The Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery - 2016

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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.  

Up next...

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. 

On now...

This June through August come out to the Multicentre in Stony Plain to see recent drawings from Edmonton based artist Brandon Atkinson.

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Previous exhibits...

The Order of Things - Jesse Thomas 

J. Thomas - 1
J Thomas - 2
J Thomas - 3
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

ACC.Art.Card
 

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. 

Jonsson
Nina
York
Landed
Igor
Mem
Measuring
Thinking
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