Friday, February 26, 2010

Metamorphosis: A Collaborative Project Between Artists and Poets

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, Sonis McAllister, Ellen McArthur, Ian Randell, Mandi Schraeder, Kylee Sorenson, Richard Stevenson, Frater Tham, and Two Spirit Sage Walker.

Connections: Fibre Art by Filamenta

March 6 - April 3, 2010, Bowman Arts Centre, 811 - 5 Avenue South.
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 7 pm - 8:30 pm.
Artists: Cathy Tomm, Dawna Dey Harrish, and Sharon Willas Rubuliak.

The Eye: Gary Hume & The Eye: Yinka Shonibare

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.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Call for submissions: Monotype Workshop and Exhibition

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.

Darcy Logan
Curator and Gallery Manager
Bowman Arts Centre

Call for submissions: The Lethbridge Bestiary Project

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.

Darcy Logan
Curator and Gallery Manager
Bowman Arts Centre

Call for submissions: Making It Big In Lethbridge

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

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Golub: Late Works Are The Catastrophes (2004) 80 min.

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.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

General Idea: Art, AIDS and the fin de siècle, a film by Annette Mangaard, 2007.

Monday, February 8, 7 pm - 8 pm, Bowman, 811 - 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge.
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