Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre
In the Gallery
ARTifacts: Curiosities from our Collection
September 25 to October 25
Tuesday to Friday 9am-5pm
Inspired by the 2020 Culture Days theme, Unexpected Intersections, this exhibition features artifacts from our museum collection that will challenge the viewer to consider art beyond its traditional forms.
Art is everywhere... It’s the design on your favourite team’s jersey and on your cereal box, or the graphics of an ad in the newspaper. It’s the songs you sing in church and that quilt your grandmother made you years ago. It’s the books stacked on your bedside table, and that poem that you memorized in school. It is all art, and it affects our lives in ways both subtle and obvious, expected and unexpected.
This exhibition is brought to you with funding assistance from SaskCulture, thanks to the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
Friday, October 2
Grand Coteau Centre Gallery
TOPIC: Art is All Around Us - inspired by the Culture Days theme, "Unexpected Intersections", and our October Gallery Exhibition, "ARTifacts: Curiosities from our Collection".
To allow for proper physical distancing we are hosting two sessions:
Session #1: 9:30 to 10:30 AM
Session #2: 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.
Please pre-register by calling us at 306-297-3882.
We're asking participants to look around and find an "unexpected" piece of art to bring with you - it will be fun to see and discuss the different pieces!
Please note the following the guidelines will be in place in order to keep everyone safe and still make it enjoyable:
- LIMIT of 10 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION, to ensure proper physical distancing and still ensure everyone can hear the conversation, this is the number that we can accommodate for each session.
- PLEASE REGISTER to let us know if you are planning to attend. Register by calling the Museum at 306-297-3882. When you call we will ask you to choose which session you would like to attend, 9:30 to 10:30 am OR 11:00 am to 12:00 noon.
- Masks are not required as we should be able to maintain proper physical distancing, but we ask you to bring a mask along with you in case a situation arises where physical distancing is not possible. GCHCC staff will be wearing masks when serving coffee.
Many thanks to our Coffee Chat sponsors The Speirs Family and SaskCulture, thanks to the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport Culture and Recreation.
From September 1 to October 26, anyone with a smartphone will be able to screen Moving Pictures, a program of short video artworks by Saskatchewan artists curated by Sandee Moore for The Art Gallery of Regina (AGR) using a free app to activate posters located in public spaces throughout Shaunavon and across the province. Moving Pictures allows viewers to play short video artworks by Saskatchewan artists by viewing a poster through their smartphone camera.
Artivive, the free app that makes this project possible, is so easy to use that it is downright magical. The AGR has produced five posters that include a "trigger image" provided by the artist. When viewed through a smartphone camera using the free Artivie app, the image signals Artivive to play the video, including sound, as an overlay seen on the user's screen.
Each poster includes easy to follow instructions:
1. Download the free Artivive app from the App Store or Google Play.
2. Open the Artivive App.
3. Position the trigger image to fill your smartphone screen.
4. Pull back without losing the image. Headphones recommended!
Moving Pictures presents video works from artists from many communities throughout Saskatchewan and adjoining treaty territories to paint a complex portrait of Saskatchewan, its land and its people and their languages and their experiences:
Dennis Jackson - Journey Through Fear
stop motion animation, 5:56 minutes
Heidi Phillips & Ian Campbell - The Wild
found 35mm film and digital video, 1:16 minutes
Theo Pelmus with Kristin Snowbird - Adam and Eve Salteaux
Digital video, 2:57 minutes
Graeme Patterson - Lafleche vs Woodrow 1972
stop-motion animation SD video, 4:08 minutes
Lindsay Arnold - The Messenger
stop motion animation, 1:26 minutes
Centre Street: Pocket Park, Plaza Theatre windows, Grand Coteau Centre front lawn
Shawnee Hall bulletin board
For more information visit the Art Gallery of Regina website.
Photograph Archives Online
High resolution digital files of these images are available for purchase from the Grand Coteau Centre. Please contact us for ordering information.
Click here to view the photograph archives online.
Frank's Fabulous FUDGE!
Due to Public Health Orders related to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Frank's Fabulous Fudge is not available at this time.
All profits from the sale of Frank's Fabulous Fudge go to help with costs of events and programs offered at the Grand Coteau Centre throughout the year.
Thank you for your support!
440 Centre Street Phone: (306)297-3882
THE GRAND COTEAU HERITAGE & CULTURAL CENTRE SERVES AS
SHAUNAVON'S TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
May 1 to September 30: Monday to Saturday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
October 1 to April 30: Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Admission is Free, but Donations are Appreciated.
The Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre houses the Shaunavon Branch of the Chinook Regional Library,