Art Exhibition Lost in Slave Lake Fire
A wildfire devastated the town of Slave Lake, AB, which is 250 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. The town was evacuated Sunday, May 15, 2011. The fire destroyed more than a third of the homes, along with commercial buildings, the town hall, government centre and library.
The Prairie Art Gallery manages Region 1 (Northwest Alberta) of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Travelling Exhibition (TREX) program
. The Slave Lake Public Library
is a participating venue with TREX and at the time of the fire had one of the exhibitions on view. The exhibition of 25 drawings, called 75 MILLION: Bison Drawings of Adrian Stimson
, was lost in the fire.
“The tragic loss of all the works in 75 million due to the Slave Lake fires pales in comparison to the loss the people of Slave Lake have suffered. However the exhibition will be sadly missed. ” – Todd Schaber, curator of the exhibition.
Our thoughts are with the many people who have been affected by this fire.
Call for Summer Art Camp Instructor
Deadline: Friday, June 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm
The Prairie Art Gallery is looking for an enthusiastic person to lead one of our weeklong art camps in July. This is a part-time, 40 hour contract position that involves lesson planning, instructing classes and assisting with the children’s art exhibit of the art work made during the art camp. The ideal candidate is creative and has post-secondary visual arts training in drawing and painting.
Contact: Tanya Freed, Education and Programs. Direct line: (780) 357-7488. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2011/12 TREX Catalogue
The 2011-2012 TREX catalogue
is now available online. The new catalogue showcases the 12 exhibitions that are now available for bookings for venues in Region 1 (Northwest Alberta.) There are four new exhibitions curated by The Prairie Art Gallery: Liberation from Natural Forms: Ronald Kostyniuk and his Neo-Constructivist Style, Tina Martel: evolve, hole/whole: Kim Huyhn, and Evy and Betty: Celebrating our Peace Region Matriarchs. These travelling exhibitions are available to be booked by venues like schools, churches, art centres, galleries, hospitals, and libraries.