Central Region Juried Art Exhibit
Selected pieces of various art mediums from the Central Region Juried Art Show will tour the four Central Region Art Councils throughout the summer. The touring exhibit will be in Holland at the Tiger Hills Arts Association August 2017. This is always a wonderful exhibit showcasing the amazing talent we have in our region. The collection of work embodies various styles, subject matter and mediums.
“Tractors and More”
Oil Painting, Photography & Sculpture
Living on a rural farm in Southern Manitoba for 35 years has given Susan Crawford-Young the opportunity to observe life from a different perspective. Large open fields, wildlife and farming practices are some of the scenes that Susan depicts in her work. Painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor and creating pottery from clay found on her own farm. With a background in Engineering and working in her father’s machine shop for a brief time has given her an appreciation for the work that goes in to making and maintaining farm equipment. This equipment and the technology it entails grows the food we eat. It is an artwork all in itself.
“Pride & Joy”
Mixed Media Paintings
The art work featured in this exhibit represents the artist’s PRIDE in her home and country as well as the JOY she finds in the beauty of nature that surrounds her farm. This mixed media show contains watercolour, pen and ink, and acrylic paintings in a variety of sizes and price ranges. It’s a very Canadian collection that hopefully inspires feelings of peace, joy and pride in our heritage.
Karen was born, raised and lives on a Century family farm on the edge of the scenic Pembina Valley in Manitoba. She recently retired from Prairie Spirit School Division where she worked as a Middle School Librarian for many years and is looking forward to devoting more time to her art. The beautiful landscape of her home, her strong family and farm roots deeply influence her art. She learned to love creating as a young girl from her mother who was a talented, self taught artist. Wherever possible Karen continued to take classes and watch and learn from her fellow artists.
She draws, paints, sews and has dabbled in many different art forms. She likes to make a statement with bold colours and dramatic pieces.
Karen loves the creative process itself which means that she is always open to try any new artistic endeavor and to share the joy of creating with others.
November & December 2017
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!
We also host two seasonal open houses during the Boutique Blitz, stay tuned for dates and details!
January & February 2018
More details to follow.
“A Moment in Time”
More details to follow.