Gallery@501 Exhibit inspired by stories from Strathcona County and across Canada

September 5, 2017

Gallery@501 Exhibit inspired by stories from Strathcona County and across Canada

The Gallery@501 is pleased to present Quiet Stories from Canadian Places by Saskatchewan artist Heather Cline. The exhibit opens September 9 and runs until October 25, 2017.

The public is invited to listen to Heather Cline speak about her work at the exhibit’s reception on September 9 at 7 p.m. at Gallery@501 (501 Festival Avenue, Sherwood Park). Folk singer Maria Dunn will also perform in the tradition of storytelling through song at the opening reception.

In preparation for her show, Cline travelled across Canada in 2016 gathering “stories from Canadian places”. She spent a week as an artist in residence at Gallery@501, interviewing Strathcona County residents, and some of these stories have been used as inspiration for her painting exhibit. Interviews were also incorporated into the audio component that will complement the display.

In 2016, she also facilitated the “deconstructed quilt” workshop with Grade 9 students from Ardrossan Junior Senior High School. This quilt was put on display in the Community Centre in January and will be featured until the end of December, 2017.

This exhibit is part of the Gallery@501’s Canada 150 series.  

More information or call 780-410-8585

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595