Re-Opening & Reconciling Edmonton

Grand Re-Opening and Exhibition Reception

Opening Ceremony – Saturday February 9, 1pm

Exhibition Reception to follow from 2:30-5 pm

Exhibition Dates: February 9 to March 30, 2019

Artists: RISE- Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton

The newly renovated, barrier-free Art Gallery of St. Albert opens its doors to the public on
Saturday, February 9, 2019 with Reconciling Edmonton. This exhibition is a ground breaking
collaboration from RISE- Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton, a resolute group of citizens
committed to supporting reconciliation through words and action. Reconciling Edmonton includes the work of: Poet Anna Marie Sewell; Historian and Writer Danielle Metcalfe- Chenail; Visual Artist Jennie Vegt and Cultural Connector Miranda Jimmy.

2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the final Truth and Reconciliation National Event in
Edmonton. These events preceded the publication of 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Reconciling Edmonton consists of seven paintings by Vegt. The paintings are based on
archival photos from community, municipal and provincial archives. Individually, the
images selected by the group for Vegt’s attention depict Indigenous and settler interactions
from the signing of Treaty through to present day. Collectively they demonstrate ongoing
reconciliation. Each piece is partnered with poetry created in response to the images. The
exhibition features a robust program of events to remind visitors that we are all treaty

“Some have tried to change the past by sweeping it under the rug, but all we can do is change
ourselves and change what’s happening now.” – Jennie Vegt


Feb 09 2019


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Art Gallery of St. Albert
19 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 1E5, Canada