Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

WJO Presents: Bourbon Street Parade w/ trombonists Chris Butcher + Al Kay at WAG

2 SHOWS: 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Within the confines of Congo Square, on the outskirts of the French
Quarter, jazz was born. A celebration of music, and a melting pot of
cultural influence, jazz soon spread throughout Crescent City. Percussive counter-melodies, raucous glissandi, and joyous growls from a tailgate-trombone were often the harbinger of an incoming parade. And in the bayou, parades are plentiful! Trombonist and Winnipeg expatriate Chris Butcher and trombonist Al Kay from Humber College in Toronto join the WJO for our season opener. Ticket info here.

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Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

MAWA Presents: Wendy Wersch Memorial Lecture

Free, everyone is welcome.

How does our gendered subject-position frame our work and careers? For almost four decades, Leesa Streifler’s practice has critically examined gender politics, fearlessly presenting the suffering incurred by contemporary gender roles and presenting images in opposition to rigid social norms. Leesa Streifler will reflect on her artistic development through the lens of gender, beginning with her developmental years in Winnipeg, through her graduate studies in New York, to a three-decade career in teaching and exhibiting. How does gender function in art? More info here.

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Figure Drawing at MAWA

All woman-identified and non-binary artists welcome. $10 pay at the door. 

Do you miss drawing live models? Want to practice drawing the human body but need the time and space? MAWA offers figure drawing with live models in a feminist environment. No need to register, just show up. Doors open at 6:30pm to give you time to set up. The model begins at 7pm for quick gesture drawings followed by longer poses. Participants are asked to bring their own materials. Drawing boards are provided. More info here.

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Oct
24
6:30 PM18:30

Tough Love w/ Amber Andersen at MAWA

Free! Artists of all genders welcome. To register for a crit, email Adriana at programs@mawa.ca with “Tough Love 2018” in the subject line.

Andersen is the director/curator of the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum.

This group is perfect for those who need feedback or want to discuss art and art issues with a group of peers. Feel like you are working in a vacuum or without community context? Want the feedback of a professional curator? Join other artists and a special guest for a 3-hour discussion during which artists receive a focussed and constructive group critique. If you have already received several Tough Love critiques at MAWA, perhaps consider giving someone else the opportunity. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the dialogue, whether you are sharing work or not. More info here.



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Oct
25
to Oct 27

Crack The Safe Event at Sutton Smithworks

Sutton Smithworks is celebrating their 25 year anniversary with an amazing event! There will be 250 safe combinations available in-store over the 3 days, 25 of them will win a prize. The top prize is a .55CT 14K white gold diamond pendant on 14K white gold chain.  Value of $3000!  During this event, the whole store will be on sale for 25% off including in stock engagement rings and wedding bands!

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Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Plug In ICA's Art Auction & Gala

Join Plug In ICA’s largest fundraising event of the year on Saturday, October 27 2018. This year’s spectacular will be a costumed event, and fine dining experience. It will feature the unique culinary skills of some of Winnipeg’s finest chefs and showcase the work of Canada and the world’s leading artists all under one roof! More info here.

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk by Ken Lum at Plug In ICA

As part of our fall exhibition Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs, Plug In ICA is fortunate to welcome Ken Lum, one of the exhibiting artists, to Winnipeg. In collaboration with the Winnipeg Art Gallery and the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Lum will be presenting a talk covering the scope of his multi-decade oeuvre. More info here.

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Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Making Our Mark III: Interface, Opening Reception at Martha Street Studio

Martha Street Studio is pleased to present Making Our Mark III: Interface, a group show with work by Miranda KudajczykMichelle Pichette, and Andrea von Wichert. Making Our Mark is a printmaking and professional development mentorship program created in partnership with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba and funded by the Winnipeg Foundation.

Making Our Mark III: Interface will be on display at Martha Street Studio from Friday, November 2nd – Saturday, December 1st, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 5-8 pm with the artists in attendance. This event is free and open to the public. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, and Saturday*, 12 – 5 pm.
*closed Saturdays of long weekends

More info here.

