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Archive for February, 2009

Curator Nancy Campbell Visits

We are pleased to welcome Nancy Campbell, Curator of the Annie Pootoogook exhibit, from March 10 – March 11, 2009 to Grande Prairie.

During this time, she will be engaging with the community in a number of ways. Among them are two fascinating talks which are open to the public. …

Bibi Clement: Artist Statement


Each “Angel” sculpture in this exhibit has an extraordinary significance. Not angels in a purely Biblical sense, they represent the kind and wonderful incidents that have transpired throughout my life, and the people who have touched it. As I sculpt each piece, I honour the graces that have enriched my …

Yasuo Terada: Artist Statement


Not afraid to embellish his traditional roots with innovative inspirations, Yasuo Terada sets new boundaries in modern Japanese ceramics with his uninhibited forms, designs and glazes. His work, flowing from abstract to naturalistic, represents a fusion of age-old tradition and contemporary vision.

This balance comes from passion for all three …

About Yasuo Terada

 Yasuo Terada was born in Seto City, Aichi Prefecture in 1948. He graduated from the Sculpture Department of Tama University of Art in Tokyo. He is a fourth generation master potter working in the traditional Oribe style in Seto City, Japan where the history of pottery dates back 1300 years. …

About Bibi Clement


Born in Holland in 1941 to peasant stock, Bibi Clement was never a conformist. She fought against the constraints of a traditional class system to study ballet and mime in Amsterdam throughout her teens. In 1957 she found a mentor in Brigitte Pos-Kray a respected sculptor-potter, and went on to …

Artist in the Classroom


View more photos from the Artist in the Classroom program when instructors visited Avondale Elementary, St. Gerard Catholic School, Swanavon Elementary, and the local homeschool class.

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s Artist in the Classroom program brings professional artists into school classrooms to offer memorable experiences to students. The …

More Artist in the Classroom Photos

Click here to see pictures from Avondale Elementary School’s mask making project.

Gallery Program Visits School

 

February 2009

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s Artist in the Classroom program brings professional artists into school classrooms to offer memorable experiences to students. The program is convenient and cost effective for schools, and has been an astonishing success.

The Artist in the Classroom program was at Avondale Elementary …

Upcoming Art Classes

Painting classes are beginning soon.  Register online, or call the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie at (780) 532 – 8111, to join today.

  

February 13 Artist Trading Card: Workshop

February 27 Artist Trading Card: Trading Session 

 

Starting February 17

Studio Mentors – Painting
Learn a variety of painting techniques and …

The 29th Annual Art Auction

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie presents the 29th annual Art Auction fundraiser. Come celebrate with us in style at this unique and fun event fundraiser. Over 325 guests will enjoy a variety of artworks, light buffet and hors d’oeuvres, extensive wine bar, music by SOJazz, and an opportunity to …