October 28 – December 15 Wine and Cheese reception: Tuesday, 5 November, 7:00 pm Behind the Wire: Civilian Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1919 is a travelling display organized by Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and Edinburgh Napier University (Edinburgh, Scotland) in partnership with Archaeology Scotland and the Internment Research Centre, Hawick Museum (Hawick, Scotland). The exhibition is hosted by the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage (PCUH) in association with St. Thomas More Art Gallery.
The exhibit marks the centenary end of the Great War. It focuses on the global phenomenon of WWI civilian internment, but draws especially on the specific experience in the British empire from Britain to Australia, India to South Africa, and, of course, Canada. Using period photographs and referencing documents, differences and similarities are explained. Underlying the experience everywhere, however, was a policy that targeted immigrant minorities under the pretext of security, an issue that continues to have relevance today.
The guest speaker at our November 5th, 7:00 pm reception is Prof. Stefan Manz, Professor of German and Global History and Head of Languages and Translation Studies, Aston University. He is the author of Constructing a German Diaspora: The “Greater German Empire,” 1871-1914 (2014) and more recently co-editor of Internment during the First World War: A Mass Global Phenomenon (2019).
St. Thomas More Gallery wishes to thank Dr. Bohdan Kordan, Professor in the Department of Political Studies at STM and founding Director of the PCUH (1998-2004) for organizing this exhibition.
CARFAC 2017-2018 Mentorship Program participants September 3 – October 25 Reception: Friday, September 27, 7-9pm
STM Gallery is pleased to present recent work by the following participants of the 2017-2018 CARFAC Mentorship Program:
JORDAN BARANIECKI SHELBY LUND DANAHE PALACIOS MIKE PODILUK KAREN POLOWICK DEREK SANDBECK WENDY SHARPE
The CARFAC mentorship program provides support (eg. studio visits, workshops, collaborations) for artists in their professional development and opportunities for increased public exposure of their work through exhibitions and other means. The artists wish to thank their mentors for their encouragement and support: Jordan Baraniecki (mentor Alison Norlen), Shelby Lund (mentor Nancy Lowry), Danahe Palacios (mentor Monique Blom), Mike Podiluk (mentor Grant Irons), Karen Polowick (mentor Terry Billings), Derek Sandbeck (mentor Clint Neufeld), Wendy Sharpe (mentor Marie Lannoo).
In progress July 8 – August 23 Opening Reception: Thursday July 25th 4-7pm
Andrei Feheregyhazi currently lives in Saskatoon and received his MFA (2016) from the University of Saskatchewan. As a filmmaker, Feheregyhazi’s current focus is working with cardboard and paper textured animation and he continues to explore a wide range of media within his work. In Progress features a selection of his recent Augmented Reality (AR) work. A simple download of his Brellabot app will allow viewers to animate each of his paper textured works within the gallery space…
This Fall, Saskatoon will host the ‘Creative Cities Network Summit’ (October 1st – 3rd) with Feheregyhazi as their artist in residence. He will create work specifically for the summit and welcomes visitors to drop by during the event. Click on the following link to view his invite for the event: ‘Saskatoon:Where the Art Is’ :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1TjgscVLHI Feheregyhazi describes the piece as “It’s a journey through a cardboard world, a cardboard Saskatoon, a miniature Saskatoon with the iconic landmarks and public art featured within it,” he said. Feheregyhazi has also created AR pieces for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. So if you’re going to see a play this summer, be sure to bring your phone with the Brellabot AR app to experience his work.
May 21 – June 28, 2019 Reception: Tuesday, May 28th 7:00pm
A showcase of recent work by Grade 12 students from Bethlehem Catholic High School, Bishop James Mahoney High School, E.D. Feehan High School, Holy Cross High School and St. Joseph High School.
Thank you to each of the students who have contributed to our Spring 2019 exhibition:
Arwin Alcantara, Holy Cross High School Jacqueline Aranda, Bethlehem Catholic High School Camille Barcelo, E.D. Feehan High School Erin Baril, St. Joseph High School Victoria Buckley, St. Joseph High School Hiro Clemente, Bishop James Mahoney High School Ryen Crepez, Holy Cross High School Jade Cyrenne, Holy Cross High School Rebekah de Haan, Bishop James Mahoney High School Sydney Eichorn, Bishop James Mahoney High School Joyce Galang, St. Joseph High School Jade Gamble, Bethlehem Catholic High School Kai Hillbom, Bethlehem Catholic High School Chrisha Inayat, Holy Cross High School Catherine Liang Hanzhang, Holy Cross High School Katie Jackson, St Joseph High School Jeneya Johns, Holy Cross High School Jessica Jungwirth, Holy Cross High School Chloe Kook, Holy Cross High School Jocelyn Lalach, Bethlehem Catholic High School Asher Lautner, Holy Cross High School Madison Lyons, Bethlehem Catholic High School Rellie Mananzan, Holy Cross High School Kyra Parenteau, Bethlehem Catholic High School Amber Richards, Holy Cross High School Diefer Santos, Bethlehem Catholic High School Alexis Schinmann, St. Joseph High School Josée Sereda, St. Joseph High School Trey Vandale, Bethlehem Catholic High School Ricken Xu,St. Joseph High School
Our gallery summer hours (May- August): Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm For more information, please contact Linda Stark, Curator at 306.380.5310.
March 1 – April 26, 2019 Closing Reception: Friday, April 12 7-9pm
STM Gallery is pleased to present a selection of work by Saskatoon-based artists Jasmin Fookes and Jacob Semko.
First crossing paths while in the BFA program at the University of Saskatchewan, Jacob and Jasmin now find themselves working together in partnership through the CARFAC SK Mentorship Program.
last 15 years Jacob has completed an MFA at the University of
Cincinnati, traveled internationally visiting printmaking studios as a
resident, an instructor, and a printer. He has been exposed to hundreds
of techniques, countless processes, and worked with dozens of
printmakers continually gaining new insight into state of the art
techniques, especially in the new wave of “green” or non-toxic
printmaking, which he incorporates into his practice. Creating in
different studios has allowed Jacob to make work that pushes the limits
of each print shop’s capabilities regardless of how modest or grand the
facility may be.
Jacob’s diverse series of prints are a direct
response to his geographical location with the work visually
illustrating how the changing environment affects his inner psyche. He
accomplishes this through narrative and metaphor often drawing from
previous printmaking traditions, schools and movements. His artwork and
professional practice are constantly evolving with new series informed
from the previous and inspired by the future.
wanderlust also took her around the world where she participated in
several diverse creative workshops. She lived in London for a few years
fully immersed in a thriving art and printmaking community. While rooted
in traditional print media practices Jasmin is drawn to the integration
of unconventional materials and leveraging a hybrid of analogue and
digital processes. She often incorporates hand embroidery and machine
stitching and explores substrates other than paper, working on a series
rather than an edition of identical prints. Her research explores nature
as a representative of the spiritual realm, honouring the merely
personal dimension of existence while moving towards the ineffable.
the focus of this mentorship to date has been on Jasmin’s specific goal
of applying to MFA programs they look forward to the final few months
of total creative freedom and exploration.
Jasmin Fookes Deconstructed Bird Series 3, 2018 Silkscreen with embroidery on Somerset Satin, 11” x 14″
Jacob Semko Johns Allegory – the reoccurrence of water Waterless lithography printed on mulberry bleached, chine collé to somerset satin, 2008 26″ x 38″