Author: Giuseppe Albi


ACRYLIC ON PRE-STRECTHED CANVAS: This series of works started in 2009 saw the return to painting on canvas. Using pre-stretched canvas was a big change from the previous paintings with a less defined format. The size of the canvas dictated the composition. The canvas is prepared with gesso and absorbent grounds and a variety of… Read more »


ACRYLIC ON PLASTIC SUBSTRATES: The paintings produced in 2007 to 2009 featured the use of travel pigment on plastic substrates. Travel pigment or flip colours, as they are also referred to, change colour when viewed from a different angle. Golden Artists Colors Inc. developed this water-based version of paint that was pioneered in the automobile… Read more »


ACRYLIC AN URETHANE 3-DEMINSIONAL FORMS: The paintings produced prior to 2001 were on canvas. Experimentation has always been a part of Albi’s studio. The paintings leading to this series incorporated heavy applications of gel. This method of paint application evolved to the production of 3-D forms. A custom product consisting of acrylic and urethane was… Read more »

Taste of Edmonton

Taste of Edmonton

A Taste of Edmonton is one of Canada’s largest food and beverage festivals. For the past twenty-eighth year thousands of visitors have enjoyed a variety of offerings. During Giuseppe’s tenure as General Manager the festival has expanded to a full ten-day event that includes A Taste of Wine and Beer. In 2010 the festival became… Read more »

New Years’ Eve Downtown

New Years Eve Edmonton

New Year’s Eve Downtown is Edmonton official civic New Year’s Eve celebration. In 2001 Events Edmonton took over staging First Night and renamed it. The festival consists of three indoor venues and an outdoor stage. A spectacular pyrotechnics display produced by the City of Edmonton ushers in the New Year.

Metropolis Winter Festival


Metropolis is a unique winter festival conceptualized by Giuseppe. This event was based on cold climate construction technology that was pioneered in Edmonton with the construction of the Professional Building completed in 1961. Four pavilions built from scaffolding wrapped with shrink-wrap were erected on Sir Winston Churchill Square. These heated and architectural designed structures featured… Read more »

Halliwell Residence

Halliwell Residence

Halliwell Residence Patio Screen This project produced was a partnership with Carlyle & Associates a prominent landscape design firm in Edmonton. In 1999 Doug Carlyle designed a modern gazebo, which required a screen that would function year round. The climate in Calgary ranges from 30 C to – 30 C with wind, snow, rain and… Read more »

Italian Monument

Italian Monument

Centennial Monument to the Province of Alberta In 2005 the Province of Alberta celebrated its 100th anniversary. For this occasion the National Congress of Italian Canadians (NCIC) Edmonton District on behalf of the Italian community of Alberta decided to donate a monument to the Province. This monument would also immortalize the accomplishments of the Italian… Read more »

Event Planning

Canada Day

In 1974, after living in Europe for three years, Albi returned to Edmonton. Shortly after his return he started to work for Northlands producing Klondike Days feature exhibits where he worked until 1995. He started an event planning company and produced a number of events including Cheers Food and Beverage Show, Art of CAD, The… Read more »