Join us Friday November 1, 2019, from 5:00PM to 11:00 PM, at the SPAO Centre (77 Pamilla St.) for SPAO’s Annual Open House and the opening reception of the 2019 Lineage Exhibition, O Human Child, featuring the work of the Canadian photo-based artist Vera Saltzman.
For this year’s Open House, SPAO will be highlighting the unions that can exist between photo and text with the official debut of SPAO's newly completed photo book library and second floor expansion. To celebrate, SPAO will be hosting a Book Market where visitors can view and purchase publications created by members of SPAO’s extended community. Visitors will also be able to see work by current diploma students, and learn about the SPAO Centre’s programming. Speeches and special announcements will take place at 7 pm.
The SPAO Centre Gallery will present Vera Saltzman’s O Human Child, for the 2019 Lineage Exhibition. Aligning with this year’s Open House theme, O Human Child draws inspiration from W.O. Mitchell’s iconic Saskatchewan-based novel Who Has Seen the Wind. O Human Child underscores how the tensions and complexities of childhood today both contrast and mirror those of Mitchell’s time. “Saltzman focuses her attention on issues of identity and the development of a ‘sense of place,’ the passage of time and the fragility of life.” The SPAO Centre Gallery’s annual Lineage Exhibition showcases work by members of the immediate and extended SPAO family and celebrates artistic achievement while highlighting a connection to our community.
O Human Child continues until December 12, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public on Sundays through Fridays between 12 and 5 pm, or by appointment.