Dear Valued Supporter,
On June 23, 2016 at the Annual General Meeting of the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, the Board of Directors of the Prairie Gallery Society announced to the attending membership that Griffith Aaron Baker was no longer the Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie. We write today to provide the same announcement to our extended arts community and our members who were unable to attend the meeting.
Mr. Baker served as Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie from September 2014 - June 2016. The Board of Directors and Art Gallery staff wish him well in his future endeavours.
We assure you that our vision and quality of service to our community will continue, though we ask for your patience during this time of transition as we seek to find a new Director of the Art Gallery. We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our members and visitors who support the Art Gallery and have helped make it such a loved and valued place in the community. You are the reason we continue to build and share the art experience.
The Prairie Gallery Society Board wishes to announce that Doug Wills has accepted the role of Interim Director until a new Director can be selected. A hiring committee has been formed and will be working to select a new Director in the near future.
Mr. Wills is a current staff member and has extensive experience with the Art Gallery as both a Curator and an Interim Director, and we know he will do an excellent job of leading the Art Gallery through this transition period.
If you would like more information, please contact the board via email at email@example.com, or Doug Wills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chair, Board of Directors
Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
Summer Art Camps - Registration Now Open
Add a little art adventure to your summer! Join the art instructors at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie to celebrate and explore art through drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation art and illustration. The summer art camp will ignite creative imagination in its campers and allow young artists to discover and create in a lively and nurturing studio environment. Projects are inspired by our current exhibitions. Explore and learn with us this summer!
Sculpture Week Begins on Monday!
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Edward Bader: Galt Gardens, Contested Grounds
Deb Courvoisier: A Conspiracy
Cal Lane: Reducing Judgements
Clint Neufeld: Me Upon My Pony On My Boat
Wasteland: Natural But Not Accidental
Exhibitions on view until August 21, 2016
The City of Grande Prairie has begun a summer-long 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.
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
Exciting Summer Events in Grande Prairie
KMSC Law Golf Event
The 7th Annual KMSC Law Golf Event is scheduled for July 23 - 26, 2016 at the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club. The Golf Event’s proceeds benefit 18 Not-for-Profit Organizations that serve the Grande Prairie Area, including the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie!
Check out the KMSC Law Golf Event website for all the details!
Check out some footage from last year's Golf Event supporting 18 local charities and produced by EastlinkTV.
Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival
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.