Mary-Beth Laviolette speaks in Art Now, Recital Hall, 12 noon on Sept 21

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 12:00am - 12:50pm

With over thirty years of experience covering the visual arts, Mary-Beth is currently working independently as a curator and writer with a speciality in Alberta art. She is the author of An Alberta Art Chronicle: Adventures in Recent and Contemporary Art: 1970-2000 (published in 2005); co-author of Alberta Art and Artists: An Overview (2007) and most recently: A Delicate Art: Artists, Wildflowers and Native Plants of the West (2012). (The latter book springs from Mary-Beth's love of hiking and the plants she has encountered.)


As an independent curator, her most recent undertaking is Alberta Mistresses of the Modern: 1935-1975 for the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton. A hard-cover catalogue was also published for this exhibition in which Mary-Beth features the art of ten early women modernists in the province. This unique exhibition looks at the unexplored and larger role that women played in the development of modern art in the province.

H.G.Glyde (at easel) with students of Community Art Class, Department of Extension, University of Alberta (c.1949/50)

Photo credit: Laura Evans Reid Fonds, U of A Archives, Edmonton.