July 12, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Medicine Hat is situated on the South Saskatchewan River between its major tributaries: the Bow Oldman and Red Deer. I live along the same river in Saskatoon and have visited the Saskatchewan River Delta, the downstream end-point of the river. While I experience the river near my home as a natural phenomenon and place of beauty, after learning more about the river from scientific and environmental perspectives, I have come to realize it is a highly-managed water source. It sustains us, but with a cost for those downstream. Drawing on field trips to sites along the river, I use a variety media (from textiles to videography) to consider the currents that connect us in this prairie water basin. – Susan Shantz, 2019
On July 13 at 10:30 AM Susan Shantz will lead visitors on a tour of Currents: river works-in-progress in the Ewart Duggan House, following Jasmine Keillor’s curatorial tour of Terrestrial Beings in the Art Gallery. No registration is required and admission is free.