Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Art Exhibit

THE ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
TRAVELLING EXHIBITION PROGRAM
MEDIA RELEASE

INTO THE BADLANDS

Eight years ago, TREX Southeast organized Out of the Badlands, an exhibition featuring the works from the
Badlands Gallery. In 2016 TREX invited gallery members to exhibit once again, this time with a stipulation—
create new work based on a proposed theme. While Out of the Badlands focused on the enchanting
landscape within the region, the new proposed theme challenged participating artists to visually express
unique aspects of the region from a “personal” perspective. The result is a selection of paintings and
photographs that communicate each artist’s individual sense of place. Conveyed through the twenty-one
works is the unique experience of small-town living along the Red Deer River valley. Farming, super moons,
ghost finders, storms and water towers are just some of the subjects explored. The seven participating artists
include Jim Carlson, Dianne Faulter, Bob Hamilton, Carrie Mashon, Ellen Nobel, Janice Russell and Lindsey
Stead.