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Art’s Birthday

Art’s Rhinestone Cowboy Birthday Party| January 13th
Mini Art Show | Featuring CTECH students | 1-3PM
Art Party| Featuring mileshigh, djbadcarlotta, Hilarey Cowan, Ember Rayne | 8pm – Late

Join us on January 13th in your most glittery Western attire to celebrate the birth of art with our annual Art’s Birthday festivities. We’ll celebrate this Fluxus holiday with a free mini art show in the afternoon featuring projections and sound art, and then join us again for a PWYC admission to our annual art party for an evening of music, performance, and so much more!

PWYC admission at the door or pay suggested prices in advance below!

Mini Art Show 

This free afternoon event features the work of CTECH students instructed by Lindsey French. Come check out the interactive and sound installation these wonderful emerging artists have put together.

Art Party 

Join us again starting at 8 PM and party the night away in celebration of art, enjoy music, and performance, and try out an original video game.

Ember Rayne |the ‘B’ stands for BOTHERED
Ember Rayne (they/she) is a white, queer, nonbinary, and disabled settler artist living and learning in Treaty 4 Territory. They are currently studying Women and Gender studies and are interested in challenging and queering understandings of art, play, and videogame design. Ember Rayne enjoys using needlework and digital technology to creatively explore and showcase significant influences on their identity.

Inspired by the academic work of Bo Ruberg, as well as a variety of other scholars of queerness and video games, I decided to create a video game that is designed with the intention to queer and subvert common expectations of video games. This includes, but is not limited to, my decision to abandon the traditional concept of ‘winning’ or ‘losing’.

      In my 2D point-and-click style game,“the ‘B’ stands for BOTHERED”, players supervise the room as one cat (Snapdax) interrupts the other cat’s (Miss B) leisure time. Acting only as bystanders, players keep track of the period changes in the room caused by Snapdax while they observe the two cats interacting with each other. “the ‘B’ stands for BOTHERED” is a playful game that lets players simulate sharing space with these two cats that do not get along.
badcarlotta is a Regina-based DJ and radio host at 91.3fm CJTR Regina Community Radio where she currently serves as President. You’re as likely to hear her spin the newest track as an unearthed soundcloud or tumblr gem from her 2013 harddrive. Hip-hop and dance are her favourites to play in sets, however her inspiration spans many genres. Community is the driving force behind her creative endeavors, and she is always eager to connect with others who are actively working to make Regina a great place to live.
mileshigh is a non-typical, mixed-media recording, performing, and visual artist based in the midwest of Canada.
Hilarey Cowan
is an artist and cultural worker currently based in Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan, working between sculpture, video and performance. She holds a degree in architecture from Carleton University, as well as a BAC in Sculpture and Media from The Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Her work explores ideas around labour, care, alienation, networks, geography and touch.

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