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|WHERE ART'S AT IN COCHRANE
ACFC Open House
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
The Arts and Culture Foundation of Cochrane (ACFC) held a meet-n-greet at Just Imajan Art Gallery on Wednesday, April 10th. Following the council's board meeting at 6:00 p.m., the gallery was open to the public from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., giving locals an opportunity to take a studio tour, meet ACFC members, and find out Where Art's At In Cochrane.
|COCHRANE LIGHT-UP 2012
The Gallery Welcomes the Festive Season
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Just Imajan Art Gallery joined in the festive spirit during the annual Cochrane Light-up event that took place downtown on Saturday evening. The gallery was open after hours, offering a delighful array of art and antiques for those Light-up participants getting a head-start on their Christmas shopping. Janet Armstrong and Carmen Miller painted new works in the artist studio at the back, and offered treats, like the gingerbread palettes shown at right, and hot apple cider to their visitors.
|3rd ANNUAL FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th, 2012
The Arts and Culture Foundation of Cochrane (ACFC) and the Town of Cochrane were pleased to present the third annual Fall Arts Festival.
Once again, Just Imajan Art Gallery proudly presented the Gallery Artists at work, painting at their easels on the street out front of the gallery. Festival visitors were able to meet the artists and browse the displays of their works for sale, both inside and outside the gallery. There was a special ACFC Celebration cake, created by artist Carmen Miller, and refreshments served.
Day 2 of the Festival included an antique car show.
For more information about the festival go to www.artscochrane.ca.
(At right, top: artists pose with festival cake; middle: art show outside the gallery, day 1; bottom: art show and antique car show, day 2.)
|KIMBERLY GUNN FAREWELL
Wine & Cheese Party
Friday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m.
Friends and business associates of Kimberly Gunn (Red Shed Graphics) surprised her with a going away party at Just Imajan Gallery. Kimberly and her husband are relocating to Nova Scotia and the event offered her Cochrane neighbours a chance to wish her well.
|HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN COCHRANE BUSINESS COMMUNITY
Sunday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m.
The HDCBC (Historical Downtown Cochrane Business Community) Evening Social will take place on Sunday, November 13th at the Just Imajan Gallery. All HDCBC members
are invited to attend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|ALBERTA ARTS DAY FESTIVAL
Celebrating the Arts in Cochrane
Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
It was a weekend of celebration of the Arts at the Alberta Arts Day Festival in downtown Cochrane. All weekend throughout the Festival Just Imajan Art & Antiques featured artists producing on-site.
The area between 2nd and 3rd Avenues were closed to vehicular traffic, but Janet Armstrong, Kathleen McCallum and Carmen Miller painted and Sandra Grace Storey sculpted on the street outside the Gallery.
(At right, top: Artists pose with the festival cake, created by Carmen Miller; bottom: Kathleen McCallum paints at her outdoor easel.)
|THE PAINTED PIANO
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Project
Throughout July, 2011
As part of the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Project, eleven kids from the Boys and Girls Club were invited to Just Imajan Studio to paint a piano. Supervised by Janet Armstrong, the kids painted the piano's sides and bottom. Then Janet painted the piano's top and finished up the unusual objet d'art by incorporating sheet music into the painting, as well as prairie barbwire around the front of the piano. The finished piano now sits on the veranda at the Home Quarter Pie Shop in Cochrane, and is availble for everyone to play and enjoy. The project was organized by two Mount Royal University criminal justice students.
|JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY'S 3rd ANNIVERSARY
Saturday, July 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Third Year Anniversary! Guests were invited to celebrate with Just Imajan Art Gallery on Saturday, July 23rd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors browsed the artwork and antiques on display, enjoying unique Canadiana antiques, original paintings, driftwood home decor, embellished photography, and masks.
Artisans Shirley Rosin, Jack Tennant, Terry Sheepy, Carmen Miller, Kathleen McCallum and Janet Armstrong were on hand to meet and greet.
(At far right: Just Imajan Artisans together in the gallery.)
Happy Birthday, Canada!
Friday, July 1st, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Always something new happening at Just Imajan Gallery! Visitors were invited to check it out on Canada Day.
|IN HONOUR OF MOM
A Musical Treat
Sunday, May 8, 2011 from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.
Visitors to Just Imajan Gallery on Mother's Day enjoyed a special musical treat. Local flautists, Tatum Armstrong and McKenzie Gingrich-Hadley, performed live from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m. Gallery hours on Sunday are 12 noon to 4:00 p.m.
|TWELVE DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Supporting the Cochrane Food Bank
December 13-22, 2010
Thank you for helping to fill the Food Bank's shelves and hampers ... by decorating your home or office!
Selected works at Just Imajan Art Gallery were auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Activettes in support of the Cochrane Food Bank. Three paintings by Janet Armstrong, three masks by Shirley Rosin, and three photo giclees by Jack Tennant were up for bid.
See the poster at right for project details.
|ART & LIFE
By Invitation Only
Saturday, November 27th, early evening onwards.
Dr. Arthur Clark invited guests to an exploratory participatory evening on Art and Life, hosted by Janet Armstrong and Shirley Rosin of Just Imajan Art Gallery.
For many people -- even if they are not artists -- the realm of art is a source of joy and rejuvenation, and Dr. Clark posed this question: What do the fine arts contribute to your life? It became a lively and colourful evening, with wine, evocative discussions, and creative people. Some of the artists attending presented their portfolios.
|COCHRANE LIGHT UP 2010
'Tis the Season
Saturday, November 20th, 2010, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
After enjoying free hot dogs and hot chocolate on 1st Street, revellers were invited over to Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio. The Gallery remained open after regular hours so that visitors could browse for Christmas gift ideas and warm up in front of the fireplace.
|COCHRANE ARTS FESTIVAL
Celebrating Arts and Culture in Cochrane
Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Janet Armstrong painted in the front gallery, while mask maker Shirley Rosin sculpted
in the rear gallery. Cochrane’s own Jack Tennant displayed and sold his photography
giclees of Alberta scenes, and local vocalist Marty Cochrane sang and played guitar for gallery visitors throughout the day.
Janet created a painting on-site and accepted bids on it all during the day. Proceeds
from this painting went to the Cochrane Food Bank.
Pictured, Janet Armstrong of Just Imajan Art Studio and Gallery puts the final touches on the painting she completed at the Arts Festival. She auctioned it off for $550, which was then donated to the Cochrane Activettes food bank. Photo by Rachel Maclean.
|COCHRANE BUSINESS NETWORK
Friday, July 9th, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Cochrane Business Network booked the gallery for an evening social and held a cocktail reception and dinner for their members.
Organizations interested in holding private functions at the Gallery are invited to contact Janet Armstrong for details. Email email@example.com or telephone
Happy Birthday, Canada!
Thursday, July 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Everyone was invited to drop into the gallery on Canada Day, help themselves to some popcorn, then browse the original artwork on disply, painted by proud Canadian Janet B. Armstrong. Local vocalist, Jenavive (shown at right) and other musical performers entertained visitors throughout the day.
|NIGHT AT THE GALLERY
Food, Fun, and Friendship
Saturday, June 19th, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
A group of artists, musicians, business executives and others, all members of a local dinner club, came together to produce an original painting to benefit the Cochrane Food Bank. This by-invitation-only
event gave like-minded people from the Cochrane, Calgary and Bragg Creek areas an opporunity to share "Food, Fun, and Friendship" with
the less fortunate of the community in a most creative way.
Thank you to Just Imajan Art Gallery for sponsoring the event.
|JUST IMAJAN ART GALLERY'S 2nd ANNIVERSARY
Time to Celebrate!
Saturday, May 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
LIVE Entertainment by local musicians Marty Cochrane and Alanna Clarke ... UNIQUE Theatre Masks by local mask maker Shirley Rosin
... ECLECTIC Original Art by local artist Janet B. Armstrong.
An open invitation was extended to everyone to take part in Just Imajan Art Gallery’s 2nd Annual Celebration. More than 160 people showed
up to enjoy the art, entertainment, and refreshments.
The event was a way for Janet Armstrong to thank all those who have contributed to the success of her gallery for the second year in a row. It also served to welcome those who had never been to the gallery before.
The day was filled with celebration,
great music, good food, and best wishes from friends old and new.
Residents of the town of Cochrane certainly did!
Thank you, all!
Special Evening Hours
Thursdays from December 3rd to 24th, 2009
For holiday shopping convenience, Just Imajan Art Studio & Gallery was open until 9:00 p.m. on Thursdays until Christmas.
Great paintings – from tiny treasures to large landscapes – make great gifts. Gift certificates, commissions, special event painting, painted planter pots, and mural bookings are also available.
|HOMETOWN HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Christmas Shopping Promotion in Cochrane
Thursday, November 26, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Joining other merchants in downtown Cochrane, Just Imajan Art Gallery & Studio was open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 26th, inviting everyone to do a
little Christmas shopping for friends, family, or for corporate gifting.
Shoppers at the Gallery enjoyed warm seasonal touches with light snacks and music
as they browsed. For this special event, there was no GST on all purchases.
|COCHRANE VALLEY ARTS FESTIVAL
Happy Canada Day!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Downtown Cochrane took on a festival atmosphere for Canada Day 2009. Artists, musicians, and performers were set up in and around the local businesses, drawing crowds of local residents and tourists excited to explore the town's creative heart and stroll
the annual Art Walk.
At Just Imajan Studio, resident artist Janet Armstrong set up her easel outdoors to work on a plein-air painting of the bustling street and to greet the hundreds of visitors to her gallery.
|COCHRANE BUSINESS CHICKS
Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cochrane Business Chicks, a women-in-business networking group, wrapped up their first year by celebrating the "hatching" of their group at a social event held in the gallery.
It was an evening of mixing, mingling, good food, and learning more about the exciting things ahead for business women in the Cochrane area. As a door prize, each participant received a pack of Chicklets gum.
|JUST IMAJAN'S ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Just Imajan Studio Inc. marks its first anniversary!
To celebrate the occasion, artist/owner Janet Armstrong issued an open invitation for folks to drop by the Gallery, enjoy some live music and refreshments, and have a piece of anniversary cake. Singer and guitar player Tim Erickson entertained the crowd with
his signature mix of folk, blues and country favourites. The cake, a unique confection featuring fondant tubes of "paint", was created by Distinctive Catering of Calgary.
Janet put away her paints and brushes for the day so she could mingle with her guests.
"So much fun!" she exclaimed at the end of the day. "Such wonderful people!"
Thank you to everyone who has supported the business and helped make the gallery's first year a success!
|COCHRANE and AREA YOUTH EXPO ART WALK
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26, 2009
Just Imajan Art Studio was pleased to participate in the Youth Art Expo. Two young artists from a local high school each displayed a sample of their work in the gallery for both days of this event.
|JUST IMAJAN CHRISTMAS
Thursday, December 4th, 2008 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
In conjunction with four other Cochrane merchants, Just Imajan Studio Inc. invited you to enjoy a special Christmas shopping experience. The gallery featured live music and other holiday treats, and offered an excellent opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind gift in an intimate seasonal setting.
Shown at right:
Delighted shoppers enjoy the festivities with singer/musician Tim Erickson of Calgary.
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