Marking the Valley Art Exhibition and Reception

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SAVE THE DATE: Monday, September 29, 2014

Join us for A Juried Art Exhibition and Reception

Visual Arts Alberta ~ CARFAC has partnered with the River Valley Alliance to showcase the Capital Region River Valley through artwork!

We are pleased to report  that dozens of artists were inspired by our beautiful river valley and submitted artworks for the juried exhibition Marking the Valley. Artworks have now been selected and 28 artists will be featured in the exhibition, which opens August 28, 2014 at the Kaasa Gallery at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Chris Carson, Executive Director of Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC, says the river valley really was the muse and inspiration for the artists. They used paint on canvas and paper, charcoal, pen and ink, mixed media, stained glass—and even felting—to depict aspects of the river valley.

The exhibition represents parts of the river valley from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan, the stretch of municipalities that encompass the River Valley Alliance. Some artists worked realistically, looking at the valley from a distance, while others focused on objects and detritus they found on walks in the river valley. Several artists were intrigued with the concept of what a river means, while others abstracted meaning they found in nature.

The artworks reflect the beauty of the river valley and what it contributes to the region—connecting communities and improving the quality of life for everyone in the region.

Marking the Valley  will be at the Kaasa Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium until mid-October 2014. It will then move to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from mid-October until late November 2014.

Marking the Valley is an initiative of the River Valley Alliance and Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC.

The artists featured in Marking the Valley are:

Debra Bachman
Carroll Charest
Patricia Coulter
Susan Diebel
Father Douglas
Gerald Faulder
Lori Frank
Elaine Funnell
Wendy Gervais
Shane Golby
Nicole Hiebert
Lesley Lambert
Rosalette Mandryk
Tracey Mardon
Byron McBride
Anne McCormick
Leona Olausen
Jozé Olvera
Deltra Powney
Nina Robertson
Helen Rogers
Leanne Schnierer
Elisa Sereno-Janz
Alison Service
Gerald St. Maur
Natasa Vretenar
David Yowney
GuoQuan Zheng

See the original article from the River Valley Alliance here

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