So much is happening at the Elsie Scherle Gallery! Touring and local exhibitions, music and fellowship, presentations and programs galore! Take some time to tour around and check what's coming up next!
Monique Martin: Continuous and Nidificate
February 1 to March 24
Continuous is a multi-sensory art installation by Monique Martin augmented by the scent of beeswax and the sound of buzzing bees that comments on the steady decline in honeybee populations and the devastating effects of their collapsed colonies. Through ceiling-suspended panels and a participatory hive wall, the artist creates an interactive experience where visitors are immersed in a “live” beehive.
Martin seeks to illustrate the delicate nature of what happens in a hive as it relates to the interactions of humans: The more we are involved, the more the bees suffer.
Nidification is the act of building a nest. Monique Martin has tapped into this most basic, primal and primitive urge to nestle, cocoon, to be safe and sheltered. When you think about it, all species -- humans included -- nidificate.
Monique Martin is a Saskatoon artist who uses the symbol of the nest to observe and examine everything from economic crisis to family life. Bank statements, maps from mining companies, vintage ledgers and business journals are all fodder for her dynamic three dimensional nests .
A multi-disciplinary artist and art educator, Monique has exhibited her printmaking, paintings, sculptures, installations and book works in solo, invited and juried group exhibitions in eight countries. Her works are held in more than twenty-five public and private collections internationally. "We all build our nests in different ways to reflect our lives and the basic materials and resources at hand," Martin says. "Then the nest changes as we change and grow."
When the Trees Crackle with Cold: PISIMWASINAHIKAN
March 29 - April 21
Miriam Korner and Bernice Johnson-Laxdal have collaborated to bring us a series of water colour paintings depicting the Cree moon calendar through Johnson-Laxdal's childhood memories. The original paintings that were printed in a children's book of the same title make up this fascinating exhibition. Touring with OSAC's Art on the Move program.
Youth and Children's Art Exhibition
April 23 - May 26
Showcasing the work created over the past year by our communities' budding artists. The LMLCC's Youth Multimedia Art Program is in its 10th year, and the Children's Multimedia Art Program is in its 7th year! These classes allow the children to experiment with many different art mediums, including paint, clay, fibre, animation, and more!