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Portfolio: weekly art listings

Portfolio: weekly art listings
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Lauren Crazybull's piece Power and Vulnerability is one of the works coming to the Art Gallery of St. Albert for In Good Company. LAUREN CRAZYBULL/Supplied

VASA

Draw: A Sketchy Kind of Group Show features works by 10 VASA artist members. Until Saturday, Nov. 27.

25 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. 780-460-5990 & vasa-art.com

Art Gallery of St. Albert

In Good Company is the new exhibit in the gallery’s vault and staircase spaces. The gallery is hosting the first-ever exhibition in association with the Eldon + Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, marking the prize's 10th anniversary by bringing together the three most recent award winners — Lauren Crazybull, aAron Munson, and Gillian Willans — with all the artists on the 2021 award short list, including Emmanuel Osahor; creative duo Sharon Rose Kootenay and Jason Symington; and this year’s winner, Preston Pavlis.

"In Good Company is meant as a gathering point, bringing together seven unique artists from across disciplines who are connected by this single shared experience. Described as humbling and surprising, each was honoured to be recognized by Edmonton’s vibrant and hard-working artistic community," reads the gallery's webpage on the show. 

The first virtual panel discussion will feature Early Career Artists. It is set to take place on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022, at 1 p.m. The second features Ever-changing Artist Careers Over Time and takes place on Thursday, Jan 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. A virtual tour with curator Emily Baker will take place at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. An in-person tour with curator Emily Baker will take place at noon on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. Attendance for all events is free. Pre-register by visiting the gallery's website to sign up via the Eventbrite link. A closing reception will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2022. Until Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022.

Starting on Nov. 20, the gallery’s main exhibition space will feature We Are the Medicine by Lana Whiskeyjack. The multidisciplinary artist and scholar from Saddle Lake Cree Nation creates deeply thoughtful works steeped in emotional and spiritual significance. "As the title of the exhibition suggests, her work is an act of recognition and gratitude to ancestral medicine, restoring balance and nêhiyaw perspective," reads the gallery's webpage on the show.

“A traditional concept that has been shared with me throughout my life is that we are born with the medicine that we need to restore balance within ourselves. I am reminded by each creation that I am born with the medicine to help myself,” Whiskeyjack is quoted as saying. 

The ongoing series presents a deeply personal rendering of the nêhiyaw teachings of the Thirteen Sacred Moons within the nêhiyaw annual calendar. 

The opening reception will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20. An artist talk is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 11 and virtual tours are planned for noon on both Friday, Nov. 26 and Tuesday, Dec. 14. In-person exhibition tours will take place at noon on both Tuesday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 17. Attendance for all events is free. Pre-register by visiting the gallery's website to sign up via the Eventbrite link. Until Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022.

19 Perron St., 780-460-4310; artgalleryofstalbert.ca.

Art from the Unknown

Rachel Notley has hosted this annual exhibit as a no-cost gallery space for Alberta's new and emerging artists for 15 years, and the 2021 edition is now online. It features 300 Alberta artists in eight artistic categories from which 14 artists will be featured. Viewers can nominate their favourites for the 2021 People's Choice Award. Until Thursday, Nov. 18.

albertandpcaucus.ca/art-from-the-unknown

Events

Colour Scheme is a rotating monthly online art gallery featuring selected works by students of Bellerose, Paul Kane, and St. Albert Catholic high schools. Each month of the school year, several pieces from each school will be highlighted on The Gazette’s website at www.stalberttoday.ca on the last Saturday of the month. The most recent exhibit was posted Saturday, Oct. 30.


Scott Hayes

About the Author: Scott Hayes

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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