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Culture Days will return September 22 – October 15, 2023.
Sensing the Distance Between Us: smell, hear and touch honeybee creations
Sculpture & installation
Oct 16 & 17, 2021 1 -3 PM Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre Courtyard Hands-on, sound-on, UV-lights on and sniffers-on experiences of structures, scents, and sounds created by honeybees. Learn the languages of bees: What do different buzzing sounds mean? How do bees decide what spaces they want to fill with their honeycomb? What do flowers look and smell like to bees? Children will have the opportunity to touch beeswax honeycomb, smell wax, watch video of bees working in the secret environment inside their hives, see UV patterns on flowers not visible to humans, and listen to binaural recordings of bees. Sensing the Distance Between Us also provides opportunities to see how Saskatchewan (from our community hub galleries) artists and bees make art together. Examples of sculptures that honeybees have covered in their lacy honeycomb will also be on view. Those wishing to attend this in-person, open-air event must register in advance for a free ticket, wear a mask and observe social distancing. Attendance at in-person events is limited to 50% of normal capacity. The Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre requires that all visitors to the building wear a mask and provide proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test.
This event is free.
Art Gallery of Regina
Located on Treaty 4, the traditional territory of the Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Lakota and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis people, the Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) promotes the development and appreciation of contemporary art, with an emphasis on Saskatchewan artists. Our programming focuses on the voices and experiences of Saskatchewan artists and visitors. AGR programming encompasses exhibitions (featuring established, emerging and recreational artists), education, publishing, workshops and artists talks. Through free public exhibitions and dedicated support for artists and innovation, the AGR has over 45 years as a supportive and creative cultural hub connecting artists and our communities. The Art Gallery of Regina is an autonomous, independent public art gallery with non-profit and charitable status. We are a tenant in the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre located within the vibrant Cathedral Village neighbourhood in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Gallery opened as an experimental satellite of the Norman Mackenzie Gallery in 1974 under the name Rosemont Art Gallery. The Rosemont's objective was to reach new audiences and respond to community demands for more local and regional programming. In 1976 an independent organization formed and incorporated as a non-profit society to take over the Gallery. In 2005, after 30 years in operation, the name was changed to the Art Gallery of Regina to better reflect its scope and role in the community. The Art Gallery of Regina is at 2420 Elphinstone Street, inside the Neil Balkwill Civic Art Centre . The facility is entirely wheelchair accessible.
2420 Elphinstone Street
PARKING: Free parking lot access via 15th & McTavish or College & Elphinstone Two accessible parking stalls parallel to the access road and close to the paved path to the front entrance door; Two accessible parking stalls at the back door accessed via a short, angled drive from the main parking lot and access road. TRANSIT: The closest bus stop is Elphinstone Street @ College Avenue; Regina Transit buses 7, 8, 9, and 10 stop at this stop;
This event is wheelchair accessible.
This activity engages all the senses, and is accessible for a wide range of abilities. Signage for each station will be in place.