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2012 Grande Prairie International Street Performers Festival

Street Performers Festival


July 20 – 22, 2012
Downtown Grande Prairie

Friday, July 20            4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 21        12 noon – 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 22           12 noon – 6:00 pm


Visit The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie during the 2012 Street Performers Festival!


Gallery Activities at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (Montrose Cultural Centre)

  • The Grande Prairie Public Library (Montrose Cultural Centre) also has a travelling art exhibition on view, “Derek Besant: A Loss for Words.”

TREX at the 2011 Street Performers Festival


Gallery Activities Downtown at the Festival

  • The travelling art exhibition “Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ether and Procession” will make its debut at the festival. The show will be on view in a shipping truck to bring art to the visitors of the festival.
  • Show festival goers your creative side with sidewalk chalk art.

    Sidewalk chalk drawing at the Street Performers Festival

    Delicious! (Drawings from visitors of the 2011 Street Performers Festival)



About the Exhibition
Peter von Tiesenhausen: Ether and Procession

Alberta artist Peter von Tiesenhausen has a fierce connection to the land. That connection is present in all of his work, whether it’s painting, mixed media, an installation or a sculpture made of willow branches, granite, bronze or wood. Peter von Tiesenhausen uses any media to communicate.

Much of his work deals with transformation and transience. His art is about speaking a certain language and having each one of his works just be a part of a continuing dialogue. The land is the canvas, the trees, the lay of the land everything is part of his artwork. Documenting the process, whether it is by printmaking, or sculpture as in the Ether and Procession series, offer a means to get the point across.

For Peter von Tiesenhausen all living things come from the earth and he uses all of the materials to make all of the elements that communicate his connection to the land.

This exhibition includes works from the series Ether and Procession that are made up of etchings, and aluminum foil, chine colle, photo etching prints and small bronze sculptures.

Curated by Todd Schaber