The Museum of Ephemera (MOE) will present a one-person exhibition by Nakusp, BC artist Wendy Toogood as part of ALFA ArtWalk 2015.
The show is titled: Visual Narratives and Toogood will be exhibiting 65 drawings and one textile work. The exhibition will be on view every Saturday starting July 4 and continuing to August 30 and will be open from 12 to 4 p.m. There is no admission charge and everyone is welcome.
There will be an opening reception on Saturday July 5 from 4 to 6 PM. Refreshments will be served and everyone is invited to attend.
In all the drawings Toogood is featured as the central figure and she documents her day-to-day activities from working on art projects, news headlines on the radio, lunch with friends, working in the garden, cooking dinner and other similar events. All the drawings are pen and ink on paper, many are vibrantly coloured with watercolour or gouache paint.
This is Toogood’s first one-person exhibition in Nakusp but she has has had many one-person exhibitions, or has participated in group exhibitions, in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Japan, England, Germany and Australia. She has won numerous awards for her artwork including: A 75 Anniversary Alberta College of Art & Design Alumni Award of Distinction by Alberta Lieutenant Governor the Honourable Lois Hole, 2002; she has received a number of Canada Council grants; Alberta Achievement Award, 1984; Prize for Excellence, and, The Outstanding Entry Award; Canadian Guild of Crafts, 1971; Canadian Guild of Crafts Exhibition, Toronto; work chosen by the National Gallery of Canada for the Four Hangings Exhibition, which toured Canada, 1970.
Toogood was born in Bristol, England in 1947; she has lived in Canada since 1952 and she is a Canadian citizen. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art (Calgary) in 1969; she did post graduate work at the Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in 1970. Toogood lived in Toronto from 1970 through 1974, during which time she spent six months touring extensively in Europe. She return to Calgary in 1974 and lived there until 2006 when she moved to Nakusp. She was a full time instructor at the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) from 1975 until she retired in 2006.
MOE is located at 312 – 3rd Avenue NW in a two story green building located at the back of the property. PLEASE NOTE: Access to MOE is via the backdoor, from the alleyway.