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Narrative Quest Artist Talk

Saturday, December 8, 2012 is the final day to view the fantastically popular exhibition Narrative Quest. Please come and celebrate the success of the exhibition here in Grande Prairie by meeting two of the exhibiting artists and the weekend’s guest speakers, Tanya Harnett and David Garneau.

Saturday, December 8, 2012
2:00 pm at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
This event is open to the public. Admission is Free.

 

David Garneau
“David Garneau is a curator, writer, teacher and artist whose practice includes painting, drawing, video and performance. His work often explores issues concerning the presentation and perception of histories as well as personal and cultural identities, specifically Aboriginal and Metis identities. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows across the country for 20 years. His writings have been published in national and international art magazines including Canadian Art, BorderCrossings, Fuse, Artichoke and C Magazine. He has taught art at the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art and Design. He is currently teaching painting and drawing at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan.” – glenbow.org

 

Tanya Harnett
Tanya Harnett is Assiniboine and a member of the Carry the Kettle First Nation. Harnett received her BFA and MFA from the University of Alberta. Much of her work is photo based and incorporates traces of her Aboriginal heritage. In her undergraduate work, Tanya focused her studies on both painting and printmaking at the University of Alberta and is alumni from the Grant MacEwan Community College Fine Art Program. In her work, Tanya explores notions of spirituality and materiality, technological modes of representation and hierarchy of media. Harnett is currently the acting Chair of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge.