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A History of Shows in the Eight Track

With any luck, you’ve heard of what we’re celebrating this year: 40 years of the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange, the non-profit organization supporting arts for everyone in the province, and 25 years of the Exchange, our all-ages performance venue on 8th Avenue in Regina.

Over in the Eight Track Gallery, we’re dipping our toes into that history with our latest show. When you come through next, you’ll see dozens of posters for past shows. A huge number of artists are represented, only a fraction of the larger-still group who’ve passed through the doors of the Exchange and the Club.

Take a look, either to take a trip down memory lane or just take in the history of the space.

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The Caligari Project Photo Series

The Caligari Project is a unique, multi-disciplinary, city-wide public festival celebrating German Expressionism in its many forms. It encompasses visual art, film, music, dance, theatre, puppetry, and a speakers series that originally happened in Regina, Saskatchewan from September to December 2016.

The series of photos displayed in the Eight-Track Gallery shows some of the many artists, arts administrators, and organizers who came together to take part in the festival.

The exhibition is up now until late March 2017. Photo credit goes to Regina based photographer Eagleclaw Thom. To find out more about the Caligari Project, go to their website.

The Eight-Track Gallery is located in the Club at 2431 8th Avenue, Regina, SK. It is open for events or whenever the offices are open.


Cindy Lou Twist Art Opening

Starting November 9, there’s a new exhibition in the Eight Track Gallery. Cindy Lou Twist is a Regina visual artist who finds inspiration in music festival culture. Throughout 2017, she’s hoping to mount art installations in festivals and spaces around the province, and the Eight Track is lucky enough to get to see an early sample.

img_2650The installation features transparent acrylic plastic on which Twist has drawn designs. From her artist’s statement:

One by one I began to use the intuitive painting method where I layered each panel using neon and neutral aerosol spray paints, placing each stencil pattern and color according to my current heart’s desire instead of pre-meditating a finished product. After the spray paint had set, I then took neon acrylic paints and mixed them onto the panels using pressure from another piece of flexible plastic to give it an electric texture so that it gives the impression that it’s growing. After each panel had dried, it was time to figure a way to mount and display. With the amazing help of my step father we designed and built a frame based off of a common house hold room divider. Finally, I wired LED strips to the frame so that each LED colour accentuates each hand-drawn detail.

The opening for the installation is on Wednesday, November 9 in the Club. The installation can be viewed whenever the Club is open for a show or by coming by the Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange offices during regular business hours.