Oct
23
5:30pm 5:30pm

Clay Figure Building Workshops with Artist Jaime Black at Plug In ICA

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Meet at Plug In ICA – 460 Portage Avenue • Workshop at Gallery 393 • 393 Portage Avenue, in the skywalk between Portage Place and The Bay

Programmed in conjunction with our current exhibition Entering the Landscape, artist Jaime Black will facilitate clay figure-building workshops on Monday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30-8:30pm. The programing on both evenings will begin at Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art with a short tour of Entering the Landscape. From there, we will move to Gallery 393 where Jaime will introduce the workshop, and teach participants a basic hand-building technique to sculpt the clay. Please join us for one or both sessions. 

Building on Black’s persistent interest in land-based practices, this workshop derives from the premise that the land mutually shapes and is shaped by us. Taking clay as material also draws connections on a wider global scale, recognizing its uses worldwide for utilitarian and spiritual purposes. Drawing out these references, Black facilitates an opportunity for a tangible and embodied relationship to the land.  

All materials and tools will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their creations home with them after the workshop. More info here. 

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Nov
3
5:00pm 5:00pm

disPOSSESSION by Miriam Rudolph Opening Reception at Martha Street Studio

Exhibition dates: Friday November 3rd – Saturday December 9th, 2017
Artist will be in attendance for Opening Reception.
Artist talk: Saturday November 4th, 3p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.

Printmaker Miriam Rudolph will exhibit a new body of work in disPOSSESSION that was created during her MFA thesis, inspired by extensive research in areas of agriculture, environmental issues, food sovereignty, and Indigenous land rights.

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Nov
4
3:00pm 3:00pm

disPOSSESSION Artist Talk w/ Miriam Rudolph at Martha Street Studio

Exhibition dates: Friday November 3rd – Saturday December 9th, 2017
Artist will be in attendance for Opening Reception.
Artist talk: Saturday November 4th, 3p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.

Printmaker Miriam Rudolph will exhibit a new body of work in disPOSSESSION that was created during her MFA thesis, inspired by extensive research in areas of agriculture, environmental issues, food sovereignty, and Indigenous land rights

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Nov
4
to Nov 5

Art Auction + Gala at Plug In ICA

Plug In ICA 2017 Art Auction and Gala!
Tickets • $200 VIP
Table of 10 • $3000
• charitable receipts available 

Please join us for this pinnacle event in the expansive and dramatic space of the abandoned Bay basement. Enjoy cuisine from some of Winnipeg’s finest restaurants and chefs with crafted cocktails, local beer and champagne. The auction features astounding work by forty acclaimed artist. This year’s gala is not to be missed. 

We are lucky to have Winnipeg’s beloved Drag Queen Pharaoh Moans MC the evening.

Plus After Party featuring JD Samson of Le Tigre, MEN (after 11pm) • $45

More info here!

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Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Half your Life in Transit by Cindy Garrioch Opening Reception at Cre8ery

Exhibition hours, October 21 to October 31, 6pm
Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday 12-5pm

Half Your Life In Transit   “If you take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves. ” – Maria Edgeworth

Everyone is always in a hurry it seems. We as a society are focused so much on the future and so eager to get there that I fear most of us are not enjoying the journey along the way. The goals we hope to obtain overshadow the fact that life is happening right now.
Taking a step back in time to look at life without the technology we now have at our fingertips is a calming process and helps give context to the ever-changing modes of communication and travel. The immediate becomes impersonal and looking ahead means not being in the present.  In this process I have embraced the spirit of retrofuturism, when advances in science and technology meant improving our lives without the risk of alienating ourselves from one another.  Cindy Garrioch is a multimedia artist living in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Fine Arts program with a BFA Honours in printmaking. Born in Grosse Isle, Manitoba, the youngest of five, Garrioch focuses on the themes of time, memory, and perception in her art. More info here.

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Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

From Colonialism to Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Bodies and the Camera at Plug In ICA

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RESPONDENT SERIES | A Talk with Sherry Farrell Racette - From Colonialism to Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Bodies and the Camera

In response to our current exhibition Entering the Landscape, on Tuesday, October 17that 7pm, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art presents “From Colonialism to Visual Sovereignty: Indigenous Bodies and the Camera” by beloved scholar, artist and educator, Sherry Farrell Racette as part of our Respondent Series.

