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Artist Seeking Participants for Community Project: Quiet Stories from Canadian Places

Artist Heather Cline is the current Artist in Residence at the Caetani Cultural Centre. She is looking for participants to take part in her project: Quiet Stories from Canadian Places.

Heather is looking for both historical and new stories, all age groups and enthnicities, to connect life histories and how they relate to our community. Heather combines painting with video life histories, with her current project focussing on sound recordings.

Don't be shy! Tell us your stories! Heather is living and working at the Caetani Cultural Centre as part of a self-directed residency for November and part of December.

You can contact the artist directly by phone or text, at 250-306-7464 or Contact Us through our website contact form, and we will forward your email to the artist.

Cline says of her project:

“I have started to describe the history I collect as ‘Quiet Stories’: they are recollections from everyday people who don’t think they’re important, but they are actually very important because their recollections create a different translation of the art for every person who views it.  I believe that it also opens a dialogue where the viewing public begins to reflect on their personal stories related to place.

I am creating a series of paintings and new media works, entitled Quiet Stories from Canadian Places, for a touring exhibition in 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th. The first location for the project was Regina, SK. Paintings and videos from the project were exhibited at the Art Gallery of Regina in 2010 in an exhibition entitled ‘Populating Veduta- Contemporary Cityscapes’. The second site for the project was Oshawa, ON. This work was exhibited at The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in 2012 (The Office of Identity Collection). Additional sites include Vernon BC and Inglis Manitoba, in 2014.

The series will be exhibited at the Dunlop Gallery in the spring of 2017 and I am planning on touring the work.  I am also seeking sites in other Canadian provinces to add to the project.  The exhibition will consist of a series of mid-sized acrylic on panel paintings (between roughly 24”x 48” to 40”x 60” in size) combined with strategically placed parabolic speakers (wall or ceiling mounted depending on the venue).  Audio works collected from people in the participating communities will play in relation to the painted works.  The stories are grouped in themes that relate to descriptions of places and activity in the communities.  To view some of the works created in Regina and Oshawa visit:”

Heather Cline lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan. Growing up in the Saskatoon community of Sutherland, she witnessed a small town being consumed by a city. This limbo between prairie past and prairie present continues to inform her multi-media practice.

Since completing her MFA at the University of Saskatchewan in 2001, Cline has continued to work in painting and new media, exploring narratives around place and personal history.Cline has participated in multiple group exhibitions, with solo exhibitions at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa, ON), the Mendel Art Gallery in Saskatoon, and regional exhibition centers throughout Saskatchewan. She has also participated in a series of artist residences in Saskatchewan; and conducted workshops and lectures on a variety of topics throughout North America.

Heather Cline was recently awarded the Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor’s Award in the Arts & Learning category.

For more information, please contact the Caetani Centre 250-275-1525 (9 am – 1 pm, Mon - Fri.), or visit our website

Residencies for Creative and Cultural Explorations
The Caetani Cultural Centre is a registered charitable organization dedicated to providing creative spaces, projects and opportunities for local, national, and international artists, writers, and creative individuals, and to providing educational and interactive opportunities for the Greater Vernon cultural community.
The Caetani Cultural Centre is funded in part by the British Columbia Arts Council, the Regional District of the North Okanagan, memberships, donations, sponsorships and foundation grants.

Please visit our website for additional information or call the Caetani Cultural Centre (C3) at 250-275-1525.