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art out there . . .


Life Lines


the artbox “Want to Reach’ Ada Lovmo’s Art Education Program


Writer/Illustrator Visits


Ian Wallace

Northern Artist Wins Prestigious Award


2nd Annual Arts Symposium Speakers


LandMarks: Of Vessels, Taoists and Time Peter von Tiesenhausen


Artist Profiles Three Artists from the B.C. Peace


artists directory education & opportunities where its all at . . .

Peace Region Gallery Events & Exhibitions

Prints and Process

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Art for Art’s Sake We try each issue to begin with a thought, a word, or a theme that might inspire new ways to raise awareness of the Peace Region’s visual art and its various roles. Last issue dealt with the way art figures into the economic development of a community. This time, while we are still increasing awareness that, yes, art is a business, we thought we’d also investigate the notion of art for art’s sake. Do artists do art for its own sake, or do they look at it like the job they’ve been given to do? Have they changed what drives them to make art over the years? In the following pages, we’ve attempted to have artists address art as art before it becomes something else. In some cases, art appears to be a simple, finished product without further agenda. Other art is done with a specific purpose. Some have gone fron dictating its purpose to allowing art to reveal itself to themselves, and us, sometime in the future. Perhaps the most soulful response to the question why we do what we do comes from those artists who shared with us why they draw. Except for an enlightenend few, the activity itself appears to be somewhat in danger of disappearing. Its practice may offer the best reason we do all visual art: to make a mark. Our mark. Our practice of making our mark is what eventually renders it ours. And authenticity is really the artist’s greatest gift. Jody Farrell, Editor

art out there . . . Installation Rules!

Centennial Mural number of Peace Region artists took part in a mural painting at Edmonton's West Edmonton Mall last April. The 24-hour marathon saw 70 a r t i s t s , including Ada Lovmo, E i l e e n Coristine, C h a r i t y Dakin, Vi Isaac and Carol Brown, all from the Peace area, create multiPeace Region artists participated in Lavoie’s ple paintings Centennial Mural project in Edmonton last April. reflecting their particular style. A total of 252 paintings were assembled to complete the ‘Edmonton Centennial Mural’, designed by Lewis Lavoie. The mural will be on display at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's City Centre Mall location until the city's 100th birthday on October 8th. The work, which has prints available for purchase, can be viewed at


Right, artist Cathy Stafford works at Prairie North.

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rince George artist Susan Barton-Tait says she's amazed at how receptive people of the Peace Region are to installation exhibitions. The artist, who was in Grande Prairie last May as part of the Prairie North residency, was impressed at how knowledgeable and open people were to the relatively complex form of exhibiting art. Barton-Tait, who spent many years in Winnipeg, a city known for its support and enthusiasm for the arts, says she finds people in the Peace more educated and excited about installation exhibitions.


New Curator . . . oug Wills, an artist and computer graphics instructor at Grande Prairie Regional College, has replaced longtime curator John Kerl at The Prairie Art Gallery in Grande Prairie. Wills, who moved from Calgary several years ago with his spouse, artist and GPRC instructor Tina Martel, served as interim curator after Kerl's departure in June, and was made full-time curator in September. Kerl, who was on staff with the gallery for over 10 years, has taken a position teaching at the Young Offenders Centre in Grande Prairie.


Prairie North Residency to Happen Annually rairie North, a two-week residency program which ran last May at Grande Prairie Regional College, has opted to return annually, says its coordinator Ken Housego. The artists program, which included 23 participants from as far away as Newfoundland, was originally slated to run every two years, but its success this year has bolstered confidence that an annual event would keep energy high. For more information about the program, contact GPRC Fine Arts Department, 780-539-2909.


Discovering Art at Summer Festival Sexsmith Filmmaker nother film was being made in the Peace Region over the summer by faces familiar to the Grande Prairie Live Theatre patrons. Sexsmith's Royce Vavrek, who, at 16, wowed local audiences with his role as Master of Ceremonies in the raunchy musical Cabaret, was back home from Concordia University, Montreal, this summer, making a film about prairie life. Much of the footage was shot near Beaverlodge, at Vavrek's grandparents', the Sherks' farm. Vavrek was awarded $25,000 to make the film by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association and Corus Entertainment (of YTV, Discovery Kids, and other TV channels). Local actors Tim

A Children and adults alike enjoy making art at the festival.

t was a laid-back art-filled weekend last July when The Prairie Art Gallery featured its second annual Euphemia McNaught Festival. The gallery grounds were awash with colour as artists, musicians, writers and arts marketers came together to celebrate and create in the spirit of McNaught, a pioneer of the arts in the Peace Region. Adults and children joined in to paint a community mural; solo painters, new and more practiced, worked on projects under trees and tents, and writers and songsters performed pieces dedicated to the prairies. A sculpture garden and ‘scrapture’ contest inspired the multi-media artists, and youngsters were kept busy making everything from lawn ornaments to bean designs. Organizers, whose mandate was ‘the arts can entertain’ found the event particularly successful in its goal to keep things relaxed and low-key, a format they feel inspires creativity. Many who attended agreed, saying they now felt like taking up some form of art.


Heimdal, Kathy and Don Harper, and Kathy and Taylor Pardell are just a few of the area cast in "From Sky and Soil," which tells the story of a family whose crops are destroyed by hail. Vavrek's longtime voice teacher, Ellyn Otterson, penned the song ‘The Great North’, and accompanies him on piano as he sings it in the film.

‘Series’ Comes North he Grande Prairie Regional College is preparing to host a northern edition of ‘Series’, the popular week-long workshop that runs each summer in Red Deer. The format often sees qualified instructors in every art discipline from landscape to antler carving doing hands-on teaching over a fiveday period. For a brochure, call GPRC Fine Arts Department at 780-539-2909, or visit


Student Film Follows Bishogama Potters ver 70 people attended a premiere of a video made by Grande Prairie Composite High arts students last spring. The video, under the direction of Comp digital arts instructor Steve Burger, documented several days of preparation and firing of pottery in a Japanese style kiln in Hythe, Alberta. The wood-fired anagama kiln is a labour intensive effort that requires gathering and chopping wood to stoke a fire that burns for at least six days and nights. Students caught on film the range of emotions that happened over several days, and interviewed ceramic artists, including Bibi Clement, artistic director of the BICWA (Bishogama International Ceramic Workshop Alberta) Society, at whose home the firing took place. A travelling exhibition entitled ‘Fire and Ash’ that includes works done in the Hythe kiln will tour northern Alberta as part of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts TREX (Travelling Exhibition) program. Call Sue Cloake at The Prairie Art Gallery, 532-8111, for more information.


