October 1 - December 31, 2010 Opening reception: Saturday, October 1, 7 pm - 9 pm. Waterfield Gallery, upstairs, Yates Theatre, 4th Street & 10th Avenue. Artists include Deb Williams, Frater Tham, Jill Moloy, Maria Madacky, Aaron Hagan, Donna Gallant, Beany Dootjes, Kelaine Devine, Louise Cormier, Alexis Bialobzyski, and Leila Armstrong.
What kind of an animal am I? Installations by Bekk Wells September 25 - October 30, 2010 Main Gallery, Bowman Arts Centre Opening reception: September 25, 7 pm - 9 pm.
Lethbridge Bestiary Project September 25 - October 30, 2010 Music Room, Bowman Arts Centre Opening reception: September 25, 7 pm - 9 pm. Artists include Aaron Hagan, Alexis Bialobzyski, Frater Tham, Kelaine Devine, Leila Armstrong, Rick Gillis, and Troy Nickle.
Monotype Workshop and Exhibition: Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. Artists are invited to attend a workshop and experiment with various types of monotypes, pulled both by hand and by using a small press. Artists will then select their best work for an exhibition to b...e held in the gallery at the Yates between September 25 - October 30, 2010. The workshop will be held Sunday, July 11 at the Bowman, between 10am and 4pm, and lunch will be included. Some materials will be on hand such as a few inks and paints, but artists will be expected to have their own paper and should bring their own paint and inks. I would encourage artists to investigate monotyping, and show up with ideas they would like to pursue. The workshop is non-instructional, but rather hands-on and collaborative. Please RSVP your attendance by July 1. Artists must RSVP to attend.
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7 pm - 9 pm, Bowman Arts Centre Main Gallery, 811 - 5 Ave. South, and Waterfield Gallery, Yates Theatre, 10 St. & 4 Ave. South.
Artists: Leila Armstrong, Robert Bechtel, Peter Dyck, David Farstead, Donna Gallant, Lisa George, Rick Gillis, Olive Green, Aaron Hagan, Sylvia Klassen, Len Komanac, Wendy Lipinski, Maria Madacky, Eric Martens, Jim Palmer, Naomi Sato, Debra Tisdale, Frater Tham, Bob Web, and Blake Wilson.
April 10 - May 22, 2010. Opening Reception: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7pm - 9pm, Music by Brenna Lowrie, 7:30 - 8:30. Music Room Gallery, Bowman Arts Centre, 811 - 5 Ave. South. Artists: Adelyn Blair, Ernie Klassen, Jeff Kuryk, Charlotte Marten, Karl Marten, Paula Reedyk, Shirley Steele, and Glen Walushka.
Monday, March 22, 7pm -8pm, Bowman Art Centre, 811 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge.
Our City Dreams, a new documentary by Chiara Clemente (daughter of artist Francesco Clemente), will debut at Film Forum, Feb. 4-17, 2009. Filmed over the course of two years, this “love letter” to New York City strings together self-told narratives by five women artists, ages 30 – 80: Swoon, Ghada Amer, Kiki Smith, Marina Abramovic and Nancy Spero. Each artist has a passion for making art that is inseparable from her devotion to New York. Clemente captures significant moments in these artists’s lives, including Swoon’s first solo exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York, Ghada Amer’s return to her Egyptian homeland, Kiki Smith’s traveling retrospective, Marina Abramovic’s week-long series of performances at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and Nancy Spero’s preparation of a new piece for the 2007 Venice Biennale. Ronnie Scheib in Variety writes that the film is “exquisitely crafted” and “ranks as a work of art itself.”
BENDING SPACE is a feature documentary that captures the genius of French photographer and installation artist Georges Rousse and follows the artist and two hundred volunteers during a public art residency in Durham, North Carolina. The film reveals the complex process of creating Rousse's signature illusions of color and shape that ultimately become stunning, large format color photographs. BENDING SPACE bears witness to the energy that is unleashed when a remarkable photographer and an art-loving community join forces.
Jake Auerbach's "John Virtue: London", Released: Aug 2005
A unique and intimate portrait of the acclaimed painter's working life. Artist John Virtue spent twenty years in rural isolation as a landscape painter, first in the North of England and then Devon. In 2002 he responded to a request from the National Gallery in London and decided to move to the capital and paint the city itself. The project took over two years to complete; this film follows the artist at work from Greenwich to Trafalgar Square; and includes witnesses such as Lord Rothschild, Frank Auerbach and Charlie Gillet. "A deeply intriguing...marvellously photographed feature documentary" - Times Literary Supplement. Highly Recommended.
