MC Cheer 2016| Musician Schedule | December 9-11

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A winter wonder in the heart of Chinatown this weekend Market Collective – a celebration of local creative tastemakers. We are proud to be featuring 44 songwriter duos and DJ sets over the four weekends at the Chinese Cultural Centre. This is the third of four Welcome To The West curated lineups at the #MCcheer2016 event series. Performances include: Cory Zaradur of Inner Ocean Records, Lisa Anderson, Fake James, Barnaby Bennett, Shannon Hart + many more.

Friday, December 9 >>> Cory Zaradur (Inner Ocean Records) <<< 4pm-6:630pm:
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Friday, December 9 >>> Jarrod Sterling  <<< 6:30pm-9pm:
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Saturday, December 10 >>> TKL (excursions.fm) <<< 10am-Noon:
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Saturday, December 10 >>> Fake James <<< Noon:
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Saturday, December 10 >>> Barnaby Bennett <<< 1pm-3pm:
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Saturday, December 10 >>> Jared Andres <<< 3pm-5pm:
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Saturday, December 10 >>>Mike Tod & Nathan M. Godfrey <<< 5pm:
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Sunday, December 11 >>>Two Pair Pat <<< 10am-Noon:
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Sunday, December 11 >>> Choir Collective <<< Noon:
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Sunday, December 11 >>> Donna Dada <<< 1pm-3pm:
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Sunday, December 11 >>> Shannon Hart <<< 3pm-5pm:
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Sunday, December 11 >>> Lisa Anderson & Nikki Romeril <<< 5pm:
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MC Debut Artist // Loyal Loot

Debut Artist HeaderWay back in 2004, a group of Industrial Design students, Carmen Douville, Dara Humniski, Doha Lindskoog, and Anna Thomas formed Loyal Loot. Twelve years later, Loyal Loot has exhibited their line of furniture and housewares including their famous Log Bowl, all over the world. Doha Lindskoog and Anna Thomas are now the primary partners, running Loyal Loot from their studios in Calgary and Edmonton.

Loyal Loot’s work and process clearly points toward an ultimate goal of timelessness and quality. Concepts can take three to four years to perfect, and the products on their website are often made to order. Their iconic Log Bowl is made from locally sourced and naturally felled trees that need to be dried for eight months. Luckily, there’s no lead time if you come to see Loyal Loot at Market Collective from December 9-11! They will be fully stocked, and ready for you to purchase their work.

 

Loyal LootLoyal Loot has been around for over ten years! How has your process changed now from when you first started?

We are much more organized now. Our process has gotten more efficient and our final product has a more finished look. That said, because of the handmade and small batch nature of our product, the variation from piece to piece endures.  

What were some of the biggest challenges to overcome when starting out?

Being prepared. We were pretty green when we started out! We would go to these big exhibitions and show our work, with homemade catalogues and business cards, no pricing information or lead times. We didn’t expect that people would be interested in ordering as enthusiastically as they were – but we figured it all out as we went along. We were always scrambling for product shots for magazines that were of a good enough quality.  Eventually shooting our work became an early step we really learned everything by doing.

Debut Artist HeaderAll four founders met while studying in the University of Alberta’s Industrial Design program. What was the most valuable lesson you learned while still a student?

It’s not worth it to take a program and do work just to please your professors and get a top grade. Of course, it’s very important to get as much as possible out of the program, in terms of information from professors, guidance and expertise from the wood shop technicians, mentoring from Masters students. That said, staying fearless, authentic and experimental during this time is crucial to finding your own voice.

Ken's ShopYou’ve said that you want your products to endure. Why is timelessness so important and how do you achieve timeless design?

Timelessness is important because it means an object has lasting power. It will always belong in a space because it’s not based on current trends. A timeless object can sit comfortably next to an eclectic array of items and fit right in. We attempt to achieve timeless design by coming from a perspective that is not based on trend.

Debut Artist HeaderWhat does creativity mean to you?

To us, creativity is playing, experimenting, asking ourselves ‘what if’ or ‘why not’, daydreaming and taking our time.

Where can people find more about Loyal Loot?

Visit our website www.loyalloot.com!

 

Thanks for sharing with us Doha + Anna!

Find Loyal Loot at MC this December 9-11.

 

MC Debut Artist // L&R Studio

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Whimsical, witty, and one of a kind. That’s how we would describe our debut artists for December 2-4. L&R Studio is run by Lisa and Rob and is based out of Southern Manitoba. Together they produce a beautiful array of jewelry and housewares. Everything that they make is hand-crafted by Lisa, giving each piece its own unique personality.

After seeing the playful ceramic “pot heads” and colourful, braided rugs, we just had to know more about the process and inspiration behind L&R studio’s delightful pieces.

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When did you first start L&R Studio, and how has your process evolved over the years?

I started the studio the summer after I graduated from Art School in 2014. After working on my thesis, which centred around a heavy topic for me, I wanted a bit of a breather to focus on something different. Since I had been using primarily traditional methods of craft in my sculptural work, making the move to functional housewares was a really natural step. The textiles began as conceptual sculptures while I was in school, then when I started the studio I was making functional rugs and a few tiny wallhangings. Then I had a small show here in Winnipeg at the Manitoba Craft Council which required everything to hang on the wall. I liked them so much that way, I made the switch to only wallhangings, but larger. The ‘pot heads’ and beads were something I made while in art school, sort of as a ‘stress reliever side project’ with the extra bits of clay I had. My process with ceramics hasn’t really had time to evolve yet. I feel like I’ve just gotten my studio set up in a way where I feel familiar enough with all the equipment that I can start to try some new things.  

You work with both ceramics and textiles. What is the dynamic between the different mediums you work with?

Honestly, the projects I’m doing with each medium are pretty unrelated. The mediums themselves have a lot of similarities but the projects I make do not currently intersect. I’m actually very careful to keep them separate for practical reasons. Clay dust and fabric don’t make a good match.  

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What is your favourite thing about each medium you work with?

I think my favourite quality about each medium is the same; it’s that they’re so tactile. With clay it’s that it’s so malleable. With textiles, it’s the textures that each fabric comes with.

Everything is hand-crafted making each piece unique. How important is the mark of the hand to your work?

‘The mark of the hand’ isn’t something I really consider when I plan out or make my work, I guess because it’s one of those qualities that I can’t remove from the final product even if I wanted to. It’s just part of the nature of a handmade object, for better or for worse. My job is to make that handmade quality always for the better. I can’t make the wallhangings in a factory, or even do the sewing with a sewing machine because the braids are too thick. I don’t use moulds in my ceramic practice because I don’t feel they lend themselves to the heart of the projects I’m doing. I like irregular shapes. I like things being unique. So I embrace my own aesthetic and I work hard, I learn new techniques, source new materials, and I make handmade objects that no machine could make. Being able to recognize the time, effort, skill and patience that went into an object causes pause and reflection. It’s a good thing.

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Why do you think people are drawn to handmade pieces?

I think there are many reasons why more and more people are considering the handmade option. Handmade goods are usually better quality, sold in an environment that provides more of an ‘event’ type atmosphere which is fun, are ethically made and transparent about any environmental impact, benefit the local economy, and are just plain something different than what you get from mass production. People like having or collecting things that are special and different. Same same same gets boring.

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Where are you drawing your inspiration from these days?

I find a lot of inspiration in the limitations of my craft. Finding ways of pushing the methods I work with to do things they normally don’t is interesting and fun. Because I use second hand material, there’s limits as to what type, colour, and amount of each fabric I can actually get. It’s like a treasure hunt, and while the selection can be at times strange, it’s always changing and it forces me to work with fabrics I wouldn’t have thought of using before. Another mainstay inspiration is the landscape I’ve grown up in. The shapes made between land and sky are pretty dramatic in the prairies and I really like infusing those shapes and colours into my work. The changing seasons right now are especially inspiring.

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What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a maker, and what advice can you give to those just starting out?

One of the biggest challenges for me was figuring out what to charge for my work. I had a hard time keeping track of my costs and valuing my time. I ended up selling some things where I didn’t actually get paid. My material cost was covered, but I wasn’t getting compensated for my time. I started making progress when I stopped thinking about my prices as ‘can I personally buy this?’ because the reality is that I’m a recent graduate and of course I can’t go and buy a high quality wallhanging for my home right now. Have a sensible calculation to accurately price your art. Guessing doesn’t cut it. Neither does comparing your work to things you see in the mall. I would encourage anyone who is starting out to contact an experienced maker and ask questions. Consider your costs and value your time. Don’t let insecurities make their way into your prices.

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Where can people find out more about your work?

My website and Instagram account are some of the best places to get info about my work:
www.landrstudio.com or @landrstudio

Or, feel free to e-mail me l@landrstudio.com

Check out L&R Studio from December 2 to 4 at MC!

DIY Ornament Workshop + Photo Transfer with AV Wakefield

AV Wakefield // Photo Transfer and Ornament Workshop

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About the Instructor: A.V is a long time Market Collective supporter, and the artist behind North Birch Grove; a fine art photography + home decor brand. With a focus on Canadian landscapes and travel photography, she partners her images with handcrafted wooden items to showcase them in a rustic yet modern way.

About the Workshop: Each student will create 3 one of a kind wooden ornaments using different techniques.

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Ornament 1: Alberta Province Image Transfer
3.35”H x 1.85”W :
This one is a classic style that A.V has been teaching over numerous workshops.
Laser cut in the shape of Alberta, with cute heart cut out detail + Made With Love Seasons Greetings 2016 on the back.
You will learn how to do an image transfer onto wood, using either your own photograph, or one of four Alberta themed photographs provided.
Included will be your choice of festive ribbon, string, twine etc to hang your finished piece with!
This workshop will give you the skills + knowledge needed to create your very own image transfer pieces at home!
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Ornament 2: Ink Painting Circular Mountain Scene +
Birch Bark Appliqué 
2”H x 2”W :
This ornament has been designed just for the workshop!
An unpainted laser cut mountain scene decorates the front of this circular ornament.
You will be supplied with a number of different coloured inks + brushes to paint the front of your ornament with!
You will learn how to effectively mount + trim a sheet of birch bark to the back of this ornament. Included will be your choice of festive ribbon, string, twine etc to hang your finished piece with!
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Ornament 3: Ink Painting Graphic Tree + Wood Burning
3”H x 2.5”W :
This ornament has been designed just for the workshop!
An unpainted laser cut design decorates the front of this tree shaped ornament.
You will be supplied with a number of different coloured inks + brushes to paint the front of your ornament with!
You will have your choice of festive ribbon, string, twine etc to hang your finished piece on the tree or adorn a wrapped gift with!
To see the ornaments that you will be creating, check out this link.
Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: Blank Page Studios (1221b Kensington Road NW)
Cost: $75 (plus tax)

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MC Debut Artist // Bec Kilpatrick + Andrew Pavlidis

Debut Artists - Bec Kilpatrick and Andrew Pavlidis

Our first set of debut artists this Holiday Season are the adventure-seeking couple: Bec Kilpatrick and Andrew Pavlidis.

Hailing from Byron Bay, Australia, Bec has travelled all around the world with a camera and sketchbook in hand. Her deeply nature-based illustrations and photographs work together as she explores the way these two mediums meet and interact.

Originally from Ontario, Andrew is a travel and adventure photographer who has captured everything from clifftop views of waterfalls to starry night skies to horizon reaching deserts. He plays wonderfully with both the movement of earth’s awe-inspiring forces as well as the calm stillness of nature’s peace, sharing with us an array of emotions evoked by the wonders of the outdoors.

5 years ago, Bec and Andrew met at Waterton Lakes National Park. Andrew spent his summers working in the park while Bec was travelling on a working holiday visa and happened to get a job at the Prince of Wales where Andrew was working that summer. They both loved Alberta and the Rocky Mountains so much that they decided to stay and spend the summers here in Calgary. The other half of the year is spent in Byron Bay and together they bounce between hemispheres shooting summer weddings and travel as much as they can in between working on personal projects.

The two work together for ‘Willow and Wolf’ which combines their love of nature with their knack for capturing authentic moments. The result is powerful and sublime wedding photography.

Now, they put their talents together for Market Collective which brings their work to life with beautiful art pieces and photographs inspired by their wildest adventures.