Jazz musicians added to the festival’s creative atmosphere.

Gallery Collection Goes Digital hen a documentary film crew showed up looking for information for a centennial art project, The Prairie Art Gallery was more than able to oblige. That's because it was completing its own digital recording of all its permanent collection pieces. Over 600 art pieces stored in the Gallery's basement vault were photographed and documented on computer over a six-week period, thanks largely to a grant provided by Weyerhauser. The film crew says its ‘One Hundred Years of Art in Alberta’ which should air sometime in 2005 on the Canadian Learning Channel, will educate us on the ever-developing art industry in the province.


A student documentary accompanies the ‘Fire and Ash’ exhibit.

Peace River Murals Beautify Town

arissa Doll recently helped beautify the town of Peace River by painting four murals on a building on 99th Street. The murals were based on photographs of the surrounding area. Doll usually works with oils and had never painted murals before, but is well known in Peace River for creating the first, second, and most recent PeaceFest logos. Doll says she was happy to have the chance to spruce up her home town.


Art of the Peace . . .who we are? growing number of Peace Region artists are becoming aware of Art of the Peace, the magazine, whose role is to promote and support the visual arts in the area.

Since January, 2003, representatives from many visual arts interests have been gathering regularly to discuss issues and opportunities. Topics included promotion, information, financial resources, education, as well as exhibition and networking opportunities. We believe that working with the entire Peace Region will allow for more opportunities Ted Godwin speaks at 2003 Arts Symposium. for our artists.


What a lot don’t know yet is that Art of the Peace is on its way to becoming a Society whose projects not only include the magazine and The Art of the Peace Arts Symposium, but a mandate to expand in all areas that further our goals of promoting the visual arts.

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We need your support for the growth and success of this new venture, and look forward to your ideas and participation. Please contact us with any questions or information you may have to share at The Prairie Art Gallery, Grande Prairie; 532-8111; or email us at

Life Lines Three Peace Region artists get personal about why they draw. Ed Bader, ‘The Great Tree’, charcoal

Deanna Kent-McDonald Ed Bader Ed Bader considers drawing as both a most primary of human responses and an extraordinarily complex medium. "As a means of expression, translating what the eye sees into lines on paper, it is advantageous to have this very direct and immediate response to record images and impressions quickly," he explains. Because it can be inexpensive and very portable, drawing is a critical visual language, Bader says. Still, there are unlimited possibilities for experimentation. Each choice the artist makes may change what is said. Many use paper napkins, or thumbnail sketches, while others' creations are enormous. For Bader, mediating impressions and ideas through fingers and a pen or pencil is fundamentally different than through any other instrument, such as a brush. And while many perceive drawing to be a more primitive art form, Bader notes its potential for being incredibly complex to navigate.

Ruth Heijne, ‘Untitled’, Pencil

Leona Cochrane, ‘Seated Figure’, Coloured Conté

Ed Bader is an instructor with Grande Prairie Regional College.

Leona Cochrane For Leona Cochrane, drawing is a means to flesh out ideas. "Drawing is where I work things out. In a series of drawings, cliché ideas get pushed out, and more dynamic images are formed in my head." Cochrane draws with colour, preferring conté to other tools because of its flexibility. When she is with a group, drawing from the same stimulus, she is most intrigued by what others perceive and how they, as individuals, interpret so differently the same thing. Cochrane says her own drawings are impressions, not literal interpretation, of forms she sees. This gives her flexibility to build dimension in her vision of what may follow. Drawing offers a springboard from which to jump into the different and dynamic pieces she creates. Leona Cochrane has just completed some Grande Prairie landscape paintings (Al's News, The York Hotel), and continues to work on her portfolio.

Ruth Heijne Ruth Heijne's response to the question: "Why draw?" is both thoughtful and automatic. "For me, drawing is a meditation of sorts," she explains. "It is natural, like talking, but doesn't necessarily require an intellectual or emotional commitment. When I paint or sew, there is more process in thought required to achieve something. Drawing can simply create inside of me an inner balance." While for Heijne, meditation is generally a private practice, the act of drawing provides her the enjoyable opportunity to exhibit her work. With drawing, Heijne says, she employs a delicate mix of imagination and reality. The process of combining her own input (the experiences she carries) together with reality, is a calming endeavour. "While I draw, I am immersed in the light, the shade, the contrast of it all, with the blankness of a white paper. I see the shapes. At that moment, that's all there is." Ruth Heijne is a former GPRC fine arts student now living in Yellowknife.

the artbox

Drawing: Tools of the Trade

By Lynn LeCorre-Dallaire

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‘Want to Reach’ Ada Lovmo’s Art Education Program By Susan Thompson

Writer/Illustrator Visits Ian Wallace By Jody Farrell

When Hines Creek artist Ada Lovmo found her community lacking in art education, she founded her own program and introduced it into local schools.

Former ‘Want to Reach’ students at Hines Creek High School pose with their mural, a reproduction of a Stephen Lyman work.

The ‘Want to Reach’ program focuses on the creative process, supporting students' efforts at artistic creation over final product. Lovmo discusses creativity, imagination and the ability to learn from mistakes, illustrating her lessons with guest speakers. The process allows students to learn rather than regurgitate what they have memorized, she says.

"I set it up the same way kindergarten is set up, where you have different centres. I find out what each kid is into and bring in volunteers."

An artist-writer whose first children's book was published in 1974, told audiences there's no real magic to getting published other than being persistent. Ian Wallace was in Grande Prairie last September for the Peace Library System's annual convention, and visited several schools.

The program emphasizes rites of passage such as adolescence. It is the ceremony for such periods of transition that our culture lacks, explains Lovmo.

"You have to get used to the rejection letter," he told a group of adults, many of whom were artists, and children, who gathered at The Prairie Art Gallery to hear him speak of his work.

"Art and the acceptance of our art, whatever form (through which) we choose to express ourselves, is a way to look at our inner process, own it, and direct it wisely."

In illustrating ‘The Name of the Tree’, Wallace had to research much of the African culture and lore to better understand the story's origin. He told the audience his use of media, which in

The program allows for building relationships between student and community as well. Lovmo finds enthusiastic supporters who "love to come in and teach." The bonds between adult and youth creates better understanding. The ‘Want to Reach’ program now receives Municipal District funding and runs in three schools: Hines Creek, Worsley, and Mennow Simons.

‘Want to Reach’ program volunteer artist Tracy Trebb of Grande Prairie worked with Hines Creek High School students on papier maché gargoyles.

