Join Alberta Printmakers and The Collectors' Gallery of Art for this FREE In-Person Talk that illuminates and celebrates the life and legacy of late Alberta printmaker John Snow.
This registered artist talk will be followed by a short drop-in reception.
We are thrilled that this will be our first in-person artist talk
and exhibition viewing of the season - we look forward to seeing you!
All applicable public health measures and restrictions will be in effect including limited (1/3) capacity, physical distancing, and masking within the A/P space at all times
Outdoor overflow will be provided if required during the drop-in period, weather permitting
Please do not visit if you feel unwell (click here for AHS info if you experience symptoms)
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A/P Gallery and Studio, 4025 4th Street SE
Thursday June 24, 2021
5-6pm (Registration Required):
Historical Artist Talk with Elizabeth Herbert & Romana Kaspar-Kraft
Come learn from and meet the speakers, view our current exhibition In Conversation with John Snow, and browse works for sale to raise funds toward A/P's community programming.*
Dancer (1950), Woodcut
*The Collector's Gallery of Art has generously provided 9 works by John Snow included in the exhibition, as well as over 20 additional works that are available for purchase to raise funds toward sustained A/P programming.
Thank you to The Collectors' Gallery of Art for making this fundraising effort possible!
ABOUT JOHN SNOW
As described in the description for Elizabeth Herbert's book "The Art of John Snow" (2011):
JOHN SNOW (RCA ASA CSGA) was "a vital and influential figure in the cultural development of Calgary and a pioneer in the art of printmaking in Canada.
Although virtually everyone in Calgary's art community is familiar with the work of John Snow (1911-2004), there has never been a full-scale exhibition of Snow's art in his hometown, nor a monograph on the subject of his work. Yet there is evidence in plain sight that he was an artist of great power and individuality, whose work was shaped by the local and international literary avant-garde in ways that challenge conventional views of Alberta's art history.
Five Pots (1984), Lithograph
...Motivated by his desire to make art more affordable and accessible, Snow become Alberta's premiere printmaker, producing over 400 lithographs of his own work and for artists such as Bates and Illingworth Kerr, while also excelling in a variety of other media, including oils, watercolour, and sculpture.
Birds (1966), Lithograph
...He was esteemed as a mentor to many, and acknowledged as a pioneer printmaker. In our time, the significance of his art has just begun to be measured."
Dr. Snow's work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions throughout Canada. His work has also been shown in the U.S., Japan, France, England, Chile, Mexico, Italy, Scotland, and Australia, and has been commissioned by such agencies as the Royal Canadian Academy, Parks Canada, the City of Calgary and Grant MacEwan Community College in Edmonton. It also hangs in the National Gallery of Canada, the residence of the Governor General of Canada and Alberta's Government House in Edmonton. Among the many honours bestowed upon Dr. Snow are an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary and the Centennial Award of Merit from the City of Calgary.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Elizabeth Herbert has a BA (Honors), from the University of Toronto, an MA from The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London (U.K.), and an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art (University of London, U.K.). She currently works as a curator and educator at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.
Romana Kaspar-Kraft is the owner of The Collectors' Gallery of Art in Calgary, which represents the estate of late artist John Snow, as well as over 30 prominent contemporary Canadian artists. Growing up in the art world with her parents owning an art gallery in Toronto, she became fascinated by artists. “I’ve had an interest in different periods of art. Because my parents dealt in 19th and early 20th century art, I have a lot of knowledge in that,” Romana says. “I was able to meet some of the artists. Being out east, I was exposed to other painters that you don’t find as much in the west but are very important to our history.” When she moved to Calgary with her husband, Romana’s work was featured in several art shows prior to launching The Collector’s Gallery of Art in 1994.