We had the pleasure of getting to know a little bit more about their work, travel, and inspirations.

"All of my work begins with wanting to explore something in greater detail." - Bec Kilpatrick

Tell us a bit about your work and process.

A: Getting outside is the biggest inspiration for my work. My love for nature and photography fuel each and push me to get out as much as possible. Through this, I try to document those brief moments where the landscape and the light work together to create something special. It is these rare moments that keep me coming back to the mountains with a camera in hand.

B: All of my work begins with wanting to explore something in greater detail. Whether that be a different landscape through photography, or the small textures of a bird’s feather when I draw. Most of my work is fine pencil drawings of animals mixed with fluid strokes of watercolour, and in some, a digital element.

To see more of our work online you can check out our websites: www.beckil.co and www.andrewpavlidis.com.

What can we expect to see at Market Collective?

We both wanted to use our work and create a simple, yet affordable way to bring art into people’s homes. We decided to collaborate for Market Collective and will be selling Illustrative and Photographic prints, posters, cards and calendars.

 

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Bec, as both an illustrator and photographer, how do you find the two influence and interact with each other?

Whether I’m taking photos or drawing, both processes involve me quietly observing and trying to represent a subject in a new way for people to enjoy. While they both influence each other and demand the same patience, they do have their differences. With a photograph, you are bound by what you put in front of the frame and it is a constant challenge to create new perspectives and interesting compositions. When drawing, you are limitless. Whatever comes into your mind is possible and that freedom can be liberating or terrifying. For me, it’s important to have a balance and play with the way both mediums interact with each other.

"I hope that through my photos I can show just how special these places are and instill the importance to protect them for future generations." - Andrew Pavlidis

Andrew, your love of nature deeply inspires your work. What do you hope to share with people about the places you’ve explored through your photography?

The most important thing I can give back to people through sharing my work is to encourage everyone to get outside and explore. We are so lucky to live in this part of the world with so much to do at our doorstep. No matter your age or fitness level, you can find the amazing escape that nature gives us without travelling too far from Calgary. I hope that through my photos I can show just how special these places are and instill the importance to protect them for future generations.  

"Our next adventure together is this market. It’s a way we can share what we love doing by making something for people to enjoy in their homes."

The two of you have often worked together, travelling different locations. How has working together influenced your own practice?

Before we met we were both really into photography and our separate art practices but travelling and working together really inspired us to make something amazing together. As we are both pretty quiet people, working together has allowed us to have more confidence in our work. We can bounce ideas off each other and get excited about new adventures.

Our wedding photography (“Willow and Wolf”) became a way that we could still travel, take photos and spend time with both of our family and friends while creating something meaningful to people with our cameras. This has allowed us to make a living together, doing what we love and also gives us the flexibility and time to continue our passions for making art and exploring new places.

Our next adventure together is this market. It’s a way we can share what we love doing by making something for people to enjoy in their homes. It’s been amazing getting our art off the computer and into tangible forms and we would not have been able to do it without each others support.

You once lived, travelled and worked out of a mobile studio made from an old ambulance. That sounds like a crazy adventure! What are some challenges you’ve faced travelling and working all around the world?

It was crazy for sure but we loved that car! We modified the back so it had everything we needed from a fridge to a workspace that folded into our bed. We are usually living out the back of a car as it’s the only way to make this lifestyle affordable no matter what country we are in. It’s definitely not a glamorous way to travel and live but we love the freedom and adventures that come with it…like finding a shower (usually a cold lake). As far as real challenges go, we find that it’s hard to build solid relationships when we are moving so much which makes it difficult to run a business on the road. We are lucky to live in the time that we do as we can still be productive while travelling. You can get cell service at the top of most mountains which comes in handy when we are hiking and still need to get emails sent out to clients. There’s no way we would be able to live the life we do without all this amazing technology at our fingertips.

To see more of our work online you can check out our websites: www.beckil.co and www.andrewpavlidis.com.
What are some places that you haven’t explored yet that you’d like to travel to?

The list is endless!  We would love to get down to the US as soon as we can as there are so many incredible national parks on the West Coast that we haven’t had the chance to visit. They have such a huge diversity of landscapes within a few thousand kilometers of the border. Being able to travel down in your own car and make a road trip out of it is a huge bonus as well!

