June 25 - July 7, 2010
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Earth Song: The Rhythm of Turtle Island
Paintings by the artist of “Turtle Rock Effigy” In Louise
McKinney Park. This series uses the symbols of the turtle and the mother serpent, representing the sacred feminine powers associated with the Earth. Presented as art of The Works Canadian Aboriginal Artist Program.
A Wild Horse Landscape
Established Alberta Wildlife Artist, Maureen Enns presents a look at the wild horses of the Ghost Forest region and its habitat. Through drawing, painting,
and a website project developed with Elders (Knowledge Holders) and students (Knowledge Builders) Enns shows us the distinct role these animals play in our western heritage and ecology.
Ian Sheldon and Pierrette Requier
Storm brings together two Alberta artists: painter Ian Sheldon and poet Pierrette Requier to marry the written word with the visual arts. The piece takes a singular storm event from beginning to end and creates a collection of paintings and poetry which draw on the storm and the land as inspiration.
Lawrence Paul Yuxweleptun and Curtis Santiago
Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun and Curtis Santiago have been working together in a mentoring relationship that is documented here. Yuxweluptun’s paintings and etchings drawing on Coast Salish cosmology, Northwest Coast formal design elements and western landscape traditions are shown with Santiago’s series of miniature dioramas, relating to fleeting personal memories and the vastness and vulnerability of the Earth.