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Alberta Craft at 3 Sisters Gallery, Canmore

Along the Bow II

Exhibition Dates: April 7 - May 9, 2017
Artist Reception: 7-9 pm, Friday, April 7
Location: Three Sisters Gallery, Elevation Place, Canmore, AB

Along the Bow II is an exploration of the valley by Alberta Craft Council professional members living in the region. This is a community partnership exhibition organized by the Alberta Craft Council and the Town of Canmore.

Last year’s first Along the Bow exhibition was a great success with fascinating depictions of the valley. The stunning and bold beauty of Bow Valley continues to be a rich source of inspiration for the participating artists in Along the Bow II. Some have delved into the Bow's rich history. Others are looking to the present and future in these times of increasing urbanization and tourism in the valley.

Participating Artists are professional members of the Alberta Craft Council and residents of the Bow Valley: Ilse Anysas-Salkauskas, Sarabeth Carnat, Corinne Cowell, Charles Lewton-Brain, Jean-Claude and Talar Prefontaine, Dana Roman, Dirk van Wyk, Kari Woo and Simon Wroot

Alberta Craft + 15 Window, Calgary

Alberta Craft + 15 Window exhibitions display exciting new work for two month periods by Alberta Craft Council members, partner organizations and cross-promote arts events in Calgary. The window is located in the busy + 15 pedway system with a diverse range of Calgarians walking through daily.

Current Alberta Craft + 15 Exhibition:  

Dalia Saafan

Exhibition Dates: March 16 - May 13, 2017
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

Dalia Saafan (Edmonton, AB) finds glass to be a discipline that blends her creative strengths: painting; interior design; and warm glass. Combining elements of Bedouin culture and near eastern rural colours with the addition of plant-inspired motifs and Arabic or English calligraphy, Dalia’s style celebrates both her Egyptian roots and her new Canadian home.

Dalia Saafan, a graphic designer and teacher, earned her Bachelor of Interior Design degree in 1993 in her native Egypt. She arrived in Canada in 1995 and continued to work as an art instructor, craft producer and designer.  Since working with a local glass maker in 2005, Dalia's focus has turned to glass.


Upcoming 2017 Alberta Craft + 15 Window Exhibitions:

May 18 - July 15: Monika Smith
July 20 - September 16: JoAnna Lange
September 21 - November 11: Larissa Blokhuis


Alberta Craft @ the YEG

The Alberta Craft Council has two mini exhibitions in the Rotational Art Program at the Edmonton International Airport.  The EIA is home to six rotational displays and five partner displays that are integrated as part of the building. Currently the Rotational Art Program features Holly Boone, Sara Norquay and Eveline Kolijn.

Exhibition image of felted sculptures by Holly Boone and books by Sara Norquay

Holly Boone and Sara Norquay's work is from the Alberta Craft exhibition #ABCRAFT. The exhibition looked at how digital technology is enhancing or impacting fine craft artists in Alberta. Read more about the exhibition, Holly and Sara here.

Sublime Waste by Eveline KolijnEveline Kolijn is a printmedia and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Calgary. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2008 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic medal. Since graduating, Eveline has developed her visual arts career through exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. She is a printmedia instructor for the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada a member of the Public Art Board of the City of Calgary.

Eveline Kolijn's interest in the biological sciences and concern for the environment is expressed through printmaking and sculptural installations made from found synthetic materials. She explores forms and patterns in Nature and the relationship between our society and the natural environment. Eveline strongly believes that the arts enrich society, and wants to share her experience and passion in learning environments and community involvement.