We would also love to explore more of our own backyards. There is so much we have yet to see in our own countries which is easy to pass over when planning trips abroad.

What drew you to the mountains here in Alberta, and what do you like best about Alberta?

The mountains here in Alberta have some of the best hiking we have found anywhere in the world. To have all of these beautiful landscapes so close to Calgary is amazing. There are so many inspiring areas in such a close proximity to the city which allows us to have a perfect work/play balance.

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How can people contact you, and where can they see more of your work?

One of the reasons we decided to apply to Market Collective was to have the chance to meet more of Calgary’s creative community so please stop by our booth and say hi!

To see more of our work online you can check out our websites: www.beckil.co and www.andrewpavlidis.com. You can also find us on Instagram: @beckil_ and @andrewpavlidis. To check out our wedding photography you can find us at: www.willowandwolf.co

 

Look for Bec Kilpatrick and Andrew Pavlidis at MC’s first holiday event of the season from November 25-27!

 

MC Cheer 2016 | Musician Schedule | November 25-27

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The Market Collective stage and screen is the absolute best place to indulge your senses each and every weekend this holiday season. Welcome to the West has curated 44 live performances from an eclectic array of independent musicians and DJs at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. The first of four events in this series features special stripped-down duo sets by members of local favourites including: Fox Who Slept the Day Away, The Northwest Passage, Sealegs, and La Rougette. Several of Calgary’s music collectors will grace the stage with vinyl and digital files demonstrating a vast history of tunes from all over the world. We are proud to present DJ sets from: Chris Dadge (Bug Incision, Lab Coast) and CJSW program hosts My Two Cents Flat and The Future Language and many more. Every Sunday at noon, listen to carols sung by our massive Choir Collective directed by Colton O’Reilly of I Am the Mountain with Alex Ginella and Matt Coldwell of Rotary Park providing string accompaniment.

Friday, November 25 >>> Dj Illcognito <<< 4pm-6:630pm:
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Friday, November 25 >>> Overland <<< 6:30pm-9pm:
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Saturday, November 26 >>>My Two Cents Flat (CJSW) <<< 10am-Noon:
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Saturday, November 26 >>> Austin Franks & Ambur Bosi <<< Noon:
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Saturday, November 26 >>> DJ Lana <<< 1pm-3pm:
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Saturday, November 26 >>> Chris Dadge <<< 3pm-5pm:
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Saturday, November 26 >>> Paul van Kampen & Darren Young <<< 5pm:
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Sunday, November 27 >>> DJ Science <<< 10am-Noon:
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Sunday, November 27 >>> Choir Collective <<< Noon:
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Sunday, November 27 >>> The Future Language (CJSW) <<< 1pm-3pm:
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Sunday, November 27 >>> Hank Zappa <<< 3pm-5pm:
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Sunday, November 27 >>> Drew & Cat Gusztak <<< 5pm:
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Curated by Welcome To The West

Volunteer Signup – Holiday 2016

dec-volunteer-banner-600x300-01Market Collective has 376 volunteer positions this Holiday Season, and we are seeking out kind people to help spread the cheer with us. We are looking for friendly, dedicated and energetic individuals to join our volunteer dream team. Positions range from admissions to photo booth assistants and more. Each volunteer will receive a volunteer t-shirt, a limited edition MC tote bag, a $10 gift certificate to the MC, a food voucher, and a photo print voucher. Commitment can be a single shift, but you are welcome to sign up for multiple shifts if you desire.

Please email volunteer coordinator Josh Sison at volunteer@marketcollective.ca for further questions.

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Holiday 2016 DIY Workshop

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Welcome to the Holiday 2016 DIY Workshops!

We are back with some of our favourite DIY workshops for the Holidays, but this time we will be hosting them at Blank Page Studio leading up to our Holiday events. These are great workshops to take with a friend or family member, they are a wonderful place to create a unique gift, or you can come alone and make something for yourself among new friends.

