Art Gallery of Alberta Launches New Series of Alberta-Focused Exhibitions

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EDOMONTON, AB.- The Art Gallery of Alberta has partnered with ATB Financial to launch a new series of exhibitions designed to tell the stories of Alberta’s artistic heritage. The Alberta Early Masters Series, presented by ATB Financial commence on February 12, 2011 with the opening of Walter J. Phillips: Water and Woods, which will remain on view until June 5, 2011. “The Alberta Early Masters Series, presented by ATB Financial allows us to connect with all Albertans through a shared history of art in our province” says AGA Executive Director Gilles Hébert. “We’re proud to be able to spotlight some of our province’s most historically significant artists; it’s ATB’s commitment to telling Alberta stories that really made this new series possible.” The inaugural exhibition of the series, Walter J. Phillips: Water and Woods comprises over 70 works by one of Alberta’s most influential