Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marking the Valley: A Juried Exhibition

Debra Bachman, "Flight of Fiction, 2014", diptych, oil and acrylic on photograph, 36" x 30"

Marking the Valley is a juried art exhibition celebrating the beauty of the Capital Region river valley. It features 28 Alberta artists from Cold Lake, Athabasca, Calgary, and the Greater Edmonton Region. Presented by Visual Arts Alberta - CARFAC and the River Valley Alliance, Marking the Valley promotes Alberta Art while showcasing the North Saskatchewan River Valley.

Bachman says of her work: For thousands of years, long before the valley was settled, the North Saskatchewan River has endured – flowing, flooding its banks, freezing into silence, then gradually thawing, repeating an endless cycle of death and renewal. Each year, flocks of migrating Bohemian Waxwings descend into the Valley, signaling the arrival of spring and the release of winter’s icy grip. This work was inspired by my all-season walks along the North Saskatchewan River at Buena Vista Park in Edmonton.

Marking the Valley is at the Kaasa Gallery in the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (11455 87 Ave NW in Edmonton) from August 28 to October 7, 2014 and at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium ( 1415 14 Ave NW in Calgary) from October 17 to November 30, 2014.

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