Welcome to Hot Oil: Summer Funding Drive!
M:ST presents our third annual fundraiser for the performative arts, Hot Oil, with new exciting changes. Throughout the summer months Alberta based artists, Alana Bartol and Maggie Flynn will perform in their respective cities, fields, and studios to raise funds in support of the Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival Society as well as their own artistic practices.
By donating, you not only concretely support our upcoming programming, but 50% of the proceeds go the artist of your choice!
Both artists will also be hosting events at Stride Gallery that are free and open to the public on the dates listed below.
Donations are accepted until August 31 and in return for you participation you receive:
– A charitable tax receipt,
– A membership to M:ST and,
– Exclusive documentation of the performance you supported!
Everyone’s a winner!
Poster illustration generously contributed by Palmer Olson.
Alana Bartol (Windsor/Calgary) is an interdisciplinary artist that comes from a long line of water witches. Investigating alternate epistemologies within and beyond the human body, her site-responsive works propose dreaming, walking, and divination as ways of understanding across place, species and bodies. Her work has been presented and screened nationally and internationally at various galleries including PlugIn Institute of Contemporary Art (Winnipeg), ARC Gallery (Chicago), Karsh-Masson Gallery (Ottawa), Simultan Festival (Romania), Museo de la Ciudad (Guadalajara, Mexico), Access Gallery (Vancouver), InterAccess (Toronto), Art Gallery of Windsor (Windsor), and Groupe Intervention Vidéo, (Montréal), amongst others. Recent residencies include The Banff Centre, Neighbourhood Time Exchange (Prince George, BC), The City of Calgary’s Public Art residency Open AiR, and the Santa Fe Art Institute. She currently teaches at Alberta College of Art+Design.
Maggie Flynn is an artist and writer. Her practice oscillates between hard pragmatism and deep pleasure.
These feelings are explored in forms such as artist books, performances, and installations. Maggie has presented projects at the Art Gallery of York University, Intersite Festival, the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, the Rhubarb Festival, Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro, and the New Gallery. Originally from Toronto, she recently relocated to Medicine Hat where she works as Museum Coordinator at Medalta.
In the context of this project it’s relevant to mention that Maggie has engaged in and learned from activism around Canadian extractive industries on and off for 9 years.