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2019-6 Margaret Harris

Margaret Harris was raised in Edmonton, Alberta.  She received her university education in Biology, after which she spent some years participating in field research in the Kananaskis area, drawing upon a keen observation of wildlife.  Her later experience in librarianship encouraged an ability to plan and execute projects. Margaret works with acrylic paints and a …

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Rick Rogers: Consonance and Dissonance

As an adult, I remember with a touch of amusement, the bitterness of not finding finger paints in my stocking on Christmas morning.  Who could really blame Santa? But the simple joy of playing with those squishy pigments at grade school is a sensation that remains vivid for me today. Art and design have always …

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Steve Ricketts: The Many faces of Grief

I first became interested in photography in 2010 as a pre-retirement project and as a homage to my Dad, and I discovered that I enjoyed it immensely. I find myself drawn to photography because of its ability to tell a story without the use of words. One can write at length about a topic but …

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Myra Bielby

Rug hooking is an original Canadian craft, developed in the Maritimes and eastern Quebec in the nineteenth century. An original recycling activity, it involved women splitting burlap seed bags open, then ripping up their families worn clothing into wool strips to be worked into patterns for the burlap backing. Voilà-rugs for their bare wooden floors …

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The Westwood Realitree

The Realitree is a multi-media exploration of ‘Change’ – mirroring this year’s Westwood Theme: Seasons of Change. Reflecting the subtle, and not so subtle, shifts of nature, culture, and tradition, the Realitree changes every week – sometimes in tiny ways, sometimes profoundly. The Realitree invites us to be attentive and present with the transitions and …

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Vincent George Morban

As a retired accountant, I gave up my green shades for a camera and switched from creative accounting to creative photography. Since 2012, I have been an active member of Edmonton’s Images Alberta Camera Club, including having served on the Board as Treasurer and President. For the past six years, I have been competing in …

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Aaron Paquette

  Aaron Paquette is one of Canada’s premiere First Nations artists known for his bright colours, strong lines and for sharing new ways of looking at age-old experiences and beliefs. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Aaron has been creating art for the past 20 years. He apprenticed and has become both a Cathedral Stained Glass artist …

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James Gaa

People reveal themselves through the things they make. I interpret the urban landscape, the place most of us live and work – including streets and alleys, buildings and their architectural features, machines, and signs. In documenting aspects of the designed and built environment, I construct something new that reveals a dimension that is hidden from …

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