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

The Pink Couch Series at The Kinship Studio

The Kinship Studio is back with The Pink Couch Series! Every month they will invite a guest speaker to join them and share a story about their experience in the design community. The event will take place from 7-9 at the studio with the speaker starting at 7:30. They encourage you to stick around after to meet other people in the design community, creating some amazing connections for you and your business. 

This month’s feature: Chandra + Charla, Co-owners of Third + Bird!

More info here.

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

MAWA Presents: Circus! - Fundraising Dinner & Skills Auction

$50 Tickets purchased online will be held for you at the door. If you have any questions please email info@mawa.ca or call 204-949-9490

MAWA’s Fall Supper is back … the dress-up culinary event of the year. This year’s theme is circus, whatever that means to you. Want an excuse to wear that clown nose? This is it! A dinner of deliciousness awaits you, with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and meaty options. Featuring comedy by rib-tickling Lara Rae, tunes by roving accordion player Annemarie, fortune telling, billiards coordinated by Canadian Women’s Pool Master Gwen Armstrong, fussball, table tennis, dancing, a 50/50 draw and more! It’ll be a fun-packed evening for everyone! Plus, you can bid on some of the many skills possessed by the MAWA community. Last year, cat whisperer Bev Pike offered some pet therapy. Who knows what will be on offer this year?

Circus! is being held in support of MAWA’s Legacy Fund at the Winnipeg Foundation. Our aim is to grow this pot of money so we will be able to use the annual interest to pay for the Foundation Mentorship Program, ensuring that it will continue in perpetuity. An exciting and ambitious goal! Already, thanks to your support, the fund has grown from less than $500 nine years ago to almost $90,000 today. By working together, we can achieve so much.

To make this fundraiser a success, we need your skills! Willing to loan your pool for a party or offer a playdate with your pet python? Want to teach someone how to make remoulade or rewire a lamp? We’d really appreciate your contribution. If you have a talent to share or an experience for us to auction please follow this link and fill out the form. If you have any questions about the process contact Alison at info@mawa.ca or call 204-949-9490.

More info here.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Ludolf Grollé: "Lifted From My Eyes" Opening Reception at Pulse Gallery

" These new pieces are examples of how my inspiration developed, in this vein to stay relevant and innovative, honing that established entity; perhaps to form character and meaning, as the entity finds its purpose in the universe. 

Creating these pieces pushed my artistic abilities to way back inside the box, so far in fact that they came right out the other end like that global light that is omnipresent.

We come full circle to conscious competence and that which was once serendipitous is merged with deliberate intent; developed over time and planned with inspiration."

We welcome you to Pulse Gallery to see selected works from October 1-31, 2018. More info here.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Indigenous Feminisms: Bring an artwork to share at MAWA

Free! All woman-identified and two spirit Indigenous people (First Nations, Inuit, Metis) welcome!

For this month’s meeting, we will be doing a sharing circle to share your artwork, something you’re working on, or your passion that you’d like to share with the group and have an open conversation. We will first meet in the Edge Gallery next door from the MAWA space then go as a group to the MAWA apartment. For more information, please contact: dooley@mawa.ca

More info here.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Exhibiting in Unconventional Spaces Artist Boot Camp w/ Synonym Art Consultation at MAWA

$10 for members of MAWA or Creative Manitoba; $20 for non-members. No need to register, just show up! People of all genders welcome! 

Presented in partnership with Creative Manitoba

Synonym will share their vast experience in presenting cultural programming in unconventional spaces. This workshop will provide tools, discussion and examples of successful exhibitions for artists in a wide variety of venues, from traditional galleries, to restaurants, to the streets. What are the risks and what are the opportunities in presenting outside of a white cube? Chloe Chafe will focus on creative marketing of off-gallery programming and Andrew Eastman will discuss the ins and outs of partnerships and funding opportunities for artists. More info here.

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Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Cross-Cultural Beading Group Ft. guest beader Marilyn Dykstra at MAWA

Free, all are welcome! No need to register just come. 

This meeting will feature guest beader Marilyn Dykstra demonstrating applique beading!

