Rediscovering Heritage Architecture Through Urban Sketching
Marlena Wyman, Edmonton's 5th Historian Laureate, is interpreting the position through her art practice and her archival background. She is the curator of the exhibit Sketching History: Rediscovering Heritage Architecture through Urban Sketching, featuring artworks by Urban Sketchers Edmonton. The artworks are accompanied by stories about the locations that have been sketched. Our vital heritage architecture is disappearing, and along with it our city’s stories and identity. Wyman's intent is that this project will bring awareness to the value of our city’s built and natural heritage, and that it will speak to the citizens of Edmonton, and to architects, designers, developers, and the elected officials of our city.
The main exhibit, up from November 20, 2019 to December 2020, can be viewed at the Prince of Wales Armouries Heritage Centre and the City of Edmonton Archives. A smaller exhibit is travelling to Edmonton Public Library branches, and an upcoming complementary online exhibit will soon be accessible right here on this webpage.