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Katherine Boyer: How the Sky Carries the Sun

Like the artist herself, nothing in this exhibition is just one thing. Textiles and roof trusses, botanical silhouettes, a cloudy sky rendered in seed beads, and hooked rugs: these are the laboriously created artworks through which Boyer connects place and the lived experience of her body. Each stitch, knot, plant and architectural construction in her solo exhibition, How the Sky Carries the Sun is an intimate record of her research.

DATES

January 13 - March 13, 2022

Artist's talk:

An online artist-led exhibition tour launches Thursday, February 17, in conjunction with Sâkêwêwak First Nations Artists' Collectives' Storytellers' Festival. 

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VISIT OUR ONLINE ART SALES PAGE

The AGR is pleased to offer even more ways to support local artists and artisans.  You can now view and acquire works by current Outside the Box exhibitors -Florence Duesterbeck and members of Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective - through our "online art store."

The online art store will be regularly updated to feature works from our Outside the Box (hallway gallery and glass display case) exhibition series, which provides opportunities for members and local artists to show and sell their work.

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Join the AGR for a free, drop-in still life drawing and socializing session over Zoom video conference. AGR staff and board members will guide participants through drawing exercises to sharpen observational skills, try new drawing techniques, and experiment with media.

Register on the AGR website.

DATES Sundays, January 30, February 27, April 24, May 29
TIME 2-4 pm
LOCATION Zoom video conference
COST FREE

Register online or call 306-522-5940

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Do you want to:

  • get involved in the arts community?

  • have opportunities to show and sell your artwork (participate in members' show & sale and Outside the Box exhibitions)?

  • receive discounts on our workshops and at partner businesses?

  • get our newsletter?

  • support SK artists & culture?

COST

only $40/year

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The Art Gallery of Regina invited the public to experience bees as conscious and creative agents with its Culture Days activities. Running from September 24 – October 24, 2021, Culture Days offered fun and engaging new creative and cultural activities – both in-person and digital - suited to all ages and abilities.

The AGR’s Culture Days activities are inspired by our multi-year creative relationship – part mentorship, part collaboration – connecting senior artist Aganetha Dyck with selected artists, beekeepers and honeybees in Regina, Yorkton, Swift Current, Estevan and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The artworks resulting from this sustained creative collaboration will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of Regina in 2023, then travel to various partner galleries throughout Saskatchewan and beyond.

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Aganetha Dyck, who became an artist while living in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, has been creating artwork assisted by honeybees and beekeepers for over 20 years. Dyck shares her experiences and examples of artwork created in collaboration with honeybees in this online artist’s talk, in discussion with AGR curator Sandee Moore.

Dyck’s Mennonite heritage and its emphasis on thrift is a source of inspiration for her artwork in which she commonly gives new life to broken and discarded items. Famously, she has reshaped wool sweaters into tiny, shrunken effigies, used family pickling recipes to preserve buttons from the sewing factory that occupied her studio before it was a space for artists and placed hand-crocheted doilies and broken porcelain figurines into beehives to be “mended” by the bees. Dyck’s artworks reframe bees as conscious agents who are creative and multisensorial communicators. While empathy for these insects will not be new to beekeepers, Dyck’s artworks reveal possibilities for the public to dismiss their fear and instead experience empathy and caring for all pollinators.

watch the recorded talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQHbsBT9VRU

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KC Adams (Winnipeg), Carole Epp (Saskatoon) and Brenda Wolf (Regina) share their ceramics practices in conversation.

a recording of this artist's talk and discussion forum is available to view on the AGR's online talks page

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Nic Wilson

Curated and essay by Wayne Baerwaldt

Read Wayne Baerwaldt's exhibition essay accompanied by Don Hall's installation photos of Nic Wilson's Pavilion of Shadows at the Art Gallery of Regina. Read online or download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.

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In spring 2020, Florence Duesterbeck started photographing discarded medical masks, viewing pandemic-created litter as a contagion spreading across the landscape. In Florence's documentation of these discarded objects of convenience, we can read people's attitudes to each other and the environment.

DATES

January 9 - February 27, 2022

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Do you want to delve deeper into the issues of identity, materials, craft and relationship to land presented in Katherine Boyer's solo exhibition How the Sky Carries the Sun?

Katherine has selected books and articles that inspired her thinking as she created her exhibition for the Art Gallery of Regina. The AGR has posted a list of  Katherine's recommended reading on our website: https://www.artgalleryofregina.ca/exhibition-related-reading.

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To  curb the spread of COVID-19, all visitors to the gallery and participants in programming must:

  • wear a mask

  • provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test result (ages 12 and up) that matches ID

Messages from the Rocks - Stories of the Invisible Summer 2021 & 2022 Linda Duvall and Jil

Artists Linda Duvall (SK) and Jillian McDonald (MB/NY) will animate a community-engaged artwork and residency in consultation with diverse members of the community to share extraordinary encounters with unseen forces that animate the land.

DATES

Research residency: Summer 2021

Exhibition & public programs: June 2 - July 31, 2022

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A Pea Can Be Chopped Up and Reassembled Into The Sun: Phomohobes, Paul Robles, Gerry Ruecker, Rhayne Vermette

essay by exhibition curator Sandee Moore

What do the magician, the mathematician and the collage artist all have in common? Exhibition curator Sandee Moore connects how these three figures cut up and reassemble bits of the world to create more than what they've started with. She carves up the exhibition into an imagined set of artists' materials - the cut, the rabbit/duck, the frame, infinity, the impossible - and compares the magical generative role of collage to a geometric theorem that proves that cutting and rearranging can increase the volume of matter.