Considering the extensive representation of Indigenous women employing video or photography in Entering the Landscape, Racette will contextualize the impact of these technologies historically and their contemporary uses. She will speak to the fraught history of visual representation as an early tool of colonization, with particular focus on lens-based media. Recognizing its contemporary use as an apparatus of resistance and reclamation, Racette will trace a trajectory that sees a transition from the camera as a colonial instrument used to fetishize, and sexualize Indigenous peoples, to its empowered use by Indigenous women beginning in the mid-twentieth century. Coming full circle, Racette posits the camera as “now enable[ing] powerful acts of the imaginary to affirm our stories, reclaim our sovereign bodies and assert our enduring relationship to land”. More info here.

 

 

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Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

"A Journey into the Land of Giants" by Charles Putnins, Opening Reception at Cre8ery

Additional Hours: October 7 to October 17, 6pm

Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm

Iceland is Nature in its early stages. Earth, wind, fire, and water , four simple elements of Nature combine to create unimaginable beauty. It could be the deafening roar and sheer power of Dettifoss, the incredible cloudscapes that constantly change, the fantastical landscape of Landmannalaugar, the volcanic vents on Hverir’s moonscape, or the simple song of stones being caressed by the incoming waves on a peaceful black sand beach. These simple elements exhibit a force that evokes a sense of awe, and a sense of humility in us all. It shows us that we are merely a small part of a greater whole, the Universe. And we are all dwarfed by its strength and magnificence. Iceland is one place on the planet where man’s insignificance in the face of the grandeur of the Universe is most evident.

This collection of images is an attempt to capture that awesomeness, that beauty, and that force which surrounds us and courses through our lives daily…to make one aware, for awareness is all.

Charles Putnins has had a lifelong passion with photography. This has led him to create a body of work concentrating on the grandeur, beauty and spiritual presence of the natural world. Although he has developed the majority of his craftsmanship skills in photography on his own, he has a formal education in photography and is a graduate of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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Sep
30
to Oct 1

Entering the Landscape Opening Exhibition at Plug In ICA

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Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to announce the opening of our fall exhibition, Entering the Landscape, a contemplative group exhibition featuring twenty-one artists from Canada, the USA, Denmark, and Berlin. Working in film and video, photography, sculpture, and performance these artists represent a breadth of politicized contemporary and iconic historical works that place the female or queer body in the landscape. Bringing together artworks that conceptually and aesthetically overlap, this exhibition identifies and considers a persistent motif in contemporary art. Curated by Jenifer Papararo and Sarah Nesbitt. More info here.

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Sep
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Entering the Landscape Panel Discussion at Plug In ICA

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Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to announce the opening of our fall exhibition, Entering the Landscape, a contemplative group exhibition featuring twenty-one artists from Canada, the USA, Denmark, and Berlin. Working in film and video, photography, sculpture, and performance these artists represent a breadth of politicized contemporary and iconic historical works that place the female or queer body in the landscape. Bringing together artworks that conceptually and aesthetically overlap, this exhibition identifies and considers a persistent motif in contemporary art. Curated by Jenifer Papararo and Sarah Nesbitt. More info here.

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Sep
25
7:00pm 7:00pm

Artist talk with A.K. Burns at Plug In ICA

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In anticipation of our fall exhibition Entering the Landscape, opening on September 30th, 2017, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely pleased to present an artist talk with Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and educator, A.K. Burns.

On Monday, September 25th at 7pm, Burns will speak about her current project, Negative Space. For her talk titled ‘A Slow Rearrangement of Desires’ Burns will unravel the links between her recent body of work and camping in Utah, new materialism, access to resources and disdain for speed and newness, the current political apocalypse, collaboration, and previous projects. This interweaving of land and body follows many of the same lines of inquiry as Leave No Trace, the sound and text-based installation that Burns will present as her contribution to Entering the Landscape. More info here.

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Glitch Note Exhibition by David Marshall Opening Reception at Cre8ery

Additional Hours: September 23 to October 3: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday 12-5pm

Artist’s Statement: I use abstraction for the level of detail it allows. I employ text, calligraphy, and symbolism, for how specific and yet open ended it can be, which brings a wider range of experience to viewing.  I find digital editing to be fascinating. To produce the full expression of my ideas I need to make them come to life in the physical world. I have turned to classic movie making effects to solidify my ideas into reality.  The abstraction found in my work is used as a visual poetry to bridge the gap between its own symbolism, the text, and the real world.

My greatest aim as an artist is to challenge my audience’s visualizations of what they see, and what they expect to see. Communication is extremely important, and I design my work to lean toward specifics, in close balance with my interests in abstraction. I embrace duality as I see fit, and to turn it toward contemplative ends. My recent addition of text and calligraphy has allowed a greater range of expression. My fascination with contemporary digital art is reflected in my constant search for greater detail, higher intensity colour balances, and ever expanding mystery.

