ACAD Students Create Exceptional Silk Screens Inspired By The Beauty of Alberta

Alberta College of Art + Design’s Fibre Student Create Exceptional Silk Screen Yardages Inspired By The Beauty of Alberta For Exhibition at ATB’s Art Vault Gallery

The Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) and ATB Financial are pleased to announce the latest exhibition resulting from their partnership titled Intertwined.

Intertwined features the work of ACAD Fibre students from the School of Craft + Emerging Media. The class was invited to create works inspired by Alberta and exhibited at ATB's ArtVault Gallery. The emerging artists exploring various disciplines, combined their interest in surface design and silkscreen printing on fabric, and crafted 13 inspiring pieces of fibre work from the following nine artists: 

  • Sophia Lengle
  • Jasmine Whiteley-Steel
  • Eva Birhanu
  • Emelyne Smith
  • Kali Edwards
  • Selina Martineua
  • Zonglu Zhu
  • Alana Larsen
  • Monika Strozyk

The students took a school assignment to the next level and expressed a great interest in the project. The yardages created in the process reveal diverse perspectives and offer personal commentary on nature, urban and rural life, economy and culture in Alberta.

"ACAD is always looking for opportunities to collaborate with exciting Alberta organizations, like ATB, that celebrate creativity and innovation," said ACAD President + CEO Dr. Daniel Doz. "ATB has called Alberta a masterpiece and the students were inspired by the beauty and diversity of the province. We are grateful for ATB Financial. Their support has opened up the door for our students and alumni to display their amazing works in an inclusive gallery setting to a brand new audience.”

Intertwined is free and open to the public from Monday, February 12 until Friday, June 15, 2018, at ATB Stephen Avenue (102 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta) during regular branch hours (Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.)

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For more information please contact:
Steven Hodges, Alberta College of Art + Design t. 403.284.7656 c. 403.472.5756 e. steven.hodges@acad.ca

About Alberta College of Art + Design
Founded in 1926, Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD) has been a major contributor to Canada’s visual culture in the 20th century, with many of its graduates gaining significant national and international reputations as artists, designers and creative leaders. ACAD provides accredited degree standard education and learning opportunities to 1,200 students enrolled in full- and part-time studies in a wide range of art, craft and design studio disciplines. In addition to credentialed undergraduate degrees in a variety of program areas, the College offers a Masters of Fine Art in Craft Media, making it the only institution in the Province to offer and confer university-level undergraduate and now, graduate degree programs in art, craft and design.