Monday, August 30, 2010

12 Point Buck and Jenny Keith!

It's opening reception time again, and I for one, am very excited for both shows.

Jenny Keith, our very own local artist, will be showing You and Me and Everyone We Know in the Front Room Gallery. Jenny's interest in animals and people is represented in a whimsical fashion with acrylic, oil and beeswax. She dedicates this show to her hometown of Edmonton.

12 Point Buck will be presenting us with Wild, Wild Life in the Main Gallery. A duo which formed in Lethbridge back in '07, who examine nature, society and all the yearning that comes along with it. They will be creating an installation that explores these ideas in hopes that we can better understand our daily realties and our larger social responsibilities.

September 9th to October 14th
Opening reception: Thursday, September 9 at 8-10pm
Artist Talks: Opening night, Thursday, September 9 beginning at 6 pm

Both shows should be a real treat. If you would like three scoops of ice cream instead of just two, come to Harcourt on Saturday, September 11th for 12 Point Buck's Wild Life Sketch Club!! What time you ask...from 12-2pm. What do you need to bring you say...Yourself and some sketching materials! You'll be in the wilderness of the Wild, Wild Life exhibition merrily sketching along side the 12 Point Buck crew. The best part about these treats, is that they're completely FREE so bring yourself and all the cubs.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Camp is over...

Geri and the kids had an awesome time at summer camp! Now that it's all finished, we thought we'd share a few more photos with you. The fourth camp was aged 12-15. They did neat projects similar to the other three camps, but Geri mixed things up and made them a bit more challenging. Just a few of the cool things they did were; abstract colour theory paintings, blind contour drawings, and collages that they used as reference for their Surrealist drawings. All and all, it was a super-fun summer! Thanks to all the parents and kids who made it out. We hope to see all of you back next summer.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Derek's thoughts...

It is hard to believe but we are beginning to run at our annual art auction again this year. As always we will be looking for art and artists who would like to help us out with donations of work to make this years auction a bigger success than ever. It is our big fund raiser of the year and we hope to make it especially splashy this year. This year due to some funding cut backs we will have to make a particularly big effort.

Of course there will also be a need for a small army of volunteers to keep things running smoothly, God bless them all. Of course we have until November to put all of this together but in my experience 3 months is not a terribly long time to plan these sorts of things.

Our current shows are very cool and you only have until August 28 to catch them! The Opening of "12 Point Buck" with Chai Duncan and Leila Armstrong will be opening on Sept. 8 proves to be just as exciting! Come to the opening night and take in the festivities.

I hope I will see you all there!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Security, Control

Hi Everyone!
It's been a little while since our last blog, but boy have we been busy. The members show has come and gone. We made the gallery all nice and pretty, had DRAW and then set up Sylvia Ziemann and Paul Bernhardt's work.

Draw was a great success. The gallery was full! We even had to bring out our wheelie computer chairs so people had somewhere to sit. It was really nice to see so many people who had never been to Harcourt House before.

We also thought we'd post a few photos from the opening reception for Sylvia Ziemann's Home (In)Security and Paul Bernhardt's Control. They are both great shows with Bernardt's largescale paintings and Ziemann's video and sound based installations. So if you haven't had a chance to see them yet, hurry! You only have until the 28th of August. (Holy moly, the summer is really flying by.)