Distributary | Manitoba Crafts Council | curated by Chris Pancoe | 27 July – 3 September

images courtesy Chris Pancoe | 2012

“From the beginning of time, people from around the world have
manipulated clay into functional, decorative and sculptural forms. 
Easily accessible and versatile by its very nature, clay has long been a
popular medium for sculptural works and was one of the earliest mediums
humans used to document the world in which they lived.  For historians
and archaeologists, clay works have provided information on how humans
once conducted their daily lives, maintained relationships and social
order in addition to offering insight on their belief systems.

Distributary, curated by Chris Pancoe, will bring together
the sculptural works of seven ceramic artists who live (or have lived)
in Manitoba:  Trudy Golley, Carmela Laganse, Grace Nickel, Kelli Rey,
Kevin Stafford, Peter Tittenberger, and Lin Xu. Distributary examines
how these artists use clay as a medium to document their interactions
with nature, everyday objects, and/or popular culture.
The title Distributary was chosen for the aptness of its
definition: a river that branches off of and flows away from the
mainstream.  Not only is the title appropriate because clay is mostly
harvested from riverbanks but also for the way in which each artist
chosen for this project has individually branched off of and flowed way
from the mainstream, challenging the notions of clay as craft and
flowing into contemporary contexts.”

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Opening this week at Medalta

Medalta 2012 resident artist Annette ten Cate’s solo exhibition –
Still Life – will be on display in Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery from
August 1 – 23, 2012.

Annette’s work is about human interaction and relationships. Her figurative pieces explore interactions and responses people have when a camera is pointed in their direction.

Also opening is:

Medalta 2012 ceramic artist Astrid Kruse’s solo exhibition – Covert – is on display in Medalta’s Yuill Family Gallery from August 1 – 23, 2012.

Astrid’s work is inspired by the landscape, geography and stunning 
colours of the Northwest Territories, where she makes her home in

Astrid has been an artist in residence at Medalta since fall 2011 and
has used her time in studio to focus on her work and explore new ideas.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this exhibition and celebrate this new work being displayed at Medalta.

Wednesday, August 1 @ 7:00pm
Medalta Yuill Family Gallery

713 Medalta Ave SE
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
T1A 3K9
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Residency opportunity – A.I.R. VALLAURIS

The upcoming application submission deadline is:
AUGUST 1, 2012

We are accepting applications for the 2013 program.

We recommend you submit your application as early as possible as your submission date may be taken into consideration for time-slot selection priority.

The applications can be submitted by email.

To receive an application form please email us at :
[email protected]