The Cape Breton University (CBU) Art Gallery will kick off its 2014 exhibition year with the much-anticipated community show ProletariART: The People’s Art Exhibit opens Friday, January 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
“It is always a lot of fun to see who is out there making art in our own community” says Laura Schneider, Director and Curator of CBU Art Gallery. “This year we are really pleased by the number and quality of submissions. Our creative community seems to be taking more risks, which is very exciting.”
Over the past three years, the CBU Art Gallery has invited artists of any age and all skill levels to submit up to two works of art for a non-juried exhibition. This democratic project provides an opportunity for Cape Breton’s creative community to celebrate, share and learn from each other.
Schneider also commented that there are many new participants for the 2014 show, including a number of collaborative efforts, particularly by youth groups. This year, the gallery has received 222 submissions from 129 artists across the island, an increase of 20 per cent from the 2013 exhibition.
The call for submissions extended to all parts of Cape Breton and has attracted artists from across the island to participate. Works in the third annual exhibition showcase a wide range of artistic practices including: sculpture, painting, photography, textiles, video, mixed media and more.
The exhibition will run from January 17 until February 7, 2014. The public is encouraged to attend and there is no cost for admission. The CBU Art Gallery is open from Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Parking on campus is $1.00.