A retrospective of Myles J. MacDonald's life's work

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
Send to a friend

Send this article to a friend.

Highlighting an artistic career dating back to 1957, a retrospective of artist Myles J. MacDonald is currently on display at the Mann Art Gallery.


On display until August 29, a reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, with MacDonald and collaborator George Glenn in attendance.

MacDonald’s artwork focuses on landscape, portraiture and politics -- a sampling of 90 pieces from 1957 to 2014 borrowed from public and private collections from across the country.

The collection “provides an in-depth view of prairie landscape, self, family and commissioned portraits and satirical political paintings and drawings,” curator Griffith Aaron Baker notes in a write-up.

Born in New York City in 1941, MacDonald moved to Canada after completing his arts-based post-secondary schooling.

He moved to Spruce Home in 1979. He taught art at SIAST and later taught at the Emma Lake Art Camp.

Included at MacDonald’s retrospective is a second feature with collaborator George Glenn, who has lived in Prince Albert since 1975.

This exhibit is part discarded trash and part art. A small display featured trash MacDonald has picked up from the side of the road near his Spruce Home Road. Behind the table is a photorealistic landscape painting of the area where the trash was found.

Friday’s reception will take place at the Mann Art Gallery, at 142 12th St. W., beginning at 7 p.m. As always, the event is free of charge.

Organizations: Emma Lake Art Camp, Mann Art Gallery

Geographic location: New York City, Canada, Prince Albert Spruce Home Road

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Thanks for voting!

Top of page