Monday, September 16, 2013

TRUCK Rolls On!

Over the last few months, TRUCK has initiated a number of exciting changes, and the transformations are still ongoing. We have packed up and moved out of the basement of the Grain Exchange and have rolled into a larger, more accessible, street level gallery space in the Sunalta community. At our new location, we have demolished, renovated, sanded, primed, painted, prepped, installed, and, occasionally, taken some well deserved breaks.

Keep reading for a special behind the scenes look at the space in progress and to see what the TRUCK team has been up to…

The demolition in progress...

Photographer Hakan Temucin strikes a pose
Artist Eric Heitman takes a break
Interdisciplinary artist Shyra De Souza painting
Space in progress - check out that high ceiling!
Programming Coordinator, Randy Niessen, and Board Member, Jason DeHaan also painting
What’s next, you ask?

On September 28th we will be launching our brand new space with a massive celebration that marks our 30th anniversary, the opening reception for our new program of exhibitions, and the re-launch of The Parkade in our fabulous new media/ black box/ installation gallery.

Occupying four oversized shipping crates in our Main Space, PHASE SEVEN brings together work by six emerging Calgary-based artists. The exhibition, curated by Nate McLeod and Matthew Mark, features the work of Jillian Daschuk, Studio North (Matthew Kennedy and Mark Erickson), Kent Merriman Jr., Cassandra Paul, and Lane Shordee.

Work by Linda Carreiro entitled “Inside Out of Words” will be on display in our Parkade Project Space and Robyn Moody and Denton Fredrickson are presenting a newly commissioned offsite installation entitled “Marvels of the Ages Calling Forth Lost Spirits of Information” at the Sunalta C Train Station. Robyn Moody and Denton Fredrickson’s offsite installation is presented as part of the Intersite Visual Arts Festival.

Please join us on Saturday, September 28th, beginning at 8:00 pm, for the grand opening of our new space and help us to celebrate our new program of exhibitions and our 30th anniversary in style!

Many thanks to everyone who has helped and encouraged us during our transition, including, of course, our supportive Board Members and our team of remarkable and dedicated volunteers.