Oct 6 – Nov 10, 2018
Leah Dorion

Leah Dorion is an interdisciplinary Métis artist from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her vibrant and symbolic paintings honour the spiritual strength of Indigenous women and the sacred feminine. Symbol systems are predominant in Indigenous art and are a powerful and dynamic way to pass historical and spiritual knowledge forward through generations. Dorion applies them in her art to convey a variety of important cultural teachings. Incorporating a range of mediums such as beads, birch bark, river rock, and shells, Dorion shares her Métis heritage through joyful, tactile contemporary works. Rich celebratory narratives pay homage to her First Nations and Métis women ancestors, sharing stories through active, intriguing imagery.

Dorion is a skilled artist and storyteller. Whether on the gallery wall or in the numerous books she has illustrated, her lively art creates a compelling visual dialogue and a potent spiritual expression.

“Dancing the Earth celebrates the beauty of the earth and the Energy of life that abounds within this great circle of life.” Leah Dorion

 

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6 at 2:30-5 pm

Free Exhibition Tour: Thursday, October 20 at 12:05 pm

 

Picking Saskatoons, acrylic on canvas with mica flakes and beads, 24” x 36”, 2009
All images credited to Peter Beszterda Photography

 

 

Michif Horsewomen, acrylic on canvas with mica flakes and beads, 36” x 24”, 2012 All images credited to Peter Beszterda Photography

 

Registration now open!

Offering art classes throughout the year, AGSA provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to get creative in professional art studios. With many returning favourites and a few exciting new programs – don’t forget to secure your spot early.

Register online, by phone 780-460-4310, or in person at 19 Perron Street


Art Nook: Sense of Place–Collaborative Book Project

September 5 – 28

Contribute to our collaborative book project and create pages that define your sense of place. The Gallery is asking participants of all ages and experience levels to send us small drawings, prints, poems, paintings, photos, or collages. We will be taking all of the works that are sent for this project, and binding them into a series of small hand-made art books, which will be exhibited in the Gallery throughout Alberta Culture Days 2019. Why not create yours in the Gallery’s Art Nook? Using a variety of two-dimensional media, create a 5×7” piece to contribute to the project.

All materials provided.

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

Time: Gallery Hours

 


2019 Catalogue

Download a copy of our 2019 catalogue and discover what’s to come at Musée Héritage Museum and Art Gallery of St. Albert!


Rental and Sales Gallery

Artwork enriches how people experience the world. Add inspiration to your home, office or business with Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Rental & Sales program! Visit the Rental and Sales Gallery section of our website or call 780-460-4310 for more information.