First Fridays Red Deer: The Other Passport and Keepsakes of Conflict Opening Receptions

Sep 1st, 2017

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us this evening for the Opening Receptions of The Other Passport by Marnie Blair, Jill Ho-You & Heather Huston and KEEPSAKES OF CONFLICT: Trench Art & Other Canadian War-Related Craft 

The galleries will be open from 5-8 pm for viewing. Artists Marnie Blair and Heather Huston will be in attendance.

First Fridays Red Deer at the MAG are free to attend but donations are welcome. Enjoy some light refreshments and snacks.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITS:

The Other Passport runs August 26th to October 29th, 2017

Alberta artists Marnie Blair, Jill Ho-You, and Heather Huston utilize printmaking as a primary medium to examine the medicalized body. The work in this exhibition relates to various aspects of the human experience of illness and is meant to make visible the often invisible ideas and questions about the body as it negotiates this territory. The artists use narrative and image as a way to initiate dialogue about these issues and the relationship of identity to these types of experiences.

KEEPSAKES OF CONFLICT runs September 2nd to November 19th, 2017

This traveling exhibition was organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (MJM&AG) and guest curated by Heather Smith

The 100th anniversary of the First World War has been an opportunity for the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery to examine the little studied area of Canadian craft related to war. Trench Art is defined as any item made by soldiers, prisoners of war and civilians, from war material directly, or any other material, as long as it and they are associated with armed conflict or its consequences. Trench art as a tradition of creating wartime souvenirs dates back to the early eighteenth century and continues to this day. Keepsakes of Conflict presents a diverse range of objects, from metalwork and carving to jewelry and embroidery. These pieces reflect the very personal stories of individuals in their experience of war.

MJM&AG acknowledges the generous funding support provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Museums Assistance Program, Canada Council for the Arts, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, with sponsorship by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 59.

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