Don Mabie print
Don Mabie print on original John Snow letterpress.
Calgary – The New Gallery is creating a print folio to honour the memory of Calgary master printer John Snow. Each of the ten prints included have been created by Canadian artists who have been involved with the gallery's history, and will be printed on the newly-refurbished press at John Snow House, The New Gallery's ancillary space.
The completed folio will memorialize the strong history of Calgary's artist-run culture and The New Gallery's role in that history, while continuing to look towards the future by including emerging artists’ prints alongside works by established members of the art community.
The ten pieces included in this project were created by the following artists: drunken paw (Mark Dicey, Leslie Sweder, and Janet Turner), David Garneau, Heather Huston, Kim Huynh, Don Mabie, Mireille Perron, Scott Rogers, Ryan Statz, Tim Westbury, and Andrea Williamson.
These artists have overlapping histories and varied relationships to TNG, and all have made significant contributions to the development of contemporary visual arts in Calgary.
Only 20 folios are being produced for this special event. They will be sold for $500 each with all proceeds going to support The New Gallery's continued programming and operations. A launch event for the folio and holiday party will take place on Saturday, December 15th. One of the 20 folios will be raffled off at this event. Raffle tickets may be purchased beforehand during gallery hours at The New Gallery’s main space, 212 , 100 - 7th Avenue SW (second floor of Art Central).
The date and time of the TNG Print Folio Fundraiser and Holiday Party event are:
Saturday, December 15th 2012, 7pm to 11pm
at the John Snow House, 915 - 18th Avenue SW
There is no cover charge for the event.
The New Gallery (TNG) is an artist-run centre exhibiting innovative emerging and lesser-known artists whose work contributes to social and political discourse. TNG encourages a broad range of practices and critical discussion around contemporary visual, media, and performative arts, and believes that artistic education and community outreach are as important as presentation. Currently in its 37th year as a charitable non-profit society, TNG is an active, open, and responsive public forum for the arts. TNG is grateful for the ongoing support of its members, volunteers, Calgary Arts Development, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Canada Council for the Arts.