Here’s Nina 2019

Here’s Nina 2019

ATB FINANCIAL PRESENTS Here’s Nina 2019 a recap of this year’s gala On November 7th, the Italian Cultural Centre came alive with art, music, and wonderful guests at ATB Financial Presents Here’s Nina. This annual event has become a highly anticipated...

Farewell to Paul Freeman

Blog Paul Freeman & son Oscar at the opening reception for Canada Interlude in 2017 Co-founder of the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, Paul Freeman, will be stepping down from his position as Artistic Director effective September 19th, 2019. Paul has been with...
Remembering Dyani, Our Unofficial Mascot

Remembering Dyani, Our Unofficial Mascot

Remembering Dyani, Our Unofficial Mascot We are sad to share that a beloved and much portrayed figure at the Nina, Dyani the blind cat, has passed away. Over the years, our Office Manager Cynthia Sentara’s cat has been painted, drawn, and sculpted by countless...
Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Chase!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Chase!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Chase! The Nina is excited to share that two of our artists, Gabrielle and Darwin, are now married! We are so happy for these two wonderful artists and wish them all the best in their lives together! Darwin and Gabrielle are back to...
Supporter Spotlight: Norwood Dental

Supporter Spotlight: Norwood Dental

Supporter Spotlight: Norwood Dental In spring of 2019 we launched our Fundraiser in a Box Challenge and invited the local community to join us in raising funds to help change lives through art. Throughout the challenge we will be featuring participating businesses and...
going the extra mile

going the extra mile

going the extra mile Diana Cline has been volunteering with the Nina for less than a year and has already had a huge impact on our organization. Her Fine Arts background and patient, easy-going personality make her a perfect fit in our studios. Whether she is working...
for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes

for life, cinnamon buns and snakes Cynthia’s Story  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 –...
a life in three minutes

a life in three minutes

a life in three minutes “We tell stories in order to live.” Joan Didion  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...
new voices hit all the right notes

new voices hit all the right notes

new voices hit all the right notes   Angela Trudel performs I’m Done Packing, written by Amber Strong (on piano)   For artists and audience alike, March 3 was a magical night at the ATB Arts Barns.  ATB Financial presented New Voices – six original songs...