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The Narrative Dish II
Mar
9
to Apr 27

The Narrative Dish II

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Reception and Artist Talk: Saturday, March 16, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

An exhibition exploring contemporary approaches to illustrative narratives on the ceramic surface, featuring work by emerging and established artists Carole Epp (SK), Lindsay Montgomery (ON), Japneet Kaur (ON), Brenda Watt (SK), Marney McDiarmid (ON), and Shaun Mallonga (BC).

Lindsay Montgomery, “The Company of Wolves Charger”

Lindsay Montgomery, “The Company of Wolves Charger”

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Kye-Yeon Son: Innatus Forma
Aug
30
to Oct 27

Kye-Yeon Son: Innatus Forma

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Reception & Artist Talk: Thursday, August 30, 7 – 9 pm

This body of work by Saidye Bronfman Award winner Kye-Yeon Son strikes a fine aesthetic balance between Korean subtlety and North American expressionism. Vessels and brooches made from fine steel wire meticulously welded together create forms and volumes inspired by the Nova Scotia landscape. Movement through direction, space, volume, and texture is mastered in Son's work, both sculptural and wearable.

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Curio
Jun
30
to Aug 21

Curio

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Reception: Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

The Saskatchewan Craft Council is pleased to present “Curio” — an exhibition of works from the private collections of Saskatchewan art collectors who have experienced the exciting energy of the longstanding Emma International Collaboration Auctions!

Every two years, artists from across the globe come to Emma to share in an experience of raw creation and open possibility. Artists at various stages of their careers are challenged to step outside their usual art practice, to explore medium, technique and subject matter through hands-on collaboration and exciting creative exchange. The result is intriguing one-of-a-kind pieces created by artists who may otherwise never work together. The very best pieces are then presented for auction on-site and in Saskatoon.

The exhibition “Curio” is a window into both the compelling world of art collection, as well as a tribute to past Emma collaborations and the many voices who have contributed to art and culture in Saskatchewan. Works featured in this exhibition include woodworking, blacksmithing, jewellery making, ceramics, furniture, printmaking, glass casting, and many other techniques and media. “Curio” was curated by SCC Exhibitions and Education Coordinators Stephanie Canning and Maia Stark.

Collaboration artworks are a time capsule of the enduring energy of Emma. They represent decades of community and creativity, and hold within them stories of the relationships fostered at this valuable and unique artistic experience.

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Grandfather's Teaching of the Meadow Lark: Claude Morin
May
19
to Jun 23

Grandfather's Teaching of the Meadow Lark: Claude Morin

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Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 2 pm

Reception: Saturday, June 9, 7 – 9 pm

Claude Morin’s fondest memories of his maternal grandfather are of being together on the land, a farm on the outskirts of French settlement Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan. Morin has vivid memories of meadow larks, considered a messenger by Morin’s Fransaskois ancestors. From these roots a love of nature grew to a love for science and then art. Morin’s medium of choice, clay, is due to the natural relationship between clay and the earth – the material comes from the earth and is changed through water, air, and fire, representing earth’s ancestral beginnings.

This exhibition tells the story of memories and current perspectives, as well as Morin’s desire to explore his own interconnection with nature. This spiritually focused exhibition is the result of Morin’s process towards making and relationships with others: rather than attempt to force the material to behave, Morin’s approach is to allow the contribution of changes, accidents, and natural expressions that occur. Morin states, “Gestures and accidents contribute to [the] composition. I must finally abandon the art to the caprices of fire. When the kiln is opened, the pieces slowly and subtly reveal their essence.” Morin feels this process allows the essence of the work and of the clay to reveal itself. In his art practice Morin desires to further understand his connection to nature and others.

Photography bu Derek Sandbeck

Photography bu Derek Sandbeck

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