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Will Millar   
WILL MILLAR - GHOSTS OF OLD IRELAND
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 - Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
Meet the Artist - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Will Millar will be here playing and sing some tunes from his former Irish Rover days. Will Millar, as the former leader of The Irish Rovers has now returned to his first creative love of painting. In this exhibition he is a voyager into the Ireland of his youth, portraying the country in the 1950's, before glass supermarkets and traffic jams clogged up small villages.
This exhibition opens just in time for Halloween, the origins of which come from Ireland over 2000 years ago. The Samhain Festival took place on the night of October 31. The Celts, who occupied the land which is now called Ireland, celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. Samhain is an old celtic word pronounce "Sow in".

To commemorate the event, Druids built huge sacred bonfires, where the people gathered to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically consisting of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes.
When the celebration was over, they re-lit their hearth fires, which they had extinguished earlier that evening, from the sacred bonfire to help protect them during the coming winter.

  

  
  

                                  


NEW ARRIVALS
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - Thursday October 26, 2017
Saturday, October 14 Noon - 4:00 pm
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SHELLEY McMILLAN One Artist - Two Visions
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - Thursday, October 12, 2017
Meet the Artist - Noon - 4:00pm
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Calgary based artist Shelley McMillan exhibits two very different bodies of work.  For Shelley, each discipline is integral to the other.  Her abstract works give her freedom to explore and play with various mediums, colours, shapes and texture, which in turn help her form and compose her expressive landscapes.


One Artist Two Visions
Imagination and Reality
My newest works over the past year reflect the desire to create freely, and the need to show reality. My landscapes have always represented the beauty that I see around me. My abstractions represent how I imagine and perceive things; differently, distorted, mildly disturbing, often unrecognizable as anything in particular.
The assemblages reflect perfectly my desire to show off what I find beautiful. Redefining and reshaping human and natural creations that are on their way to destruction. Everything comes and goes. Nothing remains as it was, and the breakdown is what interests me - animal bones, rocks, driftwood, man-made items that are no longer useful for their original purpose or design. Beauty is in every stage of the natural march toward ashes and dust.

  

Shelley McMillan

  

                                              


NEW ARRIVALS
Saturday, May 13th, 2017 - Saturday June 10, 2017
Noon - 4:00 pm
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                           Works by
Neville Clarke, Steve Coffey, Greg Edmonson, John Hoyt, Jean Richards, John Snow, Shelley McMillan, Jean Pederson, Colleen O'Brien, Blake Ward, Arlene Hobbs, C.J. Way,  Robert Dempster, Barbara Hirst, Arlene Hobbs, Seka Owen, Bill Parker, Hans Nissen, Bewabon Shilling, Raymond Theriault and others.
                                                        


Jean Richards   
JEAN RICHARDS ASA (1924 - 2015)
A Retrospective
Saturday, April 8th 2017 - Saturday May 6, 2017
Noon - 4:00 pm
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GROUP 9: THE PERSISTENCE OF VISION
March 2 - Mar 25, 2017
March 2, 2017 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wine & Cheese
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Meet the artists and catalogue signing on March 2nd 2017, 5:30 8:30 pm


Asta Dale ASA
Errol Lee Fullen
Ron Kostyniuk  ASA, RCA
Seka Owen ASA, RCA
Jean Pederson AWS, CSPWC, SFCA

Greg Pyra ASA
Greg Robb ASA
Cameron Roberts AFCA
Verna Vogel

The group was formed in Calgary in October 2016 by nine Calgary-based visual artists with the intention to provide the forum for artistic, conceptual and philosophical debates on the current state of contemporary visual culture in Canada and around the globe, and to visually articulate and address their concerns through a series of regular art exhibitions and publication projects.

The inaugural exhibition "Group 9"  The Persistence of Vision" features a vast scope of artistic trends and stylistic approaches in the works by nine, well-known Calgary-based artists and the founding members of Group 9.  The impressive roster of work ranges from the colour-field abstract paintings by Seka Owen, Errol Lee Fullen and Verna Vogel, through lyrical abstraction of Asta Dale, to the post-Structuralist sculptures by Ron Kostyniuk and abstract sculptural projects by Greg Robb.  These works are strategically balanced with the metaphoric works by Jean Pederson (paintings) and Cameron Roberts (sculpture), and the elements of Eastern philosophy and symbology in the works by Greg Pyra.

  

  

                                                    

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