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The Ball Is In Your Court, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, January 2019

Garden Party

Garden Party

Through the whimsical work, Garden Party, Karla Mather - Cocks hopes to bring connection and joy to the community through the smiling, happy faces seen in these colourful flowers. These perpetually blooming flowers represent the hardy resilience of our community while...

Karla Mather-Cocks
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Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Beany Dootjes is a lifelong gardener whose aim is growing an annual supply of fruits and vegetables, while favouring non-genetically modified strains. She focuses on an organic, 100-mile diet that optimizes water consumption, mulching, soil amendments, and plant...

Beany Dootjes
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I Spy

I Spy

Aaron Hagan is a Lethbridge-based artist who received his BFA from the University of Lethbridge (2006), majoring in painting. He has maintained an active studio practice with a focus on colourful abstraction.  Hagan’s approach to abstract painting is to explore the...

Aaron Hagan
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A Similar Nature

A Similar Nature

A Similar Nature was created in response to the mentorship I was awarded with ceramic artist Susan Day from London, ON in 2022. Part of the mentorship involved working with Day in her studio and installing her public art mosaic The New Nature at Legacy Park. Both Day...

Michelle Sylvestre
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Sikóóhkotok

Sikóóhkotok

The Niitsitapi have a long-standing relationship with the area, which is known as Sikóóhkotok or Black Rock. This name refers to the coal found in abundance in southern Alberta which makes surviving harsh winters possible. Sikóóhkotok is also an annual wintering camp...

Marjie Crop Eared Wolf
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The New Nature

The New Nature

Made with thousands of handmade tile components, The New Nature, is Lethbridge’s first mosaic installation. Featuring birds, silhouettes of people, and elements that move from industrial to natural depending on the viewer’s position, the artist intended for the...

Susan Day
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Hinode

Hinode

Utilising Canadian lumber and the Japanese woodworking methods Kumiko (interlocking lattice) and magewappa (woodbending), Hinode brings together the two heritages honoured at the Bunka Centre at Nikka Yuko Garden. The artist designed simplified organic forms which...

Takashi Iwasaki
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Spread Your Wings

Spread Your Wings

When humans first conceived of flight, they raised their arms to mimic the birds that flew overhead. Five common birds in southern Alberta are depicted to-scale alongside references to the digital technology that oversee our modern flight systems. The radar screen...

Kelaine Devine
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Unreality

Unreality

This image is based on a few personal favourite viewpoints in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta, combined to create a new, imaginary landscape. The vibrant colour palette provides an unreal quality to the work. I hoped to create a pictorial space that both references...

Kylie Fineday
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Iiyikítapiiyit! be brave, fearless!

Iiyikítapiiyit! be brave, fearless!

Heavy Shield has given us this insight into the mural process – “Blackfoot tipi designs come to their makers in dreams. As an artist, I am a dreamer, and like my other artworks, Iiyikitapiiyit! visited me, wanting to be shared. The tipi is still considered “home” to...

Hali Heavy Shield
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