David Marshall, a Winnipeg artist, has shown in group exhibitions at Cre8ery Gallery & Studio, The Edge Gallery, and Art from the Heart. He graduated from the University Of Manitoba School Of Fine Art in 2000, studying under Steve Gouthro, Bill Pura, Jeff Funnell, and Alex Bruning, alongside other professors. David considers his strongest influences to be Jenny Holzer, Mark Rothko, and Ed Ruscha. He is an active member of The Edge Gallery and Cre8ery Gallery & Studio. David Marshall lives and works in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His works are collected throughout Canada and the United States.

For media interviews with the artist please contact Jordan Miller, Executive Director, cre8ery gallery and studio, 2-125 Adelaide St. Winnipeg, MB.

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE Exhibition Opening at Plug In ICA

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INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE brings together 29 emerging to established Indigenous artists who are pushing boundaries with their work. Every piece expresses political insurgency and cultural resurgence to radically shift the Canadian paradigm. Taking over 10,000 square feet of the Gallery – both indoor and outdoor space - the exhibition includes 12 commissioned works from artists across Canadian territories and nations. Feel the pulse of today through tufting, tattooing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, sound, beading, media, and performance.

Featuring work by:
Barry Ace • KC Adams • Joi T. Arcand • Dee Barsy • Scott Benesiinaabandan • Jordan Bennett • Heather Campbell • Bruno Canadien • Hannah Claus • Dana Claxton • Dayna Danger • Earthline Tattoo Collective • Bracken Hanuse Corlett • Tsema Igharas • Ursula Johnson • Casey Koyczan • Kenneth Lavallee • Duane Linklater • Tanya Lukin Linklater • Amy Malbeuf • Kent Monkman • Caroline Monnet • Tiffany Shaw-Collinge • Frank Shebageget • Amanda Strong • Joseph Tisiga • Couzyn van Heuvelen • Isabella Weetaluktuk • Linus Woods

Curated by Jaimie Isaac and Julie Nagam. More info here.

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Sep
13
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free Films at Forth presents EXPO 67: Mission Impossible

Fifty years on, the full story of Expo 67 mania is finally ready to be told. With incredible never-before-seen footage, Expo 67: Mission Impossible gives viewers the chance to relive Canada's landmark event in a whole new light. Travel back, take in the festivities and watch this transformative moment in Montreal's history when a whole new island was added to the city, 847 buildings were constructed, as well as three bridges, trains, an amusement park and more in just over 1,500 days. Go behind the scenes to see how this ambitious World's Fair was conceived and created—and barely finished in time. 

Directors: Guylaine Maroist,Eric Ruel,Michel Barbeau. Canada, 2017

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Sep
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

Gone with thuh Wind: Selci Single Release Party at Forth

Selci is releasing her single Gone W Thuh Wind at Forth Cafe. You will also get to view the music video before its release. We are throwing a party to celebrate and would love to see you there!!

Its going to be a Candy themed pastel party to match the music video. Sooo, WEAR PASTELS and be prepared to consume large amount of delcious high fructose corn syrup in interesting shapes and colors! 

There will be a pre-release viewing of the music video projected on to the side of The Mitchell Block from Forths rooftop. 

ON STAGE
Gabriela Ocejo *playing 90's rnb and pop covers*
MØØNBABY 
Selci

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Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Free Films at Forth presents LIFE WITHOUT DEATH (2001)

In 1989, Canadian Frank Cole began the harrowing journey across the Sahara Desert by camel, confronting his own mortality. Will he persevere or will he fall prey to the shifting weather patterns or murderous banditry across the region? Filmed by Cole himself, the striking images of the desert create a powerful cry for life in this, Cole’s final film.

Come down and enjoy a free film curated by our resident cinematic experts. Admission is free and enjoy a beer for only $5! Unlimited free popcorn!

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Sep
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gault Building (Artspace) Tour w/ Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Join us for an architectural tour of the Gault Building (Artspace) , including a visit to the roof for a wonderful view of the Exchange District!

