Jul 08

“6 Shooters” Celebrates Western Culture and Heritage in Alberta

by Shannon Calhoun · 0 comments

If you get a chance to wander over to Eighth Avenue Place you’re in for a treat!  What you will find is a rare and intimite glimpse into the lives of rural Albertans.

cigar store artisan

Cigar Store Artisan by Dana Prediger is pictured above.

On display between now and August 2, 2013, is “Six Shooters, a free exhibition celebrating Western culture and heritage in Alberta. 

The exhibition is currated by the extremely talented Emily Barnett and Bart Habermiller, and features stunning photographs by Lori Andrews, Kelly Hofer, Cole Hofstra, Julya Hajnoczky, Dana Prediger, and Roberta Murray.

Each artist was “chosen for their unique ability to capture the value system of community, simplicity, sharing and resourcefulness developed through the tradition of farming and principles of living off the land.”

artists

The show is a two-part, group exhibition of contemporary photography that demonstrates the traditional values of western culture that are still alive and well in many parts of Alberta.

The second part of the exhibition takes place during this year’s Calgary StampedeThe same six shooters have been given access to “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” which is the perfect venue to capture these values in action.

The Calgary Stampede is a not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values.  It also provides an important year-round gathering place for Calgarians, and visitors alike.  With over 2,300 committed volunteers, the organization promotes volunteerism,  invests in youth and agricultural programs, and also provides a unique western experience to entertain the masses.

A selected image from each photographer will be printed and added to the show, which is located at Eighth Avenue Place, 525 8 Ave. SW on the 2nd floor near the +15. More details can be found here.

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