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The VASA Members' Spring Show takes place online through the artist collective's social media page on Facebook.
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Rapid Transit by VASA artist John Labots is just one of many works by 20 different members of the artist collective that will be on virtual display for the group's annual Members' Show. Check VASA's social media for a new piece each day in May.


The VASA Members' Spring Show takes place online through the artist collective's social media page found at New work will be posted every day throughout the month in the Members Spring 2021 Album, along with background information on the 20 participating artists and their works. Until May 31.

The gallery is still closed due to the pandemic. 25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. 780-460-5990;

Art Gallery of St. Albert

High Energy 26 is back, though in an online format only due to the ongoing pandemic. It will feature works from art students from Bellerose Composite High School, École Alexandre-Taché, École Secondaire, Paul Kane High School, Outreach High School, and St. Albert Catholic High School. The works created for the 2021 edition of this annual show reflect the changes and challenges students have faced over the last 14 months. Virtual-exhibition tours take place on today, May 14, at 3 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 18, at noon. Visit the gallery's website for the link on Eventbrite. The exhibit will be available online throughout the year.

The Staircase Gallery now features the exhibition called Enticement by Amanda McKenzie. A virtual tour of this exhibition is planned for Friday, May 21, at 3 p.m. Registration is free. Sign up via the Eventbrite link found on the Gallery’s website. On display until August 5.

The gallery is still closed due to the pandemic. 19 Perron St., 780-460-4310;

Musée Héritage Museum

Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest is an exhibition from the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art. It is guest curated by Dion Kaszas and features works by Nakkita Trimble (Nisga’a), Nahaan (Tlingit), Corey Bulpitt (Haida), and Dean Hunt (Heiltsuk). Until May 16.

The museum is still closed to the public. 780-459-1528;

John & Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery

The 2021 Fine Art Grad Show features works by St. Albert-raised artists Aminata Bah and Kirsten Sorensen, along with Nicole Balaberda, Dana Belcourt, Isabella Camerino, Elizabeth Carr, Jayce Desjarlais, Max Elwood, Charlie Fairbother, Hannah Ferguson, Autumn Fjeldberg, Mackenzie Fragoso, Rebecca Klotz, Taylor McConaghy, Gwynne McMaster, Amy Munoz Morales, Mark Perez, Maddison Post, Gracie Safranovich, Ana Smith, and Jasmine Valdepenas. The exhibit can be viewed on the gallery's website as the gallery is still closed due to the pandemic. Until May 15.

Room 11-121 in Allard Hall on the MacEwan University campus, 11110 104 Ave. in Edmonton.

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Kiona Ligtvoet's These Are the Things is an installation of paintings with an assortment of nostalgic objects that explores the artist’s "non-linear means of storytelling, drawing from memory, writings and photographs." She describes the work as a “gentle attempt at navigating intergenerational barriers to grief, tenderness, and longing, in the presence of enfranchisement and personal displacement."

It opens in the Garage by appointment only to single-household groups. Until June 19.

10242 106 St. in Edmonton. 780-423-5353;

Art Gallery of Alberta

5 Artists 1 Love is an annual Black History Month event that marks its 15th year of celebrating the vibrancy of African Canadian Communities through artistic community engagement. A three-piece webisode series titled Retrospective was recently launched.

Black Every Day is the art exhibition component featuring artists AJA Louden, Braxton Santiago-Garneau, Keon Courtney, Fetsum Teclemariam, jay Dontae, Ash Shumba, Shaihiem Small, Raneece Buddan, Kanyamashokoro César (Shoko), Richard Lipscombe, Hollee McKerchar, Emily Schouten, Trevor ‘Curly’ Peters, Lisa Mayes, and Judy Robinson. Visit to learn more. Until June 6.

The gallery is still closed due to the pandemic. 2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. in Edmonton. 780-425-5379;

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