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ARTery closing Thursday January 31

The cultural event of the year is tomorrow, Thursday January 31.

Micah Lexier, Robert Enright, and Anne Troake will be at the Gaiety Theatre from 10 AM to 5PM.

Come out to learn more about ARTery, the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, and to meet these guests who have come …

ARTery closing on facebook

If you do all of your social planning on facebook, then make friends with the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie here. Of course, if you’ve been reading this site, you know that the big events for this week are the closing celebrations on Thursday, 10 AM to 5 PM

ARTery is more interesting than a building collapse

Statistics prove it! Visits to the Gallery’s website during January 2008 (ARTery), are on pace to double the number of visits to the site in either March or April 2007 (building collapse). We knew that art was more important than spectacle, now if only we could convince national and international …

ARTery on Daybreak Alberta

ARTery will be featured on Daybreak Alberta this weekend on CBC radio. If you are not an early riser and happen to miss it, the main points of the item are that ARTery is an exciting exhibition put on by a Gallery in the midst of handling a disaster, and …

ARTery FAQ: Why not paintings?

As you can see from the various images we’ve posted of ARTery, it is made up of eight works of art, seven of them moving and one static, but none of them are the kind of art that many are used to seeing at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. …

ARTery catalogue

The ARTery catalogue is well underway. Details of the release date and availability will be posted soon, but in the meantime, here an image of the cover:

ARTery Closing Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule of events for the ARTery closing on January 31.

10AM to noon> meet the guests, curator, gallery staff, view the exhibition

noon to 1:00> preview of upcoming Art Gallery of Grande Prairie exhibitions

1:00 to 2:00> community reaction discussion

2:oo to 5:00> ARTery discussion including…

ARTery FAQ: Why January?

Many have asked us why we chose to mount an outdoor exhibition in northern Alberta in January, and the closely related question, why does it run all night? The first answer to both that it makes use of one of Grande Prairie’s greatest assets; long nights. Yes, it is cold …

ARTery in Encore! again

Encore! magazine has published its second feature on ARTery. This one looks back on the year that has been since the Gallery’s building collapsed on March 19, 2007. Click here to view the article online.

Canada Council supports ARTery

The Gallery received a letter today from the Canada Council for the Arts approving project funding for ARTery in the full amount requested by the Gallery back in September. This funding covers approximately one-third of the direct expenses related to the exhibition and is a fantastic vote of confidence in …