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  • Holiday Exhibition 2015 | MEDALTA
    the Lost Artefact Adult Pottery Classes Membership Family Membership Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Holiday Exhibition 2015 Posted by Safira Lachapelle on Tuesday December 1 2015 Leave a Comment Join us for our 5th annual Medalta Holiday Exhibition featuring our international artists in residence Thursday December 3rd from 5 00 7 00 p m in conjunction with Market Medalta Medalta s Holiday Exhibition is the first chance for our newest group of resident artists to exhibit their work to the Medicine Hat community Join us in welcoming them introduce yourself over a cup of cacao This group has been very busy creating and experimenting since arriving in September and we are proud to show off their exciting new work There is a great range of functional and sculptural ceramics with artists drawing inspiration from their own successful practice each other and the powerful historic architecture which surrounds them every day at Medalta Medalta s Holiday Exhibition featuring Medalta s International Artists in Residence Exhibition runs November 27th January 2nd Reception Thursday

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/medaltas-holiday-exhibition (2016-02-13)
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  • International Tool Show | MEDALTA
    Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala International Tool Show Posted by Safira Lachapelle on Sunday November 8 2015 Leave a Comment International Tool Show 2015 an exhibition inspired by the tools of our trade Exhibition September 3 November 30 2015 Yuill Family Gallery Medalta NO CHARGE The theme of this year s Medalta International Exhibition is TOOL an exhibition inspired by the processes and tools of our trade This exhibition features works that were created using an artist s favourite tool Alongside their finished works are the artists reflections or odes to their favourite tool giving viewers a glimpse into the processes and tools behind their object s creation In its third year Medalta s annual themed exhibition is a visitor favourite and our largest of the year Over 100 works will be on display from artists across Canada and around the world THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our opening on Thursday September 3 It was a great celebration of creativity More and more people are joining our exciting creative community and we re thrilled to host all of you Did you miss the exhibition Have a look at

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  • Greg Payce: Continuum | MEDALTA
    is an exciting new experience for Medalta In addition to his early work in our gallery projections and other experimental works of his will be found throughout Medalta s historic spaces This exhibition is running parallel to the Esplanade s exhibition of his work Palimpsest Statement from the Artist This exhibition presents works from the first thirty five or so years of my practice It shows chronologically how I began making ceramics as a kid and continued on making them through my K 12 education my post secondary education and my early teaching career Greg Payce continuum is a prequel to the work being shown concurrently in Greg Payce Palimpsest at the Esplanade Gallery which showcases the last fifteen or so years of my fifty plus years in the medium The continuum of my practice is underscored by an obsession with pottery form and decoration I was an inveterate maker throughout my youth My dad had a workbench and tools and my parents let me set up a studio and kiln in our basement It is interesting to look back on a life of making and see how one concept process or technology led to another and how the ideas and forms of other artists affected you I can see many connections and threads that run all the way through the work Of course I cannot be objective here I have chosen the works in the exhibition from pieces that I and my family have ferreted away over the years What you see here are not necessarily the quintessential examples of the work made during any one period of time or particular material process that I explored There are lots of gaps in the sequence of works here The final selection reflects my own point of view not that of

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/gregpayce (2016-02-13)
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  • Living West | MEDALTA
    Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Living West Posted by Safira Lachapelle on Monday June 15 2015 Leave a Comment OPENING RECEPTION Thursday June 18 7pm EXHIBITION June 18 August 8 NO CHARGE Born in rural Connecticut Katie Stone received her BFA in Ceramics at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore Maryland Since graduation she has been pursuing an artist career as an educator across North America Currently she is supported by NCECA s Regina Brown Fellowship for her year long residence at Medalta Focused on the human animal experience and fuelled from personal history her work is an exploration of dialogue and remembrance The city of Medicine Hat was built by the ranching and clay industry Both have left behind numerous imprints on the land Her work has been shaped from these relics and traditions Farm equipment slumping from the rust sit like skeletons in fields of wheat Horses and cattle dot every horizon line held in by nothing but miles of land between them and the roads Old trucks with the dirt from two generations ago still in their beds sit for sale on every street corner Animal forms collected from experiences

