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Three Exhibitions at Casa: CULTURAL NARRATIVES EXPLORED
September 9, 2017 - October 21, 2017 Free
EVERY GOOD BOY DOES FINE by Joseph Anderson uses intricate drawings, watercolours and ceramics to produce a series of ghost stories in the Main Gallery. The title of this exhibition references childhood piano lessons and alludes to ‘virtuous’ vs ‘sinful’ behaviour. These ghost stories reference gothic stories but also local urban legends including Thomas, the ghost, from Barnwell, Alberta.
HARBINGER is an exhibition by self-taught artist, Bryan Wiebe, in the other half of the Main Gallery. These large scale pieces are painted meticulously with a toothpick. Exploring myths, secret histories and alternative theories, these exacting paintings, provide challenges to accepted knowledge. The Gallery at Casa is pleased to be the first venue to ever show Wiebe’s work to the public.
Throughout Casa, ELDERS OF THE FUTURE is a joint partnership between Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society and uLethbridge’s Institute for Child & Youth Studies with The Gallery. This exhibit engages the wider population in traditional Blackfoot territory through song, dance, art, photos and stories. This exhibition celebrates local Blackfoot communities as well as their family and child-rearing practices. Elders of the Future intends to help build connections and understanding between the diverse communities of Lethbridge, and illustrate the importance of the Blackfoot people and how their history and culture shape our communities.