MAWA’s cross-cultural beading group meets to informally work on their own projects together. Everyone—of all backgrounds, ages and genders—is invited to share their skills, to learn and to work independently in a convivial atmosphere. No experience necessary. Novices and experienced beaders alike are welcome. Some free materials are provided (beads, thread, cloth and leather) or you can bring your own. More info here.

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Aruna D'Souza free public talk

Aruna D’Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. She recently published Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts. D’Souza will be talking about the topics in her book and related issues in a free public talk that welcomes everyone. More info here.

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Oct
12
5:30 PM17:30

Janet Morton Artist Talk at MAWA

Free, everyone welcome.

Janet Morton is best known for Cozy, a sculptural installation that completely covered a functional home on Toronto Island with 800 off-white sweaters. The piece evolved out of thoughts regarding home and homelessness and reflected her feminist interest in textiles, the production of which is traditionally female and overlooked as a valid form of art. More info here.

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Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Envision the Future: Town Hall + AGM at MAWA

Everyone welcome! MAWA members have voting rights at the AGM.

MAWA has almost outgrown our programming space. If we were to expand our footprint, what would we want? We need to hear from you! Come and dream out loud as MAWA considers its space needs and help us strategize regarding “what,” “where” and “how.” Snacks will be served.

This exciting discussion will be preceded by a very brief Annual General Meeting, which will tell you about everything we were able to accomplish in the fiscal year (May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018). By all measures, last year was the biggest in MAWA’s history.

This will be a great opportunity to ask questions regarding how and why things happen at MAWA. Have you always wondered about something? The Board and Staff will do their utmost to provide organizational transparency. Accountability is one of our key values: accountability to our funders, our community and to you, our members. More info here.

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Oct
9
6:30 PM18:30

Desire Change Reading Group, Chapter 1 at MAWA

In the summer of 2017, MAWA co-published Desire Change: Contemporary Feminist Art in Canada, edited by Heather Davis. This groundbreaking book is the first to document our history and our present, as feminist visual art practioners. The text is meaty and engaging, and the book is richly illustrated throughout. Join Dr. Roewan Crowe at a monthly reading group to explore Desire Change, one chapter at a time. This is a book that is guaranteed to spur discussion! More info + free registration here.

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

An Incomplete History of Feminist Performance Art, First Friday Lecture at MAWA

Free, all are welcome!

“In Performance Art, meaning will be deconstructed faster than it is constructed, thereby leaving the audience in deficit by the end of the piece”- Leslie Hill

This lecture by performance artist Sharon Alward is, in her own words, “incomplete, non-comprehensive and totally subjective.”  The artist will discuss how feminist artists have changed the foundation for the production and reception of contemporary art, as well as the shape and direction of art history over the last 100 years. Alward will begin with the rituals of mystic Margery Kempe (1374-1438) and continue to present-day Fourth Wave feminist performance artists, who create performance that is body positive, digitally driven, sex positive and trans inclusive. More info here.

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Mothers Mixed Media Paintings w/ Sandra Brown at MAWA

Free! Open to all artist mothers.

At this mixed media painting workshop, participants are invited to bring along any papers or flat mixed media items you’d like to use and share. Canvas, paint and some mixed media materials will be available. Space is limited to 20, so RSVP to Sandra sfbrown@mts.net to hold your spot. Note: the Artist Mothers will start their annual One-a-Day project in October. More info here.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Teachers Group at MAWA

Free for MAWA and MAEE members.  All women & non-binary artist educators welcome.

Facilitated by Dawn Knight

Are you an artist and educator who spends all of your energy facilitating other peoples’ work? Have you started to lose your own practice? Are you willing to commit to professional and creative growth? Meet with other women and non-binary visual artists who work in education to develop your skills as an artist. Monthly meetings focus on critique of each other’s work, professional practice workshops led by working artists, exhibition preparation, and meaningful peer support regarding what it means to be a teacher AND an artist. More info here.



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Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Cross-Cultural Beading Group at MAWA

Free! No need to register just come.

MAWA’s cross-cultural beading group meets to informally work on their own projects together. Everyone—of all backgrounds, ages and genders—is invited to share their skills, to learn and to work independently in a convivial atmosphere. No experience necessary. Novices and experienced beaders alike are welcome. Some free materials are provided (beads, thread, cloth and leather) or you can bring your own. More info here.

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Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Culture Days at Pulse Gallery

Join us for inspiring and interactive demonstrations by Manitoba's accomplished artists! Participants will be able to see the artists at work, ask questions, and learn about the various mediums and tools that they use to create paintings, sculpture and stained glass.

Become inspired by Kathleen Crosby as she paints using her harmonious palette in acrylics

Enjoy the transformation of raw clay to sculptural pieces by potter Deb Brown

Colours come to life in Cheryl Gilarski's oil and acrylic paintings

Watch the creation of a whimsical glass piece by instructor Sylvia Cunningham

Enjoy the detailed perfection of Carol Schroeder's paintings on keepsake items

More info here.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

APRÈS AFTER at Cordova Tapas & Wine

Find us after dark #nuitblanche from 9p-3a!  Starting with the music stylings of: @itsmarisolle , @gabiocejo , @hammerbegood. These lovely humans will be performing as a live trio ensemble until 12a. Following our featured tantalizing trio, (thanks to the partnership with Alliance Française du Manitoba), DJs will follow until 3a! Fan-freaking-tastic!  

Alliance Française du Manitoba invites you to come find the interactive poetry machine to add your own French touch to the dance floor. More info here.

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Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

Human Animal: MAWA Member Show + Sale, Closing Party at MAWA

This September, MAWA will host a members’ showcase and sale entitled Human Animal. Each MAWA member can submit one piece for exhibition on the theme of “fauna” and our relationship to it.

Human Animal will provide an opportunity for members to show small works, including works-in-progress and sketches, and to sell their work at a price of their choice with all proceeds going to the artist. MAWA will accept all forms of payment on the artist's behalf and will mail the artist a cheque for 100% of the sale following the exhibition.

More info here.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Nuit Blanche Opening

• 7-11pm | Opening Reception 
 

• 6pm | Panel Discussion with Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite (in partnership with Video Pool Media Centre)

• 8pm | Performances by Laura Ortman and Suzanne Kite

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is eager to announce the opening of our fall exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs. Structured around general notions of indexing, collecting, cloaking and the reveal with a focus on material and an overlay of poetry – the exhibition is grounded in the use of text, often found, poetic, and colloquial, with historical and political narratives interwoven as material, including the popular Black cultural magazine Jet in Theaster Gates’s work Do I Know You, 2017; the Haitian Declaration of Independence in Liberté ou la morte by Fabiola Carranza; strip mall signage in Ken Lum’s 117 Dwight Eisenhower Blvd, 2009; and in recently uncovered medieval graffiti in All Saints Bench, 2018 by Shannon Bool.

Exhibition opening week schedule + events here.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

Container Architecture in the Design Quarter POP-UP BOX

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Location: Container in Bijou Park (Design Quarter Pop-up box)

Saturday September 29th, 6 pm to LATE

Join us on Nuit Blanche for a pop-up exhibition on shipping container architecture - inside a shipping container!

Shipping containers are being reused for a wide variety of buildings. Visit our exhibit to see examples from Winnipeg and around the world. More info here.

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Sep
29
to Sep 30

NUIT BLANCHE WINNIPEG

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Nuit Blanche Winnipeg is a free all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art that takes place on the Saturday of the Culture Days weekend from dusk to dawn. Held annually since 2010, the events and exhibits attract thousands of people to the three zones of activity: St. Boniface, Downtown and the Exchange District. 

Artists, galleries, cultural organizations and independent curators create and host their own events around the city. These events are FREE to the public and encourage and celebrate arts and culture in our community. More info here.

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Culture Days at Pulse Gallery

Join us for inspiring and interactive demonstrations by Manitoba's accomplished artists! Participants will be able to see the artists at work, ask questions, and learn about the various mediums and tools that they use to create paintings, sculpture and stained glass.

