Portage & District Arts Centre

11-2nd Street NE  Portage la Prairie  MB  R1N 1R8  Tuesday to Saturday  11:00am to 5:00pm

tel (204) 239 6029   fax (204) 239 1472   email pdac@mts.net

 
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School Gallery Tours

 

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering Gallery Tours for School Groups of all ages.  This is a excellent opportunity for students and faculty to see a variety of art forms from Regional Artists and is a great addition the the current Arts curriculum.  Students will be fully engaged learning the artistic process of how each piece was made and will be encouraged to interact with the Artist or Docent.  Tours are available Tuesday through Friday.  Bookings are accepted a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the tour.  Donations to the Gallery are welcome.  Contact the Portage & District Arts Centre at 204-239-6029 or email pdac@mts.net to book your tour today!

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November 12 - December 20, 2014


SPACE RABBIT AND FRIENDS

Mixed media by artist Linus Woods.


Linus Woods is a self taught Dakota/Ojibwa artist from the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba. He has also studied Fine Art History at Brandon University with professor Colleen Cutschall and apprenticed informally with artist Jane Ash Poitras.


He is an active member of Urban Shaman Gallery in Winnipeg where he has shown his works in both solo and group exhibitions. Other local exhibitions include, Gallery One One One, School of Art, University of Manitoba and “NO X PLAIN NATION” at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Linus has also exhibited widely across North America and Europe including a major contemporary art exhibition in Venice, Italy.


Linus has been the recipient of grants from the Manitoba Arts Council and Indian and Northern Affairs. His work is represented in private and public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, Peace Hills Trust, Brandon University, St. Johns College, The Aboriginal Student Centre and the University of Manitoba.


His art is a reflection of his own style, which he has developed by experimenting with various mediums and techniques to create very unique paintings. Often his artwork reflects his culture, however his passion is to paint subjects that reflect his personality. Linus paints in the moment using several different styles including block painting, which is very characteristic of his work.


Due to the popularity of his captivating style, Linus has had a sold out exhibition in Los Angeles, California. In fact his work was selling so fast that he had to paint at the gallery to keep up to the demand. It is our pleasure to host such a world-renowned artist here at Portage & District Arts Centre.


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, November 20 at 7:00pm

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BOARDROOM GALLERY


COLLECTIVITY

A compilation of art by the Portage & District Arts Centre Staff.

Artwork by Lori Blight, Erin McCallister, Lee Beaton & Sandi Storen


Exhibition Dates: November 20 - December 20, 2014

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January 6 - February 13, 2015


A SHEPHERD’S DIARY

Coloured pencil & watercolour by Gerry Oliver.


Gerry Oliver has spent most of her life working in some form of art.  She worked in fiber arts and photography prior to taking up painting some 20 years ago.  Since then, she has focused on watercolour painting, printmaking and coloured pencil, trying a multi media approach. Over the years, she has participated in several solo and group shows, as well as travelling galleries in both Manitoba and Saskatchewan.  She enjoys teaching art to both adults and children in a variety of classes and workshops around Manitoba.  She lives on a farm near Carberry, MB with her husband, a flock of rare breed sheep, two dogs and five cats.


A Shepherd’s Diary is a journal, both visual and written, of a year in the life of a shepherd and her flock.  Gerry has raised sheep for 16 years and turning it into art seemed a natural fit.   The sheep have been her subject matter for many years, but the idea of both a written and visual record was a bit unexpected but also surprising that it took so long for the idea to occur.


Raising livestock has highs and lows, good days and bad.  Throughout it all, is the close relationship and bond that is formed with the animals.  This show focuses on the circle of life – reproduction, birth and death, youth and old age.


During the year, there have been unforgettable moments – funny, sad, endearing and just plain lovely.  Gerry has attempted to capture some of these moments to show the entirely fulfilling experience it has been.


Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, January 11 at 2:00pm

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February 18 - March 28, 2015


DINOSAUR 3-D

Photography by Dennis Wiens.

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March 31 - May 9, 2015


SAVES NINE

Contemporary craft by artists from the Manitoba Crafts Council.

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May 12 - June 20, 2015


FELT WORKS

Fine craft & fibre artistry by Helga Schulte-Schroeer.

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June 23 - July 31, 2015


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Watercolour & pencil by Sandi Storen.

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August 5 - 29, 2015


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Multi-media artwork by artists from the Central Region.

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September 1 - October 9, 2015


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Oil on canvas abstract paintings by Aija Svenne.

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October 14 - November 21, 2015


THREE DIRECTIONS ONE PATH

Lee Beaton, Cindy Davidson & Pamela Desmond-Franklin.

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November 22, 2015 - January 9, 2016


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Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.

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