The Harris-Warke Gallery is hosting their Annual Fundraiser this year on November 10, 2017 between 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Harris-Warke Gallery located at Sunworks 4924 Ross Street, Red Deer, AB. Proceeds from our fundraiser go towards paying artist fees to our exhibiting artists as well as printing costs and general maintenance and upkeep of the gallery. This years event is a DOUBLE DENIM Party! Admission is by donation and includes a homemade slice of pie and warm cider. Wear your best Canadian Tuxedo (jean from head to toe) and come on out to enjoy a silent auction of local artists, a Canadiana photo booth and more! Silent auction will be installed for the week prior to the event and will begin accepting bids Monday, November 06, 2017. Don’t miss out!
symbol: 1. an object standing for or representing something else; an emblem
(The New Webster Handy College Dictionary, pg. 526)
‘Tis an old saying, the Devil lurks behind the Cross.
Miquel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
A cross is a very simple geometrical figure consisting of two lines perpendicular to each other and dividing one or two of the lines in half (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross). Cross shaped signs are one of the most ancient of human symbols, dating back to the earliest stages of human cultural development. While the exact meaning of these early signs is unknown, it is supposed that the cross was used for its formal and ornamental value, and may also have possessed religious significance. During the European Bronze Age (1800-700 BC) the cross became a widely diffused symbol throughout Europe. By the second century AD it had become the most potent and widely disseminated symbol of the Christian religion, reminding Christians of God’s act of love in Christ’s sacrifice at Calvary and, through his death on the cross and subsequent resurrection, his triumph over sin and death. Throughout the centuries the cross has also served many other uses, including functioning as a personal signature, as a grammatical marking device, as a vehicular sign, and as a sign of danger.
The exhibition X position, presented by the Visual Arts Alberta Association (VAAA), explores ideas
concerning the use of symbols and how artists re-interpret symbols in contemporary times,
especially the politically and socially loaded symbols pertaining to Christianity and the Church.
The VAAA Gallery presents a three week exhibition fundraiser featuring artists’ interpretations and reinventions of cruciform shapes.
Through sculpture, painting, photography, drawing, and more… the exhibition fundraiser works to consider how these shapes and symbols effect art practice and daily life:
Artists include: (more…)