Federal investment helps bring exhibit to Moose Jaw
MOOSE JAW, SK, March 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided $9,100 through the Exhibition Circulation Fund of the Museums Assistance Program to help host the Alice Macredie: Works of Art exhibit, which is being circulated by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association.
Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser), announced the funding today on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
The exhibit opened on January 27, 2014, and runs until April 6, 2014. Funding assists the organization with hosting the exhibit, which originates from the Exporail Canadian Railway Museum in Saint-Constant, Quebec. Activities include the intake and installation of the exhibit as well as its promotion in and around Moose Jaw.
- The Alice Macredie: Works of Art exhibit celebrates the work of Moose Jaw artist Alice Macredie, whose watercolour paintings record the achievements of her father, John Robert Clarke Macredie, an engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway in charge of the construction of several bridges and tunnels in Western Canada.
- The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery is the third largest public gallery in Saskatchewan and is considered a leader among small-city art galleries in the province.
- The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery offers on-line exhibitions with the Virtual Museum of Canada.
"Celebrating the achievements of those who helped shape our country is extremely important, especially as we approach Canada's 150th anniversary. This exhibit helps improve local understanding of a significant part of Canadian history and particularly the role of the railway in Western expansion."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"I'm proud that our Government helped bring this great exhibit to Moose Jaw. Thanks to the works of Alice Macredie, residents and visitors alike will have an opportunity to discover a piece of our heritage and enjoy the works of this talented local artist."
—Ray Boughen, Member of Parliament (Palliser)
"The Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery appreciates the continued support from the Government of Canada for this and other projects that have enriched our community."
—Joan Maier, Administrative Director, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery
Moose Jaw Art Museum and Gallery
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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