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Alberta Culture Days

Alberta Culture Days are this weekend and we're pleased to present two amazing events! Both events are free and open to the public.

Artist Talk – Tanya Harnett
Artist Tanya Harnett will be at the Art Gallery to speak about her work and exhibition, The Lebret Residential Petroglyphs, currently on display. There will be a screening of the movie “We Were Children” (2012, 88 mins) with discussion of the movie and Harnett’s work to follow. Tanya Harnett is a First Nations artist and professor in the Department of Art and Department of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm
Location: Art Gallery, Lower Level
Complimentary Esquires coffee will be served.

Collage Party
Families and visitors of all ages are welcome to drop-in to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie anytime between 1-4 pm on September 27th and create a colourful paper collage inspired by the abstract artwork in Herb Sellin's current exhibition on display.

The Art Gallery will also continue to feature art activities in the Green Space, our interactive gallery on the 2nd level. RELATE is the name of our current community art project installation. It is a group project that invites all visitors to contribute a small piece to the larger sculpture using the provided pipe cleaners and foam shapes.

Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Location: Art Gallery of Grande Prairie

View the full events lineup for Grande Prairie here.

New Executive Director/Curator
The Board of Directors of the Prairie Gallery Society is pleased to announce that Griffith Aaron Baker has been hired as Executive Director, effective September 1, 2014. Griffith will bring his experience as artist, lecturer, writer, and curator to the Executive Director position and the Board is excited to have found such a high caliber leader to advocate for and lead the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.

Baker has recently served in an Executive Director capacity at two public art galleries: the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum as well as the Mann Art Gallery in Prince Albert, SK where he has been the Director / Curator since 2011. Having curated over thirty exhibitions in the past six years, Baker is no stranger to the dedication required in presenting a balanced and engaging gallery program.

The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie had been searching for a new Executive Director since March with the departure of the Art Gallery’s previous head, Robert Steven, who moved on to become the Culture and Heritage Manager with the City of Grande Prairie.


Current Exhibitions

Herb Sellin: 45 Years - A Journey Through Realism to Abstraction
July 17 - October 12, 2014

Oksana Kryzhanivska: RAW
August 21, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Tanya Harnett: The Lebret Residential Petroglyphs
July 17, 2014 - October 1, 2014

Catherine Hamel: 6 Points of resilience 
August 29 - November 16, 2014

Holiday Closures
Thanksgiving - Monday, October 13, 2014

The Art Gallery will resume regular hours the following day.
The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Grande Prairie Public Library, Esquires Coffee House, and the Teresa Sargent Hall. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and culture in Grande Prairie.

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