Bowman Arts Centre, 811 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge.
March 6 - April 3, 2010, Waterfield Gallery, upstairs at the Yates Theatre, 10th St. & 4th Ave..
Opening Reception: Saturday March 6, 7:30 pm - 9 pm.
Participants: Robert Bechtel, Sarah Christensen, Indigo Iris, Loralee Edwards, Val Falconer, Lisa George, Jeff Godin, Blaine Greenwood, Aaron Hagan, Dale Herrrington, Haley Herrrington, Becky Johnston, Sylvia Klassen, Eric Martens, SonisMcAllister, Ellen McArthur, Ian Randell, Mandi Schraeder, KyleeSorenson, Richard Stevenson, FraterTham, and Two Spirit Sage Walker.
Monday, March 1, 7 pm - 8 pm, Bowman Arts Centre, 811 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge.
The Eye - Gary Hume: An interview with the British artist Gary Hume, featuring film footage of his work and taking a look at his beautiful paintings - often done in household paints on aluminium surfaces.
The Eye - Yinka Shonibare:An interview with the painter, photographer and installation artist Yinka Shonibare, whose art explores the complexities of nationality and identity, history and post-colonial ethnicity, often with playful and poetic results.
Monotype Workshop and Exhibition: Monotyping is a type of printmaking made by drawing or painting on a smooth, non-absorbent surface. Artists are invited to attend a workshop and experiment with various types of monotypes, pulled both by hand and by using a small press. Artists will then select their best work for an exhibition to be held in the gallery at the Yates between September 25 - October 30, 2010. The workshop will be held Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 at the Bowman, between 10am and 3pm, and lunch will be included. Some materials will be on hand such as inks and paints, but artists will be expected to have their own paper and should bring their own paint and inks. I would encourage artists to investigate monotyping, and show up with ideas they would like to pursue. The workshop is non-instructional, but rather hands-on and collaborative. Please RSVP your attendance by May 15.
The Lethbridge Bestiary Project: Bestiaries were illustrated books of fabled animals and imaginary creatures, common during medieval times. Artists are invited to attend a workshop and assist in creating a bestiary of Lethbridge’s fabled creatures, A through Z. A workshop is being held at the Bowman, Saturday May 8, from 10am - 5pm, with a lunch being provided. At this workshop, artists will work in the creative laboratory of the studio on creating work for an exhibition. This exhibition will be held in the Bowman Arts Centre galleries July 17 - September 18, 2010. Artists will be expected to bring their own materials and media, though standard sized paper (sized to fit our exhibition frames) will be provided to work on. Please RSVP your attendance to this workshop by May 1. Everyone is invited to participate.
Scale is often a consideration when creating work. Sometimes the subject requires an intimate scale to draw the viewer in, and sometimes the artist is seduced by the sheer pleasure of working with a large format. The Bowman Arts Centre is looking for large works for an exhibition titled "Making It Big In Lethbridge". Artists from the community are invited to submit two-dimensional works (paintings, drawings, photographs or textiles) for inclusion in the show. The works can be new or old, and based on any subjects or motifs. The only requirement is that the works are at least 36" x 48" or larger. The exhibition will be held in the Bowman main gallery and at the Yates. The show will run April 10 - May 22, 2010. Please contact Darcy Logan no later than March 20 with questions or to confirm participation.
Darcy Logan Curator and Gallery Manager Bowman Arts Centre 403.327.2813 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, February 22, 7 pm - 8:30 pm, Bowman Arts Centre, 811 - 5 Avenue South. A film on the work and times of the American artist, Leon Golub. Kartemquin Films completes its chronicle of the work and times of the American artist, Leon Golub. Begun in 1985, the film ends with Golub’s death in 2004, taking us from searing images of interrogations and torture to the ironies and dark humor of old-age.
In 1969 three young artists living in Toronto changed their names to Jorge Zontal, Felix Partz and AA Bronson, formed General Idea and quickly became "art stars" in an international movement that was transforming conventional ideas about art. Director Mangaard presents a tribute to their achievements through an in-depth interview with Bronson and extensive documentation of their work. Influenced by semiotics, conceptual art and mass-media obsessions with glamour and celebrity, they used parody, irony and camp to subvert the constructs of popular culture. Despite their Miss General Idea Pageants and self-portraits that scream gay camp, their sexual orientation was not publicly mentioned until they began to create their important body of work dealing with the AIDS epidemic in the late 1980s. The tragic AIDS-related deaths of Felix and Jorge in 1994 marked the end of GI as an artistic identity. -Lynne Fernie