Every Saturday at 1pm starting on June 4, 2022.
At the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre, nature is our gallery.
Your guided tour will include the large-scale sculptures spread throughout the rolling, open fields and the smaller-scale pieces situated in the private gardens and woods around the founders’ home.
The tour will last 1.5 hours and will bring you into the KOAC world with history and anecdotes about each of the 20 pieces in the outdoor collection.
You are also welcome to drop by at your leisure for a self-guided tour on Thursdays through Sundays, 10am – 7pm. Self-guided tours are limited to the west half of the park; the private sculpture gardens around the buildings are available to view only with a guided tour.
TOUR THE SCULPTURE PARK GUIDED BY LEGENDARY ARTIST KATIE OHE
On August 13, 2022, our Founder, sculptor Katie Ohe, will give a one-time guided tour for 20 guests of the KOAC Sculpture Park and Gardens, including her artist studio and that of her late husband and co-Founder, Harry Kiyooka. This will be a special opportunity to spend time with Katie, ask her questions, and hear stories of her unique life and artistic philosophy, as well as the unique history and stories behind each of the pieces in KOAC’s sculpture collection.
As part of your guided tour of the sculpture park, you will have the exciting opportunity to view Painting Alberta, a new exhibit by KOAC’s resident artist, Sabine LeCorre-Moore. Composed of 360 6″x6″ acrylic paintings, Painting Alberta has been built through five years of research in museum archives and interviews with individuals to discover the many facets that make Alberta. Along the way, the project has gathered numerous stories representing an extensive survey of the province’s past and present. Among images of idyllic countryside, mountains, and beautiful sunsets, you will find paintings depicting a residential school, conflicts, and major catastrophes. This in-depth exploration imparts us with a better appreciation for who we are.