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Thu, Jul 11


Mann Art Gallery

Tone Poems - Opening Reception

The Mann Art Gallery is pleased to present a comprehensive exhibition of recent work by ceramics artist Rob Froese. Exhibition dates: July 11 - October 18.

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Tone Poems - Opening Reception
Tone Poems - Opening Reception

Date, Times, and Location

Jul 11, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mann Art Gallery, 142 12 St W, Prince Albert, SK S6V 3B5, Canada


Join us for an inspiring evening as we celebrate the opening of "Tone Poems," featuring the work of Rob Froese. Since earning his Master of Fine Arts from the Alberta University of the Arts in 2015, Froese has been developing a diverse collection of clay works. His creations span various clay bodies and forming techniques, resulting in site-sensitive installations that are both functional and contemplative.

Froese's artistic arrangements include small cups, plates, vase forms, and wall works, many of which will be displayed in Saskatchewan for the first time. His works evoke the intricate patterns of musical notation and the spontaneity of jazz composition, offering a delightful sensory experience.

Join us for an evening of art, conversation, and community. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments, and a cash bar as you immerse yourself in the beauty and creativity of Froese's "Tone Poems." RSVP's are not mandatoy but preferred.


Rob Froese is a ceramic artist, based in Saskatchewan (Treaty 6, home to Blackfoot, Cree, Métis and many Indigenous peoples) and produces work out of a Saskatoon studio and at the Shaw International Centre for Ceramics, Medalta Residency Program, in Medicine Hat, AB.

Initially training with the influential potter Jack Sures at the University of Regina in the 1980s, Froese went on to apprentice and work in ceramics studios in Japan for 15 years.

Drawing on 15 years of experience as a studio potter in Japan, his work ranges from functional pottery to sculptural objects, collapsing utility and narrative, echoing the rhythms of jazz improvisation. Musical, geological and literary influences infuse his work with a sense of composition and movement.

Embracing erosion and chance, Froese’s works feature rough marks etched in clay surfaces and layers of glaze that elaborate his process-driven exploration of form, surface, and mark-making.

In addition to exhibiting at galleries including the Yuill Family Gallery (Medicine Hat, AB) and The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby, BC), Froese instructs at the Alberta University of the Arts in Calgary, where he is a Sessional Ceramics Faculty member.


  • 40 minutes

    Doors open

  • 40 minutes

    Rob Froese shares story behind "Tone Poems"

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