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/livingwest (2016-02-13)
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  • Artificial Bionomics | MEDALTA
    relationship with nature we want to be close to nature but these objects allow this connection only in a superficial manufactured way I find that the stylization of plants is appearing in everything from interior design to website furniture and clothing design Humans continue to appropriate and manufacture nature I am particularly interested in the way that nature has been commodified as consumable imagery and how the repetition of this imagery has become kitsch This common usage of botanical subjects in abstract and stylized form to decorate the surfaces dates back to the Arts and Crafts period where metalwork ceramic textiles glass and furniture were decorated with ornament found in nature In response to John Ruskin s ideas these artists returned to the observation of nature in their work and the phenomenon of appropriating nature which started in the 19 th century and continues into the present day However over time architects designers and artists have started to look less to nature as a source and more to a synthetic nature During the early nineteenth century designers were not interested in capturing a naturalistic representation of a tendril from a plant rather they were searching for a form that spoke to a universal plant Victorian architects used the practice of conventionalization as a stylization of the leaf ornament so asymmetry in the veins of a leaf would be abandoned in favour of symmetrical cutouts This reduction or stylization of the plant form in order to confirm to anthropocentric systems of order is precisely the type of appropriation in which I am interested For this new body of work I used mostly extruded ceramic forms to produce multiples to create a sort of facsimile of nature Each repeated element is unique and flawed yet somehow self similar I use abstraction loosely

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/artificialbionomics (2016-02-13)
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  • Atmospheric | MEDALTA
    8 Medalta s Yuill Family Gallery NO CHARGE Susan McKinnon is from Pictou Nova Scotia She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax Nova Scotia in 2014 Shortly after graduating she moved to Lunenburg Nova Scotia to work as a Studio Assistant for her former professor Joan Bruneau During her stay in Lunenburg she lived in a Victorian style Bed and Breakfast filled with antique furniture and ghost stories Susan is currently a full year resident at Medalta The facilities at Medalta have been a source of new surface developments During her residency Susan has been experimenting with soda firing This is a type of firing where soda ash is introduced into the kiln at a very high temperature to form a sodium vapor inside the kiln which glazes the work This allows for bright colours and interesting surface textures to form She begins each piece on the potter s wheel After the form is made she decides how its surface can be divided up and how its geometry could change Sometimes she stretches out certain areas to give a greater sense of volume in particular areas Then she removes

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/atmospheric (2016-02-13)
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  • every day should be a whimsical tea party | MEDALTA
    Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala every day should be a whimsical tea party Posted by Safira Lachapelle on Thursday June 11 2015 Leave a Comment OPENING RECEPTION Thursday June 18 7pm EXHIBITION June 18 August 8 NO CHARGE Elaine Zimmer was born and raised in Alberta living a gypsy life following the pipelines her father worked on She is a grandmother of 2 mother of 3

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  • Home. Elm Street School Art | MEDALTA
    Artefact Adult Pottery Classes Membership Family Membership Executive Jigger Decorator Runner Become a Member Partners Gallery Rental Space Specifications Reception Gallery Photo Gallery Rental Contact Employment Opportunities Art Exhibitions Map On Line Gift Shop Market Medalta Stringam Denecky Black White Gala Home Elm Street School Art Posted by Safira Lachapelle on Thursday April 30 2015 Leave a Comment PUBLIC RECEPTION May 13 2015 6pm EXHIBITION May 9 30 2015 No charge admission to Yuill Family Gallery The students of Elm Street School have been asked the question Home What does that word mean to you In order to find an answer to that question students interviewed many different people including family friends English as Second Language students from Medicine Hat High School our Kindergarten buddies who live in a retirement home and families that have been homeless and are a part of the End Homelessness Program here in Medicine Hat The students then took the answers from the interviews and created an art piece to represent what home means to these people The students have also have also written enthnographies to go with the art piece What the students learned through this project is that home is an important personal

    Original URL path: http://medalta.org/elmstreet15 (2016-02-13)
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