3 Art Shows to See in December

These holiday exhibits showcase a variety of art, taking their inspiration from cultural narratives to bright Christmas colours.

Polar Bear Family by Jason Carter – Acrylic on Canvas at Bearclaw Gallery

Bearclaw Annual Christmas Exhibition

Bearclaw Gallery

See the stories come alive at Bearclaw Annual Christmas Exhibition. Inspired by narratives and interpretations from Indigenous artists across Canada, the annual holiday exhibition showcases a variety of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Indigenous art. From Jason Carter’s paddling bears, to Linus Woods’s roaming bison, to Jane Ash Poitras’s narratives that challenge our perceptions of Indigenous culture, the artists tell their stories and let you interpret them. The exhibition runs from November 30 to December 31.


Adorn with Art

West End Gallery

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season at this holiday exhibition at West End Gallery. Inspired by the bright Christmas colours and season’s festivities, Adorn with Art features landscape and still life, abstract and impressionistic art. Runs from December 7 to 21, and includes artists such as Robert Genn, Dana Irving, Annabelle Marquis and Robert Savignac.


In Golden Light

Art Gallery of Alberta

See the golden light of the past at the Art Gallery of Alberta’s seasonal exhibition. In Golden Light features orthodox icons from annunciation to ascension. Travel to centuries past and see divine icons from Greece, Serbia and Russia. The exhibition runs from December 7 to April 12.

This article appears in the December 2019 issue of Avenue Edmonton.

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