Friday, 6 April 2012

Events Wood Buffalo awarded CFEP grant for the Post

Events Wood Buffalo awarded CFEP grant for the Post

Fort McMurray, AB, April 5, 2012 The Post art gallery was recently awarded a Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant through the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Lottery Fund.

“We are extremely excited and grateful to have received a grant from the CFEP. This grant allows the Post to renovate the gallery space at Keyano and in turn enhance the quality of life and citizen wellbeing in our community,” said Connor Buchanan, Curator.

The purpose of the grant is to help community organizations build and improve public-use facilities and with it the Post plans to address two major issues, accessibility and climate control.  In addition to a general facelift for the gallery, the grant will provide for a lift at one entrance. By adding the lift, the Post hopes to ensure equal access to the gallery for all. The other major undertaking is the addition of air temperature controls and a humidity monitoring system allowing the Post to host works and travelling exhibitions from galleries such as the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Alberta. Renovations to the Post are planned to start early this summer.

The Post and Events Wood Buffalo thank Florence Webber, from Frames & More Art Gallery, and Ana Maria Mendez, from the MacDonald Island Park Community ArtGallery for their letters of support on this initiative. Thanks also to Keyano College for their continuing support of the Post and for working with us to improve the gallery facility.

Coming up at the Post:
Eight is Enough, the Graduation Exhibit for the Keyano Visual Art and Design diploma students which showcases their substantial talent. Opening to the public on Friday, April 13th at 7:00pm and exhibiting until May 26th, many of the works will be on sale. 

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Media contact:
Brea Burton, Marketing & Communications Manager
Events Wood Buffalo
Ph. 780-791-1600

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