100-year-old’s body of art on display at Mann Art Gallery

By James Bowler
April 5, 2015 - 3:44pm Updated: April 5, 2015 - 7:22pm

The Mann Art Gallery has a busy spring season ahead.

One of its new exhibits follows an artist who may be remembered dearly by much of the art community in Prince Albert.

Wynona Mulcaster was born in Prince Albert in 1915, and has since moved to Mexico.

As her artwork has remained in the province and is considered a part of Saskatchewan heritage, according to gallery curator Jesse Campbell, it was fitting to celebrate Mulcaster's upcoming 100th birthday with a display.

“Mulcaster has been one probably most significant figures in Saskatchewan art, both as an artist, but also in arts education,” said Campbell. “She did teaching high school and university students, but also teaching quite younger students as well.”

Campbell said that it’s hard not to speak about Mulcaster without bringing up fond memories from others in the community.

“Every time I talk to someone in Prince Albert about this show, they seem to have a connection or a relationship with someone who has taken art from Wynona Mulcaster.”

 “She donated 98 of her works of art to the Mann Art Gallery” in early 2000, Campbell said. “We feel it is very important to recognize this heritage and these really important Prince Albert artists.”

The show will be curated by a new member on the Mann Art Gallery team, assistant curator intern Emma Anderson.

The exhibit opens to the public on Tuesday.

It will be recognized with a special reception on  Apr. 23 at 7 p.m. in the gallery.

Appetizers and drinks will be offered, as well as a walkthrough of the exhibit.

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