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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September 30 - November 8, 2014


SURVIVABILITY II

Mixed media by various artists including Yvette Cenerini, Chantal Dupas, Patricia Eschuk, Anne Fallis, Cameron Forbes, Annette Henderson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Mary Lowe, Cheryl Orr-Hood, Willow Rector, Diana Thorneycroft, & Diane Whitehouse.


Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art (MAWA) has been offering their Foundation Mentorship Program for 30 years and are celebrating this special event across the province. In 2011-2012 MAWA partnered with the Manitoba Crafts Council for the Foundation Mentorship Program. This partnership allowed a diverse group of women artists to come together as Mentors and Mentees. This large assembly is made up of artists who work in a wide variety of media and who were at various stages in their careers. Some participants live within the city of Winnipeg as well as some live in Rural Manitoba. This was a very unique group in many ways and their progression as artists continues to develop and grow.


Mentorship is a unique form of teaching, where both the mentor and mentee learn from each other. This group shared more than just their art during their times together, they shared their struggles and limitations as well as their successes. This common sharing bonded them together in a way that has allowed them to continue to grow as women and as artists. It is important to have a body of peers that you can turn to when needed but also who will help you step out of your comfort zone and push you to stretch beyond and grow as an artist. Collaborating with fellow artists both within the city and rural areas allows for stronger connections to develop and grow as each has a unique perspective to draw from and share.  


At the end of this yearlong mentorship (2012) they held an exhibition, “Survivability” curated by Milena Placentile, which focused on the collective learning of an important survival skill; the transformation of past experience into present knowledge. “Survivability II” hopes to broaden that focus by celebrating all the complexities of not just surviving but thriving as an artist. This is an ambitious project in which 13 artists and mentors will submit 3 to 5 pieces of various sized works. This exhibition will be interdisciplinary and will highlight recent work completed by each artist.


In addition this group has been invited to produce a third exhibition together (“Survivance III”) at La Galerie in the Centre culturel franco-manitobain in September 2015. This is exciting news for the group and their progression is yet to be continued….!




Exhibition Opening:  Sunday, October 5 at 2:00pm

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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


September 4 to November 1, 2014


AS WE SEE OURSELVES

Photography by John Nielsen.


Some of the many ways that mankind has used to represent it’s own likeness.

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January 6 - February 13, 2015


A SHEPHERD’S DIARY

Mixed media by Gerry Oliver.

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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


TBA

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


TBA

Acrylic paintings by Don McMaster.

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