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  • Historic Clay District History | MEDALTA
    in 1883 when the CPR struck a small flow of gas while drilling for water Gas was initially used to pump water into the tanks which supplied the CPR engines and gas jets were discovered continuously and accidentally as wells were bored or shafts sunk for other purposes The commercial significance of natural gas did not become clear until a large well was struck in June of 1904 Eureka We Have Found It the Medicine Hat News proclaimed on the front page of the June 16th issue There is no doubt now but that Medicine Hat will become the manufacturing centre of the west Gas provided the three essentials for industrial production heat light and power at a fraction of the cost of coal This discovery fuelled an industrial boom in the city which spanned the next decade As to the certainty of supply the Medicine Hat News was happy to report by 1909 that the city s gas came from a formation which assures a supply in the Medicine Hat field for practically all time to come The gas field lay at a depth of between 1 000 and 2 000 feet and was estimated to measure 150 square miles The sheer abundance allowed the city extravagances the most famous of which was that streetlights in Medicine Hat stayed lit day and night as it was cheaper to keep them burning than to pay someone to turn them off Natural Gas was critical to the development of Medicine Hat Without this abundant natural resource residents were aware that their city would likely remain a railway and ranching centre of two to three thousand people Medicine Hat s industrial economy developed on the basis of cheap power natural gas was the principal guarantee of the city s importance and prosperity The boom starting in 1905 quickly escalated as the city s potential for industrial progress captured the imaginations of civic boosters creating a burst of industrial development between 1910 and 1914 Mills and factories sprang up in the city s industrial districts along streets with names like Railway Tractor Industrial Steel Factory and Clay Woolen mills greenhouses foundries glass manufacturers breweries flour mills machine companies even a crayon manufacturing company all were enticed by the city s offers of free building sites free water tax concessions and cheap gas This boom established Medicine Hat as the early Industrial Centre of Alberta and helped create the city s entrepreneurial identity Of the many industries to start up in Medicine Hat prior to 1914 the manufacture of clay products was one of the few to survive the turbulent economy and labour shortages created by World War I The industry s main products brick tile and sewer pipe supplied the massive construction business that followed on the heels of western immigration Strong demand for these products assured employment and economic stability for the city As with the other industries in Medicine Hat clay products plants benefited from the advantages of natural gas notably

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  • Art Exhibitions | MEDALTA
    the gallery are the excavated foundations of two historic beehive kilns architecturally fascinating in their own right The Yuill Family Gallery can feature up to four exhibitions at once displayed on un intrusive gallery walls which both highlight the artwork in the space and the space itself As a cultural and community hub Medalta s Yuill Family Gallery exhibits artwork from its own Resident Artists community groups partner organizations and travelling exhibitions It is a dynamic and constantly changing space which makes up a valuable part of Medalta s overall Museum experience Exhibit receptions provide excellent opportunities to meet the artists and mingle with other like minded members of the community Everyone is always welcome Have a look at our recent exhibitions listed below To stay updated on coming exhibitions openings subscribe to our email newsletter at the bottom of this page Kitchen Party Medalta January 28th to April 1st 2016 The Kitchen Party Medalta is a creative placemaking project to connect share with your community in the setting Winning Medalta Join us medalta in celebrating the Alberta Winter Games with our latest exhibition WINNING Medalta An exhibition celebrating community sport and the trophy Exhibition Dates Holiday Exhibition 2015 Join us for our 5th annual Medalta Holiday Exhibition featuring our international artists in residence Thursday December 3rd from 5 00 7 00 p m in conjunction International Tool Show International Tool Show 2015 an exhibition inspired by the tools of our trade Exhibition September 3 November 30 2015 Yuill Family Gallery Medalta Greg Payce Continuum EXHIBITION August 22 RECEPTION Thursday September 3 6 8pm Yuill Family Gallery Medalta No Charge Greg Payce s Continuum is an exciting new experience for Medalta In Living West OPENING RECEPTION Thursday June 18 7pm EXHIBITION June 18 August 8 NO CHARGE Born in rural

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  • 2015/16 Hours & Rates | MEDALTA
    Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala 2015 16 Hours Rates Medalta 2015 16 Museum Gift Shop Winter Hours Our Museum and Gift Shop will be open for the entire Family Day long weekend Saturday Sunday and Monday from 10 4 and Museum Medalta will be open FREE of charge on February 15 Family Day Winter Season Effective September 8 2015

