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Virtual Talk: Abandoned Alberta | Joe Chowaniec

Meet Joe Chowaniec, the photographer behind Abandoned Alberta — Royal Alberta Museum’s current community exhibition.

Virtual Talk: Abandoned Alberta | Joe Chowaniec
Date: Thursday, September 23
Time: 7 pm MT
Online Platform: Zoom webinar
Free for FRAMS members /
Pay-what-you-will tickets available to the public through Eventbrite

Presented by Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society

Join photographer Joe Chowaniec on a virtual journey of Abandoned Alberta — Royal Alberta Museum’s current community exhibition. You’ll get a glimpse of Joe’s early work, discover some of the stories behind Abandoned Alberta, and get to see a sampling of Joe’s latest photos.

Abandoned Alberta began as a hobby for Edmonton photographer Joe Chowaniec, but after creating a Facebook page to share his images, he developed a fanbase of more than 48,000 social media followers, with a book deal coming soon after.

The stunning images found in Abandoned Alberta offer a window into our past, showing life as it was then, and stirring in us the emotions of wonder and curiosity about those who have gone before us and the lives they lived.

Alberta is in Joe’s blood, and you might say Abandoned Alberta is his love letter to the province. Where others may see only decay in these long-forgotten locations, Joe sees exquisite beauty.

Find out more and get tickets through Eventbrite.

FRAMS is proud to publish Alberta Quiltmakers and their Quilts.

By author and Royal Alberta Museum curator Lucie Heins, this book tells the province’s history through quilts held in public and private collections.
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Front cover of Alberta Quiltmakers and Their Quilts