Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

Cross-Cultural Beading Group at MAWA

Free! No need to register. 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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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Figure Drawing for Women at MAWA

This session will feature a male model. All women-identified artists welcome. $10 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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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Sea Levels by Laine Groeneweg Opening Reception at Martha Street Studio

Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione II Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell'Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy.

Groeneweg is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint and etching, and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. His whimsical imagery is often characterized by themes of dream and play. His prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan, and the United States. 

Sea Levels will be on display at Martha Street Studio from Friday, March 2nd to Saturday, April 14th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 5-8 pm with the artist in attendance. On Saturday March 3rd at 3 pm, Groeneweg will present an artist talk. ASL interpretation is available upon request at least 2 weeks in advance. All events are free and open to the public. More info here.

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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

What Remains: Exhibition by Lilian Bonin & Quahaila Hewitt, Opening Reception at cre8ery

Additional Gallery Hours: March 3-March 13: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-5pm

Lilian Bonin respond to the world around me with a camera, a pencil and a brush. In her practice, she collects images as she interacts with her surroundings and creates photographs and paintings.  Her subject matter evolves depending on her circumstance: planting a garden, traveling, or caring for ill family members. The connections between her physical environment and her personal experiences serve as inspiration for her work. She has always been interested in memory and it’s impact on one’s everyday experience. She creates art because she must; she attempts to engage the viewer by images that are multi-textured and raise questions.   

What Remains…, explores what remains when nature and people leave. Tangible elements, such an abandoned building, a footprint or cemetery as well as emotional responses are addressed in this body of work. She considers what a loved one leaves when they die as well as the daily ritual of day descending into night. She also addresses the unexpected alteration of terrain by a human or environmental hand. These works depict a moment of discovery and a response to them. The exhibition shares a reverence for the seemingly mundane as well as life altering and is a careful observation of what makes us human. More info here.

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Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

Artist Talk: Laine Groeneweg at Martha Street Studio

Laine Groeneweg is a printmaker currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione II Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell'Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy.

Groeneweg is most widely recognized for his work in mezzotint and etching, and exploring the possibilities of traditional technique in the wake of more contemporary production methods. His whimsical imagery is often characterized by themes of dream and play. His prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally in Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan, and the United States. 

Sea Levels will be on display at Martha Street Studio from Friday, March 2nd to Saturday, April 14th. An opening reception will be held on Friday, March 2nd from 5-8 pm with the artist in attendance. On Saturday March 3rd at 3 pm, Groeneweg will present an artist talk. ASL interpretation is available upon request at least 2 weeks in advance. All events are free and open to the public. More info here.

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Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Over the Top! Art Auction + Cupcake Party at MAWA

Friday, March 16, 6 - 10pm Opening Party & Bidding Begins

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Over the Top is a fantastic mix of art and mayhem, sugary goodness and fun! Every March MAWA hosts our largest annual fundraiser in the form of a cupcake-fueled art auction. What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artworks from over 100 artists, stellar raffle baskets and more?

Over the Top brings together over 400 young professionals, artists and art collectors to MAWA, who bid on artwork, buy raffle tickets and devour delicious cupcakes. Last year, over 150 artists donated 156 works of art and 43 bakers donated 103 dozen cupcakes. You’ll be sure to meet every Winnipegger with a sweet tooth for art!

As a not-for-profit, registered charity, the Over the Top event is our most important fundraising venture. In 2015 it raised over $33,000, which is 12% of our annual budget! These funds are crucial in enabling us to provide professional, engaging and relevant art-based programming, such as our Mentorship Programs, Critical Discussion Groups, Skills-Based Workshops, Artist Lectures and more! More info here.

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Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Over the Top! Art Auction + Cupcake Party at MAWA

Saturday, March 17, noon - 5pm Bidding Continues

Buy tickets to Over the Top 2018! 

Over the Top is a fantastic mix of art and mayhem, sugary goodness and fun! Every March MAWA hosts our largest annual fundraiser in the form of a cupcake-fueled art auction. What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artworks from over 100 artists, stellar raffle baskets and more?

Over the Top brings together over 400 young professionals, artists and art collectors to MAWA, who bid on artwork, buy raffle tickets and devour delicious cupcakes. Last year, over 150 artists donated 156 works of art and 43 bakers donated 103 dozen cupcakes. You’ll be sure to meet every Winnipegger with a sweet tooth for art!

