A Solo Exhibition of:
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present a group exhibition featuring the work of Alberta artists Debra Hovestad, ASA.
This exhibition coincides with the play “All My Sons.” In All My Sons, the playwright Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars.
This production runs from October 11,-210, 2023, at the Walterdale Theatre, 10322 83 Ave. NW, Edmonton, Alberta.
This body of work depicts unique prairie and skyscrapers and brings attention to the world outside, a concept which seems to be lost at times in this busy chaotic world; a place to be in and appreciate, rather than a place to consume.
The Artist – Debra Hovestad, ASA
Debra Hovestad is a Canadian painter currently creating in Edmonton, Alberta. She is a Juried Member of the Alberta Society of Artists, a General Member of the Society of Western Canadian Artists, and has served as a Councillor at Large at the Alberta Society of Artists. Debra has shown her work in gallery spaces professionally since 1990, and her work is in collections across Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and Mexico. Her background in Graphic Design has given her a solid base in layout and composition and adds to an already keen eye for detail.
Her current body of work depicting unique prairie and skyscapes brings attention to the world outside, a concept which seems to be lost at times in this busy, chaotic world: a place to be in and appreciate, rather than a place to consume.
Through my paintings, I try to bring attention to the world outside, a concept which seems to be lost at times in this busy chaotic world; a place to be in and appreciate, rather than a place to consume.
I’ve always felt a strong connection to the natural world and I find great inspiration in the vast prairies and high contrasts, such as the intensity of the prairie heat or the biting winter winds.
My paintings generally evolve layer upon layer through random and controlled processes, emphasizing forms that reveal the depth and lifeof a landscape. The majority of my work is from my imagination, places I would rather be.
Over 70 commissioned pieces of my work are in collections across Canada, the US, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
About the Land
Prairie Sketches, is on display at the historical Walterdale Theatre building, originally the Strathcona Fire Hall Number 1 built in 1910, in what is currently known as Edmonton, Alberta.
The Walterdale Theatre acknowledges that our theatre is located on Treaty 6, a traditional territory of the Cree and has been an important trading place of the Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Saulteau, and Métis peoples of western Canada for many thousands of years. We also recognize and honour that we are Treaty people and therefore seek to uphold the spirit and intent of this Treaty of Peace and Friendship.
The Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) acknowledges that what we call Alberta, where our organization has found its’ home, is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika), the Nehiyawak (Cree), Dene Tha’ (Slavey), Dane-zaa (Beaver), Denesuliné (Chipewyan), Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Iyarhe Nakoda (Stoney) (Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley), and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Six Regions of the Métis Nation of Alberta within the historical Northwest Metis Homeland.
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