artsScene Edmonton Launch Party

Business for the Arts Presents: artsScene Edmonton Launch Party

Join fellow young business and creative professionals (ages 18-40) across our community to celebrate the launch of artsScene Edmonton! It’s our first social event of many this year, so we’d love to see you there!


  • Mix and mingle with Edmonton’s young creative and business community at Planet Ze, a funky NYC/SoHo design studio transplanted into the heart of Old Strathcona.
  • Discover local creative talent and engage with emerging visual artists whose works we’ll feature throughout the evening!
  • Enjoy the mixes of local DJs and music artists who’ll keep the music and energy going all night long presented by CBC Radio 3.
  • Find out more about artsScene Edmonton’s plans and upcoming events which are designed to grow the arts, culture and creative industries in our city.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Doors open: 7:00 pm

Location: Planet Ze Design Center, 10055-80 Avenue

Tickets: Buy tickets online for $10. Cash bar.

Contact: For more information, contact Ken Bautista at or 780 993 8794 or visit or

Featured Artists

Denise Lefebvre
Denise Lefebvre, Visual Artist
Born in Edmonton and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Denise is a professional artist specializing in menu chalkboards, murals, and numerous styles and mediums included in her fine art paintings. She has several art shows each year and is included with a talented group of local artists who call themselves Night of Artists ( She is also involved with Lewis Lavoie and Phil Alain doing several mural mosaics which can be viewed at These giant, stunning murals have included hundreds of artists including Robert Bateman and celebrities like Felicia Collins and Kevin Hearn.
Patrick Higgins
 Patrick Higgins, Visual Artist
A 2002 alumnus of the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Patrick lives and works in Edmonton. Higgins is a member of Harcourt House Arts Centre and has shown work throughout Edmonton. Many of his paintings hang in private collections in Alberta. A long-time relationship with the human figure and portraiture has characterized Patrick’s endeavours with visual art. Higgins has exclusively worked as a painter since 2004 and is influenced by many contemporary painters including Alex Kanevsky, Paul Fenniak and Sophie Jodoin. Higgins intends to explore themes related to interpersonal relationships and to suggest a distinct psychological space within his work.
Shelby Wallace
Shelby Wallace, Visual Artist
A born and raised Edmontonian, Shelby was influenced at an early age by the heirloom furniture left behind by her furniture-making grandfather. Most recently, she has earned her Bachelor of Design, specializing in Industrial Design at the UofA, and is also a graduate of NAIT’s former Advanced Woodworking and Furniture Design program. Her longterm involvement with the Student Design Association has allowed her to travel with exhibiting student furniture booths to New York’s ICFF, iSaloni in Milan, Italy and Toronto’s Interior Design show, as an organizer and booth co-designer. Her future sights are set on starting various furniture and jewellery collectives here in the city.

DJ Roland Pemberton III, Music Artist
Born and raised in Edmonton, Roland Pemberton III began rapping at 13 and released the underground mix tape Cadence Weapon is the Black Hand in 2005. His full-length debut Breaking Kayfabe was an impossibly accomplished hip-hop album stacked with clever writing and impressive rhymes, paired with the electro-tones of UK grime and West Coast hip-hop. The album yielded instant praise and notoriety, culminating in nominations from the Polaris Music Prize (modeled after the Mercury Prize), the Canadian Indie Awards and "Best Rap Album of 2006" at the Plug Independent Music Awards, and won the CBC Radio 3's Bucky Award. Cadence Weapon and Breaking Kayfabe garnered fans from, Urb Magazine, XLR8R, CMJ, Q Magazine, Uncut, Drowned In Sound to name only a few.
Marcus Coldeway
 DJ Marc it Fresh - Marcus Coldeway, Music Artist
Marc it Fresh has been involved in the electronic music scene since early 90’s. Not yet a DJ, Marc it Fresh maintained a musical interest by beat boxing and jamming out to Speed Garage. Also influenced by hip-hop gods like Jurassic 5 and tribe Called Quest, Marc assumes the alias MC Gain. Spittin a mix of Jungle-jump up hip-hop, with a conscious tip.  Picking up tables after a trip to New York in 2003 it was clear that records would quickly become a vice for Marc. He began to focus on a mash up style of mixing. Throwing badass beat tracks together with smooth jazz compilations to create a dance floor craze that you’re parents would even love. Marc it Fresh has opened for DJ big wigs like Fort Knox Five’s Jon H, De-koze and Malente. Now in 2009 Marc it Fresh holds The Premier night at The Black Dog Free House spinning funky sounds every Friday night, and plays in the Van city annually. Keeping an eye for clean beats with dirty horns Marc it Fresh transcends the decks and joins the masses, proving that the only way up is to jump.

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