Art Gallery Exhibition - The Flower People: Melanie Monique Rose
Date and time
This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.
Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre Gallery
440 Centre Street
Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.
Offered in English.
Wheelchair accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.
Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program, “The Flower People” is a story about the artist, her family, her people and their connection and relationship to the land, themselves, and each other. It is derived from the name ‘The Flower Beadwork People’ a name given to the Métis who are well known for their floral beadwork.
Felted pieces, combined with the use of collected blankets create a canvas for the artist’s personal exploration of identity as a contemporary Indigenous Artist, alongside her Ukrainian heritage. Her floral imagery invokes stories of people, place, and the land. Personal, cultural, and universal symbolism are woven into the fabric of her work with an emphasis on movement, colour, and narrative.
Visitors to the Gallery will contemplate the artist’s connections to the land and her heritage and will be encouraged to consider and design their own stories.
- Grand Coteau Centre Web Page shaunavon.com
Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre (GCHCC) houses a museum, art gallery and the Shaunavon Branch of the Chinook Regional Library.
Our museum collection is multi-disciplinary, including artifacts relating to the human history of Shaunavon, fine arts, and natural history specimens of the area.
Our art gallery hosts a minimum of six visual & media arts exhibitions per year featuring local artists and exhibitions available through the Organization of Saskatchewan Arts Councils Arts on the Move touring program.
A variety of programs and tours are offered in association with our art gallery and museum collection, making us more than a collection of objects. Educational programs are offered on a regular basis throughout the year to school students and can also be provided to other groups upon request. Our public programming provides opportunities for our community to learn & enjoy the arts, as well as the natural history and the human history of our area. The GCHCC is also a popular locale for many community gatherings and events.
This event is part of a hub:
Shaunavon Culture Days is an exciting 3-week celebration of arts and culture in our community - starting on Friday, September 22 and running through until Sunday, October 15, 2023. Community Hub Partners the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultura...