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!

BOARDROOM GALLERY


EXPRESSIONS

A collection of watercolour paintings by Fran Pickell.


Exhibition Dates: January 11 to February 28, 2015

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MAIN GALLERY


February 18 - March 28, 2015


DINOSAURS IN 3D

3D photography & phantograms by Dennis Wiens.


Born and raised in Tompkins, Saskatchewan, Dennis joined the Royal Canadian Air Force after completing high school and served 20 years until he eventually retired in Portage la Prairie. After he bought his first real camera, a Pentax 35mm, he started taking photography courses and learning about photography. While working for 10 years at Don’s Photo, Dennis started doing Wedding Photography. 


Dennis is a member of several groups and organizations including, the Portage Camera Club, the Portage & District Arts Centre and several others. He is an avid photographer and a volunteer and can be seen at many functions put on by PDAC and the William Glesby Centre.


From a very early age Dennis became fascinated with 3D starting with his Viewmaster. While searching through photography sites he learned that he could make his own 3D prints and began experimenting. He started by using two disposable cameras mounted on a piece of wood then upgraded to two Ricoh 35mm cameras mounted on a metal plate with a wire to synchronize them.


Dennis loves 3D so much that he has a couple of 3D cameras, a 3D monitor and a 3D television.


If your group or class is interested in having a guided tour please contact the Portage & District Arts Centre to arrange that.


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, February 19 at 7:00pm


Click on the following link to read this great article, “Portage photo exhibition has prehistoric theme” by Andrea Geary.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/headliner/Portage-photo-exhibition-has-prehistoric-theme-291862591.html

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March 31 - May 9, 2015


SAVES NINE

Contemporary craft by artists from the Manitoba Crafts Council.


Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm

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May 12 - June 20, 2015


FELT WORKS

Fine craft & fibre artistry by Helga Schulte-Schroeer.






Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, May 14 at 7:00pm

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June 23 - July 31, 2015


CONNECTING

Watercolour by Sandi Storen.


Exhibition Opening:  TBA

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August 5 - 29, 2015


CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBITION

Multi-media artwork by artists from the Central Region.







Exhibition Opening:  Thursday, August 6 at 7:00pm

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September 1 - October 9, 2015


LOOKING IN

Oil on canvas abstract paintings by Aija Aleksandra Svenne.








Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, September 13 at 2:00pm

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October 14 - November 21, 2015


THREE DIRECTIONS ONE PATH

Lee Beaton, Cindy Davidson & Pamela Desmond-Franklin.



Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, October 18 at 2:00pm

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November 23, 2015 - January 9, 2016


TBA

Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.






Exhibition Opening:  TBA

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