They’re Alberta’s longest-serving arts organization, and they’re marking their centennial in characteristically dynamic fashion.
The Edmonton Art Club is celebrating their rich history with two exhibitions at the illustrious Art Gallery of Alberta, which seems apt, as the Edmonton Art Club helped create the AGA, back in the 1920s. Making Art, Building Community: 100 Years of the Edmonton Art Club 1921-2021 just launched at the AGA, along with a retrospective exhibit entitled A Century of Mark Making.
The shows feature dozens of paintings, lithographs, scrapbooks, sculptures, and a mural. The mural project represents the living tradition of the Edmonton Art Club, involving 41 artists, 96 tiles, and two coats of resin. These scintillating new exhibitions draw upon works by artists from throughout the club’s 100-year history, giving us both a portal into seeing what Alberta looked like way back when, and a look at where we’re at today.
Tony King brought us more about it on Alberta Morning on Friday, November 26, 2021.