OUTSIDE THE BOX: MEMBERS' EXHIBITIONS

The Outside the Box exhibition series is a members' only, non-curated program for Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) members to show and sell their work. 

The AGR has a long history of working with and supporting local artists and guilds since its inception as an experimental satellite project of the Norman MacKenzie Gallery in 1974. The AGR continues to value its founding mission of reaching new audiences and programming work by local and regional artists.

 

Visit the AGR office 306-522-5940 or AGR @sasktel.net for Outside the Box to purchase artworks; for information on how to take part, please see our submissions page.

Current Outside The Box Exhibitions

Hallway Gallery, Display Case & Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre Hallways

Aurora Art Guild

Brighter Days

March 1 - 30, 2021

ARTISTS' STATEMENT

The theme, Brighter Days, coincides with the Vernal Equinox during the show. It can also symbolically represent hope for better days after a year in a pandemic. With the Vernal Equinox comes longer hours of daylight, the emergence of colours in the foliage, flowers, flowing waters in our landscapes. Brighter days can bring deeper shadows and contrasts in our urban spaces and open prairies.

Brighter days can mean the anticipation of renewal for things we long for amid a pandemic. Brighter days can be very personal, focusing on family and community, or much broader with greater freedom of travel and experiences in crowded places. It can be anything we imagine but have never experienced, or experiences such as eating at a favourite restaurant, which we have lost.

Whether related to the Vernal Equinox or what comes after the pandemic, Brighter Days can be emotional, too, with new life or appreciation of existing life moving forward. These interpretations and others provide our artists with the initial inspiration toward applying their own choice of medium, subject matter, techniques and styles to their art in response to the theme. In turn, the viewers will establish individual connections between "brighter days," what they see and experience in different works of art, and the artists themselves.

Formed in Regina in 1982, The Aurora Art Guild provides a supportive art community that nurtures and strengthens each member's creative and professional development. The word "aurora" was chosen as the original members found meaning in the connection between the colours of the aurora borealis and the colours in an artist's palette. Today, the Aurora Art Guild is an energetic group, with a membership of 30 artists working in a variety of media and styles as well as mounting two show and sales every year. Each member contributes their unique voice and strengths to the shared learning of all members.

Upcoming Outside the Box exhibition programming

March 1 - March 30, 2021

Hallway

Aurora Art Guild: Brighter Days

Display Case

Aurora Art Guild: Brighter Days

 

April - June, 2021 

Hallway 

Patrick Fernandez

Display Case

Regina & Area Potters' Guild

July, 2021 

Hallway 

Brushworks' Art Guild of Regina

Display Case
Brushworks' Art Guild of Regina

August - September, 2021 

Hallway  

Gerri Ann Siwek

Display Case

Michael Gronnerud

OUTSIDE THE BOX EXHIBITIONS ARE SPONSORED BY TERRIE DUNAND RE/MAX