Ian Wallace answers questions at his seminar on illustrating books, which was held at The Prairie Art Gallery in September.

this case included pencil crayons, was very integral to the story's location. The story dealt with a drought, and the pencils allowed for rendering images that mimicked the dry, parched soil found in Africa's deserts. Wallace said the four key elements an illustrator must deal with in working on a children’s book include: colours; shapes; the most appropriate media in which to illustrate the story; and how to draw the changes that occur throughout a story. Changes he had to deal with in ‘The Name of the Tree’ included the parched land and the speed at which the different animals travelled. Wallace has written and illustrated his own stories, and has illustrated other writers'. Some of his books include: ‘The Sandwich’, ‘Chin Chiang and the Dragon's Dance’, ‘The Man Who Walked the Earth’, and ‘Morgan the Magnificent’.

Northern Artist Wins Prestigious Award

Jennifer Skabor’s ‘Portrait of a Girl’, watercolour, won the ACACA Northern Zone Juror’s Choice award.

Jennifer Skabar of Grande Cache won the Northern Zone Jurors Choice (Intermediate category) award for her watercolour ‘Portrait of a Girl’ at the ACACA 2004 Zone Show Awards held in Grande Cache last May.

The ACACA, like many associations, advances this knowledge through participation of its artists in shows, outings and awards programs, some of which are paid for in full by the Association. ACACA President Monika Dery writes that other workshops, as well as individual artist grants and awards are made available throughout the year.

The Alberta Community Art Clubs Association (ACACA) is a provincial group whose goal, much like the Art of the Peace Association’s, is to ‘foster and maintain instruction in art, and develop an interest in the knowledge of art and culture in communities across Alberta.’

"For individual artists, there's no better way to gain an educational level necessary to proceed successfully in the big, wide, world of art! At the time of joining, I thought the only reason would be to be able to submit my work to a zone show and hope that the paintings might be juried into the annual Alberta Wide Show and Sale in Red Deer…I found out that membership allowed me to apply for scholarships - I received the Lilian Nunn the next year and workshop grants."

To date, the ACACA has defined three geographical areas in the province: north of the Yellowhead Highway 16; central; and across the southernmost part of the province.

To participate in any of the ACACA exhibitions, one must become an Association member. A newsletter goes out to members four times a year. More information on the ACACA, as well as back issues of its newsletters can be found online at

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2nd Annual

Arts Symposium Speakers

The Second Annual Art of the Peace Arts Symposium welcomes artists and arts lovers to share their work and stories. Guest speakers Lyndal Osborne, Jack Burman, Peter von Tiesenhausen and Clint Roenisch talk about their own experiences. dmontonbased artist Lyndal Osborne gathers organic material and produces installations that highlight the effects of these when exposed over time. The self-described obsessive collector makes artworks of just about every manner of matter, including banana peels, avocado shells, pods, and ‘Cultivated Objects’, one of Lundal Osborne’s installations of organic material. oranges or halfgrapefruits. For a recent show that toured cles, others see a usually-dis- In her installation entitled China, Osborne produced grid- carded object heaped in a pile, ‘Cultivated Objects’, Osborne style tables of found and organ- as with the banana peels fea- compartmentalizes objects ic objects that represent our tured in an exhibition she had including sea balls, shells, ever-changing natural environsponges, ment. The show, which feaclove-studtured four Alberta women d e d The self-described obsessive collector artists, was the first Canadian oranges, makes artworks of just about every maninstallation exhibition to be w h e a t ner of matter . . . mounted in China. The grass, day artists curated the show l i l i e s , Lyndal Osborne and travelled to its two shark's openings. at The Prairie Art Gallery sev- eggs, and tea bags. Those and eral years ago. Their black and many other objects had to be Osborne loves to focus on what shrivelled shells now represent- carefully wrapped and docugenerally goes unnoticed. ed something entirely different; mented for shipment to China. While some of her works fea- something dark and earthy, and The wheatgrass actually had to ture readily-accepted ‘beauti- not the golden arches they'd be planted on-site by Osborne ful’ matter, as do her collec- been in their glory days. so it would grow in time for the tions of shells or kelp or barnaopening.


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In a review of Jack Burman's photographs at Toronto's Clint Roenisch Gallery last June, Betty Ann Jordan of Toronto Life magazine writes: "Plumbing the poetics of death, Burman's nuanced, preternaturally detailed colour images address his favourite line from the Japanese poet Matsuo Basho: "Every moment of life is the last, every poem is a death poem."


Sounds a bit sad, if not Jack Burman ghoulish, but arts critics agree that the Toronto photographer's large-format works, currently on show at The Prairie Art Gallery, lean more toward beauty than the macabre. In his piece "Death Never Looked So Good," Globe and Mail reviewer John Michael Dault writes: "The radical modernity of Burman's approach to his troubling subject - his way of compositionally isolating and highlighting a severed head, a floating heart, Jack Burman, Argentina #11

an unfurled cadaver stretched out across the bottom of a photograph like someone stretched out on the grass - makes his

"Most photographs stop time. Jack's perpetuate it."

photographs so visually arresting that the pure aesthetic pleasure they offer appears to work against the enormity of what you are actually seeing." Burman photographed preserved specimens of the human body in medical museums and laboratories in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Of particular interest are his photographs of the work of a famous 1930s anatomist, Dr. Pedro Ara, best known in his home country of Argentina for his posthumous preservation of Evita Peron. C a t h e r i n e Osborne of The National Post writes that B u r m a n ' s "Argentina #11" was "apparently Ara's signature work. His head is tilted to one side and his eyes are cast downward in an incredibly human-felt pose of dignity." Clint Roenisch, from whose gallery the Burman works were sent to The Prairie Art Gallery, says of the works: "Most photographs stop time. Jack's perpetuate it."

lint Roenisch, director of the Clint Roenisch Gallery, joins Jack Burman, Lyndal Osborne and Peter von Tiesenhausen at The Art of the Peace Symposium October 22nd and 23nd in Grande Prairie. Roenisch is the director of the Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto. He was born in Calgary and studied human geography and art history at Queen's University. He was public curator at both the Kelowna Art Gallery and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, during which time he organized over 35 exhibitions. The Roenisch Gallery opened in 2003 and has shown the work of von Tiesenhausen and Burman, as well as Andre Kertesz, Raymond Pettibon, Harold Clunder and Sylvain Bouthillette. His address at the Symposium covers his work on these exhibitions as well as his transition from curator to art dealer.


Peter von Tiesenhausen

LandMarks: Of Vessels, Taoists and Time by Jody Farrell s Peter von Tiesenhausen leads a gaggle of visitors toward his studio, he pauses over the gravel-embedded, half-grass road and comments casually to his wife, Teresa, "This is new."


