September 25 - November 13
During a time of tremendous challenge and uncertainty, House Illuminates, by Amy Loewan (RCA) is a beacon of hope.
“Art and the act of creating has the power to heal and promote self-reflection and introspection. It also teaches us about the world around us and the people we share that world with”, says Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Curator Emily Baker. “Loewan’s work is a conceptual and actual gathering place for these ideas and intentions to manifest and flourish.”
House Inspiring Peace is at the centre of the exhibit. The magnificent house is constructed from rice paper, canvas, silk and Canadian maple. It is encased by woven paper strips and cut paper. Messages, symbols and drawn elements of ink, charcoal and acrylic adorn the structure.
“Loewan wanted a simple house, like one that a child would draw, and the effect is powerful,” adds Baker. Lit from within by Edison incandescent lights, the house is an invitation to peace and harmony. It offers protection and a room for reflection. The exhibition becomes a space for visitors to connect with their positive intentions.
Visitors can take in opening reception/artist talks on October 2 from 2-3pm, or 3-4pm.
In person exhibition tours are scheduled for October 14 at noon, and October 28 at 4pm. Guided virtual tours are planned for October 5 at noon, and October 22 at 3pm.