As a not-for-profit, registered charity, the Over the Top event is our most important fundraising venture. In 2015 it raised over $33,000, which is 12% of our annual budget! These funds are crucial in enabling us to provide professional, engaging and relevant art-based programming, such as our Mentorship Programs, Critical Discussion Groups, Skills-Based Workshops, Artist Lectures and more! More info here.

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

Over the Top! Art Auction + Cupcake Party at MAWA

Sunday, March 18, 1 - 5pm CUPCAKE PARTY first auction lot closes at 3pm

Buy tickets to Over the Top 2018! 

Over the Top is a fantastic mix of art and mayhem, sugary goodness and fun! Every March MAWA hosts our largest annual fundraiser in the form of a cupcake-fueled art auction. What’s not to like about over 1,000 cupcakes, amazing artworks from over 100 artists, stellar raffle baskets and more?

Over the Top brings together over 400 young professionals, artists and art collectors to MAWA, who bid on artwork, buy raffle tickets and devour delicious cupcakes. Last year, over 150 artists donated 156 works of art and 43 bakers donated 103 dozen cupcakes. You’ll be sure to meet every Winnipegger with a sweet tooth for art!

As a not-for-profit, registered charity, the Over the Top event is our most important fundraising venture. In 2015 it raised over $33,000, which is 12% of our annual budget! These funds are crucial in enabling us to provide professional, engaging and relevant art-based programming, such as our Mentorship Programs, Critical Discussion Groups, Skills-Based Workshops, Artist Lectures and more! More info here.

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Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Indigenous Feminisms Meeting at MAWA

Facilitated by Sylvia Dreaver. Indigenous Feminisms endeavours to be a space for critical dialogue related to Indigenous feminism, traditional knowledge and how it connects to Indigenous artistic practices. Be a part of the ongoing conversation and help shape the direction of this dynamic new group. Activities could include analysis of readings, gallery-going, critique, collaborative art projects, interventions and activism and will be determined by the participants. More info here.

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Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth: Youth Guided Tour, Screening + Discussion at Plug In ICA

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Youth Guided Tour:  2pm
Screening & Discussion: 3pm 

On Saturday, February 17, 2018 discover our current exhibition, Skeena Reece: Sweetgrass and Honey through the interpretive lens of five youth.

Starting at 2pm, participants of the fourth edition of our Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth [IIY] program, Elia Ruiz-Fuertes-Holt, Andriy Kramar, Omid Moterassed, Crista Ordonez and Youth Mentor, Niko Lapierre will offer our first ever guided youth tour, before presenting a short interpretive video produced by them in collaboration with Plug In ICA, Just TV and the Broadway Neighborhood Center.

The screening offers a visual reflection of the youth’s collective and individual experience of Sweetgrass and Honey, and marks the culmination of an intensive four weeks of meeting, working, and thinking together about the exhibition; and about video as an interpretive mode. For this iteration of the program, participants had the opportunity to see the work as it was being installed, and speak directly with Reece about her process, and intentions.

The youth tour will begin at 2pm, followed a short reception. The screening and panel discussion with IIY participants is moderated by Assistant Curator Sarah Nesbitt, and will begin at 3pm. Everyone welcome! Snacks and refreshments will be served. More info here.

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Serendipity: Colour & Texture by Lynda Gilchuk Opening Reception at cre8ery

Additional Gallery Hours February 16, 12 noon to February 27th, 6pm; Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday 12-5pm

My love of colour, patterns, texture and the use of recycled, repurposed and found items is the starting point for most of my art pieces. I am a self-taught mixed media artist working intuitively – enjoying the process along the way. As a life-long learner I welcome this new journey as an artist as I continue to experiment with different mediums, techniques and my imagination. I think Picasso said it best, “Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? No.”

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Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Good Evening Native America! Live w/ Darryl Nepinak at Plug In ICA

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Tickets are free, but make sure to arrive on time. This is sure to be a sold out event.

Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is excited to host a live, in house presentation of Good Evening Native America! Live with Darryl Nepinak. On Thursday, February 15 at 7pm, join us for this rare and much anticipated live appearance.

Bask in the brilliance of our current exhibition Sweetgrass and Honey by Skeena Reece while Nepinak banters with special celebrity guests, not including Gord and Lorrie Steeves and Senator Lynn Beyak. This is one night you do not want to miss!

