Canada 150 Exhibits
- Peggy Fleet Quilt Exhibit
April – September 2017
Enjoy this unique provincial flowers themed quilt display located in the Artrium in the Community Centre.
- Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the County’s Art Collections
May 6 to June 25, 2017
The Anniversary will be celebrated in conjunction with the 2017 art collection acquisitions and Canada’s Sesqui-Centennial.
Located at Gallery@501 in the Community Centre in partnership with the Art Society of Strathcona County.
Printable PDF 30th Anniversary Art Collection
- Canada in the Round Summer 2017
This summer, keep your eye out for decorated patio tables and chairs throughout the Community Centre and other County facilities. The art will be that of Strathcona County artists.
- Chautauqua Tent and Mosaic Project
August 5 to 20, 2017 in Broadmoor Lake Park
Chautauquas were traveling shows and local assemblies that flourished in the United States and Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that provided popular education combined with entertainment in the form of lectures, concerts, and plays.
Along the Chautauqua theme of information and cultural dissemination, both professional and amateur performers will grace the stage in the Chautauqua tent, providing entertainment and historical narratives. Community workshops will be hosted in the tent to create 400 – 750 tiles for the Canada 150 Mosaic Project. The tent will be up for the last two weeks in August, allowing for 28 blocks of programs. Community outreach and events will include an interactive art exhibit, historical narratives by local seniors, children’s workshops, and theatrical performances.
During this time, gallery@501 will be featuring the artworks of Joe Fafard, a recipient of the Order of Canada for his outstanding contribution to the arts and the Saskatchewan Order of Merit. Joe’s son, Joël Fafard (an award winning musician) will be one of the professional acts booked for the evening performances in the Chautauqua Tent Series at Festival Place presented by the Cultural Arts Foundation and Imperial Oil.
- Quiet Stories from Canadian Places
September 9 – October 25, 2017
Gallery@501 and Community Centre RPC Paintings & audio narratives of collected stories by artist Heather Cline. Features a performance by Maria Dunn, one of Canada’s leading folk singers and story tellers. On display in the Artrium space (all of 2017) will be a reproduction of a 1958/59 quilt created by students from Cloverbar School paralleled with a “de-constructed quilt” made by students from Ardrossan High School, an outreach component for the Artist in Residence program for “Quiet Stories from Canadian Places”.