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Walk to Remember Photograph from Unfulfilled Precognition finds Happy Home

It has been a privilege to have one of my photographs, “Walk to Remember,” displayed for the last two months at Kit & Ace on Whyte Ave. The photograph comes from my series called Unfulfilled Precognition, which is a deeply meaningful body of work for me.

“Walk to Remember” will be displayed until January 15, 2015 so if you have not yet had a chance to see it, you still have a few weeks. After that time, the photograph will go to a good home. It was really great to meet the buyer of “Walk to Remember” at the Kit & Ace Edmonton launch party. I was mingling and was introduced to a gentleman and we were talking. Then he repeated my name in one of those funny moments: “Oh wait, are you Alexis Marie Chute? I bought your photograph!”

Here are some images from the launch party, courtesy of Vivid Ribbon Photography and Design.

 

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View more images from Unfulfilled Precognition by clicking here.

Visit Kit & Ace:

Whyte Ave Studio – Edmonton

10428 82 Avenue, Edmonton AB,
Canada T6E 2A2

Hours

Monday to Wednesday  11am – 7pm
Thursday to Saturday  11am – 8pm
Sunday  12pm – 5pm

Art at Kit & Ace Edmonton

I am so proud to be one of the first artists featured in the brand new Kit & Ace clothing store on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My image, “Walk to Remember” was handpicked by Kit & Ace and greeted customers as the store officially opened its doors early this November. Rumor has it there is already in an interested buyer.

Kit & Ace are not only about clothing; they actually seek out and spur on community involvement, especially among the artsy. Kudos to them!

My fine art photograph featured at Kit & Ace comes from the series, “Unfulfilled Precognition,” which is an artistic documentary on personal hardship and resiliency. Click here to see more images from “Unfulfilled Precognition.”

“Walk to Remember” will live in the store until early 2015. If you visit Kit & Ace, snap a selfie with my art and I’ll share it on Twitter (@_Alexis_Marie) and Facebook.

 

Visit Kit & Ace:

Whyte Ave Studio – Edmonton

10428 82 Avenue, Edmonton AB, Canada T6E 2A2

Hours

Monday to Wednesday  11am – 7pm

Thursay to Saturday  11am – 8pm

Sunday  12pm – 5pm

I currently have a large exhibition of “Unfulfilled Precognition.” Read here for details.

Art in Public Places: Thank you The Arts Initiative

These photos of artwork were not taken in a gallery…

They were actually taken in a mall.

Alexis Marie Chute Chicago Mall Art balloons The Art Initiative

When I visited Chicago recently to speak at The Compassionate Friends of America National Conference (presenting on Healing through Visual Art) I visited the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – but I also spent an hour at the outlet mall in the hotel district near the airport. What I found there were colourful and stimulating creative sculptures and 2D artwork at every turn.

Alexis Marie Chute Chicago Mall Art fashion The Art Initiative

First of all, I love that a commercial space invited such unique and eye catching art. Well done Fashion Outlets of Chicago.

 Secondly, this just goes to prove that you never know where you’ll find inspiration.

Alexis Marie Chute Chicago Mall Art escalator The Art Initiative

It turns out the mall has paired up with The Arts Initiative (Twitter: @artsinitiative1), a collective “dedicated to placing highly interactive visual art in public spaces.” The Work on show was curated by Miami-based Primary Projects Gallery. The mall features the work of many contemporary artists such as Daniel Arsham, Jim Drain, Friends With You, Bert Rodriguez and Jen Stark for example.

Alexis Marie Chute Chicago Mall Art rainbow The Art Initiative

Personally, I look for inspiration everywhere. That’s just who I am. Yet, I loved being totally surprised when I walked into the Fashion Outlets of Chicago. Fashion inspires me in its own right, but the mall truly was like walking through a place of cultural fusion. And I like that.

More about The Arts Initiative in the Fashion Outlets of Chicago

Alexis Marie Chute Chicago Mall Art food court The Art Initiative

 

Fashion Art Fusion, Artist Portraits

I had fun posing for the camera with my artwork, called “The Quiet Rebuild,” in my studio. This work will be exhibited at Harcourt House Gallery in just a few days.

The Quiet Rebuild run October 24 to November 29, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 24, 2013

7:30pm –  I will be giving an artist talk about my work

8:00-10:00pm – Reception, snacks and mingling

Harcourt House Gallery: 3rd floor, 10215-112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta

http://harcourthouse.ab.ca/

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Photograph copyright Alexis Marie Chute

Fashion for Freedom a Huge Success for A21

Last Saturday saw conceptual clothing, or art-ware, walk the runway at Fashion for Freedom, an event that raised money and support for the A21 Campaign. The event was a smashing success bringing in around $7000. Poiema Productions did a fabulous job and are such a wonderful group of ladies! I look forward to future collaborations with them.

A21, which stands for abolishing injustice in the 21st Century, aims to shift the negative tides of human trafficking – a very real problem even in our day and age, even in Canada.  Jessica Corbeil shared her experience working with A21 and the importance of the issue . For more info about the campaign, visit: www.thea21campaign.org

With over 20 designers, an amazing dance performance Entrelacement Dance of the Edmonton School of Ballet and a musical number written specially for A21 performed by Jeremy Blackwood– the event was a creative smash up of amazing talent. (If you missed Fashion for Freedom this year, attend in 2014! Poiema Productions is gearing it up to be an annual fundraiser.)

Two of my dresses walked the runway. One is made out of party confetti – over 16,000 pieces of it! The other dress is constructed of shower curtain and shower curtain rings. I want to thank my amazing model, Whitney Allen! It was a pleasure!

To learn more about Fashion for Freedom and to get involved in the 2014 event, please visit: www.fashionforfreedom.ca

Here are some photos of the event.

Entrelacement Dance of the Edmonton School of Ballet

Entrelacement Dance of the Edmonton School of Ballet

Entrelacement Dance of the Edmonton School of Ballet

Entrelacement Dance of the Edmonton School of Ballet

Party confetti dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Party confetti dress by Alexis Marie Chute

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Party confetti dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Mylar dress by Christa Joy Hoefling

Mylar dress by Christa Joy Hoefling

End of Avant guard runway show

End of Avant guard runway show

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Shower curtain dress by Alexis Marie Chute

Plastic wrap dress by Andrew Doerksen

Plastic wrap dress by Andrew Doerksen

Grocery bag dress by Katie Foisy

Grocery bag dress by Katie Foisy

End of the Couture runway show

End of the Couture runway show

Musical performance by Jeremy Blackwood

Musical performance by Jeremy Blackwood

Musical performance by Jeremy Blackwood

Musical performance by Jeremy Blackwood