We've pitched, Shaped by the Elbow, to StoryHive!

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Winners announced July 26th (ish)

Overflowing the banks and recarving the landscape. Homes destroyed. Businesses damaged. Lives lost. In 2013, communities in southern Alberta experienced a catastrophic 1 in 100 year flood. Each spring as the rain starts to fall, people watch in fear wondering if it will happen again. Now, the Province and City of Calgary are faced with the decision on how to prepare and mitigate future floods. Though, many Albertans along the floodplain are left asking: How will it protect them? What’s the impact on the environment, our health, and our community? What are the alternatives? And is this the best option for the most amount of people? This powerful film explores the flood mitigation options and shares the emotional stories of people shaped by the Elbow River.

Link: https://www.storyhive.com/project/show/id/4743

Eyes of Society - Social Commentary Award

This year the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition is introducing the Social Commentary Award, which is named after the film Eyes of Society, and juried by some of the EoS artists!

Some of the artists from Eyes of Society will be hosting a free tour and #BeerChat  which is essentially an engaging conversation about art over beer. This chat will explore how art in the postmodern era speaks to the public. They'll discuss the importance of art as a tool of social commentary and which of today’s artists are addressing social awareness in their works. This tour includes a visit with the winner of the inaugural Eyes of Society - Social Commentary award. #BeerChats take place on July 15th in the Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewery.

If we were in Ontario, we'd definitely be checking this out.  More information here.