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A dedicated board member of both the Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library, another of her visions came to life in the creation of the Community pARTners Gallery, a small public gallery space in the Yorkton Public Library. The space is the result of a partnership of the City of Yorkton, the Yorkton Public Library and the Yorkton Arts Council. It is a wonderful creative space that welcomes all.
In her vision Sandra MacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away. Her nephew, Shawn Hall, made a special donation from her estate to the Community pARTners Gallery of $42,143. Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come.
Members of the Yorkton Arts Council, The Yorkton Public Library’s Board of director and members of City Council along with friends and family of the late Sandra MacColl gathered at the Community pARTners Gallery, located in the Yorkton Public Library, on May 16. 2017. The gathering was to celebrate the life and gifts that Sandra MacColl brought to the arts and to our community.
Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life. She was a driving force in Renaissance Yorkton endeavouring to bring outdoor art to enliven and invigorate downtown Yorkton. She worked hard to bring about the works of art bordering City Park.
The Great Fall (2010)
December 8 to January 23, 2018
Otherworld combines surreal imagery rendered in photography, textile and paint. Preoccupied with the strange and unusual, these artists take us on an eerie journey. Unnerving thoughts, feelings and plots are explored with delicacy and humor.
Todd Rennebohm builds a world of elaborate narratives played out in photographs. Confronting fears and challenges, Rennebohm utilizes personal symbolisms to explore his past.
Denise Epp uses a macabre sense of humor in her quilted pieces. Anthropomorphized matchsticks fist fight on a box of Hot Heads matches in Epp’s clever quilted piece Match Box, while Where is the Black Box features a flight data recorder (known as a black Box) placed within the pattern of an underwater landscape, meshing perfectly with the patterned shapes of the water and night sky.
Greg Allen’s preoccupation with Sasquatch began as a child; an episode of the memorable television program Unsolved Mysteries featured the illusive creature and has gone on to inspire his interest and practice as an adult. Allen’s detailed portraits feature the Sasquatch in classic portraiture pose, inviting the viewer to meet his gaze in a truly unnerving experience.
Otherworld invites us to get close to the mysterious, spectral and bizarre; examining our collective fascination with that which gives us fear.
This exhibition is curated by Zo Schneider and organized and toured through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils.
All community projects rely on different people or groups working closely together toward common goals. A good partnership is one that shares the same vision, goals and values as the other partners.
The Yorkton Arts Council and the Yorkton Public Library had an opportunity to form such a new partnership, and establish a community gallery space in the newly renovated Public Library. There was a need in the community to provide a space for local and area artists to display their work, and the Library was in need of some art to enhance their new space. The community pARTners gallery was established.
Co-chairs of the committee are Lori Glauser representing the Yorkton Arts Council Board, and a representative of the Yorkton Public Library Board, currently vacant. Committee members are Shirley Huziak and Margaret Phillips.
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