Grace Wirzba, Ribena Shower, pencil crayon on bristol board, 2021, collection of the artist. TREX Southeast photo.
Nicholas L. M. Allen
Dec 13, 2023
Art exhibition will be on display from December 21, 2023, to January 24, 2024 at Crowsnest Consolidated High School.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program announced the showcasing of “Pretend Foraging in Sleeved Blankets,” a captivating collection featuring 13 drawings and eight mini quilts by Lethbridge-based artist Grace Wirzba.
This vibrant exhibition will be on display from December 21, 2023, to January 24, 2024 at Crowsnest Consolidated High School.
Wirzba’s artwork is the culmination of a long-term project inspired by objects from the Galt Museum and Archives collection. Employing a unique approach, the artist engaged friends and strangers in a game of telestration, inviting them to create artistic responses to archival objects. Wirzba then translated these responses into her own imaginative drawings and textiles.
Curated by Genevieve Farrell from the Esplanade Art & Heritage Centre, TREX Southeast, the exhibition explores methods of storytelling and mythmaking within the domestic setting across generations.
Wirzba’s transformation of historical objects once housed in prairie dwellings into whimsical re-interpretations on paper and fabrics creates a delightful experience, which the press release describes as being ‘akin to cozying up in a warm blanket to listen to a fantastic tale.’
Don’t miss the opportunity to immerse yourself in this quirky exhibition, where history meets creativity in a delightful celebration of storytelling and art.