The Gault Building is a good example of a Richardsonian Romanesque-style warehouse at a key intersection in Winnipeg's Exchange District, a national historic site. The substantial masonry structure, designed by George Browne to accommodate the western expansion of Montreal dry goods wholesaler A.F. Gault and Co., was among the first large warehouses built in response to Winnipeg's rise as a regional distribution centre. Increased business due to an immigration boom soon prompted the firm to expand its premises upward by two floors and to the south with a six-storey annex. These additions, planned by J.H. Cadham, sympathetically continued the style, materials and order established by Browne. The resulting landmark, which, with the annex, fills nearly half a city block, physically anchors three important streetscapes and functionally retains a prominent role as a rehabilitated arts centre containing studios, galleries, offices and a theatre.

Please note that access to the roof requires the ability to climb a flight of stairs. There is a lift for access to the building's lobby.

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Sep
6
5:30pm 5:30pm

Painting Party in support of Rainbow Resource Centre at Forth

Painting and Pinot is the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation. Drink a glass of wine and create a painting. We provide professional instruction, canvas, paint, apron, easel and the PARTY! Painting and Pinot makes an incredible girls night out or a date night to remember.

Rainbow Resource Centre provides support, education & resources to foster a proud, resilient and diverse LGBT2SQ+ community. Funds raised at this event will be used to support this centre.www.rainbowresourcecentre.org

There is limited space available, Tickets are $40 and must be purchased at the centre located at 170 Scott St. Winnipeg 204 474 0212 *Food and Beverages are additional.

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Sep
2
9:00pm 9:00pm

The Signal - Final Episode Listening Party on the Front Patio at Forth

CBC's the Signal is coming to an end. Let's get together for a live listening party for Winnipeg Signalites for the final broadcast of the show. 

The front patio will be set with speakers, chairs, and drink specials to help make sure everyone is comfortable.

Hope to see you there! There won't be a dry eye in the house.

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Sep
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Where Architects Live Exhibit at Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Opens Friday September 1st at 7 p.m. Runs unti September 22nd, M-F, noon to 4:30.

"Where Architects Live Exhibit" features Winnipeg homes designed by architects for themselves, from the 1950s to the present. The exhibit is part of WPGARCH2017, a year of celebrating architecture, which is sponsored by the Manitoba Association of Architects and  Canada Council. More info here.

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Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

First Friday Art Exhibit + DJs on the Patio at Forth

While your walking the beat for First Friday in the Exchange. Pop by the gallery at Forth for a show featuring paintings by Micaela Stokes and Tobin Rowland. Stick around for drinks and tunes on the front patio, down in the bar or up on the rooftop. 4 places to chill in one location, easy!

Late night dance parties for First Friday's will be kicking off in October!!

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Aug
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Trinsicate in Concert at Forth

This is the Forth debut of Trinsicate, a new project from Tim Friesen (Mariachi Ghost, Alfa).  The band will feature Natalie Bohrn (Slow Spirit, Living Hour) on bass, Kevin Waters (Vox Populi, Alfa) on drums, and Tyler Yip (Soul Shakedown) on the saxophone.  Trinsicate plays a dynamic and soulful blend of indie R&B and jazz. Admission is free of charge and all are welcome!

Musicians:
Tim Friesen - Keyboard / Voice
Natalie Bohrn - Bass
Kevin Waters - Drums
Tyler Yip - Saxophone

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Aug
28
to Sep 1

"ERAw" Menu at ERA Bistro

This menu was designed around the idea of ‘no-heat cooking.’ Only marinating, pickling and other forms of curing were used in producing this menu with the goal of showcasing the natural, fresh flavors of the ingredients. This menu is entirely vegan & gluten free, but contains nuts.

Soup $5, Chilled mango & ginger gazpacho with hot peppers & purple kohlrabi microgreens

Appetizer $7, Rice paper rolls with apple, romaine lettuce, carrot, alfalfa sprouts, bell pepper & bull blood beet tops with a spiced sesame dipping sauce

Entrée $12, Thinly sliced eggplant, tomato & zucchini in a house-made marinara sauce with a swiss chard pesto & crumbled walnuts served with a side of marinated cauliflower carpaccio

Dessert $5, Blueberry, haskap, almond & cashew cheesecake with whipped coconut cream

Four courses $28

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Aug
27
3:00pm 3:00pm

Red Rising Magazine Panel Discussion at Forth

Red Rising Magazine will be hosting a panel discussion on Indigenous Issues. All are welcome to attend. Red Rising is an unfiltered space for Indigenous peoples to tell their stories about what is happening right now, and what is about to happen next, in their lives and communities. We hope to inspire a new generation of Indigenous artists, thinkers, writers, and leaders in the community. Red Rising is volunteer-run and nonprofit. The magazine is supported by generous donations from the community, and all proceeds go towards printing and distribution to the community.

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