He is looking down at a mess of bubbles, green, opaque and seriously seaworthy, that have formed amidst the stony wetness. It's of mild interest to the Demmitt artist in a place where almost everything leaves him awestruck. A bumblebee foraging in the ground is the biggest he's ever seen; a branch of berries, the reddest. I'm still puzzling over the green ooze of thirty minutes past when we're out in the field, contemplating his willow boats and their slow communion with the waves of elements that will eventually consume them. Inside the now-collapsed outline of the 110-foot-long ‘Ship’, Peter has planted spruce trees. Inside that, he's placed rocks. Each outline will mark its predecessor's shape as the more vulnerable shells erode over time. Long after the exquisitely woven, weatherbeaten limbs sink beneath the tangles of grass, the successive vessel-outlines will give pause to that most persistent, natural course of events: Nature. Just metres east of here, farmers and oil companies have cut a wide welcome into what looks more like Alberta. But on von Tiesenhausen's land, minutes this side of the British Columbia border, the horizon has already announced a change. It's wetter, greener, 14 art of the Peace

spongier ground than our familiar, suck-it-up prairie soil. It feels somewhat tentative underfoot. And, except for the field - once cleared by his family and onto which Peter brings

and builds his willow sculptures - this land feels less solid, less permanent. I'm wondering if his woven vessels spring from a premonition of catastrophe.

Peter von Tiesenhausen, ‘Harbour’, oil

von Tiesenhausen has already gone to battle to preserve his seemingly vulnerable land. His victory shielding it from advancing pipelines and corporate clearcut is well-documented, as was his wrath in early paintings entitled ‘Disturbing the Peace’. Today, however, von Tiesenhausen calls the show his "worst ever," saying it's wrong to pass judgement, especially given his own stint "scraping the earth" when he worked up north many years ago. "There was a lot of fingerpointing; a lot of saying: I'm a painter, I'm smarter than you guys," he recalls. Over the years, his conviction to let the land speak through him has quelled some of the anger. His resolve now is to let nature's message, not his, become more present in the face of destruction. The act requires that he become a channel, a vessel, for whatever the land needs to say. The self-admitted egoist finds it a tough gig at times. "I like to play God. I love making something of nothing." But he's given over to letting the land do the talking, and recording these passages without drawing conclusions, without shaking a finger. The conversation between artist and earth started in 1991 when he built a willow branch fence shortly after the birth of the first of two sons. More structures followed: ‘Tree Pods’ (1992); a-hundred-andten-foot-long ‘Ship’ (1993), and ‘Tower’ (1994.) While the willow sculptures seemed repeatedly to take the form of a shelter or vessel of sorts, von Tiesenhausen claims they were just his way of talking with the land, sensitizing himself to its word. He began to approach every exhibition, however far away,

von Tiesenhausen’s ‘Vessel’, above, still stands in his field, while the larger ‘Ship’ lays collapsed behind it. Below, the artist with son Alex, 11, is still awed by ‘Forest Figure’ sculpted from a 386year-old spruce.

with this sensitivity to the space and materials available to him. In 1995, he dug an enormous trench out of the red soil he found near Poitiers, France, and filled it with white sand from the sea. The idea of going into places "carte blanche" and

letting them say what they had to say grew more appealing, and he repeated the exercise in Banff, Emma Lake, Kelowna, and Ottawa. In February, 2004, von Tiesenhausen was given a bale

of photo paper while touring Peace River's DaishowaMarubeni pulp mill and turned out 230 single paintings of aspens, the tree used in the product. The paintings themselves were done in brush work much likea Japanese-style calligra-

phy using aspen ashes from the mill. The whole process became something of a transcendent, mark-making meditation, he says. The resulting installation resembled a Japanese shrine, with its walls of paper, particularly delicate given the vulnerability of the ash. The paintings will not last, as is the case with all his work. As is the case with nature. A similar approach to a ‘sitespecific’ installation at Saskatoon's Mendel Art Gallery tested von Tiesenhausen's resolve to just let the environment have its say. Without a clue as to what he would use for his exhibition,

He heard a noise, walked outside, and found workmen loading up scraps of rusted, woven infrastructure from the University of Saskatchewan's Convocation Hall. He used the materials to recreate four ‘Tower’-like structures for his ‘Blind Faith’ installation. The U of S recently called von Tiesenhausen about its purchase. Plans are to house it in the new convocation hall. von Tiesenhausen has taken up painting again too. He'd given it up for years he says, because it couldn't say as much as his installation pieces did. But today's paintings appear to hold messages deep within their tex-

Peter von Tiesenhausen, ‘Blind Faith’, oil

von Tiesenhausen trusted his gut. With the actual show just days away and no material with which to build yet, he still chose to finish a little ditty Teresa had given him called ‘The Tao of Pooh.’ The Benjamin Hoff book makes a winning case for Winnie-thePooh as Western Taoist master, and von Tiesenhausen allowed himself to read it rather than worry over the fact that he'd yet to receive any message from his surroundings. He finished the book with further resolve to do what Hoff said Pooh does well: To be. To live in the moment. Not fret, like Eeyore; not pontificate, like Owl. 16 art of the Peace

tured layers. They're hauntingly rich, and feature gaping mouths and tunnelling dark holes. They're scary as well as beautiful. And while he's not sure yet what they're about, von Tiesenhausen says he feels most alive when he gets out of his way and paints unconsciously. It's a Taoist notion that it's when we're least present that we are happiest and most real. Now it's a matter of sitting back and watching, through the artist, just what the land is trying to say.

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artist profiles: Three Artists from the B.C. Peace by Jody Farrell

Kelly Albin, Artist-ceramicist, Chetwynd, B.C. Chetwynd artist Kelly Albin knows her works challenge those who may not have experienced the world as she has. The middle child of three girls whose dad worked for Bell Canada and travelled the world, Albin learned to appreciate a variety of colourful people and cultures at a very young age. But it's the similarities among people she feels she speaks of in her paintings and mosaic works. "I remember even as a young child seeing unity in people, no matter what culture; whether it be Saudi Arabia,Thailand, Greece, Spain, or China," Albin says. "We were quite fortunate." The Montreal native landed back in Canada after years of travel, and studied forestry in New Brunswick. Her first job offer following graduation in 1998 was in Chetwynd. She worked in forestry for a couple of years, and turned back to what she calls her first love, the arts. Her mosaics mimic the melange of culture and colour that influenced her life. "I use all kinds of things in making them," Albin says. "They're really a bunch of everything: found objects, jewellery, tiles…" Her paintings, like those featured in her ‘Interrupted’ exhibition last year at Dawson Creek Gallery, also portray the influence of far away cultures, with their bold colours and movement. ‘Womanly Shake’, one of a triptych of paintings, hints at a looser, more laid-back culture where music is essential and part of everyday life. Albin accepts that while her upbringing makes her more adaptable to change, others' life experiences foster a desire to see the familiar. "Some don't know just how to take my art," she says. "A lot of them, upon seeing it, say: ‘You aren't from around here’". Still, she likes Chetwynd, and has no plans to leave anytime soon. Kelly Albin, ‘Womanly Shake’

