Photo Credit: Bob McCaskill,   1986

                           Photo Credit: Bob McCaskill, 1986

June 27 - July 6, 1986

C.A.P.I.C. Exhibition
The Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators in Communications Exhibition was presented in the Rice Gallery Lobby at the Citadel Theatre. In 1986, this annual exhibit featured 100 original works and was shown in Toronto, Montreal and Calgary in addition to its participation in The Works Festival.


Photo Credit:Phillip Cheung,   1986

Photo Credit:Phillip Cheung, 1986

Out of Print
Organized by the Society of Northern Alberta Printmakers (S.N.A.P.), the Out of Print exhibition merged word and image in a wide range of media. They promoted graphic arts such as photography, printmaking and xerography to the public.



Photo Credit: Bob McCaskill,   1986

Photo Credit: Bob McCaskill, 1986


Out on Rice Howard Way, The Works installed two totems by Norman Renschler. Both were15 foot tall structures and were built on location, directly in the public view. The heads were constructed of welded sheet metal, while the bodies consisted of raw lumber. Their overwhelming presence, set in a circle of cut stone, referred to the primal forces of Life and Earth.




The Works “A Visual Arts Celebration” Featured Artist Exhibits 

Collaboration in Clay – The Works Artist Interchange Program  
Beaver House 10156-103 Street
This workshop presented an ideal opportunity for the public to see the progression of artworks created as well as interact and met the artists everyday of The Works Festival.

Artists featured: Clay Ellis, Peter Hyde, Alan Reynolds, Ken Macklin, Catherine Burgess, Isla Burns, Robert  Scott, Phil Darrah, Garry Williams, Blake Senini, Don Kottman, Charles Wissinger and Robert Harrison.

The Edmonton Centre
102 Avenue 101 Street
Charles Breth, Photographer, clay and bronze sculptor. 
Neil Fiertel, Sculptor University of Alberta faculty
Garry Williams, Clay sculptor – Exhibited 7 foot high sculpture “Heads or Tails”.

Sculpture by Invitation
21 artists exhibits work on the plaza between the Alberta Art Gallery and the Provincial Courthouse.

Artists featured: Blair Brennan, Catherine Burgess, Isla Burns, Normand Dutrisac, Clay Ellis, Neil Fiertel, John Foster, John Gibbons, Peter Hide, Andres Klimczac, Roy Ledbeater, Lyle Lis, Ken Macklin,. Vesna Makale, Patrick Moran, Susan Owne, graham Peacock, Alan Reynolds, Kathy Sicotte, Garry Spotwoski and Charles Wissinger.

Peter Field - “Chairs” exhibit was located at LRT Central Station rooftop

Ric Kokotovich – “The Mardi Gras Series” – Works Festival Office, Principle Plaza


The Works Featured Community Arts Groups, Post Secondary Institutions, Art Organizations

“The Human Image” - Friends of the University of Alberta MuseumsManuLife Building

“Profs and Proteges” – University of Alberta faculty and student exhibit. Scotia Place.

University of Alberta Faculty of Extension - Raku demonstrations Churchill Square.

Bill Morton, Chris Dancy, Charles Thompson and Sylvie Bouchard -“Wearable Art”.
Two fashion shows were held at Woodwards - Edmonton Centre 102 Ave. and 100 St.

“Women in The Works” – organized by Celebration of Women in the Arts. 10156-101 St.

3 Women Artists in Residence created work throughout The Festival.

Alberta College of Art and Design – “Body Work- A Selection of Contemporary Jewelry” organized by Nancy Dodds at the ManuLife Building. “Jewelry Now”–student exhibit Citadel Theatre 9828 – 101 A Ave

Grant MacEwan College –“Fibre ‘86” – student exhibit. Citadel Theatre 9828 – 101 A Ave

Red Deer College – “Certified Seed” – student exhibit. Citadel Theatre 9828 – 101 A Ave

Alberta Craft Council and the Alberta Potters Association – “Earth, Fire and Water: A Clay Mural”- a public participatory project that took place on Churchill Square. Installed in the Centennail Plaza – Parkade Entrance

Alberta Motion Picture Industries Associations “Alberta Gold – A Series of Award Winning Alberta Films”.

Latitude 53                            

Edmonton Art Gallery                                                                                   

Alberta Society of Artists                        

The Works High School Banner Competition

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