Not all events are local. So, some travel the province. And some even venture out beyond the borders. Keeps me busy.
With the easing of restrictions, we are entering a new era of what it means to be artist. While many if not all exhibitions these days are digital, I am happy to say we do have some physical shows taking place too. My work does not translate well on the internet since twelve layers of paint are largely invisible. Do check out the events below.
Edmonton-Federation of Canadian Artists, Edmonton Chapter
Just recently some local artists formed the Edmonton Chapter for the Federation of Canadian Artists. Although a physical show would be preferred, our show is digital. Because this is an online event only, I offer you the link.
DDK (Doris Charest, Danièle Petit and Karen Blanchet) created “Urban Surprises/Le sauvage dans l’urbain”. Although just a sampling from a larger exhibition, it includes something new from the trio: sculpture. From September 11th to October 23rd. Drop in at CAVA 9103 95 Street from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. Another digital opening reception is available here.
Edmonton – St. Joseph’s College, UofA
Several paintings from “Connections” and “Wildwood” are on display at St. Joseph’s College, right across the road from the Butterdome on the University of Alberta’s campus. At the moment the college has closed its doors to the public. Hang tight, it will open again soon.
Private events: “Inspirations”
“Inspirations”, the lovely gallery adjoining Karen’s studio space, offers a preview of her latest work. It is located in the backyard of her home at 12936 108th Street NW Edmonton. While she is always excited to welcome visitors into her space, it is best to give her a ring (780-761-7262) and set up a date for a private viewing.
Events outside Alberta
Another show in Vancouver, “Crisis” is a fundraiser for the Suzuki Foundation hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists in the Granville Is. Gallery, 1241 Cartwright St. The show opened October 5th and runs to September 18th. While you may not be able to travel to Vancouver, you can see the show here.