Assiniboia Park Elementary School was chosen to participate in the Mackenzie Art Gallery Provincial Outreach Program Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9.
The school hosted a display of original First Nations and Aboriginal artwork by artists Bob Boyer, Angelique Merasty, Allen Sapp and Kevin McKenzie.
During the two days, students viewed the artwork and participated in workshops lead by the curator, Ken Duzeck.
"The purpose of this exhibition, the second in the Saskatchewan Art History Series, is to stimulate a discussion of Saskatchewan's art history in the context of the work of these artists, emphasizing the importance of political and cultural perspectives in the understanding of art," said Duzeck.
This MacKenzie Art Gallery permanent collection exhibition addresses a part of Saskatchewan's ongoing art history by spanning work made in the second half of the twentieth-century. Drawing upon generations of art making, this exhibition features artists Bob Boyer, Sanford Fisher, Angelique Merasty, Allen Sapp and Kevin McKenzie.
These artists have challenged and expanded artistic conventions through the creation of compelling work that demands a response. These works often confront viewers with their assumptions, forcing an awareness of personal and cultural identity.