Emily Mattson, Artist-Sculptor, Rolla, B.C. Often in the world of artists, the support or material upon which the artwork is rendered is as important as the work. For some, Rolla, B.C. artist Emily Mattson’s work on cow placenta presents a bit of a puzzle because she doesn’t really employ the membrane as anything more than a form of canvas. People often question the purpose of what they see as a rather shocking medium. “Emily has taken a material which some might find difficult to get their head around, and uses its paper quality for her artwork,” explains John Kerl, former Prairie Art Gallery curator. “She doesn’t use it as one might expect. She makes no comment through her use of the membrane. It’s just a substance she’s familiar and comfortable with.” That she’s familiar with all things bovine is most certain. Mattson came to the Peace area ranch as a young bride in the late sixties, and has worked as both artist and cattle farmer, feeding, calving and fitting whatever creativity she might into her role, which later included mother of two boys. The mostly self-taught artist says her life, while chaotic at times, never allows her to be bored, and has afforded her an insight into rural life that influences her art. Maybe the medium and our reaction to it says as much about our culture as it does Mattson’s. We are expecting layers of meaning attached to what she simply sees as a product that’s readily available to her. That kind of simplicity is a wonderful statement in itself. Emily Mattson’s sculpture made with cow placenta and metal in the Dawson Creek Gallery.

Eliza Massey, Photographer, Fort St. John Photographer Eliza Massey says the move from the West Coast to Fort St. John several years ago inspired a bit of a change in focus. Switching to landscapes from portraiture and still life would require different equipment however, and it wasn't until just this year that Massey purchased a panoramic camera with which to capture her surroundings. "It's just a small one, but I've really enjoyed it," she says of the camera. Her last show, exhibited in 2002 at The Dawson Creek Art Gallery, featured portraits of such prominent British Columbia

Eliza Massey ‘Hay in the Field’

artists as Bill Reid and Toni Onley. The daughter of an architect dad and oil painter mom, Massey studied painting in Los Angeles, Vancouver's Emily Carr and Halifax's Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She'd always had a desire to create, and while painting afforded her that, photography, she felt, was an easier way to make a living. It was also a way to hone the skills required by both artist and photographer: Choosing composition, noticing and recording how light fills a space.

artists directory ART CLUBS


PEACE RIVER ART CLUB Box 2711 Peace River, AB T8S 1S8 780-624-8528 - Miriam Shows and sales for member artists. Variety of mediums. Meet quarterly.

ADRIAN-CLARK, Carol 9338-69 A Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6T3 780-532-0846 Realistic renderings of florals, landscapes and still life, in coloured pencil and oil painting.

PEACE WATERCOLOUR SOCIETY c/o 7601-102 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8W 1Y7 780-539-4046 Dale; 780-568-4124 Suzanne Peace Country artists focusing on transparent watercolours. Semiannual shows throughout the Peace Country. PRAIRIE FIGURE DRAWING GROUP c/o 10209-99 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 780-532-8446 Karen 780-532-2573 Jim Non-instructional, informal group meets weekly at The Prairie Art Gallery, Sept.-May, Thursdays 710pm. Drop-in or monthly fee.

ALBIN, Kelly (Blue Frogs Legs) Box 2152 Chetwynd, BC V0C 1J0 250-788-8804 Watercolours, acrylics, charcoal, pencil crayon, pencil, chalk, oil, photography & mosaics. Versatility with several media allows great scope in expressions of her concepts & designs. ASHTON, Ed #37 8910-122 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8X 1P8 780-532-6803 Original artwork in watercolour; Alberta grain elevators, rustic scenes, barns.

"Black and white is my preferred medium," Massey says. "Colour tends to date a picture. Black and white photography strips things down to a quality of light; it's a more timeless look. A picture taken 30 or even 80 years ago can be just as poignant today." Massey, whose works have also exhibited in Vancouver and been published in numerous books and magazines, is currently working on building her own darkroom studio, and hopes to produce another show soon. She's even thinking of painting again. But turning back to creating will involve leaving other roles behind, specifically that of volunteer, which Massey feels is important in her smaller community where there are always voids to fill.

Eliza Massey, ‘Summit Lake in the Northern Rockies’

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BIBI POTTERY (Bibi Clement) P.O. Box 144 Hythe, AB TOH 2CO 780-356-2424 Studio Potter/Sculptor specializing in wood fire and raku techniques. Artistic Director of BICWA Society, International Residency Program. BRASETH, Lynne 12124-98 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7J2 780-539-3822 Acrylic paintings of landscapes, rustic buildings and beautiful skies. Commissions welcome. BROWN, Judy Box 825 Spirit River, AB T0H 3G0 780-864-3608 My paintings reflect the peacefulness and serenity of our landscape. CAMSELL, Charles 11201-104 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2Y9 780-538-1696 Realistic animal and human faces incorporating a native influence in acrylic. CLOAKE, Sue 9927-86 Park Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0C9 780-539-7405 Mixed media collage - a combination of mediums creates an intricate abstract textural surface. COCHRANE, Leona 12105-95 A St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5C4 780-538-1208 Architectural, botanical and human forms inspire mixed media and oil painting. CRAIPLEY, Sheila Box 569 Sexsmith, AB T0H 3C0 780-568-3754 Landscape, acrylic and oils in local landscapes and historic sites.

CRICHTON, Holly General Delivery Grovedale, AB T0H 1X0 780-538-9264 Watercolours, graphite. Varied subject matter. Commissions welcome. CURRIE, Gordon 1512-113 Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2Z5 250-782-6388 Watercolour and mixed media artist - scenic nature works of art. DAKIN, Charity (Taiga Studio) Box 1189 Manning, AB T0H 2M0 780-836-3836 Original work in acrylic, pastel, pencil, charcoal. Limited edition prints. DALE, Tina 9409-Wedgewood Dr. N Grande Prairie, AB T8W 2G5 780-532-3211 “I enjoy the challenge of painting a variety of subjects in watercolour.” DEMUYNCK, Inez 11121-16 St. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4A1 250-782-6363 Teacher/Artist sspecializing in creative watercolour and handbuilt clayworks. DICKSON, Yvonne 10015-89 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2Y9 780-532-1629 Watercolours with a Peace Country theme. DITCH, Valerie Box 882 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3Y1 780-538-9238 Primarily working in watercolour with attention to light and detail. Originals and giclée prints and cards available.

