Three to See: Paint Drying and Oddbird debut, Ukrainian art abounds

Three to See: Paint Drying and Oddbird debut, Ukrainian art abounds

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Blakbar action: Get Us Together Music presents a triple bill of experimental local indie bands The Co-Kaynes, Paint Drying and psych rock act Gourd.

The Co-Kaynes are a loud and proud Cree musician three-piece, very fuzzy and dare I say a little gothy? Paint Drying, a nod to Charlie Shackleton’s 10-hour protest film, is local visual artist and drummer Tim Rechner’s intriguing new punk band. The debut show looks good. And our album reviewer Chad Huculak praised Gourd’s loopy, reverb-filled album Vol. 1, calling it “a tantalizing taste of, hopefully, more to come,” so here’s your chance to witness that. Whoo!

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Details: 9 p.m. at Blakbar Tavern (10762 82 Ave.), $15.


OddBird Art and Craft Fair: Royal Bison is dead, long live the OddBird!

With dozens of vendors of apparel, art and illustration, bath and fragrance, ceramics, fibre and textile art, home furnishings, jewelry, toys, books and so much more, the inaugural OddBird spring fair looks packed with goodness, all locally made.

CJSR, Nina Haggerty and SNAP also have tables there with even more ways to improve your life. Find the full vendor roster at oddbirdfair.ca so you can plan ahead, if that’s your style. Or just fly in!

OddBird Art & Craft Fair
Stephanie Simpson’s prints are at OddBird Art and Craft Fair’s inaugural event this weekend. Photo by supplied image /Stephanie Simpson

Details: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun. at OSPAC (8426 Gateway Blvd.), $5 entry, kids 12 and under in free.


ACUA Signature Artist Series: May’s monthly group show at Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts features three dynamic women artists.

Colour, rhythm, contrast and the forces of nature all inspire Larysa Matchak’s paintings, while Mariia Parshykova is a metal wire sculptor who worked in the field of architecture in Ukraine. And sand art by Svitlana Melobenska is a beauty to behold!

Opening reception starts at 6 p.m. Friday.

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The wire sculpture of Mariia Parshykova is up at Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts through May 31. Photo by supplied photo /Mariia Parshykova

Details: Runs through May 31 at ACUA (10554 110 St.), no charge.

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