Become inspired by Kathleen Crosby as she paints using her harmonious palette in acrylics

Enjoy the transformation of raw clay to sculptural pieces by potter Deb Brown

Colours come to life in Cheryl Gilarski's oil and acrylic paintings

Watch the creation of a whimsical glass piece by instructor Sylvia Cunningham

Enjoy the detailed perfection of Carol Schroeder's paintings on keepsake items

More info here.

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Sep
29
to Oct 14

RAW:Wasagaming

Winnipeg’s renowned pop-up restaurant, RAW:almond extends its table to Riding Mountain National Park this fall. RAW:Wasagaming brings a 20-course menu to the shores of Clear Lake from September 29 to October 14. Learning through terrior, Chef Mandel Hitzer has dedicated himself to Manitoba cuisine. His 20-course menu features ingredients from across the province. Guests can expect the menu to be a symphony of flavours. The project's connectivity to nature remains front and centre with an eco-conscious focus throughout the food and design. 
RAW:almond's award-winning designer, Joe Kalturnyk, leads the architectural design with repurposed wood from the region. The aim of the project is to leave as small an impact as possible using natural materials in the area and returning them to the land once the project is complete. http://www.raw-almond.com/wasagaming/

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Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sameer Farooq, Jeanne Randolph & Jared Stanley in conversation at Plug In ICA

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is eager to announce the opening of our fall exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs. Structured around general notions of indexing, collecting, cloaking and the reveal with a focus on material and an overlay of poetry – the exhibition is grounded in the use of text, often found, poetic, and colloquial, with historical and political narratives interwoven as material, including the popular Black cultural magazine Jet in Theaster Gates’s work Do I Know You, 2017; the Haitian Declaration of Independence in Liberté ou la morte by Fabiola Carranza; strip mall signage in Ken Lum’s 117 Dwight Eisenhower Blvd, 2009; and in recently uncovered medieval graffiti in All Saints Bench, 2018 by Shannon Bool.

Exhibition opening week schedule + events here.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Walking Styxx Exhibit Opening at Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

Walking Styxx - a month of psychogeographic walks with a greyhound. Photographs by David Firman

Exhibit opening: Friday September 28th, 2018; Exhibit runs until October 31st, 2018

Here begins a tale involving a dog, his doting father and a month of walks.

Styxx-shortened from the original Firestyxx-is a lurcher, a grehound mixed with a little bit of some other breed. But Styxx is every bit greyhound, 80 pounds of muscle bound into a graceful Art Deco form.

It's summer 2014. Styxx and I head out to distant sites,search hills to climb, prairie to sniff. And it occurs to me that I'm exploring my surroundings in a fresh way.

So we invent a project. We take a month of walks, record our findings as photographs and maps. Psychogeographic walks. Uncharted drifts guided solely by our senses. Styx, a sight hound with a keen nose, is my guide.

David has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. His work is in numerous private collections, the National Gallery (Ottawa), Canadian Centre of Architecture (Montreal) and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. 

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Culture Days

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Millions of Canadians engage in thousands of free activities and performances hosted by artists, cultural organizations, and municipalities in communities across Canada. From Nunavut to New Brunswick, and from British Columbia to Baffin Island – and all points in between – we share all the inspiration, artistry, creativity and expression that reflects the mosaic of Canadian culture.

As a leading national voice for an active and engaged cultural life, we provide marketing and industry development resources that lead to greater cultural engagement. The Culture Days national awareness campaign culminates in a three-day celebration of the arts starting on the last Friday of September.

Every Culture Days weekend features thousands of free, hands-on, interactive activities where the public can discover the world of artists, creators, heritage experts, architects, curators, designers and other creative professionals in their communities.

More info here.

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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of Living on a Damaged Planet, Theory + Beer w/ Helga Jakobson

Free, everyone welcome!

Following Donna Haraway’s ethos of tentacular thinking, Theory and Beer will engage with excerpts from Haraway’s book, Staying With the Trouble, which acts as a call to rethink and “reworld” the time we are living. The discussion will bring up ideas around symbiosis, companion creatures and SF (science fiction, speculative fabulation, string figures, speculative feminism, so far). More info here.

