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Over 400 handmade nests to be installed on Broadway Avenue as part of art exhibit

Published: Apr 18, 2012

Nest – Nest Egg – Empty Nest, a multimedia exhibit by artist and teacher Monique Martin opens at the Affinity Gallery on April 20, 2012. In addition to art work inside the gallery, more than 400 handmade wire nests will be installed in the trees along Broadway Avenue by students of Georges Vanier Fine Arts School. Monique Martin asked students to submit written applications to be chosen to help install the nests. Come out and see the successful applicants installing the whimsical nests:

Tuesday April 24; Grade 1  and  Grade 6 - 9:15 - 10:15; Grade 2 and Grade 6/7 - 10:30-11:30

Wednesday April 25; Grade 3 and Grade 5 - 9:15-10:15; Grade 3 and Grade 5 - 10:30 -11:30

Thursday April 26; Grade 4 and Grade 7/8C - 9:15-10:15; Grade 4 and Grade 7/8 D - 10:30-11:30

Monique Martin’s exhibition Nest – Nest Egg – Empty Nest focuses on the nest and its symbolic meanings. The nest egg as a symbol of financial largesse, the nest as a home as a place to raise children and empty nest as the moving away of grown children is explored through the artwork. Monique Martin’s artwork includes printmaking, found object sculptures, paintings, and installations.

Nest – Nest Egg – Empty Nest will be at the Affinity Gallery (813 Broadway Avenue, Saskatoon) from April 20 to May 27, 2012. Reception: Friday April 27 from 7 to 9 pm.

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For more information please contact:

Leslie Potter or Stephanie Canning, SCC Exhibitions & Education Coordinators
Saskatchewan Craft Council | 813 Broadway Avenue | Saskatoon, SK S7N 1B5
Ph: 306-653-3616, ext. 25 | Email: scc.exhbitions@sasktel.net | Website: www.saskcraftcouncil.org

101-202 Fourth Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0K1
Phone: (306) 242-1206 | Fax: (306) 242-1955 | 1-800-567-2444