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Southern Alberta Art Gallery features online artists talk with Anne Low this weekend

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Even though you can’t go inside the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, there are a lot of activities happening at the SAAG that you can check out online.Anne Low is doing an online artists talk this week about her exhibit Figure Like Hearse. Photo submitted
“ We usually have something once a week,” said Southern Alberta Public Engagement and Event Co-ordinator Courtney Faulkner.


 The next big event is an Art Talk curatorial tour Sunday, Jan. 31 from 2-3 p.m. featuring Vancouver based artist Anne Low who will be speaking about her “Figure Like Hearse” exhibit via Zoom.  She will be talking about her work and answering  questions about it. Sign in and log on through https://www.saag.ca/public-engagement-adults/curatorial-tour-anne-low


“ It’s like if you were at an exhibition opening  and you could ask the artist questions about their work,” Faulkner continued, noting SAAG Exhibitions usually run for two months, but Lowe’s exhibit will run for four months as in-person events aren’t allowed yet.


“She (Anne Low) is a sculptor, but she is also interested in textiles. She is interested in learning and maintaining old fabric techniques like creating something while sitting with a loom,” Faulkner said, adding Lowe is inspired by items  found around households like chairs and tables.

“Her brother is a woodworker,” Faulkner said, noting some of Low’s art is inspired by those objects.

 


While it is a lot of work Faulkner is enjoying organizing these online events.

Anne Low is doing an online artists talk this week about her exhibit Figure Like Hearse. Photo submitted
“ It’s very cool to do stuff like this because people are able to log in from all over. We definitely get people from Montreal and Toronto who are part of these events.”


 Faulkner noted the SAAG is doing all right during COVID.


“ We’re okay. But we’re still planning online events through to April because we just don’t know when restrictions will be lifted.”


 In addition to artist talks, and collaboration with the University of Lethbridge, the SAAG has partnered with Good Times Comedy club  for a virtual beer tasting night in February.
“ I think that will be fun,” Faulkner said.
 They are also doing author talks and  have a film screening night with Dana Inkster, which will be held in conjunction with Black History Month.
 The SAAG is also hosting a DIY book binding event.

 — By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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