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Victoria Day - Monday May 23rd

The Mann Art Gallery will be closed on Monday May 23rd in observance of the Victoria Day stat holiday.

Celebration of Mahihkan and Opening of Sunny Ways - Friday May 27th, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Please join us in a celebration of the Mann Art Gallery's latest acquisition, Mahihkan by Joe Fafard
&
Opening of Sunny Ways, an exhibition of Joe Fafard's works
organized by:

Sunny Ways is on display at the Mann Art Gallery from May 27th - July 9th, 2016


Joe Fafard, Mahihkan, 2016, powder-coated bronze, Permanent Collection of the Mann Art Gallery

Friday May 27th, 2016
7:00 PM
The Mann Art Gallery

In 2011 the Mann Art Gallery was presented with the opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture by internationally-renowned artist, Joe Fafard. For the past five years, the Gallery has been diligently fundraising to add this piece to its Permanent Collection. We are pleased to announce that in early May 2016 it was installed. Situated across the entrance of the Gallery, the sculpture provides Prince Albert and surrounding area a remarkable piece of public art that significantly enhances this region’s visual culture.

Joe Fafard was born in Ste. Marthe SK and received his BFA from the University of Manitoba and his MFA from Pennsylvania State University.  After teaching at the University of Regina from 1968 to 1974, he opened his foundry, Julienne Atelier Inc., in Pense SK. Fafard has had numerous national and international solo exhibitions. His works are in public and private collections throughout Canada. His achievements also include the Order of Canada, the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, a Saskatchewan Arts Board Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Lieutenant Governor’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal for the Arts.

Friday May 27th
Program Schedule

7:00 PM
Wine and Cheese
Music by Tristen Durocher

7:20 PM
Elder Welcome and Blessing 

7:25 PM
Greetings from the City of Prince Albert

7:30 PM
Introduction by Jesse Campbell—Director/Curator;
In-Conversation with Joe Fafard

7:50 PM
Aboriginal Drumming and Wolf Ribbon Cutting

Please note that we expect May 27th to be a busy evening. As such, we strongly encourage carpooling and/or use of public transportation to the event.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - John V. Hicks Gallery

We are pleased to announce that the Mann Art Gallery has recently entered into a partnership with the Prince Albert Council for the Arts to program exhibitions at the John V. Hicks Gallery (located at the Prince Albert Arts Centre; 1010 Central Avenue). The MAG and the Arts Council have shared a long and vibrant history in the Arts Centre, and both parties are committed to working together for the betterment of arts and culture in Prince Albert.

The Hicks Gallery shows exhibitions of work by local artists, as well as touring shows through OSAC (Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils). Local artists, guilds, and collectives are invited to submit a proposal for a show at the John V. Hicks Gallery for the years 2017 - 2018. Click HERE for more information and requirements. Should you have any questions about the application, please do not hesitate to contact Jesse Campbell at 306-763-7080 or curator@mannartgallery.ca

The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2016.

Children's Art Camps - Summer 2016

The Mann Art Gallery is pleased to offer six week-long art camps for children ages 7 - 12. Camps run in July and August. See the Programs page for further details.

Current Exhibitions

Mindy Yan Miller

FEED


Detail from FEED, used clothing and bale netting, 60 x 60 x 60".
Photo credit: Emily Kohlert

April 15 - May 26, 2016
Reception: April 15, 7:00 PM

In FEED, Yan Miller takes a familiar form and replaces one material for another. The hay bale: a method of conserving and maximizing crop production, is reimagined as a way of conserving and maximizing the (over) production of clothes.

Mindy Yan Miller is motivated as much by social relations as aesthetics. Her art is rooted in fibre traditions. She frequently uses masses of potent materials to produce large-scale installations. Materials like human hair, animal hides, coke cans and used clothes. Her installations address themes of labour, identity, loss, and commodification. Since graduating from NSCAD University with a MFA in 1990, Mindy Yan Miller has exhibited across Canada, Europe and United States.


5th Annual High School Juried Art Show



K. Roy-Chovin, detail from Five Frogs, clay, 2016.

April 15 - May 21, 2016
Reception: April 15, 7:00 PM

The imagination, talents and hard work of the City’s youth are celebrated through this exhibition that represents schools from Prince Albert and surrounding area. Creative expression allows individuals of all ages to interpret the world around them and to express their concerns, dreams and nightmares. The diversity of work featured in this exhibit exemplifies the notion that inspiration comes in many forms and that art and art making allows us to share our unique experiences with others.

Life Drawing Sessions

Life Drawing

Facilitated by Emma Anderson (BFA)


 Emma Jean Anderson, Untitled Sketch

Come and practice your drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Meet other artists while drawing from a live model. Length and types of poses will vary. Individuals will learn from each other, receive feedback, and develop technical and personal style.

Participants are to bring their own drawing supplies. Pencils, watercolours, charcoal, and pastel are welcome. Easels, supports, tables, and chairs are available on a first-come basis. Individuals may come or go at any point during the three-hour session.

Saturdays, 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
April 16, 23, 30
May 7, 14, 28*
June 4, 11, 25


*On May 28th, Life Drawing will start at 1:00 PM
Please note there will be NO life drawing on May 21st and June 18th.   
     

Pre-registration is not required. Open to all skill levels. Experimentation is encouraged. Model for us and receive free drawing sessions credits.

Rates: $10.00/session; $5.00/session for students and underemployed

2016 Membership Campaign

The Mann Art Gallery is beginning its annual Membership Campaign and we hope to count on your support for 2016. We strive to foster an accessible, inclusive, and robust arts scene in Prince Albert and area. With your contribution the Gallery is a platform for social growth, production of knowledge, and nourishment of our history and culture.

For more information on this year's membership, including benefits and membership categories, please click HERE. (PDF)

For Membership Forms please click HERE (PDF).

Annual General Meeting

In accordance with Saskatchewan's Not-for-Profit Act (1995), the Mann Art Gallery will held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday March 29th 2016.

Click HERE to view the 2015 Annual Report.
Click HERE to view the 2015 Audited Financial Statements.

Art Rental Program

The Mann Art Gallery can provide you with the opportunity to display original artwork in your home or office with pieces from our Permanent Collection. Renting art is an affordable way to enjoy high quality works without a significant financial investment and with the freedom to change your taste with each rental period.

Art rental rates are based on 12% of the individual pieces' sale prices. The pieces are fully insured by the Gallery. The Mann Art Gallery staff will deliver and install the artwork.

For more information, contact the gallery at info@mannartgallery.ca or 306-763-7080.

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