SCYAP Now is a retrospective exhibition by participants in Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming Inc. The show is on view in the Mendel auditorium from May 1 to 28. The free, public reception for the SCYAP exhibition is Wednesday, May 8 at 11 a.m.
A workshop for children and their families exploring loss and healing through the creative arts
How can we support children and families after their loved ones have died?
How might the creative arts positively transform griefand loss into hope and healing?
The Colours of Grief & Healing workshop is designed to explore the power of the creative arts to assist the healing process.
When: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Where: The Mendel Art Gallery
Cost: Free (Registration required)
A Palliative Care Services Initiative
For more information or to register please contact Ruth Eliason, Palliative Care Music Therapist
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Public Reception: Friday, April 19, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The exhibition, Kim Adams: Love Birds is on display at the Western Development Museum (WDM) until September 2. This is the first collaborative project for the WDM and the Mendel Art Gallery.
The public reception for the exhibition is Friday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Admission to this event is free, but regular admission applies during the exhibition period.
BMO Financial Group announced the gift of the sculpture to the Mendel Art Gallery April 8, as part of the company’s annual meeting in Saskatoon. The artwork, valued at $175,000, increases the total value of the Gallery’s permanent collection to $35.7 million.
“We are thrilled with the donation of this important work,” said Angela Larson, Acting Executive Director & CEO of the Mendel Art Gallery. “Kim Adams is considered one of Canada’s leading contemporary sculptors, and this is the first of his works the Mendel has had the opportunity to acquire.
“We are very proud to partner with the Western Development Museum in this exhibition,” Larson said. “This is the first time our two institutions have collaborated, and it’s such a fitting installation for the WDM, given the materials Kim Adams uses in his work.”
“The Western Development Museum is truly excited about this partnership with the Mendel Art Gallery,” said Joan Champ, Executive Director of the Museum. “I think WDM visitors will be quite delighted by Kim Adams’ assemblage. It has a bit of a funhouse feel, and actually juxtaposes quite well with WDM exhibits.”
Lisa Baldissera, Chief Curator, Mendel Art Gallery, said the context of the Museum’s dioramic displays “speaks to the social conditions of objects, and Adams’ work continues the conversation through a surprising reconfiguring of materials.”
Love Birds, a large-scale sculpture in two parts, playfully re-imagines everyday materials, like many of the items that can be found in the collection of the Western Development Museum. Adams uses farm machinery, grain silos, automobile parts, toys and model train parts to create fictional worlds and imaginary landscapes. His work examines the implications of technology, and the divide between life and art. He questions ideas of utility and mobility, and our relationship to our environment, domesticity, and the social world.
Adams, who was born in Edmonton in 1951, now lives in Toronto. His highly original body of work in sculpture and installation has been exhibited throughout Canada and internationally during the past 30 years. More information on Kim Adams’ work is available here - Kim Adams and Love Birds Background.
Teachers: join us for an exhibition walk-about with lesson plans galore, in the exciting candy store of art ideas that is School Art.
Special event for all teachers at the Mendel Art Gallery.
Thursday, April 25, 2013. 4:15-5:45 P.M. Free, just drop in.
Learn what jurors look for. Enjoy a hands-on workshop inspired by work in the show. Share art ideas with peers. Receive handouts and lesson plans.
Presented in partnership with the Saskatchewan Art Education Collective. Call Laura at the Mendel Art Gallery, 975-8052, for more information.