April 9 exhibit opening and book launch re. Moxam-Congress

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April 9 exhibit opening and book launch re. Moxam-Congress

Postby newsposter » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:22 pm

*Heather Saitz* *The Building Project* *History, Community & Individuality in an Oil and Gas Boomtown*

*Photography Book & Gallery Exhibition* March 25 - April 11, 2010
*Book Launch & Opening Reception: Friday, April 9 from 6 - 9 pm* Gallery 101 (1109 Olympic Way SE)

In the heart of Calgary’s inner city, two historic apartment buildings are home to a close-knit community of artists and urbanites.

The Moxam and Congress buildings, constructed in 1911 at the heart of boomtime by John Moxam (who acquired the land from Sir James Lougheed, next-door neighbour and the original landowner), were the pinnacle of modern architecture. A century later, the buildings’ 35 apartments are rented to musicians, designers, filmmakers, journalists, actors, artists, hair stylists and more, a collection of Calgarians whose vibrant stories ring from the yellow-brick walls.

Beautifully documented by award-winning photographer Heather Saitz herself a Moxam resident), The Building Project collects intimate photographs of these diverse residents in their homes and studios. The book also contains a detailed retrospective of the Moxam and Congress buildings by neighbour and arts journalist Tim Christison.

Limited 1st edition hardcover books, signed and numbered, will be for sale on opening night only. Come celebrate community, affection and creativity at this exhibition of uniquely Calgarian photography.

*MEDIA CONTACT: Heather Saitz 403.836.7283 - heathersaitz@gmail.com / www.heathersaitz.com*

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Postby newsposter » Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:25 pm

Great cover story and photos in Swerve (insert in the Herald, March 19), about the Moxam and Congress. See above for more about the book, exhibit and launch event, and click below for Swerve:

http://www2.canada.com/calgaryherald/ne ... index.html
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Postby newsposter » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:28 am

*The Building Project
History, Community & Individuality in an Oil & Gas Boomtown
*New Works by Heather Saitz
Historical Writings by Tim Christison*
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It's here! The much anticipated photography exhibition by award-winning photographer Heather Saitz and the official book launch for *The Building Project* will take place this Friday, April 9th from 6-9pm at Gallery 101 beside 100 Wines by David Walker (1109 Olympic Way S.E.)

*The Building Project ***hardcover books will be available for sale for $45
(cash only.) Both the photographer, Heather Saitz, and arts journalist &
collaborator Tim Christison will be hand to sign books. Wine and
refreshments will be provided by David Walker Wines.

Please join us on Friday to celebrate history, community and individuality
and the project that has been almost two years in the making.

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See above posts for more ^
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Postby newsposter » Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:39 am

FFWD article on the book launch and exhibit (April 9, see above for details). FFWD Weekly, April 8, 2010 edition: http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/arts/ ... tage-5493/
... thanks for the shout-out to CHI in the article :D
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Postby Chris E » Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:49 pm

Copies can currently be purchased directly through Heather, contact her at heathersaitz@gmail.com

Stay tuned for additional showings and purchase opportunities!
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