Witness Blanket & FORGET-ME-NOT MÉTIS ROSE
April 3–June 3, 2018 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 4 from 6–8 pm | RSVP to email@example.com
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sunday: 1–5 pm
This exhibition about the Witness Blanket is a story that comes from the heart, mind and hands of master carver Carey Newman (Ha-yalth-kingeme).
“Strewn in the wake of the Indian Residential Schools are an immeasurable number of broken or damaged pieces. These fragmented cultures, crumbling buildings, segments of language, and grains of diminished pride are often connected only by the common experience that created them.”
FORGET-ME-NOT MÉTIS ROSE:
Through the eyes of their Métis ancestor, Suzette (Chalifoux) Swift, two artists interpret the endemic flora and fauna of the family homestead in the Rocky Mountains.
“When her art found her relatives, the land called them home.”
Lisa Shepherd and Kristi Bridgeman, Métis artists, met serendipitously through an artist group, where they exchanged stories of family and ancestry. As they pieced together their stories, they began to realize their connection through their common ancestor.
High Energy 23
St. Albert High School Art Students
May 3–June 2, 2018 at Art Gallery of St. Albert (6D Perron Street, St. Albert)
The Art Gallery of St. Albert (AGSA) launches the 23rd iteration of High Energy, a student-derived exhibition that showcases the talent of local St. Albert high school students.
Participating Schools: Bellerose Composite High School, École Secondaire Paul Kane High School, École Secondaire Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, St. Albert Catholic High School, Outreach High School and École Alexandre-Taché.
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 6–9pm
Exhibition Tour: Thursday, May 17 at 12:05
Birds, Bees and Ambergris
June 7–July 28, 2018 at Art Gallery of St. Albert (6D Perron Street, St. Albert)
“Certain behaviours of our species make it difficult for other creatures to survive”, says Edmonton-based interdisciplinary artist, Gerri Harden.
Harden’s unusual and brilliant sculptures fixate on habitat loss, the effects of pesticide use, and the shocking amounts of non-biodegradable waste in the oceans.
Opening Reception and Artwalk: Thursday, June 7, 6–9 pm
Exhibition Tour: Thursday, June 21 & July 19 at 12:05
Take Your Best Shot: Youth Digital Photo Exhibition
June 12–August 12, 2018 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)
The Musée Héritage Museum presents the 8th annual Take Your Best Shot youth digital photo contest, a student-based exhibition that has seen nearly 300 students display their photographs in a professional exhibition. The theme this year is “My St. Albert”; winners in the different categories will receive generous gift certificates sponsored by McBain Camera.
Our aspiring photographers will be exhibiting alongside a feature wall of work by one of St. Albert’s renowned professional photographers, Victor Post.
St. Albert History Gallery
Opened April 1, 2017
In honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present its brand new St. Albert History Gallery. Through new exhibits, explore a variety of stories from the earliest people to modern-day events. The new flexible layout means you can look forward to regular story rotations that cover a wider range of subjects!
New sections coming in 2018:
- Opened in December 2017: amazing Lego creations
- March: Residential Schools: some commonly asked questions
- July: New immigration stories
- September: Edmonton Opera collection: 18th and early 19th century costumes
We hope you enjoy the new St. Albert History Gallery at the Museum!
View a full list of our 2018 exhibitions in our catalogue.