Art Gallery of Alberta

Your AGA, the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta Museums come together to create a new hub for local art in downtown Edmonton.

Edmonton, AB (April 14/14) – The Art Gallery of Alberta (AGA) and the City of Edmonton, with the support of the University of Alberta Museums, are excited to announce a new exhibition series, The AGA at Enterprise Square Galleries. This series is dedicated to showcasing the work of Edmonton and area artists and creating a vibrant destination for local art in our city’s downtown core. Starting on Friday, April 25, the AGA will be presenting a series of exhibitions in the Enterprise Square Galleries over the next two years that will highlight the diversity and creativity of our local arts community.

The AGA at Enterprise Square Galleries exhibition series will be launched on the evening of Thursday, April 24 with the opening reception for <strong>REGIONS OF DISTINCTION: Edmonton Members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. This exhibition, curated by the AGA Curator Kristy Trinier, features a wide range of artworks by Edmonton-area artists and architects who are members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts (RCA).

Founded in 1880, the RCA is comprised of individuals representing various artistic disciplines who have made significant contributions to the arts in Canada. The Edmonton members of the RCA are recognized for their important impact within Alberta and on the nation as a whole. They represent excellence across a broad range of artistic practices, from painters, sculptors and photographers, to architects, filmmakers, designers and craft artists. The exhibition, REGIONS OF DISTINCTION, has been coordinated as part of the RCA’s 2014 Annual General Assembly, which will take place in Edmonton on the weekend of May 16-18.

This exhibition features the work of Sandra Bromley, Catherine Burgess, Isla Burns, Douglas Carlyle, Sean Caulfield, James Dow, Douglas Haynes, Liz Ingram, Barry Johns, Walter Jule, Lyndal Osborne, Jane Ash Poitras, Robert Austin Scott, Orest Semchishen, Robert W. Sinclair and Vivian Thierfelder.

Visitors will be able to view the work of these distinguished artists and architects, each of whom has received national attention for his/her work and contribution to Alberta’s artistic community. The exhibition is also the only opportunity to see the work of all 16 Edmonton RCA members in one exhibition. REGIONS OF DISTINCTION: Edmonton Members of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts will be on view until October 26, 2014.

REGIONS OF DISTINCTION: Edmonton Members of the Royal Canadian Academy
of Arts

April 25–October 26, 2014
University of Alberta Museums Enterprise Square Galleries, 10230 Jasper Avenue

Media are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Thursday, April 24 at 7 pm.
Interviews will be available upon request.

The Enterprise Square Galleries is an initiative of the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton, managed by the University of Alberta Museums.
The AGA at Enterprise Square Galleries exhibition series is supported by the City of Edmonton, the Art Gallery of Alberta and the University of Alberta.
The REGIONS OF DISTINCTION exhibition is generously supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

RCA-supporters


For media information or to coordinate interviews please contact:

Kimberly Van Nieuvenhuyse
Communications Specialist
E: Kimberly.VanNieuvenhuyse@youraga.ca
T: 780.392.2468

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. It is the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture.

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.

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA MUSEUMS

Spread across campus in a vibrant network are the 29 collections that comprise the University of Alberta Museums. Totalling more than 17 million objects covering subjects from art to zoology, these collections are guided by a central unit of museum professionals who support the daily use of these invaluable resources for teaching, research, and community engagement. This unique museum model helps to distinguish the U of A as one of the world’s great public universities.