Daryl Nepinak is a Winnipeg-based writer, filmmaker, committed youth mentor and educator, occasional curator and performer. Addressing the social structures of racism, Nepinak is unapologetic, absurd and precise. Primarily known for his edgy, satirical videos, Nepinak was introduced to filmmaking at the Aboriginal Broadcasting Training Initiative in 2005 where he produced his first short, Last of the Nepinaks, 2005. Since then his work has been shown nationally and internationally including screenings at Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; The Harbourfront Centre, Toronto; Dawson City Film Festival; the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), New York; the Berlinale International Film Festival, Berlin; Wairoa Maori Film Festival, New Zealand. ImagineNative Film and media Arts festival commissioned Zwei Indianer Aus Winnipeg in 2008, a satire that uses the song by German musician Marika Kilius. Nepinak has also worked with APTN and the National Film Board. More info here.

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Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

MAWA presents Theory + Beer: Mixed Identities w/ Jaz Papdopoulos

Exhibitions such as Dirty Knees and MIXED Art Conference have been bringing together artists of mixed-race to explore the complexities of nurturing positive mixed identities. This conversation aims to create space to discuss and uplift the strengths of personal nuance, while avoiding reductive stratification and fetishization. More info here.

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Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Cross-Cultural Beading Group at MAWA

Guest Beader Gerri Pangman. 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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Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra's "City of Stars" at the WAG

Shows: 2:00pm | 7:30pm - The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra celebrates music from movies made memorable by their big band soundtrack. Featuring music from the iconic Man with the Golden Arm with it's film-noir soundtrack accompanying Frank Sinatra's academy award nominated performance. Music from Paris Blues with Paul Newman as a jazz trombonist, and Anatomy of a Murder with Jimmy Stewart portraying a lawyer.  Both movies are classics and featured music composed by the great Duke Ellington. The character, charm, and majesty of Big Band music is as much a part of these movies as their actors and actresses and the stories they told.  Featuring vocalists Curtis Newton and Micaylee Rodyniuk, the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra's City of Stars is a show not to be missed. More info here.

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Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Crafternoon by MAWA at Neechi Commons

Beaded Medallions with Christine Brouzes. Free! All materials, snacks and child-minding provided. No need to register but spaces are limited so arrive early to get your spot.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to use glass seed beads to design and make their own medallion. Two images will be offered as templates, or folks can create their own design. Participants will learn how to plan and execute their piece from start to finish. Clear instructions will be provided so that participants can finish their medallions at home. More info here.

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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

Everything That’s Lost | Dagmara Genda Opening + Artist Talk at aceartinc.

Exhibition: 9 February - 16 March 2018  
opening and artist talk – 7pm, 9 February
 

Snow is more a state than a thing. It tentatively exists between water and ice, takes the shape of what it covers, piles up, and, eventually, it melts away.

Everything That's Lost is an attempt to organize and classify the ephemeral through the metaphor of snow. The artist was gifted a picture book on the arctic and proceeded to cut out every image of snow and scan them into a computer. She then laser-cut the archive of shapes from white pages that she bound into a new, larger book. Organized from smallest to largest, the abstract form at the centre of the book changes shape and grows larger as the pages are flipped.

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Feb
8
6:30 PM18:30

Tough Love w/ Leona Herzog at MAWA

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 want to sign up to show your work, email Adriana at programs@mawa.ca or go to the Tough Love Facebook page. More info here.

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Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Mothers Group: Curatorial Discussion + Collage at MAWA

University of Winnipeg Practicum Student student Shayani Turko will lead a relaxed gathering of collaging and conversation. This year, the Artist Mothers’ exhibition will be curated by Turko. However her approach is very collaborative. Come and join in the discussion that will help shape the annual show. And please bring any collage materials you would like to work with. More info here.

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Feb
6
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Teachers Group Meeting at MAWA

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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Feb
3
to Feb 4

Forthwith Festival at Forth

Forthwith is an international experimental arts, music, technology and performance festival held at Forth Projects in Winnipeg Canada.

Artists from around the world will converge in downtown Winnipeg for 3 days of performances, workshops, installations, exhibitions, experimentations, teachings, ramblings, and interactive happenings. 

Forthwith will challenge and engage, inspiring improvisation and creativity with viscerally stimulating performances and installations. Later on in the night we will pARTy with collaborative experimental DJ / Sound / Projections... and cocktails. More info here.

