Alberta Culture Days at the Art Gallery of Grande PrairieAll events are free and open to the public.
Friday, September 30, 2016
7 – 9 pm
Join the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie during Alberta Culture Days! Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception of four exhibitions. Volunteers are needed for this exciting event! Visit our website for a full listing of the volunteer positions.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
1:30 – 4:00 PM
We’re having a sketch party and you’re invited! This event is for artists and art appreciators of all ages. The Art Gallery is featuring art-making activities inspired by the current exhibitions within some of the exhibition spaces and in the interactive gallery, the Carlstrom Family Green Space. Bring your sketchbook or journal – we provide the art supplies! Volunteers are needed for this exciting event! Visit our website for a full listing of the volunteer positions.
In Conversation: Nancy Tousley and Peter White
Saturday, October 1, 2016
The panel discussion will feature Nancy Tousley and Peter White, co-curators of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s nationally touring exhibition, A Sublime Vernacular: The Landscape Paintings of Levine Flexhaug, artist and collector Gisele Amantea, and artist Edward Bader as moderator.
MEET THE CURATORS
Nancy Tousley is an art critic, arts journalist, and independent curator. She was art critic of the Calgary Herald for more than thirty years and has been a contributing editor of Canadian Art since 1986. She has organized exhibitions and written numerous catalogue essays for public art galleries across Canada. In 2002 she was recognized for outstanding achievement in arts journalism by the Canadian Museum Associationand in 2011 received a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts for her contributions to contemporary Canadian Art. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.
Peter White is an independent curator and writer. Formerly a journalist for the Globe and Mail and curator/director of the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, he has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary and historical art for public art galleries in Canada. He is author of It Pays to Play: British Columbia in Postcards – 1950s – 1980s and co-editor of Beyond Wilderness: The Group of Seven, Canadian Identity, and Contemporary Art. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Learn more about the exhibition at levineflexhaug.ca
Call for Volunteers - Join us for Alberta Culture Days!
The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie often relies on the generosity of volunteers willing to lend their time and talents to support its programs and events. If you would like to join us and support the Art Gallery by volunteering, or have questions about any of the positions, we invite you to contact the Art Gallery.
View a full listing of current volunteer positions on our website.
Executive Director Position Posted
The Board of Directors of the Prairie Gallery Society (Art Gallery of Grande Prairie) have posted the position of Executive Director. Applications with resume and cover letter may be submitted to Kendra Davis, Chair of the Board of Directors, by email to email@example.com.
Posted: Friday, September 23, 2016
Deadline: October 31, 2016
The City of Grande Prairie continues the construction project to build the South Montrose Concourse. It will bring a green space with trees and benches running parallel to the south side of the Montrose Cultural Centre building.
During construction, visitors to the Montrose Cultural Centre must enter the building through the North entrance from 103 Ave or the underground parkade. The South entrance doors are now closed for the duration of the construction.
Follow the link to learn what’s coming. CLICK HERE
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.