November & December 2018
There are no art exhibits in the Gallery during our annual Boutique Blitz! The Gallery space transforms into the ultimate shopping experience, welcoming new vendors and returning seasonal favorites! Shop local this holiday season, and choose from a variety of handmade unique items made by local artisans!
BOUTIQUE BLITZ OPEN HOUSES
Saturday December 1st
Join us for a hot drink and check out the Boutique!
10:00 am -1:00 pm
Boutique Open House
Thursday November 29th
Enjoy hot cider and snacks while you browse our selection!
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
January 22 – February 28, 2019
Biography : Matthew Henry is a sixteen year old photographer from Treherne, Manitoba. His focus is telling the stories of wildlife with intimate portraits, but he still takes time to capture the beautiful landscapes of Canada and the world. The goal of Matthew’s photography is to evoke emotions from the viewers, thus creating an appreciation for our natural world, and inspiring them to protect our environment. Matthew has a conservation focus with his photography. His photos can help expose viewers to a world many do not get to witness, and this can create awareness for our animal species that need protection. For the past for years Matthew has been on a journey of self discovery through photography and developed an intense appreciation for nature and the systems within it. His hope is that you are inspired enough by his photography to go out and explore nature and share in his appreciation.
Website : Matthew Henry Photography
TWO FEATHERS PAINTING – SHANNON SPRIGGS
FIBRE ART DIVAS
The Fibre Art Divas formed as a group in 2014, with the idea of sharing their mutual interest in fibre arts, encouraging and supporting each other, sharing ideas and gaining inspiration. Our group is made up of Manitoba Fibre Artists from Lockport, Manitou, Niverville, St. Claude, Springfield, Treherne, West St. Paul and Winnipeg. Prairie Perspectives is our first exhibit as a group. This exhibit has been well received at other Manitoba Art Galleries and we are so pleased to be able to share our “Prairie Perspectives” exhibit with your community.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB
Trained anthropologist, natural historic interpreter, accidental artist.
My interest in beadwork started when I was young. Despite not being Indigenous, I was inspired by beautiful Oji-Cree beadwork from St. Therese Point in northern Manitoba in our home. My mother, being a labour and delivery nurse at St. Boniface hospital, acquired these pieces, like pairs of moccasins and a tikinaagan (cradleboard), as gifts from women whose children she delivered. As I grew older, my interest in the past deepened, as did my passion for speaking to strangers about topics I like.
I found work as a student that combined these two things, first as a school programs animator at Festival du Voyageur at the age of 17, and then on wards with Parks Canada and the Manitoba Museum. After completing a couple of degrees in Anthropology and History, I took on management at Riel House National Historic Site, and Festival du Voyageur, in summer and winter respectively. These places have introduced me to different artists and experts, such Métis beadwork artist Jennine Krauchi, who I’ve worked with over the past few years. Her expertise, generosity, patience, and kindness make her one of the best beadwork teachers one could ever hope for, and it is due to her that I’ve been able to go from anthropologist by training to artist by accident.
JELLY ROLLS & FAT QUARTERS QUILTING CLUB
CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBIT
TEXTILE ARTISTS OF MANITOBA (TFAM)
The Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba (TFAM) is an inclusive group of diverse Manitoba
based artists whose foundation rests on the four pillars of education, networking, exhibiting and promoting
fibre as an art form. TFAM’s membership includes emerging and established artists as well as teachers and
designers. All forms of fibre-based art are encouraged and created. Many members have been recognized both
nationally and internationally for their work. ‘Manitoba Moments’ will be our first exhibit as a group.
Exhibition Statement: In any season, rural or urban, Manitoba is a beautiful province. TFAM members have
recreated their special moment or memory of Manitoba in fibre. Which one will resonate with you?
The work of over 20 TFAM members is represented in this exhibition.