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February 16, 2011
EDMONTON, AB – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) will open a new exhibition in its family gallery space, BMO World of Creativity, on Sunday, February 20, 2011.
The interactive exhibition, Drawn Outside, was created in collaboration with local artist Nicole Galellis and Edmonton-based design collective Oliver Apt. (Landon Schedler, Lawrence Kwok and Devin Hobbins), and includes animation music by Thom Golub. Drawn Outside will be open for exploration throughout 2011.
The exhibition encourages people of all ages to discover art from the inside out as they investigate how artists are inspired by the textures, patterns and shapes found in the natural world. Search activities, puzzle walls and kinetic sculpture projects provide skill-building activities and promote creativity for children and their grown-ups.
The BMO World of Creativity is an interactive gallery space designed to connect families with current AGA exhibitions in a hands-on and creative way. BMO World of Creativity exhibitions and themes change annually.
Drawn Outside will open in conjunction with the AGA’s monthly day of family-focused programming, All Day Sunday on February 20. All Day Sundays take place on the third Sunday of every month from noon to 4 pm and are free with Gallery Admission. Activities are themed around current exhibitions with new art adventures each month for people of all ages.
The February 20 All Day Sunday is inspired by the exhibition Drawn Outside and includes art projects, storytelling and a Family Fun Scavenger Hunt through the exhibitions.
The AGA’s hours of operation are: 11 am to 7 pm on Tuesday to Friday; 11 am to 5 pm on weekends; closed Monday. Admission is $12.50 for adults; $8.50 for students and seniors; $26.50 for families (two adults and up to four minors); free for children six years old and under and free for AGA Members. AGA Memberships cost $55 for adults; $85 for families; $35 for students and seniors and $70 for senior couples.
ABOUT THE ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA recently underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc restaurant; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.
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The Art Gallery of Alberta is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the support of its Members, donors, sponsors and government. The AGA is grateful for the generous support of the many public and private donors and sponsors who have made the AGA’s New Vision possible, as well as the ongoing support of the City of Edmonton, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, The Canada Council for the Arts and our Members.
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