MEDALTA RENEWS FACILITIES WITH $3 MILLION FUNDING
The Medalta Potteries National Historic Site in Medicine Hat recently unveiled a two-year renovation project, the result of $3 million in funding raised by the Friends of Medalta Society. Refreshing their on-site gallery, the gift shop, reception and collectors’ galleries, the site is one step further along in a long-term project to revitalize the district. Renamed the Yuill Family Gallery, the space will, among other things, house ongoing exhibitions by international ceramic artists participating in the Medalta Artists in Residence program. Originally the site of some of Canada’s most prolific utility and art potteries, the cluster of buildings, workshops, and kilns on the South Saskatchewan River have been the focus of a major long-term upgrade, becoming one of the top cultural attractions in Alberta.