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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…)

VAAA GALLERY: 2010 FIBRE OLYMPICS

2010 Fibre Olympics, HWSDA, VAAA GalleryJuly 29 to August 28, 2010
OPENING RECEPTION: Thurs, July 29, 2010 7-9:30pm

Visual Arts Alberta presents FIBRE OLYMPICS, an annual juried show exhibiting the talented provincial membership of the Hand Weavers, Spinners and Dyers of Alberta (HWSDA).

The HWSDA theme for 2010 is “Fibre Olympics”, with the defining colours including Gold, Silver, and Bronze.  The members of HWSDA have submitted their personal best pieces, all of which reflect their experience and accomplished workmanship.  The exhibition includes a varied array of work: scarves, coats, tea towels, blankets, and framed pieces are but a few of the types of items on display.

VAAA GALLERY
3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton
780.421.1731 | visualartsalberta.com | info@visualartsalberta.com
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm, Sat 12-4pm. Admission free. Closed holiday weekend (July 31 & Aug. 2)

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
780.421.1731 | info@visualartsalberta.com | www.visualartsalberta.com

PAST VAAA EXHIBIT: DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY

September 10 to October 10, 2009
Doing What Comes Naturally: Hand Weavers, Spinner & Dyers of Alberta

The members of the Hand Weavers, Spinners & Dyers of Alberta are pleased to honour the United Nations International Year of Natural Fibres (INYF) 2009 with the theme of “Doing What Comes Naturally” for their latest exhibition of work from the multi-talented artists.

The theme invites viewers to make connections with beautiful colours and textures that are reflected through what we wear and do  in everyday life. The HWSDA members have created pieces that deeply explore what they each “do naturally” through their use of fibres, both natural and man-made. While exploring this natural theme, the members of the HSWDA reflect on their growing desire for “groundedness” in an increasingly frenetic world that relies so heavily on modern technology.

VISUAL ARTS ALBERTA
3RD Floor, 10215 112 Street, Edmonton, AB T5K 1M7
780.421.1731 | Toll-Free 866.421.1731 | email
Gallery Hours: 10 to 4pm, Mon to Fri; 12 to 4pm Saturdays, closed statutory holidays
Admission is free, all are welcome.