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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 Art Gallery of Grande Prairie 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.


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About the exhibition 75 MILLION: Bison Drawings of Adrian Stimson

Visiting Artist: Adrian Stimson (Grande Prairie, Dec 2010)

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