New exhibition, spring updates, summer events and the Annual General Meeting. 
Annual General Meeting
Monday, June 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Teresa Sargent Hall, located within the Montrose Cultural Centre
9839 - 103 Avenue, Grande Prairie, Alberta

The General Meeting is open to all members of The Prairie Art Gallery.

KIM HUYNH: hole/whole
June 3 – August 15, 2011
Through the loaded iconography of the pearl, Calgary based artist Kim Huynh’s series of lithographic prints, hole/whole, speaks of the interconnectivity of our personal desires of accumulation and its affects on the destruction of our environment, within a collective culture of capitalism and globalization.

hole/whole was curated by Todd Schaber of The Prairie Art Gallery and is a current travelling exhibition with the TREX program.

A view of hole/whole on display in the Teresa Sargent Hall located in the Montrose Cultural Centre.
A view of hole/whole on display in the Teresa Sargent Hall,
located within the Montrose Cultural Centre.


Gallery Tour and Hands-on Activity
 
The Prairie Art Gallery is excited to showcase Kim Huynh’s hole/whole exhibition. Thanks to the support of the Art Forever Council a Gallery tour and a hands-on activity can be provided for free to any school or community group. Please contact Sabine Schneider
e-mail: sabine@prairiegallery.com or by telephone: (780) 357-7487. 


Summer Art Camps
Art Quest: Summer Art Camps



New Program at Rotary House
The Prairie Art Gallery’s new Open HeART Studio Program has been well received by the residents who live on the third and second floor of Grande Prairie’s Rotary House. The program is every Monday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and started April 25. So far 19 individuals have joined Gallery staff for a time of creativity, self-expression and art making. This program is offered for free thanks to the support of the Art Forever Council.

Seniors' Week
The Prairie Art Gallery collaborated with the Grande Prairie Public Library to host a ‘Celebrate Seniors’ event during Seniors Week on June 9. Seniors received a tour of the exhibition hole/whole by Calgary based artist Kim Huyhn and a presentation about the restoration project by Gallery Executive Director Robert Steven. Then it was off to the Library to enjoy the drums of the First Nations Day Care, some toe tapping fiddle music supplied by the Golden Age Centre and great local stories of adventure told by Calvin Courtoreille.


Artist in the Classroom 
The month of May was a busy month for The Prairie Art Gallery’s Artist in the Classroom program. There was an Artist in Residency program at Aspen Grove School, where our art instructors gave art lessons to all 21 classes. That’s all 454 students learning a range of art media from felting to exploring Haida art. This was a first time residency for Aspen Grove and everyone involved was very excited. Everything went fantastic!

The monthly homeschool groups in both Grande Prairie and Sexsmith wrapped up after another successful year and we look forward to seeing them again in September for another exciting year of art making.
 

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The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to The Prairie Art Gallery, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee House. It is a place for the community to gather in support of the arts and literacy in Grande Prairie.
 

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