The Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery - 2016
This year I again have the chance to curate and exhibit a season of impeccable artworks for the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain Alberta. So far we are off to a strong start with the influential work of Metis artist Heather Shillinglaw's Buffalo Corral, our International Women's Day celebratory exhibit HerWORK 2017, The Order of Things by University of Alberta Professor Jesse Thomas and new works from emerging artist Brandon Atkinson.
Sculptural Installation exhibit entitled Reminants, Residues, Remains by Sturgeon County artist Sharon Hjartarson.
Sharon is an artist, hiker and collector, who graduated with an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Calgary in 2001. Her main artistic interests include creating installations, sculptures and site-specific works that draw the viewer into a conversation about social issues confronting us on an individual, local and global level. Her artistic inspiration comes from her hiking and gathering expeditions.
This June through August come out to the Multicentre in Stony Plain to see recent drawings from Edmonton based artist Brandon Atkinson.
The Order of Things - Jesse Thomas
Buffalo Corral - Heather Shillinglaw
Euphotica - Hilary Mussell
Pottery to Die For - Parkland Potters Guild
Nature Drawings - Jill Stanton
Western Horsemen: The West We Build - Justin Wayne Shaw
Hand of Man - Al Dixon
hiraeth - Gillian Willans
Exquisite Corpse - Memorial Composite High School
Masterworks - The Alberta Craft Council
CARFAC - Draw More Income (2016)
Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery - 2015
As the Curator for the Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain I had the chance to work with a great variety of artists in 2015 to produce 9 exhibits in our main exhibition space.
The Works Art & Design Festival - 2015
As the Curatorial Supervisor with the Works Art & Design Festival this summer I had the opportunity to bring forward proposals for several artists including Megan Warkentin and Susanna Barlow. Working with the theme of 'Making Space' I was able to connect with individual artists I knew to be engaged in work which responded to space in a various ways. Bringing together artists and exhibition spaces we were able to produce this one of a kind arts festival.