Tuesday, April 14, 2009
All Citizens Shop
I hear that there is a new breed of pioneer settling the Canadian prairies: avante-garde artists. I've always believed farmers and artists have a great deal in common: they are entrepreneurial and independent, they have an appreciation for beauty, they persevere against all odds, and if they won millions in the lottery, why, they'd just keep on doing what they do until that money ran out, too.
Tyler Brett and Serena McCarroll are two graduates of Emily Carr University of Art + Design who fled Vancouver to settle in the town of Bruno, Saskatchewan, population 590. They have opened a gallery on main street: "All Citizens", which as you can see, is next to the senior's clubhouse. I confess that I am not familiar with Serena McCarroll's work, although I have seen Tyler Brett's work at Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto, where he exhibited with Tony Romano as part of T&T .
You can visit www.allcitizens.org to see what's happening in Bruno, browse the gallery and buy something from the on-line store:
Billy Mavreas: "YESbunny" poster
Cole Johnson: "Friends" block print
(thanks to Cliff Eyland for his akimblog post )