Three to See Saturday: The Meeting ends, Women of Folkways and We Are the Roots

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Meeting adjourned!: It’s your last chance to see a really cool public art instalation — Wang Shugang’s eight crouching red figures called The Meeting. The 800 kg bronze piece originally deployed at the 2007 G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany, has been sold and is moving to the west coast early next week. “We will miss them and wish them well in their new home,” Arts on the Ave’s executive director Christy Morin notes. “The meeting brings us into their conversation — I always am left wondering what the meeting member across the street is thinking. These figures share Arts on the Ave’s love of diversity, community communion and life. Having world-renowned art sculptures in Edmonton and more specifically on Alberta Avenue has been absolutely amazing — a dream come true. Thank you to Vancouver Biennale for sharing the meeting with us.” Tag a pic with it with the tag #SculptureSelfieChallenge on social media for a free coffee at The Carrot. Perfect weather for it, don’t miss this!

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Details: Before Monday at 91 Street and 118 Avenue, no charge

Women of Folkways: The Sound Studies Institute at University of Alberta and Northern Lights Folk Club present Winter Roots XII Online Concert, featuring a number of women from these parts and further including Terry Morrison, Dana Wylie, Maria Dunn, Linda McRae, Shawna Capri and Rachel Eddy. Terrific sounds? Sounds terrific.

Terry Morrison plays the Women of Folkways show Saturday online. Photo by Jason Franson /Postmedia

Details: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at , no charge

We Are the Roots (2018): Part of Metro’s virtual cinema, this Jenna Bailey-directed doc is the story of a wave of African American immigrants who moved to Alberta and Saskatchewan between 1905 and 1912 to escape racism and persecution in the U.S. Taking advantage of Canada’s offer of 160 acres of land for a $10 fee, 1,000-1,500 individuals moved to the Prairies and helped develop several settlements throughout the provinces. 67 minutes.

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