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New works at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Posted on 12 May 2023 by Prairie Post

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On Saturday, May 13, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin is proud to present three new exhibitions and a new feature artist in the Shop at SAAG. The Gallery is also pleased to offer complimentary admission from May 13 to June 24 courtesy of ATB. Donations are welcome. E. 

LOWER GALLERY

ART’S ALIVE AND WELL IN THE SCHOOLS | LETHBRIDGE AREA K – 12 STUDENTS

SPONSORED BY ATB 

13 MAY 2023 – 17 JUNE 2023 

OPENING RECEPTION: 13 MAY 2023 | 2 -4 PM

Through Art’s Alive and Well in the Schools, we have been able to honour youthful creativity by exhibiting the work of Lethbridge students from kindergarten to grade 12 in a leading contemporary art gallery. Now in its 46th year, we estimate Art’s Alive has exhibited nearly 17,000 pieces over the decades. This exhibition continually reminds us that art is a fundamental aspect of learning and development. Organized by the Lethbridge School Division, in cooperation with the Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division, and École La Vérendrye. Hosted by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin with funding assistance from participating schools. Art’s Alive and Well in The Schools 2023 is generously sponsored by ATB.

UPPER GALLERY

APRIL MATISZ | Gathering near and far, still | 31 MAY 2023 – 24 JUNE 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: 13 MAY 2023 | 7 – 9 PM

A necessary act for survival, gathering involves traversing a landscape, coming to know it by searching and assessing, selecting and collecting. The physical act of picking berries, roots, and leaves gives way to storytelling as humans search for meaning in their actions. Gathering near and far, still depicts characters enacting human needs, from collecting plants for food or medicine to migrating to new environments. Throughout these ongoing journeys, stories emerge that transform these acts into something profound. Matisz’s multimedia installation of drawings, ceramics, collages, and life-sized figures are set in a floral and seemingly distant past from which our biological and social systems emerged. Curated by Adam Whitford, Interim Curator.

LIBRARY GALLERY

LORNE POWER | #RAINTHATSTUCK | 13 MAY 2023 – 24 JUNE 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: 13 MAY 2023 | 7 – 9 PM

#rainthatstuck is an ongoing, participatory project asking anyone who is interested to reveal a story from a time when they were caught in the rain. Participants who wish to contribute to the project are mailed a postcard featuring a photograph of a panel van with a mysterious red liquid scattered across it and emblazoned with the hashtag, “#rainthatstuck.” Submitted stories about being caught in the rain are written as a caption on an Instagram post along with a photograph of the participant with their postcard. The library gallery space features some of the mailed postcards along with a diptych of the van photograph and a cut-up poem created by Lorne Power of previously submitted stories. 

SHOP AT SAAG FEATURE ARTIST

MAO PROJECTS | 13 MAY 2023 – 24 JUNE 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: 13 MAY 2023 | 7 – 9 PM

Mao Projects is an art and ceramic studio based in Calgary that specializes in producing small-batch functional and cute ceramics. Their adorable and playful tableware is inspired by the kawaii culture and is designed to bring peace of mind to your daily rituals. Each of their mugs, plates, and bowls is lovingly crafted by hand, ensuring that every piece is unique and special. Tableware that is not only cute but functional and durable, making it suitable for everyday use or special occasions.

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