Cliff Eyland, Book Paintings - Moose Jaw Series

on the upper foyer wall at the Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery

Cliff Eyland, Book Paintings - Moose Jaw Series, 2014-16, acrylic on MDF board, 300 - 5”x3”

Cliff Eyland, Book Paintings - Moose Jaw Series, 2014-16, acrylic on MDF board, 300 - 5”x3”

Winnipeg artist, Cliff Eyland’s installation Book Paintings: Moose Jaw Series is now permanently displayed in our facility, perfectly situated between MJM&AG and Moose Jaw Public Library. A new acquisition into the MJM&AG Permanent Collection by a donation, this series features 300 paintings of imagined book covers, all individually titled. Moose Jaw is now one of four cities in Canada that feature an Eyland installation of paintings – other venues include the Halifax Central Library, Winnipeg Millennium Library and the Edmonton Meadows Library.

Joe Fafard, Peggy

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A major public art purchase for the Permanent Collection that we are currently focusing on is Joe Fafard’s bronze sculpture Peggy, a seven foot tall filly, which is currently on exhibit in our lobby. We intend to place Peggy outdoors in front of our main doors in Crescent Park. We believe that this acquisition will not only support and highlight a significant Saskatchewan artist with an international reputation and enhance the permanent collection, but will aid in beautifying the City of Moose Jaw and the park, as well as raising the profile and visibility of the gallery within the community. The acquisition of this significant work will be done over a number of years through fundraising efforts. Donations for Peggy are greatly appreciated. Donors will be recognized on a public