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VAAA OPEN PHOTO 2010: KAASA GALLERY

AUGUST 12 TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
Kaasa Gallery, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11455 – 87 Avenue, Edmonton

Visual Arts Alberta is pleased to present the third annual photography competition and exhibition, Open Photo 2010, featuring some of Alberta’s finest photographers. Congratulations to all the winners: (more…)

PAST VAAA EXHIBITIONS: LEONA OLAUSEN, MARCIA SCHMIDT

Nature Forms, Leona Olausen, Marcia Schmidt, VAAA GalleryNATURE FORMS
March 25 to April 24, 2010
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 25, 7 to 9:30 pm

After a trip to Nicaragua, Marcia Schmidt was greatly influenced by the beauty and people. In her series of paitings, she depicts the banana plant in a realistic yet abstract manner. The plant, from its beginning stage to flowering, from production to the decay, is grand and amazing. She explores the banana plant and how it is vital and integral to the country.

Leona Olausen’s series of oil paintings explore extreme close-up views of tree roots. The tree roots represent earth energy, where fertility and growth sculpt intertwining tubular forms under and above the ground. Leona is inspired and intrigued by the endless mystery of forms in nature.

VISUAL ARTS ALBERTA
3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
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Gallery Hours: 10 to 4pm, Mon to Fri; 12 to 4pm Saturdays, closed statutory holidays
Admission is free, all are welcome.

PAST VAAA EXHIBITION: WADE STOUT

The Merchant of Venice and the Character of Cabala.
OCTOBER 15 TO NOVEMBER 14, 2009
Opening Reception October 15, 7 to 9:30pm

Wade Stout, Merchant of Venice, VAAA GalleryArt is an act of interpretation. To interpret Shakespeare, it’s best to start by understanding the structure of his plays–the framework he uses for each piece. What Wade is attempting to show with this group of paintings is Shakespeare’s use of the Jewish philosophical practice of Cabala as his framing structure for The Merchant of Venice.

The Merchant of Venice has often been misperceived as an anti-Semitic play, but as these paintings suggest, all his characters as well as the play’s structure come from Cabala and more specifically are manifestations of the forces that make up the “Tree of Life”. By appreciating this underlying philosophical structure, it is possible to understand Shakespeare’s intent and interpret the play in a new light. Harmony, integration and balance are the key features of both Cabala and the play.

Visual Arts Alberta Gallery
3rd Fl, 10215 – 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
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