Al­ber­tan painter to be fea­tured in unique vir­tual ex­hibit at the Es­planade Art Gallery

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Medicine Hat’s Theresa Eisen­barth, a well-known Al­berta artist who has ex­hib­ited ex­ten­sively around South­ern Al­berta, Saskatchew­an and Ot­tawa, will bring her unique, evoca­tive and vis­ual story telling ex­hibit to the Es­planade Art Gallery in Medicine Hat, be­gin­ning June 15th, 2020.

Eisen­barth’s ex­hi­bi­tion will also be avail­able through vir­tual pro­gram­ming by the Es­planade, en­abling vis­i­tors a va­ri­ety of op­tions to ex­pe­ri­ence the works dur­ing the cur­rent pan­demic.

“It’s ex­cit­ing, we are im­ple­ment­ing some in­no­va­tive new tools to en­able vis­i­tors to ex­pe­ri­ence the gallery and our ex­hibits in a num­ber of new ways, so they can con­tinue to im­merse them­selves in art, but in a man­ner that en­ables them to feel safe,” said Xan­the Is­bis­ter, Cu­ra­tor of Art, Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment, City of Medicine Hat

A 3-D tour of Eisen­barth’s art will be also made avail­able on the Es­planade Art Gallery web­site. In ad­di­tion the gallery will be cre­at­ing videos and in­ter­views with Eisen­barth, which will be posted to the Gallery’s web­page, and so­cial me­dia chan­nels on a weekly ba­sis.

“This is very ex­cit­ing for me. The Es­planade Art Gallery is a renowned Al­berta art gallery. It is an hon­our to have been asked to create an ex­hibit of my work for them, and to be in­volved in the pi­o­neer­ing of a new ap­proach to ex­pe­ri­enc­ing art with the Gallery,” said Eisen­barth.

Eisen­barth is fol­low­ing an un­usual and timely ap­proach to the de­vel­op­ment of this ex­cit­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, by in­cor­po­rat­ing neigh­bour­hood sto­ries into the cre­ation of her art.

“Sto­ries have al­ways framed the cre­ation of my art. It is ex­cit­ing to be telling the sto­ries about in­di­vid­u­als and com­mu­ni­ties through the pieces I am cre­at­ing. I think with the Covid-19 cri­sis, neigh­bour­hood spa­ces have be­come mag­ni­fied, em­pha­siz­ing the world we in which we all re­side... with in­creased clar­ity we now ap­pre­ci­ate in­ter­act­ing and be­ing out­side in our neigh­bour­hoods. It’s re­ally the “neigh­bour­hood” the spa­ces in our own back yards I’m cap­tur­ing and re-imag­ing with my art pieces,” she said.

Unique to this ex­hi­bi­tion, Eisen­barth will also be paint­ing a 72 x60 “al­ley­way of li­lacs” in the Gallery dur­ing the Gallery’s open hours. Gallery vis­i­tors will be wel­come to watch the paint­ing and in­ter­act with the artist, while main­tain­ing so­cial dis­tanc­ing guide­lines. The live paint­ing ex­hibit will be­gin on Jun 22nd.

Not only is Eisen­barth’s ap­proach to her art cre­ation unique, but so are the ma­te­ri­als she in­cor­po­rates into her paint­ings. In her pieces she lay­ers with bold acrylic paint colours with house­hold ma­te­ri­als such as tin­foil, text, hard­ware, cof­fee and pa­per to create both an ex­cit­ing and evoca­tive tex­ture and mood.

As an artist, Eisen­barth is known across the coun­try. Her paint­ings are in many pri­vate col­lec­tions and are sold in gal­leries across Canada, at In­spire Art in Medicine Hat and the Roth­well Gallery & Fram­ing in Ot­tawa.

Eisen­barth’s ex­hibit opens June 15th at Medicine Hat’s Es­planade Art Gallery and runs un­til Au­gust 15th.

http://es­planade.ca/art­gallery/art-gallery-cur­rent-andup­com­ing/

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New ex­hi­bi­tion is open­ing at the Es­planade in Medicine Hat.

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