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Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

Choosing and Using Essential Oils at Generation Green

Choosing and Using Essential Oils with Nancy of Hollow Reed Holistic: This workshop will cover the basics of aromatherapy, application of essential oils, and seasonally appropriate oils followed by a question and answer period! Recieve a sample product, a $5 voucher for Generation Green and a treat from Acorn Cafe! Follow us on social media or our website to find out how to register! $25 registration. http://generationgreenwpg.com

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Sep
26
to Sep 29

WINNIPEG DESIGN FESTIVAL

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The Winnipeg Design Festival is the largest annual event of StorefrontMB  and the first festival in the province dedicated to the promotion and celebration of local design culture. This year marks the 7th annual festival!

The Winnipeg Design Festival aims to celebrate and promote contemporary design and art in the city of Winnipeg. We live in a designed world where everything from the clothes we wear, to the technology we use, the buildings we live in, the infrastructure that facilitates our urban life, and the cities we inhabit, are a product of a design process. Curated events are the means to cultivate interdisciplinary relationships with industry and like-minded organizations, promoting the value of good design of art, objects, architecture, and the greater built environment.

This year, the theme of Winnipeg Design Festival explores how local identity and memory of the city influences future design. Winnipeg is a unique hub for design talent; incubated by geographic isolation and winter hibernation, strengthened by strong secondary education programs at the U of M, and enhanced by a community of rich creativity. Winnipeg has set its mark on the world stage of architecture, fashion, industrial design, and more with a thriving pool of local designers propelling us into a new era of innovative, thoughtful, and forward thinking ideas. Winnipeg Design Festival aims to showcase the creativity in our city; [RE-] signifies the diversity of design that can be [RE-]imagined, [RE-]created, [RE-]engaged, and [RE-]claimed within the built environment. This year we will be [RE-]claiming spaces throughout the city to [RE-]imagine and [RE-]vitalize them, seeing abandoned and void spaces of the city from a new perspective.

http://www.winnipegdesignfestival.net

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Figure Drawing at MAWA

All woman-identified artists welcome. $10 pay at the door. 

Do you miss drawing live models? Want to practice drawing the human body but need the time and space? MAWA offers figure drawing with live models in an all-woman environment. No need to register, just show up. Doors open at 6:30pm to give you time to set up. The model begins at 7pm for quick gesture drawings followed by longer poses. Participants are asked to bring their own materials. Drawing boards are provided. More info here.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk with Shannon Bool at Plug In ICA

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is eager to announce the opening of our fall exhibition, Days of Reading: beyond this state of affairs. Structured around general notions of indexing, collecting, cloaking and the reveal with a focus on material and an overlay of poetry – the exhibition is grounded in the use of text, often found, poetic, and colloquial, with historical and political narratives interwoven as material, including the popular Black cultural magazine Jet in Theaster Gates’s work Do I Know You, 2017; the Haitian Declaration of Independence in Liberté ou la morte by Fabiola Carranza; strip mall signage in Ken Lum’s 117 Dwight Eisenhower Blvd, 2009; and in recently uncovered medieval graffiti in All Saints Bench, 2018 by Shannon Bool.

Exhibition opening week schedule + events here.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Steven Leyden Cochrane Artist talk at aceartinc.

Exhibition run              7 September  - 5 October 2018
 
Made over an eleven-year period, the work in Shining Tapestry spans textiles, text, photography and digital media, combining these in varied attempts to visualize lived experiences of trauma. 
 
Language and image, base units of conscious thought, break down in flawed processes of articulation and translation. Artifacts of these processes—warping, loss of resolution, garbled syntax and mixed metaphor—mimic deficits of consciousness brought on by intense emotion, illness or impairment.
 
The show is anchored by a new body of large-scale crochet lace “documents” based on digitally-mangled, low-resolution photographs and improvised text. Alongside works in a range of media, these aim to highlight and destabilize the precarious mental structures that give subjective experience its illusion of continuity and order.

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