E3C Taxidermy Life Drawing

Taxidermy Still Life night a success!

Who doesn’t like to draw dead animals? Well, over 25 people showed up February 7th to draw our taxidermy still life. Donated by the awesome folks at Plan B Halifax, we set up mood lighting for a variety of animals. A fox, duck, owl, eagle and some sort of lizard gave us their best poses.

Originally to get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement was supposed to be romantic in nature. Like most things with art, we didn’t have a set plan on how to achieve this. We didn’t even know what animals we were going to have until an hour before E3C! We settled on ‘love bird’ theme, grabbed the fox and a metal rose. It works, right?

Once they were all safely shuttled into The Foggy Goggle Pub, we set to work assembling the still life. Our very expensive setup required three plastic chip boxes covered by a curtain panel, and two lamps. DIY whenever you can!

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Side view of the ‘romantic’ setup

All skill levels of drawing and photography were welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. We even had a King’s College journalism student write a story on the event.

Dispite the cold, inside the Foggy Goggle artists of all abilities came together to render these critters. It was a fantastic night, and we hope you enjoy some of the drawings created from it. Again, a special thanks to Plan B for once again letting us raid their shop of curiosities to bring Halifax the best in creative events!

E3C Taxidermy Meetup

Feb Meetup: Romantic Taxidermy Still Life

7pm-Close, February 7th @ The Foggy Goggle

Back by popular demand! We’re setting up a beautiful assortment of taxidermy for you to draw, photograph or just enjoy. To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit, the arrangement will have a romantic theme… somehow.

All skill levels of drawing and photography are welcomed to come and take in this magnificent sight. Not much of a drawer or photographer? No problem – you do not need to participate in the still life if you have other creative skills or passion. There will be lots of space to hang out, converse and enjoy the atmosphere. All creative types welcomed.

Please note that the meetup is being held February 7th, one week earlier than usual. We didn’t want love-struck bar patrons to be sidetracked by this glorious arrangement on Valentines Day.

$2.00 and 19+ as usual.

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5 Year Anniversary Party

Celebrating Five Years of Creative Community in Halifax!

Can you believe it, we’re turning 5! That’s 1,825 days of being a rocking artist community in Halifax.

Join us at the Foggy Goggle from 7pm ’til late for snacks, prizes, and a whole lot of partying. Even if you haven’t attended an E3C event before, this is a great meetup to see what we’re all about. Bring your friends and show your love for our beautiful creative community.

If you want a blast from the past, check out the photos from our 3 year anniversary.

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$2, 19+

The Winter Wingding

This month’s Meetup has a festive theme! For a third year we shall be collecting donations for St Joseph A McKay school. This school is in the North End and is home to many less-advantaged children. In light of the recent teacher’s strike, there has never been a more appropriate time to support our schools!

Donations welcome are any (unused) art supplies suitable for children between the ages of 6-11. Think crayolas, coloured pencils, how-to-draw books, paper, etc. In past years these supplies have gone to their art classes as well as their learning centre. We will also be accepting monetary donations to give to the school to use as they see fit.

Fancy dress is encouraged, but not mandatory.
$2, 19+.

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November Artist Meetup

November Meetup: Exquisite Corpses

At this month’s Meetup we’ll be having a ball with giant exquisite corpse drawings. Big paper, big imaginations, big fun! Mash together drawings for hilarious results! Never played before? Prepare to be hooked.

Feel free to bring your laptops, sketchbooks, or other creative projects to work on or share with others at the Foggy Goggle.

$2, 19+

October Meetup: Art Book Night

Aint nothing finer than sitting down to stacks and stacks of art books. Bring along your favourites so that others can pour over them. Art books, coffee table books, instruction books, rare books. Anything that inspires you will surely inspire others.

$2.00 to hang in this makeshift ‘readbrary’.  Stay the whole night or just drop by to say ‘hi’. RSVP on Facebook

September 2016 Meetup

We’re back in acton at the Foggy Goggle. 7pm until Close

We took the summer off to recharge and eat WAY too much ice cream. Now we’re back and ready to pump the rest of your year full of creative hanging out.

This would be a great meetup to show off what you’ve been working on over the summer, or maybe forming an action plan with other artists on what you want to achieve for the rest of 2016.

Open to all creative types, as usual. Invite everyone, dang it. $2.00

Ready to rock it? RSVP Via Facebook.

E3C Fancy Dress Event

Fancy Dress Party: Tuesday, June 7th

Join Us For A Fashionable Night At The Foggy Goggle. 7pm until Close

A week earlier than usual, but amazing none the less. Kick of June with our annual party before we take a break over the summer months. Dress up in your finest feathers, furs, flairs and fixins for the annual FANCY DRESS PARTY! Or dress as you usually do… we love you either way.

We return fresh for September, so make this meetup count. Open to all creative types as usual. Invite everyone, dang it. $2.00

 

$5 Drink Special: ‘The Muse’

A new creation in honour of E3C will be available for $5 taxes INCLUDED. This delightful mix contains vodka, peach schnapps, fresh lemon juice, splash of grenadine, and topped with cider. Holy!

 

Prize For The Best Outfit

As voted by attendees, the best dressed human wins a prize for their efforts. Past winners were glamorous beyond belief so no outfit is too far fetched!

 

Ready to rock it? RSVP Via Facebook.

 

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100in1Day: a celebration of community, reimagined

100in1Day – that’s 100 actions all happening on one day: on June 4th.

Join other citizens in making the Halifax Region a better place through organizing yourself or participating at others’ ‘interventions’. Interventions or urban actions are a simple, low-cost way for anybody to showcase their ideas for a better city.

Any individual or organisation can participate and use this opportunity to get the word out. Last year these ideas ranged from street art and urban gardens to beautification projects and social events that turned strangers into neighbours. No action is too small. Read More

Portfolio Night 4 Bannrt

Portfolio Review Night 4 Recap

On the evening of March 9th, an outstanding number of young designers, illustrators, and web creators came out to have their portfolios reviewed. Volta Labs in downtown Halifax was filled to the brim with students, recent grads and young creative professionals looking for a variety of feedback on their work. It was a busy and satisfying event for everyone. Read More