DIXON, Suzanne Box 124 Pouce Coupe, BC V0C 2C0 850-786-5582 Folk art paintings, small pictures and cards. DUPERON, Frances 9909-92 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB 780-532-2753 Acrylic/oil paintings, portraits, landscapes, still lifes. FARRELL, Jody 8508-100 A St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3C3 780-538-1499 Paintings, oil, acrylic - mostly landscapes, flowers. GREENTREE, Barb Box 41 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A1 780-532-6658 Artworks emphasizing the Wild Kakwa and Peace Country in acrylics and watercolour. GUEST, Robert Box 1784 Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0 780-827-2346 Painter in the Symbolist Landscape tradition preferring wilderness and nocturnal subject matter. HAAKSTAD, Carmen 8214-102 A St. Grande Prairie, AB T8W 1Z4 780-539-4483 Spiritual and unique hockey images, chalk pastel and coloured pencil. HEIMDAL, Tim 9804-102 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2V2 780-532-1995 Murals (interior and exterior) commissions, portraits. Acrylic on canvas. Impressionistic. HENN, K. Marjorie Box 262 Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 780-354-2165 Countryside & wilderness themes are my inspiration, watercolour is my main medium. HIVES, Geri RR2, Site 7, Box 11 Sexsmith, AB 780-568-3019 Pastel horses, animal commissions. HOLLER, Colleen Box 363 Wembley, AB T0H 3S0 780-766-2567 A variety of watercolour subjects.

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with a view to contrast, light, colour and form. HOMMY, Barry Box 298 Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 780-354-8117 (w) 780-356-3741 (h) Artist in watercolour - local landscapes. HOTTE, Vicki 11405-97 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4K9 780-538-1947 Acrylic paintings and drawings rural subject matter. HUETTE, Arthur 8608-100 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2K1 780-539-5907 Large airbrushed art work. Will consider commissions. KAUT, Donna Box 675 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A7 780-532-6468 “I focus on oil paintings of wildflowers and berries of Alberta.” LAURIN, Ray 9637-113 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1W4 780-532-5232 With acrylics, I can capture what nature has to offer us. LE CORRE, Lynn 11110-95 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1Z7 780-538-4046 Painting in miniature simplifies the landscape to colour and painterly forms. MAGNETIC NORTH IMAGES (Brian Don Hohner) Box 104 North Star, AB T0H 2T0 780-836-0021 Landscapes and skyscapes of the North. Pastels. Commissions welcome. MARTEL, Tina Grande Prairie, AB 780-539-2814 Mixed media paintings. MCGUINTY, Kristine 12813-92 St. Peace River, AB T8S 1R9 780-624-2605 Harvest Moon Studio: Contemporary photographic images, polaroid emulsion transfers, acrylic paintings and drawings.

MCKENZIE, Cheryl 9102-105 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8X 1H7 780-532-7433 Digital design and graphic artist.

REDWOOD, Lonnie #118 10550-111 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8H1 780-532-3510 “I enjoy painting landscapes and related subject matter in watercolours.”

MCNEIL, Michele J. RR2 Site 13, Box 41 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2Z9 780-538-4760 Stained glass with a contemporary twist “Yours is to dream it. Mine is to create it.”

REYNOLDS, Doris Box 277 Fairview, AB T0H 1L0 780-835-2379 Seasonal landscapes in watercolour of mountain parks, Peace valley and prairies.

MULLIGAN, Helena 8709-98 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2C7 780-538-2009 Insights, expressions of everyday life in sculptures, drawings and paintings. Commissions welcome. NEKO GOLDWORKS (Neil Kolacz) Grande Prairie, AB 780-532-7030 Custom Designed gold and silver jewellery, and original watercolours. PALMER, Valerie J. “Spores n’ More” Box 6512 Peace River, AB T8S 1S3 780-624-8589 Mushroom spore prints: images created from natural spores of fungi. PATRICK, Anne RR1 Wembley, AB T0H 3S0 780-766-2445 “My landscapes, florals and berries are done in realism in watercolour, acrylic and oils.” PERRET, Gordon & Holly 9306-71 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6E3 780-532-9507 Oil and acrylic paintings; ceramic and mixed media sculptures. PETERS, Rika #202, 10230-106 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5G8 780-814-7430 Oil paintings; impressionistic landscapes. PRIDDLE, Claire 7-105 9818-94 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3R6 780-402-3747

Acrylic colourscapes.

ROY, Janet Box 279 Sexsmith, AB T0H 3C0 780-568-3961 Acrylics in various subjects - landscapes, flowers, birds and animals. SANDBOE, Suzanne ASA, PWS Box 28, Site 9, RR1 Sexsmith, AB T0H 3C0 780-568-4124 Realistic landscapes, portraits and scenes from everyday life. Original work and commissions in a variety of mediums. STOKES, Jim 10417-110 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 1S8 780-532-2573 Quality, original paintings, drawings and prints. Contemporary representational work.

THOMPSON, Doug PO Box 5127 Peace River, AB T8S 1R8 780-624-5229 780-618-5319 (cell) Steel sculpture using welding and blacksmithing techniques. My mastery of metalworking techniques allows me to work with steel as if it were clay. Specifically interested in human forms/emotions. Commissions welcome. WILLIAMS, Susan 9005-102 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2S8 780-532-6991 Functional pottery. Teaches beginner and intermediate pottery at the Centre for Creative Arts, Grande Prairie. WILLS, Doug Grande Prairie, AB 780-402-7077 Graphic design, illustration, on-site software instruction.

PHOTOGRAPHY CRAWFORD, Barbara 9711-101 St. Peace River, AB T8S 1A6 780-624-5101 Outdoor photography, rural landscape, nature and old buildings. Colour and black and white. GILJE, Lena Box 252 Wembley, AB T0H 3S0 780-505-0873 Portrait, corporate, weddings. MCLAUGHLIN, Catherine Grande Prairie, AB 780-402-6211 Photography - informal portraits of people and their pets, landscape. Freelance writing, poetry readings. PETTIT, Don 1204 103 Ave. Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2G9 250-782-6068 1-866-373-8488 Peace Region nature photography, graphic design, publishing, marketing, product development.

STROM, Brenda 10205 - 76 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8W 1Y6 780-532-8930 Watercolors, oil, monoprints of florals, intimate landscapes and hockey players. SWANSTON, Nan RR3, Site 4, Box 6 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 5N3 780-532-6745 Close-up views of nature, buildings. people - watercolour and pastel. SYROTA, Dale 7601-102 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8W 1Y7 780-539-4046 Traditional transparent watercolour painting rendered in a true and unique style. TAYLOR, Marjorie 9506-77 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4T3 780-532-0355 Acrylic on canvas/mixed media, abstract paintings, clay sculpture.

