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Upcoming Exhibitions

June 2nd - July 11th, 2015

Ruth Cuthand:
Don't Drink, Don't Breathe
Ruth Cuthand's latest body of work continues in her depictions of illnesses that have affected Indigenous communities. In Don't Drink, Don't Breathe, Cuthand uses beads and glass vessels to construct the viruses and bacterium, encouraging an examination of the relationship between Native and non-Native cultures.

Ruth Cuthand was born in 1954 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, of Plains Cree, Scottish and Irish ancestry. She grew up in Alberta near the Blood Reserve, where at the age of eight she met artist Gerald Tailfeathers and decided that she too wanted to be an artist. Cuthand studied at the University of Regina in 1977 before completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Saskatoon at the University of Saskatchewan in 1983. She later pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Montana (1985), completing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan. She was instrumental in developing the first Aboriginal Art History courses at the University of Saskatchewan and until recent budget cuts to the First Nations University of Canada, taught Art and Art History at the Saskatoon Campus. Most recently, she was awarded the 2013 Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award.

Reception Date TBA


Jack Jensen: What's so Funny?
Cartoon art has a long history. It is prevalent in Europe and - surprising to Western thinking - has a significant current and historic presence in former Soviet bloc and Muslim countries. There are cartoon museums and national cartoonist associations throughout Europe. In Western countries, cartoons are often relegated to newspapers and magazines.

Jack Jensen has been creating cartoons and submitting them to internatinoal juried contests since 2007. In 2008, his work was selected for "The Every Day Car Parking" in Zagreb, Croatia and "Gastronomie" in Spreewald, Germany. Finding that contemporary art can often be devoid of comedy, this exhibition is his contribution to injecting a bit of humour into the serious business of making art.

Reception Date:
Thursday June 18th, 7:00 PM

Annual General Meeting

In accordance with Saskatchewan's Not-for-Profit Act (1995), the Mann Art Gallery held its Annual General Meeting Tuesday March 31st. Copies of the 2014 Annual Report, 2014 Financial Statements, Agenda, and 2014 Draft AGM Minutes will be available.

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lick HERE to view the 2014 Financial Statements.
Click HERE to view the 2014 Annual Report

2015 Membership Campaign

The Mann Art Gallery is beginning its annual Membership Campaign and we hope to count on your support for 2015. 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).

Welcome New Gallery Educator

The Mann Art Gallery is pleased to announce Lana Wilson as its new Gallery Educator. Lana started at the MAG in late November and has been a wonderful addition to our team. She is looking forward to building upon the work done by her predecessor, Twyla Exner, to deliver dynamic gallery programs and enhanced learning experiences.

Lana grew up in rural south-west Manitoba. She has spent the past seven years in Saskatoon, where she was a program guide at the Mendel Art Gallery, Collections Research Assistant at the Kenderdine Art Gallery (University of Saskatchewan), volunteer at AKA artist-run, and volunteer coordinator for Street Meet Festival.

Lana received her BFA (Hons) in Art History at the University of Manitoba and her MA in Art History at Queen’s University. Her master’s thesis is titled The Gonfalone di San Francesco al Prato: History, Imagery, Function. In addition to her art history studies, Lana also has extensive knowledge in pre-20th century English literature. Her areas of interest are vast, and include contemporary public art, acting and theatre, needlework, paper marbling, and ceramics.

Lana can be contacted at educator@mannartgallery.ca

Welcome New Director/Curator

The Mann Art Gallery has appointed Jesse Campbell as its new Director/Curator.

"Jesse Campbell was with us from November 2012 to March 2013 as Assistant Curator under the Young Canada Works grant program. If you were lucky enough to attend the Art History classes she conducted at the Mann Art Gallery, you will have great respect for her knowledge, organizational skills, and interpersonal abilities," said Annette Henbid, Chair of the Mann Art Gallery Board.

After fulfilling her term with the Mann Art Gallery in 2013, Jesse worked as Assistant Curator at the newly opened Robert Bateman Centre in Victoria BC. She has also held teaching and research appointments at, respectively, the University of Saskatchewan and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, England. At the latter she was awarded a grant from the National Portrait Gallery to conduct research on British portraiture. She has published on representations of domestic interiors, portraiture, and personal art collecting. Jesse received her Master of Arts in Art History at Universiteit Utrecht (The Netherlands) in 2012 and her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at the University of Saskatchewan in 2010.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Jesse is thrilled to return to her home province. She looks forward to building upon the gallery's dynamic exhibition and programming schedule and strengthening its ties with the North Central Saskatchewan community.

Call for Proposals
The MAG has two annual general calls for submissions for solo and curated exhibitions. The next submission deadline is April 15th, 2015.  We are currently programming the 2016-17 years.  Click HERE for more information!

 

 

 

Joe Farard Bronze Wolf Sculpture at the Mann Art Gallery

The John & Olive Diefenbaker Theatre

 

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