Jessica Richter and Waltraude Stehwien: Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte: Shurniak 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 Shurniak Art Gallery in Assiniboia from October 1 to October 23, 2021.

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.