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Alberta and the Group of Seven: teachers, students and colleagues, an Alberta-centric Group of Seven exhibit curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, opened on February 8 in the Borealis Gallery, located in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre. This is a unique opportunity to view works from public and private collections from all over Alberta, some of which are rarely shown to the public.
The Group of Seven has been an undeniable artistic influence in Canadian art, and while the group was primarily based in the east, Alberta provided much inspiration to the collective. This exhibition will feature works by the group as well as works by Alberta artists, homegrown talents who either worked with, studied under or painted with Group of Seven members. Through oil paintings, watercolours and sketches patrons will explore links between art and geography and experience the history of Alberta through the eyes of individuals who painted the Rockies, Foothills, Peace River Country and central Alberta.