Art Wall

If you are interested in having your art showcased in the library, please contact the Library Manager. 

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program

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 currently displaying the beautiful works of local artist Tori Hunwick!  Visit the Library to enjoy her unique pieces!

April 7 - May 11, 2022

Heaven Can Wait

Roy Caussy Flight of Icarus

2020 Crayon, watercolour, gouache, India ink, oil pastels, pencil, paper.

Image Credit: Dianne Finch

"Heaven Can Wait is a series of works by Medicine Hat–based artist Roy Caussy. The vivid, colourful drawings were generated through an intuitive approach, fulfilling subconscious directives, and the results are lighthearted. User-friendly materials were utilized to create these vibrant pieces. The artist explains, “It was important to me that the drawings be produced with ‘simple’ materials, specifically: crayon, pencil crayon, watercolour, gouache and India ink. The reason for this is because I want my drawings to be both approachable and understandable, giving the viewer a sense that, with enough practice, they could achieve something similar.” Though Caussy asserts how attainable these results are, the compositional complexity of his work is proof of his undeniable artistic ability." (Picture and text borrowed from the AGGP 2021-2022 TREX Booking Catalogue)

May 19 to June 15, 2022

Figured

Susan Bolinger Untitled 1

970 Ink on paper

Collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

This group exhibition from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts’ permanent collection features a selection of works focused on the study of the figure. The human figure provides a vast window into humanity, allowing us to document culture and ideology. It has been a source of inspiration throughout history and has been depicted in almost every art period and genre. (Picture and text borrowed from the AGA 2021-2022 TREX Booking Catalogue)

There will be a TREX exhibition break from June 16 to July 22, 2022.  If you are a local artist wanting to display your work at our library during this time, please email librarian@slavelakelibrary.ab.ca or call the library at 780-849-5250 and ask for Kendra.