If you are interested in having your art showcased in the library, please contact the Library Manager.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) has supported a provincial travelling exhibition program since 1981. The mandate of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program is to provide every Albertan with the opportunity to enjoy visual art exhibitions in their community.
Three regional galleries and one arts organization coordinate the program for the AFA: Northwest Region: The Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie Northeast and North Central Region: The Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton Southwest Region: The Alberta Society of Artists, Calgary Southeast Region: The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat
Each year, more than 300,000 Albertans enjoy many exhibitions in communities ranging from High Level in the north to Milk River in the south and virtually everywhere in between. The AFA Travelling Exhibition Program also offers educational support material to help educators integrate the visual arts into the school curriculum. Exhibitions for the TREX program are curated from a variety of sources, including private and public collections. A major part of the program assists in making the AFA’s extensive art collection available to Albertans. This growing art collection consists of over 8,000 artworks showcasing the creative talents of more than 2000 artists. As the only provincial art collection in Alberta, the AFA collection reflects the development of the vibrant visual arts community in the province and has become an important cultural legacy for all Albertans.
The Rotary Club of Slave Lake Public Library is proud to be a part of the AFA Travelling Exhibition Program and will continue to showcase Alberta. Local artists will be showcased as well throughout the year. There is always something new on the walls, so come down and visit the library!
Upcoming Exhibits Schedule
We are hopeful that we will be able to offer:
March 3, 2021 to April 7, 2021
"presents paintings,drawings and photographs created by seven members of the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA): Ross Bradley, David Harrison, Diane Howard Langlois, Seka Owen, Karin Richter, Deborah Sinclair and Barbara West. Curated by Shannon Bingeman"
Seka Owen, Still Life, 1997, Acrylic on paper
"We go through life surrounded by objects, some of which we cherish, while others are cast aside as unimportant and disposable. Regardless of their meaning and significance, the objects that surround us in our kitchens, under our beds and on our mantels tell a story of who we are and how we live our lives. Still life vignettes such as these have been adapted by artists throughout history in a variety of ways. In ancient historic times, they were used to decorate Egyptian tombs, Greek vases and Roman walls. During the medieval period, they appeared in the margins of illuminated manuscripts and in the Renaissance they were used for allegorical purposes. It was during the 16th century that still life painting emerged as a distinct genre. It became especially popular in the Netherlands with Dutch artists rendering everyday objects in exquisite detail. Fruits, flowers, vases, musical instruments, candles and skulls were composed to highlight the wealth of their patron and remind people of their mortality. Today, still life endures. Artists continue to experiment with the genre in a manner that is contemporaneous with life in the 21st century. From depictions of colourful Mardi Gras floats to a textile dandelion at each stage of its life cycle, the artwork in this exhibition showcases a myriad of approaches to the still life genre."
Write up and picture borrowed from https://aggp.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-21-TREX-Booking-Catalogue-FINAL-resize.pdf