Art in SUB

Art in SUB

Art in SUB is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back for updates in Fall 2021.


The Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and University of Alberta Students’ Union are pleased to present this travelling exhibition. The Alberta Foundation for the Arts Collection is the primary source of works featured in this travelling exhibition. Each year, the AGA TREX Program welcomes new venues to enrich their community art through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program.

Current exhibit: Vital Patterns

Location: The Myer Horowitz Theatre Lobby

Dates: October 9 - November 4

Times: Weekdays. 9:00 am to 6:00 pm


Patterns are all around us. We are often enamoured with the beauty of the natural landscape that surrounds us, and artists are no different. Nature serves as a significant inspiration and when we look closer at the building blocks of the natural world, we often find similar interconnecting patterns; the roots of a tree system and our nervous system, the veins of a leaf and the veins in our own body, the pattern of bark and the texture of our own skin.

Some of the most common patterns are the driving force behind both humans and plants. These systems are vital to survival and there is beauty in the simplicity of these patterns and the complexity of these systems.

This exhibition was curated by Danielle Ribar, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie (TREX Region 1). It features artworks from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) collection, including artists Clint Wilson, Doris Freadrich, April Dean, and William Laing.


An educational Interpretive Guide has been developed by the AGA to accompany this exhibit. These materials enable further learning and can be found here.

If you are interested in these or other exhibits, consider attending the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton. They offer a “Pay what you May” rate for all Alberta students and more information can be found here.

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