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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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BOARDROOM GALLERY


February 2 to March 19, 2016


WONDER & MAJESTY

Photography by Gayle Loewen.


My name is Gayle Loewen. I have been part of the community of Portage la Prairie for nearly 30 years. I moved here for work, intending to move on...but fell in love with a man and this town and am happy I stayed! That man is my husband Barry, and together we have two fabulous daughters, Alison and Veronica.  Barry is always willing to be my chauffeur as we drive out on a photo expedition, and the girls often alert me to a great "photo op" and are usually cooperative when I need a model. ;)  


I've had photos published in The Western Producer, Manitoba Co-Operator and Our Canada magazine as well as shared them with our local media and The City of Portage la Prairie for their newsletter.  


My great desire is always: to capture moments that celebrate life...to affirm the value of people...to share the wonder of creation...to inspire joy every day.


My camera is never far from my hands. I enjoy capturing creation as much as the people in it. There is so much to see and appreciate right around us...bringing some of the details into focus for others to enjoy is a passion. 


I believe every person and family deserves to have photographs to enjoy. Ones that remind us of the value of family, the joy of living and loving...that encourage us to recognize the speed with which time passes...and to encourage us to live each day with intention and appreciation for the gift of life!


This show contains images that represent my fascination with both landscape and macro photography. Landscapes bring me to awe at the vastness of creation as a whole. Whether magnificent sunrises, intense sunsets, the expanse of a prairie sky or the power of a summer storm...Oh the majesty! With macro, it's like I see God's fingerprints when I look through my lens. (In this collection, there aren't really true macro shots - which loosely defined are pictures of small things larger than life size - but the close-ups represent that desire to see, and amazement with, detail).


I hope these images make you pause, smile, and celebrate your life - just as it is!

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January 12 - February 20, 2016


WOODTURNERS ASSOCIATION OF MANITOBA

A group exhibition.


This enthusiastic group meets regularly to discuss projects, wood, share ideas, learn and inspire each other. They work to promote the development and sharing of the art, science and skills of woodturning. With an emphasis on safety, they encourage creativity and the exploration of various methods and techniques for advancing woodturning as a creative craft and unique art form.


The WAM-Woodturners Association of Manitoba is made up of approximately 35 members from various locations in the province. The WAM members showing their work in this exhibition are: Gerald Kornelsen, Herman De Vries, Wendy Somerville, Ernie Doerksen, Laverne Lovatt and local artist, Vern Crandell. You can see a selection of Vern’s works in the Gift Shop at the Portage & District Arts Centre.


Each of these artists creates their own unique pieces as a way to create something beautiful while working with their hands. Expect to see beautifully crafted bowls and vessels made using several different types of wood and inlays, bowls turned from the burl of various trees and many more incredible pieces.


When this group gets together, the excitement and delight is shared as they talk about and share their love of wood and woodturning. The craftsmanship and beauty of each piece makes this a need to see exhibition.


Click HERE for Invitation.


Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, January 17 at 2:00pm

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Feb 23 - April 2, 2016 (Main Gallery)


THE CHANGING FACE OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

A multi-media installation by Willy Carleton.


Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, February 28 at 2:00pm

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April 5 - May 14, 2016 (Main Gallery)


A MOMENT IN TIME

Fibre art by Valerie Wilson.

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May 17 - June 25, 2016 (Main Gallery)


TBA

Multi-media paintings by a Group of 8 Artists.

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June 28 - Aug 6, 2016 (Main Gallery)


PICTURING GRANDMOTHER

Acrylic & multi-media on canvas by Edie Marshall.

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Aug 9 - Sept 3, 2016 (Main Gallery)


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Mixed-media by artists across the Central Region.


Call for Entry

The Golden Prairie Arts Council is hosting the 2016 Central Region Juried Art Exhibit. The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels aged 15 years or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept & completed since April 2015. Deadline for this Call for Entry is March 31, 2016.


2016 CRJAE Call for Entry & Registration Form


How to Professionally Prepare Your Artwork


Hardcopies are also available for pick up at the

Portage & District Arts Centre.

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Sept 6 - Oct 15, 2016 (Main Gallery)


MY HOUSE AS A LIFE: Outer/Inner Journeys

Acrylic paintings by Jane Gateson.

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Oct 18 - Nov 26, 2016 (Main Gallery)


ABOUT EVE

An installation by Tracey-Mae Chambers.

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Nov 29, 2016 - Jan 21, 2017 (Main Gallery)


TRAVELS

Photography by Rob & Melodie Dondo.

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