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Sit . Stay . Speak: New Work by Sally Michener: Free School Tours (30 min)

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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

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School Tours are half-hour tours of our exhibitions, led by a staff member or docent, for school classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Sessions must be booked in advance, but we will do our best to accommodate teachers’ schedules if classes are unable to attend the regularly scheduled tours. Our School Tours (without a workshop) are presented free of charge but donations to our non-profit society are always appreciated.

The human figure has been a central subject throughout ceramicist Sally Michener’s career. Some of her collections focus on the entire figure or on particular body parts while others, in the absence of the figure, use columns and scale to make the viewer more aware of how their own bodies occupy space. Her most recent series, ten hand-built ceramic sculptures clad in mosaic of ceramic and glass, playfully explores a new subject: dogs.

In Sit . Stay . Speak, a large u-shaped table installation occupies the gallery, positioning the eye-line of the dogs on the same level as the viewers’. Each sculpture has a unique colour scheme made of a complex combination of glass tiles, broken china, and found ceramics. Like much of Michener’s previous work, this series playfully subverts our expectations with a refreshing sense of humour.

In her almost 50-year career, Michener has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad and has participated in over 100 group and 17 solo exhibitions. She was a member of the ceramics faculty at Emily Carr University of Art + Design from 1973-1998. Her work can be found in numerous public collections in Canada, the United States, China, Japan and Mexico. She is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and currently lives in West Vancouver.

School Tours are free of charge but, as a non-profit society, donations are always appreciated. We can accommodate up to 25 students during each tour.


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Seymour Art Gallery

4360 Gallant Avenue

North Vancouver, BC V7G 1L2

Canada

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