As the MAG is in a City-owned facility, we are adhering to City of Red Deer policy and taking part in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. Visitors aged 12 and older will need to provide proof of vaccination, proof of vaccination exemption, or proof of a negative test result. View our Calendar of Events for What's On this January!

Ya Ha Tinda: Photography by Arto Djerdjerian

Dec 4th, 2021 - Mar 5th, 2022

Horses, people, mountains and history come together in the photography of Lacombe artist Arto Djerdjerian.

winter horses

horses, green grass

Arto Djerdjerian

For six years Arto has photographed life on the ranch at Ya Ha Tinda – Canada’s only federally owned and operated working horse ranch in Canada. Through patient observation, Arto skillfully composes photographs that capture the workaday routine of the ranch – images that speak of gritty, hard work but also of magnificent animals and stunning natural surroundings.

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*Visitors age 12+ are required to provide proof of vaccination, documentation of a medical exemption, or proof of a privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service in accordance with the Alberta Government’s Restriction Exemption Program. This applies to all gallery visitors and drop-in events/programs (miniMAG, MAGsparks, MAGnificent saturdays, talks/tours).

About Arto Djerdjerian

Arto (pictured right) was born in Cairo, Egypt to Armenian parents. He was raised in and studied photography in Montreal. He has been photographing seriously since the age of sixteen. Living and working in Alberta since 1977, Arto Djerdjerian is dedicated full time to his practice as a photographer in Alberta. His works include special commissions, architectural, corporate, equine, and portraiture. Arto’s works hang in many private collections, corporate offices, and government buildings.

Arto Djerdjerian is interested in the integration of fine art and photography. He continues to expand his vision and environment photography, from the backyard to the wilderness of Alberta to Wyoming and the urban world of New York City to Montreal. 

Exposure Alberta's Photography Festival

The Exposure Photography Festival announces its February 2022 programme. Returning for its eighteenth year it will present the work of over 240 exhibiting visual artists hosted in galleries, local businesses, online and outdoors.

Related Programs

Opening Event Dec 12

Artist Talk with Arto Djerdjerian Jan 29

The Art of Photography with Arto Djerdjerian (Art Speaks) Feb 23

First Fridays Red Deer Dec 3 | Jan 7 | Feb 4

2 O'Clock Tours Dec 4 | Feb 12

Also see

Vestige: Photography by Yvette Brideau (Dec 10, 2021 - February 27, 2022)

OUR West CountryPlein Air Painting in Alberta's Eastern Slopes (Dec 11, 2021 - March 12, 2022)


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