Saturday, October 26, 2013

Burgess Shale Project - TREX

Patti Morris
Western Canadian SAQA members have joined together to create this Burgess Shale Textile art exhibition. In 1909, the Burgess Shale was discovered by Charles Doolittle Walcott in Yoho National Park. The fossils found in the Burgess Shale give us a glimpse into what the world looked like half-a-billion years ago. The Burgess Shale is one of the most important fossil beds in the world and its right in our backyard! Each 24”x24” piece in this exhibition represents one of the fossils found in the Burgess Shale.

The Burgess Shale is a touring exhibition developed by the Alberta Society of Artists for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program. This exhibition is currently circulating throughout the southwest/central parts of Alberta. The AFA Travelling Exhibition Program is financially supported by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

For further information on the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Travelling Exhibition Program contact: 
Caroline Loewen, Manager / Curator
Alberta Society of Artists
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE, Calgary AB T2G 1R7
Telephone: 403.262.4669; Fax: 403.263.4610; Email:

If you visit the TREX website, you will now find The Burgess Shale exhibit listed in "Current Exhibitions".  There is a PDF file you can download (3 pages) that has a current schedule.  

The link is HERE:

NOTE: Currently the exhibit is at Annie Gaetz School in Red Deer.  It moves from there to Turner Valley and from there to the Bighorn Library in Exshaw, where it will reside over the holiday season, till the second week in January.

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