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Tina Martel - Not in the Pink: the creative process

November 26, 2014 - February 15, 2015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

When visual artist Tina Martel was diagnosed with Stage Two B breast cancer she decided to document everything. Throughout her treatment she created a stream of sketchbooks, photographs, paintings and video, in response to and frequently in spite of what was happening to her. Not in the Pink is a “graphic narrative” of the pain, frustration and frequent hilarity of her day-to-day dealing with the eccentricities and bureaucracy of the medical system. It is also a candid and moving exploration of the expectations often placed on you once you are diagnosed with cancer: by the people around you, by society and ultimately by yourself.

Curated by Doug Wills



An Artist Reads: Tina Martel

Tina Martel reads from her new book, Not in the Pink, and walks us through her current exhibit Not in the Pink: the creative process.

Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 2 – 3:00pm
This event is free and open to the public.



The artist would like to thank the following people and organizations for helping to make this exhibition and book possible:

Lees Sheet Metal


Maggie and Fraser Pajak

Lyle Carlstrom, Professional Legal Corporation



See the exhibition. Read the book.

Join us for the opening reception of Tina Martel’s latest exhibition and book launch. The artist will be in attendance and available to sign purchased copies of the book.

Lyle Carlstrom (Professional Legal Corporation) has generously donated 40 copies of Tina Martel’s book, Not in the Pink, to Grande Prairie Regional College students! The book will be provided FREE to students who attend this Wednesday’s opening reception and who show a valid, current GPRC student card.*

*One soft cover book per student, for the first 40 students. $30 value.

Tina Martel Not in the Pink