Since 1989, the Allen Sapp Gallery has been the crown jewel of North Battleford. Housed in the city’s historic Carnegie Library building, which was built in 1916, the award-winning gallery attracts people from around the world to see the beautiful artwork of internationally-renowned Cree artist Allen Sapp, recipient of The Order of Canada and The National Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award. The gallery’s permanent collection, The Gonor Collection, was founded by a donation of original Allen Sapp paintings by Ruth Gonor on behalf of herself and her late husband, Dr. Allan Gonor, who was Allen Sapp’s friend and patron. It was Dr. Gonor’s vision that an art gallery be built to exhibit and preserve the art of Allen Sapp to maintain the artistic and cultural heritage in Saskatchewan. The gallery carries on Dr. Gonor’s spirit by sharing an appreciation of First Nations culture, traditions, and art through its’ exhibitions and programs.
The Allen Sapp Gallery is located at 1 Railway Avenue East in North Battleford. Summer Hours (June – September) are from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daily. Winter Hours (October – May) are from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Phone: 306-445-1760 or visit www.allensapp.com
Art Dates & Location
July 1st – August 31st
Allen Sapp Gallery
1 Railway Ave
North Battleford, SK S9A 2Y6
Lionel Auburn Peyachew
Lionel is an associate professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. In 2000, he graduated with an MFA from the University of Calgary and has since been teaching sculpture, Indian art history, traditional Indian art and painting. He also has a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Lethbridge and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Lionel has been a practicing artist for most of his career and has been awarded with five major public commissions since completing his thesis specializing in sculpture. Peyachew has won numerous awards including three with the Canada Council for the Arts and three awards with the Aboriginal Achievement for the Arts.
Lionel Auburn Peyachew was curated by Allen Sapp Gallery.