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah Neville: Absolutely Average Animals Opening Reception at cre8ery

Additional Gallery Hours: February 3-Feburary 13, Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm, Saturday, 12-5pm

In Sarah Neville’s newest exhibition, Absolutely Average Animals, Neville explores combining her two art worlds. This series of work displays her oil paintings and her watercolour illustrations. For years, Neville has had two art worlds she has lived in, one she creates semi realistic oil paintings, and the other lives in the makers world, selling her greeting cards, art prints and colouring books at local markets. But what both worlds have in common, is that animals and humour are always present. More info here.

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Katrina Craig: It Wash Over Opening Reception at aceartinc.

A solo exhibition of work by Katrina Craig. Join us for the opening reception of "It Washes Over" Friday, February 2 from 7 to 10pm. Exhibition runs until 9 February 2018.
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It Washes Over explores experiences through the objects we hold onto, and how the experiences they represent change us. Using donated items of significance that carry memories, grief, and trauma, Katrina ventures into the inner workings of heartbreak and back again. This exploration of physical and emotional experiences as an unraveling and reworking of self weaves past into present, confronting us with familiar and forgotten. More info here.

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Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

In Our Nature Opening Reception at LANTERN

Regular public hours: Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 1-5pm. By appointment hours contact admin@lanternhows.com

LANTERN presents IN OUR NATURE, an exhibition featuring some of Canada’s most accomplished realism artists, opening Friday, February 2nd with a public reception from 7-10pm.  Behind the undeniable technical skill of the artists, themes of masculinity,  sexuality,  solitary heroism and public depression re-occur.  These four artists approach their work from different emotional corners but their trajectories cross paths.  For IN OUR NATURE, contemporary life is stark and isolated within its sad architecture, but is buoyed back by colour, lust, and the celestial forces of lighting both natural and photographic. The title refers to, in a masculine sense, how the naturalism is depicted and the personal ownership of it: our nature, our world.  But also it is an adage we supply for how we navigate and reveal the world that we have constructed. More info here.

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Feb
2
12:00 PM12:00

First Friday Lecture: Keeping the Lesbians Alive by Liz Millward at MAWA

Liz Millward’s recent book, Killing Off the Lesbians: A Symbolic Annihilation on Film and Television, showed how lesbian and bisexual characters have always and continue to die at alarming rates on screen. Because this is such a dominant and tenacious narrative, the challenge for filmmakers is to tell a different story that allows lesbians to survive and thrive. This talk looks at some of the dominant storylines and then focuses on the efforts of filmmakers to give their lesbian characters a future. More info here

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Art Therapy - a talk by Renée Saurette at aceartinc

Renée Saurette is a certified counsellor and art therapist working in Winnipeg. Her therapy practice is client-centered, she works through an attachment and trauma based lens. Renée was the Artistic Director of La Maison des artistes visuels francophones from 2010-2012.

Art therapy provides a means by which to express oneself in addition to verbal expression. The artworks created in therapy allow for new information to surface through free expression and metaphor and can guide the therapy process. Artmaking is an equally powerful tool in processing trauma as it engages the body and offers a physical release and empowerment over one's narrative.

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

10x20x20 at WAG

Design Quarter Executive Director, Zephyra Vun, will be speaking at this edition of 10x20x20!

Attracting well over three hundred people to each event, 10x20x20 continues to be well received by the design community and the public. The diverse list of past presenters has included (but not been limited to) architects, artists, builders, industrial designers, historians, filmmakers and photographers. 

The format for the forum is: 10 presenters, each presenting 20 slides lasting 20 seconds each – The total presentation time for each presenter is 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The content of the presentations is not dictated, nor edited, by the 10x20x20 committee.

The intention of these events is to bring the local Winnipeg design community into one space to share ideas, projects and design in a social setting. We are again, at the next event, looking forward to attracting another diverse audience for what is always a wild, entertaining and truly thought-provoking experience. More info here.

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Figure Drawing for Women at MAWA

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

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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Jan
27
1:00 PM13:00

MAWA Presents: Crafternoons - Bead-Crochet with Zoryana Didukh

NOTE: BASIC CROCHET SKILLS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS WORKSHOP.

Free, all materials, child-minding and snacks provided.