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BEAVERLODGE, ALBERTA Beaverlodge Cultural Centre Ongoing programs in pottery, stained glass , batik, weaving, acrylic, oil and watercolour painting classes for a variety of ages. Please call Sue at 354-3600 for dates and details. Gallery exhibition and gift shop sales opportunities are available. Please call Sue at (780) 354-3600 for further information.

Pottery Courses Beginner Wheelthrowing: Starting Oct. 1. Painting/Printing/Mat Cutting Mat Cutting Tutorial: Oct. 2. Awakening Your Creative Powers: Nov. 6. Nature Printing: Oct. 2. Beginner Watercolours: Starting Oct. 22. Beginner Stained Glass: Starting Oct. 22.

University Transfer programs, courses in Music, Art, and Drama. Students in all GPRC programs may fulfill their Fine Arts option requirements with FAD credit courses. The Fine Arts Conservatory offers non-credit instruction in music, dance, and the visual arts, to students of all ages and abilities. Visual arts courses include drawing, painting, digital arts, and photography. VISITOR IN THE ARTS 2004/05 Throughout the Academic year, the Fine Arts Deparment at GPRC presents a Visitor in the Arts series. The guest lecturers, who vary from our own faculty to professional artists and musicians, speak to the students on topical areas related to their profession and practice. Lectures normally take place on alternate Wednesdays, 11:45 - 1:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The public are welcome. Nov. 2004, TBA - Scott McFarland Nov. 19, 2004 - Dr. Stephen Chatman Dec. 1, 2004 - David Janzen Jan. 2005 TBA - Micheal Dowad Feb. 16, 2005 - Evan Penny Mar. 9, 2005 - Laura Vickerson Mar. 2005 TBA - Women in the Arts Symposium Apr. 2005 TBA - Micah Lexier

education & opportunities DAWSON CREEK, B.C.

Dawson Creek Art Gallery Ongoing programs for all ages in a variety of media. If you would like more information regarding our art classes and workshops, please phone the gallery at (250) 782-2601 or e-mail us at Opportunities for exhibition in the gallery are available. Guidelines for exhibitions can be viewed at

Northern Lights College The College offers a one-year program, leading to a graduation certificate in the Visual and Graphic Arts, to prepare the student for a wide variety of career and employment opportunities. In addition, a two-year program is also offered leading toward an Associate of Arts Diploma for students wishing to transfer to other post-secondary institutions or those wanting a more intensive study program. The primary focus is to build a portfolio for job preparedness or to continue education in another institution. Ph. (250) 782-5251 for information.

FAIRVIEW, ALBERTA Fairview Fine Arts Centre Fall Courses at the Fairview Fine Arts Centre: Fibre Courses Hardangar: Starting Oct. 20. Quilted Xmas Ornaments: Nov. 6.

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Saturday Morning Craft Club Handwoven Shoelaces on an Inca Loom: Nov. 6. Needle Felting: Oct. 23. Country Fabric Greeting Cards: Oct. 30. Papermaking: Nov. 13.

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA Centre for Creative Arts

The Centre offers many classes in fine arts (drawing and painting), decorative arts (pottery) , practical arts (interior decorating, horticultural and cooking) and new is our craft clubs for children and adults. For more information and updated class information, check out our website at or contact us at You can also call us at 814-6080

Courtyard Gallery, Queen Elizabeth II Hospital For information about showing contact Karen at the QEII Foundation office (780) 538-7583. Display cubes (showcases) are available for collections or 3-dimensional art.

Grande Prairie Regional College Prairie North Creative Residency A 2 week non-instructional workshop in the Spring of 2005 includes catered suppers, nights in the college residences and full days of studio time. The Fine Arts Department offers students a wide range of career and learning opportunities in the Fine Arts. These include Diploma,

Robert Guest Gallery, Picture Perfect Frame & Gallery Robert Guest Gallery is available for exhibitions - call Dan Kameka at (780) 539-4091 for information and available dates.

The Prairie Art Gallery PD Days by Design for Teachers and Community Custom designed half-day workhops

Pastel Flower Painting Nov. 22nd, 2004 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Photo Transfer Workshop Jan. 15th, 2005 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Clay Figures Feb. 26th, 2005, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Art After Dark The public is invited to attend an art technique session given by a local artist. The demonstration may cover a bit of history, the how-to and a sample of works by the artist. Our new punch pass allows you to pick and choose sessions and is good for any Art After Dark program offered in 2005. Jan.10th to April, 2005 Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Art Investment Club The club invites anyone interested in learning about and purchasing art to meet once a month. The group votes on how to spend its monthly sessions; whether it be casual conversation over wine and cheese, or an informative, arts focussed discussion led by an expert. They also vote on an amount each agrees to invest per month. Each month, one ‘winner’ will be drawn. This person gets the total amount invested by the group, and his name is taken out for the next month’s draw. (Post-dated cheques ensure that everyone gets the same amount each draw.) That person uses the money to purchase a painting. Meetings keep the group updated on who bought what! The Prairie Art Gallery produces three new shows each year to tour, and is looking for proposals from its regional artists to keep on file. Please submit your artist cv, proposal, and four images of your artwork to: The Prairie Art Gallery, AFA Travelling Exhibition Coordinator, 10209 - 99 Street, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3. For more information on these programs, call (780) 532-8111.

where it’s all at . . . galleries of the Peace Peace Region Gallery Events and Exhibitions

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Exhibits & Events Hat Trick Paula Fiorini and Erin Stelmaschuk Oct. 15th - 30th, 2004 Opening Oct. 15th, 2004, 7 - 9 pm



Pre Christmas Show and Sale by Members Nov. 5th - 15th, 2004

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Exhibits & Events. Elevated Quilts Piecemakers Quilters Guild Oct. 18th to Nov. 14th, 2004 Christmas Exhibit Nov. 15th to Jan. 1st, 2004 BC Northern Winter Games Exhibit Jan. 8th - Feb. 12th, 2005 Opening Jan. 13th

BEAVERLODGE, ALBERTA Beaverlodge Cultural Centre 512-5 Ave. Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 (780) 354-3600 (phone & fax) Hours: Tues. - Fri.1 pm - 5 pm Sat. & Sun. 1 pm - 4 pm Gallery, gift shop and tea room. Exhibits & Events Darlene Dautel & Vivian Farnsworth Show & Sale Sept. 26th - Oct. 29th, 2004 Donna Kaut Show & Sale Oct. 29th - Nov. 26th, 2004 Peace Watercolour Society Show & Sale Nov. 28th - Dec. 23rd, 2004 Grande Prairie Regional College Students Art Exhibit Jan. 9th - 28th, 2005 Dr. John Davidson Photography Show and Sale Jan. 30th - Feb. 25th, 2005

Beaverlodge Art Society Minature Show and Sale Feb. 27th - Mar. 25th, 2005 12th Annual Quilt Show and Sale Mar. 27th - Apr. 29th, 2005

Under the Weather Keith Harder Feb. 15th - Mar. 19th, 2005 Opening Feb. 15th Exploring Art Time Out for Seniors Program Mar. 21st - Apr. 10th, 2005 Opening Mar. 23rd

The Small Gallery 917-2 Ave. Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 (780) 354-8117 Pottery, fine art, framing & wood turnings.

