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Portfolio: weekly art listings

Portfolio: weekly art listings
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Claudette Pelletier-Hannah offers Transition, one of several artworks on display at the library for the month of February. She is joined by fellow Painters Guild member Vanessa Ali. CLAUDETTE PELLETIER-HANNAH/Photo


Our Creative Genes: a celebration of family talent is the new exhibit on at the artist collective. It's a way to celebrate Family Day for the whole month. VASA artists and their talented family members will have works on display to show how the art gene gets passed down through the generations. The opening reception runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3. Artists will be in attendance. Until Saturday, Feb. 26.

The Corridor Gallery features Small Treasures, a collection of works by Doris Charest. Until February.

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

Art Gallery of St. Albert

Julya Hajnoczky's Refugium is the new exhibit on display in the gallery’s main exhibition space. It opens Feb. 3. It presents photographs and sculptures that highlight the consequences of industrial human civilization: catastrophic habitat fragmentation and species loss. Hajnoczky’s photographs feature floating islands of plants, fungus, and insects that are suspended in a void. The works direct our gaze to the overlooked life found at our feet. 

A virtual artist talk takes place on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. In-person tours with the curator take place on Feb. 11 and March 1 at noon. Virtual tours with the curator take place on Feb. 15 and 24 at noon. Registrations can be made via Eventbrite at Until March 19.

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, St. Albert's 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. Until Saturday, Feb. 5.

19 Perron St., 780-460-4310;

St. Albert Public Library

Art in the Library is a monthly art display featuring works by members of the St. Albert Painters Guild. Look for works by artists Vanessa Ali and Claudette Pelletier-Hannah on the walls this month. Until Tuesday, March 1.

5 St. Anne St. (in St. Albert Place). 780-459-1530;


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 on the last Saturday of the month. The most recent exhibit focusing on the colour saffron was posted on Saturday, Jan. 29.

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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