The Alberta Craft Gallery presents HOME
The Alberta Craft Gallery welcomes members and guests to experience the newest Alberta Craft Feature Gallery exhibition, home, featuring work by twelve ceramics artists who have lived and worked at the historic and world-renowned Medalta studios.
Exhibition Dates: May 5 – August 18, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 2 – 4pm
Set against the dramatic cliffs of the South Saskatchewan River in Medicine Hat, Alberta, the 150-acre Historic Clay District was once home to some of Canada’s most important clay factories, providing Canada with over 75% of its ceramics.
After the industry declined, many of these factories sat abandoned for decades. Through the work of dedicated creatives and grassroots community effort, the old factories are being refurbished into dynamic cultural hubs. The unique Medalta Potteries site now provides the setting for a living, working museum, contemporary gallery, vibrant education centre, and the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program.
Artists come from all over the world to work in Medalta’s studios, bringing their unique experiences, techniques, and ideas to the Historic Clay District.
This exhibition, curated by Jenna Stanton, celebrates the artists who have decided to make Medicine Hat their home after completing their residency as well as the cultural impact this influx of artists with international careers has brought to the community of Medicine Hat.
Les Manning, Aaron Nelson, Liz Burritt, Jenn Demke-Lange, Jason Lange, Jim Etzkorn, Xanthe Isbister, Koi Neng Liew, Annette ten Cate, Jenna Stanton, Noriko Masuda, Susan McKinnon
Alberta Craft Council
(780) 488-6611 ext. 221
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