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  • Contact | MEDALTA
    Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Contact We want to hear from you If you have a specific question you can direct it to the appropriate person quickly by reaching out to our relevant staff person If it s a general inquiry send it to our awesome front desk and they ll help you right away Phone We d love to hear your voice Phone the appropriate number and our front desk will help direct your call Main Office 403 529 1070 Artists in Residence 403 504 4653 Staff Directory GENERAL INQUIRIES protected email Barry G Finkelman protected email Executive Director Aaron Nelson protected email Associate Director Laurie Switzer protected email Office Administration Darla Sawatsky protected email Events Coordinator Carolyn Freeman protected email Education Coordinator Jenna Stanton protected email Curator Safira Lachapelle protected email Museum Coordinator Jenn Demke Lange protected email Artists in Residence Studio Manager Noriko Masuda protected email Artists in Residence Studio Manager Annette Unger protected email Production Studio Manager Rae Ann Dillman protected email Marketing Communications Coordinator Mailing Address

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  • Employment Opportunities | MEDALTA
    Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Employment Opportunities Working at Medalta is more than just a job You are joining a tight and supportive international community that is passionate about ideas innovation and positive action Medalta team members work together to achieve the vision of creating a world class cultural district It is a flexible exciting and fast paced environment where creativity is encouraged to achieve goals PART TIME EVENT STAFF Medalta is seeking an energetic personable individual who is looking for casual employment This individual will oversee events as either Event Supervisor or late night Event Staff and will assist with clean up following events This position is responsible for interacting with facility renters and the public Strong communication and troubleshooting skills are required Two shifts available usually on Saturdays from either 5 00 pm or 10 30 pm till 2 30 am Casual wage plus late night differential Some occasional casual shifts also available during the week Resumes by mail fax or email as soon as possible Closing Date Once

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  • Artists in Residence | MEDALTA
    Adult Pottery Classes Membership Family Membership Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Artists in Residence Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat Alberta the 150 acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada s most important clay factories including Medalta Potteries Hycroft China National Porcelain and Alberta Clay Products Today this history is being preserved with the unique Medalta Potteries site providing the setting for a living working museum vibrant education centre a Reception Gallery and a 12 000 square foot contemporary ceramics studio The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics Operating out of the Shaw Centre the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program is designed to serve artists at all stages of their careers Students emerging and established artists are able to work together in our open spacious semi private studios The studio experience is one of cooperation and creativity Artists come from all over the world and bring different experiences techniques and ideas to our unique studios here in the Historic

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  • Artist Opportunities | MEDALTA
    Current Artists Medalta Alumni Contact Employment Opportunities Medalta Award Education Community Classrooms Medalta School Field Trips Kids Clubs Dirt Detectives Raiders of the Lost Artefact Adult Pottery Classes Membership Family Membership Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Artist Opportunities 2016 Salt Soda Kiln Rental SALT SODA KILN RENTAL 4 days Cost varying options listed below NOTE Technical Assistance is required if you have no previous experience with our June 2016 Medalta JUNE MEDALTA June 2nd June 30th 2016 725 CDN Application Deadline April 15th 2016 APPLY NOW Fee includes 24 hour studio access Full Summer 2016 Medalta SUMMER MEDALTA July 4th August 30th 2016 1025 CDN Application Deadline April 15th 2016 APPLY NOW Fee includes 24 hour studio access Full Flex 2016 Medalta FLEX Medalta 2 6 months 515 month CDN Application Deadline Ongoing APPLY NOW Fee includes 24 hour studio access Full access to the entire Full Year Residency 2016 17 Medalta FULL YEAR September 1st 2016 August 3oth 2017 375 month CDN Application Deadline April 15th 2016 AIR Application Form

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  • Artist Facilities | MEDALTA
    Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Artist Facilities The Shaw International Centre for Contemporary Ceramics is a brand new 12 000 sq ft purpose built ceramics studio situated amongst beehive kilns a historic china factory museum and a decommissioned brickyard in Medicine Hat Alberta All aspects of the art making process have been considered in the design of the building Large well ventilated and well lit studios have movable walls to accommodate the needs of all artists We can accommodate up to eighteen artists at one time in the studios Artists have 24 hour access to the facility which includes ceramic colour decal printer silkcreen printing equipment fully stocked glaze lab with task area ventilation waterfall spray booth variable speed blunger slab rollers extruder ball mills clay mixer and pugmill 16 cu ft soda kiln 16 cu ft salt kiln 30 cu ft gas car kiln 7 electric kilns wood kiln raku kilns plaster area showers washer and dryer resource library and meeting room kitchen BBQs wood fired Pizza Bread Oven wireless internet For more

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