“The pandemic has made excursions into the community challenging for our residents and staff. To have access to Thelma Pepper’s exhibition through a virtual tour is a wonderful gift! The virtual tour sparked lots of conversations between residents who reflected on their own small-town Saskatchewan experiences and what it was like growing up on the farm.”
– Eric Anderson, Sherbrooke Community Centre
Remai Modern worked with staff at Sherbrooke Community Centre to share a virtual tour of the exhibition Thelma Pepper: Ordinary Women. Sherbrooke’s residents and staff have a special connection to Pepper’s work. She was the centre’s artist-in-residence in 2009. Some of the works from the centre’s collection were generously loaned to Remai Modern for this exhibition.
In addition to the virtual exhibition tour, several Sherbrooke residents also toured the exhibition in person. Thanks to the expertise of Remai Modern Program Guide Alana Moore, the centre’s current artist-in-residence, the visitors were able to make a deeper connection to the art.
Our ongoing relationship with Sherbrooke Community Centre, and many other local organizations, gives people in our community meaningful experiences with art.