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Portfolio: weekly art listings

Portfolio: weekly art listings
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This detail image offers the viewer a sense of the amount of work that artist Amy Loewan put into House Inspiring Peace. The 10' x 15' x 11' structure is the centrepiece of the new exhibit House Illuminates, opening this week. AMY LOEWAN/Supplied


Carla Beerens: A Retrospective Exhibition features works by the late VASA artist Carla Beerens. Until Saturday, Oct. 2.

25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. 780-460-5990 &

Art Gallery of St. Albert

House Illuminates by Amy Loewan is the new structural exhibit in the gallery's main exhibit space. Visitors can take in the opening receptions with artist talks to take place both on Saturday, Oct. 2 either from 2 to 3 p.m. or from 3 to 4 p.m. Guided virtual tours with curator Emily Baker to take place on both Tuesday, Oct. 5 starting at noon and on Friday, Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. In-person tours with curator Emily Baker are scheduled for both Thursday, Oct. 14 at noon and Thursday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Artist Amy Loewan will be available to meet with visitors to the gallery on Saturday afternoons throughout the exhibition's run. Until Saturday, Nov. 13.

The Staircase Gallery will feature the exhibition called Through the Tide by Diana Ohiozebau. Until Nov. 6.

19 Perron St., 780-460-4310;

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AMPLIFY is an exhibit created to celebrate and amplify the voices of contemporary Alberta artists with a focus on notions of identity in their work. It features four local artists who express their perspectives through portraiture and figurative artwork. Look for works by Diana Ohiozebau (the Art Gallery of St. Albert's August artist of the month whose Staircase Gallery show Through the Tide closes in November), along with Elsa Robinson, AJA Louden, and Raneece Buddan. Until Oct. 30

Reckoning | Unraveling | Reclaiming — a journey to self, features regional writer in residence Nisha Patel, along with Temi Phillips and Adetola Adedipe (aloT of Poetry). Until Oct. 6.

[email protected] is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a focus on amplifying more voices of Alberta artists and increasing community connection. New exhibits include work from BIPOC artists, Alberta authors, and [email protected] members. Through virtual and in-person programs, artist talks, social media engagement, and multi-sensory exhibit experiences, [email protected] continues to support, inspire, and grow a love of the arts while providing a welcoming space for all.

120 - 501 Festival Ave. in Sherwood Park. 780-410-8585;

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Multimedia Artist and Filmmaker aAron Munson is in full meditation as part of his new installation exhibit called SIT STILL TAKE NOTICE. As Munson sits for eight hours a day over the course of 30 days, six 3D printers will be working to produce hundreds of black and white Buddha heads. At the same time, collaborator sound artist Gary James Joynes is combining the sound of the printers with a six-channel generative sound score featuring a series of six individual pure tones. Nicola Tesla postulated that when these would be presented together (individually in a pattern surrounding the listener) that it would have the potential of opening the human Pineal (aka the spiritual third eye). Until Oct. 3.

10567 111 St. in Edmonton.


DY3CORPIA is the third iteration of Dyscorpia: Future Intersections of the Body and Questions. It is being held virtually, hosted in a digital twin of Enterprise Square Galleries, where the first DYSCORPIA exhibition was mounted in 2019. Visit to view work by St. Albert intermedia artist Brad Necyk; and filmmaker, cinematographer, and multimedia artist aAron Munson, among many others.


The Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services at the University of Alberta is hosting a virtual exhibit in celebration of Pride 2021. The show features 2SLGBTQ+ artists from Greater Edmonton who created "a mosaic that encapsulates the beauty and individuality that lies within each of us," as well as the collective strength they hold as members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Featured among the artists is local Dehcho Dene artist Coral Madge, who makes traditional beaded works under the name Big Bear Moccasins. Visit to see the show.


Month of the Artist is a provincial initiative that takes place throughout September. In conjunction with that celebration, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts is marking its 30th birthday with a social media campaign to encourage citizens to #TakePartinArt.

Alberta Culture Days takes place Sept. 24 to 26 with 123 events scheduled in St. Albert:

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Scott Hayes joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2008. Scott writes about the arts, entertainment, movies, culture, community groups, and charities. He also writes general news, features, columns and profiles on people.
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