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Into the Streets Presents: Eric Dyck & Carson Morton

July 31, 05:00pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday, July 31; 5-10pm
As part of this year's Wide Skies Festival, local artists Eric Dyck & Carson Morton will be creating chalk artworks on the streets around the festival site over the course of the day's performances. Festival-goers are invited to interact and discuss with the artists, as well as take part and create their own chalk artworks alongside the artists. These artworks are being created as part of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery's ongoing Into The Streets Public Art Series, curated by Jane Edmundson and Tyler Stewart.
About the artists: 

Eric Dyck is a cartoonist and art educator in Lethbridge, Alberta, well-known for his  non-fiction comic strip, Slaughterhouse Slough, about the history and people in the city of Lethbridge. Eric’s work will tell the story of  Lethbridge Conservatory of Music founder J. George Harper, who built the conservatory on 11th Street in 1909 (now known as the Crazy Cakes/Spudnuts shop). The opportunity draw and discuss Harper with the audience at the Wide Skies Festival is a special one, as festival-goers will be able to see the old conservatory building south of the festival site and Harper’s church choir, at Knox Presbyterian Church, would have performed just east of the post office.


Carson Morton is a cartoonist and graphic recorder based in Magrath, Alberta. Inspired by the famous badlands and fossil beds of Southern Alberta, Carson will be creating a scene of instrument-playing dinosaurs, inspired by the character and personalities of musicians performing at the festival. Carson’s playful and cartoony drawings often attract attention, and are sure to inspire the public to join him in chalking on the street.  

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