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Motion Gallery Membership drive

Gopher the Art, Motion Gallery Membership drive Location: Eau Claire Market 200 Barclay Parade SW Calgary When: Saturday, February 02, 2013 at "See Below" Contact: Robert Dodds CALGARY: Motion Gallery, located in Eau Claire Market, is having a membership drive celebrating its 6th month as a registered not for profit Alberta society. On February 2nd, The Motion Gallery will host a family-friendly exhibition of art and performance arts from noon to 4pm. at the Eau Claire Center Court. Motion Gallery Society Memberships will be on sale for $10. At 8pm there will be a member's only soirée and trance dance. Motion Gallery has become known for its support of local emerging artists without reservations as to genre, experience or education. The Society is a true Art collective exhibiting and selling everything from the avant-garde, to textiles. "Membership has its privileges. That's what they say right?" Rob Dodds says as he looks around the eclectic art collection on display. "It still amazes me, the Motion Gallery started with just five artists and an idea that any artist should be able to exhibit their work and maybe even sell a piece or two. I have to say that we have been very successful with that. It seems a couple of our artists' works are sold every month. That has got to be the best for an emerging artist, authentic financial recognition. However our Society well; we still have real life to think about. The not for profit registration does not mean that our society can operate without overhead. We have licences, permits, rent, taxes, and utilities all those things that make the gallery go. Hence the membership drive and our open invite to artists and art enthusiasts to join us February 2nd in the continued evolution of the Calgary Art scene, if nothing else you can gopher some art." Dodds smirks "I know that's a groaner but you know artistic licence, right? People should just come down and find out themselves.". Event Details. Location: 200 Barclay Parade SW