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. Dawson Creek Art Gallery 101-816 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4T6 (250) 782-2601 Hours: Sept. - May: Tues. - Fri. 10 am - 5 pm Sat. & Sun. 12 pm - 4 pm Mon. closed Year round, artist run centre; gift shop; 13 exhibits per year; art rental; education programs

Fairview, AB T0H 1L0 (780) 835-2697; fax (780) 835-5561 Hours: Tues.-Sat. 12 pm - 5 pm Gallery, education programs

Annual Art Auction April 15th, 2005 Mixed Media Students from School District #59 April 11th - May 1st Opening April 12th Marjorie Henn and Barry Hommy May 2nd - May 29th Opening May 7th

Northern Lights College Student Exhibition April. 2005


Festival of Trees Nov. 19th - 27th, 2005 Midnight Madness Craft Sale In fine arts basement Nov. 26th, 2004 Christmas Craft Sale Dec. 3rd - 23rd, 2004 Unsung Heroines Show Izabella Orzelski-Konikowski Jan. 2005 New Year Open House Jan. 22nd, 2005 Footnotes Prairie Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition Feb. 2005 The Albertan 100 Anniversary Celebration Show Mar. 2005 Night of Artisits Mar. 2005

GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre Home of the Palette Pals Art Club Highway 40 South Box 300 Grande Cache, AB T0E 0Y0 (780) 827-3300 Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, 7 days/week. Winter hours in effect mid-October to March. Wildlife and historical displays, art gallery and gift shop.

Fairview Fine Arts Centre 10812-103 Ave.

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Exhibits & Events Palette Pals Annual Art Show & Sale Nov. 5th - 7th, 2004 9 am - 5 pm, daily Robert Guest Art Show Feb. 2005 Grande Cache Watercolour Society Art Show & Sale Spring 2005

GRANDE PRAIRIE, ALBERTA Centre for Creative Arts 9904-101 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0X8 (780) 814-6080 Education programs, Gem Setters, A Piece of the Peace Gift Shop

Forbes and Friends 9918A-100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0T9 (780) 513-1933; fax (780) 513-1949 Gallery of Alberta crafts. Pottery, glass, jewellery, clothing, handpainted silk, home decore.

Grande Prairie Museum 10329-101 Ave. (Muskoseepi Park) Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A8 (780) 532-5482; fax (780) 831-7371 The Rodacker-Campbell Gallery features rotating exhibitons.

Grande Prairie Regional College, The Glass Gallery Main campus, main floor 10726-106 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB (780)539-2909 Gallery of student and faculty artwork.

Heritage Discovery Centre 11330-106 St. (Centre 2000) Grande Prairie, AB T8V 7X9 (780) 532-5790; fax (780) 532-8039 The Heritage Discovery Centre features new and exciting interactive exhibits and changing exhibits in the Kin Gallery.

Picture Perfect Frame & Gallery 9934-100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB (780) 439-4091; fax (780) 539-4554 Robert Guest Gallery, main floor gallery, original art, reproductions, framing & art supplies. Representitive for

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Exhibits & Events Launching Nov. 20th, 2005 Capture the Beauty of the Peace Spring 2005 Ongoing exhibitions of local artists

Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, The Courtyard Gallery Lower Level, QEII Hospital 10409-98 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2E8 (780) 538-7585 Original works by local artists. In affiliation with the QEII Foundation. Exhibits & Events GALLERY Carmen’s Images Carmen Haakstad Oct. 2004 SHOWCASES Hand-painted Wood Carvings Bruce Tolton Oct. & Nov. 2004 GALLERY Grande Prairie Guild of Artists Nov. & Dec. 2004 GALLERY Cathy Stafford Jan. & Feb. 2005 SHOWCASES Collection of Glass Jan. & Feb. 2005 GALLERY New Exhibit TBA March & April 2005 SHOWCASES Hand-painted Mailboxes March & April 2005

The Prairie Art Gallery 10209-99 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2H3 (780) 532-8111; fax (780) 539-9522 Class A gallery, education programs, art rental, gift shop. Exhibits & Events The Photography of Jack Burman Joint Exhibition Phyllis Elderkin and Carol Ljuden Journey Suzanne Sandboe Oct. 23rd - Nov. 28th, 2004 Opening Oct. 29th, 2004, 7:30 pm

Tempt Your Palette A variety of local Chefs' displaying their artistic cuisine in the company of visual & performing art. Oct. 29th, 2004 Annual Member s Exhibition Symbolic Landscapes Robert Guest Dec. 3rd, 2004 - Jan. 9th, 2005 Opening Dec. 3rd, 2004, 7:30 pm Marjan Eggermont Adrian Stimson Jan. 14th, - Feb. 13th, 2005 Opening Jan. 14th, 2005 Evan Penny Feb. 18th - April 10th, 2005 Opening Feb. 18th, 2005 Grande Prairie Regional College Year End Show All Schools Exhibition High Schools, Junior High Schools, Elementary Schools April 15th - May 15th, 2005 Opening April 15th, 2005

Unique Gallery 9929-100 Ave. Grande Prairie, AB (780) 538-2771; fax (780) 538-2790 Original artwork, pottery, jewellery, glassware, giftware.

PEACE RIVER, ALBERTA Frameworks Custom Framing & Gallery 9903-100 Ave. Peace River, AB T8S 1S4 (780) 624-1984; fax (780) 624-1984 Custom framing and ready-made framing supplies. Original artwork, prints, posters, photographs, pottery, moose-hair tuftings and other local handicrafts

Athabasca Hall Art Gallery Peace River Art Club Show Nov. 19th - 20th 2005

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art of the Peace | Issue #3  

Peter von Tiesenhausen - Landmarks: Vessels, Taoists and Time Three BC Peace Artists Art for Art's Sake 2nd Annual Symposium Speakers