Friday, November 4 – Silversmithing with Sophie Gabias-Moffatt (Tribes + Society)
Monday, November 14 – Ornament Workshop with AV Wakefield (North Birch Grove)
Friday, November 18 – Perfuming Workshop with Amanda Spicer (Pranic Forest)

Registration is now open! For all inquiries, please email: media@marketcollective.ca

See below for a brief overview of each of the classes being offered. To register, click on the registration arrows. ♥♥

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Sophie Gabias-Moffat // Silversmithing Workshop

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About the Instructor: Sophie Gabias-Moffat is a jewelry designer based in Calgary. Originally from Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, she globetrotted to finally settle in Alberta. Stemming from a family of entrepreneurs, Sophie grew up around the family flower shop, and could be found trying to copy her mom’s floral designs at a young age.  She knew that using her hands to make beautiful things would always be part of her life.
After training at ACAD in a Jewelry and Metal class, she spent some years practicing and honing her skills. Only recently has she created a more cohesive jewelry line and taken the steps to sell them at local markets, online and privately. Sophie loves transmitting knowledge and learning from others.

About the Workshop: Join Sophie to learn the basics of soldering sterling silver at home to create simple and elegant sterling silver stacking rings. The workshop will include a jewelry bench safety portion, to help you gain confidence when working with a mini torch and in getting to know the equipment and tools. This workshop is designed for everyone who desires to learn more about the jewelry making process, or to learn new skills in a safe environment.

The Workshop Includes:

+ Safety first!  Equipment, tools, and how to solder with a micro butane torch and staying safe.
+ Sizing your finger for rings
+ Cutting and prepping your sterling silver pieces
+ Soldering
+ Shaping your rings
+ Textures and finishes
+ 1 beverage
+ MC Limited Edition Tote Bag
+ MC Weekend Admission
(Note: Please bring an apron or old t-shirt if you are worried about getting ink on your clothes)

Date: Friday, November 4th, 2016
Time: 5pm-6:30pm
Location: Blank Page Studios (1221B Kensington Road NW)
Cost: $65 (plus gst)

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Date: Friday, November 4th, 2016
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Blank Page Studios (1221B Kensington Road NW)
Cost: $65 (plus gst)

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Amanda Spicer (Pranic Forest) / Perfuming Workshop

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About the Instructor: Amanda Spicer is an apothecary artisan and a natural beauty alchemist. She is striving to bring you back to nature, where beauty is concerned. She has had a 20 year history in the beauty industry, and now focuses her intent on championing for holistic beauty. She graduated as a hairstylist/esthetician 20 years ago, and has since gone on to study pranic healing, herbalism, and aromatherapy. She operates Pranic Forest, a small batch herbal apothecary company and offers services such as the pranic facial, which is a cross between chakra healing, a botanical facial, and reflexology. She also offers home perfuming parties where she teaches a holistic /energy approach to blending essential oils into magical perfumes.

About the Workshop: Come and learn a holistic approach to blending essential oils to make your own perfume. Let Amanda guide you through the chakras, categorizing essential oils that work with each chakra.We will discuss base notes, middle notes, and top notes. An emphasis on essential oil safety, where perfuming is concerned. Each person will make there own highly concentrated roll on 10 ml perfume. Yes! You get to make your very own fragrance.

The Workshop Includes:

+ The knowledge on how to select the correct essential oils
+ All materials for perfumes
+ 1 beverage
+ MC Limited Edition Tote Bag
+ MC Weekend Admission

Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 7pm-8:30pm
Location: Blank Page Studios (1221B Kensington Road NW)
Cost: $65 plus tax

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Market Collective Carol Choir

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Join Colton O’Reilly of I Am The Mountain as he leads the MC Holiday Carol Choir this November and December, with string accompaniment by Alex Ginella and Matt Coldwell of Rotary Park. The choir will be performing a number of Christmas classics such as: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas & Silent Night, along with many more of your festive favourites. The choir rehearsals will be filled with song and cheer, as well as delicious cookies and milk. Together we will meet, dust off our vocal chords and build community together through song. Performances will happen every Sunday that MC runs this Holiday, and you will get to choose the number of performances you’d like to take part in.

Please sign up for all, or any, of the weekends you would like to perform at. With a $20 registration fee, you will be given access to all four weekends of MC, a photo booth voucher, a tote bag, snacks, and even a free holiday beer!

Happy Holidays,

Love: Colton & the MC Team

Rehearsal and performance times:

The choir will be practicing every Sunday in November.
Sunday, November 6 // 3pm-5pm
Sunday, November 13 // 3pm-5pm
Sunday, November 20 // 3pm-5pm

The choir will be performing every Sunday that MC runs this Holiday. Each choir member will choose how many times that they would like to perform. You can commit to 1, 2, 3 or 4 performances.

Sunday, November 27 // Noon-1pm
Sunday, December 4 // Noon-1pm
Sunday, December 11 // Noon-1pm
Sunday, December 18 // Noon-1pm

Registration Includes:

– 3 Rehearsals at Blank Page Studio
– Up to 4 performances at Market Collective
– Milk and Cookies at each rehearsal
– A 4-weekend MC punch card
– 1 beer voucher
– 1 photobooth voucher
– MC Tote Bag
– Sheet Music

Registration Fee:

$20 plus GST

Registration:

To register, please copy and paste the questions below with your answers, and email them to: media@marketcollective.ca (Deadline to register: November 1)

♥ Name:

♥ Phone Number:

♥ Email Address:

♥ Which dates would you like to perform? Please list all weekends that you are interested in (November 27, December 4, 11, 18):

♥ Favourite Christmas Carol:

 

Thank you! If you have any questions, please direct them to: media@marketcollective.ca

MC Sponsorship Programs – Artist, Music and Food Recipients Announced

This past August, Market Collective launched our Sponsorship Series. With this, we put together 3 packages to be awarded to one student artist, one musician/band, and one food artisan. We received many submissions, and the strength and enthusiasm demonstrated by all of the applications has encouraged us to explore doing more of these in the future.

Please join with us as we celebrate our 3 recipients: Austin Goodbrand, Rosalind, and Roni Zaide.

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Student Sponsorship – Austin Goodbrand

Austin Goodbrand is currently attending the University of Lethbridge, where he is studying digital media including photography and cinematography. He is passionate about creating and entertaining, and is working on turning his creativity into a career. One of his greatest fears is to have his life, the people in it, moments, and memories forgotten and he would like to share his collection of memories with the world. He loves capturing moments through a lens, and uses these photos to tell beautiful stories.

To view Austin’s work, please visit his website: www.austingoodbrand.com

Photo Credit: Self Portrait

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Musician Sponsorship – Rosalind

First and foremost, Rosalind is a cat. Secondarily, and more relevantly, Rosalind is a Calgary-based indie-folk band.

Formed in early 2015 by Jesse Shire, Amanda Rishaug, and Mike Goossen after a spirited jam in the early hours of the new year, the trio quickly found a collective voice and before long expanded to include bass, drums, electric guitar, cello, violin, and as many other instruments and members as they could acquire to become a folk orchestra.

Harmonies steeped in old-time folk, melodies with a marinade of soul, songs to bring you up, bring you down, and meet you in the middle, wherever that middle might be.

To listen to Rosalind’s music, please visit their Bandcamp: www.rosalindthe.bandcamp.com

Photo Credit: Michael Tan

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Food Sponsorship – Roni’s Kitchen

Roni opened her kitchen when she was 5 years old. Her first customers were her parents and brothers. They were a kind and forgiving crowd. Since then, she has had the pleasure of cooking in kitchens around the world, experiencing and experimenting with new flavours.

Roni’s Kitchen offers specialty vegetarian and vegan cuisine from far away lands to curious and eager Calgarians. They make everything from scratch and with lots of love and they support local farms and strive to use organic ingredients when possible. Their services include a weekly meal service, cooking classes and catering services for various events, from dinner parties and bridal showers to weddings and retreats.

Roni’s Kitchen has just launched a new exciting project – a weekly meal service you can have delivered straight to your door or you can pick up from their kitchen in Ramsay. A new menu is released every Thursday for pre-order at: meals.roniskitchen.com with a delicious variety of fresh and frozen vegetarian and vegan meals to choose from.

To read more about Roni’s Kitchen, please visit their website: www.roniskitchen.com

Photo Credit: Michael Tan

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