COLLECTIVE – A Retrospective group show of hive artists past and present
July 6-15, 2011
Regular gallery hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
OPENING RECEPTION: July 8, 2011 7:00-10:00pm
during the Downtown Medicine Hat Art Walk Roving Art Reception
A group exhibition featuring work by:
Opening Reception June 10, 2011, 7:00-10:00pm
Part of the Downtown Roving Art Reception
Animal Magnetism – A solo exhibition by Bronwyn Schuster
April 15 – May 7, 2011
April 15th, 2011
Live music & Refreshments!
OTHER – photo portrait show / MHC visual communications
Reception: Wednesday March 23, 2011 8:00-10:00pm
Medicine Hat College Visual Communications student photo portrait show.
Regular Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Mother – a solo exhibition by Kelsie Risling
February 25th – March 19th
Currently, I am aesthetically and conceptually interested in found, retro photographs of my mother and use them as a vehicle to examine my erratic emotions. I relate intensely to photos of her where she evokes a lonely, confused and somewhat unaware expression and aura. I use chunks of compressed charcoal to representationally isolate her bust onto large pieces of heavy paper. When complete, I immediately and repeatedly erase the fresh drawing and leave a residual, ghostly image that walks a thin rope between being beautiful, ugly, delicate, strong and sinister.
Opening Reception: Friday February 25, 2011 7:00-10:00pm
FACE IT – MHC Visual Communications Painting 1
January 18th, 2011 – February 17th, 2011
Face it is an exhibition of sketched self-portraits by 13 first year painting students from the Visual Communications program at Medicine Hat College. The assignment was used to emphasize and explore the painted mark and planar shape through the generalization of value and colour into basic forms. By working quickly from direct observation, approximately 30 to 60 minutes for each sketched portrait, the idea was to capture the essence and expressive potential of the subject while avoiding getting caught up in descriptive details. In addition, it was designed to help develope observation skills by way of quickly”seeing” relative value, colour, and planar shapes, then quickly interpreting the observed.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 4th, 2011 at 8pm
UNDER THE INFLUENCE – Susan Knight Solo Exhibition
December 10th, 2010 – January 15th, 2011
Opening reception: December 10th, 2010 at 7:00pm
Susan Knight is a self-taught photographer and digital artist. She lives and works in Medicine Hat, AB where she specializes in interpretive self-portraiture. In addition to her natural creative flair, Susan has found that her formal training as an interior designer and architectural experience enhances her ability to expressherself though her art and allows her to bring a unique eye to commissioned works.
Susan’s current primary project, “In the Style of…”, is a study of the construction of personal and artistic identity through style. Using the media of costume, make-up, backdrop, and her own form, each image is thoroughly researched, meticulously plotted and digitally enhanced to create a work that is completely new yet also true to the style of selected greats from the history of portrait artistry. Through these images, the viewer can see a familiar face transform under the artist’s touch and how the artist’s craft claims and forms the subject yet works to reveal the true, constant character lurking beneath the surface.
Snippets Alana Holst solo exhibition
from October 22 to November 12 2010
Opening reception on October 22 at 7 pm
Alana Holst will be having a solo exhibition of her paintings called ‘Snippets’ from October 22 to November 12. The opening reception is Friday, October 22 at 7:00pm and everyone is welcome to enjoy and purchase Alana’s work and the music of Benjamin Thatcher. Alana’s focus is on earth’s reclamation of abandoned prairie structures and the prairie landscape. “Alana has a unique view of the prairie landscape and her paintings are always boldly textured. Many of these new paintings are cropped images of old barns that become almost abstract and quite often they have actual elements of hardware or chicken wire included in the piece for dramatic sculptural effect,” says Maureen Newton, owner of Inspire Studio and Gallery. Visit her website at