Jessica Richter and Waltraude Stehwien: Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte: Allie Griffin Art Gallery


In special partnership between the Organization of Saskatchewan Art Councils (OSAC) & the Saskatchewan German Council (SGC), the Scissor Cuts/Scherenschnitt exhibition will be at the Allie Griffin Art Gallery in Weyburn from February 1, 2022 to March 23, 2022.

Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) is an art form where silhouettes are cut from one piece of special black paper with scissors or knives with no ‘hangers’- unattached pieces. Scissor cutting has a long history in German folk art; immigrants brought Scherenschnitte to North America in the 17th Century. Reflecting the Canadian artists in Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte, this collection of works ranges from traditional German Scherenschnitte represented by Waltraude Stehwien, a German immigrant, to papercut evolved into sculpture by Jess Richter- second generation born in Canada.