This past weekend (Oct 2 – 4) was 1000 Miles Apart in Regina, SK – next year will be ACAD in Calgary and then back to Red Deer in 2010! It was an exciting and very full weekend – 7 lectures, 2 demos, a lot of food, two openings and a lot of talking. On behalf Red Deer College I just want to thank everyone who made this conference possible. It was well worth it! (it was also interesting to see that North Dakota seems to have joined in the fray and have come to the last two conferences. Maybe we will see them next year too?)
1000 Miles Apart is an annual student conference held in rotation by the University of Manitoba, Red Deer College, Alberta College of Art and Design and the University of Regina. This year the conference will be held at the University of Regina from October 2 – 5 with most events being held on the 3 and 4. Each conference features a number of different artists lectures, artist demonstrations, art shows, occasional competitions and other fun events. It is not only a great way to learn a massive amount of new knowledge but also a great way to see other schools and meet other student artists.
This year the featured artists are Carole Epp and Brendan Tang and the keynote speaker is Charles Mason, head curator of the Gardiner Museum.
Here are some links for the artists: