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Portfolio: weekly art listings

Portfolio: weekly art listings
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St. Albert Photography Club member Brent Bromilow will be one of the numerous artists showcasing their works on the plaza at St. Albert Place. The Outdoor Artists' Market is just one stop along the ArtWalk map on May 5, 2022. BRENT BROMILOW/Photo

VASA

May's exhibit is Transdimensionality: What Moves You? — a collaborative exhibit between members of the public and members of the Sculptors’ Association of Alberta. People contributed photographs the sculptors then interpreted into their own three-dimensional works. Participating sculptors include Carroll Charest, Yiyi Datar, Tania Garner-Tomas, Jennifer Lang, Beverly Oliwa, Wanda Resek, Susanne Scheers, Ellie Shuster, Keith Turnbull, Lisa Wilkinson, and Robert Woodbury. Opening reception is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 5, as part of the first in the summer ArtWalk series. Artists will be in attendance. Until Saturday, May 28.

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

Art Gallery of St. Albert

High Energy 27 makes its triumphant in-person return after a two-year hiatus. The annual high school art student show features more than 100 works by students from Bellerose Composite High School, École Alexandre-Taché, École Secondaire Paul Kane High School, St. Albert Catholic High School, and Outreach High School. Opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, as part of the first in the summer ArtWalk series. Artists will be in attendance. In-person tour with curator Emily Baker is at noon on Thursday, May 12 and Tuesday, May 24. A virtual tour with curator Emily Baker will take place at noon on Thursday, May 26. Until Saturday, June 4.

Raven’s Tales is artist Rick Wolcott's take on four tales featuring the ever-charismatic trickster and teacher Raven for the new exhibit in the Feature Staircase Gallery. Each carving shares a different aspect of Raven and his influence on the world. Until Saturday, May 7. 

Kanawêyimêw (She Takes Care of Them) is the incoming exhibit by Cree and Métis artist Michelle Sound. Her work is based on her family history from the Wapsewsipi/Swan River First Nation on Canada’s west coast, the unceded and ancestral home territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tseil-Waututh peoples. She has two bodies of work to show. Chapan Snares Rabbits (consisting of 14 rabbit fur drums) will be on display on the stairs, while the photographic series called nimama hates fish by worked in the cannery will be on display in the vault.

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

St. Albert Public Library

The regular Art in the Library monthly art display of works by members of the St. Albert Painters Guild is on hiatus for the ArtWalk season. Members of the St. Albert Photography Club will have works on display for May instead. Until Tuesday, May 31.

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

St. Albert Seniors Association

The St. Albert Photography Club has a rotating selection of artistic photographs on display in the foyer area of Red Willow Place. The latest exhibit of works will be up until Tuesday, May 3.

7 Taché St. stalbertphotoclub.com 

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 focusing on heliotrope was posted on Saturday, April 30.

ArtWalk is returning for another summer of the city's newest and best visual art, with different artists each month. The event takes place inside and outside on the first Thursdays of each month: May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, and Sept. 1. Locations include the St. Albert Public Library; WARES in St. Albert Place; the Musée Héritage Museum; Art Gallery of St. Albert; VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association); the Bookstore on Perron; La Crema Caffe; and the Big Lake Artists Studio. Supporting venues include Confections Cake Co; Divine & Free Wellness and Medical Spa; Inspired Home Interiors; Turkish Coffee House; and XO & Mane Boutique. An Outdoor Artist Market on the plaza of St. Albert Place will feature Alison Lockert, Tim Osborne, Eunju Park, Bethany Turner, Sarah Hudson, Brian Doran, BHATOG, Suzanne Foss, Shelley Blandford, Julie Hage, Frances Pelletier, Robin Good, Jim Kelcher, Marlon MacMillan, Val Manchuk, Brent Bromilow, Richard Smith, Ryan Oulton, Jennye Blain, and Alana Squair. artwalkstalbert.com


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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