The MacKenzie Brings the JUNO Tour of Canadian Art to Regina
January 24, 2013 at 3:15pm
Regina, SK (January 24, 2013) - The MacKenzie Art Gallery is partnering with The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and the 2013 JUNO Awards to bring the JUNO Tour of Canadian Art to Regina. The exhibition, Greatest Hits: The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art, will be on display at the MacKenzie from April 13 to November 24, 2013. It will feature works by Canadian artists from the Permanent Collection that have been selected by past JUNO Award winners and nominees - as well as current nominees (to be announced on February 19).
The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art has previously been featured at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. The MacKenzie will be the first gallery in Western Canada to host this exhibit. To date, members of two popular Canadian bands, Stars and Metric, have explored the MacKenzie Vault, home to more than 4,000 works of art in the Permanent Collection. After selecting a piece, band members record a video capturing their response to the art and choose one of their own songs they feel connect to the work. Members of Arkells will be at the MacKenzie this Friday, January 25, selecting their choice of artwork from the Permanent Collection. A full line-up of artists participating in the project will be announced at a later date.
The year 2013 marks the MacKenzie Art Gallery’s 60th Anniversary. Greatest Hits: The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art, will be an exciting addition to the Gallery’s major anniversary exhibition, How we filled the Vault: 60 Years of Collecting, which will officially open to the public on April 27, 2013, as the largest display of the Permanent Collection since opening at its current location in the T.C. Douglas Building in 1990. Just prior to JUNO Week (April 15 to April 21), the MacKenzie will host a Member’s Preview Event of Greatest Hits: The JUNO Tour of Canadian Art on Thursday, April 11, 2013. Regina’s Brandt Centre will host the 2013 JUNO Awards on Sunday, April 21.