Art

Life expressed through art

People and Places in My Life, Research and Travels to India and Within North America is an art show by University of Saskatchewan professor, Satya Sharma.
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We The Artists showcase music, drama, art this Saturday

For the second year in what will hopefully become a long running tradition, student group We The Artists will showcase their work Jan. 19 at TCU Place. The event, also known as We The Artists, presents art, music and drama from students all across campus.
The Wanderer

The Wanderer drifts into Snelgrove Gallery

Wandering is a shared part of the human experience. Susan Varga, an MFA student at the University of Saskatchewan, explores this notion in her exhibit, The Wanderer, currently on display at the Snelgrove Gallery.
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Silence! premieres collection of student art

For the past 15 winters, the Visual Arts Student Union has given students a venue to sell their artwork. Silence, an annual silent auction and art exhibit hosted by VASU and held in the Snelgrove gallery, allows students to keep between 50 and 75 per cent of the sales from their artwork depending on whether or not they also volunteer for the function. The remaining percentage goes to VASU.
Di Decaire’s paintings, some of which study Salvador Dali, will be on display until Dec. 7.

University student showcases her art at SCYAP

As a child, Di Decaire’s speech impediment made it difficult for her to communicate. Drawing became the best way she could express herself. She attended speech therapy for 13 years. Now, the current bachelor of fine arts student at the University of Saskatchewan is getting ready to showcase her acrylic paintings at the SCYAP art centre and gallery.
Instruments designed to mimic bird calls hang from a mobile in the Bird Radio exhibit.

Bird Radio exhibit juxtaposes nature and technology

Bill Burns is known for work with themes of nature and mankind, as in his exhibit Safety Gear for Small Animals. His new exhibit, Bird Radio and the Eames Chair Lounge, now open at the Mendel Art Gallery, is no exception.
The centrepiece of Swell divides the room into four separate windows.

Hainsworth brings Snelgrove Gallery to life

Alexa Hainsworth is currently presenting her MFA show, Swell, at the Gordon Snelgrove Gallery on campus. The show is a combination of sculptures that she has created over the last two years of her master’s degree in art and art history.
Gabriella Sieminska’s photo of a lone figure explores the catatonic state of isolation.  (Photo: Gabriella Sieminska)

Final two BFA shows explore empty space

As the school year draws to a close and students worry about exams, essays and final projects, graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts students are wrapping up their final art shows. Last week, the Sheaf featured many of this year’s graduating BFA shows that appeared in the Snelgrove Gallery throughout March. This week, the Sheaf features the final two BFA shows of the term: Adam Slusar’s Smoke and Mirrors and Gabriella Sieminska’s Katatonia.
Artwork from Clare Bamford's Here and Yet to Come which was on display at the Snelgrove Gallery from March 5-9.

Get thee to the Snelgrove! An overview of many of the graduating BFA Shows

It’s one of the best times of the year for campus art lovers. Every Monday through March and April the Snelgrove Gallery unveils a new mix of graduating BFA shows. In the spirit of connections — intentional or unexpected — the Sheaf sat down with seven of the graduating artists. They talked about each other’s work, their own and what it’s like to put together your first show.
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Medical students to put on art show for charity

On Feb. 8, the first-year class of the college of medicine will put on their annual art shot, the Med 1 Art Show and Silent Auction. The show is a popular event at the College of Medicine, attracting faculty, alumni and members of the public. All artwork is produced by first-year medical students, who also provide silent auction items and entertainment. Each student contributes a piece of art, including painting, photography, sculpture and performance. Many local businesses and individuals have also made donations.
A woman ponders the meaning of “Mirage” by Kai Chan.

Kai Chan captures the small beauties of life

Wine bottles. Toothpicks. Silk thread. Using such small, simple components, Kai Chan captures the small, simple moments in life. Over a dozen works spanning 35 years of Chan’s career are currently on display at the Mendel Art Gallery. His installations and sculptures are often misleadingly simple to look at. What may look like loose heaps of branches entangled in each other is, upon closer inspection, meticulously assembled, with each joint strategically connected to other components in a towering work that makes one marvel at the patience required to create this illusion.
A large crowd turned out to support the various fine arts students of the U of S.

We the Artists, hear us roar

When I walked into the upper gallery of TCU Place on Jan. 21, I was struck by something unusual. It was classy — a little too classy. But that is the life of the fine arts student: spend your daylight hours shuffling through the hallway in black sweatpants or paint-covered jeans, but be prepared at any moment to clean up and dazzle your audience with elegance and charisma. We the Artists was one such occasion.