Our Museum Events Page!Location: Museums All Over Saskatchewan!
There are so many events coming up at museums all over Saskatchewan. Be sure to browse through the museum events to see which exhibitions, festivals and concerts are happening now in your area!
Government House Old-Fashioned Victorian ChristmasLocation: 4607 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK
6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday, December 14, 2013
Join us for lots of free family fun!
Sleigh rides, Christmas carols, cookies & cider, plus a visit from a “special guest.”
The Museum will also be open!
(306) 787-5773 www.governmenthouse.gov.sk.ca
Wanuskewin Artisan Fair Dec 6 & 7Location: RR #4, Penner Road, Saskatoon, SK
Join us Friday Dec 6th and Saturday Dec 7th for the Wanuskewin Christmas Artisan Sale. Beaders, Carvers, Painters & more, will be displaying and creating for you 10am – 3pm. This year our Annual Artisan Fair grows even bigger as we are featuring:
Friday, Dec 6th
11:30am – Traditional First Nations Dance Performance
1:00pm – Children’s Metis Jiggers
2:00pm – Card Holder Craft
Saturday, Dec 7th
11:00am – Cultural Program
2:00pm – Traditional First Nations Dance Performance
2:00pm – Tipi Raising
$2.00 Donation or 2 non-perishable food items to the Saskatoon Food Bank
Contact Carol Merasty for $20 (2 day) table rental
Phone: (306) 649-1708 or Toll Free: 1-877-547-6546
Mann Art Gallery - Gladys Wozny Siemens - The Archival ShoreLocation: 142 - 12th Street West, Prince Albert
November 14th – January 12th, 2013
Special thanks to Kim Houghtaling and the Art Gallery of Swift Current
The Artist would like to thank the Saskatchewan Arts Board for their generous support.
Gladys Wozny Siemens (Rush Lake, SK) explores the place of nature in our technology driven world. She records traces of activity through low relief casts including animal tracks, plants and land forms which she discovers along the shores around her home. These tracks, soil formations and the detritus of roots, stones, feathers and shells are juxtaposed to reveal narratives that explore the relationship between human culture and nature in our technology driven world. As part artist and part archivist Gladys presents these haptic and often visceral records in three dimensional form to permit the viewer a personal encounter with nature to which many of us have become detached.
Mann Art Gallery - Hanson and Ross PotteryLocation: 142 - 12th Street West, Prince Albert
Pioneering Fine Craft on the Canadian Prairies
Curated and Toured by: Heather Smith (Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery)
November 14th – January 19th, 2014
Hansen-Ross Pottery was named for business partners Folmer Hansen and David Ross, and it was in operation for over 40 years. Known for their Scandinavian-inspired modernist pottery and their utilitarian functional ware, between the late 1950s and 2005, they produced tens of thousands of pieces of pottery. “The Fort”, as Fort Qu’Appelle is known locally, is in the Qu’Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan and the Pottery was in a large brick house on the most prominent tree-lined, residential street that also served as the main route into the town of Fort Qu’Appelle.
Throughout the 1960s, their ceramics were included in a number of important survey exhibitions of Canadian craft–perhaps the most influential was the craft exhibition in the Government of Canada Pavilion at Expo 1967 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is especially noteworthy that Hansen-Ross Pottery had the largest number of works selected for this exhibition of any single ceramics studio; five pieces of their work were included among the fifty pieces of pottery representing all regions of Canada in the exhibition.
Folmer Hansen and David Ross considered themselves to be artist craftsmen and took a consciously non-industrial stance, placing considerable emphasis on making beautifully designed, handmade ceramics out of Saskatchewan clay. In the end, there are two components to the lasting legacy of this studio pottery in small town Saskatchewan. Hansen and Ross produced work on a small scale, primarily as a team of two, but periodically incorporating others, and this had an embracing and encouraging effect on many potters who are still working today. Hansen-Ross Pottery is one of the reasons that ceramics is still such a strong part of Saskatchewan’s art history and material culture. The other legacy is their beautiful pottery. There are thousands of finely made pots still sitting on the shelves of numerous kitchen cupboards and adorning china cabinets in Fort Qu’Appelle and far beyond. Increasingly, they are being acquired by art gallery and museum collections, but in Saskatchewan to this day, it is not uncommon to be served a cup of tea or coffee in a Hansen-Ross mug. At times, Hansen-Ross pottery has been honoured with exhibitions, but it is not the recognition that made them a success. It is their beautiful shape, glorious glazes and adept designs that set Hansen-Ross pottery apart from the rest; it is about how they are used or feel in one’s hand that makes them Canadian treasures.
~ Heather Smith, Curator
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Dunlop Art Gallery - Fool Me TwiceLocation: Central Branch 2311 - 12th Avenue
Tammi Campbell and Marc Courtemanche
November 15, 2013 to January 19, 2014
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Friday, November, 15, 7:00 pm
Curated by Blair Fornwald
The artists in Fool Me Twice use the technique of tromp l’eoil – “fooling the eye.” Tammi Campbell’s Works in Progress resemble partially completed hard line abstractions, marked with painter’s and masking tape. Each piece of peeling tape, however, is convincingly fabricated with acrylic paint – the viewer is looking at a completed painting. Campbell’s work underscores the decision-making processes that determine when a work in progress is ascribed the higher status of “art.” A comparable dialogue is present in Marc Courtemanche’s sculptural works – chairs, ladders, and woodworking tools are meticulously crafted from carved clay, and still life subjects like apples and bananas are cast from layer upon layer of poured paint. Without a framing device claiming these facsimiles as art, they would slip quietly into the everyday. By undermining visual assumptions, both artists ask pertinent philosophical questions about what it means to state the Duchampian declarative: “this is art.”
Tammi Campbell lives in Saskatoon. She has exhibited throughout Canada and her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musee d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Mendel Art Gallery, the University of Regina, and the University of Saskatchewan. Campbell also operates Make Work Projects, an independent storefront studio and project space. She is represented by Galerie Hugues Charbonneau in Montreal.
Marc Courtemanche lives in L’Ange-Gardien, near Gatineau, Quebec. He has exhibited throughout Canada and his work is in collections including the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, the Mendel Art Gallery, the MacKenzie Art Gallery, the City of Regina, the University of Regina, and Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology. Courtemanche is represented by the David Kaye Gallery in Toronto, Slate Gallery in Regina and Darrell Bell Gallery in Saskatoon.
T.rex Discovery Centre Closed for the Fall and WinterLocation: 1 T-rex Drive, Eastend, SK
Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery - In the GalleryLocation: Crescent Park, Moose Jaw
September 19, 2013 to January 5, 2014
Ward Schell's, Undergrowth, includes 10 new paintings that capture the details of the forest floor of Fairy Island. This small island in the middle of Emma Lake, SK was once owned by artist and educator Ernest Lindner (1897-1988), whose work has inspired and motivated much of Schell's artistic expression. This exhibition abandons the traditional landscape elements of middle ground, horizon line and sky, focusing primarily on the element of the foreground. His painstaking method involves building up layers of colour with thin washes of pure paint and the result is a series of paintings that are highly detailed and richly textured images of the forest floor.
Robert David Symons', Countryman, includes rich watercolour paintings by an artists, writer and naturalist who lived an extremely interesting life. Born in England in 1898, he was the son of a prominent artist, whose friends included Rudyard Kipling, Thomas Hardy and James McNeill Whistler. Symons immigrated to Canada in 1914, at the age of 16, to be a cowboy on a ranch in the Cypress Hills. After serving in World War I, he lived the rest of his life throughout Western Canada working with horses and cattle in the conservation of nature, until his death in Regina in 1973. He wrote books on many subjects, but in particular Hours and the Birds, published in 1967, is a special book; a richly illustrated and evocatively written account of bird watching on the prairies. Robert Symons' artwork is quiet and subtle, but he is an important figure in Canadian art history and the history of nature conservation, and his work deserves to be celebrated.