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Pandemic painting: Braxton Garneau’s latest series of paintings, he tells the city-supported “art from here” project, is not a body of work.
“This is a collection of creative exercises; a response to a series of moments than have given me peace over the past several months. I needed to do something that was disconnected from the responsibilities of my regular practice. I needed to do anything other than obsess over the ever-growing list of racial injustices or confront my anxieties around the COVID-19 pandemic.”
To self-sooth, he created a beautiful series of paintings based on video calls you can see at artfromhere.ca, furthering the connection. I think they’re great, and hope you dig them, too.
Details: any time at artfromhere.ca, no charge
Alberta: Growing Up Black (2012): This 17-minute local documentary by Deborag Dobbins about the Black Canadian experience premieres Sunday online, sharing oral histories of youth who are fourth and fifth generation members of African American Canadian families who came from the United States to settle in Alberta during the late 1880s through the late 1970s — hoping to raise awareness and understanding about the systemic racism the Black community in Alberta continues to face.
The Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots is having a daylong Facebook Live event, kicking off with soul singing and jazz at 10:45 a.m., and this and another mini-doc, Jenna Bailey’s Black Lives in Alberta, will loop starting at 3 p.m., and again at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
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Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at @schilohcmr on Facebook Live, no charge
Mirror (1974): Virtual cinema continues through Metro. A senses-ravishing odyssey through the halls of time and memory, Andrei Tarkovsky’s sublime reflection on 20th century Russian history is as much a film as it is a poem composed in images, as much a work of cinema as it is a hypnagogic hallucination.
Largely dismissed by Soviet critics upon its release due to its elusive narrative structure, Mirror has since taken its place as one of the titan director’s most renowned and influential works. Russian with subtitles, new 2k restoration, 106 mins.