This year I have the chance to curate a third season of impeccable artworks for the Multicultural Centre Public Art Gallery in Stony Plain Alberta. We are going strong in 2018 with the influential international work of artist Susanna Barlow, and our International Women's Day celebratory exhibit HerWORK 2018 featuring Angela Marino, Tamires Para, Corwyn and Deltra Prowney.

Currently we are presenting  our third annual Truth and Reconciliation program exhibit. This year we are working with artists from across Canada to explore the meaning of Reconcilation. Five contemporary first nations and metis artists come together in the gallery to form a multidisciplinary exploration of creative power for healing. Special thanks to Mike Alexander, Nicco Williams, Shawn Adams for providing their recent work as well as to Jane Ash Poitras and Robert van Schaik who contributed the pieces to the MCPAG Permanent Collection which are included in this show. 

 

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Susanna Barlow 

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 Image Credit: Susanna Barlow, Field Recordings I & I I (Video Installation) 

Image Credit: Susanna Barlow, Field Recordings I & I I (Video Installation) 

 Field Recordings, Susanna Barlow. Photo Credit Lucille Frost. 

Field Recordings, Susanna Barlow. Photo Credit Lucille Frost. 

 Susanna Barlow at Opening Reception. Photo Credit Lucille Frost. 

Susanna Barlow at Opening Reception. Photo Credit Lucille Frost. 

Sharon Hjartarson

Residues, Remnants, Remains

 

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Brandon Atkinson

Spirit Warriors

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The Order of Things - Jesse Thomas 

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 Alexis Marie Chute, Healing #10-14

Alexis Marie Chute, Healing #10-14

 Kun Chen, Childhood I, II, III. Kasie Campbell, Upheaval & A Proportion of the Mother. 

Kun Chen, Childhood I, II, III. Kasie Campbell, Upheaval & A Proportion of the Mother. 

 Lucille Frost, Portrait of the Artist as Landscape.

Lucille Frost, Portrait of the Artist as Landscape.

 Shirley Serviss, Baglady Barbie.

Shirley Serviss, Baglady Barbie.

 Becky Thera, Keep Going

Becky Thera, Keep Going

Buffalo Corral - Heather Shillinglaw

 Detail from Door panel of Heather Shillinglaw's  Buffalo Corral

Detail from Door panel of Heather Shillinglaw's Buffalo Corral

 Elder Shirley Shillinglaw shares a smudge blessing with everyone at the Opening Reception of  Buffalo Corral. 

Elder Shirley Shillinglaw shares a smudge blessing with everyone at the Opening Reception of Buffalo Corral. 

 Buffalo Corral Opening Reception 

Buffalo Corral Opening Reception 

 Smudge bowl and painted feather by Heather Shillinglaw. 

Smudge bowl and painted feather by Heather Shillinglaw. 

 Amazing meeting of the minds with artists Ruby Mah and Denis Yowney at the Buffalo Corral Reception. 

Amazing meeting of the minds with artists Ruby Mah and Denis Yowney at the Buffalo Corral Reception. 

Euphotica - Hilary Mussell

 Exhibit Shot of Euphotica by artist Hilary Mussell

Exhibit Shot of Euphotica by artist Hilary Mussell

 Artist Hilary Mussell chatting with Borys Tarasenko and Karli Green. 

Artist Hilary Mussell chatting with Borys Tarasenko and Karli Green. 

Pottery to Die For - Parkland Potters Guild 

 Parkland Potters Guild - Postcard

Parkland Potters Guild - Postcard

 Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail 

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail 

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

  Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Pottery to Die For - Exhibit Detail

Nature Drawings - Jill Stanton 

 Jill Stanton Exhibit Nature Drawings

Jill Stanton Exhibit Nature Drawings

Western Horsemen: The West We Build - Justin Wayne Shaw

 Justin Wayne Shaw, In One Place from the exhibit Western Horsemen: The West We Build

Justin Wayne Shaw, In One Place from the exhibit Western Horsemen: The West We Build

Hand of Man - Al Dixon 

 Al Dixon  Hand Of Man  Postcard

Al Dixon Hand Of Man Postcard

  Exhibit Shot of   Hand of Man   

Exhibit Shot of Hand of Man 

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hiraeth - Gillian Willans 

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 Exhibit Shot of  hiraeth   by Gillian WIllans

Exhibit Shot of hiraeth  by Gillian WIllans

  Exhibit Shot of   hiraeth    by   Gillian WIllans

Exhibit Shot of hiraeth  by Gillian WIllans

  Exhibit Shot of   hiraeth    by   Gillian WIllans

Exhibit Shot of hiraeth  by Gillian WIllans

HerWORK 2016

 Exhibit shot of HerWORK 2016, artist Larissa Hauck looks on at Stacey Cann's piece  Tally .

Exhibit shot of HerWORK 2016, artist Larissa Hauck looks on at Stacey Cann's piece Tally.

 Artist Laura Ajayi posing in front of her piece at the HerWORK 2016 Opening Reception 

Artist Laura Ajayi posing in front of her piece at the HerWORK 2016 Opening Reception 

Exquisite Corpse - Memorial Composite High School

 Exhibit shot of Exquisite Corpse by Memorial Composite High School Students. Photo Credit: Robin Lillywhite

Exhibit shot of Exquisite Corpse by Memorial Composite High School Students. Photo Credit: Robin Lillywhite

Masterworks - The Alberta Craft Council

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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. 

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 Reverie Postcard, Design Credit to Robin Lillywhite

Reverie Postcard, Design Credit to Robin Lillywhite

 

The Works Art & Design Festival - 2015

 Potato Project by Susanna Barlow at the Works Festival 

Potato Project by Susanna Barlow at the Works Festival 

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. 

 Elementum, Susanna Barlow at the Works Festival

Elementum, Susanna Barlow at the Works Festival

 Strange Days by Megan Warkentin for the Works Festival

Strange Days by Megan Warkentin for the Works Festival

 Megan Warkentin views her work at Don Wheaton YMCA in Edmonton 

Megan Warkentin views her work at Don Wheaton YMCA in Edmonton 

 Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015

Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015

  Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015

Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015

  Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015

Detail of Justin Wayne Shaw exhibit of photography at the Works Art & Design Festival 2015