Image: Brenda Draney, Accord, 2021. Courtesy the artist
We welcome kids and their families to visit The Power Plant on March 5 for the Power Kids: Bright and Dark workshop inspired by Brenda Draney’s delicate paintings.
After the tour of Draney's exhibition at Canadian Tire and McLean galleries, families will learn about the positive and negative spaces. They will try the Japanese art of Nōtan, which is the play and arranging of light and dark elements as they are placed next to each other.
Brenda Draney (b. 1976, Sawridge First Nation, Treaty 8, with a strong connection to Slave Lake; based in Edmonton) has been featured in exhibitions at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff (2019); Fogo Island Arts (2019); Oakville Galleries (2018); Kitchener-Waterloo Gallery (2017); Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2017); National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2016); Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton (2015); and Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (2013). She received her Master of Applied Arts from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver (2010) and her BFA from the University of Alberta, Edmonton (2006). In 2014, Draney was the recipient of the Eldon and Anne Foote Edmonton Visual Arts Prize, and she won the 2009 RBC Painting Competition. She is represented by Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver.