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MacLaren’s Virtual Gallery Looking For Submissions

Teenagers with an artistic bent could have their work (virtually) featured at the MacLaren this summer.

The MacLaren Art Centre Youth Advisory Council is looking for artwork submissions to be included in  a virtual gallery to be posted on the MacLaren’s Instagram.

Styles and genres range from photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art to short videos.

The work is geared towards representing the theme “Change”.

The gallery is open to interested youth ages 14 to 18. All submission due by June 12, 2020.

Find more info. and submission details at:

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Our May #ArtoftheMonth is The Land (1976) by Takao Tanabe. The Land is an assured painting of the prairie landscape, executed during Tanabe’s tenure as Head of the Art Department and Artist in Residence programme at the Banff Centre between 1973 and 1980. This work distils an already sparse prairie landscape into a transcendent meeting between plain and sky. Stripped of all non-human elements and rendered in a flat, but careful application of paint, the work reflects Tanabe’s training in abstract expressionism with Hans Hofmann at the Brooklyn Museum Art School, as well as studies in Japanese ink painting (sumi-e) with Ikuo Hirayama and Yanagida Taiun at the Tokyo University of Arts. Tanabe, who took the landscape as his primary focus in the latter half of his over sixty-year career, often paints scenes that reflect the unity of nature. Tanabe writes: "What I want is this completely unoccupied, pristine land, as though I’m the first person to see it. It’s lonely, it’s mysterious, it has wonderful appeal to me. I feel great kinship with it." Click the link in our bio to read the full article. #takaotanable #landscapepainting #japanesecanadian #britishcolumbiaartist #winnipegschoolofart #orderofcanada #governorgeneralsaward #banffcentre #asianheritagemonth #contemporaryart #painting #landscape #prairies

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