MED HAT: ESPLANADE EXHIBIT INSPIRATION & ART 2021-2022
Art Gallery Tour & Workshop
Student Art Gallery tours are led by our education team and will facilitate discussion on media techniques, compositions and purpose in artworks. This one and a half hour long program will focus on two exhibitions. The first, titled Harmonia, is a multifaceted exhibition by Calgary based artist Yvonne Mullock. The artist's various creative interests, including costuming, fashion, performance, sculpture, and textiles, interact harmoniously within the fifteen-hundred-square-foot installation. From afar, the viewer is teased and intrigued by an enlarged peephole in a massive floating wall, which offers a glimpse of a pillowy, hand-dyed, tandem garment, draped on two poised, headless mannequins. Through a large projection, Mullock introduces the garment's unique utility in her video, which is cleverly repurposed through larger-than-life still shots plastered to the gallery's walls. Harmonia literally and conceptually connects various visual manifestations that speak to connectedness, transitory moments, and the cycle of life.

The second, titled Made in Isolation is a group exhibition created by the Hat Art Club and Potter's Guild. The global pandemic has significantly impacted our lives in both challenging and positive ways. Over the past year, artists from the Hat Art Club and the Medicine Hat Potters Association have been on a creative journey in response to life during the pandemic. They asked themselves questions such as, "How has my life been altered?" "Has the pandemic impacted my creative practice?" and, "How do I communicate this experience through visual expression?" This journey provided each of the forty-six artists featured in Made in Isolation an opportunity for self-reflection, a reason to "be in the studio," and most importantly, an outlet to express a personal perspective.

Artworks within this exhibition range from uplifting landscape paintings by Elizabeth Kirschenman to psychologically complex figurative paintings by Dale Beaven to joyful ceramic vessels by Joan Glockner. The seventy-five works featured in this exhibition have been skilfully executed through numerous approaches and mediums, such as detailed calligraphy, paper clay porcelain, quilted patchwork, and embroidered cotton on linen. Made in Isolation encompasses multiple perspectives and documents an unprecedented time in human history.
Following a guided tour through these two exhibition spaces, students will be brought up to the Discovery Centre to participate in a hands-on workshop related to what they viewed in the Galleries.

WHERE: Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
WHEN: Friday, December 3 _ 10:30 PM - 4:00 PM
WHO:
Session 1 - Gr. 1- 3 - 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Session 2 - Gr. 4 - 7 - 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 3 - Gr. 8 -12 - 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
COST: $8.00

Curricular Link This activity will meet some of the learning outcomes of Art

Risks: The general risks possible at all school events are listed in the Acknowledgment of Risk and Informed Consent below. Mitigating factors for each risk are stated as well. If you have questions or concerns please contact the Program Enhancement Coordinator hosting the event.

Supervision: Supervision ratios will be in accordance with CTR School Board policy, School Physical Activity, Health & Education Resource for Safety, and venue requirements. Links may be found in the Program Enhancement Information section of the Events Newsletters.

Sibling participation Registration opens November 1
Registration will open soon
If you have questions, please contact sfrench@redeemer.ab.ca