Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Helen Mackie, Rodeo Bar, n.d., etching on paper, Collection of Alberta Foundation for the Arts
The exhibition Storytellers examines the telling of stories in visual art. With art works drawn from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, this exhibition explores the actual narratives related by artists and the various ways they have been portrayed.

Helen Mackie says of her work: "When studying Fine Arts at the University of Calgary, I found that a course in printmaking opened my eyes to a new world of images and new opportunities to create. I have found that the traditional methods of drawing on a plate or cutting into a wood block are most to my liking. In these the contact with the idea, hand, and image are very close."

The exhibition Storytellers was curated by Shane Golby and organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. The AFA Travelling Exhibition program is supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Storytellers runs from July 25th until August 28th, 2013 at the Visual Arts Alberta Gallery. A reception is planned for Thursday, August 1 from 7-9:30 pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Fri 10-4pm and Sat 12-4pm. The Gallery will be closed on August 3.

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