The history of Bead-Crochet is unknown. It surfaced in 18th century France as a technique to adorn fashions of the wealthy. But there is a much older tradition: the creation of Bead-Crochet snakes, practiced in the Ottoman Empire and surrounding countries. Bead-Crochet is now considered to be one of many traditional Ukrainian techniques and is still actively practiced in Ukraine today. Come and learn how to read a pattern to combine crochet and beads in the creation of a piece of jewelry.

Presented in partnership with Oseredok: Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre

 

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Warming Huts at The Forks Official Launch

Started in 2009, Warming Huts: An Art + Architecture Competition on Ice has been melding world-class design and art with Winnipeg’s famous winters. The competition has seen entries from across the globe and caught the attention of international architecture publications and awards, as well as admiration from newspapers such as the New York Times. More info here.

 

 

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

MAWA Presents: Indigenous Feminisms January meeting

Free! All woman-identified Indigenous* people welcome.

Facilitated by Sylvia Dreaver

Indigenous Feminisms endeavours to be a space for critical dialogue related to Indigenous feminism, traditional knowledge and how it connects to Indigenous artistic practices. Be a part of the ongoing conversation and help shape the direction of this dynamic new group. Activities could include analysis of readings, gallery-going, critique, collaborative art projects, interventions and activism and will be determined by the participants.

*First Nations, Inuit, Metis

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Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Art Show in support of Ronald McDonald House Manitoba, Opening Reception at Fleet Galleries

Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba (RMHC Manitoba) supports the health and well-being of children by providing a "home-away-from-home" and other services for critically ill, chronically ill and seriously injured children and their families.

This very special exhibition will feature the work of Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba families and local children. Exhibition runs Sunday, January 21st to Saturday, January 27th. View poster here.

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Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Respondent Series: Artist Talk with Bracken Hanuse Corlett at Plug In ICA

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Programmed as part of our winter solo exhibition Sweetgrass and Honey by Skeena Reece, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art is extremely pleased to present interdisciplinary artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett, who will present an artist talk as part of our ongoing Respondent Series on Saturday, January 20 at 2pm 

For Sweetgrass and Honey, Corlett has been commissioned by Reece to paint a new mural, Stekyawden Syndrome, 2018. Created in collaboration with Reece, the mural reinterprets a Gitksan myth, The Mountain Goat, in which village people are punished for their poor treatment of mountain goats who they kill or harm cruelly without reason. For the mural, Corlett and Reece frame this myth within a psychological trauma (Stockholm Syndrome) that leaves captives overly sympathetic with their capturers. Contextualized within the frame of the exhibition, Corlett will give an introduction and overview of his most recent works, and upcoming projects, with insight into what drives him as an Indigenous person, writer and artist. More info here.

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

We Have Nothing In Common Except Some Of Us Are Nice, Collective Exhibition Opening Reception at cre8ery

The Frost Shield Kerfuffle will present its first collective exhibition! Exhibition runs until January 30th, 6pm. 

Regular hours January 20th to 30th are: Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm and Saturdays 12-5pm.

The nine members first met while huddling together to stay warm in a Winnipeg bus shelter during the 1966 blizzard. Since then, the group - which consists of emerging, mid-career and senior artists - has been meeting on a regular basis. Although we usually agree on everything, there was that incident regarding frost shields… After that it became apparent some of the members were nicer than others… 

Featuring artists: Michael Boss, Cullen Bingeman, Evin Collis, Kelly-Jo Dorvault, Patricia Eschuk, Peter Graham, Ken Harasym, Chris Simonite and Diana Thorneycroft.

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Skeena Reece: Sweetgrass and Honey Opening Reception at Plug In ICA

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Opening Reception: Friday, January 19 | 7 pm with Looks Like a Suicide, a performance by Skeena Reece. * performance starts at 7 pm.

Plug In ICA is truly pleased to present Sweetgrass and Honey, a solo exhibition by Skeena Reece. Part survey, this exhibition recontextualizes some of Reece’s earlier video and photographic projects, within a new body of work that uses Plug In ICA as a place of political address to rewrite and acknowledge how we have come to occupy the land we are on. In particular, the newly commissioned piece, Access Denied, is a site-specific intervention that challenges the racialized capitalism of The Hudson’s Bay’s origins in the fur-trade. One of the company’s early flagship stores sits across the street from Plug In ICA and can be viewed through the windows of one of the institute’s gallery’s. Reece’s installation blocks the view in a gesture that gives pause to a slowly declining branch of the national department store while annunciating an economic rift that is historically reminiscent yet still felt in Indigenous communities. More info here.

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