New GCHCC show features work of local photographers

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A new exhibit has been unveiled at the Grand Coteau Heritage and Cultural Centre that features some pretty stunning photographs from local artists.

“The theme is "Where the West is Still Wild," it features framed photographs from five local photographers, and all the photos relate to Southwest Saskatchewan,” said GCHCC Program Coordinator Tammy Willman.

The five local photographers highlighted in the show - coming from the communities of Shaunavon and Eastend - include Chris Attrell, Emily Bamforth, Jeremy Schrag, Lizzy Hunter and Andrew Robertson.

“These local photographers have captured the essence of our area in their pictures - the beauty of our landscape, animals, buildings, sky and people,” offered Willman. “Through creative composition their photographs come to life and remind us how blessed we are to live in the Southwest.”

The photo subjects differ with each photographer, but they all show examples of the region's unique character.

“The exhibit also includes Chris Attrell’s new book Grain Elevators: Beacons of the Prairies, which showcases grain elevators found around the prairie provinces,” said Willman.

“In this exhibition he has some large and small prints of photos that are highlighted in his book,” Willman pointed out.

Attrell’s new book, along with his first book Forgotten Saskatchewan, is available at the Centre. As a matter of fact, to offer additional support to the artists and to further promote their work, all of the photographs and books on display are available to purchase. A come & go artists’ reception and book signing event will be held in the Gallery on the evening of Thursday, July 29, providing the community with an opportunity to meet the photographers, purchase items, and view the show before the end of the month.

The exhibition will be up for the remainder of July.

Jacob Miller, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Shaunavon Standard

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