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May 4, 2011

Travel Media Relations Newsletter

Contents:
• Media Release: AGA and Enbridge partnership brings major Warhol exhibition to Alberta
(May 28-Aug 21)
• Media Release: Swing on into Spring at Edmonton Golf Courses (4 city facilities now
open for the season)
• Media Release: Festival Place announces Art Garfunkel, Leon Russell and More (2011-12
season)

Media Release

AGA and Enbridge partnership brings major Warhol exhibition to Alberta


Exhibition part of new, multi-year partnership focused on contemporary and modern art

The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) is proud to announce a three-year partnership between the
AGA and Enbridge Pipelines Inc. that will facilitate the creation and presentation of
contemporary and modern art exhibitions at the AGA.

The partnership launches with the exhibition ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured, which will kick off
the AGA’s summer season on May 28, 2011. This exhibition of Warhol’s work is the largest ever
to show in Edmonton, and the AGA is the only Canadian venue for its presentation.

“We welcome Enbridge to our growing list of remarkable corporate sponsors! Private Sector
support is key to our success as a not-for-profit charity. In supporting modern and contemporary
art, Enbridge has taken a lead in providing the AGA, one of Canada’s largest art galleries, the
support required to bring on-going meaningful art experiences to Albertans”, said AGA
Executive Director Gilles Hébert. “The Warhol exhibition is central to our plans for our most
exciting summer yet and we look forward to welcoming huge numbers of visitors to this
exceptional exhibition. What a great way to launch our new multi-year partnership!”

ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured reveals the complex personality of one of the most influential
artists of the 20th century, the “father of Pop”, Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928–February 22,
1987). The exhibition explores Warhol’s interest in American consumer culture, mass
production, celebrity and the invention of personas and realities, taking visitors beyond the
surface, beyond the commercial and into the world that Warhol so carefully manufactured.

This important exhibition features work from the artist’s personal collection, spanning every
decade of the artist’s career, including early drawings and commercial illustrations, iconic work
of the 1960s and works just prior to his death in 1987, such as the major piece The Last Supper.
The exhibition features rarely exhibited drawings, large-scale, iconic works on canvas, as well as
Polaroid portraits, Heinz ketchup boxes and small-scale sculptures. Also included are Warhol’s
portraits of Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy and Judy Garland and several selections from
the Campbell’s Soup series. An emphasis on media offers a broad perspective on Warhol’s work,
ranging from performance-based works, to voyeur-inspired video recordings, to works created
for the commercial market.

ANDY WARHOL: Manufactured is curated by Julie Decker and organized by the Anchorage
Museum in Anchorage, Alaska with works on loan from The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania.

The AGA will present Warhol-inspired programming and events throughout the summer,
beginning with a late night art party in the AGA’s Refinery series on June 4, 2011. Tickets for the
Refinery ‘Factory Party’ are on sale now for AGA Members and will be available to the general
public on May 16.

The AGA’s summer line-up also includes Sarah Fuller: My Banff, presented in the RBC New
Works Gallery from May 28 to August 7, 2011, and TRAFFIC: Conceptual Art in Canada 1965–
1980, the first major exhibition to track the influence and diversity of Conceptual Art as it was
produced in Canada during the 1960s and 1970s, on view from June 25 to September 25, 2011.

www.youraga.ca

Media Release:

Swing on into Spring at Edmonton Golf Courses

Nothing announces the arrival of spring better than the “whack” of a golf ball.

The City of Edmonton owns and operates three 18-hole golf courses and a driving range, each
located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley.

Riverside Golf Course


A challenging 18 hole course with tree-lined fairways just metres from the North Saskatchewan
River.

Rundle Park Golf Course


A classic Par 3 with enough challenge to require most of the clubs from the golfer’s bag.
Victoria Golf Course
Canada’s oldest municipal course is centrally located in the river valley and features wide
fairways.

Victoria Driving Range


A two-tiered 61-stall driving range featuring practice greens. Hours of operation for the driving
range are from 10am to 6pm and will extend as daylight increases.

Hours
The golf courses, driving range, and pro shops are typically staffed and open from dawn until
dusk – precise hours of operation vary as daylight hours change. Play will be on an in-person,
first come, first serve basis during the start-up period. Due to wet conditions on some holes,
power carts will not be available.

The Victoria and Riverside Golf Course pro shops are also open for golf pass sales. The pro shops
are fully stocked with the latest golf shops are equipment, apparel and multi-passes for the 2011
season, featuring green fee discounts. The Certified Golf Pros offer lessons to golfers of all
handicaps.

Visit edmonton.ca/golf for more information.

Media Release

Festival Place announces Art Garfunkel, Leon Russell and More

Festival Place continues to be Alberta's #1 Presenter of Professional Artists (with over 400
artists and 33 sold-out performances this season alone). As the successful 2010-11 Season
comes to a close with three final performances this month, Festival Place is pleased to announce
the on-sale of an exciting selection of shows from the 2011-12 Season including one of the most
extraordinary pop vocalists of the 20th century, Art Garfunkel, who’ll grace the Festival Place
stage on September 24, 2011.

Other performance now on sale include:


A Little Night Music | September 8-11 | Special Events
CMT on Tour featuring Dean Brody, Deric Ruttan and Aaron Lines| October 2 | Country
The Cooper Brothers | October 15 | Country
Alex*Cuba | November 4 | Jazz
Leon Russell | November 5 | Pop/Rock
Downchild Blues Band | November 25 | Blues
Crash Test Dummies | November 26 | Pop/Rock
The Nylons Christmas Show | December 3 | Pop/Rock
Michelle Wright: A Wright Christmas | December 8 | Country
B3 Kings with Denzal Sinclaire | December 9 | Jazz
Mark Sterling: Songs of John | December 10 | Pop/Rock
The Wizard of Oz | December 16-30 | Special Events

Tickets for these 13 spectacular shows are now on sale. Tickets are available in person at the
Festival Place Box Office (Monday to Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.), by
telephone (780-449-3378), online at www.festivalplace.ab.ca (no service charges), or through
Ticketmaster.