Confederation Centre Art Gallery
An edgy Cree artist and curator, a photographer and environmentalist poet, and a humorous historian bring unique perspectives on landscape and history to the Confederation Centre Art Gallery’s summer exhibitions. Opening celebration of these three diverse exhibitions takes place June 23 at 7 pm.
Shame and Prejudice
Kent Monkman’s award-winning exhibition Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience was created as a response to Canada 150 celebrations. Monkman’s gender bending, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is the guide on a journey through Canada’s history. In nine chapters, the exhibition encompasses a range of themes from the period of New France, to Confederation, to the contemporary Urban Res. Opening June 23 and running until September 15, this national touring exhibition is produced by the Art Museum at the University of Toronto in partnership with the Gallery and made possible in part by the Government of Canada and lead sponsor the Donald R. Sobey Family Foundation.
Places, Paths, and Pauses
On view June 9 and running until September 30, Marlene Creates: Places, Paths, and Pauses is a nationally touring retrospective exhibition that presents the remarkable work of prominent Newfoundland-based environmental artist and poet Marlene Creates. Viewers will see a comprehensive and immersive experience of nearly four decades of her photographic work, video, and sculpture. Organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in partnership with Dalhousie Art Gallery with the support of the Museums Assistance Program, this exhibition is curated by Susan Gibson Garvey and Andrea Kunard.
Missing The Island
Running until October 7, the light-hearted exhibition, Missing the Island, rounds off this summer’s experience. Guest curated by historian Alan MacEachern, this display takes a humorous look at maps and graphics that have omitted Prince Edward Island over the years.
Register now for full-day or half-day art camps for ages 4 to 12. They take place July 2 to August 24, Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
Artist Trading Cards
ArtTalks and exhibition tours start June 13 noon, when the Circle Around the Centre luncheon talk will be a tribute to the late painter Brian Burke presented by artist and curator and former gallery director, Terry Graff. On June 21 at 7 pm, the artist Marlene Creates and Curator Susan Gibson-Garvey will give a talk and tour of Create’s exhibition.
Open daily from 9 am to 5 pm in June.