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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.
Euphemia McNaught - Getting to Know our Pioneering Artist of Northern Alberta
Date and time
Beaverlodge Art and Culture Centre across from the Big Beaver
Box 569, Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0, AB
Directions: Watch for the Big Beaver just off the highway!.
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Euphemia McNaught is Alberta’s Peace Region’s Pioneering Artist who painted pioneering life and the beautiful landscapes of western Canada for eight decades until her death in 2002 at the age of 100!
Come celebrate her life and legacy with us as we pay tribute to this ground-breaking woman who led the way for generations of artists in the Beaverlodge region of the North West corner of Alberta and beyond.
Not only will you be able to view many of her original paintings that have never before been seen in public – loaned to us especially for this event by private owners and public institutions – you will be able to contribute your own artistic talents to a recreation of one of her iconic paintings – mural size – under the guidance of one of our highly regarded local painters. Learn Euphemia’s techniques as you paint (she studied under J.E.H. MacDonald and Arthur Lismer of Canada’s Group of Seven.)
Hear speakers illuminate her incredible life and lasting influence on the art scene in our region. Did you know Euphemia? Add your own personal experience of your interaction with her to our “Story Board” to share with others and add to her growing legacy and memory.
Our famous Pink Tea Room will be laden with finger food and refreshments for your enjoyment while you become better acquainted with our most famous artist of our region and contribute to our “Mural in a Day” project.
Beaverlodge Area Cultural Society
The Beaverlodge Art and Culture Centre is housed in an historical building which used to be our community's old hospital until 1956. We have two art galleries which feature regional art shows each month. We support, protect and promote local artists and their work with gallery shows and a gift shop featuring local art and fine craft. Our second floor houses artist studios in what was once the hospital's nurse's residence and pottery and weaving studios in the basement. Art, pottery and weaving classes are held in various rooms as well as other courses - photography, writing, kids art, etc.