32. By 2073, 82,000 people will live in Okotoks.
  • 33. Arts and culture will be a part of that growth.
  • 34. It is an economic driver.
  • 35. And inspires other 
 new businesses.
  • 36. So Rage Against Beige.
  • 37. Doors open May 10. 109 21 N. Railway Street.
  • 38. In Okotoks.
  • 39. A town that has become …
  • 40. arts central.