Please join us at 2 pm on Saturday October 14th as Dr. Eva Hadzima, candidate for the honorary consulate of the Slovak Republic in Alberta will give a short presentation, opening the exhibition.
The initiative for 60 X 60: The Wondering Mind grew out of a longstanding friendship and creative collaboration between Slovak curator, Zora Petrasova, and Belgian gallery owner / printmaker, Chris Verheyen. Their two decades of work together has extended into 23 countries abroad. As they both turned 60 years in March 2015, they launched this exhibition at Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium, as a unique way in which to celebrate their shared landmark.
They asked 60 artists from over 20 different countries — including Pakistan, Palestine, Ukraine, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Nepal, France, United Kingdom, Slovakia, China, Czech Republic, Scotland, New Zealand, Romania, Norway, The Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Hungary, South Africa, & Egypt — to create an original, editioned print, on the theme ‘the wondering mind’, utilizing a copper plate of 12 cm in diameter that each received through the post.
The circle shape, as a symbol of friendship and cooperation, is used with intent to celebrate the international language of printmaking, breaking through prejudice and the limitations of national boundaries, political situations and religious belief.