We've had some time over that past months to dust off the archives at the West End Gallery. One article stands out for us, after recently celebrating our 45th anniversary in business this past May.
In 1975, a small gallery opened in the west end of Edmonton on 95 Avenue and 156 Street. This article, showing its age by stating:
"The new West End Gallery is conveniently located on the northeast corner of 95th Ave and 156 St. It has been located to fulfill the needs and desires of residents of the rapidly expanding southwest and western part of the city now so easily accessible by the Whitemud freeway"
Below is the full article as well as a close up that maybe a bit more readable. We hope you enjoy going down memory lane as much as we did!
Close up of the article below
photo credit: Edmonton Journal 1975
Gabryel Harrison's new paintings offer an harmonious and meditative break from the chaos and uncertainty of the modern world. In both her studio practice and her poetry, Gabryel invites the viewer to slow down, to perceive art as an object of contemplation or evidence of wonder. It is her belief that this simple engagement can be a radical act.