THUNDER BAY, ON--- June 5, 2010 --- See three exciting new exhibitions at Definitely Superior Art Gallery [250 Park Ave.] in Thunder Bay, June 5th to July 3rd!
Showing in gallery 1, is the critically-acclaimed... "Fashion And Mimesis" exhibition by Maria Fernanda Cardoso from Sidney, Australia, an exhibition curated by Gary Genosko [Professor of Sociology/Lakehead University]. See works from the artist's Emu Series, her most recent work, consisting of artworks, photographs, video and original fashion creations from native Australian emu bird feathers which clearly manifest the artist’s fascination with all aspects of the natural world. It's a great opportunity to take in the artist's innovative art involving inter-species relations and natural materials, as seen at the Tate Gallery London UK, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, 50th International Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo Brazil to Bogota Columbia and now in Thunder Bay!
Also see, "Elements," paintings with found objects by Quentin Maki [Visual Arts Instructor-Lakehead University-Thunder Bay], and "Beneath," sculptural glass works by Cheryl Wilson Smith [Red Lake ON], both well-recognized/award-winning regional artists!
Don't miss the exhibitions' Gala Opening Reception, Sat. June 5th, starting at 7pm. Enjoy the debut of these three new fabulous new exhibitions, and help celebrate the gallery's exciting news...that Definitely Superior Art Gallery have been selected as a Finalist for the prestigious 2010 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts, which recognizes outstanding achievement and contribution to arts and culture in Ontario. This is the first time an arts organization has been acknowledged as a finalist not only from Thunder Bay but all of Northwestern Ontario! Definitely a matter for civic pride!
[To learn more about the awards, read the official Ontario Arts Council press release, by linking here: http://www.culture.gov.on.ca/english/about/n210510.htm /
To learn more about the award finalists, including Definitely Superior Art Gallery, link here: http://www.culture.gov.on.ca/english/arts/premiers_award_10.htm
The June 5th opening reception also features live music by the Alaska Army Band [Psychedelic/Folk Rock/Jam Band- http://www.myspace.com/alaskaarmyband] and catered refreshments. Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the opening reception, to catch an art talk by curator Gary Genosko re) the "Fashion And Mimesis" exhibition, and a "wearable art" emu-fashion performance by Kathleen Baleja...a truly exotic/artistic emu-lation, wearing one of Cardoso’s creations. All ages are welcome to attend and admission is by donation (as it is during regular gallery hours).
For more information about featured exhibitions, which run until July 3rd [Tues-Sat/12-6pm], please visit the gallery website: www.definitelysuperior.com ~Engage Art!