Faye HeavyShield: Conversations in Blackfoot

When: November 29th, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Where: ART Book Library Cost: FREE

Join us in the Art Book Library for tea, bannock and craft as we speak and listen to the Blackfoot language together with lead artist Faye HeavyShield. Faye HeavyShield is a member of the Blackfoot Confederacy from the Kainaiwa (Blood) Nation in the foothills of Southern Alberta. She is a fluent speaker of the Blackfoot language and studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta. The landscape of HeavyShield’s home community near Stand Off, Alberta is evident in her continuous use of natural materials and imagery found in her minimalist works. HeavyShield has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the Canada, including Nations in Urban Landscapes at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver, BC, rock paper river at Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, NB, Into the Garden of Angels at The Power Plant in Toronto, ON and blood at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. Her work is found in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the McMichael Museum, Alberta Foundation of Art and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ, MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, SK and the Kelowna Art Gallery, BC.

Publication Studio Guelph Workshop When: December 9th, 2018 | February 9th, 2019

Where: Southern Alberta Art Gallery

Cost: $20 | $15 for Members

Registration: Limited to 6 people

Calling all publication enthusiasts! We are excited to be offering out first Publication Studio Workshop with Publication Studio Guelph’s overseer, Steph Yates. Publication Studio prints, binds, and distributes books by hand, creating original work with artists and writers they admire. Founded in 2009 in Portland, Oregon, Publication Studio prints and binds books one at a time on-demand, using any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books, an online library, eBooks, and unique social events with writers and artists in many cities. This workshop will act as an introduction to getting started in self-publishing. Together we will help to produce the first run of an art publication for our exhibiting artist, Rosa Aiello. Throughout the process, we will discuss techniques of production and distribution, including the basics of printing and binding, the proper use of the facilities, printing & distribution resources, and ways to connect to audiences. If you can’t make it to the workshop on December 9th, that’s no problem! We’ll be hosting another workshop on February 9th 2019 with Kay Higgins, of Publication Studio Vancouver to bind a PSV book featuring Robin Peck. Registration is required for this workshop, and attendance will be limited to six people. For more information, or to register, please phone our Visitor Services Coordinator at (403)-328-8770 Ext. 21.