The mandate of the Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery is to present in-person and virtual exhibitions of work by local artists, as well as stimulate creativity by showcasing art never seen before in the province. We promote, connect, and support artists, art-lovers, and the community through a variety of programming. Our efforts contribute to the dialogue of contemporary art and stimulate engagement with the art, along with cultivate creative community.
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The Multicultural Heritage Centre Public Art Gallery is curated by award-winning artist and arts advocate Alexis Marie Chute.
“Honouring Our Cherished Babies” EVENT
The Multicultural Heritage Centre and the Edmonton Twin & Triplet Club Presents: “Honouring Our Cherished Babies” An Afternoon for Parents Affected by Infant Loss
Bestselling author Alexis Marie Chute will share about her own experience of losing her son Zachary.
Preview of Expecting Sunshine documentary film and book signing of Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss.
Create a memorial craft ornament.
Art gallery viewing.
Wine and refreshments.
FREE – register through Edmonton Twin & Triplet Club
“Chromatopia” Group Fiber Arts Exhibition
Opening Party: Saturday, March 4, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
The work of 47 FAN members, two pieces per artist, will be represented in this exhibition.
Sharon Allman, Karen Arends, Terry Aske, Diana Bartelings, Janet Bednarzcyk, Yvonne Bilan-Wallace, Joyce Brown, Anette Cameron, Laine Canivet, Gisela Carroll, Jan Clark, Michele Craigen, Margie Davidson, Ranjeet Dhaliwal, Donna Fay Digance, Eileen Findlay, Robin Fischer, Leslie Forbes, Victoria Gray, Susan Greenwell, Janet Harper, Jaynie Himsl, Linda Ingham, Margaret Jessop, Christine Johannink, Karen Johnson, Connie Kadey, Angie Kok, Judy Leslie, Linda MacKay, Judy MacLeod, Marie McEachern, Sandra Melnik, Thelma Newbury, Marianne Parsons, Colleen Peake, Cindi Plant, Yvonne Rempel, Bonita Rozander, Janet Scruggs, Susan Selby, Lilly Thorne, Cathie Ugrin, Gay Walker, Judy Weiss, Nan Williams, and Valerie Wilson.
Chromatopia is a FAN (Fiber Art Network) exhibition inspired by Picasso’s monochromatic works in his blue period. Each artist was challenged to explore their own individual theme through the creation of two monochromatic textile artworks using two assigned colour hues.
The exhibition visually explores the colour spectrum while preserving the unique individualistic style of each artist. Each set of 2 pieces (which will be hung in columns of 2), are textile/fibre pieces that reflect a unique theme of the individual artist depicted through two distinct monochromatic colour schemes. Each work is a 12” x 12” x ½” monochromatic canvas-wrapped textile/fibre piece. Pieces move through the spectrum in one direction on top and the reverse on the bottom. Together the exhibition will visually impact the viewer by the representation of the colour spectrum through both the upper level artworks and the lower. The viewer will be drawn to the distinct themes explored by each individual artist while supporting the inclusivity of the spectrum.
The Fibre Art Network (FAN) is a co-operative of Western Canadian artists committed to promoting fibre as an art form and each other as artists. FAN membership includes emerging fibre artists, teachers, authors and judges. Many members have been recognized both nationally and internationally for their work. FAN was inaugurated in 1998. Since then FAN has created 30 exhibitions exhibited at 94 Canadian venues and 8 International venues. Chromatopia will be our 28th show, an exhibition of 47 fibre artists each contributing 2 art pieces.