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Our latest OSAC exhibition ...
 
Gabriela Garcia-Luna: Kathgotham Express
December 15, 2017 to January 23, 2018
 
Gabriela García-Luna is a photography-based artist who lives and works between Moose Jaw, SK, northern India and Mexico City, where she was born and raised. García-Luna’s particular interest is the exploration of the paradoxical possibilities inherent to photography. To show the seen and reveal the unseen.
 
Wayne Baerwaldt writes in the catalogue essay, "As an artist who carefully constructs her photographic pictures to elude definitive and prescriptive readings, Gabriela García-Luna aims to open doors to an aesthetic that questions commonly perceived realities. She suggests we observe her pictures with fewer, different or no expectations of knowing anything with any certainty and that another, more elusive quality is more revealing. In the process of compiling her observations of the commonplace – urban-rural landscapes – from various parts of the world, she hints at revealing the unseen in her images."
 
Organized by the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery with funding assistance from the City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Arts Board, SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries, and the Canada Council for the Arts and toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.
 
 
Gallagher Centre Mural
 
 
Yorkton's Canada 150 Mural Mosaic Project
600 people of all pages painted tiles in just over 2 days

Gallagher Centre lobby

 
As one of the dozens of communities across Canada participating in the Canada 150 Mosaic projectthe City of Yorkton and Godfrey Dean Art Gallery were proud to host painting sessions and inviting everyone to participate. The finished mural is being displayed indoors in the lobby of the Gallagher Centre, where it is sure to be seen by thousands of people every year.
In just over two days in September, hundreds of school children and family members came to the Godfrey Dean Cultural Centre for one-hour workshops to create 600 tiles. At the peak time, there were over 70 people in the same session!
Schools included Dr. Brass, Dreambuilders, St. Michael's, Columbia, Yorkdale and St. Alphonsus plus community groups like Boys and Girls Club, SaskAbilities and the Cadets.
This mosaic portrayal of Yorkton consists of individual tiles painted with designs that visually depict what living in Yorkton means to each of us as individuals. The tiles form mural that's 8 feet tall and 14 feet wide that links us to the rest of Canada.

 

Here is some more information about the cross-Canada project:
 
 

 
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