Publication free to read online or download.

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Award-winning photographic artist Vera Saltzman will share her unique hybrid of digital and analogue photography techniques, give viewers a glimpse into her makeshift developing lab, and talk about her unconventional path to becoming an artist.

Watch recording on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Osse6fy5i5E

FREE

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Get a peek inside Wilf Perreault’s studio. Wilf will guide you through an intimate tour of his studio and creative process.

Watch the archived video on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Art-Gallery-of-Regina-228399860562366/videos/263562271878525

FREE

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Head to Toe features works for sale by local artists, including Mercedes Redman from Standing Buffalo First Nation and Jayda Delorme from Cowessess First Nation. Items are available for purchase.

Outside the Box is an open-access exhibition program for AGR members to show and sell their work.

DATES

January 9 - February 27, 2022

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Exhibiting artist Nikki Middlemiss invites artists at all levels to experiment with transparent papers and unconventional materials achieving ethereal effects and unexpected results in a hybrid workshop (participants can attend in-person or online). Create poetic lines, textures and stains using media that bleed, resist or dimple.

L'artiste exposante, Nikki Middlemiss, invite des artistes de tous niveaux à expérimenter avec des papiers transparents et des matériaux non-conventionnels pour obtenir des effets éthérés et des résultats inattendus dans un atelier hybride (les participants peuvent suivre en personne ou en ligne). Créez des lignes, des textures et des taches poétiques à l'aide de médias qui déteignent, résistent ou froissent.

DATES Sunday, March 20, 2022
TIME 2-4 pm
LOCATION Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone St.) or YouTube Live
COST FREE – materials fee $10

DATE Le dimanche 20 mars 2022

HEURE 14h-16h

LIEU Art Gallery of Regina (2420 Elphinstone St.) ou YouTube Live

GRATUIT – frais de matériaux facultatif de 10 $

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MAIN GALLERY - Katherine Boyer: How the Sky Carries the Sun opens

 

OUTSIDE THE BOX HALLWAY GALLERY

Litter 2020 by Florence Duesterbeck

OUTSIDE THE BOX DISPLAY CASE
Head to Toe: A Traditional Art Sale by Sâkêwêwak Artists' Collective

HOURS

Mon - Thurs 11AM - 7PM

Fri - Sun 1PM - 5PM

ADMISSION IS FREE

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Between Us is a long-term creative relationship ­– part mentorship, part collaboration – connecting senior artist Aganetha Dyck with selected artists, beekeepers and honeybees in Regina, Yorkton, Swift Current, Estevan and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. 

 

Between Us refers to the distances and differences between us, especially evident during social isolation due to COVID-19. The project title also refers to the wondrous experiences that bind us together; "us" includes humans and non-human collaborators.

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The Art Gallery of Regina has partnered with Black In Sask on a visual arts-focused second installment of their ‘Black In' panel series.

We are thrilled to share the practices of Black artists living in Saskatchewan, the paths they’ve followed in their artistic careers, their personal experiences of blackness, and how these experiences inform their art.

Read artist bios for Peter Tucker, Hagere Selam "shimby" Zegeye-Gebrihwot & Janielle Ogilvie at https://www.artgalleryofregina.ca/talks

watch the recorded panel here: https://www.artgalleryofregina.ca/recordings

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Ruth Chambers

essay by Julia Krueger

Julia Krueger interprets ceramic artist Ruth Chambers’ artful calligraphy of stems and blossoms in her essay Tending Time. This exhibition catalogue features numorous documentation photographs by Don Hall capturing the delicacy of Chambers' solo exhibition, Tend, at the Art Gallery of Regina.

Publication free to read online or download.

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Ayla Dmyterko, Blair Fornwald & Brette Gabel, Audie Murray, Marigold Santos, Zoë Schneider, Maia Stark
curated by Jess Richter

Enjoy images and ideas from Ritual & Lore: download the exhibition catalogue as a free PDF.

Important Information about the

Art Gallery of Regina

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

The following measures are required when entering the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre and its tenant The Art Gallery of Regina:

  • wear a medical mask covering your nose and mouth;

  • visitors ages 12 & up must provide proof of vaccination and identity.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Art Gallery of Regina is an independent organization that leases space in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre, a City-run organization. The NBCAC's mask and proof of vaccination policy may differ from that of the Art Gallery of Regina. We ask that visitors respect and adhere to the gallery's guidelines for visiting safely when visiting the AGR.  

You can find the most current provincial health regulations here and the most current City facility policies here

APPOINTMENTS FOR AT-RISK VISITORS

If you wish to take extra precautions, please make an appointment for our special Saturday morning hours.  From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. Please call 306-522-5940 at least one day in advance to book a private appointment to view the gallery safely outside of our regular hours. 

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The Art Gallery of Regina is an independent, nonprofit, public art gallery located at 2420 Elphinstone St within the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre.

Regina, Saskatchewan

The Art Gallery of Regina respectfully acknowledges we are located on

Treaty 4, traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people.

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