Fifth World

April 3 to June 7, 2015

Curator’s Talk/Tour with Wanda Nanibush: Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
Reception for Spring Exhibitions: Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m. Joseph and Violet Naytowhow will perform a welcoming song.

Curated by Wanda Nanibush to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Tribe Inc.

The Fifth World marks out a new consciousness within humanity, where we begin to relearn our responsibilities after being humbled by disasters of our own creation. “The world that the capitalists envision is the one-world economy, that is their fifth world. But the fifth world is a new consciousness in the hearts of all human beings, the idea that the earth is shared and finite, and that we are naturally connected to the earth and with one another.” Thus writes Laguna Pueblo writer Leslie Marmon Silko about her concept of the Fifth World. Introduced in her novel, Almanac of the Dead, this concept inspired the exhibition’s title. The Fifth World also refers to the Hopi prophecy of an impending choice between destruction and conflict, or thinking with our hearts in harmony with nature. Since contact, we have been making the choice.

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School Art 2015

April 3 to June 7, 2015

Opening Reception: Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Student Artists Talks: Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

The Mendel Art Gallery is pleased to present the ever-popular School Art exhibition, which has been offered annually for 43 years. Celebrating the excellence of artmaking and creativity among Saskatoon’s young people, the exhibition delights audiences and demonstrates that art is for people of all ages and walks of life. School Art showcases paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, and other works of art by more than 200 students in the city’s elementary and secondary schools. The gallery is proud to work with Saskatoon’s educators and to continue its commitment to art at the primary and secondary levels.

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Exhibition Tour

Free exhibition tour every Sunday at 1 p.m.
Meet in the lobby. No registration required.

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Location & Hours

950 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Regular Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Free admission