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Artists discuss On Their Marks at SAAG

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The Southern Alberta Art Gallery is starting up their artists’ presentations tonight with special guests, Lucid 44.
Several artists invlved with the ‘On Their Marks” exhibit  currently on display at the museum will be on hand to discuss their works including  Robin Arseneault, Hutch Hutchinson, Scott Rogers, Paul Woodrow, Terrance Houle, Dagmar Dahle, Mandy Espezel, Glen MacKinnon, Ron Moppett and John Will.These leading contemporary artists will be discussing their own practices, their contribution to the current exhibition On Your Marks and their views on collaboration, mentorship, influence, dialogue and other pertinent issues.  With a diversity of approaches to artistic practice and a range of experience that spans more than 30 years, the evening promises to be as engaging and thought-provoking as it is entertaining.  

The event will feature short presentations followed by an informal discussion open to the floor.  
After the On Your Marks Artist Presentations, stay for a special performance by internationally recognized interdiciplinary media artist and Blood tribe member Terrance Houle with Lucid 44.  A live soundtrack will accompany a series of video portraits of Blackfoot people in the area speaking to the places that resonate with them individually and collectively.

Also coming up this week will be a special presentation on art theft and art related crime  from Globe and Mail columnist Simon Houpt who has just released his book “Museum of the Missing: The High Stakes of Art Crime.”
He was inspired to write the book  after the 2004 theft of Edvard munch’s masterpiece “The Scream.”
This lecture is part of Articulations: Art Appreciation Lecture Series. This series offers participants an introduction to a broad spectrum of key individuals, moments, issues and ideas that have influenced the production of art over the past century.  Renowned artists, historians, and other arts professionals will share their insight and expertise, providing an occasion  to think critically and engage in conversations about art. The cost for this series in $15 per lecture, or  $125  for the series for non-members and $90 for members
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