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Axia partners with Glenbow Museum as exhibition sponsor for Watch Me Move

October 20, 2011

CALGARY, AB – Axia is proud to partner with the Glenbow Museum as the exhibition sponsor of WATCH ME MOVE: The Animation Show, the most extensive exhibition ever produced to present a full range of animated imagery created over the last 150 years and a first for North America.
“Axia’s sponsorship of Watch Me Move signifies the important relationship between culture and technology. Alberta’s SuperNet was designed to support the advancement of economic and cultural development. Being the first in North America to showcase this animation exhibition is a clear example of how Alberta is becoming a leader in the field of digital animation and technology,” said Murray Sigler, President Axia North America.

As part of the exhibition, Axia will be hosting a live webstream of Glenbow’s special VIP Opening Panel Discussion: Studies in Motion: A Conversation about Animation, Its Impact and the Industry on Friday, October 21 at 7pm MST. The panel will feature influential leaders in film and digital animation. Participants will include:

David Christensen, Executive Producer, North West Centre, National Film Board of Canada
Paul Dutton, Animator (The Illusionist, The Triplets of Belleville)
Daniel Doz, President, Alberta College of Art & Design
Greg Lucier, Founder, Quickdraw Animation Society and former Director of Operations, Disney Canada
Karilynn Thompson, Programming & Communications Coordinator, Quickdraw Animation Society

Everyone is welcome to attend virtually via http://www.albertasupernet.com/watchmemove.html

Today, animation goes far beyond what we see on the big screen. The history of animation and digital design has propelled advancements in tools and systems throughout many industries.

Over the past couple of years, Alberta has gained significant attention in the area of digital animation, becoming a major player in the creative industries. High-capacity, reliable broadband is needed to share and collaborate in real time between creative institutes. Alberta’s SuperNet, the state-of-the-art, ultra-high-speed network that connects more than 4,700 government facilities across the province, was designed to provide Albertans with access to the broadband necessary to enable economic and community development and provide the connectivity required to compete in the global economy.

Attend the live webstream event:
Studies in Motion: A Conversation about Animation, Its Impact and the Industry
Friday, October 21, 2011
7:00-8:30 PM MST

Everyone is welcome to attend virtually:

WATCH ME MOVE is organized by the Barbican Art Gallery, London, England and curated by Greg Hilty, Curatorial Director at Lisson Gallery of London.

About Alberta SuperNet
Alberta’s SuperNet is the link that connects Albertans to each other and to the rest of the world. It is a state-of-the-art, ultra-high-speed network that connects more than 4,700 government facilities, including government offices, hospitals, schools, libraries, municipal offices and provincial courts around the Province of Alberta. Internet Service Providers can also connect to the SuperNet and use the infrastructure to extend high-speed Internet services into rural communities. Axia NetMedia Corporation enables government and service providers to connect Albertans across the province to Alberta’s SuperNet.

About Glenbow Museum
Glenbow is western Canada's largest museum and our unique role as both a museum and art gallery means visitors can enjoy world-renowned art and fascinating historical exhibitions all under one roof. Glenbow boasts more than 1 million artifacts, over 31,000 works of art, approximately 100,000 books and 2 million photographs in our vast collection. From hosting major international art shows to Glenbow-curated exhibitions drawn from our extensive collections, Glenbow is where art and culture matter.