Upcoming exhibit showcases great Canadian artists

May 23, 2018 by  

The exhibition ‘Alberta and the Group of Seven’ is opening in Medicine Hat this month and will be on display until the middle of July.

The exhibit, which is curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, examines the relationship between early Alberta artists and the Group of Seven, which was based in Ontario from 1920 to 1933 and included artists such as Lawren Harris, Arthur Lismer and A. Y. Jackson. The Alberta artists included include Annora Brown, Peter Whyte and W. L. Stevenson. It features painting and drawings that are on loan from both public and private collections.

There are a couple of related events taking place this month. There will be a free public reception that will feature the curator on May 25 beginning at 7:00 PM as part of the monthly Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk. Guests will be treated to refreshments and musical entertainment by Talking August. The next day there will be a curator’s tour of the exhibit at 10:30 AM.

Fans of graphic design and Canadian art will be sure to want to attend this Medicine Hat exhibition, which will be on display at the Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre from Saturday, May 26 to Saturday, July 14. The gallery is open seven days a week and admission is $7 for adults. Call 403-502-8580 to learn more.