As mentioned in my interview with Louise van Alenburg, the MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery is hosting its grand opening next Thursday January 27, 2011.
Many of you have spent time in the Suncor Community Leisure Centre at MacDonald Island, and may be wondering where this gallery will be located. If you attended last year's WinterPLAY celebration you may have seen the Art Walk in the main level located between the large hockey rink and the pool. We occupied the fire exit hallway that has the access the the pool changing rooms. This new gallery space is located in a similar hallway one floor up. So if you're entering the Centre from the main entrance, take the first set of stairs and head towards the fitness centre. Just before you reach the centre, on your right will be the new Community Art Gallery.
Let me know if you get the chance to take in this new space!
Please join MacDonald Island Park and the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum in celebrating the grand opening of the Community Art Gallery. MacDonald Island Community Art Gallery is opening to the public free of charge on Thursday, January 27, 2011 Second Level Concourse Suncor Community Leisure Centre MacDonald Island Park.
C E L E B R A T I O N
27th of January to February 16th, 2011
Our opening exhibition, Celebration, features visual art in various media by over 50 regional artists. The exhibit will also feature a special work loaned to the gallery by Suncor Energy Inc. This painting by internationally-renowned Fort McKay artist, Fred MacDonald, was commissioned by Suncor Energy to celebrate the first tailings pond reclaimed in the region.
For more information please contact the Wood Buffalo Artists Forum via email: