Garside Wilson Gallery
134 Morrison Road, Highway 22
Longview AB T0L 1H0
Garside wilson Gallery
Riding With Eagles - A Mongolian Way of Life
January 26 - March 5, 2017
Opening Reception February 12
Three photography exhibits by Debra Garside will be held at the Garside Wilson Gallery. In the main gallery Riding With Eagles - a Mongolian Way of Life explores the relationship between Mongolian nomads and their unique brand of horsemanship. Riding equipment from the Mongolian steppe will also be on display including hand made bridles, shoes and hobbles. Debra extensive background in horses has allowed her to document this culture in a very intimate way.
In the secondary galleries, Equus Amore (Horse Love) is a study in wild horse relationships. Feature images include Sable Island Wild Horses, ponies from Chincoteague VA and Alberta Mustangs. Also showing will be Debra's award winning polar bear images in The 3 Bears. This collection features the mother-cub bond and is anchored by the image 'Peer Amid' which is also currently exhibited in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Complimenting these photo exhibits will be the bronze, stone and hand woven fabric art work of several local artists.
February 12th will mark the Valentine's Day celebration with complimentary snacks and beverages as well as a presentation on Sable Island Wild Horses by Dr. J Poissant, genetics scientist for the Sable Island Project.