the nina blog

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

by Wendy Hollo

We almost lost her.  We arrived at the Nina studios, the old space on 111 Avenue, and were told that one of our lead artists, Cynthia had been rushed to hospital with a stroke.  She was barely past 30 – how can that be?  It was a tumor on her heart and as soon as… Read more »

a life in three minutes

by Wendy Hollo

We tell stories in order to live.  Joan Didion  How could you live and have no story to tell?  A Dovstoevsky character On March 30th, over 70 people squished into the Stollery Gallery to see Brief & Bracing, digital stories from the Nina. We thank the Edmonton Community Foundation for its generous support of this… Read more »

new voices hit all the right notes

by Wendy Hollo

For artists and audience alike, March 3 was a magical night at the ATB Arts Barns.  ATB Financial presented New Voices – six original songs composed and performed by artists from the Nina Collective, four music videos and a documentary short film produced by Arthouse Productions. It all started like many things do at the Nina –… Read more »

a day in the Nina studios…

by Wendy Hollo

This article, written by Nina Artist Facilitator Leanne Olson, is reprinted from the Make Something Edmonton site.“I’m working on a show.  It’s called Killer Playground.  It’s about things like slides and swings coming alive in the night,” Bonnie says as she inks up her linocut. Bonnie is an artist working with various media – clay, lino and painting. … Read more »