June 25, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Galt Gardens is a legacy of the Galt family, original founders of the City of Lethbridge, and has served as a public square since 1885. The land that eventually became Galt Gardens was owned by the Galt family, local entrepreneurs. When the original town plan was surveyed in 1885, Elliot Galt ensured the area was reserved as parkland. In 1909, Elliot and John Galt donated the land to the city to be held in perpetuity as parkland. The park was named Galt Gardens in their honour and it was the cultural focal point of the city for many years.
This exhibition is a combination of a suite of 9 drawings from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts collection by Lethbridge born artist Edward Bader and photographs courtesy of the Galt Museum and Archives in Lethbridge.
About The Artist
Edward Bader was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and has had a passion for visual culture in the form of comic books, commercial illustration to traditional fine art. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Lethbridge (1974-1979) and holds a Masters of Fine Arts, (Drawing/Painting), from the University of Calgary (1993) and Interdisciplinary MA in Popular Culture with Distinction from Brock University (2007). He has taught at the University of Calgary, The University of Lethbridge and The Alberta College of Art and Design. Since 1998, Edward has been a tenured instructor at Northwestern Polytechnic teaching art history, drawing, and digital media.
For the past 40 years Edward has exhibited drawings, paintings and new media projects widely throughout the Province of Alberta in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Alberta Biennale of Contemporary Art 2000, White Wall Gallery, Toronto, 2012, Paul Kuhn Fine Arts, Calgary, 2016, Artspace, Montreal Fierte, 2017, SLAM, Seattle Leather Arts Media, Seattle Washington, 2018, Pride in Art, Queer Arts Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia and group show at the DENCKER SCHNEIDER Gallery, Berlin in 2019.
(Bio from Northwestern Polytechnic website.)